Shabbat Nachamu ("Sabbath of comfort/ing) takes its name from the haftarah from Isaiah in the Book of Isaiah 40:1-26 that speaks of "comforting" the Jewish people for their suffering. It the first of seven haftarahs of consolation leading up to the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

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List of Dates

Shabbat Nachamu begins in the Diaspora on:

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
"Special Shabbat" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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