From 1578 to 1580, explicit references to Jesus were edited out of Talmuds, in order to avoid Christian persecution. In earlier manuscritps, there are clear references to “Yeshu ha’NOtrzi” (Jesus of Nazereth). This material has been put back into the Talmud, but many Jews don’t know this, as it appears only in some editions, and only in the back as a kind of endnote (and in small type).
The picture of Jesus described in the Talmud is very different (if it were similar, it wouldn’t have been removed out of fear of angering christians). The description is attributed to Rabbi Eliezer, who was taught by Yochanan ben Zakkai. Zakkai was very old when he died in 80 CE and could have encountered Jesus while he was alive.
ALthough some rabbis have argued that Jesus in the Talmud was a different person than the Jesus followed by Christians, Rambam agrees he’s the same person. I think the main reason some rabbis in omodern times have said otherwise was in an attempt to avoid anti-semitism. But if that was the attempt, it failed, as there are plenty of antisemitic websites that state the sources that acknowledge Jesus in the Talmud.
Anyway the Talmud reveals Jesus as a former student of Torah who went seroiusly off the rails and became a spiritual danger to the Jews.
I’ll post more later when I have time.