Inspired by the maiden speech of Knesset Member Michal Waldiger, Karen expounds on the importance of raising issues of mental health. She looks to Haamek Davar’s explanation of the upside “nuns” found in the parsha to explore the ups-and-downs in bnei Yisrael’s spiritual journey in the desert. She then connects the way Moshe and the people daven for Miriam’s healing with the tefilla that we say in the Amidah toward the same end, including emotional healing.


Join The Eden Center for our continuing Hebrew series on different aspects of relationships and mikveh during times of uncertainty, starting with Dr.  Anna Woloski-Wruble addressing issues of menopause on June 10th. Register at