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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 December / Kislev 24 / erev Chanukah
16 December / Kislev 28 / Shabbat Chanukah
16 December / Kislev 28 /Parashat Miketz
23 December / Tevet 5 / Parashat Vayigash
28 December / Tevet 10 / Asara B'Tevet
30 December / Tevet 12 / Parashat Vayechi
06 January / Tevet 19 / Parashat Shemot
13 January / Tevet 26 / Parashat Vaera
17 January / Shevat 1 / Rosh Chodesh Shevat
20 January / Shevat 4 / Parashat Bo
27 January / Shevat 11 / Parashat Beshalach
31 January / Shevat 15 / Tu B'Shvat
03 February / Shevat 18 / Parashat Yitro
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute or Light of Torah.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
03 December / 1st Sunday of Advent
08 December / The Immaculate Conception of BVM
10 December / 2nd Sunday of Advent
17 December / 3rd Sunday of Advent
24 December / 4th Sunday of Advent
25 December / The Nativity of the Lord
31 December / The Holy Family
01 January / Mary, Mother of God
06 January / The Epiphany of the Lord
[Epiphany may be transferred to 2nd Sunday after Christmas.]
07 January / 2nd Sunday after Christmas
08 January / The Baptism of the Lord
14 January / 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
21 January / 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
28 January / 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
02 February / Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
    [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
03 December / 1st Sunday of Advent
10 December / 2nd Sunday of Advent
17 December / 3rd Sunday of Advent
24 December / 4th Sunday of Advent
25 December / The Nativity of the Lord
31 December / First Sunday after Christmas
01 January / Holy Name of Jesus
01 January / New Years Day
06 January / Epiphany
07 January / The Baptism of the Lord
14 January / 2nd Sunday after Epiphany
21 January / 3rd Sunday after Epiphany
28 January / 4th Sunday after Epiphany
02 February / Presentation of the Lord

[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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Learn more about the Jewish Festivals...
  Recommended reading (Available, amazon.com –click image)

The Jewish Holidays:
A Guide and Commentary

~Michael Strassfeld
The Jewish Holidays: A Guide and Commentary ~Michael Strassfeld

JPS Guide
Jewish Traditions

~Ronald. L. Eisenberg
JPS Guide: Jewish Traditions ~Ronald. L. EisenbergJPS Guide: Jewish Traditions ~Ronald. L. Eisenberg

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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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JEWISH and CHRISTIAN
LITURGICAL CALENDARS

FOR 2017–2018 5778–5779
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 5778 & Christian Cycle:
Advent 2017–Advent 2018
...

The Jewish and Christian Liturgical Calendar 2017-2018/5778-5779

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HANUKKAH
12 DECEMBER 2017 – 20 DECEMBER 2017

Hanukkiah menorahBlessing for the lighting of Hanukkah lights

Blessed are you LORD, our God, sovereign of the universe Who has sanctified us with your commendments and commanded us to light the lights of Hanukkah.

Download our Guide to lighting the Hanukkah menorah.

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THE EIGHT DAYS OF CHANUKAH

12 Dec / Kislev 24 / erev Chanukah [Light first candle]Light eighth hannukah candle
13 Dec / Kislev 25 / Chanukah I
14 Dec / Kislev 26 / Chanukah II
15 Dec / Kislev 27 / Chanukah III
16 Dec / Kislev 28 / Parashat Miketz
15 Dec / Tevet 02 /Shabbat Chanukah
17 Dec / Kislev 29 / Chanukah V
18 Dec / Kislev 30 / Chanukah VI
19 Dec / Tevet 01 / Chanukah VII
20 Dec / Tevet 02 / Chanukah VIII

[LINK HERE to Jewish Readings tables]

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