What Did Jesus Say

Although since the second century most of his followers have been Gentiles, Jesus himself did not seek out non-Jewish followers during his ministry.

Giving to charity is a core value of Judaism. And the value of tzedakah is reflected in the New Testament too, especially in the teachings of Jesus.

Rabbis in Israel in Jesus’ day didn’t often discuss antisemitism directly. But Jesus strongly affirmed God’s loving commitment to the Jewish people.