The Chosen Ones


During a television interview in Germany, Reb Shlomo Carlebach zt”l was asked “The Jewish people claim that they are the Chosen people.  What makes you different from the Nazis [yemach shemam] – who also said they were the superior race?”

Reb Shlomo zt”l answered, “It is totally different.  The Nazis said they are the best and everyone else is untermenschen [sub-human] vermin and worthless.  We Jewish people were chosen by God to teach everyone in the world, with great love, that each and every human being is chosen by God.”

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2 Responses to The Chosen Ones

  1. Ruth Schapira says:

    Not sure you’ll receive this…thank you for curating such wonderful inspirational messages!

    Ruth Schapira

    Director of Leadership and Training

    The Mussar Institute

    7605 Old York Road

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    The Mussar Institute advances the study and practice of Mussar, a Jewish path of character development and spiritual growth, leading to awareness, wisdom and transformation.

    Scaling Up a Compelling Mussar-Based Teen Curriculum is our latest project, made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

  2. Jack says:

    In Chaider I learned that just the Jewish people are Chosen by Hasham.

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