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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: POST PESACH THOUGHTS & PARSHAS SHMINI Eliyohu Hanovee (Elijah the Prophet) in Your Bedroom:   Eliyohu Hanovee where? What the hec would he be doing in your bedroom? Is he the Afikoimon present, if you chap, for some? We shall explore that below. Shoin, another two sedorim were observed this past week […]

  • 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 […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies: Let’s Blame Odom (Adam) Shoin, after months of klapping (banging) away and getting the Mishkan, the Mizbayach (Tabernacle and Altar) and all of the accoutrements built and ready to function properly, it’s time to keep the place humming.  As we begin Vayikra (the book of Leviticus, so named by the Greeks), the […]

  • Mazel Tov wishes to the ever popular fourth grade rebbe at HALB, and great simcha enhancer, Rabbi Dovid Libman, and his eishes chayil Chevi, on the wedding of their beautiful daughter Brocho, to Nosson Yehudah Bloch, taking place this very moment in Brooklyn. Mazel Tov to both extended families.  May Brocho and Nosson enjoy many […]

  • Mazel tov to Aliza & Yitzy Fuld upon the birth of a baby daughter, keyn yirbu and what else is new in the Gottesman family!?  And welcome to the world Rochel Shoshana (Raquel Rose). May you bring much joy -for at least 120 years- to your parents, grandparents and our good friends Judith & Shlomo […]

  • We begin this week with a shout out, to Moishe Rabaynu whose birthday and yurtzeit (day of his passing) were both observed this past Sunday, on Zayin Adar (the 7th day of the month of Adar). We shout him out davka because his name -as anyone who went to yeshiva would know- is nowhere to […]

  • A mazel tov shout out to our close friends Judith and Shlomo Gottesman upon the wedding this past week of their beautiful daughter Talia, to Gabi Stone, Mazel tov again to Talia’s grandparents, Mrs. Blanche Lerer, and Rabbi & Mrs. Sondra Gottesman. Mazel tov to the extended Stone and Gottesman families; may Talia & Gabi […]

  • A number of momentous occasions among friends; let’s begin. Ober, not before a first time shout out to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Moshe & Sori Teitelbaum upon the birth of a grandson born to their children Rivky and Dovid Teitelbaum. May baby Teitelbaum bring his parents, grandparents, and both extended families much nachas for at least […]

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Yisroy 2017: Miriam’s Magic Well……. The Rolling Stone & Three Day Old Sperm

Life is strange. It’s been decades since the Oisvorfer went through elementary and high school. Sadly he has not maintained contact with any of his rebbes of old.  Admittedly, a few tried having contact with him, if you chap. Roll forward to the next generation and though it’s been a few years, at least ten, […]

Bishalach 2017: Odom’s Super Sperm

WINTER STORM – EARLY BIRD EDITION Nu, since most of you are home today, and are mistama surfing the treif Internet or watching TV or movies, the Oisvorfer, in an effort to introduce some kidusha, some holiness, has decided to send out his review a shtikel ahead of schedule. Enjoy this week’s mamish amazing parsha […]

Boi 2017 – The Jews ‘Cleaned’ Out Mitzrayim

The Oisvorfer and eishes chayil, take great pleasure in beginning this week’s review with a special mazel tov to the their machutanim Karen and Allen Perl of Teaneck, New Jersey, and to their friends of many decades, Rachel and Marvin Mandelbaum of Los Angeles, CA, upon the engagement this past Sunday of Zack Perl to […]

Vo’eiro 2017: When Words Matter & Aharoin and Moishe, Equal Partners?

Siman Tov and Mazel Tov! With great pleasure we begin this week with a very special and heartfelt mazel tov to friends of over forty years, Susie and Baruch Singer, upon the upcoming bar mitzvah, this coming shabbis (and continuing with a simchas bar mitzvah on Sunday), of their dear son Yitzchok Aharon.  Mazel tov to […]

Shemois 2017 Moishe’s Resume & Miriam: The Wunderkind

Raboyseyee and Ladies: Moishe’s Resume Miriam: The Wunderkind Welcome to the Book of Exodus and to parshas Shemois where we will meet a brand new set of Toirah personalities, heroes, characters and of course, a few villains. The first 16 chapters of Shemois deal with slavery and freedom. These amazing stories will carry us through […]

Vayichi 2017 – Dead & Alive or Yaakov’s Non-Jewish Grandchildren

We begin with mamish givaldige and exciting news as we announce the engagement of Brocha Libman, the beautiful daughter of Chevi and Rabbi Dovid Libman, to Nosson Yehuda Bloch, he the son of Ephraim & Sonja Bloch. Few boys who had Reb Dovid as a rebbe ever forget him; neither do we, the parents. We […]

Vayigash 2017 – Aged Wine or Split Beans

We begin with big and heartfelt mazel tov wishes to our friends Dassy and Steven Kwestel upon the wedding earlier this week of their son Avi, to Stephanie Miller, she the daughter of Penina and Elly Miller.  Mazel tov to both extended families and may Stephanie and Avi merit to enjoy many decades of blissful […]

Miketz – Shabbis Chanukah 2016: The Miracle of Chanukah in Modern Terminology

Siman Tov U’mazel Tov…..we begin this Shabbis Chanukah edition with big mazel tov wishes to our close friends Carole and Shlomie Blisko upon the wedding -going on right now, mamish- of their amazing son Zach, to Jordanna Abikzer, she the beautiful daughter of Susan and Avi Abikzer. Mazel tov to the entire extended Blisko, Eisenberg […]

Vayeshev 2016: A Long History of Illicit Sex

A few mazel tov shout-outs by close friends; here we go. A big mazel tov to our dear friends Brenda and Dr. Larry Levitan upon the wedding earlier this week of their beautiful daughter Erica to Samuel Grossman, he the son of Debora and Dr. Elliot Grossman. Mazel tov to both extended families. May Erica […]

Vayishlach 2016 – Dina: The First Transgender?

Raboyseyee and Ladies Dina: The First Transgender? Long before Bruce Jenner became Caitlyn, one of our own, Dina, may have been the first ever transgender? Has the Oisvorfer gone completely mad? Perhaps not; we will explore him/her later on.  Shoin, by the time last week’s parsha was over, Yaakov, single for many decades, was very […]