hebrew
1)

Why is there an extra 'Shin' in Yisachar?

1.

Rashbam: It denotes a double reward, one for giving Rachel the Duda'im 1 , the other, for offering her maidservant to Ya'akov.


1

This is unlike those who explain that Leah was punished for her purchase (refer to 34:1:1:1***).

2)

Why does Leah attribute her son to giving her Shifchah? Rachel did so, and did not have a son [yet]!

1.

Riva: Rachel did so for she had no sons. Leah already had sons.

3)

Why do we pronounce only one Sin in Yisachar?

1.

Riva, Da'as Zekenim, Hadar Zekenim #1: One Sin is because she bought the right to lie with Yakov, and this is dishonorable. 1

2.

Riva, Da'as Zekenim, Hadar Zekenim #2: Yisachar had a son Yov (Bereishis 46:13), and he thought that it is not a proper name, so he gave to him a Sin from his name and called him "Yashuv". 2


1

The other Sin is due to giving her Shifchah (Rashbam, Moshav Zekenim). We pronounce only that one.

2

Rashi (Bamidbar 26:24) says that Yashuv is Yov.

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