We end the 4th book of the Torah, with a story about the 5 daughters of Zelophehad (in Hebrew it means shadow of fear). These 5 brave daughters ask Moses for the right to inherit their father. Moses does not know what to say (women in the Bible do not have that right nor the right to own property). Moses asks God, and God answers, the girls are right. God sets a new law – daughters can inherit their father’s property.
Our rabbis learn: unlike men, God has compassion for every creature, not only for men.