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Einstein and the Rabbi by Naomi Levy
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really liked it

This is a beautiful book, about the soul from the viewpoint of (Reform) Jewish theology. The author (who is a rabbi) reflects on what it means to recognize and care for our souls, drawing from her work and her own life experiences, and it really had an impact on my thinking.

The other theme in the book is a little detective story about the correspondence between Einstein and a rabbi, Robert Marcus, in 1949. Einstein shared what might be considered his own theology: "A human being is a part of the whole called by us "Universe," a part limited in time and space..."

Some things I didn't know about Holocaust history also appear in this book. Look up "Rabbi Robert Marcus, Buchenwald" if you want to know more about this hero who served in World War II and then helped to liberate and care for hundreds of orphaned and traumatized Jewish children.
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July 18, 2018 – Started Reading
July 18, 2018 – Shelved
July 18, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
July 18, 2018 –
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August 21, 2018 – Finished Reading

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