Parashah #38: Korach (Korah) 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 week we read about the rebellion of Korach against Moshe. This event provides an excellent example one type of conflict we must face on a daily basis; some worse than others. Korach was no… Read more »

Parashah #37: Schlach 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 This week we learn of a reality that contradicts the teaching of unlimited and complete forgiveness. There is a limit in the amount and intensity, if you will, of G-d’s forgiveness. Let’s take a look… 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: Yochanan (John) 19: 31-37 Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 3: 1-6 Beginning with 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 Parasha # 35: B’midbar [Numbers] Naso (Take) 4:21-7:89 Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 13: 2-25 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 7:53-8:11; Acts 21:17-32 In this Parsha we read about the tribal heads bringing offerings to commemorate the consecration of the Mishkan (Tabernacle). All the offerings are the same and the redundancy seems extraneous. But,… Read more »

Parashah #34: B’midbar (In the desert) B’midbar (Numbers) 1:1-4;20

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

Parashah #33 B’chukkotai (By my regulations) Vayikra (Leviticus) 26:3-27:34

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #33 B’chukkotai (By my regulations) Vayikra (Leviticus) 26:3-27:34 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 16:19-17:14 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 14:15-21; 15:10-12 This parashah focuses on G-d’s perpetual regulations that are to be observed and obeyed, not only by the biological Israelites at the time, but anyone who considers him or herself to be… Read more »

Parasha #32: B’har (On Mount)Vayikra (Leviticus) 25:1-26:2

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parasha # 32: B’har (On Mount) 25:1-26:2 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 32: 6-27 B’rit Hadashah: Luke 4: 16-21; 1 Corinthians 7:21-24; Galatians 6: 7-10 This Parsha deals primarily with Shemitta (The seventh, or “Sabbatical” year) and Yovel (the “Jubilee” year). These are the cycles of 7 and 50 years that YHVH Elohim… Read more »

Parashah #31 Emor (Speak) Vayikra (Leviticus) 21:1-24:23

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #31 Emor (Speak) Vayikra (Leviticus) 21:1-24:23 Haftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 44:15-31 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:38-42 This is one of the most useful parashot for referencing the festivals (G-d’s designated times), and equitable compensation for damage to persons and property. This parashah also lays out in detail G-d’s special requirements beyond… Read more »

Parashah #30 K’doshim (Holy People) Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:1-20-27

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah# 30: K’doshim (Holy People) Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:1-20-27 Haftarah: Ezekiel 20:2-20 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Peter: 13-21 Although this parashah is read with parashah #29 during regular years, it is also read alone in its own right. We are reminded of our task; “You people are to be holy because I, Adonai… Read more »

Parashah #29-30: Acharei Mot ; K’doshim Vayikra (Leviticus 16:1-18:30; 19:1-20:27

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #29-30: Acharei Mot (After the death); K’doshim (Holy people) Vayikra (Leviticus) 16:1-18:30; 19:1-20:27) Haftarah: Amos 9:7-15 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 3:19-28 The first paragraph of this parashah sets the tone for today’s teaching; we are created to do G-d’s will, not ours. He leaves no room for amplified versions, new international… Read more »