Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. The “rejoicing at the place of the water drawing” (Simchat Beit Hashoeva)ceremony is portrayed as the height of happiness and celebration. Sukkot is known as the holiday for “Simcha” (joy). What do you think was the source of the happiness in this celebration?
2. How did Rabban Simeon ben Gamaliel reflect his joy? Do you consider this an appropriate expression of joy for a great rabbi?
3. How can we bring joy into our appreciation of natural resources such as water?