Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about
the Jewish Holiday of Passover
April 17 : 01 day till 1st night Passover
Did you know that at some seder tables a second cup, known as Miriam’s Cup, is also set out?
Miriam’s Cup, in honor of Moses’ sister, is filled with water and symbolizes the miracle of Miriam’s well, which sustained the Israelites during their long journey in the desert. It is also used to highlight the contributions of women to Jewish culture, both past and present.
Spring has arrived and with it comes the eight-day Jewish holiday of freedom. It’s time to clean out your chametz, open up a box of matzah and set up for your seder. So join us for our Did You Know? countdown to Passover, which begins at sundown on Monday April 18, 2011.