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  • Four questions of Miriam

    March 21, 2013 | 4:24 am

    The name “Miriam” stems from the Hebrew word for “bitter” (mar), and Miriam has every right to feel that way. 

    “Miriam who?” you might ask?

    My point exactly.

    I’m talking about the biblical Israelite heroine and prophetess, without whom Moses never would have been born and the...

  • VIDEO: History will be made in Beijing

    August 9, 2008 | 4:28 pm

    Director Oren Kaplan (Miriam & Shoshana hardcore gangstas) offers this 60-second ‘commercial’ for the 2008 Beijing Olympics

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks July 26-August 1—Rothman, Pressman live

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    July 25, 2008 | 3:07 am

    SAT | JULY 26

    (LIVE MUSIC)

    First there was the mischievous musical duo of Miriam and Shoshana, who rocked YouTube and the Jewish community with their (un)orthodox rhymes. Now there's the real-life Jewish musicians Chana Rothman and Stephanie Pressman, who offer Jewish soul instead...

  • The voice of wisdom

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    July 3, 2008 | 11:29 am

    Just like that, she was gone.

    With no forewarning, Parashat Chukat tells us "Miriam died there and was buried there" (Numbers 20:1). "She died with a Divine kiss," the Talmud says, and with that one kiss, the sole female voice in the Israelite camp was gone.

    Who was Miriam? She is...

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  • Mourning Miriam

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Moshe was one of a kind. "None ever rose again like Moshe."

    At the same time, in very powerful ways, Moshe and Miriam were two of a kind. Their personalities and passions overlapped generously. And despite being separated over decades during Moshe's extended sojourn in Midian,...

  • Please God, heal her now

    By Rabbi Judith HaLevy

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In shuls across the world this Shabbat we will hear five short, simple Hebrew words: El na, refah na lah (Please God, heal her now).

    Our prayers are never more heartfelt than when we ask for intervention in the process of sickness and death. God, we are saying, we acknowledge that...
  • Miriam Mystery

    By Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Like all women, Miriam is a complex human being, whom I cannot fully understand. In this week's portion she dies suddenly, leaving me as puzzled as I have always been with her role as a leader.

    I am left with many unanswered questions. Why is she the only woman in the Torah called a...

  • Ritualized Equality

    By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Woven into many Jews' seders when they sit down to celebrate Passover this year will be a spate of new traditions.

    A Miriam's Cup next to Elijah's represents the role of the prophetess Miriam in the Exodus and highlights women's contributions to Jewish culture. A seemingly...

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