Daily Torah Tweets 301-450

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                                      Monday / 12-Mar-18 / 25 Adar 5778                                  #450
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 2: Laws of Olah/burnt offering of birds: turtledoves or young doves, nip neck, blood on altar. Meal offerings (Minha).
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 12:6 Halitza: She declares he doesn’t want to do Yibum; he affirms; she removes his shoe; spits in front of him; read.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 56: Kid knew Tractate Avoda Zara @ 6yrs old: Non-Jew doesn’t prohibit wine by treading on grapes w/ feet; not libation.
#RambamYomi #Shofar+ 1:1 Positive biblical command to hear sounding of Shofar on Rosh Hashana. Shofar must be bent ram’s horn, nothing else.
#HalachaYomi OC 307:13 Prohibited to read loan documents, accounts or correspondence on Shabat. Even to glimpse without reading prohibited.
#EmunaYomi 408: Can change friends & associates a lot easier than can change spouse, for a marital relationship is much more obligating.
#TanyaYomi 25Adar: When entire vital soul of community of Israel will be holy, entire world will emerge from impurity & filth to holiness.

 

                                              Sunday / 11-Mar-18 / 24 Adar 5778                                  #449
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 1: God calls to Moshe. Speaks to him from Tent of Meeting. Laws of sacrifices: burnt offering (Olah) process and laws.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 12:4 Deaf-mute man underwent Halitza; deaf-mute woman did Halitza; woman did Halitza to minor; invalid.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 55: Illness takes oath: will only enter & leave person on certain times & ways. Person went to idolatry, still leaves.
#RambamYomi #HametzUmatza #NusachHahagada: Entire text of the Maggid portion of the Haggada as is said since destruction of the Temple.
#HalachaYomi OC 307:10 Can say to friend: guard my fruits that are within your Tchum (area that can walk on Shabat) & I’ll do same for you.
#EmunaYomi 407: While can often avoid friction & confrontation on the outside, it’s difficult to escape trying situations at home.
#TanyaYomi 24Adar: When study Torah, pray or do Mitzva, vital soul’s energy, from our blood, from food eaten, converted from evil to good.

 

                                               Shabbat / 10-Mar-18 / 23 Adar 5778                                  #448
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 7: Day1/Month1/yr 2 Moshe sets up Mishkan, anoints. Kohens bathed, clothed & anointed. Cloud covers & leads way.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 12:2 She did Halitza w/ sandal that: wasn’t his; of wood; left sandal worn on right foot; too large, but can walk; ok.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 54: Philosophers to Sages: If your God against idolatry, why let it exist? Sages: God won’t destroy world ‘cuz of fools.
#RambamYomi #HametzUmatza 8:7 In Temple would bless (on Zevah) & eat from Hagiga offering (of 14th), then bless & eat from Pesah sacrifice.
#HalachaYomi OC 307:6 Prohibited to do any calculations on Shabat, even for past expenses, specifically when still hasn’t paid workers.
#EmunaYomi 406: Challenges of a marital relationship require a higher level of Emuna than difficulties outside the home do.
#TanyaYomi 23Adar: Fulfillment of Messianic Era, Resurrection of the Dead, depends on our actions & service throughout duration of exile.

 

                                              Friday / 9-Mar-18 / 22 Adar 5778                                  #447
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 6: Making coat & Tzitz of Kohen Gadol; tunics, caps, pants, sash for Kohens. Finished Mishkan. Moshe blesses.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 12:1 Do Halitza before 3 judges, even 3 laymen. If she uses a shoe, ok; slipper, no; heeled sandal, ok; no heal, no.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 53: Nimrod’s temple (Tower of Babel): they could have returned, but didn’t, so as idolatry abandoned during peace, null.
#RambamYomi #HametzUmatza 7:1 Biblical command to relate miracles that occurred to our ancestors on night of 15 Nisan. Even if great sage.
#HalachaYomi OC 307:2 Can’t tell non-Jew, even before Shabat, to do something that prohibited for Jew to do on Shabat. Can give hints.
#EmunaYomi 405: Family makes demands on time, money & nerves. They can frustrate, humiliate & be unsatisfied. Emuna only way to pass test.
#TanyaYomi 22Adar: Part of complete revelation experienced at Giving of Torah. At each utterance their souls took flight. God restored them.

 

                                                          Thursday / 8-Mar-18 / 21 Adar 5778                                  #446
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 5: Making for Kohen Gadol: Efod w/ stone on each side w/ names of tribes; Choshen: breastplate of 12 stones.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 11:6 Woman waited ❤ months between marriages, has boy, marries, dies: brothers from either dad do Halitza w/ widow.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 52: Rebbi forgot source forbidding Onias’ Temple’s vessels. Student objected from verse. Rebbi recalled that was source.
#RambamYomi #HametzUmatza 6:1 Biblical command to eat Matza night of 15 Nisan. Applies every place & time. Can be eaten whole night.
#HalachaYomi OC 307:1 Shabat talk should be different from weekday talk. Prohibited to speak on Shabat of labors that will do during week.
#EmunaYomi 404: The main tests of a person’s faith are in the home w/ his wife & children who unwittingly test his faith throughout the day.
#TanyaYomi 21Adar: Hishtalshelut: downward gradation of the worlds & their descent thru many “garments” which screen light & life from God.

 

                                    Wednesday / 7-Mar-18 / 20 Adar 5778                                  #445
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 4: Making: Altar, utensils, basin, courtyard pillars, curtains. Pekudai. Inventory of gold, silver, copper used.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 11:4 Woman & daughter-in-law’s babies got mixed up, grew up, married, died: other sons of daughter-in-law do Halitza.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 51: Found garment, money or vessels on idol’s head, can take them; grapes, stalks, wine, oil, flour, or the like, no.
#RambamYomi #HametzUmatza 5:1 Hametz is only 5 grains: wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt. Kitniyot: rice, millet, beans, lentils, not Hametz.
#HalachaYomi OC 306:12 Can publicize on Shabat regarding a lost item, even if it is something that is prohibited to handle on Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 403: One should be satisfied with their lot in life & not strive for riches. Sages teach: The more one has, the more one worries.
#TanyaYomi 20Adar: When mind tells body to do Mitzva, animal soul submits unwillingly to holiness, says Amen, does & unites w/ God’s light.

 

                                               Tuesday / 6-Mar-18 / 19 Adar 5778                                  #444
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 3: Making: Menora, pure gold, 1 piece, 7 branches w/ goblets, knobs & flowers; Incense Altar, wood, gold plated.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 11:1 Can marry near relatives of woman that he violated or seduced. Violated or seduced wife’s near relatives, incest.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 50: Road made by non-idolaters w/ idolatry stones, some Rabbis avoided path, others didn’t. R’ Yohanan: we can go on it.
#RambamYomi #HametzUmatza 4:5 Jew can give Hametz to non-Jew as collateral & say: If I don’t bring $ between now & such date, Hametz yours.
#HalachaYomi OC 306:8 Permitted to think about business on Shabat, however Mitzva not to think about it at all; feel that all work is done.
#EmunaYomi 402: As long as people refrain from repenting, even w/ all the money in the world, they will suffer because of uncorrected sins.
#TanyaYomi 19Adar: Occupied in Torah, soul w/ 2 inner garments of speech & thought unite w/ God’s light. To connect body, need to do Mitzva.

 

                                               Monday / 5-Mar-18 / 18 Adar 5778                                  #443
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 2: Bezalel, Oholiav & others imbued w/ spirit of God for craftsmanship, weaving, work w/ metals, stones, wood.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 10:8 If a boy of 9yrs & 1day married a woman and thereafter died, she is exempt from Halitza and Yibum.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 49: If idolater shaves off part of idolatrous tree for his own purpose, tree & shavings permitted; lost idol status.
#RambamYomi #HametzUmatza 3:11 How does one destroy Hametz? Burn it; crumble & toss to wind; throw into sea. If covered by >3 Tefah of dirt.
#HalachaYomi OC 306:5 Prohibited to hire Hazan to pray on Shabat, though some permit. Ram”a: if hired for entire year, all agree that ok.
#EmunaYomi 401: Prayer, charity & repentance the only solutions to financial difficulties. There are no tribulations without transgressions.
#TanyaYomi 18Adar: No person can truly understand God at all. God’s light can’t reveal itself except by doing Mitzvot, God’s will & wisdom.

 

                                                       Sunday / 4-Mar-18 / 17 Adar 5778                                  #442
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 1: Work 6 days, rest 7th. Don’t light fire on Shabat. Generous contribution of material & artisans for Mishkan.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 10:6 Boy of 9yrs & 1day disqualifies his Yevama for Yibum with his brothers, & his brothers disqualify her for him.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 48: Tree has idolatry under it, but tree not worshiped: R’ Shimon: tree not forbidden. Sages: Ashera tree & forbidden.
#RambamYomi #HametzUmatza 2:19 Has voyage <30 days before Pesah, must search for Hametz before goes; also if >30 & returning before Pesah.
#HalachaYomi OC 306:1 Can’t deal w/ possessions on Shabat, even if not doing labor. Don’t review property to see what work needs to be done.
#EmunaYomi 400: Desire for quick $, lack of Emuna. Life quality doesn’t depend on how much $ but on how much acquire Emuna & do God’s will.
#TanyaYomi 17Adar: God rests on man’s body thru his good deeds. Even perfect Tzadik’s soul doesn’t lose identity or absorbed by God’s light.

 

                                                           Shabbat / 3-Mar-18 / 16 Adar 5778                                  #441
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 7: Moshe 40 days on Mt. Sinai. Gets 2nd Tablets w/10 commandments. His face shines. People afraid of him. He used veil.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 10:4 Wife overseas, witness said died, husband married her sister, wife alive, allowed to return to him (sister out).
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 47: Slaughtered undomesticated animal or a bird, covered the blood, got uncovered, don’t need to cover it again.
#RambamYomi #HametzUmatza 1:1 If purposely ate olive size of Hametz on Pesah, from night of 15 Nisan until end of 21 Nisan, liable to Karet.
#HalachaYomi OC 305:23 Can sell horse or mule or donkey to non-Jewish shepherd, even though the non-Jew will use them on Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 399: Wealthy person w/ Emuna knows that $ belongs to God & is a temporary deposit in their hands to implement God’s commandments.
#TanyaYomi 16Adar: Why have souls of Benoni (intermediates) been brought into world? Why lifelong struggle with evil nature of animal soul?

 

                                       Friday / 2-Mar-18 / 15 Adar 5778                                  #440
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 6: God: I’ll banish people of Canaan. Don’t make pacts w/ them or marry them. Destroy their idols. I’m a jealous God.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 10:2 Court certified 1st husband dead, woman remarries, he resurfaces, she divorces both men, doesn’t bring sacrifice.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 46: “And you shall destroy their name out of that place.” It’s a Mitzva to give a derogatory nickname to idols.
#RambamYomi #YomTov 8:17 Work forbidden before Chag, like on Friday afternoons. If works during this time will never see blessing from it.
#HalachaYomi OC 305:18 Can’t ride animal on Shabat, or even lean on it, nor even use its side in any way. Went on even on purpose, get off.
#EmunaYomi 398: A sudden windfall is a serious & difficult test of faith. Often lack emotional & spiritual gear to deal with sudden riches.
#TanyaYomi 15Adar: Giving charity raises rest of income to God, provides dwelling for God, balanced against all the sacrifices.

 

                                      Thursday / 1-Mar-18 / 14 Adar 5778                                  #439
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 5: God to Moshe: Hew 2 stone tablets & I’ll inscribe them. God declares 13 attributes of mercy; Moshe bows & prostrates.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 10:1 Husband went overseas, witnesses told wife that he died, she remarried, he appears, she has to divorce both men.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 45: Tree planted & only after was worshiped: Tana Kama: permitted to use tree. R’ Yosi Haglili: prohibited to use tree.
#RambamYomi #YomTov 7:16 Don’t marry or do Yibum on Chol Hamoed, so joy of Chag not obscured by joy of marriage. Can betroth w/o a party.
#HalachaYomi OC 305:15 Don’t tie 1 camel after another & lead 1st 1; if grab all ropes together, ok. Some say can only lead 1 camel by rope.
#EmunaYomi 397: Lottery tickets are permissible, but not 100% congruent w/ spirit of Emuna. If buy, only get 1. Buying more, lack of Emuna.
#TanyaYomi 14Adar: Patriarchs were “Chariot” of God, bound mind & soul to God; prophets also, each at own level; Moses surpassed them all.

 

                                             Wednesday / 28-Feb-18 / 13 Adar 5778                                  #438
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 4: God: No man can see My face & live. Stay w/ me by this rock & I’ll cover you as My glory passes. You’ll see My back.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 9:5 Israelite woman marries Kohen, eats from Truma. Also after he dies if had son by him. Same w/ Levite wife & Maaser.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 44: “Crown & testimony on king’s son.” Testimony of David’s house: if fit for kingship, crown will fit; if unfit, won’t.
#RambamYomi #YomTov 6:20 Have joy that involves service of God. Impossible to serve God while in midst of levity, frivolity, or drunkenness.
#HalachaYomi OC 305:14 No animal can go out on Shabat w/ bound legs (1 front to 1 back) or w/ 1 leg tied up (walks on just 3 legs).
#EmunaYomi 396: Gambling, like other questionable ways of getting $, rusts the clear pipes of abundance. God doesn’t need gambler’s help.
#TanyaYomi 13Adar: By virtue of faith, SitraAchra subdued, dark changed to light, great joy to God. Diaspora’s atmosphere really unclean.

 

                                             Tuesday / 27-Feb-18 / 12 Adar 5778                                  #437
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 3: Moshe: “God! If I found favor in Your eyes, Your Presence needs to come w/ us; if not, how will we be distinguished?”
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 9:2 Widow married Kohen Gadol & he died, even though marriage improper, can do Yibum w/ brother-in-law, a plain Kohen.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 43: Can’t learn idolatrous acts to do so, but can learn in order to understand it & to give instruction against it.
#RambamYomi #YomTov 5:1 Torah allowed carrying on Chag even if not for food preparation, but can’t carry in same way that does on weekday.
#HalachaYomi OC 305:10 Can’t hang food pouch on Shabat on donkey’s neck; ok on calves & foals, thin necks & pains them to eat from ground.
#EmunaYomi 395: Lust for gambling rooted in denial of God. Must pray to God to help him trust that all his income & needs comes from God.
#TanyaYomi 12Adar: Reason to pray & thank God daily: got inheritance to understand Unity of God & that there’s nothing but God.

 

                                          Monday / 26-Feb-18 / 11 Adar 5778                                  #436
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 2: Moshe: 2 tablets, Mt. Sinai, people restless, Golden Calf, God furious, Moshe breaks tablets, destroys Calf & rebels.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 8:6 Tumtum (undetermined gender) that turns out is male, doesn’t do Halitza. Androginos can marry a woman, not a man.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 42: Non-Jew can revoke his or another non-Jew’s idol’s idolatry status, but a Jew can’t revoke non-Jew’s idol’s status.
#RambamYomi #YomTov 4:20 Can’t use scale on Chag, or even use to protect food from mice. Expert butcher not allowed to weigh meat by hand.
#HalachaYomi OC 305:7 Donkeys can go out w/ saddles (warms them up) on Shabat if was tied on before Shabat. All other animals prohibited.
#EmunaYomi 394: In gambling, one person’s winnings are another’s losses. No blessing to funds earned from the sorrow of another human.
#TanyaYomi 11Adar: True joy of soul is to envision God’s unity, experience God’s proximity; it’s the purpose and goal for the creation of man.

 

                                              Sunday / 25-Feb-18 / 10 Adar 5778                                  #435
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 1: Census: 1/2 shekel/person >20 yrs old. Mishkan: basin, incense, anointing oil; can’t benefit from it. Betzalel named.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 8:5 A eunuch doesn’t do Halitza or Yibum; neither does an Aylonit (older underdeveloped woman, can’t have kids).
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 41: R’ Hanina Hozaa: Presumption that Haver will not release item from his possession if it isn’t ritually prepared.
#RambamYomi #YomTov 3:12 No making cheese on Chag. If make day before, doesn’t lose flavor. Can crush spices on Chag, not salt; same reason.
#HalachaYomi OC 305:5 Collared animals, that permanently wear collar around neck w/ ring to attach leash; can go out w/ them on Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 393: Most of a person’s money is earmarked for sustenance of his dependents; if he were single, he’d probably earn a lot less.
#TanyaYomi 10Adar: Talmud: friend sinning, hate him & tell teacher to hate him. Refers to companion in Torah & precepts. Need to rebuke him.

 

                                                Shabbat / 24-Feb-18 / 9 Adar 5778                                  #434
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 7: Incense altar: Acacia wood, 1×1 cubits x 2 cubits tall, gold overlay & crown, 2 rings, 2 poles. Bring incense daily.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 8:3 Ammonites & Moabites forever forbidden to marry Jewish women. Women of those nations, if converted can marry a Jew.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 40: Birds eggs: Yoke on outside, albumen on inside, non-kosher egg. Albumen on outside, yoke on inside, kosher egg.
#RambamYomi #YomTov 2:1 Chick hatched on Chag, can’t be handled, Muktze. Calf born on Chag, had designated to eat mother, can also eat calf.
#HalachaYomi OC 304:3 A Jewish employer is not commanded regarding his non-Jewish worker resting from labor on Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 392: God doesn’t give person money for exclusive use; a person’s allotment includes stipend for his wife’s & children’s needs.
#TanyaYomi 9Adar: To view own body w/ scorn & find joy in soul alone, easy way to fulfill “Love fellow as thyself” w/ every soul of Israel.

 

                                           Friday / 23-Feb-18 / 8 Adar 5778                                  #433
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 6: Daily sacrifice: 1yr old lamb; 1/10 fine flour w/1/4 hin olive oil; 1/4 hin wine. AM & afternoon. God sanctified.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 8:1 Uncircumcised Kohen & men who normally can eat Truma but now impure, can’t eat Truma, but their wives & slaves can.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 39: Haver: devoted to observance of Mitzvot, especially Tahara, Truma & Maaser. Even after death, house retains status.
#RambamYomi #YomTov 1:4 On Chag, can transfer articles from one domain to another & can kindle fire. Can do labors needed to prepare food.
#HalachaYomi OC 303:27 Can’t brush hair w/ comb on Shabat, even if it’s made out of pig hair, as not possible that won’t pull out some hair.
#EmunaYomi 391: RoshHashana: God decrees how much $ each person will gain AND lose. If follow Torah, can get more; if gamble, can lose more.
#TanyaYomi 8Adar: Reason God put portion of Himself in man, to raise up animal soul by fully occupying self in life of spirit and soul.

