Much of what we know about nuclear energy can be applied to Jewish education:

  1. In normal times, it’s enough to derive energy superficially. But in these times just before the times of Moshiach, we need to tap into the innermost, nuclear powers of the heart, mind and soul.
  2. Real change comes from within each person. The job of a teacher is only to provide a trigger from time to time, one that leads to a chain reaction of growth and learning.
  3. The greatest challenge of harnessing nuclear energy: Once you start a nuclear chain reaction, you must stand by and moderate, so that the energy goes in the right direction.
  4. Nuclear reactors must pay back many times the investment. Each one of us must contribute back many times over that which we have been given.
Paraphrase of a letter to Julius Stulman, dated October 11, 1948