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Newsflash: Jesus Was Jewish!

Did you know Jesus was Jewish? Well, the Guardian in the UK doesn't believe you do? He thinks Christians have forgotten Jesus was Jewish or we pretend not to know. The writer says Judaism is Christianity's guilty secret. Now, of course, the guy is trying to drum up a little controversy so people watch his show on Jesus in the UK. But this is truly an insulting article.

Jesus was a Jew. Everyone knows that, don't they? Well, it would seem that they do and they don't. It is certainly not the view of most Christians, nor is it common knowledge among atheists or even Jews, that Jesus was to the brim a Jew, not incidentally or as a matter of temporal accident a Jew, not, in Jonathan Miller's joke, Jewish, but a Jew by faith, by temperament and by spiritual ambition; a Jew in his relentless ethicising, in his love of quibbling and legalistics, in his fondness - frankly, to the point of tiresomeness sometimes - for extended metaphors and sermons wrapped in parables, and in the apocalyptic urgency of his teaching. A Jew, in other words, on unambiguously Jewish business.
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