A thread in GD made me realize that I never actually knew what it meant that the Jews were the chosen people.
Within the contexts of modern Judaism, what do Jews today believe it means? Is there a consensus? Is it simply that God likes them better? Will get better rewards in the afterlife than the non-Jew?
On a related topic, it was my understanding that some Christians, if not the majority, also believe the Jews to be the Chosen People. Is the Christian view of what this means any different from the Jewish view? I realize a lot of Christians believe a lot of different things, but perhaps someone can describe what the major sects believe.