an you imagine being hated by your own husband? His cold eyes for you transform into longing whenever your sister walks by. What tears those weak eyes must have shed! Surely, Leah was a woman acquainted with many sorrows. Just consider the following: she is treated as an object of deceit by her own father; she endures the rape of a daughter (Genesis 34:1-2) and then the murderous revenge of her sons (Genesis 34:3-25); she bears the shame of her eldest son’s illicit relationship with his father’s concubine (Genesis 35:22); and witnesses the painful death of her sister (Genesis 35:16-19).