According to one opinion it was not only justified but requested by Jacob – presumably to preserve his body for the extended period needed.
The answer is that you view approval as pleasurable and giving you happiness.
Realize how much needless suffering your approval-seeking causes you.
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If you seek approval, ask yourself why you want it in the first place.
try to behave in a way that will result in people having greater respect for and trust in God.
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Thus, if we deal unfairly with others, we may not only cause them to be angry at us, but also bring them to doubt God for allowing an injustice to happen.
While such reasoning is faulty, the one who caused it is nevertheless responsible for causing the victim to feel that way.
This opinion states further that because of Joseph’s sin of poor judgment, he was the first of the brothers to die (see Exodus 1:6), passing on at a youthful 110 (as compared to Levi’s 137).
The commentator Ohr Ha Chaim offers a fascinating alternative suggestion as to why Joseph embalmed his father.
This is also considered spiritually beneficial for the soul.