Daily Torah Tweets 1-100

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                                        Monday / 27-Mar-17 / 29 Adar 5777                                  #100
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 2: Laws of Olah/burnt offering of birds: turtledoves or young doves, nip neck, blood on altar. Meal offerings (Minha).
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 11:6 Only liable for the Chatat sacrifice (which expiates sin) if beginning & end of the act were done unintentionally.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 64: Sold house, doesn’t include pit/cistern, however, if seller wants to use them, needs rights to path. Sages disagree.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 6:1 Residents of city can compel each other to build wall; gates; bolt; synagogue; Torah, Prophets & Writings scrolls.
#HalachaYomi OC 143:4 If found error in the text of the Torah during reading, take different Torah & read from place that found the error.
#EmunaYomi 58: God gave humans fabulous intellectual potential, physical capabilities & spiritual power for a definitive purpose.


                                           Sunday / 26-Mar-17 / 28 Adar 5777                                  #99
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 1: God calls to Moshe. Speaks to him from Tent of Meeting. Laws of sacrifices: burnt offering (Olah) process and laws.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 11:5 Ships tied together, can carry from 1 to the other. If not tied together, can’t, even if close to each other.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 63: Sumchus: If said give to so-and-so “part of pit”, gets 1/4; “of barrel”, 1/8; “of pot”, 1/12; “of pitcher”, 1/16.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 5:1 Commonly-owned courtyard: partners can compel each other to build gatehouse, door; anything that is local custom.
#HalachaYomi OC 142:1 If the reader erred in the pronunciation of even one letter, we force him to go back and read it again properly.
#EmunaYomi 57: Every mineral, plant, animal, and human has an important task to perform in the overall scheme of creation.


                                   Shabbat / 25-Mar-17 / 27 Adar 5777                                  #98
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 7: Day1/Month1/yr 2 Moshe sets up Mishkan, anoints. Kohens bathed, clothed & anointed. Cloud covers & leads way.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 11:3 Threw object 4 cubits away to wall, if hit above 10 tefah, as if threw into the air; if hit below, as if to ground.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 62: In sale of field, borders of the field need to be extremely well defined, otherwise can end up with unusual borders.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 4:1 House wall falls, loft owner has no responsibility; can compel house owner to rebuild wall to original strength.
#HalachaYomi OC 141:7 Go up for Aliyah by shortest path & descend from other path that longer. If same length, go up on right, down left.
#EmunaYomi 56: If a human does things for a purpose only, then rest assured that God does nothing without a specific and very good purpose.


                                            Friday / 24-Mar-17 / 26 Adar 5777                                  #97
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 6: Making coat & Tzitz of Kohen Gadol; tunics, caps, pants, sash for Kohens. Finished Mishkan. Moshe blesses.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 10:6 On Shabbat, can’t cut nails, even with hand or teeth, or pluck hair out. Can’t braid hair or paint eyelids.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 61: Sold Zihara (inheritance), includes fields, gardens & vineyards but not houses or slaves; sold “his property”, all.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 3:9 Five gardens, 1 spring that gets damaged: all owners participate in repairs upstream to them, but not downstream.
#HalachaYomi OC 141:5 Congregation can’t say Amen until blessing complete. Reader can’t read Torah until congregation finished saying Amen.
#EmunaYomi 55: The Zohar explains that entrance-level Emuna is the cognizance of a world to come, far beyond the limited material world.


                           Thursday / 23-Mar-17 / 25 Adar 5777                                  #96
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 5: Making for Kohen Gadol: Efod w/ stone on each side w/ names of tribes; Choshen: breastplate of 12 stones.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 10:5 Carries loaf to public domain, liable. 2 carry to public domain, not liable. If needs 2 to carry, both are liable.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 60: Rabbis can’t make a decree that most of the people will not be able to handle.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 2:12 Partners buy field & then divide it, neither has any rights in the side of the other. Can block water, windows.
#HalachaYomi OC 141:2 Should hear only 1 voice reading the Torah. Called for the Aliyah, should read quietly to himself along w/ the Reader.
#EmunaYomi 54: Each prayer has its power, & each request requires a certain amount of prayer or spiritual power to bring it about.


                                         Wednesday / 22-Mar-17 / 24 Adar 5777                                  #95
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 4: Making: Altar, utensils, basin, courtyard pillars, curtains. Pekudai. Inventory of gold, silver, copper used.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 10:3 Took out w/ right or left hand, armpit, on shoulder, liable. On backhand, foot, mouth, elbow, ear, hair, not.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 59: If drainpipe drips water into neighbor’s yard, owner can’t block the pipe & neighbor can protest if does.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 1:2 If can’t divide property, 1 partner can say to other: Sell me your portion for this price, or buy mine for same.
#HalachaYomi OC 139:11 When reading from the Torah scroll, needs to hold onto the Torah when reciting the blessing.
#EmunaYomi 53: Don’t ever forget that God listens to, sees, and personally provides for the lowest and simplest creatures in the universe.


                                  Tuesday / 21-Mar-17 / 23 Adar 5777                                  #94
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 3: Making: Menora, pure gold, 1 piece, 7 branches w/ goblets, knobs & flowers; Incense Altar, wood, gold plated.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 10:1 Liable if carry 1 seed for planting, sales sample or medicine; all others liable for carrying prescribed quantity.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 58: A wise man only places his shoes under his bed. An ignoramus has a whole storehouse under his bed.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 12:17 Righteous don’t accept gifts. Rather they trust in God, not in generous people. “One who hates gifts will live.”
#HalachaYomi OC 139:10 Closing blessing for Aliya: “Who gave us the Torah of truth” = Written Torah, “& everlasting life.” = Oral Torah.
#EmunaYomi 52: With true Emuna, any person, w/ simple personal prayer & dialog w/ God can transcend any natural limitation & work wonders.


                                Monday / 20-Mar-17 / 22 Adar 5777                                  #93
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 2: Bezalel, Oholiav & others imbued w/ spirit of God for craftsmanship, weaving, work w/ metals, stones, wood.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 9:5 Liable amounts if carried: wood to cook egg; spices for egg; shells & peels to dye a cap; urine to cleanse a cap.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 57: Hazaka of land not accomplished by: leaving one’s animal there, setting up oven or millstone, or raising chickens.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 11:24 If a Shchiv mera says don’t eulogize me, not eulogized; if says don’t use my money to bury me, ignored.
#HalachaYomi OC 139:5 Between each Aliyah the Torah is covered w/ a cloth. Ram”a: in our countries, we roll it closed between each Aliyah.
#EmunaYomi 51: Doubts: that God’s power & mercy are limitless & has abilities to help us in any situation, even when we don’t deserve it.


                                             Sunday / 19-Mar-17 / 21 Adar 5777                                  #92
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 1: Work 6 days, rest 7th. Don’t light fire on Shabat. Generous contribution of material & artisans for Mishkan.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 9:4 Anointing skin like drinking on Yom Kipur; from “Let it come into his innards like water & like oil into his bones.”
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 56: Hazuva: trees Joshua planted to mark land borders. Roots go straight down & don’t nurture from other’s property.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 10:7 Can’t find $ father left. Had dream, told him place & instructions. Found $. Doesn’t have to fulfill instructions.
#HalachaYomi OC 139:3 Prohibited to read even one letter from the Torah that is not from the writing in front (i.e. can’t do by heart).
#EmunaYomi 50: Doubts: that God listens to us, heeds our prayers & those of every creation; loves each of us & desires to help us.


                                         Shabbat / 18-Mar-17 / 20 Adar 5777                                  #91
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 7: Moshe 40 days on Mt. Sinai. Gets 2nd Tablets w/10 commandments. His face shines. People afraid of him. He used veil.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 9:1 R’ Akiva: Just as carrying a Nida (menstruous woman) imparts Tuma (ritual impurity), so does carrying idols impart.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 55: When determining Peah (leaving corner of field to poor), divided by river, stream, public or private road or path.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 9:1 Shchiv mera says don’t reveal gift until after die, valid. It’s not a secret gift, because after death will reveal.
#HalachaYomi OC 138:1 Ram”a: Should always attempt to start the Torah reading with a good matter & end the Torah reading with a good matter.
#EmunaYomi 49: Doubts: that have power & privilege to speak to God in our own language & words, whenever we wish.


                                  Friday / 17-Mar-17 / 19 Adar 5777                                  #90
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 6: God: I’ll banish people of Canaan. Don’t make pacts w/ them or marry them. Destroy their idols. I’m a jealous God.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 8:6 Liable amounts if carried: bone for spoon, glass to scrape weaver’s shuttle, earth or stone to throw at bird.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 54: Shmuel: “dina d’malhuta dina” = Law of the land is the law. King says can only buy land w/ contract, must follow.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 8:2 Shchiv mera: deathly ill bedridden person. His verbal orders are considered as if they were written & delivered.
#HalachaYomi OC 137:3 If skipped reading a verse of the Torah on Shabat, need to return & read it, even if after put the Torah away.
#EmunaYomi 48: Eumna isn’t activited in its entirety until a person begins a daily dialog with God, namely through prayer.


                                              Thursday / 16-Mar-17 / 18 Adar 5777                                  #89
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 5: God to Moshe: Hew 2 stone tablets & I’ll inscribe them. God declares 13 attributes of mercy; Moshe bows & prostrates.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 8:4 Liable amounts if carried: glue for twig, pitch or sulfur for hole, clay for crucible, lime for small girl’s finger.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 53: 2 free fields: If takes hold of: field A, acquires it; A to acquire both, just gets A; A to acquire B, gets 0.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 7:1 Shushvinut: $ sent by friends of groom (Shushvinim) for wedding expenses, who then eat & drink w/groom at party.
#HalachaYomi OC 136:1 For the Torah reading of Shabat & holidays, we give the 3rd Aliya to a Torah Scholar who is appointed over the public.
#EmunaYomi 47: We tap our cogent resources of Emuna once we begin speaking with God and asking for all our needs.


