Queen of the Jews by Judy Petsonk

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Queen Salome Alexandra ruled Judea (modern-day Israel) in the first century BCE. Vividly evoking scenes of ancient Jerusalem, Judy Petsonk's novel brings to life the queen's stormy relationship with her husband, and her love for the people who called her Shalom-Zion: the peace of Zion. "A GRIPPING, FUN READ... Judy Petsonk's sexy heroine, Queen Salome Alexandra, possesses the brains, hutzpah, and vision to save Israel not only from its many enemies but also from its own conflicted nature. A marvelous window into a neglected and little-known chapter of Jewish history." - Ellen Frankel, Former Editor in Chief of the Jewish Publication Society

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Judy Petsonk has written two non-fiction books: The Intermarriage Handbook: A Guide for Jews and Christians (William Morrow/Quill)(co-author Jim Remsen), and Taking Judaism Personally: Creating a Meaningful Spiritual Life (The Free Press/Simon & Schuster). She has spoken at libraries, synagogues, Jewish centers, and Jewish book fairs throughout the U.S. She is the mother of two young adults and had previous lives as a newspaper reporter and an English teacher.
Published May 23, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 289 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Petsonk (The Intermarriage Handbook, 1991) returns with a fictionalized portrait of Salome Alexandra, Queen of Judea.

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