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Matthew Goldish

Matthew Goldish

Dr. Matthew Goldish holds the Samuel M. and Esther Melton Professor of History Chair at Ohio State University, where he is also the director of the Melton Center for Jewish Studies.

He is a widely published author and editor whose book Judaism in the Theology of Sir Isaac Newton won the Salo Baron Prize from the American Academy for Jewish Research.

Jewish Studies

PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
BA, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Judaism in the Theology of Sir Isaac Newton
  • The Sabbatean Prophets
  • Responsa on Jewish Life in the Early Modern Period
Research interests

Jewish History
Environment, Health, Technology, and Science
Religion in History


Sephardim after the Spanish Expulsion