 

                                       Thursday / 22-Feb-18 / 7 Adar 5778                                  #432
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 5: Sacrifice of 2nd ram. Kohens put their hands on ram, slaughter it, put blood on right earlobe, thumb & big toe.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 7:5 Israelite had relations w/ Kohen’s daughter, she still eats Truma. If she became pregnant, can’t. Gave birth, can.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 38: If a non-Jew did all the cooking from beginning to end, can’t eat the food. If a Jew just stoked the coals, can eat.
#RambamYomi #Asor 3:1 Can’t wash self on Yom Kipur, not with hot or cold water. Not whole body, not one limb; can’t even dip pinky in water.
#HalachaYomi OC 303:24 Women can go out on Shabat w/ “counterbalance” stone, helps against miscarriages; can use even if not pregnant yet.
#EmunaYomi 390: Money won in gambling has no blessing; the gambler won’t see any benefit from such gains. Gambling $ is spiritually putrid.
#TanyaYomi 7Adar: Service for whole life should be w/ great joy, joy of release of soul when engaged in Torah & prayer. Soul escapes exile.

 

Wednesday / 21-Feb-18 / 6 Adar 5778                                  #431
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 4: Induction of Kohens: Annoint Aaron. Dress Kohens. Sacrifice 1 bull, 2 rams, unleavened bread, loaves, wafers w/oil.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 7:2 Israelite’s daughter married Kohen, her slaves eat Truma. Kohen’s daughter married Israelite, her slaves don’t.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 37: Just as can drink non-Jews’ water which wasn’t changed by fire, so too can eat their food if wasn’t changed by fire.
#RambamYomi #Asor 2:9 Yom Kipur: Pregnant woman overcome w/ desire to eat, whisper to her: today is Yom Kipur. Still desires, feed her.
#HalachaYomi OC 303:21 Women can go out on Shabat w/ “full head wrapping.” Type of covering that covers the entire head, but not the face.
#EmunaYomi 389: Money won gambling is considered an illegal acquisition; a gambler’s testimony is unacceptable in religious court.
#TanyaYomi 6Adar: All have divine soul w/ spark of God in them, even most worthless person. W/ Torah, Mitzvot can liberate spark from exile.

 

                                                 Tuesday / 20-Feb-18 / 5 Adar 5778                                  #430
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 3: For Aaron: Robe, blue wool; Tzitz of gold on forehead. Kohens: linen tunics, sashes, hats & pants, lest die in Holy.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 6:6 Don’t abstain from procreation unless have kids. Bet Shamai: 2 boys; Bet Hilel: boy & girl. Obligation of the man.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 36: R’ Shimon b Gamliel & R’ Elazar b Zadok: Don’t pass edict for public unless most of the public is able to handle it.
#RambamYomi #Asor 1:2 All that can’t do on Shabat, can’t do Yom Kipur. Difference is punishment if violate Shabat, stoned; Yom Kipur, Karet.
#HalachaYomi OC 303:18 All that the Sages prohibited to go out in public domain with, also can’t go out with in courtyard lacking Eruv.
#EmunaYomi 388: A gambler will sell his business, home, & car to keep gambling; he forgets his wife & kids; if he could, he’d sell them too.
#TanyaYomi 5Adar: Dejection (Atzvut) vs bitterness over distance from God (Merirut). Atzvut is negative. Merirut can agitate to get close.

 

                                              Monday / 19-Feb-18 / 4 Adar 5778                                  #429
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 2: Hoshen worn by Kohen Gadol: Gold setting; 2 gold chains; gold, blue, purple, red wool & twisted linen; 12 stones.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 6:4 Kohen Gadol can’t marry a widow. Was plain Kohen betrothed to a widow, then appointed Kohen Gadol, can still marry.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 35: Torah scholars are like flask of persimmon oil: when uncovered, scent diffuses, i.e. when teaches, hidden revealed.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 8:14 If holiday falls on Friday, can’t set Eruv Chatzerot or Eruv Tchumin for Shabat on holiday. Rather, do it Thursday.
#HalachaYomi OC 303:17 Some prohibit taking key even into home courtyard, unless in hand; not on belt, lest forget & carry in public domain.
#EmunaYomi 387: With a fantasy of fantastic wealth that tickles his imagination, the gambler wastes all his $ chasing the rainbow of riches.
#TanyaYomi 4Adar: If hasn’t waged strenuous war vs body, hasn’t reached level of fight by evil inclination. Study more Torah than inclined.

 

                                                     Sunday / 18-Feb-18 / 3 Adar 5778                                  #428
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 1: Olive oil to light Menora. Appointment of Aaron & sons as Kohens. Special garments for Aaron, the Kohen Gadol.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 6:2 Had forbidden relations; widow /High Priest; divorcee, Halutza /Kohen; Mamzeret, Netina /Israel: can’t marry Kohen.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 34: Earthenware vessels absorb liquid into walls & are never expelled. Therefore, they can’t be rendered permitted.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 7:1 Main establishment of Eruv Tchumin is to go to place by foot on Friday. Sages allowed to establish by sending food.
#HalachaYomi OC 303:13 Woman can’t go out on Shabat w/ new shoes as may not fit & will remove, unless walked with before. Men ok, not fussy.
#EmunaYomi 386: Gambling looks like easy money, but really is deceptive road to living death of bitterness, broken families, debt & despair.
#TanyaYomi 3Adar: Be truly humble before all & any person, no matter how lowly they are. Every person has different temptation & nature.

 

                                                    Shabbat / 17-Feb-18 / 2 Adar 5778                                  #427
#ParshaYomi #Truma 7: Courtyard: N & S 100 cubits long, 20 pillars; E & W 50 cubits long; pillars had silver bands & hooks & copper sockets.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 6:1 Had relations w/ Yevama, whether he or she did so knowingly or not, by force, willingly, completed or not, married.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 33: Wineskins of idolaters: if it’s new & stripped of tar, can use; if it’s old & tarred, can’t use it.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 6:24 Bless for Eruv Tchumin like for courtyard Eruv (Hatzerot) & Shituf. Add “can go 2000 Amot in all directions.”
#HalachaYomi OC 303:9 Can’t go out on Shabat wearing needle with an eye. Without eye, if use to pin accessory, ok; otherwise, can’t.
#EmunaYomi 385: Lust for money is the root cause of gambling affliction. Not only drives person insane, makes forget God, truth & Emuna.
#TanyaYomi 2Adar: SitraAchra has no substance; like darkness, banished by light, SitraAchra nullified by presence of holiness.

 

                                                                     Friday / 16-Feb-18 / 1 Adar 5778                                  #426
#ParshaYomi #Truma 6: Altar: acacia wood, 5×5 cubits, 3 cubits tall; copper-plated horns at corners; copper-plated poles at sides to carry.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 5:4 Did Maamar w/ 2 Yevamot, both need Gets & Halitza. Did Maamar w/ 1 & Get with 2nd, need Get & Halitza.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 32: Hadrianic earthenware: wine of virgin soil in new jugs, absorbed wine, broke jugs, soaked shards in water, got wine.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 5:22 City belonging to many w/ 1 entry & a ladder in wall, can include entire city in Eruv. Ladder in wall not an entry.
#HalachaYomi OC 303:7 Can go out w/ Rsukia on Shabat. Wide coat-like garment w/ short strips to tie it. If no strips, can’t.
#EmunaYomi 384: Gambling: terrible sickness, even more addictive than alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. Buries people, reduces them to subhumans.
#TanyaYomi 1Adar: One must rage against the animal soul, which is the evil impulse, with stormy indignation: concealing from me God’s light.

 

                                                Thursday / 15-Feb-18 / 30 Shvat 5778                                  #425
#ParshaYomi #Truma 5: Dividing curtain over 4 pillars, between Ark (Holy of Holies) & the Holy which has Table on north & Menora on south.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 5:2 Yavam did Maamar to Yevama, then gave her Get, must still do Halitza. Did Maamar & then Halitza, still needs Get.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 31: Can’t drink beer of idolaters. Rami b Hama/R’ Yitzhak: leads to marrying them. R’ Nahman: concerned drink exposed.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 4:5 Dad/son, teacher/pupil live in same courtyard, don’t need Eruv. They’re 1 household, even if don’t always eat as 1.
#HalachaYomi OC 303:4 Woman can’t go out on Shabat wearing Gold City. Rashi: round jewelry w/ drawing of city, middle connects to garment.
#EmunaYomi 383: What is yours will reach you in good time. You don’t have to forcibly grab that which is intended for you anyway.
#TanyaYomi 30Shvat: Every time person thinks holy thoughts, becomes “vehicle” of holiness, and vice versa with impurity.

 

                              Wednesday / 14-Feb-18 / 29 Shvat 5778                                  #424
#ParshaYomi #Truma 4: Mishkan: Planks of acacia wood: 20 on south, 20 on north, 6 on west + 2 corners. 2 silver sockets under each plank.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 4:13 Shimon HaTimni: Mamzer is child of cohabitation of couple who are liable to Karet (excision) for their action.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 30: Rava: Law: Diluted wine can’t drink, cooked wine can: if it was exposed or if idolater touched it (Yayin Nesech).
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 3:9 2 Eruvs separated by wall 10 Tefah high. If reduce height of 4 Tefah long part, can set single Eruv for both areas.
#HalachaYomi OC 303:2 Descriptions of accessories that a woman can & can’t wear on Shabat (if no Eruv) lest she remove them & will carry.
#EmunaYomi 382: Businesspeople or other professionals that lack Emuna are almost always plagued by arrogance and an inflated ego.
#TanyaYomi 29Shvat: Benoni, animal soul from SitraAchra pervades blood & flesh. Allows lusting drive to lust for forbidden things.

 

                                     Tuesday / 13-Feb-18 / 28 Shvat 5778                                  #423
#ParshaYomi #Truma 3: Menora: 7 branches, 1 piece of gold. Mishkan: 10 curtains of colored linen & wool. 11 curtains of goat hair over it.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 4:12 If one marries the relative of his divorced wife, the child of such a union is considered a Mamzer.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 29: 6 items permanent cure for sick person: cabbage; beets; water of dried chamomile; animal stomach; womb; liver lobe.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 2:10 For an Eruv to be established where non-Jews live, a Jew needs to rent the rights to the non-Jew’s domain.
#HalachaYomi OC 302:12 On Shabat, can’t dry with a cloth a cup that had water or wine in it; concerned may then squeeze the cloth.
#EmunaYomi 381: Business person w/ Emuna not only guaranteed pleasant, worry-free life; integrity & Emuna earn lofty place in world to come.
#TanyaYomi 28Shvat: Added struggle of Benoni, at times has dullness of heart, light of soul doesn’t penetrate. Need to crush body.

 

                                                       Monday / 12-Feb-18 / 27 Shvat 5778                                  #422
#ParshaYomi #Truma 2: Details for making Ark cover with Cherubim. God will speak to Moshe from atop cover. Instructions for Showbread Table.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 4:10 No woman betrothes or marries until 3 months from previous spouse: Yevama, virgin, not virgin, divorcee, widow.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 28: R’ Ada b Masnah: A wound on the back of hand or foot is like an internal wound & can desecrate Shabat to treat it.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 1:6 Eruv: all join in 1 collection of food before Shabat. Just as share food, share jointly-owned & private property.
#HalachaYomi OC 302:9 Garment got dirty, can’t rub out dirt; it’s laundering. Can wipe off gently, but not with strength, lest squeeze out.
#EmunaYomi 380: Salesman w/ Emuna doesn’t pressure or flatter prospective customer. Knows that livelihood comes from God, not the customer.
#TanyaYomi 27Shvat: Don’t answer or engage foreign thoughts; like wrestling filthy person, will get soiled.

 

                                    Sunday / 11-Feb-18 / 26 Shvat 5778                                  #421
#ParshaYomi #Truma 1: God: Gather gold, silver, copper, threads, skins, wood, oil, spices, gems to build Me a Sanctuary; I’ll reside w/ you.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 4:7 Did Halitza, remains with equal stake as brothers in dead brother’s estate. Marries Yevama, gets estate.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 27: R’ Meir: can’t get haircut from idolater under any circumstances. Sages: ok if in public view, not privately.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 30:1 There are 4 dimensions to observing Shabat: 2 Biblical: Remember & Observe. 2 from Prophets: Honor & have Pleasure.
#HalachaYomi OC 302:4 Home clothing-press can open to retrieve clothing that need for Shabat. Can’t open professional press, like disarming.
#EmunaYomi 379: Merchant w/ Emuna doesn’t make untrue claims about goods. Knows that right buyer will come & pay right price at right time.
#TanyaYomi 26Shvat: When divine soul summons its strength for prayer, Kelipah also gathers strength to confuse & topple w/ foreign thoughts.

 

                                Shabbat / 10-Feb-18 / 25 Shvat 5778                                  #420
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 7: God: will drive enemies out of your land slowly. Moshe goes up to Mt Sinai 40 days; leaves Aaron & Hur in charge.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 4:5 Eldest brother’s duty to do Yibum, says no, ask each brother. None want, tell eldest: do Halitza or Yibum.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 26: See the difference between thieves of Babylonia & bandits of Israel. Babylonians cursed Rabbi, Israelis praised.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 29:5 Can’t eat, drink wine from Shabat start until Kidush. Can’t eat, drink, labor after Shabat until Havdala. Water ok.
#HalachaYomi OC 302:3 Warning about folding garment on Shabat, however, opinion that ok if not like original folding of the garment.
#EmunaYomi 378: Emuna in business means that a person is fair, honest, and sticks to his or her word.
#TanyaYomi 25Shvat: Even for fully permissible things, the more of his impulse that man sacrifices, the more the SitraAchra is subdued.

 

                                                    Friday / 9-Feb-18 / 24 Shvat 5778                                  #419
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 6: God: Sending angel w/ you to destroy enemies in Canaan. If you listen to Me, I’ll bless you & destroy enemies.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 4:4 Once Yavam has married Yevama, she’s his wife in every respect, except her Ketuba taken from 1st husband’s estate.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 25: Idolater asks Where are you going? say farther stop, like Jacob w/ Esau: I’ll come to you in Seir; stopped at Sukot.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 28:19 Servant or maid say Shabat city limit until here, believe. Adult says As child, we went until this place, believe.
#HalachaYomi OC 301:49 Can wash hands in river on Shabat. Just can’t move hands with water on them more than 4 Amot from river.
#EmunaYomi 377: Very 1st question Heavenly Court asks a person that leaves this world is, “Did you negotiate in faith?” Tractate Shabat 31a.
#TanyaYomi 24Shvat: Don’t be depressed or troubled if in constant conflict w/ evil inclination. Perhaps created to subjugate SitraAchra.

 

                                            Thursday / 8-Feb-18 / 23 Shvat 5778                                  #418
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 5: Don’t favor poor in court or take bribes. Stay far from lies. Don’t work land 7th yr. Rest Shabbat. 3 Pilgrimages.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 4:2 Married his Yevama & then found she was pregnant & gave birth: if child lives, must divorce; doesn’t live, stay.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 24: Dama b Netina had Efod stone, offered big $, key under dad’s pillow, didn’t wake, lost deal. Had red heifer, big $.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 27:9 On way to city, if within 2000 cubits of city before Shabat, can walk thru entire city + 2000 cubits on Shabat.
#HalachaYomi OC 301:48 A person can dry self with robe and can then remove it with his hand. Not worried that may squeeze water out of it.
#EmunaYomi 376: Many stories of what thought useless merchandise that sold for tremendous profit, or would-be bestsellers collecting dust.
#TanyaYomi 23Shvat: When evil thoughts & desires enter mind & averts them, be happy. Passively abstained from sin, get reward like Mitzva.

 

                                       Wednesday / 7-Feb-18 / 22 Shvat 5778                                  #417
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 4: Give God 1stborns. DON’T: curse judges, princes; eat Treif meat; false witness. Do help w/ lost or laden animal.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 3:10 Two men betrothed 2 women, they accidentally got mixed at nuptials, both liable for relations with married woman.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 23: R’ Yishmael’s school: wherever it says “destruction” it is referring to either indecent relations or idolatry.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 26:16 If fit to be eaten by commonly found animal, can be carried on Shabat. Dry turmos beans for goats, bones for dogs.
#HalachaYomi OC 301:45 Clothing got wet on Shabat, don’t spread out to dry; people may think laundered; even in inner room where none see.
#EmunaYomi 375: If purchaser and object don’t have spiritual common denominator, won’t come together at any price or under any circumstance.
#TanyaYomi 22Shvat: At proper time, reflect on sins, heartbroken, sincere contrition; then remove sorrow, believe God removed sin, forgave.

 

                                 Tuesday / 6-Feb-18 / 21 Shvat 5778                                  #416
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 3: Laws of damages, borrowers, thieves, renters, seduction, witchcraft, bestiality, idolatry, lending & more.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 3:8 “Uncertain” divorce: husband wrote Get himself, but no witnesses; witnesses but no date; date but only 1 witness.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 22: If tell non-Jew don’t work on certain days, he’ll comply. If tell Samaritan, he won’t; says: I know better than you.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 25:3 If can use the utensil on Shabat, can move it. If can’t use, can only move for its place, or if have permitted use.
#HalachaYomi OC 301:40 If hat brim extends beyond the head a Tefah (or more) can’t be worn, even at home, because of Ohel (creating a tent).
#EmunaYomi 374: When time ripe for certain commodity or item to reach domain of particular soul, transaction completed, not before or after.
#TanyaYomi 21Shvat: Bless God for misfortunes just like does for benefits; also for good. Will merit to have “hidden world” revealed to him.

 

                                      Monday / 5-Feb-18 / 20 Shvat 5778                                  #415
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 2: Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, etc. (Oral tradition explains that means compensation for monetary equivalent).
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 3:6 3 bros, 2 wed 2 sisters, 3rd wed unrelated woman. Bro wed to sister died. 3rd weds widow, he dies. 2 widows free.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 21: Don’t put a stumbling block before the blind (i.e. cause someone to sin). Not commanded about being cause of cause.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 24:1 Forbidden to do or even speak on Shabat about weekday & work matters, even if not violating any forbidden labors.
#HalachaYomi OC 301:38 Can’t go out on Shabat w/ Talit w/o proper Tzitzit. Tzitzit tied properly, even if doesn’t have Tchelet, can go out.
#EmunaYomi 373: Objects have spiritual sparks of holiness, attracted to certain soul who will acquire object, correction for object & self.
#TanyaYomi 20Shvat: Can’t conquer evil nature w/ laziness & heaviness; stems from sadness. Need alacrity, from joy, heart worry-free.

