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Unread 11-21-2012, 01:51 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by noahidelaws View Post
Stupid question. Why didn't Yaakov just tell Yitzchak directly, in Esav's absence, that Esav had sold the birthright to Yaakov, so Yitzchak would lechatchilah give it to Yaakov? Why do it through mirmah?
Reasons given in Chassidus include that the mirmah was a tikkun for chet Adam Harishon which came from mirma of the nachash and that the mirma was necessary to evoke the brocha from Yitzchak in a way of lemallah min hadaas, as explained in Torah Ohr the chassidishe parsha.
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