Genesis

Parashah #5: Chai Sarah (Sara’s Life) B’resheit (Genesis) 23:1-25:18

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #5: Chai Sarah (Sarah’s Life) B’resheit (Genesis) 23:1-25:18 Haftarah : M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 1:1-31 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 8:19-22 In this parashah we are reminded of G-d’s omniscience and providence, the faith and trust in G-d that Yitz’chak and his senior servant demonstrated by their words and actions, and… Read more »

Parashah #4: Vayera (He appeared) B’resheit (Genesis) 18:1-22:24

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #4: Vayera (He appeared) B’resheit (Genesis) 18:1-22:24 Haftarah: M’lakhim bet (2 Kings 4:1-37) B’rit Chadashah: James 2:14-24 Today we are going to focus our learning on the three men introduced in the first paragraph of this parashah, Abraham’s character compared to Lot’s, the sins of S’dom, the likes of which… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #3 Lekh 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 An early example of G-d’s grace and consistency is found in this week’s parashah. We saw the first example of G-d reserving a remnant to set an example for the rest of the… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #2: Noach: B’resheit (Genesis) 6:9-11:32 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 54:1-10 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu: 24:36-44 There are some interesting comparisons between Noach (rest or comfort) and Hanokh (Enoch). Interestingly, there is only a brief sentence about the holy character of Hanokh in Gen. 5:21-24” Hanokh lived sixty-five years and fathered Metushelach. After… Read more »

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 »

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 This is the last parashah in the book of Genesis and is has some peculiar characteristics in the Torah scroll. This parashah is unique in that there… 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 This week’s parashah elaborates on some of the similarities between the life of Yosef and Yahshua, especially the timing Yosef uses to reveal himself to his brothers. He waited… 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 This week we are going to explore just one of an infinite number of ways G-d refines his people, providing for their best and subsequently His glory. It should be a humbling experience… 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 Although 27:2 reads “Here is the story of Ya’akov”, what follows is a 14-chapter story about Ya’akov’s sons. But perhaps it is really a story about Ya’akov’s legacy to his sons as we shall… 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 In light of the exponential increase in prophetic events being fulfilled on a global scale, today’s focus will be on the genealogy of ‘Esav (Edom). We need to know from whence such evil in humanity… Read more »