4/24/2001 6:53:45 PM
According to the Torah, after the Messiah comes we will all, immediately, be in the "World to Come" which, although it is here on this Earth, is completely different in that wars will cease and peace will reign. In addition, it will be as impossible for anyone to deny the messiah as it is to deny that the sky is blue.
The messiah will not be the son of G-d, he will not die and be resurrected, he will live a long life and have many children, he will rebuild the Temple, he will restore Israel to its former glory.
Therefore, according to the Torah, Jesus was not the messiah and, to accept him as such, is very much rejecting the Torah for a different belief system.
Rejecting the Torah for a different belief system does not mean that Jews cease being Jews in that they still have all the responsiblities that Jews have, however, it DOES mean that they have rejected Judaism and have become Christians.