The title of this article, “Is Jesus the Messiah of Judaism?” is also the title of the fourth of the four classes in our Gathering sessions this year. That class will be held on Wednesday, March 21, at 6:20. (The Gathering classes begin/began this week, February 29, and then continue on March 7, March 14, and end on March 21.) Whether Jesus is the Messiah of Judaism is, in one sense, a question of history. In Jesus’ time, what were the expectations Jewish people had of a Messiah: from their Bible (roughly our Old Testament) and their interpretation of it? Did Jesus fulfill those expectations? Did he, or his followers, re-define them? If so, how? We will deal with those questions in that class.