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1)

Why did Rivka instruct Ya'akov to fetch two kid-goats?

1.

Rashi: One was for the Korban Pesach and one for Mat'amim (tasty food that Yitzchak requested).

2.

Targum Yonasan, Ba'al ha'Turim: One was for the Korban Pesach and one for the Korban Chagigah. 1

3.

Peninim mi'Shulchan ha'Gra: Just like the two goats of Yom Kipur, one is for Kaparah and one is to appease the Satan, here one is for the Brachos and one is to appease the Satan, lest he prosecute.


1

Surely, Yakov would serve to Yitzchak part of the Chagigah to get the Brachos, and later they would feed Yitzchak from it l'Shem Mitzvas Chagigah (PF).

2)

Seeing as one of the goats was for the Korban Pesach, why did she tell him to fetch goats and not lambs?*

1.

Seforno: In order to use the skin to cover part of Ya'akov's body, and goat's hair, unlike that of lambs, is hard like human hair. 1


1

The question falls away according to Rashi (Refer to 27:9:1:1, refer to 27:9:1:3), seeing as (a) that was what was written in her Kesubah, and (b) it is the taste of goat's meant, and not that of lambs, that resembles that of venison.

3)

Yitzchak requested venison. Why did Rivka tell Yakov to take kid-goats?

1.

Rashi: The taste of goat's meat resembles that of venison.

4)

Why did Rivka add the words "Lech Na" ? Why did she not just say "Kach Li Min ha'Tzon ... "?

1.

Rashbam: Because they were to be found near his 'workplace' 1 (near the flock for which he was a shepherd). 2


1

Just as Yitzchak instructed Esav to hunt deer in his 'workplace'. Refer to 27:4:1:1***

2

This is how the Rashbam explained "Yoshev Ohalim"(refer to 25:27:2:3).

5)

Why (in the phrase "v'Kach Li mi'Sham") did Rivka add the word "Li"?

1.

Rashi: To clarify that they were hers by right (and that Ya'akov would not be stealing them from Yitzchak) - because it was written in her Kesubah that she was entitled to take two 1 kid-goats a day.


1

Why must we say that sa entitled to two per day? Even if her Kesuvah entitled her to only one, surely it was a Zechus for Yitzchak that they prepare Korban Pesach for him! (PF)

6)

במדרש כתוב שרבקה הדגישה שיהיו עזים טובים כי הם כנגד שעירי העיזים שיתכפרו בהם ישראל ביום כיפור, וצריך להבין מה הקשר בין הגדיים כאן לשעירי יום כיפור?

1.

מהר"ל (חידושי אגדות ח"ב, עמ' נג, ד"ה חושים, סוטה דף יג.): שני הגדיים רומזים לשני השעירים ביום הכיפורים שהיו שווים זה לזה, כי בגלוי עשיו ויעקב שווים 1 ורק בסתר [ובפנימיותם] הם מתנגדים.


1

ולכן צריך שהם יהיו תאומים ושווים בכל, כי זה לעומת זה עשה האלוקים- הטוב לעומת הרע. ע"ע בעניין זה במהר"ל בדרוש על המצוות עמ' ס, ד"ה והרי יעקב.

7)

רש"י: האחד הקריב לפסחו: למה ארע שיעקב קיבל את הברכות דוקא בליל הסדר?

1.

מהר"ל (דרוש לשבת הגדול 1 עמ' רל, ד"ה ובפרק קמא דפסחים): בזכות השבתת השאור זוכים להשבית את כחו של עשיו- את היצר הרע, כי עשיו הוא שאור מבאיש וישראל הם כסולת נקיה.


1

נד' אחרי הגדש"פ בהוצאת לונדון. ועיי"ש אריכות בענין מלכות אדום.

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