By: CH (LTC) Eli Seidman, PA ARNG, Ret.
With the Israelites safe on dry land
Miriam took a timbrel in her hand.
Long before, she had foreseen
the need to have a tambourine,
for just such a triumphant moment.
Every woman had an instrument
ready to use in song and dance
precisely for this circumstance.
She knew G-d would perform mighty acts
to overcome obstacles and setbacks,
leaving Egypt in such haste
and the dangers that they faced.
But through it all, her faith was steady
Therefore these items were ready
to praise G-d with joy and reverence
and the women followed her in dance.
Originally published in the Passover 2022 issue of The Jewish American Warrior.