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Jews / jewish folks have some pretty remarkable statistics. The Census does not collect statistics, supposedly because they lobbied to be left out because other groups might become envious of their success, unlike some groups who always trumpet depressing numbers to justify more government programs.

Nevertheless there are other ways to get these numbers, and this is my collection of them. See my Asian - Jewish comparisons for a comparison

with the top Asian ethnic groups, the Chinese and Indians. Jews are generally stronger compared to Asian Americans as a group, but they win some and lose some vs. Chinese, and the Indians are generally stronger in most numbers. [WARNING!] This data is meant to document positive contributions of Jews [GOOD], not generate animosity towards successful minority groups [EVIL]. There may be valid reasons to be annoyed at any ethnic group, but anti-semitism is NOT nice.

Anydex Jewish Spectrum

By Population Ratio
Ratio   Average=1.00
60.00   Time 20th Cent Top 20 (worldwide)
23.00   Westinghouse Science Talent Search
15.00   Supreme Court Law Clerk
13.00   US Law School Professor
12.00   ACM Turing Awards
10.00   Ivy League doc\94\13\ivypoll.wk1
 7.14   Clinton Cabinet
 7.00   McArthur Awards
 6.89   Time 1997 Top 25
 5.8    CA Congress 1992
 5.35   UCLA '91 Jews at high selective colleges
 5.00   Pulitzer Prize
 5.00   US Senator
 4.80   Graduate Degree Nat Jewish Pop Surv
 4.47   US Congress 1992 
 3.80   Fortune CEO 4-28-86
 2.65   College Grad+
 2.25   Liberal
 2.00   Abortion always legal
 1.85   Incomes over $40,000
 1.80   Voted in 1994 congress race
 1.70   Per capita Income Dale Warner / Thomas Sowell
 1.95   Democrat Kosmin '91
 1.75   Democratic
 1.12   2002 National Jewish Commitee Survey household income
 1.05   Some College
-1.75   Conservative
-1.85   Republican
-1.92   Women 30-34 with children 52% vs 27%
-2.38   For Republican House
-2.75   Not registered to vote
-2.95   Income under $20,000 1988 LA Times
-3.25   HS Dropout
-5.2    Voted 96 Republican President

By Percentage
100%   CA Senators 1996
85%    College age jews in college
76%    Most influential intellectuals Alan Dershowitz
60%    Yale Grad students
60%    Top Hollywood positions 60 min
58%    Directors, writers, producers in 2 or more TV series
50+    Clinton Cabinet
50%    Greg McDivitt estimate of "Millionaire" contestants
50-    nearly half of money spent in democratic primaries from jewish contrib
40%    Partners at best NY and DC law firms
40%    American Nobel laureates science economics
20-30% Westinghouse Science Prize 
30%    Faculty at elite college
30%    Supreme Court law clerks
27%    Ivy League Survey
26%    Reporters, editors, execs in print broadcast media
26%    US Law Professors (Volokh UCLA)
25%    ACM Turing Award
23%    1982 Forbes 500 richest Americans
23%    Top 100 wealthy Canadians
21%    High level civil servants
17%    Boston Symphony Strings
17%    Nobel Physiology and Medicine
16%    Time Most Important 25
15%    McArthur "Genius" Awards 1981-97
15%    Time 20 20th Century Inventors
15%    USA Today College Academic Team
14%    Clinton Cabinet 1997
13%    senior corp exec under 40
11%    Nobel Physics Prize
10%    Pulitzer 1997
10%    US Senate
10%    US college faculty
8%     Who's Who 1975
7.7%   Corporate Boards
7.4%   senior corporate exec
7.0%   Forbes HiTech 100 1997
4.0%   College presidents 1988
3.0%   US Voters 1996
2.0%   US Population
2.0%   Who's Who 1944
0.25%  World Popluation
?? Doctors
?? Lawyers
?? Attorneys
?? Accountants
?? Scientists
?? Authors
?? Professional Basketball/Football/Baseball

This table is cited:
La Griffe du Lion: a dialogue between an eleven-year-old prodigy and
his mentor leads to a conjecture on the achievements of Ashkenazic
Jews, and an estimate of the mean IQ of the Nobel laureates.  
Find "Some Thoughts about Jews, IQ and Nobel Laureates" at:




Blacks 4 times more likely than whites to feel anti-Semitic, survey
finds Copyright © 1998 Nando Media Copyright © 1998 The Associated
Press NEW YORK (November 23, 1998 4:39 p.m. EST -- Blacks were found nearly four times as
likely as whites to hold strong anti-Semitic views, according to a
survey released Monday by the Anti-Defamation League.  "Overall, the
number of Americans with strong anti-Semitic opinions dropped to 12
percent from 1992, when the survey found 20 percent embraced
anti-Jewish stereotypes. Those identified as not anti-Semitic rose to
53 percent from 39 percent in 1992. Those in the middle dropped to 35
percent from 41 percent.  " 


Poll Finds Arabs Dislike U.S. Based on Policies It Pursues 
American Freedoms, Values Viewed Favorably, Survey Says 
By Karen DeYoung
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, October 7, 2002; Page A13 
Top political issues: civil and personal rights, health care, followed
by the "rights of the Palestinian people."
In all four countries less than 10 percent viewed U.S.-Arab policy


European Jews from Germany. Reputed to have the highest IQs 
among Jews and Europeans. Columbia
Enclyclopedia Ashkenaz Ashkenazim refers to the German Jews as
distinguished from the Sephardim, the Jews of Spain and Portugal. 

From: "Patricia Hausman"  Date 14 Jul 1999
About 95% of U.S. Jews are Ashkenzis, (including me).  My grandparents
were from Russia and Hungary.

Rushton Revisited
Andrew Duffy
The Ottawa Citizen
October 1, 2005
Research that supports Philippe Rushton includes the work of
anthropologist Henry Harpending. Mr. Harpending led a study that
The researchers, led by anthropologist Henry Harpending, found
that Ashkenazim score higher on IQ tests than any other ethnic
group to which they can be reliably compared. Six times as many
Ashkenazim as Europeans score in the "genius range" above 140 on
IQ tests.
Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud and Gustav Mahler are part of the
Ashkenazim bloodline, as are half of the world's chess
champions. In the U.S., Ashkenazim have won 27 per cent of the
Nobel Prizes awarded to Americans, while making up just three
per cent of the population.


