Daily Torah Tweets – until 4 Adar 5783


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Shabbat, February 25, 2023 / 4 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Truma 7: Courtyard: N & S 100 cubits long, 20 pillars; E & W 50 cubits long; pillars had silver bands & hooks & copper sockets.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 7:6 Shituf (partnership) in Mavoy (alley that connects courtyards): Place cask of wine and say: Belongs to all in Mavoy.
#DafYomi #Nazir 33: People argued over identity of person coming to them, vowed to be Nazir if right, person turned back, nobody is Nazir.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 25:9 Don’t issue court summon months of Nisan & Tishrei ‘cuz holiday preparations; or Fridays or day before holiday.
#HalachaYomi OC 366:5 Eruv partners: don’t begrudge if friend eats Eruv food; if begrudges, not Eruv. Careful not to mix it w/ Shabat food.
#TanyaYomi 4Adar: If hasn’t waged strenuous war vs body, hasn’t reached level of fight by evil inclination. Study more Torah than inclined.
#EmunaYomi 719: God doesn’t allow double jeopardy. Therefore, when we judge ourselves, the Heavenly Court is not allowed to judge us.


Friday, February 24, 2023 / 3 Adar 5783
#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 #Eruvin 7:5 If heap of straw >10 Tefah high between 2 courtyards make 2 Eruvs. When heap <10 Tefah, make only 1 Eruv for both.
#DafYomi #Nazir 32: Vowed before Temple was destroyed to be Nazir, then Temple destroyed, still Nazir. Vowed after Temple destroyed, not.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 24:2 Number of courts weren’t fair increased, or were fair but not competent, agreed not to judge w/o firm knowledge.
#HalachaYomi OC 366:1 Courtyard Eruv with many houses is only created if they all participate in giving food to 1 house, as if they were 1.
#TanyaYomi 3Adar: Be truly humble before all & any person, no matter how lowly they are. Every person has different temptation & nature.
#EmunaYomi 718: The trials and tribulations that God sends us are designed to bring us closer to Him.


Thursday, February 23, 2023 / 2 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Truma 5: Dividing curtain over 4 pillars, between Ark (Holy of Holies) & the Holy which has Table on north & Menora on south.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 7:2 A wall between 2 courtyards >10 Tefah high & >4 Tefah wide, needs 2 separate Eruvs. If breach >10 Tefah only 1 Eruv.
#DafYomi #Nazir 31: R Hisda: A black bull is good for its hide; a red one is good for its meat; while a white bull is good for plowing.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 23:1-2 Can’t get or give bribe. Even if was going to rule in favor of briber anyway. “Cursed is he who takes bribe.”
#HalachaYomi OC 365:6 Women sit Shabat @ edge of Mavoi w/ utensils, don’t tell them that wrong. Better unintentional than intentional sin.
#TanyaYomi 2Adar: SitraAchra has no substance; like darkness, banished by light, SitraAchra nullified by presence of holiness.
#EmunaYomi 717: Since God’s judgments are compassionate, (even if don’t always seem so), they’re always for our ultimate personal benefit.


Wednesday, February 22, 2023 / 1 Adar 5783
#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 #Eruvin 7:1 Window between 2 courtyards >4×4 Tefah, <10 Tefah from ground, can use 1 Eruv for 2. If <4×4 Tefah or >10 Tefah, no.
#DafYomi #Nazir 30: Son & dad both Nazirs while dad alive, dad separated unallocated $ for his Nazir & died, son can shave by using dad’s $.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 22:7 After leaving court, judge forbidden to say: I found you innocent, or liable, but my colleagues outnumbered me.
#HalachaYomi OC 365:4 Hatzer breached by Mavoi on 1 side, Public Domain on 2nd: if Hatzer dwellers didn’t make Eruv w/ Mavoi, can carry.
#TanyaYomi 1Adar: One must rage against the animal soul, which is the evil impulse, with stormy indignation: concealing from me God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 716: Just as believe all from God, must believe that all God’s judgments not only righteous, but merciful & compassionate too.


Tuesday, February 21, 2023 / 30 Shvat 5783
#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 #Eruvin 6:8 Made Eruv for courtyard, but didn’t make partnership for Mavoy (alley), can carry in courtyard, but not in Mavoy.
#DafYomi #Nazir 29: Kid to R Gamliel: don’t have to check if I’m minor. If minor, dad’s vow works; if adult, I vow. R Gamliel praised him.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 21:6 Priority of seeing cases: orphan, widow, Torah scholar, commoner. Woman before man; her shame is greater.
#HalachaYomi OC 365:1 Mavoi breach, if part 4 Amot wide remains @ breach, ok, if breach not wider than 10 Amot. Breach < 3 Tefah, always ok.
#TanyaYomi 30Shvat: Every time person thinks holy thoughts, becomes “vehicle” of holiness, and vice versa with impurity.
#EmunaYomi 715: Get inner peace by constantly reviewing Emuna principles: God runs world; all for best; specific purpose for everything.


Monday, February 20, 2023 / 29 Shvat 5783
#ParshaYomi #Truma 2: Details for making Ark cover with Cherubim. God will speak to Moshe from atop cover. Instructions for Showbread Table.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 6:7 Brothers who eat at father’s table but sleep in different homes in same courtyard, each need to participate in Eruv.
#DafYomi #Nazir 28: Husband can nullify wife’s vow if got Tumah. Says don’t want wife that doesn’t drink. R Meir: can object to her shaving.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 20:1 Man pursued other, then see pursued in death throes & sword in killer’s hand, but didn’t see act, not testimony.
#HalachaYomi OC 364:2 Can only enable carrying in Public domain on Shabat w/ doors that are locked at night. Some say need ability to lock.
#TanyaYomi 29Shvat: Benoni, animal soul from SitraAchra pervades blood & flesh. Allows lusting drive to lust for forbidden things.
#EmunaYomi 714: The key to inner peace is the internalization of the fact that God is righteous and that His decisions are just.


Sunday, February 19, 2023 / 28 Shvat 5783
#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 #Eruvin 6:5 Courtyard resident partner in wine w/ neighbors, don’t have to make Eruv. R’ Shimon: also if different partnerships.
#DafYomi #Nazir 27: Brought 3 animals for Nazir, didn’t specify: ewe sacrificed as Hatat; male sheep or bull, Olah; other animal, Shlamim.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 19:1-4 21 prohibitions get Karet, court lashes. 18 prohibitions get Death by Heaven, get lashes. 168 just lashes.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:36 Mavoi w/ incline to Public Domain, reaches height of 10 Tefah within 4 Amot, seen as wall & doesn’t need adjustment.
#TanyaYomi 28Shvat: Added struggle of Benoni, at times has dullness of heart, light of soul doesn’t penetrate. Need to crush body.
#EmunaYomi 713: The truth is that God doesn’t demand anything that a person is not capable of.


Shabbat, February 18, 2023 / 27 Shvat 5783
#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 #Eruvin 6:3 Courtyard resident didn’t join Eruv, he & other residents can’t carry in/out of his home, but can from their homes.
#DafYomi #Nazir 26: Rava: Had unallocated funds, allocate for Nedava. If funds for Chatat was separated from it, rest considered allocated.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 18:6 Don’t execute or lash based on confession. Only w/ 2 witnesses. May be suicidal & just wants court to kill him.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:32 Mavoi = alley, length not less than 4 Amot, length longer than width, houses & courtyards feed into it.
#TanyaYomi 27Shvat: Don’t answer or engage foreign thoughts; like wrestling filthy person, will get soiled.
#EmunaYomi 712: If feels that God’s judgments are unfair develops warped sense of justice, impairs honest self-evaluation & soul-searching.


Friday, February 17, 2023 / 26 Shvat 5783
#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 #Eruvin 5:9 If measures Techum of 2000 Amot, only allowed 2000 from place where started, even if measurement ends inside a cave.
#DafYomi #Nazir 25: In manner that treat burnt-offering (Olah) must treat its substitute (Tmura), i.e. should be sacrificed in its entirety.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 17:5 If in middle of (not before) getting lashed subject defecates or urinates, not given further lashes. Degraded.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:28 Alley that isn’t 3 Tefah wide doesn’t need adjustment to carry on Shabat. It’s like it’s closed. Some say 4 Tefah.
#TanyaYomi 26Shvat: When divine soul summons its strength for prayer, Kelipah also gathers strength to confuse & topple w/ foreign thoughts.
#EmunaYomi 711: By internalizing that events of every moment are product of Heavenly judgments, greatly enhance spiritual awareness, Emuna.


Thursday, February 16, 2023 / 25 Shvat 5783
#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 #Eruvin 5:8 Residents of a large town can cross all of a small town within their Techum, but not viceversa.
#DafYomi #Nazir 24: Always try to be 1st w/ Mitzva. For 1 night Lot’s eldest preceded sister to Mitzva, got monarchy 4 generations earlier.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 16:1 Just as Mitzva to execute whoever obligated to execute, so, too, Mitzva to lash whoever obligated to get lashed.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:27 Courtyard whose length is greater than width is like an alley; can be permitted to carry on Shabat w/ Lehi or Korah.
#TanyaYomi 25Shvat: Even for fully permissible things, the more of his impulse that man sacrifices, the more the SitraAchra is subdued.
#EmunaYomi 710: Every tiny anguish in life comes under the heading of Heavenly-sent tribulations. Even trying on a garment that doesn’t fit.


Wednesday, February 15, 2023 / 24 Shvat 5783
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 4: Give God 1stborns. DON’T: curse judges, princes; eat Treif meat; false witness. Do help w/ lost or laden animal.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 5:5 Measure Techum w/ expert surveyor. Always follow further measure. Rely on slave’s testimony as to limit of Techum.
#DafYomi #Nazir 23: Always occupy self with Torah & Mitzvot even not for their own sake, as good deeds for their own sake come about.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 15:1 Stoning: Disrobe man, hands tied, push off 2nd floor. Not dead, drop big stone on heart. Not dead, small stones.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:22 Placed 2 Korahs beside each other, neither can handle weight of Ariach, but together they can (widthwise=Tefah), ok.
#TanyaYomi 24Shvat: Don’t be depressed or troubled if in constant conflict w/ evil inclination. Perhaps created to subjugate SitraAchra.
#EmunaYomi 709: Our moods, situation, or circumstances can change from hour to hour. Everything that saddens person from Heavenly Court.


Tuesday, February 14, 2023 / 23 Shvat 5783
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 3: Laws of damages, borrowers, thieves, renters, seduction, witchcraft, bestiality, idolatry, lending & more.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 5:4 Measure Techum w/ rope 50 Amot long, chest height. Measure valley or obstructions as straight lines & continues.
#DafYomi #Nazir 22: Woman said “I’m Nazir,” 2nd said “And I.” Husband of 1st nullified, 1st is no longer a Nazir, but 2nd remains Nazir.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 14:1 4 death penalties: stone, burn, decapitate & strangle. Non-explicit penalty is strangling. Murderer decapitated.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:19 If the Korah was round, it needs to have a minimum circumference of 3 Tefah, as it will then have a width of 1 Tefah.
#TanyaYomi 23Shvat: When evil thoughts & desires enter mind & averts them, be happy. Passively abstained from sin, get reward like Mitzva.
#EmunaYomi 708: A person can change that which has been predetermined on Rosh Hashana by Tshuva (repentance), prayer & charity.


Monday, February 13, 2023 / 22 Shvat 5783
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 2: Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, etc. (Oral tradition explains that means compensation for monetary equivalent).
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 5:1 Enlarge “boundary” of city by taking every house, wall, structure that “juts out” & define square area around city.
#DafYomi #Nazir 21: Said hand or foot is Nazir, not; head or liver is Nazir, Nazir. If accepted Nazir on thing which life depends on, Nazir.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 13:2 On way to execution, confesses, given frankincense in wine. Loses control of mind, becomes drunk, then killed.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:16 The Korah for Eruv needs to have a measure. Therefore, if made of idolatry tree, invalid, as destined to be burned.
#TanyaYomi 22Shvat: At proper time, reflect on sins, heartbroken, sincere contrition; then remove sorrow, believe God removed sin, forgave.
#EmunaYomi 707: Judged on RoshHashana for the year. Daily judgement determines HOW RoshHashana’s judgments will be enacted (joy vs. sorrow).


Sunday, February 12, 2023 / 21 Shvat 5783
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 1: Hebrew slave works 6 yrs; released 7th. If want to stay, stays until Jubilee. Killer is killed, unless accident.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 4:11 R’ Shimon: Went out of Techum even 15 Amot on Shabat, can reenter; Techum not exact over concern for those who err.
#DafYomi #Nazir 20: “Within time required for speaking” is time necessary for a student to say: “Peace upon you, my teacher,” to his rabbi.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 12:2 Sinner warned to see if inadvertent or intentional sin. Sinner says understands that liable w/ death, executed.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:15 Must place Lehi with intent to permit the alley for Shabat. If didn’t, even if placed before Shabat, ineffective.
#TanyaYomi 21Shvat: Bless God for misfortunes just like does for benefits; also for good. Will merit to have “hidden world” revealed to him.
#EmunaYomi 706: When incur unfavorable verdict from Heavenly Court for negative action, feels sadness, pessimism & heaviness of the spirit.


Shabbat, February 11, 2023 / 20 Shvat 5783
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 7: Jews saw voices, Shofar, smoking mountain, trembled, stood back: “Moshe, you talk to us & we’ll listen, lest we die.”
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 4:8 Makes place of rest for Shabat where standing, has 2000 Amot in every direction. R’ Hanina: circle. Sages: square.
#DafYomi #Nazir 19: Queen Helene vowed to be Nazir 7 years if son returned safely from war. He did. Nazir for 7 yrs, went to Israel, 7 more.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 11:5 Mesit, person who entices to idolatry, own rules: entrap, not warned, no mercy. Cruelty to them mercy for world.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:10 If moved the Lehi more than 3 Tefah from wall, or raised more than 3 Tefah from ground, invalid. Moved less, ok.
#TanyaYomi 20Shvat: Can’t conquer evil nature w/ laziness & heaviness; stems from sadness. Need alacrity, from joy, heart worry-free.
#EmunaYomi 705: Person does good deeds; receives positive verdict; soul immediately reacts to a positive verdict with optimism & happiness.


Friday, February 10, 2023 / 19 Shvat 5783
#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 #Eruvin 4:7 Pre-Shabat on road, sees tree & says “I will rest for Shabat at its trunk,” can walk up to 2000 Amot + 2000 Amot.
#DafYomi #Nazir 18: Always need Asham for atonement, but if Nazir hasn’t brought his Asham still consecrated his days for start of new term.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 10:1 In capital case, judge must follow his own opinion & not be swayed by opinion of others. Biblical transgression.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:7 A Lehi, even if it’s made of (sturdy) pieces, or pieces of pieces, is still Kosher for use.
#TanyaYomi 19Shvat: Union w/ God within limits of time of Torah study or doing Mitzva. When do anything else, separated from God.
#EmunaYomi 704: There are 24 Heavenly Courts that judge a person every single hour of every single day.


Thursday, February 9, 2023 / 18 Shvat 5783
#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 #Eruvin 4:4 R’ Meir: Sat on road pre-Shabat, on Shabat realized nearby town, can’t enter. R’ Yehuda: Can enter; R’ Tarfon did.
#DafYomi #Nazir 17: R Yohanan v R Lakish: Said Nazir in cemetery, even if was there 30 days, doesn’t count in tally, as didn’t have effect.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 9:1 ALL Sanhedrin judges find person liable in capital case, acquitted. Only executed if minority finds innocence.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:4 If there’s a bit of a wall on the 4th side of enclosed area, it counts as a Lehi, as long as at least Tefah wide.
#TanyaYomi 18Shvat: Stir self as lion w/ might & courage against evil nature that weighs down body, sloth, of earth element of animal soul.
#EmunaYomi 703: Happiness is simple. A person is happy when their soul is gratified; the soul is gratified when person performs God’s will.


Wednesday, February 8, 2023 / 17 Shvat 5783
#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 #Eruvin 4:3 If leave the Techum (area permitted to walk) on Shabbat to save lives, allowed to return to their place on Shabbat.
#DafYomi #Nazir 16: Said: I’m Nazir. Didn’t say for how long, shaves hair on 31st day, as minimum is 30 days. If shaved on 30th day, ok.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 8:1 $ cases: simple majority decides verdict. Capital cases: simple majority for innocence, >2 difference for guilt.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:1 An area that has 3 partitions, Sages prohibited carrying within it on Shabat until some repair is done to 4th side.
#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.
#EmunaYomi 702: Depression & holiness are mutually exclusive. For that reason, the evil inclination wants a person to be constantly sad.


Tuesday, February 7, 2023 / 16 Shvat 5783
#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 #Eruvin 4:1 Hostiles or fit of insanity take person outside Techum (area beyond can’t walk on Shabat), after, can’t go > 4 Amot.
#DafYomi #Nazir 15: Nazir whose days are completed is forbidden to shave, drink wine, contract corpse impurity. If he did, incurs 40 lashes.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 7:1 Litigant chooses judge, 2nd litigant chooses 2nd judge. 2 judges choose 3rd judge & together all 3 rule the case.
#HalachaYomi OC 362:11 “Tzurat Hapetach” (shape of entry): reed on booth sides & 1 on top, even if not touching & distance of many Amot.
#TanyaYomi 16Shvat: Saving a life overrides certain prohibitions, i.e. “violate one Sabbath so will be able to observe many Sabbaths.” 
#EmunaYomi 701: Without mental composure, one won’t be able to attain Emuna & make Tshuva. Sad & depressed person is like prisoner of war.


Monday, February 6, 2023 / 15 Shvat 5783
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 2: Moshe judges Jews from morning until evening. Yitro says: not good. You need to delegate & create strong judiciary.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 3:8 R’ Yehuda: can conditionally tithe produce 1st day Rosh Hashana & eat 2nd; egg laid on 1st can eat 2nd. Sages: no.
#DafYomi #Nazir 14: Said I’m Nazir in 20 days and I’m Nazir from now for 100 days, counts 20 days, then 30 of 1st statement, then counts 80.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 6:9 Plaintiff can force other party to travel to court of great sage to hear their case. Was ongoing custom in Spain.
#HalachaYomi OC 362:8 If the breaks in partition are greater than standing parts, forbidden to carry, unless breaks are less than 3 Tefah.
#TanyaYomi 15Shvat: No person sins unless spirit of folly enters in him; conceals hidden love of divine soul yearning to cleave to God.
#EmunaYomi 700: The only way to make Tshuva (repentance) is by being happy. A sad & depressed person has no control of thought processes.


Sunday, February 5, 2023 / 14 Shvat 5783
#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 #Eruvin 3:5 Can make conditional Eruv: if hostiles come from east, Eruv will extend to west; if come from west, extends to east.
#DafYomi #Nazir 13: Said I’m Nazir & Nazir when have son. Started Nazir count, had son during count, finish count, then start count for son.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 5:9 Diaspora court only handle common cases that involve financial loss: liability, loans, property damage. No fines.
#HalachaYomi OC 362:4 Can carry on Shabat throughout a boat, even if it’s bigger than Satayim. Considered enclosed for living purposes.
#TanyaYomi 14Shvat: 365 prohibitive commands: violate, contrary to God’s Will & Wisdom, very opposite, leads to total separation from God.
#EmunaYomi 699: God wants each of us to make the first step in bettering ourselves. Once we make the effort, He comes to our assistance.


Shabbat, February 4, 2023 / 13 Shvat 5783
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 7: No water. Moshe draws from rock. Amalek attacks Jews. Moshe sends Joshua to fight. When Moshe’s hands raised, win.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 3:3 Put food for Eruv in tree above 10 Tefah high, doesn’t work; below, ok. Put in pit, even 100 Amot deep, ok.
#DafYomi #Nazir 12: Said to agent: Go and betroth a woman for me, and didn’t specify who, he’s forbidden to all women until he finds who.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 4:15 Unfit to judge ‘cuz doesn’t know or poor character, even if appointed by Exilarch or court, has no authority.
#HalachaYomi OC 362:2 Tel (hilltop) 5 Amot tall, built partition on it 5 Amot tall, giving total of 10 Amot, is partition for all matters.
#TanyaYomi 13Shvat: When occupied w/ Torah, soul & its “garments”, brain, mouth, merged in perfect unity w/ Supreme Will & light of En Sof.
#EmunaYomi 698: God knows exactly who each of us is, and what we’re capable of accomplishing in this world.


Friday, February 3, 2023 / 12 Shvat 5783
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 6: Quails cover Israelite camp in evening, Manna falls at dawn. Enough Manna per person/day. 2x on Friday for Shabbat.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 3:1 All food except water & salt can be: set aside to establish Eruv & bought w/ Maaser Sheni money to eat in Jerusalem.
#DafYomi #Nazir 11: Drunk woman, cup of wine poured for her. She said I’m a Nazir from it. Sages: she’s not Nazir, just meant not that cup.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 3:2 Sanhedrin didn’t need to always be together. Could work & only join for gatherings. But always minimum of 23.
#HalachaYomi OC 361:1 Roof by Public Domain, within 10 Tefah, 10 over courtyard; since public uses it, like Public Domain, owner can’t use.
#TanyaYomi 12Shvat: Thought & meditation on words of Torah are completely merged in perfect unity w/ the Supreme Will; not merely a vehicle.
#EmunaYomi 697: “God doesn’t complain about His creations.” It means that God doesn’t make demands that a person is incapable of fulfilling.


Thursday, February 2, 2023 / 11 Shvat 5783
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 5: Jews get to desert. Complain to Moshe that starving. God announces will rain down bread from heaven upon them.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 2:5 Debate between: R’ Yehuda b Baba, R’ Yehuda, R’ Akiva, R’ Eliezer, R’ Yosi as to size & conditions of area for Eruv.
#DafYomi #Nazir 10: If said: This cow said: I’m a Nazir if I stand up; or: This door says: I’m a Nazir if I’m opened. B Shamai: he’s Nazir.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 2:1 Appoint to Sanhedrin only men of wisdom, understanding, great Torah knowledge, intellect, worldly & of lineage.
#HalachaYomi OC 359:1 Area behind homes > Satayim; not enclosed for living purposes; can’t carry there on Shabat; except for one’s 4 Amot.
#TanyaYomi 11Shvat: Torah & God entirely one. Commandments are Supreme Will, His true desire. Life & sustenance dependent on performance.
#EmunaYomi 696: God’s mercy & loving-kindness are infinite, & are at your disposal constantly, especially at life’s most challenging times.


