Jacob said to Joseph: And now, your two sons who were born to you in Egypt before I came to you, they are my sons.” (Genesis 48:5.)

Jacob’s life was about being truth, no matter where, no matter what. For that is the real meaning of truth—that which doesn't change because of time and place.

Even while wrestling with his twin brother Esau, even when finagling with his uncle Laban, Jacob struggled to remain earnest, upright, and real.

That is why the ultimate offspring of Jacob were his two grandchildren, Ephraim and Menasheh.

They were born and raised in the corrupt land of Egypt—and yet were pure, innocent, and good, walking in the ways of Abraham and Sarah.

Real truth is when you remain true even in a place where everything is a lie—everything except for you.

Likutei Sichot vol. 15, pg 432-438.