Genesis

Parashah #3 Lech L’kha (Get yourself out) B’resheit (Genesis) 12:1-17-27

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #3 Lech L’kha (Get yourself out) B’resheit (Genesis 12:1-17:27) Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 40:27-41:16 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:1-8 This week we are going to address what may seem to be a contradiction between the name of our parashah and the narrative from which it is named. “Lech lecha” is translated as… Read more »

Parashah #2 Noach (Noah) B’resheit (Genesis) 6:9-11:32

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #2 Noach (Noah) Genesis 6:9-11:32 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 54:1-10 B’rit Chadashah: Luke 17:26-37 This year we are going to concentrate on Genesis 11:1-9. These verses address human pride that defies G-d’s warnings against it. In retrospect, we start with the example of Adam and Eve eating from only One Tree,… Read more »

Parashah #1: B’resheit (In the beginning) B’resheit (Genesis) 1:1-6:8

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #1 B’resheit (In the beginning) B’resheit (Genesis) 1:1-6:8 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah 42:5-43:10) B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 1:1-17 Some of the statistical information used for this message is taken from “The Genesis One Code” by Daniel Friedman, who was the CEO of MacDonald, Dettwiler, and Associates until 2016. In this book,… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah#12: Vayechi (He lived) Genesis 47:28-50:26 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 2:1-12 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Kefa (Peter) 1:3-9; 2:11-17 Just as we recently started a new decade and turn the page to begin another chapter in our physical and spiritual journey, the children of Israel were about to enter into a… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #11: Vayigash (He approached) Genesis 44:18-47:27 Haftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 37:15-28 B’rit Chadashah: Acts: 7:9-16 (specifically vv.13-15) Excerpts from the Zohar Vol. II The story of Joseph and his brothers and the striking similarities to Yahshua and His life continue in this week’s parashah. We will specifically address chapter 45 today… 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 As in most years, this parashah coincides with Chanukkah. It is even more interesting that it coincides even with the late date on the secular calendar this year. There are no coincidences in… 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 2:6-3:9 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:9-16 It is important to know who the sons were that plotted against Yosef in the first section of this week’s parashah. We read in Gen. 37:2 that Yosef was with the sons of Bilpah… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 8: Vayishlach (He sent) Genesis 32:4-36:43 Haftarah: Ovadyah (Obadiah) 1-21 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 7:1-12 We start this week’s parashah with Jacob’s return home after a 22-year absence, with an obstacle of meeting Esau on the way. Jacob prepares for the possibility of a fight with Esau in three ways:… Read more »

Parashah #7: Vayetze (He went out)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) 11:7-12:12 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 1:34-51 Today we will focus on some deeper concepts beyond the literal readings in Chapter 29:25-30 with a B’rit Chadashah explanation of Jacob’s ladder to follow, providing us with a greater understanding of the… Read more »

Parashah #6 Tol’dot (History) B’resheit (Genesis) 25:19-28:9

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #6: Tol’dot (History) B’resheit (Genesis) 25:19-28:9 Haftarah: Mal’akhi (Malachi) 1:1-2:7 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 9:6-16; Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 11:20; 12:14-17 This parashah includes the history of Isaac’s life, the birth of his sons who symbolize the G-dly line in Jacob and the ungodly line of Esau; the paths both men took,… Read more »