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In that generation the women repaired what the men broke down. The men gave their gold for the making of the Calf; the women refused. The men had been unwilling to enter the Land [in wake of the Spies' report]; the women [i.e., the daughters of Tzelafchad] petitioned to receive an inheritance in the Land
Midrash Rabbah (on Numbers 27:1)
Life is fire. It can burn with the angst of survival in a hostile world. Or it can be harnessed to consume all fear. Stop, contemplate, meditate and pray. Fan a fire of love and awe for the One that transcends this world. One fire swallows another and you are set free. Liberated from your fears, you...