We can unpack a cryptic comment of the Vilna Gaon: together with the water, our final judgment is sealed on Sukkot. At the beginning of creation, God divided water (mayim) from water. Some water ended up in the world below and some stayed in the Heavens (shamayim) above. The lower waters lamented their distance from God, a midrash explains, and therefore God promised that during Sukkot, water would be poured onto the Temple’s altar as an offering. Water represents life and we pour it on the altar to reconnect it to God – to its spiritual source. By Yom Kippur our allotment of “water” has been decided. The final judgment concerns how we will use our allotment, will we be forced to waste it on trivialities or will we merit to offer it on the altar and reconnect it to its spiritual source.