Believe it or not, the goal of the Jewish People is not to become stand-up comics, nor all-star investment bankers, nor to fill up the condos in South Florida. The goal of the Jewish People is to establish the Kingdom of G-d in the Holy Land.Having said that, let's study our weekly portion - Parashat Pinchas - about Zelophehad's five unmarried daughters. The Israelites were still in TransJordan but two tribes already wanted to desert while the rest were disputing how to divide the Land they were sure to conquer. Zelophehad was among those who died en route but his family was entitled to a plot. He had left no son who could inherit him, only daughters. The leaders of his tribe argued that unmarried girls could not be allowed to own landed property, because if they married out of the tribe their lands would pass into the possession of another tribe. Relations among Hebrew tribes were delicate - they were allies yet when God was not looking, they massacred each other.
It was a hard theoretical problem (remember, the farms they were fighting about were still occupied by illegal Canaanite natives) but Moses (with the help of God) solved it by allowing Zelophehad's daughters to marry anyone they wished, that is, anyone from their father's clan. Zelophehad's newly propertied daughters, following God's instructions, each choose a son of their uncles. And it all ended in a big happy wedding ceremony, the Alte Kacker Zelophehad would have enjoyed it, Mazal Tov!