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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]
29 April / Iyar 3 / Parashat Tazria-Metzorah
06 May / Iyar 10 / Parahsat Aharei Mot-Kedoshim
10 May / Iyar 14 / Pesach Sheini
13 May / Iyar 17 / Parahsat Emor
14 May / Iyar 18 / Lag BaOmer
20 May / Iyar 24 / ParahsatBehar-Bechukotai
26 May / Sivan 01 / Rosh Chodesh Sivan
27 May / Sivan 02 / Parahsat Bamidbar
31 May / Sivan 6 / Shavuot I
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute or Light of Torah.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
30 April / 3rd Sunday of Easter
07 May / 4th Sunday of Easter
14 May / 5th Sunday of Easter
21 May / 6th Sunday of Easter
25 May / The Ascension [In some places The Ascension may be celebrated on 7th Sunday of Easter]
28 May / The Ascension of the Lord
28 May / 7th Sunday of Easter
    [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
30 April / 3rd Sunday of Easter
07 May / 4th Sunday of Easter
14 May / 5th Sunday of Easter
21 May / 6th Sunday of Easter
28 May / 7th Sunday of Easter
31 May / Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth

[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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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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Date:

YOM HASHOAH
24 APRIL 2017

Yom HaShoah ( יום השואה ) is a national day of remembrance in Israel, also marked in Jewsih Communities around the world, which 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

The CENTRAL THEME of Yom HaShoah 2017 is

“Central Theme - Restoring Their Identities - the Fate of the Individual during the Holocaust” [Follow LINK]
Women and children arriving at Auschwitz-Birkenau 1944

Education materials for teachers and educators is available from The International School for Holocaust Studies [follow LINK].

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. It falls 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 World Holocaust Center in Jerusalem, the national 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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YOM HAZIKARON
1 MAY 2017 - ISRAEL REMEMBRANCE DAY
A memorial day for soldiers who have lost their lives.

YOM HAATZMA'UT
2 MAY 2017 - ISRAEL INDEPENDENCE DAY
A modern holiday celebrating Israel's independence in 1948.

YOM YERUSHALAYIM
24 MAY 2017 - JERUSALEM DAY
Celebrating the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967.

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JEWISH and CHRISTIAN
LITURGICAL CALENDARS

FOR 2016–2017 5777–5778
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 5777 & Christian Cycle:
Advent 2016–Advent 2017
...

The Jewish and Christian Liturgical Calendar 2016-2017/5777-5778

 

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