A special plate containing symbolic foods used by Jews during the
Passover seder. Each of the six items arranged on the plate have
special significance to the retelling of the story of the Exodus from
Egypt, which is the focus of this ritual meal. This plate was donated by Abraham and Vita Weintraub.
Mezuzah (Heb. literally "doorpost") refers to one of the 613
commandments in Judaism which requires that a small parchment
(klaf) inscribed with two sections from the Torah's Book of
Deuteronomy (6:4-9 and 11:13-21) be affixed to each doorpost and
gate in a Jewish home and business. A small case or box typically
covers the parchment.
This complete set includes pearl-handle knife, scissors and holder in original case lined with velvet. Initials "W.S." on cover. Presented by Mr. Ollendorff to Mr. Wolf Sternberg of Montreal. Permanent loan by Edward A. Schretter, Nyack, New York, great-grandson of Mr. Wolf Sternberg. Probably the oldest circumcision set in Canada.