As talks regarding judicial reform continue in Jerusalem, many are hopeful that there will be a peaceful resolution.
Interestingly, King David, nearly three thousand years ago, expressed a similar hope in Psalm 122. After describing his joy about going to the House of G-d, and standing in “Jerusalem, which has been built, like a city joined together as one,” King David mentions seats of judgement. “For seats of judgement were established there, seats for the House of David,” and he then expresses his fervent hope for peace and tranquility not once, but five times: “Ask for the peace of Jerusalem, may your loved ones have tranquility. May there be peace in your boundaries, and tranquility in your palaces. For the sake of my bretheren and my friends I talk of peace for you.”
And King David closes, “For the sake of the house of the Lord, our G-d, I will pray for goodness for you.”