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.
The Talmud (Sanhedrin 47b) states that the decomposition of the body is a form of atonement – something the fully-righteous Jacob did not need.
When we respond by saying "Amen," we are essentially stating, "What you have said is indeed true," and thereby we are not only concurring with what was said and expressing our own faith, but also reinforcing the other person's statement and strengthening the other person's faith.
There are things that one can do that will strengthen other people's faith in God, and things that will weaken it.
try to behave in a way that will result in people having greater respect for and trust in God.
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By giving up the demand for approval, you will ensure yourself greater happiness in life. "Amen" is an expression of confirmation, whereby we attest that what the other person has said is indeed true.