Weekly Parshah

Parashah #35 Naso (Take) B’Midbar (Numbers) 4:21-7:89

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #35: Naso (Take) B’midbar 4:21-7:89 Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 13:2-25 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 7:53-8:11 The Messianic Jewish calendar lists separate readings from the parashah for those living outside of Israel. However, the readings do not cover the multiple lessons to be learned in the parashah. Therefore, I am listing the… Read more »

Parashah #34: B’midbar (In the desert) B’midbar (Numbers) 1:1-4:20

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #34: B’midbar (In the desert) Numbers 1:1-4:20 Haftarah: Hoshea (Hosea) 2:1-2-22 B’rit Chadashah: Luke 2:1-7; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 The census was taken according to tribe. This required each person to establish his genealogical descent from the corresponding tribe. This was done in one of three ways; document; witnesses, or by… 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 This is one of the most useful parashot for referencing the festivals (G-d’s designated times), and equitable compensation for damage to persons and property. This parashah also lays out in detail G-d’s special requirements beyond… Read more »

Parahsha #30 K’doshim (Holy people) Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:1-20:27

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue #30 K’doshim (Holy People) Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:1-20:27 (In leap years read separately from Parashah #29) Haftarah: Amos 9:7-15; Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 20:2-20 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:33-37; 5:43-48; 15:1-11; 19:16-30; 22:33-40; Mark 7:1-23; 12:28-34; Luke 10:25-39; Romans 13:8-10; Galatians 5:13-26; Ya’akov (James) 2:1-9; 1 Kefa (1 Peter) 1:13-21 This third book of… Read more »

Parashah #27: Tazria (She conceives) Vayikra (Leviticus 12:1-13:59)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah 27: Tazria (She conceives) Vayikra (Leviticus) 12:1-13-59 Haftarah: M’lakhim Bet (2 Kings) 4:42-5:19 B’rit Chadashah: Luke 2:22-24; 5:12-16 The first sentence of this week’s Sidra teaches us that there is something special about the eighth day in the Bible. We will start here and progress to the laws concerning discerning… Read more »

Parashah#26 Sh’mini (Eighth) Vayikra (Leviticus) 9:1-11:47

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #26: Sh’mini (Eighth) Vayikra (Leviticus) 9:1-11:47 Haftarah: Sh’mu’el Bet (2 Samuel) 6:1-19 B’rit Chadashah: 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 This year we are going to focus on a portion of the dietary laws in Lev.11-46. This is a large narrative that begs the question why are some animals clean and others unclean?… Read more »

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 »