Chinuch Horaah of the Day:
It would be fitting to reflect upon the fact that that the birth, salvation, and chinuch of the redeemer of Yisrael came from the devotion of two Jewish women: a mother and daughter – Moshe’s mother, Yocheved, and sister, Miriam. This was at a time when the decrees of Par’oh’s enslavement reached the peak of their difficulty, to the point that even the strongest in the generation became dispirited.
Yet these two women, mother and daughter, were not discouraged. “The Jewish wet-nurses” continued their work with true mesirus nefesh to give life to the children.
In the depths of galus, they established the generation of geulah. With their dedication and courage, they saved not only the women, but the men as well, until they merited that through them, the redeemer of Yisrael came to take the Jewish people from slavery to freedom. So too, is it in the final generations of this bitter exile, and in our generation in particular.
The same role, responsibility, and merit that was the portion of the women of the first galus were bequeathed to the women of this last galus, as my father-in-law, the Rebbe, frequently emphasized in writing and in his oral discourses.
(Igros Kodesh, vol. 22, p. 424)