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Sunday, June 16 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Einstein and the Rabbi: the untold story of a friendship

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It sounds like fiction, but in fact is history: Albert Einstein, the fabled physicist, forged an abiding friendship and corresponded with an eclectic Orthodox rabbi, Chaim Tchernowitz. Beginning with their first meeting at Einstein’s summer home outside Berlin, we’ll chart their unlikely story, which spanned two continents and two decades. Along the way, you’ll learn why Einstein wrote a public letter praising the Talmud—even though he couldn’t read it—and how he opposed an early attempt to depose the first president of Hebrew University for his heterodox political views.

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Yair Rosenberg

Senior writer, Tablet Magazine
Yair is a senior writer at Tablet Magazine, where he covers the intersection of politics, culture, and religion. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and The Guardian and his writings have received awards from the Religion... Read More →

Sunday June 16, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Room 4