By Steven Silbiger

Spielberg, Brin, Dell, Seinfeld phenomenally winning . . . and Jewish.

Why have Jews risen to the head of the enterprise international in numbers staggeringly out of share to their percent of the yankee inhabitants? Steven Silbiger has the reply. in response to the author's synthesis of vast interpreting and learn, The Jewish Phenomenon units forth seven rules that shape the bedrock of Jewish monetary success.

With startling information, a wealth of anecdotes, and the attention-grabbing info at the back of a few of America's largest company good fortune tales, Silbiger convincingly exhibits how those seven keys have helped the Jews traditionally and the way they proceed to make sure Jewish luck at the present time. extra vital, the writer makes transparent that those rules are both on the disposal of Jews and non-Jews alike. the superb good fortune of the Jews easily proves that they work.

The Jewish Phenomenon can pay tribute no longer in basic terms to the good fortune of a humans yet to the common-sense knowledge and enduring values which could improve us all.

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I was ready to depart. " ' " Heschel then referred to a line he had once written: '' 'I did not ask for success; I asked for wonder. ' " 4 Few anecdotes capture so well the person of Abraham Heschel as he was known to his friends, colleagues, and readers. For Heschel, the authentic human life is a life lived in response to the wonder of God's creation. One's whole life becomes an answer to God's gift, a service of creation and a service of the Creator. Knowing that one's destiny is to serve is the very core of wisdom; this makes death a "homecoming," a gift to God in return for His gift of life.

After a year of teaching as Martin Buber's successor at the Jewish Lehrhaus in Frankfurt, he was forced by the Nazis to return to Poland in 1938. In the spring of 1939 Heschel received an invitation to teach at The Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati; thus he left Poland in the summer of 1939, just six weeks before the Nazi invasion. He would later describe himself as "a brand plucked from the fire, 8 a fire that destroyed his family, his community, and so much of Jewish culture and piety in Eastern Europe.

12-13. 38. This was brought to my attention in a conversation with Rev. , in June 1987 and confirmed in a conversation with Sylvia Heschel that same month. 39. Conversation with Father Berrigan in June 1987. 40. Conversation with Sylvia Heschel in June 1987. Cf. "Conversation with Doctor Abraham Joshua Heschel," p. 21. 41. Cited in Dresner, "Heschel the Man," p. 4. 42. "Contemporary Judaism and the Christian," 202. Page 21 1 The Quest for Being Human Any approach to a meaningful spirituality must be rooted in an understanding of the human person.

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