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1. The Gemara explains that when Yakov stated that he took Shechem "with his sword and bow," it was not meant literally.
2. When Leah heard predictions that she would marry Esav, she cried until her eyelashes fell out.
3. The Gemara relates the great modesty of Rachel Imenu.
4. The Gemara discusses the identity of the seventieth person from the family of Yakov.
5. When Yosef was born, Yakov was willing to leave Lavan.


1. Rather, he was alluding to his prayers and requests from Hashem.
2. Rav says that this was why her eyes were called "soft," as she cried often cried due to the possibility that she would have to marry Esav.
3. When Yakov arranged with her specific signs that would indicate that she was indeed his bride, she gave over these signs willingly to her sister in order that she would not be embarrassed lest Yakov discover her (and so she should also merit to be married to Yakov). The only way that Lavan was able to fool Yakov and substitute Leah for Rachel was because Rachel gave over the signs.
4. The Gemara concludes that Yocheved (mother of Moshe Rabeinu) was the seventieth person, and that she was born as they were entering Egypt.
5. This was because he saw with Ru'ach ha'Kodesh that the descendants of Esav would fall at the hands of the sons of Yosef (and he applied that to his situation -- his meeting with Esav -- as well).

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