Parashot

Parashah #19: T’rumah (Contribution) Sh’mot (Exodus) 25:1-27:19

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #19: T’rumah (Contribution) Sh’mot (Exodus) 25:1-27:19 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings 5:26-6:13 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 8:1-6; 9:23; 10:1 The Priestly story of the Tabernacle in Exodus 25–27 echoes the Priestly story of creation in Genesis 1:1–2:3. As the creation story unfolds in seven days, the instructions about the Tabernacle unfold… Read more »

Parashah #18 Mishpatim (Rulings) Sh’mot (Exodus) 21:1-24:18

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #18: Mishpatim (Rulings) Sh’mot (Exodus) 21:1-24:18 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 34:8-22; 33:25-26 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:38-42 In this week’s parashah, we learn that Moshe writes the Sefer haB’rit (The Book of the Covenant) and spells out ways to arrive at mishpatim (rulings). These chapters are referred to as such because… Read more »

Parashah #17: Yitro (Jethro) Sh’mot (Exodus) 18:1-20-23

   Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue  Parashah #17: Yitro (Jethro) Sh’mot (Exodus) 18:1-20:23 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 6:1-13 B’rit Chadashah: James 2:8-13  Yitro, who is the person of interest in this week’s parashah played a major role in Moshe’s life, even though he was not an Israelite. One of the first important points about this man is… Read more »

Parashah #15: Bo (Go) Sh’mot (Exodus) 10:1-13:16

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parasha #15: Bo (Go) Sh’mot (Exodus) 10:1-13:16 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 46:13-28 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 16:1-21 This parashah begins with the last of the plagues prior to the exodus. First, are the locusts that consume everything left after the plague of hail. Recall this includes the wheat that was underground at the… Read more »

Parashah #14: Va’era (I appeared) Sh’mot (Exodus) 6:2-9:35

           Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 14: Va’era (I appeared) Sh’mot (Exodus) 6:2-9:35 Haftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 28:25-29:21 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 9:14-17  The first sentence in this parashah tells us that G-d’s Name is YHVH (not YHWH used by some believers. There is no “W” in Hebrew. G-d also explains how He is NOT a… Read more »

Parashah #13: Sh’mot (Names) Exodus 1:1-6:1

             Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #13: Sh’mot (Names) (Ex.) 1:1-6:1  Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jer.) 1:1-2:3 (S)  B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matt.) 22:23-33; 41-46                                 Mark 12:18-27; 35-37; Luke 20:27-44; Acts 3:12-15;                                 5:27-32; 7:17-36; 22:12-16; 24:14-16                                 Hebrews 11:23-26 Last year we discussed the Kabbalistic teachings concerning the fact that Yahshua is G-d found throughout this… 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 »