The Miracle Playground
This past Shabbat I was walking by a playground full of children, and tears filled my eyes.
2500 years ago Zecharia prophesied after the destruction of the Temple that one wondrous day the streets of Jerusalem would no longer lay in ruins. He declared:
כֹּה אָמַר יְהֹוָה צְבָאוֹת
רְחֹבוֹת הָעִיר יִמָּלְאוּ יְלָדִים וִילָדוֹת מְשַׂחֲקִים בִּרְחֹבֹתֶיהָ…:
“So says the Lord of Hosts…
The streets [of Jerusalem] will be filled with boys and girls playing in her streets!”
And there, before my eyes, in these playing children, I saw his ancient prophecy fulfilled.
of Israel reborn.