Daily Zohar # 4224 – Tazria – Before moving in
Daily Zohar 4224
155. רַבִּי יוֹסֵי נִכְנַס יוֹם אֶחָד לְבַיִת אֶחָד, הִגִּיעַ לַסַּף (טָרַח בַּטִּפּוּס) וְנִכְנַס פְּנִימָה. שָׁמַע קוֹל אֶחָד שֶׁאוֹמֵר: הִתְכַּנְּסוּ וְהִכָּנְסוּ, הִנֵּה אֶחָד מֵהַיְרִיבִים שֶׁלָּנוּ. הִתְחַבְּרוּ וְנַזִּיק אוֹתוֹ לִפְנֵי שֶׁיֵּצֵא. אָמְרוּ, לֹא נוּכַל אֶלָּא אִם דִּיּוּרוֹ כָּאן. יָצָא רַבִּי יוֹסֵי וּפָחַד. אָמַר, וַדַּאי מִי שֶׁעוֹבֵר עַל דִּבְרֵי הַחֲבֵרִים, מִתְחַיֵּב בְּנַפְשׁוֹ.
156. אָמַר לוֹ רַבִּי חִיָּיא, וַהֲרֵי הַגּוֹיִם וּשְׁאָר בְּנֵי אָדָם דָּרִים בְּתוֹכוֹ, וְנִשְׁלְמוּ. אָמַר לוֹ, הֵם מִצִּדָּם הֵם בָּאִים, אֲבָל מִי שֶׁיְּרֵא חֵטְא יָכוֹל לְהִנָּזֵק. וַאֲפִלּוּ הֵם, אִם יְעַכְּבוּ אֶת דִּיּוּרָם בּוֹ, לֹא יֵצְאוּ בְשָׁלוֹם. אָמַר לוֹ, וַהֲרֵי כָּתוּב (איוב כא) בָּתֵּיהֶם שָׁלוֹם מִפָּחַד. אָמַר לוֹ, כְּגוֹן שֶׁהָיָה מֵאַחֵר, וְנִבְנָה מִצֶּדֶק. וְהַפָּסוּק כָּךְ הוּא, בָּתֵּיהֶם שָׁלוֹם מִפָּחַד – כְּשֶׁבָּתֵּיהֶם שָׁלוֹם מִפַּחַד, שֵׁבֶט אֱלוֹהַּ לֹא שׁוֹרֶה עֲלֵיהֶם.
Continued from previous DZ
Outside the Holy Land, the spirit of impurity is stronger in the houses where a person can be harmed by them. Rabbi Elazar said that the spirit of impurity in the house calls his friends, the Klipot, to be there. And even knocking on utensils, which used to expel spirits and pests from some places, does not remove the pests from that house. That is why the verse declares and says, “Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness” (Jeremiah 22:13), and this verse is repeated by the dwellers of that house.
Rabbi Yossi entered a house one day; after consideration by the threshold of the house, he entered the interior of the house. He heard one voice that said, gather together; here is one of our opponents; let us hurt him before he leaves. They answered him; we cannot harm him unless he lives here. Rabbi Yossi was afraid and left. He said to himself, certainly, whoever is not following the words of the learned friends, put himself at risk.
Rabbi Chiya said to him, but people of the other nations that sleep inside the house are not harmed. He said to him they come from their side, and therefore there is no harm to them. But he who fears sin can be harmed. And even they, if they continue to live in the house, do not get out safely. He said to him, but it is written,
“בָּתֵּיהֶם שָׁלוֹם מִפָּחַד וְלֹא שֵׁבֶט אֱלוֹהַּ עֲלֵיהֶם.”
“Their houses are safe from fear; Neither is the rod of God upon them.”
He answered that is because the house was built righteously, and the wicked took it and lived in it, and the verse should read like this, “their houses are safe from fear, meaning because it was built righteously, then the rod of God is not upon them.
Before moving to a new dwelling place, it is better to check the ‘history’ of the place and avoid getting into a ‘sick bed’. New paint on the walls is important to disconnect from what the walls can ‘tell’/ reflect back on us. Inviting people at the beginning to make a meal, Torah study, and even a prayer with ten men adds great positivity and ‘washes’ away any impure spirit. Mezuzahs and regular Torah study at home and keep the protection at home.