ISRAEL - Amazing Achievements

Arno Froese

For a nation to survive in this competitive world, one of the most important elements is to have a large population. The more people, the greater opportunity to survive and succeed. The better the chances to lift up the nation, as with more people around, the greater the chance to have more talented and powerful individuals to advance the cause. 

This obviously doesn’t play out very well for our Jewish Nation, as we are very few, as the Pasuk testifies. Thus, when we come to conduct a census and find out how few we are, we may get very discouraged; therefore, the Torah says that the population, which is normally such an important factor, does not apply to the Jewish Nation, and the Jewish Nation shouldn’t look at the number of the people. 

Jewish people around the globe as of now, stand at 15.2 million, which is 0.19% of the 7.89 billion worldwide population.

[…] It’s interesting to note that the Nobel Prizes have been awarded to over 900 individuals throughout the years, of whom at least 20% were Jews. 

In almost every field, Jewish people are excelling. From science, art, and innovations to technology, to genetic engineering and many other advances.

Israel has the leading number of scientists and technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000 people. Over 25% of the country’s work force is employed in technical professions.

Israel’s $100 billion economy is larger than all its immediate neighbors combined.

A non-Jew can’t fathom how Gemara works, a book with a bunch of words in Hebrew and Aramaic without any punctuation and boxes on the right and the left of the page.

The Pasuk says, when you’ll come to count the people of our nation, don’t count the amount of people, but count the endless amount of our contributions of our people and remember that we aren’t counted for our quantity but quality., 9 March 2023

Arno's Commentary

These few excerpts from the Jerusalem Post, edited by Mark Fish, show the uniqueness of the Jewish people. They are not to be compared with any other in the world. We add, this does not make them better or worse, yet the choosing of God is decisive and irreversible. 

Here we are reminded of the report in Numbers 23. The heathen prophet Balaam was urged by King Balak to curse the people of Israel. After several failed attempts, he confessed: “Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought!” (v. 23).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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