The jews as the chosen?? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Aidan
    • 06.03.13 | 21:16 (IST)

    As far as I was aware, with the possible exception of the Haredim, most Jews do not sit their pontificating about the fact they are the "chosen people". This idea of them as the "chosen" is really more of an anti-Semitic charge made by Christians against them. Christianity believes that we are now the chosen, and need only believe in Christ and to ratified our chosen status. They therefore assumed that by rejecting Christ, Jews must obviously be of the opinion that they are special compared to everyone else. Most Jews feel the weight of history, and of consistent marginalization, as a motivation to remain apart - or they are deeply religious and wish to raise Jewish children. This has nothing to do with an "arrogant" or "racist" world view. A test of how tolerate our European societies are is also to allow subcultures to exist in tangent and complimentary to our own societies. And judging by everyone's complaints below - we seem to be failing. Also, the comments that this writer is insensitive to the fact that Palestinians are treated poorly are a little silly considering he is not Israeli. Were he Israeli (and did not talk about the Palestinian situation elsewhere, as it's not that relevant to Europe), it would be a little rich coming from him.

    from the article: Anti-Semitism in Europe: Jews are outsiders, not equals
    First published 09:34 04.03.13 | Last updated 09:34 04.03.13
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