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January 9, 2020
Rabbi Eytan Yehudah Dzikowski
How did (some of) the children carry Yaakov’s coffin?
וַיִּשְׂא֨וּ אֹת֤וֹ בָנָיו֙ אַ֣רְצָה כְּנַ֔עַן וַיִּקְבְּר֣וּ אֹת֔וֹ בִּמְעָרַ֖ת שְׂדֵ֣ה הַמַּכְפֵּלָ֑ה אֲשֶׁ֣ר קָנָה֩ אַבְרָהָ֨ם אֶת־הַשָּׂדֶ֜ה לַאֲחֻזַּת־קֶ֗בֶר מֵאֵ֛ת עֶפְרֹ֥ן הַחִתִּ֖י עַל־פְּנֵ֥י מַמְרֵֽא׃
His sons carried him to the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, the field near Mamre, which Abraham had bought for a burial site from Ephron the Hittite.
Yaakov’s sons carried his coffin on their shoulders, in the same formation that they would later encamp in the desert, around the Tabernacle.
Yosef didn’t participate in carrying the coffin, because it wouldn't be befitting for a leader to do so.
Levi also didn’t carry the coffin, because his descendants were destined to carry the Aron.
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Dedicated Today Leiluy Nishmat Esther bas Avrahom Yitzchak O’h
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