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Chosen People

A New Israeli Judaism

Temima G. Shulman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Religion
Temima G. Shulman

A rising star in Israel's media and spiritual renewal movement, Dr. Goodman, 39, had probably never imagined himself a candidate to bring different, polarized elements of Israel's society together to talk about loaded ideas like chosenness, Jewish power, identity, and its implications for the dead-locked peace process.

Jewish Chosenness and American Exceptionalism

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 11.18.2013 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

I have always felt uneasy with the concept. What does it mean to be "chosen"? Isn't it ethnocentric? Even supremacist?

What Does It Mean That The Jews Are God's Chosen People?

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

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.

Jesus For Jews, Or Something Like That

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

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.

Many Are 'Chosen People' -- And a Few Even Know What It Means

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

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.

The Real Lesson for Madoff's Chosen People

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

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.