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The Babylonians were not anti-Semites per se; while they only wanted to destroy Judah as an independent political power, they harbored no ill feelings toward the Jewish religion. As such, Jews were given their own cities, where earlier exiled Jews...
“Why should our father’s name be eliminated from his family because he had no sons? Give us a landholding among our father’s brothers!”
Traditionally, the linear, male method of “conquering the land” has been perceived as superior and more effective. But the daughters of Tzelafchad realized that there will come a time when humanity will evolve to a more feminine mode of conquest . . .
What is the most effective method to ensure that our children follow the path we wish for them to follow? The daughters of Zelophehad lead us to a compelling answer.
Is tribalism good or bad for the soul? How are we to weigh our loyalties to family, community and "tribe" against our role as a partner in the mission and destiny of the entirety of the Jewish people?
The Torah’s account of the petition presented to Moses by the daughters of Tzelafchad is relevant both to women seeking halachic support for change, and to the rabbis who are ruling on their questions.
Noah In one of the sedras of this month, in the sedra Pinchas, we read of an unusual event in which the principal role is played by five sisters. They were the daughters of Tzelophchad, who was the fourth generation descending from Manasseh, Joseph’s...
Our father died in the desert. He was not part of the group that rebelled against God [nor was he] in Korach's assembly, but rather, he died due to his own sin. Classic QuestionsWhy did Tzelafchad's daughters stress that their father "was not part of...
The Daughters of Tzelafchad And what they teach us about life’s difficulties RankRankRankRankRankRank
The Torah relates at length in the Parshah of Pinchas how the five daughters of Tzelafchad (an Israelite who had died in the desert) saw that they would not receive a portion of the Holy Land according to the way the Torah law then stood. In distress,...
Personal journeys. Relationship journeys. Our national cosmic journey . . .
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