Wednesday, February 1, 2023 / 10 Shvat 5783
#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 #Eruvin 2:4 R’ Yehuda b Baba: Only make Pasin for public cistern, but for all others have to make full partition 10 Tefah high.
#DafYomi #Nazir 9: B Shamai / R Meir: person doesn’t say something for naught. Statement is interpreted in a manner that makes it relevant.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 1:1-2 Must appoint court judges & officers of law in every city & region in Israel, but not outside of Israel.
#HalachaYomi OC 358:13 Enclosure Satayim-size next to courtyard, fence between them completely broken, forbidden to carry there on Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 10Shvat: Arrogance truly compares to idolatry. Root of idolatry, regarded as thing in itself, sundered from Divine holiness.
#EmunaYomi 695: God created you in order to shower His mercy & lovingkindness on you, more than you can ever imagine.


Tuesday, January 31, 2023 / 9 Shvat 5783
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 3: Pillar of smoke & fire between Jews & Egypt. Moshe raises staff, strong wind from east blows overnight. Sea splits.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 2:1 Pasin: L-shaped quasi-partitions, allow drawing well water in public domain. Makes well & area single domain.
#DafYomi #Nazir 8: A round, two-sided, triangle or pentagon-shaped house can’t get leprosy, only a quadrilateral house can get leprosy.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 11:1 Court gives orphans’ $ to trustworthy person, invest in very low risk deals. Judges decide orphans’ best interest.
#HalachaYomi OC 358:10 Has garden in courtyard, mostly garden, even if it’s only Satayim-worth, can’t carry from it & courtyard into home.
#TanyaYomi 9Shvat: Contractions & concealment of God’s Countenance is so powerful, that even unclean things, Kelipot & Sitra Achra created.
#EmunaYomi 694: Don’t forget that God loves you always. He’s always ready to help you.


Monday, January 30, 2023 / 8 Shvat 5783
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 2: Egyptians catch Jews w/ back to sea. Jews panic. Moshe: Don’t worry. God will fight for you & destroy them.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 1:10 Rabbis: Can make Eruv using reeds, but can’t be spaced more than 3 Tefach apart. R’ Yehuda: only true for caravans.
#DafYomi #Nazir 7: Said I’m Nazir for 1 long term, or 1 short term, or from now until the end of the world, in all cases Nazir for 30 days.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 10:1 2 bros divide estate & 3rd shows up, or 3 bros divide estate & creditor takes part. Recalculate division equally.
#HalachaYomi OC 358:8 Tel larger than Satayim-worth, built partition on it to reside, even if it’s on Tel’s edge, works, as living there.
#TanyaYomi 8Shvat: God’s speech & thought absolutely united w/ His essence & being, even after His speech materialized creation of worlds.
#EmunaYomi 693: Even if you’ve done the worst thing imaginable, God doesn’t want you poking around in the muck and mire of the past.


Sunday, January 29, 2023 / 7 Shvat 5783
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 1: Jews leave Egypt. Moshe takes Joseph’s bones. Pharaoh realizes freed Jews, takes army w/ 600 chariots & pursues.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 1:8 Can carry within encircled camp of caravans & animal tack if > 10 Tefach high & gaps < walls. Gaps < 10 Amot.
#DafYomi #Nazir 6: What are the days that require completion? Must be 30 days of a full month. Is there ever a week that is lacking?
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 9:2 Brothers share inherited estate, brother uses own funds to increase value, he gets profit. Otherwise share equally.
#HalachaYomi OC 358:3 A Tel (small hilltop) that is 10 Amot tall, can be considered like a Karpef (an enclosure) for carrying on Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 7Shvat: Man’s speech apart from Man. God’s “speech” not separate, means Revealing. 10 of these emanations created the world.
#EmunaYomi 692: Remember, God knows you intimately. He knows that you have an evil inclination and that you need His help to overcome it.


Shabbat, January 28, 2023 / 6 Shvat 5783
#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 #Eruvin 1:6 Lechi (column to form Tsurat Hapetach) must be at least 10 Tefach tall; the width & thickness can be anything.
#DafYomi #Nazir 5: That year when they requested for themselves a king was the tenth year of the leadership of Samuel the Ramathite.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 8:1 Man missing, land to relative as share-cropper; not to kid so won’t ruin. Kid’s land not to relative, so won’t rob.
#HalachaYomi OC 357:1 Area enclosed, not for living, like gardens, fields: if larger than 70 Amot+4 Tefah squared, can’t carry > 4 Amot.
#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.
#EmunaYomi 691: Thanking God for our setbacks & shortcomings is a true indication of Emuna & a springboard to prayer & personal improvement.


Friday, January 27, 2023 / 5 Shvat 5783
#ParshaYomi #Bo 6: Death of 1stborns. All Egypt clamor: Jews leave. “Lend” gold, silver, garments. Jews make Matza. Laws of Pesach night.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 1:3 Crossbeam must be wide enough to hold an Ariach (half brick); a Tefach wide so can hold Ariach sideways.
#DafYomi #Nazir 4: “Absalom said to king: let me go & pay my vow, which I’ve vowed to God, in Hebron.” Was permanent Nazir, cut hair 1/year.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 7:1 Heard that man died, even though enough to permit wife to remarry, heirs don’t inherit. They need clear proof.
#HalachaYomi OC 356:2 Sea enters courtyard, if entry not > 10 Amot, allowed to take water & bring into house; otherwise, more restricted.
#TanyaYomi 5Shvat: God was Alone, Single & Unique before He created existence & remains Alone, Single & Unique after He created existence.
#EmunaYomi 690: Can’t truly repent ’til build enough Emuna to thank God for our shortcomings. Living without Emuna means living without God.


Thursday, January 26, 2023 / 4 Shvat 5783
#ParshaYomi #Bo 5: Moshe instructs elders for Pesach night (sacrifice, bloody doorposts, stay indoors, will protect from death). Jews obey.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 1:1 Mavoy: alleyway of courtyards. If wider than 10 amot, part of public domain. Tsurat Hapetach: 2 columns & crossbar.
#DafYomi #Nazir 3: “God has sworn by His right hand and by the arm of His strength.” Shows that by “right” and “left” both refer to oaths.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 6:13 Don’t differentiate between children during lifetime, even in small matters, so don’t envy like Joseph’s brothers.
#HalachaYomi OC 356:1 Water channel thru courtyard, 10 deep X 4 wide, can’t draw water unless partition 10 high entry & exit, 1 Tefah in.
#TanyaYomi 4Shvat: Wicked under control of heart, yet when faith in God tested, which is rooted in heights of holiness, the Kelipot vanish.
#EmunaYomi 689: God doesn’t ask us to be perfect. Wants us to use failures as way to evaluate selves & as catalyst for self-improvement.


Wednesday, January 25, 2023 / 3 Shvat 5783
#ParshaYomi #Bo 4: Prediction of Death of 1stborn. Commands: 1st month. Pascual lamb. Blood on doorposts. Matza. No leavened bread 7 days.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 24:5 Can annul vows & consult sage about vows related to Shabat needs. In some cases can stop up window, measure & tie.
#DafYomi #Nazir 2: “I will be beautiful before God in Mitzvot.” How? Make beautiful Suka, Lulav, Tzitzit, Torah, wrap in beautiful cloths.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 5:2 Big estate: girls get upkeep, tenth of estate for dowry; boys inherit rest. Small estate: girls get upkeep, boys 0.
#HalachaYomi OC 355:1 Ledge over water w/ opening, can’t fill up water from it unless build dividers around opening, at least 4×4 Amot.
#TanyaYomi 3Shvat: The love of the divine soul, whose desire is to unite with God, the fountainhead of all life, is called “hidden love.”
#EmunaYomi 688: If arrogance doesn’t allow one to acknowledge & accept own shortcomings, will never see the truth.


Tuesday, January 24, 2023 / 2 Shvat 5783
#ParshaYomi #Bo 3: Pharaoh says Jews can leave, but without cattle. Moshe insists. God says: 1 last plague & “borrow” stuff from Egyptians.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 24:3 Don’t stuff or force feed camel, calves, but can put food in their mouths. Can pour water into bran for chickens.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 91: “Stolen waters are sweet and bread eaten in secret is pleasant” -Proverbs 9:17. Greater pleasure from forbidden fruit.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 4:2 If a father declares person known as his son isn’t his son: doesn’t get inheritance, but doesn’t make him a Mamzer.
#HalachaYomi OC 354:2 Trash heap in Public Domain but 10 tall x 4 wide, can throw garbage into it from adjacent Private Domain on Shabat.
#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.
#EmunaYomi 687: If don’t reconcile w/ human frailties, that setbacks are necessary for personal & spiritual growth, will continue to fail.


Monday, January 23, 2023 / 1 Shvat 5783
#ParshaYomi #Bo 2: Locust come, blot out the sky & consume everything. Pharaoh recants. Moshe removes. Then plague of Darkness for 3 days.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 23:5 Don’t close eyes of corpse on Shabat, or on weekday if still expiring. Closed eyes of dying person like shed blood.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 90: R Natan holds that a husband can nullify a vow only once vow has taken effect. Rabbis say even before it takes effect.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 3:1 1stborn doesn’t get 2x portion of property owed to father. Gets = share to brothers of funds collected after death.
#HalachaYomi OC 353:1 2 homes across Public Domain made Eruv: if same height, can throw from 1 to other on Shabat. If different heights, no.
#TanyaYomi 1Shvat: Chochma(wisdom) source of intelligence/comprehension above Bina(understanding) intellectual understanding/comprehension.
#EmunaYomi 686: Setbacks keep us from becoming arrogant, encourage to increase prayers in quality & quantity. Silver lining of dark cloud.


Sunday, January 22, 2023 / 29 Tevet 5783
#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 #Shabat 23:3 On Shabat can’t hire or tell other to hire worker. Can’t wait at boundary for Shabat to end to hire or get produce.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 89: Woman vowed to be Nazirite after 30 days, husband nullified vow, even if widowed or divorced within 30 days, vow null.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 2:1 Firstborn gets x2 portion of father’s estate. Example: 5 sons, 1st born gets 1/3 of estate, 4 others get 1/6 each.
#HalachaYomi OC 350:3 Saliva in mouth ready to spit, some say shouldn’t walk 4 Amot in Public Domain on Shabat before spitting it out.
#TanyaYomi 29Tevet: “Very close,” even person w/ limited understanding of God, His greatness, can still easily observe Mitzvot, study Torah.
#EmunaYomi 685: Sages say person doesn’t thoroughly understand a law of Torah until stumbles on that very law. Can learn much from setback.


Shabbat, January 21, 2023 / 28 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 7: Moshe warns of Hail. Egyptians that believed him put servants & animals indoor & spared. Hail mixed with fire falls.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 23:1 Can borrow jars of wine or oil from friend, but don’t say “lend to me.” Same w/ woman borrowing loaves from friend.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 88: Vowed off son-in-law but wants to give to daughter, says $ I give you gift if hubby has no rights, items you can eat.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 1:3 Inheritance order: sons, descendants of sons, daughters, her descendants, father, brothers, grandfather & so on.
#HalachaYomi OC 350:2 On Shabat, forbidden to urinate or spit from Public Domain to Private Domain or Karmelit or vice-versa.
#TanyaYomi 28Tevet: For the wicked to repent, they have to shatter the Kelipot, an iron partition between them and God, with broken spirit.
#EmunaYomi 684: When person uses misdeeds to see how far away he is from God, misdeeds serve as catalyst for repentance; become merits.


Friday, January 20, 2023 / 27 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 6: Pharaoh & Moshe negotiate. Moshe asks to sacrifice to God. Pharaoh’s heart hardened. Plagues of Pestilence, Boils. 
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 22:5 Bathed in cave, used towel to dry self, can’t carry in hand (lest squeeze water out). Washed face, hands, feet, ok.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 87: Ill relative lost consciousness but thought died & did Kriya, if relative dies after, didn’t fulfill Kriya obligation.
#RambamYomi #Toen 16:1 If signed as witness for deed of sale, can’t afterwards protest ownership of field saying seller stole it from you.
#HalachaYomi OC 349:4 If 2 people in Public Domain on Shabat and part of ones 4 Amot is inside other’s, they can eat together in the middle.
#TanyaYomi 27Tevet: “The thing is very close to you, in your mouth & heart to do.” Counter-intuitive; hard to change. Easy if control brain.
#EmunaYomi 683: Person who thanks God for his failures & setbacks is immune from sadness, depression & despair. Knows that it’s for best.


Thursday, January 19, 2023 / 26 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 5: Lice: Pharaoh’s magicians admit “finger of God”; “Arov”: plague of wild animals. All plagues only affect Egyptians.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 22:4 Fell into water, walk w/ wet garb w/o worry that drying it. At home, can spread it out in sun, but not in public.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 86: Man annulled vow and found out after was mistaken if wife or daughter vowed, or what vowed about, has to annul again.
#RambamYomi #Toen 15:3 Took field thinking was heir, discovered closer heir, needs to give field to closer heir & pay for all that consumed.
#HalachaYomi OC 349:1 Each person has 4 Amot where standing in Public Domain where can move items on Shabat. Measure based on his Amah.
#TanyaYomi 26Tevet: “God unites good thought to the deed.” Different meaning than “Intended to do Mitzva & prevented, counts as if did it.”
#EmunaYomi 682: Knowing that our setbacks are for our ultimate benefit, can thank God for the seemingly bad as thanks Him for good.


Wednesday, January 18, 2023 / 25 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 4: Aaron turns staff to crocodile. Pharaoh’s mages’ staff also transform. Aaron’s eats mages’. Plague of Blood & Frogs.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 22:1 R’ Yehuda: Juice that leaks out of fruits meant for eating, permitted; but if from fruit meant for beverages, no.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 85: Rebbi: The good from a beneficial gesture is considered to have monetary value. R Yosi b R Yehuda: it doesn’t.
#RambamYomi #Toen 14:4 Thief’s son claims owner sold to his dad, not admissible. Grandson can, if says he or his dad acquired, not grandpa.
#HalachaYomi OC 346:2 Biblically liable if moved item on Shabat > 4 Amot in Public Domain. Sages forbade also in Karmelit, sea, valley.
#TanyaYomi 25Tevet: Directs desire to Divine Torah; studies day, night; does Mitzvot: gets intelligence, vitality & “wings” to soar on high.
#EmunaYomi 681: Invest plenty of time, effort in praying that God guide you in right direction; more one prays, greater chances of success.


Tuesday, January 17, 2023 / 24 Tevet 5783
#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 #Shabat 21:2 If there is a coin on a pillow on Shabat one can shake the pillow so that the coin will fall off.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 84: Woman took vow prohibiting herself to benefit from people, may still benefit from gathering Leket, Shichecha and Peah.
#RambamYomi #Toen 13:1 Even if benefited from land 3 yrs, can’t claim it: craftsmen, sharecropper, guardian, partner, spouse, son & father.
#HalachaYomi OC 345:19 Makom Ptor: < 4×4 wide, > 3 high up to sky; hole < 4×4 wide, > 3 deep; fence < 4×4 wide, > 3 high.
#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.
#EmunaYomi 680: When faced with making a choice, don’t even think of God’s omniscience. Make best choice that can. Do right; draw on Torah.


Monday, January 16, 2023 / 23 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 2: Sons of Ruben & Shimon listed. More descendants of Levi listed, up to Moses, Aaron, his 4 children & grandson Pinhas. 
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 20:5 Can release clothing press of individual on Shabat, but not tighten it. If belongs to launderer can’t touch at all.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 83: If husband nullified her Nazirite vow, but she didn’t know, and she violated Nazir conditions, not liable for lashes.
#RambamYomi #Toen 12:5 2 partners: 1 uses field years 1, 3, 5; other years 2, 4, 6; ownership not established. Have contract defining, ok.
#HalachaYomi OC 345:14 Karmelit: masses don’t walk there, >4 wide, 3-10 tall; roofed public domain; tel or hole 4×4 but not 10 tall or deep.
#TanyaYomi 23Tevet: Difference between one serving God (Oved) vs Tzadik: Oved in present struggle. Tzadik=Eved, won war vs evil in him.
#EmunaYomi 679: Belief in God’s omniscience, after the fact, saves us from cunning evil inclinations of arrogance & self-persecution.


Sunday, January 15, 2023 / 22 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 1: God to Moshe: Promises to uphold covenant of Patriarchs. Will free Israelites from slavery & bring them to Canaan.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 20:3 Can’t sift straw in sieve or put in high place so chaff will blow off. Can put straw in sieve & then put in manger.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 82: Hubby can nullify wife’s vows of affliction except: Benefit from me is konam for so-and-so; it’s between her & other.
#RambamYomi #Toen 11:2 Believed owner of land, if have witnesses & used undisputed for > 3 years. Gives oath that rightfully his and keeps.
#HalachaYomi OC 345:11 Public domain hole: < 3 Tefah, public domain; 3-10 Tefah deep, 4 wide, Karmelit; less, Makom Ptor; >10 deep, private.
#TanyaYomi 22Tevet: Embryo accepts oath before born “Be righteous, not wicked!” Seems redundant. Means that we all have free will.
#EmunaYomi 678: When speaking about free choice, best to put the notion of God’s omniscience aside. Two different resources. Don’t mix.


Shabbat, January 14, 2023 / 21 Tevet 5783
#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 #Shabat 20:1 Sages: Can’t put wine sediment into strainer & suspend it over a vessel on Shabat, but can do so during a festival.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 81: Shmuel: Grime on one’s head leads to blindness, on clothes leads to madness, on one’s body leads to boils and sores.
#RambamYomi #Toen 10:1 An animal that normally roams free, if a person grabs hold of it, the owner can reclaim it with witnesses and oath.
#HalachaYomi OC 345:8 Alley 16 Amot wide narrows to less than 16 Amot, some say if they’re length of Public Domain they’re Public Domain.
#TanyaYomi 21Tevet: Everyone can strive & reach rank of Benoni. At any time or hour can be Benoni. Can reject evil in deed/speech/thought.
#EmunaYomi 677: Must recognize that there are spiritual laws that govern universe that transcend human understanding. Then Emuna kicks in.


Friday, January 13, 2023 / 20 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 6: Moshe heads to Egypt. Strange event at hotel. Moshe & Aaron meet by Mountain of God. Then gather elders of Israel.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 19:5 Don’t circumcise child born at dusk on 8th day if falls on Shabat or Holiday. If will be ill, wait until recovers.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 80: R Yosi: The repugnance resulting from not bathing for one day is not called repugnance.
#RambamYomi #Toen 9:1 Craftsman possesses item, don’t presume it’s his. Man claims w/ witnesses craftsman has his item, can reclaim w/ oath.
#HalachaYomi OC 345:7 Public domain: streets & market 16 Amot wide w/o roof or walls; street runs thru town. Some say if < 600k people, not.
#TanyaYomi 20Tevet: Benoni’s prayer not like Tzadik’s who serve in perfect truth, but considered perfect service at their level of truth.
#EmunaYomi 676: Human intellect incapable of fully comprehending notion of omniscience/free will. If did grasp, would no longer be a person.


Thursday, January 12, 2023 / 19 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 5: Moshe resists appointment. God turns staff to snake, makes hand leprous & cures. Says bro Aaron will speak for Moshe.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 19:3 Can bath an infant on Shabat before & after its brit mila. R’ Elazar b Azarya: only on the 3rd day after the brit.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 79: These are the vows that the husband or father can nullify: if affliction for her, if she will bathe or adorn herself.
#RambamYomi #Toen 8:1 Presume that movable property belongs to person with physical possession, even if witnesses testify belonged to other.
#HalachaYomi OC 345:2 Private domain for carrying on Shabat: enclosed by walls > 10 Tefah high, area > 4×4 Tefah; or equal depth or mound.
#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.
#EmunaYomi 675: Even though God KNOWS what we’re going to choose, He doesn’t FORCE us to make a particular choice. We have free will.


Wednesday, January 11, 2023 / 18 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 4: God reveals Himself to Moshe at burning bush & appoints him to speak to Pharaoh & release Israel from bondage.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 19:1 R’ Akiva: Melaha that could have been done before Shabat doesn’t override Shabat if needed (i.e. for a Brit Mila).
#DafYomi #Nedarim 78: The Festivals of the Lord require sanctification by the court (declaring New Moon), Shabbat of Creation doesn’t.
#RambamYomi #Toen 7:1 Admitted in front of 2 about debt, not casually, but w/o appointing them as witnesses, still serves as testimony.
#HalachaYomi OC 344:1 In desert, don’t know when Shabat is, count 7 days from when realizes. Kidush & Havdala 7th day. Work only to survive.
#TanyaYomi 18Tevet: Evil nature states opinion in heart’s left part, ascends to brain for consideration; challenged by divine soul in brain.
#EmunaYomi 674: BEFORE the fact, do best to make the best choice. AFTER the fact, believe that it’s God’s will and that all for the best.


Tuesday, January 10, 2023 / 17 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 3: Moshe grows up. Kills Egyptian. Escapes Egypt to Midian. Saves Yitro’s girls. Marries Zipora. God hears cry of Israel.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 18:2 R’ Yehuda: Woman can pull along her child, but only if he can walk a bit. If drags feet, prohibited to pull him.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 77: R Dimi, brother of R Safra: With regard to anyone who takes a vow, even if he fulfills it, he is called a sinner.
#RambamYomi #Toen 6:1 Court needs precise statements: litigant claims Maneh that lent, entrusted or stole, defendant must answer in kind.
#HalachaYomi OC 343:1 Court doesn’t need to prevent minor from violating a Mitzva, but father does. Can’t let minor get used to violating.
#TanyaYomi 17Tevet: Prayer’s effect on intellect, innate fear, love of God enable triumph over evil of cravings & from carrying out desires.
#EmunaYomi 673: Have apparent free choice BEFORE choose; AFTER choice, must know that did so because God wanted us to do so.


