Rebecca Lesses

Rebecca Lesses

Associate Professor and Jewish Studies Coordinator, Jewish Studies
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences
Faculty, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies

Specialty:Jewish Studies
Phone:(607) 274-3556
Office:413 Muller Center
Ithaca, NY 14850

Welcome to my faculty web page!

For the 2014-2015 academic year I am on a research leave at the Ruhr-Universitat in Bochum, Germany. My project for the year is called Angels' Tongues and Witches' Curses: Jewish Women and Ritual Power in the Ancient World

If you wish to speak to the Coordinator of the Jewish Studies program, please contact Annette Levine, who has taken the position for the year. She can be reached at

On this site, you can read information about my book, Ritual Practices to Gain Power, about my current courses, course policies, and about my family history (letters of historical interest, and columns written by my grandfather Richard Wilson, who was the Washington bureau chief for the Des Moines Register from 1933 to 1970).

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