This is probably why few would mention the fact that 37 percent of 2017 Nobel Prize winners are Jews.
Explanations for this disproportionate Jewish contribution to humanity often speak of Jewish genius. Though those discussing the matter likely have no inkling of it, this is probably the closest rational explanation for the manifestation of what the Bible calls “God’s chosen people.
This genius should not be confused with biology. It can’t be found in Jewish genes or DNA. Unfortunately, it is this notion of biological elitism that leads so many to view Judaism as a racist religion. Instead, we say that this disproportionate distribution of genius is a sign of a people marked by God. Much like Cain’s mark, it symbolizes an unbreakable covenant between God and Israel in service to the greater goal of improving all life on earth. And that this covenant is with all Israel is demonstrated by the fact that most of those Jews winning Nobel prizes are anything but religious.
Of the 11 people to receive Nobel prizes this year, Rainer Weiss (Jewish father),...
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