Creationism without Racism

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Bereshit – פרשת בראשית October 26, 2019 – כז תשרי תשפ This essay is sponsored by Joanne Wiesner-Steiner in loving memory of Abraham Wiesner אברהם בן נתן ז”ל. Creationism without Racism The Book of Genesis teaches that all humankind...

Parshat V’zot Ha-Berakhah – פרשת וזאת הברכה

Parshat V’zot Ha-Berakhah – פרשת וזאת הברכה October 22, 2019 – שמחת תורה תש”פ This essay is dedicated in honor of Hoffer Kaback. Daily Torah Study for non-Students In the Haftarah for Parshat V’zot Ha-Berakhah, God offers Joshua words of encouragement as the new Israelite leader assumes power following Moses’ death. “Let not this...

The Origins of Aleinu

THOUGHTS ON ROSH HASHANAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Rosh Hashanah 5780 The Origins of Aleinu Aleinu is recited in the preamble to the Malkhuyyoth section of the Rosh Hashanah Musaf service. For many Jews, it is an emotional highlight of the High Holiday liturgy. The ark is opened, the cantor...

Parshat Ki Tavo – פרשת כי תבוא

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Ki Tavo – פרשת כי תבוא September 21, 2019 – כא אלול תשעט This essay is sponsored by Sisterhood in honor of the birth of Madoline Isabele Meltzer, granddaughter of Elihu Massel & Estelle Marshak. Concealing the Motivation for Halakhic...

Parshat Ki Tetze – פרשת כי תצא

Parshat Ki Tetze – פרשת כי תצא

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Ki Tetze – פרשת כי תצא September 14, 2019 – יד אלול תשעט This essay is sponsored by Drs. Amy Fox Griffel & Martin Griffel in honor of Mel Fox’s 80th Bar Mitzvah anniversary. Their generous support of my upcoming book project is