Judah Goldin Collection
Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies [Contact Us]420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3703
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania: Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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Judah Goldin was born in 1914 in New York City. He graduated with a B.S.S. from City College of New York, attended the Seminary of Jewish Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary where he obtained his B.H.L. in 1934, and graduated with a Masters Degree in English Literature from Columbia University. He also obtained a Masters and Doctorate in Hebrew Literature and was ordained as a rabbi (1939) from Jewish Theological Seminary. He was a Guggenheim Fellow (1958) and a Fulbright Research Scholar (1958, 1964-1965).
He taught religion, Jewish literature and history at a number of institutions, including Jewish Theological Seminary, where he also served as a Dean, Duke University and the University of Iowa. He spent fifteen years at Yale (1958-1973), teaching classical Judaica. He served as editor of the Yale Judaica Series for a number of years and edited The Jewish Expression (1970) and Shirta: The Song at the Sea Midrash (1971). He finished his career at the University of Pennsylvania teaching post Biblical literature and retired in 1985 as Professor Emeritus.
Dr. Goldin was a member of a number of professional and academic societies. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Jewish Research and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was also a member of the American Schools of Oriental Research, the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Oriental Club Pennsylvania and Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. Goldin published a number of books and articles. Among these were: The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan (1955), The Living Talmud; the wisdom of the Fathers and its classical commentaries which he selected and translated and one essay which he wrote (1957).
Dr. Goldin died in 1998. He was married to Grace Aaronson and they had two children, Robin and David.
(Much of this biography was taken from encyclopedia.com.)
The Judah Goldin Collection is composed of sixteen boxes of material collection by Dr. Goldin. The majority of the material is offprints of articles written by Dr. Goldin's colleagues and friends throughout most of the twentieth century. While the majority of the articles/offprints (6 boxes) are in English, there is a substantial amount in Hebrew (2 boxes), and a number of complete journals/periodicals (2 boxes). There is also a box of oversized materials including several copies of PhD candidate theses by Goldin's students, encyclopedia articles and other materials. There are also two boxes of books. Frequently attached to, or written on, the offprints, are notes and greetings from Dr. Goldin's friends and colleagues.
The English language offprints have been catalogued and sorted alphabetically by author in Boxes 3-8. However, because approximately twenty-four authors had so many articles/offprints in the collection, their work was moved to the back of the alphabetical letter. For example, articles by William W. Hallo follow all other articles by authors with "H" surnames and are stored separately. This was done to make access easier for the researcher. The authors for whom there are separate sections include: Jose Faur, J.J. Finkelstein, Louis Finkelstein, Walter J. Fischel, H.L. Ginsberg, Bernard R. Goldstein, Lenn E. Goodman, M. Greenberg, J.C. Greenfield, William W. Hallo, Shnayer/Sid Leiman, Stephen Lieberman, Ivan Marcus, Ralph Marcus, Leon Nemoy, Arthur Darby Nock, Shalom Paul, Richard Popkin, Thomas G. Rosenmayer, Franz Rosenthal, Nahaum Sarna, Morton Smith, Jeffrey Tigay, and Moshe Weinfeld.
- University of Pennsylvania: Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
- Finding Aid Author
- Louise Strauss
- Finding Aid Date
- November 25, 2019
"An Irish-Latin Text on the Angel with the Ram in Abraham's Sacrifice," Essays in the History of Art Presented to Rudolf Wittkower, (Phaidon, 1967):17-19.
"Introduction to the Bird's Head Haggada, Introductory Volume" (undated).
"The Angel With the Ram in Abraham's Sacrifice: A Parallel in Western and Islamic Art," Ars Islamica 10 (1943): 134-147.
"The Image of the Disappearing Christ: The Ascension in English Art Around the Year 1000," Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Ser. 6, Vol. 23 (1943) 135-152.
Levine, Hillel. "Jewish Reticence Towards Science in the Eighteenth Century."
Liberles, Robert. "The Historical Context of Dohm's Treatise on the Jews."
Bar-Asher, Shalom. [Hebrew title].
Band, Arnold J. "The Beginnings of Modern Hebrew Literature: Perspectives on 'Modernity'."
Etkes, Immanuel. "Hasidism from an Esoteric Circle to a Popular Movement: The Case of Shneur Zalman of Lyady."
Nadav, Mordekhai. "The Rise and Decline of Hasidism in Pinsk-Karlin."
Fox, Marvin. "Ethics and Value Theory in the Thought of Rabbi Hayyim Volozhiner."
Idel, Moshe. "Perceptions of Kabbalah in the Second Half of the 18th Century." (with Notes)
Kulka, Otto Dov. "Some Observations on the 18th Century Background of the Rebirth of Jewish Historical Consciousness in the Early 19th Century."
Altmann, Alexander. "Reflections on Moses Mendelssohn's Concept of Judaism."
Cohen, Tova. "Medieval and Modern Tendencies in Shlomo Levison's Literary Work."
Dan, Joseph. "The Role of Homiletical and Ethical Literature in 18th Century Jewish Culture."
Popkin, Richard. "David Levi, Anglo-Jewish Theologian."
Rotenstreich, Nathan. "Between Mendelssohn and Kant."
Saperstein, Marc. "The Eighteenth-Century Sermon."
"Genesis and Ancient Near Eastern Literature," pp. 7-13. "Exodus and Ancient Near Eastern Literature," pp. 367-377. "Leviticus and Ancient Near Eastern Literature," pp. 740-748. "Numbers and Ancient Near Eastern Literature," 1014-1023. "Deuteronomy and Ancient Near Eastern Literature," pp. 1297-1307.
"Canonical and Official Cuneifom Texts: Towards an Understanding of Assurbanipal's Personal Tablet Collection," Lingering Over Words: Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Literature in Honor of William L. Moran, Harvard Semitic Studies No. 37 (1990): 305-336.
"The Regularity of Sound Change: A Semitistic Perspective,"Trends in Linguistics: Studies and Monographs 45 (1990): 697-721.
"Royal Reforms of the Amurrite Dynasty," Bibliotheca Orientalis 46, Nos. 3/4 (1989): 241-259.
"Summary Report: Linguistic Change and Reconstruction in the Afro-Asiatic languages," Trends in Linguistics: Studies and Monographs 45 (1990): 565-575.
Review of "Rechtsbucher, Rechts-und Wirtschaftsurkunden: Historisch-chronologische Texte," Biblotheca Orientalis 46, Nos. 3/4, Ma-July 1989, pp. 352-357.