Parshat Tazria-Metzora – פרשת תזריע-מצורע

Parshat Tazria-Metzora – פרשת תזריע-מצורע

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Tazria-Metzora – פרשת תזריע-מצורע April 29, 2017 – ג אייר תשע”ז   This essay is sponsored by Sisterhood in memory of Sandy Wolff שרה בת הרשל הלוי; and by David & Florence Simhon in memory of Isaac Simhon יצחק בן שלמה...

Parshat Shemini – פרשת שמיני

Parshat Shemini – פרשת שמיני

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Shemini – פרשת שמיני April 22, 2017 – כ”ו ניסן תשע”ז   This essay is sponsored by Marlene & Armand Lerner to mark the first yahrzeit of Marlene’s brother Dr. Irving Ader.   Health Reasons   Leviticus 11 sets...

THOUGHTS ON PASSOVER

THOUGHTS ON PASSOVER

THOUGHTS ON PASSOVER Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Passover 5777   This essay is sponsored by Honey & Sol Neier and Claire & Sam Krumper in memory of Jack Levine.   Are the Questions Different?   One of the highlights of the Passover Seder is the section in the Haggadah...

Studying Leviticus

Studying Leviticus

This essay is sponsored by Josh & Deena Davis in memory of Josh’s father, יצחק בן זאב ז”ל.   The third book of the Pentateuch, known popularly as Sefer Vayikra, includes timeless material such as the dietary laws, the holiness code of forbidden relations, ethical maxims, and the holiday calendar.  Yet the book is known

Forbidden Fire

Forbidden Fire

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei – פרשת ויקהל-פקודי March 25, 2017 – כ”ז אדר תשע”ז   This essay is sponsored by Yosef Peysin in honor of Chana Peysin’s admission to New York Medical College.   Forbidden Fire   The latter half...

Parshat Ki Tisa – פרשת כי תשא

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Ki Tisa – פרשת כי תשא March 18, 2017 – כ אדר תשע”ז   Fabricated Festivals   Exodus 34:18-23 sets forth the Israelite festival calendar.  The seven-day Feast of Unleavened Bread takes place in the month of Abib.  The Feast...