Vayishlach: Speak Their Language

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Why did Yaakov behave so obsequiously toward Eisav at their reunion when he was supposed to have been guaranteed to be a master over his brother? We learn from the Alter Rebbe in prison that our objective is not destruction of the opposition but to refine it and win it over to our side. (Based on Likkutei Shichos vol. 15, pp. 298-301.)