Weekly Parshah

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 »

Parashah Emor Vayikra (Leviticus) 21:1-24:23

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #31 Emor (Speak) Vayikra (Leviticus) 21:1-24:23 Haftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 44:15-31 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:38-42   This is one of the most useful parashot for referencing: the festivals and how to keep them (Biblically), the emphasis G-d places on holiness when serving Him, prohibition against tattoos and manicuring the beard,… Read more »

Parashah #27 Tazria (She conceives) Vayikra (Leviticus) 12:1-13:59

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah 27: Tazria (She conceives) Vayikra (Leviticus) 12:1-13-59 Haftarah: M’lakhim Bet (2 Kings) 4:42-5:19 B’rit Chadashah: Luke 2:22-24; 5:12-16 The first sentence of this week’s Sidra teaches us that there is something special about the eighth day in the Bible. We will start here  and progress to the laws concerning discerning… Read more »