D’ei Chochmah L’Nafshechah Parshas Emor
"אֵצֵיַּו,ןֶבּ-תיִלֵאְרְשִׂי הָשִּׁא,ןֶבּ אוּהְו-יִרְצִמ שׁיִא,לֵאָרְשִׂי יֵנְבּ ֹותְבּ; וּצָנִּיַּו,הֶנֲ חַמַּבּ,ןֶבּ
תיִלֵאְרְשִׂיַּהיִלֵאְרְשִׂיַּה שׁיִאְו.ןֶבּ בֹקִּיַּו-תֶא תיִלֵאְרְשִׂיַּה הָשִּׁאָה-ֵשַּׁהם,לֵלַּקְיַוֹותֹא וּאיִבָיַּו,לֶא-
הֶשֹׁמ;תַבּ תיִמְשׁ ֹומִּא םֵשְׁו-יִרְבִדּ,הֵטַּמְל-ןָד".
“And the son of an Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went outamong the children of Israel; and the son of the Israelite woman and a man of Israel strove together in the camp. And the son of the Israelite woman blasphemedthe Name, and cursed; and they brought him to Moshe. And his mother’s namewas Shlomis, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.”
“And the son of an Israelite woman...went out”
—Rashi cites from
,“From where did he go forth? Rabbi Levi explains that this means that he took leave of his world [his eternal portion]. Rabbi Berachiah says that he emerged scoffing fromhearing the Torah teaching that immediately preceded the incident. He said, ‘They willset up the showbread on Shabbos? The way of a king is to eat fresh bread every day.Could it be that He will ‘eat’ bread that is nine days old?!” The sages taught that he‘went out’ of the court of Moshe where he was found guilty. When he tried to cast histent in the camp of Dan, they asked him what he was doing there. He replied, “I amfrom the tribe of Dan.” They retorted, “The verse states,
'לַע שׁיִא-םָתֹבֲ א תיֵבְל תֹתֹאְב ֹולְגִדּ'
—“The children of Israel shall pitch by their fathers’ houses; every man with his ownstandard...”
He went for judgment to Moshe’s court and was found guilty, since hisfather was not from the tribe of Dan. The moment he emerged from the court of Moshe,he cursed.
The lesson was delivered at the third meal of Shabbos.