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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.
Note. The Jewish readings given are those read in the Jewish diaspora and will sometimes vary from those read in Israel.

APPROACHING WEEKS’ LITURGICAL CYCLES...

   [JEWISH CYCLE]
12 November / 18 Cheshvan / Parashat Vayera
19 November / 25 Cheshvan / Parashat Chayei Sarah
26 November / 2 Kislev / Parashat Toledot
03 December / 9 Kislev / Parashat Vayetze
10 December / 16 Kislev / Parashat Vayishlach
17 December / 23 Kislev / Parashat Vayeshev
18 December / 24 Kislev / erev Chanukah
19 December / 25 Kislev / Chanukah Day I
24 December / 30 Kislev / Parashat Miketz SHabbat Chanukah
26 December / 2 Tevet / Chanukah Day VIII
31 December / 7 Tevet / Parashat Vayigash
03 January / 10 Tevet / Asara B'Tevet
07 January / 14 Tevet / Parashat Vayechi
14 January / 21 Tevet / Parashat Shemot

[Read a commentary on the parashah (Torah potion) from
Institute Saint Pierre de Sion-Ratisbonne,
Bat Kol-Christian Center for Jewish Studies.
Readings for the above dates availabe HERE ]

   [ROMAN RITE]
02 November / All Souls Day
06 November / 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
09 November / Dedication of Lateran Basilica Rome
13 November / 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
20 November / Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe
27 November / 1st Sunday of Advent
04 December / 2nd Sunday of Advent
11 December / 3rd Sunday of Advent
18 December / 4th Sunday of Advent
25 December / The Nativity of the Lord
30 December / The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
01 January / Mary Mother of God
06 January / Epiphany of the Lord
[In some places Epiphany is transferred to the Sunday falling between 2nd January and 8th January–this year, 8th January.]
08 January / 2nd Sunday after Christmas of Epiphany[Use readings for Epiphany if celebrating Epiphany this Sunday.]
09 January / The Baptism of the Lord
15 January / 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time

[Read a commentary on the gospel from
Institute Saint Pierre de Sion-Ratisbonne,
Bat Kol-Christian Center for Jewish Studies.
Readings for the above dates available HERE]

   [RCL]
06 November / 22nd Sunday after Pentecost
13 November / 23rd Sunday after Pentecost
20 November / 24th Sunday after Pentecost / Reign of Christ
27 November / 1st Sunday of Advent
04 December / 2nd Sunday of Advent 04 December / 2nd Sunday of Advent
11 December / 3rd Sunday of Advent
18 December / 4th Sunday of Advent
25 December / Nativity of the Lord
01 January / 1st Sunday after Christmas Day
01 January / Holy Name of Jesus
01 January / New Years Day
06 January / Epiphany of the Lord
08 January / Baptism of the Lord
15 January / 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

[Readings for the above dates available HERE]

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THE EIGHT DAYS OF CHANUKAH
18 NOVEMBER 2022 – 26 DECEMBER 2022

18 Dec/ Kislev 24 / erev Chanukah [Light first candle]Light eighth hannukah candle
19 Dec / Kislev 25 / Chanukah I
20 Dec / Kislev 26 / Chanukah II
21 Dec / Kislev 27 / Chanukah III
22 Dec / Kislev 28 / Chanukah IV
23 Dec / Kislev 29 / Chanukah V
24 Dec / Kislev 30 / Shabbat Chanukah
25 Dec / Tevet 01 / Chanukah VII
26 Dec / Tevet 02 / Chanukah VIII

[LINK HERE to Jewish Readings tables]
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CHANUKAH
DOWNLOAD GUIDE TO CANDLE LIGHTING

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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.

Download our Guide to lighting the Hanukkah menorah.

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ASARA B'TEVET | THE FAST OF TEVET
10 TEVET | 3 JANUARY

The Fast of Tevet [עֲשָׂרָה בְּטֵבֵת] falls on the tenth day of the month of Tevet. Asara B'Tevet is a minor fast day. A fast is observed from sunrise to sunset in memory of the the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar (588 BCE, 2 Kgs. 25:1-4) which ultimately resulted in the breaching of the walls of the city (17th Tammuz 586, Jer. 52:6-7), the destruction of the Temple of Solomon three weeks later (9th Av) and the conquest of Judah and the consequent exile.
Asara B'Tevet is therefore a part of the series of Fast Days which are connected with the destruction of Solomon's Temple:

  1. The beginning of the Siege, Asara B'Tevet, 10th Tevet
  2. The breaching of the City walls, 17th Tammuz
  3. The destruction of the Temple (Tisha B'Av (9th Av)
  4. The Fast of Gedaliah (Tzom Gedaliah, 3 Tishri)

The Chief Rabbinate in Israel has, in modern times, marked Asara B'Tevet as a day of remembrance [a general kaddish day] for all those who died in The Shoah [The Holocaust] especially those who lack a definite date of death and so have no identifiable yahrtzeit.

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