continued from previous DZ
In his message to Esau, Jacob tells Esau that he lived with Laban and adds:
“וַיְהִי-לִי שׁוֹר וַחֲמוֹר, צֹאן וְעֶבֶד וְשִׁפְחָה; וָאֶשְׁלְחָה לְהַגִּיד לַאדֹנִי, לִמְצֹא-חֵן בְּעֵינֶיךָ”
“I have oxen, donkeys, flocks, male servants, and female servants. I have sent to tell my lord, in order that I may find favor in your sight.”
“ לֹא-תַחֲרֹשׁ בְּשׁוֹר-וּבַחֲמֹר, יַחְדָּו”
“You shall not plow with an ox and a donkey together.”
The Zohar explains that Ox and donkey represent judgments that brings harms. If they come together they can harm the world with judgments.
Jacob wanted Esau to know that Laban had no power over him and he could also control great negative energies.
Jacob receives blessings that give him ‘automated’ protection.
“אֹרְרֶיךָ אָרוּר, וּמְבָרְכֶיךָ בָּרוּךְ”
“Cursed be those who curse you, And blessed be those who bless you.”
Balak and Balaam came to curse the children of Israel in the wilderness but they couldn’t do it. Balaam ends blessing instead of cursing and he was killed later. Balak disappeared from the Torah.