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                                       Friday / 13-Oct-17 / 23 Tishrei 5778                                  #300
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 6: Descendants/ages: Adam 930; Seth 912; Enosh 905; Kenan 910; Mahalalel 895; Yered 962; Hanoch 365, walked w/God.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 3:13 On 1st day of festival, can’t fulfill Lulav obligation with other person’s Lulav; rest of festival, can fulfill.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 89: Liar’s punishment: even when tells truth, not believed. Story of Satan dissuading Abraham from sacrificing Isaac.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 5:5 Gentiles tell group of Jews: “Give us one of you to kill, or we kill you all,” allow selves to be killed.
#HalachaYomi OC 245:4 Permissible for Jew to give money to non-Jew to do business, even if non-Jew will do business with it on Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 258: Though health defies nature, must make every effort to care for our health, proper diet, exercise, avoid tobacco, alcohol.


                                  Thursday / 12-Oct-17 / 22 Tishrei 5778                                  #299
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 5: Lemech’s 2 wives: Ada had Yaval, 1st shepherds; Yuval, 1st musicians. Zila had TuvalCain, blacksmith; sis Naama.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 3:11 Where custom to repeat verses of Hallel, repeat; where not, don’t; where bless at end, bless. Follow local customs.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 88: Many Hillel & Shamai students didn’t serve their Rabbis enough, disagreements increased, Torah became like 2 Torahs.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 4:9 Soul isn’t of elements. Body dies, decomposes, soul remains. Knows things above matter, God, exists forever.
#HalachaYomi OC 245:1 Jew/non-Jew partners: defined Shabat profit non-Jew, other day Jew, ok; didn’t, non-Jew Shabat profit, split rest.
#EmunaYomi 257: If God decrees that a person will recuperate – despite all medical logic – then that person will get well immediately.


                              Wednesday / 11-Oct-17 / 21 Tishrei 5778                                  #298
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 4: Man exiled from Garden; knew Eve, had Cain, Abel. Cain kills Abel. God curses Cain, goes east of Eden, has kids.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 3:9 Shake Lulav in Hallel @ Hodu & Anah H Hoshia Na. Was on road, shake Lulav when get home. Missed morning, do afternoon.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 87: Shmuel: 2 who judged, verdict stands but considered brazen court. R’ Abahu: all agree verdict of 2 judges not valid.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 3:9 Stars & spheres have soul, knowledge, intellect. Alive & recognize God. Know less than angels, more than men.
#HalachaYomi OC 244:5 Hired non-Jew for year or 2 to write book or sew clothes, the non-Jew can do so on Shabat, but not in the Jew’s house.
#EmunaYomi 256: If God decrees that person should be sick for a week, no treatment in the world will help him get well any faster.


                                          Tuesday / 10-Oct-17 / 20 Tishrei 5778                                  #297
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 3: God makes Woman from Man’s rib. Snake convinces Woman to eat forbidden fruit, Woman gives to Man, all cursed.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 3:7 Smallest Etrog: R’ Meir: size of walnut; R’ Yehuda: size of egg. Largest: can hold 2 in 1 hand; R’ Yosi: 1 in 2 hands.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 86: Stam (anonymous) Mishna, R’ Meir; Tosefta, R’ Nehemia; Sifra, R’ Yehuda, Sifri, R’ Shimon; all students of R’ Akiva.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 2:9 All existence aside from God, from influence of God’s truth. God knows everything, nothing hidden from Him.
#HalachaYomi OC 244:1 Non-Jew can work in private on Shabat as contractor (set price) for Jew, ‘cuz for self, but not if working in public.
#EmunaYomi 255: Doctors can’t take into consideration patient’s spiritual debits & merits, his efforts to atone & improve, and so forth.


                                       Monday / 9-Oct-17 / 19 Tishrei 5778                                  #296
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 2: Man in Garden of Eden, 4 rivers, God: don’t eat from Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil, will die. Man named animals.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 3:5 Etrog (citron) invalid if was stolen, dry, of idolatry, condemned city, 1st 3 yrs of planting (Orlah), impure Teruma.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 85: Son only liable for death penalty of hitting parent if they bleed. Cursing more stringent, liable after death also.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 1:11 God has no body, form; no connection, separation, place or measure. Not in time; no start or end. No change.
#HalachaYomi OC 243:1 Jew shouldn’t rent bathhouse to non-Jew. Non-Jew will operate on Shabat, people will think working for Jew on Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 254: God runs world based on our actions. If people upright, world has harmony. Injustice, immorality & cruelty bring calamity.


                                        Sunday / 8-Oct-17 / 18 Tishrei 5778                                  #295
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 1: In beginning God created heavens & earth. Light; separate waters; land; sun/moon; birds/fish; animals, man; rest.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 3:4 Mitzva of 4 species: 3 Hadasim (myrtle branches), 2 Aravot (willow branches), 1 Lulav (palm branch), 1 Etrog (citron).
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 84: Court chokes to death: wounds parent, kidnaps Jew, Rebel Elder, false prophet, adulterer, false witness of adultery.
#RambamYomi #RambamsOrder C: 10. Tahara(Purity), 11. Nezikim(Damages), 12. Kinyan(Property), 13. Mishpatim(Judgement), 14. Shoftim(Judges).
#HalachaYomi OC 240:15 No relations when full or hungry, rather when finished digesting; not: standing, sitting, in bathhouse, post-trauma.
#EmunaYomi 253: When person transgresses particular sin, God arouses person to repent by afflicting corresponding appendage or tendon.


