I don’t see a master group. I see certain wealthy families that got powerful.
America builds wealthy families – and some families started with Old Money from Europe.
Most Jewish people I’ve known were agnostic, liberal Jewish folks who played Dungeons & Dragons or were 1990s computer geeks, so far removed from any wealthy family connections that the idea that they’re even marginally connected is laughable to me.
Criticize the wealthy all you like but extended it to this whole big group makes no sense to me.
Yeah, see, you’re talking about extreme Orthodox Jewish beliefs. Orthodox Judaism comes from the 16th century if I remember right. It was a fundy sect basically.
Secular US jews definitely don’t see themselves as the chosen anything, and minimally practicing Jewish folks are the same as minimally practicing Christian folk and minimally practicing Catholic folk and minimally practicing Muslims. They’re just Americans, barely religious at all and just getting by in life like everybody else.