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May we soon be privileged to enjoy besurot tovot, yeshu’ot v’nechamot (good tidings, salvation, and consolation) as well as the fulfillment of the navi’s words from this week’s haftarah:
כִּי נִחַם ה’ צִיּוֹן, נִחַם כָּל חָרְבֹתֶיהָ, וַיָּשֶׂם מִדְבָּרָהּ כְּעֵדֶן, וְעַרְבָתָהּ כְּגַן ה’; שָׂשׂוֹן וְשִׂמְחָה יִמָּצֵא בָהּ, תּוֹדָה וְקוֹל זִמְרָה.
“For Hashem will console Tzion, He will console all her ruins, and He will make her wilderness like Eden and her wasteland like the garden of Hashem; joy and happiness will be found therein, thanksgiving and the voice of song.” (Yeshayah 51:3)
!שבת שלום ומבורך