Miriam in the Desert

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Miriam is celebrated for her leadership and prophecy throughout Exodus. But later in the Torah, as the Israelites wander in the desert, God strikes Miriam with leprosy, and she is exiled from the camp for seven days. How does this episode fit into the rest of Miriam’s life? How might she feel about this experience? And how can this story guide us through challenging moments in our own lives?