Why are Jews the Chosen People? Not what your thinking. Always a small group with powerful enemies in a tough region, it is that we chose to obey the Torah. All other nations in the area had the same idea of God being stronger than the people. Click on Wiki, see if you agree with the answer. In other words, not that we think we are so special, but that our ancient ancestors were willing to accept more laws than other groups. It was a burden we as Jews took on.
Why sometimes, I think “Chosen for what?” When I’ve been watching The Bible you see the pattern. We lose our way from the Torah and all sorts of bad things happen, (The Flood, Sodom, Egypt, Babylon, Rome). It is like having an old suitcase with all sorts of destinations listed on it. Look at how rotten some of the Jewish Kings were.
It is not as though we are better. It is that we thought our punishments would be worse. As Kermit the Frog would say, “It isn’t being green.” Being Jewish is not for sissies.
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