Aviva Lori

Who?s Dona? The best-known image of the famed Portuguese Sephardic Jew Dona Gracia was on a medallion. But a novelist discovered it is almost certainly not her.

Imagining Life of Dona Gracia, Portuguese Jew and Richest Woman in World

An Israeli writer stumbled onto the famous story of Dona Gracia Nasi, a 16th-century Portuguese widow. Turns out, she was likely the wealthiest woman of her era anywhere.