"My dear Zuleika"
“Zuleika” is an uncommon female name that means “fair, brilliant, and lovely.” The name has Arabic orgins, and medieval legend held that it was the name of the wife of Potiphar, another woman who got a man into a great deal of trouble.


In the Book of Genesis, Joseph is sold as a slave to Potiphar. Potiphar’s wife, enraged by Joseph’s refusal to fall for her seductive charms, falsely accuses him of rape. Joseph is thrown into prison on her testimony.