v1-23 - Once again the establishment (the Pharisees and law teachers) were "gathered around" Jesus, but they weren't there to learn.
They're looking for an excuse to eliminate Jesus, because He's stealing their popularity.
They flag the disciples for not ceremonially washing their hands before eating.
Jesus points out that this requirement was a man made tradition, not a command from God's Law.
Jesus goes on to point out other ways they "let go of the commands of God and hold on human traditions (v8)."
One of those abuses of tradition was the way people had been abusing the 'Corban' law (v11):
A family was required by God's Law to use their wealth to take care of their elderly parents, a practice which was expensive then just like it is now.
To shelter their wealth, a family would designate it as 'Corban,' meaning it was dedicated for God and couldn't be used for other purposes.
As soon as the elderly parents had died, they would rescind the Corban status and be able to use the money as they pleased.
Corban is just one example of the blatant hypocrisy of the establishment. Notice that when Jesus calls them out on this there's no response.
v24-30 - Jesus went on vacation, so to speak. He went up to Tyre, which is North of Israel (so this is Gentile country) right on the Mediterranean coast. He entered a house and wanted to be left alone. But to no avail, &