Weekly Parshah

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 »

Special Parashah Eighth Day of Sukkot (Sh’mini Atzeret)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Special Parashah Eighth Day of Sukkot (Sh’mini Atzeret) Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17 Numbers 29:35-30:1 Haftarah: 1 Kings 8:54-66 B’rit Chadashah: Mark 12:28-34 There are four scriptural readings for this special parashah; special points of interest to be addressed today. The first is found in Deut. 14:1; “You are the people of Adonai your… Read more »

Special Parashah for Sukkot from the Book of Numbers

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Special Parashah: Numbers 29:17-35 Haftarah: Ezekiel 38:18-39:16 B’rit Chadashah: John 7:37-39 This parashah focuses on the offerings given in the Temple during the festival of Sukkot. The sheer number of sacrifices that represent money is astounding and should cause us to consider whether anyone individually or collectively has any justification for… Read more »