וְיִשְׂרָאֵל, אָהַב אֶת-יוֹסֵף מִכָּל-בָּנָיו–כִּי-בֶן-זְקֻ
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a coat of many colors.
According to the Zohar, Joseph was the first born, because when Jacob consummated his first marriage he was thinking of Rachel while Lea was there. That connection to Rachel on the spiritual level created the spiritual essence of the first born with Rachel.
When Joseph was born, the energy of the first born was revealed through him. Jacob also knew that Joseph would continue the flow of his energy, central column, Tiferet to the world and establish the sefirah of Yesod. That was his great love. Here love is in the meaning of affinity and unity. Years later after they met in Egypt, Jacob manifested this connection when he asked Joseph to place his hand under his thigh (Genesis 47:29). That act connected Tiferet and Yesod.
Back to Joseph\’s clothing; many different translations are available for Joseph\’s coat and I won\’t get into that. Just forget the translation, it is good for a movie script but not for the Holy Bible.
The words כְּתֹנֶת פַּסִּים literally translate to garment of Stripes but the code word here is פַּסִּים. This word is a code for four higher angels. Those angels are also created during the blessing of the priests, Kohanim . The numerical value is 190 same as "צִיץ" (צִיץ הַזָּהָב נֵזֶר הַקֹּדֶשׁ) a special Holy crown that the High Priest put on His head to be able to draw the light to the world.
When the brothers wanted to take over Joseph, it said; "וַיַּפְשִׁיטוּ אֶת-יוֹסֵף אֶת-כֻּתָּנְתּוֹ, אֶת-כְּתֹנֶת הַפַּסִּים אֲשֶׁר עָלָיו" "that they stripped Joseph of his coat, the coat of many colors that was on him". Notice the mention of two coats. The first was his material coat and the other one was the spiritual coat. The brothers had awesome spiritual powers and all of them could control the protection that Jacob made for his special son.
It is important to know that each one of us has spiritual clothing, which is made with the energy we create with our actions. If we act negatively, we create clothing that invites trouble and chaos. Positive actions create clothing that will protect us when we need it.
The brothers did remove the protection that Jacob gave Joseph but they couldn\’t take away Joseph\’s own protection and that is why he had success in all he did.