How do you imagine a Jewish priest would view Jesus arrival in Jerusalem?
According to our tradition, the vast majority of the Jews at the
time didn't hear of him and therefore had nothing to say in the
matter. The Torah-sages (Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai, Rabbi Yonatan ben Uziel,
Chanina ben Dosa, Bava ben Buta, Shimon ben Hillel, Rabbi Eliezer,
Rabbi Yehoshua, Rabbi Akiva, and hundreds of others) were active at
that time and their yeshivot (Torah-academies) were flourishing.
Their tens of thousands of disciples and hundreds of thousands of
sympathizers were active in the Jewish world in that generation;
they were the leaders and the forefront of Judaism. As Josephus
(Antiquities book 18) writes, "the cities give great attestations
to them." The great majority of Jews loved their sages and their
The unlearned class of the Amei-haaretz (ignoramuses) was a small fringe of society, but even they would and did lay down their lives in order not to violate anything of the Torah. As one ancient historian famously wrote:
Hecateus declares again, "what regard we [Jews] have for our laws; and we resolve to endure anything rather than transgress them." And he adds: "They [Jews] may be stripped on this account, and have torments inflicted upon them, and be brought to the most terrible kinds of death, but they meet these tortures after an extraordinary manner, beyond all other people, and will not renounce the religion of their forefathers."
No one (even any who did hear of Jesus) - would have given heed to what was and is consideredunacceptable for us. The few who came in contact with him soon lost interest, and the early Christians felt the need to turn to non-Jewish centers of population in order to gain adherents, while the Jews remained Jews.
Rather, you might prefer to ask "What does Judaism not believe about Jesus." And the answer is that we do not believe that he is or was anything other than a regular human being.
We may also note that according to our tradition, prophecy ceased about 340 years before the birth of Jesus; and public miracles stopped even earlier.
Here is a related topic:
The word "messiah" is the transliterated form of the Hebrew "moshiach." The word moshiach means "anointed." The title of moshiach was given to any person who was appropriately anointed with oil as part of their initiation to their service of God. We have had a number of meshichim (plural) in the form of kings and priests. There need be nothing supernatural about a moshiach.
This being said, there is a prophecy of a future moshiach. However, this is a relatively minor topic in Judaism and the Tanakh.
The Jewish requirements of the messiah are:
* Build the Third Temple (Ezekiel 37:26-28).
* Gather all Jews back to the Land of Israel (Isaiah 43:5-6).
* Usher in an era of world peace, and end all hatred and oppression. As it says: "Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, nor shall they learn war any more" (Isaiah 2:4).
* Spread universal knowledge of the God of Israel, which will unite humanity as one. As it says: "God will be King over all the world. On that day, God will be One and His Name will be One" (Zechariah 14:9).
* The messiah must be descended on his father's side from King David (Genesis 49:10 and Isaiah 11:1).
* The messiah will lead the Jewish people to full Torah-observance. The Torah states that all of its mitzvot (commands) remain binding forever.
It really depended on which "Jewish priest." Keep in mind that the New Testament often does not represent Judaism accurately or positively, since it is a book whose central claim is that Judaism was ultimately replaced by Christianity. But the historical truth is that Jesus was Jewish and he probably got along well with many of his fellow Jews, including some of the scribes, the priests (or rabbis), and even some of the Pharisees. But that said, he was young and he was advocating reforms and changes in the established religion, so it is possible that some of the Jewish religious leaders, especially some who were older and more traditional, did not approve of him. But there is no historical evidence that ALL Jews disliked or rejected him, since his teachings were rooted in Jewish belief.
I would imagine disdainfully.