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Jews are both a religious group as well as an ethnic group and may belong to one or the other or both. Jews, as a group, can’t simply be defined as religious or ethnic because one could be ethnically Jewish and non-religious or Jewish but not a descendent of the members of Judah (Britannica, 2018). One could also be an Israelite, which is traditionally seen as being Jewish, but not themselves be a Jew. There are many themes within the Jewish community as well as different religious sects and degrees of faith that individuals show. From here on out, we’ll be mainly focusing on the Jewish religion. Orthodox Jews try to pay strict adherence to the laws of the religion while many non-orthodox Jews tend to worship and practice their religion in a more relaxed manner. Despite being a minority religion and by far the smallest of the 3 Abrahamic religions (Christianity and Islam being the other two), the Jews have had disproportionate financial success as a group compared with their religious cousins.
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  • Winter '17
  • Judaism, DIFFERENT RELIGIOUS SECTS, non-Orthodox Jews, disproportionate financial success

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