Parshat Vayechi – פרשת ויחי

Parshat Vayechi – פרשת ויחי

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Vayechi – פרשת ויחי December 22, 2018 – יד טבת תשעט Blessing the Children The ancient Israelites valued blessings conferred by fathers upon their children. A cursory reading of the Pentateuch, especially the Book of Genesis, shows how far...

Parshat Vayigash – פרשת ויגש

Parshat Vayigash – פרשת ויגש

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Vayigash – פרשת ויגש December 15, 2018 – ז טבת תשעט This essay is sponsored by Sisterhood to honor the birth of Lada Liora, granddaughter of Eugeny Rubashevsky & Tatyana Tchaikovskaya. Living a Long Life An awkward moment punctuated...

Parshat Miketz – פרשת מקץ

Parshat Miketz – פרשת מקץ

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Miketz – פרשת מקץ December 8, 2018 – ל כסלו תשעט This essay is sponsored by Richard Hochman in memory of Frances Roth Hochman Z”L; by Edite Vieira in memory of Maria Cristina Z”L; and by Eugeny Rubashevsky & Tatyana Tchaikovskaya in...

Parshat Vayeshev – פרשת וישב

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Vayeshev – פרשת וישב December 1, 2018 – כג כסלו תשעט This essay is sponsored by Gary & Janet Waller in honor of the construction of their backyard Eruv. He was at Chezib Shua’s daughter bore Judah three children. Recounting the birth...

Parshat Vayishlach – פרשת וישלח

Parshat Vayishlach – פרשת וישלח

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Vayishlach – פרשת וישלח November 24, 2018 – טז כסלו תשעט This essay is sponsored by Marlene & Armand Lerner in memory of Bertha Ader Z”L. The Sons of Jacob were Twelve Scripture records Reuben’s grievous sexual trespass: “And it came...

Parshat Toldot – פרשת תולדת

Parshat Toldot – פרשת תולדת

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Toldot – פרשת תולדת November 10, 2018 – ב כסלו תשעט This essay is sponsored by Tatyana Tchaikovskaya & Eugeny Rubashevsky in memory of Golda bat Shimon Yehuda and Zina bat Shimon Yehuda; and by Janet & Gary Waller in memory of