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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]
24 Jan / Shevat 04 / Parashat Bo
31 Jan / Shevat 11 / Parashat Beshalah
04 Feb / Shevat 15 / Tu B'Shevat
07 Feb / Shevat 18 / Parashat Yitro
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute or Light of Torah.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
25 Jan / 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
01 Feb / 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time
02 Feb / The Presentation of the Lord
08 Feb / 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time
   [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
25 Jan / 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
01 Feb / 4th Sunday after the Epiphany
02 Feb / Presentation of the Lord
08 Feb / 5th Sunday after the Epiphany

[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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Date:

SPECIAL DATES: 27 January 2015

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY
A UN International Day of Commemoration
to honour the victims of the Holocaust.

Visit the Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem Facebook Page
photo albums

On January 27, 1945, 70 years ago this year, Soviet forces liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, discovering the largest Nazi killing center in Europe. Auschwitz has become a symbol of the Holocaust, representing the depths of man's inhumanity to man. Eighteen governments have legislated January 27 as an annual Holocaust Memorial Day.

Special 27th January Edication materials available HERE.

"The Holocaust was a turning point in history, which prompted the world to say "never again". The significance of the UN resolution A/RES/60/7 is that it calls for a remembrance of past crimes with an eye towards preventing them in the future." [UN website]

 

Approaching events

04 FEBRUARY 2015

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...

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AVAILABLE NOW...

JEWISH and CHRISTIAN
LITURGICAL CALENDARS

for 2014-2015 | 5775-5776

CALENDÁRIO LITÚRGICO JUDAICO—CRISTÃO
A VERSÃO EM PORTUGUÊS (DO BRASIL)

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Weekly Readings
for Christians and Jews
this 16 month interfaith calendar covers
Jewish Year 5775 & Christian Cycle:
Advent 2014–Advent 2015
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The Jewish and Christian Liturgical Calendar 2014-2015/5775-5776

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