About the Author

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In addition to writing The Queen and The Spymaster and Biblical SeductionsSandra E. Rapoport has coauthored two other books that blend Bible text with Midrash to tell the stories of the Bible’s women.  As a practicing attorney, Sandra specialized in litigating sexual harassment cases, and wrote numerous articles and ran workshops on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.  She also has written for law reviews and for Commentary on the issues of international law and terrorism, and consults to an auction house specializing in rare Hebrew books and manuscripts.   Sandra completed Biblical Seductions while a Resident Scholar at Harvard University. In addition to teaching a lecture series and seminars while at Harvard, Sandra has taught on the faculties of the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, the Manhattan JCC, Project Identity, and the Yeshiva University Women’s Organization. Her recent articles have appeared in The Jewish Week, the AMIT Journal, and JOFA Journal. Sandra continues to lecture, write, and teach classes on Bible subjects, and lives with her husband Sam in Manhattan.


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