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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: The RBSO’s House   Last week: The Yiddin were given 53 mitzvois of which 30 were loi sah-says and by now, a week later, a healthy number of you have already mistama violated a good number of them- rachmono litzlon and oy vey.   This week: Parshas Teruma contains but one mitzvah […]

  • This week’s review is dedicated to the memory of the Oisvorfer’s late father, Reb Yaakov ben Chaim Yitzchok Halevi whose yurtzeit will be marked this coming Shabbis, the 25th of Shevat. On a happier note, here then a few mazel tov shout outs. Mazel tov to Michael Fructher, a young man who spent many a […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies Happy Anniversary!     It’s been 3,300 years since the RBSO and the Yiddin got married. The wedding, and all its colorful details, are recounted in this week’s parsha of Yisroy (Jethro for the goyim). Yearly as this seminal parsha rolls around -literally, we celebrate all over again by standing when the […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies:   Paroy’s 900,000,000 Man Army As Parshas Boi was coming to an end, the Yiddin, slaves to Paroy for 210 years (though in Egypt for some 400 or 430 years, depending on which verse you rely on for accuracy), and following the ten plagues the RBSO visited upon Paroy and the Mitzrim, […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies: When “Borrowing” Means Forever:   Last week, the RBSO got serious about freeing His people (to be), warned an intransigent Paroy and meted out seven of the ten plagues He had in mind. This week we’ll see the rest. Paroy remained steadfast and obstinate, at times aided by the RBSO who taka […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies: Let’s quickly chazir last week’s parsha of Shemois, the great book of Exodus, wherein the Oisvorfer left his community with hope: when it comes to Yichus- not to worry-  one can make his own, and who better an example than the RBSO’s favorite of all Toirah personalities and avada the greatest leader the […]

  • EARLY STORM EDITION   Nu, given today’s stormy weather, many of you are home and mistama wasting time watching TV or surfing the Internet. Let’s review a few parsha highlights instead. Ober, first a few shout-outs; here we go! ________________________________________________________________________________   A big hearty mazel tov to Eitan Ross whom we know mamish since birth […]

  • Raboyseyee and Ladies:   Who Killed Eisav and Why  &  Vayichi Roundup:   Parshas Vayichi features three deaths, two of which are specifically mentioned in the heylige Toirah. Avada and avada, everyone knows that as sefer Bereishis draws to a close, so does Yaakov’s life and the greater part of the parsha is about the brochos […]

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Vayigash 2017

Mazel tov to our friends Beth and Yehuda upon the arrival of a grandson born to their children Keren and Eyal Greenberg. A special mazel tov to Keren and Eyal, and to Eyal’s very excited parents, Nomi and Saul Greenberg. May Keren and Eyal be blessed to raise their new son well and may he […]

Miketz 2017: Undercover with Mr. and Mrs. Potifar and Extreme Makeover

Raboyseyee and Ladies   Undercover with Mr. and Mrs. Potifar and extreme makeover: Yoisef Edition-   It’s one shabbis later and another 12 years have passed. In fact, it’s the year 2229 in our illustrious history.  We’re two weeks away from the end of Sefer Bereishis where Yaakov  will bentch (bless) his children, some anyway.  They […]

Vayeshev 2017: The Sexual Abuse of Yoisef (Joseph)

Raboyseyee and Ladies: The Sexual Abuse of Yoisef (Joseph):   This week the Oisvorfer begins by bringing sexual abuse charges against a well known Toirah personality. You read it here first. Though the acts perpetrated date back some 3500 years, efsher more, yearly when we read this chapter of the heylige Toirah, we become angry […]

Vayishlach 2017: Sexual Misconduct Then and Now

Raboyseyee and Ladies: Sexual Misconduct Then and Now Long before charges of sexual impropriety hit Hollywood, Washington and the Media, we read about such zachin in the heylige Toirah. We did? Say it’s not so please, but it is. Back in Bereishis we learned that the cunning snake sidled up to Chava and convinced her […]

Vayeytzei 2017: The Perils of Working for One’s Father-in-Law & Animal Foreplay

We begin with happy news: Big mazel tov wishes to friends and cousins Suzanne and Barry Rozenberg, and to Lynn and Joel Mael, upon the birth of a baby boy, born to their children Fani and Jonathan Mael. Welcome to the world baby Mael. The bris will take place IM’H tomorrow morning; all are invited. […]

Toldois 2017

We begin with a late breaking mazel tov! Just got word that Marissa Levitan, beautiful daughter of our friends Bends and Larry Levitan, got engaged just last night to Doron Moskowitz. Details to follow. Raboyseyee and Ladies: Blindness: Nine Different Ways We begin with a shameless plug for a chaver who happens to be a […]

Chaya Soro 2017

Raboyseyee and Ladies: The Killing Angel & Avrohom: The First Ever Re-Gifter?   Shoin, as our parsha of the week opens, we learn that Soro Emanu (our foremother) had recently passed and that her dedicated and subservient husband -under directions of the RBSO who told Avrohom in very specific language “Koil Asher Toimar Eylecho Soro, […]

Vayero 2017 – Tongues With Mustard

This week we begin with a big, givladige, and heartfelt mazel tov to our friends, formerly of Lawrence, now firmly planted and established over in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Shuly and Ronnie Baruch, upon the engagement of their beautiful daughter Ayelet (she an Oisvorfer follower, good for her!) to Elkana Meitliss, the son of Ofra and […]

Lech Lecha 2017: Oig the Giant, Mi’cho’ale the Angel & Eliezer the Slave

Raboyseyee and Ladies:   Oig the Giant, Mi’cho’ale the Angel & Eliezer the Slave   In this, our eighth review of parshas Lech Lecha, we will not again be delving into Avrom’s adventures with his wife Sorai, nor how she ended up -twice- in the King’s Palace (two different kings), and boudoir. We have previously […]

Noiach 2017: Too Bad To Kill Them All?

An exciting week in town. A number of mazel tovs shout-outs among our friends and neighbors; givaldig mamish and here we go. Mazel Tov to our friends Lynn and Joel Mael upon the engagement of their beautiful daughter Daniella to Dovie Drelich, the son of Debbie and Moish Drelich. Details to come. Mazel tov to […]