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76. With All Thy Offerings Thou Shalt Offer Salt

I heard on Shevat 30, January-February, celebrating the completion of Part Six, Tiberias

“With all thy offerings thou shalt offer salt,” meaning the covenant of the salt. The covenant corresponds to the mind. It is generally accepted that when two people do good to each other, when love acts between them, they certainly do not need to make a covenant. But at the same time, we can see that precisely when love acts, it is the usual time to make covenants. Then he said that the making of the covenant is for afterwards.

This means that the agreement is made now so that later, if there is a state where each of them thinks that the other’s heart is not whole with one’s friend, they will have an agreement. This agreement will obligate them to remember the covenant that they had made, in order to continue the old love in this state, too.

And this is the meaning of “with all thy offerings thou shalt offer salt,” meaning that all of the Krevut [12] in the work of God should be about the covenant of the King [13].

[12] In Hebrew Krevut means “nearing” but also “battles.”

[13] In Hebrew, the words Melach (salt) and Melech are spelled the same and pronounced very similarly.

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