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 »

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 »