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The Jews, who are they?
  • Jeong Seung-in, Seo Sung-il
  • 승인 2015.10.26 18:32
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The cards in Jew’s hands

In the world we are living in, various races are working all over the world in various regions. The Earth’s population is approximately 7.2 billion and the Jews make up 14 million of the total. After World War II, there was a massive drop in the Jewish population due to Hitler’s Nazi regime but they have managed to remain in existence of their ethnicity. Despite the minority number of their population, we can easily see influential Jewish people all over the world. The fact that among the world’s 20 largest companies, 13 of them are operated by ethnic minorities (which are only 0.2% of the world population) is just stunning. We can think that the world’s economy is dominated by the hands of Jews since they own weighty enterprises such as food companies, oil companies and even press agencies. To give an example, the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers own multiple leading conglomerates in various fields worth millions and billions. Compared to Bill Gates who we think is the richest man on Earth with $60 billion, but the two families have trillions of dollars of private property. People say that they have the economic power to cause global panic.

The Jews influence doesn’t stop in economics. They have already made striking discoveries in many studies which have resulted in 30% of the total Nobel Prize winners being Jewish. Furthermore, a quarter of students in the US Ivy League are Jewish. As we can see from the results, Jews are economically and academically outstanding compared to other races.

Jew’s education system

What was the fundamental basis the Jews had that made these outcomes possible? Are they naturally born superior or did they constantly develop their field of study? The average Jewish IQ is 95 which is significantly lower than Korea running 2nd place with an average IQ of 106. Then what’s the reason for their success? Jewish people think that learning academics is an action of praising God. That’s why the Jews consider education important compared to other races But when it comes to teaching students, they use a different teaching methods called ‘havruta’. The teachers pair up students and let them discuss and ask questions of a given problem. The important factor of this debate is not winning the argument. The students mostly focus on listening to others and accepting others’ opinions which automatically affects their ideas to expand. This method of education lets the students think for themselves and search for the solution themselves. It enables them to acquire knowledge and make the learning their own. When the students think of the solution and debate with each other, it develops their creativity and the solution retains in their mind and lingers for a long time. ‘Havruta’ doesn’t seem big, but this method made it possible for the Jews to have a huge success in modern time. I think that this gave birth to global people with talent such as Steven Spielberg and Albert Einstein.

By Jeong Seung-in, cub-reporter

Jewish history of suffering, hardship and lessons

Since B.C. 2000, Jewish people claimed that the only God there is is the God of Abraham and settle today in the land of Palestine. The Jews are the root of the Jewish religion and they had a lot of adversity and suffering due to the conflicts of adjacent nations and religious dispute.

Furthemore, because they didn’t convert to Christianity and believed in Judaism, they couldn’t have proper jobs and didn’t have the money to make a living. As the Roman era began, they were enslaved by the Romans and were scattered all over the world to survive. Meanwhile, the Jews made a religious code of law called 'Talmud’ which became their spiritual focal point that made it possible for them to not be absorbed and assimilated by other nations.

Since the fall of the Roman empire and the rise of the Islamic empire, Muslims grabbed hands with the Jews. Ever since that turning point, they excelled in literature, science and other fields. Based on this, the Jews spread to Europe and some became the prime minister of Britain and France and expanded into positions such as businessmen, soldiers and more important positions in Europe.

Their rising to power made known the religious differences, therefore they became the focus of hatred and prejudice, bringing on anti-semitism (disdain for Jews). Especially, socialists believed that the jews had enormous capital and influence. More advanced, they believed that jews had control over the world. Germany blamed the reason for the First World War on jews so Germany led to people anti-semitism. Adolf Hitler was the main culprit of this animosity and he initiated a genocide of 6 milion jews in the Second World War.

There were two major reasons for Hitler’s genocide of the jews.

The first reason was it gained him popular sentiment with German people. At that time, the jews believed that they were God’s only chosen people, which opposed the Nazis’ spirit of supremacy.

The second reason was the capital of the jews. The jews had an enormous capital through the lending business, so Hitler robbed all of the capital to use as fund for the war and the jews genocide.

Genocide was mainly done in concentration camps which were turned into murder camps from the original purpose of detention. The gas chambers of Auschwitz, well known to us, could slaughter up to 12,000 people a day.

As an idea, you can see jewish people slaughtered and forced to work hard in movies such as Schindler's List (by Jewish film director Steven Spielberg), Boy in the Striped Pajamas and The Pianist. And they also violated many human rights.

Jews were being massacred and were so neglected, but now they are a symbol of wealth and power, the world's Nobel Prize winners and the leading charity activists.

People mostly focus on their education and economy. However, if they were didn’t undergo that history of hardship and adversity, could jews have survived and thrived until today?

They know the fear of prejudice, emotional decisions, and stereotypes throughout history, now they know the importance of rational, logical judgement by focusing on the culture of debate.

They got lessons through their history, and they have lived, following the lessons.

If they don’t forget the lessons that they learned by a history of suffering and hardship, they will not repeat the history.

- “A nation that forgets its past has no future” - Winston Churchill

By Seo Sung-il, cub-reporter

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