Biblical Babes: Miriam's Story
Miriam is our ULTIMATE woman crush. Seriously. There is too much to say about this #biblicalbabe in one post, but we’re gonna go ahead and do it anyway: Miriam was a feminist before the word even existed, and a prophetess of epic proportions. For starters, when she was just a little girl, she saved her baby brother, Moses from being killed, *and* prophesied that he would grow up to save Israel. Didn’t even say “toldya so” when it all actually all went down.. keep reading, that’s just the tip of the iceberg...
Like her little brother Moses - leading Jewish men out of Egypt and teaching them Torah, Miriam led the women and taught them Torah, too (shout out to biblical sisterhood). As if THAT wasn’t enough, while we were wandering around in the desert, water wasn’t a concern whenever Miriam was around. Whyyyyy? Because a well sprung up wherever Miriam went. Because she’s👏THE 👏 BOMB.
So this Passover, know that Moses is not the only person who helped get us out of Egypt…. “For I brought you up out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam”. Please note: “AND MIRIAM.”
The Talmud lays it out, “Three great leaders led Israel: Moses, Aaron and Miriam. In their merit they received three great gifts: the Well [Miriam], the Clouds of Glory [Aaron] and the Manna [Moses].”
There was a time when G-d gave her leprosy for getting sassy, but she recovered, and later, at the end of her life, she died gently by the kiss of god (kiss of death from G-d = kindof a big deal).
After Miriam died, the wells stopped popping up - that’s when we hear the story of Moses striking the rock in order to get water.
There’s so much more to this woman, but finally, *our* name - At The Well - is in part inspired by the story of Miriam, so this #wcw is a biggie for us, and we’re so glad to have an excuse to tell you her story.
Oh, and if you got this far, share this with literally every Miriam you know.