I know that Yaakov left Charan after working for Lavan for 20 years and that the Sages comment that Yaakov was punished measure for measure by being separated from his own son for 22 years as he had been separated from Yitzchak. So where did those extra 2 years go? Why didn’t Yaakov go straight to his parents after returning to The Land? Did something prevent him? Did Yaakov have some calculated intention here? And if this is the case, then were his parents not around to pay respects when Rachel passed away? Were they not around for Binyamin’s Bris? I would think that Yitzchak would be the ultimate Sandak (unless there’re an issue there because of his blindness).

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