Cheryl Tallan

In 1989 Cheryl Tallan received a M.A. from York University, Toronto, in Interdisciplinary Studies. She is now an independent scholar. Her research interest is medieval Jewish women, primarily widows. In 2003 she co-authored, with Emily Taitz and Sondra Henry, The JPS Guide to Jewish Women, 600 B.C.E.-1900 C.E., which was published by the Jewish Publication Society.

Articles by this author

Licoricia of Winchester

Licoricia of Winchester was a thirteenth-century English businesswoman. She lent money and conducted business dealings all over southern and south-western England, sometimes with the involvement of the king, Henry III.

Learned Women in Traditional Jewish Society

The long-standing idea that women are either not fit to be educated or do not need to be educated has deep roots in Jewish history. Yet in spite of these very real disabilities, there seem always to have been a handful of women in traditional Jewish communities who became educated.

Entrepreneurs: From Antiquity Through the Early Modern Period

Jewish women have been recorded in entrepreneurial roles as early as the fifth century BCE, and many women held vital roles in their communities’ economies. Around the world, Jewish women took part in moneylending, trading, and property ownership, both with their husbands and independently.

Doctors: Medieval

Many Jewish women practiced medicine throughout Europe and the Middle East during the medieval period, forming an integral part of the Jewish working community.


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