                                                Wednesday / 15-Mar-17 / 17 Adar 5777                                  #88
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 4: God: No man can see My face & live. Stay w/ me by this rock & I’ll cover you as My glory passes. You’ll see My back.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 8:2 Liable amounts if carried: rope for handle, reed for handle, paper for receipt, used paper to cover small flask.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 52: Has deposit from child, buy w/ it Segula (produces & principal intact) – R’ Hisda: a Torah. Rabah: a date tree.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 6:1 Gift given, assess & follow intent. Dad told that son died, signed over property to other, if son alive, gift null.
#HalachaYomi OC 135:14 A Sefer Torah is not brought to prisoners so they can hear the Torah reading, even for Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur.
#EmunaYomi 46: Everyone has Emuna, but most people fail to “live” it. They don’t know how to apply the concept of Emuna to daily practice.


                                                Tuesday / 14-Mar-17 / 16 Adar 5777                                  #87
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 3: Moshe: “God! If I found favor in Your eyes, Your Presence needs to come w/ us; if not, how will we be distinguished.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 8:1 Liable amounts if carried: goblet of wine, mouthful milk, honey for sore, oil for small limb, water for eye salve.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 51: Sold field to wife: she acquires, he can eat the produce. Gifted field to wife: she acquires, he can’t eat produce.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 5:1 Gifting from someone healthy or sick, must always be done openly & publicly. Secret gift documents are of no value.
#HalachaYomi OC 135:9 A Levi shouldn’t be called up to the Torah after another Levi, lest people say that one of them is blemished.
#EmunaYomi 45: King Hezekia: Tradition from King David: Even if a sharp sword is at throat, don’t lose hope in Divine mercy. Berahot 10a.


                                     Monday / 13-Mar-17 / 15 Adar 5777                                  #86
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 2: Moshe: 2 tablets, Mt. Sinai, people restless, Golden Calf, God furious, Moshe breaks tablets, destroys Calf & rebels.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 7:2 39 Melahot: creative actions for: bread,11; cloth,13; hides,7; writing,2; building,2; fire,2; completing & carrying.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 50: No Hazaka w/ damages; can always force to stop: R’ Mari: smoke entering property; R’ Zvid: stench reaching neighbor.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 4:8 One can acquire on behalf of minors or adults, w/ or w/o their presence. A person’s courtyard acquires objects in it.
#HalachaYomi OC 135:6 If there isn’t a Kohen in the synagogue to call up to the Torah an Yisrael is called. A Levi shouldn’t then go 2nd.
#EmunaYomi 44: Emotional breakdowns & despair all result from a lack of Emuna. Life is unbearable when one loses hope.


                                      Sunday / 12-Mar-17 / 14 Adar 5777                                  #85
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 1: Census: 1/2 shekel/person >20 yrs old. Mishkan: basin, incense, anointing oil; can’t benefit from it. Betzalel named.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 7:1 Didn’t know about Shabat & did many Melachot, liable only once. Knew about Shabat & Melachot, liable for each one.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 49: Woman can say to her husband: “Don’t take care of me financially, but then you don’t get any of my earnings.”
#RambamYomi #Zehia 3:2 If creditor forgoes debt or gives gift of object that beneficiary was guarding, verbal statement enough & binding.
#HalachaYomi OC 135:3 A Kohen is 1st to be called up for an Aliyah for the reading of the Torah, followed by a Levi 2nd & Yisrael 3rd.
#EmunaYomi 43: Emuna girds us with phenomenal inner strength & enables us to successfully weather life’s difficult tests & challenges.


                                 Shabbat / 11-Mar-17 / 13 Adar 5777                                  #84
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 7: Incense altar: Acacia wood, 1×1 cubits x 2 cubits tall, gold overlay & crown, 2 rings, 2 poles. Bring incense daily.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 6:8 R’ Meir: amputee can go out on Shabat (if no Eruv) w/ prosthesis. R’ Yosi: no. Can go with supports, but not chair.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 48: Divorce bill (Get) forced by non-Jew is valid, but Rabbis prohibited so women shouldn’t be dependent on non-Jew.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 2:1 Land of convert who died w/o heirs, or of non-Jew that sold to Jew that didn’t claim, can be claimed by Hazaka.
#HalachaYomi OC 134:2 Days when Torah is read lift & show text of Torah to entire congregation. Turn it around so all men & women can see.
#EmunaYomi 42: Truth prevents conflict & mass destruction. Can obtain truth only via Emuna. Emuna needed for world’s continued existence.


                                      Friday / 10-Mar-17 / 12 Adar 5777                                  #83
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 6: Daily sacrifice: 1yr old lamb; 1/10 fine flour w/1/4 hin olive oil; 1/4 hin wine. AM & afternoon. God sanctified.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 6:6 Women can go out on Shabat (if no Eruv) w/ coin on corn; girls w/ribbons, earpieces; women with veils & mantillas.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 47: R’ Yochanan: A thief & his son are both disqualified from claiming anything per rules of Hazaka. Grandson can.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 1:1 Items found in desert or by river like grass, trees, wild fruit are ownerless. 1st to take ownerless object owns it.
#HalachaYomi OC 132:2 Don’t leave synagogue before Kadish of Uva Lezion. Ram”a (Ashkenazim): Can’t leave before end entire prayer service.
#EmunaYomi 41: Emuna restrains & refines a person, by teaching them to be satisfied with their lot & not to covet what God gives neighbor.


                                     Thursday / 9-Mar-17 / 11 Adar 5777                                  #82
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 5: Sacrifice of 2nd ram. Kohens put their hands on ram, slaughter it, put blood on right earlobe, thumb & big toe.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 6:4 Shabat: can’t go out w/sword, bow, shield or spear. Sages: it is an indignity, says: “Shall beat swords into plows.”
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 46: Took back article from craftsman & discovers not his, can use it until claimed. Took from some gathering, can’t use.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 30:1 If someone acquires land or item for person w/o their knowledge, beneficiary can decline; seller can’t retract.
#HalachaYomi OC 131:8 A great man can’t do Nefilat Apayim in public, unless he is certain that he will be answered like Yehoshua bin Nun.
#EmunaYomi 40: Where there’s no Emuna, there’s corruption and anarchy. Injustice becomes the norm and humans become heartless.


                                    Wednesday / 8-Mar-17 / 10 Adar 5777                                  #81
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 4: Induction of Kohens: Annoint Aaron. Dress Kohens. Sacrifice 1 bull, 2 rams, unleavened bread, loaves, wafers w/oil.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 6:2 Can’t go out on Shabat (if no Eruv) w/nail-studded sandals, 1 sandal, tfilin, amulet, armor, helmet or grieves.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 45: If deposited an item in front of witnesses, must be returned in front of witnesses.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 29:18 A drunk liable for actions. Selling, buying & gifts binding. If drunk like Lot, considered mentally incapacitated.
#HalachaYomi OC 131:4 Don’t say Nefilat Apayim: in house of mourning or groom; if there is a Brit Mila or a groom present in the synagogue.
#EmunaYomi 39: Only the fear of getting caught & punished deters unbelieving person from theft, embezzlement, murder & adultery.


                                 Tuesday / 7-Mar-17 / 9 Adar 5777                                  #80
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 3: For Aaron: Robe, blue wool; Tzitz of gold on forehead. Kohens: linen tunics, sashes, hats & pants, lest die in Holy.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 5:4 Animals can’t go on Shabat (if no Eruv) w/accessories: donkey w/cushion, bell, frame, strap; chickens w/cords/strap.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 44: Sold land w/o taking responsibility if taken by creditor, buyer can’t make claims. Seller can’t give any testimony.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 28:5 “I’m selling you land of a specific size.” Must be exact. If less, pay buyer. If more, return extra land to seller.
#HalachaYomi OC 131:1 Nefilat Apaim (falling of face) Prayer after Amida: rest forehead on left arm, unless wearing Tefilin on that arm.
#EmunaYomi 38: R’ Nahman: As knowledge of God increases, there will be no more damage & cruelty. Mercy & compassion will spread.


                                                Monday / 6-Mar-17 / 8 Adar 5777                                  #79
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 2: Hoshen worn by Kohen Gadol: Gold setting; 2 gold chains; gold, blue, purple, red wool & twisted linen; 12 stones.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 5:3 On Shabat can’t lead camel convoy tied to each other, but can take the reins of each camel in his hand & lead them.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 43: Torah scroll was stolen from a city: can’t use the judges of that city to judge the case as they may be biased.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 27:1 If sold ship, doesn’t include attached small boats, servants or any of the merchandise unless specifically says so.
#HalachaYomi OC 130:1 Person had a dream & doesn’t know what he saw, he should come hear Kohens during Birkat Kohanim & say Dream Prayer.
#EmunaYomi 37: Just as a carpenter doesn’t compete with a butcher, the nations of the world would cooperate in peace, rather than fight.


                                      Sunday / 5-Mar-17 / 7 Adar 5777                                  #78
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 1: Olive oil to light Menora. Appointment of Aaron & sons as Kohens. Special garments for Aaron, the Kohen Gadol.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 4:2 Can insulate warm food on Shabbat with hides & can move them. Can insulate with shorn wool, but can’t move it.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 42: Craftsmen, partners, sharecroppers & overseers can’t prove own by Hazaka on property they work on, share or oversee.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 26:4 Seller of land needs to buy from the buyer a path to get to his well, winepress or dovecote that kept in field.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:43 During 7 days of mourning for immediate family member, Kohen doesn’t do Birkat Kohanim. Exits synagogue at that time.
#EmunaYomi 36: Strife among nations impossible in world of Emuna. Each nation would realize has its own task in the global scheme of things.


