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The problem was that even back then Jesus didn't have any proof that he was the messiah. He had the same problem that you seem to have. You see, there are these things called prophecies in the Torah, and the Torah outlined what a person would need to do to be considered the messiah (moshiach). Here are some of the things the messiah has to do to be considered the messiah by Jewish standards:
1. Rebuild the Temple - obviously Jesus couldn't do this because the Temple had not been destroyed by the Romans yet
2. Bring Peace to the World - he didn't do this either. Chrsitians claim he brought "peace" to people's souls, but the Torah talks about concrete things like real exiles, real returns, real walls that don't get destroyed, and real peace that everyone can see
3. Bring all the Jews back to Israel - again, the Roman exile hadn't started yet, so he couldn't have done this!
I guess his timing was a bit off. And this among other reasons is why the Jews didn't believe. So, to the contrary, I would not have been the guy trying to convince other Jews that Jesus was the messiah. I would have been among the Jews saying, "Wait a minute. Let's look at the Torah prophecies and see if he fulfilled them."
The Torah is so great!
Author: Von Cello Eintrag from 08.01.2009
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