Parashot

Parashah Shabbat Shuva Torah: Vayelekh D’varim (Deuteronomy) 31:30

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue ** This parashah is typically read between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur as a Shabbat of Return. However, since we follow the Essene calendar, we just completed celebration of these two Holy Days scheduled differently than the traditional Jewish calendar. Nevertheless, we will address this parashah this Shabbat in keeping with… Read more »

Parashah #51: Nitzvaim (Standing) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9-30:20

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #51 Deuteronomy (D’varim) Nitzavim (Standing) 29:9-30:20 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 61:10-63:9 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 9:30-10:13, Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 12:14-15 This Parashah includes some of the most basic principles of the Jewish faith: 1. The Unity of Israel 2. The future redemption 3. The practicality of G-d’s Torah (applies to everyone) 4…. Read more »

Parashah #50: Ki Tavo ( When you come) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 26:1-29:8(9)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #50: Ki Tavo (When you come) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 26:1-29:8(9) Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah 60:1-22) B’rit Chadashah: Romans 11:1-15 In the first paragraph of this parashah, we learn how G-d expects us to prioritize our response to His blessings. That is, when the people came into the land G-d promised them, they… Read more »

Parashah #49: Ki Tetze (When you go out) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 12:10-25:19

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #49: Ki Tetze ( When you go out) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 12:10-25:19 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 52;13-54:1-10 B’rit Chadashah : 1 Corinthians 9:4-18 There is no better time than today to address women’s rights; even those of captive women according to G-d’s standards. No one cares more for human rights than the… Read more »

Parashah #48: Shof’tim (Judges) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 11:26-16:17

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah 48 Shof’tim (Judges): Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-53:12 Brit Chadashah: Mattityahu 5:38-42; 18-20; Acts 3:13-26; 7:35-53; 1 Cor. 5:9-13; 1 Tim. 5:17-22; Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 10:28-31 This week’s parashah begins with broad social concerns including the entire process of conquering lands designated by Adonai and setting up a suitable structure… Read more »

Parashah #47: Re’eh (See) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 11:26-16:17

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #47: Re’eh (See) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 11:26-16:17 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 54:11-55:5 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 In this parashah we see a repetition of the truth of salvation; that we have free choice. If we want to receive the blessings of G-d and the hope of an eternal life with Him,… Read more »

Parashah #46: E’kev (Because) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 7:12-11:25

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #46: ‘Ekev (Because) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 7:12-11:25 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 49:14-51:3 B’rit Chadashah: James 5:7-11 170 times! 170 times is the number of times in the Old and Refreshed/Renewed Covenants that G-d or His prophets and apostles refer to the need to follow His instructions. This is the if then relationship… Read more »

Parashah #45: Va’etchanan ( I pleaded) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 3:23-7:11

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #45: Va’etchanan ( I pleaded) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 3:23-7:11 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 40:1-26 B’rit Chadashah: Mark 12:28-34 We begin this parashah with Moshe’s pleading with G-d to allow him to enter the land. We are reminded that G-d hates sin and Moshe’s sin of impulsive anger cost him the privlege of… Read more »

Parashah #44: D’varim (Words) D’varim 1:1-3:22

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #44: D’varim (Words) D’varim 1:1-3:22 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 1:1-27 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 15:1-11: Hebrews 3:7-4:11 Last week we spoke of the importance of remembering the past; the good and the bad. The good includes all of the things G-d has done for us as our Creator, Provider, and Saviour,… Read more »

Parashot #42-43 : Mattot/Masa’ei B’midbar (Numbers) 30:2-32:42 and 33:1-36:13

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #42 Mattot (Tribes) and #43 Masa’ei (Stages) (read together in regular years) B’midbar (Numbers) 30:2-32:42 and 33;1-36:13 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 1:1-2:3 for Mattot B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:33-37 for Mattot This week we learn or are reminded that oaths, vows, and obligations invoke the name of the L-rd. The entire… Read more »