Jesus was born to jewish parents in a jewish community and was raised jewish. His relatives were Jews. He was born in Bethlehem because that where his earthly father Joseph had been born and they had to go back there for a census count (think tax time but having to go to your city of birth to do it). The family lived in a jewish community mainly in a region called Nazareth tho they also lived in Egypt for a time during Pharaohs slaughter of the innocents. Jesus was raised like any good jewish boy. However when he began his ministry he often spoke out against the Jewish leadership and their laws and practices and in the end it was the Jewish leadership that called for his arrest and death.