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  • German museum voters do not pick Albert Einstein’s brain

    June 30, 2016 | 11:44 am

    A German museum will not feature a walk-through model of Albert Einstein’s brain after visitors to its website voted to make the brain of German soccer star Karl-Heinz “Charly” Körbel the centerpiece of its exhibit.

    The Senckenberg Museum for Natural Sciences sought public input...

  • Hebrew U supporters want German museum to pick Einstein’s brain for new exhibit

    June 28, 2016 | 10:21 am

    The German branch of Friends of Hebrew University is campaigning to make a walk-through model of Albert Einstein’s brain the centerpiece of a Frankfurt museum’s planned exhibit.

    The Senckenberg Museum for Natural Sciences is seeking public input for a modernization and expansion...

  • British minister compares Brexit opponents to Nazi campaign against Einstein

    June 23, 2016 | 9:59 am

    Britain’s justice minister likened some opponents of the campaign to have Britain leave the European Union to Nazis behind the smear campaign against Albert Einstein in 1930s Germany.

    Michael Gove, who co-chairs the Vote Leave campaign working for Britain’s exit from the EU in...

  • Einstein’s gravitational waves detected in scientific milestone

    February 11, 2016 | 10:51 am

    Scientists have for the first time detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesized by Albert Einstein a century ago, in a landmark discovery announced on Thursday that opens a new window for studying the cosmos.

    The researchers said they detected...

  • Solomon Wolf Golomb, USC professor, to receive top science-engineering honor

    By Tom Tugend

    January 6, 2016 | 10:49 am

    For recreation, Albert Einstein played the violin, while Solomon Wolf Golomb, an esteemed professor of engineering at USC, finds his relaxation in inventing mathematical games, such as “cheskers,” a hybrid of chess and checkers.

    At work, he deals with advanced mathematical...

  • On the 100th anniversary of the theory of relativity, a rabbi talks with an Einstein expert

    December 2, 2015 | 1:38 pm

    This month marks the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity. To understand its implications and the role of Einstein’s Jewishness in developing the theory, Rabbi Naomi Levy interviewed professor Hanoch Gutfreund, the director of the Einstein Center at...

  • Sunday Reads: Between Saudi extremism and ISIS, Why it pays to be a settler, Einstein’s Judaism

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 22, 2015 | 4:18 am


    Jeffrey Goldberg argues that President Obama has a better understanding of Muslim extremism than people give him credit for:

    It is not entirely clear to me why Obama’s recurring demand that Muslims do more to combat extremism doesn’t gain much attention, though it’s fair...

  • Fighting Mendacity

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 6, 2015 | 1:08 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Mendacity, Mendacity, Mendacity— the world worships at the feet of Mendacity! I am enraged and frustrated by the Mendacity that is in our world today. I read the papers, listen to people speak and I am struck by the love people have for living and speaking...

  • Einstein in L.A.

    April 21, 2014 | 1:37 pm

    When Albert and Elsa Einstein first visited in January 1931, the Jews of Los Angeles were besotted.

    A hundred women and men, representatives of almost every Jewish organization in the city, gathered hastily to plan an event to honor of the couple.  They rented the most lavish...

  • The Coyne wars reach Einstein

    By Roger Price

    March 27, 2014 | 9:55 am

    Q: What do Jonathan Sacks, Ross Douthat and Albert Einstein have in common?

    A:  Let’s see. The first is the former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth, the second is a New York Times based columnist who writes frequently about religion, and...

  • Stephen Hawking rejects the Zionism of Einstein

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    May 14, 2013 | 9:44 am

    Has Stephen Hawking really left the company of Albert Einstein, an avowed Zionist who worked to create the State of Israel, and replaced him with the august company of Elvis Costello and other Israel boycotters?

    I hosted Hawking for a lecture at Oxford in 1998 where I introduced...

  • The Cosmos, Oneness and Judaism

    By Roger Price

    May 3, 2013 | 9:29 am

      The psalmist and the skeptic and the prophet and the professor look at the universe in which we find ourselves, see the same stars, feel the warmth of the same sun, hear thunder pealing from the same sky, understand the processes by which nature unfolds in spring, retreats in...

  • On Einstein and God

    November 8, 2012 | 2:59 pm

    On October 8, 2012, a handwritten letter was set for auction on e-bay.  It sold, 10 days later, with a winning bid of over $3M.  The handwritten letter was penned by Albert Einstein to Jewish philosopher Eric B. Gutkind in January 1954, a year before Einstein’s death.  In the...

