94. עַד שֶׁהָיוּ הוֹלְכִים, רָאוּ יְהוּדִי אֶחָד שֶׁהָיָה בָּא. אָמַר רַבִּי יוֹסֵי, הָאִישׁ הַזֶּה הוּא יְהוּדִי וְנִרְאֶה. כְּשֶׁהִגִּיעַ אֲלֵיהֶם, שָׁאֲלוּ אוֹתוֹ. אָמַר לָהֶם, אֲנִי שְׁלִיחַ מִצְוָה, שֶׁהֲרֵי אָנוּ גָרִים בִּכְפָר רָאמִין, וְהִגִּיעַ זְמַן הֶחָג, וְאָנוּ צְרִיכִים לוּלָב עִם הַמִּינִים שֶׁלּוֹ עִמּוֹ, וַאֲנִי הוֹלֵךְ לִקְטֹף אוֹתָם לְמִצְוָה. הָלְכוּ כְּאֶחָד.
95. אָמַר לָהֶם אוֹתוֹ יְהוּדִי, אַרְבַּעַת מִינֵי הַלּוּלָב הַלָּלוּ שֶׁבְּכֻלָּם בָּאִים לְרַצּוֹת בְּעַד הָעוֹלָם [נ”א עַל הַמַּיִם], שְׁמַעְתֶּם לָמָּה אָנוּ צְרִיכִים אוֹתָם בֶּחָג? אָמַר לוֹ, כְּבָר הֵעִירוּ בָזֶה הַחֲבֵרִים, אֲבָל אִם דָּבָר חָדָשׁ הוּא תַּחַת יָדְךָ – אֱמֹר אוֹתָהּ.
Continued from previous DZ study
“וַיֵּשְׁתְּ מִן הַיַּיִן וַיִּשְׁכָּר וַיִּתְגַּל בְּתוֹךְ אָהֳלֹה.”
“Then he drank of the wine and was drunk, and became uncovered in his tent.”
After they left the Ark, they followed the evil inclination as before the flood, and death continued to have control. It was before the Holy One Blessed be He brought the Torah that connects the lower world to the Tree of Life.
While they were walking on the road, Rabbi Yossi saw a man who looked like a Jew. When they reached him, they asked who he was. He told them that he is on a Mitzvah errand. He came from the village of Dramin and as they are getting close to the holiday, they need a Lulav and four species. He was going to cut them for the Mitzvah. They walked together.
The man asked them; have you heard about the four species that come to benefit the world, and why do we need them during the holiday and not at other times?
They told him that they already discussed and explained this subject, and if he has some new explanations, he can share it with them.