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 »

Parashah #29: Acharei Mot Vayikra (Leviticus) 16:1-18:30

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #29: Acharei Mot (After the death) Vayikra (Leviticus) 16:1-18:30 Haftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 22:1-16 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 3:19-28 This week’s parashah addresses the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) and the blood atonement from a perfect, innocent sacrifice that was necessary for the forgiveness of past sins of the people as a… Read more »

Parashah #26: Sh’mini (Eighth) Vayikra (Leviticus) 9:1-11:47

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #26: Sh’mini (Eighth) Vayikra (Leviticus) 9:1-11:47 Haftarah: Sh’muel Bet (2 Samuel) 6:19 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 5:1-11 • This parashah is covered this week as Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue follows the solar calendar. Therefore, Pesach was celebrated on April 2 which is the 14th of Nissan. according to the solar calendar…. Read more »

Parashah #28: M’tzora Vayikra (Leviticus) 14:1-15:33

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #28: M’tzora (Person afflicted with tzara’at) Vayikra (Leviticus) 14:1-15:33 Haftarah: M’lakhim Bet (2 Kings) 7:3-20 B’rit Chadashah: Matthew 9:20-26 G-d’s law for evaluating and separating those who had tzara’at was very specific. But the law was also gracious in restoring one who was healed. We previously learned that disease is… Read more »

Parashah #27: Tazria (She Conceives) Vayikra (Leviticus) 12:1-13:59 (Beth Elohim follows the Essene calendar)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #27: Tazria (She conceives) Vayikra (Leviticus) 12:1-13:59 Haftarah: M’lakhim Bet (2 Kings) 4:42-5:19 B’rit Chadashah: Luke 2:22-24; 5:12-16 The focus of this parashah takes a turn from a focus on the priesthood; atonement, dedication, and thanksgiving incumbent on everyone; laymen and priests. This process of G-d giving instructions is completely… Read more »

Parashah #25:Tzav Vayikra (Leviticus) 6:1-8:36

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #25: Tzav (Give an order) Vayikra (Leviticus) 6:1-8:36 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 7:21-8:3; 9:22(23)-23(24) B’rit Chadashah: Tabernacle & Sacrifices This teaching was originally presented as several classes, owing to the length and detail of each explanation of the offerings. The following explanation of the significance of the offerings ordered by G-d… Read more »

Parashah #24: Vayikra (He called) Vayikra ( Leviticus) 1:1-5:26

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #24: Vayikra (He called) Vayikra (Leviticus)1:1-5:26 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 43:21-44:23 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 10:1-14; 13:10-16 The Book of Leviticus is often completely ignored by Christians who consider the commands for the priestly ritual of slaughtering animals and offering them to G-d as commanded, the specific instructions on what one was… Read more »