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PODCAST: Zero Percent: Why Are Jews So Successful?

October 5, 2021 | by Rabbi Menachem Lehrfield

What is the secret sauce of the Jewish people that explains their over-representation in so many arenas?

The Jewish People make up less than a quarter of one percent of the world's population. As Mark Twain comments, “The Jew ought hardly to be heard of” and yet we cannot escape the fact that the Jewish people have contributed so much to our world.

No matter what your definition of success is, the Jew is over-represented. The Jewish contributions to religion, medicine, technology and other sciences, law and finance is way out of proportion to the smallness of their number.

How do we explain the phenomenon of the Jewish people over-representing in so many different arenas? How do we understand Jewish success? In the Zero Percent podcast we examine the enormous impact a tiny people has made that enhances and impacts our lives on a daily basis.

More importantly we will uncover the black box that leads to Jewish success, revealing the secret sauce that has produced all these amazing accomplishments.

Join Menachem Lehrfield each Wednesday as we explore another piece to this remarkable puzzle.

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