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In the Gemara, Satan is frequently described as "dancing". (Examples being Berachot 33a, Megillah 11b, and Pesachim 112b.) Why is this so?

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    ריקוד need not mean dancing as it does in modern hebrew. See Eruvin 104a. It means "stomping" or so. Not that I'm sure why the Satan would be stomping. – Double AA Mar 29 '18 at 18:46
  • @DoubleAA haynu hach. stomponline.com - not to mention why we would ask how to stomp before the Kallah – rikitikitembo Mar 29 '18 at 18:58
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    Maybe based on Isaiah 13:21 וּשְׂעִירִ֖ים יְרַקְּדוּ־שָֽׁם? – b a Mar 29 '18 at 18:59
  • @rikitikitembo ??? They aren't the same and words can have different senses. – Double AA Mar 29 '18 at 19:00
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    @ba +1 And see more explicitly in Midrash Raba (Ber 65,15) connecting this with sheidim. – yO_ Mar 29 '18 at 21:11

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