Numbers

Parashah #42: Mattot (Tribes) B’midbar (Numbers) 30:2-32:42

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah#42: Mattot (Tribes) B’midbar (Numbers) 30:2-32:42 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 1:1-2:3 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:33-37 Parashah #43 Masa’ei (Stages) B’midbar 33:1-36:13 read together in regular years. The first theme in this week’s parashah addresses vows, oaths, and obligations. Vows and oaths are serious business in G-d’s economy. While G-d laid down… Read more »

Parashah #41 Pinchas B’midbar (Numbers) 25:10-30:1

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 41: Pinchas (Phinehas) B’midbar (Numbers) 25:10-30:1 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 18:46-19:21 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 26:1-30 This parashah continues the narrative from our previous one with the account of Pinchas (dark skinned) who is very zealous for the L-rd and runs out of the assembly to kill an… Read more »

Parashah #40: Balak B’midbar (Numbers) 22:2-25:9

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 40: Balak B’midbar (Numbers) 22:2-25:9 Haftarah: Mikkah (Micah) 5:6-6:8 B’rit Chadashah: Jude 11 Last week we discussed the concept of Moshe possibly adding to or subtracting from G-d’s Torah in the context of what G-d told Moshe to do when giving him instructions to speak to the rock versus… Read more »

Parashah #39 Hukkat (Regulation) B’midbar (Numbers) 19:1-22:1

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #39: Hukkat (Regulation) B’midbar (Numbers) 19:1-22:1 Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 11:1-33 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 3:9-21; 4:3-30; 12:27-50 This is the parashah in which we usually address the para aduma (red heifer) and the correlation to Yahshua and the process of atonement. Detailed explanation on this subject may be found in… Read more »

Parashah #38: Korach (Korah) B’midbar (Numbers) 16:1-18:32

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #38: Korach (Korah) B’midbar (Numbers) 16:1-18:32 Haftarah: Sh’mu’el (Samuel) 11:14-12:22 B’rit Chadashah: 2 Timothy 2:8-21 This week we read about the rebellion of Korach against Moshe. This event provides an excellent example one type of conflict we must face on a daily basis; some worse than others. Korach was no… Read more »

Parashah #37: Schlach L’kha B’midbar (Numbers 13:1-15:41

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #37: Shlach L’kha (Send on your behalf) Haftarah: Y’hoshua (Joshua) 2:1-24 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 3:7-19 This week we learn of a reality that contradicts the teaching of unlimited and complete forgiveness. There is a limit in the amount and intensity, if you will, of G-d’s forgiveness. Let’s take a look… Read more »

Parashah #36: B’ha’alotkha (When you set up) B’midbar (Numbers) 8:1-12:16

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parasha #36: B’ha’alotkha (When you set up) B’midbar (Numbers) 8:1-12:16 Haftarah: Z’Kharyah (Zechariah) 2:14-4-7 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 19: 31-37 Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 3: 1-6 Beginning with this parashah we see another regulation, which indicates that the Bible is not written in chronological order. We are dealing with the Menorah and… Read more »

Parashah #35: Naso (Take) B’midbar (Numbers) 4:21-7:89

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parasha # 35: B’midbar [Numbers] Naso (Take) 4:21-7:89 Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 13: 2-25 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 7:53-8:11; Acts 21:17-32 In this Parsha we read about the tribal heads bringing offerings to commemorate the consecration of the Mishkan (Tabernacle). All the offerings are the same and the redundancy seems extraneous. But,… Read more »

Parashah #34: B’midbar (In the desert) B’midbar (Numbers) 1:1-4;20

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah B’midbar: Numbers 1:1-4:20 Haftarah: Hosea 2:1-22 B’rit Chadashah: Luke 2:1-7; 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31 The Zohar comments on this portion that the creation itself had not truly been completed until Israel was led out of Egypt, given the Torah and built the Tabernacle. According to the Zohar, this having been… Read more »

Parahshot #42 and #43 Mattot and Masa’ei B’midbar (Numbers) 30:2-36:13

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah#42: Mattot (Tribes) B’Midbar (Numbers) 30:2-32-42 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 1:1-2:3 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:33-37 Parashah #43 Masa’ei (Stages) B’midbar 33:1-36:13 read together in regular years. Three themes dominate our first parashah. The first is the narrative on the laws pertaining to vows. The second addresses the battle against Midian which… Read more »