                                            Shabbat / 4-Mar-17 / 6 Adar 5777                                  #77
#ParshaYomi #Truma 7: Courtyard: N & S 100 cubits long, 20 pillars; E & W 50 cubits long; pillars had silver bands & hooks & copper sockets.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 3:6 Can’t put vessel under lamp to catch drops of oil, unless placed before Shabat, but can’t benefit from it on Shabat.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 41: Owner: “What are you doing in my field?” Squatter: “I’ve been here 3 yrs. No one said anything.” Not a Hazaka claim.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 25:2 Sold house: doesn’t include other structures, large roof, cistern, even if on property, unless specifically stated.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:40 Kohen married divorcee can’t do Birkat Kohanim or get 1st Aliyah, even if divorced her, unless swears off from it.
#EmunaYomi 35: Those who squander their days trying to satisfy physical appetites, while ignoring God’s commandments, can expect misery.


                                     Friday / 3-Mar-17 / 5 Adar 5777                                  #76
#ParshaYomi #Truma 6: Altar: acacia wood, 5×5 cubits, 3 cubits tall; copper-plated horns at corners; copper-plated poles at sides to carry.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 3:5 Can’t put cold water in kettle that was removed from fire. Can put cold water into cup of hot water to cool it down.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 40: Should state in front of 2 witnesses: protests; declarations (of duress); admissions (of obligation); acquisitions.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 24:15 If seller didn’t write “from ground of earth’s depths to heights of the sky” buyer won’t get air or depth rights.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:38 Kohen who drank a Reviit (~3 oz.) of wine can’t do Birkat Kohanim until the effects of the wine have passed.
#EmunaYomi 34: Stubborn people that lack Emuna force God to send them all types of obstacles to prevent them from wasting their lives.


                                         Thursday / 2-Mar-17 / 4 Adar 5777                                  #75
#ParshaYomi #Truma 5: Dividing curtain over 4 pillars, between Ark (Holy of Holies) & the Holy which has Table on north & Menora on south.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 3:3 Can’t place egg next to hot kettle to cook, crack it on to a hot cloth, nor bury in hot sand or dust so that roasts.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 39: If person doesn’t have an independent need to keep your secret, will eventually forget that it’s secret & reveal it.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 23:1 Can transfer ownership of property with regard to the produce it will give. Like renting a house.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:35 Kohen who killed, even unintentionally & even repented, can’t do Birkat Kohanim. Ram”a (Ashkenazim): Can if repented.
#EmunaYomi 33: A person that ignores God’s messages creates a lack of communication with God.


                                   Wednesday / 1-Mar-17 / 3 Adar 5777                                  #74
#ParshaYomi #Truma 4: Mishkan: Planks of acacia wood: 20 on south, 20 on north, 6 on west + 2 corners. 2 silver sockets under each plank.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 3:1 Before Shabat can put food on stove if fueled w/ straw or stubble. If heated w/ peat or wood, needs to clear it out.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 38: Reason 3yrs for Hazaka: 1yr until people talk about it, 1yr to get word overseas, 1yr for owner to return & protest.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 22:1 Can’t make sale, gift or will of item not yet in existence: produce of field, fruit of trees, offspring of animals.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:33 If Kohen doesn’t know how to enunciate letters, pronounces Alef as Ayin or Ayin as Alef, shouldn’t do Birkat Kohanim.
#EmunaYomi 32: Without Emuna, a person is doomed to a life of confusion, frustration & costly mistakes that could have been avoided.


                                      Tuesday / 28-Feb-17 / 2 Adar 5777                                  #73
#ParshaYomi #Truma 3: Menora: 7 branches, 1 piece of gold. Mishkan: 10 curtains of colored linen & wool. 11 curtains of goat hair over it.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 2:6 Woman can die in childbirth due to 3 sins: Not careful w/ menstruation laws, separate dough & light Shabat candles.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 37: R’ Zvid: 1st claims trees, 2nd claims land, that’s what get. R’ Papa: 1st gets trees w/ 1/2 land, 2nd gets 1/2 land.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 21:1 Can sell (@ market price) even if don’t know item’s measure, weight or quantity. If don’t even know WHAT it is, no.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:30 Kohen w/ visible deformity or blemish can’t do Birkat Kohanim, unless well known by community & doesn’t bother them.
#EmunaYomi 31: Emuna turns hindsight into the foresighted knowledge that God is leading each & everyone of us on the very best path.


                                          Monday / 27-Feb-17 / 1 Adar 5777                                  #72
#ParshaYomi #Truma 2: Details for making Ark cover with Cherubim. God will speak to Moshe from atop cover. Instructions for Showbread Table.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 2:3 Only tree product that can use for Shabat candles is flax. Also only one that contracts impurity if shelters corpse.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 36: Ate Orla (prohibited early produce), produce of 7th yr or Kilayim (prohibited mix) doesn’t prove owns via Hazaka.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 20: Disagree on price, then reunite: if buyer takes object, seller’s price; but if seller gives it over, buyer’s price.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:25 Synagogue w/ only 10 Kohens & nobody else, all do Birkat Kohanim. Who are they blessing? Their brothers in the field.
#EmunaYomi 30: With hindsight, we’d understand that God did something that seemed harsh at the time, for our ultimate good.


                                                        Sunday / 26-Feb-17 / 30 Shvat 5777                                  #71
#ParshaYomi #Truma 1: God: Gather gold, silver, copper, threads, skins, wood, oil, spices, gems to build Me a Sanctuary; I’ll reside w/ you.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 2:1 Can’t light Shabat candles with: cedar moss, uncombed flax, raw silk, willow bast, desert fiber or weeds from water.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 35: R’ Ashi: Serial robber is still called a robber. Can’t atone: stolen object won’t be returned; doesn’t know to who.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 19:1 Can’t sell property or object that is disputed or under judgement until buyer is made fully aware of the situation.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:23 During Birkat Kohanim should have eyes down, facing Kohens. Don’t look at hands of the Kohens (but don’t turn away).
#EmunaYomi 29: Athlete knows & trusts that coach wants to build him or her up into winner & champion. Need same knowledge of & trust in God.


                                           Shabbat / 25-Feb-17 / 29 Shvat 5777                                  #70
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 7: God: will drive enemies out of your land slowly. Moshe goes up to Mt Sinai 40 days; leaves Aaron & Hur in charge.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 1:11 Can’t start to roast meat, onions or eggs on Friday unless there is time for them to get roasted before Shabbat.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 34: If required to take an oath (only 1 witness), but for some reason can’t give an oath (not believed), has to pay.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 18:1 It’s forbidden to deceive in business, whether to a Jew or a non-Jew. Seller must notify buyer of all defects.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:20 If Hazan is a Kohen, shouldn’t do Birkat Kohanim unless sure can continue Amida prayer without getting confused.
#EmunaYomi 28: Task is to develop our spiritual antennae & to discern, by correctly processing God’s messages to us, what He wants from us.


                                               Friday / 24-Feb-17 / 28 Shvat 5777                                  #69
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 6: God: Sending angel w/ you to destroy enemies in Canaan. If you listen to Me, I’ll bless you & destroy enemies.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 1:9 Bet Shamai: Can’t give laundry to non-Jew on Friday if not enough time to do before Shabbat. Bet Hillel: It’s ok.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 33: People aren’t so brazen as to harvest a field that isn’t theirs or eat food that isn’t theirs.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 17:1 Said merchandise was good but turned out bad; buyer can retract. Bad, but turned out good; seller can retract.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:16 Kohens, after blessing, can’t turn, curl fingers or move until Hazan starts blessing of “Sim Shalom” (Peace).
#EmunaYomi 27: God closes those doors that aren’t beneficial for our souls, yet opens the doors that lead to what’s best for each of us.


                                                          Thursday / 23-Feb-17 / 27 Shvat 5777                                  #68
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 5: Don’t favor poor in court or take bribes. Stay far from lies. Don’t work land 7th yr. Rest Shabbat. 3 Pilgrimages.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 1:6 Bet Shamai: Can’t steep ink, dye, fodder in water on Friday unless time to dissolve during day. Bet Hillel: It’s ok.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 32: Law like Rabah on land dispute, leave claimant there; like R’ Yosef on money dispute, leave money where it is.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 16:9 Sold article with defect that couldn’t see, if article destroyed due to defect, seller has to reimburse the buyer.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:14 Blessing of the Kohens (Birkat Kohanim) can only be done in Hebrew, standing, with outstretched palms & a loud voice.
#EmunaYomi 26: God often gives us a “jolt” in the form of some difficulty or challenge that forces us to seek His help.


                                                     Wednesday / 22-Feb-17 / 26 Shvat 5777                                  #67
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 4: Give God 1stborns. DON’T: curse judges, princes; eat Treif meat; false witness. DO help w/ lost or laden animal.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 1:5 Attic of Hanania b Hizkiya b Gurion: sages of Bet Shamai outnumbered Bet Hilel & decreed 18 laws that day.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 31: R’ Yehuda: Don’t establish Kohen with just 1 witness. R’ Elazar: If no one argues, can establish Kohen w/ 1 witness.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 15:5 If conducts business without making specific demands, assume he’s following prevailing customs of the community.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:12 Kohens when bless congregation stretch out hands, palms face down, separate fingers, make 5 spaces between 2 hands.
#EmunaYomi 25: Those that think they alone control their fate are prime candidates for suffering and emotional ills.


                                          Tuesday / 21-Feb-17 / 25 Shvat 5777                                  #66
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 3: Laws of damages, borrowers, thieves, renters, seduction, witchcraft, bestiality, idolatry, lending & more.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 1:2 Don’t start haircut, bath, eating or judging close to Minha time if haven’t prayed yet. But if started, continue.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 30: Rava: Normal for person to be busy at market for 30 days & not go home or notice squatter in house during that time.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 14:18 Verbal abuse is more severe than unfair gain. Verbal abuse can’t be compensated. God responds promptly if called.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:7 Kohen that recited blessing of Netilat Yadayim in the morning, doesn’t repeat when washes for Kohen blessing of Amida.
#EmunaYomi 24: Those constantly seeking God don’t need the superfluous “wake-up calls” of extreme tribulations.


