Miriam in the Desert

Jewish Women's Archive

Consider Miriam’s experience of exile and investigate the parallels between her story and moments of alienation and isolation in your own life.

Essential questions include:

  • Why is Miriam's story important?
  • How can the story of Miriam’s exile help us deal with moments of isolation and alienation in our own lives?
  • How does Alicia’s song contribute to our understanding of Miriam’s story?

This resource includes introductory essays, a complete lesson plan, and many document studies from song lyrics to writing exercises based on Miriam's Story.


Area of Work

  • DS&Y - Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • CL - Congregational Learning
  • T - Teens

Resource Type

  • Lesson

Resource Topic

  • Holidays (Chagim)
  • Women in Judaism / Feminism


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