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 »

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 »