The Torah, “Numbers,” 20:2 – 20:6: And there was no water for the congregation; and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron. And the people strove with Moses, and spoke, saying: “Would that we had perished when our brethren perished before the LORD!
And why have ye brought the assembly of the LORD into this wilderness, to die there, we and our cattle? And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? It is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink.” And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tent of meeting, and fell upon their faces; and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them.
Land symbolizes the nation and water; it is the attribute of Bina, the reviving force without which the land is dust and ashes.
Once again the people began to complain and to grumble because they didn’t have the attribute of bestowal and the source from which they could receive the force that would revive them.
The people demand water (bestowal), but where will the water come from if they don’t attain it by themselves. The spiritual awakening takes place only under the influence of the attribute of Bina.
This is the reason that the children of Israel remember Egypt because there they could at least work in order to receive for themselves. Here, on the other hand, they need to receive in the intention of in order to bestow, which means that they have nothing left. And it is a dry death.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/24/15