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Were the Daughters of Tzelofchad Early Jewish Feminists?

I bring here  a summary of an interesting discussion from the VBM Parsha discussion list. (you can subscribe to this list and other lists in the VBM site ).

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The main lesson / Rav Elchanan Samet:The daughters of Tzelofchad were not feminists - they are not fighting for their rights as women but for the rights of their father. Nonetheless, at the root of their argument there does lie a basic principle connected to the inherent equality of the sexes.