The Torah tells us that Jacob loved Rachel, and that “Leah was hated”, but doesn’t tell us why. A midrash fills in the blanks: “The whole of that night he called her ‘Rachel’ and she answered him. In the morning however, ‘Behold, it was Leah’ (Gen 29:25). Said he to her, ‘What, you are a deceiver and the daughter of a deceiver!’ ‘Is there a teacher without pupils, ’she retorted; ‘did not your father call you Esau, and you answered him! So did you too call me and I answered you!” By drawing his attention to his own deception, Leah earns Jacob’s disfavor. Unfortunately, that is not an uncommon consequence for those who tell the truth.