Was Albert Einstein Jewish?

Albert Einstein

Well, to make a long story short, Albert Einstein was Jewish!

Since Albert Einstein's mother was Jewish, and in Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism, those with a Jewish mother (or those who underwent a halakhic conversion) are considered Jewish, then that makes him Jewish. His father was Jewish too.

Albert Einstein was born on 14 March 1879 in Ulm, Kingdom of Wurttemberg, German Empire. Albert Einstein passed away on 18 April 1955 (aged 76).

He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). While best known for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed ''the world's most famous equation''), he received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics ''for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect''. The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory.

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