Some polls say Jews are richer, older, and better educated than gentiles. Why?

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Blik

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One study is called the Pew Forum’s study of the American religious landscape. Here is some of their findings:

If you break down Pew’s Jewish numbers, you find that 55 percent of Reform Jews make over $100,000 a year–three times the national figure of 19 percent in America.

Other revelations are that 51 percent of Jews are 50 and older. The national average is 41 percent. Though mainline Protestants are also older in the same proportion: 51 percent

Now education. The national average for college or postgraduate education is 27 percent. Among Jews it is 59 percent. And as for mainline Protestants, 34 percent.

Most Jews live under the old covenant, and many things in that covenant are obsolete. However, it was written by our eternal God who speaks with eternal truths that never become obsolete. Cutting foreskin is obsolete, but that we are rewarded in this life for obedience is not. Check out the fruits of the spirit. The old covenant never, with its eternal truths, promised salvation for obedience. It was an eternal truth that bloodshed and faith were required for forgiveness of sin.

A major factor in Jewish life is based on how the Lord tells us to bring up children. The orthodox Jews begin memory work very early in a child’s life. We teach nursery rhymes, they teach scripture. It has been proven that the memory of a child begins much earlier than most people believe it does.


We are so blessed that we know Christ, it is so much greater than their blessings. They have the blindness God gave them to understanding the Messiah. That does not mean we must not look at the blessings they have from the Lord and wonder about them.
 

Dino246

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The Jewish culture highly values education, which leads to a high percentage of Jews working in higher-paying fields. This has been true for centuries.
 

Gideon300

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One study is called the Pew Forum’s study of the American religious landscape. Here is some of their findings:

If you break down Pew’s Jewish numbers, you find that 55 percent of Reform Jews make over $100,000 a year–three times the national figure of 19 percent in America.

Other revelations are that 51 percent of Jews are 50 and older. The national average is 41 percent. Though mainline Protestants are also older in the same proportion: 51 percent

Now education. The national average for college or postgraduate education is 27 percent. Among Jews it is 59 percent. And as for mainline Protestants, 34 percent.

Most Jews live under the old covenant, and many things in that covenant are obsolete. However, it was written by our eternal God who speaks with eternal truths that never become obsolete. Cutting foreskin is obsolete, but that we are rewarded in this life for obedience is not. Check out the fruits of the spirit. The old covenant never, with its eternal truths, promised salvation for obedience. It was an eternal truth that bloodshed and faith were required for forgiveness of sin.

A major factor in Jewish life is based on how the Lord tells us to bring up children. The orthodox Jews begin memory work very early in a child’s life. We teach nursery rhymes, they teach scripture. It has been proven that the memory of a child begins much earlier than most people believe it does.

We are so blessed that we know Christ, it is so much greater than their blessings. They have the blindness God gave them to understanding the Messiah. That does not mean we must not look at the blessings they have from the Lord and wonder about them.
Jews account for a tiny percentage of Australia's population. They are also prominent in business, politics, the Law, medicine, education etc. God promised to bless Israel. He scattered them, but just as they prospered in Egypt and Babylon, so they are prospering still. Adolf Hitler used this to justify his attempt to exterminate the Jews. He was so intent on genocide that he undermined his war effort in the process.

The Jews suffered terribly for a time. Certainly they would wonder what the fuss is about when we speak of the great tribulation. They've endured theirs already. But God restored the nation, as He promised. Satan still hates the Jews, because they are tangible evidence that God keeps His promises when circumstances seem hopeless. Christians can take heart from this evidence of God's faithfulness. He's done this for His glory. He leads us in the path of righteousness for His name's sake. When nothing else seems to cut through, remind God of this truth. He will step in and He will bring us back on track.
 

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The reason jews do well financially is because jews tend to look out for their own. A jew would tend to hire another jew instead of a white or a black or latino or whatever. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Nothing. That is one thing I truly admire about jews. Same with blacks. I wish white people would do the same.
 

ewq1938

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Riches in this world is meaningless. Worldly "intelligence" is also worthless in the long run.

Who cares if you make 100k a year and have no salvation and will go to hell when you die?

Pro_11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.




One study is called the Pew Forum’s study of the American religious landscape. Here is some of their findings:

If you break down Pew’s Jewish numbers, you find that 55 percent of Reform Jews make over $100,000 a year–three times the national figure of 19 percent in America.

Other revelations are that 51 percent of Jews are 50 and older. The national average is 41 percent. Though mainline Protestants are also older in the same proportion: 51 percent

Now education. The national average for college or postgraduate education is 27 percent. Among Jews it is 59 percent. And as for mainline Protestants, 34 percent.

Most Jews live under the old covenant, and many things in that covenant are obsolete. However, it was written by our eternal God who speaks with eternal truths that never become obsolete. Cutting foreskin is obsolete, but that we are rewarded in this life for obedience is not. Check out the fruits of the spirit. The old covenant never, with its eternal truths, promised salvation for obedience. It was an eternal truth that bloodshed and faith were required for forgiveness of sin.

