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Committee for Yiddish

Einstein's Theory of Relativity: The Lost Yiddish Version

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A Lecture in Yiddish featuring: Jordan Chad Physics PhD student
In 1921 Albert Einstein supervised the preparation and publication of a book that arguably became the most concise and accessible summary of his renowned theory of relativity. Written in Yiddish by Einstein's student Juda Leman, this book introduced Eastern European Jews to Einstein's theory. This lecture will examine the significance of Leman's book in conveying the theory of relativity to a broader audience.
Jordan Chad is a PhD Candidate in Physics at the University of Toronto. In addition to his doctoral research, Jordan studies and translates Yiddish-language scientific works that were written in pre-World War II Eastern Europe. He also organizes a Yiddish language conversation group in Toronto. Paperback copies of Jordan Chad's newly released English translation will be available for $15 cash.
For more information: 416-635-2883 x 5189; committeforyiddish@ujafed.org
Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Workmen's Circle 471 Lawrence Ave West
Free admission