Behold, you have with you Shimi the son of Gera, the Benjamite from Bachurim, who cursed me with a grievous curse on the day I went to Machanaim. When he came down to meet me at the Jordan, I swore to him by God, saying, 'I will not kill you with the sword.'
1 Kings 2:1-12
vayechi “Jacob lived in the land”
Genesis 47:28 – 50:26
After blessing his sons, death enveloped Jacob gently and instead of this being the Angel of Death it was the Shekhinah which is the feminine aspect of Hashem extending into the world of time and space. The easiest transition through death is said to be having the Shekhinah kiss you as happened to Jacob and it is compared to removing a hair from a glass of milk.
In Kabbalistic thought, as we die, the higher sephirot energy centers rise from the body – the guf – reuniting with the higher soul called the neshomah. These colored discs represent the upper six sephirot leaving Jacob’s body in this graceful exit.