Someone just emailed me your piece: "Why are Jews so powerful?"
It's all very flattering for me as a Jew.
But your conclusion is flawed because, by your education and literacy argument, the Christians should have far surpassed the Jews by dint of their numbers and that their progress through the generations has been steady and unhindered; unlike Jews who have seen half our people wiped out by various attempts at genocide through the ages (along with the likely cure for cancer and probably the source of another '15 dozen' Nobel prizes).
So, it's not just the education.
It's a lot simpler my friend.
It's about give and take.
You have spoken about all that the Jews have given to the world, in medicine, science & technology, the arts & entertainment and huge philanthropy - far beyond their fractional number in the world's population.
Conversely, Muslims who have been blessed with the most valuable natural resources on this planet are consummate takers.
Though I live in
In this country there are just two major lakes; the Sea of
They are joined by the
The waters of the
In stark contrast, the
The obvious question is: why the difference?
How could two seas, so close to each other and joined by the same river, become such stark opposites? Life & death?
The answer is that the
By contrast, the
That which gives and takes will thrive.
That which merely takes without giving on to others is doomed to perish.
Its own minerals will become toxic to itself and its surroundings.
Does this scenario sound vaguely familiar to you?
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