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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 Yakov.

2.

Ha'Emek Davar (17): It was her reward, and also Yakov's 2 , he consented to marry Zilpah, who desired him. This is why it says "l'Yakov."


1

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

2

Why was this a reward for Yakov? In any case he would have 12 sons, and he most desired sons from Rachel! Perhaps he was destined to have at most one or two sons from Rachel; he preferred sons from Leah over those from his other wives (Rashi 33:1). (PF)

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.

2.

Malbim: Rachel did so, for she relied on Segulos 1 ; it did not help her. I do not rely on Segulos; the episode of the Duda'im shows this. I gave my Shifchah for her benefit, therefore Hashem gave my reward!


1

Presumably, the Malbim means that Rachel gave her Shifchah thinking that it will help her, just like it helped Sarah.

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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