Ashkenazi Jew IQ


:Gould's most inflammatory allegation consists of blaming IQ testers for magnifying the toll of those lost in the Holocaust (p. 263). Here he has followed the lead of Leon Kamin's (1974) The Science and Politics of IQ. The Kamin-Gould thesis is that early IQ testers claimed their research proved that Jews as a group scored low on their tests and that this finding was then conveniently used to support passage of the restrictive Immigration Act of 1924 which then denied entry to hapless Jewish refugees in the 1930s. Gould goes so far as to claim (1996, pp. 195-198; 255-258) that Henry H. Goddard (in 1917) and Carl C. Brigham (in 1923) labeled four-fifths of Jewish immigrants as 'feeble-minded ... morons'."


72, NOT 122



Correlation Between IQ and Highway Safety Record Puts Israel's Average IQ at 73.


Correlation Between IQ and Alcohol Consumption Puts Israel's Average IQ at 68.


Correlation Between IQ and Teachers' Salaries Puts Israel's Average IQ at 72.


Correlation Between IQ and PISA Puts Israel's Average IQ at 89.


Correlation Between IQ and TIMSS Puts the IQ of Israel's Top Ten Percent at 89.


Jewish Americans Earn 42% Less than African Americans, Putting their Average IQ Lower than 85.


Salaries of Jewish Pilots Puts Their IQ One Standard Deviation Higher than Kenyan Pilots (A Country With an IQ of 72).


Salaries of Jewish Doctors Puts Their IQ Lower than Kenyan Doctors, at 72.


Netherlands Women are Considerably Taller Than Israeli Men.


IQ Too Low To Manage Farms in Birobidjan Or Get Along With Their 12 Year Old Palestinian Neighbors.




Israel's AVERAGE Score Lower Than Countries With an IQ of 71

Did you know that Israel's 2007 TIMSS math score of 462 is based on measuring only the top 10 percent of JEWS in Israel? Or that the gap between the top ten percent and the average in most countries is between one and two standard deviations? For example, the top ten percent in Armenia scored 590, which is 162 points higher than their average of 428 (and the gap in the Philippines was 190 points). Even though we don't know for sure that this would be the case if Israel had measured ALL the Jews in Israel (as MOST populations routinely do), it's almost certain that Israel's *average* score too would have been 162 points lower than their top ten percent. And this would put Israel's average score at a whopping 300.

Whew? No wonder Limor Livnet LIED to the world in order to cover this up. This is a score even lower than Ghana (309) and Qatar (307). This is incredibly disingenuous, and *incredibly* misleading.  This AVERAGE score for just JEWS in Israel is LOWER than countries which Professor Lynn estimates to have IQs of only 71 and 78, respectively.

Top Ten Percent vs. 90th Percentile 

On TOP of that, this does not even take into account that the score for the 90th percentile is different from the average score of the top 10% by about 100 points. For example, the TIMSS math score for the 90th percentile in France was 558, but the average score for the top 10% was 612, or 54 points higher. The difference in Switzerland was 92 points (573 vs. 483). The difference in Canada was 94 points (567 vs. 473). The difference in the Czech Republic was 142 points (485 vs. 343).  So the REAL gap between Armenia's top ten percent and their average is another 90 points, or 252 points.

Yes, for sure, we don't KNOW this with absolute certainty (or certitude, as Jewish Representative Wiener would say). But there's not a shred of statistical evidence on the entire internet to dispute it, is there?  Anecdotes about a FEW American Jewish lawyers earning so much is meaningless relative to this vast statistical record. This would perfectly explain why indicates that the AVERAGE African American earns 42 percent more than the Average Jewish American, AND why searching for "Jewish doctors" and "Jewish pilots" and "Jewish lawyers" returns salaries lower than those for equivalent professions in Poland, Peru, and Brazil.

Do you still believe the AVERAGE IQ for Ashkenazi Jews is 122? WHERE'S YOUR PROOF?!  IF Jewish American attorneys DO earn more than this, then we are duty-bound and honor-bound to understand WHY!