Monday, January 9, 2023 / 16 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 2: Pharaoh: Kill all newborn Hebrew boys. Moshe born. Placed on Nile. Pharaoh’s daughter finds & adopts. Mother nurses.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 17:8 R’ Yosi: lids of cisterns can be moved only if have handles, all other vessels can move lid w/ or w/o handles.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 76: She took vow as nightfall approached, dad or hubby can only nullify until nightfall. Once dark can’t nullify anymore.
#RambamYomi #Toen 5:12 Deaf-mute, mentally ill can’t make claims & can’t claim against them, can’t take oaths or make restitution. Blind ok.
#HalachaYomi OC 340:14 Can’t glue paper or leather together on Shabat; form of “sewing” & liable. So too separating them; form of “tearing”.
#TanyaYomi 16Tevet: Benoni: no plans to violate sins, just thinks about it. Man not safe from 3 sins: thoughts; distracted prayer; gossip.
#EmunaYomi 672: Strong desire to make right choice; Emuna that God will help make right choice; Learn, seek Torah & Tzadik advice; Pray.


Sunday, January 8, 2023 / 15 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 1: Joseph’s generation died. Sons of Israel multiplied. New king of Egypt doesn’t know Joseph. Egypt enslaves Israelites.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 17:7 R’ Eliezer: can block window w/ shutter if fastened & hanging on window, but not if loose. Sages: fine either way.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 75: If her vow can be ratified, i.e., she’s already taken it, then also has status of eligibility for nullification.
#RambamYomi #Toen 4:1 Gives biblical oath if accused of owing item with specific measure, weight or quantity & admits owing part of it.
#HalachaYomi OC 340:13 It’s forbidden to break pottery or rip paper on Shabat. It’s like fixing a utensil.
#TanyaYomi 15Tevet: Man created w/ willpower to restrain self, lust in heart. Can prevent expression of heart’s desires, direct to holiness.
#EmunaYomi 671: The evil inclination is a master strategist. Will use different approaches for different people.


Shabbat, January 7, 2023 / 14 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 7: Joseph lived 110 yrs. Saw great-grandchildren born. Foresaw Exodus. Died, embalmed & put in coffin.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 17:4 R’ Yosi: All utensils can be moved Shabat for their use & not for their use, except large saw & plowshare’s blade.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 74: Ben Azzai to himself when hearing R Akiva’s erudition: Woe to you, ben Azzai, that you didn’t serve R Akiva properly.
#RambamYomi #Toen 3:1 Prutah value: weight of half a barleycorn of pure silver. Two Me’in value: weight of 32 barleycorns of pure silver.
#HalachaYomi OC 340:9 Forbidden to gather salt from salt fields on Shabat. It’s like labor of gathering. Or anything from place of growth.
#TanyaYomi 14Tevet: Intermediate man=Benoni=evil never gets enough power to capture “small city” to make it sin. Animal vs divine soul tied.
#EmunaYomi 670: As long as a person constantly reinforces his Emuna, the evil inclination has no control over him. This is true freedom.


Friday, January 6, 2023 / 13 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 6: Benjamin blessed. Jacob dies. Embalmed. Egypt mourns 70 days. Sons bury him in Hebron. Brothers afraid of Joseph.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 17:2 On Shabbat can use hammer to crack nuts, hatchet to chop dried figs, saw to cut cheese, spade to sweep dried figs.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 73: For any amount of flour unsuitable for mingling, mingling is indispensable for it, & such a meal-offering is invalid.
#RambamYomi #Toen 2:2 Can’t swear in court if: took false or unnecessary oaths, lends at interest, eats non-kosher meat, thief, gambler.
#HalachaYomi OC 340:5 Allowed to make a mark with fingernail on a book on Shabat; like a sign, since (only if) impermanent.
#TanyaYomi 13Tevet: Type of person, rare occasion evil prevails over good, becomes evil’s subject. Then good asserts self, remorse, repents.
#EmunaYomi 669: Evil inclination’s objective is to contaminate soul w/ doubt & heresy. When Emuna weak, becomes slave to evil inclination.


Thursday, January 5, 2023 / 12 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 5: Jacob continues to bless sons: Gad, Asher & Naftali. Gives a particularly long & moving blessing to Joseph.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 16:8 If a gentile lit a candle on Shabat, a Jew can benefit from it, unless the gentile lit it purposely for the Jew.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 72: Torah scholars, before daughter would marry, would say to her: All vows that you vowed in my house are nullified.
#RambamYomi #Toen 1:1 Claim against person about movable property, person admits part of claim, pays that, swears doesn’t owe rest & free.
#HalachaYomi OC 340:3 Liable if erases space of 2 letters or more on Shabat, whether ink from parchment or wax from notebook.
#TanyaYomi 12Tevet: Completely righteous=men of ascent=convert evil, make it ascend to holiness. Have you converted darkness into light?
#EmunaYomi 668: Some punish selves or become totally disappointed when do something wrong. That’s self-destructive. Accomplishes nothing.


Wednesday, January 4, 2023 / 11 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 4: Jacob on deathbed. Parting words to sons. Harsh to Reuven, Shimon, Levi. Positive to Judah, Isachar, Zevulun & Dan.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 16:6 If gentile wants to put out fire on Shabat, don’t say “put out” or “don’t put out” – not responsible for his rest.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 71: If young woman wasn’t in her own jurisdiction for at least one moment, her father and final husband nullify her vows.
#RambamYomi #Malve 27:1 Jewish legal document: any language, can’t be forged, can’t add/subtract content, Jewish witnesses who can read it.
#HalachaYomi OC 340:1 Forbidden to remove hair, nails on Shabat, by hand or tool. Men always forbidden to pluck white hairs (unlike women).
#TanyaYomi 11Tevet: Expels evil from soul, but fragment of wickedness lingers=righteous man who suffers. Evil subjugated, nullified by good.
#EmunaYomi 667: Main way to overcome evil inclination is to pray to God, ask for His help & guidance to avoid sin & make right choices.


Tuesday, January 3, 2023 / 10 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 3: Joseph unhappy with Jacob’s mixing order of sons. Jacob reassures: Menashe will be great, but Efraim will be greater.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 16:5 R’ Shimon b Nanas: can place goat-skin over chest or closet on fire; stop spread w/ barrier of vessels w/ water.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 70: Anyone who says the words: And I, in response to his wife’s vow, is like one who says: It is ratified for you forever.
#RambamYomi #Malve 26:5 Loan made w/ verbal pledge, borrower overseas, lender claims from guarantor, guarantor says: 1st prove didn’t pay.
#HalachaYomi OC 339:3 Can’t clap hands, slap thighs, dance on Shabat; lest fix musical instrument. Can clap back of hand. Ram”a is lenient.
#TanyaYomi 10Tevet: Body like small city, w/ 2 souls battling for domination: Divine vs vitalizing animal soul. Each wants complete control.
#EmunaYomi 666: After become aware that have evil inclination, 2nd principle that need to know is that can’t overcome it without God’s help.


Monday, January 2, 2023 / 9 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 2: Jacob blesses Joseph’s sons Menashe & Efraim. Crosses hands. Gives precedence & puts right hand on younger Efraim.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 16:3 Can save from fire basket w/ loaves (even for 100 meals), pressed figs, cask of wine. Others save for him & settle.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 69: A halakhic authority may be asked to dissolve ratification of one’s wife’s vow but not to dissolve its nullification.
#RambamYomi #Malve 25:9 If 2 people take loan from same person on same promissory note, they’re guarantors for each other. Same w/ partners.
#HalachaYomi OC 339:1 It is forbidden to ride an animal on Shabat (see above, Chapter 305, Paragraph 18, for the laws of carriages).
#TanyaYomi 9Tevet: Animal soul from left ventricle, filled w/ blood goes to body, brain. Divine soul in brain goes to body, right ventricle.
#EmunaYomi 665: By striving against fierce resistance, we make formidable spiritual gain and refine our souls.


Sunday, January 1, 2023 / 8 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 1: Jacob lives to 147 yrs. Makes Joseph promise that will bury him in Hebron in family grave, Maarat Hamahpela.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 16:1 If there is a fire on Shabat, can save: sacred writings; scroll w/ case; tfilin w/ case, even w/ money in it.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 68: Husband can nullify only vows that are between him & her, i.e., vows that negatively impact the marital relationship.
#RambamYomi #Malve 24:2 Scribe’s fee paid by: borrower on loan, buyer on sale, woman on divorce, groom on marriage, sharecroppers & workers.
#HalachaYomi OC 338:7 Has fruit drying on roof, sees rain coming, can’t let fruit down on Shabat thru trap door, but can cover the fruit.
#TanyaYomi 8Tevet: Idle chatter, soul cleansed by “hollow of sling.” Forbidden speech, goes to Purgatory. Torah neglect, Snow Purgatory.
#EmunaYomi 664: Setbacks remind us that we have a job to do and that we’re fighting tough adversaries.


Shabbat, December 31, 2022 / 7 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 7: Jacob’s clan get best land in Egypt. Due to famine Egyptians sell livestock, fields & selves as slaves to Pharaoh.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 15:1 Knots that are liable if tie them on Shabbat: camel-driver’s knot & sailor’s knot. Also liable if untie them.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 67: Betrothed young woman: dad nullified her vow and husband didn’t, or husband did and dad didn’t, vow not nullified.
#RambamYomi #Malve 23:4 Promissory note dated Shabat or Yom Kipur, assume postdated & valid. Known that legal documents not made on Shabat.
#HalachaYomi OC 338:3 It is permitted to hang and prepare a clock before Shabat that will ring during Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 7Tevet: Body undergoes “Purgatory of the grave” to purify uncleanliness from enjoyment of mundane pleasures from kelipat nogah.
#EmunaYomi 663: Same principal w/ professional athletes. The better the athlete becomes, the more difficult the competition against him.


Friday, December 30, 2022 / 6 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 6: Emotional reunion of Jacob & Joseph. Joseph presents 5 of his brothers to Pharaoh. Jacob meets and blesses Pharaoh.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 14:3 Can’t consume anything purely medicinal on Shabat, but can consume for healing purposes any normal food or drink.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 66: R Yishmael arranged makeover for girl who man vowed not to marry. When man saw her, regretted & vow was annulled.
#RambamYomi #Malve 22:2 Borrower says promissory note forged: if he seems right, given time to prove; if not, pays. If finds proof, gets $.
#HalachaYomi OC 338:1 Forbidden to make noise from a musical instrument on Shabat, but can knock on door or make other non-musical sounds.
#TanyaYomi 6Tevet: Wasteful emission of semen big sin; begets many unclean kelipot, unless repents w/ great love & transforms into merits.
#EmunaYomi 662: Harder opposition for ultimate good in order to enable them to make further spiritual gains, increase their ultimate reward.


Thursday, December 29, 2022 / 5 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 5: Jacob & descendants that go to Egypt listed. Joseph & sons added to the count. Total of 70 souls that reach Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 14:1 Traps or wounds any of 8 creeping animals, mentioned in Torah, liable; any others, not, unless for some purpose.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 65: Vowed won’t marry that ugly woman, but she’s beautiful, can marry, not ‘cuz became a beauty, mistaken vow from outset.
#RambamYomi #Malve 21:1 Creditor expropriates field & increase in field value. If increase due to investment, creditor gets 1/2 of increase.
#HalachaYomi OC 336:13 Can’t use side of tree, like to lean ladder on it. “Side of side”, like peg in tree, ladder or basket on it, can use.
#TanyaYomi 5Tevet: Glutton, leads to lust, energy of wine & meat absorbed into 3 evil kelipot until repents. Trace of evil remains in body.
#EmunaYomi 661: The stronger a person gets, the stronger evil inclination becomes as well. As makes spiritual gain, meets harder opposition.


Wednesday, December 28, 2022 / 4 Tevet 5783
#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 #Shabat 13:6 Deer enters house, locked it in, liable. If 2 people lock it in, exempt. If need both to lock it in, both liable.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 64: Four are considered as if they were dead: A pauper, and a leper, and a blind person, and one who has no children.
#RambamYomi #Malve 20:1 Debtor has many debts, 1st lender expropriates property 1st, from borrower & creditors. Can take from later lenders.
#HalachaYomi OC 336:10 Can smell attached myrtle leaf on Shabat; but Etrog, apple or any edible thing, can’t smell if attached, lest pick.
#TanyaYomi 4Tevet: KelipatNogah=intermediate category between 3 totally unclean kelipot & order of Holiness. Neutral things can be elevated.
#EmunaYomi 660: Self-correction, refinement of the evil inclination, is a war w/ constant ups & downs. Like in war, we win some & lose some.


Tuesday, December 27, 2022 / 3 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 3: Joseph consoles brothers for selling him. Sends them to Canaan to inform Jacob that alive & bring family to Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 13:4 Amount wool liable if whitening, combing, dying, spinning: 2x m’lo hasit (space from splayed thumb to forefinger).
#DafYomi #Nedarim 63: R Yosi: the learned, who would fast due to drought before rest of community don’t fast until 1 Kislev if no rain.
#RambamYomi #Malve 19:4 Damages expropriated from superior land, lenders collect from intermediate land, woman’s Ketuba from inferior land.
#HalachaYomi OC 336:7 It’s forbidden to uproot a plant on Shabat, even from a potted plant with no holes at bottom of pot.
#TanyaYomi 4Tevet: KelipatNogah=intermediate category between 3 totally unclean kelipot & order of Holiness. Neutral things can be elevated.
#EmunaYomi 659: Jew has a unique task on earth. With an animal body, capable of surpassing an angel and achieve lofty spiritual heights.


Monday, December 26, 2022 / 2 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 2: Judah offers to be a slave in Benjamin’s place. Joseph overcome with emotion reveals himself as their lost brother.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 13:3 Tears in rage, mourning or to destroy, exempt (but prohibited). Destroying to build is liable, same as building.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 62: Whoever makes use of the crown of Torah is uprooted from the world. Belshazar used Temple vessels & was killed.
#RambamYomi #Malve 18:1 Lend w/o any stipulation, all debtor’s land & movable property is on lien. Defaults, lender collects from property.
#HalachaYomi OC 336:4 Careful not to throw seeds on Shabat where may grow. If give to chickens, only give amount they’ll eat in day or 2.
#TanyaYomi 3Tevet: Those that don’t surrender selves to God sustained “behind back” through contractions, diminished Light & Life, exile.
#EmunaYomi 658: No other creation on earth is capable of transforming the material into the spiritual.


Sunday, December 25, 2022 / 1 Tevet 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 1: Judah confronts Joseph. Recounts recent history & how Benjamin’s absence will kill father Jacob.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 13:1 Sages: weaving of 2 threads on Shabat is liable quantity whether it’s at the beginning or the end of the weaving.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 61: Count Yovel as the 50th year & don’t count it as both the 50th year and the 1st year of the next Shmita & Yovel cycle.
#RambamYomi #Malve 17:3 Borrower died, lender died, lender’s heirs can’t collect debt from borrower’s heirs. Can’t swear that wasn’t paid.
#HalachaYomi OC 336:1 Forbidden to climb trees on Shabat or hang anything on them or use anything connected to the ground.
#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.
#EmunaYomi 657: Tshuva, which literally means “returning” is the process of elevating & converting our animal drives into spiritual power.


Shabbat, December 24, 2022 / 30 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 7: Joseph frames Benjamin as thief. Brothers brought back to Joseph in Egypt where Benjamin sentenced to slavery.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 12:4 Wrote 2 letters in 1 shot, w/ ink, earth, resin, paint or anything that leaves a mark, liable. On flesh, liable.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 60: Vowed no wine until Pesach, means up to and not including. Vowed until will be Pesach, means until end of Pesach.
#RambamYomi #Malve 16:10 On promissory note written on front or back that paid in part or all, as if paid, even if in lender’s possession.
#HalachaYomi OC 335:5 Fruits dispersed in courtyard on Shabat, pick up 1 by 1 & eat. Don’t put into basket unless they all fell in 1 area.
#TanyaYomi 30Kislev: When comprehend Torah part, intellect grasps, encompasses it, in turn clothed in it, wisdom, will of God, unity w/ Him.
#EmunaYomi 656: Our principal task is to correct self by channeling evil inclination’s negative energy to positive endeavors, Torah/Mitzvot.


Friday, December 23, 2022 / 29 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 6: Brothers bring Benjamin to Egypt to Joseph. Joseph throws feasts for the brothers.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 12:2 On Shabbat, one is liable for the smallest amount of plowing; weeding; cutting; trimming or gathering of branches.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 59: If grew during a period of liability, liable and considered Shmita produce, grew during a period of exemption, exempt.
#RambamYomi #Malve 15:6 If lender agreed that would accept borrower’s word when says paid back loan, can’t use promissory note to collect.
#HalachaYomi OC 334:27 A burning coal in place where can hurt many, permitted to extinguish whether it’s metal or wood. Rambam forbids wood.
#TanyaYomi 29Kislev: Can only apprehend God when clothed in Torah & Mitzvot, 1 & the same. Like embracing a king in his robes; king in robe.
#EmunaYomi 655: Evil inclination is necessary part of our spiritual anatomy, just as 2 arms, 2 legs are necessary part of physical anatomy.


Thursday, December 22, 2022 / 28 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 5: Unrecognized Joseph accuses brothers of spying. Only way to prove themselves is to bring Benjamin down to Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 11:6 Only liable for the Chatat sacrifice (which expiates sin) if beginning & end of the act were done unintentionally.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 58: Item whose prohibition can lapse, Sages didn’t give a measure where mixing it with ok items neutralizes prohibition.
#RambamYomi #Malve 14:2 Lender has promissory note, demands that borrower pay, borrower says paid already, court instructs borrower to pay.
#HalachaYomi OC 334:24 Debate how to put out Shabat-fire: Some say can’t, some say with any liquid except water, some say with water ok.
#TanyaYomi 28Kislev: 3 garments deriving from Torah & commandments infinitely higher & greater quality than nefesh/ruach/neshama themselves.
#EmunaYomi 654: Most important prerequisite for self-correction is self awareness. 1st thing to know is that we each have evil inclination.


Wednesday, December 21, 2022 / 27 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 4: Famine begins. Joseph distributes food. Brothers come to Egypt to buy, but don’t recognize Joseph. Charade begins.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 11:5 Ships tied together, can carry from 1 to the other. If not tied together, can’t, even if close to each other.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 57: Forbidden item whose seed doesn’t cease after its sown, even growth’s growths forbidden, as original still intact.
#RambamYomi #Malve 13:2 Lender needs 3 proofs for court to get property of borrower: verify debt note; prove debtor away; owned by borrower.
#HalachaYomi OC 334:21 Holy texts written by Apikorsim, idolaters, aren’t saved from Shabat house-fire & even during weekday burn them.
#TanyaYomi 27Kislev: Each divine soul (nefesh elokit) has 3 garments: thought, speech & action, that can be expressed in 613 Torah commands.
#EmunaYomi 653: Factors conducive to Emuna: modesty; humility; tearful prayer; silence; charity; sleeping in holiness.


Tuesday, December 20, 2022 / 26 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 3: Joseph appointed Viceroy. In charge of all Egypt. Gathers “uncountable” amount of grain. Married and 2 sons born.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 11:3 Threw object 4 cubits away to wall, if hit above 10 tefah, as if threw into the air; if hit below, as if to ground.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 56: Might have thought that only what’s attached to ground has status of house but 2nd story doesn’t. Verse proves wrong.
#RambamYomi #Malve 12:7 Can’t appropriate land from minors, except if have authenticated deed of sale & after guardian appointed for minors.
#HalachaYomi OC 334:18 All items permitted to save from Shabat house fire, can save from flooding or any occurrence that would cause loss.
#TanyaYomi 26Kislev: Even wise & understand greatness of the Infinite, unless binds knowledge & fixes thought, won’t have true love & fear.
#EmunaYomi 652: Detrimental to Emuna: hardening heart; violating Torah; jealousy; anger; disdain of Torah scholars; dishonesty; flattery.


Monday, December 19, 2022 / 25 Kislev 5783
#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 #Shabat 10:6 On Shabbat, can’t cut nails, even with hand or teeth, or pluck hair out. Can’t braid hair or paint eyelids.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 55: Over a food item whose growth is not from the ground, one recites: By Whose word all things came to be [Shehakol].
#RambamYomi #Malve 11:1 If borrowed $ in front of witnesses, doesn’t need to repay in front of witnesses. If says paid, must swear that did.
#HalachaYomi OC 334:15 Can save holy book covering w/ book & Tfilin case w/ tfilin from Shabat house fire, even if there’s money in it.
#TanyaYomi 25Kislev: Soul gradations correspond 10 Sefirot: 3 “mothers”: Chohma(wisdom), Bina(understanding), Daat(knowledge) + 7 multiples.
#EmunaYomi 651: Should constantly pray to God for more & more Emuna. Invest our principal efforts in attaining & strengthening Emuna.


Sunday, December 18, 2022 / 24 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 1: 2 yrs pass. Dreams trouble Pharaoh. No one successfully interprets. Wine steward suggests Joseph. Summoned from jail.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 10:5 Carries loaf to public domain, liable. 2 carry to public domain, not liable. If needs 2 to carry, both are liable.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 54: Employer sent agent who misused consecrated item: if agent obeyed instructions, employer liable. If not, agent liable.
#RambamYomi #Malve 10:1 Can lend produce w/o conditions. Borrowed 10 Seah of wheat, must return 10 Seah of wheat, even if price increased.
#HalachaYomi OC 334:13 Some say, since Megilat Esther doesn’t mention God, if not proper parchment type, don’t save from Shabat house fire.
#TanyaYomi 24Kislev: Infinite gradations of soul, include Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama. Descend thru worlds of Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzira, Asiya.
#EmunaYomi 650: R’ Nachman warned of flood of atheism that will drown people in spiritual & emotional perils. Only way to save is Emuna.


Shabbat, December 17, 2022 / 23 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 7: Pharaoh’s wine steward & baker thrown in jail with Joseph. He interprets their dreams. They come true. 
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 10:3 Took out w/ right or left hand, armpit, on shoulder, liable. On backhand, foot, mouth, elbow, ear, hair, not.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 53: R Yirmeya: Can’t bring vegetables from outside Israel in because may also bring clod of earth, ritually impure.
#RambamYomi #Malve 9:1 Can’t place order for produce before market price is set. Once set, can order, even if seller doesn’t have on hand.
#HalachaYomi OC 334:11 Some say, “all items saved from Shabat house fire,” refers to public courtyard, but to private courtyard, no limit.
#TanyaYomi 23Kislev: Evil traits from 4 elements, Kelipa, SitraAhra: Fire|anger, pride; Water|pleasure-seeking; Air|frivolity; Earth|sloth.
#EmunaYomi 649: R’ Nachman: It’s good to invest a lot of time in order to merit one hour of proximity to the Tzadik.


