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Moses' Women
Tuchman, Shera Aranoff and Sandra E. Rapoport

Jersey City, N.J.: KTAV, 2008 pp. xxiii + 329. $35.00


Description: The story of the man Moses, born Hebrew and raised as Egyptian royalty, cannot be told without an understanding of the women in his life. The Bible tells us that Moses was born to Yocheved, daughter of Levi, third son of the Hebrew patriarch Jacob. He was watched over by his sister, Miriam, drawn from the Nile waters by Batya, daughter of the Egyptian Pharaoh, and married to Zipporah, daughter of the high priest of Midian. This book draws upon the midrash, the Talmud and other Rabbinic sources to reveal stories of the women who reared Moses, bore his children, advised him, and shared the glorious life of historyís premiere religious heroic figure. Mosesí women intervened to save him time and again, when his very life was trembling in the balance, helping to mold Moses into an empathic man, leader and teacher. Mosesí Women tells the riveting stories of these and other women of the exodus.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Literature

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Review by Claudia Bergmann
Published 9/25/2010
Citation: Claudia Bergmann, review of Shera Aranoff Tuchman and Sandra E. Rapoport, Moses' Women, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


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