What is the meaning of "for" in this sentence
Today many Jews no longer hold to a personal messiah, but hope for a messianic age of justice and truth. For the Jews the coming of the Messiah or the messianic age still lies in the future.
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To "hope for" = To "want", To "desire", To "dream of"
"I hope for world peace."
A similar usage is
"to hope the best for" [a person]
"We hope the best for your grandmother who is in the hospital."