Discussions for this daf
1. People don't become angels 2. Question on Insights 3. Achiyah
4. יום שנתנו הרוגי ביתר לקבורה 5. אחיה השילוני ראה את עמרם 6. אחיה השילוני ראה את עמרם

Barry Epstein asked:

My note to 121b re the 7 people that spanned the entire world says "the Tanna cannot maintain, as some do, that Chanoch became the angel Metatron (Gen 5:21-24). How is this possible, if people can't become angels?

Barry Epstein, Dallas, USA

The Kollel replies:

The expression goes something like, "A good Jew answers a question with a question" (though I guess if I did that all the time, I wouldn't have a job). Who told you that they can't become angels? Although there is extensive discussion in the Rishonim whether or not Chanoch became Matatron, I am not aware of any Rishon claiming that it can't be because Hash-m can't turn people into angels. Why not?

Kol Tuv,

Yaakov Montrose