This is the cup of Miriam, Moses's sister and the heroine of our story tonight.  It is filled with water to remind us of Miriam's well, which provided the Israelites with water during our forty years wandering in the desert.  We place this cup on our table as a reminder of the important and equal role of women in tonight's story, our tradition and our society as a whole. 

haggadah Section: Rachtzah