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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]
13 July / Av 1 / Rosh Chodesh Av
14 July / Av 2 / Parashat Matot-Masei
21 July / Av 9 / Parashat Devarim
21 July / Av 9 / erev Tisha B'Av
22 July / Av 10 / Tisha B'Av
27 July / Av 15 / Tu B'Av
28 July / Av 16 / Parashat Va'etchanan
4 August / Av 23 / Parashat Ekev
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
15 July / 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
22 July / 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
29 July / 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
5 August / 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
15 July / 8th Sunday after Pentecost
22 July / 9th Sunday after Pentecost
29 July / 10th Sunday after Pentecost
5 August / 11th 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...
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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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Date:

TZOM TAMMUZ | 01 JULY
and the
THE TREE WEEKS
1ST JULY – 21ST JULY
18 Tammuz – 9 AV

Tzom Tammuz (“tzom” means “fast”) is associated with many calamitous dates in Jewish history. On this day Jews fast, refrain from joyous celebrations, observe special prayers and Torah readings. It is on this day that the “Three Weeks,” a period of mourning for the destruction of the First and Second Temples begins. The “Three Weeks” come to an end with the fast of Tisha B'Av (The 9th of Av). Read more...

The three weeks

HAFTAROT OF ADMONITION

The Haftarot of Admonition are the haftarah portions which are read during the three weeks preceding Tisha B'Av. Their designation, Haftarot of Admonition [or Affliction], derives from the Period known since Rabbinic times as “bein ha-metzarim” (Between the Breaches) a time of mourning which remembers the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in the time of the first Temple. [Bein ha-metzarim is a phrase taken from Lamentations 1:3, “All her pursuers overtook her in the narrow places.”]

Note. When 17th Tammuz falls on a Shabbat as it does in this year (2018) the fast is moved to Sunday, 18th Tammuz (1st July 2018).

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TISH B'AV

TISHA B’AVthe Ninth day of the month of Av— is one of four Jewish fast days mentioned by Zechariah (8:19) which mourn the catastrophic destruction of the first Temple in Jerusalem. Tisha B’Av is a major fast day with the restrictions matching the fast of Yom Kippur.Tisha B'Av Study sheet link

According to the Mishnah (Ta’anit 4:6) Tisha B’Av has traditionally been associated with the destruction of both Temples—by the Babylonians (586 BCE) and again by the Romans (70 CE). Midrash also associates other catastrophic events in Jewish history with the date, the Ninth of Av.

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City wall, Jerusalem

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TU B'AV

Tu B'AV is the 15th day of the month of Av, a minor holiday in the Jewish Calendar which brings to an end "The Three Weeks," a period of mourning which began with Tzom Tammuz (The 17th of Tammuz). It is perhaps because of this that the Tachanun (penitential prayers) are removed from the daily prayer on Tu B'Av [usually recited during the Shacharit (morning) service each day] and it is a practice not to give eulogies at funerals on Tu B'Av. Both traditions suggest the end to the mourning period.

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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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