We read of Ezekiel’s amazing “vision of the dry bones.” Ezekiel finds himself in a valley covered in dry bones. G‑d tells him to tell the bones that He would cause them to reassemble themselves, grow flesh and come to life, and so it was.

After the newly constituted people come to life, G‑d tells Ezekiel that the people he sees represent the Jewish people, who have been reduced to a hopeless and lifeless skeleton of their former glory. Yet G‑d will breathe new life into them, and they will once again flourish.