                                          Monday / 20-Feb-17 / 24 Shvat 5777                                  #65
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 2: Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, etc. (Oral tradition explains that means compensation for monetary equivalent).
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 1:1 2 transfers on Shabat=4 inside & 2 transfers=4 outside. Variations on giving/getting object, who is liable or exempt.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 29: Rava: Human nature: need 3 yrs to establish Hazaka, as one pardons use of their property for 1 or 2 yrs, but not 3.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 13:4 Seller transparent about the price of the item & the value of the item: even if large difference, not unfair gain.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:6 Levites pour water on the hands of the Kohens before they ascend to bless the congregation.
#EmunaYomi 23: Ignorance of fact that God loves us & is helping us reach our soul correction is root of suffering, worry & anxiety.


                                               Sunday / 19-Feb-17 / 23 Shvat 5777                                  #64
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 1: Hebrew slave works 6 yrs; released 7th. If want to stay, stays until Jubilee. Killer is killed, unless accident.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 4:3 Androginus=women in not prohibited to cut sideburns or beard. Doesn’t have benefits or restrictions of Kohen.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 28: Hazaka: owner if act as such 3 yrs over: pit, cave, dovecote, bathhouse, olive press, fields, slaves & production.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 12:11 Buyer can retract if seller took advantage, for as long as takes to show merchandise to expert for appraisal.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:2 A Kohen who can, but doesn’t go up to bless the congregation when called, violates 3 positive commandments.
#EmunaYomi 22: If God reproves those He loves, then doesn’t reprove those He hates. A life without trials & tribulations isn’t a good sign.


                                       Shabbat / 18-Feb-17 / 22 Shvat 5777                                  #63
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 7: Jews saw voices, Shofar, smoking mountain, trembled, stood back: “Moshe, you talk to us & we’ll listen, lest we die.”
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 4:1 Androginus (a hermaphrodite) is like a man in some ways, like a woman in some ways, like both and like neither.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 27: Ulla: Square of same length as diameter of circle is 1/4 bigger. Sages: Ulla was not precise (but reasonably close).
#RambamYomi #Mehira 11:2 A sale done based on some condition, only works if a regular transfer is done first & then the condition fulfilled.
#HalachaYomi OC 127:1 When the Hazan reaches the blessing of Modim (“Thanks”), the congregation recites Modim Derabanan (“Rabbi’s Thanks”).
#EmunaYomi 21: Zohar: God wields rod, leads son on straight path. Mishle “God reproves those He loves & like a father, mollifies the child.”


                                           Friday / 17-Feb-17 / 21 Shvat 5777                                  #62
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 6: I am God. Don’t have others. Don’t take My name in vain. Sabbath. Parents. Don’t: kill, adultery, steal, lie, covet.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 3:12 Sages: Bikurim are given to the Kohens on the watch & they split it among themselves as sanctified Temple items.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 26: Roots of neighbor’s tree are in your field: can cut the roots up to depth of 3 Tefah, so don’t block path of plow.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 10:1 Person forced to sell item, binding. Seller protested prior in front of witnesses that against will, not binding.
#HalachaYomi OC 126:2 Hazan that erred in repeat of Amida & doesn’t know to return to where should, replaced, & new Hazan continues.
#EmunaYomi 20: The more we cooperate with God to achieve our ultimate soul correction, the easier our lives become. 


                                                    Thursday / 16-Feb-17 / 20 Shvat 5777                                  #61
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 5: Jews: “All God says, we’ll do.” Moshe: Prepare 3 days. Smoke & fire on Mt. Sinai. Sound of Shofar grows stronger.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 3:9 R’ Shimon b Nanas: Can adorn basket of Bikurim with other produce not of 7 species. R’ Akiva: only w/ 7 species.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 25: 4 winds always blow, but world can’t exist w/o north wind. South wind would destroy world if not for angel Ben Netz.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 9:3 Orphan’s property same rules as Temple property. If orphan sells produce & didn’t receive money, can retract sale.
#HalachaYomi OC 124:12 Whoever answers “Amen” should make sure not to respond louder than the person making the blessing.
#EmunaYomi 19: If fail to know God when all good, risk of getting trouble with no natural or logical solution. Then can only cry out to God.


                                         Wednesday / 15-Feb-17 / 19 Shvat 5777                                  #60
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 4: Month 3 after Exodus, Israel at Mt. Sinai. Moshe goes up mountain. God tells him to say: If keep My covenant, Chosen.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 3:7 Originally, whoever knew how to read, recited passage. If didn’t know, read for them. Eventually read for everyone.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 24: “A pot owned by partners is neither hot nor cold.” If more than one person has responsibility, job doesn’t get done.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 8:1 Agreement as to sale price of field; buyer paid part; buyer doesn’t acquire the whole field until pays in full.
#HalachaYomi OC 124:10 If forgot to add “Ya’ale Veyavo” prayer in Amida, focus on entire Amida repetition of Hazan as if personally praying.
#EmunaYomi 18: When we ignore God’s personal messages, He is compelled to send “louder” messages (situations of greater difficulty).


                                              Tuesday / 14-Feb-17 / 18 Shvat 5777                                  #59
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 3: Moshe follows Yitro’s advice, appoints men of substance as judges/ministers of 1,000, 100, 50 & 10. Yitro goes home.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 3:6 With basket of Bikurim on shoulder in Temple say Deut. 26:3-10. Hold basket by lip, priest holds basket & waves it.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 23: Any indirect damage that someone may cause is still their responsibility and prohibited to allow to happen.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 7:2 Transaction that agreed but not completed, whoever backs out gets curse of “Mi Shepara” (God will take retribution).
#HalachaYomi OC 124:7 Don’t speak during repetition of Amida. Whoever speaks, sins, and his sin will be more than he will be able to bear.
#EmunaYomi 17: Understand that all in our lives is for our own ultimate good. Allows to cope with situations without stress, worry, anxiety.


                                    Monday / 13-Feb-17 / 17 Shvat 5777                                  #58
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 2: Moshe judges Jews from morning until evening. Yitro says: not good. You need to delegate & create strong judiciary.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 3:3 Bikurim: nearby brought dates & grapes. From far, dried figs & raisins. Bull w/gold-plated horns, olive wreath.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 22: Only acceptable jealousy is that of scholarly accomplishment – increases wisdom. “Kinat sofrim tarbe chochmah.”
#RambamYomi #Mehira 6:1 Produce can’t be used, but can be acquired in barter trade. Coins can’t be given or acquired in barter transaction.
#HalachaYomi OC 124:4 Must answer “Amen” to blessings of Hazan repeating Amida. If at least 9 don’t answer Amen then blessings are in vain.
#EmunaYomi 16: God, in His limitless love for each of us, directs our lives in a manner that helps us successfully achieve soul correction.


                                                       Sunday / 12-Feb-17 / 16 Shvat 5777                                  #57
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 1: Moshe’s father-in-law, Yitro, heard about miracles, brings Moshe’s wife & 2 sons to meet in desert. Yitro blesses God.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 3:1 To designate Bikurim: go to fig tree, vine, etc., tie string around 1st budding fruits, say: “These are Bikurim.”
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 21: Yehoshua b Gamla stopped Torah being forgotten in Israel. Instituted national school system. Also, 25 kids/teacher.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 5:1 Barter transaction binding once 1 side lifts object, even if traders assign different monetary values to each item.
#HalachaYomi OC 124:1 After personal Amida, Chazan repeats it for unlettered. Must listen closely to entire Amida without speaking.
#EmunaYomi 15: Proximity to God & thereby getting to know Him are the ultimate soul correction, our individual goal & mission on earth.


                                          Shabbat / 11-Feb-17 / 15 Shvat 5777                                  #56
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 7: No water. Moshe draws from rock. Amalek attacks Jews. Moshe sends Joshua to fight. When Moshe’s hands raised, win.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 2:10 Koi like domestic animal: Can’t eat helev (fat) but not liable for Karet; can’t buy w/ tithe to eat in Jerusalem.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 20: Can open bakery or dyer’s shop under wine storage; smoke improves wine. Can’t have animal pen; stench spoils wine.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 4:1 A person’s container acquires articles placed in it wherever he has permission to put the container.
#HalachaYomi OC 123:3 When end Amida, take 3 steps back, starting with left foot. Step should be at least toe behind heel (but not more).
#EmunaYomi 14: The closer one gets to God, the better one gets to know Him.


                                           Friday / 10-Feb-17 / 14 Shvat 5777                                  #55
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 6: Quails cover Israelite camp in evening, Manna falls at dawn. Enough Manna per person/day. 2x on Friday for Shabbat.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 2:8 Koi (animal of unclear status): like wild animal in some ways & domestic animal in some ways, like both & neither.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 19: R’ Nahman: Ditch to soak laundry must be at least 3 Tefah from neighbor, ditch to rub laundry at least 4 Amot away.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 3:4 Paid for object, can retract if didn’t lift it. Buyer lifted object that usually don’t lift, acquires it & must pay.
#HalachaYomi OC 122:3 Merits & receives “face of God” if used to saying: “Do for Your Name, right hand, Torah, Holiness.” (Aseh Lemaan).
#EmunaYomi 13: Daily events & experiences are personal messages from God, to stimulate our Emuna, encourage us to speak to Him.


