by Dr. Avigdor Bonchek
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A close reading of the sentence shows how Rashi's interpretation has a firm anchor in text.
"I will go down with you to Egypt and I shall also surely bring you up again. And Joseph will put his hand on your eyes." And I shall also surely bring you up: Rashi: He promised him that he would be buried in Eretz [Israel]."
What would you ask Rashi here?
One question we can ask is: How does Rashi know this? How does he know that G-d is promising Jacob that he will be buried in Israel? I would expect a more optimistic promise - that Jacob will be returned to Eretz Israel while still alive. How does Rashi know that this was not the promise? What in the text is bothering Rashi?
What Is Bothering Rashi?
G-d says to Jacob "I will go down with you...And I will bring you up." These are not parallel phrases. It should have said ". and I will go up with you." This change in language is what is bothering Rashi.
How does he deal with this?
"Going up" and "going down" are terms for coming to or leaving Eretz Yisroel. (See Rashi in this sedra, 45:9) So when G-d says that He will "bring up", He means He will return Jacob to Eretz Yisroel. But by not saying "I will come up with you" G-d can only mean that He will bring Jacob up, as a dead person is brought up but not come up on his own power.