Monday, January 30, 2012

Miriam's Tambourine

"Miriam's Tambourine" - Michoel Muchnik
Miriam, the prophetess, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women came out after her with tambourines and with dances [Beshalach 15:20]

The righteous women did not delegate their responsibilities to their leader, Miriam the prophetess. Rather, each and every woman made for herself a tambourine, in a personal effort to trust in G-d's redemption and rejoice in it when it comes.

There is always a temptation to leave the responsibility of inspiring the people to Jewish leaders. However, we can learn from the righteous women in Egypt that it is every single person's obligation to inspire his or herself and all of the people that he or she comes into contact with.

Source: Sichas Shabbos Parshas Beshalach 5752, Lubavitcher Rebbe

1 comment:

Mariana Vital said...

Such a simple yet powerful message that you have brought here. The responsability of one's inspiration over the divine connection between God and believer. Have a beautiful day*