Why did Yosef approach the members of Pharaoh's household to plead with Pharaoh for Ya'akov to be buried in Kena'an? Why did he not go himself?


Ramban: Refer to 49:29:3:2*.


Moshav Zekenim, Seforno: Because he was still in mourning with torn clothes and sackcloth 1 , and "One does not come to the gate of the king wearing sack-cloth" (Esther, 4:2).


The verses connote that this was after the 70 days finished. Even one mourning a parent need not wear torn clothes after the Shiv'ah (YD 340:14). However, the seven days are counted from the burial (PF). Refer to 50:10:151:1*.

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