May 23, 2019

Exploring the Link Between Kabbalah and Physics

“Eduard Shyfrin is typical of his generation of Jews in the Soviet Union: highly educated — he has PhD in metallurgy — but growing up with little knowledge of Judaism in a Communist state that scorned religion, when it did not repress it.

But in his early 40s, health problems led him to re-evaluate his life. “My way of thinking changed,” he said. “I started to be troubled by existential questions.”

He set off on a spiritual quest that has culminated in the publication of a book, From Infinity To Man, an attempt to marry Torah and science by showing that kabbalistic understanding of the cosmos squares with modern concepts of quantum physics.

Raised in Dnipepetrovsk in the Ukraine, he began his career as a foreman in a steel plant, working his way to the top until he left to found a successful metallurgy business. He now divides his time between Moscow and London.”

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