Daily Torah Tweets 151-200

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                                    Wednesday / 5-Jul-17 / 11 Tamuz 5777                                  #200
#ParshaYomi #Balak 4: Bilaam has Balak build 7 altars on Bamot Baal & sacrifice 7 bulls & 7 rams. Bilaam utters blessings instead of curses.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 5:3 Slaughtered Pesah sacrifice just for non-eaters, non-designated, uncircumcised or impure, sacrifice disqualified.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 164: Said will be Nazerite Hena = 1 30 day period; Digon= 2 (60 days), Trigon/3/90 days; Tetrigon/4/120; Pentigon/5/150.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 9:2 Brothers share inherited estate, brother uses own funds to increase value, he gets profit. Otherwise share equally.
#HalachaYomi OC 185:4 Even if one was so drunk that they had difficulty speaking, they can still recite Birkat Hamazon.
#EmunaYomi 158: By viewing our difficulties in life as growth opportunities; we attain true and complete Emuna.

 

                               Tuesday / 4-Jul-17 / 10 Tamuz 5777                                  #199
#ParshaYomi #Balak 3: Bilaam rides. Angel blocks way 3 times; donkey sees, Bilaam doesn’t. Donkey talks. Bilaam sees angel, allowed to go.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 5:2 Pesach sacrifice slaughtered, blood collected, or sprinkled on altar; if any part w/o proper intent, disqualified.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 163: 2 blank lines invalidate document: way witnesses write, not scribes, ‘cuz swindler can’t write as small as scribe.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 8:1 Man missing, land to relative as share-cropper; not to kid so won’t ruin. Kid’s land not to relative, so won’t rob.
#HalachaYomi OC 185:1-2 Birkat Hamazon can be said in any language. Must hear what lips say. If didn’t hear ok, as long as came out of lips.
#EmunaYomi 157: Belief that no tribulations without transgressions brings us happiness when seize opportunity as trigger for soul-searching.

 

                                Monday / 3-Jul-17 / 9 Tamuz 5777                                  #198
#ParshaYomi #Balak 2: Bilaam to Balak’s men: can’t come. Balak calls again. God to Bilaam: go, but will only be able to say what I tell you.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 4:9 3 items Sages conceded to Hezekia: dragged evil father’s bones on road, crushed Bronze Snake, hid Book of Healing.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 162: If 4 or 5 witnesses sign a document, but 1 of them was a relative or invalid witness, still valid due to others.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 7:1 Heard that man died, even though enough to permit wife to remarry, heirs don’t inherit. They need clear proof.
#HalachaYomi OC 184:4 Person ate & doesn’t recall if blessed Birkat Hamazon or not, needs to bless out of doubt, as it’s a biblical command.
#EmunaYomi 156: God sends us tribulations that can cleanse our souls. Life’s difficulties aren’t punishments, they’re soul corrections.

 

                                Sunday / 2-Jul-17 / 8 Tamuz 5777                                  #197
#ParshaYomi #Balak 1: Moab’s King Balak scared of Israel. Sends messengers to sorcerer Bilaam to curse Israel. God tells Bilaam can’t curse.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 4:6 Unless start job before 14 Nisan, can’t do job on 14th. Sages: tailors, barbers & launderers can work until noon.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 161: Sages’ symbols for signing: Rav:fish; R’ Chanina:branch; R’ Chisda:samech; R’ Hoshaya:ayin; Rabah b R’ Huna:mast.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 6:13 Don’t differentiate between children during lifetime, even in small matters, so don’t envy like Joseph’s brothers.
#HalachaYomi OC 184:1 Ate in one location, needs to bless before leaves that location. Left & didn’t bless, should return to spot & bless.
#EmunaYomi 155: Our blemished souls diminish ability to get God’s divine light & prevent us from reaching optimal place in world to come.

 

                                            Shabbat / 1-Jul-17 / 7 Tamuz 5777                                  #196
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 7: Israel asks Amorite Sihon, to pass thru country; Sihon attacks Israel; Israel wins. Also vs. Og of Bashan. Get land.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 4:4 Custom to light candles for Yom Kipur, light; not, not. Light in shuls, study halls, dark alleys & over the sick.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 160: “Matter established w/ 2 or 3 witnesses.” 2 witnesses for regular Get (sign inside), 3 for tied Get (sign outside).
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 5:2 Big estate: girls get upkeep, tenth of estate for dowry; boys inherit rest. Small estate: girls get upkeep, boys 0.
#HalachaYomi OC 183:9 Need to say Birkat Hamazon seated, even if ate standing or walking, so can better focus on the prayer w/ seriousness.
#EmunaYomi 154: If believe in Divine Providence, must believe that any sorrow, trouble, difficulty, and deficiency in life comes from God.

 

                                      Friday / 30-Jun-17 / 6 Tamuz 5777                                  #195
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 6: Journeys: Ovoth; Iyey Haavarim; Nahal Zered; opposite Arnon (Amorite/Moab border); Beera (well), where sing of well.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 4:2 Brought Shmita fruit from place where fruit finished to place where still have or viceversa, has to destroy fruit.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 159: Ruben sold his dad’s property in lifetime & died, dad died, Ruben’s son takes from buyers. He’s granpa’s heir.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 4:2 If a father declares person known as his son isn’t his son: doesn’t get inheritance, but doesn’t make him a Mamzer.
#HalachaYomi OC 183:6 Once blesser gets cup, he shouldn’t speak. Others at the table can’t speak once blesser starts to say Birkat Hamazon.
#EmunaYomi 153:  If think that tribulations are the result of fate, chance, or natural course, contrary to Emuna.

