Parashah #21: Ki Tissa Sh’mot (Exodus) 30:11-34:35

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #21 Ki Tissa (When you take) Sh’mot (Ex) 30:11-34:35 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 18:1-39 B’rit Chadashah: Luke 11:14-20; Acts 7:35-8:1; 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13; 2 Corinthians 3: 1-18 This parashah continues with G-d’s instructions for equal offerings from the rich and poor to maintain the sanctuary. By ordering all… Read more »

Parashah #20: Tetzaveh Sh’mot ( Exodus) 27:20-30:10

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #20: Tetzaveh (You are to order) Sh’mot (Exodus 27:20-30:10 Haftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel 43:10-27) B’rit Chadashah: Philippians 4:10-20 The focus of this week’s parashah is the designation of the Aaronic priesthood, the holy garments, and the instructions for consecrating Aaron and his sons as a perpetual priesthood to serve G-d and… Read more »

Parashah #19: T’rumah (Contribution) Sh’mot (Exodus) 25:1-27:19

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #19: T’rumah (Contribution) Sh’mot (Exodus) 25:1-27:19 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings 5:26-6:13 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 8:1-6; 9:23; 10:1 This week we read the detailed instructions given by G-d to Moshe for the Ark of the Covenant, the tabernacle, and all its furnishings. Whoever said G-d is not a G-d of… Read more »

Parashah #18: Mishpatim (Rulings) Sh’mot (Exodus) 21:1-24:18

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #18: Mishpatim (Rulings) Sh’mot (Exodus) 21:1-24:18 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 34:8-22; 33:25-6 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 9:15-22; 10:28-39 G-d’s Mishpatim (Rulings) describes the focus of this parashah which extensively describes how G-d expects His people to live as a civilized and “set apart” nation. If you believe these rulings are not applicable… Read more »

Parashah #17: Yitro (Jethro) Sh’mot (Exodus) 18:1-20:23

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #17: Yitro (Jethro) Sh’mot (Exodus) 18:1-20:23 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 6:1-13 B’rit Chadashah: James 2:8-13 The first sentence in the parashah speaks of Yitro who was the father-in-law of Moses hearing about all that G-d had done for Moses and the Israelites. Who was this man that one of our parahshot… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #16: B’shallach (After he had let go) Sh’mot (Exodus) 13:17-17:16 Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 5:1-31 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 15:1-4 The saga of the Exodus continues in this week’s parashah. Right away G-d’s omniscience is demonstrated when He chooses to lead the Israelites the “long way” to the land, knowing that if… 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 fact that this week’s parashah occurs in the first month of the Gregorian calendar provides a wonderful example of how far man has fallen from G-d’s sequence for the months of the year including… 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 One of the arguments concerning the truth of G-d’s Torah is that there has been no written or archeological “proof” that the Exodus ever occurred. Indeed, Many, if not all Conservative Jewish congregations have… Read more »

Parashah #13: 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 Although this commentary starts as I wrote it last year, stay with me because I am going in another direction with it. There is a “small” but significant letter that starts this parashah. In… Read more »

Parashot 22:23: Vayak’hel and P’kudei: Sh’mot (Exodus) 35:1-38:20 and38:21-40:38

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #22-3: Vayak’hel (He assembled) and P’kudei (Accounts) Sh’mot (Exodus) 35:1-38:20 and 38:21-40:38 Haftarah Vayak’hel: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 7:13-26 P’kudei: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 7:40-50 B’rit Chadashah: Vayak’hel: Revelation 11:1-13 P’kudei: Revelation 15:5-8 Due to time restrictions for the teachings, it is recommended that the reader review the haftarah and… Read more »