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Philip tells how Jews beat odds

FROM a young age Philip Feldman has taken pride in being Jewish.

And so it is no wonder that his latest book takes a look at the many achievements that the Jewish people have made in the modern world.

Against the Odds looks at how Jews have risen to the top in many different spheres, from 1800 to the present day.

Philip said: “The idea for the book came from a review by the British historian Andrew Roberts in the Times Literary Supplement.

“The book in question was Charles Murray’s Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 BC to 1950.

“Roberts wrote that, despite making up only a fraction of the global population, they have made an astonishing contribution across the entire gamut of human achievement. It really got me thinking.”

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