 

                                    Thursday / 29-Jun-17 / 5 Tamuz 5777                                  #194
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 5: Aaron dies. Arad attacks, takes captive, Israel destroys them. Snakes attack Israel. Copper snake on staff heals.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 4:1 Town where work Pesah eve until noon, work; where don’t, don’t. If go from 1 town to 2nd, keep strictures of both.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 158: House fell & killed couple. Heirs of husband & heirs of wife say other 1 died 1st. Debate how to split inheritance.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 3:1 1stborn doesn’t get 2x portion of property owed to father. Gets = share to brothers of funds collected after death.
#HalachaYomi OC 183:4 Receive cup of blessing w/ 2 hands. When bless hold in right hand w/o assistance of left. Raise 1 Tefah above table.
#EmunaYomi 152: One who believes that God torments His creations for nothing consequently has a warped notion of Emuna.

 

                                Wednesday / 28-Jun-17 / 4 Tamuz 5777                                  #193
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 4: Moshe asks Edom to pass through their land, stay on highway, pay for water. Edom doesn’t let, sends army to prevent.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 3:7 Off to Korban Pesach, son’s Brit or own betrothal meal, remembers Hametz at home, if can, goes back to destroy it.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 157: Rav & Shmuel: a loan without a document can’t be collected from the heirs or from person who bought from borrower.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 2:1 Firstborn gets x2 portion of father’s estate. Example: 5 sons, 1st born gets 1/3 of estate, 4 others get 1/6 each.
#HalachaYomi OC 183:1 A cup of blessing needs its inside cleaned & outside rinsed. However, if it’s already clean, not necessary.
#EmunaYomi 151: Nachmanides: A person doesn’t earn a share in the Torah until he believes that every thing or event in life is a miracle.

 

                                         Tuesday / 27-Jun-17 / 3 Tamuz 5777                                  #192
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 3: God to Moshe: take staff, people, Aaron, talk to rock, get water. Moshe hits rock, punished, won’t enter land.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 3:5 Dough leavens, must burn. Sages: ate it, liable in Karet. When leavened? when pale like when hair stands on end.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 156: Gave property verbally, sick or healthy: land acquired via $, contract or Chazaka; all else, by lifting, Meshicha.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 1:3 Inheritance order: sons, descendants of sons, daughters, her descendants, father, brothers, grandfather & so on.
#HalachaYomi OC 182:6 Drank a bit from wine cup, Pagum, defective to bless from, but can be corrected by adding a bit of wine or even water.
#EmunaYomi 150: If neither observes nor connects self to Divine wisdom of a particular creation or event resembles Esau, scorned birthright.

 

                                             Monday / 26-Jun-17 / 2 Tamuz 5777                                  #191
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 2: Zin desert, 1st month (40th yr), Miriam dies, no water, people complain, Moshe & Aaron fall on face, God appears.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 3:2 Dough in crevices of kneading-trough: > kzayit (olive-worth), destroy it; < kzayit, nullified due to smallness.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 155: How old need to be to sell property inherited from dad? (Both quoting R’ Nachman) Rava: 18. R’ Huna b Chinana 20.
#RambamYomi #Toen 16:1 If signed as witness for deed of sale, can’t afterwards protest ownership of field saying seller stole it from you.
#HalachaYomi OC 182:1 Some say Birkat Hamazon needs a blessing over a cup (of wine), even if eating alone. Some say never needs. But better.
#EmunaYomi 149: When we connect, the Divine wisdom of a particular creation/event illuminates our brains & souls, drawing us closer to God.

 

                                     Sunday / 25-Jun-17 / 1 Tamuz 5777                                  #190
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 1: Red cow: kill outside camp; burn w/ cedar, hyssop, wool; mix ashes in water; sprinkle on impure from death; purifies.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 2:8 Can’t boil Pesach sacrifice, not w/ drinks or fruit juice. After it’s roasted, can dab or dip sacrifice in them.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 154: To take money from giver, need proof. R’ Huna: need witnesses that giver was healthy. R’ Hisda: validate document.
#RambamYomi #Toen 15:3 Took field thinking was heir, discovered closer heir, needs to give field to closer heir & pay for all that consumed.
#HalachaYomi OC 181:10 Some have custom not to do Mayim Acharonim, but if queasy & used to washing hands after meal, then needs to wash.
#EmunaYomi 148: Must all make an ongoing effort to observe the Divine wisdom in everything, & to connect to the Divine wisdom in everything.

 

                                                            Shabbat / 24-Jun-17 / 30 Sivan 5777                                  #189
#ParshaYomi #Korach 7: Levites get all tithes in exchange for their work of Ohel Moed, but get no land. Children of Israel can’t approach.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 2:6 Maror: lettuce, wild or garden endives, eryngo or coriander; fresh or dry, but not pickled, boiled or cooked.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 153: Gift document says “in life & death”: Rav: Shechiv Mera, gets after death. Shmuel: gets while alive. Law like Rav.
#RambamYomi #Toen 14:4 Thief’s son claims owner sold to his dad, not admissible. Grandson can, if says he or his dad acquired, not grandpa.
#HalachaYomi OC 181:4-5 Only need to wash until second knuckle. Need to incline fingers downwards so that the contamination can go down.
#EmunaYomi 147: IMPLEMENTATION: Need to correct bad habit, atone for sin, strengthen service of God, awaken from spiritual slumber, etc.

