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Shulchan Aruch Harav 167:8 ...If the bread is made from fine flour, it is flavored with spices or with salt as our bread is, or the person desires to eat plain bread,he need not wait for [salt or relish]. If, however, he desires to wait, he has license to do so. He need not be concerned with the interruption made between washing and reciting the blessing ...


The Babylonian Talmud, Berakhot 40a, says that a host should not serve a meal until salt or relish has been laid on the table and for health reasons. Isaac ben Solomon Luria, known as Ari, wrote that G-d is composed of ten parts, called Sefirot. He had the mystical view that when you dipped the bread in salt three times it was symbolically joining the ...

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