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Jews You Should Know

Feb 26, 2018


It's not often you meet someone who has attended or taught at Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, Princeton and MIT...but that is precisely what Jeremy England has done in his young career. Already hailed at the "next Darwin" for the implication of his work on "origin-of-life" theory, he is much more interested in the "next mitzvah" than such sensationalist or speculative projections.

Growing up in New Hampshire to a Survivor mother and Lutheran father, Jeremy was culturally but not religiously educated. However, encountering "naked hostility" towards Israel while studying at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, he began learning Hebrew, visiting Israel and examining the intellectual underpinnings of his Jewish roots.

Today, Jeremy England is an associate professor of physics at MIT, and one of the brightest young minds in the firmament of elite academia. He is also a committed and passionate Jew, whose love of Torah wisdom shines through in this remarkable interview.



Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.

The host, Rabbi Ari Koretzky, is Executive Director of MEOR Maryland (, a premier Jewish outreach and educational organization. MEOR operates nationally on twenty campuses and in Manhattan; visit the national website at

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A special thank you to Jacob Rupp of the Lift Your Legacy podcast for his invaluable production assistance.