Committee for Yiddish

"Einstein's Theory of Relativity" with Jordan Chad

2018-2019 Committee for Yiddish Lecture Series

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"Einstein's Theory of Relativity: The Lost Yiddish Version"

Jordan Chad (PhD candidate, University of Toronto).

January 21, 2018. Workmen's Circle, Toronto.

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 Judah Leman, this book introduced Eastern European Jews to Einstein's theory. This lecture examines the significance of Leman's book in conveying the theory of relativity to a broader audience.

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