In memoriam: Judah Goldin

By Jeffrey H. Tigay

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Fall 1999

A tribute to recently-deceased Prof. Judah Goldin. The author states that Goldin's scholarship was based on the textual erudition and philological skills that he learned from the giants who were his teachers at the JTS, but he was unlike any of them: he applied to rabbinic literature his own unparalleled literary sensitivity, honed on the classics of Western literary tradition. He read rabbinic texts not only as legal and exegetical resources, but also as literature, and he studied them not only within their Jewish and ancient Mediterranean context, but also within the intellectual context of the universal human issues they address.

Topic: Memorial, Tribute, Judaic Studies, Jewish Studies, Scholarship, Academic Research

Name of Publication: AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

Editor: Fine, Steven

Volume/Issue: Fall 1999

Page Number(s): 19

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Tigay, Jeffrey H. In memoriam: Judah Goldin. AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Fall 1999: 19.


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