Parashot

Parashah #15: Mishpatim (Rulings) Sh’mot (Exodus) 21:1-24:18

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #18: Mishpatim (Rulings) Sh’mot (Exodus) 21:1-24:18 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 34:22; 33:25-26 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:38-42 Although there are no doubt questions about the rulings of G-d delineated in this week’s parashah, I am going to specifically address those in Chapter 21:17; 20;22, and Chapter 22: 1. These four rulings… Read more »

Parashah #17: Yitro (Jethro) Sh’mot (Exodus) 18:1-20:23

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #17: Yitro (Jethro) Sh’mot (Exodus) 18:1-20:23 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 6:1-13 B’rit Chadashah: James 2:8-13 Many teachings addressing this parashah focus on Yitro, and this is appropriate because of the unique character of Yitro and his influence on Moshe. But this year we are going to focus on the 10 Words,… Read more »

Parashah #16 : B’shallach (After he had let go) Sh’mot (Exodus) 13:17-17:16

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parasha #16 B’shallach (After he had let go) Sh’mot (Exodus 13:17-17:16) Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 4:4-5:31 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 15:1-4 This parashah begins with a reality we don’t like to acknowledge; that we are a stubborn (stiff-necked) people many times throughout our lives. G-d created us with the animal soul that wants… Read more »

Parashah #15: Bo (Go) Sh’mot (Deuteronomy) 10:1-13:16

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #15: Bo (Go) Sh’mot (Deuteronomy) 10:1-13:16 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 46;13-28 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 8:6-9,12; 16:1-21 The creation of something from nothing is described in detail in the book of Genesis. But the beginning of the year for humankind is defined in our Parashah in chapter 12:1 and forward: “ Adonai… Read more »

Parashah #14 : Va’era (I appeared) Sh’mot (Exodus) 6:2-9:35

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 14: Va’era (I appeared) Sh’mot (Exodus) 6:2-9:35 Haftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 28:25-29:21 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 9:14-17 This week’s parashah G-d declares His Name very clearly. He explains to Moshe and us that he manifests himself in different roles, although He is Echad (a complex unity). G-d tells Moshe that he… Read more »

Parashah #13: Sh’mot (Names) Sh’mot (Exodus) 1:1-6:1

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #13: Sh’mot (Names) (Ex.) 1:1-6:1 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jer.) 1:1-2:3 (S) B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matt.) 22:23-33; 41-46 Mark 12:18-27; 35-37; Luke 20:27-44; Acts 3:12-15; 5:27-32; 7:17-36; 22:12-16; 24:14-16 Hebrews 11:23-26 This year we are going to examine the life of Moshe, his questions of G-d, and the implications his background has… Read more »

Parashah #12: Vayechi ( He lived) B’resheit (Genesis) 47:28-50:26

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah 12: Vayechi (He Lived) B’resheit (Genesis) 47:28-50:26 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 2:1-12 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Peter 1:3-9; 2:11-17 As we leave another year behind ,we look at this week’s parashah with renewed vigor and a desire to explore another section of G-d’s instructions (Torah). Specifically , will discuss Ephraim… Read more »

Parashah #11: Vayigash (He approached) B’resheit (Genesis) 44:18-47:27

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #11: Vayigash (He approached) B’resheit (Genesis) 44:18-47:27 Haftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 37:15-28 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:9-16 specifically vv.13-15 If we look more deeply into this week’s Torah portion we can derive truth not obvious to the casual reader but one that can be understood from a Kabbalistic perspective. We notice in… Read more »

Parashah #10: Mikketz (At the end) B’resheit (Genesis) 41:1-44:17

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #10: Mikketz (At the end) B’resheit (Genesis) 41:1-44:17 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 3:15-4:1 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:9-16 During most years, with this year being no exception, this parashah coincides with Chanukkah. Of course, this is no coincidence because there is a deeper meaning that we will explore including Joseph’s… Read more »

Parashah #9: Vayeshev (He continued living) B’resheit (Genesis) 37:1-40:23

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #9: Vayeshev ( He continued living) B’resheit (Genesis) 37:1-40:23 Haftarah: ’Amos 2:6-3:8 B’rit Chadashah: Acts: 7:9-10 There are so many songs and stories about Yosef’s coat of many colors, yet the subject is seldom explored in depth. Why was this coat so unusual and so important? Why did his father… Read more »