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1)

Who are 'his brothers" mentioned here?

1.

Rashi: They are Yakov's friends 1 who came with Lavan. (Refer to 31:46:1:2.)

2.

Seforno: They are Lavan's "brothers" (relatives) who came with Lavan. 2


1

Sifsei Chachamim explains why above (Pasuk 46), Rashi said that "Echav" is Yakov's sons.

2

It was not necessary to invite Lavan, who was like a father of Ya'akov's sons.

2)

What is "Lechem" that he called to them to eat?`

1.

Rashi: All food is called Lechem. 1


1

Sifsei Chachamim: Surely they ate what he slaughtered!

3)

Why did Yakov slaughter for them to eat meat?

1.

Bechor Shor: It is the way of Chasidim to make a Bris over a slaughtered animal - "Chasidai Korsei Vrisi Alei Zevach."

4)

רש"י: ויזבח יעקב זבח - שחט בהמות למשתה: אולי הכוונה לקרבנות?

1.

גור אריה: חלילה שיעקב יאכיל קודשים לעובדי עבודה זרה.

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