‘The Debate Over Jewish Achievement’ and the weekly Torah portion are the topics of today’s show.
Steven Pease, author of the new book ‘The Debate Over Jewish Achievement’ joins VOI’s Jeremy Gimpel to discuss why Jews are disproportionately successful both historically and in contemporary society. Jews are a famously accomplished group. They make up 0.2 percent of the world’s population, but 54 percent of the world’s chess champions, 27 percent of Nobel physics laureates and 31 percent of the laureates in medicine.
What is it about the Jewish people that pushes them to achieve?
Then, VOI’s Yishai Fleisher and Rabbi Tuly Weisz join Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel in-studio to discuss this week’s Torah portion Shelach. How does the sin of the spies affect us today and what does our generation need to do to rectify the greatest sin in the desert? listen now