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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: In late breaking mid-week news, Sarah Mael, the beautiful daughter of our good friends Autumn and Bruce Mael, got engaged just yesterday to David Schwartzman of Teaneck, New Jersey. To ensure proper tzinus avada, the Oisvorfer and eishes chayil had the pleasure of hosting David a few months ago as the relationship […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies: This week we begin with a public service announcement and a shameless plug. Back in the year 2448, the Yiddin received two tablets containing the Aseres Hadibrois, the Ten Commandments. Life was forever changed. Comedians joke that the original plan called for but one; the Yiddin however upon hearing it was free, […]

  • One more mazel tov shout out to our friends Doba and Kalman Isaacs upon the arrival and naming of granddaughter Sarit Isaacs, born to their children Sharona and Yehuda Isaacs. May Sarit be a source of nachas to both extended families. Raboyseyee and Ladies: Whodunit? We begin here: last shabbis, during davening mamish, a reader […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies: In late breaking news but a few hours old, our friends Doba and Kalman Isaacs are excited to announce the arrival of a baby granddaughter, born to their children Yehuda & Sharona Isaacs. Welcome to the world baby Isaacs. Mazel tov to the entire extended Isaacs and Treitel families and a mazel […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies: We begin with yet another mazel tov shout out to Dana Berg upon her upcoming marriage this coming Sunday to the ever romantic Itai Abelski. Four day before her wedding, Dana found time to email her guests alerting  them about marathon Sunday, and for them to time their travel accordingly; no one […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies: A big big mazel tov to Ayelet Mael upon her upcoming wedding this coming Sunday to Ari Rosenberg. May she and Ari merit to enjoy many decades of very blissful marriage. Mazel tov to our friends Lynn and Joel Mael. A very special mazel tov to Ayelet’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nysen […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies:   Death by Flying Esrogim: Can fruit kill? Is the esrog, the fruit we use over Sukkis, deadly? Can the esrog (citron) fly? We shall examine these questions below, ober we begin here. As discussed over the past nine years –we are in year ten mamish- the RBSO, in His heylige Toirah […]

  • 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 […]

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Chaya Soro 2019: Hymens, Intact and Broken

Raboyseyee and Ladies: Hymens, Intact and Broken: Back on  November 7, an article written by Michael Bryce-Saddler and published in the Washington Post began with this sentence: Rapper T. I. Takes his teenage daughter to the gynecologist each year to check if her hymen is “still intact,” he said during a podcast released Tuesday that […]

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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, […]

Vayelech 2019: Eating Bread and Intermarriage

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 […]

Nitzovim 2019: Sitting vs. Standing During Rosh Hashono Prayers

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Ki Sovoy 2019: Doing The Right Thing!

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 […]

Ki Saytzei 2019: Crushed Testicles or a Severed Organ

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 […]

Shoiftim 2019: Shuls of Color and Trees

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). […]

Re’ay 2019: Permission To Eat Meat

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 […]

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 […]