 

                                           Friday / 23-Jun-17 / 29 Sivan 5777                                  #188
#ParshaYomi #Korach 6: God: Aaron, family in charge of Temple, Levites help. Non-Kohen gets close, die. You get part of offerings; no land.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 2:5 Grains for Matza: wheat, barley, spelt, rye, oats. Can also use Demai, 1st & 2nd Maaser, Hekdesh, Chala, Truma.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 152: Shechiv Mera gift says acquisition was made, has 2nd advantage that also like gift of healthy man, can’t retract.
#RambamYomi #Toen 13:1 Even if benefited from land 3 yrs, can’t claim it: craftsmen, sharecropper, guardian, partner, spouse, son & father.
#HalachaYomi OC 181:1-2 Mayim Acharonim (washing fingers after meal) is mandatory. Must be over utensil, not ground, because of evil spirit.
#EmunaYomi 146: INTERPRETATION: I should do my best to relate God’s message to something in my life that needs reinforcement or improvement.

 

                                                      Thursday / 22-Jun-17 / 28 Sivan 5777                                  #187
#ParshaYomi #Korach 5: God to Moshe to calm complaints: take staff of each tribe prince + Aaron’s, put in Ohel Moed. Aaron’s blooms almonds.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 2:2 Hametz that gentile owned during Pesah, can benefit from after; but if Jew owned it during Pesah, can’t benefit.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 151: “Property” includes: animals, birds, tefilin. Unresolved if also Torah scroll: can’t sell except to learn or marry.
#RambamYomi #Toen 12:5 2 partners: 1 uses field years 1, 3, 5; other years 2, 4, 6; ownership not established. Have contract defining, ok.
#HalachaYomi OC 180:5 Custom to cover knife during Birkat Hamazon, but also custom not to cover knife for Shabat or Yom Tov Birkat Hamazon.
#EmunaYomi 145: OBSERVATION: God exposes me to a certain event or experience in order to convey a message or teach me something.

 

                                   Wednesday / 21-Jun-17 / 27 Sivan 5777                                  #186
#ParshaYomi #Korach 4: God furious. Moshe: Aaron, take incense into crowd, because plague started. Aaron runs. Stops plague. 14,000 died.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 1:7 While can eat Hametz, can also give to animals, sell to gentiles & benefit from it. Once can’t eat, can’t benefit.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 150: Giving away all property: Shchiv Mera, can retract; to slave, goes free; to wife, oversees; for evasion, invalid.
#RambamYomi #Toen 11:2 Believed owner of land, if have witnesses & used undisputed for > 3 years. Gives oath that rightfully his and keeps.
#HalachaYomi OC 180:2 If doesn’t leave bread on table until after Birkat Hamazon will never see blessings, but shouldn’t bring whole loaf.
#EmunaYomi 144: Moreover, upper-level Emuna teaches that God sends us incessant stimuli that call us to strengthen our connection with Him.

 

                                        Tuesday / 20-Jun-17 / 26 Sivan 5777                                  #185
#ParshaYomi #Korach 3: Earth swallows up Korach’s people, their families & belongings. 250 incense-men burned by God. Censers used on Altar.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 1:5 2 loaves of bread placed on Temple roof. 2 there, could eat Hametz. 1 there, didn’t eat or burn. 0 there, burn.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 149: “Any amount” left by Shchiv Mera: enough land to support himself; enough movable property to support himself.
#RambamYomi #Toen 10:1 An animal that normally roams free, if a person grabs hold of it, the owner can reclaim it with witnesses and oath.
#HalachaYomi OC 179:5 Invited to host’s house to eat various fruit, they bring out 1 after other, only need to say Bore Pri Haetz on 1st.
#EmunaYomi 143: Upper level Emuna belief that God does everything for specific purpose & conveys messages to help us perform our task.

 

                                            Monday / 19-Jun-17 / 25 Sivan 5777                                  #184
#ParshaYomi #Korach 2: Datan/Aviram: You didn’t bring us to land of milk & honey. Korach group of 250 bring censers w/ incense to Mishkan.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 1:3 Forgot to check Hametz eve of 14, check 14; forgot 14, check during holiday; forgot holiday, check after holiday.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 148: Shchiv Mera wrote all property to others: if was initial intent, they acquire post-death; if recovers can retract.
#RambamYomi #Toen 9:1 Craftsman possesses item, don’t presume it’s his. Man claims w/ witnesses craftsman has his item, can reclaim w/ oath.
#HalachaYomi OC 179:1 If finished the meal and washed hands (Mayim Acharonim), can’t eat or drink anything else until says Birkat Hamazon.
#EmunaYomi 142: Silver lining in cloud of tribulation is that stimulates us to seek God. Our purpose in life is to seek & get to know Him.

 

                                            Sunday / 18-Jun-17 / 24 Sivan 5777                                  #183
#ParshaYomi #Korach 1: Korach & co. challenge Moshe/Aaron authority. Moshe: bring incense tomorrow & God will decide. Datan/Aviram nasty.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 1:1 Eve 14 Nisan check Hametz w/ candles. Places where don’t bring Hametz, don’t check. Wine cellar check 2 1st rows.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 147: Shemini Atzeret look at Altar smoke: if wind from S, much rain; N, little rain; W, everyone happy; E, everyone sad.
#RambamYomi #Toen 8:1 Presume that movable property belongs to person with physical possession, even if witnesses testify belonged to other.
#HalachaYomi OC 178:7 Person fell asleep during a meal, not considered an interruption, doesn’t have to bless Hamotzi again when wakes up.
#EmunaYomi 141: If don’t use events of our lives as opportunities for growth, & constant introspection, maintaining hold on Emuna is tricky.

 

                             Shabbat / 17-Jun-17 / 23 Sivan 5777                                  #182
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 7: Blasphemy gets divine Karet punishment. Man found gathering wood on Shabat, God orders stone him to death. Tzitzit.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 10:14 Can strew salt on altar ramp so Kohens won’t slip. Can draw water w/ rolling wheel from Gola & Large cisterns.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 146: Shmuel: changing ones regular diet (even if it’s to more & richer food), is the beginning of stomach illness.
#RambamYomi #Toen 7:1 Admitted in front of 2 about debt, not casually, but w/o appointing them as witnesses, still serves as testimony.
#HalachaYomi OC 178:4 Person ate bread in one place, then went and ate in second place, only need to say Birkat Hamazon in second place.
#EmunaYomi 140: R’ Nachman of Breslev: happiness & freedom from worry lead to liberty of the brain that facilitates true mental composure.

