Author Archive: The Oisvorfer

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Bereishis 2020 – Man 1.0: Lemach & His Wives

Raboyseyee and Ladies, It’s been a few weeks without a mazel-tov shout and happily, we begin with a big one. This coming Sunday, Jacob Tyler will be marrying Emily Nicole. Who are these people? Jacob, affectionally known as Jake by most, is the amazing son of our friends and neighbors Sandy and Ed Klar. We […]

Shmini Atzeres 2020 – Dead Bulls Walking

Raboyseyee and Ladies,   Dead Bulls Walking:   The bad news: The Governor of the State of New York has his mind set on closing down a good number of Jewish neighborhoods, to include parts of the Five Towns,  Lawrence too -most of it- and other areas for Simchas Toirah. Why? Corona! The good news: […]

Sukkis 2020 – Tea, No Cake & Corona Guests

Raboyseyee and Ladies, Tea, No Cake & Corona Guests Have you ever been invited to someone’s house for tea and not been presented with either cookies or a slice of cake? Shoin, we begin with a true story which grada fits well with a plug the Oisvorfer is about to give. This past Friday, Bina […]

Yom Kippur 2020 – MICHILA (FORGIVENESS IN 13 EASY STEPS)

Raboyseyee and Ladies, MICHILA (FORGIVENESS IN 13 EASY STEPS) Let’s begin here.  Says the heylige Toirah (Vayikro 16:30), azoy: “For on this day [Yom Kippur] He shall effect atonement for you to cleanse you. Before G‑d, you shall be cleansed from all your sins.” Is that it? What could be better? Not so fast buddy because […]

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, […]