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

Parshat Chayei Sarah – פרשת חיי שרה

https://www.yutorah.org/rabbi-evan-hoffman THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Chayei Sarah – פרשת חיי שרה November 3, 2018 – כה חשון תשעט This essay is sponsored by Josh & Deena Davis in memory of Sarah Rebecca Davis שרה רבקה בת יעקב. Kefitzat Haderech The Talmud...

Parshat Vayera – פרשת וירא

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Vayera – פרשת וירא October 27, 2018 – יח חשון תשעט This essay is sponsored by Constance & James Levi in memory of Beatrice Cohen Z”L. The Akedah in Jewish Liturgy Since the beginning of Jewish liturgical history, powerful and...

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