This spirited pin celebrates the power of women. The earth tones of the crystals and beads dangle playfully among mystical symbols and charms. The tambourine is reminiscent of Miriam's powerful position of leadership, having led the children of Israel to water during the Exodus from Egypt. The hamsa hand is an ancient middle-eastern symbol used to keep evil spirits away and invite, among other things, happiness and health. The moon charm denotes the powerful link of the phases of the moon to the cycles of our lives. Traditionally, Rosh Chodesh (new moon) had been designated as a holiday for Jewish women. It was a time to refrain from work and gather with other women. In modern times women have reclaimed Rosh Chodesh as a time to get together for study and celebration. Finally, amidst all these charms, a beautiful, real, female figure, symbolic of the strong Jewish women we strive to be.