Also see Asian, Awards

%%Nobel Prize

Claims are as high as 20% of Nobel prizes, but my counts come up with
more like 10-15% (which is still an awful lot for such a tiny bunch
of people)

Dor Le Dor: "In the matter of
Nobel Prizes won to date, Jewish men and women have won 21% of them,
despite the fact that Jews make up less than 1/4 of 1% of the world's
population. "
Physiology and Medicine 26 / 165 = 16%

             1908 Elie Metchnikoff, Paul Ehrlich 
             1914 Robert Barany 
             1922 Otto Meyerhof 
             1930 Karl Landsteiner 
             1931 Otto Warburg 
             1936 Otto Loewi 
             1944 Joseph Erlanger, Herbert Spencer Gasser 
             1945 Ernst Boris Chain 
             1946 Hermann Joseph Muller 
             1950 Tadeus Reichstein 
             1952 Selman Abraham Waksman 
             1953 Hans Krebs, Fritz Albert Lipmann 
             1958 Joshua Lederberg 
             1959 Arthur Kornberg 
             1964 Konrad Bloch 
             1965 Francois Jacob, Andre Lwoff 
             1967 George Wald 
             1968 Marshall W Nirenberg 
             1969 Salvador Luria 
             1970 Julius Axelrod, Sir Bernard Katz
             1984 Cesar Milstein (shared with Georges Kohler and Niels Jerne) 

        Chemistry (8)

             1905 Adolph Von Baeyer 
             1906 Henri Moissan 
             1910 Otto Wallach 
             1915 Richard Willstaetter 
             1918 Fritz Haber 
             1943 George Charles de Hevesy 
             1961 Melvin Calvin 
             1962 Max Ferdinand Perutz 

        Physics (17) / 152 = 11%

             1907 Albert Abraham Michelson 
             1908 Gabriel Lippman 
             1921 Albert Einstein 
             1922 Niels Bohr 
             1925 James Franck, Gustav Hertz 
             1943 Otto Stern 
             1944 Isaac Isador Rabi 
             1952 Felix Bloch 
             1954 Max Born 
             1959 Emilio Segre 
             1960 Donald A Glaser 
             1961 Robert Hofstadter 
             1962 Lev Davidovitch Landau 
             1965 Richard Feynman, Julian Schwinger 
             1967 Hans Albrecht Bethe 
             1969 Murray Gell-Mann 

%%USA Today

Analysis by Arthur HU
USA Today Feb 6, 1997 p. 6D
Rank by Population Rate
USA Today College Academic Team

                Number  Pct     US Pop  Index
South   Asian          2   10.0%   0.40%   27.92
        Jewish         3   15.0%    2.0%    7.00
All     Asian          4   20.0%    4.1%    5.50
East    Asian          2   10.0%    2.4%    4.75
        Black          3   15.0%   12.1%    1.38
        Total         20  100.0%  100.0%    1.12
        White         13   65.0%   72.6%    1.00
        Hisp           0    0.0%   11.3%    0.00
Jewish - salesky,schmidt,ackerman 3/20 = 15%


Number of Jews in U.S. Falls 5 Percent 
Report Cites Couples' Decision to Delay Having Children as Principal Cause 
By Alan Cooperman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 9, 2002; Page A03 
[United Jewish communitie conducted the $6 million National Jewish
Population Survey] 52 percent of Jewish women between the ages of 30
and 34 have no children, compared with 27 percent of all American
women in that age group.  

@@black ancestry

May 9, 1999
Group in Africa Has Jewish Roots, DNA Indicates

@@black conflict

\priv\96b\06\jewblack.txt - jewish talk show hosts who make blacks look
bad, jewish research into racial inferiority, etc.
(Marcus Lewis is president of National African American Consensus based
in Los Angeles)
The Final Call Online Edition


Mother Jones Interactive; March/April 1998 The New Power Elite By
1995, while Jews totaled 2.5 percent of the U.S. population, they
represented 7.7 percent of those on corporate boards. 


See acollege.htm


A Little History of Jewish Enrollment in Higher Learning
Steven L. Pease

Current Levels of Jewish Enrollment

The published results for the 2001 SAT test place Jews second, behind
only the small group of self-identified Unitarians. The Unitarians had
average scores of 1209 (out of a maximum of 1600) versus the Jews at
1161 and the national average of 1020.

With today's better-dispersed Jewish population, the reduced emphasis
on geographic diversity, and outstanding SAT scores, Jews have climbed
to remarkable levels of enrollment at our best schools.

Exhibits 6a and 6b show what that means. Two caveats deserve mention
before plowing into the numbers. First, realize the 2.1 percent
estimate for Jews as a percent of the U.S. population is probably high
for college-age students. This is because Jews are not reproducing at
a replacement rate, and they have a median age of forty-one, six years
higher than the U.S. average of thirty-five. Moreover, the percentage
of Jews under age eighteen is only 21 percent of the Jewish population
versus 26 percent for the overall U.S. population. The second caveat
is that most of the enrollment numbers for Jews on the various
campuses come from Hillel, the nonprofit association supporting Jewish
students on campus. Hillel is not exactly a disinterested party,
though they appear to be the single best source for such data, and
both Jews and non-Jews draw on the data and regard them as credible.

In any case, Jews now are 21 percent of the enrollment at Ivy League
schools (30 percent at Penn, 29 percent at Yale and 26 percent at
Harvard). Perhaps now we now know why Bill Clinton had so many Jews in
his administration. Like Lanny Davis, they were all his Yale
classmates! Princeton and Dartmouth bring up the rear at 10 percent
Jewish enrollment, and interestingly both have had something of a
reputation for anti-Semitism despite until recently having had Jewish
presidents. Even in the less prestigious but still excellent Big 10
and PAC 10 schools, enrollment numbers for Jews are impressive at 8
percent and 7 percent respectively. In that regard, since Big 10 and
PAC 10 schools, unlike the Ivy League, tend to draw heavily from the
local populations, it is instructive to compare the school-by-school
averages with the percent of Jewish populations of the respective
states. In that sense, the 8.4 percent Jewish enrollment at the
University of Washington is even more impressive, since the state has
a Jewish population of only 0.7 percent. The University of Michigan
and Northwestern are similarly notable by that standard.


The NORC study of college seniors back in the Sixties, if read carefully, 
predicted a decline in the percentage of Jewish academics.  Jews were then 
six percent of college seniors, but 24% and 22% respectively of those 
planning to go to law school and med school. Children of well-off Jews went 
into those fields; children of poor Jews became academics. Was pretty clear 
that there weren't going to be that many poor Jews in the next generation. 
As for Jews in business, they have in recent decades naturally gravitated to 
the media/Hollywood/Silicon Valley complex, rather than the hard sciences. 
More fun, and often a better chance for reward. 
At Yale, [jewish quotas ] it was dropped for admission for the class of '69, which would have 
been the admissions year 1964-65. All similar schools did the same thing 
within a year or two on either side. 
1/11/2002 Jim Chapin

YGGDRASIL (controversial "white" activist)
Diversity's Losers - Part II - The Universities

Again, courtesy of the Hillel Guide, we have the number of Jews attending
each institution. Through the miracle of simple subtraction, we then get
the number and percentage of white gentiles attending each of these

                        TOP 15 NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES

       YALE          10000      67     6700  3000  30  3700   37
       PRINCETON     5700       70     3990  800   14  3190   56
       HARVARD       16700      45     7515  4500  27  3015   18
       DUKE          9500       72     6840  1500  16  5340   56
       MIT           9800       48     4704  875   09  3829   39
       STANFORD      14000      50     7000  2000  14  5000   36
       DARTMOUTH     5270       57     3004  500   09  2504   47
       BROWN         7100       67     4757  1600  23  3157   44
       CALTECH       2050       56     1148  100   05  1048   51
       NORTHWESTERN  10000      68     6800  2000  20  4800   48
       COLUMBIA      19000      58     11020 6000  32  5020   26
       CHICAGO       8500       60     5100  1350  16  3750   44
       PENN          22800      60     13680 7000  31  6680   29
       CORNELL       18500      67     12395 3000  16  9395   51
       HOPKINS       4400       65     2860  800   18  2060   47
       TOTALS        163320            97513 35025 21  62488  38

Nationally, blacks constitute 12% of our population, hispanics 9% and
asians 3%. Whites are 75% of the population. Jews comprise 2.4% of the
population, so non-hispanic white gentiles make up 73% of the total.

