It’s cool to imagine the Torah as water. But as a modern reader, I have a really hard time making this poem relevant to my life.
Those who thirst may go to water, but they aren’t going to the tiny drops of streams and rivers. They’re going to the faucet. And if they don’t have a faucet, they are going to a murky puddle poisoned by a chemical waste dump. And of course, this all assumes they can afford it. The writer makes the not-so-timeless assumption that water is free to all. And although water is not kept in silver or gold, it is kept in plastic bottles, a process which is not simple at all.
So what are we supposed to do with this text? I’d love to know your thoughts.
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