Jewish Values: My Guardian Angel

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2004
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A historical novel set in eleventh century Troyes, France in the household of Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac, the great Jewish sage, Rashi. Historic, religious, and everyday domestic events are portrayed through the experiences and thoughts of twelve year old Elvina, Rashi's granddaughter, whose love of learning sets her somewhat apart from most of her contemporaries. Elvina is a charming, spirited and believable heroine whose acute perceptions bring the time in which she lived to life. The crisp narrative style weaves setting, plot, character, and theme into an appealing whole, with Jewish values giving the story ballast. Rashi's teachings are incorporated into the story, showing how they gave strength and affirmation to a small, vulnerable Diaspora community of one thousand years ago. Outstanding. Translated from the French by Gillian Rosner.
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439576814
Book ID: 
747
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