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In Bereshit 29 we learn that Rachel was shepherding her father's sheep. Do any commentaries explain why Rachel, the younger sister, was the shepherdess instead of Leah the older sister?

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Ramban there offers a couple of reasons:

  • Leah's eyes were weak (29:17), so the sun would be harmful to her.

  • Precisely because she was older, so there was more of a concern that the shepherds would take inappropriate liberties with her.

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