Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me, shall be for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of Hosts, who dwells in Mount Zion.
הִנֵּה אָנֹכִי וְהַיְלָדִים אֲשֶׁר נָתַן לִי יְ-הוָה לְאֹתוֹת וּלְמוֹפְתִים בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל מֵעִם יְ-הוָה צְבָאוֹת הַשֹּׁכֵן בְּהַר צִיּוֹן
hi-nay a-no-khee v’-ha-y’-la-deem a-sher na-tan lee a-do-nai l’-o-tot ul-mof-teem b’-yis-ra-ayl may-im a-do-nai tz’-va-ot ha-sho-khayn b’-har tzi-yon
We learn from today’s verse just how extraordinary the prophets of Israel were in their complete faith that God would restore Zion. Isaiah goes so far as to name his children with names of hope and promise, as signs that the redemption will come! It is these two qualities of faith and hope that are the companions of a soldier on the battlefield. Armed with belief, the soldier can carry on knowing that the cause of peace and freedom is worth his effort. On America’s Memorial Day, the IDF stands with the United States, honoring all those who lost their lives while defending peace and freedom for ALL people.