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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]
09 July / Tammuz 3 / Parashat Korach
16 July / Tammuz 10 / Parashat Chukat
23 July / Tammuz 17 / Parashat Balak
24 July / Tammuz 18 / Tzom Tammuz
30 July / Tammuz 24 / Parashat Pinchas
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute or Light of Torah.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
03 Jul / 14th Sunday in Ordinary Tiime
10 Jul / 15th Sunday in Ordinary Tiime 
17 Jul / 16th Sunday in Ordinary Tiime
24 Jul / 18th Sunday in Ordinary Tiime
31 Jul / 18th Sunday in Ordinary Tiime
    [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
03 Jul / 7th Sunday after Pentecost
10 Jul / 8th Sunday after Pentecost
17 Jul / 9th Sunday after Pentecost
24 Jul / 10th Sunday after Pentecost
31 Jul / 11th Sunday after Pentecost

[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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Learn more about the Jewish Festivals...
  Recommended reading (Available, amazon.com –click image)

The Jewish Holidays:
A Guide and Commentary

~Michael Strassfeld
The Jewish Holidays: A Guide and Commentary ~Michael Strassfeld

JPS Guide
Jewish Traditions

~Ronald. L. Eisenberg
JPS Guide: Jewish Traditions ~Ronald. L. EisenbergJPS Guide: Jewish Traditions ~Ronald. L. Eisenberg

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TZOM TAMMUZ | 24TH JULY
and the
THE TREE WEEKS
24TH JULY – 13TH AUGUST
18 Tammuz – 9 AV

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 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.”]

Note. When 17th Tammuz falls on a Shabbat as it does in this year (2016) the fast is moved to Sunday, 18th Tammuz.

 

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JEWISH and CHRISTIAN
LITURGICAL CALENDARS

FOR 2015–2016 5776–5777
ENGLISH VERSION

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

Weekly Readings
for Christians and Jews
this 16 month interfaith calendar covers
Jewish Year 5776 & Christian Cycle:
Advent 2015–Advent 2016
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The Jewish and Christian Liturgical Calendar 2015-2016/5776-5777

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Scripture through Torah
Resources for Christians from

Link to Light of Torah website
 
Ancients texts, through fresh eyes,
alive for today.

Light of Torah provides weekly insights on the Torah in an easy to use format for parish study groups and individuals.

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