Weekly Parshah

Parashah #44: D’varim (Words) Deuteronomy 1;1-3:22

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 44: D’varim (Words) Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 3:7-4:11 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanon (John) 15:1-11; Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 3:7-4:11 We begin a new book as we recap on the adventures of the Israelites, reminders of all the places they sinned against God, and further instructions from Moshe as he delivers… Read more »

Parahshot #42 and #43 Mattot and Masa’ei B’midbar (Numbers) 30:2-36:13

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah#42: Mattot (Tribes) B’Midbar (Numbers) 30:2-32-42 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 1:1-2:3 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:33-37 Parashah #43 Masa’ei (Stages) B’midbar 33:1-36:13 read together in regular years. Three themes dominate our first parashah. The first is the narrative on the laws pertaining to vows. The second addresses the battle against Midian which… Read more »

Parashah#41: Pinchas B’midbar (Numbers) 25:10-30:1

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 41: Pinchas (Pinchas) B’midbar (Numbers) 25:10-30:1 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 18:46-19:21 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 26:1-30 This week we read of Pinchas who committed a violent act slaying both Zimri, the Prince of Shimon, and Kozbi a Princess of the Midianites. This narrative is a continuation of the… Read more »

Parashah #41: Pinchas (Phinehas) B’midbar (Numbers) 25:10-30:1

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 41: Pinchas (Pinchas) 25: 10-30:1 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 18:46-19:21 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 26:1-30; Mark 14: 1-26; Luke 22: 1-10; Yochanan (John) 2: 13-22; 7:1-13; 37-39; 11:55-12:1; 13:1; 18:28, 39;19:14; Acts 2: 1-21; 12:3-4; 20: 5-6; 16:; 27:9-11:1; 1 Corinthians 5:6-8; 16:8; Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 11:28 This… Read more »

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 »