Babylonian Talmud, Megillah 10b

 

:תלמוד בבלי, מגילה י

Original Text:

בקשו מלאכי השרת לומר שירה, אמר הקדוש ברוך הוא: מעשה ידי טובעין בים ואתם אומרים שירה?

Translation:

At that time [of the Exodus] the ministering angels wanted to chant their hymns before the Holy One, blessed be God, but God said, The work of My hands is being drowned in the sea, and shall you chant hymns before Me?

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. Why would the angels want to sing?
2. How should we respond when people opposed to justice encounter suffering?
3. Aside from God, who do you think best epitomizes the response to those who wish us ill?

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