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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]
20 Dec / Kislev 28 /Parashat Miketz
15 Dec / Tevet 02 Shabbat Chanukah
27 Dec / Tevet 05 / Parashat Vayigash
03 Jan / Tevet 12 / Parashat Vayechi
10 Jan / Tevet 19 / Parashat Shemot
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute or Light of Torah.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
21 Dec / 4th Sunday of Advent
24 Dec / The Nativity of the Lord
The Nativity Christmas Day
28 Dec / The Holy Family of Jesus Mary and Joseph
01 Jan / Mary Mother of God
04 Jan / The Epiphany
04 Jan / 2nd Sunday after Christmas
[where this Sunday not celebrated as Epiphany]
06 Jan / The Epiphany
[where not celebrated as Epiphany on 2nd Sunday]
11 Jan / The Baptism of the Lord
   [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
21 Dec / 4th Sunday of Advent
25 Dec / The Nativity of the Lord
28 Dec / 1st Sunday after Christmas
01 Jan / Holy Name of Jesus
01 Jan / [Mary Mother of God]
01 Jan / New Years Day
04 Jan / 2nd Sunday after Christmas
06 Jan / Epiphany
11 Jan / Baptism of the Lord

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

THE EIGHT DAYS of CHANUKAH
16 Dec / Kislev 24 / erev Chanukah
[Light first candle]Light eighth hannukah candle
17 Nov / Kislev 25 / Chanukah I
18 Nov / Kislev 26 / Chanukah II
19 Nov / Kislev 27 / Chanukah III
20 Dec / Kislev 28 / Parashat Miketz
15 Dec / Tevet 02 /Shabbat Chanukah
21 Dec / Kislev 29 / Chanukah V
22 Dec / Kislev 30 / Chanukah VI
23 Dec / Tevet 01 /Chanukah VII
24 Dec / Tevet 02 / Chanukah VIII

[LINK HERE to Jewish Readings tables]

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[See Etz Hayim's glossaries for more information on
Jewish or Christian Feasts, Festivals and Events.]

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Hanukkiah

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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.

 

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