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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]
05 November / Kislev 1 / Rosh Chodesh Kislev
06 November / Kislev 2 / Parashat Toledot
13 November / Kislev 9 / Parashat Yayetze
20 November / Kislev 16 / Parashat Vayishlach
27 November / Kislev 23 / Parashat Vayeshev
28 November / Kislev 24 / erev Chanukah
29 November / Kislev 25 / Chanukah I
04 December / Kislev 30 / Parshat Miketz, Shabbat Chanukah / Rosh Chodesh Tevet
05 December / Tevet 1 / Rosh Chodesh Tevet
11 December / Tevet 7 / Parashat Vayigash
14 December / Tevet 10 / Asara B'Tevet
18 December / Tevet 14 / Parashat Vayechi
25 December / Tevet 21 / Parashat Shemot
[Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion) from Institute Saint Pierre de Sion-Ratisbonne, Bat Kol-Christian Center for Jewish Studies.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
01 November / All Saints
02 November / All Souls
07 November / 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
09 November / Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
14 November / 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
21 November / Christ the King
28 November / 1st Sunday in Advent
05 December / 2nd Sunday in Advent
08 December / The Immaculate Conception of the BVM
12 December / 3rd Sunday in Advent
19 December / 4th Sunday in Advent
25 December / The Nativity of the Lord, Christmas Day
26 December / The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
  [Read a commentary on the gospel from Institute Saint Pierre de Sion-Ratisbonne,
Bat Kol-Christian Center for Jewish Studies.]

   [RCL]
01 November / All Saints Day
07 November / 24th Sunday after Pentecost
14 November / 25th Sunday after Pentecost
21 November / 26th Sunday after Pentecost
28 November / 1st Sunday in Advent
05 December / 2nd Sunday in Advent
12 December / 3rd Sunday in Advent
19 December / 4th Sunday in Advent
25 December / The Nativity of the Lord
26 December/ 1st Sunday after Christmas

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


The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary by Robert Alter.
[PAID LINKS - follow LINKS for detailed book information at Amazon]

 

 

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THE EIGHT DAYS OF CHANUKAH

28 Nov / Kislev 24 / erev Chanukah [Light first candle]Light eighth hannukah candle
29 Dec / Kislev 25 / Chanukah I
30 Dec / Kislev 26 / Chanukah II
01 Dec / Kislev 27 / Chanukah III
02 Dec / Kislev 28 / Chanukah IV
03 Dec / Kislev 29 / Chanukah V
04 Dec / Kislev 30 / Shabbat Chanukah
05 Dec / Tevet 01 / Chanukah VII
06 Dec / Tevet 02 / Chanukah VIII

[LINK HERE to Jewish Readings tables]
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CHANUKAH
28 NOVEMBER 2021 – 06 DECEMBER 2021

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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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