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    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
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    Chizuk #5 – The Power of Community

    As we begin our new week almost two weeks since Sandy paid us an unwelcome visit, I can see a crack of light in the tunnel of murky deluge that enveloped us.  More homes have had power restored, gasoline has begun to flow in more liberal quantities, the weather has gotten warmer, and we are now slowly […]

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    | November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments
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    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
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    Hoishana Rabba 2012 – Execution Delayed

    Raboyseyee and Raboyseyettes: Execution Delayed: We’re in the home stretch of Yomim Toivim (Holidays) and by the time we return to our regular schedules this coming Wednesday (Tuesday for those living and most  spending Succois in Israel), many of you will have, during the holy month of Tishray, which contains four Jewish holidays, consumed an […]

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    | October 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
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    Succois 2012 – The Succah Economy

    Word has reached the Oisvorfer that our chaverim Bonnie and Heshie Schertz get a Mazel Tov. While we were marking the heylige Shabbis here in the United States, over in Yerusholayim, Sam Schertz, their son, became engaged to Dani, daughter of Michelle & Eli Salig.  Grada we know Sam his entire life and share in […]

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    | September 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
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    Yom Kippur 2012 – Of Money and Forgiveness

    Raboyseyee and Raboyseyettes: Of Money and Forgiveness: Though the Oisvorfer provided his many followers with a form of Mechila (forgiveness) Release  in 2011,  it’s back for 2012: hey, didn’t you piss off new people this past year? Didn’t you speak loshoin horo (ill) of and about those you can’t stand, those who can’t stand you, […]

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    | September 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
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    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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    Chaya Soro 2011 – First Shidduch

    Raboyseyee and Raboyseyettes: She was how old? What a difference a week makes. Just last shabbis, Avrohom Oveenu was 99 years old, childless and recovering from surgery.  And wasn’t it just last week (17:17) when Avrohom uttered:  “Will there be born [a child] to one a hundred-years-old?!” A few  Malochim  predicted he would yet be a […]

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    | November 17, 2011 | 0 Comments
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    Lech Lecha 2011

    Raboyseyee and Raboyseyettes: OMG it’s already November which taka reminds me that it’s almost that time of year when we start seeing advertisements for various Pesach programs. Ober (but) how can we think about Pesach when we need to plan winter vacation first? Oy vey; life in golus is mamish shver (difficult). Nu, one of […]

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    | November 4, 2011 | 0 Comments
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    Vo’eiro

    Raboyseyee: My how time flies, even as a slave.  Nu, it’s but one shabbis later and it’s year 210 since the shibud (slavery) began (according to most). Late December is takeh the season for pardons and the RBSO has decided to review His original decree.  Originally set for 400 years, Moishe has been selected to […]

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    | December 30, 2010 | 0 Comments
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    Shemois

    Raboyseyee: Nu- one sefer down, four to go until Simchas Toirah and we start again. Sefer Bereishis covered 2,000 years in 50 chapters. Sefer Shemois covers less than 200 years in 40 chapters. The majority of Sefer Shemois covers just a few years, the first 16 chapters deal with slavery and freedom, let’s begin. Zicher […]

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    | December 23, 2010 | 0 Comments
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    Vayichi

    Raboyseyee: Before we get to this week’s dizzying Parsha let’s quickly chazer (review) last week’s emotionally charged  parsha of Vayigash where we learned that Yoisef  exposed himself (literally as well) to his brothers, reconciled and also had an emotional reunion with his tata Yankiff and they all lived happily after, at least for a while.  […]

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    | December 17, 2010 | 0 Comments
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    Raboyseyee and Ladies: Legal Bribery: We begin with good news: Because the Oisvorfer has been fighting an infection and has in general not been feeling well this week, he decided on Wednesday not to write a new review. Instead, he was set to chas vsholom (heaven forbid) repeat a posting from 2014, or earlier.  Ober, […]

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    Raboyseyee and Ladies: Siman Tov and Mazel tov……We begin with very exciting and most propitious Tu Bu’Ov and Shabbis Nachamu news: Erica Levitan, she the beautiful and very talented daughter of our long time and close friends Brenda and Larry Levitan, is engaged to Sam Grossman (not related).  A big big Mazel tov to Erica […]

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    Raboyseyee and Ladies: All new for 2016! Who Cured Moishe’s Speech Impediment? Nu, before we answer that question, the time has come to begin book number five, the Sefer of Devorim which of course begins with parshas Devorim. When parshas Devorim is read, Tisha Be’ov, efsher the saddest day in our entire calendar, is not […]

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    Raboyseyee and Ladies: WARNING: This week’s parsha review, has been plagiarized, kimat in its entirety, from a review written in 2012. For full disclosure purposes, both were written by the heylige Oisvorfer. The First Draft Dodgers It’s summer time. The major networks are airing reruns of past episodes. And this week, for the first time […]

