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. Print Full Image Date / time 1943 Related contentWomen of Valor: Rebecca Gratz How to cite this pageJewish Women's Archive. "Rebecca of Ivanhoe." (Viewed on May 21, 2019) <https://jwa.org/media/rebecca-of-ivanhoe>.