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Tehillim on the Parsha: Pekudei: Great Deeds Without Limit Part Five

In the end, his time comes and that same angel comes to him and says to him, “Do you recognize me?” The man says to the Angel, “Yes,” and then he says to the angel, “Why have you come to me today more than on any other day?”


The angel says to him, “In order to take you out of the world, for the time has come for you to leave.” Immediately he begins crying and raises his voice from one end of the world to the other. But no creature recognizes or hears his voice, except for the rooster. (The meaning is that no one realizes what is happening except for the person himself. The rooster alludes to one’s intelligence, for each morning we recite the blessing, “Who gives understanding to the rooster.”)

He then says to the angel, “But you have already taken me out of two worlds and put me into this world, so why are you taking me out of this world?” And the angel says to him, “Have I not already told you, that you were created against your will, you were born against your will, you have lived against your will, and now you are to die against your will, and against your will you are destined to give justification and reckoning before the Holy One, Blessed is He.”

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