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  • Matos- Maseye 2017: General Pinchas & The Midianite Women

    Raboyseyee and Ladies: General Pinchas & the Midianite Women Shoin! The ominous three weeks are in full bloom and this coming motzei shabbis as we daven maariv, we will welcome in Choidesh Ov and with it the ‘nine days.’  Bad stuff happens!   And this coming shabbis we will say goodbye to Sefer Bamidbar while listening […]

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    | July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
  • Pinchas 2017

    Mazel tov to our friends Beth and Yehuda Honig and to their extended families upon the birth of a granddaughter born to their children Natalie and Josh Honig. Welcome to the world Miraim Leah Honig.  Mazel tov to Natalie’s parents Dalit and David Wizman and to their extended families. May Natalie and Josh be blessed […]

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    | July 13, 2017 | 1 Comment
  • Koirach 2017 – Cary, NC, Danbury, CT & The RBSO’s Patience

    Raboyseyee and Ladies: Cary, North Carolina, Danbury, CT  &  The RBSO’s Patience Where to begin? With a comment from Jeff which was supposed to be posted last week but was at the last minute left out because the Oisvorfer’s otherwise reliable webmaster posted the review while on the road and forgot? Or, with mazel tov […]

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    | June 22, 2017 | 1 Comment
  • Shelach 2017: Tzitzis (Fringes) & The Hooker

    Raboyseyee and Ladies: Tzitzis (fringes) & the Hooker This week we begin with a comment that arrived too late in the week -just yesterday- from reader Jeff over in North Carolina.  Not too late for its inclusion, ober too late for a proper Oisvorfer response.  Jeff, your comment is response worthy, however, given its late […]

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    | June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
  • Behar Bichukoisai 2017: The Wall

    This past week the Oisvorfer fielded complaints from two readers.  Not about the content of the weekly parsha review; mistama they didn’t read it.  Instead, both friends complained that there were no mazel tov shout-outs these past few weeks. They were correct: there were none to report.  Ober we are back this week with three; […]

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    | May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
  • Emor 2017: The Koihen Godol (High Priest) and Images of the Dead!

    Raboyseyee and Ladies:   The Koihen Godol (High Priest) and Images of the Dead!   Long before Warner Wolf, the great sportscaster, became well known -even famous- for his saying of “let’s go to the videotape,” every rebbe the future Oisvorfer had in yeshiva from 1962-1972,  would daily remind him and the other ladigayers (good-for–nothings) […]

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    | May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
  • Achrei Mois – Kedoishim 2017: Familial Relationships

    Raboyseyee and Ladies:   Familial Relationships Long before Abner Doubleday invented the game of baseball in 1839, and long before the first double header was ever played in 1882 (between Providence and Worcester), our Sages, or was it Ezra Hasoifer (the scribe), first introduced the concept of double headers. Accordingly, this week, just like last, […]

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    | May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
  • Tzav 2017 – Was Moishe a Koihen (Priest)?

    With great pleasure, we begin this week with mazel tov wishes to Avigayil Dreifus, the beautiful daughter of Devorah and Uri Dreifus, upon her engagement earlier this week to Menasche Krupka, the son of Chashie and Dr. Moshe Krupka. A big mazel tov to our very dear and close friends of many decades, Rochelle and […]

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    | April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
  • Behar 2014 – Numbers 7 and 49

    Raboyseyee and Raboyseyettes: Shoin!  Everyone seems to agree that the number 7 is a lucky number and who knows?Maybe it is. In fact, said the medrish (Vayikra Rabbah 29:9) azoy:  “All sevens are beloved”. Who wouldn’t prefer  seven over  six, if you chap. Even Jewish 7s are, at times,  beloved. Avada you know that the […]

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    | May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Vayishlach 2012 – Reuven Did What?

    Raboyseyee and Raboyseyettes:Reuven did what? Nu, before we begin Parshas Vayishlach, let’s quickly chazir (review) some of last week’s highlights. Yankif met his bashert, one of them, at the well. He kissed her, cried, fell in love, worked for seven years to get her, got married, discovered in the morning that he chapped the wrong […]

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    | November 29, 2012 | 1 Comment
  • Noiach 2012 – Everything They Forgot to Teach You in Yeshiva

    This week’s parsha review from the Oisvorfer is being sent a shtikel earlier because it’s longer than usual, contains a boatload (pun intended) of new information about Noiach and his life pre and post Mabul, is informative, humorous, a shtikel sarcastic, and is worth reading over and over. You will be amazed, educated and somewhat […]

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    | October 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Devorim 2012 – Double Talk

    Raboyseyee and Raboyseyettes: Double talk: Have you ever wondered why Sefer Devorim, which we begin reading this coming Shabbis, is called Deuteronomy? Nu, we’re about to find out. Parshas Devorim which we always read on the Shabbis just before Tisha Be’Av -though this year we’ll be reading it on Tisha Be’av mamish- can easily put […]

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    | July 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
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  • We begin with a late breaking mazel tov! Just got word that Marissa Levitan, beautiful daughter of our friends Bends and Larry Levitan, got engaged just last night to Doron Moskowitz. Details to follow. Raboyseyee and Ladies: Blindness: Nine Different Ways We begin with a shameless plug for a chaver who happens to be a […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies: The Killing Angel & Avrohom: The First Ever Re-Gifter?   Shoin, as our parsha of the week opens, we learn that Soro Emanu (our foremother) had recently passed and that her dedicated and subservient husband -under directions of the RBSO who told Avrohom in very specific language “Koil Asher Toimar Eylecho Soro, […]

