11 Then their father Yisrael said to them, “If it must be so, do this: take some of the choice products of the land in your baggage, and carry them down as a gift for the man—some balm and some honey, gum, ladanum, pistachio nuts, and almonds.
va-YO-mer a-lay-HEM yis-ra-AYL a-vee-HEM im KAYN ay-FO ZOT a-SU k’-KHU mi-zim-RAT ha-A-retz bikh-lay-KHEM v’-ho-REE-du la-EESH min-KHAH m’-AT tzo-REE um-AT d’-VASH n’-KHOT va-LOT bo-t’-NEEM ush-kay-DEEM
יא וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם יִשְׂרָאֵל אֲבִיהֶם אִם־כֵּן אֵפוֹא זֹאת עֲשׂוּ קְחוּ מִזִּמְרַת הָאָרֶץ בִּכְלֵיכֶם וְהוֹרִידוּ לָאִישׁ מִנְחָה מְעַט צֳרִי וּמְעַט דְּבַשׁ נְכֹאת וָלֹט בָּטְנִים וּשְׁקֵדִים׃
43:11 Carry them down as a gift for the man
Yaakov commands his sons to bring an offering to Pharaoh’s viceroy of some choice fruits from the land. A mincha (מנחה), ‘gift,’ says Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, indicates a present that benefits the giver more than the receiver. Obviously, a gift could provide a great benefit to the sons of Yaakov, if it will cause the viceroy to view them with favor. In addition, as they again descend to Egypt, this particular gift carries the added benefit of reminding them of their homeland and its many blessings. Though it is sometimes necessary to leave Eretz Yisrael, it should always be on the forefront of one’s mind.