 

                                       Sunday / 4-Feb-18 / 19 Shvat 5778                                  #414
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 1: Hebrew slave works 6 yrs; released 7th. If want to stay, stays until Jubilee. Killer is killed, unless accident.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 3:4 3 brothers, 2 of them married to 2 sisters, mom/daughter or grandma/granddaughter, do Halitza, not Yibum.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 20: Steps: Torah/caution/diligence/cleanliness/abstention/purity/piety/humility/fearing sin/holiness/God’s Spirit.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 23:4 Can’t do action that completes object, “dealing final blow.” Can’t sound musical tones, with instrument or hands.
#HalachaYomi OC 301:36 Can go out on Shabat w/ 2 sets of clothing, one worn on top of other, for self or friend, whatever type of garment.
#EmunaYomi 372: God decides when a certain object – whether a 20-room mansion or tube of toothpaste – is sold, to whom, and at what price.
#TanyaYomi 19Shvat: Union w/ God within limits of time of Torah study or doing Mitzva. When do anything else, separated from God.

 

                                     Shabbat / 3-Feb-18 / 18 Shvat 5778                                  #413
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 7: Jews saw voices, Shofar, smoking mountain, trembled, stood back: “Moshe, you talk to us & we’ll listen, lest we die.”
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 3:1 4 brothers, 2 of them married to 2 sisters, the 2 brothers die, surviving brothers do Halitza (release), not Yibum.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 19: “But his delight is in God’s Torah” Psalms 1:2. A person can learn Torah only from a part that his heart desires.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 22:6 Can pour hot water into cold or cold into hot as long as not on the fire. Can’t put spices into boiling pot.
#HalachaYomi OC 301:33 Can’t go out on Shabat w/ coins, silver or gold sewn into ones clothing. Ram”a: some allow if thinks will be stolen.
#EmunaYomi 371: A merchant with Emuna needs to know that every article in inventory is under the influence of absolute Divine Providence.
#TanyaYomi 18Shvat: Stir self as lion w/ might & courage against evil nature that weighs down body, sloth, of earth element of animal soul.

 

                                                Friday / 2-Feb-18 / 17 Shvat 5778                                  #412
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 6: I am God. Don’t have others. Don’t take My name in vain. Sabbath. Parents. Don’t: kill, adultery, steal, lie, covet.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 2:9 Person brings divorce bill from overseas & says “it was written & signed in front of me,” he can’t marry the woman.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 18: Happy is man who didn’t walk in wicked’s counsel, stand in sinner’s way, sat in scornful’s seat. One leads to other.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 21:1 “Shvut” ceasing activity on Shabat. Torah gave to Sages to define. Resemble forbidden labors or can lead to it.
#HalachaYomi OC 301:28 Injured on foot sole, tied coin on it to protect it from getting hit, also heals, allowed to go out w/ it on Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 370: Our efforts in making money are merely tests as to HOW we’ll make our money – honestly or by shady deals, fraud, swindling.
#TanyaYomi 17Shvat: Meaning of “but the thing is very close to you” that at any time person is able to rid self of folly & reconnect to God.

 

                                           Thursday / 1-Feb-18 / 16 Shvat 5778                                  #411
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 5: Jews: “All God says, we’ll do.” Moshe: Prepare 3 days. Smoke & fire on Mt. Sinai. Sound of Shofar grows stronger.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 2:7 2 men betrothed 2 sisters, but neither man is sure which sister he betrothed, both men need to divorce each sister.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 17: Story: Elazar b Durdya & harlot. He begs creation to intervene in his repentance, they don’t. Cries heart out, dies.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 20:3 Jew can’t lend or hire his animal to a non-Jew to work with on Shabat. Commanded to have his animals rest.
#HalachaYomi OC 301:27 Can go out on Shabat, weekday w/ locust egg, fox tooth, nail from crucifixion, for healing purpose; not Amorite way.
#EmunaYomi 369: Prematurely, illegally takes what’s not theirs, endanger losing what’s currently theirs as well as what’s destined for them.
#TanyaYomi 16Shvat: Saving a life overrides certain prohibitions, i.e. “violate one Sabbath so will be able to observe many Sabbaths.” 

 

                                        Wednesday / 31-Jan-18 / 15 Shvat 5778                                  #410
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 4: Month 3 after Exodus, Israel at Mt. Sinai. Moshe goes up mountain. God tells him to say: If keep My covenant, Chosen.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 2:5 Has son, exempts Yibum, even if Mamzer, & considered son in all matters, but not if child of slave or non-Jew.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 16: 3 types of basilica: of kings, bathhouses, storehouses. Can’t build of kings with non-Jews (killed people there).
#RambamYomi #Shabat 19:26 Friday before nightfall, check pockets of clothes in case forgot something there & inadvertently carry on Shabat.
#HalachaYomi OC 301:22 Can go out on Shabat with bandages, other type of covering or anything else that’s on a wound that need for healing.
#EmunaYomi 368: Person receives their Heavenly stipend to the cent. By cheating, lying, or dealing dishonestly, won’t earn a cent more.
#TanyaYomi 15Shvat: No person sins unless spirit of folly enters in him; conceals hidden love of divine soul yearning to cleave to God.

 

                                  Tuesday / 30-Jan-18 / 14 Shvat 5778                                  #409
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 3: Moshe follows Yitro’s advice, appoints men of substance as judges/ministers of 1,000, 100, 50 & 10. Yitro goes home.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 2:3 Yevama, woman whose husband died childless, brother-in-law obligated to marry (Yibum) or release her (Chalitza).
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 15: Can’t sell weapons, supporting equipment or chains for prisoners to non-Jews, nor sharpen weapons for them.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 18:16 Liable if transfer live animal from domain. Person not considered a burden if move, but if bound or sick, liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 301:19 If a person is imprisoned and has chains on their feet, they’re allowed to go out with them on Shabbat.
#EmunaYomi 367: Without Emuna, drinks from spiritual equivalent of sewer pipe, income fouled w/ negative emotions, bad health, soul damage.
#TanyaYomi 14Shvat: 365 prohibitive commands: violate, contrary to God’s Will & Wisdom, very opposite, leads to total separation from God.

 

                                       Monday / 29-Jan-18 / 13 Shvat 5778                                  #408
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 2: Moshe judges Jews from morning until evening. Yitro says: not good. You need to delegate & create strong judiciary.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 2:2 2 married brothers. 1st died. 2nd marries 1st widow. 3rd brother born. 2nd brother dies. 1st & 2nd widows free.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 14: Any produce that has a root is subject to the Sabbatical year laws. Any produce that doesn’t have a root, isn’t.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 17:36 Measurement sizes: Etzba (Fingerbreadth)=thumb width. Tefach (Handbreadth)=4 Etzba. Amah (Cubit)=6 Tefach.
#HalachaYomi OC 301:14 Lame person who can’t walk without assistance of a stick, can walk with it on Shabat. If can walk without it, can’t.
#EmunaYomi 366: Emuna creates a clear, clean, shining spiritual pipe – abundance flows from Heaven to person’s bank account or dinner table.
#TanyaYomi 13Shvat: When occupied w/ Torah, soul & its “garments”, brain, mouth, merged in perfect unity w/ Supreme Will & light of En Sof.

 

                                        Sunday / 28-Jan-18 / 12 Shvat 5778                                  #407
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 1: Moshe’s father-in-law, Yitro, heard about miracles, brings Moshe’s wife & 2 sons to meet in desert. Yitro blesses God.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 1:4 Bet Shamai & Bet Hillel had different opinions on permitted & disqualified marriages, but still married each other.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 13: Bought in idolatry market: animals: destroy; food, clothing, vessels: let rot; $ or metal vessels: cast in Dead Sea.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 16:16 Enclosure’s open space framed by “entrance”, open space not greater than closed space: can carry within enclosure.
#HalachaYomi OC 301:14 Item that’s clothing, even if only wears so other clothing won’t get dirty (or wet): can go out with it on Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 365: One’s entire life depends on the Emuna that God provides for every creation.
#TanyaYomi 12Shvat: Thought & meditation on words of Torah are completely merged in perfect unity w/ the Supreme Will; not merely a vehicle.

 

                                                 Shabbat / 27-Jan-18 / 11 Shvat 5778                                  #406
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 7: No water. Moshe draws from rock. Amalek attacks Jews. Moshe sends Joshua to fight. When Moshe’s hands raised, win.
#MishnaYomi #Yevamot 1:1 15 types of women exempt “rivals” & “rivals’ rivals” from Halitza & Yibum (marriage of childless brother’s widow).
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 12: Wherever the Sages prohibited an action because it looks like a prohibition, can’t do even in innermost chambers.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 15:2 Don’t stand in private domain extend head & drink from public domain, or in public domain & drink from private.
#HalachaYomi OC 301:11 Item that’s made as adornment that’s also useful, such as silver keys: can’t say that taking it for use. Some say ok.
#EmunaYomi 364: With trust in God, a person doesn’t think about money all day long. Peace of mind is only two words away – God provides.
#TanyaYomi 11Shvat: Torah & God entirely one. Commandments are Supreme Will, His true desire. Life & sustenance dependent on performance.

 

                                                      Friday / 26-Jan-18 / 10 Shvat 5778                                  #405
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 6: Quails cover Israelite camp in evening, Manna falls at dawn. Enough Manna per person/day. 2x on Friday for Shabbat.
#MishnaYomi #Hagiga 3:8 All Temple vessels required immersion except for golden altar & bronze altar. Those are not susceptible to impurity.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 11: Onkelos converted to Judaism. Roman emperor sent troops to bring him in. Onkelos taught them & they converted.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 14:1 4 domains for Shabat: private; public; Karmelit; Makom Patur. Public: desert, forest, market, road 16 cubits wide.
#HalachaYomi OC 301:7 Can’t go out on Shabat with something that’s not adornment or worn. If carries item in normal fashion, liable.
#EmunaYomi 363: No one can detract from income that God designates for a person. One human is incapable of touching fellow human’s portion.
#TanyaYomi 10Shvat: Arrogance truly compares to idolatry. Root of idolatry, regarded as thing in itself, sundered from Divine holiness.

 

                                          Thursday / 25-Jan-18 / 9 Shvat 5778                                  #404
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 5: Jews get to desert. Complain to Moshe that starving. God announces will rain down bread from heaven upon them.
#MishnaYomi #Hagiga 3:6 Tax collector entered house, thief returned stolen vessel: trust them if say didn’t touch inside vessel; still pure.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 10: Antoninus to Rebbi: Roman nobles threatening me. Rebbi uprooted radish/day. Antoninus: kill 1 by 1, not all at once.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 13:2 Hand like space 4×4 handbreadths. Took item from person’s hand in 1 domain, put in other’s hand in 2nd, liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 301:5 Allowed to walk on Shabat to Mitzva matters thru water, as well as return, so that it won’t be a deterrent in future.
#EmunaYomi 362: Fundamental Emuna principle that underlies one’s efforts to earn $, is that livelihood is predetermined from Rosh Hashana.
#TanyaYomi 9Shvat: Contractions & concealment of God’s Countenance is so powerful, that even unclean things, Kelipot & Sitra Achra created.

 

                                       Wednesday / 24-Jan-18 / 8 Shvat 5778                                  #403
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 4: Jews cross the sea on dry land. Egyptians followed, sea drowns them all. Moshe and Jews sing Song of the Sea.
#MishnaYomi #Hagiga 3:4 Stringency of Truma over Kodesh: trust unlearned on Kodesh oil, wine purity entire year; Truma only pressing season.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 9: Tana D’Bei Eliyahu: World will exist  6000 years: 2000 years chaos; 2000 Torah; 2000 Messiah, but sins take from #.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 12:2 Can’t extinguish fire or coals on Shabat. Adds oil to lamp, liable for kindling; removes oil, extinguishing.
#HalachaYomi OC 301:1-2 Don’t run on Shabat unless to synagogue or similar. Kids who enjoy, can jump & run. Can go for a pleasure walk.
#EmunaYomi 361: Jeremiah: Curse man who trusts in people, makes his strength. Trust in anyone or thing other than God formula for failure.
#TanyaYomi 8Shvat: God’s speech & thought absolutely united w/ His essence & being, even after His speech materialized creation of worlds.

 

                                        Tuesday / 23-Jan-18 / 7 Shvat 5778                                  #402
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 3: Pillar of smoke & fire between Jews & Egypt. Moshe raises staff, strong wind from east blows overnight. Sea splits.
#MishnaYomi #Hagiga 3:2 New utensils need to be immersed in order to be used for Kodesh food, but don’t need to immerse for Truma food.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 8: Can pray for own needs in Shomea Tfila. Can make requests within related blessings, like healing in Refaenu, etc.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 11:15 Wrote on Shabat, only liable if wrote with substance that leaves permanent mark on surface that will preserve it.
#HalachaYomi OC 300:1 Should always set table after Shabat to escort the Shabat out, even if will only eat a Kzayit (olive-worth) of food.
#EmunaYomi 360: Prayer: God, thanks for providing. Guide business so makes profit, so can give charity & do commands. I accept all w/ faith.
#TanyaYomi 7Shvat: Man’s speech apart from Man. God’s “speech” not separate, means Revealing. 10 of these emanations created the world.

 

                                    Monday / 22-Jan-18 / 6 Shvat 5778                                  #401
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 2: Egyptians catch Jews w/ back to sea. Jews panic. Moshe: Don’t worry. God will fight for you & destroy them.
#MishnaYomi #Hagiga 2:6 Can’t eat more stringent food if immersed in Mikva for more lenient food. Immersed for stringent, can eat lenient.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 7: Asked Sage, said matter forbidden, don’t ask 2nd Sage who’ll say permitted. 2 answered, follow strict for Torah law.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 10:1 On Shabat one can tie a knot that won’t stay tied permanently and that doesn’t need a craftsman to tie it.
#HalachaYomi OC 299:6 Forgot to make Havdala Motzai Shabat, can make until Tuesday, just blessing on wine & Hamavdil, not candle & spices.
#EmunaYomi 359: People of faith are careful with their money, don’t spend needlessly and consequently don’t fall into debt.
#TanyaYomi 6Shvat: When man utters word, it’s nothing compared to faculty of speech, more so to faculty of thought, & even more so to soul.

 

                                                     Sunday / 21-Jan-18 / 5 Shvat 5778                                  #400
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 1: Jews leave Egypt. Moshe takes Joseph’s bones. Pharaoh realizes freed Jews, takes army w/ 600 chariots & pursues.
#MishnaYomi #Hagiga 2:5 Ritually wash hands before eating Hulin, Maaser or Truma. For Kodesh, Kohen immerses in Mikve before eating.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 6: Can’t give a Nazirite wine; severed limb of live animal to non-Jew: Don’t put stumbling block in front of the blind.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 9:8 Can’t cut nails, hair, mustache or beard on Shabat; derivative of shearing. Can’t remove by hand, but not liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 299:5 If a person erred and ate before making Havdala, can still make Havdala afterwards.
#EmunaYomi 358: People of faith are satisfied w/ God’s blessing, & by virtue of their satisfaction, they get even bigger blessings.
#TanyaYomi 5Shvat: God was Alone, Single & Unique before He created existence & remains Alone, Single & Unique after He created existence.

 

                                           Shabbat / 20-Jan-18 / 4 Shvat 5778                                  #399
#ParshaYomi #Bo 7: Laws: Sanctity of 1stborn; remember day of Exodus; children will ask, tell them God took us out with mighty hand; tfilin.
#MishnaYomi #Hagiga 2:2 Debate of generations of Nasi & Av Bet Din if Yom Tov sacrifices require Smicha or not.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 5: R’ Yohanan: When Jews engage in Torah & acts of kindness, their evil inclination is in their power, not other way.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 8:12 Can’t separate food from unwanted matter, or 1 food from other on Shabat. Can separate by hand to eat immediately.
#HalachaYomi OC 299:1 Can’t eat or drink (except water) after Shabat until hear Havdala. If started eating during Shabat don’t have to stop.
#EmunaYomi 357: King Solomon: “Man of faith will increase blessings, but the impatient to be rich will not be exonerated.”
#TanyaYomi 4Shvat: Wicked under control of heart, yet when faith in God tested, which is rooted in heights of holiness, the Kelipot vanish.

 

                                                    Friday / 19-Jan-18 / 3 Shvat 5778                                  #398
#ParshaYomi #Bo 6: Death of 1stborns. All Egypt clamor: Jews leave. “Lend” gold, silver, garments. Jews make Matza. Laws of Pesach night.
#MishnaYomi #Hagiga 2:1 Better if hadn’t been born if delve into 1 of these 4: what’s above heavens, below earth, before creation, after end.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 4: Unsheathed sun to judge wicked, won’t have root in this world, branch in next 1. Righteous will delight in that sun.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 7:5 Cut vegetable into small pieces on Shabat, liable; resembles grinding. Grinding: dividing entity into smaller parts.
#HalachaYomi OC 298:14 People sitting in the Bet Midrash on Motzai Shabat & they brought them a Havdala candle, one person blesses for all.
#EmunaYomi 356: W/ Emuna, person stops juggling, makes best out of resources at hand. Frugal, run business, spend $ on uninflated scale.
#TanyaYomi 3Shvat: The love of the divine soul, whose desire is to unite with God, the fountainhead of all life, is called “hidden love.”

 

                                                 Thursday / 18-Jan-18 / 2 Shvat 5778                                  #397
#ParshaYomi #Bo 5: Moshe instructs elders for Pesach night (sacrifice, bloody doorposts, stay indoors, will protect from death). Jews obey.
#MishnaYomi #Hagiga 1:7 Crooked thing that can’t be fixed? R’ Shimon b Menasia: child of adultery. R’ Shimon b Yohai: Sage that left Torah.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 3: Non-Jew who engages in Torah study is considered like a High Priest. However, don’t get same reward; not commanded.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 6:1 Can’t tell non-Jew to perform work on Shabat on behalf of Jew, even if told before Shabat & don’t need until after.
#HalachaYomi OC 298:11 Can make Havdala on synagogue candle if there’s an important person present; if not, no. Some say it’s the opposite.
#EmunaYomi 355: Jugglers entertain fantasies of grandeur. W/ Emuna realize God decides $ they make on daily, weekly, monthly, yearly basis.
#TanyaYomi 2Shvat: “Candle of God is soul of man.” Like flame wants to rise from wick, soul wants to leave body, unite w/ God, be nullified.

