Build houses and live in them, plant gardens and eat their fruit.
Get married and have children. Ensure your children marry and have
offspring. Multiply there, do not decrease.
And seek the welfare of the city where [God has] exiled you and pray to
the Eternal on its behalf; for in its prosperity you shall prosper.(iii)
Not every crisis empowers. We are well advised to face up to the fact that the situation is bad, and it’s
likely to get worse. But…there is no period of history devoid of the potential for learning and growth.(iv)
…this is the fast I desire: To unlock fetters of wickedness…To let the
oppressed go free… It is to share your bread with the hungry, And to take
the wretched poor into your home; When you see the naked, to clothe
[them], And not to ignore your own kin. (vi)
Then shall your light burst through like the dawn. And your healing spring up quickly…And you shall be called Repairer of the breach, restorer of pathways for living.(vii)