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  • Math wiz clowns around to ‘serve God with joy’

    By Amy Klein

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Yehuda Braunstein always knew he wanted to be a clown.

    Not a class clown -- the kind who makes trouble in school and gets thrown out of class (although he did like to walk into walls) -- but an actual clown.

    "As a kid, I went to Ringling Bros. circus, and they had a parade, and...

  • Eulogies: Dr. Robert W. Brooks

    By David Margolis

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Dr. Robert W. Brooks, an interna-tionally renowned mathematician who made aliyah with his family from Los Angeles in 1995, died of a heart attack on Sept. 5, at the age of 49.

    A native of Washington, D.C., he earned his doctorate degree from Harvard in differential geometry in 1977,...

  • Nash Denies Anti-Semitism

    By Tom Tugend

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    John Forbes Nash, the brilliant mathematician whose life is portrayed in the Oscar-nominated movie, "A Beautiful Mind," has denied allegations that he hates Jews, during a March 17 interview with Mike Wallace on "60 Minutes."

    "Everyone with whom I have talked to who knows John,...

  • Debunking the Bible Codes

    By Julie G Fax

    October 1, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    A Caltech mathematician and a leading Orthodox educational institution teamed up recently to turn up the heat on a simmering controversy over what they say is a scientifically and religiously suspect tool used by Jewish outreach organizations -- the Bible codes.

    Aish HaTorah, a...