 

                            Friday / 16-Jun-17 / 22 Sivan 5777                                  #181
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 6: When reach land, separate 1st part of dough as gift to God. If the nation sins inadvertently Kohen brings sacrifice.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 10:13 Can cut off wart in Temple on Shabat, not in rest of country. If use instrument to cut off, can’t in either place.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 145: Shushvinus laws: can sue for; repay when giver marries; no interest; Shmita doesn’t cancel; 1stborn doesn’t get x2.
#RambamYomi #Toen 6:1 Court needs precise statements: litigant claims Maneh that lent, entrusted or stole, defendant must answer in kind.
#HalachaYomi OC 177:4 Even if the fruits (dessert) weren’t in front of him when he blessed the bread, they still don’t need a new blessing.
#EmunaYomi 139: We therefore need intermediate-level Emuna in order to avoid erroneous conclusions in discerning God’s messages.

 

                           Thursday / 15-Jun-17 / 21 Sivan 5777                                  #180
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 5: If bring bull as Olah, Zevah or Shlamim w/ 3/10 fine flour + 1/2 Hin oil, 1/2 Hin wine. Same if ox, ram, sheep, goat.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 10:11 A loose bolt fastened to rope, drags on ground, can use to lock doors in Temple, but not any doors beyond Temple.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 144: R’ Safra, great scholar, wouldn’t take time from learning to labor for other’s benefit. Proof work for own profit.
#RambamYomi #Toen 5:12 Deaf-mute, mentally ill can’t make claims & can’t claim against them, can’t take oaths or make restitution. Blind ok.
#HalachaYomi OC 177:2 Historically used to clear bread from meal & eat dessert, needed blessing before & after dessert. Today doesn’t apply.
#EmunaYomi 138: Truth comes from a free and clear mind, and that comes from the happiness in knowing that God does everything for the best.

 

                             Wednesday / 14-Jun-17 / 20 Sivan 5777                                  #179
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 4: Men > 20 yrs old will die in desert. Nation to wander 40 yrs. 10 spies die of plague. Rebels fail to enter Canaan.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 10:8 Tree branches form canopy, branches < 3 Tefah from ground, can carry under tree. Roots > 3 Tefah, can’t sit on it.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 143: R’ Ami: man sent silk clothes home, sons get male clothes, daughter female clothes. If daughter-in-laws, also get.
#RambamYomi #Toen 4:1 Gives biblical oath if accused of owing item with specific measure, weight or quantity & admits owing part of it.
#HalachaYomi OC 176:1 Blessed on bread, exempts Parperet (breadcrumbs bound by soup or honey). Blessed on Parperet, doesn’t exempt bread.
#EmunaYomi 137: Without believing that God does everything for the best, a person can’t possibly reach a truthful conclusion.

 

                                             Tuesday / 13-Jun-17 / 19 Sivan 5777                                  #178
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 3: Mob threatens Caleb/Joshua, God appears, set to destroy Israel, set up new nation from Moshe. Moshe has Him relent.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 10:6 Don’t stand in private domain & drink from a public domain or viceversa unless head & most of body where drinking.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 142: Convert died without heirs, people grabbed his property, heard that had son or pregnant wife, must return property.
#RambamYomi #Toen 3:1 Prutah value: weight of half a barleycorn of pure silver. Two Me’in value: weight of 32 barleycorns of pure silver.
#HalachaYomi OC 175:4 Hatov Vehametiv is only recited if someone else is present, as it means ‘good’ for reciter & ‘benefit’ to listener.
#EmunaYomi 136: Devoid of a good hold on intermediate-level Emuna, one shouldn’t attempt to understand God’s messages.

 

                                                  Monday / 12-Jun-17 / 18 Sivan 5777                                  #177
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 2: Spied land 40 days, saw giants, brought back giant grapes & other fruit, said can’t conquer, Caleb & Joshua say can.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 10:5 Man shouldn’t stand in private domain on Shabat and urinate or spit into public domain, or from public to private.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 141: R’ Chisda: 1st child a girl, good sign: helps raise future children; no Evil Eye (jealousy, male 1stborn gets x2).
#RambamYomi #Toen 2:2 Can’t swear in court if: took false or unnecessary oaths, lends at interest, eats non-kosher meat, thief, gambler.
#HalachaYomi OC 175:1 Different wine was served during the meal, don’t say Boreh Pri Hagafen rather bless Hatov Vehametiv (Good & benefits).
#EmunaYomi 135: At mid-level Emuna should be accepting life’s challenges w/ happiness. Then ready to understand message in each challenge.

 

                                        Sunday / 11-Jun-17 / 17 Sivan 5777                                  #176
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 1: God to Moshe: send men to tour Canaan, 1/tribe. From Paran desert to Negev & up mountain. Reconnoiter. Grape season.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 10:3 Scroll unrolled past threshold, can roll back. Unrolled from roof, debate distance from ground that can roll back.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 140: Rava: on limited inheritance, first $ separated to feed daughters until adulthood & whatever is left to feed sons.
#RambamYomi #Toen 1:1 Claim against person about movable property, person admits part of claim, pays that, swears doesn’t owe rest & free.
#HalachaYomi OC 174:4 Drank wine before meal, doesn’t need to bless again during meal. Wine of Kidush exempts blessing on wine during meal.
#EmunaYomi 134: Understanding God’s messages, spiritually awakening & learning how to correct ourselves, are products of upper-level Emuna.