@@college president

American Demographics September 1988 p. 14
"Ivory Power" Blayne Cutler
95% white
89% male
4% Jewish (vs 2 pop)
From The University and College Presidents
Heidrick and Struggles


See awards.htm

Date sent:      	Tue, 22 Sep 1998 15:44:15 -0700
From:           	Norm Matloff
Subject:        	Jews in the computer industry
I would estimate that about only about 2 to 3% of our computer
science students at UCD are Jewish, which is well below the Jewish
percentage in the overall UCD student population.  Norm

arthur responds We've got a confirmed minimum 6% as possibly as high
as 12% of Forbes hi tech 100, compared to 2% population. Jews are
15-20% of ivy league school and MIT, and are the most
over-represented group along with chinese and indians on the
Westinghouse and USA today academic awards, based on surnames. How do
you get your estimates?
Jews in Computer and Information Science
Jewish Winners of the ACM A.M. Turing Award in Computer Science (26% of all recipients) 
Jewish Winners of the IEEE C.E. Shannon Award in Information Theory (44% of all recipients)
The invention of context-free languages by Noam Chomsky.
The co-discovery of NP-completeness by Leonid Levin.
The co-invention of BASIC by John Kemeny. (and Thomas Kurtz)
At least one-third of the nine-person team that developed FORTRAN
under John Backus+ at IBM were Jewish.
LISP, the second-oldest high-level programming language still in use
(primarily in artificial intelligence research), was invented by John
McCarthy* in 1958.
The invention of the computer spreadsheet by Dan Bricklin and Robert
Frankston.  Bricklin and Frankston's VisiCalc spreadsheet was the
first "killer app."  The Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet program, the most
successful software product of its time, was developed by Jonathan
Sachs and Mitchell Kapor.
The co-founding of the field of artificial intelligence by Marvin
Minsky, Herbert Simon*, and John McCarthy*.  (Allen Newell+ is
considered to have been the other one of its four founders.6)

And the chinese - We've got An Wang and, um, well we've got An Wang
and he invented the core memory, right?

10 Senate out of 100 = 10%
25 House


"Group of rabbis shuts out US Jews" San Jose Mercury News March 22,
1997 p. 1 The Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and
Canada will formally declare that the 80% of US Jews who are Reform
or Conservative "are not Jewish".

US News and World Report April 21, 1997 " ORTHODOXY A question of
identity" Israel proposes to only recognize orthodox conversions.
\clip\97\11\jewdiv.txt US News 4/21/97 ORTHODOXY A question of

How the 5.9 million Jews in the United States identify themselves:
              Conservative 40%
              Reform 39%
              Orthodox 8%
              Other 13%
              Source: Council of Jewish Federations


         \doc\95\01\jewsedin.wk1 - Jewish profile, 1988 LA Times poll
         Los Angeles Times Poll
         Los Angeles Times April 13, 1988 p. 14

                              Jews        US          Ratio
         Dropout HS                    8          26        -3.25
         HS Graduate                  20          39        -1.95
         Some College                 17          16         1.05
         College Grad +               47          18         2.65

Number of Jews in U.S. Falls 5 Percent 
Report Cites Couples' Decision to Delay Having Children as Principal Cause 
By Alan Cooperman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 9, 2002; Page A03 

[United Jewish Committee conducted the $6 million National Jewish
Population Survey] The number of Americans who identify themselves as
Jews fell by 5 percent from 1990 to 2000, the first statistically
significant decline in the U.S.  Jewish population since 1800, 52
percent of Jewish women between the ages of 30 and 34 have no
children, compared with 27 percent of all American women in that age
group.  The survey found that 24 percent of American Jews hold
graduate degrees, compared with 5 percent of the general population,
and that the median income of Jewish households is $50,000, compared
with a national figure of $42,000. 


 Why Jews Don't Farm By Steven E. Landsburg Posted Friday, June 13,
2003, at 1:37 PM PT "You have to go
back almost 2,000 years to find a time when Jews, like virtually every
other identifiable group, were primarily an agricultural people. "


Even within Jews, there is a large gap between the Askenazi
(European, American) Jews and Mizrahi (Asian and African) with rates
of higher education in the range of half that of the advanced groups.
            1986-87       1994-95
            HS            Coll
Askenazi    42    50      17  27
Mizrahi     23    34      14  23


NS 2764: How religion made Jews genetically distinct
* 13:00 04 June 2010 by Andy Coghlan

Jewish populations around the world share more than traditions and
laws--they also have a common genetic background. That is the
conclusion of the most comprehensive genetic study yet aimed at
tracing the ancestry of Jewish people.

In a study of over 200 Jews from cities in three different
countries, researchers found that all of them descended from a
founding community that lived 2500 years ago in Mesopotamia.

Harry Ostrer of New York University, whose team carried out the
study, likens modern Jewish populations to a series of genetic
islands spread across the world.

The team found genetic traces of a period of intense conversion to
Judaism during the time of the Roman Empire, when up to 10 per cent
of citizens were Jewish. Among modern non-Jewish Europeans,
Italians, Sardinians and the French are most closely genetically
similar to modern Jews, the team found.

z47\clip\2001\dnafrom.txt Cover Story 1/29/01 USNWR Where We Come
From Recent advances in genetics are starting to illuminate the
wanderings of early humans last June, Hammer published results
showing that although Palestinian and Jewish men may be political
foes, they are also brethren, so closely related as to be genetically

The Haredim Who Are the Haredim?  The Diaspora custom is to call them
"hasidic Jews," though not all of them are. Hasidim are indeed the
largest group. Another term often applied to the haredim,
"Ultraorthodox," evokes two associations: greater orthodoxy than
Orthodoxy,3 and resistance to every Jewish movement that has arisen
since the late eighteenth century—Reform and its Conservative
backlash, the Emancipation, the Haskalah (the Jewish Enlightenment),
secularism, assimilationism, and Zionism, including its Orthodox wing.


Really conservative old-fashioned Jews.

"The Pious Ones" by Harvey Arden National Geographic August 1975 p.
276 (I have this issue) Hasidic Jews in New York City

Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 2000 v115 i3 p905 
              Full Text: COPYRIGHT 2000 MIT Press Journals 

@@Holocaust (TM)


\doc\web\97\02\austsemi.txt George M Kren  One point
Weiss -- in contrast to Goldhagen makes -- is the much stronger
anti-Semitism prevalent in Austria as against Germany.  Weiss notes
(p, 173) that the Austrians who made up 8% of "Greater Germany" made
up 14% of the SS, and 40% of the staff of the death camps.  


