A Forerunner of Einstein

Albert Abraham Michelson, the first American to be awarded a Nobel Prize in any of the categories of science (1907, in Physics), was born in Strelno in Prussia (now Strzelno, a part of Poland) on this date in 1852. Using an apparatus he had designed, now known as the “Michelson interferometer,” Michelson successfully computed the speed of […]

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Bridging the Israeli-Palestinian Divide

NOA BAUM CAPTURES HER STAGE PERFORMANCE IN A BOOK by Helen Engelhardt Discussed in this essay: A Land Twice Promised: An Israeli Woman’s Quest for Peace, a theater performance and a book by Noa Baum. Familius, 2016, 264 pages. From the Autumn 2017 issue of Jewish Currents   A VIVACIOUS woman with dark, curly hair and a warm […]

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International Migrants Day

Image credit Gémes Sándor In 2000, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared December 18th to be International Migrants Day, to encourage member nations to ratify the UN Convention on Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers (adopted December 18, 1990). The UN estimates that close to 200 million migrants currently live outside the borders […]

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