See: Jesus the Pharisee: A New Look at the Jewishness of Jesus, https://a.co/d/bRPkoHt
Most Jewish people do not know that Christianity was founded by religious Jews. The purpose was NOT to worship Jesus as a false God, Heaven forbid. It was to speak out about the fact that the attitude of the rabbinic establishment of the time was WRONG. This, and not heresy, is why Jesus said to “follow me.”
Unfortunately—with the exception of Chabad Lubavitch Jews, who focus on outreach to all—many otherwise observant Jews cannot account for the role of gentiles in the Redemption. They are missing the point.
We ALL have to walk away from the devil. We ALL have to help each other so that. “Sur may-ra ve-asay tov,” we say. “Run from evil and do good.”
The apostles were correct in their intentions. They explicitly wanted to bring salvation to the non-Jewish world by:
1) ending occultism (idol-worship) and
2) promoting highly ethical behavior.
This is why Luciferians (Satan-worshipers) and their ilk hate and oppose Christianity with all their might. Christianity, specifically. And I hear this over and over again from the victims of Luciferians as well as Veronica Swift, who is a scholar of that system.
Whatever you call them—and there are a lot of terms for devil-worshipers—these people are idol-worshipers. They are actively trying to spread Satanism all over the world. For whatever reason, the figure of Jesus stops them in their tracks. Again, not because he is a god, but because he SERVED GOD CORRECTLY by HUMBLY HONORING GOD AND HUMANITY.
This is a very complex idea, and hard for many to grasp, but it is the truth. If any of my Jewish friends don’t get it—just think of the way we post framed photos of the Lubavitcher Rebbe (z”l) as a way of reminding ourselves what is right. Nobody worships the Rebbe himself.
Again—Jesus and his followers NEVER told Jews to give up our religion. What they did do, which most of the rabbinic establishment cannot admit—was to CORRECT our ethical fulcrum.
Yes persecution ensued over time. But the ideological impact of Christianity for Judaism has been positive.
For one thing, as Rabbi Falk points out, our faith tradition rejected the harsh extremism of “Beit Shammai” and returned to the more gentle and loving “Beit Hillel” who is praised in “Pirkei Avot,” or “Ethics of the Fathers.”
For another, as Rabbi Emden noted in his famous letter, the Jews and the Christians have a shared belief system in God that enables us to recognize and fight the evil nihilistic Sabbateans/Frankists.
We can also join with Muslims in submitting ourselves to God.
By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. All opinions are the author’s own. Public domain.