Parashot

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) Deuteronomy (D’varim) 11:26-16:17

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #47: Deuteronomy (D’varim) Re’eh (See) 11:26-16:17 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 44:11-45:5 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Corinthians 5:9-13  The first word of this parashah translates as “take heed,” packing greater emphasis than “see” as we think of the word in English. It is also more appropriate to the context of the sentence, for… 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 filled with admonishment from YHVH to obey the mitzvoth (commands), rulings, regulations, and to fear Him. We cannot expect to be found good and faithful servants if we dance through life doing… 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) 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;   The book of D’varim (Deuteronomy) is called “Mishneh Torah – The Review of the Torah”, repeats over 100 mitzvot already mandated in the previous four Books.  But more than 70 of… Read more »

Parashah #44: D’varim (Words) Deut. 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: Yochanan (John) 15:1-11; Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 3:7-4:11   This week we get a recap on the adventures of the Israelites, reminders of all the places they sinned against God, and further instructions from Moshe as he delivers his… Read more »

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

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 This parashah contains three dominate themes: the laws pertaining to vows and oaths, the battle against Midian, and the unexpected request from the tribes of Gad and R’euven to remain just outside the Land and settle… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah#41 (Pinchas) B’Midbar 15:10-30:1 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 18:46-19:21 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 26:1-30 Before we begin, I want to share a little story that relates to our perception of peace:G-d promised Pinchas a “covenant of shalom.” The prophet Isaiah said that one day there will be universal peace, when… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #40 Balak B’Midbar (Numbers) 22:2-25:9 Haftarah: Mikhah (Micah) 5:6(7)-6:8 B’rit Chadashah: 2 Kefa (Peter) 2:1-22   Although this parashah is read with Parashah #39 in regular years, it is the focus teaching for this week. Therefore, I am presenting this teaching from a deeper perspective than that covered last week. … Read more »

Parashot 39 & 40: Hukkat and Balak B’midbar (Numbers) 19:1-22:1; 22:2-25:9

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah: 39: Hukkat (Regulation) B’Midbar (Numbers) 19:1-22:1 and Parashah #40: Balak B’midbar (Numbers) 22:2-25:9  (read together in regular years) Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 11:1-33; Mikhah (Micah)5:6-6:8 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 3:9-21; Revelation 2:14-15   We start with parashah Hukkat. The importance of the Para Adumah (red heifer) is usually the most popular… 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 week we read about the rebellion of Korach against Moshe. This event provides a conceptual illustration of the diversity of conflicts we must face on a daily basis; small and… Read more »