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They will spit: In the tradition of Miriam, Jewish women will continue to challenge the establishment

The ultra-orthodox establishment in Israel is reportedly losing sleep over women’s demands for equality.

The confrontational face of Miriam

When we are first introduced to Miriam in the Bible, the times are bleak. The Egyptian Pharaoh has decreed that all baby boys born to the Hebrew slaves be immediately put to death.

Why, on this night, do we include women's voices?

In collaboration with, JWA are putting the finishing touches on a new Haggadah that highlights women's voices. (Keep an eye out for it next week.) As we've been thinking about seders and traditions and the different ways we could include women's voices in the Haggadah we're creating, I wanted to hear more from you about your traditions and how you include women's voices.

Miriam and the Passover Story

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that Passover is my favorite holiday.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Miriam." (Viewed on October 4, 2015) <>.


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