Parshat Vayetze – פרשת ויצא

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Vayetze – פרשת ויצא November 25, 2017 – ז כסלו תשעח   Jacob’s Vow   God spoke to Jacob at Bethel, promising him that his offspring would be numerous and would inherit the land of Canaan.  Of more immediate concern to Jacob,

Parshat Toldot – פרשת תולדת

Parshat Toldot – פרשת תולדת

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Toldot – פרשת תולדת November 18, 2017 – כט מרחשון תשעח   This essay is sponsored by Janet & Gary Waller in memory of Gussie Pessin גיטל בת שלמה.   The Plot to Kill Jacob   Esau seethed in anger over Jacob’s

Parshat Chayei Sarah – פרשת חיי שרה

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Chayei Sarah – פרשת חיי שרה November 11, 2017 – כב מרחשון תשעח   This essay is dedicated in memory of Goldie Wruble רחל גולדה בת צבי אריה.   Blessed with Everything   After attending to Sarah’s funerary needs, Abraham shifts his

Parshat Vayera – פרשת וירא

Parshat Vayera – פרשת וירא

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Vayera – פרשת וירא November 4, 2017 – טו מרחשון תשעח   This essay is sponsored by Randi & Mark Weingarten in loving memory of Suzanne Lipshitz.   Abraham in a Godless Country   Several times Scripture relates stories...

Parshat Lech Lecha – פרשת לך לך

Parshat Lech Lecha – פרשת לך לך

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Lech Lecha – פרשת לך לך October 28, 2017 – ז מרחשון תשע”ח   This essay is sponsored by Sisterhood in honor of the births of Boaz Lev Manaster and Rebecca Hellen Leiderman; and by Eugeny Rubashevsky & Tatyana Tchaikovskaya...

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...