357. During their travel, a dove reached Rabbi Elazar. She landed and chirped before him. Rabbi Elazar declared, Worthy dove, you are always faithful in your mission. Go and inform him, RABBI YOSI, RABBI ELAZAR'S FATHER-IN-LAW, to be prepared for the friends that are coming to you, and tell him I am with them. A miracle will occur to him in three days and he shall have no fear, because we are coming to him with gladness. He replied again and said, I am not too happy, because I am very badly disturbed about one full pomegranate that was placed below him in his stead, MEANING THAT SOMEONE ELSE DIED IN HIS PLACE; his name is also Yosi. The dove left his presence and the friends left.
359. While still journeying, behold, a raven appeared to them. It cried out and crowed loudly. Rabbi Elazar said, This is your duty, and for that reason you were created, MEANING TO BRING BAD TIDINGS. Get going on your way, I already know. Rabbi Elazar said, Let us go and do an act of kindness for that pomegranate that was full of everything; Rabbi Yosi of Peki'in was his name, who departed from this world and no one is worthy to make an effort for his sake. And he is close by.
435. Under the crown, gold bells are suspended all around, a gold bell from this side, a gold bell from that side, and one pomegranate. Within that pomegranate, there are a thousand bells and each one of those bells glows in red and in white. That pomegranate is divided into four segments and stays open to display its bells. There are 325 bells to this side and similarly to each and every side until all the four directions in the world glow from the display of each individual segment. They are referred to as "a piece of a pomegranate," as it is written: "Your cheek is like a piece of a pomegranate within your locks" (Shir Hashirim 4:3).
436. The four wheels in the four segments OF THE POMEGRANATE take, through rolling, that crown. When they have taken it, they elevate themselves upwards, until they reach wheels in the upper segment, that moans day and night. THEN all these segments join and take that crown and lift it upright and the sound of these wheels reverberates throughout the firmaments. Hearing this melodious sound, all the legions of heaven are excited and all ask one another about it, until all recite and proclaim: "Blessed be the glory of Hashem from His place" (Yechezkel 3:12).