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Even though the famine ended when Yaakov gave the bracha to Par'o (Ramban) they still needed food during the growing season and they needed seeds to plant for the new season. Up until now, the famine had been so severe that they could not even manage a seed stock. Thus, had Yosef not provided another growing season worth of food, they would have starved. Had ...


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Derishos Shabbos - The Apta Rav - page 231 - top left says that Shechem was given as payment for Yosef taking care of Yaakov's burial, which the other brother's were unable to do. ושכם הרי אינו נותנו לו בחנם רק עבור מה שמטריח אותו בקבורתו מה שאין סיפק ביתר הבנים לעשותו


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The מעם לעז says Yaakov avinu added the sleeves, which is why it says ועשה. Yaakov made the sleeves for the cloak which originally belonged to Adam HaRishon.


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In my answer to another question, I summarized the approach of R' Goldvicht ZT"L as to why Yosef did not reveal himself to his brothers. The climax of that answer is that when Yosef saw that Yehuda was willing to put himself on the line to save Binyomin, he understood that the perceived jealousy that had existed between the other brothers and the sons of ...


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I'll add that the Ben Ish Chai gave two reasons: Everything Yaakov said was said in ruach hakodesh, so he was required to speak in a very exact way, it wasn't just his own free way of speaking. Yaakov did say something like "my great, honored, father, teacher, etc.", but the Torah puts it down eventually as what is needed for future generations, in a ...


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Rashbam on the Pasuk writes: ומולדתך - בניך או בני בניך... על שם אחיהם יקראו ולא יהיו שבטים כי אם בתי אבות, כי כל שבעים נפש שהיו בשעת ביאת יעקב בין בנים בין בני בנים היו בתי אבות ולהם נתחלקה הארץ... וכתיב לבסוף: לאלה תחלק הארץ בנחלה וגו' לשמות מטות אבותם ינחלו. וכן בני בניו של יוסף שנולדו אחרי כן יקראו על שם אחיהם בנחלתם והיו בתי אבות, כדכתיב בפרשת פנחס. ...


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Seder Olam according to this translation states that Yoseph died at 110 in the year 2309. The translator also states that Levi (the last of the brothers to die) lived from 2194 - 2331 (year 95 in Mitzrayim). He dates the bondage from then. Note that given the 116 years mentioned in the quote below, the bondage would start from 2332. This may be a rounding ...


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Pirkei D'Rabbi Eliezer, Perek 38, states: ויצאה דינה לראות בבנות הארץ... ושכב עמה והרתה וילדה את אסנת And Dinah went out to gaze upon the daughters of the land... and [Schechem] slept with her, and she became pregnant, and she gave birth to Asenath. With all the people of Schechem dead, the heir to the throne is Asenath. When she marries Yosef, ...


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I will establish based on hebrew grammar from Jacob Wiengreen


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Rashi on Shmot 19:3 famously explains 'Bait Ya'akov' (the household of Ya'akov) to refer to the women, seeing as the 'sons of Israel', i.e. the men, were separately mentioned. This is essentially the same case as ours here in Bereishit; the reference to Ya'akov's household implies that his (surviving) wives, daughter-in laws, daughter(s-- see 37:35 ad loc.), ...



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