What is the view of Jesus in Judaism?

What is the view of Jesus in Judaism?

Although there is no official Jewish viewpoint on Jesus, Jews agree on one point. Jews deny Jesus' Christian followers' incredible claim that he is the Lord Christ, God Incarnate, the genuine Son of God the Father.

For example, the Talmud states clearly that "Jesus was a human being like everyone else..." (see Matthew 23:39). The New Testament book of John even goes so far as to say that "God did not send his only Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save it" (John 3:17). Yet the Talmud says nothing about this.

In fact, the Talmud's silence on Jesus proves just how controversial he was during his lifetime. His teachings stood against the prevailing opinions of his time. They also stand against the beliefs of many Christians today.

According to the Bible, Jesus said things like "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the father except through me" (John 14:6). He also said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life" (John 8:12).

These statements incensed the leaders of Judaism who tried their best to have him killed. In fact, they used some of his own words against him.

How is the story of Jesus connected to Judaism?

One of the undeniable truths about Jesus was that he was Jewish. He was the child of Jewish parents, raised in a Jewish home, and raised in accordance with Jewish traditions. Jesus lived among Jews his whole life, and his disciples were also Jews. No other Jew in history has had the same level of influence as Jesus. According to the New Testament, Jesus himself said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through me" (John 14:6).

Yet, Christianity has never been exclusively Jewish. On the contrary, many non-Jews have become Christians over the years -- even after the death of Jesus! Today, there are more than 500 million people around the world who identify themselves as Christian, but only about 15% of these people can be classified as Jewish. The vast majority of Christians are not Jewish, but rather they belong to another religion or no religion at all.

In conclusion, the story of Jesus is connected to Judaism because Jesus was a Jew who taught ways of God to Jews.

Are there any Jews who think Jesus was the Messiah?

Although Judaism before (and gave birth to) Christianity, Jews reject Jesus as the Messiah. Much has been written about Jesus from a Jewish perspective, most notably by those early Jews who characterized Jesus in the decades following his death. They argued that he was not only a threat to the political stability of the Empire but also violated many Jewish laws.

Today, even among Christians there are Jews who believe Jesus was the Messiah. However, they are the minority within Judaism. Most modern Orthodox Jews do not accept Jesus as the Messiah. In fact, they view him as a heretic and a blasphemer who corrupted God's chosen people.

Even some Christians who are not necessarily Jewish believe that Jesus was the Messiah. However, this is not generally accepted within traditional Judaism.

Why does Judaism not believe that Jesus was the Messiah?

Judaism does not accept Jesus Christ as the messiah. According to Christianity, Jesus Christ sacrificed his life to atone for our sins. This is not the case in Judaism. On the contrary, they argue that Jesus did not need to make any sacrifice. His own righteousness was enough to save him and us.

Judaism believes that a human being can't be the savior of others because it takes a divine power to save people. Only God has this power, therefore no man could have saved himself or others by his own actions.

The idea that someone could save themselves by their own actions is called "self-salvation". Judaism rejects this concept because it violates one of the main principles of its philosophy, which is based on reason and logic - everything must have a cause. Nothing happens without a reason, so there had to be a cause for what happened. If something can happen without a cause, then there are things about which we don't know anything and therefore cannot predict what will happen next. This is not reasonable and makes sense only if you assume that whatever can happen will always have a cause.

Judaism also rejects the concept of self-salvation because it violates another important principle of its philosophy: idolatry. All religions believe that some kind of god is responsible for giving people abilities to think and act.

According to Jewish beliefs, who was Jesus?

Simply put, the Jewish perspective on Jesus of Nazareth is that he was a common Jewish man and, most likely, a preacher who lived during the Roman conquest of Israel in the first century C.E. He (along with many other patriotic and religious Jews) were killed by the Romans for speaking out against the Roman government and their excesses.

In addition to his role as a human being, Jesus also serves as a symbol for the importance of understanding one's place in the world and striving to improve oneself through one's actions. In this way, he is considered a moral guide for his people and others like them.

Many modern Christians believe that Jesus was the son of God and thus equal with him, but this idea does not exist within Judaism. From a Jewish perspective, Jesus was a good person who had many virtues but was still killed by the Romans after he was found guilty of crimes he didn't commit.

Furthermore, although he was divine before his death, since then he has been considered a holy figure whose memory is revered but who cannot intercede for individuals at the Temple in Jerusalem. Instead, it is said that a "mercy seat" inside the temple walls allows God to show mercy to those who seek forgiveness. This act of kindness is what makes Jesus an important symbol for improving one's self and others.

Finally, Judaism doesn't worship Jesus as a god but rather as a righteous man who taught people how to live according to Torah law.

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Ruthie Williams

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