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Author to present amusing tour of sexuality in Talmud

What do you get when you mix together 50 pieces of Talmud, 17 cartoons, and 76 pithy sayings by luminaries from Mae West and Amy Schumer to George Washington and Gandhi?

Find out when author Maggie Anton discusses her book Fifty Shades of Talmud (Banot Press, April 2016) in a Sip and Skype session on Monday, March 20 from 1-3 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel in Sun City Center.

Sip and Skype sessions are part of the Festival of Jewish Books and Conversations, sponsored by the Tampa JCCs and Federation. The events allow local folks to Skype with authors while noshing and sipping spirits. Each program is $5 including the refreshments.

Anton’s book answers many questions about what the first rabbis had to say about intimate relations.

Anton is the award-winning author of the historical fiction series Rashi’s Daughters and Rav Hisda’s Daughter. She is a Talmud scholar with expertise in Jewish women’s history.

All are welcome to attend this discussion with her via skype. This amusing program is part of the book festival put on yearly by the Tampa JCCs and Federation.

The event with Anton will be at Beth Israel at 1115 Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center. Contact Cyrillic Cobe at (813) 633-9078 or for advance payment. Checks will also be accepted at the door.

Two more Sip and Skype events will conclude the festival in April.

On Sunday, April 2 at 11 a.m. at the Maureen and Douglas Cohn Jewish Communuty Campus, 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa, author Susan Silverman and her book Casting Lots will be featured. This is a memoir covering topics of identity, faith and belonging – a book likely to resonate with anyone who has struggled to find their place in the world and understand the significance of that place.

The final Sip and Skype program will be on Sunday, April 30 at l1 a.m. at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard Ave., Tampa, with author Gavriel Savat. His book, Anna and the Swallow Man, is set in Krakow in 1939. The Germans take 7-yearold Anna’s father, a linguistics professor, during their purge of intellectuals in Poland and she is left alone. This event will be part of Israel Independence Day celebrations.

For more information, call the Tampa JCCs & Federation, (813) 264-9000.

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