Professor Ephraim Katzir (1916-2009)

His office, Jerusalem
11 April 1976 

Katzir was a biophysicist and former Israeli Labour Party politician. He served as the fourth President of Israel from 1973 to 1978.

Schwartz, who lent Katzir his tie for the sitting, mentioned that it was his impression that every scientist in Israel wanted to be an Einstein. Katzir smiled and replied, ‘Yes, scientists in Israel are all Rabbis in disguise.’

Photo © The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation

Photo © The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation