Personalities of the Bible
The sister of Moses and Aaron was an important part of the sibling team that led Israel out of Egypt and through the wilderness.
A closer look at Moses's sister.
The impacts of grassroots organizations and the division of power.
Moses's sister led the Israelite women in dance out of Egypt.
Jewish Theater and Dance
In the Bible, dance was an expression of joy, awe and worship.
Miriam, whose death is recorded in Parashat Chukat, embodied the honor and glory of the women of Israel.
Miriam's death should motivate us to recognize people today who provide nurture and support.
Miriam and Aaron's criticism of Moses, and Miriam's punishment of leprosy teach lessons of sibling and communal responsibility.