Okay, agreed.Jayhawker Soule wrote: While I found the OP to be lovely, let me add one note of caution: during the waning days of the Second Temple Period messianic concepts were a bit more variegated and fluid (as was 'Judaism' in general). So, for example, here. To pretend that there was a generally agreed upon job description floating around circa 30 ce is a bit anachronistic.
But show me where any of those variegated and fluid concepts contained anything about the Messiah being God Incarnate, or the literal Son of God, or the Savior who would be sacrificed for the sins of the world and then rise from the dead. It's not only what Jesus didn't do; it's the claims that were made FOR him that are outside of ANY Jewish teaching tradition that EVER had a place in our heritage. One might plausibly find a way for a Jew to believe that Jesus was Messiah, in one of those fringe conceptions of the office; but for a Jew to believe in the Christ? No, never. Not and remain a practicing Jew, in that age or this one.