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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]
10 November / Kislev 2 / Parashat Toledot
17 November / Kislev 9 / Parashat Vayetze
24 November / Kislev 16 / Parashat Vayishlach
01 December / Kislev 23 / Parashat Vayeshev
02 December / Kislev 24 / erev Chanukah
03 December / Kislev 25 / Chanukah I
08 December / Kislev 30 / Parashat Miketz
08 December / Kislev 30 / Rosh Chodesh
10 December / Tevet 2 / Chanukah VIII
15 December / Tevet 15 / Parashat Vayigash
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
09 November / Dedication of Lateran Basilica Rome
11 November / 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
18 November / 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
25 November / Christ the King
02 December / 1st Sunday of Advent
09 December / 2nd Sunday of Advent
08 December / The Immaculate Conception of BVM
16 December / 3rd Sunday of Advent
23 December / 4th Sunday of Advent
25 December / The Nativity of the Lord
    [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
11 November / 25th Sunday after Pentecost
18 November / 26th Sunday after Pentecost
25 November / Reign of Christ
02 December / 1st Sunday of Advent
09 December / 2nd Sunday of Advent
16 December / 3rd Sunday of Advent
23 December / 4th Sunday of Advent
25 December / Nativity of the Lord
30 December / 1st Sunday after Christmans Day

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

 

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Jewish or Christian Feasts, Festivals and Events.]

HANUKKAH
2 DECEMBER 2018 – 10 DECEMBER 2018

Hanukkiah menorahBlessing for the lighting of Hanukkah lights

Blessed are you LORD, our God, sovereign of the universe Who has sanctified us with your commendments and commanded us to light the lights of Hanukkah.

Download our Guide to lighting the Hanukkah menorah

THE EIGHT DAYS OF CHANUKAH

02 Dec / Kislev 24 / erev Chanukah [Light first candle]Light eighth hannukah candle
03 Dec / Kislev 25 / Chanukah I
04 Dec / Kislev 26 / Chanukah II
05 Dec / Kislev 27 / Chanukah III
06 Dec / Kislev 28 / Chanukah IV
07 Dec / Kislev 29 / Chanukah V
08 Dec / Kislev 30 / Parashat Miketz
15 Dec / Tevet 02 /Shabbat Chanukah
09 Dec / Tevet 01 / Chanukah VII
10 Dec / Tevet 02 / Chanukah VIII

[LINK HERE to Jewish Readings tables]
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KRISTALLNACHT - 9 November 2018

Kristallnacht

KRISTALLNACHT (literally "Night of Crystal") refers to the violence against Jews which occurred on the 9–10th of November 1938 throughout Germany. In the wake of the violence streets were strewn with broken glass and plundered Jewish homes, synagogues and businesses.

Driven by Nazi anti-Jewish propaganda Kristallnacht was claimed by the German officials as a spontaneous outburst by German citizenry who blamed the Jews themselves for the pogrom. Anti-Jewish legislation in the weeks and months that followed resulted in expulsions of Jews and increased measures to eliminate Jewish participation in business, finance and economic spheres and employment opportunities. Kristallnacht represents a turning point in Nazi persecution of Jews which culminated in the systematic attempt to eliminate Jews from Europe.

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