In days to come Yaakov shall strike root, Yisrael shall sprout and blossom, And the face of the world Shall be covered with fruit.
In chapter 5 of the Book of Yeshayahu, the prophet describes Israel as a rebellious vine which produces inferior fruits. Chapter 27 presents a happy conclusion to the prophecy with Hashem’s song to His vineyard. While God may punish, it is not out of anger or fury, but the hope that it will lead to harmony between Israel and Hashem. In this chapter, Israel is described as attached to its land with an unbreakable connection, like a deeply rooted vineyard. As a result, “Yaakov shall strike root, Yisrael shall sprout and blossom, and the face of the world shall be covered with fruit.” Indeed, with the contemporary return of the Jews to Eretz Yisrael, the former desert land has begun to blossom and bud, a sure sign of divine favor.