Posts By: rabdavis

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 (Amos) 2:6-3:8 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:9-16 This week we examine how even G-d’s people often allow the evil inclination to dominate their thoughts and actions. We also learn a valuable lesson as did Joseph. That is, when G-d provides us… Read more »

Parashah #8: Vayishlach (He sent) B’resheit ( Genesis) 32:4(3)-36:43

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #8: Vayishlach (He sent) B’resheit (Genesis) 32:4(3)-36:43 Haftarah: Ovadayah (Obadiah) 1-21 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 7:1-12 Considering current world events that reflect an increasing depth and overt expression of evil focused against Israel and Judaism in general, today’s focus will be on Chapter 36, a further examination of Edom (Esav), his… Read more »

Parashah #7: Vayetze ( He went out) B’resheit (Genesis) 28:10-32:3

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #7: Vayetze (He went out) B’resheit (Genesis) 28:10-32:3 Haftarah: Hoshea (Hosea): 12:13-12:12 B’rit Chadashah: John 1:43-51 Today we are going to focus on Leah’s children, the essence of their names, and the applicability to Yahshua and the culmination of G-d’s plan for true believers. First, we learn that Leah was… Read more »

Does G-d Hate?

Does G-d Hate? Most of you have been taught that G-d is love, and that we live in a dispensation of grace. This teaching along with other doctrines of “grace only,” directly or indirectly, paints a picture of a G-d that will not exact a price for an individual’s rebellion (sin). In other words, G-d’s… Read more »

Parashah#6: Tol’dot (History/Genealogy) B’resheit ( Genesis) 25:19-28:9

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #6: Tol’dot (History/Genealogy) B’resheit (Genesis) 25:19-28:9 Haftarah: Mal’akhi (Malachi) 1:1-2:7 B’rit Chadashah: Romans9:6-16 The narrative on the courtship of Rebekah is the longest chapter in the Book of Genesis, indicating that there is significant importance in the sequence of events and the description of the various characters. Even more, it… Read more »

Parashah #5: Hayyei Sarah (Life of Sarah) B’resheit (Genesis) 23:1-25:18

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #5: Hayyei Sarah (Life of Sarah) B’resheit (Genesis) 23:1-25:18 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings 1-31) B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 8:19-22 It is extremely unusual that a Book of G-d’s Torah is named for the matriarch Sarah. Yes, she was the mother of the son of promise by G-d’s own declaration… Read more »

Parashah #4: Vayera (He appeared) B’resheit (Genesis) 18:1-41

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #4: Vayera (He appeared) B’resheit (Genesis) 18:1-41:16 Haftarah: M’lakhim Bet (2 Kings) 4:1-23 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 6:13-20 Today we are going to look at a kabbalistic perspective related to Yitzchak’s name and a closer look at Ishmael’s name. Gaining a deeper understanding behind what may initially seem trivial will further… Read more »


Amalek In light of the current situation in the Mideast, I want to investigate some of the end-time players, especially Amalek. Our sages and rabbis identify Amalek as the perennial enemy of Israel throughout biblical and modern history. Therefore, we must recognize that Amalek’s progeny is Israel’s eternal enemy. Since this is so the question… Read more »

Parashah #3: Lekh L’kha (Get yourself out B’resheit (Genesis) 12:1-17:27

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #3: Lekh L’kha (Get yourself out) B’resheit (Genesis) 12:1-17:27 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 40:27-41:16 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:1-8 This week’s parashah provides several examples of the concept behind getting oneself out of familiar and comfortable surroundings. That is, self-nullification at the deepest levels. Abraham’s obedience and longing for a close relationship… Read more »

Parashah #2: Noach B’resheit (Genesis) 6:9-11:32

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #2: Noach B’resheit (Genesis) 6:9-11:32 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 52:13-54-10 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 24:36-44 It didn’t take long for sin to enter the world and corrupt it so badly that G-d had to intervene and virtually “erase” all life on earth and start over. That is except for Noach who… Read more »