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When Esau discovers that the blessing intended for him was stolen by his brother, he exclaims, “Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing” ‏(Genesis 27:36‏). Esau is referring to his brother Jacob’s name in Hebrew, Ya’akov, which derives from the verb la’akov ‏(to follow, to tail someone‏) and experiences...