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 »

Parashah #41 Pinchas B’midbar( Numbers) 25:10-30:1

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parasha # 41: Pinchas (Pinchas) B’midbar (Numbers)25:10-30:1 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 18:46-19:21 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Corinthians 5:6-8; 16:8 This week we read of Pinchas who committed a violent act slaying both Zimri, the Prince of Shimon, and Kozbi a Princess of the Midianites. This narrative is a continuation of the… Read more »

Parashah #40: Balak B’midbar (Numbers) 22:2-25:9

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Response to the question about the Book of the Wars of the L-rd Before we get into today’s parashah, I want to respond to a question presented last week about the Book of the Wars of the L-rd. I do not respond in haste to questions presented in the synagogue as… Read more »

Parashah #39: Hukkat (Regulation) B’midbar (Numbers) 19:1-22:1

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah: 39: Hukkat (Regulation) B’Midbar ( Numbers) 19:1-22:1 Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 11:1-33 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 3:9-21 Today we are going to examine the Para Adumah and its conceptual relevance and validity when it came to the events that took place after Yahshua left the grave but before he ascended to… Read more »

Parashah #38: Korach B’midbar (Numbers) 16:1-18:32

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #38: Korach (Korah) B’midbar (Numbers) 16:1-18:32 Haftarah: Sh’mu’el (Samuel) 11:14-12:22 B’rit Chadashah: 2 Timothy 2:8-21 This week we are introduced to Korah who was an unsatisfied Levite who rebelled against Moshe. His demanded a share in the Aaronite priesthood. He was a coward who sequestered 250 Israelite chieftains to join… Read more »

Parashah #35: Naso (Take) B’midbar (Numbers) 4:21-7:89

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 35: Naso (Take) B’midbar (Numbers) 4:21-7:89 Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 13: 2-25 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 7:53-8:11; Acts 21:17-32 In this Parashah we read about the tribal heads bringing offerings to commemorate the consecration of the Mishkan (Tabernacle). All the offerings are the same and the redundancy seems extraneous. But… Read more »

Parashah #34: B’midbar (Numbers) 1:1-4:20

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parasha B’midbar: Numbers 1:1-4:20 Haftorah: Hosea 2:1-22 B’rit Hadashah: Luke 2:1-7; 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31 G-d often spoke to Moshe in the tent of meeting. The opening statement of our parashah indicates the order to take a census was also given in the tent of meeting. Communicating with Moshe in this… Read more »

Special Parashah for Chol HaMoed Sukkot: B’midbar (Numbers) 29:17-35

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Special Parashah Chol HaMoed Sukkot: B’Midbar(Numbers) 29:17-35 Haftarah: Ezekiel 38:18-39:16 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Thess. 5:1-11 This parashah focuses on the offerings given in the Temple during the festival of Sukkot. The sheer number of sacrifices that translates to a very high cost financially and emotionally is astounding and should cause us… Read more »