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


Seforno: He meant that Yaakov's 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 stole 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.


Penei 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 Shulechu" (44:3) teaches that one should travel only during the day.


Why did Lavan 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....


Malbim: Now that Hashem warned me not to harm you, I will not mention more that you fled or stole my heart, and I will call it 'Halichah.'


Why did Lavan think that Yaakov 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'amek Davar: They have no use in your house. Surely it was to anger and pain me!

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