Why Are Jews the “Chosen People?”


The Ten Commandments, In SVG

The Ten Commandments, In SVG (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

They were human beings, like anyone else.  Mark Twain was once asked if he was anti-Jewish.  His response?  “Jews are human beings.  Worse of them, I cannot say.”

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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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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One Response to Why Are Jews the “Chosen People?”

  1. Well stated … My wise Father, Abraham was fond of saying that we Jews were chosen & often have wished [during our many struggles] that the L-rd might want to pick others for such specialness for a while but still there is REAL glory in the place of chosen!

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