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PJFF37 Presents: FREE Screening of Mr. Gaga

November 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
401 Fisher-Bennett Hall, 3340 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States

FILM & EDUCATION In anticipation of THE ART OF THE DOC: A MASTER CLASS WITH BARAK HEYMANN, the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival and University of Pennsylvania Cinema Studies are pleased to present a free screening of MR. GAGA. Lauded by Variety as “the most exciting documentary for fans of edgier modern dance since Pina,” MR. GAGA has won awards from esteemed film festivals

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No God but Spinoza’s: Spiritual and Philosophical Influences on Einstein’s Thought

November 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States

When asked for his philosophical outlook, Einstein always referred to Spinoza, the seventeenth-century Jewish iconoclast. Spinoza’s vision of reality and the kind of explanations it demanded resonated deeply with the twentieth century’s own scientific iconoclast, whose relativity theory helped topple classical physics along with our most fundamental intuitions about space and time. Spinoza died before

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