A major factor in Jewish life is based on how the Lord tells us to bring up children. The orthodox Jews begin memory work very early in a child’s life. We teach nursery rhymes, they teach scripture. It has been proven that the memory of a child begins much earlier than most people believe it does.


We are so blessed that we know Christ, it is so much greater than their blessings. They have the blindness God gave them to understanding the Messiah. That does not mean we must not look at the blessings they have from the Lord and wonder about them.
 

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The reason jews do well financially is because jews tend to look out for their own. A jew would tend to hire another jew instead of a white or a black or latino or whatever. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Nothing. That is one thing I truly admire about jews. Same with blacks. I wish white people would do the same.
Whaaaaa??? o_O You're kidding, right? :oops: Gosh. :unsure::geek:
 

TheIndianGirl

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One study is called the Pew Forum’s study of the American religious landscape. Here is some of their findings:

If you break down Pew’s Jewish numbers, you find that 55 percent of Reform Jews make over $100,000 a year–three times the national figure of 19 percent in America.

Other revelations are that 51 percent of Jews are 50 and older. The national average is 41 percent. Though mainline Protestants are also older in the same proportion: 51 percent

Now education. The national average for college or postgraduate education is 27 percent. Among Jews it is 59 percent. And as for mainline Protestants, 34 percent.

Most Jews live under the old covenant, and many things in that covenant are obsolete. However, it was written by our eternal God who speaks with eternal truths that never become obsolete. Cutting foreskin is obsolete, but that we are rewarded in this life for obedience is not. Check out the fruits of the spirit. The old covenant never, with its eternal truths, promised salvation for obedience. It was an eternal truth that bloodshed and faith were required for forgiveness of sin.

A major factor in Jewish life is based on how the Lord tells us to bring up children. The orthodox Jews begin memory work very early in a child’s life. We teach nursery rhymes, they teach scripture. It has been proven that the memory of a child begins much earlier than most people believe it does.

We are so blessed that we know Christ, it is so much greater than their blessings. They have the blindness God gave them to understanding the Messiah. That does not mean we must not look at the blessings they have from the Lord and wonder about them.
It could be due to a variety of factors. Generally Jews are highly educated and tend to live more in the cities than rural areas, so the incomes are higher. Also, they typically have good spending habits meaning they don't carelessly splurge like many people. Jews may still care about material wealth and poverty is not looked upon well. My Jewish co-worker said a Jew must leave an inheritance for his grandchildren, it is a law. Christians do not care about money and worldly/material things, so it makes sense why Christians might have less money as it is not a priority. Many Christians/Americans believe to each his own and only help out in cases of extreme proverty (even among family members).
 

surfer14

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Whaaaaa??? o_O You're kidding, right? :oops: Gosh. :unsure::geek:
Why would you think I'm kidding? I'm being serious. There's good and bad about every race. Nothing wrong with learning from others.
 

surfer14

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My Jewish co-worker said a Jew must leave an inheritance for his grandchildren, it is a law.
Good post. I am interested in the part I quoted. I like the concept or this law, but how exactly do they go about enforcing this?
 

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It could be due to a variety of factors. Generally Jews are highly educated and tend to live more in the cities than rural areas, so the incomes are higher. Also, they typically have good spending habits meaning they don't carelessly splurge like many people. Jews may still care about material wealth and poverty is not looked upon well. My Jewish co-worker said a Jew must leave an inheritance for his grandchildren, it is a law. Christians do not care about money and worldly/material things, so it makes sense why Christians might have less money as it is not a priority. Many Christians/Americans believe to each his own and only help out in cases of extreme proverty (even among family members).
Several Jews have written books about why they are successful and most of what you say is spoken of in these books. However, they say most don't put love of money first, but to give to others is part of their culture.
 

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Good post. I am interested in the part I quoted. I like the concept or this law, but how exactly do they go about enforcing this?
I am not sure. I guess as one gets older/elderly and approach the end of life, they try to follow God and the laws...even if they didn't want to earlier.
 

Blik

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Riches in this world is meaningless. Worldly "intelligence" is also worthless in the long run.

Who cares if you make 100k a year and have no salvation and will go to hell when you die?

Pro_11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.
We are so blessed to know Christ. But Christ is not against us having abundance in every way, Christ is just against loving money to buy this abundance before loving God. Christ is against us not sharing our abundance with others.

A man with an income over what he spends on his living is much wealthier than one with a higher income but feels he needs to spend more than that income allows. He has a bigger house, more toys, fancy clothes but he is very poor.
 

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I am not sure. I guess as one gets older/elderly and approach the end of life, they try to follow God and the laws...even if they didn't want to earlier.
I'd be very interested to hear what your friend says if you inquired about it.
 

ewq1938

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All unbelievers will die and end up in hell. This includes Jews who reject Christ. There's nothing to brag about regarding how much one earns or how "smart" one is.



We are so blessed to know Christ. But Christ is not against us having abundance in every way, Christ is just against loving money to buy this abundance before loving God. Christ is against us not sharing our abundance with others.

A man with an income over what he spends on his living is much wealthier than one with a higher income but feels he needs to spend more than that income allows. He has a bigger house, more toys, fancy clothes but he is very poor.
 

