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. In 2011, JWA created a video to tell the story of Miriam and honor the Jewish women who, like Miriam, have inspired and enlightened us.
Learn more about the Biblical Miriam in Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia.
For even deeper discussion of Miriam's story and her legacy for Jewish women, check out these posts on Jewesses with Attitude:
- Faith is packing your timbrel
- The confrontational face of Miriam
- They will spit: In the tradition of Miriam, Jewish women will continue to challenge the establishment
Discover women on jwa.org that share Miriam's namesake, and her spirit:
How to cite this page
Berkenwald, Leah. "Celebrating Miriam." 3 April 2012. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on February 21, 2020) <https://qa.jwa.org/blog/celebrating-miriam>.