Friday, December 16, 2022 / 22 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 6: Potiphar’s wife tries to seduce Joseph. He rejects her. She claims he raped her. He’s thrown in jail. 
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 10:1 Liable if carry 1 seed for planting, sales sample or medicine; all else liable for carrying prescribed quantity.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 52: One who vows that grapes are forbidden to him can have wine. Vows that olives are forbidden to him can have oil.
#RambamYomi #Malve 8:1 Can’t increase price of merchandise in exchange for delayed payment, i.e. pay now 100 zuz or pay later for 120 zuz.
#HalachaYomi OC 334:6 When said only save 3 meals-worth from Shabat house fire, was if 2 utensils. In 1 utensil can take unlimited meals.
#TanyaYomi 22Kislev: 5 types: Tzadik prospers/suffers, wicked prospers/suffers & Beinoni. Beinoni is motivated by both good & evil nature.
#EmunaYomi 648: R’ Nachman: That which you hear from the mouth of the Tzadik is more beneficial than that which you learn in books.


Thursday, December 15, 2022 / 21 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 5: Joseph, extremely successful and good looking slave in Egypt to Potiphar, who puts him in charge of entire estate.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 9:5 Liable amounts if carried: wood to cook egg; spices for egg; shells & peels to dye a cap; urine to cleanse a cap.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 51: Bar Kapara got Rebbi to dance for him and his wife to pour him wine to reveal explanation of difficult Torah words.
#RambamYomi #Malve 7:9 Renter can ask owner for loan for improvement of field, store, ship, etc. & pays > amount; but not for operations.
#HalachaYomi OC 334:5 House on fire on Shabat, save amount of food for sick, elderly or glutton as for average person.
#TanyaYomi 21Kislev: Responsa to many questions of faithful seeking moral guidance in service of God. Will find counsel on every matter.
#EmunaYomi 647: R’ Nachman: Getting close to Tzadik perfects soul, good in this world & next, brings Messiah, remains close after death.


Wednesday, December 14, 2022 / 20 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 4: Tamar, widow of Judah’s son, dresses as prostitute, has relations with Judah and bears twin boys, Peretz & Zerach.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 9:4 On Yom Kipur anointing skin like drinking; from “Let it come into his innards like water & like oil into his bones.”
#DafYomi #Nedarim 50: R Akiva & wife so poor, slept on straw. Elijah came looking for straw for woman in labor who didn’t have even that.
#RambamYomi #Malve 6:1 If lends (to Jew) & payment has some addition, clause or benefit beyond principal, considered interest & prohibited.
#HalachaYomi OC 334:1 House on fire Friday night, can remove needs for 3 meals from house; Shabat morning, take 2 meals-worth; afternoon, 1.
#TanyaYomi 20Kislev: Listening to moral advice is not the same as reading it. Everyone’s mind is different, absorb lessons differently.
#EmunaYomi 646: Can’t fully attain Emuna without clinging to the righteous spiritual leaders of the generation, Emunat Chachamim.


Tuesday, December 13, 2022 / 19 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 3: Brothers decide to sell Joseph as slave. Mislead father Jacob to believe Joseph dead.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 9:1 R’ Akiva: Just as carrying a Nida (menstruous woman) imparts Tuma (ritual impurity), so does carrying idols impart.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 49: If invited to eat porridge, for such a meal should travel up to the distance of 1 parsa. For ox meat, up to 3 parsa.
#RambamYomi #Malve 5:1 Lending w/ interest prohibited only between Jews. Permitted to borrow or lend to or from a Gentile w/ interest.
#HalachaYomi OC 333:1 Can’t clear storehouse of grain or wine on Shabat, unless for Mitzva, even though can take from it for consumption.
#TanyaYomi 19Kislev: Book of Beinonim. R’ Meshulam Zusil of Anipoli: This book printed to correct mistakes of Kuntresim that have gone out.
#EmunaYomi 645: Much room for error in understanding Oral Law. Avoid errors by clinging to righteous scholar and learning from him.


Monday, December 12, 2022 / 18 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 2: Joseph’s brothers plan to kill him. Thanks to Reuben’s intercession they throw him into a pit.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 8:6 Liable amounts if carried: bone for spoon, glass to scrape weaver’s shuttle, earth or stone to throw at bird.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 48: Any gift that isn’t so absolute so that if recipient were to consecrate gift it would be consecrated, isn’t a gift.
#RambamYomi #Malve 4:2 Just as forbidden to lend at interest to Jew, can’t borrow, broker, guarantee, write or witness loans with interest.
#HalachaYomi OC 332:1 It is prohibited to assist in birthing an animal on Shabbat.
#TanyaYomiM 18Kislev: Choose men to lead prayer word by word, moderately, out loud, neither overly prolonging nor racing intemperately.
#EmunaYomi 644: Substantial portion of Torah classified as Oral Law. Moses received from God & passed on in unbroken chain until today.


Sunday, December 11, 2022 / 17 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 1: 17 yr-old Joseph has dreams foretelling leadership. It sets his brothers against him.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 8:4 Liable amounts if carried: glue for twig, pitch or sulfur for hole, clay for crucible, lime for small girl’s finger.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 47: A person can render an item in his possession forbidden even for a time after it will leave his possession.
#RambamYomi #Malve 3:1 Can’t take collateral from widow, whether rich or poor: if admits to debt, pays; denies debt, she must take an oath.
#HalachaYomi OC 331:8 Man who never performed a Brit Mila, shouldn’t do so for 1st time on Shabat. If did once, ok, even if he’s boy’s dad.
#TanyaYomiM 17Kislev: Deeply grieved that God’s people preventing him who yearns for life & longevity of our brethren from leading prayers.
#EmunaYomi 643: Mitzva to cling to God, but he’s like fire. Way to do so is to cling to Torah scholars & Tzadikim who teach the way of God.


Shabbat, December 10, 2022 / 16 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 7: Seir the Horite’s sons: Lotan, Shoval, Zivon, Ana, Dishon, Ezer, Dishan. Chieftains, descendants of Edom/Esau.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 8:2 Liable amounts if carried: rope for handle, reed for handle, paper for receipt, used paper to cover small flask.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 46: If partner vowed on other not to enter courtyard, can’t enter, but court forces one who vowed to sell his portion.
#RambamYomi #Malve 2:7 Can’t lend money even to Torah scholar without witnesses unless received collateral. Better to have promissory note.
#HalachaYomi OC 331:6 Can’t violate Shabat for Brit Mila implements that could’ve prepared before Shabat; like carrying knife from outside.
#TanyaYomiM 16Kislev: Infinite Light and His Unity will be revealed in heart by calling forth the river Eitan, radiance of supernal wisdom.
#EmunaYomi 642: Talmud: can’t fully attain Emuna outside context of Land of Israel. Long to be in Israel & pray for privilege to come.


Friday, December 9, 2022 / 15 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 6: Jacob arrives at BetEl. Rachel dies giving birth to Benjamin; buried in BetLehem. Isaac dies. Esau’s descendants.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 8:1 Liable amounts if carried: goblet of wine, mouthful milk, honey for sore, oil for small limb, water for eye salve.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 45: Sages: ownerless status should be declared with 3 people. So that 1 will take possession of item and 2 will testify.
#RambamYomi #Malve 1:1 Command to lend money to poor among Israel. Greater than charity. Torah warns severely against not lending to poor.
#HalachaYomi OC 331:4 A Brit Mila that will not be done on time (on the 8th day), does not permit the violation of Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 15Kislev: Internal aspect of depth, which is inner aspect of Torah, is totally united w/ Infinite Light clothed within Torah.
#EmunaYomi 641: Lustful desires alone are enough to wreak havoc on the soul; they’re spiritual opposite of love of God. Can’t have both.


Thursday, December 8, 2022 / 14 Kislev 5783
#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 #Shabat 7:2 39 Melahot: creative actions for: bread,11; cloth,13; hides,7; writing,2; building,2; fire,2; completing & carrying.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 44: Declared field Hefker for day, week, month, year, Shmita cycle, as long as no one took possession, can retract.
#RambamYomi #Fikadon 8:1 Watching animal or object; lost or stolen; says “I’ll pay;” thief discovered; watcher gets payment from thief.
#HalachaYomi OC 331:1 All needs of (timely) Brit Mila are done on Shabat, including cutting, separating, withdrawing blood & putting cumin.
#TanyaYomiM 14Kislev: All worlds, the exalted and the lowly, are dependent on the precise and meticulous performance of a single Mitzva.
#EmunaYomi 640: What the eye sees, the heart desires. By limited gaze to permissible, protect from falling into trap of lustful desires.


Wednesday, December 7, 2022 / 13 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 4: Jacob insists Esau take gift. Esau offers joint travel. Jacob declines. Gets to Shehem, buys field, builds altar.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 7:1 Didn’t know about Shabat & did many Melachot, liable only once. Knew about Shabat & Melachot, liable for each one.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 43: Just as getting gift isn’t complete until in recipient’s possession, Hefker incomplete until in recipient possession.
#RambamYomi #Fikadon 7:3 Watchman: don’t deal w/ article (unless told to), even if value deteriorating, as owner may want to deal himself.
#HalachaYomi OC 330:7 Baby born on Shabat, do all medical requirements, bath, cut cord; not if not fully formed; only if has hair & nails.
#TanyaYomiM 13Kislev: Through the study of Torah laws in speech & in thought, the Klipot become separated and distinct from the sacred.
#EmunaYomi 639: As soon as look at someone else’s spouse & contemplate adultery in any way, eyes, mind become contaminated, destroys soul.


Tuesday, December 6, 2022 / 12 Kislev 5783
#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 #Shabat 6:8 R’ Meir: amputee can go out on Shabat (if no Eruv) w/ prosthesis. R’ Yosi: no. Can go with supports, but not chair.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 42: Vowed won’t get benefit from another, the other person can’t lend to, borrow from, sell to or buy anything from him.
#RambamYomi #Fikadon 6:1 Watchman’s oath: took correct care, what happened, article not w/ him, didn’t use article for self before event.
#HalachaYomi OC 330:4 3 days after childbirth violate Shabat for her, even if says don’t. From 3 to 7 days, if she says don’t, we don’t.
#TanyaYomiM 12Kislev: When man studies Torah, Mishna, Talmud, draws forth Infinite Light into This World, included, nullified in His Light.
#EmunaYomi 638: Zohar: Person’s principal test in world is to overcome lust for adultery. Spiritually, it begins as soon as contemplates.


Monday, December 5, 2022 / 11 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 2: Account of gift sent. Jacob crossed Yabok River at night. Alone, wrestled angel until dawn, renames him Israel.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 6:6 Women can go out on Shabat (if no Eruv) w/ coin on corn; girls w/ribbons, earpieces; women with veils & mantillas.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 41: Opinions: Torah curse “want of all things” means lacks: lamp & table; wife; attendant; intelligence; salt & bread dip.
#RambamYomi #Fikadon 5:3 Left article or fruit w/ watcher. Thieves stole in his presence. If he was quiet, didn’t call out for help, liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 330:1 Consider woman in labor dangerously ill; violate Shabat for all her needs. Better if violate in abnormal way.
#TanyaYomiM 11Kislev: Aim of the Chochmah is the rectification of the visages of Atzilut, upon whom depend the rationales of the Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 637: Adultery, major breach of holy covenant, goes against Judaism & Emuna principles. Nothing severs a person so fast from God.


Sunday, December 4, 2022 / 10 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 1: Jacob sends Esau gift-laden messengers. Divides camp in 2. Prays to God that Esau shouldn’t kill him & family.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 6:4 Shabat: can’t go out w/sword, bow, shield or spear. Sages: it is an indignity, says: “Shall beat swords into plows.”
#DafYomi #Nedarim 40: R’ Dimi: Anyone who visits the ill causes that he’ll live, and anyone who doesn’t visit the ill causes that he’ll die.
#RambamYomi #Fikadon 4:3 Unpaid watchman put object in inappropriate place: stolen, lost or destroyed. Negligent & must make restitution.
#HalachaYomi OC 329:9 All who go out on Shabat to save someone in mortal peril, return to their place with their weapons.
#TanyaYomiM 10Kislev: The law itself & its revealed rationale are Malchut of Beriah & Yetzirah of the state of Neshamah.
#EmunaYomi 636: A breach of one’s holy covenant destroys Emuna and leads directly to sadness, depression, and other emotional problems.


Shabbat, December 3, 2022 / 9 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 7: Lavan/Jacob make covenant, not to harm each other & Jacob won’t take other wives. Place stones: YegarSahaduta/GalEd.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 6:2 Can’t go out on Shabat (if no Eruv) w/nail-studded sandals, 1 sandal, tfilin, amulet, armor, helmet or grieves.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 39: 7 things created before world: Torah, repentance, Garden of Eden, Gehenna, Throne of Glory, Temple, Messiah’s name.
#RambamYomi #Fikadon 3:1 Borrows cow, owner sends with son, agent or servant, & cow dies before arriving at borrower, borrower not liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 329:5 Building collapsed on Shabat, found people on top dead, continue to remove rubble on Shabat to find other survivors.
#TanyaYomiM 9Kislev: There is a common characteristic that all intellectual fear & love of the angels are considered created ex nihilo.
#EmunaYomi 635: Emuna & debauchery mutually exclusive; opposite of Shmirat Habrit, causes financial difficulties & destroys livelihood.


Friday, December 2, 2022 / 8 Kislev 5783
#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 #Shabat 5:4 Animals can’t go on Shabat (if no Eruv) w/accessories: donkey w/cushion, bell, frame, strap; chickens w/cords/strap.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 38: God rests His Divine Presence only upon one who is mighty, and wealthy, and wise, and humble. We learn it from Moses.
#RambamYomi #Fikadon 2:1 Borrowed article or animal, if it’s stolen or lost but the lender is with him, borrower is not liable for damages.
#HalachaYomi OC 329:1 Any threat of life suspends Shabat laws & if quick, praiseworthy. Saw deadly fire in other courtyard, can extinguish.
#TanyaYomiM 8Kislev: Seed stimulates power of growth within soil, God’s command. So too, parchment, Etrog arouse unto loftiest heights.
#EmunaYomi 634: Just as wouldn’t want to eat from toilet, God doesn’t want to hear prayers from mouth used for lewd & forbidden speech.


Thursday, December 1, 2022 / 7 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 5: Jacob asks to leave Lavan. Discuss wages. Deal w/ future ringed, spotted & speckled flock. God tells Jacob, go home.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 5:3 On Shabat can’t lead camel convoy tied to each other, but can take the reins of each camel in his hand & lead them.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 37: God at Mount Sinai: Just as I teach you for free, without payment, so too you also shall teach Torah for free.
#RambamYomi #Fikadon 1:1 Borrowed utensils or animal, lost or stolen, even if beyond his control, must make restitution; unless normal use.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:47 A bone that came out of its place on Shabat can be put back.
#TanyaYomiM 7Kislev: Eliciting from above downward is a necessity thru Mitzvot of performance to draw Light into the vessels.
#EmunaYomi 633: A mouth that’s been contaminated with unclean & lewd speech can’t pray properly; it’s like using a toilet as a soup bowl.


Wednesday, November 30, 2022 / 6 Kislev 5783
#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 #Shabat 4:2 Can insulate warm food on Shabbat with hides & can move them. Can insulate with shorn wool, but can’t move it.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 36: Story of dad motivating kids to reach Pesach sacrifice, daughters were motivated (Zrizot), sons were lazy (Shfalim).
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 13:7 Employee warned not to steal work of employer by neglecting his work slightly here & there, wasting work time.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:45 Allowed to whisper upon snakes & scorpions on Shabat so that they won’t harm. It isn’t considered a type of trapping.
#TanyaYomiM 6Kislev: Thought is reflection, an extension of the essence of intellect of soul. Intellect is radiance & garment for the soul.
#EmunaYomi 632: The brain was designed for contemplating Torah and God, and the mouth was designed for speaking Torah and praying.


Tuesday, November 29, 2022 / 5 Kislev 5783
#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 #Shabat 3:6 Can’t put vessel under lamp to catch drops of oil, unless placed before Shabat, but can’t benefit from it on Shabat.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 35: Question raised before the Sages: Are the Kohens our agents or agents of Heaven when they perform the Temple service?
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 12:14 Slave can’t say his minor kids won’t eat from produce of master’s field that they’re harvesting. Given by God.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:42 Can’t exercise body on Shabat so that will exert & sweat. Can’t push baby’s stomach to get it to excrete.
#TanyaYomiM 5Kislev: Comprehending the existence state is not intrinsically as worthy as study of Mitzvot & grasping their essential nature.
#EmunaYomi 631: Lewd thoughts and unclean speech lead to violations of the holy covenant, since they defile the brain and the mouth.


Monday, November 28, 2022 / 4 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 2: Well, 3 flocks waiting, Rachel comes w/ sheep, Jacob takes rock off well, waters Rachel’s flock, kisses her, cries.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 3:5 Can’t put cold water in kettle that was removed from fire. Can put cold water into cup of hot water to cool it down.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 34: Saw ownerless (Hefker) bread loaf, said “consecrated (Hekdesh)” then ate it, misused consecrated property (Meilah).
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 11:2 Withholding worker’s wages like murder. Violates 5 commands: pay on time; don’t oppress, steal, hold, delay wage.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:39 Can’t use vomitive, even on weekday, causes loss of food. If feel unwell, can use on weekday; on Shabat use finger.
#TanyaYomiM 4Kislev: By seizing Etrog & waving it as per Halacha, seizing life-force clothed in Nukva of Atzilut, united w/ Infinite Light.
#EmunaYomi 630: Sages teach that merely harboring the image of another woman in one’s brain is tantamount to mental adultery.


Sunday, November 27, 2022 / 3 Kislev 5783
#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 #Shabat 3:3 Can’t place egg next to hot kettle to cook, crack it on to a hot cloth, nor bury in hot sand or dust so that roasts.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 33: R Papa: Vowed against “benefit that leads to your food,” can’t borrow sack, donkey or even basket that can carry food.
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 10:3 Craftsman is paid watchman of customer’s article, until says “finished job, take it,” then unpaid watchman.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:37 Food & drink that healthy people eat, can have for medicinal reasons on Shabat. If healthy people don’t eat it, no.
#TanyaYomiM 3Kislev: To perform Mitzva that can’t be delegated to another, forego Torah study & prayer, state of intellectual love & awe.
#EmunaYomi 629: Eyes are the window of the soul. Seeing lewd and forbidden images immediately tarnishes the soul.


Shabbat, November 26, 2022 / 2 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 7: Esau saw Isaac blessed Jacob, sent away, told not to marry Canaanite girl. Esau marries Mahalat, Ishmael’s daughter.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 3:1 Before Shabat can put food on stove if fueled w/ straw or stubble. If heated w/ peat or wood, needs to clear it out.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 32: God to Abraham: Leave from your astrology, there’s no constellation for Jews, as not subject to astrology’s influence.
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 9:1 Can’t force workers to come early & stay late if not local custom. Must follow local customs, like providing food.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:34 On Shabat, a woman is prohibited to express breast-milk into a cup or a pot to then feed it to her child.
#TanyaYomiM 2Kislev: All Mitzvot are designed to “repair” the 248 organs of the Minor Visage thru drawing Infinite Light into the Intellect.
#EmunaYomi 628: The more immerse self in Torah & the less expose self to today’s lewd & permissive society, we guard better holy covenant.


Friday, November 25, 2022 / 1 Kislev 5783
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 6: Isaac blesses Jacob. Esau vows murder. Rebeca tells Jacob to leave. Isaac orders Jacob to marry Lavan’s daughter.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 2:6 Woman can die in childbirth due to 3 sins: Not careful w/ menstruation laws, separate dough & light Shabat candles.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 31: Mitzva of Brit Mila is so great that Abraham, despite all Mitzvot he did, not called wholehearted until his Brit Mila.
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 8:14 Planting field in crop-sharing deal: worker changed crop, must still pay what agreed even if poor production.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:30 Dislocated hand or foot on Shabat, don’t rub it a lot w/ cold water, as that fixes it. If washed normally fixes, ok.
#TanyaYomiM 1Kislev: Prayer calls forth the blessed Infinite Light itself to modify the state of creatures; ill, cured; vegetation sprouts.
#EmunaYomi 627: Kedusha, holiness of thought, speech and deed, is the best way of guarding the holy covenant, Shmirat Habrit.


Thursday, November 24, 2022 / 30 Heshvan 5783
#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 #Shabat 2:3 Only tree product that can use for Shabat candles is flax. Also only one that contracts impurity if shelters corpse.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 30: Vows won’t get benefit from seafarers, can from those who live on land. Vows from those on land, seafarers included.
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 7:1 Can make any stipulation when renting just like when sell. Renting is merely selling for a limited amount of time.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:27 Can put a bandage on Shabat on a wound that has healed, as it is only protecting the wound.
#TanyaYomiM 30Heshvan: Invalid prayer is superior to Torah studied with distinctly improper intention, which only reaches “lower than sun.”
#EmunaYomi 626: The guarding of Shmirat Habrit (holy covenant) is probably the most conducive factor in attaining and preserving Emuna.


Wednesday, November 23, 2022 / 29 Heshvan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 4: Isaac goes to BerSheva. God blesses will have much progeny. Builds altar. Avimeleh, Pihol seek peace treaty w/ Isaac.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 2:1 Can’t light Shabat candles with: cedar moss, uncombed flax, raw silk, willow bast, desert fiber or weeds from water.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 29: A declaration to God is equal to a transfer to a person. Just as acquisition is immediate, so too sanctity immediate.
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 6:3 Landlord must provide doors; fix windows, roof, beams; make bolt, lock & other basic needs that require craftsman.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:23 Can put sponge & non-medicated cloth on wound on Shabat, not to heal, but to prevent clothing from scratching wound.
#TanyaYomiM 29Heshvan: In the 2nd Chamber are the garments that clothe the soul as a result of Mitzvot, though in Lower Garden of Eden.
#EmunaYomi 625: Shmirat Habrit (holy covenant) means we use our reproductive apparatus only for Mitzvah of procreation and/or marital bliss.


