Jews were chosen to bring to the world this message of goodness: treat the stranger as one's own, love your fellow as yourself... In this way, Jews are chosen to be the lamp that allows God's light to shine in the world.
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There is no way to get on the inside of the who-is-chosen question without unpacking the quirky relationship Evangelicals have with Jews, both embracing them and condemning them to eternal damnation.
Were I to teach my children that Jews are smarter than non-Jews, I would not only teach prejudice, but I would also fail to impart how important it is that the God of Genesis made the world various.
44% of Americans say they have changed their religion at least once. A generation ago, we were born Jewish or Christian and we stayed that way whether we liked it or not.
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