Parashah #23: P’kudai (Accounts) Sh’mot (Exodus) 38:21-40:38

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #23: P’kudai (Accounts) Sh’mot (Exodus) 38:21-40:38 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 7:40-50 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 15:5-8 Now it’s time to account for materials used in the construction of the tabernacle. The accountant was Itamar, son of Aharon who was the chief auditor. To create a system of checks and balances,… Read more »

Parashah #22: Vayak’hel ( He assembled) Sh’mot (Exodus) 35:1-38:20

Parashah #22: Vayak’hel (He assembled) Sh’mot (Exodus) 35:1-38:20 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 7:13-26 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 11:1-13 You may recall your elementary school days when your teacher emphasized something of great importance such the answer to an upcoming test question, they would make some gesture such as repeating the information several times. They may… Read more »

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 »