Brotherhood Breakfast Series: October 2017


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Date: Sunday, October 29, 9:30 AM

Speaker: Steve Gimbel, Department of Philosophy, Gettysburg College

Topic: "Einstein: The World’s Most Famous—and Most Reluctant—Jew." Albert Einstein is the world’s most famous Jew. Yet, he spent most of his life denying his Jewish identity.  Toward the end of his life, however, he gave generously of his time raising funds for Zionist causes, especially Hebrew University. At these fund-raisers, speaking before Jewish audiences, he suddenly began using the pronouns “we” and “us.”  Einstein came to embrace his Jewish identity. What caused this switch? Why did Einstein reclaim his Judaism?

RSVP: By Thursday, October 19. All are welcome.

Cost: By Thursday, October 19 (breakfast included): Free for Brotherhood members, $10 pp for guests. After Thursday, October 19 (no breakfast): Free for Brotherhood members, $10 pp for guests.

INFO: Sid Bravmann, 410-952-6352

About Steve Gimbel: Steve Gimbel is a professor of philosophy and the former Edwin T. and Cynthia Shearer Johnson Chair for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities at Gettysburg College. His most recent books are Einstein: His Space and Times and Einstein’s Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion. His books have been reviewed in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, the Wall Street Journal, The Times of London, The Guardian, Scientific American, and Tikkun. He holds a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins and is a Pikesville native who spent many Saturdays when he was 13 in Baltimore Hebrew for the bar/bat mitzvahs of many friends.

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