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Miriam's Cup: A Passover Story

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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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Katie
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jewish, picturebooks
An ideal picturebook for sharing the Passover story with children who are familiar with it and those who aren't!
Noel Gaines
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Miriam's Cup is a beautifully illustrated story about Miriam and how her faith helped free the Israelites. Back cover includes Miriam's song and the author's note explains more about the story and the connection to Passover. Great book for anyone wanting to know more about Passover.

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Beth
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
Although this book does contain Biblical information about the life events of Miriam and Moses, it also contains Jewish myth and legend (which I would not been expecting if I had bothered to read the blurb because getting the book).

Since I am unfamiliar with these Jewish legends about Miriam's prophecies, her role in convincing her father to remarriage her mother after he and all of Israel divorce their wives in order to not conceive children the Pharaoh would then try to kill, about the well t
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Rachel
Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Melissa
Oct 31, 2008 rated it really liked it
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 "
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Nicki
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
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.
Set
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely beautiful illustrations depicting the legend of Miriam, sister to Moses and her part in Midrashim and Aggadot (legend) . I solely believe in the Bible as the absolute truth, therefore these legend are just that to me. It sounds weird to me that that the Jewish people would divorce and then remarry instead of just abstaining, perhaps that what they meant but they worded it differently.
Seher Patka
Apr 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: social-studies
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.
Haim
Apr 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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).
Megan
May 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A passover tale focusing on the contribution of the prophetess Miriam.
Jim
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
incredible book w/art has beautiful as the story. the backstory to Miriam from Biblical and extra-Biblical sources. a great gift book
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