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Our parsha opens with the verse “See vertical gives you today a blessing and a curse”. The commentators made it difficult, the words of Moshe Rabbeinu are not directed at Klal Yisrael, and if so why did he say “see” in the singular and not say “see” in the plural?
In the Midrash there is a parable of an old man sitting on the mother of the road and there were two roads before him, one beginning with thorns and ending with a plain, and the other beginning with a plane and ending with thorns, and he would warn passersby and say to them: He who was wise listened to him and would walk in it and get a little tired, and then he would go in peace and return in peace. But those who would not listen to him would fail at the end of the road. Thus Moses would say to the children of Israel there is a way of life and there is a way of death (blessing and cursing). – “And you chose life to live with you and your seed.”
According to this it is understandable why Moshe the messenger of the Lord says “see” in a single language, because his warning was to each and every one of the children of Israel not to mislead his eyes in the vanities of the world deceiving man, whose beginning is plane and end is endless.
Rabbi Hirschley, a man from the village of Gidzel, is said to have been considered a hidden tzaddik and the great men of his generation often respected him and adored him. Rabbi Avraham Moshe of Peshisha and Rabbi Yitzchak of Warki once visited his house and said to wonder about our jar. This was in the case of “Ra’a”, the two Tzaddiks began with the words of the Torah and asked Rabbi Hirschley to say something as well and so they thought to examine it.
Rabbi Hirschley answered and said: What can a villager like me say? Rural Torah … it is written “see vertically”, meaning: that everyone should look within his “vertical”, do not squint at the other and do not put him to the test …
And the owner of the precious vessel, according to what our rabbis said in the Talmud (Kiddushin M.) A person will never see the whole world half obligated and half entitled, made one mitzvah decided the whole world to win, and if he committed an offense God forbid decided the whole world to duty. According to this, it must be said that this is why the Scripture initially said in a single language, so that every one of Israel knew with clear knowledge that in one mitzvah he does, the whole world is decisive to win, and God forbid the opposite.
And in the Book of the Exodus Joseph commented on the way of the hint, which is why Moses said “See vertical” in a single language, to teach you that although you have all the comforts in the world, that the Blessed One has showered on you every good of blessing, yet you must see what God gives “before you today” Before all of Israel, how much suffering and trouble our brothers the children of Israel have today, Each and every one according to his correction, we must share in his trouble, help him in what he can and petition in prayer for him, and at the same time thank the Creator of the world for preventing him from all kinds of heartache. May God grant to do His will as He wills, Amen.