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