Scandal of Israel’s “carnal” election

The Hebrew scriptures declare that G-d’s thoughts are not our (human) thoughts and that our ways are not His (Isaiah 55:8 ).

Daily Minyan

touching-torahThe Hebrew scriptures declare that G-d’s thoughts are not our (human) thoughts and that our ways are not His (Isaiah 55:8 ). Perhaps nothing illustrates this idea better than the biblical concept of the election of the Jewish people as G-d’s very own people. It’s one of those things that has troubled the minds of many, especially and quite naturally those who found themselves among the “non-chosen”. It certainly has proven itself quite scandalous, even for many Jews themselves, and the acting out of this resentment has been quite troublesome and often very deadly for Jews over their long history.

Why has this been the case, one might ask? Among the so called “Abrahamic” religions (Christianity and Islam), the chief reason for this is no doubt jealousy. Simply put, the human mind finds it unjust that G-d, excising His free will, would set His affection on a specific people not because they are somehow…

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