IQ of Ashkenazi Jews Closer to 72 than 122

A straight line approximation between Germany at the high end of education spending and of IQ, and Sao Tome at the other end of the scale, indicates that a country which pays it's teachers a mere $1,092 per month (as Israel does) is in the range of countries which Professor Lynn estimates to have an IQ of 72.





Squat Butts: Smaller Brains, Lower IQs

Each gridline on the following graph represents 0.7 SD (70% of a standard deviation). In college, we called such short men "squat butts", and fortunately most of them didn't last that long.

US Teachers' Salaries 30 Standard Deviations Higher than Israeli Teachers

On the following, each vertical gridline is ten standard deviations on the low (Israel) end of the graph, and four standard deviations on the high (US) end. So salaries for French teachers are eight standard deviations higher than salaries for Israeli teachers, and salaries for Filipino teachers are 9 standard deviations lower than Israeli teachers.

But the gap between US and UK teachers is only 2 standard deviations, Australian teachers' salaries are one standard deviation higher than Norwegian teachers, and from the Israeli perspective, Norwegian salaries are 19 standard deviations higher than theirs.

But each gridline on the following graph represents only 8 standard deviations on the low end and 3 standard deviations on the high end. So the gap between Israel and the Philippines is only 8 standard deviations, and Norwegian salaries are only 13 standard deviations higher than Israeli salaries.









The Standard Deviation on the Following Graph is $4,200

The $84,000 gap between Jewish doctors and England doctors represents 20 standard deviations.  Salaries for Jewish doctors are about half a standard deviation higher than salaries for woman doctors.

Kenyan Pilots' Salaries Are One Standard Deviation Lower than Jewish Pilots' Salaries

Each major gridline on the following graph is 10 standard deviations.  So while German pilots' salaries are more than 30 standard deviations higher than England's, it's also true that salaries for Jewish pilots is 4 standard deviations lower than Spanish pilots and only one standard deviation higher than Kenyan pilots.





With rare exceptions, the ability of the free enterprise system to detect and reward excellent performance, and to wean out poor performance, is reflected in the following salaries by profession from Some of those rare exceptions that would not fit this chart are when the government makes political appointments of idiots and pays them orders of magnitude more than they could ever earn in real life [read: could possibly be worth], like Beverly Hall, Jo Boaler, and Limor Livnat:

Pilots’s annual salaries

Airline pilots $131,000
American pilot $78,000
USA pilot $77,000
German pilot $248,000
England pilot $82,000
UK pilot $64,000
English pilot $61,000
French pilot $80,000
China pilot $83,000
Israeli pilot no data
Italian pilot $88,000
Indian pilot $74,000
Jewish pilot $48,000
Polish pilot $46,000
Russian pilot $70,000
Swiss pilot $64,000
Spanish pilot $67,000
Kenyan pilot $40,000
African pilot $69,000
Korean pilot $50,000
Japanese pilot $52,000
Vietnamese pilot $25,000
Taiwan pilot $80,000

Doctors’ annual salaries
England $111,000
Asian $100,000
India $84,000
Hispanic $84,000
Doctor $83,000
Man $83,000
Germany $80,000
Mexican $80,000
Black $69,000
French $51,000
Vietnamese $47,000
Polish $36,000

Kenyan $36,000
Jewish $27,000
Woman $24,000

This underscores the undesirability of Jewish doctors and Jewish pilots by separating them from German pilots by 40 standard deviations and from doctors in England by 31 standard deviations. It’s consistent with how Israel underpays its own teachers (34 standard deviations lower than we pay our teachers). It’s also consistent with the following: and SAT vs Income, Race, and Gender.htm

