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It's an old tradition with roots in Russia, Judaism, Christianity, and many Eastern European cultures. Many people probably know it from Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life", when George and Mary Bailey welcome the Martinis into their new home. Mary: Bread... that this house may never know hunger. [Mary hands a loaf of bread to Mrs. Martini] Mary: Salt... that life may always have flavor. [Mary hands a box of salt to Mrs. Martini] George Bailey: And wine... that joy and prosperity may reign forever. Enter the Martini Castle. [George hands Mr. Martini a bottle of wine]

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Why do you give salt wine and bread for a new home?

to bring them good luck, and to ward off evil spirits


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check this out: http://judaism.about.com/library/3_askrabbi_o/bl_simmons_newhome.htm "Question What is the custom of bringing salt and bread to a new home about? Can you explain it and is there a 3rd item that is suppose to be brought? Answer The idea is to make a small party as means to get to know the new neighbors. The bread (and salt) is the main items in a meal - (source: "Code of Jewish Law" O.C. 177:1; 167:5). We also bring wine to a new home. Being that this party is usually done on Shabbat, we need the wine for Kiddush. Moreover, it was the way Malki Tzedek greeted Abraham - (source: Genesis 14:18; "Zohar" Leviticus 3b; "Ta'amei Minhagim" 456; "Torah Lishmo" by Ben Ish Chai, 484)."


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