The Fourth section of the Book of Deuteronomy continues Moses’ second farewell address to the Jewish People.

Moses urged the Jewish people to realise that G-d gives them the choice between good and evil. Their choice will result either in a  life of blessings or curses.

Moses told the Jewish people in G-d’s name, “see I set before you today a blessing and a curse.” (11:26)

A Divine curse is actually a blessing that is too great to be revealed within our limited world and must therefore be “disguised” as a curse.

Our challenge is to see it in this perspective, rather than falling into the trap of becoming angry with G-d. Thus, pain and negativity exist in order to provide us with free choice. Free choice, in turn, exists in order to enable us to earn the rewards of our choices, so we need not feel unworthy of the blessings that G-d bestows upon us.
When we recognise that evil exists solely to provide us with the free choice to reject it, our struggle with it becomes much easier.

We pray that we are blessed with G-d’s open and revealed Blessings.

Wishing you a successful week followed by a peaceful and meaningful Shabbat.