Speaks Pashto $195,000
Danger pay $120,000
Ph.D. $95,000

Man RN Nurse $91,000
Physicist $89,000
Web Designer $86,000

Female RN Nurse $83,000
RN Nurse $79,000
White $71,000
Bachelor’s $68,000
Black $63,000
White Hispanic $62,000
Cuban $60,000
Hispanic $60,000
Indian $58,000
African American $57,000
Teacher $57,000
Math Teacher $57,000
Puerto Rican $56,000
Asian $54,000
Protestant $54,000
Calculus Teacher $52,000
Mexican $50,000
Jew $46,000
LVN Nurse $45,000
Mormon $45,000
Catholic $43,000
Rabbi $43,000
Jewish $40,000
Journalist $31,000

Jew $38,000

Arab $61,000

White $71,000

Mexican $49,000

Hispanic $63,000

Cuban $31,000

Puerto Rican $48,000

Asian $52,000

African American $49,000

Rabbi $29,000

American Indian $33,000





israeleducation English 2009.pdf

"By the beginning of the 1990s, just 46% of local authorities had implemented the reform and set up junior high schools; and only 56% of Jewish students and 46% of their Arab peers were studying at junior high schools (Gaziel, 1994)"

What this means is that 46% of Jews in Israel were not even enrolled in school where they could be counted in the 22.8% exclusion rate of of Israel (50 times higher than many countries), NOR in the unusually low coverage rate of Israeli schools as evidenced by the following footnote on Israel's TIMSS score:

Of the 56% of Jews (excluding Arabs) who WERE enrolled in Israeli schools, 22.8% of them were excluded, and another 23% were not tested because Israel took the risk of openly and publicly declaring that these lower scoring schools would not be counted in estimating Israel's TIMSS math score (which at 463 STILL was lower than many third world nations, like Malaysia with an IQ of 92, but who scored 11 points higher).

Who are the remaining (56% - 22.8% - 23% = 10.2%) 10.2% of Israeli Jews and how do they stack up with other Israeli Jews (and Palestinians)?

Israel's own internal testing shows that a significant percentage of Israeli Jews scored 20 points lower than the Palestinians they detest and disdain and insult so much (460 vs. 487), and that the highest scoring group (like 10.2% of them) score 543 on this INTERNAL Meizav test,  the same group who scores 463 in TIMSS math.  The 83 point gap across three different groups of Israeli Jews with a standard deviation of 70 is a gap of 2.4 standard deviations.

Israeli Jews Score 20 Points Lower than the Palestinians they Detest and Disdain and Insult So Much




"In the year 2000, 17.6 percent of Israeli families were defined as poor, meaning that nearly
one out of every five families living in poverty. Yet the bottom two deciles of the country’s
workers earn less than 3 % of the country’s income. Data pertaining to the year disclosed
that, one out of every four children in Israel is living below the poverty line . In
2000, 480,000 children, or 25.2% of all children in Israel were poor.42 Bnei Brak and
Jerusalem, the two areas with the largest concentrations of ultra-Orthodox Jews, are the
two poorest cities in Israel. This poverty translates to direct health effects for children
suffering from it; while malnutrition was once rare within the Israeli child population, school
principals, teachers, and other caretakers now note an increase in cases of malnourished
Unfortunately, in terms of child poverty incidence and the requirements of Articles 26 and
27 of the Convention, Israel no longer has any relative accomplishments to speak of.
Whereas once, Israel had one of the most equitable distributions of wealth in the
democratic world, now economic gaps are growing as a result of privatization and
economic growth paralleled by minimized government redistribution efforts, leaving children
the most affected. Child poverty rates in Israel have been steadily on the rise in recent
years, both before and after redistribution and taxation:"
Table 4
Poverty Rates in Israeli Child Population, 1992-2000 (percentages)
Year Before Redistribution and Transfers"

The table shows that the percent of Israeli children living in poverty increased from 32% in 1992 to 36% in 2000, not a good sign for g-d's chosen race.


