Maggie Anton, author of the popular Rashi’s Daughter series, will discuss her latest book, 50 Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbis Had to Say about You Know What, at Jewish Women’s Theatre’s popular Bagels & Bestsellers author-brunch series on Sunday, September 25 at 10:30 a.m. @ The Braid, 2912 Colorado Avenue #102 in Santa Monica.
Maggie Anton’s latest book mixes Talmudic discussions with cartoons and observations by both serious and comedic thinkers, to provide audiences with a new and rather shocking perspective on what the Talmudic sages have to say about the most intimate of human experiences.
“I knew about “be fruitful and multiply,” says Ronda Spinak, artistic director of the Jewish Women’s Theatre. “But I never imagined the lengths the first rabbis went to tell young Jewish men and women just how to be fruitful and multiply!”
L.A native Maggie Anton was raised in a secular, socialist household, where she reached adulthood with little knowledge of her Jewish religion. Her marriage was the start of a lifetime of Jewish education, synagogue involvement, and ritual observance.