Weekly Parshah

Parashah #5 Chai Sarah (Sarah’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; 27:3-10 This parashah emphasizes the concept and importance of not neglecting the past and planning for the future. Sarah had died and Avraham took time to mourn and grieve, but did… 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; 4:1-23 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 6:13-20 This week we are introduced to the event of Isaac’s miraculous birth to an aging Sarah, the destruction of S’dom and ‘Amora, and the Akaida (Binding) of Isaac; this being the most… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #3: Lech L’kha (Get yourself out) B’resheit (Genesis) 12:1-17:27 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 40:27-41:16 B’rit Chadashah: Galatians 3:15-18 The story of Abraham is one in which we see the first example of a man actively searching for G-d. Abraham was the son of Terach who was sold idols in the province… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #2 Noach (Noah) B’resheit (Genesis) 6:9-11:32 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 54:1-10 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 24:36-44 The story of Noach and the flood provides fuel for those who choose to not believe that G-d is who He is; the Creator and Sustainer of all the universe ad everything in it. We… Read more »

Parashah #1 B’resheit (In the beginning) Genesis 1:1-6:8

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #1 B’resheit (In the Beginning) Genesis 1:1-6:8 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 42:5-21 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 21:1-5; 22:1-5 We have been blessed to start our new adventures in studying and learning G-d’s Torah. The book of Genesis lays the foundation for the history of Israel (true believers) and the world. As Messianic… Read more »

Special Parashah for Sukkot: B’midbar (Numbers) 29:17-35

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Special Parashah: Numbers 29:17-35 Haftarah: Ezekiel 38:18-39:16 B’rit Chadashah: John 7:37-39 This parashah focuses on the offerings given in the Temple during the festival of Sukkot. The sheer number of sacrifices that represent money is astounding and should cause us to consider whether anyone individually or collectively has any justification for… Read more »

Parashah#52: Vayelekh (He went) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 31:1-30

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #52 Vayelekh (He went) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 31:1-30 Haftarah: Hoshea (Hosea) 14:2-10 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 13:5-8 Moshe is now 120 years old and ready to be called home. He transfers leadership to Y’hoshua. Moshe prophesied of someone coming that would be like unto himself, but greater than he in the future…. Read more »

Parashah #51 Nitzavim (Standing) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9-30:20

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parasha #51 Deuteronomy (D’varim) Nitzavim (Standing) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9-30:20 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 61:10-63:9 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 9:30-10-13, Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 12:14-15 This Parasha includes some of the most basic principles of the Jewish faith: 1. The Unity of Israel 2. The future redemption 3. The practicality of Torah 4. Freedom of… Read more »

Parashah #50 Ki Tavo (When you come) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 26:1-29:8

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #50 Ki Tavo (When you come) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 26:1-29:8 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 60:1-22 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 28:17-31 This parashah repeats the conditions of the cause and effect relationship between man and G-d. Throughout G-d’s Torah, He emphasizes that if Israel (all true believers) want to remain a special treasure to… Read more »

Parashah #49 Ki-Tetze (when you go out) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 21:10-25:19

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #49: Ki Tetze (When you go out) D’varim 21:10-25:19 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu 52:13-54:1-10 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Corinthians 9:4-18 This week’s parashah contains more than six times the number of mitzvot than any of the others. Private matters in domestic and civil life are addressed rather than the previous parashah addressing public… Read more »