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

Translation:

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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