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Rebecca of Ivanhoe

In 1820, Sir Walter Scott published the novel Ivanhoe, with heroine Rebecca, a beautiful Jewess who refused to marry out of her faith. Soon after the book was published, it was rumored that Rebecca Gratz was the inspiration.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Rebecca of Ivanhoe." (Viewed on June 6, 2020) <>.


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