Miriam immigrated to Israel from Morocco in 1964. After working as a high school principal for twenty-three years, Miriam is currently a supervisor for the Ministry of Education. Mirian has become a national hero after losing her sons, Uriel and Eliraz, in two separate wars. Since then, she has written a book, “Shirat Miriam” (Miriam’s Song), which depicts the story of her life. Miriam, also known as the “Mother of the Soldiers”, lectures voluntarily to teenagers, soldiers and the public around the world on her life story, leadership, and motivation for service in the army. A few ago, she was selected as one of twelve figures to light a torch at the national Independence Day ceremony. She is the mother of six children and grandmother of twelve grandchildren.