I remember hearing once about a sefer written by a woman that people were learning but then it was banned. Do you the name of the sefer/author?

*I think it was written in pre-war Europe

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    Pachad Yitzchok?:) just kidding.
    – user6591
    Jan 21, 2019 at 14:54
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    Megillas Esther?
    – Heshy
    Jan 21, 2019 at 15:09
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    Are you referring to sefarim on the parsha by Nechama Leibowitz?
    – user17319
    Jan 21, 2019 at 15:41
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    I heard that Ikar Sifsei Chachomim was written by a woman, but it is widely learned
    – shmu
    Jan 21, 2019 at 16:49
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    @Noach I put the 'un' in parenthesis so everyone can continue believing whatever we want. It was an equal opportunity comment:)
    – user6591
    Jan 21, 2019 at 19:03

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I have heard it alleged that The Kol Bo (1490) was written by a woman. The Hornstiplers daughter supposedly wrote on hilchos shabus. And Reb Buriah David may have written her fathers Pachad Yitzchok

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    The list of literary output by women is longer but do you have knowledge (sources) of any of them being banned? (IOW, this doesn’t answer OP’s question.)
    – Oliver
    Jan 21, 2019 at 18:52
  • any sources other than your word? Forget about being banned or not, just souces
    – user15464
    Jan 21, 2019 at 20:36
  • I've heard that the Migdal Oz - a commentary on the Rambam often omitted by students, although printed in most Rambams, was written by a woman. I have never found a source, although i tried looking...
    – chortkov2
    Jan 23, 2019 at 18:33
  • There's a Book that could be helpful... The literary imagination Ultra Orthodox Jewish women by Alyse Fisher Roller Jan 24, 2019 at 1:34
  • @chortkov2 it was written by R. Shem Tov ibn Gaon, who was decidedly not a woman
    – wfb
    Jun 20, 2019 at 21:09

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