Answer: The Israeli nation are called the “chosen people” not because it is better than others but because if was chosen to set an example of the correct good unity for the whole world. The Jewish nation was founded on the basis of unity. If we are not united, we are not considered the nation of Israel. It is only through a tight connection when everyone loves others like himself that we have the right to call ourselves the nation of Israel. The Jewish nation was formed by a group of Abraham’s students who decided to unite in mutual guarantee and accepted the condition of “love thy neighbor as thyself.” This is the example the nation of Israel has to set for the whole world and it is the reason they are called the “chosen people.” It is impossible to escape this mission; we see how we are led back to it time and time again.
Question: Why can’t this mission be give to another nation if we don’t fulfill it?
Answer: It is impossible to get rid of this mission and escape from it. We will be o obliged to execute it voluntarily or under duress. So we shouldn’t put it off or wait until we have to fulfill it under extreme pressure and the threat of another holocaust, which again begins to grow on the horizon.
The Jewish nation is the same group that Abraham took out of Babylon and united under the conditions of “love thy neighbor as thyself.” It makes no difference that thousands of years have passed since then. The nation of Israel are the same souls, although their bodies have undergone many incarnations. It is only these souls that can bring the whole world to correction.
Therefore, we cannot wriggle out of our mission and sooner or later we will have to fulfill it, if not in this lifetime, then the next. This was written in The Book of Zohar two thousand years ago. And there are even more ancient books that say the same thing.
So we cannot tell the world that we refuse to fulfill this mission. There is the general law of nature that leads all of the creation to unity, but the nation of Israel doesn’t allow it to fulfill this goal. The still, vegetative, and animate nature are naturally connected in a symbiosis, while mankind cannot unite by themselves; it is the nation of Israel that should unite them by being the first to attain unity and setting and example for others.
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 5/31/15