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Passover 2014 | Ma Nishtana

There is a famous story about Isidor I. Rabi, the Nobel laureate in physics, who was once asked why he decided to become a scientist rather than a doctor, lawyer, or businessman like most of the other children from his immigrant neighborhood.  Rabi credited his career choice to his Mom.  He wrote, “My mother made me a scientist without ever intending it.  Every other Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school: ‘Nu?  Did you learn something today?’  But not my mother.  She always asked me a different question.  ‘Izzy,’ she would say, ‘Did you ask a good question today?’  That difference – asking good questions – made me become a scientist.” (Donald Scheff, New York Times, Jan. 19, 1988)   Continue reading →

Sun, May 19 2019 14 Iyyar 5779