By Rabbi Julian Sinclair, August 15, 2008
Nachamu is the name given to the Shabbat after Tishah b'Av. The name comes from the haftarah from Isaiah 40 that begins with the word, "Nachamu, nachamu ami", "Comfort, comfort My people". After the three weeks of mourning for the tragedy of the destruction of the Temples that culminate in Tishah b'Av, comfort is very much needed.
Nachamu does not mean only, or precisely "comfort, but its different meanings shed light on what comfort is.