Weekly Parshah

Parashah #13 Sh’mot (Names) Exodus 1:1-6:1

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #13: Sh’mot (Names) (Ex.) 1:1-6:1 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jer.) 1:1-2:3 (S)  B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 11:23-26 This year we are going to focus on Moshe, his questions of G-d, and the implications his background has for us as we live as foreigners in a foreign land on this earth. But before we… Read more »

Parashah Vayechi

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah#12: Vayechi (He lived) Genesis 47:28-50:26 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 2:1-12 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Kefa (Peter) 1:3-9; 2:11-17   Just as we recently left 2014 and begin another chapter in our physical and spiritual  journey into 2015,  the children of Israel  were about to enter into a new chapter in… Read more »

Vayigash (He Approached) Genesis 44:18-47:27

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah#11: Vayigash (He approached) Genesis 44:18-47-27 Haftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 37:15-28 B’rit Chadashah: Acts: 7:9-16 (specifically vv.13-15) Excerpts from the Zohar Vol. II This week we continue the story of Joseph and his brothers and the striking similarities to Yahshua and His life. We will specifically address chapter 45 today where Joseph… Read more »

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 »