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Some polls say Jews are richer, older, and better educated than gentiles. Why?
There could be many factors involved in this. Jews historically have regarded themselves as distinct from -- and superior to -- Gentiles (as we see in the NT). After the Jewish Diaspora in 70 AD, Jews went to Europe, but were despised and persecuted over there. This led to Jews becoming more cohesive, and looking out for each other. The Holocaust made this even more real for them.

Jews also focused on becoming shrewd businessmen, and eventually bankers. The world's banking system is controlled by Jews. Then others focused on becoming doctors and lawyers, instead of going into the trades. This led to higher incomes, and higher social status. Jews were trained to respect learning, and so they went in those directions. At the same time, there was also a Jewish mafia operating in America, which people tend to forget. Las Vegas was controlled by them (and they were influential in other cities also).

What is a serious anomaly is that even though the Liberals and Leftists hate Jews, the Jews in America still cling to the Democrats, Liberalism, and the Leftists. Chances are that all the Communist professors (such as Saul Alinsky) in the universities are primarily Jews. Then we have all the Communist Jewish billionaires who control the media, and major industries, all working day and night to destroy America, even though the United States has given them the greatest opportunities to succeed.

We will not know to what extent God continues to bless them in spite of their unbelief, and their wicked ways at the highest level. But that could well be a factor in the preservation of Israel against all odds. God allows the wicked to prosper while the saints suffer on earth. Which is also an anomaly.
 

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There could be many factors involved in this. Jews historically have regarded themselves as distinct from -- and superior to -- Gentiles (as we see in the NT). After the Jewish Diaspora in 70 AD, Jews went to Europe, but were despised and persecuted over there. This led to Jews becoming more cohesive, and looking out for each other. The Holocaust made this even more real for them.

Jews also focused on becoming shrewd businessmen, and eventually bankers. The world's banking system is controlled by Jews. Then others focused on becoming doctors and lawyers, instead of going into the trades. This led to higher incomes, and higher social status. Jews were trained to respect learning, and so they went in those directions. At the same time, there was also a Jewish mafia operating in America, which people tend to forget. Las Vegas was controlled by them (and they were influential in other cities also).

What is a serious anomaly is that even though the Liberals and Leftists hate Jews, the Jews in America still cling to the Democrats, Liberalism, and the Leftists. Chances are that all the Communist professors (such as Saul Alinsky) in the universities are primarily Jews. Then we have all the Communist Jewish billionaires who control the media, and major industries, all working day and night to destroy America, even though the United States has given them the greatest opportunities to succeed.

We will not know to what extent God continues to bless them in spite of their unbelief, and their wicked ways at the highest level. But that could well be a factor in the preservation of Israel against all odds. God allows the wicked to prosper while the saints suffer on earth. Which is also an anomaly.
I am very interested in studying the positive things of the Jews, and not their criminal aspect. Jesus said to think of what is good, and I would like to know if there is something good in the Jewish culture that brings blessings. I do not want anything to do with such as the heads of the banking system as people who will do anything for money. So, personally I was interested in the blessing God gave the Jews and wanted to know why.

I had hoped there were other Christians who love the Lord and the kingdom of God more than the fleshly world that would share my curiosity about the blessings God has given the Jews.
 

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Why would you think I'm kidding? I'm being serious. There's good and bad about every race. Nothing wrong with learning from others.
Oh, it is okay for Jews and Blacks to look after "their own," as you say. Are you aware that when whites do it, it is call racism? And that there are laws, numerous acts, executive orders, amendments to the (American) Constitution, against such? That's why I asked if you are kidding...
 

surfer14

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Oh, it is okay for Jews and Blacks to look after "their own," as you say.
Good. Glad we agree on this. I like to see people taking care of their own. I hate seeing people sacrifice their own in order to make a show of taking care of outsiders. That is toxic virtue signalling. You never see jews do that. You never see blacks do that. I admire that about them.

Are you aware that when whites do it, it is call racism? And that there are laws, numerous acts, executive orders, amendments to the (American) Constitution, against such? That's why I asked if you are kidding...
Yes I am aware that when whites look out for whites, that it is considered by many to be "racist". I do not care.
Yes I am aware that there are laws against whites looking out for whites. Again, I do not care.
 

Blik

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All unbelievers will die and end up in hell. This includes Jews who reject Christ. There's nothing to brag about regarding how much one earns or how "smart" one is.
God is Christ and Christ is God. Israel rejects that the man born in Bethlehem became God, I think we would need to be God to know for certain if rejecting that is rejecting Christ in God.

I wish so much that people would not respond to this question that I don't think they can answer with authority, they can only answer that no one is ever saved or has been saved apart from Christ, and that applied to David and Moses as well as Paul.

I have shown that God blesses the Jew as the Jew lives in this life, I'd like this discussed, not a discussion of evil.

I read a book (now lost) by a Jewish woman who found Jesus, and it discussed the difference in Jewish and Christian life that was disappointing to her, as well as its blessings. She said as a Jew everything she did was related to God. Washing hands was washing from sin, going to sleep was giving God control, eating was choosing clean food for her mind, 9AM Noon and 3PM was prayer time, etc. As a Christian she could live a day without an awareness of God.