Catholics helped save jews PIUS
XII AND THE JEWS - FACT SHEET The following text first appeared in
Catholic Family #10, Autumn 1991.  For further information contact
860,000 lives saved - the truth about Pius XII and the Jews

Catholics Were they responsible
for the holocaust? Interesting charge, but perhaps unfairly anti-


Holocaust Memorial Center

Cybrary of the Holocaust
"the 6 million and the 5 million often forgotten" Yes there
were 6 million killed, and the death camps were as
advertised. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Huge pile of links:

\clip\97\12\holo\deaths.htm 4/97
Chart of deaths caused by Holocaust Deceit &
Misrepresentation The Techniques of Holocaust Denial

figures for deaths

Auschwitz: Compiling the estimates on numbers exterminated Note that
Himmler was successful in his attempts to camouflage reality to the
degree that present-day Holocaust denial insists that Jews were
simply "relocated to the East," and not exterminated. Eichmann's
interrogation regarding the total number of victims supports
Fleming's figure of about five million killed (See eichmann
eichmann.005), while figures compiled by Yehuda Bauer, of Yad Vashem,
Jerusalem, are somewhat higher. Bauer's figures are in the right-most

     German Reich (boundaries of 1938)       130,000   125,000
     Austria                                  58,000    65,000
     Belgium                                  26,000
     Belgium & Luxembourg                               24,700 
     Bulgaria                                  7,000
     Czechoslovakia (boundaries of 1938)     245,000   277,000
     France                                   64,000    83,000
     Greece                                   58,000    65,000
     Hungary & Carpatho-Ukraine              300,000   402,000*
     Italy                                     8,000     7,500*
     Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia              200,000
     Luxembourg                                3,000
     Netherlands                             101,800   106,000
     Norway                                      677       760
     Poland (boundaries of 1939)           2,700,000
     Polish-Soviet area                              4,565,000
     Romania (boundaries prior to 1940)      220,000    40,000
     USSR (boundaries prior to 1939)         800,000
     Yugoslavia                               54,000    60,000*
                                           4,975,477 5,820,960

                                          * May be underestimated

The Nizkor Project 
HTML: Hilary Ostrov 
Director: Ken McVay OBC 
Financial Support 
January 29, 1997 
Copyright © 1993-1997 Ken McVay 

%%Revisionist (boo, hiss, hmmm....)

(hey I just found this stuff, I don't know how good it is, but
it's interesting...) pretty amazing graphics "proving" the
deaths camps weren't what people said they were. Revisionist 120
Questions about the holocaust and revisionists "6. What conclusions
did Prof. Arthur Butz reach about the extent of Jewish mortality
during World War II after extensive investigations lasting for years?
Prof. Butz has stated that "about 350,000 or perhaps 400,000 inmates
died in the German camps during the war, some minority of that number
being Jews." (Note, this hangs from a heavily anti-Jewish site)

"This cross-checking, therefore, confirms the estimate of
approximately 3 million European Jews under German occupation."  "And
yet it is known that large numbers of Jews were alive in Europe after
1945. Philip Friedmann in Their Brother's Keepers (N.Y., 1957, p.
13), states that "at least a million Jews survived in the very
crucible of the Nazi hell," while the official figure of the Jewish
Joint Distribution Committee is 1,559,600. Thus, even if one accepts
the latter estimate, the number of possible wartime Jewish deaths
could not have exceeded a limit of one and a half million."  "The
World Almanac of 1938 gives the number of Jews in the world as
16,588,259. But after the war, the New York Times, February 22nd,
1948 placed the number of Jews in the world at a minimum of
15,600,000 and a maximum of 18,700,000. Quite obviously, these
figures make it impossible for the number of Jewish war-time
casualties to be measured in anything but thousands. 15-1/2 million
in 1938 minus the alleged six million leaves nine million; " It is
remarkable that the testimony of this highly dubious person Hoettl is
said to constitute the only "proof' regarding the murder of six
million Jews. In his affidavit of November 26th, 1945 he stated, not
that he knew but that Eichmann had "told him" in August 1944 in
Budapest that a total of 6 million Jews had been exterminated."

Note that since this fall under a page titled "jewish conspiracy", 
the accuracy is a bit suspect.

@@income  notes:

American family income by ethnic group as a percentage of the
National average from Thomas Sowell's _Markets and Minorities_ which
cites the US Bureau of the Census and the National Jewish Population
Study (whatever that is), (1.72 compares to 1.18 for LA Times survey)

W1.0 J1.72 Ch1.12 In1.42(90 census)
        Average         100
        Jewish          172
        Japanese        132
        Polish          115
        Chinese         112
        Italian         112
        German          107
        Irish           102
        Filipino         99
        West Indian      94
        Mexican          76
        Puerto Rican     63
        Black            62
        Amer. Indian     60

Which on first glance does make it look as if the Jewish community
is the one to beat. However it is *family* income so larger families
with more family members working probably skews the Chinese figures.
And the Jewish figures are biased by *age* as the median ages in the
US are,

        Jewish          46
        Polish          40
        Irish           37
        Italian         36
        German          36
        Japanese        32
        Total US        28
        Chinese         27
        Black           22
        Amer. Indian    20
        Mexican         18
        Puerto Rican    18

If half the American Jewish community is 46 or over (and the mind
boggles at the concept) it is no wonder that the average income is
so high.

         \doc\95\01\jewsedin.wk1 - Jewish profile, 1988 LA Times poll
         Los Angeles Times Poll
         Los Angeles Times April 13, 1988 p. 14

                              Jews        US          Ratio
         Under $20,000                10          29        -2.95
         $20-$40,000                  23          35        -1.55
         Over $40,000                 47          25         1.85
         Median                  $37,000     $31,000         1.19
Median estimated from distribution by A. Hu

Jewish-Americans (Joanne was correct) on average make about 170% of
average per capita incomes.  Irish-Americans, on the other hand and on
average, make about 102% of average per capita incomes.
German-Americans, Polish-Americans, etc., all make different average
per capita incomes.  Dale Warner, based on writings of Thomas Sowell,
data circa 1960

Number of Jews in U.S. Falls 5 Percent 
Report Cites Couples' Decision to Delay Having Children as Principal Cause 
By Alan Cooperman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 9, 2002; Page A03 
[United Jewish Committee conducted the $6 million National Jewish
Population Survey] The median income of Jewish households is $50,000,
compared with a national figure of $42,000. [factor of 1.19]


See intelligence

Jews are among the most highly rated in IQ of any ethnic or religious groups. Beyond the usual cultural explanation, there is a school of thought that maybe these guys ARE selected to be smarter. There is some thought that cultural selection which favored rabbis or academics over a few thousand years might be enough to account for this difference. The other explanation is that there is no such thing as IQ and all ethnic groups are equal in all talents by definition.

[PDF] Natural History of Ashkenazi Intelligence - MIT

by G Cochran The Psychometric Evidence about Ashkenazi IQ. Ashkenazi Jews have the highest average IQ of any ethnic group for which there are reliable data. They score ...

(PDF) Natural history of Ashkenazi intelligence - ResearchGate

Jul 31, 2018 - PDF | This paper elaborates the hypothesis that the unique demography ... spectrum of high IQ jobs, and several other Ashkenazi disorders, ...


Jun 7, 2013 - Ashkenazi Jews, aka Ashkenazim, are the descendants of Jews from ... A Jewishaverage IQ of 115 is 8 points higher than the generally ...

[PDF] How Jews Became Smart: Anti-"Natural History of Ashkenazi ...
by RB Ferguson - ?Cited by 7 - ?Related articles
Natural History of Ashkenazi Intelligence (NHAI) provides a novel answer to a long- ... which emphasizes geneticlbiological bases, the extent of Ashkenazi IQ ...

[PDF] The intelligence of American Jews - - University of ...
 by R Lynn - ?2004  The results confirm previous reports that the verbal IQ of American Jews is ... IQ in the 117 range forAshkenazi Jewish children, with a verbal IQ in the range of ...

