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On Being the Chosen People
The Israelites may assume that as God’s select, they are immune to punishment and entitled to a bounty of privileges. But God is no patron. On the contrary, with great privilege comes great condemnation. Arthur Hertzberg famously said that, “Chosen-ness is the inescapable discomfort caused by consciousness.”
Please note: These trope links connect to the beginning of the whole Torah portion / Haftarah. Find a specific reading with the drop-down box at the top, right of the page, and/or by using chapter and verse.
Torah: Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25 – Click here.
Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14 – 51:3 — Click here.