Parshat Bereshit – פרשת בראשית

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Bereshit – פרשת בראשית October 14, 2017 – כ”ד תשרי תשע”ח This essay is sponsored by Josh & Deena Davis in honor of the birthday of their granddaughter Hadas Sarah. The Purpose of the Book of Genesis The Book of Genesis...

THOUGHTS ON ROSH HASHANAH

THOUGHTS ON ROSH HASHANAH

  Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Rosh Hashanah 5778   This essay is sponsored by Marlene & Armand Lerner.   Shofar for the Masses   The Scriptural commandment to sound the shofar on Rosh Hashanah ideally is fulfilled in the context of the public prayer service.  The Mishnah...

Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech – פרשת נצבים-וילך

Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech – פרשת נצבים-וילך

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech – פרשת נצבים-וילך September 16, 2017 – כה אלול תשעז   This essay is sponsored by Sisterhood in honor of the birth of Bonnie Rose (לאה) Bauer, daughter of Irina & Ephraim Bauer, granddaughter of Tatyana...

Parshat Ki Tavo – פרשת כי תבוא

Parshat Ki Tavo – פרשת כי תבוא

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Ki Tavo – פרשת כי תבוא September 9, 2017 – י”ח אלול תשע”ז   This essay is dedicated in memory of Dr. Polly Etkind Hochberg Z”L.   God in Heaven   Scripture requires the Israelite farmer to make a tithe...

Parshat Ki Tetze – פרשת כי תצא

Parshat Ki Tetze – פרשת כי תצא

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Ki Tetze – פרשת כי תצא September 2, 2017 – יא אלול תשעז   This essay is sponsored by Sisterhood in honor of the birth of Eliana Rachel Waller, daughter of Bruria & Sam Waller, granddaughter of Janet & Gary Waller, and

Parshat Shoftim- פרשת שופטים

Parshat Shoftim- פרשת שופטים

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Shoftim- פרשת שופטים August 26, 2017 – ד אלול תשע”ז   This essay is sponsored by Eugeny Rubashevsky & Tatyana Tchaikovskaya in memory of Leib Rubashevsky Z”L.   Judges: Priests and Scholars   Scripture directs the...