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The Etz Chaim Synagogue in Chania, Crete has ostrich eggs hanging from its main chandelier.


This article from OU gives the source as follows: Must one wait after a dairy meal before eating meat? After eating dairy, one can eat meat so long as he does the following: 1. cleanses his mouth, 2. rinses his mouth, and 3. washes his hands. Some also have the practice of reciting the necessary berachot after the dairy meal, waiting, and then ...


See this: Chassidim develped a custom to smell myrtle branches on Shabbat eve, based on Talmud Shabbat 118b, relating that R. Shimon bar Yochai saw a man running to his home with 2 myrtle branches. The man explained to Rashb"i that one was for "Zachor" and the other for "Shamor".

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