Weekly Parshah

Parashah Mikketz (Gen.41:1-44:17)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #10: Mikketz (At the end) Genesis 41:1-44:17 Haftarah: Ma’lakhim Aalef (1 Kings) 3:15-4:1 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:9-16   During most years, this parashah coincides with Chanukah. I do not believe this is just a coincidence. I submit there is a deeper meaning that we will explore this morning in the… Read more »

Vayeshev (He continued living)

               Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #9 Vayeshev (He continued living) Genesis 37:1-40:23 Haftarah: ‘Amos (Amos) 2:6-3:8 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:9-16   Before we examine this week’s parashah, I want to revisit the subject of the sinew (thigh muscle) we spoke about in last week’s parashah. Recall that I mentioned that the children of Israel… Read more »

Parashah Vayishlach

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 8: Vayishlach (He sent) Genesis 32:4-36:43Haftahah: Ovadyah (Obadiah) 1-21 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 7:1-12   This week we learn that Jacob returns home after 22 years and meets his brother Esau on the way. True to his cunning character and sense of logic, he prepares for the possibility of a… Read more »

Parashah Vayetze

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue   Parasha #7: Vayetze (He went out) B’resheit (Genesis 28:10-32:33)Haftarah: Hoshea (Hosea) 12:13-14:10 Brit Chadashah: Yochanan 1:43-51 This week’s Parasha describes the births of Jacob’s 12 sons who evolve into the 12 tribes of Israel. If we even superficially peruse Genesis chapters 29 and 30, we can make some pretty striking… Read more »

Parashah Tol’dot

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #6: Tol’dot( History) B’resheet (Genesis) 25:19-28:9Haftarah:Mal’akhi (Malachi) 1:1-2-7 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 9:6-16 This week’s parashah continues the historical process of the perpetuation of the G-dly and ungodly lines of Abel and Cain, Isaac and Ishma’el; now Jacob and Esau. This is a war of the worlds that will continue until… Read more »

Masa’ei

Parsha #43: Masa’ei (Stages) 33:1-36:13 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 2:4-28; 3:4 B’rit Hadashah: Ya’akov (James) 4:1-12 In this Parsha we learn the laws of Aray Miklat, the cities of refuge. A place designated for anyone who kills a fellow Israelite by accident. The killer has to get to the city of refuge before the deceased’s relatives… Read more »

Ha’azinu

Parasha #53: Ha’ azinu (Hear) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 32:1-52 Halftarah Ha’azinu: Sh’mu’el Bet (2 Samuel) 22: 1-51 B’rit Hadashah: Romans 10:14-21; 12:14-21; Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 12:28-39 This Parasha contains “The Poem (Song) of Moshe.” The poem begins by giving a basic overview concerning B’nai Yisrael’s behavior, from the Exodus until the inheritance of land. Then moving… Read more »

Vayigash

Parasha #11: Vayigash (He approached) B’resheet (Genesis) 44:18-47:27 Halftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 37:15-28 B’rit Hadashah: Acts 7:9-16 specifically vv.13-15 Parasha: If we look more deeply into this week’s Torah portion we can derive truth not obvious to the casual reader. Let us examine this portion from a mystical or kabbalistic point of view. We see that… Read more »

Vayechi

Torah: Sh’mot (Ex.) 1:1-6:1 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23 (A) Yirmeyahu (Jer.) 1:1-2:3 (S) B’rit Chadasha: Mattityahu (Matt.) 22:23-33; 41-46; Mark 12:18-27; 35-37; Luke 20:27-44; Acts 3:12-15; 5:27-32; 7:17-36; 22:12-16; 24:14-16: Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 11:23-26 This week’s Parsha brings up an interesting parallel. One, “There is nothing new under the sun” and two, something that… Read more »

V’zot HaBrachah

Parasha #54: V’Zot Habrachah (This is a blessing) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 33:1-34:12 Halftarah: Y’hoshua (Joshua) 1:1-18 B’rit Hadashah:Mattityahu (Matthew) 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-10; Luke 9:28-36; Y’hudah (Jude) 3-4, 8-10 This is our last Parasha for this year and we will be starting over from the book of Exodus next week. Moshe is about to die and before… Read more »