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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]
04 November / Cheshvan 15 / Parashat Vayera
09 November / Cheshvan 20 / Kristallnacht
11 November / Cheshvan 22 / Parashat Chayei Sarah
18 November / Cheshvan 29 / Parashat ToledotShabbat Machar Chodesh
19 November / Kislev 1 / Rosh Chodesh Kislev
25 November / Kislev 7 / Parashat Vayetze
02 December / Kislev 14 / Parashat Vayishlach
09 December / Kislev 21 / Parashat Vayeshev
12 December / Kislev 24 / erev Chanukah
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute or Light of Torah.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
05 November / 31st Sunday Ordinary Time
09 November / Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
12 November / 32nd Sunday Ordinary Time
19 November / 33rd Sunday Ordinary Time
23 November / Thanksgiving, USA
26 November / Christ the King
03 December / 1st Sunday of Advent
    [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
05 November / 22nd Sunday after Pentecost
12 November / 23rd Sunday after Pentecost
19 November / 24th Sunday after Pentecost
25 November / Thanksgiving, USA
26 November / 25th Sunday after Pentecost
03 December / 1st Sunday of Advent

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

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KRISTALLNACHT - 9 November 2017

Kristallnacht

KRISTALLNACHT (literally "Night of Crystal") refers to the violence against Jews which occurred on the 9–10th of November 1938 throughout Germany. In the wake of the violence streets were strewn with broken glass and plundered Jewish homes, synagogues and businesses.

Driven by Nazi anti-Jewish propaganda Kristallnacht was claimed by the German officials as a spontaneous outburst by German citizenry who blamed the Jews themselves for the pogrom. Anti-Jewish legislation in the weeks and months that followed resulted in expulsions of Jews and increased measures to eliminate Jewish participation in business, finance and economic spheres and employment opportunities. Kristallnacht represents a turning point in Nazi persecution of Jews which culminated in the systematic attempt to eliminate Jews from Europe.

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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

 

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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