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Hashem commands Bnei Yisrael that when they enter Eretz Yisrael they should divide into two groups, and the Levi'im should face Har Gerizim and say the Brachos and then turn toward Har Eival to say the Klalos. "What is odd," says Rav Moshe Feinstein, "is that the Torah tells us that they should build a Mizbei'ach on Har Eival and joyously celebrate and eat the Korban Shlamim. Shouldn't this be done on Har Gerizim, the mountain where they received the Brachos and not the Klalos?"
He answers that it is the fear of punishment that keeps us away from aveiros. The promise of reward may not help if the Yetzer Hara can convince us that the joy of the aveira is more worthwhile than the reward for avoiding aveiros. Accordingly, it is the Klalos that drive us to fulfill our destiny. Therefore if we need to choose a mountain to celebrate on, it is the mountain where we receive the Klalos.
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