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...

Parshat Re’eh – פרשת ראה

Parshat Re’eh – פרשת ראה

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Re’eh – פרשת ראה August 19, 2017 – כ”ז אב תשע”ז   This essay is sponsored by Suzy Levin in memory of her mother, Shirah bat Aryeh Leib v’Rachel Z”L; and by Sisterhood in honor of the birth of Nathan Zelig Glassman,

Parshat Eikev – פרשת עקב

Parshat Eikev – פרשת עקב

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Eikev – פרשת עקב August 12, 2017 – כ אב תשע”ז   This essay is sponsored by Sisterhood in honor of the birth of Zachary Herschel Reuben, son of Renee Neier & Jacob Reuben and grandson of Honey & Sol Neier.  

Parshat Va’etchanan – פרשת ואתחנן

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Va’etchanan – פרשת ואתחנן August 5, 2017 – י”ג אב תשע”ז   This essay is dedicated in memory of Morty Weiser Z”L.   Jewish Prejudice against Gentiles?   The Israelites were given strict instructions about their...

Parshat Matot-Masei – פרשת מטות מסעי

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Matot-Masei – פרשת מטות מסעי July 22, 2017 – כ”ח תמוז תשע”ז   Dangerous Territory   Numbers 35 sets forth the law of the cities of refuge for inadvertent manslayers.  “Three cities shall be designated...

Parshat Korach – פרשת קרח

Parshat Korach – פרשת קרח

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Korach – פרשת קרח June 24, 2017 – ל סיון תשע”ז   This essay is sponsored by Barbara & Jeff Kelman in honor of Bea Cohen’s 98th birthday עמו”ש.   Politics or Religion   Korach’s rebellion was a...