Didju know what’s so special about the Jews?

“If the statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race.
It suggests a nebulous dim puff of star dust lost in the blaze of the Milky Way.

Properly the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of.

He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his commercial importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk. His contributions to the world’s list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse learning are also away out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvellous fight in the world, in all the ages; and has done it with his hands tied behind him.

He could be vain of himself, and be excused for it.

The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed, and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other peoples have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished.

The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind.

All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?”  ~~~Mark Twain, from For the Love of Being Jewish

What’s so special about being a Jew?

God.

It’s all God.

God chose them, He’s blessed them, and now He’s blessed all the world through that one special Jew, Jesus Christ.

Do you know Him?

What’s so special about me?

God.

It’s all God.  He’s blessed me through His son, Jesus Christ.

Do you know Him?

Click on the map of Israel below, (a nation the size of New Jersey, btw!) for a quick introduction to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  He’d love to be your God, too.

map from "Ian's Hebrew Blog", see link below.***

“This day… I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live…

and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”  ~~ Deuteronomy 30:19-20

***Ian’s Hebrew Blog***

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