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Miriam’s cup


A cup filled with water in honor of the prophetess Myriam and used during the Passover seder meal.


Miriam and the Passover story.


  • Hebrewכוס מרים
  • GermanBecher für Miriam
  • RussianБокал Мирьям
  • FrenchCoupe de Myriam
  • DutchBeker of glas voor Mirjam
  • ItalianCalice di Miriam
  • CzechPohár pro Miriam
  • HungarianMiriam serlege
  • SpanishCopa de Miriam
  • GreekΚύπελλο της Μύριαμ
  • PolishPuchar Miriam
  • Arabicكأس مريم
  • Yiddishמרימס בעכער
  • LadinoLa kupa de Miryam


Adelman, Penina V. “A Drink from Miriam’s Cup: Invention of Tradition among Jewish Women.” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, vol. 10, no. 2, Indiana University Press, 1994, pp. 151–66.

Boeckler, Annette M. “Miriam’s Cup: The Story of a New Ritual.” European Judaism: A Journal for the New Europe, vol. 45, no. 2, 2012, pp. 147–63.

Miriam’s Cups: Drawing from the Source: Miriam, Women’s Creativity and New Ritual. New York: Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, 1997.

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