He built for himself a home, and for his cattle he made sheds (33:17)
For his true self and his true priorities, Jacob provided a secure and substantial 'home'; for his material possessions and other peripheral elements of his life, he sufficed with a minimal 'shed'.
- Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok of Lubavitch told:
When I was four years old, I asked my father: "Why did G-d make people with twoeyes? Why not with one eye, just as we has been given a single nose and a single mouth?"
"Do you know the Alef-Bet?" asked father
"Then you know that there are two very similar Hebrew letters, the Shinand the Sin. Can you tell the difference between them?"
"The Shinhas a dot on its right side, the Sinon its left," I replied.
Said father: "There are things which one must look upon with a right eye, with affection and empathy, and there are things to be regarded with a left eye, with indifference and detachment. On a sidduror on a Jew, one should look with a right eye; on a candy or toy, one should look with a left eye."