The letters of our thoughts are the ideas present in our mind before they come to realization . . . Thoughts that are, yet not felt . . . The words of the subconscious . . . of the soul . . .


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

What I Read (sometimes)

I don't advocate reading non-Jewish books per say . . .

Theory of Relativity, does however, have a special connection to
Judaism as it were (The author of the book even goes so far as to
suggest that the reason that Einstein was able to come up with the
theory was, in part, due to his Jewish background; i.e. the drive that
the Torah instills in us to look deeper into the world around us, to
better understand the wonders of G-d's creation, to find the
underlying unity that connects all reality . . .)

It is told that the Rebbe and Einstein met each other -in Los Angeles there's a man who claims he was there.

story goes that the Rebbe attended a conference of various scientists.
During a break, Einstein approached the Rebbe and began to speak to him
. . .

The Rebbe explained the idea of Tzimtzum in "perfect German", and upon finishing, Einstein explained in wonder,

"Jetzt verstehe ich 'M'lo chol ha'aretz k'vodo'" -in a Yekishe accent

(Now I understand what it means when it says the 'Whole world is filled with His (G-d's) glory')

Regardless, the Rebbe did use the ideas of the theory . . .When
speaking to a group of College students, for example, the Rebbe
explained that the idea of an afterlife -of heaven- was one mandated
by the Theory of Relativity -the energy of the soul changes state -it
does not, however, cease to be.