The portion of Re’eh begins with Moses presenting the nation with a choice (Deut. 11:26): “See, I set before you today a blessing and a curse.”
The word used to introduce the passage — “Re’eh” — is out of place. No person can “see” blessings or curses; these concepts are not visible objects.
Many of the commentaries address this and various others anomalies in the opening verse, offering a variety of remarkable interpretations that reveal depth and wisdom far beyond the basic meaning of the words.
Rabbi Dunner shares the insights of Or Hachaim and Netivot Shalom.
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