Cultural triumphalism is one of the big taboos of modern liberal thought. The very idea of chosenness, as in our being “The Chosen People” has become anathema to many well-meaning but not so well-informed of our people. This is so tragically sad.
We don’t claim moral superiority or any kind of overriding virtue with our designation as עם סגולה (Am Segula). The one privilege which accompanies our particular form of ‘chosenness’ is the Torah, specifically our relationship to Mitzvot and the indescribable joy possible with each one we perform.