Babylonian Talmud Shabbat 105b


תלמוד בבלי מסכת שבת דף קה עמוד ב

Original Text:

המקרע בגדיו בחמתו והמשבר כליו בחמתו והמפזר
מעותיו בחמתו יהא בעיניך כעובד עבודה זרה


One who tears their clothing, breaks their utensils, or scatters one's money in anger should be in your eyes as if that person had served idols. [Translation by Big Green Jewish]

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. Why are these three actions problematic? What do they tell us about a person?
2. Why are these actions compared to idol worship? What does this teach us about how we are supposed to behave in times of stress?

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