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Etz Hayim—"Tree of Life" exists to promote Christian-Jewish relations and dialogue, and a joint biblical, spiritual and liturgical self-consciousness and cooperation.

As Christians, we cannot consider Judaism as a foreign religion; nor do we include the Jews among those called to turn from idols and to serve the true God (cf. 1 Thes 1:9). With them, we believe in the one God who acts in history, and with them we accept his revealed word...

—Pope Francis, Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium
24 Nov. 2013. Read the Document HERE

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JEWISH and CHRISTIAN
LITURGICAL READINGS

The readings list provided by Etz Hayim—"Tree of Life" follows the Torah Portion of the Week (Parashat Hashavuah) read by Jews every Sabbath, and the readings for Masses and Sunday liturgies used throughout the Christian world.

APPROACHING WEEKS’ LITURGICAL CYCLES...

   [JEWISH CYCLE]
12 August / Elul 1 / Rosh Chodesh Elul
18 August / Elul 7 / Parashat Shofetim
25 August / Elul 14 / Parashat Ki Tetze
01 September / Elul 21 / Parashat Ki Tavo
08 September / Elul 28 / Parashat Nitzavim
09 September / Elul 29 / erev Rosh HaShanah
10 September / Tishrei 1 / Rosh HaShanah, 5779
11 September / Tishrei 2 / Rosh HaShanah II
12 September / Tishrei 3 / Tzom Gedaliah
15 September / Tishrei 6 / Parashat VaYelekh
18 September / Tishrei 9 / erev Yom Yippur
19 September / Tishrei 10 / Yom Yippur
22 September / Tishrei 13 / Parashat Ha'azinu
23 September / Tishrei 14 / erev Sukkot
24 September / Tishrei 15 / Sukkot I
25 September / Tishrei 16 / Sukkot II
29 September / Tishrei 20 / Shabbat Chol HaMoed
01 October / Tishrei 22 / Shemini Atzeret
01 October / Tishrei 22 / erev Simchat Torah
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
19 August / 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
26 August / 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
02 September / 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
09 September / 23th Sunday in Ordinary Time
14 September / Exultation of the Holy Cross
16 September / 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
23 September / 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
30 September / 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
19 August / 13th Sunday after Pentecost
26 August / 14th Sunday after Pentecost
02 September / 15th Sunday after Pentecost
09 September / 16th Sunday after Pentecost
14 September / Holy Cross
16 September / 17th Sunday after Pentecost
23 September / 18th Sunday after Pentecost
30 September / 19th Sunday after Pentecost

[LINK HERE to Liturgical Readings citations
for the dates above]

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[See Etz Hayim's glossaries for more information on
Jewish or Christian Feasts, Festivals and Events.]

 

 

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THE MONTH OF ELUL

Elul is called the “Month of Mercy” and “Month of Forgiveness” (Hodesh haRahamin vehaSelihot). It is a time for teshuvah (return) to God, to renew one’s efforts in prayer, Torah study and charity, and to seek forgiveness for transgression, especially against one’s fellows.

אלול | ELUL

א.ל.ו.ל | Ani l’dodi v’dodi li | I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is Mine (Song of Songs 6:3)

“Now is the time that all my thoughts should be directed towards my Beloved (God) then, my Beloved is also to me; my Beloved helps, assists, and cares for me” (The Aruch HaShulhan).

Ani l’dodi v’dodi li is an invitation to prayer—Service of the Heart—ha’avodah she’ba’lev. “What is service of the heart?” ask the rabbis. “It means prayer” (Ta’anit 2a).

As the month of Elul draws to a close Tishrei begins and Judaism enters the High Holy Days. These days are called Yamim Noraim—"Days of Awe." (See below for this year's dates.)

Read more about the spirituality of Elul.

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HIGH HOLY DAY DATES
(erev Rosh HaShanah falls Sunday, September 9th)

The HIGH HOLY DAYS of the Jewish Liturgical Year
ROSH HASHANAH
| 10th September
YOM KIPPUR | 19 September The Days of Awe
With Rosh HaShanah begin Ten Days of Repentance,
the "Days of Awe" - Yamim Noraim,
which culminate with Yom Kippur (19th September.)

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Links to more information for Christians on these important Jewish holy days...
Rosh Hashanah
| The Days of Awe | Yom Kippur
Download study sheets for groups or read online...

Study Sheets available for Download

 

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COMING SOON...

JEWISH and CHRISTIAN
LITURGICAL CALENDARS

FOR 2018–2019 5779–5780
ENGLISH VERSION

CALENDÁRIO LITÚRGICO JUDAICO—CRISTÃO
A VERSÃO EM PORTUGUÊS (DO BRASIL)

Weekly Readings
for Christians and Jews
this 16 month interfaith calendar covers
Jewish Year 5779 & Christian Cycle:
Advent 2018–Advent 2018
...

 
           
           
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