Please know, that question does not infer racism in any way. It is a legitimate question, asked by Jews themselves.
The reason it is asked is because there is a very distinct misunderstanding of who the Jewish people are, and more specifically, who God designed and created them to be! They are His chosen people, given a very specific mandate to bless the entire world. (Genesis 12:3)
Think about carrying that mandate. Think about what they have endured, simply because of their chosen position and that mandate. As a fierecly persecuted people group, it is understandable from a human perspective why, to a large degree (particularly in America), they have set aside their identity.
Life as a Jew is complicated. Is being Jewish ethnic or religious? Having been dispersed all over the world following Rome’s destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, should they have assimilated into other countries and their cultures?
Furthermore, how, after all those years of dispersion, did they actually retain their Jewishness and even revive their dead language after almost 2000 years of exile? That has never been done!
From the beginning, God chose His people and had a plan for His people. He is a God of restoration, so the complications of Jewishness are no obstacle for Him! Only for the people themselves.
To illustrate, I read a recent article that played into the fascination I have with Jewish people, the call of God upon them, and the promises He has given them. Here it is:
In truth, God has defined them, and will one day restore them fully to Himself. Indeed, they are “eternally lit” as the author indicates. They just have not yet been lit spiritually! But that day is coming!
25 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. 26 Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put My Spirit within you and bring it about that you walk in My statutes, and are careful and follow My ordinances. 28 And you will live in the land that I gave to your forefathers; so you will be My people, and I will be your God.~Ezekiel 36:25-28
Check back tomorrow for a testimony of what life looks like when Jews fulfill their mandate! (Spoiler alert: Gentiles are blessed!)