|Positive Mitzvah Sixty-Two
Bring Salt With Every Offering
Requires Beit HaMikdash
We are commanded to offer salt with every offering. According to RaMBaM, the laws concerning sacrifices were ordained as a concession to the universal custom of bringing offerings to various deities, a check against the religious practices of the idolaters,
In the Mishneh Torah, however, RaMBaM repudiates the rationalistic interpretation of the Mitzvot that deal with the offerings. He refers to them as chukkim (statutes), whose purport must remain incomprehensible to the human mind. (Mishneh Torah, Avodah, Hilchot Meilah 8, 8).