Jewish Studies

Etelle Kalaora

Jewish Widows' Homes in Ashkenaz in the 12th and 13th Centuries

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Jewish Studies Quarterly (JSQ)

Volume 28 () / Issue 3, pp. 315-330 (16)
Published 27.09.2021

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y Ashkenaz, and the situations they faced as widows, with regard to their accommodations. Responsa reveal that, despite halakhic regulations regarding provision for them, widows were highly vulnerable to eviction from the homes that had belonged to their late husbands and encountered threatening and precarious living situations. This issue sheds light on the social and financial possibilities and unique challenges faced by medieval Jewish women after becoming widows.

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