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    • 09.10.11 | 19:01 (IST)

    Gidon Levy's really outdone himself this time. Had he bothered to actually read any traditional Jewish sources about the concept of "chosenness" he'd find that many different midrashim and Rabbinic authorities who write that choseness has nothing to do with being better than anyone else (the most famous being the midrash about how Am Yisrael were actually coerced into accepting the Torah). Chosenness is equated with being superior not by Jewish tradition but by traditional Jew haters; why does Gidon Levy feel the need to repeat their slander?

    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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