Tuesday, November 22, 2022 / 28 Heshvan 5783
#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 #Shabat 1:11 Can’t start to roast meat, onions or eggs on Friday unless there is time for them to get roasted before Shabbat.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 28: Dina d’malhuta dina. The law of the kingdom is the law. By Halacha, Jews must obey laws of country in which they live.
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 5:1 Rents donkey to ride or carry glass items; if dies, owner gives new donkey; if not, returns fee minus what rode.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:20 Can’t put wine into eye on Shabat (to heal), but can put on. Can’t put undiluted saliva, as it’s proven to heal.
#TanyaYomiM 28Heshvan: Torah w/o proper intention creates angels in World of Yetzirah. With proper intention created in world of Beriah.
#EmunaYomi 624: Nothing destroys Emuna like lewdness & licentiousness. God turns deaf ear to those who fail to keep Shmirat Habrit.


Monday, November 21, 2022 / 27 Heshvan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 2: Isaac goes to Grar. Men ask about wife, says sister, fears will kill him for her. Avimeleh discovers, warns locals.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 1:9 Bet Shamai: Can’t give laundry to non-Jew on Friday if not enough time to do before Shabbat. Bet Hillel: It’s ok.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 27: Nidrei Onasin: vows impeded by circumstances beyond one’s control. Vowed would eat by friend, but then had mishap.
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 4:6 Rented ship, loaded 1/30th above cargo limit, sank, must pay owner for value of the ship. Same for cargo animals.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:18 Bloodlet & got a cold (which can be deadly), can make a fireplace for the patient on Shabat, even during the summer.
#TanyaYomiM 27Heshvan: No “turning of face to face” (Panim) except thru Mitzvot that require action. Mere thought accomplishes nothing.
#EmunaYomi 623: The light of Torah cleanses and illuminates the heart and soul, and makes them suitable receptacles for Emuna.


Sunday, November 20, 2022 / 26 Heshvan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 1: Rebeca conceives, prophecy 2 nations, Esau sells 1stbornship to Jacob. Famine, God to Isaac: don’t leave land, bless.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 1:6 Bet Shamai: Can’t steep ink, dye, fodder in water on Friday unless time to dissolve during day. Bet Hillel: It’s ok.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 26: “Property of all of you is Konam for me, so I won’t benefit.” If benefit from one of was okayed, can benefit from all.
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 3:1 Watchman says item broke/died & not his fault, if place where people present, brings witnesses & cleared of fault.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:16 Doctors prescribed 2 figs for critical patient on Shabat, found 2 on 2 branches, or 3 on 1 branch; cut off 3 on 1.
#TanyaYomiM 26Heshvan: Uttered Torah speech “pierces atmospheres.” To elevate from below upward, proper thought is imperative.

#EmunaYomi 622: Torah leads to Emuna only when learned purely for the sake of performing God’s will and not for the sake of personal gain.



Shabbat, November 19, 2022 / 25 Heshvan 5783
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 7: Ishmael 137yrs, 12 princes: Nevayot, Kedar, Adbe’el, Mivsam, Mishma, Duma, Masa, Hada, Tema, Yetur, Nafish, Kedma.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 1:5 Attic of Hanania b Hizkiya b Gurion: sages of Bet Shamai outnumbered Bet Hilel & decreed 18 laws that day.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 25: Borrower put $ in hollow cane, at court asked lender to hold his cane as swore that he had given all $ back to lender.
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 2:1 3 laws of 4 watchmen applies to unconsecrated movable property of Jews. Excludes land, slaves & promissory notes.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:12 When have to violate Shabat for dangerously ill, don’t do via non-Jew, child or woman; adult male Jew should violate.
#TanyaYomiM 25Heshvan: Charity, kindness that Jews perform w/ generosity of pure heart, alive, exist in physical world until TchiyatHametim.
#EmunaYomi 621: Heretical input like non-kosher food to soul. Enter soul via ears, heart, eyes, brain faster than forbidden food enter body.


Friday, November 18, 2022 / 24 Heshvan 5783
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 6: Abraham marries Ketura, kids: Zimran, Yokshan, Medan, Midian, Yishbak, Shuah. Sent east w/gifts. Abraham dies 175.
#MishnaYomi #Shabat 1:2 Don’t start haircut, bath, eating or judging close to Minha time if haven’t prayed yet. But if started, continue.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 24: “I am not a dog, that I benefit from you and you do not benefit from me.” Vowed to get friend to accept gift.
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 1:1 Unpaid watchman takes oath blameless. Borrower makes restitution. Watchman/renter make restitution of lost/stolen.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:10 Any illness doctors say is dangerous, even if not internal, violate Shabat to treat, even if some doctors disagree.
#TanyaYomiM 24Heshvan: Metaphorically souls of Israel = limbs of Shechinah. 2nd Temple destroyed; Israel in exile, suffering, Shechinah too.
#EmunaYomi 620: Should avoid heretical input of any media programmed and published by those who spread agnostic & atheistic views & ideas.


Thursday, November 17, 2022 / 23 Heshvan 5783
#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 #Shabat 1:1 2 transfers on Shabat=4 inside & 2 transfers=4 outside. Variations on giving/getting object, who is liable or exempt.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 23: Vows with intent that at start of year renders vows void but still makes vow, uproots intent and has upheld his vow.
#RambamYomi #Avadim 9:1 If a Jewish man has relations with a non-Jewish slave, child born of the union has the status of a non-Jewish slave.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:6 Wounded back of hand or foot; bitten by rabid dog or deadly crawling animal: even if unsure if deadly, violate Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 23Heshvan: Comes to synagogue regularly & doesn’t 1 day, God asks about him. God does same with all Mitzvot, especially charity.
#EmunaYomi 619: If Emuna is dependent on strength of our intellect, dangerously exposed to those who know how to present stronger arguments.


Wednesday, November 16, 2022 / 22 Heshvan 5783
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 4: Rebeca’s bro, Lavan, greets servant, brings home, servant tells mission, Lavan & Betuel agree from God & marriage.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 4:3 Androginus=women in not prohibited to cut sideburns or beard. Doesn’t have benefits or restrictions of Kohen.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 22: Anyone who gets angry forgets his learning and increases foolishness: “For anger rests in the bosom of fools.”
#RambamYomi #Avadim 8:9 If slave asks master to move to Israel, the master must move with him or sell the slave to someone going to Israel.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:2 Dangerously ill, Mitzva to violate Shabat for them. If hurries to do so, praised; questions whether can do, murderer.
#TanyaYomiM 22Heshvan: The Supreme Will vested in Written Torah’s 613 Mitzvot, manifest only in Oral Torah. Repeat Halachot, get Olam Haba.
#EmunaYomi 618: When turn to philosophy, investigative books to search for proof of God’s existence, leads to confusion, breakdown of Emuna.


Tuesday, November 15, 2022 / 21 Heshvan 5783
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 3: Servant goes to AramNaharaim, prays for girl, condition that waters camels, Rebeca does it. Servant kneels to God.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 4:1 Androginus (a hermaphrodite) is like a man in some ways, like a woman in some ways, like both and like neither.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 21: Righteous say little, do much. When host says Enter my house, drink drop of cold water, intends to offer entire meal.
#RambamYomi #Avadim 7:1 Wording of bill of release of slave must be clear, that completely severs the connection between slave & his master.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:1 Ill, but can still walk around like healthy person, can’t heal on Shabat, even by non-Jew. Leads to grinding medicine.
#TanyaYomiM 21Heshvan: Garments of Lower Garden of Eden for good deeds; of upper Garden are of love & devotion of heart to Torah & prayer.
#EmunaYomi 617: Power of written word, especially if heretical, is that it penetrates the heart faster than a swift sword to destroy Emuna.


Monday, November 14, 2022 / 20 Heshvan 5783
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 2: Abraham got field & cave, buried Sarah. Abraham orders servant to get wife for Isaac from hometown. Servant vows.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 3:12 Sages: Bikurim are given to the Kohens on the watch & they split it among themselves as sanctified Temple items.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 20: Acherim: person who feels shame won’t quickly sin. One who doesn’t feel shame, his ancestors didn’t stand at Mt Sinai.
#RambamYomi #Avadim 6:1 Master wrote to 3rd party & gave bill of release of slave to 3rd party, slave is free, even if didn’t get document.
#HalachaYomi OC 326:13 Town mostly non-Jews: can use bathhouse right after Shabat. Most Jews: wait time would take H20 to heat post-Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 20Heshvan: Mitzvot were only given to physical man in this world, because he has the choice to turn his heart to good.
#EmunaYomi 616: Emuna also like fine crystal chandelier hand-crafted in months of tedious work. One shove of elbow can send crashing.


Sunday, November 13, 2022 / 19 Heshvan 5783
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 1: Sara dies @ 127yrs in Hebron. Abraham eulogizes, cries; buys Mahpela cave+field from Efron for 400 silver shekel.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 3:9 R’ Shimon b Nanas: Can adorn basket of Bikurim with other produce not of 7 species. R’ Akiva: only w/ 7 species.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 19: Yosei ben Yo’ezer of Tzereida testified concerning a grasshopper species called Eil Kamtza that it is kosher.
#RambamYomi #Avadim 5:5 Tips of limbs that won’t regenerate: 10 fingers & 10 toes, ears, nose, male organ, woman’s breasts. Eyes & teeth.
#HalachaYomi OC 326:12 Can’t enter a bathhouse on Shabat, even to sweat. Some say that can’t even pass thru one if place that can sweat.
#TanyaYomiM 19Heshvan: Person conceives wondrous new insight, at that moment, wondrous delight born in mind. Surpasses intellect & wisdom.
#EmunaYomi 615: Emuna often compared to flame or flickering candle in the heart. Emuna is difficult to acquire but simple to destroy.


Shabbat, November 12, 2022 / 18 Heshvan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 7: God to Abraham: sacrifice Isaac. Travels 3 days, binds Isaac, angel stops him, passed test, blessed. Rebecca born.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 3:7 Originally, whoever knew how to read, recited passage. If didn’t know, read for them. Eventually read for everyone.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 18: Oaths are more stringent than vows. Says regarding oath: “God will not hold guiltless he who takes His name in vain.”
#RambamYomi #Avadim 4:16 Whenever a person declares a condition against what is written in the Torah, his condition is nullified.
#HalachaYomi OC 326:7 Bathed in river, must dry self well when ascends from river so won’t carry river water w/ him on his body 4 Amot.
#TanyaYomiM 18Heshvan: Every Jew needs to be reincarnated many times, until he has fulfilled all 613 Mitzvot in thought, speech & action.
#EmunaYomi 614: God doesn’t allow double jeopardy. When we judge ourselves, the Heavenly Court is not allowed to judge us.


Friday, November 11, 2022 / 17 Heshvan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 6: Avimeleh & Fihol treaty w/ Abraham. Abraham claims well that dug, set aside 7 lambs, swears. Place called Ber Sheva.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 3:6 With basket of Bikurim on shoulder in Temple say Deut. 26:3-10. Hold basket by lip, priest holds basket & waves it.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 17: Takes oath to nullify a Mitzva, doesn’t nullify it; isn’t liable for violating oath, as not in his power to nullify.
#RambamYomi #Avadim 3:8 Hebrew servant that is a Kohen can’t have ear pierced, as considered blemish that disqualifies from Temple service.
#HalachaYomi OC 326:4 Can’t wet whole body w/ cold water on Shabat, then warm up by fire; heats water. Can heat body & then use cold water.
#TanyaYomiM 17Heshvan: Man’s effort which his soul toiled in life, above in hidden state. Revealed, radiates from above downward at passing.
#EmunaYomi 613: If judge self daily, make decisions to correct what need to & don’t accrue spiritual debts that lead to stern judgments.


Thursday, November 10, 2022 / 16 Heshvan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 5: Abraham 100 when Isaac born. Big party when weaned. Sarah has Abraham exile Hagar & son. Got lost, angel saves them.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 3:3 Bikurim: nearby brought dates & grapes. From far, dried figs & raisins. Bull w/gold-plated horns, olive wreath.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 16: If one took an oath to transgress the Mitzvot, the oath does not take effect.
#RambamYomi #Avadim 2:2 Servant sold by court serves 6 years from day sold. Works on Sabbatical year, but released on Jubilee year.
#HalachaYomi OC 326:1 Can’t wash whole body on Shabat with heated water, but can wash face, hands & feet. Can use cold water for whole body.
#TanyaYomiM 16Heshvan: Letter to Berdichever consoling son’s death: Miriam’s death in Torah next to Red Heifer; purified highest impurity.
#EmunaYomi 612: Words of heresy or agnosticism extinguish the spark of Emuna and render a person’s soul cold and dark, Heaven forbid.


Wednesday, November 9, 2022 / 15 Heshvan 5783
#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 #Bikurim 3:1 To designate Bikurim: go to fig tree, vine, etc., tie string around 1st budding fruits, say: “These are Bikurim.”
#DafYomi #Nedarim 15: If they contravene their custom they’re in violation of prohibition “don’t profane word.” It’s like violating a vow.
#RambamYomi #Avadim 1:1 “Hebrew servant” only thief w/o funds sold by court or impoverished man (doesn’t have clothing) sold self willingly.
#HalachaYomi OC 325:14 Non-Jew made coffin, grave on Shabat: for self, Jew can be buried in it; for specific Jew, can never bury him in it.
#TanyaYomiM 15Heshvan: Hakal Tapuhin Kadishin: orchard of holy apples: radiates over disciples, instills thoughts of repentance, good deeds.
#EmunaYomi 611: Words of Emuna do wonders for soul. Should be careful to avoid saying anything that contains hint of heresy, even as joke.


Tuesday, November 8, 2022 / 14 Heshvan 5783
#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 #Bikurim 2:10 Koi like domestic animal: Can’t eat helev (fat) but not liable for Karet; can’t buy w/ tithe to eat in Jerusalem.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 14: R Yohanan: made vow associating item to Torah scroll, invalid, but needs Halakhic authority for dissolution of vow.
#RambamYomi #Sheluhim 10:5 “Be careful with this law (of oaths partners take about losses), masters of instruction have erred with it.”
#HalachaYomi OC 325:11 Non-Jew lit candle, placed plank on Shabat, Jew can benefit from it as long as non-Jew did it for self, not for Jew.
#TanyaYomiM 14Heshvan: After Tzadik’s death, disciples can receive their part of his faith, awe, love; not just “rays” of his physical body.
#EmunaYomi 610: By speaking words of Emuna, arouse spark of Emuna in us, kindles flame, warms, illuminates soul & invokes God’s compassion.


Monday, November 7, 2022 / 13 Heshvan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 2: Guests depart to Sodom, Abraham escorts out. God reveals will destroy Sodom, Abraham bargains to save ’em, ends @ 10.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 2:8 Koi (animal of unclear status): like wild animal in some ways & domestic animal in some ways, like both & neither.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 13: Vows, not oaths, take effect on Mitzva & optional things. Oaths, not vows, take effect on matters w/ substance & w/o.
#RambamYomi #Sheluhim 9:1 Even if no specific claim, partners, sharecroppers, legal guardians, family, all take oath: didn’t take anything.
#HalachaYomi OC 325:8 Non-Jew brought on Shabat item that wasn’t caught or picked on Shabat: for self, Jew can have; for Jew, depends.
#TanyaYomiM 13Heshvan: Tzadik’s life not physical but spiritual; consists of faith, awe, love. These 3 attributes prevalent in every world.
#EmunaYomi 609: Prayer: “I believe that success comes from God. I’ve done my best to prepare, please God, help me succeed!”


Sunday, November 6, 2022 / 12 Heshvan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 1: Abraham gets 3 visitors, prepares feast, they say Sarah will have son, she laughs, God asks Abraham why she laughs.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 2:6 Etrog like other fruits in 3 ways: obligated in Orla, Revai (eat 4th year in Jerusalem) & Shmita (sabbatical year).
#DafYomi #Nedarim 12: Isar, prohibition vow: said I won’t eat meat, drink wine today, like day father died, teacher died, Gedaliah killed.
#RambamYomi #Sheluhim 8:1 Gave eggs to farmer for chickens to sit on eggs, hatch & raise chicks, must pay him wage even if splitting profit.
#HalachaYomi OC 325:5 Non-Jew fished, picked fruit for self on Shabat, even if unsure did it on Shabat, can’t eat it on Shabat; can after.
#TanyaYomiM 12Heshvan: When a Tzadik departs, he’s found in all worlds more than during his lifetime; even in this world of action.
#EmunaYomi 608: Prayer: “I believe that God is the physician of all flesh. He will surely send me a cure.” 


Shabbat, November 5, 2022 / 11 Heshvan 5783
#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 #Bikurim 2:4 Bikurim: assign still on ground, can be whole field, personally bring to Temple, sacrifice, sing, wave & overnight.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 11: If condition isn’t like condition of tribes of Gad & Ruben, (double condition w/ “if” & “if not” statements) invalid.
#RambamYomi #Sheluhim 7:2 If investment agreement initially loses money & then profits, only split money by calculating total.
#HalachaYomi OC 325:4 Non-Jew baked bread for self on Shabat, some say can’t use & some say can. In urgent need can rely on lenient opinion.
#TanyaYomiM 11Heshvan: God’s name is magnified & sanctified when we walk in right way that He’s shown us & we’ll walk in His path forever.
#EmunaYomi 607: Prayer: “I believe that God sustains all His creations. He will surely send me my livelihood.” 


Friday, November 4, 2022 / 10 Heshvan 5783
#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 #Bikurim 2:3 Teruma & Maaser: prohibit what’s at threshing-floor, give specific amount, taken of all produce, post-Temple also.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 10: Nazir due to refraining from wine called sinner, so too, one who refrains from permitted things considered sinner.
#RambamYomi #Sheluhim 6:1 If only one partner working, called Esek, investment agreement, as opposed to partnership, & has different laws.
#HalachaYomi OC 325:1 Can invite & feed non-Jew on Shabat & give him food to take, but can’t give him other items that will carry outside.
#TanyaYomiM 10Heshvan: When Shechinah emerges from KlipatNoga, sparks extracted, evil dispersed, all will be by means of Pnimiyut of Torah.
#EmunaYomi 606: Prayer: God protects me, watches me every minute of my entire life; always listens to my prayers, loves me & cares about me.


Thursday, November 3, 2022 / 9 Heshvan 5783
#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 #Bikurim 1:11 Own 3 trees, bring Bikurim & recite. R’ Meir: even 2 trees. R’ Yehuda: even sharecroppers, renters bring & recite.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 9: Shimon HaTzadik praises handsome man that became Nazir with pure intentions & cut hair to battle his evil inclination.
#RambamYomi #Sheluhim 5:2 If partner violates agreement w/ merchandise: sells on credit, takes abroad, etc., takes loss, but splits profits.
#HalachaYomi OC 324:9 Can’t place water or food in front of bees, pigeons or pigs on Shabat. Ok for goose, chicken, house-pigeon & your dog.
#TanyaYomiM 9Heshvan: Every one of Israel is able to reveal secrets of wisdom and is obliged to do so in order to perfect his soul.
#EmunaYomi 605: Living according to Torah loftiest motivation of Torah learning. God happy to answer our prayers to implement what we learn.


Wednesday, November 2, 2022 / 8 Heshvan 5783
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 4: Battle of 4 vs 5 kings. 4 kings win, take captives including Lot. Abram fights, wins, returns captives, blessed.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 1:10 Recite Bikurim passage from Shavuot to Sukot for 7 species, including fruit of the mountain, dates of the valley.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 8: No “hell” in Next World. Rather, God will remove sun from sheath which will heal the righteous and punish the wicked.
#RambamYomi #Sheluhim 4:1 All means of acquiring that buyers use to buy, are used by partners to acquire assets contributed to partnership.
#HalachaYomi OC 324:9 Can’t force-feed camels on Shabat. Can put food in calf’s mouth where can still return it, not where can’t return it.
#TanyaYomiM 8Heshvan: Mikra/Mishna/Talmud/Kabala in Atzilut. Mikra vests itself as far as Asiyah; Mishna as far as Yetzirah; Talmud, Beriah.
#EmunaYomi 604: God especially loves prayers that are outcome of our Torah study; shows that we’re internalizing it, applying to our lives.


Tuesday, November 1, 2022 / 7 Heshvan 5783
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 3: Abram & Lot herdsmen quarrel. Lot goes to Jordan plain by Sodom (evil people). God promises Abram land & kids.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 1:7 Designated bikurim produce, then sold field, neither buyer nor seller say biblical passage when bikurim brought.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 7: Wherever mention of God’s name in vain is common, poverty is also common there.
#RambamYomi #Sheluhim 3:1 When have agent carry out legal proceedings, must compose power of attorney & perform act that grants agent power.
#HalachaYomi OC 324:6 Permitted to cut up pumpkin on Shabat to feed animals as long as the pumpkin was picked before Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 7Heshvan: Asur = forbidden = bound, can’t rise up. Mutar = permitted = unbound, can be raised. On Shabat, KlipatNoga raised.
#EmunaYomi 603: To know how to pray, must learn what praying for. More specific a prayer, the better vessel of Divine abundance it becomes.


Monday, October 31, 2022 / 6 Heshvan 5783
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 2: Pharaoh takes Sarai, Abram benefits, God plagues Pharaoh & house, Pharaoh confronts Abram, sends them away.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 1:5 Trustee, agent, slave, woman, Tumtum (recessed organs), Androginos (both organs): don’t recite passage w/bikurim.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 6: Said: “this is a Hatat”, or “this is an Asham,” even if liable to bring them, as if said nothing, as was ambiguous.
#RambamYomi #Sheluhim 2:2 Can appoint as agent a man; woman, even if married; servant or maidservant. Have intelligence & Mitzva obligation.
#HalachaYomi OC 324:2 Prohibited from measuring out grain on Shabat to feed animals. Gives out rough estimate of grain to them.
#TanyaYomiM 6Heshvan: 2nd Temple scholars had fields, vineyards, yet studied Torah laws, raised thousands of disciples. Secret Kabala study.
#EmunaYomi 602: If our needs were fulfilled automatically, without ever having to ask for them, we’d never seek God; our souls would wither.


