The Parsha Discussion with Alex Israel — Vayikra. The Salt Covenant

Posted by Alex Israel on March 26, 2020
Topics: The Parsha Discussion, Vayikra, Vayikra (Leviticus)

Why is salt such an important part of the sacrifices? Salt is traditionally placed alongside the bread at our Shabbat table (Orach Chayim 167:5). The source for the Jewish practice of dipping the bread into salt comes from our parsha this week:
v.13 You shall season every flour offering with salt; Do not omit the salt of your covenant with God from your flour offerings; with all your offerings you must offer salt.

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Alex teaches Bible at Pardes and is the Director of the Community Education Program and the Summer Program. Alex was born and raised in London. He holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education London and Bar-Ilan University. Alex studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and Rav Yehudah Amital, and gained Rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Rabbinate. Click here to read more.

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