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iv. For the entire rest of the year, the blessing over the bread is completed with dipping the bread into salt. The bread and the salt together become the ‘foundation of bodily life’. In alchemy, salt is the feminine principle of preservation, endurance and reality. So then when we dip our bread in honey, the honey will need to fulfill that same function of grounding us into reality during these 10 days. And indeed it is so. Honey is an extraordinarily powerful and useful medicine, one of the greatest preservatives that there is and the most enduring of any known food. Based on the homeopathic principle of ‘like cures like’, for all their many obvious differences, taste being only one, honey is psychically ‘like’ salt and they would thus be the ‘tikkun’ for each other.