Posted: Apr 25, 2016 12:10 pm
by Thomas Eshuis
Saim wrote:
Thomas Eshuis wrote:

Here's one:

don't get me started wrote:Of course, the proximate cause was the oppression and murderous anti-semetism that Jewish people faced in Europe and elsewhere.


But this obscures (in my view) the more distal cause of the Jewish people of Europe somehow managing to keep themselves as a distinct and separate demographic group over the centuries, and not meld in, assimilate, marry out and gradually leave behind the Jewish identity. The history of Europe is replete with examples of in-mixing, marrying out, and endless change of groupings and cultures and religions and tribes. Wither away the Picts and the Dacians? Who are the pure Anglo-Saxons and have they betrayed their ancestors by sullying their blood with that of the Norman invaders, whoever they may be? Of course not.

I dont see where the OP puts the blame on Jewish exceptionalism.