Weekly Parshah

Parashah#39 Hukkat (Regulation) B’midbar 19:1-22:1 read with Parashah #40

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #39: Hukkat (Regulation) B’midbar (Numbers) 19:1-22:1 Read with Parashah #40 in regular years Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 11:1-33 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 3:9-21; 4:3-30; 12:27-50 I am focusing on Parashah #39. Please read Parashah #40 for your continued learning. This parashah begins with G-d addressing the issue of how to cleanse… Read more »

Parashah # 37: Shlach L’kha (send on your behalf) B’midbar (Numbers) 13:1-15:41

           Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #37: Shlach L’kha (Send on your behalf)  B’midbar (Numbers) 13:1-15:41 Haftarah: Y’hoshua (Joshua) 2:1-24 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 3:7-19  The concept and reality of qualified and limited forgiveness is the focus of this week’s parashah. G-d agreed to bestow such a forgiveness for the sin of the 10 spies only… Read more »

Parashah #36: B’ha’alotkha (when you set up) B’midbar (Numbers) 8:1-12:16

               Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #36: B’ha’alotkha (When you set up) B’midbar (Numbers 8:1-12:16) Haftarah : Z’Kharyah (Zechariah) 2:14-4-7 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 19: 31-37 Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 3: 1-6 Beginning this Parashah we see another regulation pointing to the fact that the Bible was not written in chronological order. We are dealing… Read more »

Parashah #35:Naso (Take) B;midbar 9Numbers) 4:21-7-89

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah 35: Naso (Take) B’midbar (Numbers) 4:21-7:89 Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 13:2-25 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan 7:53-8:11 The book of Numbers is often thought to be one of the most repetitious, boring books of the Bible. But this statement only applies to those who are Torah-naïve, either by chosen ignorance or because they… Read more »

B’midbar (Numbers) 1:1-4:20

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah B’midbar: Numbers 1:1-4:20 Haftorah: Hosea 2:1-22 B’rit Chadashah: Luke 2:1-7; 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31 The Zohar comments on this portion that the creation itself had not truly been completed until Israel was led out of Egypt, given the Torah and built the Tabernacle. According to the Zohar, this having been… Read more »

Parashah #33 B’chukkotai (By my regulations) Vayikra (Leviticus 26:3-27:34)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #33 B’chukkotai (By my regulations) Vayikra (Leviticus 26:3-27:34) Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeramiah) 16:19-17:14 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 14:15-21; 15:10-12 In this parashah, G-d tells B’nai (children) of Israel that if they walk in His path and keep His commandments, He will bless them. However, if they do not listen and go… Read more »

Parhashah #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 Please study this parashah in its entirety as I will be covering the concepts versus verbatim in order to keep to our usual schedule. This parashah describes G-d’s designated times, equitable compensation for damage to… Read more »

Parashah #30: K’doshim (Holy People) Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:1-20-27 Please see note below for the other parashah included in this week’s readings

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Last year I focused on Acharei Mot which is the parashah read with this one in regular years. I am going to focus on K’doshim this year. Please read Acharei Mot for the complete lessons for this week. Parashah# 30: K’doshim (Holy People) Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:1-20-27 Haftarah: Ezekiel 20:2-20 B’rit Chadashah:… Read more »

Parashah #27: Tazria (She conceived) 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 It is not difficult to see where the idea of rabbis also being lawyers, physicians came into being. The focus of the lesson this week is on diseases and purification. This has… Read more »