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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 October / Tishrei 14 / erev Sukkot
05 October / Tishrei 15 / Sukkot I
06 October / Tishrei 16 / Sukkot II
07 October / Tishrei 17 / Sukkot Shabbat
12 October / Tishrei 22 /Shemini Atzeret
13 October / Tishrei 23 /Simcaht Torah
14 October / Tishrei 24 / Parashat Bereshit
22 October / Tishrei 30 / Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan
21 October / Cheshvan 1 / Parashat Noach
28 October / Cheshvan 8 / Parashat Lekh Lekha
04 November / Cheshvan 15 / Parashat Vayera
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute or Light of Torah.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
1 October / 26th Sunday Ordinary Time
8 October / 27th Sunday Ordinary Time
15 October / 28th Sunday Ordinary Time
22 October / 29th Sunday Ordinary Time
29 October / 30th Sunday Ordinary Time
01 November / All Saints
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
    [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
01 October / 17th Sunday after Pentecost
08 October / 18th Sunday after Pentecost
15 October / 19th Sunday after Pentecost
22 October / 20th Sunday after Pentecost
29 October / 21st Sunday after Pentecost
01 November / All Saints Day
05 November / 22nd Sunday after Pentecost
12 November / 23rd 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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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.

Light of Torah
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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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SUKKOT 4TH–12TH OCTOBER

Succot study sheetThe Jewish days of repentance turn to joy with the eight day festival of SUCCOT (beginning the evening of 16th October) culminating in Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.

Links to more information for Christians on SUCCOT
Download study sheets for groups or read online...

THE BIBLICAL SOURCE for SUKKOT...

You shall observe it as a festival of the LORD for seven days in the year; you shall observe it in the seventh month as a law for all time, throughout the ages. You shall live in booths [sukkot] seven days; all citizens in Israel shall live in booths, in order that future generations shall know that I made the Israelite people live in booths when I brought them out of Egypt.” (Lev. 23:41-43)

SIMHAT TORAH – 13TH OCTOBER

Simchat Torah—the “Time of Rejoicing in the Torah,” follows Shemini Atzeret. It is a time of celebration when the liturgical reading cycle of the Torah comes to an end and a new cycle begins again (with Genesis 1:1, Parashat Bereshit). Rosh HaShanah Study sheet

 

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