Cabinet set to approve construction of Albert Einstein museum in Jerusalem. Source: THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

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Cabinet set to approve construction of Albert Einstein museum in Jerusalem

Upon his death, the famous physicist bequeathed his writings and archive to the Hebrew University; these are now expected to go on display

By TOI staff 22nd October 2022, 11:02 pm

Undated file photo shows famed physicist Albert Einstein. (AP Photo, File)

The cabinet on Sunday is set to approve the establishment of a museum in honor of world-famous Jewish physicist Albert Einstein, Alternate Prime Minister Naftali Bennett tweeted on Saturday.

Bennett wrote that NIS 41 million ($11.5 million) will be approved for the museum’s construction in Jerusalem.

Upon his death, Einstein bequeathed his writings and archive to the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

“Albert Einstein is an asset, the biggest brand name in the world for intelligence, science and genius,” Bennett said.

  • “Around the world, in China, India, the US and everywhere, Albert Einstein is synonymous with genius.”

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He expressed hope that the museum “will serve as a pilgrimage site for anyone who wants to become familiar with Einstein, Jewish intelligence, and intelligence in general.

“Israeli teens as well as tourists and scientists from around the world will be able to receive inspiration from him.”

The museum is set to be constructed within Hebrew University’s Givat Ram Campus and is expected to present Einstein’s life and works as well as his ties to Judaism and Israel.

Plans for an Einstein museum in Jerusalem have been discussed for over a decade, but have so far failed to come to fruition.

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