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Why Are Jews So Smart?
Salomon Says

Why Are Jews So Smart?

And does it really matter?


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Visitor Comments: 23

(23) Knox Fitzpatrick, August 13, 2012 7:51 PM

An excellent response.

Rabbi Salomon hits the nail on the head. Many excellent jewish writers seem to have to comment on what a bad deal Jews get, (See Stephen Greenblatt on the Merchant of Venice in Will in the world.) This is one of the best books I've read on Shakespeare, Greenblatt has to throw in Shakespeare's dig at Jews. Let's face it, Jews are generally VERY intelligent, and have nthing to apologise for in my opinion

(22) to allen, June 25, 2008 10:06 AM

pushed around

not any more
sience the birth of israel jewish people have a place to call home
and they are not "pushed around" ever since.
happy birthday israel! may you live forever.

(21) Allen, March 7, 2008 12:03 PM


Education is important for Jews. Seems like culture to me.Jewish people have been
pushed around for a very long time.

(20) Chavi Hornig, November 21, 2007 11:15 PM

What really matters

Intelligence, as well as all other talents, are gifts bestowed by G-d. As such, there is no credit due the recipient. These gifts are not the result of any accomplishment on the part of the recipient.
However, these gifts also have another name-- potential. These gifts carry the responsibility to make every effort to actualize the potential inherent in every talent and ability that's been granted.
One may be justifiably proud of one's efforts (with or without accomplishment) in that direction. A person who constantly strives to actualize his G-d-given potential in every situation is certainly deserving of respect by all.

(19) Anonymous, November 21, 2007 6:03 PM


What a great Video.
Thank you

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