Torah, “Numbers,” “Chukat,” Chapter 20:01: The entire congregation of the children of Israel arrived at the desert of Zin in the first month, and the people settled in Kadesh. Miriam died there and was buried there.
Any spiritual property consists of male and female parts. A female part is called Aviut (desire); a male part is called Masach (screen) and the reflected light. The female part attracts; the male part repels.
Miriam, the leader of women, was the sister of Moses, that is, she represented the properties of Bina that manifested through her.
Miriam’s death symbolizes that upon the exit from Egypt, the part of a common desire that connected Moses with Egypt was corrected. Miriam was a link between Batya, the Pharaoh’s daughter who adopted Moses, and his natural mother, Yohevet.
When the Pharaoh’s daughter found a baby, she realized that it was a Jewish child. Miriam happened to be close by; she suggested finding a Jewish nurse for the crying baby, and Batya agreed. Thus, Moses was returned to his mother. She nursed him, but the Pharaoh’s daughter brought him up.
So, Miriam constantly ran from the Pharaoh’s palace to Moses’ house; her constant running between the two houses symbolizes an ongoing transition: Malchut in her place and Malchut in Bina; again, Malchut in her place and Malchut in Bina. This transition laid a foundation for the exodus from Egypt, i.e., disintegration from egoism.
Miriam’s death symbolizes the disappearance of the connecting link, and it grants the people of Israel a chance to break away from Egypt and transition to the next stage.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/24/15