Mr. Thompson's apology was more instructive of his view of the "Jewish tradition" than was his initial comment. If all he could see of a highly sophisticated and well-developed philosophy of life, community, and family that is the Jewish tradition is that money-making is the prime product of it, than I question whether he has the requisite intelligence and understanding to be President. The prudent use of money which helped to sustain this philosophy should be a model for other communities. I know we African-Americans benefited from that tradition during the civil-rights era when Jewish sympathy was backed up by cash contributions. I love the Jewish people for many reasons and I thank them for their unique and unequalled contributions to civilization.
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies at 82 (Haaretz)
from the article: Republican presidential hopeful: Money-making a Jewish tradition