This Shabbat is called, “Shabbat Nachamu”, a Shabbat of comfort. This begins seven special Haftarot related to the rebuilding of the House of Israel. This means Rosh Hashanah is in seven weeks.
There is an important lesson here. Despite going through the difficulties of the Exile, or any other difficulty for that matter, there is always hope.
Rabbi Soloveitchik pointed out that our experience in Egypt was so necessary in order to teach us compassion for the downtrodden. It is never easy to suffer through hard times. “Nachamu” teaches us that there is always hope and comfort that we can still be optimistic about the future. Shabbat Shalom