Daily Zohar 4430
Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -4430

Hebrew translation:

164. בֹּא רְאֵה, מִי אִישׁ וּמִי אָחִיו? אֶלָּא אִישׁ זֶה שִׁמְעוֹן. כָּתוּב כָּאן אִישׁ, וְכָתוּב שָׁם (במדבר כה) וְהִנֵּה אִישׁ מִבְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל בָּא. מַה לְּהַלָּן מִשִּׁמְעוֹן – אַף כָּאן גַּם שִׁמְעוֹן. וּמִשּׁוּם שֶׁחָזַר בִּתְשׁוּבָה, בָּכָה וְהִתְנַחֵם עַל זֶה, וְאָמַר לְלֵוִי אֲבָל אֲשֵׁמִים אֲנַחְנוּ. עַל כֵּן נִבְנָה מַזָּלוֹ שׁוֹר, כְּמוֹ שֶׁמַּזָּלוֹ שֶׁל יוֹסֵף שׁוֹר, שֶׁכָּתוּב (דברים לג) בְּכוֹר שׁוֹרוֹ הָדָר לוֹ. וּמַזָּלוֹ שֶׁל שִׁמְעוֹן הוּא שׁוֹר.
165. וְעַל כֵּן וַיִּקַּח מֵאִתָּם אֶת שִׁמְעוֹן, כְּדֵי שֶׁלֹּא יְקַטְרֵג עִם לֵוִי, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁשִּׁמְעוֹן וְלֵוִי, כְּשֶׁשְּׁנֵיהֶם מִתְחַבְּרִים, יְכוֹלִים לְקַטְרֵג. וַיֶּאֱסֹר אֹתוֹ לְעֵינֵיהֶם. הִנֵּה פֵּרְשׁוּהָ, לְעֵינֵיהֶם אֲסָרוֹ, וְאַחַר שֶׁיָּצְאוּ הָיָה מַאֲכִיל אוֹתוֹ וּמַשְׁקֶה אוֹתוֹ.
166. וְאִם תֹּאמַר שֶׁהוּא רְצוֹנוֹ שֶׁל יוֹסֵף, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁכָּתוּב (משלי כה) אִם רָעֵב שֹׂנַאֲךָ הַאֲכִילֵהוּ לָחֶם וְאִם צָמֵא הַשְׁקֵהוּ מָיִם. אִם כָּךְ, יוֹסֵף שֶׁהוּא צַדִּיק אֵיךְ עָשָׂה כָּךְ, שֶׁהֲרֵי כָּתוּב (שם) כִּי גֶחָלִים אַתָּה חֹתֶה עַל רֹאשׁוֹ וַה’ יְשַׁלֶּם לָךְ?.


We continue with the study of Miketz because we already finished the study of Vayigash You can find the studies of Vayigash here: https://dailyzohar.com/parasha/vayeshev/?order=asc You may post questions in the comments section and I will answer as soon as I can.

Zohar Miketz
Continued from previous DZ
“Then they said one (אִישׁ) to his brother” “אִישׁ אֶל אָחִיו” (Genesis 42:21), who is the “אִישׁ” (Ish), and who is his brother? The answer is that the one is Shimon, as it is written here ‘אִישׁ,’ and elsewhere it says;
Numbers 25:6
“וְהִנֵּה אִישׁ מִבְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל בָּא וַיַּקְרֵב אֶל אֶחָיו אֶת הַמִּדְיָנִית לְעֵינֵי מֹשֶׁה וּלְעֵינֵי כָּל עֲדַת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְהֵמָּה בֹכִים פֶּתַח אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד.”
“And indeed, one (Ish אִישׁ) of the children of Israel came and presented to his brethren a Midianite woman in the sight of Moses and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.”
Here, it refers to Shimon. Because he repented, weeping and regretting his actions, and said to Levi, “אֲשֵׁמִים אֲנַחְנוּ עַל אָחִינוּ” ‘Indeed, we are guilty concerning our brother.’
Since Shimon repented, the constellation of Shimon, which is the Ox, was established. The twelve constellations correspond to the twelve tribes, with Aries corresponding to Reuben, the first child to Leah, Taurus to Shimon, the second child, and so on. Just as the constellation of Joseph is the Ox, as it is written;
Deuteronomy 33:17
“בְּכוֹר שׁוֹרוֹ הָדָר לוֹ וְקַרְנֵי רְאֵם קַרְנָיו בָּהֶם עַמִּים יְנַגַּח יַחְדָּו אַפְסֵי אָרֶץ וְהֵם רִבְבוֹת אֶפְרַיִם וְהֵם אַלְפֵי מְנַשֶּׁה.”
“His glory is like a firstborn Ox, And his horns like the horns of the wild ox; Together with them He shall push the peoples To the ends of the earth; They are the ten thousands of Ephraim, And they are the thousands of Manasseh.”
So, too, the constellation of Shimon is the Ox.

Genesis 42:24
“וַיִּסֹּב מֵעֲלֵיהֶם וַיֵּבְךְּ וַיָּשָׁב אֲלֵהֶם וַיְדַבֵּר אֲלֵהֶם וַיִּקַּח מֵאִתָּם אֶת שִׁמְעוֹן וַיֶּאֱסֹר אֹתוֹ לְעֵינֵיהֶם.”
“And he turned himself away from them and wept. Then he returned to them again and talked with them. And he took Shimon from them and bound him before their eyes.”
Joseph took Shimon so he wouldn’t join Levi and act with judgment. He bound him in front of them, and when they left, he kept him in his palace, caring for all his needs, food, and drinks.

Joseph kept Kosher laws, so he ensured Shimon was comfortable in his palace with the proper Kosher diet.

If you ask, was Joseph’s intention to follow what is written,
Proverbs 25:21
“אִם רָעֵב שֹׂנַאֲךָ הַאֲכִלֵהוּ לָחֶם וְאִם צָמֵא הַשְׁקֵהוּ מָיִם.”
“כִּי גֶחָלִים אַתָּה חֹתֶה עַל רֹאשׁוֹ וַיהוָה יְשַׁלֶּם לָךְ.”
“If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;”
“For so, you will heap coals of fire on his head, And YHVH will reward you.”
In doing so, he fed and gave drink to Shimon, who hated him. If so, how could Joseph, who was righteous, do such a thing? For it is written in the next verse, ‘For you will heap burning coals on his head, and YHVH will reward you.’ And it is not the way of the righteous to seek revenge against his brother.