A pillar of salt (and pepper)

Issue of October 30 2009/ 12 Cheshvan 5770 Just in time to discuss Parshat Vayera at the Shabbat table next week, these ceramic salt and pepper shakers by Woodmere-based The Kosher Cook, depict Lot and his wife just as she couldn’t contain her curiosity — for the very last time. Despite G-d’s warning not to, she peeked at the destruction she and her family were escaping; her punishment, the Torah says, was to become a pillar of salt. (www.thekoshercook.com; sales@thekoshercook.com; 516-295-4468). Perhaps next year they’ll offer a Sodom and Gomorrah lunchbox.

(Photo by Christine Daly)