Parashah #39 Hukkat (Regulation) B’midbar (Numbers) 19:1-22:1

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah: 39: Hukkat (Regulation) B’midbar (Numbers) 19:1-22:1 Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 11:1-33 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 3:9-21 Today we are going to examine the parah adumah (red heifer) from a perspective not recognized in Orthodox Judaism because of their refusal to read and consider the B’rit Chadashah (Refreshed, renewed Covenant). Furthermore, they… Read more »

Parashah #38:Korach (Korah) B’midbar (Numbers) 16:1-18:32

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #38: Korach (Korah) B’midbar (Numbers) 16:1- 18:32 Haftarah: Sh’mu’el Alef (1 Samuel) 11:14-12:22 B’rit Chadashah: 2 Timothy 2:18-21 One of the most critical events during the Israelites “wandering years” was Korach’s rebellion and those who sided with him against Moshe and Aharon as G-d’s chosen leaders. Comparing this event to… Read more »

Parashah #37: Shlach L’kha B’midbar ( Numbers) 13:1-15:41

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #37: Shlach L’kha (Send on your behalf) B’midbar (Numbers) 13:1-15:41 Haftarah: Y’hoshua (Joshua) 2:1-24 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 3:7-19 This week we are confronted with a sad aspect of human nature; “lack of trust and faith in the G-d who created the universe. The leaders of the tribes chosen to reconnoiter… Read more »

Parashah 36: B’ha’alotkha ( When you set up) B’midbar (Numbers) 8:1-12:16

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #36: B’ha’alotkha (When you set up) B’midbar (Numbers) 8:1-12:16 Haftarah: Z’kharyah (Zechariah) 2:14-4:7 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 3:1-6 This week’s parashah starts with the instructions for setting up the menorah making sure that the seven lamps shine their light forward in front of the menorah. This directive sets the stage for… Read more »

Parashah #35:Naso (Take) B’midbar (Numbers) 4:21-7:89

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #35: Naso (Take) B’midbar (Numbers) 4:21-7:89 Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 13:2-25 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan 7:53-8:11 Today I am going to expound upon our discussion concerning the importance of order and organization on earth as it is in heaven. Indeed, YHVH/Yahshua is a G-d of order. The Kingdom of heaven is just… Read more »

Parashah #34: B’midbar (In the desert) B’midbar ( Numbers) 1:1-4:20

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #34: B’midbar (In the desert) Numbers 1:1-4:20 Haftarah: Hoshea (Hosea) 2:1-2-22 B’rit Chadashah: Luke 2:1-7; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 The Book of Numbers often gets a “bad wrap” by those who believe reports from many individuals uninitiated in G-d’s Torah that it is “boring” and has no application for today. Hopefully,… Read more »

Parashah #33: B’chukkotai (By my regulations) Vayikra (Leviticus) 26:3-27;34

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #33 B’chukkotai (By my regulations) Vayikra (Leviticus 26:3-27:34) Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeramiah) 16:19-17:14 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 14:15-21; 15:10-12 The commandments of G-d, specifically 1,2, and 4 were emphatically reinforced in this parashah including obedience to His appointed times. Specifically, that Adonai is G-d who brought the children of Israel out… Read more »

Parashah #32:B’har Vayikra (Leviticus) 25:1-26:2

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #32 B’har (On Mount) Vayikra (Leviticus)25:1-26:2 Haftarah: (Yirmeyahu) Jerimiah 32:6-27 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Corinthians 7:21-24 This this week’s parashah addresses Shmittah, the next one being next Fall according to the solar calendar used by the Essenes. Man is given six years to work the land and plant crops; 6 representing… Read more »

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 »