Love of the Land

For the week ending 18 July 2009 / 25 Tammuz 5769

Miriam's Spring

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll

The miraculous spring that supplied the children of Israel with water during their forty years of wandering was known as Miriam's Spring because it was in the merit of Moshe's sister that it existed.

The Talmud relates that when our ancestors arrived in Eretz Yisrael this spring was absorbed into Lake Kinneret, otherwise known as the Sea of Tveryah.

In the Ethics of the Fathers Miriam's Spring is listed as one of the ten things created in the twilight of Erev Shabbat of the six days of Creation.

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