In recent years, Miriam has become regular presence at the Passover table. For some she is there in the form of
Big sister. Song leader. Outspoken challenger. Prophet. In her many roles, Miriam is integral to the story of Exodus. Her legacy is complex, dynamic, and hopeful.
Last Pesach, I heard a sermon given in which my friend and rabbi used the phrase “faith is packing your timbrel” and I got super fixated on this concept and have found it running throug
Just before we drink the second cup of wine in the Passover seder, we speak of three symbols considered indispensible to the holiday's meaning: the shank bone, the matzah, and the bitter herbs.
The ultra-orthodox establishment in Israel is reportedly losing sleep over women’s demands for equality.
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.
I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that Passover is my favorite holiday.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Miriam." (Viewed on May 19, 2013) <http://jwa.org/blog/miriam>.