 

                                       Shabbat / 10-Jun-17 / 16 Sivan 5777                                  #175
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 7: Graves of Craving: ate quail, God kills. Miriam & Aaron speak of Moshe’s Chushite wife. Miriam gets Tzaraat.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 9:4 Attic over 2 houses, or bridge open on both ends: R’ Yehuda: can carry underneath them on Shabat. Sages: prohibited.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 139: Father gave property to son, gives generously, son receives whatever is attached. Sold to stranger, only gets land.
#RambamYomi #Malve 27:1 Jewish legal document: any language, can’t be forged, can’t add/subtract content, Jewish witnesses who can read it.
#HalachaYomi OC 174:1 Wine drunk during a meal requires separate blessing of “Bore Pri Hagafen.” Blessing of “Hamotzi” doesn’t cover wine.
#EmunaYomi 133: We must evaluate ourselves and ask, “Am I putting my Emuna to practice in all phases of my daily routine?”

 

                                       Friday / 9-Jun-17 / 15 Sivan 5777                                  #174
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 6: Ark. People: complain, fire, crying, Moshe prays, fire stops, want meat, Moshe suicidal, 70 elders, bird feast.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 9:2 Large courtyard adjoining small one & breach between them, can carry on Shabat in large one, but not in the small.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 138: R’ Aba: R’ Yochanan: protested from beginning, gift not valid; R’ Yehuda: was 1st quiet then protested, gift valid.
#RambamYomi #Malve 26:5 Loan made w/ verbal pledge, borrower overseas, lender claims from guarantor, guarantor says: 1st prove didn’t pay.
#HalachaYomi OC 173:2 Between eating meat & fish must wash hands as dangerous otherwise. Rabbis: no longer so, but eat & drink between them.
#EmunaYomi 132: To attain genuine Emuna: spend one hour a day of introspection, confessing our wrongdoings to God and assessing our Emuna.

 

                                         Thursday / 8-Jun-17 / 14 Sivan 5777                                  #173
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 5: Year 2, Month 2, Day 12: Cloud leads Israel from Sinai to Paran. Order of march. Moshe asks Hovav to accompany.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 9:1 R’ Meir: all roofs 1 domain to carry in as long as none >10 Tefah height from others. Sages: each roof own domain.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 137: R’ Yehuda: Man wrote property to friend but doesn’t want it, even if screams, he acquires it. R’ Yochanan: Doesn’t.
#RambamYomi #Malve 25:9 If 2 people take loan from same person on same promissory note, they’re guarantors for each other. Same w/ partners.
#HalachaYomi OC 172:2 If put food in mouth & forgot to bless: if not gross, remove, bless, eat; if gross, keep on side of mouth, bless, eat.
#EmunaYomi 131: R’ Recanati, 1300s, prayed all life to study Torah, was merchant until age 80, then in 2 yrs wrote 40 texts of Torah/Kabala.

 

                                          Wednesday / 7-Jun-17 / 13 Sivan 5777                                  #172
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 4: Constant cloud over Mishkan & fire at night. When cloud moved, signal for camp to follow. Made silver trumpets.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 8:9 Courtyard < 4×4 Amot, can’t pour water on Shabat, unless has sewer that can hold > 2 Seah of water below outlet.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 136: Man wrote property to son for after death, man can’t sell it ‘cuz going to son. Son can’t sell because still dad’s.
#RambamYomi #Malve 24:2 Scribe’s fee paid by: borrower on loan, buyer on sale, woman on divorce, groom on marriage, sharecroppers & workers.
#HalachaYomi OC 171:4 Wine poured through tubes in front of a groom & bride if utensil receives at end. Can throw nuts for them in summer.
#EmunaYomi 130: Accepting interim situation happily, prepares us as suitable spiritual vessels to receive Divine light of spiritual success.

 

                                                    Tuesday / 6-Jun-17 / 12 Sivan 5777                                  #171
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 3: Yr 2, Month 1, God: bring Pesach sacrifice. Ritually unclean can’t. Got chance to bring sacrifice next month.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 8:7 Stream runs through courtyard, can’t draw water from it on Shabat unless partition 10 Tefah high at entrance & exit.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 135: Person died & a Daitiki (gift document of a Shechiv Mera, a person about to die) found tied to his thigh, ignore.
#RambamYomi #Malve 23:4 Promissory note dated Shabat or Yom Kipur, assume postdated & valid. Known that legal documents not made on Shabat.
#HalachaYomi OC 171:1 Careful handling bread, not to do anything that will ruin it. Don’t throw bread or any other food that can be ruined.
#EmunaYomi 129: God often delays success to encourage us to make a 2nd, more concerted effort. Delayed spiritual success is a test of Emuna.

 

                                                 Monday / 5-Jun-17 / 11 Sivan 5777                                  #170
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 2: Levites cleansed and “waved” as part of consecration to serve in Temple; instead of firstborns; from age 25-50.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 8:6 Can’t draw water from cistern between 2 courtyards unless there’s a partition 10 Tefah high, above, below or within.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 134: Any gift where the giver has expectations or demands as to how the recipient should use the gift is not a gift.
#RambamYomi #Malve 22:2 Borrower says promissory note forged: if he seems right, given time to prove; if not, pays. If finds proof, gets $.
#HalachaYomi OC 170:20 “Clean of mind” wouldn’t go to meal until knew who else will sit w/ them. Bad for scholar to share meal w/ ignoramus.
#EmunaYomi 128: God delays spiritual success until we can properly learn to nullify our egos, so that the success won’t lead to arrogance.

