Elijah in the Talmud


RE: Burning of the Fifties — when Moses sang his song of praise after Israel crossed the Red Sea and the Egyptians drowned, the Lord asked, “My creatures drown and you are singing?”[1]

[1] Pesikta de- Rav Kahana (ed. S. Buber, p. 189a) — centuries after Elijah or Elisheva

Maybe it’s like our proverb, “Do not gloat at the fall of your enemy (24:17).”

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