I posted it because of a debate I've been having with another poster, and I wanted to show that Judaism is indeed a religion of love and that Christians do have an obligation toward Jews and Israel.
The article is garbage. The writer treats Jesus rather flippantly and seriously downplays His conflict with the Pharisees. This wasn't a debating society squabble. Calling Jesus a Pharisee is just downright goofy. While Jesus praised some individual Pharisees, He rejected their form of Judaism.
In addition, Christians owe nothing to Jews but the truth. In rejecting Christ, they are cut off. No real Christian can possibly maintain that someone who rejects Christ nevertheless retains the favor of God.
Actually, Jews were one tribe of the (Christian) House of Israel, anticipating Christ's arrival. When He, the Messiah arrived, they rejected Him, splintering from the (Christian) House of Israel. Then, they conducted the first holocaust against their own people for accepting Christ as the Messiah. Later, their descendants were to be saved from another holocaust by the nation founded by men seeking to worship Christ freely, America, 2,000 years later. America has no obligation other than brotherly love toward Israel and Her lost, reorganized (Christian) House of Israel, tribe of Judah brothers and sisters.
Christianity is the oldest religion, with Judaism being the oldest Christian splinter group, followed by Islam the modern pagan religion that remains as a thorn to keep Christians humble.
There is no penalty, and does not apply to a Jew's behavior towards a Gentile.
If you read the Great Commission, you'll find that it's the other way around. Jews should embrace Jesus and be on the forefront of spreading Christianity! The whole reason that God raised up the Jews was as a beacon of 'light unto the nations.'
Today, most Jews seem to think that Judaism is less a religion than an 'ethnic' identification. They remember the part about being the 'Chosen People' -- but they forget what they were chosen for.