Let’s say your teenage or college age child goes away to school. How do you supply funds?
1) Do you provide your child with funds on an as needs basis? When child runs out of money, said child will need to call home to ask for more.
2) Another method: an allowance. Parents deposit a monthly stipend into a bank account, against which their child can draw checks.
3) Do you give the child a credit card? Child pays with plastic.
Telling the kid “go out and get a job” isn’t an option here, but that might be how you would do it.
And what does this have to do with Yitzchak, Yaakov and Esav? Stay tuned.