Tractate Avot d’Rabbi Natan, section two chapter 43
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מסכת אבות דרבי נתן נוסחא ב פרק מג
מים נקרא חיים שנאמר יצאו מים חיים (זכריה י"ד ח').
Water is called life, as it says (Zechariah 14:8), “Water of life went out [from Jerusalem].” [translation by Rabbi Neril ]
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

In what ways is water is equivalent to life?

What other things would you put in that category (equivalent to life) today?

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Time Period: Rabbinic (Maccabees through the Talmud)