The Abraham Goldstein and Lillie Goldstein Judaica Collection

Touro Gould Law Library's Abraham Goldstein and Lillie Goldstein Judaica Collection is a central component of the mission of the Jewish Law Institute, serving as a valuable resource for Touro Law students and faculty, as well as the broader community of rabbis, scholars, and other individuals pursuing research in Jewish law, history, and culture.

The Collection represents the single most comprehensive library in Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens, encompassing the various fields of: Jewish law and philosophy; Jewish history; the Holocaust; Israel and modern Israeli law; and American Jewish life and culture. In addition to housing encyclopedias, periodicals, and monographs from all of these fields, the collection focuses on specialized areas in Jewish law, Jewish ethics, Jewish philosophy, modern Israeli law, and the American Jewish experience.

The most extensive component of the Abraham Goldstein and Lillie Goldstein Judaica Collection is comprised of sources dedicated to Jewish law and philosophy. These sources include: numerous editions, in both Hebrew and English translation, of the foundational sources of Jewish law: the Tanach and the Talmud; commentaries on the Torah and the Talmud; the work of Maimonides; the Shulchan Aruch and other codes of Jewish law; responsa; the major works of Jewish philosophy; and contemporary scholarship, periodicals, and computer software in all areas of Jewish law. As such, the collection serves as an ideal place of study and a comprehensive resource for scholarship.

Located on the third floor of the Law School Library, the inviting Judaica Room provides a quiet and hospitable place for study and reflection, with a casual arrangement of comfortable couches and chairs near two banks of windows and numerous study tables adjacent to the stack area.  Scholars and members of the broader community who wish to study the rich treasures of the Jewish heritage are welcome to use the collection during regular library hours.

For more information about the collection or to request a visit, please contact Beth Mobley, Associate Director and Curator of Special Collections via email or by phone at (631) 761-7152, or Samuel J. Levine, Professor of Law and Director of the Jewish Law Institute, at (631) 761-7138 or email slevine@tourolaw.edu  To search the works that comprise the Judaica Collection, please access the Library Catalog
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