Parashah #51: Nitzvaim (Standing) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9-30:2

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #51 Deuteronomy (D’varim) Nitzvaim (Standing) 29:9-30:2 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 61:10-63:9 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 9:30-10-13, Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 12:14-15 This Parashah includes some of the most basic principles of the Jewish faith; indeed, of the true-believer including a single-mindedness for G-d as a unified people, the future redemption, the practicality of… 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 Last week we talked about the disparity between what society in America teaches and promotes and what G-d expects of us as a people. “Tolerance” is shoved down our throats at every… Read more »

Parashah#49 KiTetze (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 This week’s parashah presents what should present a sobering thought to believers and unbelievers, especially considering the educational and social paradigm of contemporary society. We are going to focus on the need… 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) D’varim (Deuteronomy)11:26-16:17

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah#47 Re’eh (See) Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 54:11-55:5 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 In Parashat Re’eh, Moshe’s time as the leader of the Israelites nears an end and we are taken into the how the next generation of leadership is to be established according to G-d’s instructions. Before the mandates… 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 replete from start to finish with admonishment from YHVH to obey the mitzvoth (commands), rulings, regulations, and to fear Him. He reminds the Israelites that He was disciplining them throughout their 40… Read more »

Parashah #45: V’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 Brit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 4:1-11; 22:33-40; Mark 12:28-34; Luke 4:1-13; 10:25-37; Acts 13:13-43; Romans 3:27-31; I Timothy 2:4-6; Yaakov (James) 2:14-26 Although the book of D’varim is called the “Mishnah Torah”; meaning a review of the Torah, there are… 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) 3:7-4:11 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanon (John) 15:1-11; Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 3:7-4:11 We begin a new book as we recap on the adventures of the Israelites, reminders of all the places they sinned against God, and further instructions from Moshe as he delivers… Read more »

Parahshot #42 and #43 Mattot and Masa’ei B’midbar (Numbers) 30:2-36:13

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. Three themes dominate our first parashah. The first is the narrative on the laws pertaining to vows. The second addresses the battle against Midian which… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 41: Pinchas (Pinchas) 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 week we read of Pinchas who committed a violent act slaying both Zimri, the Prince of Shimon, and Kozbi a Princess of the Midianites. This narrative is a continuation of the… Read more »