Sunday, October 30, 2022 / 5 Heshvan 5783
#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 #Bikurim 1:3 Bikurim only brought from 7 species: wheat, barley, grape (wine), fig, pomegranate, olive (oil), dates (honey).
#DafYomi #Nedarim 5: Stated vow in unspecified manner, he’s prohibited from deriving benefit from the other but other can benefit from him.
#RambamYomi #Sheluhim 1:1 Appoints messenger to buy or sell property or items, messenger is empowered & all his transactions are binding.
#HalachaYomi OC 323:9 Can rub all utensils on Shabat w/ any material, except for silver utensils w/ Gartkan; it rubs away the soft silver.
#TanyaYomiM 5Heshvan: ARI: only in these later generations permitted & have duty to reveal Kabala. Earlier generations weren’t permitted.
#EmunaYomi 601: Q: Why pray at all? God knows what we need. A: God gives us the power to pray so that we’ll seek Him & develop Emuna.


Shabbat, October 29, 2022 / 4 Heshvan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Noah 7: Tower of Babel. Generations, years from Shem until Abram. Abram marries Sarai. Sarai barren. Leave Ur, settle in Haran.
#MishnaYomi #Bikurim 1:1 Bikurim: Farmer gives 1st fruits to Kohen in Temple. Some eligible to say required biblical passage & others can’t.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 4: Vowed to be Nazir from grape seeds, Nazir in all respects. R Shimon: only if explicitly vows to be in all respects.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 14:5 Precedence in selling field to is the following order: Torah scholar / city neighbor / field neighbor / relative.
#HalachaYomi OC 323:6 Utensils can be washed on Shabat for use on Shabat, except for after Seuda Shlishit, but can wash cups all of Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 4Heshvan: “Wise shall shine as splendor of firmament.” = Zohar = Tree of Life. Israel, thru Zohar will leave exile with mercy.
#EmunaYomi 600: Prayer is the receptacle of Divine abundance. Should be specific in prayer, & elaborate to God exactly what needs or wants.


Friday, October 28, 2022 / 3 Heshvan 5783
#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 #Orla 3:9 Questionable Orla: in Israel can’t benefit from it, in Syria can, outside Israel can buy if didn’t see it gathered.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 3: At times Mishna explains 1st subject w/ which it began, others, subject w/ which introductory line of Mishna finished.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 13:1 Land given as gift, rights of neighbor to buy that land don’t apply; but only if truly a gift & not a deception.
#HalachaYomi OC 323:5 If moving wine barrels on Shabat, don’t take way that does during weekday. Carry on shoulder or w/ some difference.
#TanyaYomiM 3Heshvan: “Do I, then, not fill the heavens & the earth, says God.” Infinitely beyond intellect to comprehend what that means.
#EmunaYomi 599: The bulk of our prayers should focus on our spiritual needs, the nourishment of our souls.


Thursday, October 27, 2022 / 2 Heshvan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Noah 5: God to Noah: Covenant with you, descendants & all creatures on earth. I’ll never flood world again. Rainbow my sign.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 3:6 Bundles of fenugreek from Kilayim (forbidden crossbreeding) of vine, must be burnt. If mixed with others, burn all.
#DafYomi #Nedarim 2: A general style of the Mishna is that the subject with which it concludes listing is the one that it explains first.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 12:3 Square plot to be divided, river E & N, road S & W, divide diagonally. If 1 wants 1 side, give if doesn’t bother.
#HalachaYomi OC 323:1 Can’t measure with measuring utensil on Shabat, but can use it and fill it up for general purpose.
#TanyaYomiM 2Heshvan: Heathen speaking & disturbing prayer; from God. Need to concentrate more on prayer until point where doesn’t hear.
#EmunaYomi 598: Requests for spiritual wealth, more Emuna, understanding of Torah, help in fulfilling a Mitzvah, are almost always answered.


Wednesday, October 26, 2022 / 1 Heshvan 5783
#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 #Orla 3:5 Bread baked in oven lit with shells of Orla, have to burn bread. Mixed with other breads, need to burn all of them.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 112: R Hiyya b Ashi / Rav: In the future all barren trees in Israel will bear fruit, not just the fruit-bearing trees.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 11:1 Threshing floor, latrine, makes dust or dirt; must keep far enough that dirt, odor, dust doesn’t bother neighbor.
#HalachaYomi OC 322:3 Fruits that fell from a tree on Shabat, can’t eat during Shabat, but can eat as soon as Shabat is finished.
#TanyaYomiM 1Heshvan: Heathens get life from Ahorayim of holiness. From numerous contractions get materiality, its pleasures; wealth; honor.
#EmunaYomi 597: God won’t fulfill requests for material wealth or possessions unless they’re beneficial for a person.


Tuesday, October 25, 2022 / 30 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #Noah 3: Floodwaters raised ark. Water covered all tall mountains. All creatures perished. Only Noah & those in ark survived.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 3:3 Wove thread of wool of 1stborn animal into garment, burn garment. Holy item sanctifies whatever in, even if in a lot.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 111: Too much: sitting bad for hemorrhoids; standing bad for heart; walking bad for eyes. Divide time into one-third each.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 10:2 Large threshing floor must be kept 50 cubits away from city, so wind won’t carry winnowed straw & harm people.
#HalachaYomi OC 322:1 Egg laid on Shabat, can’t even touch. Mixed w/ 1000 eggs, can’t touch any. Can put utensil over it so won’t break.
#TanyaYomiM 30Tishre: Man’s soul composed of 10 Sefirot. Soul’s attributes analogous to Sefirot. When speak words of Torah unifies Shehina.
#EmunaYomi 596: Praying to God is like one-stop shopping; all your needs are under one roof. He’s address for health, livelihood, success.


Monday, October 24, 2022 / 29 Tishrei 5783
#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 #Orla 3:1 Garment that was dyed using peels of the fruit of Orla must be burnt. If mixed with other garments, must burn all.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 110: Always reside in Israel, even in a city of mostly gentiles and not outside of Israel, even in a city of mostly Jews.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 9:12 Owner of store below warehouse can’t make it a bakery, paint factory, barn or anything that creates warm air.
#HalachaYomi OC 321:17 Can mix old wine, honey & spice on Shabat; it’s a drink. But not old wine, water & persimmon oil; it’s a medicine.
#TanyaYomiM 29Tishre: “God is One & His name is One.” Life from His breath divides into 4 levels, worlds: Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzirah, Asiyah.
#EmunaYomi 595: When people insist on believing in their own power, expose themselves to tribulations designed to reveal their futility.


Sunday, October 23, 2022 / 28 Tishrei 5783
#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 #Orla 2:16 Sacrificial meat or meats prohibited to non-Kohens mixed & cooked with permissible meat, only Kohen can eat mixture.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 109: R Hiya: Witnesses don’t sign a document unless they have read the entire document. Judges only certify the signatures.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 8:1 Building projection into neighbor’s yard, neighbor can prevent. If doesn’t prevent right away, it can stay there.
#HalachaYomi OC 321:13 Prohibited to remove honey from honeycomb on Shabat. Similar to Melacha of Tolesh (plucking).
#TanyaYomiM 28Tishre: In heathen countries, vivification is by way of investment of the extraneous patron-angels appointed over 70 nations.
#EmunaYomi 594: God is source of everything & we’re dependent on Him for all our needs, every breath, heartbeat, every moment of our lives.


Shabbat, October 22, 2022 / 27 Tishrei 5783
#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 #Orla 2:13 Vessels oiled with impure oil & then pure oil, or 1st pure oil & then impure oil, status according to last oil used.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 108: X took vow not to derive any benefit from Y, Y can contribute Shekel for him, repay X’s debt & return his lost object.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 7:1 Built courtyard, can’t ask neighbor to block up his window. Building wall, can’t cast shadow on neighbor’s window.
#HalachaYomi OC 321:12 A person who cuts vegetables very finely on Shabat is liable for the Melacha of Tochen (grinding).
#TanyaYomiM 27Tishre: Those adept in Kabala know that God’s word = Shechinah = Ima Tataa & Matrunita (in Zohar) = Malchut.
#EmunaYomi 593: By praying for the little things in life, we learn to take nothing for granted & build Emuna that everything comes from God.


Friday, October 21, 2022 / 26 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 6: Descendants/ages: Adam 930; Seth 912; Enosh 905; Kenan 910; Mahalalel 895; Yered 962; Hanoch 365, walked w/God.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 2:11 Consecrated & plain leaven fell into dough, individually not enough to ferment, but together do, not forbidden.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 107: White, black glazed utensils not permanently forbidden if had forbidden food. Green glazing forbidden as absorbs food.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 6:1 Residents of city can compel each other to build wall; gates; bolt; synagogue; Torah, Prophets & Writings scrolls.
#HalachaYomi OC 321:9 One is permitted to cut cooked or grilled meat very finely on Shabat with a knife.
#TanyaYomiM 26Tishre: God’s “word & breath” not only created universe, but sustains continually. Type of soul even in stones, dust & water.
#EmunaYomi 592: R’ Natan: Pray for all needs. Main prayers should be for fundamental needs of soul, but also pray even for trivial things.


Thursday, October 20, 2022 / 25 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 5: Lemech’s 2 wives: Ada had Yaval, 1st shepherds; Yuval, 1st musicians. Zila had TuvalCain, blacksmith; sis Naama.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 2:10 Spices of 1 type of 2 or 3 prohibited categories, or 3 types from 1 prohibited category join to prohibit the mixture.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 106: Seder Eliyahu Rabba: what Prophet Elijah taught R Anan before R Anan displeased him. Seder Eliyahu Zuta taught after.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 5:1 Commonly-owned courtyard: partners can compel each other to build gatehouse, door; anything that is local custom.
#HalachaYomi OC 321:4 Some say can dip many pieces of radish individually in salt, to put in front of self, to eat right away, 1 at a time.
#TanyaYomiM 25Tishre: “Whoever’s angry, is as if he worships idols.” When angry, faith departs. If believed was from God, wouldn’t be angry.
#EmunaYomi 591: Chofetz Chaim teaches that should speak to God as child to loving father, simply, sincerely, in own words. Always heard.


Wednesday, October 19, 2022 / 24 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 4: Man exiled from Garden; knew Eve, had Cain, Abel. Cain kills Abel. God curses Cain, goes east of Eden, has kids.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 2:8 Enough plain leaven fell into dough to ferment, then enough prohibited leaven fell in, all the dough is prohibited.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 105: Torah says: “And you shall take no bribe.” Even if it’s to ensure that one acquit the innocent and convict the guilty.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 4:1 House wall falls, loft owner has no responsibility; can compel house owner to rebuild wall to original strength.
#HalachaYomi OC 321:3 Can’t salt multiple pieces of radish in one shot on Shabat. Form of cooking. Have to salt each one individually.
#TanyaYomiM 24Tishre: No idle talk is to be spoken from moment Chazan starts prayer until the last Kaddish of the prayer is said.
#EmunaYomi 590: “Please God, help me find right shoes at price can afford, let them be comfortable & attractive.” Makes Emuna tangible.


Tuesday, October 18, 2022 / 23 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 3: God makes Woman from Man’s rib. Snake convinces Woman to eat forbidden fruit, Woman gives to Man, all cursed.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 2:5 Dostai of Yitma: Tradition from Shamai: All the prohibited combinations only defile if has at least volume of an egg.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 104: Rebbi’s maid saw him suffer while dying, but Sages’ prayer prevented death. She startled them, they stopped, he died.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 3:9 Five gardens, 1 spring that gets damaged: all owners participate in repairs upstream to them, but not downstream.
#HalachaYomi OC 320:19 Allowed to add Karkom to dish; don’t need to worry that “coloring.” No prohibition of coloring food on Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 23Tishre: If stand in front of King but doesn’t care to see Him & instead busies self w/ his own needs: inferior, fool & simple.
#EmunaYomi 589: Chazon Ish writes that person attains tangible Emuna by asking God for every single need, even the most mundane requests.


Monday, October 17, 2022 / 22 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 2: Man in Garden of Eden, 4 rivers, God: don’t eat from Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil, will die. Man named animals.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 2:4 Fermenting agent, seasoning, or mix of consecrated & permitted; if mixed with consecrated, Orla or vines, prohibited.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 103: Widow stays in husband’s house, uses home, slaves, utensils same as while he was alive. It’s her right as per Ktuva.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 2:12 Partners buy field & then divide it, neither has any rights in the side of the other. Can block water, windows.
#HalachaYomi OC 320:17 Can’t wipe with a sponge on Shabat unless it has a handle, lest come to squeeze it out.
#TanyaYomiM 22Tishre: Don’t separate self from congregation to learn something else. Participate in whatever congregation busies itself.
#EmunaYomi 588: By confessing one’s sins to God daily in personal prayer, one attains cognizance that everything God does is for very best.


Sunday, October 16, 2022 / 21 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 1: In beginning God created heavens & earth. Light; separate waters; land; sun/moon; birds/fish; animals, man; rest.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 2:1 Consecrated produce got mixed with non-consecrated produce: mixture prohibited unless non-consecrated is 100x more.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 102: A minor isn’t left in the care of those who’re obligated to sustain them & have a financial interest in their demise.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 1:2 If can’t divide property, 1 partner can say to other: Sell me your portion for this price, or buy mine for same.
#HalachaYomi OC 320:14 Ra”m M’Rutenberg permitted urinating on snow on Shabat; Ro”sh cautioned against.
#TanyaYomiM 21Tishre: Study weekdays between Minha/Maariv in groups of 10: Torah Pnimiyut, Ain Yakov Agada; most Torah secrets hidden in it.
#EmunaYomi 587: God shines truth and Emuna in the hearts of those who thank Him on a daily basis.


Shabbat, October 15, 2022 / 20 Tishrei 5783
#MishnaYomi #Orla 1:9 R’ Yosi: Can plant shoot from Orla tree, but not nut, because fruit. Can’t graft palm branches (with dates) of Orla.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 101: Smart men on remarrying: I agree to sustain your daughter for 5 yrs only as long as you’re w/ me. Otherwise, had to.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 12:17 Righteous don’t accept gifts. Rather they trust in God, not in generous people. “One who hates gifts will live.”
#HalachaYomi OC 320:9 Can’t crush snow or hail on Shabat to get their liquid. Can place in cup of wine or water, or let melt on own.
#TanyaYomiM 20Tishre: If seat of scoffers is formed by 10 over which Shechina dwells, no greater insult & shaming of the Shechina than that.
#EmunaYomi 586: Personal prayer is a cogent tool for personal improvement; by overcoming negative traits, one builds Emuna & vice versa.


Friday, October 14, 2022 / 19 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 6: Moshe goes up Mt Nevo, sees land, dies, God buries him. 120yrs old. Israel mourned 30 days. Nobody like Moshe.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 1:7 Leaves, sprouts, sap of vines & vine buds are permitted regarding Orla, Revai (4th yr restrictions) & to a Nazirite.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 100: Law is that an agent is like a widow. If makes mistake in sale of even less than one sixth, the sale is void.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 11:24 If a Shchiv mera says don’t eulogize me, not eulogized; if says don’t use my money to bury me, ignored.
#HalachaYomi OC 320:7 Can squeeze Kvashim (preserved fruits & vegetables) if doesn’t need juice. If want juice, can squeeze into other food.
#TanyaYomiM 19Tishre: Hashraah: immense radiation from God’s light that radiates in soul without limit or end. Intellect can’t comprehend.
#EmunaYomi 585: Speaking to God on daily basis instills Emuna in person’s heart. Having personal prayers answered greatly reinforces Emuna.


Thursday, October 13, 2022 / 18 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 5: Dan young lion streams from Bashan. Naftali full of God’s blessing, has sea & south. Asher: oil, iron, copper.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 1:4 A tree that was uprooted, but one root remained connected to the ground: The tree is still exempt from Orla.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 99: If judges’ assessment of property value is one sixth less or one sixth more than market value, their sale is void.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 10:7 Can’t find $ father left. Had dream, told him place & instructions. Found $. Doesn’t have to fulfill instructions.
#HalachaYomi OC 320:4 On Shabat, can squeeze grapes into pot w/ food to improve food, because it’s liquid going into solid; like solid.
#TanyaYomiM 18Tishre: Hashraah: causing God’s indwelling vs reward. Reward: God irradiates soul that seeks Him with light of Torah.
#EmunaYomi 584: Personal prayer needs no prescribed text, time, place to speak to God. Can be anywhere (except for bathroom, etc) & anytime.


Wednesday, October 12, 2022 / 17 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 4: Rejoice Zevulun in your departures, Isahar in tents, will nourish from abundance of sea. Gad dwells like lion.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 1:3 Tree uprooted with its rock-soil (earth around roots), if the tree could survive, exempt from Orla, otherwise, liable.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 98: Widow sold husband’s property not in court, must take oath that didn’t take more than deserves. No announcement needed.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 9:1 Shchiv mera says don’t reveal gift until after die, valid. It’s not a secret gift, because after death will reveal.
#HalachaYomi OC 320:1 Can’t squeeze olives, grapes on Shabat; liquid came out on own, can’t have. Ram”a: can’t squeeze fruits for its juice.
#TanyaYomiM 17Tishre: 10 that sit, learn Torah, God dwells with them: Man’s descent into this world for purpose of this ascent; none higher.
#EmunaYomi 583: R’ Natan was scholar, rabbi, kabbalist & extremely pious. Despite great holiness, he never failed to ask God for more Emuna.


Tuesday, October 11, 2022 / 16 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 3: Josef: Land will be blessed w/ water, abundance of all. Horns of Reem. Ephraim’s myriads, Menase’s thousands.
#MishnaYomi #Orla 1:1 Orla: Can’t eat from fruit of tree for 3 years after planted. If use tree as fencing, exempt from Orla.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 97: Uncertainty if woman is divorced or not, her husband is obligated to provide her sustenance until the divorce is final.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 8:2 Shchiv mera: deathly ill bedridden person. His verbal orders are considered as if they were written & delivered.
#HalachaYomi OC 319:16 Can drink wormy water through a cloth on Shabat. Not Borer because blocking refuse from entering mouth as drinking.
#TanyaYomiM 16Tishre: Should have simple will & spirit of voluntary offering in every 1 whose heart prompts him to serve “a whole service.”
#EmunaYomi 582: R’ Natan Breslov’s collection of personal prayers all have central theme requesting Emuna. With Emuna, all prayers answered.


Monday, October 10, 2022 / 15 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 2: Levi: kept covenant, will teach Israel Tora, serve on altar. Benjamin: God’s beloved, will dwell on shoulders.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 4:9 Kohanic gifts: 1st fleece, oil & fruits; 1st-born animals; redemption of 1st-born boys; exchange of 1st-born donkey.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 96: R Hiya b Aba / R Yohanan: Anyone who prevents his student from serving him, it is as if he withheld from him kindness.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 7:1 Shushvinut: $ sent by friends of groom (Shushvinim) for wedding expenses, who then eat & drink w/groom at party.
#HalachaYomi OC 319:13 If pour wine from barrel into utensil on Shabat, don’t wedge straw & splinters in to top, creates perfect strainer.
#TanyaYomiM 15Tishre: There will be an arousal of love in everyone’s heart who understands precious nature of God’s love for nether beings.
#EmunaYomi 581: Every creation has spark of Emuna. Personal prayer, speaking to God in own words, fans spark into brightly-burning flame.


Sunday, October 9, 2022 / 14 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 1: Moshe blesses Israel before his death. Moshe commanded Torah, legacy for Jacob. Ruben live. Juda beat enemies.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 4:8 Any ritually-pure Kohen can eat separated Chala. Can be eaten at the same table with a non-Kohen.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 95: Can’t collect debt from liened property sold to 3rd party if there’s unsold property available, even if it’s inferior.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 6:1 Gift given, assess & follow intent. Dad told that son died, signed over property to other, if son alive, gift null.
#HalachaYomi OC 319:8 Can’t soak Karshinim in water on Shabat to remove refuse, or rub them to remove peel. It’s like Borer (separating).
#TanyaYomiM 14Tishre: “Love upsets the natural order of conduct,” for it is a covering of the eyes, not to see the truth.
#EmunaYomi 580: Ask God to help you believe that He’s the address for everything: health, livelihood, material, safety, and spiritual needs.


Shabbat, October 8, 2022 / 13 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 7: Moshe: Pay attention. Not an empty thing. It’s your life & will lengthen your days. God: Go up mount, see land, die.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 4:5 R’ Akiva: 2 batches of dough that were obligated in Chala & had it removed, if batches joined, not obligated again.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 94: In case of doubt that can’t be resolved w/ regard to monetary law: Rav: division preferable. Shmuel: judge preferable.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 5:1 Gifting from someone healthy or sick, must always be done openly & publicly. Secret gift documents are of no value.
#HalachaYomi OC 319:7 Food peeled before Shabat can’t be sifted on Shabat w/ cone, plate or 2 hands. Can sift w/ 1 hand w/ full strength.
#TanyaYomiM 13Tishre: Toshiya (salvation) refers to matters of Torah. Etzah (counsel) are those who intercalcate years and determine months.
#EmunaYomi 579: God won’t give us material things that we don’t need or that are detrimental to us. He always gives us what our souls need.


Friday, October 7, 2022 / 12 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 6: I will bring vengeance on My enemies, repay those who hate Me. Will avenge blood of servants & appease land, people.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 4:3 Two Kav of dough with 1 kav of rice or teruma (consecrated) dough between them don’t join together to obligate Chala.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 93: From when does person take possession of property? From when he walks the boundaries of the land to inspect it.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 4:8 One can acquire on behalf of minors or adults, w/ or w/o their presence. A person’s courtyard acquires objects in it.
#HalachaYomi OC 319:2 Can’t separate out food from what don’t want on Shabat by hand, if doesn’t eat right away, even if for later in day.
#TanyaYomiM 12Tishre: Charity has a wondrous advantage without parallel. Should perform numerous times, frequently; praiseworthy if do so.
#EmunaYomi 578: Pray for awareness that no tribulations w/o transgressions. Ask God to withhold severe soul corrections as long as trying.


