Exodus

Parashah #23: P’kudei (Accounts) Sh’mot (Exodus) 38:21-40:38

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah# 23: P’kudei (Accounts) Sh’mot (Exodus) 38:21-40:38 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 7:40- 50 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 15:5-8 Excerpts from this message are taken from a message written by the late Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks of blessed memory. All Messianic Jewish connections I provided are integral to understanding the similarities and… Read more »

Parashah #22: Vayak’hel ( He assembled) Sh’mot (Exodus) 35:1-38:20

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #22: Vayak’hel (He assembled) Sh’mot (Exodus) 35:1-38:20 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 7:13-26 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 11:1-13 In the very first sentence of this parashah, we see a repetition of the command to rest on Shabbat. “These are the things which Adonai has ordered you to do. On six days… Read more »

Parashah #21: Ki Tissa (When you take) Sh’mot (Exodus) 30:11:34-5

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parasha #21: Ki Tissa (When you take) Sh’mot (Exodus) 30:11-34-35 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 18:20-39 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:35-8:1 There are four main themes in the week’s parashah we will address today;1) Personal accountability; 2) Ascension to G-d; 3) Total separation for G-d’s service; 4) G-d’s commanded festivals. The first… Read more »

Parashah #20: Tetzaveh (You are to order) Sh’mot (Exodus) 27:20-30:10

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #20: Tetzaveh ( You are to order) Sh’mot (Exodus) 27:20-30:10 Haftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 43:10-27 B’rit Chadashah: Philippians 4:10-20 With the instructions for the construction of the Tabernacle complete, the Torah moves on to those who will carry out the process of sacrifices and the daily activities within it. Where Moshe… Read more »

Parashah #19: T’rumah (Contributions) Sh’mot (Exodus) 25:1-27:19

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #19: T’rumah (Contributions) Sh’mot (Exodus) 25:1-27:19 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 5:26-6:13 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews: 8:1-6 The sanctuary is to be the place where G-d abides with Israel and issues His instructions. It is also to be the place where sacrificial worship takes place. The benefit is for Israel who… Read more »

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 »