Tag Archives: Joel M. Hoffman

The Pensacola Trip

…I couldn’t believe my ears when the flight attendants told us that two volunteers on the flight would fly the plane!…

Hot Springs, AR

I’ve just returned from a delightful trip to Hot Springs, AR. Though I’d been to neighboring Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee, this was my first time in Arkansas, and I’m pleased to say that I was greeted very warmly. The trip was arranged through the ISJL, and my lectures were sponsored by the Rosenzweig Fund […]

Teaching Rabbis at Woodloch

I’ve just returned from a thoroughly enjoyable few days teaching rabbis at the annual NJWHVARR retreat, held at Woodloch Springs in the Poconos. My presentations covered Bible translation, Bible interpretation, Israel, history, and my new research into alternative theologies that were cut from the Bible. All in all, my time there was a wonderful combination […]

The Salinas Trip

I arrived in California a day early, which gave me a full day on Friday to explore the Coastal Highway. I’d been told how beautiful it was, but wow! Carpet of Flowers on thePacific Coastal Highway Driving down the coast from Monterey, where I was staying, is like watching a highlights reel of nature’s beauty: […]

The Hingham Trip

The town of Hingham, MA, dates to 1635, when settlers from Hingham, England established the new colony in New England. Less than 50 years later, Hingham’s families established Old Ship Meeting House, a church still in use to this day, and, apparently, the oldest continuously used church in America. The rest of Hingham similarly retains […]