We Have a Dream

Anat Hoffman and Rabbi Rick Jacobs
flag of Israel at the kotel

Standing here at this sacred hour
We plead to dream together:

Behold, the days are coming,
When every wise hearted woman
Shall come to be seen before You, our God,
In prayer and supplication,
In safety and pride.

Behold, the days are coming,
When a young girl shall walk with her father
And a boy shall pray with his mother.
And they shall come together
to Jerusalem Your city
to the Western Wall
that reminds of the great and holy House
that bore Your Name.

"In any prayer or supplication
offered by all people ...
they shall spread their hands
toward this House" (I Kings 8:38)

"Our hope is not yet lost,
The hope of two thousand years,
to be a free people in our land,
The land of Zion and Jerusalem" (Hatikvah).