103. וְאַנְשֵׁי חַיִל וְיִרְאֵי חֵטְא מְסוֹבְבִים מֵעִיר לְעִיר וְלֹא יְחוֹנָנוּ, וּמַחֲרִימִים עֵרֶב רַב בֵּינֵיהֶם. וְלֹא נוֹתְנִים לָהֶם בִּמְקוֹמוֹת רַבִּים, אֶלָּא דָּבָר קָצוּב, שֶׁלֹּא תִהְיֶה תְקוּמָה לִנְפִילָתָם, וַאֲפִלּוּ חַיֵּי שָׁעָה. וְכָל הַחֲכָמִים וְאַנְשֵׁי חַיִל וְיִרְאֵי חֵטְא בְּדֹחַק וְיָגוֹן, חֲשׁוּבִים כִּכְלָבִים, בָּנִים הַמְסֻלָּאִים בַּפָּז אֵיכָה נֶחְשְׁבוּ לְנִבְלֵי חֶרֶשׂ בְּרֹאשׁ כָּל חוּצוֹת. שֶׁלֹּא מָצְאוּ אַכְסַנְיָה בֵּינֵיהֶם.
Continued from previous DZ
The Faithful Shepherd accepted Elijah’s request and commanded him in the name of YHVH to hasten the Redemption as fast as he can because he is in great grief. He is in a state described in Exodus 2:12 “וַיִּפֶן כֹּה וָכֹה וַיַּרְא כִּי אֵין אִישׁ ” “So he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one.”
Moses represents the Light of Torah that would only be revealed in the Final Redemption. Until that time Moses is in deep sorrow because the Erev Rav is in control over the Israelites that are the ‘flock’ of the Holy One Blessed be He, and the Erev Rav doesn’t do good for them.
“וְאַתֵּן צֹאנִי צֹאן מַרְעִיתִי אָדָם אַתֶּם אֲנִי אֱלֹהֵיכֶם נְאֻם אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה.” “You are My flock, the flock of My pasture; you are men (Adam), and I am your God,” says YHVH GOD”
The wise scholars and the good people that follow the Torah, move from one place to another but the Erev Rav limit them.
Lamentation 4:2 “בְּנֵי צִיּוֹן הַיְקָרִים הַמְסֻלָּאִים בַּפָּז אֵיכָה נֶחְשְׁבוּ לְנִבְלֵי חֶרֶשׂ מַעֲשֵׂה יְדֵי יוֹצֵר.” “The precious sons of Zion, Valuable as fine gold, How they are regarded as clay pots, The work of the hands of the potter!”
The righteous people are called ‘precious sons of Zion’ because ‘Zion’ is the pure connection of Malchut and Yessod. They have valuable vessels like gold, but the Erev Rav treats them as if they have a cheap vessel and ban them wherever they go.
The Erev Rav focuses on their material existence because the root of their souls come from the other-side. Their mother was Lil-ith and they always wish to have a power that they are not worthy of.