Why is there such a large achievement gap between Jews and non-Jews. Why are Jews wealthier and more powerful than any other group, religious or racial?
I see these possibilities:
* High Jewish IQ. Ashkenazi Jewish IQ average in America has been measured at around 110, five points higher than East-Asians and ten points higher, on average, than whites.
* Ethnic networking. Jews enjoy more group solidarity than other groups.
* The wisdom of the Jewish tradition. Judaism, for instance, is the most this-world oriented of the world’s religions.
If you look at things statistically, almost all of Jewish success can be accounted for by the higher average IQ of Ashkenazi Jews. Sephardic, Mizrahi and Ethiopian Jews don’t out-achieve Gentiles on average.