And Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How many are the days of the years of your life?” Picking up on the expression days of the years, Rabbi Hirsch explains that people often think in terms of years – what will I achieve this year, or in five or ten years time. Vital as this is to success, a spiritual person is careful with each day and does not let any go to waste. Meeting Jacob, Pharoah sensed that he was not a person who counted only the years, but he was also a person who counted the days – he made a reckoning of each day. Therefore, he asked him: How many are the days of the years of your life?