Although White Nationalists and other groups may very well desire and fantasize about a world without Jews, perhaps they should think twice. Because if you stop and consider all the vital people, things, inventions and ideas a Jew-less world would be lacking, you just may well want to keep those darn Chosen People around.

As just a few examples – without Jews, imagine how much poorer we’d be in the following categories.


With a voice only a mother could love, rock ‘n roll Nobel Laureate in Literature Bob Dylan, born Robert Allen Zimmerman, has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. His unique voice and lyrics incorporate a wide range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. Dylan’s multitude of influential and often-covered songs include, “The Times They Are A-Changin’”, “Blowin’ in the Wind”, “Mr. Tambourine Man”, “Like a Rolling Stone”, “It Ain’t Me Babe”, “Just Like a Woman”, “Lay Lady Lay”, “Don’t Think Twice”, and “If Not For You”. Oh, sure, Dylan went through some weird phases in his life but who amongst us hasn’t, am I right? Come clean or else I’ll ask your parents!


Men and women of all races and religions have dedicated themselves to the cause of peace, but in the Jewish community, one stands high above the rest. No, it’s not Buddy Hackett, but good guess. Elie Wiesel was a Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor. And you think your life is busy. He authored 57 books including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, at which time the Nobel Committee called him a "messenger to mankind", stating that Wiesel had delivered a message "of peace, atonement, and human dignity" to humanity. Granted, Buddy Hackett was funnier on TV talk shows, but few would argue that Wiesel has it over Hackett for advancing the cause of peace.


Are you attached to your Levis? Even more meaningfully, is that attachment your most important relationship? Perhaps you don’t necessarily think of your Levis as Jewish, but their creator sure was. Levi Strauss was a German-American businessman who founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans. His firm of Levi Strauss & Co. began in 1847 in San Francisco, California. Jacob W. Davis was one of Straus’s customers and one of the inventors of riveted denim pants in 1871, and he went into business with Strauss to produce blue jeans. The two men patented the new style of work pants in 1873. Levi's has been worn by people from all walks of life, from miners to Nobel Prize recipients including Albert Einstein himself. Imagine having an iconic article of clothing named after you. I think I’d choose socks. I just like the idea of people all over the world starting their day by putting their Marks on.


A green violinist, flying lovers, stained glass windows, a cow with a parasol. A disturbing dream following a heavy Mexican meal? Possibly. And yet in this case, the images are typically found in the works of Marc Chagall, a Russian-French artist of Belarusian Jewish origin. An early modernist, Chagall was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in virtually every artistic format, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints. Art critic Robert Hughes referred to Chagall as "the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century". Chagall’s colors and style are so unique that his works are unmistakably no one else’s, much as the McNuggets are unmistakably McDonalds’—though they were originally part of an animal. Just, please, don’t make me research what part.


Laszlo Biro was a Hungarian-Argentine inventor, who patented the first commercially successful modern ballpoint pen. In fact, a ballpoint pen is widely referred to as a "biro" in many countries, including the UK, Ireland, Australia and Italy. If not for this under-appreciated visionary, we might still be dipping ostrich feathers into inkwells to write our love letters, smudging the letters, getting ink all over our bright white shirts and dresses, and wondering why if we can put a man on the moon, we can’t come up with a clean and effective pen. The Biro truly is mightier than the sword.


A world without Jews would mean our being deprived of the breathtaking artistry of Dustin Hoffman. Have you even considered what your life would have been like without “The Graduate’s Benjamin Braddock”, “Rain Man’s Raymond Babbitt”, “Tootsie’s Dorothy Michaels”, “Kramer vs. Kramer’s Ted Kramer”, “Midnight Cowby’s Enrico ‘Ratso’ Rizzo”, “Marathon Man’s Thomas ‘Babe’ Levy”, “Little Big Man’s Jack Crabb”, and “All the President’s Men’s Carl Bernstein”, among countless others? I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to live in that world. Okay, I’ll deal with it in therapy. That now makes six things I need to bring up in my next session. But I digress.

These, of course, are merely a tiny representative selection of the contributions Jews have made and continue to make to civilization. A complete listing of all contributions would take up all the space in this website, which would really upset the other writers, not to mention exhaust me. But just because I care about you, I’ll leave you with a few other things for which Jews are responsible: traffic lights, TV remote control, contraceptives, virtual reality, Hollywood, the sitcom, color TV, the Theory of Relativity, the Polio vaccine, chemotherapy, the cardiac pacemaker, Google, the microphone, cellular technology, Kodachrome film, the adding machine, Scotchgard, lipstick, and sound movies. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Right – we really should high-five each other!