Miriam's Cup: A Passover Story

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It's Passover at the Pinsky home. Before the seder, Mama tells a very important story to Elijah and Miriam-- how the Jewish people were led out of Egypt by Moses. But this year, Mama includes another part to the story: the part about Miriam, Moses's sister. It was Miriam...

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Overview


Let the Scholastic Bookshelf books be your guide through the whole range of your child's reading experience: laugh with them, learn with them,read with them!
Category: Holiday

It's Passover at the Pinsky home. Before the seder, Mama tells a very important story to Elijah and Miriam-- how the Jewish people were led out of Egypt by Moses. But this year, Mama includes another part to the story: the part about Miriam, Moses's sister. It was Miriam who watched over her baby brother in the bulrushes, who led the women in song when crossing the Red Sea, and who kept the Israelites alive in the desert with water from her miraculous well. This beautifully illustrated, deeply spiritual book celebrates a beloved prophet and reminds us of the magic of holidays and remembrance.

A Jewish mother preparing for Passover tells her young children the story of Miriam, the Biblical woman who prophesied the birth of Moses.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2In a feminist variation on the many stories told about Passover, Miriam, Moses's older sister, is the heroine. It is she who watches over Moses in the bulrushes, and it is she who tells the Egyptian princess who finds him that Jocheved, Moses's mother, should be his nursemaid. Years later, when the Israelites are wandering in the desert, Miriam leads the women in dance, and it is in her honor that God creates a well of spring water. This story is told as a modern-day family gathers to celebrate Passover. Miriam, the daughter, hears about her namesake and receives a gift of a goblet in honor of the prophet to place next to all the other ritual objects on the table. Bright watercolor paintings lend drama to the story. The text is framed on a background resembling papyrus. An author's note provides background on the origin of the story while the back cover contains music and lyrics for Miriam's Song, written by Debbie Friedman. Families and libraries in search of stories about female Biblical heroines will enjoy sharing this story.Susan Pine, New York Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439811118
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Series: Bookshelf Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 700,271
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.12 (d)

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