Av, month of

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Av, month of: the fifth month of the Jewish year, corresponding to July-August; the month in which both Temples were destroyed; also called Menachem Av
Question: I know that the days from the first until the ninth of Av are considered bad days for the Jewish people and that I should try not to have a court case during that time, as the mazal of the Jewish people is not so good. I was wondering, however, ...
The Kabbalah of the Jewish months
Learn the mystical dimension of the Jewish month embedded in its Hebrew name, mazal, tribe, attribute and more. The Hebrew zodiac for Av is “aryeh” (lion), a.k.a. Leo.
From the fires of destruction to the fires of redemption
The astrological sign of the month of Av is connected with a lion, and represents a month of enormous potential and also great tragedy. Just as healing and redemption follow the fires of destruction, similarly in our lives, our challenges are divine gifts...
Due to the tragic events that occurred during this month, its name reminds us that G-d is there to comfort us in times of tragedy.
Why is there a need for comfort if G‑d plans to provide a solution?
Living life just to serve myself isn’t just missing out on half of life’s equation. It’s worse, it’s a hollow lie.
We can’t assume that if trouble is happening, we will hear it. Rather, we must look around and see who isn’t making any noise, and try to figure out why not. Because sometimes it is the one not saying a word who is begging to be heard . . .
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