This is the first of seven Haftorot,
[the שבע דנחמתא - the Seven Haftorot of Consolation] that precede Rosh HaShana).
The Shabbat after Tisha B'Av - the Ninth of Av, is called שבת נחמו - Shabbat Nachamu - The Shabbat
of consolation or comfort. The Shabbat is called Shabbat Nachamu,
for the Haftorah which begins with the words: "Nachamu,
Nachamu Ami - Be comforted, be comforted, my people..." (Yeshaya / Isaiah 40). In this chapter, the Navi describes
the Ultimate Redemption (Moshiach) which we have yet to experience.
May it be speedily in our days.
SHABBAT JULY 24, IS TU B'AV, READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE
This week we study Chapter 3 of Pirkei Avot - "Ethics of the Fathers"