Category: Yitz Grossman

Devorim 2018 – Historical vs. Hysterical

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 […]

Matos – Maseye 2018: Fuzzy Numbers

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, […]

Pinchas 2018: The Tzelofchod Five

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 […]

Bolok 2018: Bad Guy Rewarded for Good Deed

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 […]

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 […]