Weekly Parshah

Parashah #31: Emor (Speak) Vayikra (Leviticus) 21:1-24:23

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #31 Emor (Speak) Vayikra (Leviticus) 21:1-24:23 Haftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 44:15-31 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:38-42 This is one of the most useful parashot for referencing the festivals (G-d’s designated times), and equitable compensation for damage to persons and property. This parashah also lays out in detail G-d’s special requirements beyond… Read more »

Parashah #30: K’doshim (Holy people) Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:1-20:27

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah# 30: K’doshim (Holy People) Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:1-20:27 Haftarah: Ezekiel 20:2-20 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Peter: 13-21 Although this parashah is read with parashah #29 during regular years, it is also read alone in its own right. We are reminded of our task; “You people are to be holy because I, Adonai… Read more »

Parashah #29: Acharei Mot (After the death) Vayikra (Leviticus) 16:1-18:30

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #29: Acharei Mot (After the death) Vayikra (Leviticus) 16:1-18:30 Haftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 22:1-16 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 3:19-28 This week we read of the atonement “type” that Yahshua later fulfilled as the sacrificial Lamb. Looking back to the time before He was manifested on earth, Aharon as the High Priest (a… Read more »

Parashah #27: Tazria (She conceives) Vayikra (Leviticus) 12:1-13:59

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 It is not difficult to see where the idea of rabbis also being lawyers, physicians came into being as we read this parashah. The focus of the lesson this week is on… Read more »

Parashah #26: Sh’mini (Eighth) Vayikra (Leviticus) 9:1-11:47

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #26: Sh’mini (Eighth) Vayikra (Leviticus) 9:1-11:47 Haftarah: Sh’mu’el bet (2 Samuel) 6:1-19 B’rit Chadashah: 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1 Today we are going to take a look into the dietary laws. Some may already be of the opinion they understand all there is to know about these very important laws that Yahshua… Read more »

Parashah #25: Tzav (Give an order) Vayikra (Leviticus) 6:1(8)-8:36

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #25: Tzav ( Give an order) Vayikra (Leviticus) 6:1(8)-8:36 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu ( Jeremiah) 7:21-8:3 ; 9:22(23)- 23(24) B’rit Chadashah: 1 Cor. 10:14-23 To reiterate that G-d is a G-d of detail, we learn of the specifics G-d expects from the priests as they receive offerings and sacrifices from the people…. Read more »

Parashah #24: Vayikra (He called) Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1-5:26)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah 24: Vayikra (He called) Leviticus 1:1-5:26 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 43:21-44:23 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews: 10:1-14 We are at the beginning of a new book; the book of Leviticus which is generally a seldom read and rarely understood by Christians. The commands for animal sacrifices, the description of the priestly ritual, the… Read more »

Parashah #23: P’kudei (Accounts) Sh’mot (Exodus) 38:21-40:38

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah# 23: P’kudei (Accounts) Sh’mot (Exodus) 38:21-40:38 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 7:40- 50 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 15:5-8 Excerpts from this message are taken from a message written by the late Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks of blessed memory. All Messianic Jewish connections I provided are integral to understanding the similarities and… Read more »

Parashah #22: Vayak’hel ( He assembled) Sh’mot (Exodus) 35:1-38:20

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue 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 In the very first sentence of this parashah, we see a repetition of the command to rest on Shabbat. “These are the things which Adonai has ordered you to do. On six days… Read more »