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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]
04 February / Shevat 08 / Parashat Bo
24 December / Kislev 24 /erev Chanukah
11 February / Shevat 15 / Parashat Beshalach
31 December / Tevet 2 / Tu B'Shvat
18 February / Shevat 22 / Parashat Yitro
25 February / Shevat 29 / Parashat Mishpatim
26 February / Shevat 30 / Rosh Chodesh Adar
27 February / Adar 01 / Rosh Chodesh Adar
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute or Light of Torah.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
02 February / The Presentation of the Lord
05 February / 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
12 February / 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
19 February / 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
26 February / 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time
01 March / Ash Wednesday
    [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
02 February / The Presentation of the Lord
05 February / 5th Sunday after the Epiphany
12 February / 6th Sunday after the Epiphany
19 February / 7th Sunday after the Epiphany
26 February / Transfiguration Sunday
01 March / Ash Wednesday

[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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THIS WEEK: 2 February 2017

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION
OF THE LORD

The feast of the Presentation of the Lord is celebrated forty days after the Nativity (Christmas). The celebration recalls the presentation of the child at the Temple according to the Law. Jesus is welcomed at the Temple by two elderly people, Simeon and the prophetess, Anna, both of whom, beholding the child, praised God for the redemption of Israel.
The feast has a second dimension, the purification ceremony for Mary after having given birth. ...Read more

Simeon's Song of Praise
Simeon's Song of Praise (detail) — Aert de Gelder

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15th of the MONTH of SHEVAT
NEW YEAR FOR TREES

Tu BShevat is one of four Jewish New Years. The holiday is connected to the practice of tithing and the establishment of the “legal” age of a tree in order to determine when the fruit should be tithed and when one could eat the produce. Read more...

Pomegranate fruit

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

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