                                         Thursday / 9-Feb-17 / 13 Shvat 5777                                  #54
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 5: Jews get to desert. Complain to Moshe that starving. God announces will rain down bread from heaven upon them.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 2:6 Etrog like other fruits in 3 ways: obligated in Orla, Revai (eat 4th year in Jerusalem) & Shmita (sabbatical year).
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 18: Must keep 3 Tefah (hands-breadth) away from neighbor’s wall: grains, plow, urine.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 2:7 Sells or gifts herd & gives over the Mashkuhit (animal that leads the herd), enough for other to acquire whole herd.
#HalachaYomi OC 122:1 Finished 18 blessings of Amida & said “Yiheyu Leratzon” phrase, can answer Kadish & Kedusha, but not before. 
#EmunaYomi 12: God has one simple request from each of us — that we get to know Him.


                                              Wednesday / 8-Feb-17 / 12 Shvat 5777                                  #53
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 4: Jews cross the sea on dry land. Egyptians followed. Sea drowns all Egyptians. Moshe and Jews sing Song of the Sea.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 2:4 Bikurim: assign still on ground, can be whole field, personally bring to Temple, sacrifice, sing, wave & overnight.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 17: Eden snake killed 4 (they didn’t sin): Benjamin, Amram (Moshe’s dad), Yishai (David’s dad) & Cilav son of David.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 1:3 Land is acquired in one of 3 ways: money transfer, contract of sale, or Hazaka (demonstrating one’s ownership).
#HalachaYomi OC 121:2 Whoever says during the blessing of “Thanks” (Modim), “Modim, Modim,” we shut him up, (i.e. can’t repeat the word).
#EmunaYomi 11: Once develop deep sense of Emuna, then the puzzle-pieces of life suddenly come together in a picture of striking clarity.


                                           Tuesday / 7-Feb-17 / 11 Shvat 5777                                  #52
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 3: Pillar of smoke & fire between Jews & Egypt. Moshe raises staff, strong wind from east blows overnight. Sea splits.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 2:3 Teruma & Maaser: prohibit what’s at threshing-floor, give specific amount, taken of all produce, post-Temple also.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 16: God to Iyov (Job): I didn’t err in placement of hair follicles. I didn’t err in punishing you. Iyov vs Oyev (enemy).
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 13:1 Friend’s animal falling under its load, command to help him unload the animal whether load is too much or not.
#HalachaYomi OC 119:2 Some say that if adding a blessing for an individual, shouldn’t make the blessing overly long.
#EmunaYomi 10: Often must suffer or have hardship to reach higher spiritual level or correction of the soul. Like athlete suffers training.


                                    Monday / 6-Feb-17 / 10 Shvat 5777                                  #51
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 2: Egyptians catch Jews w/ back to sea. Jews panic. Moshe: Don’t worry. God will fight for you & destroy them.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 1:11 Own 3 trees, bring Bikurim & recite. R’ Meir: even 2 trees. R’ Yehuda: even sharecroppers, renters bring & recite.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 15: R’ Yehuda: Joshua wrote last 8 lines of Torah (about Moshe’s death). R’ Shimon: Moshe wrote it himself in tears.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 12:4 Don’t put coins in mouth. May have dried spittle of sick person or sweat. All sweat is like venom except from face.
#HalachaYomi OC 119:1 Can add personal request in relevant blessing: i.e. health, income. Or any request in blessing of “Hears our prayers.”
#EmunaYomi 9: Completing one’s soul correction (Tikkun) is the loftiest achievement a person can accomplish in this material world.


                                           Sunday / 5-Feb-17 / 9 Shvat 5777                                  #50
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 1: Jews leave Egypt. Moshe takes Joseph’s bones. Pharaoh realizes freed Jews, takes army w/ 600 chariots & pursues.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 1:10 Recite Bikurim passage from Shavuot to Sukot for 7 species, including fruit of the mountain, dates of the valley.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 14: Authors of Tehilim (Psalms): King David, Adam, MalkiTzedek, Abraham, Moshe, Heiman, Yedutun, Asaf & Korach’s 3 sons.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 11:4 Must build strong guardrail 10 Tefah high on roof & any potentially dangerous location on ones property.
#HalachaYomi OC 117:2 Individuals or even entire countries (outside of Israel) can’t ask for rain in blessing of Years during summer months.
#EmunaYomi 8: God decides when we succeed and when we fail, when times are easy and when times are hard.


                                         Shabbat / 4-Feb-17 / 8 Shvat 5777                                  #49
#ParshaYomi #Bo 7: Laws: Sanctity of 1stborn; remember day of Exodus; children will ask, tell them God took us out with mighty hand; tfilin.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 1:7 Designated bikurim produce, then sold field, neither buyer nor seller say biblical passage when bikurim brought.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 13: Half-slave, half-free must be freed entirely (so can marry). “World was only created for the sake of reproduction.”
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 10:9 Elders decapitate calf by riverbank. Can never farm that area. Can comb flax, drill stones (i.e. non-farming work).
#HalachaYomi OC 115:1 Between man & animals is discernment, brains. Theme of 1st middle blessing, because without discernment can’t pray.
#EmunaYomi 7: Divine Providence determines events on a global scale & the tiniest details in the universe, even the evening meal of a worm.


                                       Friday / 3-Feb-17 / 7 Shvat 5777                                  #48
#ParshaYomi #Bo 6: Death of 1stborns. All Egypt clamor: Jews leave. “Lend” gold, silver, garments. Jews make Matza. Laws of Pesach night.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 1:5 Trustee, agent, slave, woman, Tumtum (recessed organs), Androginos (both organs): don’t recite passage w/bikurim.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 12: R’ Avdimi: After era of Prophets, prophecy given to the wise. R’ Yochanan: prophecy given to fools and children.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 9:2 Murdered corpse discovered. Buried where found. Elders of nearest city bring calf (egla arufa) to riverbank.
#HalachaYomi OC 114:8 If unsure that said “He makes the wind blow…”, 1st 30 days assume didn’t say it. After 30 days assume did say it.
#EmunaYomi 6: Divine Providence is designed to help us perform our task in life.


                                             Thursday / 2-Feb-17 / 6 Shvat 5777                                  #47
#ParshaYomi #Bo 5: Moshe instructs elders for Pesach night (sacrifice, bloody doorposts, stay indoors, will protect from death). Jews obey.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 1:3 Bikurim only brought from 7 species: wheat, barley, grape (wine), fig, pomegranate, olive (oil), dates (honey).
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 11: Munbaz gave his wealth to charity: “Went up, can’t touch, bears fruit, saves souls, benefits me, gets next world.”
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 8:10 Other 42 Levite cities serve as cities of refuge, but the 6 main Cities of Refuge are havens even without intent.
#HalachaYomi OC 114:4 If mistakenly said “He makes the wind blow…” in the summer months, has to return to beginning of blessing & repeat.
#EmunaYomi 5: Everything that happens to us in life is the product of God’s will & personal intervention in our lives — Divine Providence.


                                   Wednesday / 1-Feb-17 / 5 Shvat 5777                                  #46
#ParshaYomi #Bo 4: Prediction of Death of 1stborn. Commands: 1st month. Pascual lamb. Blood on doorposts. Matza. No leavened bread 7 days.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 1:1 Bikurim: Farmer gives 1st fruits to Kohen in Temple. Some eligible to say required biblical passage & others can’t.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 10: Debate: TurnusRufus: Giving to poor is against God’s wish. R’ Akiva: Giving to poor exactly what God wants us to do.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 7:8 Admitted to City of Refuge, prohibited to leave, even for great need of nation. Only freed when Kohen Gadol dies.
#HalachaYomi OC 114:1 In 2nd blessing we state: “He makes the wind blow & the rain descend.” from last day of Sukot until 1st day of Pesach.
#EmunaYomi 4: God alone cares for each of us in a unique, tailor-made fashion according to our own individual needs.


                                        Tuesday / 31-Jan-17 / 4 Shvat 5777                                  #45
#ParshaYomi #Bo 3: Pharaoh says Jews can leave, but without cattle. Moshe insists. God says: 1 last plague & “borrow” stuff from Egyptians.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 3:9 Questionable Orla: in Israel can’t benefit from it, in Syria can, outside Israel can buy if didn’t see it gathered.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 9: Whoever gives charity to a poor person receives 6 blessings. Whoever consoles a poor person receives 11 blessings.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 6:4 If someone was killed due to negligence, murderer is not accepted to City of Refuge & blood redeemer can kill him.
#HalachaYomi OC 113:9 In 1st blessing, don’t add to listed traits of God (great, mighty, awesome, supreme…), but in pleas or requests, can.
#EmunaYomi 3: Emuna: Original biblical Hebrew term for a firm belief in a single, supreme, omniscient, benevolent, supernatural & all-powerful Creator of the universe, which we refer to as God.


                                          Monday / 30-Jan-17 / 3 Shvat 5777                                  #44
#ParshaYomi #Bo 2: Locust come, blot out the sky & consume everything. Pharaoh recants. Moshe removes. Then plague of Darkness for 3 days.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 3:6 Bundles of fenugreek from Kilayim (forbidden crossbreeding) of vine, must be burnt. If mixed with others, burn all.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 8: All punishments come to the world due to ignoramuses. (Kaiser that levied taxes on city, ignoramuses left, pardoned).
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 5:1 Killed unintentionally, exiled to City of Refuge. Court can’t accept ransom from killer to stay in his own city.
#HalachaYomi OC 113:5 Should not bow more than level of mouth reaching height of belt. If old or sick & hurts to bow, enough to tilt head.
#EmunaYomi 2: All of life’s questions have one universal key: Emuna. Emuna is like the master key to life’s locked dilemmas.


                                       Sunday / 29-Jan-17 / 2 Shvat 5777                                  #43
#ParshaYomi #Bo 1: Moshe to Pharaoh: Give in, let my people go worship God, or locust will come & eat everything left over from the hail.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 3:5 Bread baked in oven lit with shells of Orla, have to burn bread. Mixed with other breads, need to burn all of them.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 7: Lived in city 12 months, status of resident to pay for city projects. Bought house, considered resident immediately.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 4:8 Murderer who can’t be executed because of technicality: imprisoned, fed little, then fed barley until belly bursts.
#HalachaYomi OC 113:1 During the Amida prayer we bow down 4 times: at the beginning & end of: the 1st blessing (Avot) & of Modim blessing.
#EmunaYomi 1: Emuna is the solution to all problems, grants happiness & inner peace, has power to help a person bloom into their very best.


