GOLAN MOUNTAIN SPRING © -v- | Dreamstime.comOnce the Rabbi had to pass through the land of Shomron and so He came to a town of Shomron called Suchar, near the parcel of ground that Ya'akov gave to his son Yosef; and Ya'akov's well was there.  The Rabbi, being wearied from his journey, sat by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

There came a woman of the Shomroni to draw water. The Rabbi said to her, "Give Me a drink." For His talmidim had gone into the city to buy food. Therefore the Shomroni woman said to Him, "How is it that You, being a Yehudi, ask me for a drink since I am a Shomroni woman?" (For the Yehudim have no dealings with the Shomroni.)

He answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of G-d, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water."  She said to him, "My master, you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do you get that living water?  You are not greater than our father Ya'akov, are you, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself and his sons and his cattle?"

The Rabbi answered and said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life."

The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thirsty nor come all the way here to draw."


This is the teaching of the Rabbi.