In strictly Orthodox Jewish circles, dating is limited to the search for a marriage partner.
Both sides (usually the singles themselves, parents, close relatives or friends of the persons involved) make inquiries about the prospective partner, e.g.
Christianity and Islam represent two other major religious groups that claim to have been chosen.
Christian theology accepts that God gave the Bible to the Jews and made the Jews His special messengers.
In kabbalah, Tal signifies Divine nourishment in a hidden manner, just as dew descends unseen to water the plants.
I think the real question is whether the “Chosen People” idea is indeed a legitimate cause of anti-Semitism – or whether it is merely another excuse.
If Jewish "choseness" is in fact the cause of anti-Semitism, then hatred against the Jews should disappear when Jews drop the claim that they are chosen. The Jews in Germany and Austria experienced the most vicious outpouring of anti-Semitic hatred in history.
Jewish Humor Central is a blog to start your day with news of the Jewish world that's likely to produce a knowing smile and some Yiddishe nachas. His move came during the Nixon presidency so he calls them Nixon jokes, but they could apply just as well today.
It's also a collection of sources of Jewish humor--anything that brings a grin, chuckle, laugh, guffaw, or just a warm feeling to readers. THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.