Transmitting Jewish History: Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi in Conversation with Sylvie Anne Goldberg
Foreword: Alexander Kaye
Translator: Benjamin Ivry
The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry
The deeply personal reflections of a giant of Jewish history.
Scholar Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi (1932–2009) possessed a stunning range of erudition in all eras of Jewish history, as well as in world history, classical literature, and European culture. What Yerushalmi also brought to his craft was a brilliant literary style, honed by his own voracious reading from early youth and his formative undergraduate studies. This series of interviews paints a revealing portrait of this giant of history, bringing together exceptional material on Yerushalmi’s personal and intellectual journeys that not only attests to the astonishing breakthrough of the issues of Jewish history into “general history,” but also offers profound insight into being Jewish in today’s world.
Year first published: 2021