Parashot

Parashah #10: Mikketz ( At the end) B’resheit ( Genesis) 41:1-44:17

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #10: Mikketz (At the end) Genesis 41:1-44:17 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 3:15-4:1 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:9-16 One of the most important lessons in the parashah this week is that our most important opportunities to serve and glorify G-d may come when we least expect them. This means that we… Read more »

Parashah #9: Vayeshev ( He continued living) B’resheit (Genesis) 37:1-40:23

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #9: Vayeshev (He continued living) B’resheit (Genesis) 37:1-40:23 Haftarah: ‘Amos (Amos) 2:6-3:8 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:9-16 This week we examine how even G-d’s people often allow the evil inclination to dominate their thoughts and actions. We also learn a valuable lesson as did Joseph. That is, when G-d provides us… Read more »

Parashah #8: Vayishlach (He sent) B’resheit ( Genesis) 32:4(3)-36:43

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #8: Vayishlach (He sent) B’resheit (Genesis) 32:4(3)-36:43 Haftarah: Ovadayah (Obadiah) 1-21 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 7:1-12 Considering current world events that reflect an increasing depth and overt expression of evil focused against Israel and Judaism in general, today’s focus will be on Chapter 36, a further examination of Edom (Esav), his… Read more »

Parashah #7: Vayetze ( He went out) 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): 12:13-12:12 B’rit Chadashah: John 1:43-51 Today we are going to focus on Leah’s children, the essence of their names, and the applicability to Yahshua and the culmination of G-d’s plan for true believers. First, we learn that Leah was… Read more »

Parashah#6: Tol’dot (History/Genealogy) B’resheit ( Genesis) 25:19-28:9

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #6: Tol’dot (History/Genealogy) B’resheit (Genesis) 25:19-28:9 Haftarah: Mal’akhi (Malachi) 1:1-2:7 B’rit Chadashah: Romans9:6-16 The narrative on the courtship of Rebekah is the longest chapter in the Book of Genesis, indicating that there is significant importance in the sequence of events and the description of the various characters. Even more, it… Read more »

Parashah #5: Hayyei Sarah (Life of Sarah) B’resheit (Genesis) 23:1-25:18

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #5: Hayyei Sarah (Life of Sarah) B’resheit (Genesis) 23:1-25:18 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings 1-31) B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 8:19-22 It is extremely unusual that a Book of G-d’s Torah is named for the matriarch Sarah. Yes, she was the mother of the son of promise by G-d’s own declaration… Read more »

Parashah #4: Vayera (He appeared) B’resheit (Genesis) 18:1-41

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #4: Vayera (He appeared) B’resheit (Genesis) 18:1-41:16 Haftarah: M’lakhim Bet (2 Kings) 4:1-23 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 6:13-20 Today we are going to look at a kabbalistic perspective related to Yitzchak’s name and a closer look at Ishmael’s name. Gaining a deeper understanding behind what may initially seem trivial will further… Read more »

Parashah #3: Lekh L’kha (Get yourself out B’resheit (Genesis) 12:1-17:27

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #3: Lekh L’kha (Get yourself out) B’resheit (Genesis) 12:1-17:27 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 40:27-41:16 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:1-8 This week’s parashah provides several examples of the concept behind getting oneself out of familiar and comfortable surroundings. That is, self-nullification at the deepest levels. Abraham’s obedience and longing for a close relationship… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #2: Noach B’resheit (Genesis) 6:9-11:32 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 52:13-54-10 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 24:36-44 It didn’t take long for sin to enter the world and corrupt it so badly that G-d had to intervene and virtually “erase” all life on earth and start over. That is except for Noach who… 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 The book of Genesis contains the history of the universe, mankind, and G-d’s plan of salvation for all true believers defined in G-d’s Torah in John chapter 14, Romans chapters 1-3, and the… Read more »