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Rashi (Bereishis 30:10) says that Zilpah was younger than Bilhah. Why did Lavan give the younger maidservants to Le'ah, his older daughter (and vice-versa)?

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Rashi (Bereishis 30:10): He did that to support his trickery, so that Ya'akov should believe that he was marrying Rachel (and not Le'ah). 1


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Since it was customary to give the older maidservant to the older daughter.

2)

Since it says that he gave Zilpah "l'Leah", there was no reason to write "Lah"!

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Hadar Zekenim: He made Yakov think that he was giving her to Rachel. 1


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However, it says "Lah" superfluously also when he gave Bilhah to Rachel (verse 29)! This is difficult.

3)

Here it says that he gave Zilpah "Shifchah". It says (verse 29) that he gave Bilhah "l'Shifchah"!

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Tosfos ha'Shalem (4): Zilpah was very young, and not so proper to serve.

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