How is it that Gd said to (moses) that "no man shall see me face to face and live". yet in bereshit-32;31 (Jacob) said "I had seen Gd face to face and my soul was saved", thus naming the place peniel. shouldn't he not have lived since Gd said no man shall see me and live ?
Yaakov saw a malach, not Gd. Similar to Manoach who at first thought he would die because he saw a malach, but, of course, didn't. According to Rambam the question doesn't start since he explains in the Moreh that all angelic encounters are dreams.