                                           Shabbat / 28-Jan-17 / 1 Shvat 5777                                  #42
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 7: Moshe warns of Hail. Egyptians that believed him put servants & animals indoor & spared. Hail mixed with fire falls.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 3:3 Wove thread of wool of 1stborn animal into garment, burn garment. Holy item sanctifies whatever in, even if in a lot.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 6: Facing houses: each owner needs to build at least half a length of wall on roof to prevent the other from looking in.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 3:3 Man died from blow of object: court checks object, strength of blow, attacker, victim & likelihood of death.
#HalachaYomi OC 111:3 Only reached Shma, Hazan at Amida, say Shma & then continue with Amida. “Redemption” should be followed by “Prayer.”


                                   Friday / 27-Jan-17 / 29 Tevet 5777                                  #41
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 6: Pharaoh & Moshe negotiate. Moshe asks to sacrifice to God. Pharaoh’s heart hardened. Plagues of Pestilence, Boils. 
#MishnaYomi #Orla 3:1 Garment that was dyed using peels of the fruit of Orla must be burnt. If mixed with other garments, must burn all.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 5: Resh Lakish: We don’t believe people who say they paid their debt earlier than they had to, without proof.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 2:4 King or court allowed to kill assassin contractor even if technically they are not deserving of the death penalty.
#HalachaYomi OC 110:8 When enter Study Hall pray: May God protect me from erring in the Law…When leave pray: Thanks that my portion is here.


                                        Thursday / 26-Jan-17 / 28 Tevet 5777                                  #40
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 5: Lice: Pharaoh’s magicians admit “finger of God”; “Arov”: plague of wild animals. All plagues only affect Egyptians.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 2:16 Sacrificial meat or meats prohibited to non-Kohens mixed & cooked with permissible meat, only Kohen can eat mixture.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 4: “The bird of the skies will carry the voice.” Don’t say anything you wouldn’t want repeated to anyone else.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 1:7 Better to stop a potential murderer “Rodef” non-fatally, but if not sure will stop them, commanded to kill them.
#HalachaYomi OC 110:5 Only need to say Wayfarer’s Prayer once a day, even if making several planned journeys that day. 


                                    Wednesday / 25-Jan-17 / 27 Tevet 5777                                  #39
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 4: Aaron turns staff to crocodile. Pharaoh’s mages’ staff also transform. Aaron’s eats mages’. Plague of Blood & Frogs.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 2:13 Vessels oiled with impure oil & then pure oil, or 1st pure oil & then impure oil, status according to last oil used.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 3: Don’t demolish a synagogue before you’ve built its replacement.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 8:14 Person pursuing a murderer in act of attacking 3rd party is not liable for any incidental damage, so won’t hesitate.
#HalachaYomi OC 110:4 Traveler must says Wayfarer’s Prayer. Uses plural form. Better to stop if can, but if riding don’t have to.


                                        Tuesday / 24-Jan-17 / 26 Tevet 5777                                  #38
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 3: God warns Moshe: will harden Pharaoh’s heart & not let Israelites go. Moshe 80 & Aaron 83 yrs old when meet Pharaoh.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 2:11 Consecrated & plain leaven fell into dough, individually not enough to ferment, but together do, not forbidden.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 2: Ability of a neighbor to have unobstructed view into ones house from outside is considered a damage (Hezek Reiah).
#RambamYomi #Hovel 7:7 One is fully liable for any damages that caused indirectly (i.e. removed pillow from under falling utensils).
#HalachaYomi OC 109:2 Started prayer with Hazan’s repetition, make sure to say Kedusha, blessings of Kadosh, Shomea Tfila & Modim together.


                                        Monday / 23-Jan-17 / 25 Tevet 5777                                  #37
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 2: Sons of Ruben & Shimon listed. More descendents of Levi listed, up to Moses, Aaron, his 4 children & grandson Pinhas. 
#MishnaYomi #Orla 2:10 Spices of 1 type of 2 or 3 prohibited categories, or 3 types from 1 prohibited category join to prohibit the mixture.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 119: R’ Meir: Orla applies to what grows out of stumps or roots. R’ Yehuda: Orla only applies to what grows from roots.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 6:8 Guy with beam walking behind guy with jug. If beam breaks jug, owner of beam is liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 109:1 Crowd in the middle of prayer, if can catch up before Kedusha or Kadish, start. If not, wait and then start after.


                                            Sunday / 22-Jan-17 / 24 Tevet 5777                                         #36
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 1: God to Moshe: Promises to uphold covenant of Patriarchs. Will free Israelites from slavery & bring them to Canaan.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 2:8 Enough plain leaven fell into dough to ferment, then enough prohibited leaven fell in, all the dough is prohibited.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 118: R’ Yosi b R’ Chanina: A courtyard acquires something that entered it, even without the owner’s knowledge.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 5:2 Can’t raise hand in threatening way against another, even if don’t hit them. Considered a wicked person if does so.
#HalachaYomi OC 108:9 Erred & missed weekday prayer of Friday afternoon, says amida prayer of Sabbath 2x on Friday night. 


Shabbat / 21-Jan-17 / 23 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 7: Moshe & Aaron to Pharaoh: Let my people go celebrate to our God in the desert. Pharaoh: No. Give them more work.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 2:5 Dostai of Yitma: Tradition from Shamai: All the prohibited combinations only defile if has at least volume of an egg.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 117: Trees must be kept 25 amot away from wells (around 12.5m); carob or sycamore trees 50 amot (25m).
#RambamYomi #Hovel 4:7 Hit own parent: if didn’t draw blood, owe the 5 payments; if drew blood, doesn’t owe because punishment is execution.
#HalachaYomi OC 108:5 Can only make up previous prayer, not 2 previous. Can say added voluntary prayer, but doesn’t fulfill that obligation.


Friday / 20-Jan-17 / 22 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 6: Moshe heads to Egypt. Strange event at hotel. Moshe & Aaron meet by Mountain of God. Then gather elders of Israel.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 2:4 Fermenting agent, seasoning, or mix of consecrated & permitted; if mixed with consecrated, Orla or vines, prohibited.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 116: Took as collateral a utensil that shouldn’t, made of 2 parts (like 2 parts of a scissor), liable for each part.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 3:7 Grave sin: “Whoever embarrasses someone publicly with words doesn’t have a share in the world to come.”
#HalachaYomi OC 108:2 Missed afternoon prayer, recites the amida prayer 2x during the nighttime prayer. 1st for the night, 2nd to make up.


Thursday / 19-Jan-17 / 21 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 5: Moshe resists appointment. God turns staff to snake, makes hand leprous & cures. Says bro Aaron will speak for Moshe.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 2:1 Consecrated produce got mixed with non-consecrated produce: mixture prohibited unless non-consecrated is 100x more.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 115: Can’t enter borrower’s house to collect collateral & can’t take a utensil used for preparing food as collateral.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 2:14 To determine medical expenses, estimate days condition will last & requirements to treat. Damager pays immediately.
#HalachaYomi OC 108:1 If involuntarily missed one of the prayers, should say a 2nd (amida) prayer at the following scheduled prayer.


Wednesday / 18-Jan-17 / 20 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 4: God reveals Himself to Moshe at burning bush & appoints him to speak to Pharaoh & release Israel from bondage.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 1:9 R’ Yosi: Can plant shoot from Orla tree, but not nut, because fruit. Can’t graft palm branches (with dates) of Orla.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 114: Elijah to Raba b Avuha: Can’t separate Teruma if naked: have to bless before separating & can’t bless while naked.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 1:1 When injure someone liable for 5 things: damages, pain, medical treatment, loss of work and embarrassment suffered.
#HalachaYomi OC 106:2 Women are exempt from Shma but obligated in prayer, because it is a positive command not bound by time.


Tuesday / 17-Jan-17 / 19 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 3: Moshe grows up. Kills Egyptian. Escapes Egypt to Midian. Saves Yitro’s girls. Marries Zipora. God hears cry of Israel.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 1:7 Leaves, sprouts, sap of vines & vine buds are permitted regarding Orla, Revai (4th yr restrictions) & to a Nazirite.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 113: Shmuel: Can’t cure 3 things: ate bitter date on empty stomach; wore wet flax belt; didn’t walk after ate, & slept.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 18:13 Found contract. If possible the obligation already fulfilled, don’t return contract, lest try to make 2nd claim.
#HalachaYomi OC 106:1 Exempt from Shma, exempt prayer. Obligated in Shma, obligated in prayer. If at funeral, obligated Shma, exempt prayer.


Monday / 16-Jan-17 / 18 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 2: Pharaoh: Kill all newborn Hebrew boys. Moshe born. Placed on Nile. Pharaoh’s daughter finds & adopts. Mother nurses.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 1:4 A tree that was uprooted, but one root remained connected to the ground: The tree is still exempt from Orla.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 112: R’ Yosi b R’ Yehuda: One who withholds wages is like one who takes his life.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 17:1 Whenever talked about finding a lost article, only becomes finder’s property when reaches his hand or his domain.
#HalachaYomi OC 104:7 Don’t interrupt your (amida) prayer for Kadish or Kedusha; remain silent, focus on Hazan’s words & as if answered.


Sunday / 15-Jan-17 / 17 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 1: Joseph’s generation died. Sons of Israel multiplied. New king of Egypt doesn’t know Joseph. Egypt enslaves Israelites.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 1:3 Tree uprooted with its rock-soil (earth around roots), if the tree could survive, exempt from Orla, otherwise, liable.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 111: Whoever delays in paying wages violates 5 prohibitions and 1 positive commandment.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 16:1 Needles, nails or the like: found 1, can keep; found 2 or more, needs to announce. Number of items like a mark. 
#HalachaYomi OC 104:3 A (non-dangerous) snake is wrapped around ankle, don’t stop prayer. For a scorpion, do stop, as more likely to hurt.


