(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