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  Chosen people
Chosenness is the belief that the Jewish people have been chosen (or have chosen) to be in a special relationship, a covenant, with God.
Chosenness is the claim that the Jewish people have been chosen by God to fulfill the mission of proclaiming God's truth among all the nations.
Maybe the Greeks were chosen for their unique contributions to art and philosophy, the Romans for their pioneering services in law and government, the British for bringing parliamentary rule into the world, and the Americans for piloting democracy in a pluralistic society.
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 Chosenness, The Chosen People, Favoritism, Jewish Superiority - The Peace Encyclopedia
Kaplan advocated dropping chosenness for two reasons: to undercut accusations of the sort made by Shaw that the Chosen People idea was the model for racist ideologies, and because it went against modern thinking to see the Jews as a divinely chosen people.
Chosenness is so unconnected to any notion of race that Jews believe that the Messiah himself will descend from Ruth, a non­Jewish woman who converted to Judaism.
The nationhood of such people [Arabs] is founded on racial superiority because unless they feel exalted over other people, they cannot pronounce and enforce the superiority of their Prophet over other nations - the sole purpose of this exercise...
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 The Jews are not the Chosen People   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
But the Jews and their derivative religions stick with it because if they start changing things - then they have to admit that Jews are just people like everyone else and that there's nothing special about being a Jew.
Jews of course believe that they are superior to Muslims and are therefore justified in taking their land.
You are not the chosen people - and it is not OK to commit terrorist acts against non-jews.
www.churchofreality.org /opinion/jews.htm   (1693 words)

 Bibleinfo.com | Jews: Are the Jews God's chosen people?
We must remember that the term "Jew" as used in the gospels is predominantly used to denote the religious leaders of Jesus time.
At the trial of Jesus the Jews called for the blood of Jesus to be on them and their children.
It is evident that Jews were included in the "we" of "we must be saved." The Bible is clear that sacrifices stopped, as far as God is concerned, with the death of Jesus, the Lamb of God.
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 Messianic Jewish Missionary Groups Funded by Christians
Jews for Jesus raises most of its funds (over $15 million in 2004, according to the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) from tens of thousands of churches and Bible-believing Christians who appreciate the lectures and presentations it gives in their churches.
Although the outreach was a major Jews for Jesus effort, Perlman highlighted the collaboration of the entire Christian community, with some emboldened to share their faith with a Jewish colleague or friend as campaigners made themselves and the Gospel known throughout the New York Metropolitan area.
Jews for Jesus, the leading organization dedicated to converting Jews to Christianity, has long been a concern because of its aggressive proselytizing with a deceptive message: that Jews who accept Jesus as the son of God and their savior remain Jewish.
www.jewsonfirst.org /06b/jewsforjesus01.html   (2183 words)

 Why Do People Hate The Jews?
Chosen People -- a) In the late 19th century, the Jews of Germany denied "Choseness." And then they worked on assimilation.
We Jews, however, are hated in paradoxes: Jews are hated for being a lazy and inferior race - but also for dominating the economy and taking over the world.
The Jews were accused of having an imperious mentality, at the same time they're a people of the book.
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 Chosen people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The sense of being a "chosen people" is therefore often associated with a particular ideological movement — it is a sense of importance which drives people to further the ends of their ideology.
In Judaism, chosenness is the belief that the Jews are a people chosen to be in a covenant with God.
Korea, Moon says, was "chosen by God to be the birthplace of the leading figure of the age",[1] and to be the birthplace of "Heavenly Tradition", ushering in God's kingdom.
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 Jews as a chosen people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
''InJudaism,'''chosenness' is the belief that the Jews are a chosen people: chosen to be in a covenant with God.
According to the Hebrew Bible, Israel's character as the chosen people is conditioned by obedience to God's commandments.
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (a religious leader that some Hasidic Jews believe to be the Jewish Messiah) stated his views on the difference between Jews and Gentiles as thus: "We do not have a case of profound change in which a person is merely on a superior level.
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 VQR » "A DEFINABLE JEWISH CHARACTER" (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
That the Jews, who at one time in their own homeland were as much a nation of warriors as they were a religious fellowship, would become a people of the book in exile is testimony to their adaptative nature.
Although most Jews would find it difficult defining the meaning of the "chosen people," and would reject the implication that Jews are better than anyone else, in the hands of the anti-Semites, chosenness was interpreted to mean that Jews were bent on world domination.
Jews, states the author, have always found ways to accommodate their differences; between the Orthodox and the secularists, the Zionists and the non-Zionists, as examples.
www.vqronline.org.cob-web.org:8888 /articles/1999/autumn/fischel-definable-jewish-character   (1576 words)

