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Under the Circumstances

Parshat Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/under_the_circumstances_20040116

The great violinist, Itzhak Perlman, suffered from polio as a child and ever since has been in a wheelchair. On one occasion, while performing a violin concerto, one of the strings broke. It occurred in the very first movement with an audible ping. Everyone waited to see what he would do. With astonishing virtuosity, he continued as if nothing had happened, playing through to the finale using only the remaining three strings.

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