Daily Zohar # 4010 – Balak – So Moses brought their case before YHVH
Daily Zohar 4010
378. כֵּיוָן שֶׁרָאָה מֹשֶׁה כָּךְ, אָמַר, רָאִיתִי שֶׁכָּל הִתְכַּנְּסוּת שֶׁל אֲנָשִׁים גְּדוֹלִים מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל וְכָל רָאשֵׁי הָאָבוֹת וְכָל נְשִׂיאֵי הַכְּנֶסֶת קָרְבוּ אֵלַי. מִיָּד פֵּרַשׁ מֹשֶׁה מִן הַדִּין, זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב (שם כז) וַיַּקְרֵב מֹשֶׁה אֶת מִשְׁפָּטָן לִפְנֵי ה’. (אָמַר מֹשֶׁה, לֹא רָאוּי לִי לְדִין זֶה) עַנְוְתָנוּתוֹ שֶׁל מֹשֶׁה, הִקְרִיב אֶת מִשְׁפָּטָן לִפְנֵי ה’. דַּיָּנִים אֲחֵרִים לֹא לוֹקְחִים דֶּרֶךְ זוֹ, שֶׁאַף עַל גַּב שֶׁהִתְכַּנְּסוּת גְּדוֹלָה עֲלֵיהֶם. הֵם נִקְרָאִים דַּיָּנִים עַזֵּי פָנִים, אֵין בָּהֶם מֵעַנְוְתָנוּתוֹ שֶׁל מֹשֶׁה כְּלָל. אַשְׁרֵי חֶלְקוֹ שֶׁל מֹשֶׁה. שָׂמְחוּ רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר וְהַחֲבֵרִים.
Continued from previous DZ
From Zelophehad’s daughters, we learn that he who is afraid of the judgment will bring other judges and gather more people to hear the judgment, so the judge will be afraid to make an inappropriate judgment. If he does not pass correct judgment, the people will reject him judging. They did not know that Moses was humble more than any person on the face of the earth and would not pass incorrect decisions.
Since Moshe saw that the whole assembly of great men of Israel, all the heads, and all the leaders of the nation, were coming close to me, he immediately withdrew himself from judging the case. As it is written;
“וַיַּקְרֵב מֹשֶׁה אֶת מִשְׁפָּטָן לִפְנֵי יְהוָה.”
“So Moses brought their case before YHVH.”
Because of his meekness, Moses brought their case before Hashem. Other judges do not do so, even if there is a large assembly over them. These judges are called brazen-faced. They do not have the humility of Moses at all. Blessed is the lot of Moses. Rabbi Elazar and the friends Rejoiced.
Making a court case known in public would bring greater attention to the case, and the judge would be careful and avoid making incorrect rulings. Politicians that make laws and regulations to benefit special interests groups should be known to the public so the people won’t vote for them. If a politician knows that every one of his actions is scrutinized by the public, he will avoid corruption.