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Hasn't our being the "Chosen People" caused anti-semitism than respect? Rabbi Friedman puts the notion of being chosen into perspective by explaining the existence of a heavenly people on earth.

If You're Chosen, Act It

If You're Chosen, Act It

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Mary MacDonald Texas March 2, 2017

We Christians are to bless the Jewish people. In fact, those who bless Abraham will be blessed, those who curse Abraham will be cursed. The whole world has been blessed through Israel. Reply

David Mesa, AZ March 1, 2017

❤It's interesting that the people who deny Jews are the chosen people say negative things and refuse to sign with their names. A reflection of their low self-esteem and their need to hate somebody Reply

june February 25, 2017

Don't the genealogies show that the Jews are connected to Shem the son of Noah? Is that not the origin of the word Semite? Reply

Guitar Man Chicago, Illinois February 23, 2012

"Anti-Semite" is null & void of any meaning because the jews are not Semites! Reply

Rene Bogota, Colombia September 2, 2010

Chosen The Jews were chosen to be "monotheists" by God, not because they were the best. That was a challenge in those times. Reply

Anonymous Manchester, UK November 3, 2009

Choosing to be chosen A bunch of redheaded women get together and say "hey, aren't we different? How we glow! We more glamorous than other people! God must have chosen us for some special purpose.!We'll write books about our chosen-ness, have special leaders trained to teach about our chosen-ness, persuade other redheads that they are chosen, persuade non-redheads that the books are inspired by God so they better believe them. Isn't this what Jews have done? The only people to say that Jews were chosen are Jews. Claiming God chose them provides supreme authority to their claim. Isn't the whole thing transparently self-interested and self-promoting? There isn't a gram of evidence that Jews are different, that they are spiritually priveliged. The behaviour of Jews to Palestinians is abhorrent. They have imprisoned Palestinians behind walls and ghettos, reduced them to penury, imprisoned their elected leaders, imprisoned and shot their children. Jews are parts of God? I don't think so! Reply

Anonymous Brooklyn, NY February 23, 2009

Assmiliation the answer If our being assimilated with the world around us would cure anti-semitism, then the holocaust would never have occuredl
Germany was home to very assimilated Jews. I don't think many of them survived the murderous nazis. Reply

Anonymous March 26, 2006

Too many topics to reconcile The anti-semite and the non-Jew are not always one and the same. Everyone has room to change and grow and a Jew and non-Jew cannot help the other as much as each other.

The anti-semite is not interested in improvement. Anti-semite will not sincerely ask about who a Jew is but, rather how to torment or murder the people who "stand straight".

It is ridiculous to think that anti-semites would question Judaism because they can or mean to change. To live by Jewish law - is already assimilated into basic US law. Anti-semites hate both (as Anne Frank put it, that some people don't want to live morally or civilized & this is what Jews represent) this is true democracys foundation, truck or not. :-)

We are all hated for this. An anti-semite will always be an anti-semite.

That everyone can change, excludes the anti-semites & our history does not lack in examples of people manipulating us; their motive lacks life. What does religion have to do with it? Reply

John Perepchuk Lake Ronkonkoma, NY via chabadofeastend.com December 12, 2005

iF YOUR'E CHOSEN, ACT IT I do not think it is because we are chosen that bothers non-jews. Some Christian believe they are closen. (Calvin) I think it is because we have not assimulated into the workd around. And will not give up our traditions as old or out dated. I think non-jews do not like that we disagree with them in their belives. Or feel we share common ground. Reply