Every year on tisha b’av we read the book of Eicha (Lamentations). Since we read it so infrequently and it’s not one that comes up in many other contexts, I’m not very familiar with it and I see new things in it every year. This year, one line jumped out at me. The author is lamenting all of the bad things that have happened with the destruction of Jerusalem in very poetic terms. Amongst the tragedies which are being lamented is this:
מֵימֵינוּ בְּכֶסֶף שָׁתִינוּ
We have drunk our water for money
Hmmm…. I wonder what Jeremiah would have said had he known about our current bottled water craze.