Hillel, on his way to the bathhouse, told his disciples that he was on the way to perform a religious duty. “Is it a religious duty to bathe?” They asked.
“It is,” replied Hillel. “If the statues of kings erected in theaters and circuses are regularly scoured and washed by the one appointed to look after them, how much more I like, who has been created in the image of God?” (Vayikra Rabbah 34:3)
iGrow-Spiritual Tools: Practice Urchatz and Rachtza as the performance of the religious duty to honor the image of God in which we were created.