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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]
24 September / Elul 21 / Parashat Ki Tavo
01 October / Elul 28 / Parashat Nitzavim
02 October / Elul 29 / erev Rosh HaShanah
03 October / Tishrei 1 / Rosh HaShanah I
04 October / Tishrei 2 /Rosh HaShanah II
05 October / Tishrei 3 / Tzom Gedaliah
08 October / Tishrei 6 / Parashat VaYelekh
11 October / Tishrei 9 / erev Yom Kippur
12 October / Tishrei 10 / Yom Kippur
15 October / Tishrei 13 / Parashat Ha'Azinu
16 October / Tishrei 14 / erev Sukkot
17 October / Tishrei 15 / Sukkot I
24 October / Tishrei 22 / Shemini Atzeret
25 October / Tishrei 23 / Simhat Torah
29 October / Tishrei 27 / Parashat Bereshit
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute or Light of Torah.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
25 September / 26th Sunday in Ordinary Tiime
02 October / 27th Sunday in Ordinary Tiime
09 October / 28th Sunday in Ordinary Tiime
16 October / 29th Sunday in Ordinary Tiime
23 October / 30th Sunday in Ordinary Tiime
30 October / 31st Sunday in Ordinary Tiime
    [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
25 September / 19th Sunday after Pentecost
02 October / 20th Sunday after Pentecost
09 October / 21st Sunday after Pentecost
16 October / 22nd Sunday after Pentecost
23 October / 23rd Sunday after Pentecost
30 October / 24th 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 JEWISH 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. More about the Jewish month of Elul

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).
Read more about the spirituality of Elul...

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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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JEWISH and CHRISTIAN
LITURGICAL CALENDARS

FOR 2016–2017 5777–5778
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CALENDÁRIO LITÚRGICO JUDAICO—CRISTÃO
A VERSÃO EM PORTUGUÊS (DO BRASIL)
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Weekly Readings
for Christians and Jews
this 16 month interfaith calendar covers
Jewish Year 5777 & Christian Cycle:
Advent 2016–Advent 2017
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The Jewish and Christian Liturgical Calendar 2016-2017/5777-5778

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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 first day of the month of Tishrei, Rosh HaShanah.

ROSH HASHANAH | 03 October... and
The HIGH HOLY DAYS of the Jewish Liturgical Year
YOM KIPPUR | 12 October. The Days of Awe

The Ten Days of Repentance,
including the "Days of Awe" - Yamim Noraim,
begin with Rosh HaShanah (1st Tishrei / 3 October)
and culminate with Yom Kippur (10th Tishrei / 12th October.)

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 and Parish newsletters, or read online...

Study Sheets available for Download

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