Hi! I listened to a sermon about the orthodox jews of our times. I guess these are the jews which wear hats and black clothes and have this strange curly hair. I always thought that as a christian you have to like these people because they are jews, but the pastor said that these orthodox jews are basically the same as the pharisees of Jesus' time. They seem to be very arrogant and don't like christians at all and sing and pray only to get attention. If this is true then what kind of attitude are we supposed to have towards them? I mean did Jesus love the pharisees? After all he said that their father is the devil. And another thing which I also ask myself is wether there is a typical jewish look. I mean if the jews are a race then is there something like the typical jew? In the third reich they used to paint a certain picture of the typical "evil" jew. They all looked the same and they all had huge, hooked noses. I thought that this is only a stupid prejudice but in fact a lot of jews look exactly like this, isn't this strange? Henry Kissinger is a jew and he looks exactly the way you imagine a "typical" jew. Does this mean that all jews look like this and have hooked noses? Hooked noses don't really look very harmonic so I ask myself why should all jews, as God's people, have such a trait? If all jews had wonderful straight noses then I could understand it that they are blessed with beauty but why should all jews have hooked noses? Do all jews have hooked noses? Or is this just a coincidence? I also have the impression that the orthodox jews also look pretty much the same but maybe this is only because of their beards and because of their hair style.