This week’s Haftorah of Consolation refocuses us on the messianic vision of a nation and world united behind a single goal and purpose.
“Lift up your eyes round about… they are all gathered together… (60:4) Your gates will be continually open… so that men may bring to you the wealth of nations, with their kings led in procession. (60:11) Violence will no longer be heard in your land… but you will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise”. (60:18)
As in the times of Yishayuhu, we too are in need of consolation. “Your people will all be righteous; they will possess the land forever… (60:21) May we soon be comforted!