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Chosen People, The


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I have long been uncomfortable with the concept of the "Chosen People". To suggest that as Jews we are somehow closer to G-d than all other nations smacks of arrogance, elitism, and racial prejudice.
Jews have always been called the "chosen people," because that's how we are described in the Bible. But what does it mean to be "chosen"? Chosen for what? How did we get to be chosen? Why did G-d have to choose a people?
Why is Adar such a happy month? Because it is so inauspicious for the Jewish nation!
The Jews were illogical. G-d was illogical. The only one who acted logically was... Haman. No wonder on Purim we try to suspend logic!
With all the events and actions that contributed to the miracle of Purim, why is the festival named after the seemingly minor detail that Haman picked the date for his decree by casting lots?
Sivan 2 is marked on the Jewish calendar as Yom HaMeyuchas ("Day of Distinction"); it was on this day that G-d told Moses -- when Moses ascended Mount Sinai for the first time -- to tell the people of Israel: "You shall be My chosen treasure from among...
What does Judaism have that no other religion has? The only honest answer can be summed up in two words: Mount Sinai. G-d appeared to every single Jew at Sinai and gave us his Torah.
G-d tells us that the effect of our special relationship with Him is that we will become a "Kingdom of Priests." What does this phrase mean?
Korach's argument is the ultimate in political correctness. "The entire community is holy," he challenges Moses and Aaron. "Why do you exalt yourselves over the congregation of G-d?" The very same argument could be used against Jews in general. "Who do...
"See, I have set before you life and goodness, and death and evil... Life and death I have set before you, blessing and curse... And you shall choose life..." (Deuteronomy 30:15-19). These three sentences represent three dimensions of choice -- compelled...
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