 

                                         Sunday / 4-Jun-17 / 10 Sivan 5777                                  #169
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 1: Menora: candelabrum, 1 piece of hammered gold, 7 branches. Levites: separation & consecration to Temple service.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 8:4 Placed food for Eruv in gatehouse, hallway or porch, invalid. In straw warehouse, barn, woodshed or granary, valid.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 133: Gifted property to others, didn’t leave any for sons, valid, but Sages upset. R’ Shimon: If sons were improper, ok.
#RambamYomi #Malve 21:1 Creditor expropriates field & increase in field value. If increase due to investment, creditor gets 1/2 of increase.
#HalachaYomi OC 170:16 One shouldn’t drink from the cup and then offer it to his companion, for fear of danger to life.
#EmunaYomi 127: God delays granting spiritual success if we aren’t strong enough to receive the enhanced Divine light of the higher plateau.

 

                              Shabbat / 3-Jun-17 / 9 Sivan 5777                                  #168
#ParshaYomi #Naso 7: Total: 12 silver bowls, basins, gold spoons w/ incense, bulls, rams, lambs, goats, + 24 oxen, + 60 rams, goats, lambs.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 8:1 Techumin, area where can walk on Shabat, make by placing wine cask & say: For all townsmen, going to mourn or feast.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 132: Man told son died, wrote his property to others, son not dead, gift void. If knew son alive, wouldn’t have given.
#RambamYomi #Malve 20:1 Debtor has many debts, 1st lender expropriates property 1st, from borrower & creditors. Can take from later lenders.
#HalachaYomi OC 170:12 Two that eat together at the table, the senior one takes food first & whoever takes before the senior is a glutton.
#EmunaYomi 126: Lack of spiritual success, despite best efforts, atones for period in our lives when we put much less effort in serving God.

 

                                 Friday / 2-Jun-17 / 8 Sivan 5777                                  #167
#ParshaYomi #Naso 6: More sacrifices, all identical, on successive days: Princes of Gad, Efraim, Menase, Benjamin, Dan, Asher, Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 7:10 R’ Eliezer: can make Eruv or Shituf w/ any food except water or salt. R’ Yehoshua: only w/ whole loaf of bread.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 131: “Benin Dichrin”: sons you’ll have from me will inherit your Ketuba above their share w/ brothers from other wives.
#RambamYomi #Malve 19:4 Damages expropriated from superior land, lenders collect from intermediate land, woman’s Ketuba from inferior land.
#HalachaYomi OC 170:9 Shouldn’t eat garlic or onions from their head, but rather from their leaves, and if did eat, considered a glutton.
#EmunaYomi 125: Talk to God daily, ask Him help to fulfill aspirations; try best at what doing; accept current situation happily & w/ love.

 

                       Thursday / 1-Jun-17 / 7 Sivan 5777                                  #166
#ParshaYomi #Naso 5: Mishkan complete. Princes give wagons & oxen for transport. Prince sacrifices: Judah, Isachar, Zebulun, Ruben, Simon.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 7:8 How much food need to create Shituf? If many, 2 meals-worth for 1 person. If few, size of dried fig for each person.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 130: Don’t learn Halacha (Law) from what was taught or from a ruling unless Rabbi said: This is the Halacha in practice.
#RambamYomi #Malve 18:1 Lend w/o any stipulation, all debtor’s land & movable property is on lien. Defaults, lender collects from property.
#HalachaYomi OC 170:8 Shouldn’t finish cup in one gulp (glutton), 2 gulps is proper, 3 gulps is arrogant (but truly depends on size of cup).
#EmunaYomi 124: Once we spend an hour a day pouring out our hearts to God, we are able to spend the remainder of the day in happiness.

 

                                  Wednesday / 31-May-17 / 6 Sivan 5777                                  #165
#ParshaYomi #Naso 4: Sotah: suspected adulteress, bitter water ritual checks if guilty. Nazir: no grape products, cut hair, contact w/ dead.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 7:6 Shituf (partnership) in Mavoy (alley that connects courtyards): Place cask of wine and say: Belongs to all in Mavoy.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 129: Divided estate, gave to some more & others less, if did so as a gift, binding. If did so as inheritance, invalid.
#RambamYomi #Malve 17:3 Borrower died, lender died, lender’s heirs can’t collect debt from borrower’s heirs. Can’t swear that wasn’t paid.
#HalachaYomi OC 170:5 A guest who enters a house, must follow all the instructions of the host.
#EmunaYomi 123: We should express all our aspirations in prayer, & devote a special timeslot to telling God about our aspirations & desires.

 

                                   Tuesday / 30-May-17 / 5 Sivan 5777                                  #164
#ParshaYomi #Naso 3: Banished from camp those ritually unclean from: tzaraat, male discharge, contact w/ dead. Was treacherous, pays +1/5.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 7:5 If heap of straw >10 Tefah high between 2 courtyards make 2 Eruvs. When heap <10 Tefah, make only 1 Eruv for both.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 128: Valid witness & saw testimony, but became deaf, blind, insane, related, invalid. Returned to original status, ok.
#RambamYomi #Malve 16:10 On promissory note written on front or back that paid in part or all, as if paid, even if in lender’s possession.
#HalachaYomi OC 170:1 Don’t talk while eating, lest food go down the windpipe instead of esophagus. Can’t even say “Bless you” for sneeze.
#EmunaYomi 122: When can’t change situation, we should accept God’s will happily, & know that current situation is for our ultimate benefit.