Thursday, October 6, 2022 / 11 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 5: How can 1 chase 1,000, 2 chase 10,000? Only if God has given them over. I cause death, grant life, I Strike & heal.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 4:1 Two women made batches of dough. Dough touching & now is amount that liable in Chala; exempt even if of same species.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 92: X sold field to Y w/ no guarantee. Y sold back to X w/ guarantee. If X’s creditors claim field, Y doesn’t compensate X.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 3:2 If creditor forgoes debt or gives gift of object that beneficiary was guarding, verbal statement enough & binding.
#HalachaYomi OC 319:1 Can’t use utensils to separate food from matter that don’t want on Shabat. Can separate by hand to eat immediately.
#TanyaYomiM 11Tishre: Contribute $ to Land of Israel every week, or at least every month. Strive to be 1st w/ Mitzva, especially Tzedaka.
#EmunaYomi 577: With Emuna, has patience with self & others. Knows that everything goes according to Divine Providence & God’s timetable.


Wednesday, October 5, 2022 / 10 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 4: God angry. Will hide face. Made Me jealous w/ non-God, will anger them w/ non-nation. Fire, arrows, famine, sword +.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 3:10 Any amount of untithed produce mixed with tithed produce prohibits whole combination, but only if same type produce.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 91: Just as if property value was abundant and depreciated, heirs split equally, so too, if appreciated in value.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 2:1 Land of convert who died w/o heirs, or of non-Jew that sold to Jew that didn’t claim, can be claimed by Hazaka.
#HalachaYomi OC 318:15 Food fully cooked, dry, w/o any liquid, can place next to flame on Shabat, even if gets hot enough that hand recoils.
#TanyaYomiM 10Tishre: Merkava angels, Face of Oxen & of Eagle, nurtured, content by spirit of cattle & fowl of ascending altar sacrifices.
#EmunaYomi 576: With Emuna, person believes that all trials & tribulations are from God. Doesn’t waste energy on arguments and disputes.


Tuesday, October 4, 2022 / 9 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 3: Rode Israel on high places, gave them delights of the world. Became fat & rebelled. Alien worship. Forgot God.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 3:7 Dough made of mix of grain & rice: if has taste of grain, obligated in Chala; if doesn’t, exempt from Chala.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 90: Convert whose wife converted with him, marriage contract she had as gentile valid, a condition he kept her as his wife.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 1:1 Items found in desert or by river like grass, trees, wild fruit are ownerless. 1st to take ownerless object owns it.
#HalachaYomi OC 318:12 Can add cold water to urn if not on flame. In general, can add cold to hot or hot to cold as long as not Kli Rishon.
#TanyaYomiM 9Tishre: Making herbs, trees, fruits sprout ex nihilo into substantiality constantly from year to year is a degree of infinity.
#EmunaYomi 575: With Emuna, don’t need to say a bad word about anyone; leave judging other people to God.


Monday, October 3, 2022 / 8 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 2: Remember days of old. God set up nations’ boundaries as the number of Israel. Protected Israel like eye’s pupil.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 3:5 If a non-Jew gave flour to a Jew to make dough for him, the dough is exempt from Chala. 
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 89: R Huna: tear Get after use & write on it: torn, not because invalid, but so won’t try to collect Ktuva again with it.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 30:1 If someone acquires land or item for person w/o their knowledge, beneficiary can decline; seller can’t retract.
#HalachaYomi OC 318:9 Pot that was on the fire, even if taken off but still scolding hot, can’t put anything in it to cook on Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 8Tishre: Immense manifestation of God in power of earth to constantly bring forth something out of nothing, Yesh Meayin.
#EmunaYomi 574: With Emuna, have confidence that God will always provide. Don’t need to flatter anyone, no matter how powerful they may be.


Sunday, October 2, 2022 / 7 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 1: Listen heaven/earth. My lessons like rain on grass. When I call God’s Name, give Him greatness. He’s perfect & just.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 3:3 Consecrated dough to Temple, rolled it, then redeemed it by assigning its value to a coin, still obligated in Chala.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 88: Creditor can collect with oath in borrower’s absence. Otherwise, borrowers would disappear and nobody would lend.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 29:18 A drunk liable for actions. Selling, buying & gifts binding. If drunk like Lot, considered mentally incapacitated.
#HalachaYomi OC 318:6 Utensil that has scolding hot food can be placed on an insulated pot in order to retain its heat & not cool down.
#TanyaYomiM 7Tishre: Essence & nature of God’s light not subject to space. Encompasses all worlds. Mekif = encompassing. Sovev = encircling.
#EmunaYomi 573: With Emuna, can’t be arrogant, since knows that all successes come from God. Won’t be gluttonous, won’t eat more than need.


Shabbat, October 1, 2022 / 6 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 7: Moses: you’ll be corrupt after my death & deviate from commands; therefore evil will befall you at end of days.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 3:1 Can eat incidentally from dough of wheat flour before it is rolled & of barley flour before it is mixed.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 87: If she demands payment of her Ktuva, heirs administer an oath to her; if doesn’t demand, they don’t administer an oath.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 28:5 “I’m selling you land of a specific size.” Must be exact. If less, pay buyer. If more, return extra land to seller.
#HalachaYomi OC 318:3 Just as can’t cook w/ fire on Shabat, can’t cook w/ fire derivative, like egg next to hot pot or on heated kerchief.
#TanyaYomiM 6Tishre: All created by light of Neshama within them. Neshama is Divinity of the Kelim of 10 Sefirot of Malchut of Atzilut.
#EmunaYomi 572: God unhappy with stingy person who hoards money & doesn’t put to use, or squanders on frills, or uses to violate Torah.


Friday, September 30, 2022 / 5 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 6: God: I’ll bring them to land I swore to fathers, flowing w/ milk & honey. They’ll be satisfied, turn to other Gods.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 2:7 Amount of dough that must be separated to fulfill command of Chala is 1/24th of the dough that is being made.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 86: Debtor to creditor: $ belongs to gentile. Debtor improper, Sages “improper” w/ him, forced him to sell his land to pay.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 27:1 If sold ship, doesn’t include attached small boats, servants or any of the merchandise unless specifically says so.
#HalachaYomi OC 318:1 Cooked purposely on Shabat, he can’t ever eat it; others can post-Shabat. Cooked by accident, all can eat post-Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 5Tishre: The Yesh is an entity distinct from Divinity so God can be King over all separate entities by them fulfilling Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 571: When convert money into Mitzvahs & Torah learning, its elevated from material state to spiritual state. Then God gives more.


Thursday, September 29, 2022 / 4 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 5: God: Jews will forsake Me & violate My covenant; My fury will rage against them; I’ll abandon them & hide My face.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 2:6 Amount of dough obligated in Chala is 5/4 of Kav (~1.8 liters). Can include leaven, light & coarse bran. 
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 85: Agent sent to get loan document and deliver $, gives $ but doesn’t get document, has to pay person who appointed him.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 26:4 Seller of land needs to buy from the buyer a path to get to his well, winepress or dovecote that kept in field.
#HalachaYomi OC 317:5 It is permissible to tie a necktie on Shabat, as it is not considered tying a knot.
#TanyaYomiM 4Tishre: Multitude of creatures created by God from multitude of letters that issue from Malchut, “breath of His mouth.”
#EmunaYomi 570: With Emuna, we understand that our money is basically not ours at all, but God’s.


Wednesday, September 28, 2022 / 3 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 4: Hakhel: At end of every 7th year on Sukot, gather your men, women, kids, strangers, together to hear this Torah.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 2:4 Batches of dough of a Kav (less than amount obligated in Chala) are obligated if they become attached to each other.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 84: Wife of deceased, creditor & heirs all owed $: R Tarfon: give neediest. R Akiva: no. Law: heirs get, don’t need oath.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 25:2 Sold house: doesn’t include other structures, large roof, cistern, even if on property, unless specifically stated.
#HalachaYomi OC 317:1 Can’t tie permanent, expert knots on Shabat (for camels; sailors; shoemakers). Not permanent, not expert, ok.
#TanyaYomiM 3Tishre: Soul of angels & man, before descending, aren’t level of substantiality (Yesh), but of Divinity in immense contraction.
#EmunaYomi 569: One who gives a tithe to charity will become rich (Shabat 119a). God has compassion on those who have compassion for others.


Tuesday, September 27, 2022 / 2 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 3: Moshe to Joshua: Be strong & courageous. Moshe wrote this Torah, gave to Kohens who carried Ark and to all Elders.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 2:2 Dough kneaded with fruit juice is obligated in Chala, may be eaten with unwashed hands.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 83: Abaye, proverb: “Butzina tav mikara” – a cucumber in hand is better than a gourd one might only get later.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 24:15 If seller didn’t write “from ground of earth’s depths to heights of the sky” buyer won’t get air or depth rights.
#HalachaYomi OC 316:10 Kill deadly creatures on Shabat, even if not chasing you. Can’t kill non-deadly snakes & scorpions, unless chasing.
#TanyaYomiM 2Tishre: Creation is as naught before Him, in relation to the force and the light that emanates from the vessels of 10 Sefirot.
#EmunaYomi 568: Expenditures for Mitzvot deductible. Though we receive annual allotment, when spend for Shabat, holiday, Torah, get it back.


Monday, September 26, 2022 / 1 Tishrei 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 2: God will destroy nations like did Sihon & Og. Be strong & courageous; God is w/ you, won’t fail you or forsake you.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 1:8 Dough for dogs that shepherds would eat. still obligated in Chala & blessings before & after eating. Otherwise, not.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 82: Women wanted Ktuva ready in cash. Men didn’t have, didn’t marry. Shimon B Shetah set all men’s property as guarantee.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 23:1 Can transfer ownership of property with regard to the produce it will give. Like renting a house.
#HalachaYomi OC 316:7 Traps snakes, scorpions & dangerous creatures on Shabat: if for medicinal purposes, liable; if so won’t bite, allowed.
#TanyaYomiM 1Tishre: God is One with His causations, His vessels. They are Divinity with respect to creating something out of nothing.
#EmunaYomi 567: When God sees that His children trust in Him & spend their $ happily in the observance of His Mitzvot, He gives more & more.


Sunday, September 25, 2022 / 29 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 1: Moses: I’m 120 today. God said I can’t cross Jordan; He’ll destroy nations there so can possess. Joshua will lead.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 1:7 Women give flour to baker to make leaven, even if together they are obligated in Chala, but individually not, exempt.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 81: Who’s widow w/ 2 sets of heirs? It’s widow waiting for her Yavam who inherits it. Ketuva heirs obligated in her burial.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 22:1 Can’t make sale, gift or will of item not yet in existence: produce of field, fruit of trees, offspring of animals.
#HalachaYomi OC 316:5 Deer enters house on Shabat, person blocks its exit, he’s liable; 2 blocked, exempt; can only be blocked by 2, liable.
#TanyaYomiM 29Elul: Letters revealed to us are in Action, Speech & Thought; of Action, forms of letters in Assyrian script of Torah scroll.
#EmunaYomi 566: Person w/ Emuna believes that God will fulfill all basic needs that require in service of God: food, clothes, shelter, etc.


Shabbat, September 24, 2022 / 28 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 7: Choice: life & good or death & evil. Do Mitzvot, blessed. Don’t do Mitzvot, will perish. Heaven & earth witnesses.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 1:4 Rice, millet, poppies, sesames & legumes are exempt from Chala but are still obligated in tithes.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 80: The Halakha (law) is that a husband who sold his wife’s land for produce did not do anything.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 21:1 Can sell (@ market price) even if don’t know item’s measure, weight or quantity. If don’t even know WHAT it is, no.
#HalachaYomi OC 316:3 Animals normally hunted, can’t hunt on Shabat; not normally hunted, still can’t, but not liable. Can’t hunt flies.
#TanyaYomiM 28Elul: Torah study greater ‘cuz leads to performance. Every person needs to be reincarnated until has observed all 613 Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 565: 1 of 2 things happen to money: Either the money is taken away from the person, or the person is taken away from the money.


Friday, September 23, 2022 / 27 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 6: Mitzvot aren’t hidden or far. Not in heaven or across sea. Very close, in mouth & heart, that you can fulfill it.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 1:2 Any of the 5 grains can be used to fulfill mitzva of Matza on Pesach. If ate leavened merits punishment of Karet.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 79: R Shimon: where his right is superior to hers on entrance to marriage, it’s inferior on exit and vice versa.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 20:1 Disagree on price, then reunite: if buyer takes object, seller’s price; but if seller gives it over, buyer’s price.
#HalachaYomi OC 315:13: If spread cloth to cover barrel on Shabat, don’t cover all as creates Ohel; leave some uncovered, unless < 1 Tefach.
#TanyaYomiM 27Elul: There are five ranks in man’s soul, one lower than the other: intellect, emotion, thought, speech and action.
#EmunaYomi 564: Wife makes request & husband doesn’t have means, don’t say no. Promise that w/ God’s help will make every effort to do so.


Thursday, September 22, 2022 / 26 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 5: When obey God, follow all commandments with all heart & soul, God will bless work, womb, livestock, fruit; rejoice.
#MishnaYomi #Chala 1:1 Chala=dough set aside for the Kohen. 5 grains obligated: wheat, barley, spelt, oats & rye.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 78: We’re ashamed to allow husband to claim wife’s property after marriage & you want to suggest he can claim before!?
#RambamYomi #Mehira 19:1 Can’t sell property or object that is disputed or under judgement until buyer is made fully aware of the situation.
#HalachaYomi OC 315:10 “Double” fabric w/ strings that was hung up before Shabat, can be moved or untied on Shabat. Same for curtains.
#TanyaYomiM 26Elul: Moshe & other prophets received actual revelation of God. Kabalists, R’ Shimon b Yohai, Ari, received wisdom, knowledge.
#EmunaYomi 563: Honoring wife only Mitzva that requires person to spend more than what has. Even for Shabat, avoid spending if don’t have.


Wednesday, September 21, 2022 / 25 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 4: After curses, you’ll return to God. God will bring you back from furthest exile, to your land, make numerous.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 5:15 In the days of Yochanan the High Priest, the entire populace was careful to tithe their produce. 
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 77: Cautions about Ra’atan disease (insect in brain?): flies and wind can carry it; don’t enter tent of someone who has it.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 18:1 It’s forbidden to deceive in business, whether to a Jew or a non-Jew. Seller must notify buyer of all defects.
#HalachaYomi OC 315:5 Chair that’s made of pieces that to sit on it open & fabric opens & when put away fabric folds, can be used on Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 25Elul: God says to Moshe: “you’ll see My back, but not My face.” Surprising that the Ari understood concepts of “God’s back.”
#EmunaYomi 562: Man should eat & drink less than what can afford, dress as can afford, & honor wife *more* than can afford (Hulin 84b).


Tuesday, September 20, 2022 / 24 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 3: If will say “I can do what I want,” unleashes all God’s fury & curses on self. Nations will say ‘cuz abandoned God.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 5:12 After tithe deadline & proper disposal make declaration from Deut. 26:13-15. Includes “caused joy with it.”
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 76: Needle found in wall of animal’s 2nd stomach: if congealed blood on top of needle, Treifa. No blood on it, Kosher.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 17:1 Said merchandise was good but turned out bad; buyer can retract. Bad, but turned out good; seller can retract.
#HalachaYomi OC 315:3 On Shabat can’t put up legs of bed first & then planks. Legs of our current-day beds as well as legs of tables are ok.
#TanyaYomiM 24Elul: Get yearning love of God by expelling spirit of folly from body, thoughts, speech, action in brain, tongue & 248 organs.
#EmunaYomi 561: Whoever honors his wife, gets rich (BavaMetzia 59a). Honoring her brings riches; being angry at her causes him to lose $.


Monday, September 19, 2022 / 23 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 2: God not only making covenant and oath with those standing here today, but also with those who aren’t here today.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 5:9 Farmer that is not by his field must name & designate who will receive which tithes & agricultural gifts. 
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 75: R Meir: man willing for wife to be degraded in court to have her vow dissolved & stay married. R Elazar: not willing.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 16:9 Sold article with defect that couldn’t see, if article destroyed due to defect, seller has to reimburse the buyer.
#HalachaYomi OC 315:1 Can’t build tent Shabat, YomTov, even temporary, meaning a roof. Can put up partitions except if makes Halachic wall.
#TanyaYomiM 23Elul: Can’t get to state of love of God w/ delights, via human effort. Need immense exertion in awe of God, then comes on own.
#EmunaYomi 560: No greater sorrow to wife than a stingy husband. Health of a wife’s soul depends on abundance husband showers upon her.


Shabbat, September 17, 2022 / 21 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 7: Moshe lists miracles: Until today, God hasn’t given you ability to understand. Keep Covenant & you’ll succeed in all.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 5:6 Final deadline for all tithes, agricultural gifts is Passover eve of 4th and 7th yrs of 7 yr sabbatical cycle.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 73: Lenient about $ matters: burden of proof on claimant (wife) to extract Ktuva $. Strict about adultery: requires Get.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 14:18 Verbal abuse is more severe than unfair gain. Verbal abuse can’t be compensated. God responds promptly if called.
#HalachaYomi OC 314:7 Ropes that seal container can be cut or untied on Shabat, but can’t take apart or break wood or metal clasps.
#TanyaYomiM 21Elul: At resurrection of dead, souls of all Tzadikim that now in upper GanEden will be in bodies & get pleasure from Shechina.
#EmunaYomi 558: One of the most tragic examples of stinginess is a stingy husband. It’s a double expression of cruelty & insensitivity.


Friday, September 16, 2022 / 20 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 6: God will bless Israel w/ incredible success. If don’t listen to Him, will inflict long list of horrible punishments.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 5:4 Fruit of the 4th yr since planting or its redemption value consumed in Jerusalem while ritually pure.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 72: Vowed that wife can’t borrow or lend utensils, must divorce her, pay Ktuva, as gives her bad reputation with neighbors.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 13:4 Seller transparent about the price of the item & the value of the item: even if large difference, not unfair gain.
#HalachaYomi OC 314:2 Barrel’s spout clogged: by dregs, can’t open on Shabat, bears weight of wine & like opening new hole. Above dregs, ok.
#TanyaYomiM 20Elul: He who hardens his heart and suppresses his compassion, causes the same to happen to himself from above, Heaven forbid.
#EmunaYomi 557: Stingy is disdained by others, seldom has peace at home. Types: stingy w/ others except family; reverse; w/ all -self; all.


Thursday, September 15, 2022 / 19 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 5: Mt Gerizim/Bless: Simon, Levi, Juda, Isahar, Josef, Benjamin. Mt Eval/Curse: Ruben, Gad, Asher Zevulun, Dan, Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 5:2 Fruit of the 4th yr since planting were brought to Jerusalem from a radius of 1-day journey.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 71: A wealthy woman enjoys scent of her adornments that she put on for up to 30 days, after that she feels she’s repulsive.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 12:11 Buyer can retract if seller took advantage, for as long as takes to show merchandise to expert for appraisal.
#HalachaYomi OC 313:9 Can’t join 2 pieces of wood together, either w/ a nail or w/ the wood itself on Shabat. Derivative of “building.”
#TanyaYomiM 19Elul: Food, clothing & heat for destitute have precedence over fine clothes, feasts, meat, fish, delicacies for self & family.
#EmunaYomi 556: Stinginess is a terrible trait & sign of cruelty. Love of $ blinds from seeing needs of fellow man; even of wife & children.


Wednesday, September 14, 2022 / 18 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 4: When enter land, set up big stones on Mt Eval, plaster w/ lime, write Torah’s on them; build altar of uncut stones.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 4:12 Man tells son tithe is in one corner and finds it in another, it’s not considered consecrated tithe.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 70: Ilfa says: the Baraita is according to Rabbi Meir, who says it is a Mitzva to fulfill the instructions of the dead.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 11:2 A sale done based on some condition, only works if a regular transfer is done first & then the condition fulfilled.
#HalachaYomi OC 313:6 It’s prohibited to put together a bed made of sections on Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 18Elul: The rational soul is the lower one in man; it derives from Klipat Noga. The higher, divine soul, is part of God above.
#EmunaYomi 555: Emuna key to success in life, not one’s attributes & aptitudes. The more a person is happy with what has, more succeeds.


Tuesday, September 13, 2022 / 17 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 3: Today God commands you to follow commands with heart & soul. You’ve accepted. God has chosen you as treasured people.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 4:9 Any money found is considered Hullin, even gold Dinars with silver and with copper coins.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 69: R Yosi: daughter has right to sell field father entrusted to her. Refers to adult woman. Actions of minor girl voided.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 10:1 Person forced to sell item, binding. Seller protested prior in front of witnesses that against will, not binding.
#HalachaYomi OC 313:4 Door of 1 board or doesn’t have bottom frame & when opened needs to be removed & lifted: don’t close it on Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 17Elul: According to quantity of man’s wisdom is quantity of his love & kindness. Traits of Chochma, Bina & Daat (ChaBaD).
#EmunaYomi 554: “With the Holy One, Blessed be He, anything is possible.”


Monday, September 12, 2022 / 16 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 2: After gave tithe 3rd yr, declare: God, I gave to Levite, stranger, orphan, widow as commanded; look down & bless us.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 4:7 Redeemed MaaserSheni but didn’t call it by its name: R Yosi: sufficient. R Yehuda: must name it explicitly.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 68: One who receives charity and doesn’t need it, his end will be that won’t depart from world before actually needs it.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 9:3 Orphan’s property same rules as Temple property. If orphan sells produce & didn’t receive money, can retract sale.
#HalachaYomi OC 312:10 Large stones formed like a holed seat in field designated as toilet can be arranged on Shabat; person’s honor.
#TanyaYomiM 16Elul: Without bond of love and willingness, a son won’t learn as well from his father, even if hears same words from father.
#EmunaYomi 553: Simple shoemaker knew his job in life was to perform his duties the best way he could & to be happy about it – nothing more!


