Weekly Parshah

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 »

Parashah #20 Tetzaveh 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 The first paragraph of this parashah provides us with continued scriptural support that we are to let our lights so shine before men in order to glorify G-d. Recall that the middle lamp… Read more »

Parashah #19 T’rumah (Sh’mot) Exodus 25:1-17:19

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… Read more »

Parashah #18 Mishpatim 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: Acts 9:15-22; 10:28-39   This parashah covers many important rulings to be observed to this day. Some include observance of Shmittah, non-partiality towards foreigners living with the biological Israelites, honoring widows and orphans in need, not coming… Read more »

Parashah 17 : Yitro (Jethro) Sh’mot (Exodus 18:1-20:23)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #17 Yitro (Jethro) Sh’mot (Exodus) 18:1-20:23 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 6:1-13 B’rit Chadashah:  This week I want to focus on Yitro, the significance of the narrative concerning him in Chapter 18, and the relevance for us today. Let’s start with his background, which is always an important aspect of credible research…. Read more »

Parashah #16 B’Shallach Sh’mot (Exodus) 13:17-17:16

             Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parasha #16 B’shallach (After he had let go) Sh’mot (Exodus 13:17-17:16) Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 4:4-5:31 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 15:1-4   We begin this week with G-d leading the Israelites out into the desert, the column of cloud by day and the column of fire by night 24 hours a day… Read more »

Parashah #15 Bo (Go) Sh’mot (Exodus) 10:1-13:16

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue   Parasha #15: Bo (Go) Sh”mot (Exodus) 10:1-13:16   Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 46:13-28   B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 16:1-21   This parasha begins with the last of the plagues prior to the exodus. First, are the locusts that consume everything left after the plague of hail. Recall this includes the wheat that… Read more »

Parashah #14 Va’era Exodus 6:2-9:35

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 14: Va’era (I appeared) Sh’mot (Exodus) 6:2-9:35 Haftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 28:25-29:21 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 9:14-17   This week’s parashah G-d clearly declares His Name. He explains to Moshe and us that he manifests himself in different roles, although He is Echad (a complex unity). G-d also makes it clear… Read more »