Author Archive: The Oisvorfer

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Ha’azenu 2020 – Beauty, Tents, and Pegs

Raboyseyee and Ladies,   Beauty, Tents, and Pegs   We begin with a few random thoughts and will attempt to tie them together. Long before shuls and others started erecting tents to accommodate those who wished to daven with a minyan but either did not want to enter a shul during these corona times, or […]

Rosh Hashono 2020 – Good Luck Omens

Raboyseyee and Ladies,   Good Luck Omens   The Ois had intended to share a number of gihoibene (elevated) thoughts with his readership before Rosh Hashono, ober has instead spent the past two days laid up with severe back pain. What he needs after two sessions of physical therapy – thank you Bruce Goodheart, one […]

Netzovim- Vayelech 2020: Idolatry and Sex

Raboyseyee and Ladies, Let’s begin with the mazel tov shoutouts of the week.   This past Monday, the eishes chayil and I attended the wedding of Elizabeth Berg and Josh Sasouness, and one beautiful and elegant wedding it was. Mazel tov again to our dear friends Naomi and Howie Berg and to the entire -and […]

Ki Sovoy 2020: Healing Stones

A few more mazel tov shoutouts, here they are. This coming Monday, Labor Day mamish, we’re off to Englewood, New Jersey where  we will be joining our dear friends  Naomi and Howie Berg and to participate in the wedding of their beautiful daughter Elizabeth  who will be marrying Josh Sasouness, he the son of Sophie […]

Ki Saytzei 2020: Harlotry and Its Rewards

Another exciting week among friends who have made, and are making simchas; let’s shout them out. This coming Sunday the Oisvorfer and eishes chayil are off to Lancaster, PA to participate -in person mamish- at the wedding of Ari Einhorn, he the givaldige and outstanding son of our dear friends -of many decades- Chani and […]

Shoiftim 2020 – Looming Showdown at the Rabbinical Courts & Does the End Justify the Means?

We begin this week’s posting with a few mazel tov shoutouts; some current and late breaking; a few slightly overdue.  Mamish right about now, our friends Betty and Sheldon Greenspan – nicer people hard to find- are getting ready to walk their beautiful daughter Lauren down the aisle where she will be marrying Jacob Aryeh, […]

Re’ay 2020 – Jews and Their Meat

Raboyseyee and Ladies, Jews and Their Meat Long before, in fact, thousands of years before aspersion were cast and a debate began over whether or not it was ok and kosher to eat meat and or chicken at in Five Fifty and Chimichurri, back in the year 2488, and mamish days before the Yiddin were […]

Eikev 2020: GONE WITH THE WIND: Not the Movie

Raboyseyee and Ladies, GONE WITH THE WIND: Not the Movie Shoin, before we begin, I wanted to share -with permission of course- a letter written earlier this week by Rabbi Benjamin Blech, to Seth Rogan. The good rabbi needs no introduction but in case you never heard of him, check him out at (and […]

Vo’eschanan 2020 – The Twenty Commandments

Raboyseyee and Ladies, Several weeks ago, we opened with a plug for the Jewish Lego Masters organized by Rabbi JJ Duchman and the Oisvorfer’s givaldige daughter Alex Grossman.  We’re back today with a link to the finale. Click below to enjoy this 40 minute inspiring Tishe Be’ov themed finale episode and see who is declared […]

SPECIAL EDITION Vaad vs. Mehadrin: ROUND 2

Raboyseyee and Ladies, SPECIAL EDITION  Vaad vs. Mehadrin: ROUND 2 Boycott vs Buy-Cott   Last week: we addressed the opening salvo, the first letter issued by the Vaad of the 5 Towns against the new Mehadrin 5 Towns hashgocho. This week, we are back after; a second Vaad letter -unsigned, but containing the names of […]