Ashkenazi Jewish intelligence - Wikipedia  Ashkenazi Jewish intelligence, often referred to as the "Jewish genius", is a subject that ... The averageIQ score of Ashkenazi Jews has been calculated to be within the range of 108 to 115 under some ..... Cochran, Gregory; Hardy, Jason; and Harpending, Henry (2006): "Natural History of AshkenaziIntelligence" (PDF).

[PDF] Ashkenazi Evolution - The University of Utah  Ashkenazi Jews roughly have about half Middle. Eastern ... Ashkenazi “appear” in history about the time ... Sephardic and Oriental Jews show no IQ elevation.

A comparative study of the general factor of personality in Jewish and ...

Feb 10, 2015 - Ashkenazi Jewish IQ esti- mates range from one half to a full standard deviation above the non-Jewish mean (Cochran, Hardy, & Harpending, ...

Are Jews Smarter Than Everyone Else? - NCBI - NIH

by SL Gilman
Jews in America and Britain have an overall IQ mean somewhere between a half ... Their paper “Natural History of Ashkenazi Intelligence” argued that Jewish ...

The Natural History of Ashkenazi Intelligence
Gregory Cochran
Jason Hardy
Henry Harpending
Abstract: hypothesis that the unique demography and sociology of
Ashkenazi in medieval Europe selected strongly for intelligence. The
usury laws provided a unique niche, and Ashkenazi literacy and closure
to inward gene flow led to a social environment in which there was
high fitness payoff to intelligence, specifically verbal and
mathematical intelligence but not spatial ability.

Ashkenazi Jews have the highest average IQ of any ethnic group. They
score 0.75 to 1.0 standard deviation above the general European
average, which corresponds to an IQ score around 112-115. Thishas been
seen in many studies (Backman.1972, Levinson 1959, Romanoff 1976),
although a recent review concludes that the advantage is slightly
less, only half a standard deviation (Lynn, 2004).... are hugely
overrepresented in those jobs and accomplishments with the highest
cognitive demands. During the 20th century, they made up about 3% of
the US population, but won 27%of the US Nobel science prizes and 25%
of the ACM Turing awards. They account for more than half of world
chess champions.Ashkenazi Jews have an unusual ability profile, as
well as higher than average IQ. They have high verbal and mathematical
scores, while their visuospatial abilities are typically somewhat
lower (by aboutone half a standard deviation) than the European
average (Levinson 1977, Levinson and Block 1977).... great success in
mathematicsand literature, more typical results in representational
painting, sculpture, and architecture... non-Ashkenazi Jews do not
have high average IQ test scores (Ortar 1967), nor are they
overrepresented in cognitively demanding fields.


Gregory Cochran
How the Ashkenazi Got Their Smarts
Ashkenazi Jews have the highest average IQ of any ethnic group. They
score 0.75 to 1.0 standard deviations above the general European
average, which corresponds to an IQ score around 112-115.  During the
20th century, they made up about 3% of the US population, but won 27%
of the US Nobel science prizes and 25% of the ACM Turing awards. They
account for more than half of world chess champions. 
Only the Ashkenazi had low gene flow and a preponderance of 
occupations with high IQ elasticity for hundreds of years. That is 
enough to have caused the IQ increase that we observe.

z45\priv\2000\10\jewiq.txt James Guest, Ron Unz, Sailer speculate on
blue eyed jews and Bar Mitzvah as reason for high jewish IQ.

Kevin MadDonald on "jewish eugenics"


While it is common, it is still strongly frowned upon, one-third of Jews
believe it to be the strongest threat to Jewish life.

Jewish News of Greater Phoenix AJC poll:
Anti-Semitism poses greater threat than intermarriage (geez,
intermarriage must be pretty bad...) But of the 61 percent of
respondents who listed anti-Semitism as a greater threat, 82 percent
of them were intermarried.

\doc\web\97\06\jewopen.txt Asked "In your opinion, which is a greater
threat to Jewish life in the United States today - intermarriage or
anti-Semitism?" 61 percent of American Jews answer "anti-Semitism,"
32 percent "intermarriage," 4 percent volunteer "both equally," and 2
percent are "not sure."



1500 BCE Hebrews move into Israel


A Brief Early History in Maps
Mid East Web

Canaan had been a collection of city-states, tributary to the Egyptian
Pharoah, as attested to in the Tel- El Amarna tablets. The breakup of
the Egyptian empire beginning about 1500 BCE made possible the
invasion of the Hebrews.

After the first Jewish rebellion and fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD, large
numbers of Jews were exiled.

From: Jerry Pournelle 

* The Romans moved the Jews physically out of the region. Some
remained, of course, but the political structure was gone, and Judah
was no longer a nation.  The Assyrians accomplished the same thing
with Israel some years earlier.

* The Persians took Jerusalem in 614, and tried to impose their brand of
paganism. 60,000 or so were killed and another 35,000 or so were taken
from Jerusalem as prisoners.

* Arabs then burst out of the desert from 622,

* Comes now the Crusaders, and the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Some of
the Palestinian arabs were converted.

* In 1453 Constantinople became Istanbul and the Ottomans took over the

* After WW I the French and the Brits divided up mandates, the
Hashemites who had been Protectors of Mecca were given Trans-Jordan
and Iraq (artificial kingdoms created for them so that the Brits could
honor promises made by Lawrence of Arabia to Ibn Saud, a desert
upstart who joined up with the Brits at just the right moment).

* After 1948 all Jews were expelled from Judea and Samaria (which is
what the Jews call the West Bank).


\clip\97\12\jewjapan.txt From: THE JEWS OF JAPAN By Alan M. Tigay In the vast
physical and human panorama of Japan a California sized country with
120 million people there are little more than 1,000 Jews.


 Hebronics (joke)


\clip\98\14\lawclerk.txt Mr. Volokh teaches at UCLA Law School. The Wall Street Journal
Interactive Edition -- October 12, 1998 Rule of Law: Racial Politics
at the Supreme Court By EUGENE VOLOKH Jews, 2% of the full-time
working population, make up 26% of the nation's law professors. Jews
also tend to make up about 30% of the Supreme Court clerks,



The Alien Grip on Our News and Entertainment Media Must Be Broken
By the Research Staff of National Vanguard Magazine, PO Box 330,
Hillsboro, West Virginia 24946 USA. FAX# 304-653-4690


jews have been simultaneously ardent propagators of socialism and the
targeted victims of socialism. Trotsky was the organizer of the
Bolshevik Revolution, and anti-Semitism became a pillar of the
Stalinist regime in Russia and Eastern Europe. In 1918, the chief
rabbi of Moscow is said to have told Trotsky (born Bronstein): “The
Trotskys made the revolutions, and the Bronsteins pay for it.” In
Russia, this history keeps repeating itself. Today, many Russians are
persuaded that the Bolshevik Revolution was a Jewish plot, and because
many of the new tycoons are Jewish, capitalism is accused of being a
Jewish plot as well. Around and around we go. 
Guy Sorman The Paradox of Jewish Capitalists Are the beneficiaries of
free markets also its most ardent opponents?  5 February 2010
Capitalism and the Jews, by Jerry Z. Muller (Princeton, 272 pp.,
$24.95) In a 1972 lecture, “Capitalism and the Jews,” Nobel laureate
Milton Friedman presented a paradox: Jews “owe an enormous debt to
free enterprise and competitive capitalism,” he said, but “for at
least the past century the Jews have been consistently opposed to
capitalism and have done much on an ideological level to undermine
it.” According to historian Jerry Muller, Friedman’s paradox may make
for a great headline, but it cannot be substantiated. Only the first
premise is true—there is little doubt that capitalism has benefited
Jews. And as Muller shows, there is equally little doubt that Jews
have excelled at developing capitalism in the West.

