In the New Testament Jews are skewered for not believing Jesus was their anticipated savior. I can understand why they did not buy in. Because Jews did not write the New Testament they are portrayed in an unfavorable light.
This being the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, there are events commemorating it. One is about art reflecting Jews during the revolution. The art reflects the dilemma Jews faced and the unfortunate consequences of the choices some Jews made at the time.
The Jews in Russia had suffered a lot under Tsar Nicholus II. As with any political thinking there were disagreements on how to improve things.
One group came to believe Jews would be better off under socialism because people at the bottom would have a voice in the country’s direction. They formed the United Jewish Social Workers Party. Several complicated events led up to the “October Revolution” of 1917 but at least a part of what followed involved the UFSWP.
After the Bolsheviks took over, the lot of the Jews was no better and in some ways worse. Things were made even worse outside of Russia because Jews became known as Communists due to the participation of some in the Revolution.
We all know what later followed in Germany. Today in the U.S. some Christians take as history a tale in the Bible telling of the Jew’s desire to kill Jesus.
The tale obviously was an effort by ancient writers to curry favor with ruling Rome. But, the Jews lost again.