Sites and Insights: Linking cisterns, rain and Torah

09.10.2012                      23.Tischrei. 5773                      Simchat Torah

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Sites and Insights: Linking cisterns, rain and Torah

The recent discovery of a massive water reservoir by the Temple Mount underscores the importance Simhat Torah.

Where there is water in Israel, there is life. And where there wasn’t water, the rule in antiquity was simple. Dig a cistern.
The Gihon Spring provided constant, fresh water to Jerusalem. But its limited capacity and problematic location led to a number of creative water systems over the centuries….