Vayetzei – Moshiach ben Yosef and כיבוד אב ואם
Why did Yakov need to lay the foundations for the Jewish people in the house of Lavan? Why does he seem to get punished for not honoring his parents during these twenty two years by Yosef not being to honor him for a corresponding amount of time? What is the significance of the fact that Esav excelled at this very mitzvah of honoring his parents? What is the significance of this point of time in Yakov’s life? Why does Yosef also have to enter into the evil of Egypt, which seems to parallel Yakov’s stay with Lavan?
Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.
You can also download a .doc file on my website on the parsha page.