Author Archives: rebyosil

“Ah Vort is Ah Vort”

Anyone who ever invited Reb Shlomo (ZTz”L) to a gathering, concert, retreat or any other event knows that Reb Shlomo was almost always late. Shlomo lived in a different time zone than the rest of the world and in his … Continue reading

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120814 – The 1st Yahrtzeit of My Mother

Tomorrow, August 14th will be the first anniversary (in the secular solar calendar) of my mother Helen Rosenzweig’s death. Mom was a woman who came from a Jewish world that was lost to most of us who grew up in … Continue reading

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120627 – Inspiration Comes In The Strangest Places

Having just returned home from weeks of rehab, with more out-patient rehab in the future, I have been pondering my experiences and needed to get it down on paper. I have always considered myself an “open minded” person. During the … Continue reading

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The 14th Yahrtzeit of My Father

Today is my father Jacob (Ya’akov ben Yosef V’Mari’om) Rosenzweig’s 14th Yahrtzeit. He was a very unique man who lived Bitochon (steadfastness) in HaShem. Though he rarely praised us directly, he always directed love and respect to us just the … Continue reading

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120329 – Eliyahu HaNavi

Pesach is almost upon us. My family always tell a story towards the end of the Passover Seder, when we open the door for Eliyahu HaNavi – Elijah the prophet. This story’s focus is about a personal and miraculous encounter … Continue reading

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Hans and Franz

Originally published September 13, 2010  Sometime in the mid 1990’s my parents, my wife Kathy, me and a few of the kids were sitting around the kitchen table in Windsor, Ontario and grumbling over some forgotten subject. Kathy said: “It’s the … Continue reading

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Camp, Vodka And A Song

When I was a teenager I spent most summers working at Camp Gan Yisroel in Fenton, Michigan. Rabbi Berel Shem-Tov the Detroit, Michigan Lubavitcher Shali’ach (emissary) purchased the site to establish the Michigan branch of the chain of Lubavitcher summer … Continue reading

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