Albert Einstein: The Jewish Man Behind the Theory

By: Speregen, Devra Newberger

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A young adult biography that focuses on Einstein as a great Jewish thinker and champion of Israel. In 2005, the world celebrated Albert Einstein's annus mirabile, the miraculous year. It was the 100th anniversary of the publication of his five pioneering papers that led to revolutionary changes in our understanding of the properties of space and time. The anniversary of the Einstein's theory of relativity and the publication of his famous formula, e=mc2, presents JPS with an opportunity to educate a new generation of young readers about Einstein's importance as a scientist and, more specifically, as a Jew. Speregen fully explores the fascinating story of Albert Einstein's connection to his Jewish roots and the growth of his commitment to the creation of the State of Israel. She describes Einstein's difficult early years as a student in Germany's repressive school system and details his struggle to respond to his stubborn questioning nature and personal search for answers to some of the great questions of the universe. The author discusses how Einstein's ties to his people grew as he witnessed the rise of anti-Semitism in the early 1900s and his relentless efforts to raise money and public awareness to promote the creation of the State of Israel. (In fact, he was even offered the presidency of Israel after the death of Chaim Weizman.)

Title: Albert Einstein: The Jewish Man Behind the Theory

Author Name: Speregen, Devra Newberger

Categories: Astronomy,

Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society:

ISBN Number: 0827608241

ISBN Number 13: 9780827608245

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0827608241Z2

Description: 0827608241 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!