Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: OUTLANDER ISSUES ****SPOILER ALERT****

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hope, one of the benefits i’ve experienced in all sites related to outlander, including this one, is the sharing by readers of experiences. we find each other’s stories not only interesting but often connected to our own experiences. it beats group therapy and is sure alot cheaper! to get back to the issue, i’ve always objected to the designation of jews as the “chosen people”. but it occurs to me that given what jews have been subjected to over the centuries, the concept of chosenness can be taken to mean chosen to demonstrate that there is so much evil in the world and to raise consciousness of the need to fight evil. i see the history of dark-skinned people – subjected for centuries to color-based racism – to have the same potential for teaching right from wrong to those who need the lesson, which in some ways, includes all of us, albeit mainly at an unconscious level. so let’s keep on sharing and see what we can learn from each other!