“You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition!”.
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel!” (Matthew 23:23-24).
The Pharisees went out and immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him. (Mark 3:6).
“In 66 A.D., (the Zealots) organized a revolt against Rome. This was suicide for the Jewish nation, because they provoked the Romans to destroy Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Even after Jerusalem had been captured they shut themselves in the Temple and forced the Romans to destroy it (Petrillo 19, emp mine).
“Their close association with the Temple spelled their doom. When the temple was destroyed in 70 A.D. they were reduced to insignificance. (The Pharisees became the founders of Judaism) (ibid).