Yerushalmi, Yosef Hayim, 1932-2009

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Professor of Jewish History at Columbia University married to pianist Ophra Yerushalmi.

From the description of Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1974-1983. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 724495335

BIOGHIST REQUIRED Yosef Yerushalmi, born Joseph Erushalmi, was born May 20, 1932 in Bronx, New York. His father was a Hebrew teacher and scholar.

Yerushalmi received his bachelor's degree from Yeshiva University in 1953 before attending the Jewish Theological Seminary. He was ordained as a rabbi in 1957 and earned his doctorate from Columbia University in 1966. He began his scholarly career at Rutgers, then became a professor of Hebrew and Jewish history at Harvard. He left Harvard in 1980 to return to Columbia as the Salo Baron Professor of Jewish History, a position he held until 2008. He was the Director for Columbia's Center for Israel and Jewish Studies and acted as the director of the Leo Baeck Institute in New York City.

Yerushalmi married concert pianist Ophra Yerushalmi in 1959 and the couple had one son, Ariel. Yerushalmi died of emphysema in 2009 at the age of 77.

From the guide to the Yosef Yerushalmi papers, 1957-2006, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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referencedIn Harry Levin papers Houghton Library
referencedIn Baron, Salo W. Papers, 1900-1980 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Yosef Yerushalmi papers, 1957-2006 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Yerushalmi, Yosef Hayim, 1932-2009. Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1974-1983. University of Pennsylvania Library
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associatedWith Baron, Salo W. (Salo Wittmayer), 1895-1989. person
associatedWith Columbia University. person
associatedWith Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 person
associatedWith Jewish Publication Society. person
associatedWith Leo Baeck Insitutute. corporateBody
associatedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
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Birth 1932-05-20

Death 2009-12-08





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