Too many Jews reject their "chosenness"; Too many Muslims don't - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Reuven
    • 24.05.07 | 08:09 (IDT)

    The Torah is clear we are "chosen", not because we are better or any other self-aggrandizing reason, but to do something specific. That is, to spread the concept of ethical monotheism to the world. This we have done for thousands of years. Are we perfect? No. In fact, today, we Israelis are more concerned with getting ahead at any cost than we are at showing this chosenness (sic). But at least we don't believe we should FORCE everyone to believe in our calling. On the other hand, our implacable Muslim (Islamist/Jihadist) enemy believes they are chosen to rule the world with an iron fist. Their chosenness is manifested by the violent expression of their "religion of peace" and its robber baron founders. They think they're special and everyone else is chosen to join them or serve them. We Jews need to recognize that being chosen for our mission is a good thing and not reject out of hand the idea of having a certain amount of pride in it.

    from the article: Chosen people complex
    First published 00:00 22.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 22.05.07
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