What is the custom of bringing bread salt and a new broom to a new house for?

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July 08, 2014 8:31PM


It is an old Jewish tradition to give salt, bread and a broom

when someone moves into a new home as a housewarming gift. Salt is

to season your life, the bread is so you will not go hungry, and

the broom is to sweep your troubles or sorrows away. Sugar may be

added to sweeten your life. The Italian also had a similar

tradition but added holy water for blessing in life.

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