Shabbat / 14-Jan-17 / 16 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 7: Joseph lived 110 yrs. Saw great-grandchildren born. Foresaw Exodus. Died, embalmed & put in coffin.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 1:1 Orla: Can’t eat from fruit of tree for 3 years after planted. If use tree as fencing, exempt from Orla.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 110: Can’t delay paying wages. Worked during day, must be paid that night. Worked at night, must be paid following day.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 15:1 Finds object that seem intentionally placed down, can’t touch it, even if doesn’t have identifying mark.
#HalachaYomi OC 104:1 Don’t interrupt your prayer. If a Jewish king greets you, don’t respond. Non-Jewish king, respond if no other choice.


Friday / 13-Jan-17 / 15 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 6: Benjamin blessed. Jacob dies. Embalmed. Egypt mourns 70 days. Sons bury him in Hebron. Brothers afraid of Joseph.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 4:9 Kohanic gifts: 1st fleece, oil & fruits; 1st-born animals; redemption of 1st-born boys; exchange of 1st-born donkey.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 109: Can be fired without warning for negligence: teacher of children, planter, slaughterer, bloodletter & scribe.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 14:2 Lost object with no identifying marks: when owner realizes lost, despairs of ever finding it. Finder can keep it.
#HalachaYomi OC 102:4 Can’t walk within 4 cubits in front of someone that is praying, but okay to pass by their side.


Thursday / 12-Jan-17 / 14 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 5: Jacob continues to bless sons: Gad, Asher & Naftali. Gives a particularly long & moving blessing to Joseph.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 4:8 Any ritually-pure Kohen can eat separated Chala. Can be eaten at the same table with a non-Kohen.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 108: The law called Bar Meitzra: neighbor to land that is being sold has the right to buy it before anyone else.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 13:1 Lost objects that are returnable: the finder needs to publicize it & ask for identifying signs to give it back.
#HalachaYomi OC 102:1 Can’t stand within 4 cubits of someone praying unless you’re also praying. Some say if you’re learning Torah, it’s ok.


Wednesday / 11-Jan-17 / 13 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 4: Jacob on deathbed. Parting words to sons. Harsh to Reuven, Shimon, Levi. Positive to Judah, Isachar, Zevulun & Dan.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 4:5 R’ Akiva: 2 batches of dough that were obligated in Chala & had it removed, if batches joined, not obligated again.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 107: R’ Yochanan: Blessing that 1/3 of your land should be grain fields, 1/3 olive orchards and 1/3 vineyards.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 12:1 A person’s own lost object has priority over that of anyone else, if can’t also return the other person’s object.
#HalachaYomi OC 101:2 Should not pray only in heart. Lips should form the words you say quietly. But make sure voice doesn’t disturb others.


Tuesday / 10-Jan-17 / 12 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 3: Joseph unhappy with Jacob’s mixing order of sons. Jacob reassures: Menashe will be great, but Efraim will be greater.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 4:3 Two Kav of dough with 1 kav of rice or teruma (consecrated) dough between them don’t join together to obligate Chala.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 106: Sharecropper took field to plant barley, can’t then plant wheat; but if took to plant wheat, may plant barley.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 11:1 Positive command to return lost object to fellow Jew. If doesn’t, violates prohibition & negates positive command.
#HalachaYomi OC 99:3 If one is drunk he must wait until he feels that the drunkenness has passed before he can pray.


Monday / 9-Jan-17 / 11 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 2: Jacob blesses Joseph’s sons Menashe & Efraim. Crosses hands. Gives precedence & puts right hand on younger Efraim.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 4:1 Two women made batches of dough. Dough touching & now is amount that liable in Chala; exempt even if of same species.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 105 Can’t force end of profitable Iska (business) partnership before agreed time. Mazal (luck) of 2 greater than 1.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 10:1 If non-Jew seized field of Jew with cause & then sold it to another Jew, 1st Jew has no claim to land.
#HalachaYomi OC 98:5 Shouldn’t think that God will answer request because focused on prayers, but rather that God will fulfill out of mercy.


Sunday / 8-Jan-17 / 10 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 1: Jacob lives to 147 yrs. Makes Joseph promise that will bury him in Hebron in family grave, Maarat Hamahpela.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 3:10 Any amount of untithed produce mixed with tithed produce prohibits whole combination, but only if same type produce.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 104: Hillel: Marriage contract stated woman becomes wife after Nisuin ceremony, not after Kidushin commitment. 
#RambamYomi #Gezela 9:1 Robbed property & damaged it, robber must return property to original condition or add to the difference in value.
#HalachaYomi OC 98:4 Prayer is in place of sacrifices. Need to focus like with sacrifices, which become invalidated with foreign thoughts.


Shabbat / 7-Jan-17 / 9 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 7: Jacob’s clan get best land in Egypt. Due to famine Egyptians sell livestock, fields & selves as slaves to Pharaoh.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 3:7 Dough made of mix of grain & rice: if has taste of grain, obligated in Chala; if doesn’t, exempt from Chala.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 103: Rented a house & it fell, the owner must provide renter a new house with the same attributes (size, # of windows).
#RambamYomi #Gezela 8:5 Stole from a convert & swore falsely, if convert died without inheritors, pays Kohanim principal +1/5 + sacrifice.
#HalachaYomi OC 98:1 Focus on words when pray. If careful speaking in front of a king, even more so in front of King of Kings.


Friday / 6-Jan-17 / 8 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 6: Emotional reunion of Jacob & Joseph. Joseph presents 5 of his brothers to Pharaoh. Jacob meets and blesses Pharaoh.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 3:5 If a non-Jew gave flour to a Jew to make dough for him, the dough is exempt from Chala. 
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 102: If a non-Jew owns the house that a Jew was renting, the Jew takes his Mezuza with him. If Jewish owner, leaves it.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 7:1 Jew denies that he owes money to a Jew. Swore falsely. Has to pay back the principal plus 1/5th & bring a sacrifice.
#HalachaYomi OC 97:1 Shouldn’t burp or yawn during prayer. If yawn involuntarily, must cover mouth.


Thursday / 5-Jan-17 / 7 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 5: Jacob & descendants that go to Egypt listed. Joseph & sons added to the count. Total of 70 souls that reach Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 3:3 Consecrated dough to Temple, rolled it, then redeemed it by assigning its value to a coin, still obligated in Chala.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 101: The Jewish sharecropper of a field in Israel that is owned by a non-Jew must still separate tithes.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 6:10 Rabbis prohibited gambling. It’s like stealing, even if participants know & agree beforehand that can lose money.
#HalachaYomi OC 96:1-2 One should not hold anything in his hands during prayer except for the prayer book.


Wednesday / 4-Jan-17 / 6 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 4: Jacob & family travel to Egypt. Stop in Ber Sheva. Bring sacrifice. God comes to Jacob in vision & says don’t fear.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 3:1 Can eat incidentally from dough of wheat flour before it is rolled & of barley flour before it is mixed.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 100: Buyer & seller each claim cow or slave sold gave birth under their ownership, split value of offspring.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 5:18 A king whose currency is accepted throughout the land is a true king. If not, he’s a thief & his laws aren’t valid.
#HalachaYomi OC 95:2 In prayer should incline head slightly, eyes down, imagine that standing in The Temple & heart focused on Heaven above.


Tuesday / 3-Jan-17 / 5 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 3: Joseph consoles brothers for selling him. Sends them to Canaan to inform Jacob that alive & bring family to Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 2:7 Amount of dough that must be separated to fulfill command of Chala is 1/24th of the dough that is being made.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 99: R’ Huna: Borrower acquires ax only when starts to chop with it, not before.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 4:1 Robber fined that victim swears about what was stolen & if there are witnesses to a theft robber pays entire claim.
#HalachaYomi OC 94:7 A person among non-Jews who is worried they will interrupt him, may pray sitting down.


Monday / 2-Jan-17 / 4 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 2: Judah offers to be a slave in Benjamin’s place. Joseph overcome with emotion reveals himself as their lost brother.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 2:6 Amount of dough obligated in Chala is 5/4 of Kav (~1.8 liters). Can include leaven, light & coarse bran. 
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 98: If admits to part liability obligated to swear on the rest. If not certain, can’t swear & needs to pay fully.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 3:1 Object thief stole rose in value & thief damaged it, pays increased value. Otherwise, pays value at time of theft.
#HalachaYomi OC 94:4 While traveling, can pray in direction of travel, even if not facing Jerusalem, and can even remain seated.


Sunday / 1-Jan-17 / 3 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 1: Judah confronts Joseph. Recounts recent history & how Benjamin’s absence will kill father Jacob.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 2:4 Batches of dough of a Kav (less than amount obligated in Chala) are obligated if they become attached to each other.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 97: A person is not liable for an object that he borrowed and broke if didn’t use it abnormally.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 2:1 Stolen object that has not changed, object itself must be returned. If changed, returns value of object. 
#HalachaYomi OC 94:1 Out of Israel, pray facing Israel; in Israel, face Jerusalem; in Jerusalem, face Temple, in Temple, face Holy of Holies


Shabbat / 31-Dec-16 / 2 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 7: Joseph frames Benjamin as thief. Brothers brought back to Joseph in Egypt where Benjamin sentenced to slavery.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 2:2 Dough kneaded with fruit juice is obligated in Chala, may be eaten with unwashed hands.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 96: Learn from text: Borrowed cow *from* neighbor, liable. Borrowed cow *with* neighbor, not liable.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 1:10 Just the desire to get home, wife, utensils or anything else of his fellow, even legally, violates “Don’t covet.”
#HalachaYomi OC 93:2 Should pray with awe & submission. Not from laughter & frivolity, nor worthless matters, but from happiness.


