In many of our sacred stories, water plays a part. There are the encounters at the well where Jacob & Rachel and Moses & Tzippora meet each other. There is Miriam’s Well, the water source that accompanied the Israelites in the Wilderness, according to the Rabbis. There are the waters of creation and the waters of the Sea of Reeds that splits for the Exodus. There is the sea-going story of the prophet Jonah.
We will dive in and look at the possibilities of water as a metaphor and water as a prop, both in the Tanakh and rabbinic literature, even as the monsoon season begins bringing water to our corner of the world.