I always wondered when Hashem created angels because nowhere does it say in the Torah when Hashem created angels, only when Hashem created the world.

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  • see chabad.org/parshah/article_cdo/aid/974948/jewish/…
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  • In the beginning G-d created the heavens and the earth, what follows is a description of the components that were made in the earthly/physical realm. But what about the heavens? Maybe that part contains the creation of the heavenly court? I always find it interesting that when G-d made the firmament scripture doesn’t mentions what happened to the waters above, maybe those became part of heaven. Clearly the story is telling us just about our realm and not about the realm
    – Levi
    Commented Jul 7, 2020 at 22:30
  • Psalm 33:6 seems to talk about the creation of angels
    – Levi
    Commented Jul 8, 2020 at 5:57

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In the Medrash Rabbah there are two opinions. Rebbe Yochanan says that the angels were created on the second day, along with the firmament since we find in Tehillim a connection between the firmament and the Ruchos, which are taken to mean angels. Rebbe Chanina says they were created in the fifth day, and is alluded to in the words ועוף יעופף.


We see according to Rav Hirsch and others in Vayeira that mal'achim are created for the appropriate task as they are needed. Consider the explanation as to why three mal'achim came to Avraham but two left to go to S'dom and save Lot. Thus, as each mala'ach is needed for its task, it comes into existence.

We also see that as a Jew does a mitzvah a "good" mal'ach is created and if otherwise, a prosecuting mal'ach comes into existence.

Thus, mal'achim are constantly being created.

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