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    Security – Re’eh

    In Deut. 12:10 the Torah promises that we will have rest from our enemies round about us and we will dwell in security.

    We wonder why we need a double promise. If we have rest from our enemies, doesn’t that also mean that we will have security?

    One explanation is that there are two things a nation needs – rest from external enemies, and security from the internal problems that ruffle national stability.

    If you ask which threat is the greater – external or internal – the answer is “Both!”

    It’s not only a question for nations. In the microcosm of the local community there is the same dichotomy… and even in the life of the individual.

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