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Shabbat Nachamu: (lit. "Sabbath of Consolation"); the Shabbat following the fast of Tishah B'Av, so called because of the passage “Nachamu” (Yeshayahu 40:1) read for the Haftorah
Torah Portion of Va’etchanan
Comfort, Comfort!: Isaiah’s Double Vision
The first of seven haftorahs describing G‑d’s promise of ultimate comfort and consolation begins with G‑d’s command to Isaiah, “Comfort, comfort My people!”
The Shabbat following Tisha B’Av is called Shabbat Nachamu due to the opening words of the haftorah: "Be comforted, be comforted my people"; why the double expression?
Torah study or prayer? Man or Woman? A transcendent perspective or an emphatic view? Two pathways through life, and two consolations in the future redemption...
The Shabbat after the Ninth of Av is called Shabbat Nachamu ("Shabbat of Consolation") after the opening words of the day's reading from the prophets ("haftara"). This is the first of the series of readings known as "The Seven of Consolation" read in the ...
When you’re feeling sad, do you go to your father or to your mother? Is it transcendence that you seek, or the solacing embrace that assures us that nothing is meaningless, that everything we are and feel can be borne, inhabited and redeemed?
A commentary on the haftarah of Va'etchanan
This week’s haftorah is the first of seven consoling the Jewish people. After the Three Weeks of darkness and destruction, G‑d consoles us through the words of His prophet Isaiah. Each week, the consoling grows more and more powerful. This Shabbat is call...
The cycle of moving from darkness to light is expressed on this Shabbat, the Shabbat after the ninth of Av, the fast which commemorates the destruction of both the first and second Temples in Jerusalem.
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