Video: The Mystery Of The Jews

I just watched a video that filled me with awe and pride. The Mystery of the Jews looks at the miraculous way the Jews came to be, their immense contribution to the world, and the unfathomable fact of their continued existence. There’s nothing here I didn’t know, but I guess it’s like compliments: we never get enough of them. And of course it’s always pleasant to be recognized, especially at a time like this when it seems the entire world is against us.

I had this clip stowed away in my “longer clips” file, but it’s not THAT long. Just short of 21 minutes. It’s well worth the time stolen from some other pursuit.


I loved this chart that compared the population growth of the Jews against the Chinese because it’s exactly what the Torah says: that the Jews will always be a small nation.

“God will then scatter you among the nations, and only a small number will remain among the nations where God shall lead you” (Deuteronomy 4:27).

Jewish population growth, Chinese population growth

I was also struck by the excerpt of Hitler’s speech, where he decried the conscience and morality of the Jews as something deviant, or just a drag.

Hitler: Conscience is a Jewish invention

This is a movie I know I will watch again. Watch it and let me know your favorite part in the comments, below.


Varda Epstein

A third-generation-born Pittsburgher on her mother’s mother’s side, Varda moved to Israel 36 years ago and is a crazy political animal who spams people with right wing political articles on Facebook in between raising her 12 children and writing about education as the communications writer at Kars for Kids a Guidestar gold medal charity.

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