Jews rose from the dead with a big power to move the world even though they wandered without a country for more than 2 thousand years. Jews are only 1.3 million in number, but they are leading major industries and trends such as politics, economics, culture, and media. Furthermore, 30% of Ivy League students and 23% of novelists are Jewish. It is often said that the power of Jews is from education. Let us dig into the details.
First of all, Jewish people are educated to speak out their opinions by constantly exchanging questions with parents. Because they prioritize good questions over good answers, they keep inquiring. It makes them have discussions every day. This discussion culture continues in school. No one pushes them to study. Parents rather stimulate their curiosity, so they naturally find out how to think, read books, and speak on their own.
Secondly, they receive systematic financial education. As Jews are called ‘People of contract’, they are very strict in terms of business. Starting from home, they are taught how to deal with their allowance. Jewish parents regard allowance as a promise with their children. They always have discussions on the day of paydays, about amounts, and rules regarding the allowance with their children.
Thirdly, they are well educated about their roots. The Jewish bible is of course called the Talmud, and the Torah. It is very meaningful for them to learn the Torah. When teaching from the holy book, no one disturbs them. Surprisingly, even when friends or someone visits them, parents don’t pay any mind and just keep teaching the Torah if it is the time to do so.
In short, we got to know that the special education at home makes Jewish people outstanding. Koreans are also enthusiastic about educating children; it sometimes causes problems. There are useful skills that we have to learn.
By Seo Su-jin, editor-in-chief firstname.lastname@example.org
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