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Miriam's Cup: A Passover Story

4.16 of 5 stars 4.16  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  7 reviews
This is the story of the prophet Miriam, who kept the Israelites alive in the desert with water from her miraculous well. The beloved heroine's story has inspired a new Passover ritual: a cup filled with water that is placed on the Seder table. Full color .
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by Scholastic Press
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It is the Biblical story of the prophet Miriam, her brother Moses and Exodus as seen through the eyes of another young girl named Miriam during Passover. The girl is about to get ready for the Seder meal when her mother takes her aside to tell her about her namesake and her Passover gift, which is a crystal goblet meant to symbolize Miriam's Cup (the story of which is explained in the author's note in the back of the book). "Miriam's Song," based off the book of Exodus itself and written by Debb ...more
Oct 31, 2008 Melissa rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Jewish children and teens, families during Passover
Recommended to Melissa by: self
Miriam's Cup features beautiful paintings by artist Bob Dacey. The illustrations alone are a great reason to pick up this book, as Dacey gives special attention to details, movement, and especially color.

This would be a great story book for any child during Seder, as it relates the story of the prophet Miriam to a modern girl who receives a very special, symbolic present from her mother. Very well told, featuring the explanations of the holiday in the back matter. Also includes the composition "
This books seems to take a lot of liberty with the Bible story. Adding the Jewish traditions and legends into it annoyed me. Everything regarding Amram was just silly. Why would he divorce his wife rather than just abstaining if he wanted to prevent infant death? And there is almost no way that he would still have been alive after the Red Sea crossing.
Seher Patka
A book about Passover, the Jewish holiday from Moses's sister's--Miriam's--point of view. This book is all about what she did for her Jewish people to get through the rough times. I enjoyed the illustrations of this book and I would love to share it with my students to show diversity in religion.
A beautiful book. I just enjoyed seeing another perspective on the Exodus story that is still faithful. Fran Manushkin did a wonderful job of weaving the various midrashim (legends/lore).
A passover tale focusing on the contribution of the prophetess Miriam.
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