the late 20th century, a Miriam cup filled with water became popular
addition to the Passover Seder table, highlighting the contribution of women to
Jewish culture. Legend (Rashi on Numbers
20:2;b) mentions that Miriam’s well provided water to the Israelites in the
desert for forty years from the time of the Exodus from Egypt. Fiber artist Ina Golub (1938-2015) created this Miriam cup using blue and white beads to suggest a foaming source of pure, fresh water so that
Miriam’s well itself seems to sit on the Seder table.