                                                     Shabbat / 7-Oct-17 / 17 Tishrei 5778                                  #294
#MishnaYomi #Suka 3:1 Lulav (palm branch) stolen, dry, of idols, of condemned city, tip cut, leaves missing; invalid. Leaves separate, ok.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 83: Impure Kohen ate pure Truma (Kohen gift) liable to death from Heaven. Non-Kohen ate Truma, Rav says gets lashes.
#RambamYomi #RambamsOrder B: 5. Kedusha (Holiness), 6. Haflaa (Utterances), 7. Zraim (Fields), 8. Avoda (Temple), 9. Korbanot (Sacrifices).
#HalachaYomi OC 240:14 Semen is body’s strength, eyes’ light. Whoever uses much of it, old age jumps on him, weakens, eyes dim, bad breath.
#EmunaYomi 252: Each of a person’s appendages corresponds to one of positive Mitzvot & each tendon corresponds to one of negative Mitzvot.


                                                       Friday / 6-Oct-17 / 16 Tishrei 5778                                  #293
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 6: Moshe goes up Mt Nevo, sees land, dies, God buries him. 120yrs old. Israel mourned 30 days. Nobody like Moshe.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 2:9 All 7 days make Suka permanent dwelling & house temporary dwelling. If rains, when allowed to leave? When food ruined.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 82: Found Yehoyakim’s skull, buried it 2x, came up, wrapped in silk, put in trunk, wife found, thought 1st wife, burned.
#RambamYomi #RambamsOrder A: 1. Mada (Knowledge/Basic), 2. Ahava (Love/Constant), 3. Zmanim (Times/Festivals), 4. Nashim (Women/Marriage).
#HalachaYomi OC 240:11 Prohibited to have relations w/ any light on. Prohibited to have during the day unless room is completely dark.
#EmunaYomi 251: The body resembles the Torah. Body: 613 parts: 248 appendages, 365 tendons. Torah: 613 Mitzvot: 248 positive, 365 negative.


                                     Thursday / 5-Oct-17 / 15 Tishrei 5778                                  #292
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 5: Dan young lion streams from Bashan. Naftali full of God’s blessing, has sea & south. Asher: oil, iron, copper.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 2:6 R’ Eliezer: Need to eat 14 meals in Suka, 1 every day & every night. Sages: Only meal obligation is on 1st night.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 81: Father violating Torah, don’t say: Dad, you’re violating Torah; say: Dad, it’s written so-and-so in the Torah.
#RambamYomi #MinyanHamitzvot F: List of prohibitions (Mitzvot Lo Ta’aseh) from number 245 until number 365; of 365 Lo Ta’aseh; of 613 total.
#HalachaYomi OC 240:6 Can’t have relations in front of anyone, or of Torah, or holy books. Holy books need to be double covered if in room.
#EmunaYomi 250: What good is money, diamonds & jewels to a person w/ an ulcer, diabetes, and a cardiac condition, who can’t enjoy a meal?


                                                 Wednesday / 4-Oct-17 / 14 Tishrei 5778                                  #291
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 4: Rejoice Zevulun in your departures, Isahar in tents, will nourish from abundance of sea. Gad dwells like lion.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 2:4 On road to Mitzva, exempt from Suka. Sick & attendant exempt from Suka. Can eat or drink incidentally outside of Suka.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 80: Arrow seen shot from 1 of 2 men & killed man, both of them exempt; R’ Yosi: even if 1 righteous like Aba Chalafta.
#RambamYomi #MinyanHamitzvot E: List of prohibitions (Mitzvot Lo Ta’aseh) from number 123 until number 244; of 365 Lo Ta’aseh; of 613 total.
#HalachaYomi OC 240:3 “I will remove from you those who rebel and transgress against Me.” Kids of 9 different types of unfortunate unions.
#EmunaYomi 249: No test of faith is as difficult as sickness or injury. Job’s steadfast faith was shaken once his entire body was afflicted.


                                      Tuesday / 3-Oct-17 / 13 Tishrei 5778                                  #290
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 3: Josef: Land will be blessed w/ water, abundance of all. Horns of Reem. Ephraim’s myriads, Menase’s thousands.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 2:3 Built Suka on wagon or ship, valid; on tree or camel, valid, but can’t use on festival. Tree walls ok, if stands w/o.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 79: Threw rock w/intent, strength to kill kid, killed man, exempt; w/ intent, strength to kill man, killed kid, liable.
#RambamYomi #MinyanHamitzvot D: List of prohibitions (Mitzvot Lo Ta’aseh) from number 1 until number 122; of 365 Lo Ta’aseh; of 613 total.
#HalachaYomi OC 240:1 Don’t have relations w/ wife > prescribed. Man has small organ; when starves it, satisfied; when satisfies, starving.
#EmunaYomi 248: Few are able to ignore something that directly affects their own bodies, such as sickness or severe negative emotions.


                                                Monday / 2-Oct-17 / 12 Tishrei 5778                                  #289
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 2: Levi: kept covenant, will teach Israel Tora, serve on altar. Benjamin: God’s beloved, will dwell on shoulders.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 2:1 Slept under bed in Suka, didn’t fulfill obligation. R’ Gamliel’s slave Tavi, slept under bed, knew slaves exempt.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 78: Threw stone at wall, bounced back (like a ball) & killed person, if purposeful, executed; if inadvertent, exiled.
#RambamYomi #MinyanHamitzvot C: List of positive commands (Mitzvot Aseh) from number 167 until number 248; of 248 Aseh; of 613 total.
#HalachaYomi OC 238:1 Must be careful to learn Torah at night even more so than during the day. If annuls learning gets severe punishment.
#EmunaYomi 247: Pains and afflictions of the body are God’s prime tools in arousing people to correct what they need to correct.


