What Judaism teaches
None of the rabbis followed Jesus. Majority of the Jews rejected him except for a handful of uneducated men.
Even his own family rejected him.
The Bible records that many people believed that Jesus was the Messiah.
Acts 2:41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.
Acts 8:5-6 Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there. When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said.
Even the religious Jews believed.
Acts 6:7 So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.
A Pharisee by the name of Nicodemus (John 3:1) also believed in Jesus. Later, Nicodemus was with Joseph of Arimathea to prepare Jesus’ body for burial after his death (John 19:39).
Jesus’ half brother, James, also believed and became an apostle.
Galatians 1:19 I saw none of the other apostles—only James, the Lord’s brother.