Daily Zohar # 4001 – Balak – A dove and a crow on a mission
Daily Zohar 4001
359. עַד שֶׁהָיוּ הוֹלְכִים, הֲרֵי עוֹרֵב אֶחָד עָמַד לִפְנֵיהֶם, קוֹרֵא בְּכֹחַ וּמְצַפְצֵף צִפְצוּף גָּדוֹל. אָמַר רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר, לְכָךְ אַתָּה קַיָּם וּלְכָךְ אַתָּה מְתֻקָּן. לֵךְ לְדַרְכְּךָ, שֶׁהֲרֵי יָדַעְתִּי. אָמַר רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר, חֲבֵרִים, נֵלֵךְ וְנִגְמֹל חֶסֶד לְרִמּוֹן שֶׁהָיָה מָלֵא מֵהַכֹּל, וְרַבִּי יוֹסֵי מִפְּקִיעִין הוּא שְׁמוֹ, שֶׁהֲרֵי הִסְתַּלֵּק מֵהָעוֹלָם הַזֶּה וְאֵין מִי שֶׁרָאוּי לְהִשְׁתַּדֵּל בּוֹ, וְהוּא קָרוֹב אֵלֵינוּ.
360. סָטוּ מֵהַדֶּרֶךְ וְהָלְכוּ לְשָׁם. כֵּיוָן שֶׁרָאוּ אוֹתָם כָּל בְּנֵי הָעִיר, יָצְאוּ אֲלֵיהֶם, וְנִכְנְסוּ שָׁם לְבֵית רַבִּי יוֹסֵי מִפְּקִיעִין אוֹתָם הַחֲבֵרִים הַלָּלוּ. בֵּן קָטָן הָיָה לוֹ לְרַבִּי יוֹסֵי, וְלֹא נָתַן לְשׁוּם אָדָם שֶׁיַּגִּיעַ לְמִטַּת אָבִיו אַחַר שֶׁמֵּת, אֶלָּא הָיָה לְבַדּוֹ סָמוּךְ לוֹ, וּבָכָה עָלָיו, פִּיו בְּפִיו מִתְדַּבֵּק.
Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Aba asked Rabbi Elazar, What was the great wonder I have seen?. Rabbi Elazar replied this dove came to me on a mission from Rabbi Yossi, my father-in-law, telling me that he is very sick, and I knew from that dove that he had already been saved from death because another person would die instead of him, and he will be healed.
As they were walking, they saw one crow standing in front of them, shouting loudly and beeping a big beep. Rabbi Elazar said we know that your work in this world is to deliver bad news, go your way because I already know.
Rabbi Elazar said, “Let us go and repay kindness (Chessed) to pomegranate, who was full of all, his name is Rabbi Yossi of Pekiin. He passed away from this world, and there is no one worthy of taking care of him except he is close to us.
They took a different way and walked to Pekiin. When the town’s people saw them, they came out to see them. The friends entered the house of Rabbi Yossi of Pekiin. He had a small son that did not let any man approach his father’s bed after he died, but he alone stood next to him and cried on him, and his mouth glued to his father’s mouth.