Travels with Sushi in the Land of the Mind
Eduard Shyfrin, Mendel Cohen
Chair: Mendel Cohen
In Association with the Jerusalem Post
Former World Jewish Congress vice-president Eduard Shyfrin joins us to discuss his Independent Press Award-winning children’s book Travels with Sushi. Inspired by his interest in religion and science, the entrepreneur and author combines fairytale, quantum physics, philosophy and mathematics in a journey through strange lands.
Eduard Shyfrin was born in Ukraine in 1960. During his studies, he developed a profound understanding of physics and received a PhD in Metallurgy from the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys. He later co-founded Midland Holdings Resources Ltd and has had a successful career in business for decades. Eduard has spent the past few years studying the Torah and Kabbalah with a particular interest in the intersection of science and religion. Eduard is founder of the theory of the Kabbalah of Information. From the Bible to miracles, from prayer to modern science, from the relationship of modern science to Judaism, Eduard has written extensively on these topics through the lens of Kabbalah and quantum physics. Full details can be found here. His book From Infinity to Man: The Fundamental Ideas of Kabbalah Within the Framework of Information has been published in Russia and the UK, and will also be published in Israel.
Mendel Cohen is Rabbi of Saatchi Synagogue since 2010, together with his wife Chai, they oversaw the expansion of the community membership and programs and founded Mimi Dwek Hebrew School. In 2018 he joined the Rabbinical team of St. John’s Wood United Synagogue. Mendel, grew up in Leeds, received his Rabbinic ordination from the Machon Semicha Lerabanut in Australia. He has a Masters Degree in Jewish Education and Leadership; and training as a Dayan (Rabbinical Judge) with the Montefiore Endowment. Mendel has travelled to over 15 countries as part of Chabad’s Roving-Rabbi. He is currently writing a book: Who was Adam’s Dad? The Cohen’s live St. John’s Wood.