Lecturing Aboard the 9:04 to Tel Aviv, Israel's Train of Thought

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Israeli rail commuters get a lecture about Einstein's love letters from Hanoch Gutfreund, a professor emeritus of physics at Hebrew U. of Jerusalem.
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Albert Einstein, who explained his theory of relativity using the metaphor of a sealed railway carriage, probably did not foresee the day when professors would turn a commuter train into a lecture hall to convey his ideas.

But this month,  Israeli...

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