WHAT SUSTAINS YOU AS MIRIAM SUSTAINED THE ISRAELITES EN ROUTE TO THE PROMISED LAND?
This tulip-shaped cup commemorates Miriam, Moses’ sister. Miriam’s well was the source of water in the desert, after the Exodus from Egypt, which sustained the Israelites during their forty-year trek to the Promised Land. Miriam’s Cups such as this are recent additions to the Passover seder and highlight the contribution of women to Jewish culture.
RKADH Tobi Kahn New York, 1998 Bronze cast, glass Gift of Victoria E. Schonfeld. Collection of YU Museum (2000.683).