Weekly Parshah

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 #51-2 Nitzavim and Vayelekh D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9-30:20; 31:1-30

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah 51-52: Nitzavim (Standing) and Vayelekh (He went) D’varim (Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20; 31:1-30 Haftarah: From Nitzavim: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 61:10-63:9 B’rit Chadashah: Vayelekh: Hebrews: 13:5-8 Since this is a regular year versus a leap year, we are to read and explore these two parashot together. Therefore, I chose one concept from each for… Read more »

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

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #50: Ki Tavo( When you come) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 26:1-29:8 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 60:1-22 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 11:1-15 This parashah has two main themes which are critical in the life of a true believer. Following G-d’s instructions/laws are not an option or a “sometimes/maybe” proposition. If we hope to receive G-d’s… Read more »

Parashah #49: Ki Tetze (When you go out) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 21:10-25:19

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #49: Ki Tetze (When you go out) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 21:10-25:19 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 54:1-10 B’rit Chadashah: Mark 12:18-27 This week we are going to focus on the first two paragraphs of this Parashah with applications throughout the lesson. Starting with chapter 21: 10-14: “When you go out to war against… Read more »

Parashah #48: Shof’tim (Judges) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 16:18-21:916:18-21:9

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 48; Shof’tim (Judges) D’varim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu ( Isaiah) 51:12-53:12 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:38-42; 18:15-20 The timing for discussing this parashah could not be more appropriate as we reflect on current events related to our government in America. The crux of this parashah is “Justice, only justice… 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 The first phrase I thought of when I began thinking about this parashah was “ when the cat’s away, the mice will play.” Sadly, this concept applies to humankind and G-d is fully aware of our human… Read more »

Parashah #46: ‘Ekev (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: Ya’akov ( James) 5:7-11 The focus on this parashah is the covenantal relationship Israel (all true believers) have with G-d, the importance of resisting feelings of self-accomplishment, and having trust rather than fear when we are confronted by the… 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: Ya’akov (James) 2:14-26 Last week I chose to focus on Parashah #43 instead of #44 which was on the calendar because there were some important teachings concerning the actual dimensions of Israel and the fact… Read more »

Parashah #43: Masa’ei ( Stages) B’midbar (Numbers) 33:1-36:13

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #43: Masa’ei (Stages) B’midbar 33:1-36:13 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu(Jeremiah) 2:4-28; 4:1-2 B’rit Chadashah: Ya’akov (James) 4:1-22 This week we are going to start our discussion on the borders of Israel as “The Land” that has not yet been completely occupied by the true “Israel” in the context of true believers defined by… Read more »

Parashah #42: Mattot (Tribes) B’midbar (Numbers) 30:2-32:42

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #42: Mattot (Tribes) B’midbar ( Numbers) 30:2-32:42 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu ( Jeremiah) 1:1-2:3 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:33-37 This parashah begins with specific regulations on the subject of vows. I recall a time when a handshake was sufficient to ensure the parties were going to follow through with an agreement. Even… Read more »