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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]
27 August / Av 23 / Parashat Ekev
03 September / Av 30 / Parashat Re'eh
03 September / Av 30 / Rosh Chodesh
04 September / Elul 01 / Rosh Chodesh
10 September / Elul 07 / Parashat Shofetim
17 September / Elul 14 / Parashat Ki Tetze
24 September / Elul 21 / Parashat Ki Tavo
01 October / Elul 28 / Parashat Nitzavim
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute or Light of Torah.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
28 August / 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Tiime
04 September / 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Tiime
11 September / 24nd Sunday in Ordinary Tiime
14 September / Exaltation of the Holy Cross
18 September / 25th Sunday in Ordinary Tiime
25 September / 26th Sunday in Ordinary Tiime
02 September / 27th Sunday in Ordinary Tiime
    [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
28 August / 15th Sunday after Pentecost
04 September / 16th Sunday after Pentecost
11 September / 17th Sunday after Pentecost
14 September / Holy Cross
18 September / 18th Sunday after Pentecost
25 September / 19th Sunday after Pentecost
02 October / 20th 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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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...

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JEWISH and CHRISTIAN
LITURGICAL CALENDARS

FOR 2015–2016 5776–5777
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 5776 & Christian Cycle:
Advent 2015–Advent 2016
...

The Jewish and Christian Liturgical Calendar 2015-2016/5776-5777

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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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