To counter the anti-Semitic consequences of Mel Gibson's film “The Passion …” I am hereby publishing parts of Chapter 8 of my forthcoming book A Jewish Philosophy of History. Please disseminate this material.
The Chosen People: Part I
Out of all the people that are on the face of the earth, the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people belonging exclusively to Him. (Deuteronomy 14:2)
This people have I created that they may relate My praise. (Isaiah 43:21)
To begin to appreciate the concept of the Chosen People, it will be helpful to review what some Gentile philosophers, historians, and statesmen have said about Jews and Judaism.
Ancient and Modern Philo-Semitism
In contrast to the vilification of Jews by the generality of mankind, many of the most learned Gentiles have admired the Jewish people. » Continue reading “Contra Mel Gibson”