In these weeks leading up to Tisha B’av, we read a passage of Jeremiah, overflowing with water imagery and see the boiling point.
Just three days after escaping Egypt, the Israelites find themselves in the desert with no water, causing spiritual crises.
Moving well beyond niddah, mikveh is now used to mark any and all transitional and transformative moments.
How does the imagery of water and rain connect Shemini Atzreet and Simchat Torah? What can we learn from this?