I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

Jascha Heifetz (February 2, 1901 – December 10, 1987) was a Lithuanian-born American violinist.

As a teen, he moved with his family to the United States, where his Carnegie Hall debut was rapturously received. He had a long and successful performing career; after an injury to his right (bowing) arm, he focused on teaching. The New York Times called him “perhaps the greatest violinist of all time.”