                                          Sunday / 1-Oct-17 / 11 Tishrei 5778                                  #288
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 1: Moshe blesses Israel before his death. Moshe commanded Torah, legacy for Jacob. Ruben live. Juda beat enemies.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 1:10 If roof of home was breached & placed Sehach on it; if there’s 4 Amot (or more) between wall & Sehach, invalid.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 77: Rava v R Zeira: tied barrel over man, suffocated; uncovered roof, froze; 1 says liable, other says exempt of murder.
#RambamYomi #MinyanHamitzvot B: List of positive commands (Mitzvot Aseh) from number 83 until number 166; of 248 Aseh; of 613 total.
#HalachaYomi OC 236:3 Came late to Arvit, congregation said Shma & standing to say Amida, pray Amida w/ them & after say Shma w/ blessings.
#EmunaYomi 246: Divine Providence plays a greater role in a person’s health than in any other area of a person’s life.


                       Shabbat / 30-Sep-17 / 10 Tishrei 5778                                  #287
#MishnaYomi #Suka 1:8 Covered Sehach w/ spits or bed slats, if space between them wide as they are, valid. Dug Suka from haystack, invalid.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 76: Peace @ home: love wife as much as self, honor her more than self, lead kids on straight path, marry them off young.
#RambamYomi #MinyanHamitzvot A: List of positive commands (Mitzvot Aseh) from number 1 until number 83; of 248 Aseh; of 613 total.
#HalachaYomi OC 235:4 Said nighttime Shma between dawn & sunrise, didn’t fulfill obligation unless had been sick or incapacitated before.
#EmunaYomi 245: Each day changes: income problems, kid issues, health crisis. God sending individual messages to stimulate soul correction.


                               Friday / 29-Sep-17 / 9 Tishrei 5778                                  #286
#MishnaYomi #Suka 1:5 Bundles of straw, wood, shoots, invalid Sehach. If untied from their bundles, valid. All are valid as Suka walls.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 75: Man was enamored of a woman until became deathly ill. Doctors prescribed intercourse. Sages: forbidden, let him die.
#RambamYomi #Intro C: All must follow Talmud. Geonim wrote responsa. My Mishne Torah only book beside Torah that need. 1108 yrs post-Temple.
#HalachaYomi OC 235:1 Nighttime Shma from appearance of 3 small stars. If congregation prays earlier, say w/ them & repeat Shma @ night.
#EmunaYomi 244: Physical treatments, medication can’t cure ailing soul. Body & soul connected. Their health depend on more than natural law.


                                   Thursday / 28-Sep-17 / 8 Tishrei 5778                                  #285
#MishnaYomi #Suka 1:4 Attached vines, ivy as Sehach (Suka roof), invalid. Sehach>attached plants, valid. Impure or not from ground, invalid.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 74: Will be killed if doesn’t sin: sin & don’t die; except for idolatry, illicit relations & murder, die & don’t sin.
#RambamYomi #Intro B: Besides leaders, each generation had 1000s also transmitting, until Talmud, dispersion, then different traditions.
#HalachaYomi OC 234:2 Forgot to pray Minha, says Shemona Esre (the silent Amida) twice during Arvit & says Ashrei before the prayer.
#EmunaYomi 243: Sickness severe test of Emuna. God sends it. Don’t attribute to natural causes; for ultimate benefit; self-evaluate, repent.


                                         Wednesday / 27-Sep-17 / 7 Tishrei 5778                                  #284
#MishnaYomi #Suka 1:1 Suka that is greater than 20 amot tall, less than 10 tefah high, less than 3 walls or more sun than shade, invalid.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 73: Bystander can kill to prevent murder or rape. Can’t kill to prevent bestiality, Shabat transgression or idolatry.
#RambamYomi #Intro A: Moshe got from God all Laws explicitly; Torah written, rest orally. Transmitted thru generations. List until R’ Ashi.
#HalachaYomi OC 232:2 Don’t start activity in afternoon, before pray Minha; i.e. haircut, bath, court, etc. If started & time, stop & pray.
#EmunaYomi 242: Many former inmates testify jail term was turning point in lives; completed emotionally, spiritually stronger & healthier.


                                          Tuesday / 26-Sep-17 / 6 Tishrei 5778                                  #283
#ParshaYomi #
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 8:8 Sacrifices atone. Death & YK atone w/ repentance. Repentance atones minor sins; gives respite for major sins until YK.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 72: How can Torah execute Ben Sorer Umoreh for minor infractions? Knows will end as violent criminal; kill him before.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 12:2 Don’t try to calculate Masiah’s arrival. Sages cursed those who try to figure out arrival that they should die.
#HalachaYomi OC 230:5 A person should always accustom oneself to say: “Everything that God does, He does it for good.”
#EmunaYomi 241: Most inmates have plenty of time at their disposal; God gives them conditions conducive for introspection & repentance.


                                                   Monday / 25-Sep-17 / 5 Tishrei 5778                                  #282
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 8:7 Debris fell, don’t know if person under, if dead or alive, if Jew or non-Jew, remove debris on Shabat & extricate.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 71: Death, scattering, drunkenness & sleep, good for evildoers & for world. Gathering & peace, bad for them & world.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 11:4 Davidic king, observes Torah, gets Israel to follow, fights God’s wars, builds Temple, gathers exile, he’s Masiah.
#HalachaYomi OC 230:2 Enters granary, says “God, bless this grain.” Started measuring, says “Who blesses this grain.” Measured, too late.
#EmunaYomi 240: Imprisonment frequently substitute for much more serious punishment. Person should actually thank God for being in jail.