Table 9. Input and output indicators in Hebrew and Arab education in 2003 Hebrew Sector

Arab Sector

Average number of hours per studenta



Number of students per FTPb



Average number of students per class



Enrolment rates – ages 14-17 (%)



Percentage of Grade 12 students entitled to matriculation certificates



Annual student drop-out rate between Grades 9 and 12 (%)



"In 2003, school-level exclusions consisted of special education schools, Ultra Orthodox schools, Arab schools (East Jerusalem), and very small schools (less than nine eligible students). The overall exclusion rate (school-level exclusions plus within sample exclusion) was equal to 22.5%, which is quite high and is mainly based to the exclusion of Arab schools in East Jerusalem. This can be a reason of upward bias for Israeli results in TIMSS 2003"

Half of Israeli Public Employees Earn Less than $1,366 per Month

Half of Public Sector Makes Under 5000 NIS

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Nearly half of public sector employees earn less NIS 5,000 a month; 44% earn NIS 4,960, well below the average national salary of NIS 7,836. 31% of public sector employees receive income support to achieve an average salary of NIS 6,777, according to the Salaries Expenses in the Civil Service and Public Institutions, which Director of Wages Ilan Levin today submitted to Minister of Finance Yuval Steinitz. The report covers 482,970 people.

The best paid public sector employees in 2009 were the ports' workers, with an average salary of NIS 25,401.

The second best-paid public sector employees in 2009 were at Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., with an average salary of NIS 21,502, followed by Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) (TASE: ELEC.B22), where the average salary was NIS 20,185. Salaries at all three workplaces are well above the average public sector salary of NIS 11,000.

The average salary of civil servants is NIS 12,752. At NIS 18,784, average salary at the Ministry of Defense was nearly double the average salary of teachers - NIS 9,599. However, there are also wage differentials between teachers, due to the New Horizon program. Teachers participating in the program earned an average salary of NIS 10,165, whereas the average salary of other teachers was NIS 8,509.

In general, public sector salaries eroded 1.4%, for the first time in years, because of the recreation payment was halved in 2009 under a deal reached between the government and the Histadrut (General Federation of Labor in Israel).

For the first time, the Ministry of Finance disclosed the condition of contract employees, whose average salary was NIS 7,532. The best paid contract employees work for Rafael; their average salary was NIS 9,710, mostly in production. The biggest employers of contract employees were the Rishon LeZion and Bnei Brak municipalities - 932 workers and 648 workers, respectively.

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) executives joined healthcare fund executives at the top of the public sector salary table for 2009. In 2008, all the ten highest paid public sector employees worked at healthcare funds; in 2009, three IAI executives pushed their way into the charts.

The top-paid public servant in 2009 was Dr. Gideon Sahar, chief of cardiology at Soroka Medical Center, owned by Clalit Health Services, with a salary of NIS 109,918. The top-paid civil servant who is not a doctor was IAI legal advisor Yaakov Glazer, with a salary of NIS 101,384.

Achievements in Mathematics

by Socio-economic Status, By Meizav 2008 scale

Science and Technology

Socio-economic Status of Student

All Students

Hebrew Speakers



5th Grade












8th Grade












Israel's Teachers Earn Less than Thailand's Teachers

Per Israeli sources, women teachers in Israel earn $1,624 per month, all teachers earn $1724 per month, and Israel reported to TIMSS that teachers salaries were $1,937.  This is almost double the $1092 reported by the international salary data base.

This is one fifth of what a Peruvian pilot nets (at $4,801), one eighth of a German pilot ($8,448), one fourth of an American teacher ($4,055), and less than teachers in Thailand $1,216), Peru ($1,097), Portugal ($1,797), Italy ($1,441), and Kuwait ($1,207).  There are not many places where teachers earn less.  Teachers in Brazil and Romania earn almost as much ($745 and $588).


Average Salary in Israel - Sector Comparison.

