Weekly Parshah

Parahsha #30 K’doshim (Holy people) Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:1-20:27

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue #30 K’doshim (Holy People) Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:1-20:27 (In leap years read separately from Parashah #29) Haftarah: Amos 9:7-15; Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 20:2-20 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:33-37; 5:43-48; 15:1-11; 19:16-30; 22:33-40; Mark 7:1-23; 12:28-34; Luke 10:25-39; Romans 13:8-10; Galatians 5:13-26; Ya’akov (James) 2:1-9; 1 Kefa (1 Peter) 1:13-21 This third book of… 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 »

Parashah#26 Sh’mini (Eighth) Vayikra (Leviticus) 9:1-11:47

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #26: Sh’mini (Eighth) Vayikra (Leviticus) 9:1-11:47 Haftarah: Sh’mu’el Bet (2 Samuel) 6:1-19 B’rit Chadashah: 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 This year we are going to focus on a portion of the dietary laws in Lev.11-46. This is a large narrative that begs the question why are some animals clean and others unclean?… Read more »

Special Torah Reading for Shabbos Chol HaMoed

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Special Torah reading for Shabbos Chol HaMoed (Exodus 30:11-34:35) Witnessing the birth of a new idea is somewhat like watching a breeze blow an ember into a forest fire. Let’s analyze this process. The way to see it is to start with the Hebrew word for freedom, which is cherut. After… Read more »

Parashah #25: Tzav (Take an order) Vayikra (Leviticus) 6:1-8:36

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #25 Tzav (Take an order) Vayikra (Leviticus) 6:1-8:36 Haftarah Yirmiyahu (Jeremiah) 7:21-8:3; 9:22-23 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Cor. 10:14-23 In this week’s parashah, G-d lays out all the laws in great detail for presenting the offerings because He is a G-d of detail, exactness, perfection. His desire is for us to… Read more »

Parashah #23 P’kudei (Accounts) Sh’mot (Exodus) 38:21-40:38

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 23: P’kudei (Accounts) Sh’mot (Exodus) 38:21-40:38 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 7:40-50 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation: 15:5-8 This is the last parashah in the book of Sh’mot and a summary of how the Tabernacle was constructed in detail with the crowning glory of G-d’s glory filling the tabernacle and the… Read more »

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 (Exodus) 35:1-38:20 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 7:13-26 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 11:1-13 Moshe begins his discussion by reiterating G-d’s command for Shabbat observance. We should be getting the idea that this is important to G-d; especially when He commands that anyone who works on it to… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #21 Ki Tissa (When you take) Sh’mot (Ex) 30:11-34:35 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 18:1-39 B’rit Chadashah: Luke 11:14-20; Acts 7:35-8:1; 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13; 2 Corinthians 3: 1-18 Parashah: In this Parashah we read that B’nai Yisrael sinned by making a golden calf while Moshe was on the mountain…. 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 As Messianic Jews who strive to follow G-d’s Torah and not the traditions of men, we have the insight of the B’rit Chadashah (Refreshed, renewed covenant that reiterates and explains much of the… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah: #19 T’rumah (contributions) Sh’mot (Exodus) 25:1-27:19 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 5; 26-6:13 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews: 8:1-6; 9:23-4; 10:1 Below is a brief description of the scriptural meaning of colors that may assist you in understanding the symbology used in the construction of the Mishkan. It is by no means… Read more »