                                                        Sunday / 24-Sep-17 / 4 Tishrei 5778                                  #281
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 8:4 Don’t force kids to fast on Yom Kipur. Start to train them 1 or 2 years before come of age (Bar/Bat-Mitzvah) to fast.
DafYomi #Sanhedrin 70: Adam’s forbidden fruit: R’ Meir: vine – brings pain; R’ Yehuda: wheat – brings wisdom; R’ Nehemia: fig – covers him.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 10:3 Gentile converted to Judaism, circumcised & immersed in Mikveh; if after decides that wants to forsake, can’t.
#HalachaYomi OC 229:1 Sees rainbow, bless “Who remembers the covenant, faithful to His covenant & fulfills His word.” Don’t look at it long.
#EmunaYomi 239: If Josef would’ve lacked Emuna, complained, depressed, God’s presence departs, might’ve rotted in jail, suffer living death.


                                            Shabbat / 23-Sep-17 / 3 Tishrei 5778                                  #280
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 7: Moshe: Pay attention. Not an empty thing. It’s your life & will lengthen your days. God: Go up mount, see land, die.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 8:3 Ate & drank on single occasion of obliviousness, only liable for one sin-offering. Ate & did work, liable for 2.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 69: Men of blood, deceit, won’t live 1/2 of days. Won’t reach 35yrs, 1/2 normal lifespan. Doeg died @ 34, Ahitofel @ 33.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 9:14 Non-Jews fulfill command to set up courts: Put judges in major cities, judge & admonish on other 6 Noahide laws.
#HalachaYomi OC 228:1 On seeing oceans, rivers, mountains or desert, bless Oseh maase bereshit. On Mediterranean bless Oseh hayam hagadol.
#EmunaYomi 238: Josef kept cheery disposition in prison. Led to being in charge there. Suddenly released, became powerful, 2nd to Pharaoh.


                                              Friday / 22-Sep-17 / 2 Tishrei 5778                                  #279
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 6: I will bring vengeance on My enemies, repay those who hate Me. Will avenge blood of servants & appease land, people.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 8:1 On Yom Kipur it’s forbidden to eat, drink, wash, anoint, wear leather shoes or have intimate relations.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 68: How was R’ Eliezer allowed to do magic? Should be stoned. Wasn’t learning to do; learning to understand & instruct.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 8:1 Jewish soldiers conquer non-Jewish area, can eat non-kosher meat & animals, if hungry & nothing else available.
#HalachaYomi OC 227:1 On comet, earthquake, lightning, thunder, violent winds, bless “Who makes the acts of genesis” (Oseh maaseh bereshit).
#EmunaYomi 237: Facing hard & taxing test of faith, muster Emuna & inner strength to accept w/ love, entire situation can turn for better.


                                     Thursday / 21-Sep-17 / 1 Tishrei 5778                                  #278
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 5: How can 1 chase 1,000, 2 chase 10,000? Only if God has given them over. I cause death, grant life, I Strike & heal.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 7:4 After Kohen Gadol completed all services of Yom Kipur, made feast for loved ones ‘cuz exited Holy of Holies in peace.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 67: The only capital sin that we entrap someone is enticer to idolatry. 2 hide while get enticer to repeat enticement.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 7:4 After fearful told to leave war & left, officers can chop leg of any further deserters. Flight beginning of defeat.
#HalachaYomi OC 226:1 Month of Nisan, sees fruit-bearing trees flowering, blesses “nothing lacking in His world, created good creations…”
#EmunaYomi 236: Pray God protect from negative friends/influence, send good messengers to help correct life. Prayers in own language better.


                                     Wednesday / 20-Sep-17 / 29 Elul 5777                                  #277
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 4: God angry. Will hide face. Made Me jealous w/ non-God, will anger them w/ non-nation. Fire, arrows, famine, sword +.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 7:1 Kohen Gadol read Torah portions: “After the death,” & “On the 10th.” Would end & say “More here than what I’ve read.”
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 66: Desecrated Shabat by something that is punishable by Karet if on purpose, & sacrifice if accident, stoned if warned.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 6:7 When place siege around city to conquer it, don’t surround on all 4 sides; just on 3. Leave place for them to flee.
#HalachaYomi OC 225:6 A fruit that doesn’t renew on a yearly basis, even if hasn’t eaten it in a long time, don’t bless Shehecheyanu on it.
#EmunaYomi 235: To merit true & complete repentance, must pray constantly for God’s assistance & guidance, and ask to be lead on right path.


                                              Tuesday / 19-Sep-17 / 28 Elul 5777                                  #276
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 3: Rode Israel on high places, gave them delights of the world. Became fat & rebelled. Alien worship. Forgot God.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 6:8 Told Kohen Gadol, goat got to desert. Red string tied to door of Heihal. When goat got to desert, string turned white.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 65: Baal Ov raises the dead who talk from under their armpit. Yidoni places bone in mouth & dead talk through bone.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 5:9 Only leave Israel to study Torah, marry or save property; did it, must return. Can go on biz trips or if famine.
#HalachaYomi OC 225:3 See new fruit for season, that renews on yearly basis, bless Shehecheyanu even if sees it in friend’s hand or on tree.
#EmunaYomi 234: Confessing to God vital to spiritual & emotional welfare, repentance, remorse for sin & deciding to improve from now on.


