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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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