... Judaism is not just "another religion." It's unique among the world's major religions. The core values and ethos of Judaism are markedly unlike those of Christianity, Islam, and the other great faiths ... A core message of the Hebrew scriptures is that Jews are a divinely "chosen" people -- a unique community distinct from the rest of humanity ... The seemingly intractable Middle East conflict is more than just a problem of Zionism or politics, or a dispute over land. Israel's often arrogant policies, and especially its inhumane treatment of non-Jews, have roots in centuries-old attitudes that are laid out in ancient Jewish religious writings.