Why did Lavan connect Yakov's stealing his gods with his desire to go home?


Seforno: He meant that Yakov' decision to go home was no reason to steal his gods.


Oznayim la'Torah: He would not have minded so much had he stolen his gods whilst he was still living there - on the contrary, he would have been so pleased with him for adopting his style of worship that he might have even given them to him as a gift. But now that he swtole them after deciding to leave for his father's house, where he would surely continue to believe in G-d, on what grounds did he steal them?


Why did Lavan double the expressions "Haloch Halachta Ki Nichsof Nichsafta"?


Tosfos ha'Shalem (1, citing R. Efrayim): You went during the day and at night. 1 You are covered with silver on the inside and outside, and you are eager to bring it to your father's house.


Pnei David (11): "Haloch" implies going with counsel. The double expression teaches that you asked my daughters, and they agreed.


Pesachim 2a: "Ha'Boker Ohr veha'Anashim Shulchu" (44:3) teaches that one should travel only during the day.


Why did he say "v'Atah"?


Ohr ha'Chayim: This refers to an answer. I say that you fled. If you will say that you did not flee, rather, you went, for you longed


Why did Lavan think that Yakov would steal his gods?


Ohr ha'Chayim: Surely, you were concerned lest they tell me. This shows that really, you fled!


Malbim: They are despised in your house. It must be that you stole other matters, and you feared lest my gods tell me!


Ha'Emek Davar: They have no use in your house. Surely it was to anger and pain me!

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