                                             Monday / 18-Sep-17 / 27 Elul 5777                                  #275
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 2: Remember days of old. God set up nations’ boundaries as the number of Israel. Protected Israel like eye’s pupil.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 6:6 At cliff, tied red string to rock & between goat’s horns. Pushed goat over. Before reached 1/2 way down, in pieces.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 64: Sages fasted 3 days, lion of fire (idolatry inclination) came from Temple. Captured it, put in lead pot, lead cover.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 4:1 King can raise taxes for his needs or for war. Can tax merchandise. Can confiscate property of or kill tax evaders.
#HalachaYomi OC 225:1 Sees friend after 30 days, blesses Shehecheyanu. After 12 months, Mehaye Metim. Refers to dear friend that joy to see.
#EmunaYomi 233: Prisoner’s daily routine should involve repentance, prayer & charitable deeds. Ask for strength, guidance & quick release.


                                                         Sunday / 17-Sep-17 / 26 Elul 5777                                  #274
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 1: Listen heaven/earth. My lessons like rain on grass. When I call God’s Name, give Him greatness. He’s perfect & just.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 6:4 Ramp built to walk Azazel goat out. Top Jerusalemites accompanied until 1st booth. 10 booths total until Tzuk, cliff.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 63: Don’t partner w/ idolater. He may have to swear to Jewish partner & does so w/ idolatry’s name. Not allowed to hear.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 3:1 King write Torah for self besides 1 everyone should have. Always w/ him except in bathroom, etc. Read all his life.
#HalachaYomi OC 224:10 Sees Jewish houses in their place, like in settlement of 2nd Temple time, blesses “…establishes widow’s boundary.”
#EmunaYomi 232: Innocent of charge but convicted by court, may be guilty of something else that led to Heavenly verdict of imprisonment.


                                         Shabbat / 16-Sep-17 / 25 Elul 5777                                  #273
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 7: God: I’ll bring Israel to milk/honey land. They’ll eat, be satisfied, turn to other gods. Song is witness.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 6:1 2 Yom Kipur sacrificial goats should have same appearance, height, value & be bought at same time. If not, still ok.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 62: Shabat Stringency: 2 Melahot done at once, liable for each. Stringency of other Mitzvot: liable for inadvertent sin.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 2:1 Must honor & be in awe of king. Don’t ride horse, sit on throne, use scepter, wear crown. Burn his things when die.
#HalachaYomi OC 224:7 Sees non-Jewish sage, say: Blessed are You God our God King of the world, Who gave from His wisdom to flesh & blood.
#EmunaYomi 231: Incarceration is an extreme test of faith. Can’t blame anyone for the situation. God puts people in jail to atone for sins.


                                     Friday / 15-Sep-17 / 24 Elul 5777                                  #272
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 6: God to Moshe: You’re going to die. Call Joshua to Ohel Moed. God: Nation will leave me, I will hide My face.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 5:6 Sprinkled altar body 7x. Poured rest @ outer altar W base. Of outer altar poured @ S base. All flows to Nahal Kidron.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 61: Worshiped idol ‘cuz of love or fear of a person (didn’t accept idol’s divinity): Abaye: guilty idolater. Rava: not.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 1:8 If prophet appoints king from non-Judah tribe, if follows Torah & fights God’s wars, considered king & rules apply.
#HalachaYomi OC 224:6 See a Jewish sage, say: Blessed are You God our God King of the world, Who gave from His wisdom to those who fear Him.
#EmunaYomi 230: When they put their trust in their lawyers, their lawyers frequently become the reason of their failure in court.


                                               Thursday / 14-Sep-17 / 23 Elul 5777                                  #271
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 5: Moshe to Joshua: Be strong & valiant! God w/ you. Moshe wrote & gave Torah. To be read to all every 7 yrs.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 5:4 Slaughtered goat, gathered blood in bowl, reentered & stood in same place & sprinkled up once & down 7x, like a whip.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 60: Idol worship for which stoned: its particular worship; sacrifices; incense; libations; bowing; declares his God.
#RambamYomi #Avel 14:2 Accompanying guests is greater than hospitality which is greater than receiving God. Didn’t accompany = shed blood.
#HalachaYomi OC 224:2 Sees place from where idols were uprooted makes blessing & adds “Just as uprooted from here, uproot everywhere else.”
#EmunaYomi 229: People that lack Emuna think that flesh-and-blood judges, juries, attorneys, and witnesses dictate the outcome of a case.


                                        Wednesday / 13-Sep-17 / 22 Elul 5777                                  #270
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 4: Choice: life/good vs death/evil. Choose life or will be destroyed. Heaven & earth witnesses. Moshe 120 bday.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 5:2 After Ark taken, placed coal-pan on Shtiyah stone (there from days of 1st prophets), which was 3 fingers above ground.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 59: R’ Yehuda: Adam prohibited from eating meat. However, after the flood, the sons of Noah were permitted to eat meat.
#RambamYomi #Avel 13:11 Don’t mourn excessively. Death is pattern of the world. Proper to weep 3 days, eulogize 7, keep restrictions 30.
#HalachaYomi OC 223:4 Say Shehechiyanu at moment of purchase, even if haven’t used yet, for the blessing is because of joy of acquisition.
#EmunaYomi 228: Nothing brings person closer to God than passing difficult tests of faith in this lowly & often confusing material world.


                                                 Tuesday / 12-Sep-17 / 21 Elul 5777                                  #269
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 3: God will curse your enemies; bless you w/ abundance when you listen to Him. Commandments are within reach.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 5:1 Entered Holy of Holies w/ ladle of incense, coal-pan, put between Ark poles, put incense on coals, smoke filled house.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 58: Resh Lakish: Person who raises hand to strike someone, even if hasn’t hit him, is already called ‘a wicked person’.
#RambamYomi #Avel 12:2 Sluggish for sages’ eulogy, won’t live long; for upright person’s, deserves death; if shed tears, God guards reward.
#HalachaYomi OC 223:3 Built new house, bought new utensils (even if old, but new to him), even if had similar before, bless Shehechiyanu.
#EmunaYomi 227: Above fruits are immediate rewards in this world. Dividends of repentance & Emuna assure eternal bliss in the next world.


