Miriam

From a young age, the Biblical Miriam was noted for her prophetic voice, declaring that her mother would bear a son who would redeem the Children of Israel…

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Miriam

From a young age, the Biblical Miriam was noted for her prophetic voice, declaring that her mother would bear a son who would redeem the Children of Israel (Talmud Megillah 14a). In fact,…

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B’shalach 5777-2017

“Miriam Leads the Women in Song" This week’s parasha, parashat B’shalach, is known as the parasha of the “Shira,” the Torah portion that includes the song that Moses sang after the…

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Explore the Life of Miriam

Learn about Miriam, sister of Aaron and Moses, one of the most important Biblical heroes during the birth of the Jewish nation.

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Shemot 5765-2004

"In the Merit of Miriam" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this coming week's parasha, parashat Shemot, we learn of the oppression of the Israelites at the hands of the Egyptians, as well…

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Chukat 5764-2004

"A Tribute to Miriam, Our Sister" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald Numbers 20:1 informs us of the death of Miriam. It reads as follows: "Va'yah'voh'ooh v'nay Yisrael, kol hah'ay'dah, mid'bar…

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B’shalach 5778-2018

“The Exalted Spirituality of Miriam the Prophetess” by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald   In this week’s parasha, parashat B’shalach, the long-awaited redemption of the Jewish people from…

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Well Being

When faced with challenging times, don't hesitate to seek professional help for your own well-being.

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Speak Well

Remember to speak well of the dead. Their souls continue on but they can no longer defend their actions.

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Well It’s Been A Long Day

Today is the longest day of the year - the summer solstice. Technically, the summer solstice is an astronomical event that occurs when the sun reaches its most northern point in the sky.…

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Jews Paak their Caaahs As Well!

Aside from having one of the most difficult names to spell, the state of Massachusetts is known for its rich history, serving as a main catalyst for the Revolutionary War, the founding of…

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Well It’s Been A Long Day

Today is the longest day of the year - the summer solstice. Technically, the summer solstice is an astronomical event that occurs when the sun reaches its most northern point in the sky.…

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Wash Well

At this difficult time, let's do our part to be especially careful to make sure that we wash our hands regularly and thoroughly.

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Wish Friends Well

Make sure to wish friends and family a “Happy and Healthy New Year,” a year in which they may be inscribed in the Book of Life.

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Use Hebrew Dates as Well

Do you know your Hebrew birthday? Try to find it on a Hebrew-English calendar. There’s tremendous richness in using the Hebrew dates. Try to use them.

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Fast Well

NJOP wishes you an easy and meaingful fast.

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Listen Well

Be a good listener by not assuming you know someone else's pain.

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Well Wishes

Be happy for other people's special moments.

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Being Well

Maintain your health by following medical instructions.

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Well Wishes

If a friend is ill, send them a message letting them know that they are in your thoughts. 

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Time Well Spent

Spend time sitting, talking and listening to senior citizens in your life to gain a new perspective on Jewish life. 

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Well Wishes

When someone gives you a blessing, such as wishing something good to happen to you, say amen.

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Light the Menorah and Encourage Others as Well!

Be a part of NJOP’s Chanukah Across America campaign from home by sharing photos of previous Chanukah candle lightings on social media and encourage your friends to do the same. We…

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Chukat 5771-2011

"The Well of Miriam" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this week’s parasha, parashat Chukat, we learn of the passing of one of the great Jewish matriarchs, Miriam, the sister of Aaron and…

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B’ha’a’lot’cha 5774-2014

“The Difference Between Moses and the Other Prophets” by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald Parashat B’ha’a’lot’cha, reaches its exciting crescendo in Numbers 12, with the story of Miriam and…

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Vayakhel 5779-2019

"Jewish Women and Jewish Destiny" (Revised and updated from Vayakhel 5760-2000) by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald The vast majority of this week’s parasha, parashat Vayakhel, deals with…

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Vayakhel 5760-2000

"Jewish Women and Jewish Destiny" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this coming week's parasha, Parashat Vayakhel, we encounter an intriguing set of verses. The vast majority of Parashat…

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Miraculous Water

Human beings have several basic needs: food, water and protection from the elements. In the desert, these necessities can be difficult to come by. During the Children of Israel’s sojourn…

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B’ha’alot’cha 5771-2011

"The Nature of Moses’ Humility" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald In this week’s parasha, parashat B’ha’alot’cha, we learn that Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses concerning the Kushite…

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Chukat 5778-2018

"The People of Israel are Taught to be More Independent" by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald This week’s parasha, parashat Chukat, opens with the laws of the פָּרָה אֲדֻמָּה, Parah Adumah, the…

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