Parashot

Parashah #1: B’resheit (Genesis/Beginning) B’resheit (Gen. 1:1-6:8)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #1: B’resheit ( Genesis/Beginning) B’resheit 1:1-6:8 Haftarah:Yesha’yahu (Isaiah)42:5-21 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 21:1-5:22:1-5 The narrative of creation described in this Parashah is structured by a seven-day pattern, six days whereby G-d accomplishes his physical creation, and the seventh day in which He rests. Yet in that rest, he “created” the Sabbath… Read more »

Special Parashah for Chol HaMoed Sukkot: B’midbar (Numbers) 29:17-35

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Special Parashah Chol HaMoed Sukkot: B’Midbar(Numbers) 29:17-35 Haftarah: Ezekiel 38:18-39:16 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Thess. 5:1-11 This parashah focuses on the offerings given in the Temple during the festival of Sukkot. The sheer number of sacrifices that translates to a very high cost financially and emotionally is astounding and should cause us… Read more »

Parashah #53: Ha’azinu (Hear) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 32:1-52

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 53 Ha’azinu (Hear) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 32:1-52 Haftarah: Sh’mu’el Bet (2 Samuel) 22:1-1-51 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 10: 28-39 The Song of Moshe with the title of the parashah “hear” should prompt a sense of urgency to understand what it means “to hear.” The crux of the subject is found in… Read more »

Parashah #52: Vayelekh (He went) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 31:1-30

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #52 Vayelekh (He went) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 31:1-30 Haftarah: Hoshea (Hosea) 14:2-10 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 13:5-8 Moshe is now 120 years old and ready to be called home. He transfers leadership to Y’hoshua. Moshe prophesied of someone coming that would be like unto himself, but greater than he in the future…. Read more »

Parashah # 51:Nitzavim ( Standing) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9-30:20

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #51 Nitzavim (Standing) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9-30:20 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 61:10-63:9 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 9:30-10-13, Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 12:14-15 This Parashah includes some of the most basic principles of the Jewish faith: 1. The Unity of Israel 2. The future redemption 3. The practicality of Torah 4. Freedom of choice On… Read more »

Parashah #50: Ki Tavo (When you come) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 26:1-29:8

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #50 Ki Tavo (When you come) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 26:1-29:8 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 60:1-22 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 28:17-31 This parashah repeats the cause and effect relationship between man and G-d. Throughout G-d’s Torah, He emphasizes that if Israel (all true believers) want to remain a special treasure to G-d, become and… Read more »

Parashah #49: Ki Tetze (When you go out) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 21:10-25:19

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #49: Ki Tetze (When you go out) D’varim 21:10-25:19 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu 52:13-54:1-10 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Corinthians 9:4-18 This week’s parashah contains more than six times the number of mitzvot than any of the others. Private matters in domestic and civil life are addressed rather than the previous parashah addressing public… Read more »

Parashah #48: Shof’tim (Judges) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 16:18-21:9

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #48: Shof’tim (Judges) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 16:18-21:9 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 51:12-53:12 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Timothy 5:17-22 In the beginning of this parashah, the chain of command for judging and leadership is set up according to G-d’s instructions. Note the continuity. All of those chosen to be within this chain are to… Read more »

Parashah #47: Re’eh (See) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 11:26-16:17

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #47: Re’eh (See) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 11:26-16:17 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 54:11-55:5 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Yochanan (John) 4:1-6 Our free will is reiterated in the first sentence of the parashah. G-d says “ See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse- the blessing, if you listen to the… Read more »

Parashah #46: Ekev (Because) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 7:12-11:25

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #46: ‘Ekev (Because) D’varim (Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 49:14-51-3 B’rit Chadashah: Ya’akov (James) 5:7-11 This parashah is filled with admonishment from YHVH to obey the mitzvoth (commands), rulings, regulations, and to fear Him. We cannot expect to be found good and faithful servants if we dance through life doing… Read more »