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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 ...
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:
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 ...
The most famous case of a Rishon pointing out the human flaw of a patriarch is the Ramban's discussion of Avraham's descent to Egypt in Lech Licha 12:10. Rabbi Hirsch goes to great lengths to expound on that opinion. The Medrash Rabba in the beginning of parshas Shemos has a list of our heroes who ruined their children by showing them too much love. Avraham ...
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 ...
R. Avraham Ben HaRambam cites the verse "do not touch my anointed and do not harm my prophets" (Psalms 105:15) in the context of negative assessments of members of these categories. This would certainly include the Avos, (the prophecy of the Imahos on the other hand is not explicit in the Torah, so this "prohibition" isn't as clear.)
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