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Section: Parshas HaShavua   Category: Life Lessons
Parshas Re'eh: Rav Aharon Kotler - Even If You Stand Alone
"Re'eh Anochi Nosein Lifneichem HaYom Bracha UKlala; Look, I place before you today, a blessing and a curse." (Re'eh 11:26).  Hashem gives us the choice to choose good or evil and tells us that we will be paid back in kind.  Rav Aharon Kotler asks, "Why is the word Re'eh singular, while the word lifneichem is plural?"

He answers that this teaches us that Hashem gave the Torah to all of Klal Yisrael, even if the masses reject Torah and mitzvos, it is still incumbent on every single individual to make the right choice.  It is not acceptable to follow the majority if they go down the wrong path.  Re'eh mean to look with your own eyes and see for yourself the right path to follow.

In the Navi Yeshaya it says, "Habitu El Avrohom Avichem... Ki Echad Karasiv; Your forefather Avrohom HaIvri was the man from the other side.  He followed the righteous path even though he stood alone against a cold and cruel world."
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