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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]
07 September / Elul 7 / Parashat Shofetim
14 September / Elul 14 / Parashat Ki Tetze
21 September / Elul 21 / Parashat Ki Tavo
28 September / Elul 28 / Parashat Nitzavim
29 September / Elul 29 / erev Rosh Hashanah
30 September / Elul 30 / Rosh Hashanah I 5780
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
08 September / 23 Sunday in Ordinary Time
14 September / Exaltation of the Holy Cross
15 September / 24 Sunday in Ordinary Time
22 September / 25 Sunday in Ordinary Time
29 September / 26 Sunday in Ordinary Time
06 October / 27 Sunday in Ordinary Time
    [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
08 September / 13 Sundayafter Pentecost
14 September / Holy Cross
15 September / 14 Sundayafter Pentecost
22 September / 15 Sundayafter Pentecost
29 September / 16 Sundayafter Pentecost
06 October / 17 Sundayafter Pentecost

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

 

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LITURGICAL CALENDARS

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Following Tisha B'Av the haftarah readings turn to a theme of “consolation” with a series of seven haftarah portions which connect mourning for the Temple with the Days of Awe.

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 Haftarot 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 | 30 October... and
The HIGH HOLY DAYS of the Jewish Liturgical Year
YOM KIPPUR | 09 October.

The Days of Awe

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THE MONTH OF ELUL

Elul is called the “Month of Mercy” and “Month of Forgiveness” (Hodesh haRahamin vehaSelihot). It is a time for teshuvah (return) to God, to renew one’s efforts in prayer, Torah study and charity, and to seek forgiveness for transgression, especially against one’s fellows. More about the Jewish month of Elul

אלול | ELUL

א.ל.ו.ל | Ani l’dodi v’dodi li | I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is Mine (Song of Songs 6:3)

“Now is the time that all my thoughts should be directed towards my Beloved (God) then, my Beloved is also to me; my Beloved helps, assists, and cares for me” (The Aruch HaShulhan).

Ani l’dodi v’dodi li is an invitation to prayer—Service of the Heart—ha’avodah she’ba’lev. “What is service of the heart?” ask the rabbis. “It means prayer” (Ta’anit 2a).
Read more about the spirituality of Elul...

 

Links to more information for Christians on these important Jewish holy days...
Rosh Hashanah
| The Days of Awe | Yom Kippur
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