The name of the fifth month on the Jewish calendar (counting from Nisan), Av, literally means “father.” It is customary to add the name “Menachem,” which means “comforter” or “consoler”—so Menachem Av.

In this month, both Temples were destroyed and many other tragedies occurred. Yet our Father in heaven is there to comfort and console us.

See: Tisha B'av and the Three Weeks

Av includes a “low point” on the Jewish calendar—the Ninth of Av, the day of the sin of the spies, and the destruction of both the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem. But it also incorporates a “high point”: the 15th of Av, a day designated for finding one’s predestined soulmate, and one of the happiest days on the Jewish calendar.