In memory of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok ben R' Zalman Yuda Deitsch OBM
The Torah tells of how our forefather Isaac dug three wells. Why does the Torah take the time to recount such a seemingly simple and unimportant event? Each one of the three wells symbolized one of the Holy Temples that would be built by Isaac's descendants. For, just as the water of a well gives life, so too does the Divine Presence that rests in the Holy Temple give life. The third well will be revealed when the Redemption comes, as it is written (Zechariah 14:9), "On that day, living water will come out from Jerusalem."