January 18th, 2008

Matisyahu Live At Stubbs

Shabbat Shmooze ~

Before she once again forgets, your busy eppylover posts a bit of text that she found somewhere sometime.

This bit must have touched her in a special way ~ and, I'll admit, it still does.

It simply isn't one Jewish inventor or one isolated Jewish moment of brilliance. Jewish wisdom and talent is far exceeding. Choose any field, and you will find that Jews have excelled in it.

If you look at Jewish success as a whole, it's amazing. Once you factor in their 1/4 of 1% standing in the world's populace, every Jewish success then becomes tenfold; e.g., of the 660 Nobel prizes from 1901-1990, 160 have been won by Jews. That number translates into winning 40 x more than should be expected of them, simply based on their low population numbers. In the end, Jews win more Nobel prizes than any other ethnicity.

From Jesus to Moses, Christianity to The Sabbath, Einstein to Freud, Hollywood to Spielberg, polio vaccine to the syphilis cure, Jews have been graced with the gift of talent: talent in every field of human endeavor.

My heroes :D