Tonight on August 1st at sundown, we welcome the new Hebrew month of Av. The beginning of Av leads us into a dark time in the Jewish calendar as we make our way toward the 9th day of the month, Tisha B'Av, which commemorates the destruction of the Temple. But after that, the energy shirts midmonth with Tu B'Av (aka Jewish valentine's day) on the 15th of Av. This month reminds us of the nature of life. We ride the energy of this month, knowing that life contains both pain and love, destruction and creation, separation and rebuilding. Once Av rolls around it also means we are heading towards the season of preparing for the High Holidays! Can you believe it?
Rosh Chodesh Av