Love of the Land

For the week ending 16 May 2009 / 21 Iyyar 5769

Ein Eitam Sacred Spring

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll

Somewhere between Yerushalayim and Hebron is a spring known as Ein Eitam. Ein means spring and Eitam was the name of a nearby town.

The waters of this spring, which was located 23 amot higher than the floor of the Beit Hamikdash, flowed into the mikveh in which the kohen gadol immersed himself on Yom Kippur for his service in the Beit Hamikdash.

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