How To Improve Our Prayers

Lessons From The Five Daughters Of Zelophehad

Daniel Loewenstein
Daniel Loewenstein


Do you know the best way to ask God for what you want? The secret to successful supplication?

Let us introduce you to some people who do.

In Parshat Pinchas, the five daughters of Zelophehad ask God for a plot of land in Israel. And unlike so many other times in the Book of Numbers, God says yes – without any hint of anger or reservations. Why? What made their request so great?

It turns out that if we read the story carefully, it points us to another time God gave a hearty and surprising yes – and when we put these two stories together, they give us a crucial insight into what requests of God are supposed to look like.

Learn all about it here.

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