 Jews as a chosen people Jews as a chosen people   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
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Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik writes "Even as the Jew is moved by his private Sinaitic Covenant with God to embody and preserve the teachinɡs of the Torah, he is committed to the belief that all mankind, of whatever color or creed, is “in His imaɡe” and is possessed of an inherent human diɡnity and worthiness.
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It was used to educate people about the evils of the fascist occupation of Yugoslavia; children went there on school trips.
Jews have made up a very small proportion of the population of Yugoslavia.
The number of Jews in Yugoslavia fluctuated remarkably in post-1945 censuses, and many secularized Jews chose to declare themselves as ethnic “Yugoslavs.” At the disintegration of Yugoslavia, Jews possibly numbered around 300,000.
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 Church of God of Cumberland Valley - The Jews: God's Chosen People (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
This is one of the promises given to the literal Jews and it applies to the spiritual Jews as well.
Now the history of God's Chosen people is no longer the history of a literal nation, but it is the history of a spiritual kingdom that has filled the whole earth.
www.churchofgodcv.org.cob-web.org:8888 /sermons/sjrexroth/jews.asp   (3569 words)

 Chosen for What? - Jews for Jesus
We Jews did not invent the idea that we are God's "chosen people." The statement is found in Deuteronomy 4:37; 7:6; 10:15 and throughout Scripture.
Throughout Scripture we see that "God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and…the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty…that no flesh should glory in His presence" (1 Corinthians 1:27-29).
We Jews are who we are because God is who He is. We blood-bought believers in Y'shua (Jesus) also are who we are because God is who He is. So then Israel's position as God's chosen people should no more foster pride or boasting than should the sinner's salvation obtained at Calvary.
www.jewsforjesus.org /publications/newsletter/1994_05/chosen   (1610 words)

 Jews - The Chosen people
The Jews are said to have descended from one of the many aramean tribes that settled in the area around the Jordan river.
Under the dynamic leadership of Joshua, the Jews crossed over to the promised land and defeated the local inhabitants and conquered the land of Canaan.
After the death of Joshua, the Jews under the guidance of illustrious and wise leaders (called in the bible as Judges) successfully established themselves in the land of Canaan.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/cultures_of_world/74647   (537 words)

 Chosen people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The idea of a chosen people can be used to justify or create cultural imperialism, racism, and xenophobia.
In this view, Israel's chosenness found its ultimate fulfillment through the message of Jesus; Jews who remain non-Christian are no longer considered to be chosen, since they reject Jesus as the Messiah and son of God.
Among the people of the Book there are some who have faith in God and in what has been sent down to you and what was sent down to them, and who are humble before God.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Chosen_people   (2192 words)

 Amazon.com: Jews: The Essence and Character of a People: Books: Arthur Hertzberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Jews is an earnest, disciplined attempt to do what has often been done recklessly, poorly, and even hatefully--to describe the things all Jews have in common.
They identify three core components of this reputed personality profile: the self-image of affirming Jews as a chosen people; Jews as a house divided, a fractious group with a history of internal strife; and Jews as the quintessential outsiders in Western civilization.
What "Jews, the essence and character of a people", does do is introduce the reader to the Jewish concepts of: "choseness", "outsider" and "factionalism" and how various persona in the Jewish history have played their role within these concepts.
www.amazon.com /Jews-Essence-Character-Arthur-Hertzberg/dp/0060638346   (1632 words)

