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 21, 2017 – כ”ג טבת תשע”ז   True Humility   At the burning bush God commands Moses to return to Egypt and lead the redemption of the Israelites.  Moses is not eager to undertake this heavy...

Joseph’s Portion

Joseph’s Portion

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Vayechi – פרשת ויחי January 14, 2017 – ט”ז טבת תשע”ז   This essay is sponsored by Josh & Deena Davis in memory of Sarah Rebecca Davis שרה רבקה בת יעקב ז”ל.   Joseph’s Portion   Genesis Chapter 48...

Living a Long Life

Living a Long Life

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Vayigash – פרשת ויגש January 7, 2017 – ט טבת תשע”ז   This essay is sponsored by Constance & James Levi in memory of Paul Packer and Suzie Lipshitz.   Living a Long Life   An awkward moment punctuated Pharaoh’s...

Incompetent Magicians-Pashat Miketz – פרשת מקץ

Incompetent Magicians-Pashat Miketz – פרשת מקץ

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Pashat Miketz – פרשת מקץ December 31, 2016 – ב טבת תשע”ז   This essay is sponsored by Richard Hochman in loving memory of Frances Roth Hochman Z”L; and by Tatyana Tchaikovska and Eugeny Rubashevsky in loving memory of Leah Rubashevsky...

Thought on Hanukah

Thought on Hanukah

  Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Hanukah 2016 – חנוכה תשע”ז This essay is dedicated in memory of שבע שולה בת משה דב הלוי ז”ל.   Feasting on Hanukah   Although Purim and Hanukah share similarities in being post-Pentateuchal holidays celebrating Divinely-assisted victory...

Parshat Vayishlach – פרשת וישלח

Parshat Vayishlach – פרשת וישלח

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com   December 17, 2016 – י”ז כסלו תשע”ז   This essay is sponsored by Marlene & Armand Lerner is memory of Bertha Ader Z”L.   Flattering the Wicked & Powerful   As Jacob returned to the Land of Canaan, he...