Maybe it was okay for Jews to believe in Jesus in the first century, some declare. But now we’ve had two thousand years of history behind us – and it isn’t pretty. The Crusades, the Inquisition, the Holocaust – all was fanned by flames of Christian anti-Semitism, rooted right in the New Testament.
But that’s just one reason Jews don’t believe in Jesus, it’s said. Everyone knows that you can’t be Jewish and a Christian at the same time – it’s an oxymoron! And Those Jews who do say they believe in Jesus are a marginal bunch – they have emotional problems or come from troubled backgrounds.
This section is for the armchair sociologists. We’ll explore the phenomenon of Christian anti-Semitism, the kinds of Jews that believe in Jesus, and the question of whether Jewish believers in Jesus “misuse” Jewish symbols.