Friday / 30-Dec-16 / 1 Tevet 5777
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 6: Brothers bring Benjamin to Egypt to Joseph. Joseph throws feasts for the brothers.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 1:8 Dough for dogs that shepherds would eat, still obligated in Chala & blessings before & after eating. Otherwise, not.
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 95: If a person borrowed a cow, but the owner accompanied the cow, borrower is exempt from payment if the cow dies.
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 9:12 Trespasser into garden, field, pen or corral (as opposed to a house) may not be killed by owner.
#HalachaYomi OC 92:9 It is good to give charity before praying.


Thursday / 29-Dec-16 / 29 Kislev 5777
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 5: Unrecognized Joseph accuses brothers of spying. Only way to prove themselves is to bring Benjamin down to Egypt. link to English translation of the aliyah
#MishnaYomi #Chala 1:7 Women give flour to baker to make leaven, even if together they are obligated in Chala, but individually not, exempt. link to English translation of the Mishna
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 94: Any conditional agreement where the condition is contrary to the Torah is legally void. link to English translation of the folio
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 8:1 Just as with scales, weights & measures, also need to be exact with land. Even a fingerbreadth of land great loss. link to English translation of the chapter
#HalachaYomi OC 92:7 Can’t touch covered skin, especially sweaty areas, during prayer or Torah study, or pick nose or ears. link to Hebrew source


Wednesday / 28-Dec-16 / 28 Kislev 5777
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 4: Famine begins. Joseph distributes food. Brothers come to Egypt to buy, but don’t recognize Joseph. Charade begins. link to English translation of the aliyah
#MishnaYomi #Chala 1:4 Rice, millet, poppies, sesames & legumes are exempt from Chala but are still obligated in tithes. link to English translation of the Mishna
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 93: Guard of a field is not legally entitled to eat from it, but is allowed due to custom. link to English translation of the folio
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 7:1 Weights and measures must be exact. Anything less is deceiving others. link to English translation of the chapter
#HalachaYomi OC 92:4 Need to wash hands before prayer. If travelling, and remembered, has to go back as much as a mile to wash hands. link to Hebrew source


Tuesday / 27-Dec-16 / 27 Kislev 5777
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 3: Joseph appointed Viceroy. In charge of all Egypt. Gathers “uncountable” amount of grain. Married and 2 sons born. link to English translation of the aliyah
#MishnaYomi #Chala 1:2 Any of the 5 grains can be used to fulfill mitzva of Matza on Pesach. If ate leavened merits punishment of Karet. link to English translation of the Mishna
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 92: Workers in field can eat more than worth of wages, but better not because won’t be hired again. R’ Elazar says no. link to English translation of the folio
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 6:2 If shepherd sells item that would be noticed by owner, can buy from him. If wouldn’t be noticed, considered stolen. link to English translation of the chapter
#HalachaYomi OC 92:1 Considered disgusting to start to pray if need to use bathroom. Important to determine before prayer if need to use. link to Hebrew source


Monday / 26-Dec-16 / 26 Kislev 5777
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 2: Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dreams: mean 7 yrs of plenty followed by 7 yrs of famine. Gives advice how to save Egypt. link to English translation of the aliyah
#MishnaYomi #Chala 1:1 Chala=dough set aside for the Kohen. 5 grains obligated: wheat, barley, spelt, oats & rye. link to English translation of the Mishna
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 91: Prohibited to knead dough with milk & forbidden to eat bread made with milk, lest eat it with meat. link to English translation of the folio
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 5:1 Don’t buy stolen goods. Severe sin. Encourages thieves to steal more. Proverbs 29:24: “hates his own soul.” link to English translation of the chapter
#HalachaYomi OC 91:3 Should cover head when saying God’s name and shouldn’t enter synagogue with head uncovered. link to Hebrew source


Sunday / 25-Dec-16 / 25 Kislev 5777
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 1: 2 yrs pass. Dreams trouble Pharaoh. No one successfully interprets. Wine steward suggests Joseph. Summoned from jail. link to English translation of the aliyah
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 5:15 In the days of Yochanan the High Priest, the entire populace was careful to tithe their produce. link to English translation of the Mishna
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 90: Prohibited to muzzle an animal, even when threshing, except when it’s for the animal’s own health. link to English translation of the folio
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 4:1 Guard swore item wasn’t by him, took it for himself & witnesses testified that it was by him, pays double. link to English translation of the chapter
#HalachaYomi OC 91:1-2 The heart needs to be covered during prayer & there needs to be a separation between upper & lower body (belt). link to Hebrew source


Shabbat / 24-Dec-16 / 24 Kislev 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 7: Pharaoh’s wine steward & baker thrown in jail with Joseph. He interprets their dreams. They come true. link to English translation of the aliyah 
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 5:12 After tithe deadline & proper disposal make declaration from Deut. 26:13-15. Includes “caused joy with it.” link to English translation of the Mishna
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 89: Harvesters of figs, dates, grapes or olives can eat those products while harvesting without tithing. link to English translation of the folio
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 3:1 Person whose act merits both capital punishment & financial penalty, only receives capital punishment. link to English translation of the chapter
#HalachaYomi OC 90:26 Laws of prayer like Shma. Can’t pray by feces, urine, putrid smell, corpse or nudity. link to English translation of the Halacha


Friday / 23-Dec-16 / 23 Kislev 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 6: Potiphar’s wife tries to seduce Joseph. He rejects her. She claims he raped her. He’s thrown in jail. link to English translation of the aliyah 
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 5:9 Farmer that is not by his field must name & designate who will receive which tithes & agricultural gifts. link to English translation of the Mishna
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 88: Produce is only liable to tithe when processing done. Permitted to eat before done, prohibited after until tithed. link to English translation of the folio
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 2:1 A Jew that steals from a non-Jew or from Temple property must repay the principal, but not the “double” fine. link to English translation of the chapter
#HalachaYomi OC 90:23 Don’t pray in front of brightly painted clothes or wall. If can’t be avoided, avert eyes. link to Hebrew source


Thursday / 22-Dec-16 / 22 Kislev 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 5: Joseph, extremely successful and good looking slave in Egypt to Potiphar, who puts him in charge of entire estate. link to English translation of the aliyah 
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 5:7 When no Temple: Bet Shamai: transfer sanctity of tithes to a coin & can eat produce. Bet Hillel: doesn’t help. link to English translation of the Mishna
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 87: Say little and do much. We learn from Abraham who offered guests bread, but served beef. link to English translation of the folio
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 1:3 “Ganav” a thief who steals without owners knowing. “Gazlan” a robber who takes by force with victim’s knowledge. link to English translation of the chapter
#HalachaYomi OC 90:18 A study hall (bet midrash) is more sacred than a synagogue (bet kneset) & greater mitzva to pray in the study hall. link to Hebrew source


Wednesday / 21-Dec-16 / 21 Kislev 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 4: Tamar, widow of Judah’s son, dresses as prostitute, has relations with Judah and bears twin boys, Peretz & Zerach. link to English translation of the aliyah 
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 5:6 Final deadline for all tithes, agricultural gifts is Passover eve of 4th and 7th yrs of 7 yr sabbatical cycle. link to English translation of the Mishna
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 86: 3 angels visited Abraham: Michael to inform about Isaac’s birth, Rafael to heal Abraham, Gabriel to destroy Sodom. link to English translation of the folio
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 14:2 Started fire in own field, spread to neighbor’s field, liable, unless unlikely it would have spread (river). link to English translation of the chapter
#HalachaYomi OC 90:16 If travelling & stop at city but there is a minyan (synagogue) 4 miles ahead or 1 mile behind, need to go to minyan. link to Hebrew source


Tuesday / 20-Dec-16 / 20 Kislev 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 3: Brothers decide to sell Joseph as slave. Mislead father Jacob to believe Joseph dead. link to English translation of the aliyah 
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 5:4 Fruit of the 4th yr since planting or its redemption value consumed in Jerusalem while ritually pure. link to English translation of the Mishna
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 85: Afflictions came upon Rebbi for an instance of not being merciful. They left because of an act of mercy. link to English translation of the folio
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 13:2 Obstacles left in the public path have the same laws as a “pit”. The person who left it pays for all damages. link to English translation of the chapter
#HalachaYomi OC 90:14 A man should rise early to pray in synagogue, so that he may be counted amongst the first ten to arrive. link to Hebrew source


Monday / 19-Dec-16 / 19 Kislev 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 2: Joseph’s brother’s plan to kill him. Thanks to Reuben’s intercession they throw him into a pit. link to English translation of the aliyah 
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 5:2 Fruit of the 4th yr since planting were brought to Jerusalem from a radius of 1-day journey. link to English translation of the Mishna
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 84: Fish protected by water from eyes, so too Joseph’s descendents are protected from the Evil Eye. link to English translation of the folio
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 12:10 Man dug pit 10 handbreaths or more, liable for death of animal that falls in. Not liable for death if less. link to English translation of the chapter
#HalachaYomi OC 90:9 Should always pray in synagogue, but if can’t make it, should pray at same time. link to Hebrew source


Sunday / 18-Dec-16 / 18 Kislev 5777
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 1: 17 yr-old Joseph has dreams foretelling leadership that set his brothers against him. link to English translation of the aliyah 
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 4:12 Man tells son tithe is in one corner and finds it in another, it’s not considered consecrated tithe. link to English translation of the Mishna
#DafYomi #BavaMetzia 83: Workers are hired as per local customs: starting and finishing hour, meals. link to English translation of the folio
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 11:9 An ox that killed a man and was sentenced to death, any sale, gift or transfer of ox ownership is invalid. link to English translation of the chapter
#HalachaYomi OC 90:6 One shouldn’t pray in a ruined building, because of fear, collapses and harmful entities. link to English translation of the Halacha


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