Friday 31 July 2015


EZRA GUTMAN (b. December 1, 1883)

            He was born in Zhitomir, Ukraine.  He studied in religious elementary school, later as an external student, graduating from middle school.  In 1905 he emigrated to the United States.  In 1909 he studied physics and mathematics in Chicago.  In 1933 he published in Fraye shriftn (Free writings) in London an essay, entitled “Shpinoza un der imanents-gedank” (Spinoza and the idea of immanence).  He later published articles on scientific and philosophical themes in Chicago and in publications in other local areas.  He regularly took part in William Nathanson’s philosophical group, “Thursday Group” in Chicago.  He was living in Los Angeles, California.

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