A special staff prepared for the Prophet Elijah next to the chair during a circumcision ceremony.
An item specific to the Persian communities of Afghanistan, Bukhara (Uzbekistan), and the Caucasus.
Hanegbi, Zohar and Bracha Yaniv, Afghanistan: The Synagogue and the Jewish Home. Jerusalem: Center for Jewish Art and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1991, pp. 34-35, 81-82, 156-58.
Kurt, Zevulun. “The Staff of Elijah the Prophet.” Yeda-‘Am, vol. 25, 1961, p. 64.
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