                                                     Monday / 11-Sep-17 / 20 Elul 5777                                  #268
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 2: After blessings & curses, you’ll return to God, He’ll bring Exiled back to the Land, no matter how far are.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 4:4 Other days removed coals w/ silver coal pan into gold one. On Yom Kipur removed w/ gold pan & brought it into Heichal.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 57: “Whoever spills the blood of man in man, his blood will be spilled.” Talking about embryo. If kill embryo, murder.
#RambamYomi #Avel 11:7 7 days of wedding celebration like Festival. If relative dies in middle, complete 7 days of celebration, then mourn.
#HalachaYomi OC 222:2-3 On bad news bless “Dayan Haemet.” Must bless on bad w/ same acceptance as blesses on good. Both from God, for good.
#EmunaYomi 226: Repentance: spared from harsh judgments; get closer to God; avoid slander, anger, frustration, bitterness & earn happiness.


                                                     Sunday / 10-Sep-17 / 19 Elul 5777                                  #267
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 1: Covenant w/ you standing here today & w/ those not here yet. God will be furious w/ those that ignore Him.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 4:2 Red thread on head of goat to be sent & on neck of goat to be sacrificed. Hands on bull, confessed for self & Kohens.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 56: 7 Noahide laws: Court system; blasphemy; idolatry; illicit relations; murder; theft; eating limb of live animal.
#RambamYomi #Avel 10:1 Shabat day of mourning, but no public mourning, only private: veiling head, marital relations, washing w/ hot water.
#HalachaYomi OC 222:1 Hears news that good just for him, blesses Shehechiyanu. On news that’s good for him & others, bless Hatov Vehameitiv.
#EmunaYomi 225: Task at hand is to accept (Heavenly & earthly) court’s decision lovingly & w/ Emuna & increase repentance efforts & prayer.


                                           Shabbat / 9-Sep-17 / 18 Elul 5777                                  #266
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 7: Moshe lists miracles: Until today, God hasn’t given you ability to understand. Keep Covenant & you’ll succeed in all.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 3:11 Wouldn’t share their know-how: Garmu/showbread; Avtinas/incense; Hugros b Levi/chapter of song; Ben Kamtzar/writing.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 55: Blasphemer not liable death penalty until pronounces God’s Name. In court, use God’s alias until final testimony.
#RambamYomi #Avel 9:2 Tear clothing for ones Rabbi; Nasi; Av Bet Din; a community; blasphemy; burned Torah; over Judah, Jerusalem & Temple.
#HalachaYomi OC 219:9 Say Hagomel for >4 cases above, any miraculous escape: wall fell, wild animals, thieves. Opinion: say w/o God’s name.
#EmunaYomi 224: Our Emuna undergoes a special test in face of negative outcomes or judgement. This is the time to summon power of Emuna.


                                              Friday / 8-Sep-17 / 17 Elul 5777                                  #265
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 6: God will bless Israel w/ incredible success. If don’t listen to Him, will inflict long list of horrible punishments.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 3:10 Laver’s 12 spigots & cover system. Golden utensil handles, candelabrum & Sota’s tablet. Miracles of Nikanor gates.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 54: Bestiality: human & animal stoned. Animal accessory to sin, & cause of person’s death shouldn’t be walking around.
#RambamYomi #Avel 8:4 Don’t inform the seriously ill if close relative died. Silence women who can’t control themselves in their presence.
#HalachaYomi OC 219:7 Ashkenazim don’t say Hagomel if go from city to city; only when go through desert. Sefaradim do; all roads dangerous.
#EmunaYomi 223: Be prepared for unwanted outcomes. Efforts at repentance don’t always suffice to clean the entire list of Heavenly debts.


                                                Thursday / 7-Sep-17 / 16 Elul 5777                                  #264
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 5: Mt Gerizim/Bless: Simon, Levi, Juda, Isahar, Josef, Benjamin. Mt Eval/Curse: Ruben, Gad, Asher Zevulun, Dan, Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 3:8 Kohen Gadol lays hands on bull, confesses, asks forgiveness for self. People heard Name of God, answered Baruh Shem…
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 53: Kidushin (marriage) isn’t binding (even if they do a ceremony), if the relationship is forbidden (Chayavei Lavin).
#RambamYomi #Avel 7:1 Notified that relative died after <30 days = day of burial, keeps regular mourning. After >30 days, 1 day of mourning.
#HalachaYomi OC 219:3 Must say blessing of Hagomel in front of 10 Jewish men & 2 of them should be Rabbis. If no Rabbis, can still say it.
#EmunaYomi 222: Once Heavenly court reaches verdict, God instills “upstairs” verdict in heart of judge/jury in the “downstairs” courtroom.


                                         Wednesday / 6-Sep-17 / 15 Elul 5777                                  #263
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 4: When enter land, set up big stones on Mt Eval, plaster w/ lime, write Torah’s on them; build altar of uncut stones.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 3:5 If Kohen Gadol was old or squeamish, water was heated & poured into the ritual bath to take edge off cold for him.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 52: 2 streams of fire exited Holy of Holies, split into 4, 2 entered Nadav’s nostrils, 2 Avihu’s nostrils, burned them.
#RambamYomi #Avel 6:2 Mourner prohibited during 1st 30 days to: cut hair; wear freshly ironed clothes; marry; go to party; business travel.
#HalachaYomi OC 219:1-2 4 types must thank & bless “Hagomel”: returned from sea voyage; or desert; bedridden & healed; imprisoned & freed.
#EmunaYomi 221: A person in a real world court case is judged at same time in Heavenly court, checking person’s spiritual credits & debits.


