Weekly Parshah

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 »

Parashah #41: Pinchas B’midbar (Numbers) 25:10-30:1

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah#41 (Pinchas) B’Midbar 25:10-30:1 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 18:46-19:21 B’rit Chadashah: Mattityahu (Matthew) 26:1-30 As I was writing this parashah, an interesting pattern came to mind regarding dominant character attributes of some of the main biblical characters featured in our parashot. Abraham was considered the quintessential example of hospitality; Isaac… Read more »

Parashah #39 Hukkat B’midbar (Numbers) 19:1-22:1

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah: 39: Hukkat (Regulation) B’midbar (Numbers) 19:1-22:1 Haftarah: Shof’tim (Judges) 11:1-33 B’rit Chadashah: Yochanan (John) 3:9-21. In regular years this year Parashah #40 Balak is also read. Please read the separate teaching on the website under the Parashah link for the teaching on this Parashah. We will start today’s teaching with… Read more »

Parashah #38:Korach B’midbar (Numbers) 16:1-18:32

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #38: Korach (Korah) B’midbar (Numbers) 16:1-18:32 Haftarah: Sh’mu’el (Samuel) 11:14-12:22 B’rit Chadashah: 2 Timothy 2:8-21 This week our focus is on the concept and pervasive nature of jealousy. This parashah reminds me of the Morgan and Morgan commercial where a client named “Mrs. More” always wants more of everything until… Read more »

Parashah #37: Shlach L’kha (Send on your behalf) B’midbar (Numbers) 13:1-15:41

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #37: Shlach L’kha (Send on your behalf) B’midbar (Numbers) 13:1-15:41 Haftarah: Y’hoshua (Joshua) 2:1-24 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 3:7-19 This week we will focus on the concept and reality of qualified and limited forgiveness, and who the 10 spies saw when reconnoitering the land of Kena’an. Concerning the reality of limited… Read more »

Parashah #36: B’ha’alotkha (When you set up) B’midbar (Numbers) 8:1-12:16

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Parashah #36: B’ha’alotkha( When you set up) B’midbar (Numbers) 8:1-12:16 Haftarah: Z’kharyah ( Zechariah) 2;14-4:7 B’rit Chadashah: Hebrews 3:1-6 We discussed parashah Naso two weeks ago as we celebrated Shavu’ot on June 4 according to the Essene calendar. Today we resume with the regular Messianic schedule to discuss Parashah #36. There… Read more »

Special readings for Shavu’ot

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Special Readings for Shavu’ot Exodus 19:-23 Numbers: 28:26-31 Haftarah: Ezekiel 1-18;3:12 Acts 2:1-13 Contrary to our current social philosophy and what is taught in Christianity today about G-d’s laws, there are limits; the boundaries of which are defined by G-d’s laws, statutes, and rulings. Although this parashah is the first place… Read more »