Thursday, December 20, 2007

We are closer than that

47:29 “Please place your hand TACHAS YERAICHI”

The Netziv commenting on these words mentions that in (Sefer Ezekiel 17:18) it says that the way to make a covenant with a friend was with a high five or shaking hands for it says, “Vihenai Natan Yad”. When dealing with a father and son however it is disrespectful for the son to treat his father like they are best friends. Therefore Yaakov made this covenant by having Yosef place his hand on his yerech.

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