Weekly Parshah

Parashah #18 Mishpatim Sh’mot (Exodus) 21:1-24:18

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #18: Mishpatim (Rulings) Sh’mot (Exodus) 21:1-24:18 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 34:8-22; 33:25-26 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 9:15-22; 10:28-39   This parashah covers many important rulings to be observed to this day. Some include observance of Shmittah, non-partiality towards foreigners living with the biological Israelites, honoring widows and orphans in need, not coming… Read more »

Parashah 17 : Yitro (Jethro) Sh’mot (Exodus 18:1-20:23)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #17 Yitro (Jethro) Sh’mot (Exodus) 18:1-20:23 Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 6:1-13 B’rit Chadashah:  This week I want to focus on Yitro, the significance of the narrative concerning him in Chapter 18, and the relevance for us today. Let’s start with his background, which is always an important aspect of credible research…. Read more »

Parashah #16 B’Shallach Sh’mot (Exodus) 13:17-17:16

             Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parasha #16 B’shallach (After he had let go) Sh’mot (Exodus 13:17-17:16) Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 4:4-5:31 B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 15:1-4   We begin this week with G-d leading the Israelites out into the desert, the column of cloud by day and the column of fire by night 24 hours a day… Read more »

Parashah #15 Bo (Go) Sh’mot (Exodus) 10:1-13:16

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue   Parasha #15: Bo (Go) Sh”mot (Exodus) 10:1-13:16   Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 46:13-28   B’rit Chadashah: Revelation 16:1-21   This parasha begins with the last of the plagues prior to the exodus. First, are the locusts that consume everything left after the plague of hail. Recall this includes the wheat that… Read more »

Parashah #14 Va’era Exodus 6:2-9:35

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah # 14: Va’era (I appeared) Sh’mot (Exodus) 6:2-9:35 Haftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 28:25-29:21 B’rit Chadashah: Romans 9:14-17   This week’s parashah G-d clearly declares His Name. He explains to Moshe and us that he manifests himself in different roles, although He is Echad (a complex unity). G-d also makes it clear… Read more »

Parashah #13 Sh’mot (Names) Exodus 1:1-6:1

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #13: Sh’mot (Names) (Ex.) 1:1-6:1 Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jer.) 1:1-2:3 (S)  B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 11:23-26 This year we are going to focus on Moshe, his questions of G-d, and the implications his background has for us as we live as foreigners in a foreign land on this earth. But before we… Read more »

Parashah Vayechi

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah#12: Vayechi (He lived) Genesis 47:28-50:26 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 2:1-12 B’rit Chadashah: 1 Kefa (Peter) 1:3-9; 2:11-17   Just as we recently left 2014 and begin another chapter in our physical and spiritual  journey into 2015,  the children of Israel  were about to enter into a new chapter in… Read more »

Vayigash (He Approached) Genesis 44:18-47:27

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah#11: Vayigash (He approached) Genesis 44:18-47-27 Haftarah: Yechezk’el (Ezekiel) 37:15-28 B’rit Chadashah: Acts: 7:9-16 (specifically vv.13-15) Excerpts from the Zohar Vol. II This week we continue the story of Joseph and his brothers and the striking similarities to Yahshua and His life. We will specifically address chapter 45 today where Joseph… Read more »

Parashah Mikketz (Gen.41:1-44:17)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #10: Mikketz (At the end) Genesis 41:1-44:17 Haftarah: Ma’lakhim Aalef (1 Kings) 3:15-4:1 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:9-16   During most years, this parashah coincides with Chanukah. I do not believe this is just a coincidence. I submit there is a deeper meaning that we will explore this morning in the… Read more »

Vayeshev (He continued living)

               Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #9 Vayeshev (He continued living) Genesis 37:1-40:23 Haftarah: ‘Amos (Amos) 2:6-3:8 B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:9-16   Before we examine this week’s parashah, I want to revisit the subject of the sinew (thigh muscle) we spoke about in last week’s parashah. Recall that I mentioned that the children of Israel… Read more »