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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]
01 July / Tammuz 7 / Parashat Chukat
08 July / Tammuz 14 / Parashat Balak
11 July / Tammuz 17 / Tzom Tammuz
15 July / Tammuz 21 / Parashat Pinchas
22 July / Tammuz 28 / Parashat Matot-Masei
24 July / Av 1 / Rosh Chodesh Av
29 July / Av 6 / Parashat Devarim
01 August / Av 9 / Tisha B'Av
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute or Light of Torah.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
02 July / 13th Sunday Ordinary Time
09 July / 14th Sunday Ordinary Time
16 July / 15th Sunday Ordinary Time
23 July / 16th Sunday Ordinary Time
30 July / 17th Sunday Ordinary Time
    [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
02 July / 4th Sunday after Pentecost
09 July / 5th Sunday after Pentecost
16 July / 6th Sunday after Pentecost
23 July / 7th Sunday after Pentecost
30 July / 8th 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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Date:

TZOM TAMMUZ and the
THE TREE WEEKS

11TH JULY - 1ST AUGUST

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
1ST AUGUST | AV 9

Tisha B’Avthe Ninth day of the month of Av 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

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JEWISH and CHRISTIAN
LITURGICAL CALENDARS

FOR 2016–2017 5777–5778
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 5777 & Christian Cycle:
Advent 2016–Advent 2017
...

The Jewish and Christian Liturgical Calendar 2016-2017/5777-5778

 

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