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Yosef put Yaakov' s right hand toward Manasseh's forehead and his left hand toward Ephraim's. When Yaacov switched his hands, placing his right hand which should be for the eldest on the youngest, Yosef protested but Yaakov explained that the younger would be greater and his seed would become a multitutde of nations.

Abel (Cain), Yitzchak (Ishmael), Yaakov (Esau), Moshe (Aaron), Yosef (Re'uven).

1. "And so Yosef brought them out from between his knees." (Yaakov's) This was the symbol of adoption. Yaakov adopted the two boys, and they each received an equal portion of Yaacov's estate, and 2. They are sons of Canaan like Yaakov, not sons of Egypt.

Yitzchak was blind when he gave his sons the blessings and Yaakov was almost blind, but without question there was no trickery involved in the encounter between Yaakov and his son and grandsons, as there had been between Yitzchak, Yaakov, and Esau.

As weapons of violence, because they slaughtered Sechem who had raped Dinah, plus all of the men of his tribe.

Zevulun was a seaman and merchant, and Issachar was a student. Zevulun financed Issachar's Torah study, and both benefited thereby.

That he would judge (and defend) his people as one of the tribes of Israel.

Yehuda = lion; Issachar = large-boned ass; Dan = snake; Naphtali = hind; Benyamin = wolf.

They said that Yaakov had commanded Yosef to forgive his brothers for their transgressions and the evil they had done him.

He told them not to be afraid; that while they meant evil against him, Hashem meant it for good, to save many lives.