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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: Songs and Music Nu, after a short two day break to cleanse ourselves for the myriad sins we committed in the past year –Yom Kippur does that- the heylige shabbis is here again, and this week, we’ll have the pleasure mamish, of hearing Parshas Ha’azinu (which means “listen”). Ha’azinu, with its 52 […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies, Chickens, Goats, Fish, the Lottery, and Yom Kippur + The Annual Michila (Forgiveness) Form: Tonight is Erev Yom Kippur and by tomorrow night this time, most of you will (still) be in shul listening to the rabbi’s Kol Nidrei speech which almost always includes an appeal for money. Our sages of yore, […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies Eating Bread and Intermarriage And how are these topic related to our parsha? They are not! Ober it so happens that we are in the throes of the “asers yimay tshuva” (ten days of repentance) and as you can imagine, our rabbis of yore –mistama to make these days somewhat memorable given […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies Sitting vs. Standing During Rosh Hashono Prayers Shoin! This past week, a number of readers asked for an update on Alex and her car issues; here we go. As of today, we still don’t know the last name of the 16 year old who hit her car and left a note, the […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies This week we begin with four shout-outs -only one of the mazel tov variety- to  our friends Rachel and Abe Abittan upon the engagement (and amazing li’chaim/   engagement party) of their givaldige son Mordechai, to Deena Hochbaum, she the beautiful daughter of Lisa and Peretz Hochbaum. Mazel tov to both extended families […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies Crushed Testicles or a Severed Organ   Long before the Federal Government in December 2001 and in response to the 9-11 incidents, issued its first ever No Fly List, the RBSO, in the year 2488 issued His first ever May Not enter List and it’s found in this week’s parsha. We shall […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies No shout-outs this week! Shuls of Color and Trees Way back, efsher as far back as day six of creation, the RBSO told Odom and Chava that they may eat all they desire from Gan Eden (Garden of Eden). All that is but from one tree, the Eitz Ha’da’as (tree of knowledge). […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies, OMG: if you want to know how to get engaged to the one you love; you must watch this video taken at a very recent performance of Fiddler on the Roof .  Mamish awesome!  Click here: you will not be disappointed. And mazel tov once again to Dr. Dana Berg, she the […]

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Eikev 2019: May You Be Inscribed and Sealed for a Good Year

Raboyseyee and Ladies, We begin with late breaking mazel tov news.  Late last night as the Oisvorfer was reviewing emails, he came across a paperless post with an invite to attend the engagement party of Dana Berg, she the beautiful and very accomplished daughter of our close friends Naomi and Howie Berg. Having introduced Howie […]

Voeschanan 2019: Tenth Anniversary Edition

TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION Raboyseyee and Ladies, Mitzvah Tampering: So happens that this past Tuesday night, the Oisvorfer’s stomach went on the blink, disastrous mamish. What caused it, ver veyst, ober a long night it was and Wednesday  even worse. In and out of the bathroom it was. Something bad I ate? Was the eishes-chayil trying […]

Devorim 2019: Too Much Gold?

Raboyseyee and Ladies, Too Much Gold? Welcome to Sefer and Parshas Devorim, the last of the five books which make up the heylige Toirah. Soon enough we will be completing yet another cycle of Toirah reading only to begin again come Simchas Toirah. Who decided that the Toirah should be broken down into five books? […]

Matos Masei 2019: The 400 Year Old Brothers

Raboyseyee and Ladies, The 400 Year Old Brothers: Shoin, just last week, while discussing Pinchas, we quoted several medroshim with regard to his age, and whether or not he was efsher still alive. Recall that by this time in history, the RBSO had already shortened life spans down to a more manageable 120 though a […]

Pinchas 2019: Tainted Heroes

Raboyseyee and Ladies, Tainted Heroes   This past Monday evening, over dinner with the eishes chayil, chaver Elliot Ostro and his eishes chayil Gail, Elliot asked what topic the Oisvorfer was covering this week in this, the 9th time around parshas Pinchas. Elliot said: “I hope you’re not discussing the “b’nois Tzilofchod.” And we are […]

Bolok 2019: Talking Animals in the Torah and TV

Raboyseyee and Ladies, Talking Animals in the Toirah and TV   Last week we read of snakes and serpents; the Yiddin sinned, the snakes bit. Moishe, under direction of the RBSO, made a serpent and shoin, whomever was bitten was to stare at the image of the serpent, and just like that, he was healed. […]

Chukas 2019: Water Inspired Songs

Raboyseyee and Ladies, Mamish moments ago, our friends Lisa and David Zaslowsky walked their amazing son Steven (Stev-e as he is known to all his friends and to us in our home where he spent much time in his formative years) down the aisle where he married his kallah Orlee, she beautiful daughter of Rina […]

Koirach 2019: Fireworks, Fire Pans, and Falling

Raboyseyee and Ladies, Fireworks, Fire Pans, and Falling The American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) estimates that more than 14,000 fireworks displays light up the nation’s sky each Independence Day. A gittin choidesh Tamuz and a very happy July 4th to all. Why is this yom tov directly associated with fireworks? Seemingly it’s a tradition dating back […]

Shelach 2019: Dr. Moishe Rabaynu

Raboyseyee and Ladies,   We begin this week with a big mazel tov to our dear friends Jenny and Joey Felder upon the engagement of their son Ethan to Shira Farber, she daughter of Elaine and Yossi Farber. A special mazel tov to Ethan’s grandparents, Mr. and  Mrs. Shimon and Miriam Felder, to uncles (shout […]

Bihaloischo 2019: 39 Missing Pesach Celebrations

Raboyseyee and Ladies, This week the Oisvorfer has the pleasure of wishing a personal and heartfelt mazel tov to both sides of the upcoming Weitz-Fenster wedding which will take place this coming Sunday at the Hilton Meadowlands in New Jersey. If youhaven’t received your invitation by now, you are not invited. Mazel  tov to Rikki […]