Sarah Bas Tovim
Sarah Bas Tovim (lived in the late 17th and early 18th centuries) was a Ukrainian Jew, author of Shloshe Shearim ("Three Portals") the most widely circulated of the tkhines, Yiddish-language prayer booklets intended mainly for Jewish women. Dovid Katz refers to Sarah as Sora bas Toyvim and refers to another of her works that have survived, Sheker ha-kheyn.
Shloshe Shearim, written toward the end of her life, is a cautionary tale based on her own life. She tells of herself as a vain young woman, who came to the synagogue wearing jewels and gossipping and jesting during services, and of how she spent a sad life as a wanderer.
Bas Tovim herself became a figure of Jewish legend, such as the story "Der Zivug" by I.L. Peretz, in which Bas Tovim is given hospitality and leaves behind a pair of golden slippers that eventually lead a young man to his proper bride.