Weekly Parshah

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’mu’el Bet (2 Samuel) 6:1-19 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Peter 1:14-16 The process of consecrating the place G-d would occupy with His presence in the sanctuary continues; the instructions for the offerings were given, and Aharon and his sons are consecrated and anointed as… Read more »

Parashah#25: Tzav (Give an order) Vayikra (Leviticus) 6:1-8:36

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #25: Tzav (Give and order) Vayikra (Leviticus) 6:1(8)-8:36 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 7:21-8:3; 9:22-23 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Corinthians 10:14-23; Mark 12:28-34; Romans 12:1-2 This week we are going to concentrate on the relationship between the parashah and the B’rit Chadashah a little more than usual to emphasize the applicability of the… Read more »

Parashah #24: 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 the business of developing a close relationship with Him. Drawing close to G-d means following his instructions (Torah)… Read more »

Parashah #22 Vayak’hel (He assembled) Sh’mot (Exodus 35:1-38:20)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #22 Vayak’hel (He assembled) Sh’mot (Ex) 35: 1-38:20 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 7: 40-50 B’rit Chadashah: 2 Corinthians 9: 1-15; Messianic Jews 9:1-14; Revelation 11:1-13 During regular years we also read Parsha #23 P’kudei (Accounts) 38:21-40:38 during leap years they are read separately The K’ruvim (Cherubim) described in this… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parasha #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: Acts 7:35-8:1 Ki Tisa actually means (When you elevate) related to the census that was taken whereby half a shekel was collected from each male over 20 years old. Coins rather than heads… Read more »

Parashah #20: Tetzaveh (You are to order) Sh’mot (Exodus) 27:20-30:10

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #20: Tetzaveh (You are to order) Sh’mot (Exodus 27:20-30:10 Haftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel 43:10-27) B’rit Chadashah: Philippians 4:10-20 Let’s start our discussion this week with the first sentence of the parashah in Ex. 27:20-21: You are to order the people of Isra’el to bring you pure oil of pounded olives for… Read more »

Parashah #19: T’rumah (Contribution) Sh’mot (Exodus) 25:1-27:19

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #19: T’rumah (Contribution) Sh’mot (Exodus) 25:1-27:19 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings 5:26-6:13 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 8:1-6; 9:23; 10:1 The Priestly story of the Tabernacle in Exodus 25–27 echoes the Priestly story of creation in Genesis 1:1–2:3. As the creation story unfolds in seven days, the instructions about the Tabernacle unfold… Read more »

Parahshah #18: Mishpatim (Rulings) Sh’mot (Exodus) 21:1-24:18

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #18: Mishpatim (Rulings) Sh’mot (Exodus) 21:1-24:18 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 34:8-22; 33:25-26 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:38-42 This week’s parashah builds on the last, laying out rulings that enforce the concepts of the Ten Words. Moshe writes the Sefer haB’rit (The Book of the Covenant) and spells out ways to arrive… Read more »

Parashah 317 Yitro Sh’mot (Exodus 18:1-20-23)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #17: Yitro Sh’mot (Exodus) 18:1-20:23 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 6:1-13 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Corinthians 10:14-23 Today we are going to explore some of the more complex of the 10 Utterances, commonly called the 10 Commandments. There is so much confusion, mistranslation, and reinterpretation of these significant instructions of the G-d of… Read more »