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Jesus Social Stance and Conflict with JudaismJesus didnt mean to oppose Judaism or create another religion In fact he was a Jew He was born in Nazareth grew up between Jews and had baptized himself by John He lived a common Jewish life but he had some new ideas that somehow threaten the old Jew traditions He lived in harmony with his contemporaries and the reason of his trial might be his political activity Sometimes he has been linked with the Zealot resistance fighters a group of Jews who resisted the Roman empire His teachings have also placed him as an orthodox Pharisee and a resistance fighter even thought he set himself in opposition to Pharisaism Some of Jesus actions that could be considered against the Jewish traditions are his polemics about Jewish legalism association with tax-gatherers and prostitutes and sympathy for women and children But more than acting against his religion he was actually trying to change it in a better way at least that was what he thought The main problem he had is that he didnt realize how conservative were the Jews He tried to change their life in a radical way and sometimes attempting against their religious values The people in that time were not concerned about poor people Sometimes it would be considered wrong to hang out with them Jesus was trying to change that he was very concerned about the poor and the hunger In the fifth chapter Matthew talks about the Sermon on the Mount In this account Jesus talks about the poor and the hunger but in this specific gospel Matthews poor are poor of spirit and the hungers are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness But Lukes account is different in this sense He talks of poor and the hungry without any qualifications Anyway the overall position of Jesus was that of sympathy for the poor and the hunger and his blessings are addressed to
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