Babylonian Talmud, Ta'anit 11a


תלמוד בבלי מסכת תענית דף יא עמוד א

Original Text:

יצער אדם עם הצבור. שכן מצינו במשה רבינו שציער עצמו עם הצבור


One should share the common distress of the community, as we see in the case of Moses, who always shared the troubles of the congregation. [Soncino translation. Edited for gender neutrality]

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. Why should one share the distress of their community? Why is Moses a model for this?
2. Why might one not automatically share their community's distress? Is this a passive or active statement by the talmud?
3. Who is your community? How do you feel your community's distress? How do you ignore it?

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