We can learn from every situation and from every person. The actions of both Pinchas and the daughters of Tzelafchad present an important lesson of boldness in a proper context.
The actions of Pinchas teach us that when we see improper behavior, we shouldn’t just stand by and look away. We must boldly stand up for what is right and confront it, even if it goes against our nature. Like Pinchas, we must be loyal to God and His virtues. Loyalty is a virtue that drives success.
The actions of the daughters of Tzelafchad teach us that we can boldly stand up for ourselves in a respectful manner. When you feel that you are not being treated fairly, don’t be afraid to ask questions, and try to find a solution to the situation.
When you are faced with challenges that demand courage, remember that there is a right time, a right place, and a right context for boldness.