No Jewish historical inferiority complex
Some consider that the strong need of Jewish people to consolidate stems entirely from historic events such as slavery or subordination. The concept of the historical inferiority of Jews, however, is ill-founded as it does not explain the stability of Jewish stereotypes that appear to be almost independent from the historical context. The Jewish specificity has persisted throughout ages irrespective of the wellbeing of the group. This suggests that Jewishness is a personal characteristic rather than a product of socio-historical conditions.