Parshat Noach – פרשת נח

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Noach – פרשת נח October 13, 2018 – ג חשון תשעט Interpreting the Bible through the Lens of Personal Experience After exiting the ark, Noah planted a vineyard and became intoxicated. Those actions had unpleasant consequences. Noah lay naked...

Parshat Bereshit – פרשת בראשית

Parshat Bereshit – פרשת בראשית

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Bereshit – פרשת בראשית October 6, 2018 – כז תשרי תשעט This essay is sponsored by Janet & Gary Waller in memory of Janet’s grandmother אסתר בת חנה; and by Joanne Wiesner-Steiner in memory of her father, אברהם בן נתן. The Sabbath

Parshat v’Zot Ha-Berakhah – פרשת וזאת הברכה

Parshat v’Zot Ha-Berakhah – פרשת וזאת הברכה

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat v’Zot Ha-Berakhah – פרשת וזאת הברכה Simchat Torah 5779 This essay is sponsored by Diane Steinfink in memory of Ida Bartel Steinfink, Philip Steinfink, and Iryn Steinfink. The Western Sea In the waning moments of his life, Moses ascended...

THOUGHTS ON YOM KIPPUR

THOUGHTS ON YOM KIPPUR Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Yom Kippur 5779 This essay is sponsored by the Hoffman family in loving memory of Ruth Hoffman Z”L and in honor of Elana Hoffman’s upcoming 4th birthday. Two Days of Yom Kippur The Day of Atonement, known colloquially as Yom Kippur, is, as

Parshat Vayelech – פרשת וילך

Parshat Vayelech – פרשת וילך

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Vayelech – פרשת וילך September 15, 2018 – ו תשרי תשעט Jewish Suffering God told Moses that after his death the Israelites would stray from the covenant and worship foreign gods. The divinely- imposed punishment for religious rebellion...

Parshat Ki Tavo – פרשת כי תבוא- Loving Reproof

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Ki Tavo – פרשת כי תבוא September 1, 2018 – כא אלול תשעח Loving Reproof Parshat Ki Tavo, which features the dreaded Tokhecha (Deuteronomy 28:15-68), is read in the synagogue annually on one of the final Sabbaths of the year. Rabbi Simon...