Matt Goldish


Professor Goldish is a specialist in Jewish and European History, with interests in Messianism, Jewish-Christian intellectual relations, and Sephardic studies. He holds the Samuel M. and Esther Melton Chair in Jewish History.

Select Publications

Judaism in the Theology of Sir Issac Newton (Dordrecht: Kluwer-- International Archives of the History of Ideas, 1998)

The Sabbatean Prophets (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004)

Jewish Questions: Responsa on Jewish Life in the Early Modern Period (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008), and several edited collections, as well as articles and book reviews. Professor Goldish is active as an invited lecturer in various academic and community environments. 

Areas of Expertise
  • Jewish History
  • Environment, Health, Technology, and Science
  • Religion in History
  • Ph.D. Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • B.A. University of California, Los Angeles
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