"Einstein's Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion" https://www.amazon.com/Einsteins-Je...229&sr=1-1&keywords=einstein's+jewish+science Review here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/b...nce-by-steven-gimbel.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 The review explains the historical context being referred to by the title, for those who are unfamiliar with it. I spent some time flipping through a copy at Barnes and Noble this morning. He seems to get to the meat of his thesis around p. 95, with a discussion of the intellectual tradition of Talmudic interpretation, which he characterizes as being opposed to Christian tendencies toward a belief in "absolute" truths. Amazon will let you view at least some of the book through the "look inside" feature He seems to get the physics right, and I even got some new physical insights. For instance, it had never occurred to me that there was a logical link between the paper on the photoelectric effect and the relativity papers from the same year; relativity gets rid of the ether, and if one conceptualizes light as having a particle nature, that shakes up the conception of light as a wave disturbance propagating in the ether. Of course, this is likely to start a lot of screaming matches. Probably only a matter of time before this thread degenerates into an example of Godwin's law.