Osnat and Her Dove: The True Story of the World’s First Female Rabbi


Sigel Samuel


Vali Mintzi

Book Summary

Osnat was born five hundred years ago – at a time when almost everyone believed in miracles. But very few believed that girls should learn to read.

Yet Osnat’s father was a great scholar whose house was filled with books. And she convinced him to teach her. Then she in turn grew up to teach others, becoming a wise scholar in her own right, the world’s first female rabbi!

Some say Osnat performed miracles – like healing a dove who had been shot by a hunter! Or saving a congregation from fire!

But perhaps her greatest feat was to be a light of inspiration for other girls and boys; to show that any person who can learn might find a path that none have walked before.

Jewish, Rabbi, Female Rabbi, Miracles

Age Range
Ages 4 to 8 (grades K-3)
Levine Querido
Book Category
Judaism & Jewish Identity