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 February 11, 2017 – ט”ו שבט תשע”ז   This essay is sponsored by Richard Hochman in memory of his father, Abraham Albert Hochman.   Welcoming an Amalekite   After Israel’s victorious initial...

Parshat Bo – פרשת בא- Refuting the Blood Libel

Parshat Bo – פרשת בא- Refuting the Blood Libel

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Bo – פרשת בא February 4, 2017 – ח שבט תשע”ז   This essay is sponsored by Honey & Sol Neier and Claire & Sam Krumper in memory of Roslyn Levine; and by David Tantleff in memory of Estelle Tantleff.   Refuting the...

Pharaoh at the River

Pharaoh at the River

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Va’era – פרשת וארא January 28, 2017 – ראש חדש שבט תשע”ז   This essay is sponsored by Gary & Janet Waller in memory of Lillian Amcis Z”L.   Pharaoh at the River   Most of the Moses-Pharaoh confrontations took place...

Parshat Shemot – פרשת שמות

Parshat Shemot – פרשת שמות

THOUGHTS ON THE PARASHAH Rabbi Evan Hoffman – Congregation Anshe Sholom evanhoffman@gmail.com Parshat Shemot – פרשת שמות January 21, 2017 – כ”ג טבת תשע”ז   True Humility   At the burning bush God commands Moses to return to Egypt and lead the redemption of the Israelites.  Moses is not eager to undertake this heavy...

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...