Weekly Parshah

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 8: Vayishlach (He sent) Genesis 32:4-36:43 Haftarah: Ovadyah (Obadiah) 1-21 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 7:1-12 In light of the exponential increase in prophetic events being fulfilled on a global scale, today’s focus will be on the genealogy of ‘Esav (Edom). We need to know from whence such evil in humanity… Read more »

Parashah #7 Vayetze (He went out) B’resheit (genesis) 28:10-32:33

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #7: Vayetze (He went out) B’resheit (Genesis) 28:10-32:33 Haftarah: Hoshea (Hosea) 12:13-14:10 Brit Chadashah: Yochanan 1:43-51 This week we get a glimpse into the birth of Jacob’s 12 sons who evolve into the 12 tribes of Israel and that it is never a good idea to have two women in… Read more »

Parashah #6: Toldot (History/Offspring/Life Story) B’resheit (Genesis) 25:19-28:9

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #6: Tol’dot (History/Offspring/Life Story) B’resheit (Genesis) 25:19-28:9 Haftarah: Mal’akhi (Malachi) 1:1-2-7 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 9:6-16 This week’s parasha continues the historical process of the perpetuation of the G-dly and un-G-dly lines of Abel and Cain, Isaac and Ishma’el; now Jacob and Esau. This is a war of the worlds that… Read more »

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) 8:19-2; 27:3-10 In the context of understanding the difference between intellectual knowing and knowing through experience, the focus of this teaching on the parashah centers on the biblical perspective of coping with… 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 This week’s parashah begins with the statement that three “men” appeared to Avraham by the oaks of Mamre. This sets up the introduction to one of the most important teachings for a successful… 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: Acts 7:1-8 This week we are going to address what may seem to be a contradiction between the name of our parashah and the narrative from which it is named. “Lech lecha” is translated as… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #2 Noach (Noah) Genesis 6:9-11:32 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 54:1-10 B’rit Chadashah: Luke 17:26-37 This year we are going to concentrate on Genesis 11:1-9. These verses address human pride that defies G-d’s warnings against it. In retrospect, we start with the example of Adam and Eve eating from only One Tree,… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #1 B’resheit (In the beginning) B’resheit (Genesis) 1:1-6:8 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah 42:5-43:10) B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 1:1-17 Some of the statistical information used for this message is taken from “The Genesis One Code” by Daniel Friedman, who was the CEO of MacDonald, Dettwiler, and Associates until 2016. In this book,… Read more »

Special Parashah Eight Day of Sukkot

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Special Parashah Eighth Day of Sukkot (Sh’mini Atzeret) Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17 Numbers 29:35-30:1 Haftarah: 1 Kings 8:54-66 B’rit Chadashah: Mark 12:28-34 There are four scriptural readings for this special parashah; special points of interest to be addressed today. The first is found in Deut. 14:1; “You are the people of Adonai your… Read more »

Special Parashah: 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 (Also see Zechariah 14:1-21) 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… Read more »