Numbers

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah#41 (Pinchas) B’Midbar 15:10-30:1 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 18:46-19:21 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 26:1-30 Before we begin, I want to share a little story that relates to our perception of peace:G-d promised Pinchas a “covenant of shalom.” The prophet Isaiah said that one day there will be universal peace, when… 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: Mikhah (Micah) 5:6(7)-6:8 B’rit Chadashah: 2 Kefa (Peter) 2:1-22   Although this parashah is read with Parashah #39 in regular years, it is the focus teaching for this week. Therefore, I am presenting this teaching from a deeper perspective than that covered last week. … Read more »

Parashot 39 & 40: Hukkat and Balak B’midbar (Numbers) 19:1-22:1; 22:2-25:9

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah: 39: Hukkat (Regulation) B’Midbar (Numbers) 19:1-22:1 and Parashah #40: Balak B’midbar (Numbers) 22:2-25:9  (read together in regular years) Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 11:1-33; Mikhah (Micah)5:6-6:8 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 3:9-21; Revelation 2:14-15   We start with parashah Hukkat. The importance of the Para Adumah (red heifer) is usually the most popular… Read more »

Parashah #38: Korach (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 a conceptual illustration of the diversity of conflicts we must face on a daily basis; small and… 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’karyah (Zechariah) 2:14-4:7 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 3:1-6 Part of today’s parashah describes the Temple menorah: 8:1-3; “Adonai said to Moshe, tell Aharon, ‘when you set up the lamps, the seven lamps are to cast their light forward, in front of… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah 35: Naso (Take) B’Midbar (Numbers) 4:21-7:89 Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 13:2-25 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan 7:53-8:11 The focus on the parashah this year is Num. Chapter 5. This passage describes the process that will establish the innocence of a woman wrongly accused of adultery by her husband, or guilt. This is the… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #34: B’midbar (In the desert) Numbers 1:1-4:20 Haftarah: Hoshea (Hosea) 2:1-2-22 B’rit Chadashah: Luke 2:1-7; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 In this parashah, G-d commands a census of the entire assembly of Israel. The census was taken according to tribe. This required each person to establish his genealogical descent from the corresponding… Read more »