Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. In the tense moments leading up to Jacob's confrontation with his estranged brother Esau, why does Rabbi Eliezer imagine Jacob concerning himself with his smallest possessions?
2. What do you think of the idea that someone is more concerned with their property than with their own safety?
3. How do you think this midrash fits into the larger scene of Jacob's family, wealth, and effort to create a multi-generational legacy?