Parashot

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: James 5:7-11 The entire first paragraph of this parashah is a summary of the blessings that G-d will bestow on those who follow his rulings. Obedience out of love transforms our world in some way. G-d promises explosive… Read more »

Parashah #45: Va’etchanan (I pleaded) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 3:23-7:11

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #45: Va’etchanan (I pleaded) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 3:23-7:11 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 40:1-26 B’rit Chadashah: Mark 12:28-34 This is one of the most important chapters of the book of Deuteronomy. This is because this parashah contains the verses in Chapter 6:4-11 which Jewish believers teach their children to say first thing every… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #44: D’varim (Words) Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 1:1-27 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 3:7-4:11 The book of Deuteronomy may be the most significant book in the Old Testament from the perspective of G-d’s revelation to man. It is one of the books most frequently cited and referred to in the B’rit… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #42 Mattot (Masa’ei is read separately in leap years) Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 1:1-2:3 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:33-37 This week we learn or are reminded that oaths, vows, and obligations invoke the name of the L-rd. The entire literary style of chapter 30 grants permission to release women in different… 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: 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 This parashah continues the narrative from the last 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 »

Parahshah #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 Two of the main subjects generally taught in this parashah are the explanation of the Para Adumah (red heifer) and the concept of placing a bronze serpent on a pole and looking upon it… 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 parashah addresses the nature of rebellion and how outward appearances can be deceiving. Yahshua addressed the need for discernment regarding such people and situations thusly; “Behold, I send you out as sheep I the… Read more »

Parashah #37: Shlach 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 The focus of this week’s lesson is the limited forgiveness G-d agreed to bestow on behalf of Moshe’s prayers for the sin of the 10 spies. This issue is just one more in which the… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #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 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 Parashah 35: Naso (Take) B’midbar (Numbers) 4:21-7:89 Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 13:2-25 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 21:17-32 The Jewish calendar picks up with Naso this week, citing other scriptures for the teaching last Shabbat. Although I taught specifically on the Nazirite vow from this parashah last week, the lessons covered this week are… Read more »