Weekly Parshah

Special Parashah for Sukkot: B’midbar (Numbers) 29:17-35

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Special Parashah: Numbers 29:17-35 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 has any justification for begrudging tithes and offerings. Another interesting aspect… Read more »

Parashah #53 Ha’azinu (Hear) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 32:1-52

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 53 Ha’azinu (Hear) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 32:1-52 Haftarah: Sh’mu’el Bet (2 Samuel) 22:1-1-51 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 10: 28-39 The crux of this week’s parashah is found in chapter 32:46-47: “Take to heart all of the words of my testimony against you today, so that you can use them in charging… Read more »

Parashah #52: Vayelekh (He went) D’varim (Deuteronomy 31:1-30

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #52 Vayelekh (He went) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 31:1-30 Haftarah: Hoshea (Hosea) 14:2-10 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 13:5-8 Moshe is preparing to be called home at the age of 120. Sadly, Adonai tells him that after he is gathered to his ancestors, the people will revert to prostituting themselves before foreign gods. After… Read more »

Parashah #51: Nitzvaim (Standing) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9-30:2

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #51 Deuteronomy (D’varim) Nitzvaim (Standing) 29:9-30:2 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 61:10-63:9 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 9:30-10-13, Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 12:14-15 This Parashah includes some of the most basic principles of the Jewish faith; indeed, of the true-believer including a single-mindedness for G-d as a unified people, the future redemption, the practicality of… Read more »

Parashah#50: Ki Tavo (When you come) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 26:1-29:8

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #50: Ki Tavo (When you come) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 26:1-29:8 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah: 60: 1-22 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 11:1-15 Last week we talked about the disparity between what society in America teaches and promotes and what G-d expects of us as a people. “Tolerance” is shoved down our throats at every… Read more »

Parashah#49 KiTetze (When you go out) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 21:10-25:19

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #49: Ki Tetze (When you go out) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 21:10-25-19 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 54:1-10 B’rit Chadashah: Mark 12:18-27 This week’s parashah presents what should present a sobering thought to believers and unbelievers, especially considering the educational and social paradigm of contemporary society. We are going to focus on the need… Read more »

Parashah #48 Shof’tim (Judges) D’varim (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah 48 Shof’tim (Judges): Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-53:12 Brit Chadashah: Mattityahu 5:38-42; 18-20; Acts 3:13-26; 7:35-53; 1 Cor. 5:9-13; 1 Tim. 5:17-22; Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 10:28-31 This week’s parashah begins with broad social concerns including the entire process of conquering lands designated by Adonai and setting up a suitable structure… Read more »

Parashah#47 Re’eh (See) D’varim (Deuteronomy)11:26-16:17

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah#47 Re’eh (See) Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 54:11-55:5 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 In Parashat Re’eh, Moshe’s time as the leader of the Israelites nears an end and we are taken into the how the next generation of leadership is to be established according to G-d’s instructions. Before the mandates… Read more »

Parashah #46 Ekev (Because) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 7:12-11:25

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #46: ‘Ekev (Because) D’varim (Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25 Haftarah: Yesha-yahu (Isaiah) 49:14-51-3 B’rit Chadashah: Ya’akov (James) 5:7-11 This parashah is replete from start to finish with admonishment from YHVH to obey the mitzvoth (commands), rulings, regulations, and to fear Him. He reminds the Israelites that He was disciplining them throughout their 40… Read more »

Parashah #45: V’etchanan (I pleaded) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 3:23-7:11

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #45: Va’etchanan (I pleaded) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 3:23-7:11 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 40:1-26 Brit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 4:1-11; 22:33-40; Mark 12:28-34; Luke 4:1-13; 10:25-37; Acts 13:13-43; Romans 3:27-31; I Timothy 2:4-6; Yaakov (James) 2:14-26 Although the book of D’varim is called the “Mishnah Torah”; meaning a review of the Torah, there are… Read more »