Parashah #12: Vayechi ( He lived) B’resheit( Genesis) 47:28-50:26

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #12: Vayechi (He lived) B’resheit (Genesis) 47:28-50:26 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 2:1-12 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 11:21-22; 1 Kefa (1 Peter) 1:3-9; 2:11-17 This week I want to start with a closer examination of Chapter 48:5-7. In this part of the narrative, Jacob is speaking to Joseph about his two… Read more »

Parashah #11: Vayigash ( He approached) B’resheit (Genesis) 44:18-47:27

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #11: Vayigash ( He approached) B’resheit ( Genesis) 44:18-47:27 Haftarah: Yechezk’el ( Ezekiel) 37:15-28 B’rit Chadashah: Acts: 7:9-16 Today we are going to concentrate our focus on examining the character of Judah. Initially, we may not have any positive impression of Judah as when he was younger, he showed no… Read more »

Parashah #10: Mikketz ( At the end) B’resheit (Genesis) 41:1-44:17

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #10: Mikketz (At the end) Genesis 41:1-44:17 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 3:15-4:1 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:9-16 Today we start with a discussion on the magicians and so-called wise men who were common in pagan societies, especially in the palaces of ancient rulers. Their job description included the study of… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 8: Vayishlach (He sent) Genesis 32:4-36:43 Haftarah: Ovadyah (Obadiah) 1-21 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 7:1-12 We start this week’s parashah with Jacob’s return home and a meeting with Esau. Jacob prepares for the possibility of a fight with Esau in three ways: first he divides his family into two camps… Read more »

Parashah #7: Vayetze (He went) 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) 11:7-12:11 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 1:43-51 In this week’s parashah we learn early on the superficiality that occurs all too often when picking a spouse, or anything else for that matter. Although Jacob obeys his father in… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parasha #6: Tol’dot (History/offspring) B’resheit (Genesis) 25: 19-28:9 Haftarah: Mal’akhi (Malachi) 1:1-2:7 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 9:6-16; Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 11:20; 12:14-17 In this week’s Parasha Rivkah gives birth to twins; Esau sells his birthright to Jacob; Isaac leaves Canaan because of a famine and in the process he repeats his father… Read more »

Parashah #5: Chai Sarah (Sara’s Life) B’resheit (Genesis) 23:1-25:18

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #5 Chai Sarah (Sarah’s life) B’resheit (Genesis) 23:1-25:18 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 1;1-31 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 8:19-22; 27:3-10 This week we will explore Abraham’s hospitality in a different scenario from that which we explored last week with the three angels and his kindness toward Lot. Abraham’s beloved wife… Read more »

Parashah #4: Vayera (He appeared) B’resheit (Genesis) 18:1-22:24

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #4: Vayera ( He appeared): B’resheit (Genesis) 18:1-22:24 Haftarah: M’lakhim Bet (2 Kings) 4:1-23 (S) B’rit Chadashah: James 2:13-24 A narrative describing Abraham’s profound attribute of hospitality and continued tests continues in this parashah. The beginning scene has Avraham sitting at the entrance to his tent after recently being circumcised…. Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #3: Lech lecha (Get yourself out) B’resheit (Genesis) 12:1-17:27 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 40:27-41:16 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 3:19-5:6 The story of Avraham. Most individuals who are or were Christians prior to being called out by the Ruach to Messianic Judaism of us remember learning about “Father Abraham” of whom even Christians… Read more »