 

                                        Monday / 29-May-17 / 4 Sivan 5777                                  #163
#ParshaYomi #Naso 2: Sons of Merari (Levi tribe) job: carry planks, bars, pillars, sockets, pegs, ropes & implements of Ohel Moed & Mishkan.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 7:2 A wall between 2 courtyards >10 Tefah high & >4 Tefah wide, needs 2 separate Eruvs. If breach >10 Tefah only 1 Eruv.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 127: Son known as 1st, dad says different son 1st, believe dad. Son known as not 1st, dad says is, don’t believe dad.
#RambamYomi #Malve 15:6 If lender agreed that would accept borrower’s word when says paid back loan, can’t use promissory note to collect.
#HalachaYomi OC 169:1 Whatever is being served that has a good smell & man desires needs to be given from it to the one serving immediately.
#EmunaYomi 121: When we desire a change in our life, yet can’t, it’s a sign that God wants us to continue in our current situation for now.

 

                                        Sunday / 28-May-17 / 3 Sivan 5777                                  #162
#ParshaYomi #Naso 1: Sons of Gershon of tribe of Levi work: carry curtains of Mishkan, of Ohel Moed, coverings, screens, hangings, ropes.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 7:1 Window between 2 courtyards >4×4 Tefah, <10 Tefah from ground, can use 1 Eruv for 2. If <4×4 Tefah or >10 Tefah, no.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 126: If father says: “My son, the eldest, will not get 2x portion; my son will not inherit with brothers,” meaningless.
#RambamYomi #Malve 14:2 Lender has promissory note, demands that borrower pay, borrower says paid already, court instructs borrower to pay.
#HalachaYomi OC 168:16 Dough baked on skewer, glazed with oil or egg, or dough not baked in oven but in the sun, recite blessing of Mezonot.
#EmunaYomi 120: By being happy with whatever we’re doing right now and with our current circumstance, we repel depression and confusion.

 

                                 Shabbat / 27-May-17 / 2 Sivan 5777                                  #161
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 7: When camp travels, Kohens take down Parochet & cover Ark; Show Table, Menora, Altar, vessels. Sons of Kehat carry.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 6:8 Made Eruv for courtyard, but didn’t make partnership for Mavoy (alley), can carry in courtyard, but not in Mavoy.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 125: R’ Papa: Firstborn gets extra share only of what father held, not of what is owed, whether paid with money or land.
#RambamYomi #Malve 13:2 Lender needs 3 proofs for court to get property of borrower: verify debt note; prove debtor away; owned by borrower.
#HalachaYomi OC 168:11 Some say that breadcrumbs placed in water that cause the water to whiten, only say Mezonot, & Al Hamechia afterwards.
#EmunaYomi 119: If fail to make initial choice of being happy w/ our lot, we can’t possibly weigh our options w/ clarity of thought & mind.

 

                   Friday / 26-May-17 / 1 Sivan 5777                                  #160
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 6: 22,273 1stborns of Israel, “swapped” for 22,000 Levis. Extra 273 redeemed for 5 shekel each to Kohen, 1365 shekel.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 6:7 Brothers who eat at father’s table but sleep in different homes in same courtyard, each need to participate in Eruv.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 124: Rebbi: Firstborn gets double portion of gains after father’s death, but not of those due to orphan’s efforts.
#RambamYomi #Malve 12:7 Can’t appropriate land from minors, except if have authenticated deed of sale & after guardian appointed for minors.
#HalachaYomi OC 168:9 If eating less than a Kazayit (< “olive” worth) of bread, still needs to say Hamotzi, but no blessing afterwards.
#EmunaYomi 118: In actuality, choices begin with something very basic; namely, choosing whether we’ll be happy with our lot in life or not.

 

                                   Thursday / 25-May-17 / 29 Iyar 5777                                  #159
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 5: Levi family count: Gershon: Libni, Shimi. Kehat: Amram, Itzhar, Hebron, Uziel. Merari: Mahli, Mushi. 22,000 total.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 6:5 Courtyard resident partner in wine w/ neighbors, don’t have to make Eruv. R’ Shimon: also if different partnerships.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 123: Jacob to Rachel: I’m your father’s match in trickery. Can a Tzadik deceive? Yes, permissible to deceive a deceiver.
#RambamYomi #Malve 11:1 If borrowed $ in front of witnesses, doesn’t need to repay in front of witnesses. If says paid, must swear that did.
#HalachaYomi OC 168:6 “Pat Haba B’chisnin” say bracha of Mezonot & Al Hamechiya after. If eat meal-worth say Hamotzi & Birkat Hamazon after.
#EmunaYomi 117: Emotional/spiritual burns lead to arguments, anger, worry, tension, stress, jealousy, sadness, revenge, despair, depression.

 

                                    Wednesday / 24-May-17 / 28 Iyar 5777                                  #158
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 4: Sons of Aaron: Nadav & Avihu (died), Elazar & Itamar. Tribe of Levi instead of 1stborns to serve Kohens in Temple.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 6:3 Courtyard resident didn’t join Eruv, he & other residents can’t carry in/out of his home, but can from their homes.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 122: Tribal lots originally assigned by “divine lottery.” High Priest Elazar used Urim V’tumim to match tribes to lots.
#RambamYomi #Malve 10:1 Can lend produce w/o conditions. Borrowed 10 Seah of wheat, must return 10 Seah of wheat, even if price increased.
#HalachaYomi OC 168:2 Has 2 whole loaves of same type, blesses over the larger one. Has 2 halves & no whole, attaches them so seem whole.
#EmunaYomi 116: W/o Emuna, person is bitter, broken in spirit, disgruntled & virtually defeated. Bitterness & dark moods draw more troubles.

 

                                           Tuesday / 23-May-17 / 27 Iyar 5777                                  #157
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 3: 12 Tribes encampment: E: Juda Isachar Zevulun. S: Ruben Simon Gad. W: Efraim Menase Benjamin. N: Dan Asher Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 5:9 If measures Techum of 2000 Amot, only allowed 2000 from place where started, even if measurement ends inside a cave.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 121: 7 men’s lives span all history: Adam, Metushelah, Shem, Jacob, Amram, Achiyah Ha’Shiloni & Elijah, who still lives.
#RambamYomi #Malve 9:1 Can’t place order for produce before market price is set. Once set, can order, even if seller doesn’t have on hand.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:19 Not eating bread: can’t say Hamotzi for someone else. For children can say Hamotzi to teach them, even if not eating.
#EmunaYomi 115: Accept life’s trying times with Emuna. Such a positive outlook assures that the tough situation will soon reverse itself.

