‘This Too Shall Pass:’ Jewish Astronaut Shares Message of Hope From Space

“Lift high your eyes and see: Who created these? He who sends out their host by count, Who calls them each by name: Because of His great might and vast power, Not one fails to appear.” (40:26)

Jewish astronaut Jessica Meir posted on Twitter an aerial image of Israel, along with an encouraging message for everyone struggling to survive the coronavirus pandemic.

The NASA astronaut shared a picture on Tuesday evening that she took from the International Space Station of her father’s hometown of Tel Aviv and wrote in the photo’s caption: “Gazing down at the city in which my father was raised, I take to heart one of his most uttered expressions, ‘This too shall pass.’ Wise words to remember, in both good times and bad. Goodnight.”

Meir, whose family name means ‘light-bringer’, was answered in kind by the IDF.

In October, Meir became part of the first-ever female spacewalking team.

She is the fourth Jewish woman and 15th Jewish astronaut ever to be part of a space mission.