Parashot

Parashah #44: D’varim (Deuteronomy) 1:1-3:22

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #44: D’varim (Deuteronomy) 1:1-3:22 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 1:1-27 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 15:1-11 The first statement on our parashah “ These are the words” is significant evidenced by recent studies of ancient documents. This was an introductory formula used in the second millennium B.C.E according to Meredith Kline who was… Read more »

Parashah #42: Mattot ( Tribes) B’midbar (Numbers) 30:2-32:4230:2-32

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 (Phinehas) 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 picks up from the last paragraph of the last where we learn that Pinchas who was the grandson of Aharon the Cohen got up from the middle of the crowd when… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah Balak: B’midbar (Numbers 22:2-25:9) Haftarah: Mikhah (Micah) 5;6-6:8 B’rit Chadashah: Jude 11; Revelation 2:14-15 As Israel ends their forty years’ of wandering in the wilderness and approaches the Land of Promise, they camp on the East Side of the Jordan River in the plains of Moab. Balak, King of Moab,… 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. In regular years this year Parashah #40 Balak is also read. Please read the separate teaching on the website under the Parashah link for the teaching on this Parashah. Today we are going to examine… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #38: Korach 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 examine a human trait that if left unchecked, results in soulish behavior, and disastrous consequences. Korach, who is a Levite, is not happy with the honored position of helping to manage the Tabernacle…. 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: Hebrews 3:1-6 The first paragraph of our parashah is the source for numerous questions about the meaning and importance of the seven lamps. Addressing all of the thoughts and theories concerning these lamps would take… 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 This week’s parashah provides the source of more Biblical concepts to which we may refer when comparing the B’rit Chadashah (New, refreshed Covenant), to the Old Testament. Today we will discuss the nazarite vow in some… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah B’midbar: Numbers 1:1-4:20 Haftorah: 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 »