And Israel’s time to die drew near, and he called for his son, for Joseph, and he said to him, “If, pray, I have found favor in your eyes, put your hand, pray, under my thigh and act toward me with steadfast kindness—pray, do not bury me in Egypt. Jacob repeatedly shows great deference to Joseph, and Rashi attributes this to Joseph’s rank in Egyptian society. R. Yeruham Levovitz sees in Jacob’s humble request to Joseph – act toward me with steadfast kindness – a reflection of the ideal interaction between people, even a parent and a child. Jacob could easily have used the language of command and demand, but instead he approached his son in a self-effacing manner and presented his wishes as a request.