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What does the "Chosen Ones" mean?

by Mrs. Baila Olidort

  

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In a nutshell--chosen for great responsibility and obligation. Why the Jewish People? This goes back to the Bible--to the beginning of our history with Abraham.

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Abraham
First Jew, and first of our three Patriarchs. Born into a pagan society in Mesepotamia in 1812 BCE, he discovered monethieism on his own. He was told by G-d to journey to the Land of Canaan where he and his wife Sarah would give birth to the Jewish People.