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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]
02 September / Elul 11 / Parashat Ki Tetze
09 September / Elul 18 / Parashat Ki Tavo
16 September / Elul 25 / Parashat Nitzavim-VaYelekh
20 September / Elul 29 / erev Rosh HaShanah
21 September / Tishrei 1 / Rosh HaShanah
22 September / Tishrei 2 / Rosh HaShanah II
23 September / Tishrei 3 / Parashat Ha'azinu
24 September / Tishrei 4 / Tzom Gedaliah
29 September / Tishrei 9 / erev Yom Kippur
30 September / Tishrei 10 / Yom Kippur
4 October / Tishrei 14 / erev Sukkot
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute or Light of Torah.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
3 September / 22nd Sunday Ordinary Time
10 September / 23rd Sunday Ordinary Time
14 September / Exultation of the Holy Cross
17 September / 24th Sunday Ordinary Time
24 September / 25th Sunday Ordinary Time
1 October / 26th Sunday Ordinary Time
8 October / 27th Sunday Ordinary Time
    [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
03 September / 13th Sunday after Pentecost
10 September / 14th Sunday after Pentecost
14 September / Holy Cross
17 September / 15th Sunday after Pentecost
24 September / 16th Sunday after Pentecost
01 October / 17th Sunday after Pentecost
08 October / 18th 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.

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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)
[disponível em breve]

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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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 | 21 September... and
The HIGH HOLY DAYS of the Jewish Liturgical Year
YOM KIPPUR | 30 September. The Days of Awe

The Ten Days of Repentance,
including the "Days of Awe" - Yamim Noraim,
begin with Rosh HaShanah (1st Tishrei / 21 September)
and culminate with Yom Kippur (10th Tishrei / 30th September.)

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...

Study Sheets available for Download

 

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