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Did Yeshua think that Judaism was just a bunch of silly "traditions of men"? Or did He keep the mitzvot according to halachic norms of His day? Let's take a peek at the Apostolic Writings and see:
Did Yeshua "work" on Shabbat? No. NOTE: in Mark 2, a strict sect of Pharisees argued that the disciples shouldn't pluck grain on Shabbat. However, that interpretation conflicts with the Written Torah (see Deut. 23:25) which allows the plucking of grain on Shabbat.
Was Yeshua against Tefillin (i.e. Phylacteries)? No. Notice that Yeshua criticized the Pharisees for making their Tefillin too broad (Matt. 23:5) but He didn't criticize the practice itself. How could He criticize the underlying mitzvot, which was given by G-d (Deut. 6:8). Also, note that Yeshua approved of Deuteronomy 6 (see how He affirmed it in Mark 12).
Did Yeshua wear tzitzit? Yes (see Matthew 9).
There's absolutely ZERO evidence that Yeshua was against the mitzvot and absolutely ZERO evidence that Yeshua's teachings/practices violated halachic norms of His time. On the contrary, Yeshua taught His disciples to obey duly-authorized Jewish authority:
"23 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3 So you must be careful to do everything they tell you." (Matt. 23:2-3)