Parshat Tetzaveh – פרשת תצוה

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Tetzaveh – פרשת תצוה February 24, 2018 – ט אדר תשעח This essay is sponsored with love by Shari, Elliot, Andy, & Evan Levontin in honor of Betsy & Sid Baum; and by Suzy Levin in memory of her father, Yosef David

Parshat Yitro – פרשת יתרו

Parshat Yitro – פרשת יתרו

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Yitro – פרשת יתרו February 3, 2018 – יח שבט תשעח   This essay is sponsored by Richard Hochman in memory of Abraham Albert Hochman; by Sol & Honey Neier in memory of Sam Neier; and by Evelyn Breslaw in memory of

January 27, 2018 – יא שבט תשעח

January 27, 2018 – יא שבט תשעח

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Beshalach – פרשת בשלח January 27, 2018 – יא שבט תשעח This essay is sponsored by David Tantleff in loving memory of his mother, Estelle Tantleff Z”L. Warrior God The Song at the Sea offers a jarring characterization of the God of

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