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There is a Midrash (Megillah 14a) that Sarah was really the same as Yiskah (from Gen 11:28), which would make her Avraham's niece, which is pretty close to a sister. However, Ibn Ezra (Gen 20:12) writes that Avraham was just saying something to appease Avimelekh, and we shouldn't assume it is true. Indeed he addresses your question earlier (Gen 11:28) when ...


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Rashi on Genesis 20:12 points out that she was actually Haran's daughter and thereby the granddaughter of Terach. To explain the fact that she is called Abraham's half-sister, he employs the Talmudic principle of בני בנים הרי הם כבנים, that grandchildren are considered as children. Therefore, Sarah was truly Avraham's sister in the sense that she was his ...


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They're two different sets of psalms, sad psalms in Tikkun Rachel, hopeful ones in Tikkun Leah. On regular days both are recited. On days when mourning is inappropriate, only Tikkun Leah is said. The names Rachel and Leah are used in their Kabbalistic sense, in which they refer to partzufim (faces or manifestations of God).(*) In the Kabbalists' ...


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Rav Hirsch says that the most probable reason that Sarah is the only woman whose age at death is mentioned in the Tanach is ... because the lives of the women are in general farther away from public life and a record of their age is not necessary to fix the chronological order of the events of history. He then continues speaking of the three stages ...


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Note that besides answering the question, I also deal with the suggestion that Devorah was carrying the message as @GershonGold says in his answer.. Rav Hirsch points out in 35:8 that we do not know that Rivkah had sent Devorah to Yaakov with a message. Note that those who say Rivkah married Yitzchak at age 3, would imply that she had accompanied Rivkah to ...


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Sara was the daughter of Haran (Avraham's brother), the sister of Lot and was also called Yiskah. In order to keep the women in the family, Avram and Nachor married the two daughters of their brother Haran. Bereishis 11:29 29 And Abram and Nahor took themselves wives; the name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife was Milcah, the ...


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As @Zvi mentioned it is mentioned in the Sefer למכסה עתיק (Rav Chaim Kanievski)that Sarah's name was Yiska Bas Tissa(not sure pronunciation). This is the footnote 44:


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Your analogy is incorrect as it does not apply to what happened to Leah. Leah did not attempt to "take away" a son from Rachel and it was thanks to Hashem who had done this. Rav Hirsch points out that with each of the three previous sons she recognized an increasing connection to her husband. In fact, Rav Hirsch says It is accordingly, highly ...



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