This profile is part of a blog series on inspiring Jewish women from Women of Reform Judaism during March in celebration of Women’s History Month
From the very first time we encounter Miriam (Exodus 2:4), her bravery and her caring stand out. In order to save her son’s life, Yocheved sends her newborn Moses down the Nile in a basket to protect him from certain death. Miriam–likely no older than a child herself–follows her brother, looking out for him and ultimately ensuring a form of family unity. Miriam approaches Pharoah’s daughter, who finds Moses, and Miriam convinces her to let Yocheved be his nurse. Miriam’s quick wit and courage kept her family intact as best as she could possibly manage in the most dire of circumstances.