Posts By: rabdavis

Parashah #16: B’shallach (After he had let go) Sh’mot (Exodus) 13:17-17:27

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah B’shallach (After he had let go) : Sh’mot (Exodus) 13:17-17:27 Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 4:4-5:31 (A) 5:1-31 (S) Ketuvim Nitzavim: Lk. 2:22-24; Yochanan (Jn.) 6:15-17, 22-40; 19:31-37; 1Cor. 10:1-13; 2Cor. 8:1-15; Rev. 15:1-4 Torah: Sh’mot (Ex.) 13:17-17:27 The rabbis teach that Israel entered into the covenant with G-d by three rites;… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #15: Bo (Go) Sh’mot (Exodus) 10:1-13:16 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 46;13-28 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 8:6-9,12; 16:1-21 The creation of something from nothing is described in detail in the book of Genesis. But the beginning of the year for humankind is defined in our Parashah in chapter 12:1 and forward: “ Adonai… 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 In this week’s parashah G-d declares His Name very clearly. He explains to Moshe and us that he manifests himself in different roles, although He is Echad (a complex unity). This expands the concept… 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: Haftarah: Yirmeyahu ( Jeremiah) 1:1-2:3 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 11:23-26 There is a “small” but significant letter that starts this parashah. In Hebrew, the parashah starts with the word “and.” This conjunction indicates there is no separation from the previous parashah. In fact, in… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #12: Vayechi (He lived) B’resheit (Genesis) 47:28-50:26 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 2:1-12 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 11:21-22; 1 Kefa (1 Peter) 1:3-9; 2:11-17 This week I want to start with a closer examination of Chapter 48:5-7. In this part of the narrative, Jacob is speaking to Joseph about his two… Read more »

Parashah #11: Vayigash ( He approached) B’resheit (Genesis) 44:18-47:27

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #11: Vayigash ( He approached) B’resheit ( Genesis) 44:18-47:27 Haftarah: Yechezk’el ( Ezekiel) 37:15-28 B’rit Chadashah: Acts: 7:9-16 Today we are going to concentrate our focus on examining the character of Judah. Initially, we may not have any positive impression of Judah as when he was younger, he showed no… 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 Today we start with a discussion on the magicians and so-called wise men who were common in pagan societies, especially in the palaces of ancient rulers. Their job description included the study of… Read more »

Yahshua’s Chanukkah

Yahshua’s Chanukkah 22 “Then came Chanukkah in Yerushalayim. It was winter, 23 and Yahshua was walking around inside the Temple area, in Shlomo’s Colonnade. 24 So the Judeans surrounded him and said to him, “How much longer are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us publicly!” 25 Yahshua… Read more »