Delray Orthodox Synagogue
DELRAY ORTHODOX SYNAGOGUE
"A Jewel of a Shul"
7319 W. ATLANTIC AVENUE
DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA 33446
RABBI MENACHEM JAROSLAWICZ
HARRY LAZARUS, PRESIDENT
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This week's Parsha, Parshas R'eah, is all about choices. Good and evil, reward and punishment. The very first sentence teaches us an invaluable lesson about the onus of responsibility that we each carry with us on a daily basis.
"R'eah Anochi Nosain Lifnaichem Hayom B'racha U'klahlah". See, I Present Before You Today A blessing Or A Curse.
Although in the English language the word 'You' can be utilized in either a singular or plural tense, in Hebrew, 'Lifnaichem' is only used to mean the plural 'You'. This creates a slight problem in this Pasuk. 'R'eah', meaning 'See', is in the SINGULAR vernacular while 'Lifnaichem' is in the PLURAL! Why the switch in the middle of a sentence?
Rabbi Yosef from Salutsk shares with us the following.
Chazal teach us that a person must look at each of his actions as if his personal judgement scale was perfectly balanced between good and bad. His choice right now will tip the scale in one direction or the other. He can be considered a Tzadik by making the right choice, or G-d forbid the opposite by making the wrong choice.
The Gemara at the end of the first chapter in Kiddushin says that by doing One Mitzvah a person can tip his personal scale to the positive and thereby tip the balance of the communal scale of Klal Yisroel to the side of good as well. Hashem deals with the Jewish people based on how the MAJORITY of his children are acting.
The Ramban in last weeks Parsha on the Passuk of "V'hayah Iym Shamoah Tishma'u" says that the entire WORLD is judged based on the majority actions of K'lal Yisroel.
So, this is how it plays out. Your choice now to do the right thing can make 'You' a Tzadik, which can throw the balance and make the majority of Klal Yisroel righteous, which will cause the world to be judged for the Good as well.
Now we can understand our Pasuk. "See"! In the singular. Your choice will affect what I have placed "Lifnaichem", before ALL of You, and the Universe, Blessing or Curse.
The Torah teaches us that not just does each person make a difference, each person can make THE difference.
May Hashem guide us to always make the right choices and may we each bare some of the credit for bringing Shalom to all of our brothers and sisters around the world. May Hashem grant us an immediate and peaceful solution in Our Holy Land, Israel.
Choose a Great Shabbos.
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