Jabba, you say the "whole point" of the New Testament is, among other things, "The Jews did not 'get' what God was all about." THE OLD TESTAMENT SAYS THE SAME THING. How many times did God have to remind the Jews of the Old Testament that they strayed? Why do you think God allowed the 40 years of wandering in the wilderness? And Babylonian captivity? Moses, David, Solomon: the greatest heroes of the Old Testament all strayed. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekial: God's prophets continually reminded Israel that the entire nation had strayed. If you want to condemn groups of so-called Christians for their anti-Semitism -- all contrary to the New Testament, I might add -- be my guest. But is it really, truly shocking that some of the Jews might actually have missed God's will in Jesus' time, given their nearly unbroken history of missing God's will again and again -- as it's recorded in their own holy texts? I don't think so.