The Jews have been persecuted all through their history, and Hitler, using ‘Oberammergaa’, the ‘Passion Play’ drama that was popular in his time to stir non-Jews with the message the Jews killed Jesus, subsequently picked up the cross from where Constantine left off in 324 A.D. in the persecution of the Jews. As Rabbi S.H. Glick, Volume 1, En Jacob, Agada of the Babylonian Talmud writes, “Let us never forget for a moment the suffering of the Jewish people, subject to persecution and destruction for no other crime but that they studied and adhered to the teachings of their Torah and the tenets of their religion.” They have lived the highest standard of humanity.

RABBI JOSEPH KRESEFSKY answers ...

There was initially a concern among some Jews that further anti-Semitism would arise from the movie from those people who erroneously believe that Jews are “Christ killers”.

BOB DOTY answers ...

Answer: My guess would be because it aroused a lot of anti-Semitism, not that there isn't a lot in the church already.

RABBI CRAWFORD answers ...

They believed it would instill more anti-semitism.