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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


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.


   [Jewish Cycle]
26 Apr / Nisan 26 / Parashat Kedoshim
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute or Light of Torah.]

   [Roman Rite]
27 Apr / 2ndSunday of Easter
   [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

27 Apr / 2ndSunday of Easter

[LINK HERE to Liturgical Readings citations
for the dates above]


[See Etz Hayim's glossaries for more information on
Jewish or Christian Feasts, Festivals and Events.]


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for 2013-2014 | 5774-5775

Weekly Readings
for Christians and Jews
this 16 month interfaith calendar covers
Jewish Year 5774 & Christian Cycle:
Advent 2013–Advent 2014

...Read more about this Calendar HERE 

The Jewish and Christian Liturgical Calendar The Jewish and Christian Liturgical Calendar






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28 APRIL 2014 | 28 NISAN
YOM HASHOAH | יום השואה

Yom HaShoah is a national day of remembrance in Israel, also marked in Jewish Communities around the world. Yom HaShoah honors the 6 million who died in the Shoah (Holocaust) and also those who participated in the Jewish Resistance during the Nazi period.

The official name of the day is Yom HaShoah veHagevurah (Day of the Catastrophe/Devastation and Herosim - יום לשואה ולגבורה .)

Yom HaShoah is both a national memorial day and a public holiday in Israel and is celebrated each year on the 27th day of Nisan falling just eight days before Yom HaZikaron (the national memorial day for Israel's soldiers). On Yom HaShoah places of entertainment close and work ceases. On erev Yom HaShoah at a State Ceremony at Yad Vashem the Flag is lowered to half mast while survivors light six candles (in remembrane of the 6 million who died). The next morning, at 10:00 am, sirens sound throughout the country for two minutes and the whole country comes to a halt to stand in silence in tribute to the dead.


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