  • Court rejects Hebrew U. lawsuit against GM over Einstein’s image

    October 22, 2012 | 11:54 am

    A lawsuit by Hebrew University challenging the right of General Motors to use the image of Albert Einstein in an advertisement was dismissed in a U.S. court.

    A Los Angeles District Court judge, Howard Matz , ruled last week that the protection of Einstein's image expired 55 years...

  • Albert Einstein’s ‘God Letter’ to be auctioned online

    October 2, 2012 | 4:00 pm

    A letter handwritten by physicist Albert Einstein a year before his death, expressing his views on religion, will be sold on eBay this month with an opening bid of $3 million, an auction agency said on Tuesday.

    Known as the "God Letter," the correspondence offers insights into...

  • Once dreaming of a Hebrew charter school, now only Mandarin is offered

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 27, 2012 | 3:50 pm

    When the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences (AEA) opened in August 2010, part of the draw for parents was the chance for students at the Santa Clarita charter middle and high school to study Hebrew. 

    Since then, AEA backers have submitted petitions to set up...

  • The appraisal

    By Rob Eshman

    September 27, 2012 | 11:59 am

    Last April, just inside the entrance to the “Salute to Israel” Festival at Rancho Park, the National Council of Jewish Women set up a large tented area where it sold all sorts of secondhand items from its thrift stores: clothes, Judaica, kitchenware, art.

    I was rushing by when a...

  • Proposed Albert Einstein Elementary charter to get a new hearing

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 12, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    The Saugus Union School District is set to hold a third hearing on Sept. 19 regarding a petition to establish an Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts & Sciences (AEA) charter elementary school in Santa Clarita. 

    If approved, the school would be the second in the AEA family...

  • How Jewish is relativity?

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    August 8, 2012 | 3:14 pm

    “If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world,” Albert Einstein quipped in 1922. “Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German, and Germany will declare that I am...

  • Albert Einstein museum to be built in Jerusalem

    May 21, 2012 | 10:24 am

    Israel’s Cabinet unanimously approved the establishment of an Albert Einstein museum in Jerusalem.

    The museum will be built on the campus of the Hebrew University, to which Einstein left his personal papers and the intellectual copyright to them. Einstein also left the university...

  • Einstein online: Internet archive offers window into physicist’s life and work

    March 20, 2012 | 11:36 am

    Ever wonder about Albert Einstein’s love life?

    Now you can get a firsthand glimpse by searching the newly improved Einstein Archives website, which relaunched Monday with expanded offerings.

    The online archive now makes available digitally 2,000 documents from Einstein’s papers...

  • Obama planted seeds of failure

    By David Suissa

    March 30, 2011 | 12:47 pm

    A couple of years ago, I wrote a public letter to President Obama applauding his commitment to peace in the Middle East, but warning that he should be prepared to fail. My reasoning was that he was following Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and...

  • Ventura rejects Hebrew language charter

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 29, 2011 | 11:17 pm

    On Monday, Mar. 28, the Ventura County Board of Education turned down an appeal from a parents and supporters of a Hebrew language charter school, the Ventura County Star reported.

    The petition for an elementary school in Ventura was first brought by a group affiliated with the...

  • Einstein’s allure is more than theory on stage

    By Tom Tugend

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    We think of Albert Einstein, and we conjure up the image of a frail, unkempt and absent-minded old man, but a visit to the Einstein archives at Caltech provides quite another picture.

    The man who radically transformed our understanding of the universe was adored by women, at 23...

  • Caltech Seeks the Complete Einstein

    By Tom Tugend

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    He was a lifelong atheist who was offered the presidency of the State of Israel.

    He was a dedicated pacifist who helped usher in the atomic age.

    He was a modest man whose face may be the most familiar one in the world.

    Though pictured mainly as a frail, unkempt old man, he was adored...

  • Einstein in China Not Just a Legend

    By Tom Tugend

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The China-bound exhibit of Albert Einstein, once canceled, is back on track -- maybe.

    The exhibit on the life of the great scientist, a joint project of the Israeli foreign ministry and the Hebrew University, was slated for display in Beijing in September, as part of a Far Eastern...

  • Hebrew Secret

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The discussion was con-fidential when Roger Richman, attorney for Hebrew University of Jerusalem, met with Bonnie Curtis, Steven Spielberg's producer on "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence." Spielberg needed the university's help on his top-secret film, about a robot child who longs to...