 The Jews as a chosen people   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Sharon has called the Palestinians Nazis, to which they retort that the Jews think the are a chosen people, just as the Nazis did.
In between are the Jews of Tel Aviv, including the Soviet Jews who grew up in an atheistic state.
The Shas Party represents the Orthodox Jews who were forced to flee North Africa after Israel was created, Their fate is similar to that of the German Jews in that they had been respected members of their communities before World War II.
www.stanford.edu /group/wais/Religion/religion_jewsasachosenpeople102601.html   (342 words)

 Witnessing to Jews - EffectiveEvangelism.com
This is why it is imperative to ask a Jew if he has kept the Law of Moses--to use the Law and remove the spirit of self-righteousness.
This is God's warning to the Jews: "Then the Lord will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you shall serve other gods, which neither you nor your fathers have known-wood and stone.
In the latter years you will come back into the land of those brought back with the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had been long desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely" (Ezekiel 38:8).
christiananswers.net /evangelism/beliefs/judaism.html   (515 words)

 Tidal Waves (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
When a student informed the elderly sage of the mass deaths in Japan, he was visibly shaken, immediately undertook a partial fast and insisted that the news should spur all Jews to repentance.
But there is something more in the Jewish sources, something that might surprise many contemporary Jews: the idea that catastrophes, even when they do not affect Jews, are nevertheless messages for them, wake-up calls to repentance.
And so that is an additional layer to the Chofetz Chaim's reaction, the conviction that the distinctive nature of the Jew demanded a meaningful Jewish response to the catastrophe that had occurred.
www.torahlearningcenter.com.cob-web.org:8888 /html/shafran13.html   (729 words)

 Jews as a chosen people   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In Judaism, chosenness is the belief that the Jews are the chosen people, a people chosen to be in a covenant with God.
This implies a special duty, which devolves from the belief that Jews have been pledged by the covenant which God concluded with the biblical patriarch Abraham, their ancestor, and again with the entire Jewish nation at Mount Sinai.
It states that the idea of chosenness is "morally untenable", because anyone who has such beliefs "implies the superiority of the elect community and the rejection of others." (Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Havurot, newsletter, Sept. 1986, pages D, E.) Note, however, that not all Reconstructionist accept this view.
jews-as-a-chosen-people.iqnaut.net   (3341 words)

Jerusalem (SatireWire.com) Update — Jews, whose troubled, 10,000-year term as God's "chosen people" finally expired last night, woke up this morning to find that they had once again been hand-picked by the Almighty.
According to a worldwide survey of faiths, not a single group expressed an interest in being chosen, and the only application submitted before last night's filing deadline, on behalf of the Islamic people, proved to be a fake.
Americans, meanwhile, expressed outrage at the decision, saying they had assumed they were God's chosen people.
www.satirewire.com /news/march02/chosen.shtml   (612 words)

 Jews, Israel, chosen people, Gentiles, muslim, islam, terrorism (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
[9.30] And the Jews say: Uzair is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!
A descendant of the Jews who lived in Spain and Portugal during the Middle Ages until persecution culminating in expulsion in 1492 forced them to leave.
It can be confusing (even misleading) to say that a Jew who believes on Yeshua as Messiah is no longer of the Jewish faith.
www.biblebell.org.cob-web.org:8888 /mbag/mailbagai.html   (1156 words)

 Jews for Allah - Chosen People ?
When the Jew studies the Talmud, he is actually repeating the arguments used in the Palestinian academies..." "...rabbinic Judaism, the first-born child of Pharisaism, remains a unit until this day." (p.XXI of Forward to 1st Edition, "The Pharisees," Vol.
The people living in Palestine in the 20th century have no racial nor historic connection with Palestine and are, in reality, descendants from a Turko-Mongolian tribal people who created a kingdom called Khazaria which existed until the 12th century.
Since the majority of people in modern Palestine and the world who call themselves "Jews" are descendants from a "Turko- Mongolian tribal people" known as Khazars, and have "little or no trace of Semitic blood in them," but are rather descendants of Ashkenaz who was one of the sons of Gomer.
www.jews-for-allah.org /Jews-not-for-Judaism/chosen_people.htm   (1238 words)

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