Jerry Z. Muller: Capitalism and the Jews
JEWS By Jerry Z. Muller 267 pp. Princeton University Press. $24.95

The question of why so many Jews have been so good at making money is
a touchy one. For hundreds of years, it has been fraught with
suspicion, denial, resentment, guilt, self-hatred and violence. No
wonder Jews and gentiles alike are so uncomfortable confronting Jewish
capitalistic competence. Still, in his slim essay collection
"Capitalism and the Jews," Jerry Z. Muller presents a provocative and
accessible survey of how Jewish culture and historical accident
ripened Jews for commercial success and why that success has earned
them so much misfortune.

 From Aristotle through the Renaissance (and then again in the 19th
century, thanks to that Jew-baiting former Jew Karl Marx), thinkers
believed that money should be considered sterile, a mere means of
exchange incapable of producing additional value. Only labor could be
truly productive, it was thought, and anyone who extracted money from
money alone--that is, through interest--must surely be a parasite, or
at the very least a fraud. The Bible also contended that charging
interest was sinful,

@@movies \clip\98\08\jewshol.txt Do
Jews Run Hollywood?  You bet they do--and what of it?  by Ben Stein "
Crafty 60 Minutes had studied the top slots in town. Their research
showed that "only" about 60 percent of the most important positions
in Hollywood were run by Jews. What did I think?  "

Saturday, February 7, 1998 Hollywood documentary starts strong, loses
focus " Hollywoodism is based on Neal Gabler's bestseller, An Empire
Of Their Own: How The Jews Invented Hollywood.  " By LIZ BRAUN
Toronto Sun How tinseltown was created by a handful of Eastern
European immigrants is the focus of Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies And
The American Dream.  The documentary from writer/director Simcha
Jacobovici traces an historical connection between showbiz and

Wednesday, November 19, 1997 Sydney Morning Herald.  Hollywood? Just
the Jews fitting in The director's cut ... Elliott Halpern offers an
intriguing view of Hollywood. Photo by STEVEN SIEWERT By RICHARD
JINMAN, Entertainment Writer Seen through Elliott Halpern's lens,
Superman is the "ultimate Jewish fantasy" and My Fair Lady a classic
immigrant story about "fitting in".
\clip\98\07\reellife.txt REEL LIFE Filmdom's chosen people BY LAURA
LIND They fled a nightmare to build a dream.  Hollywood's first movie
moguls, Louis B. Mayer and Sam Goldwyn, founders of MGM, the Warner
brothers, William Fox of 20th Century Fox, Adolph Zukor, founder of
Paramount, Carl Laemmle, founder of Universal, and Harry Cohn, head
of Columbia, were all Jewish immigrants or children of immigrants,
fleeing annihilation in Eastern Europe.


Believe it or not, one way of determining if a name is common among
Jewish people is to do a DejaNews search with a filter of
soc.culture.jewish. Jewish organizations themselves use a statistical
method of picking out names likely to be jewish in making estimates
of their own population, and this is also common for Asians as well.

My list of likely Jewish Names Not to be
used to harm people.

Are Marketers the New Racial Profilers?
By Margaret Littman, AlterNet
October 24, 2002
marketing experts say that Hillel and a number of Jewish, Catholic and
other religious organizations use software that can automatically
identify individual's probable ethnic background and religious
affiliation. Such technology, often called ethnic screening or name
analysis, can be applied to in-house databases, like Vanderbilt's
alumni list, or to a rented or exchanged list available to marketers,
to create targeted mailing lists of religious observers or specific


 American Jewish Committee "1997
Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion," Publications Department,
American Jewish Committee, 165 East 56th Street, New York, NY 10022.

American Jews on
34 percent decreased (16 lot 18 little)
48 percent same
15 percent increased (3 lot 12 little)
 3 percent not sure

60% legal under any circum (vs 25 national, ratio 2.0)
33% legal under certain circum
 6% always illegal
 1% not sure

Death Penalty
80% favor
16% oppose
 4% not sure

Most anti-semitic groups
Most/Many antisemitic
22/25 Religious Right
21/26 Moslems
10/20 Fundamentalist Protestance
 7/20 Black

Intermarriage greatest threat to Jewish Life vs. A/S
61% Antisemitism
32% intermarrage


American Jewish Committee Home Page


Racial origin of jews

Has Genetic Science Closed the Question of Origin of Ashkenazi Jews?
by Daniel Friedman 
A recent article reporting research by Dr. M. F. Hammer, et al.
(“Jewish and Middle Eastern non-Jewish Populations Share a Common
Pool of Y-chromosome Biallelic Haplotypes”, PNAS, vol. 97, no. 12,
June 6, 2000), may re-open the debate over the ancestry of Ashkenazi
Jews (the European Jewish communities which originated in Germany and
spread throughout medieval Eastern Europe). Hammer's study supports
the contention that middle Eastern Jews and non-Jews share common


These are the guys that have to wear a yarmulke, can't flip switches
or drive on the Sabbath, plus all the usual kosher stuff.


The Orthodox Jew and the Vice Presidency By Judith Shulevitz Posted
Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at 408 p.m. PT


One of the primary objections or point of admiration of Jews is their
remarkable level of overrepresentation in so many desirable fields.
Personally, if a group is stpendously successful, they should be
celebrated rather than reviled for it. The census leaves out religion
because of fears it would expose Jewish overrepresentation.

See Awards

High Noon to Midnight
Center for Immigration Studies
High Noon to Midnight: Why Current Immigration Policy Dooms American Jewry
April 2004
By Dr. Steven M. Steinlight
Nearly half the money spent in Democratic Party
   presidential primaries comes from Jewish contributors. In recent
   years, Jewish presence at the highest levels of government has become
   routine. A majority of Clintons cabinet members were Jews. Jewish
   advisors play key roles in the Bush administrations national security,
   foreign and military affairs.
 10 percent of the U.S.
   Senate is Jewish, as is a majority of the presidents at Ivy League
   universities, and faculties and student bodies at elite colleges

MattNF at observes that over-representation
might be even higher than it appears in most statistics:
About 40 percent of the lawyers at the most prestigious New York and
Washington law firms are Jewish (this is from Seymour Martin Lipset,
a highly respected, but ridiculously centrist and uninnovative,
23 percent of the 500 wealthiest Americans are Jewish, according to
Lipset.  In Canada, as many as 23 of the 100 wealthiest Canadians are
Jewish, according to the Rich 100 list in Canadian Business magazine
(23 times their share of the population).  Chinese are on par with
their share of the population, at 3 percent. 

Steve Sailer 4/2002
pp. 26-27 of "Jews and the New American Scene," by leading sociologist 
Seymour Martin Lipset and prominent advocate for Jewish causes Earl Raab:
"During the last three decades Jews have made up 50% of the top two hundred 
intellectuals, 40 percent of American Nobel Prize Winners in science and 
economics, 20 percent of professors at the leading universities, 21 percent 
of high level civil servants, 40 percent of partners in the leading law firms 
in New York and Washington, 26% of the reporters, editors, and executives of 
the major print and broadcast media, 59 percent of the directors, writers, 
and producers of the fifty top-grossing motion pictures from 1965 to 1982, 
and 58 percent of directors, writers, and producers in two or more primetime 
television series."
The book's footnotes cite the sources for all these data points.


