Life of Jewish patroness Benvenida Abravanel explored

In an article for The Jerusalem Post Magazine, writer and professor of Jewish history Renee Levine Melammed explores the life of Benvenida Abravanel, a 16th century resident of Naples and Ferrara, known for her philantrophy and patronage of David Hareuveni, the 16th century messianic claimant.

After the death of her husband, Abravanel was involved in a legal battle to control the family's fortune, left to her by her husband, with her sons hoping to inherit their father’s fortune.