There is a gemara that says that anger is like a form of idolatry. Which gemara says this and where in the gemara is it written?

  • Towards the beginning of sotah
    – Menachem
    Mar 6, 2016 at 1:24

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It is a a baraita in Masekhet Shabbat 105b:

המקרע בגדיו בחמתו והמשבר כליו בחמתו והמפזר מעותיו בחמתו יהא בעיניך כעובד ע"ז שכך אומנתו של יצה"ר היום אומר לו עשה כך ולמחר אומר לו עשה כך

"If one tears his garment in his anger, breaks his utensils in his anger or scatters his money in his anger, he should be in your eyes as one who is performing idolatry. For thus is the craft of the evil inclination: today it tells him "do this", and the next day it tells him "do this" until it tells him "perform idolatry" and he goes and performs it".

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    thank you very much, this is exactly what im looking for.
    – Mishlei
    Mar 7, 2016 at 14:01

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