Weekly Parshah

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #34: B’midbar (Numbers) [In the desert] 1:1-4:20 Haftarah: Hosea 2:1-22 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31   We begin with an interpretation from the Zohar that the creation itself had not been truly completed until Israel was led out of Egypt, given the Torah, and built the Tabernacle. This having been… Read more »

Parashah Emor 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 and how to keep them (Biblically), the emphasis G-d places on holiness when serving Him, prohibition against tattoos and manicuring the beard,… 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’muel Bet (2 Samuel) 6:1-19 B’rit Chadashah: Galatians 2:11-16   In our parashah this week, G-d shows us how serious he can be about making sure He is glorified (Lev. 10:3). Two of Aharon’s sons took it upon themselves to worship G-d in… Read more »

Parashah #25 Tzav (Give 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 tells Moshe to give orders to Aharon and his sons on how the offerings are to be presented to G-d in His role as Adonai (L-rd; Master)…. Read more »

Parashah Vayikra (He called) Leviticus 1:1-5:26

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah 24: Vayikra (He called) Leviticus 1:1-5:26 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 43:21-44:23 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews: 10:1-14 The Tabernacle is complete and dedicated. G-d has “moved in” and now it’s time to get down to business. This week we are going to discuss the various offerings and then focus on specific sections of… Read more »

Parashah Vayak’hel (Sh’mot (Exodis) 35:1-38:20

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #22: Vayak’hel (He assembled) Sh’mot (Exodus) 35:1-38:20 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 7:13 -26 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 11:1-13 This parashah starts with a reminder that we are to rest on Shabbat. “These are the things which Adonai has ordered you to do. On six days work is to be done,… Read more »

Parashah #21 Ki Tissa (When you take) Sh’mot (Exodus) 30:11-34-35

                 Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #21: Ki Tissa (When you take) Sh’mot (Exodus) 30:11-34-35 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 18:20-39 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Cor. 10: 1-13   Following are few general concepts in this week’s parashah I want to outline before we focus on a specific passage: We are to examine ourselves inside and… Read more »