Vital Stats
Newsweek April 1, 2002
"The Future of Israel"
Jew    Pale                     US Black White
28     17    Median Age
$18,900$1680 GDP Per Capita
$1,500 $360  Monthly Wage          ~15%     7%
9%     38%   Unemployment           10%     5%
3.4    6     Household Size
95%    86%   Literacy              98%     98%
37%    11.9% 13+ Yrs education     ~30%   ~35%
79     +66    Life Expectancy       70      76
2.6    +6.1   Children per woman
 .6%   +4-7%  Infant Mortality      1.7%    .8%

+ from Health, Development, Information and Policy Institute in

Note- most figures compare unfavorably with African Americans, most
Jewish figures favorable with Americans.

Health, Development, Information and Policy Institute
Health in Palestine: Potential and Challenges
March 1997
Estimates of infant mortality vary considerably. In 1993 infant
mortality was reported to be 40-45 per thousand live births, while
community studies estimate rates to be between 50 and 70 per 1000.
Suggestions of dramatic declines in IMR are unlikely in the absence of
significant changes in living standards or health services. Accurate
estimates of maternal mortality are not available, the most recent
Ministry of Health (MOH) estimate being 25 per 100,000 live births,
and the actual figure is likely to be higher than this. Life
expectancy at birth is 66 years

Palestineans comprise
 7%  1.0  work force
44%  6.0  construction workers
17%  2.5  agriculture workers
 6%  1.0  service workers
 4% -2.0  industrial workers

only 1/3 employed p's have work permits, none can
stay the night
on average earn 40% less than israeli counterparts
No Palestineans Need Apply Time Nov 26, 1990 p.,47

Wednesday, October 11, 2000
Myths of the Middle East
by Joseph Farah
In the Six-Day War, Israel captured Judea, Samaria and East
Jerusalem. But they didn’t capture these territories from Yasser Arafat.
They captured them from Jordan’s King Hussein.
What about Islam’s holy sites? There are none in Jerusalem.
The first time the name was used was in 70 A.D. when the Romans
committed genocide against the Jews, smashed the Temple and declared
the land of Israel would be no more. From then on, the Romans
promised, it would be known as Palestine.


United Press 
International: Analysis: Hamas history tied to Israel 
Analysis: Hamas history tied to Israel By Richard Sale
UPI Terrorism Correspondent
From the International
  Desk Published
6/18/2002 8:13 PM View
according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials,
beginning in the late 1970s, Tel Aviv gave direct and indirect financial
aid to Hamas over a period of years.



Who's Behind the War on Orthodox Jewish Schools? Sultan Knish

2016, a poll showed Trump beating Hillary Clinton 66% to 22% among Orthodox Jews. This wasn’t as unusual as it sounds. In New York City, Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods light up as islands in a lefty sea. Romney won over 90% of the vote in some Orthodox Jewish areas. Traditional religious beliefs are associated with conservative politics among Jews the same way that they are among Christians. 60% of Jews who attended weekly religious services disapproved of Obama while those who didn’t, mostly supported him. Why do American Jews lean much more to the left? Because only 11% of American Jews attend weekly synagogue services. Well below the 40% national average. Only 34% of American Jews are certain that they believe in G-d. What do they believe in? When asked what it means to be Jewish, 56% mentioned social justice, 42% comedy and only 19% percent mentioned anything involving religion. Meanwhile 63% of Israeli Jews believe “completely” in G-d. Last year, Trump’s approval rating among Orthodox Jews was at 71%. The American Jewish Committee’s Survey wrote the results up glumly as “We have seen the future, and it looks Orthodox".

'Jewish Republican' Isn't an Oxymoron Ronald S Lauder Wall Street Journal June 10, 2002. Somewhere between 1928 and 1932, Jewish voters switched to Democrats. New immigrants swamped the German Jewish population. Only 10% consistently vote GOP in presidential races. Ronald Reagan got 39%, but Kennedy 82%, Johnson 90% Humphrey 81% Clinton 78%. Giuliani got 78%, 42% Lazio, 52% Bloomberg.

Pew Research Center Trends in party affiliation among demographic groups MARCH 20, 2018 By about two-to-one, Jewish voters continue to identify with or lean toward Democratic Party (67% vs. 31% who identify with or lean Republican). This balance is little changed over the last decade.


Jews are now more affluent on average but they have poor too,
even among workers

z50\clip\2001\06\jewpov.txt Single Mom's
Struggles: How the Other Half-Million Live Reality of the Nation's
Poor Jews Belies Stereotypes of Affluence By LISA KEYS FORWARD STAFF
According to Met Council, 145,000 [NYC] Jews, slightly more than 12%
of the city's Jewish population, live below the poverty line.  in
Boston or 9%, of the city's Jews are poor, according to officials of
the city's Jewish federation. In Los Angeles, or 9.5% of households
... vs 7.7% of non-Hispanic whites

Making it on $15,000 a year: the Jewish Poor 
Struggling Jews defy statistics of growing affluence 
Part two of a two-part series 
By Chana Shavelson, Advocate Staff 

@@Sailer, Steve

October 25, 2009
Norman Podhoretz’s Why Are Jews Liberal? Not Good Enough
* consistently 75+% democratic since 1928, with a few exceptions but
always well over 50%
* jews will accept any jews except christian ones
* As Podhoretz trenchantly replies, "If the theory were valid, the
Orthodox would be the most liberal sector of the Jewish community". 
* "… the egalitarianism behind the liberal conception of social
justice is altogether foreign to the Torah. Unlike the New Testament,
which consistently favors the poor over the rich and sees money as the
root of all evil, in the Hebrew Bible riches are just as consistently
considered a blessing.
* back in 1987, Jews made up 92 of the Forbes 400 richest people in
America, according to Nathaniel Weyl’s 1989 book, The Geography of
American Achievement. This month, however, after 22 years in which
power at the federal level has been fairly evenly split between the
two parties, Jacob Berkman, who covers Jewish philanthropists for the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, estimated that in the newly released 2009
Forbes 400: “At least 139 of the Forbes 400 are Jewish” That’s an
increase of about one-half over 22 years.  Hence, Jews, who comprise
about 1/50th of the population, are 1/3rd or more of the Forbes 400.
On a per capita basis, Jewish-Americans are roughly 25 times more
likely than other Americans to be billionaires. 
* Podhoretz contends, plausibly, that liberalism is a substitute
religion for Jews. He quotes Dennis Prager: "Despite their secularism,
Jews may be the most religious ethnic group in the world". When Jews
stopped believing in Jehovah, according to Podhoretz, they didn’t
start believing in nothing; they believed in Marxism.
* Michael Medved sharpens this analysis, pointing out that hostility
toward Christians—anti-Christianism..Medved offers a test of his
hypothesis: "What is the one political or religious position that
makes a Jew utterly unwelcome in the organized community [e.g., in
synagogues]? We accept atheist Jews, Buddhist Jews, pro-Palestinian
Jews, Communist Jews, homosexual Jews, and even sanction Hindu-Jewish
meditation societies. ‘Jews for Jesus’, however, or 'Messianic Jews'
face resistance and exclusion everywhere."'
* its notorious counterpart, anti-Semitism,
Microsoft Word’s spellchecker informs me that there is no such words
as "anti-Christianism"—


African Jews / Spain Portugal

April 24, 2000 Sephardic Jews struggle with ancient ways in a modern
culture by Stuart Eskenazi Seattle Times staff reporter 

\clip\99\14\sephar.txt Columbia
Encyclopedia Sephardim one of the two major geographic divisions of
the Jewish people, consisting of those Jews whose forebears in the
Middle Ages resided in the Iberian Peninsula, as distinguished from
those who lived in Germanic lands, who came to be known as the
Ashkenazim (see Ashkenaz). 


z49\clip\2001\04\jewbase.txt Jews on First By Dann Halem Slate April
12, 2001, at 4:00 p.m. PT As recently as the mid-1990s, there was
barely a smattering of Jewish ballplayers. The number of Jewish
ballplayers on big-league rosters or expected to see action this
season has swelled to 11. Eight Jewish players are in the bigs right
now: destroying the second-most offensive stereotype about Jews in
America: that we suck at sports.


