Weekly Parshah

Parashah #44 D’varim (Words) 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 This is the last of the Five Books of the Pentateuch. These five books provide the foundation for the entire Bible; from the Creation to the development of the People of… Read more »

Parashah #42: Mattot (Tribes) B’midbar (Numbers) 30:2-32:42

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 We start this week’s parashah by examining G-d’s laws and expectations related to making vows. This is serious business. While G-d lays down the regulations for making vows, Yahshua takes it even further by encouraging us… Read more »

Parashah #41 Pinchas (Phinehas) B’midbar (Numbers) 25:10- 30:1 (29:40)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah#41 (Pinchas) B’Midbar 15:10-30:1 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 18:46-19:21 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 26:1-30 Let’s begin with a story that relates to our perception of peace. I previously shared this, but believe it to be more applicable as the end times progress: G-d promised Pinchas a “covenant of shalom.” The… Read more »

Parashah #40 Balak B’midbar (Numbers 22:2-25:9

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 40 Balak B’midbar (Numbers) 22:2-25:9 Haftarah: Mikkah (Micah) 5:6-6:8 B’rit Chadashah: Y’hudah (Jude) 11 At the beginning of this parashah, we are reminded of the severity of adding to or subtracting from G-d’s Torah. Recall in Genesis 3: 3 that Chava (Eve) told the serpent “We may eat from… Read more »

Parashah #39: Hukkat (Regulation) B’midbar (Numbers) 19:1-22:1

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah: 39: Hukkat (Regulation) B’Midbar (Numbers) 19:1-22:1 Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 11:1-33 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 3:9-21 Today we are going to examine the Para Adumah from a perspective not recognized in Orthodox Judaism because of their refusal to read and consider the B’rit Chadashah (New Testament) as part of the whole… Read more »

Parashah #38: Korach (Korah) B’Midbar (Numbers) 16:1-18:32

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #38: Korach (Korah) B’Midbar (Numbers) 16:1-18:32 Haftarah: Sh’mu’el (Samuel) 11:14-12:22 B’rit Chadashah: 2 Timothy 2:8-21 This week we read about the rebellion of Korach against Moshe. This event provides a conceptual illustration of the diversity of conflicts we must face on a daily basis; small and great. Korach was no… Read more »

Parashah #36 B’ha’alotkha (When you set up) 8:1-12:16

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah 36: B’ha’alotkha (When you set up) 8:1-12:16 Haftarah: Z’kharyah (Zechariah) 2:14-4:7 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 19:31-37; Hebrews 3:1-6 This week the focus teaching is from Chapter 9 vv. 15-23.This narrative describes the mindset we must internalize and hold to as we occupy until Yahshua returns (Luke 19:11-37). We are not… Read more »

Parashah #35 Naso (Take) B’Midbar (Numbers) 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 focus on the parashah this year is Num. Chapter 5. This passage describes the process that will establish the innocence of a woman wrongly accused of adultery by her husband, or guilt. This is the… Read more »

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 »