Most people believe that ‘the Jews’ rejected Jesus. The fact is that the Jews were the only people on the entire earth who accepted Jesus. Obviously not everyone in the Jewish community accepted Jesus, but his followers were almost exclusively Jewish. So he was both accepted and rejected by the Jewish people of his day. In comparison, there are only a few rare occasions during his life when he was accepted by non-Jews. Initially, the Jewish followers of Jesus didn’t imagine that anyone who wasn’t Jewish would be interested in Jesus’ message. Only after a series of miraculous events (see Acts 10-11) did the Jewish followers of Jesus begin to evangelize the rest of the world in a movement that resulted in millions of people following the teachings of their Jewish Rabbi.