 

                                              Wednesday / 17-Jan-18 / 1 Shvat 5778                                  #396
#ParshaYomi #Bo 4: Prediction of Death of 1stborn. Commands: 1st month. Pascual lamb. Blood on doorposts. Matza. No leavened bread 7 days.
#MishnaYomi #Hagiga 1:5 >depend, <assets: bring >Shlamim, <Olahs. >assets, <depend, >Olahs, <Shlamim. <both, bring minimum. >both, blessed.
#DafYomi #AvodaZara 2: Trial: Roman Empire to God. We built markets, bathhouses, increased gold, so Jews could learn Torah. God: liars!
#RambamYomi #Shabat 5:3 Shabat candles must be lit before sunset. Women more obligated than men. Unsure if Shabat started, don’t light.
#HalachaYomi OC 298:6 Non-Jew lit Havdala candle from Jew’s fire, or Jew lit from non-Jew’s, can bless. Non-Jew lit from non-Jew, don’t.
#EmunaYomi 354: Some people think that they’re making big money by juggling money that’s not really their own. “Juggler” bankruptcy common.
#TanyaYomi 1Shvat: Chochma(wisdom) source of intelligence/comprehension above Bina(understanding) intellectual understanding/comprehension.

 

                                    Tuesday / 16-Jan-18 / 29 Tevet 5778                                  #395
#ParshaYomi #Bo 3: Pharaoh says Jews can leave, but without cattle. Moshe insists. God says: 1 last plague & “borrow” stuff from Egyptians.
#MishnaYomi #Hagiga 1:3 Burnt-offerings (Olah) for Moed only brought from unconsecrated funds (Hulin). Peace-offerings even from 2nd tithe.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 49: Changed story: liable to liable, exempt to exempt, exempt to liable: they’re exempt. Liable to exempt, they’re liable.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 4:1 Items that add heat when cover food: gefet; manure; salt; lime; sand; damp grape skins, raw wool & grass.
#HalachaYomi OC 298:3 Custom to look at palms & fingernails in Havdala candlelight. Zohar: Bend fingers to see palms & nails at same time.
#EmunaYomi 353: People who lack Emuna are prone to inflated egos; “What, I should sell candy or ballpoint pens?” They think should do more.
#TanyaYomi 29Tevet: “Very close,” even person w/ limited understanding of God, His greatness, can still easily observe Mitzvot, study Torah.

 

                                         Monday / 15-Jan-18 / 28 Tevet 5778                                  #394
#ParshaYomi #Bo 2: Locust come, blot out the sky & consume everything. Pharaoh recants. Moshe removes. Then plague of Darkness for 3 days.
#MishnaYomi #MoedKatan 3:9 In future to come: “He will swallow death for ever, & Lord God will erase tears from all faces” (Isaiah 25:8).
#DafYomi #Shevuot 48: Married 1st wife, she died; married 2nd wife, he dies: 2nd wife & her heirs have precedence over 1st wife heirs.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 3:1 Can start forbidden labor on Friday that continues on own on Shabat & can benefit from what was completed on Shabat.
#HalachaYomi OC 298:2 Great Mitzva to bless in Havdala on “torch-like” candle (>2 wicks). Doesn’t have, light other candle besides home 1.
#EmunaYomi 352: Suppose want to open business but only have $50k. Look for small business; don’t borrow $500k to finance something bigger.
#TanyaYomi 28Tevet: For the wicked to repent, they have to shatter the Kelipot, an iron partition between them and God, with broken spirit.

 

                                            Sunday / 14-Jan-18 / 27 Tevet 5778                                  #393
#ParshaYomi #Bo 1: Moshe to Pharaoh: Give in, let my people go worship God, or locust will come & eat everything left over from the hail.
#MishnaYomi #MoedKatan 3:8 Don’t put bier in street, to not encourage eulogies; never women, out of respect. Moed: women wail, don’t clap.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 47: R’ Pappa: the term “Sages of Babylonia” refers to Rav & Shmuel; “Sages of Eretz Israel” to R’ Abba.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 2:3 Violate Shabat for dangerously ill. Should be done w/o hesitation by leaders & wise; not non-Jews, women or kids.
#HalachaYomi OC 297:2 Don’t make Havdala blessing on bathroom spices, spices for the dead, or those used by non-Jews at their festivities.
#EmunaYomi 351: By trying to circumvent God & purchase things on credit or loans, people dig deep financial pits that eventually fall into.
#TanyaYomi 27Tevet: “The thing is very close to you, in your mouth & heart to do.” Counter-intuitive; hard to change. Easy if control brain.

 

                                      Shabbat / 13-Jan-18 / 26 Tevet 5778                                  #392
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 7: Moshe warns of Hail. Egyptians that believed him put servants & animals indoor & spared. Hail mixed with fire falls.
#MishnaYomi #MoedKatan 3:5 Buried dead relative 3 days before festival, cancels the 7 days of mourning. 8 days before, cancels the 30 days.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 46: Hiding taken item, believe & swear if: person sells it, something people hide, shy, accused of theft or don’t lend.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 1:1 Prohibition to labor on Shabat. If did on purpose gets Karet; stoned if warned & witnesses; sacrifice if accidental.
#HalachaYomi OC 297:1 At Havdala bless over spices, if has. If doesn’t have, doesn’t need to go after them.
#EmunaYomi 350: “Financing” is a disease. God decides how much $ we have. Gives us what we need. If don’t have funds for car, sign not time.
#TanyaYomi 26Tevet: “God unites good thought to the deed.” Different meaning than “Intended to do Mitzva & prevented, counts as if did it.”

 

                                           Friday / 12-Jan-18 / 25 Tevet 5778                                  #391
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 6: Pharaoh & Moshe negotiate. Moshe asks to sacrifice to God. Pharaoh’s heart hardened. Plagues of Pestilence, Boils.
#MishnaYomi #MoedKatan 3:4 On Moed don’t write Sfarim, Tfilin or Mezuzot; & not loans unless don’t trust borrower or if has nothing to eat.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 45: Item deposited in front of witnesses doesn’t need to be returned in front of witnesses. Deposited w/ document, does.
#RambamYomi #PrayerOrder 4: Text of the confession and text of the grace after meals.
#HalachaYomi OC 296:4 If person doesn’t have enough money to buy wine for both Kidush & Havdala, buy for Havdala. Can make Kidush w/ bread.
#EmunaYomi 349: Businessperson that prays for enhanced Emuna learns to manage affairs w/o stress & anxiety; nothing upsets or frightens him.
#TanyaYomi 25Tevet: Directs desire to Divine Torah; studies day, night; does Mitzvot: gets intelligence, vitality & “wings” to soar on high.

 

                               Thursday / 11-Jan-18 / 24 Tevet 5778                                  #390
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 5: Lice: Pharaoh’s magicians admit “finger of God”; “Arov”: plague of wild animals. All plagues only affect Egyptians.
#MishnaYomi #MoedKatan 3:1 Can shave on Moed if: came from sea voyage; captivity; prison; excommunication/impurity ended; Sages cleared vow.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 44: Most take oath & don’t pay. Take oath & get claim: worker; robbed; injured; vs oath suspect; shopkeeper w/ ledger.
#RambamYomi #PrayerOrder 3: Text of all the intermediate blessings.
#HalachaYomi OC 296:1 Havdala order: wine, spices, candle, Havdala. Sign YBNH. Must be careful that cup of wine shouldn’t be deficient.
#EmunaYomi 348: Main efforts in making a living should be constant strengthening of Emuna & trust in God. W/ Emuna, all needs are fulfilled.
#TanyaYomi 24Tevet: Difference between 1 who is serving God & 1 who isn’t, is if he goes beyond his customary nature. Arouses love of God.

 

                          Wednesday / 10-Jan-18 / 23 Tevet 5778                                  #389
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 4: Aaron turns staff to crocodile. Pharaoh’s mages’ staff also transform. Aaron’s eats mages’. Plague of Blood & Frogs.
#MishnaYomi #MoedKatan 2:4 Can’t buy house, slave or cattle on Moed, unless for festival use, or if seller has nothing to eat.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 43: Defendant never has to take oath unless item claimed by size/weight/number & he admits part of size/weight/number.
#RambamYomi #PrayerOrder 2: Text of the blessings of Shemona Esre (Amida) and their order.
#HalachaYomi OC 295:1 After Arvit on Motzaei Shabat, Chazan says Havdala in order to fulfill the obligation for whoever doesn’t have wine.
#EmunaYomi 347: Say Psalm145(Ashrei) 3x/day, get portion in afterlife. Leads to Emuna: You open Your hands & provide for every living thing.
#TanyaYomi 23Tevet: Difference between one serving God (Oved) vs Tzadik: Oved in present struggle. Tzadik=Eved, won war vs evil in him.

 

                                    Tuesday / 9-Jan-18 / 22 Tevet 5778                                  #388
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 3: God warns Moshe: will harden Pharaoh’s heart & not let Israelites go. Moshe 80 & Aaron 83 yrs old when meet Pharaoh.
#MishnaYomi #MoedKatan 2:3 Can bring produce indoors ‘cuz of thieves, remove flax from pool so doesn’t spoil if didn’t intend to do on Moed.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 42: Man about to die who consecrated all his possessions to the Temple, says owes $ to someone & pay him 1st, believe.
#RambamYomi #PrayerOrder 1: Order of prayer for the entire year.
#HalachaYomi OC 294:1 Say Havdala in Amida in Chonen Hadaat blessing. Forgot, don’t repeat, as need to say Havdala over cup of wine as well.
#EmunaYomi 346: Story of R’ Yitzchak Breiter, lost job, no jobs to be found, sat & learned Torah & received income from unexpected sources.
#TanyaYomi 22Tevet: Embryo accepts oath before born “Be righteous, not wicked!” Seems redundant. Means that we all have free will.

 

                                          Monday / 8-Jan-18 / 21 Tevet 5778                                  #387
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 2: Sons of Ruben & Shimon listed. More descendents of Levi listed, up to Moses, Aaron, his 4 children & grandson Pinhas. 
#MishnaYomi #MoedKatan 1:10 On Moed: can make rough railing, not crafted; can plaster roof w/ roller, hand or foot, but not flattening tool.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 41: Borrowed in front of witnesses, doesn’t need to repay in front of witnesses unless lender specifically states so.
#RambamYomi #Mila 3:2 At end say: Just as you’ve brought him into the covenant, so, too, may you bring him to Torah, marriage & good deeds.
#HalachaYomi OC 293:2 After Shabat, careful not to do any work until see 3 small stars. If cloudy, wait until have no doubt in his heart.
#EmunaYomi 345: $ key proving ground for Emuna. Can’t fake it. Either believe God provides or you run around in frenzy thinking you provide.
#TanyaYomi 21Tevet: Everyone can strive & reach rank of Benoni. At any time or hour can be Benoni. Can reject evil in deed/speech/thought.

 

                                   Sunday / 7-Jan-18 / 20 Tevet 5778                                  #386
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 1: God to Moshe: Promises to uphold covenant of Patriarchs. Will free Israelites from slavery & bring them to Canaan.
#MishnaYomi #MoedKatan 1:9 Can set up oven, hearth or mill on Moed for festival. Pair of millstones can’t be roughened 1st time on Moed.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 40: In a case where if there were 2 witnesses they would have obligated the defendant to pay, if there’s 1, he swears.
#RambamYomi #Mila 2:1 Mila can be done by slave, woman or minor if no man around. Gentile can’t do, but if did, don’t repeat. Use knife.
#HalachaYomi OC 292:1 Shabat Minha 3 people read from Torah >10 verses from next week’s reading. Even if Festival, read next week’s portion.
#EmunaYomi 344: Certain sins lead directly to $ issues: fraud, theft, dishonesty, infidelity, anger, sadness, worry, family purity breach.
#TanyaYomi 20Tevet: Benoni’s prayer not like Tzadik’s who serve in perfect truth, but considered perfect service at their level of truth.

 

                                         Shabbat / 6-Jan-18 / 19 Tevet 5778                                  #385
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 7: Moshe & Aaron to Pharaoh: Let my people go celebrate to our God in the desert. Pharaoh: No. Give them more work.
#MishnaYomi #MoedKatan 1:6 On Moed can’t dig or build graves, but can resize for dead. Can build coffin if deceased in courtyard.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 39: Judges to oathtaker: The entire world trembled when God said at Sinai: Don’t take the name of God, your God, in vain.
#RambamYomi #Mila 1:1 Mila positive Mitzva, punishment Karet: uncircumcised male who doesn’t circumcise foreskin, soul cut off from people.
#HalachaYomi OC 291:5 3rd Shabat meal should be w/ bread. Some say can fulfill w/ Mezonot but not fruit. Some say even fruit. W/ bread best.
#EmunaYomi 343: God gives a person a livelihood with no connection to that person’s abilities or righteousness. Grants life & sustenance.
#TanyaYomi 19Tevet: Evil in Benoni dormant in left part during Shma & Amida when heart aglow w/ love of God, but later it can wake again.

 

                                        Friday / 5-Jan-18 / 18 Tevet 5778                                  #384
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 6: Moshe heads to Egypt. Strange event at hotel. Moshe & Aaron meet by Mountain of God. Then gather elders of Israel.
#MishnaYomi #MoedKatan 1:4 Sages: can trap moles & mice on Moed & Sabatical in orchard in normal way; in wheat field only in unusual way.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 38: Oath taken while standing, Torah scholar sits. Oath taken while grasping Torah scroll, Torah scholar grasps Tfilin.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 11:8 Made Suka, Lulav, Shofar, Tzitzit, Tefilin, Mezuza, don’t bless, ‘cuz still Mitzva to perform. Bless when perform.
#HalachaYomi OC 291:1 Be very careful to eat 3rd Shabat meal; even if full, fulfill w/ volume of egg. If can’t eat at all, doesn’t have to.
#EmunaYomi 342: God doesn’t cast loving child away. Just as always sent measure of sustenance in past, He’ll continue to do so in future.
#TanyaYomi 18Tevet: Evil nature states opinion in heart’s left part, ascends to brain for consideration; challenged by divine soul in brain.

 

                                        Thursday / 4-Jan-18 / 17 Tevet 5778                         #383
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 5: Moshe resists appointment. God turns staff to snake, makes hand leprous & cures. Says bro Aaron will speak for Moshe.
#MishnaYomi #MoedKatan 1:2 Can dig water trench on Sabatical yr, can fix on Moed. Can fix & clean public water works, roads, markets, baths.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 37: R’ Yohanan: Gives false oath for monetary claim to which there are witnesses, liable for guilt-offering sacrifice.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 10:26 Pray to God over future, ask for mercy; & thank & praise for all things that have happened. Thank more, better.
#HalachaYomi OC 289:1 Shabat day: set table, nice tablecloth, like at night, make Kidush on wine, wash hands, bless over 2 loaves, meal.
#EmunaYomi 341: Once believe with complete faith that God is the only address for solving income problems, our heart fills with joy & trust.
#TanyaYomi 17Tevet: Prayer’s effect on intellect, innate fear, love of God enable triumph over evil of cravings & from carrying out desires.

 

                                 Wednesday / 3-Jan-18 / 16 Tevet 5778                                  #382
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 4: God reveals Himself to Moshe at burning bush & appoints him to speak to Pharaoh & release Israel from bondage.
#MishnaYomi #MoedKatan 1:1 Can water irrigated field on Moed (intermediate days of Pesah & Sukot) & on Sabatical yr, from spring, not well.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 36: A claim defendant would’ve paid ‘cuz of own admission, if takes false oath on it, liable for guilt-offering sacrifice.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 9:8 Don’t bless over fragrances of: idols; forbidden women; for dead; of toilets or to remove odor; utensils; clothing.
#HalachaYomi OC 288:8 We don’t fast on Shabat for any trouble, of all troubles that may come.
#EmunaYomi 340: Pray to God for Emuna & trust, creating strong spiritual vessel of trust, worthy recipient of Divine blessings of abundance.
#TanyaYomi 16Tevet: Benoni: no plans to violate sins, just thinks about it. Man not safe from 3 sins: thoughts; distracted prayer; gossip.

 

                                    Tuesday / 2-Jan-18 / 15 Tevet 5778                                  #381
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 3: Moshe grows up. Kills Egyptian. Escapes Egypt to Midian. Saves Yitro’s girls. Marries Zipora. God hears cry of Israel.
#MishnaYomi #Megila 4:9 If person says to God: To birds’ nests Your mercies extend, or For Your goodness You’ll be remembered, silence them.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 35: R’ Yehuda taught in the name of Rav: hosting guests is greater than receiving the Divine Presence.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 8:2 For fruit juice, say blessing of Shehakol (not Haetz), except for grapes & olives. On wine, grape juice say Hagefen.
#HalachaYomi OC 288:5 Some say: fast on Shabat if had 1 of 3 dreams: Torah burning; Yom Kipur’s Neila prayer; beams of home or teeth fall.
#EmunaYomi 339: Those buried in debt should spend >1hr/day in personal prayer, seek God’s help, repent, correct deeds that generated debt.
#TanyaYomi 15Tevet: Man created w/ willpower to restrain self, lust in heart. Can prevent expression of heart’s desires, direct to holiness.

 

                                      Monday / 1-Jan-18 / 14 Tevet 5778                                  #380
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 2: Pharaoh: Kill all newborn Hebrew boys. Moshe born. Placed on Nile. Pharaoh’s daughter finds & adopts. Mother nurses.
#MishnaYomi #Megila 4:7 Kohen w/ deformed hands shouldn’t bless the people during Priestly Blessing. R’ Yehuda: also those w/ stained hands.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 34: Witnessed man run after other into ruin, ran after him, saw him w/ blood-dripping knife over body, can’t testify.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 7:5 Bread-breaker gives bread slice to each person. People pick up slice w/ hand. Don’t take from hand, unless mourner.
#HalachaYomi OC 288:2 Opinion that if eating is harmful to person & derives pleasure by not eating, then doesn’t have to eat Shabat morning.
#EmunaYomi 338: With Emuna and trust, we merit a pleasant and sufficient livelihood for life.
#TanyaYomi 14Tevet: Intermediate man=Benoni=evil never gets enough power to capture “small city” to make it sin. Animal vs divine soul tied.

 

                                                    Sunday / 31-Dec-17 / 13 Tevet 5778                                  #379
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 1: Joseph’s generation died. Sons of Israel multiplied. New king of Egypt doesn’t know Joseph. Egypt enslaves Israelites.
#MishnaYomi #Megila 4:4 Person can’t read less than 3 verses at a time from Torah; & can’t skip any verses, but can when reading Prophets.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 33: R’ Yosi HaGelili: “Saw or knew.” Testimonies that can work in $ cases: sight w/o knowledge; knowledge but no sight.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 6:1 Even if hands aren’t dirty & not aware that contracted ritual impurity, still shouldn’t eat bread until wash hands.
#HalachaYomi OC 287:1 Can console mourners on Shabat & visit the sick, & say to sick “on Shabat we don’t cry out & healing is close.”
#EmunaYomi 337: By strengthening Emuna, trust in God, end $ problems. God wants us to trust Him. If do, doesn’t need to prod us w/ $ issues.
#TanyaYomi 13Tevet: Type of person, rare occasion evil prevails over good, becomes evil’s subject. Then good asserts self, remorse, repents.

