Miriam and the Passover Story

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I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that Passover is my favorite holiday. It’s special for a number of reasons (when else are we commanded to drink four cups of wine?) but two reasons in particular stand out.

The first is that the story of the Exodus features the leadership of Miriam, perhaps the only woman in the bible who is not described as somebody’s wife or mother. Neither Miriam nor her brother Moses are mentioned in the traditional Haggadah, but their roles in the Passover story are integral and intertwined.

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