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 »

Parashah #2: Noach (B’resheit (Genesis) 6:9-11:32

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #2: Noach B’resheit: 6:9-11:32 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 54:1-55:5 (S: start at 52:13) B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 24:36-44 In this parashah, Noach and the flood are introduced. The Hebrew word for ark (teivah) has two meanings. It means both “ark” like the one in this parashah, and it means “word”. The… Read more »

Parashah #1: B’resheit (In the beginning) B’resheit (Genesis) 1:1-6:8

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #1: B’resheit (In the Beginning) B’resheit (Genesis 1:1-6:8 Haftarah:Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 42:5-21 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 21:1-5: 22:1-5 Where do we start? How about the “beginning?” Today we begin a new cycle of reading and learning G-d’s Torah (Instructions). Genesis (beginnings) is a book that holds the record of the beginning of… Read more »

Parashah #53: Ha’azinu (Hear) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 32:1-52

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 53 Ha’azinu (Hear) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 32:1-52 Haftarah: Sh’mu’el Bet (2 Samuel) 22:1-1-51 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 10: 28-39 The crux of this week’s parashah is found in chapter 32:46-47: “Take to heart all of the words of my testimony against you today, so that you can use them in charging… Read more »

Parashah Shabbat Shuva Torah: Vayelekh D’varim (Deuteronomy) 31:30

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue ** This parashah is typically read between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur as a Shabbat of Return. However, since we follow the Essene calendar, we just completed celebration of these two Holy Days scheduled differently than the traditional Jewish calendar. Nevertheless, we will address this parashah this Shabbat in keeping with… Read more »

Parashah #51: Nitzvaim (Standing) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9-30:20

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #51 Deuteronomy (D’varim) Nitzavim (Standing) 29:9-30:20 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 61:10-63:9 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 9:30-10:13, Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 12:14-15 This Parashah includes some of the most basic principles of the Jewish faith: 1. The Unity of Israel 2. The future redemption 3. The practicality of G-d’s Torah (applies to everyone) 4…. Read more »