Because I'm not an intellectual (expert) on Jewish thinking and Halakha .... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 09.10.11 | 06:33 (IST)

    I can suggest this quote from a very popular Jewish book in the Diaspora, by Rabbi Hayim Halevy Donin, " To Be a Jew " and it states: " The skeptical Jew, on the other hand, who does not at all see himself as a servant of the Lord, is embarrassed by any reference to Israel's enjoyment of Divine favor or any notion of a special national mission. Such talk even on the part of non-Jews tends to embarrass him, and he is eager to repudiate all such notions....We believe that the nations and peoples of the world have their Divine purposes and their assigned roles to fulfill, too, for G-d is the G-d of all the world, not just of Jewry. And we see our divinely ordained assignment as involving a unique role, one to which history itself bears witness. It implies a special purpose in life, a reason for our existence. " And I have a special purpose to advocate (when possible) for the State of Israel, the Jewish people, etc. even if it means at 12:30 am on a Saturday night/morning!

    from the article: Jewish people are just that, people, and far from chosen
    First published 02:21 09.10.11 | Last updated 02:21 09.10.11
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