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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]
14 November / Cheshvan 27 / Parashat Chayei Sarah
21 November / Kislev 8/ Parashat Toledot
28 November / Kislev 12 / Parashat Vayetze
05 December / Kislev 19 / Parashat Vayishlach
10 December / Kislev 24 / erev Chanikah
11 December / Kislev 25 / Chanikah I
12 December / Kislev 26 / Parashat Vayeshev, Shabbat Chanikah
18 December / Tevet 03 / Chanikah VIII
19 December / Tevet 04 / Parashat Miketz
25 December / Tevet 10 / Adara B'Tevet
26 December / Tevet 11 / Parashat Vayigash
02 January / Tevet 18 / Parashat Vayigash
09 December / Tevet 25 / Parashat Shemot
[Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion) from Institute Saint Pierre de Sion-Ratisbonne, Bat Kol-Christian Center for Jewish Studies.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
15 November / 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
22 November / Christ the King
29 November / 1st Sunday of Advent
06 December / 2nd Sunday of Advent
08 December / The Immaculate Conception
13 December / 3rd Sunday of Advent
20 December / 4th Sunday of Advent
25 December / The Nativity of the Lord
27 December / Holy Family of Jesus Mary and Joseph
01 January / Mary Mother of God
03 January / Epiphany or 2nd Sunday after Christmas [Epiphany is celebrated 6th January in some places.
10 January / Baptism of the Lord
  [Read a commentary on the gospel from Institute Saint Pierre de Sion-Ratisbonne, Bat Kol-Christian Center for Jewish Studies.]

   [RCL]
15 November / 24th Sunday after Pentecost
22 November / 25th Sunday after Pentecost
22 November /Reign of Christ
29 November / 1st Sunday of Advent
06 December / 2nd Sunday of Advent
13 December / 3rd Sunday of Advent
20 December / 4th Sunday of Advent
25 December / The Nativity of the Lord
27 December / 1st Sunday after Christmas Day
01 January / Holy Name of Jesus | New Years Day
03 January / 2nd Sunday after Christmas Day
06 January / Epiphany
10 January / Baptism of the Lord

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


The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary by Robert Alter.
[PAID LINKS - follow LINKS for detailed book information at Amazon]

 

ADVENT RECOMMEMDATIONS

Advent Recommendations
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An Adult Christ at Christmas - Raymond E. Brown A Coming Christ at Advent Advent of the Savior - Stephen Binz An Adult Christ at Christmas - Raymond E. Brown A Coming Christ at Advent Advent of the Savior - Stephen Binz An Adult Christ at Christmas - Raymond E. Brown A Coming Christ at Advent Advent of the Savior - Stephen Binz An Adult Christ at Christmas - Raymond E. Brown A Coming Christ at Advent Advent of the Savior - Stephen Binz

 

 

 

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CHANUKAH
10 DECEMBER 2020 – 18 DECEMBER 2020

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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.

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THE EIGHT DAYS OF CHANUKAH

10 Dec / Kislev 24 / erev Chanukah [Light first candle]Light eighth hannukah candle
11 Dec / Kislev 25 / Chanukah I
12 Dec / Kislev 26 / Shabbat Chanukah II
13 Dec / Kislev 27 / Chanukah III
14 Dec / Kislev 28 / Chanukah IV
15 Dec / Kislev 29 / Chanukah V
16 Dec / Tevet 02 / Chanukah VI
17 Dec / Tevet 02 / Chanukah VII
18 Dec / Tevet 03 / Chanukah VIII

[LINK HERE to Jewish Readings tables]
 
   
           
           
           
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