Welcome to Jewish Women's Wills!
Jewishwomenswills.org collects all known extant wills written for Jewish women until around 1650 CE. It is a collaborative project spearheaded by Rena Lauer, associate professor of history and religious studies at Oregon State University. See the About page for more on the project, or to get involved.
This website is currently under construction. Please note that this is a TEST SITE. It will be constantly in flux. Please excuse the mess!
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From the will of Anastasu, widow of Solomon Astru: Crete, 1426
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Rachel: Arévalo, c. 1300 CE
The will of Rachel is known from a responsa of the famed Sevillian rabbi Yom Tom Asevili, the Ritva. Rachel seems to have no children, but it is…
Vidale, wife of Moses son of Galipapa: Huesca, c. 1300 CE
The will of Vidale is known from a responsa of the famed Sevillian rabbi Yom Tom Asevili, the Ritva. She names two executors, her husband Moses son of…
Gratia, the wife of Natale de Actono: Sciacca, 1489
Gratia testates while pregnant, and her will follows immediately on the heels of a document in which her father "emancipates" her. The child with whom…