I am an Italian Noahide
In several articles and studies I have read that the Rabbinic Judaism (Yahadut Rabanit) would have its roots in the Pharisaic tradition.
However, here is what I read on a site by an Israeli Orthodox Jew (link - in Italian ):
"The Pharisees were only a political party, the worst, however described in the Talmud as the most obnoxious and the most hypocrite.
Rabbinic Judaism undoubtedly derives from the Sages, certainly not from the Pharisees. In the Talmud they are always called "Chachamim" = wise men and also soferim"
What are actually the positions taken on the subject by the Jewish tradition?