Parashot

Parashah #42: Mattot (Tribes) B’Midbar (Numbers) 30:2-32:42

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah#42: Mattot (Tribes) B’Midbar (Numbers) 30:2-32-42 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 1:1-2:3 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:33-37 This parashah contains three dominate themes: the laws pertaining to vows and oaths, the battle against Midian, and the unexpected request from the tribes of Gad and R’euven to remain just outside the Land and settle… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah#41 (Pinchas) B’Midbar 15:10-30:1 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 18:46-19:21 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 26:1-30 Before we begin, I want to share a little story that relates to our perception of peace:G-d promised Pinchas a “covenant of shalom.” The prophet Isaiah said that one day there will be universal peace, when… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #40 Balak B’Midbar (Numbers) 22:2-25:9 Haftarah: Mikhah (Micah) 5:6(7)-6:8 B’rit Chadashah: 2 Kefa (Peter) 2:1-22   Although this parashah is read with Parashah #39 in regular years, it is the focus teaching for this week. Therefore, I am presenting this teaching from a deeper perspective than that covered last week. … Read more »

Parashot 39 & 40: Hukkat and Balak B’midbar (Numbers) 19:1-22:1; 22:2-25:9

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah: 39: Hukkat (Regulation) B’Midbar (Numbers) 19:1-22:1 and Parashah #40: Balak B’midbar (Numbers) 22:2-25:9  (read together in regular years) Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 11:1-33; Mikhah (Micah)5:6-6:8 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 3:9-21; Revelation 2:14-15   We start with parashah Hukkat. The importance of the Para Adumah (red heifer) is usually the most popular… 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 read about the rebellion of Korach against Moshe. This event provides a conceptual illustration of the diversity of conflicts we must face on a daily basis; small and… Read more »

Parashah #36: B’ha’alotkha (When you set up) B’midbar (Numbers) 8:1-12:16

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parasha #36 B’ha’alotkha (When you set up) B’midbar (Numbers 8:1-12:16 Haftarah: Z’karyah (Zechariah) 2:14-4:7 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 3:1-6 Part of today’s parashah describes the Temple menorah: 8:1-3; “Adonai said to Moshe, tell Aharon, ‘when you set up the lamps, the seven lamps are to cast their light forward, in front of… 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 7:53-8:11 The focus on the parashah this year is Num. Chapter 5. This passage describes the process that will establish the innocence of a woman wrongly accused of adultery by her husband, or guilt. This is the… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #34: B’midbar (In the desert) Numbers 1:1-4:20 Haftarah: Hoshea (Hosea) 2:1-2-22 B’rit Chadashah: Luke 2:1-7; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 In this parashah, G-d commands a census of the entire assembly of Israel. The census was taken according to tribe. This required each person to establish his genealogical descent from the corresponding… Read more »