Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Object of the Month: March 2010

JHSGW 50th anniversary logoTo honor our 50th anniversary, we invite you to peek into our archives each month.

From the Archives...
Passover salt-water bowl

Archives Record
Object #: 2009.34.10
Donor: Robert Barkin
Description: Egg-shaped salt-water bowl, date unknown

This three-legged saltwater bowl would have been used at a seder (ceremonial Passover meal). Salt water's role during the seder is to remind the meal participants of their Jewish ancestors' tears and sweat when they were slaves in Egypt.

Read more about the bowl and donor's family!

1 comment:

  1. What a super “object of the month!” I heard Cantor Barkin sing at Adas Israel, which adds a bit of fun to seeing this little treasure. Thanks for this feature on the web page. It’s great.

    Margie Elsberg