Cultivate the soul with hope; teach it to await the break of dawn, for it is soon upon us.

Through its ordeals, the earth is softened to absorb the rains of spring. Yet it still must hope—for in the spring there blossoms only those that have longed for it.

And so the sages say, “Because they never gave up hope, our parents were redeemed from Egypt.”

7 Cheshvan, 5746.