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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah#3: Lekh L’kha (Genesis 12:1-17:27) Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 40:27-41:16 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:1-8  This parashah zooms in on the life of Avraham and its significance to those who call themselves his descendants. We believe ourselves to be so well-versed with the story of Abraham that we do not always stop to… Read more »

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

     Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #2 Noach (Noah) B’resheit (Genesis) 6:9-11:32 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 54:1-10 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 24:36-44  We read of the flood account this week in which everything on dry land died, including the birds of the air (Gen. 7:21-23). G-d changes the diet of man from that of a vegetarian… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah#1 B’resheit (Genesis) 1:1-6:8 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 42:5-43:10 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 1:1-17 This week we begin a new cycle of reading and learning more of G-d’s Torah. What a gift from G-d! We just concluded with learning of Moshe’s death and the peace of G-d demonstrated throughout the narrative, and… Read more »

Parashah #53: Ha’azinu (Hear) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 32:1-52

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 53 Ha’azinu (Hear) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 32:1-52 Haftarah: Shmuel Bet (2 Samuel) 22:1-1-51 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 10: 28-39   In this week’s parashah, Moshe is about ready to climb the mountain and be gathered to his ancestors. At his point, we might expect him to start laying blames on the people… Read more »

Parashah #51 and #52 Nitzavim and Vayeilech (D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9-30:20 and 31:1-30

                               Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue  Parashah #51 Nitzavim (Standing):  Deuteronomy (D’varim)  29:9-30:20 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 61:10-63:9        B’rit Chadashah: Romans 9:30-10-13, Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 12:14-15 and  Parashah #52 Vayeilech (He went) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 31:1-30 Haftarah: Hoshea (Hosea) 14:2-10 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 13:5-8   This week we have two parashot to consider. I am amazed… Read more »

Parashah #50: Ki Tavo (When you come) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 26:1-29:8

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #50: Ki Tavo (When you come) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 26:1-29:8 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah: 60: 1-22 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 11:1-15  The confession of tithes, blessings for obedience, and curses for rebellion are the foci this week (Deut. 26:13-15). By saying the confession as we give our tithes either verbally or silently, we… Read more »

Parashah #49: Ki Tetze (When you go out) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 21:10-25:19

  Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #49: Ki Tetze (When you go out) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 21:10-25-19 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 54:1-10 B’rit Chadashah: Mark 12:18-27  D’varim, 25:17: Remember what Amalek did to you on the way, when you were leaving Egypt. That he happened upon you on the way, and he killed among you all the… Read more »

Parashah #48: Shof’tim (Judges): D’varim (Deuteronomy) 11:26-16:17

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah 48 Shof’tim (Judges): Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-53:12 Brit Chadashah: Mattityahu 5:38-42; 18-20; Acts 3:13-26; 7:35-53; 1 Cor. 5:9-13; 1 Tim. 5:17-22; Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 10:28-31  This week’s parashah begins with broad social concerns including the entire process of conquering lands designated by Adonai and setting up a suitable structure… Read more »

Parashah #47: Re’eh (See) Deuteronomy (D’varim) 11:26-16:17

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #47: Deuteronomy (D’varim) Re’eh (See) 11:26-16:17 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 44:11-45:5 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Corinthians 5:9-13  The first word of this parashah translates as “take heed,” packing greater emphasis than “see” as we think of the word in English. It is also more appropriate to the context of the sentence, for… Read more »

Parashah #46: ‘Ekev (Because) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 7:12-11:25

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #46: ‘Ekev (Because) D’varim (Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25 Haftarah: Yesha-yahu (Isaiah) 49:14-51-3 B’rit Chadashah: Ya’akov (James) 5:7-11  This parashah is filled with admonishment from YHVH to obey the mitzvoth (commands), rulings, regulations, and to fear Him. We cannot expect to be found good and faithful servants if we dance through life doing… Read more »