Are Jews Really The Chosen People?

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Date: Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 3:32 PM
Subject: Are Jews Really The Chosen People?
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BELIEFS & PRACTICES

What It Means To Be The ‘Chosen People’

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This idea is widespread in Jewish sources, but its meaning is anything but clear.

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Benching (בענטשונג)

Pronounced BENCH-ing, this Yiddish word literally means "blessing" and refers to the act of reciting Grace After Meals.

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Torah

Parashat Nasso

Numbers 4:21 – 7:89

SUMMARY

In this Torah portion, God describes the service of the Gershon family of Levites. The laws relating to the suspected adulteress and the nazirite are given. God tells Moses and Aaron the priestly blessing. The heads of tribes bring gifts to the Tabernacle.
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Whatever Happened to the Ten Commandments?

From: My Jewish Learning <community>
Date: Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 3:33 PM
Subject: Whatever Happened to the Ten Commandments?
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Sofer (סופר)

Pronounced SOE-fair, this Hebrew word for "author" refers to a scribe trained to write Torah scrolls and other religious documents.

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Torah

Parashat Nasso

Numbers 4:21 – 7:89

SUMMARY

In this Torah portion, God describes the service of the Gershon family of Levites. The laws relating to the suspected adulteress and the nazirite are given. God tells Moses and Aaron the priestly blessing. The heads of tribes bring gifts to the Tabernacle.
Learn more.

COMMENTARY

A prayer for yesterday, today and tomorrow — all in one.
Read more.

MORE TORAH

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