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    • Citizen of the World
    • 29.04.11 | 21:43 (IDT)

    Being born to a Jewish family makes no different from being born to Chinese parents. In the end you are simply a human being. The danger lies when those around you start giving you labels that make you think you are superior or distinguished: Jew, Moslem, Catholic, American, Israeli, Arab, and ultimately making you feel your are part of "God's Chosen People" or the part of the "Superior Arean Race", or "Belonging to the great religion of Islam", etc, Think it over, by thinking you have superior traits and privildges, you put yourself apart from the billions of Human beings in the world. You draw enimosity and inflict injustice on others by assuming you are superior. You true value is judged by the good you do to all others..not just those of your country, religion or race. By belonging to a exquisite club, you cease being part of the human community in its simplest and purest form.

    from the article: Birthright Israel tours are insulting young Jews' intelligence
    First published 01:56 29.04.11 | Last updated 01:56 29.04.11
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