“See! This day I place before you blessing...”

-Re’ey 11:26

The blessing in this verse does not refer to anything specific. It is a comprehensive statement which includes all the blessings which the Almighty confers upon each and every Jew. First and foremost, therefore, it refers also to the blessing of the ultimate and complete redemption which Moshiach will bring about.

The Torah uses here the emphatic expression of “SEE!” This means that the Messianic redemption is not something theoretical or academic that we could suffice with merely listening to it, or studying and understanding it. It is something we must see with our eyes. The redemption must be visible to our physical eyes, in the most literal sense!

One must declare and publicize everywhere, in a most sincere way, that even this very day the Almighty continuously proclaims to every member of the Jewish people, through his faithful prophets: “See! This day I place before you blessing! See and discover that the blessing of the ultimate and complete redemption may come and be realized this very day!”