Parshat Tetzaveh – פרשת תצוה

Parshat Tetzaveh – פרשת תצוה

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Tetzaveh – פרשת תצוה February 16, 2019 – יא אדר ראשון תשעט This essay is sponsored by Joshua & Deena Davis in memory of Sylvia Griff Z”L; by Suzy Levin in memory of Joseph Levin (Yosef David ben Azriel v’Chanah) Z”L; and

Parshat Terumah – פרשת תרומה

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Terumah – פרשת תרומה February 9, 2019 – ד אדר א תשעט This essay is sponsored by Eugeny Rubashevsky & Tatyana Tchaikovskaya in memory of Shimon Yehuda & Rochel Vilenetz. Touching the Artifacts The Table (שלחן), made of acacia wood...

Parshat Yitro – פרשת יתרו

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Yitro – פרשת יתרו January 26, 2019 – כ שבט תשעט This essay is sponsored by Richard Hochman in memory of Abraham Albert Hochman Z”L. Thou Shalt not Steal The eighth utterance of the Decalogue is “Thou shalt not steal (Exodus 20:12

Parshat Beshalach – פרשת בשלח

Parshat Beshalach – פרשת בשלח

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Beshalach – פרשת בשלח January 19, 2019 – יג שבט תשעט Selecting the Fighters Shortly after crossing the Sea of Reeds, the Israelites were attacked by Amalekite marauders at Rephidim. Moses ordered Joshua to muster an army and vanquish the...

Parshat Bo – פרשת בא

Parshat Bo – פרשת בא

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Bo – פרשת בא January 12, 2019 – ו שבט תשעט This essay is sponsored by Honey & Sol Neier and Claire & Sam Krumper in memory of Roslyn Levine Z”L; and by David Tantleff in memory of Estelle Tantleff Z”L. Phylacteries:

Parshat Va’era – פרשת וארא

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Va’era – פרשת וארא January 5, 2019 – כח טבת תשעט Pharaoh at the River Most of the Moses-Pharaoh confrontations took place at an unspecified location (which was, presumably, the royal court). Before the plague of blood (the first of the...