Bottled prayers from Poland
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Browsing in the duty-free shop at Warsaw’s Modlin Airport last Friday, I spotted the kosher Polish slivovitz (plum brandy) I had recently enjoyed sampling at the Kosher Food and Wine fair in London.
How could I resist buying some when the sales assistant told me that it came with a special gift. A siddur.
“Do you mean a cigar”, I wondered.
“No, a siddur”, she insisted.
A prayer book for wayfarers — it must have been sponsored by Lubavitch or another outreach group, I thought.
So imagine my surprise when she reached behind the counter and pulled out this bottle (right).
“Here’s your cider," she said.