Superwoman: Professor Renee Levine Melammed on a 17th-Century Woman’s Kabbalistic Powers


Can sexuality be taken out of the yeshiva? A few months ago we learned how Asenath Barazani, a woman and a decisor of Jewish law, became the head of a yeshiva in 17th-century Mosul, Kurdistan. Dr. Renée Levine Melammed, Professor of Jewish History, continues Asenath’s story sharing information about two amulets that imbued this mysterious leader with Kabbalistic powers. Watch the video below:

View Part 1 of Asenath Barazani’s story. 
Read 
a brief article on Asenath Barazani.
Read more articles by Professor Levine Melammed.