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...

Parshat Vayetze – פרשת ויצא

Parshat Vayetze – פרשת ויצא

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Vayetze – פרשת ויצא December 10, 2016 – י כסלו תשע”ז   This essay is sponsored by Josh Adler in loving memory of his father, Jack Adler חיים יעקב בן משה ומרים אטל.   Too Much Charity?   The Babylonian Talmud records...