What I said was:
Lehi wasn't Jewish, and, based on his lack of knowledge of his own ancestry (finding out only by reading the plates), he wasn't a religious man in the traditional, orthodox sense of the time.
The orthodox Jews not only knew their lineage (which was obvious), but they also knew their individual ancestry. For a great example of this, look at the genealogical tracing of Joseph and Mary that occurs in Matthew attempting to show Jesus' place as the rightful heir to the Jewish kingship. Lehi didn't even know he belonged to a specific tribe until he read the plates.
To take the vision situation further, as a prophet-type Lehi was an "outsider" to the people in Jerusalem - much like Samuel, the Lamanite, preaching repentance to the Nephites. Lehi wasn't a Jew, so preaching repentance to the Jews would be a lot like someone from a Mormon offshoot group preaching repentance to the LDS in SLC - or LDS missionaries preaching in the Deep South. It's no wonder he was rejected, from a psycho-social standpoint. They had a hard enough time accepting Jewish prophets calling them to repentance, much less someone who lived in the general area and probably was considered a rich foreigner, to a degree. The condemnation of "the Jews" by Nephi is natural, given his own outsider status and his relative youth and probable lack of age and social maturity.
I personally view Lehi and Nephi as more "flawed" than most members do - and I love that about them. I like flawed prophets, not squeaky clean ones. In general, I don't trust the squeaky clean images, even if I like the people being airbrushed by them.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)
Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken