Genesis

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Weekly Parashah Parasha #3: Lekh L’kha (Get yourself out) Genesis 12:1-17:27 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 40: 27-41:16 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:1-8; Romans 3:19-5:6; Galatians 3:15-18; 5:1-6; Colossians 2:11-15; Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 7: 1-19; 11: 8-12 And G-d said to Abram; “Go out from your country, from your birthplace, from the home of… 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 (Matthew) 24:36-44 Noach and the flood are introduced in this parashah. The Hebrew word for ark (teivah) has two meanings. It means both “ark” like the one in this parashah, and it means “word”. The instructions which HaShem… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #1 (B’resheit) In the beginning: B’resheit (Genesis) 1:1-6:81 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu ((Isaiah) 42:5-21 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 21:1-5 Today we are going to explore the first parashah from the perspective of G-d’s purpose; to make a dwelling below and fill it with His creation with man at the hierarchical head. This will… 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   This parashah begins with the narrative between Jacob (Israel) and Yosef. Note the interplay throughout the narrative interchanging the name Ya’akov with Israel. As we discussed in previous parashiot, the… 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 the story of Joseph and his brothers and the striking similarities to Yahshua and His life continue. But I want to look more closely at Chapter… 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, 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 #8: Vayishlach (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: Ovadayah (Obadiah) 1-21 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 7:1-12 The rabbinic advice for this parashah is expressed in the midrash (B’resheit Rabbah 78:15) and reiterated in Ramban’s commentary on the Torah (B’resheit 32:4), that the section dealing with the dramatic meeting between Yaakov and Esav… Read more »

Parashah #7: Vayetze (He went out) B’resheit (Genesis 28:10-32:33)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #7: Vayetze (He went out) B’resheit (Genesis 28:10-32:33) Haftarah: Hoshea (Hosea) 12:13-14:10 Brit Chadashah: Yochanan 1:43-51 This week’s Parashah describes the births of Jacob’s 12 sons who evolve into the 12 tribes of Israel. If we even superficially peruse Genesis chapters 29 and 30, we can make some pretty striking… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parasha #6: Tol’Dot (History) B’resheit (Genesis) 25: 19-28:9 Haftarah: Mal’akhi (Malachi) 1:1-2:7 B’rit Hadashah: Romans 9:6-16; Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 11:20; 12:14-17  In this week’s Parasha we read of Rivkah giving birth to twins; Esau sells his birthright to Jacob; Isaac leaves Canaan because of a famine repeating his father Abraham’s sin… Read more »

Parashah #5: Chai Sarah (Sarah’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; 27:3-10   This week’s parashah narrative describes another dimension of Abraham’s hospitality on a very personal note. Many of you know that the Rosh Rebbe of Beth Elohim passed from this… Read more »