To American Jews about the concept of a chosen race or community: The concept of a chosen community is based on spiritual responsibility. According to primogeniture this has now shifted to Ishmaelites due to their universal mission not based simply on a chosen DNA but special spiritual responsibility. So, the question is whether Judaism can tackle the intellectual challenge of modernity? Is a modern Maimonides possible. Islam has many modern Maimonides. If we do not employ our smartness to spiritual and ethical ends, then we contribute to a cruel and hedonistic Machiavellian world rather than a blessed 21st century Zion.