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Hadith: The jews were divided into seventy one groups

Question

A Shaykh said that the hadith relating to that jews were divided into seventy one groups and the Christians into seventy two and the muslims into seventy three all in Jahannam except one

He states that this hadith is questionable;
1. its sanad (chain of narrators) is questionable
and
2. its matn (text) is questionable for the Quran says “You are the best of Ummahs”

Kindly express the research on this hadith

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Hadith: I am leaving behind two things

Question

Could you please inform what is the academic status of these two hadiths:

1. I am leaving behind two things: the Book of Allah and the Sunnat

2. I am leaving behind two things :the book of Allah and the Ahlu Bait

Outwardly there seems to be a contradiction, please enlighten.

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