Itzhak Perlman: I was talented and played the violin, but people didn’t really take it very seriously because of my polio — because I had polio when I was four. And so I was sitting down, and I was playing, and people always said, “Well, you know, I don’t know if you’re going to have a career…” blah, blah, blah. They didn’t take it seriously. And so for me to go to the United States — I would say that in every little country, after a while, you go abroad to complete your studies. We have this Hebrew word that says le-hishtalmut, which means “to complete; completion.” And I wasn’t having any success.