Parashot

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 G-d leading the Israelites out into the desert, the column of cloud by day associated with the Angel of G-d (14:19) who is Yahshua before his manifestation as… Read more »

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

Weekly Parashah (Bo) Torah: Sh’mot (Ex.) 10:1-13:16 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jer.) 46:13-28 Ketuvim: Luke 2:22-24; Yochanan (Jn.) 19:31-37; Acts 13:16-17; Rev. 8:6-9:12; 16:1-21; 1 Cor. 11:20-34; Luke 22:7-30 This week’s Parashah deals with the story of Passover and the mitzvah (commandment) of Passover. There is a clear connection between the mitzvah of Passover and the Mitzvah… 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 At the beginning of this parashah, G-d clearly declares His Name. He explains to Moshe and us that he manifests himself in different roles, although He is Echad (a complex unity). G-d also makes… Read more »

Parashah #13: Sh’mot (Names) 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 week’s Parashah brings up an interesting parallel. “There is nothing new under the sun” discussed in the book of Ecclesiastes… 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: Hebrews 11:21-22; 1 Kefa (1 Peter) 1:3-9; 2:11-17 Let’s start with a lesson in the peculiar writing of this parashah in the Torah scroll. This parashah is unique in that there is no space between… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parasha #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 a truth not obvious to the casual reader. Let us examine this portion from a mystical or Kabbalistic perspective. From… 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) 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, this parashah coincides with Chanukkah, which is no coincidence. The deeper connection between the two is not difficult for the Messianic Jew who understands that Yahshua is G-d and Yosef… 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) Genesis 37:1-40:23 Haftarah: ‘Amos (Amos) 2:6-3:8 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:9-16 Before getting into this week’s parashah, I will address the question about whether it is a Biblical command not to eat the sinew (thigh muscle) that passes along the hip socket of an animal. This… Read more »

Parashah #8 Vayislach (He sent) B’resheit (Genesis) 32:4-36:43

Beth Elohim messianic Synagogue Parashah #8: Vayishlach (He sent) B’resheit (Genesis 32:4-36:43) Haftarah: Hoshea Ovadyah (Obadiah) 1-21 (S) B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 7:1-12 A great confrontation is about to take place. Jacob and Esau are destined to meet after at least 20 years. Esau is the older brother who was “tricked” out of his birthright because… Read more »

Parashah #7: Vayetze B’resheit (Genesis) 28;10-32:3

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #7 Vayetze (He went out) B’resheit (Genesis) 28:10-32:3 Haftarah: Hoshea (Hosea) 11:7-12 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 1:43-51 Today I want to focus on the genealogy of Bilhah, who was Rachel’s maid, because of her connection to Dan (he judged) (Gen. 30:9). It is important to follow the ancestry of our… Read more »