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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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  • Raboyseyee and Ladies, It’s been a few weeks without a mazel-tov shout and happily, we begin with a big one. This coming Sunday, Jacob Tyler will be marrying Emily Nicole. Who are these people? Jacob, affectionally known as Jake by most, is the amazing son of our friends and neighbors Sandy and Ed Klar. We […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies,   Dead Bulls Walking:   The bad news: The Governor of the State of New York has his mind set on closing down a good number of Jewish neighborhoods, to include parts of the Five Towns,  Lawrence too -most of it- and other areas for Simchas Toirah. Why? Corona! The good news: […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies, Tea, No Cake & Corona Guests Have you ever been invited to someone’s house for tea and not been presented with either cookies or a slice of cake? Shoin, we begin with a true story which grada fits well with a plug the Oisvorfer is about to give. This past Friday, Bina […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies, MICHILA (FORGIVENESS IN 13 EASY STEPS) Let’s begin here.  Says the heylige Toirah (Vayikro 16:30), azoy: “For on this day [Yom Kippur] He shall effect atonement for you to cleanse you. Before G‑d, you shall be cleansed from all your sins.” Is that it? What could be better? Not so fast buddy because […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies,   Beauty, Tents, and Pegs   We begin with a few random thoughts and will attempt to tie them together. Long before shuls and others started erecting tents to accommodate those who wished to daven with a minyan but either did not want to enter a shul during these corona times, or […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies,   Good Luck Omens   The Ois had intended to share a number of gihoibene (elevated) thoughts with his readership before Rosh Hashono, ober has instead spent the past two days laid up with severe back pain. What he needs after two sessions of physical therapy – thank you Bruce Goodheart, one […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies, Let’s begin with the mazel tov shoutouts of the week.   This past Monday, the eishes chayil and I attended the wedding of Elizabeth Berg and Josh Sasouness, and one beautiful and elegant wedding it was. Mazel tov again to our dear friends Naomi and Howie Berg and to the entire -and […]

  • A few more mazel tov shoutouts, here they are. This coming Monday, Labor Day mamish, we’re off to Englewood, New Jersey where  we will be joining our dear friends  Naomi and Howie Berg and to participate in the wedding of their beautiful daughter Elizabeth  who will be marrying Josh Sasouness, he the son of Sophie […]

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Ki Saytzei 2020: Harlotry and Its Rewards

Another exciting week among friends who have made, and are making simchas; let’s shout them out. This coming Sunday the Oisvorfer and eishes chayil are off to Lancaster, PA to participate -in person mamish- at the wedding of Ari Einhorn, he the givaldige and outstanding son of our dear friends -of many decades- Chani and […]

Shoiftim 2020 – Looming Showdown at the Rabbinical Courts & Does the End Justify the Means?

We begin this week’s posting with a few mazel tov shoutouts; some current and late breaking; a few slightly overdue.  Mamish right about now, our friends Betty and Sheldon Greenspan – nicer people hard to find- are getting ready to walk their beautiful daughter Lauren down the aisle where she will be marrying Jacob Aryeh, […]

Re’ay 2020 – Jews and Their Meat

Raboyseyee and Ladies, Jews and Their Meat Long before, in fact, thousands of years before aspersion were cast and a debate began over whether or not it was ok and kosher to eat meat and or chicken at in Five Fifty and Chimichurri, back in the year 2488, and mamish days before the Yiddin were […]

Eikev 2020: GONE WITH THE WIND: Not the Movie

Raboyseyee and Ladies, GONE WITH THE WIND: Not the Movie Shoin, before we begin, I wanted to share -with permission of course- a letter written earlier this week by Rabbi Benjamin Blech, to Seth Rogan. The good rabbi needs no introduction but in case you never heard of him, check him out at www.RabbiBenjaminBlech.com (and […]

Vo’eschanan 2020 – The Twenty Commandments

Raboyseyee and Ladies, Several weeks ago, we opened with a plug for the Jewish Lego Masters organized by Rabbi JJ Duchman and the Oisvorfer’s givaldige daughter Alex Grossman.  We’re back today with a link to the finale. Click below to enjoy this 40 minute inspiring Tishe Be’ov themed finale episode and see who is declared […]

SPECIAL EDITION Vaad vs. Mehadrin: ROUND 2

Raboyseyee and Ladies, SPECIAL EDITION  Vaad vs. Mehadrin: ROUND 2 Boycott vs Buy-Cott   Last week: we addressed the opening salvo, the first letter issued by the Vaad of the 5 Towns against the new Mehadrin 5 Towns hashgocho. This week, we are back after; a second Vaad letter -unsigned, but containing the names of […]

Matos Masi 2020 – War Booty

Raboyseyee and Ladies, War Booty Two days ago, the Oisvorfer disseminated his Special Edition rant on the war of words raging between the Vaad of the 5 towns and the new kids on the block, the Kosher Mehadrin. In the end, this war is about two things; control and booty: who wields power over kosher […]

SPECIAL EDITION: AN OISVORFER RANT – Vaad vs. Mehadrin – Round 1

SPECIAL EDITION: AN OISVORFER RANT   Vaad vs. Mehadrin-  Round 1   In the first half of this week’s double header parshsios of Matos and Masey, the Yiddin are instructed to wage war against the Midianites, to take the booty (according to the Merriam Webster dictionary on line, booty specifically refers to plunder taken (as in […]

Pinchas 2020: 600,000 Plus Men and 6 Women

Raboyseyee and Ladies, 600,000 Pus Men and 6 Women: Before we get to the six women, let us instead begin with a shtikel plug to Physical Therapist Bruce Goodheart who has –since the Oisvorfer’s shoulder surgery for a torn rotator cuff back in March- been nursing him back to health. He’s very good with his […]

Chukas & Bolok 2020 – Hookers, Harlots & Going Out with a Bang!

Raboyseyee and Ladies, Hookers, Harlots & Going Out with a Bang! Let’s begin with a shtikel Rambam where in (Hilchos Ishus 1:4) he tells us azoy: “Before the Toirah was given, when a man would meet a woman in the marketplace, and he and she desired, he could give her payment, engage in relations with […]