                                               Tuesday / 5-Sep-17 / 14 Elul 5777                                  #262
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 3: Today God commands you to follow commands with heart & soul. You’ve accepted. God has chosen you as treasured people.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 3:3 Can’t enter Temple, even ritually pure, until immersed. Kohen Gadol immersed 5x & washed hands/feet 10x on Yom Kipur.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 51: R’ Eliezer: Single man has relations w/ single girl, not for marriage, she becomes a Zonah (& can’t marry a Kohen).
#RambamYomi #Avel 5:20 Mourners: Can’t greet, have lengthy or frivolous talks. Don’t hold baby, causes laughter. Don’t go to celebrations.
#HalachaYomi OC 218:7 Miracle occurred to others, sanctified God’s Name, Daniel’s lion den, Hanania & co’s furnace, bless if at location.
#EmunaYomi 220: If lack of charity reason stopped by policeman, then pledge of charity can tip scales of harsh judgement the other way.


                                             Monday / 4-Sep-17 / 13 Elul 5777                                  #261
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 2: After gave tithe 3rd yr, declare: God, I gave to Levite, stranger, orphan, widow as commanded; look down & bless us.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 3:1 Check if time for sacrifice & say “Morning star!” Matitia says asked: Is whole east light until Hebron? Answered: Yes!
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 50: Debate severity 4 deaths. Koheness adultery burn; blaspheme/idolatry, stone; idol city, behead; wound parent, choke.
#RambamYomi #Avel 4:4 Tombstone placed on grave. Righteous don’t need tombstone, their words will be their memory & shouldn’t visit graves.
#HalachaYomi OC 218:4 Miracle occurred to person. If revisits spot, bless “Who made a miracle for me in this place.” Descendants also bless.
#EmunaYomi 219: Satisfaction of donating to poor, sick & for advancement of Torah, better than losing $ on medical bills, repairs & taxes.


                                                      Sunday / 3-Sep-17 / 12 Elul 5777                                  #260
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 1: 1st fruit to Temple & declaration: “Came to Promised Land. My father served Aramean, went to Egypt,” & rest of story.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 2:7 24 Kohens to sacrifice bull: head; 2 leg; 2 tail; 2 leg; chest; 3 throat; 2 legs; 2 sides; 3x innards, flour, wine.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 49: If not for David’s Torah study, Yoav wouldn’t win battles. If not for Yoav fighting, David couldn’t study Torah.
#RambamYomi #Avel 3:1 Except for the 6 relatives, if Kohen comes in contact with a corpse on purpose, after warned & witnesses, he’s lashed.
#HalachaYomi OC 218:1 Place of miracles, bless: “that did miracles for our fathers in this place.” She’asa Nisim Laavoteinu Bamakom Hazeh.
#EmunaYomi 218: Without charity person is a triple loser: loses money against will; suffers pain of money loss; loses benefits of charity.


                                           Shabbat / 2-Sep-17 / 11 Elul 5777                                  #259
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 7: Pay timely wages. Poor harvest leftovers. 40 lashes. Don’t muzzle threshing ox. Levirate marriage. True weights.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 2:4 3rd daily lottery: bring incense, from Kohens who never did so. 4th lottery: carry sacrifice limbs from ramp to altar.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 48: R’ Yehuda: better to be cursed (w/o reason), than to curse. All curses David uttered came back on his descendants.
#RambamYomi #Avel 2:1 Biblically mourn for mom, dad, son, daughter, paternal brother & sister. Rabbis added spouse, maternal bro & sis.
#HalachaYomi OC 217:5-6 Don’t bless over idolater’s fragrances. Prohibited to smell them. Not at their parties either. It’s for idolatry.
#EmunaYomi 217: Heavenly accounting exacting to the penny. When give charity, prevent anguish of losing money in negative circumstances.


                                           Friday / 1-Sep-17 / 10 Elul 5777                                  #258
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 6: Man, don’t go to army 1st yr marriage. Don’t take millstone as collateral. Kidnap, death sentence. Remember Miriam.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 2:2 Kohens ran up altar ramp to see who got merit of clearing ashes. 1 pushed other, fell, broke leg. Instituted lottery.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 47: Disgrace not to bury dead ASAP, unless for his honor, gather eulogizers, bring women to wail, bring coffin, shrouds.
#RambamYomi #Avel 1:1 Biblically must mourn 1st day of death & burial. Moshe instituted 7 days of mourning (& 7 days wedding celebrations).
#HalachaYomi OC 217:4 Don’t bless “indecent” fragrances: spices around woman’s neck, in hand or mouth. Don’t smell. Leads to kissing & more.
#EmunaYomi 216: Income & losses preordained on Rosh Hashana. $ to charity takes place of $ losses (taxes, fines, med bills, repairs, etc.).


                                       Thursday / 31-Aug-17 / 9 Elul 5777                                  #257
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 5: Unhappy w/ wife, gave bill of divorce; she marries 2nd man, he dies or divorces her; she can’t ever return to 1st.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 1:8 Remove altar ashes around dawn. Yom Kipur, midnight. Festivals, 1st watch. Festivals, Israel filled courtyard by dawn.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 46: Death sentence: Wait until almost sunset, give verdict, kill, hang body, immediately take body down & then bury it.
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 7:2 Rebel Son: steals $ from dad, buys cheap meat & wine, eats outside home w/ group of fools, meat 1/2 raw, thin wine.
#HalachaYomi OC 217:1 Enters perfume store, says Boreh Minei Besamim over the various fragrances. If sits in store the whole day, say once.
#EmunaYomi 215: Charity prevents penalties. Many penalties and other forms of financial loss occur when a person gives insufficient charity.


