The First Modern Syllabus: A. S. Yahuda at the University of Madrid

Abraham S. Yahuda (1877–1951) was the first Jewish scholar to hold a chair in Jewish studies at a modern Western university—the University of Madrid. Here is the first known syllabus preserved by a modern professorial chair in Jewish studies. Neither of Yahuda’s nearest peers, Harry Wolfson at Harvard University and Salo W. Baron at Columbia University, seem to have safeguarded their original syllabi.