Renée Levine Melammed

Renée Levine Melammed received her degrees from Smith College and Brandeis University. Her dissertation and early research dealt with the lives of crypto-Jewish women in Spain and the way in which conversos coped with the issue of their identity; her research now is focusing on women’s lives as reflected in the Cairo Geniza. She is a professor of Jewish history at the Schechter Institutes in Jerusalem, teaching courses in medieval Jewish history and gender studies as well as in Jews of Spain and Islamic lands.

Articles by Renée Levine Melammed

Who Was Asenath Barazani?

Asenath Barazani (also spelled Asnat or Osnat) led a yeshiva in 17th century Kurdistan.