  • This week we begin with a big, givladige, and heartfelt mazel tov to our friends, formerly of Lawrence, now firmly planted and established over in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Shuly and Ronnie Baruch, upon the engagement of their beautiful daughter Ayelet (she an Oisvorfer follower, good for her!) to Elkana Meitliss, the son of Ofra and […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies:   Oig the Giant, Mi’cho’ale the Angel & Eliezer the Slave   In this, our eighth review of parshas Lech Lecha, we will not again be delving into Avrom’s adventures with his wife Sorai, nor how she ended up -twice- in the King’s Palace (two different kings), and boudoir. We have previously […]

  • An exciting week in town. A number of mazel tovs shout-outs among our friends and neighbors; givaldig mamish and here we go. Mazel Tov to our friends Lynn and Joel Mael upon the engagement of their beautiful daughter Daniella to Dovie Drelich, the son of Debbie and Moish Drelich. Details to come. Mazel tov to […]

  • Extended Combo Edition Spanx  &  In the Beginning Raboyseyee and Ladies: Shoin, brace yourselves for another three day Yom Tov, six more meals and a few le’chaims. Ober how will the baseball fans know how just how the Yankees are faring while they’re in shul davening or perhaps even dancing a few short hakofos around […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies: Exhale!  With the blessings of the RBSO, we’re all still here. Seemingly we’ve been spared; at least for now. Don’t take that as a license to go out and start a brand new slate of avayrois; the RBSO is zicher watching and has you on a short leash. This week, just as […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies: Bitcoins & The Yearly Michila (Forgiveness) Form   We begin with some good news: If you are reading this pre Yom Kippur short review, you are still alive. The RBSO has decided over Rosh Hashono, to give you a second chance to straighten out. By definition that means, or so we are […]

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Rosh Hashono 2017

Raboyseyee and Ladies:   Erev Rosh Hashono The Oisvorfer takes this opportunity to wish his burgeoning readership, both here in the United States and abroad, a meaningful Rosh Hashono and an overall givaldige Yom Tov and year ahead. May the coming year bring you everything you possibly need including; peace of mind, peace at home, […]

Nitzovim Vayalech 2017

A very big and hearty mazel tov to our friends Anne and Shelley Golombeck upon the wedding this past week of their son David, to Sarah Shevchuk, she from Teaneck New Jersey. Mazel tov to Sarah’s entire immediate and extended family. Mazel tov as well to all the Golombeck’s and mazel tov to David’s grandparents, […]

Ki Sovoy 2017 – The Calendar Edition

A big hearty mazel to our friends Lisa and Howie Rubin upon the wedding this past Monday of their beautiful daughter Alexandra, to Zevi Litwin, he the son of Sharona and Avi Litwin. Mazel tov to Alexandra’s grandparents, Lisa’s parents, the Rubinsteins and to Zevi’s grandparents, Rabbi and Mrs. Isaacs.   The Oisvorfer has very […]

Ki Saytzei 2017: Hands Off!

Mazel tov to our friends Lisa and Howie Rubin upon the upcoming marriage – this coming Monday evening – of their beautiful daughter Alexandra to Zevi Litwin, he the son of Mr. and Mrs. Avi Litwin.  Mazel tov to the close and extended Rubenstein, Rubin and Litwin families. May Alexandra and Zevi enjoy many decades […]

Shoiftim 2017 – The Early Polygamists

Mazel tov to our friends and very excited grandparents, Mattie and Tuli Goldstein, upon the birth (last week) and the bris this past Sunday, of their new grandson, Yaakov Zacharia, born to their children Rivky and Shmuli Adler. They don’t come nicer than Mattie; one of a kind, mamish! Welcome to the world Coby Adler, […]

Re’ay 2017

Mazel tov to our friends Alyssa and Chaim Winter of Cedarhurst, New York, upon the wedding underway this very moment-of their beautiful daughter Kara, to Zvi Wolpoe, son of Ramona and Richard Wolpoe of Teaneck, New Jersey. Mazel tov to both families; sisters, brothers (if any), aunts, uncles, cousins, and avada grandparents.  May Kara and […]

Eikev 2017: The Universal Tune of Benching (Grace After Meals)

Raboyseyee and Ladies: The Universal Tune of Benching (Grace After Meals) This past Friday night and also on shabbis, as the Oisvorfer was singing benching (grace after meals) and thinking ahead to this week’s upcoming parsha of Eikev from which our rabbis decided that benching after meals is a mitzvah dioyraisa (biblically commanded), he was thinking […]

Voeschanan 2017 – Did Moishe Ever Step Foot Into the Promised Land?

ANNIVERSARY EDITION We begin this Shabbis Nachamu Anniversary Edition with a mazel tov close to home. A big mazel tov to Zack Perl upon his upcoming wedding this coming Sunday, to Sarah Mandelbaum. Who is Zack Perl you may ask? Zack is the brother of Ariella Grossman (nee Perl) who is married to the Oisvorfer’s […]

Nine Days 2017: The Virtual Siyum & The Ever Shrinking Observance of the Nine Days

Mazel tov to long time friends (decades mamish) Naomi and Howie Berg upon the birth of a grandson born to their children Gabrielle and Noah Lindenfeld. Welcome to the world baby Lindenfeld. Mazel tov as well to Drs. Valerie and Shelly Lindenfeld. May your new grandson bring at least 120 years of joy and nachas […]

Bolok 2017: SPECIAL EDITION – Norman Bigel Marks His 100th Birthday Today!

Raboyseyee and Ladies: SPECIAL EDITION – Norman Bigel Marks His 100th Birthday Today! The Last Group of Jews to Die in The Midbar   In our review of Parshas Bolok 2014, we shouted out Norman Bigel on the 84th anniversary of his bar mitzvah. That was three years ago. This coming shabbis, on Parshas Bolok, […]