Was Jesus a JEW and more so was

He a devout or observant Jew?

Did he live by the jewsing laws etc?

He was God, so to answer your question.... yes.

Popeye...i would say by his acceptence into the temple by the elders and teachers of the law, at such a young age, that he was a regular there.

Jewsing laws? I think you mean Halacha. Assuming he was a Rabbi (as he was called) he would be familar with Tanakh, Mishnah and early Midrashic/Talmudic works as well some Kabbalistic concepts.

MS

mino,

Maybe it would help clarify your question if you specifically mentioned which specific laws he contradicted.