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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 July / Tammuz 17 / Parashat Balak
05 July / Tammuz 18 / Tzom Tammuz
11 July / Tammuz 24 / Parashat Pinchas
17 July / Av 1 / Rosh Chodesh Av
18 July / Av 2 / Parashat Matot–Masei
25 July / Av 9 / Parashat Devarim
25 July / Av 9 / erev Tisha B'Av
26 July / Av 10 / Tisha B'Av
31 July / Av 15 / Tu B'Av
01 August / Av 16 / Parashat Va’etchanan
01 August / Av 16 / Shabbat Nachamu
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute or Light of Torah.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
05 July / 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
12 July / 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
19 July / 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
26 July / 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
02 August / 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
06 August / The Transfiguration of the Lord
   [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
05 July / 6th Sunday after Pentecost
12 July / 7th Sunday after Pentecost
19 July / 8th Sunday after Pentecost
26 July / 9th Sunday after Pentecost
02 August / 10th Sunday after Pentecost
09 August / 11th Sunday after Pentecost

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

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Jewish or Christian Feasts, Festivals and Events.]

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This month ...

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF
CHRISTIANS AND JEWS

CONFERENCE, ROME, June 28 – July 1, 2015

ICCJ logo - link to website

The annual ICCJ international conference will begin in Rome on June 28th. The theme of the conference is the commemoration of 50th anniversary of the promulgation of Nostra Aetate (28 October 1965), the declaration of the Second Vatican Council that transformed Jewish-Catholic relations in particular and Jewish-Christian relations in general. More info: ICCJ website link

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TZOM TAMMUZ and the
THE TREE WEEKS

5TH JULY - 26 JULY

Tzom Tammuz (“tzom” means “fast”) is associated with many calamitous dates in Jewish history. On this day Jews fast, refrain from joyous celebrations, observe special prayers and Torah readings. It is on this day also that the “Three Weeks,” a period of mourning for the destruction of the First and Second Temples begins. The “Three Weeks” come to an end with the fast of Tisha B'Av (The 9th of Av). Read more...

The three weeks

HAFTAROT OF ADMONITION

The Haftarot of Admonition are the haftarah portions which are read during the three weeks preceding Tisha B'Av. Their designation, Haftarot of Admonition [or Affliction], derives from the Period known since Rabbinic times as “bein ha-metzarim” (Between the Breaches) a time of mourning which remembers the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in the time of the first Temple. [Bein ha-metzarim is a phrase taken from Lamentations 1:3, “All her pursuers overtook her in the narrow places.”]

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TISHA B'AV
26TH JULY | AV 10

Tisha B’Avthe Ninth day of the month of Av - this year observed on the 10th since the 9th of Av falls on a Shabbat— is one of four Jewish fast days mentioned by Zechariah (8:19) which mourn the catastrophic destruction of the first Temple in Jerusalem. Tisha B’Av is a major fast day with the restrictions matching the fast of Yom Kippur.Tisha B'Av Study sheet link

According to the Mishnah (Ta’anit 4:6) Tisha B’Av has traditionally been associated with the destruction of both Temples—by the Babylonians (586 BCE) and again by the Romans (70 CE). Midrash also associates other catastrophic events in Jewish history with the date, the Ninth of Av.

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City wall, Jerusalem

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 Haftarah of Consolation occur during the month of Elul and immediately precede the Days of Awe which begin with the month of Tishrei.

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Scripture through Torah
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