 

                                                      Monday / 22-May-17 / 26 Iyar 5777                                  #156
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 2: Ruben 46k Simon 59 Gad 46 Juda 75 Isahar 54 Zebulun 57 Efraim 40 Menase 32 Benjamin 35 Dan 63 Asher 41 Naftali 53.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 5:8 Residents of a large town can cross all of a small town within their Techum, but not viceversa.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 120: R’ Ami: In matters of Torah, we give priority to the greatest sage; at a banquet, priority goes to oldest person.
#RambamYomi #Malve 8:1 Can’t increase price of merchandise in exchange for delayed payment, i.e. pay now 100 zuz or pay later for 120 zuz.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:18 Botzea, who blessed the bread, gives in front of each person, but doesn’t put in their hand. Mourners get in hand.
#EmunaYomi 114: Against our will & for no clear reason, we often face grueling physical, emotional, interpersonal & financial challenges.

 

                                   Sunday / 21-May-17 / 25 Iyar 5777                                  #155
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 1: Army census > 20 yrs old of all tribes (- Levi). Princes of each tribe named. 1st day, 2nd month, 2nd yr in desert.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 5:5 Measure Techum w/ expert surveyor. Always follow further measure. Rely on slave’s testimony as to limit of Techum.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 119: R’ Chisda: In general, woman marries < 20, can bear children until 60. > 20, can bear until 40. > 40, won’t bear.
#RambamYomi #Malve 7:9 Renter can ask owner for loan for improvement of field, store, ship, etc. & pays > amount; but not for operations.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:15 The one saying Hamotzi eats before the others, unless have their own bread in front of them. On Shabat need 2 loaves.
#EmunaYomi 113: Life’s difficulties are steppingstones; lead us to the destination God predetermined for the ultimate benefit of each of us.

 

                                        Shabbat / 20-May-17 / 24 Iyar 5777                                  #154
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 7: Calculate sale of fields according to time until Jubilee year. Laws of consecrating to Temple & redeeming.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 5:4 Measure Techum w/ rope 50 Amot long, chest height. Measure valley or obstructions as straight lines & continues.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 118: Advice: Downplay success. Avoids Evil Eye of others, which can cause harm. Doesn’t apply to Joseph’s descendants.
#RambamYomi #Malve 6:1 If lends (to Jew) & payment has some addition, clause or benefit beyond principal, considered interest & prohibited.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:11 2 or > sitting together, 1 says Hamotzi for all. Only if eating meal together. If didn’t establish meal together, no.
#EmunaYomi 112: Observant person’s lack of Emuna shows their fulfillment of Mitzvot is mechanical. Proper intent connects person w/ Emuna.

 

                                        Friday / 19-May-17 / 23 Iyar 5777                                  #153
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 6: Vow person’s “value”: Ages: 1 mnth-5yrs; 5-20yrs; 20-60yrs; >60yrs = Men: 5;20;50;15 shkl. Women: 3;10;30;10.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 5:1 Enlarge “boundary” of city by taking every house, wall, structure that “juts out” & define square area around city.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 117: R’ Shimon: Land of Israel allocated based on who left Egypt as well as who entered Israel. Fulfills both verses.
#RambamYomi #Malve 5:1  Lending w/ interest only prohibited between Jews. Permitted to borrow or lend to or from a Gentile w/ interest.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:7 Ruben washing hands, Jacob said Hamotzi in mind for Ruben, if then Ruben dries hands & says Netilat Yadaim, still ok.
#EmunaYomi 111: God has no joy from the Torah and Mitzvot of a person with a sour attitude. They are incomplete without Emuna.

 

                                     Thursday / 18-May-17 / 22 Iyar 5777                                  #152
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 5: If don’t listen to God, horrible punishments: disease, depression, hunger, war, exile, desolation. Ends well.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 4:11 R’ Shimon: Went out of Techum even 15 Amot on Shabat, can reenter; Techum not exact over concern for those who err.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 116: Verse: “Those that have no exchange & fear not God.” Debate: means left no son after him or means left no student.
#RambamYomi #Malve 4:2 Just as forbidden to lend at interest to Jew, can’t borrow, broker, guarantee, write or witness loans with interest.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:4 Place 10 fingers on bread when bless “Hamotzi.” 10 fingers = 10 Mitzvot dependent on bread; 10 words in blessing, etc.
#EmunaYomi 110: Complete & simple Emuna of person that tries best to fulfill the Torah’s laws will lead to a life of gratifying sweetness.

 

                                      Wednesday / 17-May-17 / 21 Iyar 5777                                  #151
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 4: Jewish servants: don’t treat harshly; how freed. Family should redeem. If follow God’s laws, will be blessed.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 4:8 Makes place of rest for Shabat where standing, has 2000 Amot in every direction. R’ Hanina: circle. Sages: square.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 115: Had precedence in line of inheritance & died, their descendants inherit before anyone else. Father precedes sons.
#RambamYomi #Malve 3:1 Can’t take collateral from widow, whether rich or poor: if admits to debt, pays; denies debt, she must take an oath.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:2 Blessing on bread: Hamotzi Lechem Min Haaretz (Who takes out bread from the ground). Pause between words Lechem & Min.
#EmunaYomi 109: Simple and pure Emuna neutralizes severe judgments, just like an alkaline neutralizes an acid.

 

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