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Heroic Women at the Birth of a Nation

This essay illuminates the key role played by women in the liberation of the Hebrews from Egypt, and the rise of Moses as their leader. Yocheved, Miriam, Shifrah, Puah, Zipporah, and Pharoah’s daughter each acted decisively at key points in the drama.  Safe to say that such a momentous event would not have taken place without their courageous moral stands.