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Consolation Prizes: Nachmu, Nachmu Ami (hat tip: Klara) From the article:
Loss necessarily creates a vacuum in our lives whereas consolation is the process of reordering our focus in view of emerging new needs. Consolation allows us to displace some of the importance once attributed to what we’ve lost onto a new locus. So when Yitzchak marries Rivka, we are told (Bereishit 24:67) that he is finally consoled for his mother. He finally finds a new locus for his appreciation of feminine compassion and care that was embodied by his mother.
And then he continues with saying in the Jewish month of Av, which is always in the summer, we enjoy nature. The month of Elul comes right before Rosh Hashana, we concentrate on prayer. “The various rituals of Av and Elul allow us to be more prepared for Rosh Hashanah without a Beit haMikdash. ”
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- Mottel has another riddle. Can you guess the 6? (I couldn’t, but his readers did).
5 thoughts on “Weekly Review with Pesto”
This pasta dish really looks tasty; no wonder your daughter had fond memories of it.
Delicious looking pasta!
Thanks for the link! The Pasta looks delish!
thanks for sharing the article about consolation. While I liked the quote you shared, I loved the connection between vacation and Av and the idea that God speaks to us in Av while we speak to God in Elul.
I clicked over moments before Shabbat comes and I wanted to just say thanks! Shabbat Shalom!
Yes, I liked that, too, about Av and Elul, and the way you phrased it is worth repeating:
“…the connection between vacation and Av and the idea that God speaks to us in Av while we speak to God in Elul”