                                                Wednesday / 30-Aug-17 / 8 Elul 5777                                  #256
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 4: Don’t despise Edomite, Egyptian. Privy outside camp, carry spade to cover, God in camp, keep holy. No prostitutes.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 1:6 If Kohen Gadol sage, expounds Yom Kipur night, if not, sages expound to him. Can read or read to. Read Daniel to many.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 45: Executed, buried w/ device. Stoned: w/ stone & wood that hung body after. Decapitated: w/ sword. Choked: w/ cloth.
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 6:10 Parents mentally ill, child treats them at their level. If so bad & can’t handle, get others to take care of them.
#HalachaYomi OC 216:10 Had from fragrant trees, fragrant herbs & general fragrances, say right blessing for each (Atzei, Isbei, Minei).
#EmunaYomi 214: If harm others have to make arduous efforts in begging forgiveness of all victims. Otherwise, God won’t listen to prayers.


                                            Tuesday / 29-Aug-17 / 7 Elul 5777                                  #255
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 3: Guardrails. Don’t mix species. Adulterers killed. Men who can’t marry Jews: damaged organ, Mamzer, Amonite, Moabite.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 1:4 7 days, didn’t prevent Kohen Gadol to eat & drink. Yom Kipur eve, didn’t get a lot of food, so wouldn’t cause sleep.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 44: Angel brazen w/ God. Has 3 names: Piskin, conclusive; Itmon, covers Israel’s sin; Sigron, last pleas for Israel.
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 5:15 Not only can’t hit or curse parents, also can’t shame, even with words or even insinuation. Will be cursed by God.
#HalachaYomi OC 216:7 On Simlak say Boreh Atzei Besamim. Debate: Simlak: rosemary; jasmine; herb of 3 rows leaves & each row has 3 leaves.
#EmunaYomi 213: As long as sins between man & fellow man go uncorrected, severe judgement hovers like an ax over the transgressor’s neck.


                                         Monday / 28-Aug-17 / 6 Elul 5777                                  #254
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 2: Hang executed body ’til eve. Return lost property. Help w/ load. No cross-dress. Send mom away b4 take eggs, chicks.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 1:3 High Court Elders read to Kohen Gadol Yom Kipur service & say, memorize it. Maybe you forgot or never learned it.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 43: To be executed, claims can clear self, return to court, good reason or not. 3rd time & on, only return w/ reason.
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 4:2 Rebel Elder liable if dispute can lead to violation of Karet. i.e. confusion on date, status of wife, $, sacrifice.
#HalachaYomi OC 216:5 Pressed or ground olive oil, aroma wafts, bless upon it Boreh Atzei Besamim (Who creates fragrant trees).
#EmunaYomi 212: Without Emuna, people easily insult, harbor ill will, harm, or take revenge upon those who conceivably caused them damage.


                                         Sunday / 27-Aug-17 / 5 Elul 5777                                  #253
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 1: War captive girl, shave hair, weeps for parents month, then can have her. If don’t want her, set free. Rebel son.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 1:1 7 days before Yom Kipur, Kohen Gadol leaves home, lives in Temple’s Palhedrin Chamber. Another Kohen ready on standby.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 42: If only had 1 Mitzva to greet God’s presence 1/month (Kidush Levana), enough. Abaye: Therefore we say it standing.
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 3:5 Rebel Elder: kill if sage differs w/ Sanhedrin on Mitzva that liable Karet & instructs others or does himself.
#HalachaYomi OC 216:1 Can’t enjoy a nice fragrance before saying a blessing over it, but don’t need a blessing after smelling the fragrance.
#EmunaYomi 211: Spiritual law: when trust in anyone other than God, fall into hands of object of trust. Nobody has God’s mercy, compassion.


                                             Shabbat / 26-Aug-17 / 4 Elul 5777                                  #252
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 7: War: offer peace. Accept, tributary. If not, siege; God will deliver; kill all men, take spoils. Destroy 7 nations.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 8:7 Debate as to level of impure meat & location around Temple burned. R’ Akiva: burn at place where it becomes impure.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 41: Raban Yochanan Ben Zakai lived for 120 years. He worked for 40 years, learned for 40 years and taught for 40 years.
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 2:2 Sanhedrin issued edict, decree or custom & it spread throughout Israel, only a greater Sanhedrin can nullify it.
#HalachaYomi OC 215:2 Hears Jew bless, even if didn’t hear entirely & even if not obligated to say that blessing, must answer Amen.
#EmunaYomi 210: Talk to God before policeman comes: “God, don’t punish me with police. Help me identify & correct reason deserve punishment.


                                        Friday / 25-Aug-17 / 3 Elul 5777                                  #251
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 6: Don’t move fences. 1 witness not enough. False witnesses punished as planned for victim. Laws of war: fear, go home.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 8:5 Parohet: Tefah thick, woven w/ 72 threads of 24 filaments. 40 cubits length x 20 cubits height. 820,000 filaments.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 40: Destroy $ of sinners of idolatrous city. Idolater always stoned, never beheaded. False witnesses don’t get warning.
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 1:1 Sanhedrin essence of Oral Torah. Laws go out to all nation. If believe in Moshe & his Torah, must rely on Sanhedrin.
#HalachaYomi OC 213:3 Must hear blessing from beginning to end, & he & blesser need intention to exempt. If not, no good. Even if say Amen.
#EmunaYomi 209: I.e. pulled over ‘cuz of traffic violation, “natural” circumstance merely vehicle of Divine justice designed to arouse us.

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