Parashot

Parashah #50: Ki Tavo ( When you come) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 26:1-29:8(9)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #50: Ki Tavo (When you come) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 26:1-29:8(9) Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah 60:1-22) B’rit Chadashah: Romans 11:1-15 In the first paragraph of this parashah, we learn how G-d expects us to prioritize our response to His blessings. That is, when the people came into the land G-d promised them, they… Read more »

Parashah #49: Ki Tetze (When you go out) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 12:10-25:19

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #49: Ki Tetze ( When you go out) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 12:10-25:19 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 52;13-54:1-10 B’rit Chadashah : 1 Corinthians 9:4-18 There is no better time than today to address women’s rights; even those of captive women according to G-d’s standards. No one cares more for human rights than the… Read more »

Parashah #48: Shof’tim (Judges) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 11:26-16:17

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah 48 Shof’tim (Judges): Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-53:12 Brit Chadashah: Mattityahu 5:38-42; 18-20; Acts 3:13-26; 7:35-53; 1 Cor. 5:9-13; 1 Tim. 5:17-22; Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 10:28-31 This week’s parashah begins with broad social concerns including the entire process of conquering lands designated by Adonai and setting up a suitable structure… Read more »

Parashah #47: Re’eh (See) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 11:26-16:17

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #47: Re’eh (See) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 11:26-16:17 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 54:11-55:5 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 In this parashah we see a repetition of the truth of salvation; that we have free choice. If we want to receive the blessings of G-d and the hope of an eternal life with Him,… Read more »

Parashah #46: E’kev (Because) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 7:12-11:25

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #46: ‘Ekev (Because) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 7:12-11:25 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 49:14-51:3 B’rit Chadashah: James 5:7-11 170 times! 170 times is the number of times in the Old and Refreshed/Renewed Covenants that G-d or His prophets and apostles refer to the need to follow His instructions. This is the if then relationship… Read more »

Parashah #45: Va’etchanan ( I pleaded) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 3:23-7:11

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #45: Va’etchanan ( I pleaded) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 3:23-7:11 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 40:1-26 B’rit Chadashah: Mark 12:28-34 We begin this parashah with Moshe’s pleading with G-d to allow him to enter the land. We are reminded that G-d hates sin and Moshe’s sin of impulsive anger cost him the privlege of… Read more »

Parashah #44: D’varim (Words) D’varim 1:1-3:22

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #44: D’varim (Words) D’varim 1:1-3:22 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 1:1-27 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 15:1-11: Hebrews 3:7-4:11 Last week we spoke of the importance of remembering the past; the good and the bad. The good includes all of the things G-d has done for us as our Creator, Provider, and Saviour,… Read more »

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 »