Why did the Jews not accept Jesus and still do not accept him now?
Answer:”In the eyes of many in Israel, Jesus seems to be acting against essential institutions of the Chosen People:
- submission to the whole of the Law in its written commandments and, for the Pharisees, in the interpretation of oral tradition;
- the centrality of the Temple at Jerusalem as the holy place where God’s presence dwells in a special way;
- faith in the one God whose glory no man can share.”
(“Catechism of the Catholic Church”. London: Chapman, 1974, no. 576.For more detail, see ibid., nos. 577-599 and as to the relationship of the Church with the jewish People see ibid., no. 839).