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Publication Date: March 2002

Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Steve Greenberg

Series: CLAL Politics and Policy Archive (March 6, 2002)

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Cultural heritage and preservation)
Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Community life and organization)

Keywords: Community Relations; Global Responsibility; Community Formation; Jewish Text

Type: Brief


The author discusses the meaning of chosenness in terms of group identity and negation of an "other." He finds that chosenness, once properly understood, motivates and assures, and empowers people to act decisively for the greater good.