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 »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #32-33 B’har (On Mount) Haftarah: (Yirmeyahu) Jeremiah 32:6-27 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Corinthians 7:21-24 In regular years this is read with Parashah #33 Interestingly, this week’s parashah addresses Sh’mittah, the next one being this September. Man is given six years to work the land and plant our crops; 6 representing the… 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 Time taken to somehow mark this parashah for future reference will be of great benefit for the serious biblical student. Many questions may be answered, and arguments settled presented by Christians and others who have… Read more »

Parashah #29: Acharei Mot (After the death) Vayikra (Leviticus) 16;1-18:30

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #29: Acharei Mot (After the death) Vayikra (Leviticus) 16:1-18:30 Haftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 22:1-16 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 3:19-28 This week we read of the atonement prototype that Yahshua fulfilled as the sacrificial Lamb. Looking back to the time before He was manifested on earth, Aharon as the High Priest (a parallel… Read more »