Yahrzeit of Miriam
After reading the amazing “ritual fantasy” on Telshemesh.org and some other great writings about Miriam the prophetess. I am compelled to call out the anniversary of her death (10th Nisan).
I think tonight I will go home and light some floating candles in water for her. It seems appropriate.
“The Israelites came, the whole community, to the wilderness of Tzin, on the first new moon. Miriam died there and was buried there. The community was without water, and they joined against Moses and Aaron.” Numbers 20:1-2
“There were three good shepherds in Israel: Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. Because of them, Israel received three gifts: the manna because of Moses, the well because of Miriam, and the clouds of glory because of Aaron. When Miriam died the well dried up…” Song of Songs Rabbah 4:14
As we say in Becoming, when we honor water in the world, “May you never thirst.”