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The Properties of Water

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The Properties of Water

When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, wine was poured on the altar daily, but on the festival of Sukkos there was an additional water libation after the morning service.
Sukkot, Water Drawing Celebrations, Lubavitcher Rebbe
The Properties of Water
Disc 118, Program 472

Event Date: 18 Tishrei 5741 - September 28, 1980

When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, wine was poured on the altar daily, but on the festival of Sukkos there was an additional water libation after the morning service.

The seven nights of Sukkos were spent celebrating the drawing of this water, which was collected daily at daybreak from a valley below the Temple.

Water may lack all the sophistication of wine, but it is for this reason that our sages associate it with Torah, unity and joy.

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Lynn Odom Durham July 29, 2017

It would be nice to have a transcription of this man's speech on this page. The properties of water are so rich in what he says. Reply

sharon September 27, 2017
in response to Lynn Odom:

Yes please Reply

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