Parshat Bo – פרשת בא

Parshat Bo – פרשת בא

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Bo – פרשת בא January 20, 2018 – ד שבט תשע”ח   This essay is sponsored by Honey & Sol Neier and Claire & Sam Krumper in memory of Roslyn Levine Z”L.   Drops of Wine   Exodus 7-12 is the record

Parshat Va’era – פרשת וארא

Parshat Va’era – פרשת וארא

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Va’era – פרשת וארא January 13, 2018 – כו טבת תשעח   Do Not Pray Here   Hail, the seventh of the ten plagues, devastated Egypt.  Pharaoh finally realized that he had to let the Israelites go, as Moses had repeatedly asked. 

Parshat Shemot – פרשת שמות

Parshat Shemot – פרשת שמות

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Shemot – פרשת שמות January 6, 2018 – יט טבת תשעח   The Age of Maturity   After finding Moses floating in a basket on the Nile River, Pharaoh’s daughter gave over the infant to his biological (Hebrew) mother for her to

Parshat Vayechi – פרשת ויחי

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Vayechi – פרשת ויחי December 30, 2017 – יב טבת תשעח   Praying for Deliverance   On his deathbed, Jacob offered a final testament in the form of poetic predictions concerning the destinies of the twelve tribes of Israel.  After...

Parshat Vayigash – פרשת ויגש

Parshat Vayigash – פרשת ויגש

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Vayigash – פרשת ויגש December 23, 2017 – ה טבת תשעח   This essay is dedicated by the Hoffman family in memory of Chaim Miller חיים יחיאל מיכל בן רפאל פייוועל שניאור ז”ל; by Eugeny Rubashevsky & Tatyana Tchaikovskaya in memory of...

THOUGHTS ON HANUKAH

THOUGHTS ON HANUKAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Hanukah 5778   This essay is sponsored by Richard Hochman in loving memory of his mother, Frances Roth Hochman.   Hanukah and the Assimilated Jew   In the American Jewish community, the lighting of Hanukah candles is one of the most...