Also we place salt on the bread because salt is a preserver, symbolizing that this meal is no longer merely a transitory experience, but a moment that will last for eternity.
Further, Genesis says that we should eat our bread with the sweat of our brow (sweat contains salt).
In the original tale, a proud town mouse visits his cousin in the country.
The country mouse offers the city mouse a meal of simple country cuisine, at which the visitor scoffs and invites the country mouse back to the city for a taste of the "fine life" and the two cousins dine like emperors.
She promotes her lines regularly with the hashtag #womenwhowork, a sort of rallying cry for her target market, on an Instagram account she fills with snapshots of her products, her work, and her home life artfully produced for her 670,000 followers.
(She links these posts to her Twitter account, which has 1.75 million followers.) Her office in the Trump Tower, just blocks from her penthouse in another Trump building, is both imposing and homey, featuring the visible churn of New York below and an orderly array of cherished clutter: glassware sent by bankers she has done deals with, a boxing glove given to her by contestant Lennox Lewis, a handwritten letter from Oprah Winfrey thanking her for appearing on her show when Trump was "18 or something." There are also pictures of family, including some of her 2009 wedding (which was held at Trump National Golf Club, in Bedminster, New Jersey) to publisher and real estate developer Jared Kushner (who also comes from a landed and storied dynasty) and of their children, Arabella, 4, and Joseph, 2.
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After this, the country mouse decides to return home, preferring security to opulence or, as the 13th-century preacher Odo of Cheriton phrased it, "I'd rather gnaw a bean than be gnawed by continual fear"., the first printed collection of Aesop's fables in that language (Verona, 1479), in which the story of the town mouse and the country mouse appears as fable 12.
Even so, salt should always be on a Jewish table, and there is a Kabbalistic custom to dip the bread in salt 3 times at the start of every meal.
(Many are particular to do this on Shabbat.) The reason for this custom is because the table that we eat on is compared to the Altar that once stood in the Holy Temple. Just as all offerings on the Altar were salted, the bread that we eat is salted, too.
Trump, 34, is executive vice president of development and acquisitions at the Trump Organization, tasked with building and selling Trump properties all over the world.
She also runs—from a suite of pink lower-floor offices she takes me to later—Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry and the Ivanka Trump Collection, a panoply of clothing and accessories for which she is a walking advertisement.