Weekly Parshah

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: Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:38-42 This week we discuss rulings presented to the people by G-d through Moshe. Moshe writes the Sefer haB’rit (The Book of the Covenant) and spells out ways to arrive at mishpatim (rulings). These chapters… 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: James 2:8-13 Yitro is the focus in this week’s parashah; a man who played a major role in Moshe’s life, even though he was not an indigenous Israelite. One of the first important points about this man is… 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 parashah 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 was underground at the… 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 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 to… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #13 Sh’mot (Names) Sh’mot (Exodus) 1:1-6:1 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 27:6-28:13; Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 1:1-2:3(S) B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews: 11:23-26 We start a new book with the introduction of Moshe, a Levite from both parents backgrounds. We read of his miraculous rescue from the physical waters of the Nile; his growth and transition… Read more »

Parashah #12: Vayechi (He lived) B’resheit (Genesis) 47:28-50:26

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 started a new decade and turn the page to begin another chapter in our physical and spiritual journey, the children of Israel were about to enter into a… Read more »

Parashah #11: Vayigash (He approached) B’resheit (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 The story of Joseph and his brothers and the striking similarities to Yahshua and His life continue in this week’s parashah. We will specifically address chapter 45 today… Read more »

Parashah #10: Mikketz (At the end) B’resheit (Genesis) 41:1-44:17

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #10: Mikketz (At the end) Genesis 41:1-44:17 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 3:15-4:1 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:9-16 As in most years, this parashah coincides with Chanukkah. It is even more interesting that it coincides even with the late date on the secular calendar this year. There are no coincidences in… Read more »

Parashah #9 Vayeshev (He continued living) B’resheit (Genesis) 37:1-40:23

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #9 Vayeshev (He continued living) B’resheit (Genesis) 37:1- 40:23 Haftarah: ‘Amos 2:6-3:9 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:9-16 It is important to know who the sons were that plotted against Yosef in the first section of this week’s parashah. We read in Gen. 37:2 that Yosef was with the sons of Bilpah… Read more »

Parashah #8 Vayishlach (He sent) B’resheit (Genesis 32:4-36:43)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 8: Vayishlach (He sent) Genesis 32:4-36:43 Haftarah: Ovadyah (Obadiah) 1-21 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 7:1-12 We start this week’s parashah with Jacob’s return home after a 22-year absence, with an obstacle of meeting Esau on the way. Jacob prepares for the possibility of a fight with Esau in three ways:… Read more »