Tits Out Festive Holiday Spectacular: Doña Gracia Nasi

Doña Gracia Nasi was born in Portugal to Spanish parents, then because of the whole Reconquista and Inquisition scenarios, wound up in Antwerp, Venice, and then Istanbul. She ran a wildly impressive banking company, inherited a pepper empire, and used her connections to help save other Jewish people from persecution. Along the way, she crossed paths with a truly impressive number of previous Vulgar History heroines.

Discussion of antisemitism 5:27 – 18:03

Podcasts to learn more about Gracia and about Jewish history:

A Deeper Conversation: The Podcast for Jewish Women

The Jewish Story

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References:

https://jewishmuseum.org.uk/2019/01/31/jews-money-myth/

https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/nasi-dona-gracia

https://mjhnyc.org/blog/a-righteous-woman-dona-gracia-mendes-nasi/

https://headstuff.org/culture/history/terrible-people-from-history/gracia-mendes-nasi-renaissance-businesswoman/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gracia_Mendes_Nasi

https://www.etzion.org.il/en/halakha/pogroms-1391-spain

https://aish.com/dona-gracia-nasi-the-spanish-inquisitions-underground-railroad/

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