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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: How to Become a Prophet in Four Easy Steps Merriam Webster’s Advanced Learning English Dictionary defines the word “divination” as follows: the practice of using special signs or special powers to predict the future. The word divination is uttered by Moishe twice in our parsha. He warns the Yiddin against having diviners […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies: Audit Preparations!   Welcome to mitzvah laden parshas Re’ay and to choidesh Elul (month of Elul). Re’ay is  #47 out of 54 parshas, contains 126 p’sukim and ranks 13th in overall size, which avada matters, if you chap. Let’s quickly chazir a few factoids about the month of Elul. We are mamish inching […]

  • We begin this week with a comment from reader Nathan Pallaske (Oisvorfer’s webmaster advises that he is to be found somewhere in Wilmington, DE) who wrote azoy:   From:  Nathan Pallaske      Dear Ruv Let’s see if you can answer this one, the parsha clearly stated last week you will not add and you will […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies: Are the Yiddin Third-Temple Worthy? We begin with an Oisvorfer rant. Though Tisha Be’ov is in our collective rear view mirrors, the Oisvorfer reminds you that yearly on the 9th of Ov (or one day later as the case was this year), we mourn the destruction of both Botei Mikdash, both holy […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies: Historical vs. Hysterical 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 far behind. In fact this year, Tisha Be’Ov coincides mamish with the heylige […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies: Fuzzy Numbers Several weeks and parshas back, as we were making our way through Parshas Chukas, an amazing thing happened: 38 years passed by from one posik to the next. The events described in the beginning of Chukas took place in year two of their sojourns through the midbar (desert). Ober suddenly, […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies: The Tzelofchod Five   Long before the Jackson Five became famous in 1967, a group consisting of the five Jackson kinderlach – Michael, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon, the children of Joe Jackson who died mamish in the last two weeks, the heylige Toirah in this week’s parsha of Pinchas, tells us a […]

  • We begin this week with 2 comments.  One, the longer one, from Jeff Rosenberg of Yale Brokerage (call him for most of your insurance needs), a dedicated Oisvorfer follower who comments weekly. The other, as you will read below, from a new reader over in London as the weekly parsha reviews continue to spread all […]

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Chukas 2018: Why Miriam Died In The Desert

Raboyseyee and Ladies: Why Miriam Died In The Desert They say time flies when you throw a clock out the window and that’s taka emes. And if you recall your days in yeshiva, avada you know that time also flew by when the rebbe gave a class on the heylige Gemora.  Most agree that this […]

Koirach 2018: The First Earthquake?

Raboyseyee and Ladies: The First Earthquake?   Many years back, while still valgering in yeshiva, the Rebbe tried convincing the future Oisvorfer and a few dozen others that he had a magic shteken (staff) if you chap, which nebech he did.  Ober in reality, magical shtekins appear only in the heylige Toirah:  Moishe Rabaynu had […]

Shelach 2018 – Spygate in Torah Times & Tzitzis Save the Day

Raboyseyee and Ladies: Spygate in Torah Times & Tzitzis Save the Day This coming Tuesday will correspond to the 29th day of Sivan. What the hec is Sivan and what happened on the 29th day?  Sadly, a number of the Oisvorfer’s readers do not know that the Yiddin mark their holidays, birthdays, and all else, […]

Bihaloischo 2018: Tifilin, Jesus, Trump & Trumpets

Raboyseyee and Ladies:   Tifilin, Jesus, Trump, & Trumpets   The entire country is busy with Trump.  Some love him, others, not so much. That being stated, this week, we will begin our review of parshas Bihaloischo not with a discussion on Trump. Instead we will learn what the parsha tells us about “trumpets,” two […]

Nosi 2018 – Priestly Blessings and Dreams

Raboyseyee and Ladies:   Priestly Blessings and Dreams   We begin with an admission. This week’s parsha review is a repeat -mamish- of what was disseminated in 2014.  Vus epes a repeat? Shoin, this week the Oisvorfer was busy writing a few speeches for others including one in Yiddish and time ran out on him. […]

Bamidbar / Shovuois 2018: Seminal Events

Raboyseyee and Ladies, Seminal Events:   Shoin: having recited chazak three times as we ended last week’s parsha, hopefully you’re all stronger and in better shape to take on Sefer Bamidbar and lommer schnel unfangin (let’s quickly begin). The emes is that you’ll need strength just to stay awake because a more boring parsha is […]

Behar Bichukoisai 2018: Torah Sanctioned Loopholes

Raboyseyee and Ladies: Torah Sanctioned Loopholes   First the good news: Behar is a tiny parsha, only 57 pisukim (5th shortest) barely enough time to engage in a decent conversation with your chaver. It ranks 8th in number of mitzvois, not too shabby for a tiny parsha. Behar is the 32nd of 54 parshas and next to last […]

Emor 2018: The Proper Brocho (Blessing) on Matzo

Raboyseyee and Ladies: The Proper Brocho (Blessing) on Matzo Following two consecutive double headers, welcome to Emor, a single parsha we’ll learn this week. Ober settle in: it’s a biggie and chock full of mitzvois, mamish. In fact, just so that you can sit at the shabbis tish and say something intelligent, you should know that […]

Achrei Mois – Kedoishim 2018: Mitzvis We Struggle With

We begin this week with a big and hearty mazel tov to our dear friends Lemor and Murry Englard, who will be celebrating the bar mitzvah of their son Rafi this coming shabbis at the Young Israel of Woodmere.  Mazel tov to Rafi’s siblings Sammy, Leora and Josh Rosenwald – and their daughter Ella,  Rafi’s […]

Tazria – Metzoira 2018

Raboyseyee and Ladies: This week we begin with big mazel tov wishes to our cousins and dear friends, Sharon & Brian Duftler, upon the celebration last shabbis -continued on Sunday– of the bar mitzvah of their son, Boaz Katz Duftler.  As expected Boaz lained his parsha flawlessly.  Mazel tov to siblings Rachel, Aliza, and Mendy Duflter, […]