Miriam Goldstein

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Visiting Professor
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Miriam Goldstein was trained at Harvard, Cambridge and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is professor in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This year she is Jacob Perlow Visiting Professor at Yale University and Visiting Scholar in Medieval Studies at Harvard University. A specialist in medieval Judeo-Arabic texts, Goldstein focuses on interreligious relations in the medieval Arabic-speaking world as well as Judeo-Arabic Bible exegesis.

She is author of A Judeo-Arabic Parody of the Life of Jesus: The Toledot Yeshu Helene Narrative (2023) and Karaite Exegesis in Medieval Jerusalem (2011), as well as numerous articles on Arabic and Judeo-Arabic literature, and is co-editor of Beyond Religious Borders: Interaction and Intellectual Exchange in the Medieval Islamic World (2011) and Authorship in Mediaeval Arabic and Persian Literatures (2019). Her work has been supported by the Israel Science Foundation, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Minerva Stiftung, and the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development. Her current project is a critical edition and translation of the Judeo-Arabic Genesis commentary of the tenth-century Karaite scholar Ya‘qub al-Qirqisani.