Different Is Not Bad

Odds And Ends

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.


Words to Live By

What lies behind you and what lies ahead of you pales in comparison to what lies inside you.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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