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


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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 ...


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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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