Why did Yaakov show favor to Yosef? What is meant by the fact that Yosef was of a similar ‘look’ to Yaakov? What is the idea behind his ‘greater wisdom?’ Why did Yaakov give him a ‘coat of stripes?’ What is represented by these stripes or lines? What is the teaching behind the fact that the coat ‘reached to lines of his hand,’ and that it ‘fit into the palm of his hand?’ Why does this same word (pasim-lines) denote a lottery, Yosef’s trevails, and the splitting of the sea?
Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.