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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]
03 July / Sivan 30 / Rosh Chodesh Tammuz
04 July / Tammuz 1 / Rosh Chodesh Tammuz
06 July / Tammuz 3 / Parashat Korach
13 July / Tammuz 10 / Parashat Chukat
20 July / Tammuz 17 / Parashat Balak
21 July / Tammuz 18 / Tzom Tammuz
27 July / Tammuz 24 / Parashat Pinchas
02 August / Av 2 / Rosh Chodesh Av
03 August / Av 2 / Parashat Matot-Masei
10 August / Av 9 / Parashat Devarim
10 August / Av 9/ erev Tisha B'Av
11 August / Av 10 / Tisha B'Av
16 August / Av 15 / Tu B'Av
  [Read a commentary on this week’s parashah (Torah potion)
  from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [ROMAN RITE]
07 July / 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
14 July / 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
21 July / 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
28 July / 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
04 August / 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
06 August / The Transfiguration of the Lord
11 August / 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
15 August / The Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary
    [Read a commentary on the gospel from Bat Kol Institute.]

   [RCL]
07 July / 4th Sunday after Pentecost
14 July / 5th Sunday after Pentecost
21 July / 6th Sunday after Pentecost
28 July / 7th Sunday after Pentecost
04 August / 8th Sunday after Pentecost
11 August / 9th Sunday after Pentecost

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

 

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TZOM TAMMUZ | 21 JULY
and the
THE TREE WEEKS
21ST JULY – 11TH AUGUST
18 Tammuz – 10 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.
Note. Tzom Tammuz normally falls on 17th Tammuz. This year it is moved to the 18th Tammuz because the 17th is Shabbat.
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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
10 AV - 11 AUGUST

TISHA B’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.
(Note: Normally celebrated on the 9th of Av, Tisha B'Av is this year transferred to 10th Av because Tisha B'Av is never observed on Shabbat).

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City wall, Jerusalem

 

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TU B'AV
15 AV - 16 AUGUST

Tu B'AV is the 15th day of the month of Av, a minor holiday in the Jewish Calendar following after the conclusion of "The Three Weeks," a period of mourning which began with Tzom Tammuz (The 17th of Tammuz) and ended with Tisha B'Av (9th Av). It is perhaps because of this that the Tachanun (penitential prayers) are removed from the daily prayer on Tu B'Av [usually recited during the Shacharit (morning) service each day] and it is a practice not to give eulogies at funerals on Tu B'Av. Both traditions suggest the end to the mourning period.
Tu B'Av has joyous associations in Jewish memory. It marked the begininig of the grape harvest, was considered a time to find love, and the lengthening of nights afforded more time for Torah study...
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