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The medrash (cited by Rashi on Genesis 29Rashi on Genesis 29:11 s.v. "ויבך") that says that Eliphaz stole his wealth, also says he did it at Yaakov's behest in order to justify lying to Esau that he had fulfilled his mission to kill Yaakov (relying on the concept that poverty is likened to death). If Yaakov sent messengers back, there would likely be a substantial risk Esau would find out (which may also help explain why Yaakov never reached out to his parents before Yosef was born).

ויבך: לפי שצפה ברוח הקודש שאינה נכנסת עמו לקבורה. דבר אחר לפי שבא בידים ריקניות, אמר אליעזר עבד אבי אבא היו בידיו נזמים וצמידים ומגדנות, ואני אין בידי כלום. לפי שרדף אליפז בן עשו במצות אביו אחריו להורגו והשיגו, ולפי שגדל אליפז בחיקו של יצחק משך ידו. אמר לו מה אעשה לציווי של אבא, אמר לו יעקב טול מה שבידי, והעני חשוב כמת

and wept: Since he foresaw with the holy spirit that she (Rachel) would not enter the grave with him. Another explanation: Since he came empty-handed, he said, “Eliezer, my grandfather’s servant, had nose rings, and bracelets and sweet fruits in his possession, and I am coming with nothing in my hands. [He had nothing] because Eliphaz the son of Esau had pursued him to kill him at his father’s orders; he (Eliphaz) overtook him, but since he had grown up in Isaac’s lap, he held back his hand. He said to him (Jacob), ”What shall I do about my father’s orders?“ Jacob replied,”Take what I have, for a poor man is counted as dead." - [from Bereishit Rabbathi by Rabbi Moshe Hadarshan]

The medrash (cited by Rashi on Genesis 29:11 s.v. "ויבך") that says that Eliphaz stole his wealth, also says he did it at Yaakov's behest in order to justify lying to Esau that he had fulfilled his mission to kill Yaakov (relying on the concept that poverty is likened to death). If Yaakov sent messengers back, there would likely be a substantial risk Esau would find out (which may also help explain why Yaakov never reached out to his parents before Yosef was born).

The medrash (cited by Rashi on Genesis 29:11 s.v. "ויבך") that says that Eliphaz stole his wealth, also says he did it at Yaakov's behest in order to justify lying to Esau that he had fulfilled his mission to kill Yaakov (relying on the concept that poverty is likened to death). If Yaakov sent messengers back, there would likely be a substantial risk Esau would find out (which may also help explain why Yaakov never reached out to his parents before Yosef was born).

ויבך: לפי שצפה ברוח הקודש שאינה נכנסת עמו לקבורה. דבר אחר לפי שבא בידים ריקניות, אמר אליעזר עבד אבי אבא היו בידיו נזמים וצמידים ומגדנות, ואני אין בידי כלום. לפי שרדף אליפז בן עשו במצות אביו אחריו להורגו והשיגו, ולפי שגדל אליפז בחיקו של יצחק משך ידו. אמר לו מה אעשה לציווי של אבא, אמר לו יעקב טול מה שבידי, והעני חשוב כמת

and wept: Since he foresaw with the holy spirit that she (Rachel) would not enter the grave with him. Another explanation: Since he came empty-handed, he said, “Eliezer, my grandfather’s servant, had nose rings, and bracelets and sweet fruits in his possession, and I am coming with nothing in my hands. [He had nothing] because Eliphaz the son of Esau had pursued him to kill him at his father’s orders; he (Eliphaz) overtook him, but since he had grown up in Isaac’s lap, he held back his hand. He said to him (Jacob), ”What shall I do about my father’s orders?“ Jacob replied,”Take what I have, for a poor man is counted as dead." - [from Bereishit Rabbathi by Rabbi Moshe Hadarshan]

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IMSMC, according to theThe medrash (cited by Rashi on Genesis 29:11 s.v. "ויבך") that says that Eliphaz stole his wealth, also says he did it was because Yaakov told himat Yaakov's behest in order to liejustify lying to Esau and claimthat he had killedfulfilled his mission to kill Yaakov (relying on the concept that poverty is likened to death). If Yaakov sent messengers back, thatthere would likely sabotage the misinformationbe a substantial risk Esau would find out (which may also help explain why Yaakov never reached out to his parents before Yosef was born).

IMSMC, according to the medrash that says Eliphaz stole his wealth, it was because Yaakov told him to lie to Esau and claim he had killed Yaakov (relying on the concept that poverty is likened to death). If Yaakov sent messengers, that would likely sabotage the misinformation.

The medrash (cited by Rashi on Genesis 29:11 s.v. "ויבך") that says that Eliphaz stole his wealth, also says he did it at Yaakov's behest in order to justify lying to Esau that he had fulfilled his mission to kill Yaakov (relying on the concept that poverty is likened to death). If Yaakov sent messengers back, there would likely be a substantial risk Esau would find out (which may also help explain why Yaakov never reached out to his parents before Yosef was born).

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IMSMC, according to the medrash that says Eliphaz stole his wealth, it was because Yaakov told him to lie to Esau and claim he had killed Yaakov (relying on the concept that poverty is likened to death). If Yaakov sent messengers, that would likely sabotage the misinformation.