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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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The root in Hebrew of the verb to kiss is נשק. This root has several different meanings which can be found in the Jastrow dictionary, such as: 1) to kiss (with the mouth) 2) to equip, meaning to supply or furnish or provide for 3) to cleanse or make ritually fit This last meaning also has a connotation of immersing in water like in the case of a mikvah ...


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