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    Raboyseyee and Ladies Dead and Alive? Though long dead, this week, we will once again say hello to Nodov & Avihu, Doson & Avirom, Eyr & Oinon, even Serach Bas Asher. A few have been dead for weeks, others, a few parshas and decades back. Serach might still be alive today, ver veyst. A few […]

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    We typically do not begin with, or ever mention, passings among our friends and their families. Ober this week we make an exception and note with great sorrow the passing of Mr. Don Kirshner, father of our dear friend and neighbor Terri Herenstein. The Oisvorfer first met Mr. Kirshner, OBM, and Terri, then mamish still […]

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    Raboyseyee and Ladies The Kiss of Death: Did the RBSO kiss Miriam? Say it’s not so, ober let’s find out. Last week, we met the maybe mythical Mrs. Oin ben Peles and discussed how this virtuous woman seemingly saved the life of her husband. We also met Mrs. Koirach who seemingly sent hers to his […]

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    Raboyseyee and Ladies   In late breaking (Tuesday) news, Mazel Tov to our friends Gerald and Mindy Gartner upon the arrival of yet another grandson (Keyn Yirbu), born to their children Batya and Michael Schafer.  Mazel tov tov to all uncles, aunts, first cousins and to both extended families.  Bris information to follow pending color checks; […]

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Shelach 2016

Raboyseyee and Ladies  We begin this week with a very hearty and special mazel tov to our dear friends Estie and Yussy Silverstein upon the wedding last night of their beautiful daughter Talia Rivka, a tzadekes mamish, to Shimon Danieli, he, the son of Nurit & Yitzchak Danieli from Toronto, Canada. May they enjoy many […]

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Bihaloischo 2016

We begin this week with a big mazel tov to Ronie and Meyer Jeger, he a friend of the Oisvorfer of kimat 45 years and she, since they met efsher 30+ years ago, on the very exciting news that their son Yaakov became engaged to Ayala Mendelowitz, she the daughter of Debby and Simcha Mendelowitz. […]

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Nosi 2016 – Ride Sharing

Raboyseyee and Ladies In previous postings and reviews on this very long -176 posik- parsha, which contains very disparate topics including the Nozir (Nazirite), the Soita (the married woman suspected by her husband of having an extramarital sexual affair), the counting of, and job assignments of the Livi’im, excommunication from the machaneh (encampment) of those […]

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Shovuis- Bamidbar Combo 2016: Suckling

SPECIAL (EXTRA LONG) EDITION SHOVUIS- BAMIDBAR COMBO A number of very exciting Mazel-Tov shout-outs by close friend, here we go. We begin with two mamish hot off the presses engagements, both families very dear friends of the Oisvorfer and eishes chayil. A very big Mazel Tov to to our very near and dear friends, Carol […]

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Bchukoisai 2016 – Let’s Make A Deal

Raboyseyee and Ladies: Mazel Tov again to Beth and Yehuda Honig on the weeding this past Monday of their son Josh to Natalie Wizman, she the daughter of Dailit and David Wizman of Los Angeles, CA. Let’s Make a Deal: Nu, believe it or not, the festive Yom Tov of Shovuis is looming, it’s around […]

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Behar 2016

Raboyseyee and Ladies This week we begin with two givaldige shout outs. First, with mazel tov wishes to Beth and Yehuda Honig upon the aurfuf this coming shabbis and the wedding this coming Monday, of their son Josh (OMG) to Natalie Wizman, she the daughter of Dailit and David Wizman of Los Angeles, CA.  Didn’t […]

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Emor 2016

Raboyseyee and Ladies We begin this week with big mazel tov wishes to our very long time friends Ashley and Judah Charnoff upon the bris earlier this week of a grandson born to their children Shoshana and Rabbi Robbie Charnoff. May they and their extended families have many many decades -12- of nachas only, from […]

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Kidoishim 2016

Raboyseyee and Ladies The Most Challenging of all Commandments and Holy Sex! Can sex be holy? And what has sex to do with being holy? Shoin, believe it or not, they are somehow connected.  Not by the Oisvorfer chas v’sholom (heaven forbid), but by such luminaries as Rashi, the RambaN and others; what else is […]

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Achrei Mois 2016

Raboyseyee and Ladies Can our sins be transferred to a scapegoat? Shoin, Pesach is over and this coming shabbis and mistama for another to follow, many will be discussing and reviewing the various hotel programs they attended. A few will be swearing to never return. Others, will be raving about theirs while also complaining about […]

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Chol Hamoied Pesach 2016

Raboyseyee and Ladies A Gittin Moied & Erev Yom Tov The Omelet Station vs. the RBSO Let’s begin by thanking the many many readers who sent in warm Pesach wishes along with other more personal messages, if you chap, and a few interesting comments. Grada, the Oisvorfer was klerring (contemplating) to refrain from writing during […]