The US Census does not track Jews, reportedly because a Jewish lobby
did not want to be a target of envy in case their income or education
came out too high. 

Candada on the other hand tracks them as both an ethnic group and 
religion, they reportedly rank #1 with Japanese not far behind according to


\clip\96\02\jewfilm.txt San Jose Mercury News Aug 2, 1996 FILM
Hollywood moguls were Jewish, but not many Jewish characters in

@@Palestinean conflict

AGAINST ISRAELI TARGETS By: Aaron Lerner Date: 13 March, 1997 The
following are the results of a poll of a representative sample of 500
adult Palestinians from Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Hebron conducted by
the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion (PCPO) at


z55\clip\2002\04\jewrep.txt,2933,51070,00.html Jewish Voters
Gravitating Toward GOP "Now, all of a sudden, after Sept. 11, they
notice there is a moral clarity which America never showed, which is
an alliance with our brethren that may be living in Israel," he added.
Wednesday, April 24, 2002 By Katie Cobb


%%party - see


1990 5.5 Million
2000 5.2 Million


z55\clip\2002\04\jewstook.txt TUESDAY APRIL 23 2002 The Jews took no
one's land Posted: April 23, 2002 © 2002 When Mark
Twain visited in the 19th we now know as Israel was
practically deserted.  In 1854, according to a report in the New York
Tribune, Jews constituted two-thirds of the population of that holy
city.  1906 estimated 2/3 of Jerusalem was Jewish.

%%United States

Study paints 'mixed picture' of U.S. Jews Janet L. Tu
Seattle Times 9/11/2003
$6M survey conducted every 10 years by United Jewish Communities
National Jewish Population Survey
down 5% in last decade to 5.2M
36% in west in synagogue, 50 NE 53 MW 44 South
West highest intermarriage - 42% non jewish spouse
Study sponsored by Jewish federation of Greater Seattle
37,000 Jews in seattle area, up 27% over 1990 est 29,200
1991-95 intermarriage 43% 47% 1996-2001
52% in 1990 based on Jews raised in another faith,
est narrower definition would be 43%

Published in the Washington Times, Wednesday, October 09, 2002, A3
Median age up 4 years, survey finds
The 2000-2001 National Jewish Population Survey found that 5.2 million
Jews live in the United States, compared with 5.5 million a decade
ago. Their median age rose from 37 to 41 in the same period,
The survey also found that more than half of all Jews have earned a
bachelor's degree, compared with 28 percent of non-Jews, and that 24
percent of Jews have earned a grad-uate degree. The median household
income for Jews is about $50,000, compared with $42,000 for all U.S.
Using a broader def­inition that includes anyone with a Jewish
background would increase the population figure to 6.9 million,


Jun. 24, 2004 23:44  | Updated Jun. 25, 2004 0:38
Jewish people near zero growth
Between 1970 and 2003 the world's total population grew by nearly 2.5 
billion, an increase of over 70 percent. In contrast, the total Jewish 
population increased by only 250,000, or 2 percent," said the study.
92 percent of the Jewish population lives in countries that are in the 
top 20 percentiles of standards of living.

Where the Jews Are
(warning, this appears on a very anti-jewish site) What are the
"big 5" "Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists account for 34,
18, 13, and 6 percent of the world population respectively. The fifth
largest religion in the world is Sikhism - although, if we can call
Hinduism a single religion we might do the same for "Chinese
religion" (syncretic Taoism/Buddhism) which would then be the fifth
largest.  Jews account for less than one-quarter of one percent of
the world's population."  [eva's pagan page, not a fan of any of the
big religions...]

From: In fact, it has worked so well that Jews are
statistically disappearing the American scene.  There are far fewer
Jews in America, percentage-wise, today (2%) than in 1937 (7%).

\priv\96b\07\jewital.txt Italian population Italy's Jewish community
numbers about 40,000 in an overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country of
57 million. Historians say Italy had one of Europe's highest
percentage of Jews saved during the Holocaust, although 8,000 Italian
Jews were sent to Nazi death camps.

"Portrait of Religion" NYT April 10, 1991 
Five states with largest population of Jews
Graduate School and University Center of the City
University of New York

National -    2%
New York      7%
New Jersey    4%
Florida       4%
Massachusetts 4%
Maryland      3%


\clip\96\02\jewfilm.txt San Jose Mercury News Aug 2, 1996 FILM
Hollywood moguls were Jewish, but not many Jewish characters in


Poll Shows Major Shift in Identify of U.S. Jews

The intermarriage rate, a bellwether statistic, has reached a high of
58 percent for all Jews, and 71 percent for non-Orthodox Jews — a huge
change from before 1970 when only 17 percent of Jews married outside
the faith. Two-thirds of Jews do not belong to a synagogue, one-fourth
do not believe in God and one-third had a Christmas tree in their home
last year. ... The survey, by the Pew Research Center’s Religion &
Public Life Project, found that despite the declines in religious
identity and participation, American Jews say they are proud to be
Jewish and have a “strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people.”

ews make up 2.2 percent of the American population, a percentage that
has held steady for the past two decades. The survey estimates there
are 5.3 million Jewish adults as well as 1.3 million children being
raised at least partly Jewish.

wide defintion included the 22 percent of Jews who describe themselves
as having “no religion,” but who identify as Jewish because they have
a Jewish parent or were raised Jewish, and feel Jewish by culture or

How Jews are raising their children
All Jews
81% as jewish
18% No religion
Married to
Jew      99 / 1
non-Jew  63 / 37

Jewish religion
born    Jew   No religion
1914-27  93   7
1928-45  86  14
1946-64  81  19
1965-80  74  26
Aft 80   68  32
All adu  78  22

35% Reform Judaism
18% Conservative
10% Orthodox
 6% Reconstructionist and Jewish Renewal
30% No denomination.

10% of Jews originate from the former Soviet Union

In a surprising finding, 34 percent said you could still be Jewish if you believe that Jesus was the Messiah.

The Defense Equal Opportunity
Management Institute 

\doc\95\01\jewsedin.txt LA Times poll of jews

\priv\95\02\jewlatim.txt (c) text of LA Times poll 4/13/1988


Boston Symphony
1998: I estimate of 58 string players, 6 Asians (10%), 10 (17%) Jews by surname

@@Twain, Mark \priv\98\08\twaijew.txt Mark Twain on
the Jews [why have the Jews survived, and why do such a tiny people
make such a huge impact on humanity?]


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