What does the Torah mean when it writes that "Ya'akov lifted his feet"?


Rashi and Targum Yonasan: Following the good news that he had just received, his heart lifted his feet as it were, and walking became effortless.


Rashbam: Following the promises from Hashem, he proceeded on his journey happy and fleet of foot.


Seforno: As opposed to someone who departs from a place because he has nowhere to stay, in which case his legs carry him, 1 when someone leaves with the intention of reaching a specific destination, he carries his feet.


As the Pasuk writes in Yeshayah, 3:27.


Why did he go to the land of Bnei Kedem?


Moshav Zekenim: He went to learn from Shem and Ever. 1


They were children of the Kadmon (first) of the world. (Shem already died in the year 2156. According to Chazal, Yakov left when he was 63, in the year 2171! - PF)

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