Weekly Parshah

Parashah #22: Vayak’hel (He assembled) Sh’mot (Exodus) 35:1-38:20

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #22 Vayak’hel (He assembled) Sh’mot (Ex) 35: 1-38:20 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 7: 40-50 B’rit Chadashah: 2 Corinthians 9: 1-15; Messianic Jews 9:1-14; Revelation 11:1-13 During regular years we also read Parashah #23 P’kudei (Accounts) 38:21-40:38 during leap years they are read separately The K’ruvim (Cherubim) described in this… Read more »

Parashah #21: Ki Tissa (When you take) Sh’mot (Exodus) 30:11-34:35

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parasha #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: Acts 7:35-8:1 Four main subjects addressed in this week’s parashah are 1) Personal accountability; 2) Ascension to G-d; 3) Total separation for G-d’s service; 4) G-d’s festivals. The first subject is found in… Read more »

Parashah #20 Tetzaveh (You are to order) 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 Let’s start our discussion this week with the first sentence of the parashah in Ex. 27:20-21: You are to order the people of Isra’el to bring you pure oil of pounded olives for… Read more »

Parashah #19 T’rumah (Contributions) Sh’mot (Exodus) 25:1-27:19

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parasha Terumah Sh’mot (Contribution) Ex. 25:1-27:19 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 5:26-6:13 B’rit Chadashah: Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 8:1-6; 9:23-24; 10:1 In Parasha Terumah, we read about the plans for the construction of the Mishkan (Tabernacle); the curtains, the Ark of the Covenant, the mercy seat, the various tables, lamps and utensils…. Read more »

Parashah #18: Mishpatim (Rulings) 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 before… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parahsha #17: Yitro (Jethro) Sh’mot (Exodus) 18:1-20:23 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 6:1-13 B’rit Chadashah: James 2:8-13 The first sentence in the parashah speaks of Yitro who was the father-in-law of Moses hearing about all that G-d had done for Moses and the Israelites. Who was this man that one of our parahshot… Read more »

Parashah #16 B’shallach (After he had let go) 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 This parashah begins with G-d leading the Israelites out into the desert, the column of cloud by day associated with the Angel of G-d (14:19) who is Yahshua before his manifestation as… Read more »

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

Weekly Parashah (Bo) Torah: Sh’mot (Ex.) 10:1-13:16 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jer.) 46:13-28 Ketuvim: Luke 2:22-24; Yochanan (Jn.) 19:31-37; Acts 13:16-17; Rev. 8:6-9:12; 16:1-21; 1 Cor. 11:20-34; Luke 22:7-30 This week’s Parashah deals with the story of Passover and the mitzvah (commandment) of Passover. There is a clear connection between the mitzvah of Passover and the Mitzvah… Read more »

Parashah #14 Va’era (I appeared) Sh’mot (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 At the beginning of this 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… Read more »

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: 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 Hebrews 11:23-26 This week’s Parashah brings up an interesting parallel. “There is nothing new under the sun” discussed in the book of Ecclesiastes… Read more »