Weekly Parshah

Parashah #11: Vayigash (He approached) B’resheit (Genesis) 44:18-47:27

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #11: Vayigash (He approached) B’resheit (Genesis) 44:18-47:27 Haftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 37:15-28 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:9-16 specifically vv.13-15 If we look more deeply into this week’s Torah portion we can derive truth not obvious to the casual reader but one that can be understood from a Kabbalistic perspective. We notice in… Read more »

Parashah #10: Mikketz (At the end) B’resheit (Genesis) 41:1-44:17

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #10: Mikketz (At the end) B’resheit (Genesis) 41:1-44:17 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 3:15-4:1 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:9-16 During most years, with this year being no exception, this parashah coincides with Chanukkah. Of course, this is no coincidence because there is a deeper meaning that we will explore including Joseph’s… Read more »

Parashah #9: Vayeshev (He continued living) B’resheit (Genesis) 37:1-40:23

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #9: Vayeshev ( He continued living) B’resheit (Genesis) 37:1-40:23 Haftarah: ’Amos 2:6-3:8 B’rit Chadashah: Acts: 7:9-10 There are so many songs and stories about Yosef’s coat of many colors, yet the subject is seldom explored in depth. Why was this coat so unusual and so important? Why did his father… Read more »

Parashah #8: Vayishlach (He sent) B’resheit (Genesis) 32:4-36:43

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #8: Vayishlach ( He sent) B’resheit ( Genesis) 32:4-36:43 Haftarah : Ovadyah (Obadiah) 1-21 (S) B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 7:1-12 Continuing with the theme of the vast differences in the spiritual characteristics between Ya’akov (Jacob) and Esav (Esau), we find further evidence in the reunion of these two brothers. Recall that… Read more »

Parashah #7: Vayetze (He went out) B’resheit (Genesis) 28:10-32:3

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #7: Vayetze (He went out) B’resheit (Genesis) 28:10-32:3 Haftarah: Hoshea (Hosea) 11:7-12:12 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 1:43-51 This week we are going to look at a part of Ya’akov’s (Jacob) life before he was renamed Israel by G-d in the role of “some man” as scripture states it in Gen…. Read more »

Parashah#6 Tol’dot ( History) B’resheit (Genesis) 25:19-28:9

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #6: Tol’dot ( History) B’resheit (Genesis) 25:19-28:9 Haftarah: Mal’akhi ( Malachi) 1:1-2:7 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 9:6-16 This parashah describes the life of Yitz’chak, but also presents a wonderful narrative that teaches us a critical lesson concerning instant gratification and the sorrow that can result from not considering future ramifications of… Read more »

Parashah #5: Chai Sarah (Sara’s Life) B’resheit (Genesis) 23:1-25:18

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #5: Chai Sarah (Sarah’s Life) B’resheit (Genesis) 23:1-25:18 Haftarah : M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 1:1-31 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 8:19-22 In this parashah we are reminded of G-d’s omniscience and providence, the faith and trust in G-d that Yitz’chak and his senior servant demonstrated by their words and actions, and… Read more »

Parashah #4: Vayera (He appeared) B’resheit (Genesis) 18:1-22:24

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #4: Vayera (He appeared) B’resheit (Genesis) 18:1-22:24 Haftarah: M’lakhim bet (2 Kings 4:1-37) B’rit Chadashah: James 2:14-24 Today we are going to focus our learning on the three men introduced in the first paragraph of this parashah, Abraham’s character compared to Lot’s, the sins of S’dom, the likes of which… Read more »

Parashah #3: Lekh L’kha (Get yourself out) B’resheit (Genesis 12:1-17:27)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #3 Lekh L’kha (Get yourself out) B’resheit (Genesis) 12:1-17:27 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 40:27-41:16 B’rit Chadashah: Acts: 7:1-8 An early example of G-d’s grace and consistency is found in this week’s parashah. We saw the first example of G-d reserving a remnant to set an example for the rest of the… Read more »

Parashah#2 : Noach B’resheit (Genesis) 6:9-11:32

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #2: Noach: B’resheit (Genesis) 6:9-11:32 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 54:1-10 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu: 24:36-44 There are some interesting comparisons between Noach (rest or comfort) and Hanokh (Enoch). Interestingly, there is only a brief sentence about the holy character of Hanokh in Gen. 5:21-24” Hanokh lived sixty-five years and fathered Metushelach. After… Read more »