Einstein's Yiddishe Mama

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I just saw these on Aish.com and thought they were really sweet. They appear in the book “Yiddishe Mamas: The Truth About the Jewish Mother” by Marnie Winston-Macauley about what famous people said about their own Jewish mothers…

My Yiddishe Mama: Albert Einstein
According to Bruno Halious, in his book, Meres Juives des Hommes Celebres (Jewish Mothers of Famous Men), when Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize in 1921, he sent a telegram to his mother which read:
“Mother – WE won the Nobel Prize.”

My Yiddishe Mama: Actor Richard Dreyfuss
According to author Tim Boxer, when Richard Dreyfuss was presented an award on behalf of Tel Aviv’s Museum of the Jewish Diaspora [Beit Hatefutsot] by Consul General Uri Savir, Dreyfuss said the award was more important to him than the Oscar. “The Oscar you get for playing someone else. This award you get for being yourself. For the Oscar, you have a long list of people to thank. For this, you thank only your mother.”

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2 comments

  1. Love it!

  2. Lovely!
    However, when you enlarge the picture of Einstein, you notice an unkosher word written on the chalk board!
    (Gotta be careful with Flicker)
    I am sure you haven’t noticed it!
    I suggest replacing the picture.
    Hatzlacha:)

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