Sector Net Monthly Income constant 2005 US$ (1) Notes Gross Monthly Average Income (2) Compulsory Deductions (3) Weekly Hours (4)
Gas-Electricity-Water average income PPP $ 3,054 $ 2,475 Employees, 2005. 16,775 new shekels 34% 40.3
Financial average income PPP $ 2,628 $ 2,130 Employees, 2005. 13,609 new shekels 30% 37.7
Transport-Communication average income PPP $ 1,864 $ 1,511 Employees, 2005. 8,663 new shekels 22% 39.8
Real Estate average income PPP $ 1,607 $ 1,302 Employees, 2005. 7,282 new shekels 20% 38.0
All Sectors average income PPP $ 1,593 $ 1,291 Employees, 2005. 7,219 new shekels 20% 36.5
Construction average income PPP $ 1,389 $ 1,126 Employees, 2005. 5,996 new shekels 16% 41.1
Education average income PPP $ 1,347 $ 1,092 Employees, 2005. 5,745 new shekels 15% 25.6
Hotels-Restaurants average income PPP $ 923 $ 748 Employees, 2005. 3,522 new shekels 5% 35.9
(1) The net average income in "constant 2005 US$" is computed using the Interbank nominal exchange rate [a] and the U.S. inflation rate [d]. The net average income in "constant 2005 US$" at PPP is computed using the IMF PPP exchange rate [d] and the U.S. inflation rate [d]. The latter reflects the purchasing power in the United States in 2005.
(2) The gross monthly average income is based on data supplied by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics to the International Labour Organization [9]. The average income includes the salaries and wages of paid employees. The income includes payments subject to income tax and includes workers from the Judea, Samaria and Gaza areas. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
(3) The ratio between the deductions and the gross income is provided by an Israel income tax calculator [t] and include social security and income tax. The deductions are for a single-earner Israeli resident with a non-working wife and without child (total of 3.25 allowance points). The deductions on the average wage are confirmed through the difference between the gross and net household income in Israel (20.2% of the gross income, 2004) [11].
(4) The weekly hours are based on data supplied by the Israel Bureau of Statistics to the International Labour Organization [9]. The hours by sector correspond to the hours actually worked.



Teacher Job Average Salary

Country Net Monthly Income constant 2005 US$ [a] [d] Notes, Source Gross Monthly Job Income Compulsory Deductions Weekly Hours
U.S. average salary PPP $ 4,055 $ 4,055 Full-time and part-time employees, 2005. U.S. Department of Labor, [t]. 5,266 dollars 23% 36.6
UK median salary PPP $ 3,075 $ 3,568 Employees, 2005. UK Employment Department, [9], [t]. 2,759 pounds 29% 32.5
Germany average salary PPP $ 3,065 $ 3,309 Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work. Federal Statistical Office of Germany, [9], [t]. 4,088 euros 35% 40.0
Australia average income PPP $ 2,793 $ 2,742 May 2004. Normal hours from collective agreements. Australian Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 4,632 dollars 22% 39.1
Korea average salary PPP $ 2,643 $ 2,096 Excl. overtime and bonus, June 2005. All teachers, incl. tertiary level. Korea Ministry of Labour, [9]. 2,402,059 wons 11% 39.7
Norway average income PPP $ 2,573 $ 3,550 Employees, 2005. Statistics Norway, [9]. 34,186 kroners 33%
Japan average salary PPP $ 2,518 $ 2,961 Excl. overtime and bonus, June 2005. Women only. Private establishments with 10 or more regular employees. Japan Statistical Yearbook [17], [k]. 392,000 yens 17%
France median salary PPP $ 2,483 $ 1,950 All teachers at all levels. Full-time employees, 2002. Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques, [36]. 1,900 euros 0%
Canada average income PPP $ 2,238 $ 2,236 Employees, 2005. Statistics Canada, [9], [t]. 3,868 dollars 30% 31.1
Finland average salary PPP $ 1,936 $ 2,311 Normal hours of work, 2004. Men only. Women make 2,586 euros per month. Statistics Finland, [9], [k], [t]. 2,654 euros 32% 36.4
Portugal average salary PPP $ 1,797 $ 1,441 Employees, 2003. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, [9]. 1,519 euros 21% 24.4
Austria average salary PPP $ 1,537 $ 1,231 Employees, 2002. Kindergarten teacher, women only. Austrian Central Statistical Office (ÖSTAT), [9], [t]. 1,600 euros 25% 40.0
Italy average salary PPP $ 1,441 $ 1,555 Normal hours of work, 2005. Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, [9]. 1,711 euros 27%
Thailand average salary PPP $ 1,216 $ 388 Men employees, 2005. Women make 17,123 bahts per month. Thailand National Statistical Office, [9], [t], [s]. 16,580 bahts 6% 38.0
Kuwait average income PPP $ 1,207 $ 1,506 Mathematics teacher, secondary level, 2004. Men employees. Kuwait Ministry of Planning, [9]. 430 dinars 0% 36.0
Peru average salary PPP $ 1,097 $ 474 Employees, June 2002. Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informatica, [9]. 1,730 sols 15%
Philippines average salary PPP $ 1,069 $ 237 Employees, 2004. National Statistics Office, [9], [t]. 14,991 pesos 14%
Czech Republic average income PPP $ 1,042 $ 681 Excl. bonuses, 2005. Czech Statistical Office, [9]. 21,679 korunas 25% 37.9
Mexico average income PPP $ 1,018 $ 651 Employees, 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informatica (INEGI), [9], [k]. 8,146 pesos 13% 38.0
Poland average income PPP $ 1,013 $ 543 Employees, incl. kindergarten and tertiary level teachers, 2004. Poland Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 2,811 zlotys 32% 25.0
Hungary average salary PPP $ 918 $ 583 Employees, May 2005. Hungarian Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 181,045 forints 36%
Latvia average income PPP $ 804 $ 357 Adult full-time and part-time employees, 2005. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, [9], [t]. 277 lats 28% 31.4
Lithuania average salary PPP $ 788 $ 300 Employees, 2002. Statistics Lithuania, [9]. 1,403 litas 28% 29.4
Brazil average income PPP $ 745 $ 299 Employees, Dec 2004. Ministerio do Trabalho e da Previdência Social, [9]. 942 reals 10% 22.3
Slovakia average income PPP $ 706 $ 363 First-level education teacher. Employees, 2004. Štatistický úrad Slovenskej republiky, [9], [k]. 14,526 korunas 22% 31.1
Romania average salary PPP $ 588 $ 302 Men employees, 2005. Women make 1,143 new lei per month. Romania National Institute of Statistics, [9]. 1,244 new lei 30% 38.8


