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Parashah #31: Emor ( Speak) 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 The focus of this parashah is the Priesthood service and the sacredness of G-d’s designated times. Let’s start with the laws for the priests. Logic dictates that to influence an entire nation, the leadership must… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah# 30: K’doshim (Holy People) Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:1-20-27 Haftarah: Ezekiel 20:2-20 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Peter: 13-21 Any credible commentary on this parashah should incite a sense of pause for any true believer because we are going to discuss G-d’s laws regulating personal relationships that must be learned and practiced as a… Read more »

Parashah #29: Acharei Mot Vayikra (Leviticus) 16:1-18:30

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #29: Acharei Mot (After the death) Vayikra (Leviticus) 16:1-18:30 Haftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 22:1-16 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 3:19-28 This week’s parashah addresses the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) and the blood atonement from a perfect, innocent sacrifice that was necessary for the forgiveness of past sins of the people as a… 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’muel Bet (2 Samuel) 6:19 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 5:1-11 • This parashah is covered this week as Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue follows the solar calendar. Therefore, Pesach was celebrated on April 2 which is the 14th of Nissan. according to the solar calendar…. Read more »

Parashah #28: M’tzora Vayikra (Leviticus) 14:1-15:33

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #28: M’tzora (Person afflicted with tzara’at) Vayikra (Leviticus) 14:1-15:33 Haftarah: M’lakhim Bet (2 Kings) 7:3-20 B’rit Chadashah: Matthew 9:20-26 G-d’s law for evaluating and separating those who had tzara’at was very specific. But the law was also gracious in restoring one who was healed. We previously learned that disease is… Read more »

Parashah #27: Tazria (She Conceives) Vayikra (Leviticus) 12:1-13:59 (Beth Elohim follows the Essene calendar)

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 focus of this parashah takes a turn from a focus on the priesthood; atonement, dedication, and thanksgiving incumbent on everyone; laymen and priests. This process of G-d giving instructions is completely… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #25: Tzav (Give an order) Vayikra (Leviticus) 6:1-8:36 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 7:21-8:3; 9:22(23)-23(24) B’rit Chadashah: Tabernacle & Sacrifices This teaching was originally presented as several classes, owing to the length and detail of each explanation of the offerings. The following explanation of the significance of the offerings ordered by G-d… Read more »

N’filim Study: Lesson #3

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue N’philim: Lesson 3 Thus far we have established that the N’philim exist and that they are the fallen angels also called the “sons of G-d” in Genesis 6:2. We also learned through careful research and deduction that these beings were most likely created before the six-day creation story starting with Genesis… Read more »