Weekly Parshah

Special Torah Reading for Shabbos Chol HaMoed

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Special Torah reading for Shabbos Chol HaMoed (Exodus 30:11-34:35) Witnessing the birth of a new idea is somewhat like watching a breeze blow an ember into a forest fire. Let’s analyze this process. The way to see it is to start with the Hebrew word for freedom, which is cherut. After… Read more »

Parashah #25: Tzav (Take an order) Vayikra (Leviticus) 6:1-8:36

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #25 Tzav (Take an order) Vayikra (Leviticus) 6:1-8:36 Haftarah Yirmiyahu (Jeremiah) 7:21-8:3; 9:22-23 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Cor. 10:14-23 In this week’s parashah, G-d lays out all the laws in great detail for presenting the offerings because He is a G-d of detail, exactness, perfection. His desire is for us to… Read more »

Parashah #23 P’kudei (Accounts) Sh’mot (Exodus) 38:21-40:38

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 23: P’kudei (Accounts) Sh’mot (Exodus) 38:21-40:38 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 7:40-50 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation: 15:5-8 This is the last parashah in the book of Sh’mot and a summary of how the Tabernacle was constructed in detail with the crowning glory of G-d’s glory filling the tabernacle and the… Read more »

Parashah #22: Vayak’hel (He assembled) Sh’mot (Exodus) 35:1-38:20

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah#22: Vayak’hel (He assembled) Sh’mot (Exodus) 35:1-38:20 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 7:13-26 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 11:1-13 Moshe begins his discussion by reiterating G-d’s command for Shabbat observance. We should be getting the idea that this is important to G-d; especially when He commands that anyone who works on it to… Read more »

Parashah #21: Ki Tissa (When you take) Sh’mot 30:11-34:35

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #21 Ki Tissa (When you take) Sh’mot (Ex) 30:11-34:35 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 18:1-39 B’rit Chadashah: Luke 11:14-20; Acts 7:35-8:1; 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13; 2 Corinthians 3: 1-18 Parashah: In this Parashah we read that B’nai Yisrael sinned by making a golden calf while Moshe was on the mountain…. Read more »

Parashah #20: Tetzaveh (You are to order) Sh’mot (Exodus) 27:20-30:10

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #20: Tetzaveh (You are to order) Sh’mot (Exodus) 27:20-30:10 Haftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 43:10-27 B’rit Chadashah: Philippians 4:10-20 As Messianic Jews who strive to follow G-d’s Torah and not the traditions of men, we have the insight of the B’rit Chadashah (Refreshed, renewed covenant that reiterates and explains much of the… Read more »

Parashah #19 T’rumah (Contributions) Sh’mot (Exodus) 25:1-27:19

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah: #19 T’rumah (contributions) Sh’mot (Exodus) 25:1-27:19 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 5; 26-6:13 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews: 8:1-6; 9:23-4; 10:1 Below is a brief description of the scriptural meaning of colors that may assist you in understanding the symbology used in the construction of the Mishkan. It is by no means… Read more »

Parashah #18: Mishpatim (Rulings) Sh’mot (Exodus) 21:1-24:18

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #18: Mishpatim (Rulings) Sh’mot (Exodus) 21:1-24:18 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 34:8-22; 33:25-26 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:38-42 This week we discuss rulings presented to the people by G-d through Moshe. Moshe writes the Sefer haB’rit (The Book of the Covenant) and spells out ways to arrive at mishpatim (rulings). These chapters… Read more »

Parashah #17: Yitro (Jethro) Sh’mot (Exodus) 18:1-20:23

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #17: Yitro (Jethro) Sh’mot (Exodus) 18:1-20:23 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 6:1-13 B’rit Chadashah: James 2:8-13 Yitro is the focus in this week’s parashah; a man who played a major role in Moshe’s life, even though he was not an indigenous Israelite. One of the first important points about this man is… Read more »

Parashah #15: Bo (Go) Sh’mot (Exodus) 10:1-13:16

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parasha #15: Bo (Go) Sh’mot (Exodus) 10:1-13:16 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 46:13-28 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 16:1-21 This parashah begins with the last of the plagues prior to the exodus. First, are the locusts that consume everything left after the plague of hail. Recall this includes the wheat that was underground at the… Read more »