 

                                          Shabbat / 30-Dec-17 / 12 Tevet 5778                                  #378
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 7: Joseph lived 110 yrs. Saw great-grandchildren born. Foresaw Exodus. Died, embalmed & put in coffin.
#MishnaYomi #Megila 4:2 RoshChodesh, CholHamoed, 4 read from Torah, not more or less & don’t read from Prophets; on Holidays, 5; YomKipur 6.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 32: Words said “within speaking” considered as continuation of previous statement. Within time to say Shalom Alecha Rabbi.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 5:7 Women, servants & kids not included in Zimun for Birkat Hamazon, but can make their own, each group separately.
#HalachaYomi OC 286:3 Can eat before Musaf prayer, fruits or even some bread, even if satiating, but can’t have a meal.
#EmunaYomi 336: When pray for $, temp solution, won’t solve core $ problems. Unless reinforce trust in God, 1 $ crisis will lead to other.
#TanyaYomi 12Tevet: Completely righteous=men of ascent=convert evil, make it ascend to holiness. Have you converted darkness into light?

 

                                           Friday / 29-Dec-17 / 11 Tevet 5778                                  #377
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 6: Benjamin blessed. Jacob dies. Embalmed. Egypt mourns 70 days. Sons bury him in Hebron. Brothers afraid of Joseph.
#MishnaYomi #Megila 4:1 3 men called to read from Torah Mondays, Thursdays & Shabat afternoon. Not more or less, & don’t read from Prophets.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 31: Judge may not hear one party before the other party comes. “Distance yourself from a false matter.”
#RambamYomi #Brahot 4:1 Say BirkatHamazon where ate. Ate walking or standing, sit down where finished & say. Forgot, remembered, say there.
#HalachaYomi OC 286:1 Time of Musaf prayer right after Shaharit prayer & up to end of 7th hour. Prayed after 7th, works, but called sinner.
#EmunaYomi 335: Want to solve $ problems once & for all, do “root treatment”, don’t ask for $ in prayers, ask God for Emuna & trust.
#TanyaYomi 11Tevet: Expels evil from soul, but fragment of wickedness lingers=righteous man who suffers. Evil subjugated, nullified by good.

 

                                     Thursday / 28-Dec-17 / 10 Tevet 5778                                  #376
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 5: Jacob continues to bless sons: Gad, Asher & Naftali. Gives a particularly long & moving blessing to Joseph.
#MishnaYomi #Megila 3:4 Rosh Chodesh Adar on Shabat, read Shkalim, if not, Shabat before. 2nd Shabat: Zachor. 3rd: Parah. 4th: Hachodesh.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 30: If witness is greater sage than judges & disgrace for him to testify in front of them, doesn’t go (in monetary cases).
#RambamYomi #Brahot 3:9 Pat Habah Bkisnin: Dough kneaded w/honey, oil, milk or other condiments, baked. Say Mezonot unless establishes meal.
#HalachaYomi OC 285:3 From 1st day of week considered “reading with congregation” for reading to self weekly portion 2x + 1x translation.
#EmunaYomi 334: Prayer coupled w/ learning the chapter of Gate of Trust, from the book Duties of the Heart, is a remarkable income enhancer.
#TanyaYomi 10Tevet: Body like small city, w/ 2 souls battling for domination: Divine vs vitalizing animal soul. Each wants complete control.

 

                                           Wednesday / 27-Dec-17 / 9 Tevet 5778                                  #375
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 4: Jacob on deathbed. Parting words to sons. Harsh to Reuven, Shimon, Levi. Positive to Judah, Isachar, Zevulun & Dan.
#MishnaYomi #Megila 3:2 R’ Meir: only sell synagogue conditionally. Sages: sell except if to be used as: bathhouse; tanners; pool; laundry.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 29: The prohibition of idolatry is so severe that if one denies idol worship, it is as if he affirms the entire Torah.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 2:14 Ate meal, forgot to say Birkat Hamazon after, remembered before food digested, returns & says. Also if not sure.
#HalachaYomi OC 285:1 Even though hears Torah portion every Shabat when publicly read, must read to self weekly portion 2x + 1x translation.
#EmunaYomi 333: Best way to learn chapter of Gate of Trust: learn up to 15 lines/day; review 15 lines 3x/day; when finish chapter, repeat.
#TanyaYomi 9Tevet: Animal soul from left ventricle, filled w/ blood goes to body, brain. Divine soul in brain goes to body, right ventricle.

 

                                                 Tuesday / 26-Dec-17 / 8 Tevet 5778                                  #374
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 3: Joseph unhappy with Jacob’s mixing order of sons. Jacob reassures: Menashe will be great, but Efraim will be greater.
#MishnaYomi #Megila 3:1 Items community can purchase w/ sale of previous item: market; synagogue; ark; Torah covers; holy books; Torah.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 28: Sages dissolved 4 vows w/o needing special request: vows of: exhortation; exaggeration; unwitting; can’t fulfill.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 1:2 Anyone who derives benefit from this world w/o reciting a blessing considered as if misappropriated a sacred item.
#HalachaYomi OC 284:6 Person reading the Haftara doesn’t start it until the person rolling closed the Torah scroll has finished rolling.
#EmunaYomi 332: Best advice for solving $ problems: strengthen trust in God. Great method: learn Gate of Trust, from Duties of Heart book.
#TanyaYomi 8Tevet: Idle chatter, soul cleansed by “hollow of sling.” Forbidden speech, goes to Purgatory. Torah neglect, Snow Purgatory.

 

                                         Monday / 25-Dec-17 / 7 Tevet 5778                                  #373
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 2: Jacob blesses Joseph’s sons Menashe & Efraim. Crosses hands. Gives precedence & puts right hand on younger Efraim.
#MishnaYomi #Megila 2:4 All read Megila except deaf-mute, fool, minor. Not b4 sunrise: Megila, Brit, Mikva, sprinkle. If did @ daybreak, ok.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 27: Utterance oath: break on purpose: lashes; unintentional, sacrifice. Vain oath: on purpose: lashes; if not, exempt.
#RambamYomi #Tzitzit 3:12 Always be careful regarding Mitzva of Tzitzit. Torah considers it equal to all Mitzvot & all are dependent on it.
#HalachaYomi OC 284:1 Conclude Shabat Torah-reading w/ Prophets (Haftara) based on subject that read. Shouldn’t be less than 21 verses.
#EmunaYomi 331: $ gotten by transgressing Torah laws (lying, cheating, withholding salary, fraud, stealing) is cursed, & damages “kosher” $.
#TanyaYomi 7Tevet: Body undergoes “Purgatory of the grave” to purify uncleanliness from enjoyment of mundane pleasures from kelipat nogah.

 

                                          Sunday / 24-Dec-17 / 6 Tevet 5778                                  #372
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 1: Jacob lives to 147 yrs. Makes Joseph promise that will bury him in Hebron in family grave, Maarat Hamahpela.
#MishnaYomi #Megila 2:2 Read from Megila written in Hebrew on good parchment w/ ink; other substances on other material, didn’t fulfill.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 26: R’ Yishmael served R’ Nehunya b Hakane, expounds Klal uFrat. R’ Akiva served Nahum Ish Gamzu, expounds Ribuy & Miut.
#RambamYomi #Tzitzit 2:2 Tehelet: Hilazon creature, color like sea, put its black blood in pot w/ herbs until bleached wool turns sky-blue.
#HalachaYomi OC 282:7 Reader read Torah portion Shabat morning, skipped even 1 verse (or letter); must reread, even if already prayed Musaf.
#EmunaYomi 330: W/ Emuna, understand that God provides livelihood within framework of Torah’s commands. $ destined to get, by honest means.
#TanyaYomi 6Tevet: Wasteful emission of semen big sin; begets many unclean kelipot, unless repents w/ great love & transforms into merits.

 

                                          Shabbat / 23-Dec-17 / 5 Tevet 5778                                  #371
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 7: Jacob’s clan get best land in Egypt. Due to famine Egyptians sell livestock, fields & selves as slaves to Pharaoh.
#MishnaYomi #Megila 2:1 Read Megila backwards, by heart, in language (other than Hebrew) that doesn’t understand, didn’t fulfill obligation.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 25: Vows (Nedarim) take effect on Mitzvot; oaths (Shevuot) don’t. Oaths effect intangible & tangible; vows only tangible.
#RambamYomi #Tzitzit 1:8 7-13 segments of Tzitzit, but if wound Tehelet 1x around strands, ok. Ideally, Tehelet around upper 1/3 of strands.
#HalachaYomi OC 282:3 All can read from Torah, even a woman & a kid who knows who we bless; but Sages said a woman shouldn’t read in public.
#EmunaYomi 329: Without trust in God wrack brains deciding whether to beg, borrow or steal; work overtime at expense of health & family.
#TanyaYomi 5Tevet: Glutton, leads to lust, energy of wine & meat absorbed into 3 evil kelipot until repents. Trace of evil remains in body.

 

                                                 Friday / 22-Dec-17 / 4 Tevet 5778                                  #370
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 6: Emotional reunion of Jacob & Joseph. Joseph presents 5 of his brothers to Pharaoh. Jacob meets and blesses Pharaoh.
#MishnaYomi #Megila 1:9 No difference between anointed & non-anointed Kohen Gadol, expect only anointed 1 sacrifices bull for wrong ruling.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 24: Rava: If person took an oath that will not eat, and then ate dirt, exempt. Eating an inedible substance isn’t eating.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 10:8 Anyone impure, even a menstruating woman or gentile can hold & read a Torah scroll. Torah words can’t get “impure”.
#HalachaYomi OC 282:1 We take out a Torah scroll Shabbat morning & 7 people read from it in turns. If want to add more, can add more.
#EmunaYomi 328: Those without trust in God think of a hundred different ploys to make $, including cheating on taxes or outright stealing.
#TanyaYomi 4Tevet: KelipatNogah=intermediate category between 3 totally unclean kelipot & order of Holiness. Neutral things can be elevated.

 

                                             Thursday / 21-Dec-17 / 3 Tevet 5778                                  #369
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 5: Jacob & descendants that go to Egypt listed. Joseph & sons added to the count. Total of 70 souls that reach Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #Megila 1:8 Holy books can be written in any language, but Tfilin & Mezuzot can only be written in Hebrew, in Ashurit script.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 23: Rava to Abaye: In matters of oaths, drinking is included in term “eating”; eating isn’t included in term “drinking”.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 9:10 Torah scroll I wrote: columns 4 thumbbreadths wide, except Sea Song, Haazinu, 6 wide. 51 lines/column, 226 columns.
#HalachaYomi OC 280:1 Marital intimacy one of pleasures of Shabat, therefore frequency of Torah scholars is from Shabat eve to Shabat eve.
#EmunaYomi 327: Those who lack trust in God blame $ problems on long list of “villains”: selves, others, curse bad luck, omens, nonsense.
#TanyaYomi 3Tevet: Those that don’t surrender selves to God sustained “behind back” through contractions, diminished Light & Life, exile.

 

                                      Wednesday / 20-Dec-17 / 2 Tevet 5778                                  #368
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 4: Jacob & family travel to Egypt. Stop in Ber Sheva. Bring sacrifice. God comes to Jacob in vision & says don’t fear.
#MishnaYomi #Megila 1:5 There’s no difference between restrictions of Shabat & of festivals, except certain food preparation on festivals.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 22: Person swore that “won’t eat” but drank, liable. Learn from a verse & from reasoning. Verse talks about “eating” wine.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 8:4 List Torah’s Parsha Ptuha & Stuma (open & closed passages). Used renown scroll of all 24 books in Egypt by BenAsher.
#HalachaYomi OC 279:6 Unlit candle, even if of clay that is putrid, or of naphtha that smells, can be moved on Shabat. “Muktza mahmat mius”.
#EmunaYomi 326: Best way to compensate for $ deficiency is by fixing misdeeds & praying for God’s compassion; can glide thru $ problems.
#TanyaYomi 2Tevet: God created 1 thing vs other. 10 holy Sfirot vs 10 crowns of impurity. If think/talk/act on unclean things, ruins spirit.

 

                                            Tuesday / 19-Dec-17 / 1 Tevet 5778                                  #367
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 3: Joseph consoles brothers for selling him. Sends them to Canaan to inform Jacob that alive & bring family to Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #Megila 1:3 What kind of city is considered large? Any in which there are ten idle men. Less than that is considered a village.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 21: Violated prohibitions w/ no action, don’t flog, except: oaths, substituted consecrated animal, cursed w/ God’s name.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 7:1 Mitzva for man to write Torah scroll for self. Doesn’t know how, pay scribe. Wrote 1 letter, as if did whole scroll.
#HalachaYomi OC 279:1 Lit candle before Shabat, even if was extinguished, can’t move it; also remainder of oil from lamp, can’t use or move.
#EmunaYomi 325: During $ loss, consider: all from God; this is exactly what He wants; it’s for the best; message to stir self-evaluation.
#TanyaYomi 1Tevet: Superiority of knowing & comprehending Torah, more than doing. Torah like “food” & “garments”, Mitzvot just “garments”.

 

                                            Monday / 18-Dec-17 / 30 Kislev 5778                                  #366
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 2: Judah offers to be a slave in Benjamin’s place. Joseph overcome with emotion reveals himself as their lost brother.
#MishnaYomi #Megila 1:1 Esther’s Megila read 11-15 Adar. Walled cities from Joshua’s time read Megila 15 Adar. Villages, large cities on 14.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 20: God said “Remember” & “Observe” Shabat in 1 utterance, man can’t say or hear. Women say Kidush; Observe, so Remember.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 6:1 Mezuza home reqs: 4×4 cubits; doorposts; lintel; roof; door; 10Tefah entry; not holy; for humans; dignified; steady.
#HalachaYomi OC 278:1 One is allowed to extinguish a candle on Shabat in order to allow a dangerously ill patient to sleep.
#EmunaYomi 324: Even when money is tight, those w/ trust in God know their financial problems come from God. Don’t blame selves or others.
#TanyaYomi 30Kislev: When comprehend Torah part, intellect grasps, encompasses it, in turn clothed in it, wisdom, will of God, unity w/ Him.

 

                                               Sunday / 17-Dec-17 / 29 Kislev 5778                                  #365
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 1: Judah confronts Joseph. Recounts recent history & how Benjamin’s absence will kill father Jacob.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 4:8 Most joyous festivals: 15Av & Yom Kipur: Jerusalem girls danced in vineyards in borrowed white dress, sought spouse.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 19: R’ Yishmael: every Torah passage that was stated & repeated was for the purpose of novel element that was introduced.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 5:8 Can’t put Mezuza: on pole; behind door; horizontal in doorpost; deeper than handbreadth; in reed of future doorpost.
#HalachaYomi OC 277:1 Shabat, candle lit behind door: can’t open normally, lest wind extinguish candle. Open & close gently so don’t bang.
#EmunaYomi 323: The distinct sign of trust in God is when a person’s thoughts don’t focus on money; don’t worry where next meal coming from.
#TanyaYomi 29Kislev: Can only apprehend God when clothed in Torah & Mitzvot, 1 & the same. Like embracing a king in his robes; king in robe.

 

                                                  Shabbat / 16-Dec-17 / 28 Kislev 5778                                  #364
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 7: Joseph frames Benjamin as thief. Brothers brought back to Joseph in Egypt where Benjamin sentenced to slavery.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 4:6 17Tamuz: broke Tablets; end Tamid; Jrslm breach; Torah burnt; Temple idol. 9Av: Spies; end 2 Temples; Beitar; Jrslm.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 18: Doesn’t separate from wife around time of her menstruation, even if has sons like sons of Aaron, can die ‘cuz of sin.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 4:1 Put head Tfilin on skull point, end hairline, spot where can feel baby’s brain; knot: top of neck, bottom of skull.
#HalachaYomi OC 276:5 In cold countries non-Jew can light fire on Shabat for kids, adults can benefit. If very cold, can light for adults.
#EmunaYomi 322: One who trusts in God is relieved of worry about livelihood & free to focus on their specific task on earth w/ a clear mind.
#TanyaYomi 28Kislev: 3 garments deriving from Torah & commandments infinitely higher & greater quality than nefesh/ruach/neshama themselves.

 

                                                         Friday / 15-Dec-17 / 27 Kislev 5778                                  #363
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 6: Brothers bring Benjamin to Egypt to Joseph. Joseph throws feasts for the brothers.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 4:3 Maamadot men fasted 4x/week, Mon-Thu; not Friday, honor Shabat; not Sunday, mortal danger going from feast to fast.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 17: Impure man suspended in airspace of Temple long enough to bow down, liable or not? Issue of time or ability? Unclear.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 3:2 Head Tfilin: wood block mold, width=length, 3 grooves make 4 projections, soak leather, put in mold between grooves.
#HalachaYomi OC 276:1 Non-Jew lit candle for Jew on Shabat, no Jew can benefit from it, unless non-Jew lit for himself or for sick Jew.
#EmunaYomi 321: Complete trust in God includes the trust that livelihood is part of God’s Divine Providence over every creation.
#TanyaYomi 27Kislev: Each divine soul (nefesh elokit) has 3 garments: thought, speech & action, that can be expressed in 613 Torah commands.

 

                                     Thursday / 14-Dec-17 / 26 Kislev 5778                                  #362
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 5: Unrecognized Joseph accuses brothers of spying. Only way to prove themselves is to bring Benjamin down to Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 4:2 Maamadot: 1st prophets established 24 orders: Kohens, Levis @ Temple; Israelis @ city synagogues read of Creation.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 16: R’ Yehoshua: sacrifice even if no Temple; eat sacred offerings even if no curtain; eat in Jerusalem even if no wall.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 2:1 Head Tfilin: 4 passages on separate parchments in separate compartments. Arm Tfilin: 4 passages on 1 parchment.
#HalachaYomi OC 275:11 Shabat: Don’t differentiate similar-looking items by candlelight. Even if differentiating own clothes from wife’s.
#EmunaYomi 320: If one believes that God is the life-giving Creator, one should also believe that the Creator sustains His creations.
#TanyaYomi 26Kislev: Even wise & understand greatness of the Infinite, unless binds knowledge & fixes thought, won’t have true love & fear.