[a] Interbank nominal exchange rate,; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[d] World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[k] OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.
[t] Net income from gross income (calculators, tables): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, UK, U.S., Singapore.
[9] International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
[17] Japan Statistical Yearbook, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, 2006.
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The Finest From Jewish Eugenicists



"He pointed out that some genes associated with brain growth are also associated with breast cancer, including in his own family. During the question-and-answer session, someone brought up another tradeoff: Supposedly, Jews are deficient in visio-spatial skills, possibly because their brains allot extra space for verbal intelligence. That might explain the average Ashkenazi Jewish score of 122 on verbal IQ tests."

"Psychometrics research has found that Ashkenazi Jews have the highest mean score of any ethnic group on standardized tests of general intelligence, at roughly one half to one standard deviation higher than the mean of the general white population.[5] These studies also indicate that this advantage is primarily in verbal and mathematical performance; spatial performance is about 90, if whites are taken as the mean. Estimates vary from 107 to 117."

"The Ashkenazim are descended from the Jewish communities of Germany, Austria, Poland, and Eastern Europe that date back to the 10th century. Today they make up around 80 percent of the world's Jews.  Ashkenazim have the highest average IQ of any ethnic group, scoring 12 to 15 points above the European average."

"Their median IQ is calculated at 117 in From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice (2000), published by Cambridge University Press. This is 10 points higher than the generally-accepted IQ of their closest rivals—Northeast Asians—and almost 20% higher than the global average."

