There is no section of the Zohar that really belongs to the portion of Re’eh.
The word re’eh means to “see,” which seems to be totally superfluous because the first few biblical verses say, “Behold, I give before you today a blessing and a curse; the blessing if you shall hearken to the commandments of the Lord, which I give you this day; and the curse, if you shall not hearken to the commandments of the Lord…” Does the word “behold” make any sense in what God is telling us? In life, don’t we see the contrary to what this verse implies; those who are kind and good seem cursed, and those who are so evil get away with it?
The word re’eh is one of the 72 Names of God that is most often applied during our prayers. When we use the word “see,” it can be used to refer to an understanding, as in seeing something not physical. For example, in the expression “Do you see?” the word “see” or “I see” is replacing “I understand.” We use this expression infinite times. Yet, we also use the word to... Read More