 

                                Wednesday / 13-Dec-17 / 25 Kislev 5778                                  #361
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 4: Famine begins. Joseph distributes food. Brothers come to Egypt to buy, but don’t recognize Joseph. Charade begins.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 3:8 Choni Hameagel drew circle, prayed to God: “I’m not leaving circle until it rains.” Was demanding until rained well.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 15: All new Mishkan utensils made in Moshe’s day were sanctified w/ anointing oil. After Moshe, sanctified by usage.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 1:8 Torah written on Gvil (whole processed skin); Tfilin on Klaf (thin outer layer); Mezuza on Duchsustos (inner layer).
#HalachaYomi OC 275:7 Allowed to read Mishna “Bameh Madlikin” by candlelight on Shabat. Discusses Shabat prohibition; how will he forget?
#EmunaYomi 319: God sustains all His creations, from the one-celled amoeba to magnificent galaxies. He who gives life also gives livelihood.
#TanyaYomi 25Kislev: Soul gradations correspond 10 Sefirot: 3 “mothers”: Chohma(wisdom), Bina(understanding), Daat(knowledge) + 7 multiples.

 

                                       Tuesday / 12-Dec-17 / 24 Kislev 5778                                  #360
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 3: Joseph appointed Viceroy. In charge of all Egypt. Gathers “uncountable” amount of grain. Married and 2 sons born.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 3:7 Sound alarm on Shabat for: city surrounded by enemies, flood about to inundate town, potential shipwreck.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 14: HighPriest sacrifices 1st for self. How justice works: better innocent atone for guilty, than guilty atone for guilty.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 15:6 Kohen does Birkat Kohanim even if not careful w/ Mitzvot. Don’t tell wicked: be more wicked & abstain from Mitzva.
#HalachaYomi OC 275:5 Around bonfire, even 10 people, can’t read from light of fire; 1 of them might play with or adjust the fire.
#EmunaYomi 318: Quality of person’s livelihood depends on their Emuna. Serious efforts to reinforce trust in God can improve livelihood.
#TanyaYomi 24Kislev: Infinite gradations of soul, include Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama. Descend thru worlds of Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzira, Asiya.

 

                                    Monday / 11-Dec-17 / 23 Kislev 5778                                  #359
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 2: Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dreams: mean 7 yrs of plenty followed by 7 yrs of famine. Gives advice how to save Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 3:5 Sound alarm on plagues of: corn-blast, mildew, locust, caterpillars, wild animals, armed men. It’s a spreading evil.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 13: Rebbi: Yom Kipur atones for all sins except if: denies God’s existence; ridicules the Torah; annuls his circumcision.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 14:7 Kohens don’t look at people when do Priestly Blessing; look down. People should face Kohens, but don’t look at face.
#HalachaYomi OC 274:4 Friday night and Shabat morning meals cannot be conducted without bread.
#EmunaYomi 317: Guarding one’s eyes from impure books, movies, magazines, websites, helps escape lust that makes normal person insane.
#TanyaYomi 23Kislev: Evil traits from 4 elements, Kelipa, SitraAhra: Fire|anger, pride; Water|pleasure-seeking; Air|frivolity; Earth|sloth.

 

                                          Sunday / 10-Dec-17 / 22 Kislev 5778                                  #358
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 1: 2 yrs pass. Dreams trouble Pharaoh. No one successfully interprets. Wine steward suggests Joseph. Summoned from jail.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 3:3 Rainfall on 1 city but not 2nd, 2nd fasts, sound alarm; adjacent cities fast, no alarm. R’ Akiva: alarm, no fast.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 12: R’ Yehuda: minor Mitzvot: standard positive Mitzva & a prohibition; major Mitzvot: sins punished by Karet & death.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 13:25 Obligated to study the Torah portion that community is reading that week; read 2x in Hebrew, 1x in translation.
#HalachaYomi OC 274:1 Bless Hamotzi on Shabat on 2 loaves, hold both, cut bottom one. Ram”a: just on Friday night; Shabat day cut upper 1.
#EmunaYomi 316: It’s easier to poison the mind than it is to poison the body.
#TanyaYomi 22Kislev: 5 types: Tzadik prospers/suffers, wicked prospers/suffers & Beinoni. Beinoni is motivated by both good & evil nature.

 

                                                 Shabbat / 9-Dec-17 / 21 Kislev 5778                                  #357
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 7: Pharaoh’s wine steward & baker thrown in jail with Joseph. He interprets their dreams. They come true.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 2:10 We don’t declare public fasts on Rosh Hodesh, Hanuka or Purim. However, if started fasts before then, don’t stop.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 11: Frankincense; incense; meal-offerings of Kohen, High Priest & libations: liable for misuse from time of consecration.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 12:6 Erred while publicly reading the Torah, even in pronunciation of one letter, must repeat until gets it right.
#HalachaYomi OC 273:5 Eating where made Kidush fulfilled if ate a little bread or drank some wine, and can complete meal elsewhere.
#EmunaYomi 315: Guarding one’s eyes & mind from lewd & forbidden input is just as important as guarding one’s mouth from swallowing poison.
#TanyaYomi 21Kislev: Responsa to many questions of faithful seeking moral guidance in service of God. Will find counsel on every matter.

 

                                                    Friday / 8-Dec-17 / 20 Kislev 5778                                  #356
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 6: Potiphar’s wife tries to seduce Joseph. He rejects her. She claims he raped her. He’s thrown in jail.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 2:9 Don’t declare fasts to start on Thursdays, so market prices won’t escalate. 1st 3 fasts: Monday, Thursday, Monday.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 10: R’ Yohanan: General rule: If one matter learned from another, new matter can teach more, except in matters of Kodshim.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 11:1 Wherever 10 Jews live, must set up place to gather & pray at time of each prayer. Can force each other to build.
#HalachaYomi OC 273:3 Made Kidush but didn’t eat, didn’t fulfill Kidush. Ram”a: needs to eat where made Kidush right away, or have intent.
#EmunaYomi 314: The more a person succumbs to lust, lewd thoughts, the less sane he becomes. People do insane things to fulfill their lusts.
#TanyaYomi 20Kislev: Listening to moral advice is not the same as reading it. Everyone’s mind is different, absorb lessons differently.

 

                                                        Thursday / 7-Dec-17 / 19 Kislev 5778                                  #355
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 5: Joseph, extremely successful and good looking slave in Egypt to Potiphar, who puts him in charge of entire estate.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 2:7 Kohens on weekly Temple duty can drink wine at night, unless officiating. No shaving or laundry except Thursdays.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 9: Resh Lakish: Goat of New Moon brought as sin-offering “To God”, atones for fact that God diminished size of the moon.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 10:1 Prayed & didn’t concentrate, pray 2nd time w/ concentration. Concentrated for 1st blessing, don’t need to repeat.
#HalachaYomi OC 272:9 Rosh: If no wine available: at night make Kidush over bread/chalah; during day make over liquor/other beverage.
#EmunaYomi 313: “Evil thoughts & contemplations of lust make people crazy.” Strong correlation between personal holiness and mental health.
#TanyaYomi 19Kislev: Book of Beinonim. R’ Meshulam Zusil of Anipoli: This book printed to correct mistakes of Kuntresim that have gone out.

 

                                   Wednesday / 6-Dec-17 / 18 Kislev 5778                                  #354
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 4: Tamar, widow of Judah’s son, dresses as prostitute, has relations with Judah and bears twin boys, Peretz & Zerach.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 2: At fast prayer blessings recalled: Abraham, ancestors at Red Sea, Joshua, Samuel, Elijah, Jonah, David and Solomon.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 8: Goat doesn’t fully atone, does suspend punishment. Rava: protects from punishment until realizes sin, brings sacrifice.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 9:7 Can’t say “Just like God is merciful on law of bird’s nest, so should be merciful on us.” They’re decrees, not mercy.
#HalachaYomi OC 272:8 Can make Kidush on pasteurized wine (Mevushal) & on wine w/ honey. Some say shouldn’t. Ram”a: tradition is that ok.
#EmunaYomi 312: Only way to guard against the pitfalls of the evil inclination is by strengthening Torah learning and strengthening Emuna.

 

                                                         Tuesday / 5-Dec-17 / 17 Kislev 5778                                  #353
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 3: Brothers decide to sell Joseph as slave. Mislead father Jacob to believe Joseph dead.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 2:3 In addition to regular 18, 6 extra blessings were said on fast: Zichronot; Shofarot; Psalms 120; 121; 130; 102.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 7: Knew of impurity, forgot, entered Temple or ate Kodshim, didn’t remember before YomKipur, YomKipur sacrifice protects.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 8:1 Communal prayer always heard, even w/ sinners. God doesn’t reject that prayer. Don’t pray alone if can w/ community.
#HalachaYomi OC 272:4 Can make Kidush on white wine; Maimonides invalidates for Kidush, ok for Havdala. World custom ok to use for Kidush.
#EmunaYomi 311: The evil inclination has all kinds of ploys to trap a person, and uses a variety of temptations to twist one’s judgement.

 

                                           Monday / 4-Dec-17 / 16 Kislev 5778                                  #352
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 2: Joseph’s brother’s plan to kill him. Thanks to Reuben’s intercession they throw him into a pit.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 1:7 All fasts passed, no rain: lessen biz, building, planting, weddings, greetings. Nissan passed, no rain, curse.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 6: Romans greater than Persians, their coin circulates thru entire world; Daniel’s prophecy “will devour whole world…”
#RambamYomi #Tfila 7:14 Must say 100 blessings/day, upon waking 23, w/ Shma 7, Tzitzit 1, Tfilin 1, Amida 3×18=54, Meals 7×2=14. Total=100.
#HalachaYomi OC 272:1 Don’t make Kidush on wine w/ bad smell; nor if was left uncovered, even in our days when we don’t worry about it.
#EmunaYomi 310: As the evil inclination wants a person to sin, he injects that person with a dose of insanity.

 

                                                    Sunday / 3-Dec-17 / 15 Kislev 5778                                  #351
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 1: 17 yr-old Joseph has dreams foretelling leadership. It sets his brothers against him.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 1:5 No rain by Rosh Hodesh Kislev, court decrees 3 public fasts. Can eat, drink night before. On fast can work, bathe +.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 5: Sotah waters only work to prove wife’s infidelity if husband is free of sin. If husband isn’t sin-free, doesn’t work.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 6:2 Praying w/ public, don’t make your Amida too long. Can add in middle blessings related requests: health, income, +.
#HalachaYomi OC 271:16 Assembled don’t drink b4 person who made Kidush if he’s serving from his wine; have own wine, can drink before him.
#EmunaYomi 309: The evil inclination wants to drive a person crazy. A person doesn’t sin unless the spirit of insanity enters his brain.

 

                                         Shabbat / 2-Dec-17 / 14 Kislev 5778                                  #350
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 7: Seir the Horite’s sons: Lotan, Shoval, Zivon, Ana, Dishon, Ezer, Dishan. Chieftains, descendants of Edom/Esau.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 1:3 Pray for rain from 3 Marheshvan. R’ Gamliel: from 7 Marheshvan, 15 days after Sukot, so last Jew reaches Euphrates.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 4: Redeem 1st born w/ 5 shekel. Learn Klal uPrat uKlal: must be movable & self-value; excludes land, slaves, documents.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 5:1 Must have or prevents praying: pure hands; cover nakedness; pure place; remove distractions; proper intent of heart.
#HalachaYomi OC 271:13 Must drink cheekful from Kidush cup: if moves all wine to one side, cheek seems full; that’s majority of Reviit.
#EmunaYomi 308: R’ Nachman of Breslov teaches: “by learning Torah, one is saved from madness.” (Abridged Likutei Moharan 1:1).

 

                                       Friday / 1-Dec-17 / 13 Kislev 5778                                  #349
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 6: Jacob arrives at BetEl. Rachel dies giving birth to Benjamin; buried in BetLehem. Isaac dies. Esau’s descendants.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 1:2 Say in Amida God brings rain (Mashiv Haruah Umorid Hagashem) from Shmini Atzeret Musaf until Pesah day 1 Shaharit.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 3: Swore will eat loaf, didn’t, not lashed. R’ Yohanan: ‘cuz prohibition w/o action. Resh Lakish: can’t get clear warning.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 4:16 Clear mind of all thoughts, envision standing before God. Don’t rush; not burden. Sit a bit before & after prayer.
#HalachaYomi OC 271:9 There needs to be a tablecloth on the table underneath the bread and another cloth spread out on top of the bread.
#EmunaYomi 307: Belief in the words of the wise together with Emuna in God is the key to mental health.

 

                                         Thursday / 30-Nov-17 / 12 Kislev 5778                                  #348
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 5: Hamor’s son Shehem rapes Dina. Wants to marry her. Brothers tell them to circumcise; then kill all city’s men.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 4:9 Shofar sounds order: 3 sets of 3 blows x3. Tekiah (long uninterrupted blow)=time of 3 Teruah=time of 9 Yevavot.
#DafYomi #Shevuot 2: Oaths of expression; Tuma awareness; moving items on Shabat; Tzaraat. There are 2 primary forms of each, but each is 4.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 3:8 Forgot to pray, unavoidably detained, compensates next immediate prayer time, says Amida 2x. 1st current, makeup 2nd.
#HalachaYomi OC 271:7 Even though it’s forbidden to eat before making Kidush, if ate something anyway, still required to make Kidush.
#EmunaYomi 306: Ignoring the wise can cause insanity. A person acts insane only because he ignores the advice of others.

 

                                          Wednesday / 29-Nov-17 / 11 Kislev 5778                                  #347
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 4: Jacob insists Esau take gift. Esau offers joint travel. Jacob declines. Gets to Shehem, buys field, builds altar.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 4:7 On Rosh Hashana, 1st Chazan (for Shaharit) leads reading of Hallel, 2nd Chazan (Musaf) leads blowing of Shofar.
#DafYomi #Makot 24: David grouped # of commandments to 11; Isaiah 6; Micha 3; Isaiah 2: Justice & Righteousness; Amos 1; Habakuk 1: Emuna.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 2:1 In R’ Gamliel’s day, Jewish heretics increased. Greatest need; added Amida blessing asking God to destroy heretics.
#HalachaYomi OC 271:2 Women are obligated in Kidush Friday night; included in guarding, also in remembering; can perform for men also.
#EmunaYomi 305: Person connected to the truth is happy serving God the best way they can, without going into hair-splitting stringencies.

 

                                       Tuesday / 28-Nov-17 / 10 Kislev 5778                                  #346
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 3: Israelites don’t eat hip tendon because angel hurt Jacob there. Jacob sees Esau w/ 400 men. Bows 7x. Hug & kiss.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 4:5 R’ Akiva, Musaf: Avot, Gvurot, Kedusha, Malhuyot w/ Kedushat Hayom, Zihronot, Shofarot, Avoda, Hodaa, Kohanim.
#DafYomi #Makot 23: Hates blood, still rewarded for not consuming it; incredible reward for avoiding coveted theft, prohibited intercourse.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 1:2 Biblical command, duty of men & women to pray to God daily. Supplication, praises, request needs, thank for all.
#HalachaYomi OC 270:1 Custom to recite Friday evening in synagogue Bameh Madlikin (Chapter 2 of Mishna Shabat). Sefaradim do before Arvit.
#EmunaYomi 304: Those who demand angelic deportment from themselves are therefore candidates for frustration, gloom & disappointment.

 

                                        Monday / 27-Nov-17 / 9 Kislev 5778                                  #345
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 2: Account of gift sent. Jacob crossed Yabok River at night. Alone, wrestled angel until dawn, renames him Israel.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 4:3 At 1st Lulav was held/waved in Temple 7 Sukot days; in rest of country 1 day. Post-destruction, 7 in country.
#DafYomi #Makot 22: Rava: How foolish are people? They stand for the Torah, but not a sage. The Torah commands 40 lashes, sages ordered 39.
#RambamYomi #Shma 4:8 Jews took custom to read Torah, recite Shma even after seminal emission. Just like fire can’t be impure, also Torah.
#HalachaYomi OC 269:1 Say Kidush in synagogue; child drinks wine. Originally done for guests eating in synagogue. Israeli custom don’t say.
#EmunaYomi 303: Remember that the Torah wasn’t given to angels, but to human beings with human limitations.

 

                                                           Sunday / 26-Nov-17 / 8 Kislev 5778                                  #344
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 1: Jacob sends Esau gift-laden messengers. Divides camp in 2. Prays to God that Esau shouldn’t kill him & family.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 3:8 When Moshe raised his hands in Amalek battle, Israel won; because Israel looked up & subjugated hearts to God.
#DafYomi #Makot 21: Tattoo (incisions in the skin & writing w/ dye, which gets absorbed in the skin): liable only if make incision & write.
#RambamYomi #Shma 3:4 Can’t say or even think Shma or any words of Torah or sanctity in bathroom, unclean place or place w/ feces or urine.
#HalachaYomi OC 268:10 Bracha Mein Sheva, paraphrase of 7 blessings of Shabat Amida, repeated after Amida; not in Chatan or mourner’s home.
#EmunaYomi 302: Stringencies in religious observance are madness. Do what can with innocence and simplicity of thought and intent.

 

                                                            Shabbat / 25-Nov-17 / 7 Kislev 5778                                  #343
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 7: Lavan/Jacob make covenant, not to harm each other & Jacob won’t take other wives. Place stones: YegarSahaduta/GalEd.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 3:7 Blew Shofar into cistern, cellar, barrel: heard Shofar, ok; heard echo, not. Heard outside, had intention, ok.
#DafYomi #Makot 20: Opinions as to size for being liable for creating a Korcha (bald spot): visible; bean size; 2 hairs; lentil size.
#RambamYomi #Shma 2:10 Can recite Shma in any language that understand. Must be as careful in enunciation in foreign language as in Hebrew.
#HalachaYomi OC 268:7 Vayehulu repeated after Amida, because of case of Shabat Yom Tov, where we don’t say it in Amida. Out loud & standing.
#EmunaYomi 301: The result of an hour a day in personal prayer is increased happiness and decreased stress and worry.

 

                                       Friday / 24-Nov-17 / 6 Kislev 5778                                  #342
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 6: Jacob runs w/ family, wealth; Rachel steals Lavan’s idols; he pursues; God warns him not to harm Jacob, Jacob vents.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 3:4 Fast day: bent ram’s Shofar, silver-coated mouth, 2 trumpets in middle, short Shofar blast, long trumpet-blast.
#DafYomi #Makot 19: R’ Asi in name of R’ Yohanan: Person is liable for eating Maaser Sheni outside of Jerusalem only if it was once inside.
#RambamYomi #Shma 1:4 Before Jacob died, asked sons if with him in Unity of God, they answered Shma, he answered Baruh Shem. Reason we do.
#HalachaYomi OC 268:5 Said weekday Amida on Shabat & didn’t mention Shabat, if moved legs at end, has to say Shabat Amida from beginning.
#EmunaYomi 300: Devote 1 hr/day in self-evaluation, repentance & prayer, have nothing to worry about. God doesn’t have to send wake-up call.

