Unlocking Prosperity: The Jewish Secret to Wealth
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The Jewish People have always had a peculiar relationship with money.
The Torah recounts tales about accumulating riches of biblical proportions and, over the ages, the world could not help but admire the Jewish People for their financial prowess.
However, the notion that Jews are financially successful has also roused jealousy against us, and has historically been used to justify antisemitism.
There’s no denying that this ancient people possesses a seemingly innate ability to accumulate wealth, but what exactly is the great secret?
Some believe it’s our emphasis on education, while others claim antisemitism (such as laws forbidding Jews from owning land) pushed us to develop different skills.
Berel Solomon offers another theory, this one far more counterintuitive: charity.