Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

Einstein to Lecture on Relativity in Jerusalem

February 6, 1923
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (J.C.B.) will be glad to answer inquiries for further information about any of the news items contained in this Bulletin.

Professor Albert Einstein will lecture on the theory of relativity before a mixed audience here tomorrow (Wednesday). The Professor and his wife are staying at the Government House as Sir Herbert Samuel’s guests.

The author of the theory of relativity, who is interested in the projected Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was welcomed Monday at a joint meeting of the Zionist Executive and National Council of Palestine Jews. Replying to the greetings delivered by Mr. Ussishkin and David Yellin, who expressed the hope the Professor would settle in Palestine to labor in the interests of science and the Jewish cause, Professor Einstein voiced his admiration of the Jewish work done in Palestine. He was convinced, he said, only Zionism “can heal the sick Jewish soul”. On his return to Europe, he declared, he would bring this message to the whole Jewish world.

Professor Einstein will visit Tel-Aviv, the Jewish municipality near Jaffa, Thursday.

Recommended from JTA