Jews are neither average nor typical. According to the Huffington Post, the most typical person in the world today is a right-handed, male of Chinese descent. And by the year 2030, the projection will change only slightly. At that time the typical person will be a right-handed male of Indian descent. One way to look at these ethnographic facts is to bemoan the fact that even right-handed male Jews will always remain a tiny minority. But another way to look at it is to embrace our uniqueness. Jews are neither average not typical and that’s not a bad thing.
Rabbi Wayne Allen
After being graduated from New York University with a B.A. in philosophy and Phi Beta Kappa, Rabbi Allen attended the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where he earned a Masters degree in Rabbinics and went on to receive rabbinic ordination. He has served as a congregational rabbi for almost 34 years, taking on postings in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto.