Women's Issues: Women in Judaism: The Courage of Women:
Does the Torah teach us anything about the strength and courage
Women mentioned in the Torah demonstrated strength and courage on
at least three occasions:
1. Shifrah and Puah defied Pharaoh's order to kill the Hebrew boy babies
2. Yocheved hid her baby for three months, and when hiding him was no
longer possible, she put him in a basket at the edge of the river
(Ex.2:2-3). Miriam watched the baby there, and when Pharaoh's
daughter found him, she persuaded Pharaoh's daughter to allow her
to provide a Hebrew wet-nurse for the baby (Ex. 2:4-8).
3. The five daughters of Tzelofechad successfully demanded their
father's share in the Land of Israel (Num.27:1-8).
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