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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]
02 Aug / Av 6 / Parashat Devarim
04 Aug / Av 8 / erev Tisha B'Av
05 Aug / Av 9 / Tisha B'Av
09 Aug / Av 13/ Parashat Va'etchanan
11 Aug / Av 15 / Tu B'Av
16 Aug / Av 20/ Parashat Ekev
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute or Light of Torah.]

   [Roman Rite]
03 Aug / 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
10 Aug / 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
17 Aug / 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
   [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
03 Aug / 8th Sunday after Pentecost
10 Aug / 9th Sunday after Pentecost
17 Aug / 10th 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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Adventures in Dialogue:
The Jerusalem Rainbow Group

Impressions of 45 Years of Jewish-Christian Dialogue published by the Rev Peter Janssen. NOW AVAILABLE.

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The Rainbow is the oldest continuing inter-religious dialogue group in Jerusalem, going back to the mid-1960’s. In the book are such unforgettable figures as Father Marcel Dubois, Prof. Emil Fackenheim, Father Bruno Hussar,  all of blessed memory, and, on the other hand, people who are with us today, including Rabbi David Rosen, Sister Maureena Fritz, and Dr. Jacobus Schoneveld.
Link to Order form: Adventures in Dialogue

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JEWISH and CHRISTIAN
LITURGICAL CALENDARS

for 2013-2014 | 5774-5775

Weekly Readings
for Christians and Jews
this 16 month interfaith calendar covers
Jewish Year 5774 & Christian Cycle:
Advent 2013–Advent 2014
... ORDER HERE

...Read more about this Calendar HERE 

The Jewish and Christian Liturgical Calendar The Jewish and Christian Liturgical Calendar

 
 

 

 

 

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APPROACHING DATES

 

TISHA B'AV | THE NINTH OF AV
5 AUGUST | 5 AV

Tisha B’Avthe Ninth day of the month of Av— is one of four Jewish fast days mentioned by Zechariah (8:19) which mourn the catastrophic destruction of the first Temple in Jerusalem. Tisha B’Av is a major fast day with the restrictions matching the fast of Yom Kippur.Tisha B'Av Study sheet link

According to the Mishnah (Ta’anit 4:6) Tisha B’Av has traditionally been associated with the destruction of both Temples—by the Babylonians (586 BCE) and again by the Romans (70 CE). Midrash also associates other catastrophic events in Jewish history with the date, the Ninth of Av.

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HAFTAROT OF CONSOLATION

Following Tisha B'Av [the 9th day of the month of Av] the haftarah readings turn to “consolation” with a series of seven haftarah portions which connect mourning for the Temple with the Days of Awe. Four of the Haftarah of Consolation occur during the month of Elul and immediately precede the Days of Awe which begin with the month of Tishrei.

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Scripture through Torah
Resources for Christians from

Link to Light of Torah website
 
Ancients texts, through fresh eyes,
alive for today.

Light of Torah provides weekly insights on the Torah in an easy to use format for parish study groups and individuals.

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