VORT ON THE PARSHA
וידברו אליו פתח הבית (מקץ מג:יט)And the brothers spoke at the door entrance.
Why did they conduct a discussion specifically at the doorpost? When Yaakov bade farewell to his sons before they left for Mitzrayim, he davened: ו-א-ל ש-ד-י יתן לכם רחמים… – Hashem should have mercy on you…. (מג: יד) That is why they conversed at the doorpost where a mezuzah hangs since the word ש-ד-י is inscribed on the mezuzah, and they wanted to invoke the merits of their father Yaakov’s prayers.Go back to Parshas Mikaitz