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Ruth Calderon: A Bride for One Night: Talmud Tales

(Midrash, 184 pp. Hebrew, 2001; English translation, 2014)

Knesset member, scholar, and teacher Calderon offers a passionate reading and literary retelling of seventeen passages from rabbinic literature, with a particular emphasis on restoring the voice of women. Each chapter begins with the actual Talmudic text, followed by Calderon’s imaginative expansion and reflections. 

Review by Daniel Rosenberg in H-Net

Video of Ruth Calderon on A Bride for One Night, Temple Emanu-El, New York City, 2014

Review, Jewish Book Council