 

                                Thursday / 23-Nov-17 / 5 Kislev 5778                                  #341
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 5: Jacob asks to leave Lavan. Discuss wages. Deal w/ future ringed, spotted & speckled flock. God tells Jacob, go home.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 3:2 All Shofars fit to be blown on Rosh Hashana except cow’s; called horn, not Shofar. R’ Yosi: but Shofars=horns?
#DafYomi #Makot 18: Just as Kohen must wave Bikurim, also does Shlamim. Just as owner must wave Shlamim, also does Bikurim. Wave together.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 10:3 Ideal love of God: lovesick. Just as lovesick for a woman, obsessed, never stops thinking of her, more for God.
#HalachaYomi OC 268:2 Saying Amida Friday night, realized was saying for weekday, completes blessing that was saying & starts Shabat one.
#EmunaYomi 299: Fear is expression of lack of Emuna, particularly that all God does is for best. Person w/ Emuna doesn’t fear anything.

 

                                Wednesday / 22-Nov-17 / 4 Kislev 5778                                  #340
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 4: Ruben finds Lea a flower, Rachel takes & offers Lea night w/ Jacob, Lea has +2 boys, 1 girl. Rachel has son, Josef.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 2:9 R’ Gamliel forced R’ Yehoshua to violate day R’ Yehoshua calculated was Yom Kipur to demonstrate his authority.
#DafYomi #Makot 17: Lav Hanitak LeAseh: Prohibition + Mitzva that rectifies error. Does rectifying Mitzva, not punished for Prohibition.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 9:1 If fulfill Torah w/ joy, meditate on its wisdom at all times, God will remove all obstacles & grant good to fulfill.
#HalachaYomi OC 267:2 We recite Arvit earlier on Shabat than weekday. From PlagHaminha can light candles, accept Shabat in Arvit & eat then.
#EmunaYomi 298: All suffer some emotional problems: boredom, no satisfaction, anger, worry, nervous, mood swings, +. Emuna cures these ills.

 

                                                        Tuesday / 21-Nov-17 / 3 Kislev 5778                                  #339
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 3: Jacob works 7yrs for Rachel. Dad switches her/Leah, asks +7yrs for Rachel, Jacob agrees. 4 born to Leah, 4 to maids.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 2:8 R’ Gamliel had moon drawings for asking witnesses what they saw. Discussion of unusual moon sightings & if ok.
#DafYomi #Makot 16: R’ Achai: if delays relieving himself when he needs to, violates “Lo Teshakatzu” – “don’t make yourself detestable.”
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 8:2 World to come: no: body, eating, sitting, sleeping, death, sadness. Eternal joy. Will understand truth of Godliness.
#HalachaYomi OC 266:11 Package on shoulder, Shabat came, run home; don’t walk. If run, can’t note each foot lifting & placing; walking, can.
#EmunaYomi 297: The more a person corrects and strengthens Emuna, the more he or she will enjoy mental and emotional health.

 

                                                  Monday / 20-Nov-17 / 2 Kislev 5778                                  #338
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 2: Well, 3 flocks waiting, Rachel comes w/ sheep, Jacob takes rock off well, waters Rachel’s flock, kisses her, cries.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 2:5 Jerusalem large yard for witnesses + meals to encourage them to come. On Shabat they can travel +2000 amot.
#DafYomi #Makot 15: R’ Yohanan: if person nullified doing a Mitzva, liable to get lashes; if didn’t nullify the Mitzva, exempt from lashes.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 7:3 Also need to repent from bad traits like anger, hate, envy, frivolity, pursuit of money & honor, gluttony, etc.
#HalachaYomi OC 266:8 Ability to give $ on Shabat to other only if on road & made wrong estimate of Shabat; if left home close to dark, no.
#EmunaYomi 296: Born healthy & succumb to fear, anxiety, depression, other mental & emotional difficulties; blemished Emuna root of problem.

 

                                               Sunday / 19-Nov-17 / 1 Kislev 5778                                  #337
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 1: Jacob leaves BerSheva to Haran. Slept, dream, ladder, angels up & down, God: I’ll give you land, kids. Jacob’s vow.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 2:3 Mountain signal relay: lit fire, wave to, fro, up, down until sentry on next mountain did same; then next.
#DafYomi #Makot 14: Woman is Nida (ritually impure) only if blood exits from vagina (she remains ritually pure if from any other orifice).
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 6:5 When God says something will happen in future, man still has free will. Man can’t understand how God knows future.
#HalachaYomi OC 266:4 On road, became Shabat, has $, walking w/ deaf & w/ fool; give $ to fool, not aware; can take back after Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 295: Emotional confusion results from confused Emuna. Emotional weakness outcome of weak Emuna. Rule of thumb for mental illness.

 

                                         Shabbat / 18-Nov-17 / 29 Cheshvan 5778                                  #336
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 7: Esau saw Isaac blessed Jacob, sent away, told not to marry Canaanite girl. Esau marries Mahalat, Ishmael’s daughter.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 2:1 At 1st, court accepted stranger’s testimony. When heretics bribed witnesses, only accepted known witnesses.
#DafYomi #Makot 13: Don’t need to warn those who merit Karet punishment. Learn from Pesah & Brit Mila; get Karet if didn’t do; not warned.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 5:2 All have free will to be righteous/wicked, wise/foolish, merciful/cruel, miserly/ generous or any other traits.
#HalachaYomi OC 266:1 On road, became Shabat, has $, donkey, non-Jew; give $ to non-Jew, don’t put on donkey; can take back after Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 294: Soul & Emuna 1 aspect. Emotional health directly related to level of Emuna. Emotional disturbances from breakdown in Emuna.

 

                                  Friday / 17-Nov-17 / 28 Cheshvan 5778                                  #335
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 6: Isaac blesses Jacob. Esau vows murder. Rebeca tells Jacob to leave. Isaac orders Jacob to marry Lavan’s daughter.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 1:8 Unfit witness: gambler; lender w/ interest; sells Sabbatical year produce; slave. Same restrictions as woman.
#DafYomi #Makot 12: Refuge city: 3 mistakes angel of Rome will make: will go to wrong city; it’s not for murderers; it’s not for angels.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 4:5 Sins that person continues to commit, difficult to abandon: gossip; slander; short temper; evil thoughts & friends.
#HalachaYomi OC 265:3 Don’t put vessel under candle on Shabat to catch oil drip, ‘cuz annuls vessel from its function. Can put pre-Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 293: God gratified when we pass test of faith that comes w/ affliction. Reinforcing faith can insure health of body, mind & soul.

 

                                     Thursday / 16-Nov-17 / 27 Cheshvan 5778                                  #334
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 5: Isaac old, blind, tells Esau to get food so can bless him. Rebeca tells Jacob to get the blessing. Disguises as Esau.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 1:6 40 witness pairs traveled on Shabat for new moon testimony, R’ Akiva stopped them, R’ Gamliel reprimanded him.
#DafYomi #Makot 11: Sages’ curse, even if conditional & condition didn’t occur, comes true. Eli conditionally cursed Shmuel, kids strayed.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 3:6 No next world: atheists; infidels; deny Torah, resurrection, Messiah; apostate; cause many to sin; leave community.
#HalachaYomi OC 265:1 Don’t put vessel w/ oil next to candle to drip into it; might take from it & be guilty of extinguishing. Attached, ok.
#EmunaYomi 292: Bedridden can use available time for soul-searching that can lead to full recovery, instead of wasting time on folly.

 

                                 Wednesday / 15-Nov-17 / 26 Cheshvan 5778                                  #333
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 4: Isaac goes to BerSheva. God blesses will have much progeny. Builds altar. Avimeleh, Pihol seek peace treaty w/ Isaac.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 1:5 Whether new moon was clearly visible or not, witnesses could desecrate Shabat to travel & testify to Sanhedrin.
#DafYomi #Makot 10: Scholars take inadvertent murderer to refuge. Requests that wouldn’t be heard if a person asks, granted thru messenger.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 2:10 Can’t refuse to be appeased. Forgive w/ whole heart. Don’t seek revenge or bear grudge. Jew’s path, upright spirit.
#HalachaYomi OC 264:6-7 Shabat candles: Can use all oils that burn well, but olive oil best. Wrapped wick with pitch, wax or fat, can light.
#EmunaYomi 291: Don’t wait to turn to God. Putting complete trust in God not only facilitates healing but helps keep healthy people healthy.

 

                                                     Tuesday / 14-Nov-17 / 25 Cheshvan 5778                                  #332
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 3: Isaac becomes very wealthy. Avimeleh sends him away. Re-digs dad’s wells. Fight over wells. 3rd well, don’t fight.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 1:2 World judged 4x/yr: Pesach, crops; Shavuot, fruits; Rosh Hashana, all world passes before Him; Sukot, water.
#DafYomi #Makot 9: Moshe set 3 refuge cities east of Jordan; Joshua, west, facing each other: Hebron:Betzer; Shechem:Ramot; Kadesh:Golan.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 1:4 Repentance atones all sins, immediately or over time. Depends how severe. May suffer, need Yom Kipur or death.
#HalachaYomi OC 264:3 Only light Shabbat candles w/ oil that drawn by wick, not w/ any material that has difficulty burning consistently.
#EmunaYomi 290: R’ Noah of Lachovitch: if doctors say no cure & patient reinforces complete trust in God, all gates of healing are opened.

 

                                 Monday / 13-Nov-17 / 24 Cheshvan 5778                                  #331
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 2: Isaac goes to Grar. Men ask about wife, says sister, fears will kill him for her. Avimeleh discovers, warns locals.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 1:1 New years: 1Nisan, kings +; 1Elul, animal tithe (or 1Tishrei); 1Tishrei, years +; 1Shvat, trees (or 15Shvat).
#DafYomi #Makot 8: Person threw clump of dirt at date tree, dates fell & killed someone. Rebbi: inadvertent murder, exile; Sages exempt.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 12:7 Beard has 5 corners: upper & lower cheek on both sides & chin. Prohibited to shave w/ razor. Ok w/ scissors.
#HalachaYomi OC 264:1 Shabat candle wick, whether on table or anywhere else in house, must be of material that the flame burns steadily on.
#EmunaYomi 289: Even if sharp sword @ neck, never give up hope. “Hope” means prayer. Most cogent prayer is sick person’s prayer for himself.

 

                                                     Sunday / 12-Nov-17 / 23 Cheshvan 5778                                  #330
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 1: Rebeca conceives, prophecy 2 nations, Esau sells 1stbornship to Jacob. Famine, God to Isaac: don’t leave land, bless.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 5:5 A live coal can’t be moved more than what owner can move on Shabat, but a flame may be taken anywhere.
#DafYomi #Makot 7: Inadvertent killer: exiled when was doing downward action, descending ladder, lowering object; upward action, not exiled.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 11:16 If believe in validity of occult arts, astrology, etc. foolish, feeble-minded, underdevelopment intellect.
#HalachaYomi OC 263:16 Arrived at synagogue close to when they’re accepting Shabat, can still say Minha if started when still permissible.
#EmunaYomi 288: Reciting psalms, names of Tzadikim (righteous) & prayers of healing to God demonstrated to help heal where medicine failed.

 

                                                    Shabbat / 11-Nov-17 / 22 Cheshvan 5778                                  #329
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 7: Ishmael 137yrs, 12 princes: Nevayot, Kedar, Adbe’el, Mivsam, Mishma, Duma, Masa, Hada, Tema, Yetur, Nafish, Kedma.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 5:3 Animal or vessels can’t be moved more than what owner can move on Shabat (Techum, area that can travel on Shabat).
#DafYomi #Makot 6: Need 2 witnesses that witnessed from same place at same time. 1 from 1 window & 1 from other, or 1 after other, no good.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 10:1 If see an idol worshiper being swept away, drowning in river, in any danger, don’t help; but don’t cause death.
#HalachaYomi OC 263:12 If the majority of the community accepted Shabat upon themselves early, also applies to minority against their will.
#EmunaYomi 287: Blind trust in doctors & medicine form of idolatry. People mistakenly think life depends on man w/ stethoscope around neck.

 

                                       Friday / 10-Nov-17 / 21 Cheshvan 5778                                  #328
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 6: Abraham marries Ketura, kids: Zimran, Yokshan, Medan, Midian, Yishbak, Shuah. Sent east w/gifts. Abraham dies 175.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 5:2 Shvut (rabbinic restrictions), can’t on Shabat or festival: climb tree, ride animal, swim, clap, slap thighs, dance.
#DafYomi #Makot 5: Edim Zomemim are killed only if their testimony led to a death verdict against their victim but wasn’t carried out yet.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 9:8 Can’t sell item to idolaters if can harm others: bears, lions, weapons, fetters, chains. Can’t sharpen weapons.
#HalachaYomi OC 263:9 Lit candles in house corner, eating in yard, if candles aren’t long enough to stay lit until night, blessed in vain.
#EmunaYomi 286: Best to avoid saying anything of committal nature; say “too early to tell,” or “not enough info for accurate prognosis.”

 

                                 Thursday / 9-Nov-17 / 20 Cheshvan 5778                                  #327
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 5: Bro & mom try to delay, servant insists, Rebeca wants to go w/ him, go, see Isaac after his prayer, veil, marry.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 4:6 R’ Eliezer: can use wooden chip in front of him to pick teeth; can rake twigs from courtyard to light fire.
#DafYomi #Makot 4: If barrel of wine fell into Mediterranean, immersion in that spot not effective. We’re concerned that it didn’t disperse.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 8:9 Idol that belongs to a Jew can never be nullified. Forbidden to benefit from it forever. Must be entombed.
#HalachaYomi OC 263:6 Youth who learn outside of home, light candles in their room & bless. Married men don’t have to; wife does for them.
#EmunaYomi 285: Doctors often pressured to tell “truth.” Careful to say that seems critical, but experience that God’s hand can change all.

 

                                 Wednesday / 8-Nov-17 / 19 Cheshvan 5778                                  #326
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 4: Rebeca’s bro, Lavan, greets servant, brings home, servant tells mission, Lavan & Betuel agree from God & marriage.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 4:4 Can’t make hole in clay to make candle-holder, making a vessel on festival. Can’t make charcoal or cut wick in 2.
#DafYomi #Makot 3: Lends w/o setting repayment date, can’t demand payment for at least 30 days. Rav: whether wrote loan document or not.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 7:1 Positive command to destroy idols, accessories & anything made for them. Must eradicate from land of Israel.
#HalachaYomi OC 263:2 Both men & women must have lit candle in home on Shabat. Even if doesn’t have what to eat, should beg to light candle.
#EmunaYomi 284: Sick person can recover in spite of all negative predictions. Commitment to repentance or a Mitzvah can lead to recovery.

 

                                          Tuesday / 7-Nov-17 / 18 Cheshvan 5778                                  #325
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 3: Servant goes to AramNaharaim, prays for girl, condition that waters camels, Rebeca does it. Servant kneels to God.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 4:3 Can’t chop wood on festival, from a beam, or 1 that broke on festival. Not w/ ax, saw or sickle. Ok only w/ hatchet.
#DafYomi #Makot 2: Edim Zomemim (false witnesses) are punished as per what victim would have gotten. If not feasible, then they’re lashed.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 6:3 Idolatry of Molech: lit fire, gave kid to priest, priest returns kid, dad carries kid between flames. Gets Karet.
#HalachaYomi OC 262:3 Wear nice clothing for Shabat & be joyous w/ coming of Shabat as if going to greet king, going to greet bride & groom.
#EmunaYomi 283: Negative prognoses are sometimes completely inaccurate. Gloomy prognosis robs patient right to die with optimism & faith.

 

                                        Monday / 6-Nov-17 / 17 Cheshvan 5778                                  #324
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 2: Abraham got field & cave, buried Sarah. Abraham orders servant to get wife for Isaac from hometown. Servant vows.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 4:1 Bringing wine jars from 1 place to other on festival: not in basket or large vessel; can on shoulders or in front.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 113: Ahab asked how Joshua’s curse fulfilled (for rebuilt Jericho) but Moses’ not (no rain for idolatry). Rain stopped.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 5:3 Don’t warn idolatry-inciter; only sinner that we entrap. If incites in front of 2 men, witnesses, inciter stoned.
#HalachaYomi OC 262:1 Set table, beds and house before Shabbat, so that will find it set and organized when returns home from synagogue.
#EmunaYomi 282: God doesn’t reveal the day of death; could have detrimental effects. How can mortal be so presumptuous to think he knows it?

 

                                           Sunday / 5-Nov-17 / 16 Cheshvan 5778                                  #323
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 1: Sara dies @ 127yrs in Hebron. Abraham eulogizes, cries; buys Mahpela cave+field from Efron for 400 silver shekel.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 3:7 Can’t sharpen knife on festival, but can draw 1 across other to sharpen it. Can’t tell butcher: weigh dinar of meat.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 112: Possessions of the righteous in an idolatrous city destroyed w/ city; the possessions caused them to live there.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 4:1 City incited to idolatry (Ir Hanidahat): inciters executed by stoning; inhabitants that worshiped, decapitated.
#HalachaYomi OC 260:2 Close to dark on Shabat eve, asks members of house: did you tithe? do Eruv? separate Chalah? Instructs: light candles.
#EmunaYomi 281: Doctors who discourage patients, who forecast how long patient has to live, are robbing them of any chance for recovery.

 

                                    Shabbat / 4-Nov-17 / 15 Cheshvan 5778                                  #322
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 7: God to Abraham: sacrifice Isaac. Travels 3 days, binds Isaac, angel stops him, passed test, blessed. Rebecca born.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 3:5 Animal died on festival, can’t move it until after. R’ Tarfon asked about it & about impure Chalah, told can’t move.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 111: Abraham, Isaac & Jacob didn’t complain that God’s promises not being fulfilled. Moses complains to God at start.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 3:3 Always liable if bow, slaughter, sacrifice or libation, no matter what the normal form of serving that idol is.
#HalachaYomi OC 260:1 Mitzva to wash face, hands & feet (Ram”a: whole body) w/ hot water before Shabat; also to wash hair & cut nails.
#EmunaYomi 280: Even if the sick person is destined to die, he should still be surrounded with optimism and encouragement.

