World Faiths & Religions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do Jews not believe in Jesus?

Almost any educated Jew from any part of the spectrum of Judaism acknowledges the fact that Jesus lived and died a Jew. He was not a prophet, he was not a rabbi, and he was most definitely not, according to the Jewish people, the Messiah. Jesus was a brilliant itinerant preacher who made a living as a carpenter. The transformation of Jesus of Nazareth to Jesus the Christ is all about Paul, but you can find that on the Catholic Patheos pathway. For the Jewish people, Jesus had and has nothing to do with Jewish ritual or liturgical life. The impact of Jesus on Jewish life is predominantly in the historical reaction of Christianity to Judaism and Jews.