Celebrate World Water Day on March 22

March 18, 2015

The United Nations General Assembly created World Water Day in 1993 as a way to encourage the sustainable use and conservation of water. Water to humans is as vital as Torah to Jews. They are both indispensable sources of life. It was in the desert that the Jewish people received the Torah, similar to the miracle of discovering an oasis spring. Like Torah, water sustains our very existence, so that we can continue to move forward through the generations.

As an alumni of Milken Community High School, tikkun olam was the most important lesson I ever learned. And part of fulfilling tikkun olam is ensuring that our world's most vital resource, water, remains available to us.

So, in honor of World Water Day, which takes place this year on March 22 and will involve events happening all over the world, I've created watermusicproject.net as well as a compilation album, “Songs of Water,” available at watermusicproject.bandcamp.com, of which all proceeds will go to the Unify.org Clean Water Well Project in developing countries.

I invite you to download and share the “Songs of Water” album, join humanity for a global water meditation on March 22 at 6PM PST, and to take some time to bless the water in your life. Whether you are taking a shower, washing the dishes, or drinking a glass of water, take a moment and honor the life that is being given, to you, from the water.

Ilan Navah, a 29-year-old musician, activist and registered nurse, lives in Northern California. He graduated from the 2004 class of Milken Community Schools and has staffed a number of free Taglit-Birthright Israel trips with Israel Outdoors. He is the co-creator of Perfect Planet Productions

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