 

                                 Friday / 3-Nov-17 / 14 Cheshvan 5778                                  #321
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 6: Avimeleh & Fihol treaty w/ Abraham. Abraham claims well that dug, set aside 7 lambs, swears. Place called Ber Sheva.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 3:2 Traps for wild animals, poultry or fish laid before festival: don’t take animal unless know caught before festival.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 110: “A smart woman builds her house,” Ohn b Pelet’s wife, saved him; “foolish by their hand destroy it.” Korah’s wife.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 2:1 Can’t serve any creation; even if knows that God is true God, but worships intermediaries, it’s still idolatry.
#HalachaYomi OC 259:3 Did Hatmana in box w/ item that not allowed to move & took out pot: as long as orifice intact, can return the pot.
#EmunaYomi 279: Claims that doctor must give patients truthful assessments is a fallacy. Patient shouldn’t be robbed of hopes of recovery.

 

                                              Thursday / 2-Nov-17 / 13 Cheshvan 5778                                  #320
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 5: Abraham 100 when Isaac born. Big party when weaned. Sarah has Abraham exile Hagar & son. Got lost, angel saves them.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 3:1 Can’t hunt fish from pond on festival. Animal that still needs hunting can’t on festival; doesn’t need hunting, ok.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 109: Stories of Eliezer, Abraham’s servant, outsmarting the men of Sodom, by turning their sadistic laws against them.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 1:1 Idolatry’s start: Enosh’s time, people worshiped God’s servants, the stars & spheres, built temples, sacrifices.
#HalachaYomi OC 258:1 Can put a utensil w/ cold food on top of a hot pot before Shabat. It’s not considered Hatmana w/ item that adds heat.
#EmunaYomi 278: A doctor’s spiritual and emotional support is inestimably beneficial to every patient.

 

                                       Wednesday / 1-Nov-17 / 12 Cheshvan 5778                                  #319
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 4: Sodom destroyed. Lot’s wife looks back, turns to salt; girls get him drunk, have sons from him. Avimeleh. Isaac born.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 2:9 Pepper mill can be impure for being 3 different types of vessel: containing vessel, metal vessel and sifting vessel.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 108: Dove: God, I prefer my food be bitter as olive branch, but from your hand, rather than sweet as honey but from man.
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 7:13 Practice of early generations pious: hear their shame, not answer; pardon, forgive person who insulted them.
#HalachaYomi OC 257:6 Can do Hatmana for cold food so won’t get colder, w/ items that don’t add heat. If adds heat, can’t, even b4 Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 277: A doctor’s encouraging word carries far more weight than a layman’s word. Should also use his influence to reinforce Emuna.

 

                               Tuesday / 31-Oct-17 / 11 Cheshvan 5778                                  #318
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 3: Angels @ Sodom, Lot hosts ’em, city threatens ’em, angels blind ’em, grab Lot, wife, 2 girls: exit, don’t look back.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 2:6 R’ Gamliel: Dad’s house didn’t bake course bread, only thin. Was told, your father’s house was stringent on selves.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 107: David to God: Why do we say God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob, but not of David? God: I tested them. Test me. Failed.
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 6:1 Mitzva to respect every Torah sage, even if not one’s teacher. Stand for him when within 4 cubits until passes.
#HalachaYomi OC 257:4 We don’t do Hatmana on Shabat, even if doesn’t add heat; if did before Shabat & uncovered on Shabat, can re-cover.
#EmunaYomi 276: A doctor must avoid saddening or encouraging despair. One of his most important tasks is encouraging a patient.

 

                              Monday / 30-Oct-17 / 10 Cheshvan 5778                                  #317
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 2: Guests depart to Sodom, Abraham escorts out. God reveals will destroy Sodom, Abraham bargains to save ’em, ends @ 10.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 2:5 Bet Shamai: Can’t heat water to wash feet, unless fit for drinking. Bet Hillel: ok; can even make fire to warm self.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 106: 3 in Pharaoh’s counsel vs Jews: Bilaam, said to drown boys, killed; Iyov, was quiet, suffered; Yitro, ran, blessed.
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 5:1 Just as honors dad, must also honor Torah teacher, even more. Dad brought into this world, teacher into next.
#HalachaYomi OC 257:1 No Hatmana (covering food to retain heat) on Shabat, even if it doesn’t add heat. Adds heat, not even before Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 275: R’ Nachman emphasizes that sickness and disease are the result of a breakdown of happiness (Likutei Moharan II:24).

 

                                   Sunday / 29-Oct-17 / 9 Cheshvan 5778                                  #316
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 1: Abraham gets 3 visitors, prepares feast, they say Sarah will have son, she laughs, God asks Abraham why she laughs.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 2:2 Festival after Shabat, need to immerse: Bet Shamai: only before Shabat. Bet Hilel: utensils b4, people ok on Shabat.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 105: Always do Torah & Mitzvot, even if not for sake of Heaven; doing it not for sake, will lead to doing it for sake.
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 4:1 Don’t learn from teacher who doesn’t follow proper path, even if he’s very wise, until returns to proper path.
#HalachaYomi OC 255:1 Can’t light fire before Shabat or benefit from it unless will be able to continue on own without any intervention.
#EmunaYomi 274: R’ Nachman stressed the importance of maintaining happiness and avoiding sadness and depression at all costs.

 

                           Shabbat / 28-Oct-17 / 8 Cheshvan 5778                                  #315
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 7: Brit Mila; If don’t do it, out of nation. Sarai to be Sarah. Will have son, named Itzhak. Abraham & men did Brit.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 2:1 Festival on Shabat eve, can’t cook on it for Shabat, but can use leftovers. Eruv Tavshilin: can cook for Shabat.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 104: If Yonatan b Saul had given David bread, then no asking from Nov, no killing by Saul, no death for Saul & 3 sons.
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 3:3 There is no other mitzva from out of all the mitzvas that is equal to Torah study. Torah study is equal to all.
#HalachaYomi OC 254:9 Don’t put barrel of water in oven right before Shabat. If did, can’t use until after Shabat + time it needed to cook.
#EmunaYomi 273: Medical research shows that optimism & a happy attitude play an important role in healing, recovery & resistance to disease.

 

                               Friday / 27-Oct-17 / 7 Cheshvan 5778                                  #314
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 6: God to Abram: kids’ll be slaves in other land, then return to Canaan. Ishmael born. God changes Abram to Abraham.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 1:8 Sorting legumes on festival: Bet Shamai: can sort if eat right away. Bet Hillel: can sort normally, but not w/ tool.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 103: Four groups of people will not merit to see the Divine Presence: Scoffers, Liars, Flatterer & Gossipers.
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 2:5 Up to 25 students per teacher. 25 to 40 students, teacher + assistant. >40 students, split to 2 teachers.
#HalachaYomi OC 254:4 Fruits that are eaten raw can be put around pot even if won’t be grilled before Shabat. Can’t re-cover pot on Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 272: Physicians are granted a Divine license to heal, not to dishearten patients. Terrible mistake to say how long has to live.

 

                                        Thursday / 26-Oct-17 / 6 Cheshvan 5778                                  #313
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 5: God: Fear not, Abram; your reward is great. Abram: I have no kids. God: Look at stars, you’ll have as many kids.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 1:7 Bet Shamai: Can ground spices w/ wooden pestle; salt in small vessel, wooden spoon. Bet Hillel: Can do normal way.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 102: Navot’s spirit mislead Ahav, lead to Ahav’s ruin, was in turn banished. He who takes vengeance destroys own house.
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 1:8 Every Jewish man obligated to study Torah: rich, poor, healthy, sick, young or old. Need fixed time day & night.
#HalachaYomi OC 254:1 Can’t start grilling meat right before Shabat, might adjust coals. But ok for chicken, adjusting coals would ruin it.
#EmunaYomi 271: Medical professionals should also plead to God and ask for patience, understanding, and a sensitivity of their patients.

 

                                        Wednesday / 25-Oct-17 / 5 Cheshvan 5778                                  #312
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 4: Battle of 4 vs 5 kings. 4 kings win, take captives including Lot. Abram fights, wins, returns captives, blessed.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 1:5 Bet Shamai: can’t remove shutters on festival. Bet Hilel: can even return ’em. B’ Shamai: can’t chop meat w/ pestle.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 101: All the education that King Hezekiah invested in his son Menashe were ineffective. Only tribulations helped.
#RambamYomi #Deot 7:3 3 sins gets punished in this world, no portion in next: idolatry, forbidden relations & murder. Gossip is = to all 3.
#HalachaYomi OC 253:5 Can put on a hot pot on Shabat food that was fully cooked before Shabat to warm it up. It’s not a manner of cooking.
#EmunaYomi 270: Doctor’s slightest misjudgment can have tragic, fatal results. Should plead for Divine assistance in everything they do.

 

                                             Tuesday / 24-Oct-17 / 4 Cheshvan 5778                                  #311
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 3: Abram & Lot herdsmen quarrel. Lot goes to Jordan plain by Sodom (evil people). God promises Abram land & kids.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 1:2 Slaughtered non-domesticated animal or poultry on festival: Bet Shamai: can dig w/ spade & cover blood w/ dirt.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 100: God will bring gems 30×30 amot. Student didn’t believe, saw in sea, admitted. R’ Yohanan killed student w/ look.
#RambamYomi #Deot 6:1 Person is influenced by friends, will follow local norms. Should be in company of wise & live in town of righteous.
#HalachaYomi OC 252:7 Mitzva to check ones garments before Shabat; make sure there’s nothing in them that can’t take out w/ him on Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 269: Physicians, pray daily before work that God should help you be a worthy emissary. Should be agent of healing & not death.

 

                                           Monday / 23-Oct-17 / 3 Cheshvan 5778                                  #310
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 2: Pharaoh takes Sarai, Abram benefits, God plagues Pharaoh & house, Pharaoh confronts Abram, sends them away.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 1:1 If an egg was hatched during a festival: Bet Shamai: can eat it on the festival. Bet Hillel: can’t eat it.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 99: If learn Torah & don’t review, like planting & not harvesting. Learns & forgets, like giving birth & then burying.
#RambamYomi #Deot 5:3 If gets drunk, is a sinner, shameful & will lose his wisdom. If gets drunk in front of others, desecrates God’s name.
#HalachaYomi OC 252:6 Don’t go out Friday close to nightfall w/ needle in hand or quill, lest forget that carrying & will carry on Shabbat.
#EmunaYomi 268: Doctors usually compassionate. Must avoid arrogance. Remember only messengers of healing. God decides who lives & dies.

 

                                   Sunday / 22-Oct-17 / 2 Cheshvan 5778                                  #309
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 1: God to Abram: Leave your land, birthplace, dad’s house to land I’ll show you. Will make great nation, bless you.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 5:6 Day 1: 13 bulls, 2 rams, 1 goat, 14 sheep; 6 shifts brought 2 sheep each, 2 shifts/1 each. Each day adjusted rotation.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 98: Messiah sits by gate w/ other poor Metzoras. They untie & retie bandages in 1 shot. Messiah does it 1 at a time.
#RambamYomi #Deot 4:15 Idle, doesn’t exercise, even eats properly, will always have pain. Overeating is like poison & main cause of illness.
#HalachaYomi OC 252:1 Can start action before Shabat even if continues & completed on Shabat if happens on own without further intervention.
#EmunaYomi 267: R’ Nachman: Certain illnesses from lack of Emuna. Can’t be cured physically. Need prayer, repentance & strengthening Emuna.

 

                                           Shabbat / 21-Oct-17 / 1 Cheshvan 5778                                  #308
#ParshaYomi #Noah 7: Tower of Babel. Generations, years from Shem until Abram. Abram marries Sarai. Sarai barren. Leave Ur, settle in Haran.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 5:4 Pious & men of deeds danced w/ torches, sang, praised. Levites played lutes, harps, cymbals, trumpets, +, on 15 steps.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 97: R’ Tvut moved to town of people who didn’t lie or die. Neighbor asked for wife, he lied & said not home. Kids died.
#RambamYomi #Deot 3:3 “Know God in all your ways.” Every act, eating, working, sleeping, intimacy, should be to better serve & know God.
#HalachaYomi OC 251:1 If works on Friday afternoon from the time of Minha & onward, will not see any blessing. Some say from early Minha.
#EmunaYomi 266: If sick, should pray for Emuna that everything for best & ability to thank God. When start thanking God, life gets better.

 

                                                Friday / 20-Oct-17 / 30 Tishrei 5778                                  #307
#ParshaYomi #Noah 6: Noah plants vineyard, gets drunk; Ham sees him naked, Shem & Yafet cover; Noah curses Ham’s son. List world’s nations.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 5:2 After day 1 of Festival, water drawing rejoicing, 4 gold candelabras x4 ladders, x4 youth w/ jars of oil of 120 log.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 96: Fate of some enemies of Israel: Naaman & Nevuzaradan converted; Sisera & Haman descendants taught Torah to many.
#RambamYomi #Deot 2:1 Morally ill love bad traits, hate good path, lazy to follow it. Cure: go to wise, soul-healers, teach them good path.
#HalachaYomi OC 250:1 Arise early Friday AM to prepare Shabat. Like great Rabbis, do task personally to honor Shabat; even if have servants.
#EmunaYomi 265: Gratitude to God is apex of Emuna & conducive to good health. Opposite true, lack of Emuna is often root cause of disease.

 

                               Thursday / 19-Oct-17 / 29 Tishrei 5778                                  #306
#ParshaYomi #Noah 5: God to Noah: Covenant with you, descendants & all creatures on earth. I’ll never flood world again. Rainbow my sign.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 5:1 Flute played 5/6 days in Temple at water drawing; doesn’t override Shabat/Holiday. Water drawing greatest rejoicing.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 95: Story: David & Avishai vs Yishbi bro of Goliath, & their mom, Orpa. God’s name vs magic. Prisoner can’t save self.
#RambamYomi #Deot 1:4 Straight path: midpoint of character traits: not angry, not unfeeling; not stingy, not spender; not elated, not sad.
#HalachaYomi OC 249:1 Don’t go on Friday >3 Parsaot (~12km). Must get home w/ plenty of time to prepare for Shabat, whether at home or away.
#EmunaYomi 264: Thanking God for apparent calamity such as sickness is highest expression of Emuna. Recognizes that all from God & for best.

 

                                     Wednesday / 18-Oct-17 / 28 Tishrei 5778                                  #305
#ParshaYomi #Noah 4: God to Noah: Exit ark, multiply. Won’t curse earth again ‘cuz of man. Man can eat meat, but not blood. Don’t murder.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 4:8 Say Hallel & do Simcha 8 days of festival. Dwell in Suka 7 days; after last meal clear utensils, but don’t undo Suka.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 94: Afraid & don’t know why, means Mazel (angel appointed over each person) saw something. Should jump 4 Amot from spot.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 10:4 True prophet if future positive predictions always come true. God can revert on negative predictions (Yona).
#HalachaYomi OC 248:2 Reason not to set sail 3 days before Shabat is ‘cuz of Oneg (enjoyment) of Shabat, as 1st 3 days of sailing painful.
#EmunaYomi 263: God makes ailing person sick for their own benefit & welfare. This awareness allows person to thank God. Faster recovery.

 

                                              Tuesday / 17-Oct-17 / 27 Tishrei 5778                                  #304
#ParshaYomi #Noah 3: Floodwaters raised ark. Water covered all tall mountains. All creatures perished. Only Noah & those in ark survived.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 4:7 After the ritual of the Day of Beating of the Branches, children would steal the men’s Lulavs and eat their Etrogs.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 93: Boaz gave Ruth 6 barley seeds: Hint @ 6 descendants x 6 blessings: David, Messiah, Daniel, Hananya, Mishael, Azaria.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 9:3 Proven prophet (i.e. Elijah) can order temporary violation of commandments, except for permitting idolatry.
#HalachaYomi OC 247:6 If a Jew employs a non-Jew on a long-term basis, can’t send the non-Jew on Friday afternoon with a letter to deliver.
#EmunaYomi 262: Going to the doctor without prior spiritual effort shows lack of Emuna. Seek good health from He who grants life – God.

 

                                        Monday / 16-Oct-17 / 26 Tishrei 5778                                  #303
#ParshaYomi #Noah 2: Pure animals, 7; impure, 2. Noah 600yrs old, flood starts. Month 2, Day 17. Rain 40 days/nights. Creatures came 2 by 2.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 4:5 Arava Mitzva: place willows on sides of altar, tips lean over. Blew Tkiya/Truah/Tkiya. Circle altar 1/day; day 7, 7x.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 92: Men of Ezekiel’s revived Dry Bones went to Israel, married, had kids. R’ Yehuda b Betera grandson, had their Tfilin.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 8:1 Mt Sinai revelation source of belief in Moses’ prophecy. Our eyes saw, our ears heard, Voice of God to Moses.
#HalachaYomi OC 247:1 A Jew can send mail with a non-Jew, even Friday afternoon, if the cost is fixed & didn’t tell him to go on Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 261: Talmud: before disease & suffering hit person, sworn to leave certain day, hour, by certain person & certain medical agent.

 

                                                  Sunday / 15-Oct-17 / 25 Tishrei 5778                                  #302
#ParshaYomi #Noah 1: God to Noah: I’m destroying man ‘cuz of his sins. Build ark, gather family, 2 of each animal. Ark 300 x 50 x 30 cubits.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 4:2 In Temple, Lulav shaken 7 days of festival if 1st day was Shabat; otherwise shaken 6 days of festival & not on Shabat.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 91: Egyptians: Torah testifies that Jews stole our gold. Gviha: Torah says you enslaved us 430 years, pay back wages.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 7:1 God conveys prophecy to man. Only on wise sages, strong character/mind, mind overcomes natural inclinations.
#HalachaYomi OC 246:3 Jew can’t rent or lend animal to a non-Jew to work with on Shabat. Jew commanded regarding Shabat for his animals.
#EmunaYomi 260: God is the cause of all causes, the reason of all reasons. Must believe in God only, not in any intermediary or other cause.

 

                                              Shabbat / 14-Oct-17 / 24 Tishrei 5778                                  #301
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 7: Metusela 969; Lameh 777; Noah has Shem,Ham,Yafet. Lives won’t be long. Nefilim. Man’s evil great. God regrets man.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 3:15 R’ Yehuda: On Shabat, can return Lulav to water; on festival, can add water to it; on Chol Hamoed, can change water.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 90: Cleopatra: When dead arise, will be dressed? R’ Meir: Yes, wheat buried naked arises clothed; so too the righteous.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 6:2 7 names of God: YHVH (also ADNY), El, Elo’ah, Elohim, Elohai, Shaddai, Tzvaot. Erase even 1 letter, lashed.
#HalachaYomi OC 246:2 Forbidden to lend tool to non-Jew on Shabat or on Friday close to nightfall. People will think the Jew instructed him.
#EmunaYomi 259: Many are ensnared in the trap of the intermediary: believe in God, but also that the intermediary determines their fate.

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