Sunday, January 30, 2011

Thought of the Day

For your (hopefully) lazy Sunday enjoyment, here is a great quote I heard in a recorded shiur a few weeks ago while driving cross-country. Unfortunately, I don't remember which shiur it came from! Since I listened to over 30 hours of them, I'm not going to go through all of them to locate two sentences.

Hashem did not create the Jews. He created humanity.

I think of this quote whenever I hear Jews speak negatively of or imply being superior to non-Jews. After all, G-d could have chosen to only create the Jews, but that's not what He did. Every individual on this earth has a place and a purpose, and we all possess sparks of the divine in our souls. We should treat each other that way.