"The average IQ of Ashkenazi Jews is 122. Ashkenazim generally do well in IQ tests, scoring 12-15 points above the mean value of "

"Lynn breaks the Jew Israeli IQ into two components: Ashkenazim (European Jewish) with a IQ 103; Sephardim with IQ 91;"

"According to several studies Ashkenazi Jews score 0.75 to 1.0 standard deviation above the general European average. This corresponds to an IQ of 112-115. Other studies have found somewhat lower values. During the 20th century, they made up about 3% of the US population but won 27% of the US science Nobel Prizes and 25% of the Turing Awards. They have high verbal and mathematical scores. "

"The theory still sounds arrogant, until you hear the IQ machine’s possible costs. Some scholars now hypothesize that the genes that make Jews smart also give some of them nasty diseases such as Tay-Sachs. Entine finds this plausible. He pointed out that some genes associated with brain growth are also associated with breast cancer, including in his own family. During the question-and-answer session, someone brought up another tradeoff: Supposedly, Jews are deficient in visio-spatial skills, possibly because their brains allot extra space for verbal intelligence. That might explain the average Ashkenazi Jewish score of 122 on verbal IQ tests."
The average IQ of Ashkenazi Jews is 107 to 115, well above the human average of 100. This gap and the genetic theories surrounding it stirred discomfort in the room. Zoloth, speaking for many liberals, recalled a family member's revulsion at the idea of a Jewish race. Judaism is about faith and values, she argued. To reduce it to biology is to make it exclusive, denying its openness to all. Worse, to suggest that Jews are genetically smart is to imply that non-Jews are inherently inferior, in violation of Jewish commitments to equality and compassion.

I love this line: “To reduce it to biology is to make it exclusive, denying its openness to all.” Imagine the sorrow of the dejected hordes who’ll have to make do with the country club, the DAR, and the millennial legacy of world domination. That’s funny. What’s not funny is that Zoloth, a respected academician, is proposing a fictional dilemma. The discovery of markers for Jewish DNA hasn’t a thing to do with the accessibility of the Jewish faith. When rabbis start asking for blood tests, we can revisit the question. Saletan goes on:

"The first is that the Ashkenazi Jews have the highest average IQ of any ethnic group, combined with an unusual cognitive profile, while no similar elevation of intelligence was observed among Jews in classical times nor is one seen in Sephardic and Oriental Jews today."

"Now for the first time that I am aware of, a study has been published, AND REPORTED ON, that some of the high intelligence of Ashkenazi Jews is due to genes that are unique to them alone. And if Ashkenazim Jews are more intelligent than Whites by 15 IQ points because of genes, it is just as likely that Whites are 15 IQ points above Blacks because of genes also. "

Even a Critical Thinker Like Kevin McDonald Was Suckered by Jews

"The theory still sounds arrogant, until you hear the IQ machine's possible costs. Some scholars now hypothesize that the genes that make Jews smart also give some of them nasty diseases such as Tay-Sachs. Entine finds this plausible. He pointed out that some genes associated with brain growth are also associated with breast cancer, including in his own family. During the question-and-answer session, someone brought up another tradeoff: Supposedly, Jews are deficient in visio-spatial skills, possibly because their brains allot extra space for verbal intelligence. That might explain the average Ashkenazi Jewish score of 122 on verbal IQ tests."

"The focus of the article is Harpending and Cochran’s study of Ashkenazi IQ. Senior is amazingly dismissive of the article: “The paper contained references, but no footnotes. It was not written in the genteel, dispassionate voice common to scientific inquiries but as a polemic. Its science was mainly conjecture.” Now I have problems with C&H’s approach too, but it’s ridiculous to describe their paper as conjecture or as polemic. And standard procedure in the hard sciences is to use references, not footnotes."

While Saletan never comes to a definitive conclusion about what Jews are, he does quote some impressive statistics such as, "The average IQ of Ashkenazi Jews is 107 to 115, well above the human average of 100," and the Ashkenazis have an average score of "122 on verbal IQ tests." He also notes the Ashkenazi predisposition towards poor spatial intelligence and potentially life-threatening illnesses like breast cancer and Tay-Sachs. But the part I found most interesting as a non-Jew loving Heeb is that "the rate of Jewish 'outbreeding'—procreating with non-Jews—is half a percent. That's the lowest rate of any population in the world today."