HaRav Ovadiah Yosef zt”l once told me, “Do you know why a Jewish woman is referred to as a ‘bat yisrael’ (lit. daughter of Israel)? ‘Bat’ in Hebrew refers to the pupil of the eye, as in bat ayin. A Jewish woman is the apple of Hashem’s eye. There is nothing more precious to Him than His beloved daughters.” ~ Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi
On that note, I want to wish a mazel tov to a special Bat Yisrael and Bat Torah, my dear daughter, Keren Esther, on her Bat Mitzvah this Shabbos IYH. May Hashem bless you with everything good, both physical and spiritual and may you continue to bring us all so much nachas.