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April 19, 2005
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Secular humanistic Jewish congregations across North America lit memorial candles marking the 50th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s death. Monday marked a half-century since Einstein died in 1955. Some humanistic congregations held the candle-lighting ceremonies over the weekend, and some plan them for later in the week. Humanistic Jews embrace a human-centered philosophy that celebrates Jewish culture and identity, and believe in the human capacity to create a better world without relying on supernatural powers.

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