Sunday, September 11, 2022 / 15 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 1: 1st fruit to Temple & declaration: “Came to Promised Land. My father served Aramean, went to Egypt,” & rest of story.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 4:5 At threshing-floor w/o coins, say to friend: produce is gift for you. Then: exchange for money I have in house.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 67: Wealthy Nakdimon’s family suffered crushing poverty: when gave, was for his own honor; or didn’t give as could have.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 8:1 Agreement as to sale price of field; buyer paid part; buyer doesn’t acquire the whole field until pays in full.
#HalachaYomi OC 312:9 Can’t relieve self on virgin field on Shabat lest even out holes in ground & not on other’s field even on weekday.
#TanyaYomiM 15Elul: Abraham loved God with so great and sublime a love that he became a “chariot”, a vehicle for Divinity on earth.
#EmunaYomi 552: Ibn Ezra failed in all commercial efforts. Gave up & dedicated self to learning Torah. Outcome benefited Jews until today.


Shabbat, September 10, 2022 / 14 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 7: Pay timely wages. Poor harvest leftovers. 40 lashes. Don’t muzzle threshing ox. Levirate marriage. True weights.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 4:3 Owner says: I redeem this MaaserSheni w/ a Sela, someone else says same, owner has 1st right, ‘cuz adds 1/5th.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 66: When Israel does God’s will, no nation can rule over them; when don’t, He delivers them into hand of lowly nation.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 7:2 Transaction that agreed but not completed, whoever backs out gets curse of “Mi Shepara” (God will take retribution).
#HalachaYomi OC 312:4 Prohibited to wipe self with pottery shards, even on weekday, because of danger that will damage anus area.
#TanyaYomiM 14Elul: Man able to understand somewhat of the supernal Sefirot, for they all radiate in his soul, which is comprised of them.
#EmunaYomi 551: Story: Rich man feared evil eye. Made crazy investments to lose it, but kept winning. Rabbi explained success up to God.


Friday, September 9, 2022 / 13 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 6: Man, don’t go to army 1st yr marriage. Don’t take millstone as collateral. Kidnap, death sentence. Remember Miriam.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 4:1 Brought MaaserSheni from expensive place to cheap, or vice versa, redeems according to local market price.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 65: Guests forbidden to have conjugal relations in host’s home. Learn it from story of Elkana & Hana on return from Shilo.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 6:1 Produce can’t be used, but can be acquired in barter trade. Coins can’t be given or acquired in barter transaction.
#HalachaYomi OC 312:1 For person’s honor, allowed to handle stones on Shabat in order to wipe self after relieving oneself.
#TanyaYomiM 13Elul: On Rosh Hashana eve, past year’s divine light withdraws; after completion of Shofar blasts, new sublime light descends.
#EmunaYomi 550: Crazy to be envious of other’s success. Our only choice is whether to observe God’s commandments or not, to do good or not.


Thursday, September 8, 2022 / 12 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 5: Unhappy w/ wife, gave bill of divorce; she marries 2nd man, he dies or divorces her; she can’t ever return to 1st.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 3:12 One who lends jars for MaaserSheni wine, even if they’re corked, they don’t acquire sanctity of MaaserSheni.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 64: Shmuel: A man suffers more than a woman from lack of intercourse. Go see who hires who at market of prostitutes.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 5:1 Barter transaction binding once 1 side lifts object, even if traders assign different monetary values to each item.
#HalachaYomi OC 311:9 On Shabat, if want fruits that are within Muktza straw can stick needle to pull it out & straw falls away on its own.
#TanyaYomiM 12Elul: Strange verse “God’s eyes on (land) from start of year until its end.” Should say forever. Means each year new light.
#EmunaYomi 549: Challenge of the rich is to develop generosity, humility & trust in God despite wealth. Easier for poor to put hope in God.


Wednesday, September 7, 2022 / 11 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 4: Don’t despise Edomite, Egyptian. Privy outside camp, carry spade to cover, God in camp, keep holy. No prostitutes.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 3:10 If that which was bought w/ MaaserSheni money became unclean, it should be redeemed. R Yehuda: must be buried.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 63: R Akiva & his wife Rachel. Rich girl & simple shepherd. She sent him to learn Torah for 24 years. Became leading sage.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 4:1 A person’s container acquires articles placed in it wherever he has permission to put the container.  
#HalachaYomi OC 311:5 If there is a need for the place where a corpse is, or what it’s resting on, can move the corpse from bed to bed.
#TanyaYomiM 11Elul: 2 degrees, levels of God’s servants: right-Hesed; left-Gvura. Left: Tzimtzum, concealment. Right: unconcealed expansion.
#EmunaYomi 548: Test of poverty is hard. But sign that it’s personal path to get close to God. With Emuna, knows it’s for ultimate good.


Tuesday, September 6, 2022 / 10 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 3: Guardrails. Don’t mix species. Adulterers killed. Men who can’t marry Jews: damaged organ, Mamzer, Amonite, Moabite.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 3:8 Temple chambers built on holy ground but open to common ground: interiors considered common, roofs deemed holy.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 62: A woman prefers to live with modest means and have her husband present than with wealth and have him absent.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 3:4 Paid for object, can retract if didn’t lift it. Buyer lifted object that usually don’t lift, acquires it & must pay.
#HalachaYomi OC 311:2 Dead body should not be moved on Shabat except under specific conditions. Depends on conditions of body & area.
#TanyaYomiM 10Elul: After prayer, possible that evil will easily reawaken & intermingle with good. With charity, doesn’t reawaken as easily.
#EmunaYomi 547: Poor most likely needs soul correction that requires humility, Emuna, trust in God & constant prayer. Poverty is what needs.


Monday, September 5, 2022 / 9 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 2: Hang executed body ’til eve. Return lost property. Help w/ load. No cross-dress. Send mom away b4 take eggs, chicks.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 3:6 Processing of produce completed, passed through Jerusalem, its MaaserSheni must be brought back & eaten there.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 61: When woman marries, she ascends with man to his socioeconomic status if higher than hers, but doesn’t descend if lower.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 2:7 Sells or gifts herd & gives over the Mashkuhit (animal that leads the herd), enough for other to acquire whole herd.
#HalachaYomi OC 310:8 Utensil has items that can & can’t be handled on Shabat, can be moved, unless item that can’t be more important.
#TanyaYomiM 9Elul: Jews by nature compassionate,  kind. Their souls issued from attribute of Chesed which prevails over attribute of Din.
#EmunaYomi 546: Take a good look at what you do best & develop the special tools that God gave you. If you’re jealous means not on own task.


Sunday, September 4, 2022 / 8 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 1: War captive girl, shave hair, weeps for parents month, then can have her. If don’t want her, set free. Rebel son.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 3:5 Can bring MaaserSheni money into Jerusalem & take out again, but produce may only be brought in, not taken out.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 60: Wet nurse can’t nurse own or other baby together with one paid for, so won’t detract milk from one she’s paid to nurse.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 1:3 Land is acquired in one of 3 ways: money transfer, contract of sale, or Hazaka (demonstrating one’s ownership).
#HalachaYomi OC 310:6 Item that can’t handle on Shabat can’t place utensil to catch it if falls. Prohibits utensil from use, which can’t do.
#TanyaYomiM 8Elul: By studying Torah lishma (for its own sake) & giving charity, one extracts good for God & separates the evil.
#EmunaYomi 545: Blind Helen Keller not handicapped; critical for her soul correction. 1 person’s handicap is 2nd’s springboard to greatness.


Shabbat, September 3, 2022 / 7 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 7: War: offer peace. Accept, tributary. If not, siege; God will deliver; kill all men, take spoils. Destroy 7 nations.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 3:2 One may not buy Truma with MaaserSheni money, because this reduces the number of those who can eat it.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 59: R Eliezer: Even if wife has 100 servants, he should compel her to do some work, as idleness leads to licentiousness.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 13:1 Friend’s animal falling under its load, command to help him unload the animal whether load is too much or not.
#HalachaYomi OC 310:2 There’s no food that’s been picked that’s edible that’s Muktza on Shabat, even if meant for sale.
#TanyaYomiM 7Elul: There will be no peace in the world until the time of the end, when good shall be disencumbered from evil.
#EmunaYomi 544: Jealousy indication that one hasn’t yet started living a purposeful life. When gaze at other people’s gifts, fail to develop our own.


Friday, September 2, 2022 / 6 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 6: Don’t move fences. 1 witness not enough. False witnesses punished as planned for victim. Laws of war: fear, go home.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 2:10 Sons pure & impure. Put down Sela & say “what pure drink, Sela redeemed for it.” So all drink from same jar.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 58: Woman may say to husband: I won’t be sustained by you and, in turn, I won’t work, i.e., you will not keep my earnings.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 12:4 Don’t put coins in mouth. May have dried spittle of sick person or sweat. All sweat is like venom except from face.
#HalachaYomi OC 309:4 On Shabat forgot rock on barrel or coins on pillow: can tilt barrel & rock falls, shake pillow & coins fall.
#TanyaYomiM 6Elul: God makes peace between angel Michael & angel Gabriel thru revelation. They are unified & annulled in God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 543: Know that have unique soul with own special task & soul correction on earth. God gives qualities & conditions to achieve.


Thursday, September 1, 2022 / 5 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 5: God will send prophet like Moshe. Separate 3 cities of refuge for inadvertent murderers; expand borders, +3 more.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 2:8 Rabbi Meir says: one may not exchange silver and produce for silver. But the sages allow it.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 57: Man may maintain his wife for 2 or 3 yrs w/o Ktuva. No urgent need to write new one, since husband’s obligation intact.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 11:4 Must build strong guardrail 10 Tefah high on roof & any potentially dangerous location on ones property.
#HalachaYomi OC 309:1 Can carry young son on Shabat even if son is carrying a stone, but not if carrying a coin. Ok if just holding hand.
#TanyaYomiM 5Elul: The angel Michael is the prince of water & angel Gabriel is the prince of fire, yet they don’t extinguish one another.
#EmunaYomi 542: Anger often result of moral & spiritual laziness. Not willing to rise to challenges that God presents for person’s benefit.


Wednesday, August 31, 2022 / 4 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 4: Don’t do like locals: pass children in fire, soothsayers, diviners, sorcerers, charmers, necromancers. Be faithful.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 2:7 B Shamai: can’t turn Selas into gold Dinars. B Hilel: can. R Akiva turned silver into gold Dinars for Rabbis.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 56: Rava: the Sages generally prohibited having intercourse during the day, but if it was in a dark house it’s permitted.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 10:9 Elders decapitate calf by riverbank. Can never farm that area. Can comb flax, drill stones (i.e. non-farming work).
#HalachaYomi OC 308:50 The Rashba permitted handling an astrolabe on Shabat as well as books of wisdom. The Rambam was against it.
#TanyaYomiM 4Elul: “There’s no place void of God.” God is creating existence constantly & every moment. We can’t perceive; have to believe.
#EmunaYomi 541: Must work very hard to escape spiritual abyss of anger. Repentance is only effective when learning Emuna & overcoming anger.


Tuesday, August 30, 2022 / 3 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 3: Levites: no land; get sacrifices. Kohen: gets foreleg, jaws, maw; 1st of grain, wine, oil, fleece; chosen to serve.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 2:4 Vetches of MaaserSheni may be eaten when still tender. They may be brought into Jerusalem and taken out again.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 55: If marriage contract items were lost: Pumbedita Sages: she takes payment from other property without needing an oath.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 9:2 Murdered corpse discovered. Buried where found. Elders of nearest city bring calf (egla arufa) to riverbank.
#HalachaYomi OC 308:47 There are some that prohibit handling a garment that is Shatnez (forbidden mixture of wool & linen), & some permit.
#TanyaYomiM 3Elul: Unlimited kindness is called the Chesed of God. Though all of Israel are compassionate & perform kindness, still limited.
#EmunaYomi 540: When person gets angry, soul departs, dark-side forces of evil instantly fill void of soul’s exit & gain control of person.


Monday, August 29, 2022 / 2 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 2: King: Jew, not too many horses, wives, money; write 2 copies of Torah for self; read & follow always; prolong reign.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 2:3 Fenugreek of MaaserSheni may be eaten when it is still tender.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 54: As principle, virgin gets 200 Dinars for Ktuva & widow 100 Dinars. If husband wants can add even 10,000 Dinars to it.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 8:10 Other 42 Levite cities serve as cities of refuge, but the 6 main Cities of Refuge are havens even without intent.
#HalachaYomi OC 308:45 It’s prohibited to play ball on Shabat or Yom Tov. Ram”a: some say it’s ok & the tradition is to be lenient.
#TanyaYomiM 2Elul: Tshuva is in heart. To elicit God’s light need action; limitless charity, kindness; then God radiates limitless light.
#EmunaYomi 539: Anger resembles a spiritual acid that literally corrodes the soul. Zohar: anger, “false god,” chases away a soul’s holiness.


Sunday, August 28, 2022 / 1 Elul 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 1: Establish judges, officers. No bribes. Justice. Kill idolaters. Minimum 2 witnesses to kill someone. Seek judgement.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 2:1 MaaserSheni is set apart for eating, for drinking and for anointing; for things that are normally consumed.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 53: “He who rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house” (Proverbs 17:13).
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 7:8 Admitted to City of Refuge, prohibited to leave, even for great need of nation. Only freed when Kohen Gadol dies.
#HalachaYomi OC 308:42 Any item that is Muktza (can’t be handled on Shabat) can be touched, as long as doesn’t move it, even a little bit.
#TanyaYomiM 1Elul: Because the world is finite and measurable, so too are Mitzvot of charity, kindness and the other Mitzvot of the Torah.
#EmunaYomi 538: The Zohar teaches that even if learned much Torah and performed many good deeds, loses all merit by succumbing to anger.


Shabbat, August 27, 2022 / 30 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 7: Sanctify 1stborn of cattle & flock, don’t work or shear it; eat it in front of God. Recap of Pesah, Shavuot, Sukot.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 1:5 Bought water, salt, produce still joined to soil, or which can’t reach Jerusalem, hasn’t purchased MaaserSheni.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 52: We don’t redeem captives at more than their value. If ransomed at exorbitant prices, encourages captors to kidnap more.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 6:4 If someone was killed due to negligence, murderer is not accepted to City of Refuge & blood redeemer can kill him.
#HalachaYomi OC 308:39 Can’t handle animals or birds on Shabat, but can put basket in front of chicks so that they can go up & down.
#TanyaYomiM 30Av: Radiation of God’s light to upper & lower worlds effected by man who fulfills 248 positive Mitzvot, “Organs of the King.”
#EmunaYomi 537: Anger has more of a negative effect on the body and the soul than all the transgressions of the Torah.


Friday, August 26, 2022 / 29 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 6: Shmita year: annul debt. Lend to needy, don’t worry, God will bless you. Free servants 7th year, give them provisions.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 1:3 Grape-skin wine: before it has fermented it can’t be bought with MaaserSheni money; can after it’s fermented.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 51: If gives less than guaranteed marriage contract sum of 200 Dinars to virgin, 100 to widow, is licentious intercourse.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 5:1 Killed unintentionally, exiled to City of Refuge. Court can’t accept ransom from killer to stay in his own city.
#HalachaYomi OC 308:34 Filthy things like vomit or feces, whether human or chicken or others, if in place where people sit can be removed.
#TanyaYomiM 29Av: In these times, w/ advent of Messiah, principal service of God thru charity. “Israel will be redeemed only thru charity.”
#EmunaYomi 536: Spiritual awareness: cognizance that God runs world, does all for purpose. Nothing in the world is random or coincidental.


Thursday, August 25, 2022 / 28 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 5: Maaser Sheni: tithe of grain, wine & oil, 1st born of cattle & sheep (or their cash equivalent) eaten in Jerusalem.
#MishnaYomi #MaaserSheni 1:1 MaaserSheni: can’t sell it, use as pledge, exchange it, or use as weight. Even in Jerusalem can’t exchange it.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 50: R Ila: Usha Sages instituted that one who gives money to charity shouldn’t give more than one-fifth of their wealth.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 4:8 Murderer who can’t be executed because of technicality: imprisoned, fed little, then fed barley until belly bursts.
#HalachaYomi OC 308:32 Salted fish can be handled on Shabat, but not unsalted fish, as it’s not appropriate for eating.
#TanyaYomiM 28Av: Beloved brethren & friends: I come to remind & awaken those who sleep slumber of vanities of vanities.
#EmunaYomi 535: Difficulties are God’s messages. Immensely gratifying to get message from God, understand it & take necessary action.


Wednesday, August 24, 2022 / 27 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 4: Kosher animals: split hoof, chews cud. No pig, camel, hyrax, hare. Non-kosher birds list. No carcass. No meat w/ milk.
#MishnaYomi #Maasrot 5:8 Balbek garlic, Rikpa onions, Cicilian beans, Egyptian lentils, qirqas (R Meir), qotnym (R Yosi) exempt from tithes.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 49: Widowed or divorced on way to Chupa via messenger, she left father’s domain and he can no longer nullify her vows.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 3:3 Man died from blow of object: court checks object, strength of blow, attacker, victim & likelihood of death.
#HalachaYomi OC 308:29 Common animal food can be handled. If food only for uncommon animal, can’t handle the food unless has that animal.
#TanyaYomiM 27Av: “R’ Eliezer gave coin to poor, then prayed.” God is revealed in prayer through act of charity.
#EmunaYomi 534: When disappointed, realize overcoming life’s difficulties is reason we’re alive on this earth. Don’t be angry; get to work.


Tuesday, August 23, 2022 / 26 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 3: Don’t follow other gods. Don’t add or subtract commandments. Kill false prophet, enticers to idolatry, idolatrous city.
#MishnaYomi #Maasrot 5:5 One who buys a field of vegetables in Syria: If before the season for tithing arrived, then he is liable to tithe.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 48: “She’era”: closeness of flesh during intercourse; don’t treat her like Persians, who have intercourse in their clothes.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 2:4 King or court allowed to kill assassin contractor even if technically they are not deserving of the death penalty.
#HalachaYomi OC 308:25 Dried hides, of experts or home-made, can be handled on Shabat. Ram”a: Some say only of large animals, not of small.
#TanyaYomiM 26Av: Soul’s status depends when & where reincarnated. Every soul of Israel needs to be reincarnated to fulfill all 613 Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 533: Even if suffer extreme injustice, by focusing on God & remembering that all He does is for ultimate benefit, not angered.


Monday, August 22, 2022 / 25 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 2: Only sacrifice where God tells you. Can eat meat. Don’t eat blood. Must eat tithe where God says. Take care of Levite.
#MishnaYomi #Maasrot 5:3 One may not sell produce after the season for tithing has arrived to one who is not trusted concerning tithes.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 47: The Rabbis instituted that husband must provide wife with her sustenance in exchange for his rights to her earnings.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 1:7 Better to stop a potential murderer “Rodef” non-fatally, but if not sure will stop them, commanded to kill them.
#HalachaYomi OC 308:23 Can cut palm branch before Shabat & wave it on Shabat to chase flies away from table. It’s a full-fledged utensil.
#TanyaYomiM 25Av: After Jacob, God’s light shines openly in all the upright of heart who occupy themselves with Torah and Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 532: Everyone desires to break away from chains of anger, but few really succeed. Key to removing anger from our lives is Emuna.


Sunday, August 21, 2022 / 24 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 1: Blessing if listen to God, curses if don’t. Future public event when enter: blessing on Mt Gerizim & curses on Mt Eval.
#MishnaYomi #Maasrot 5:1 Uproots saplings from of his own property and plants them elsewhere within his own property is exempt from tithes.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 46: R Pinḥas b Yair: Person shouldn’t think impure thoughts by day & thereby come by night to the impurity of an emission.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 8:14 Person pursuing a murderer in act of attacking 3rd party is not liable for any incidental damage, so won’t hesitate.
#HalachaYomi OC 308:20 Palm branches cut for firewood are Muktza, can’t handle. If sit on them a bit before Shabat, can sit on Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 24Av: Every single Mitzva subdivides into infinite details. Adam’s soul divisible into innumerable sparks, souls of all Israel.
#EmunaYomi 531: Anger can be unfounded or apparently justified. Apparently justified anger condemned; all forms should clearly be avoided.


Shabbat, August 20, 2022 / 23 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 7: If keep commands, God will drive out greater & stronger nations from land. Wherever you walk on land, will be yours.
#MishnaYomi #Maasrot 4:5 May husk barley one at a time and eat without tithing. Husked and put them into his hand, he is liable to tithe.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 45: Sages: The one who defames his wife is flogged and pays her 100 Sela, whether he had intercourse with her or not.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 7:7 One is fully liable for any damages that caused indirectly (i.e. removed pillow from under falling utensils).
#HalachaYomi OC 308:18 Lest it harm, can move thorn in public domain on Shabat less than 4 Tefah at a time, in Carmelit can move completely.
#TanyaYomiM 23Av: Metaphorically, God animates upper & lower worlds & radiates His light from His Name, for He & His Name are One.
#EmunaYomi 530: Anger destroys lives. Anger ranges from quiet fuming embers in the heart to outward rage and expressions of violence.


Friday, August 19, 2022 / 22 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 6: Land about to get is mountains & valleys, water from rain. God’s eyes constantly on this land, start until end of year.
#MishnaYomi #Maasrot 4:3 Took olives from a vat, may dip them 1 at a time in salt & eat them. Salted them and placed in front, must tithe.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 44: Gave 2 documents 1 after other, 2nd nullifies 1st. Added a palm tree in 2nd, 2nd document considered addition to 1st.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 6:8 Guy with beam walking behind guy with jug. If beam breaks jug, owner of beam is liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 308:15 Sandal’s inner strap broke on Shabat, still utensil & can handle. Outer strap broke, no longer utensil, can’t handle.
#TanyaYomiM 22Av: 2 types of awes & loves of God. 1st type comes from contemplating God’s greatness. 2nd type is a gift from God.
#EmunaYomi 529: With Emuna, confident that God listens & never forsakes us. Knowing can turn to God always, person is always happy.


Thursday, August 18, 2022 / 21 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 5: What does God want from you? Just to fear Him, walk in all His ways, love Him & serve Him with all your heart & soul.
#MishnaYomi #Maasrot 4:1 If pickled, stewed, or salted produce, he is liable to give tithes. Stored produce in ground to warm it up, exempt.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 43: Man prefers that his daughter seek handouts rather than his widow, but prefers daughter’s comfort over widow’s.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 5:2 Can’t raise hand in threatening way against another, even if don’t hit them. Considered a wicked person if does so.
#HalachaYomi OC 308:10 Can’t use cover of well on Shabat unless has a handle; demonstrates it’s a utensil. Can use covers of utensils.
#TanyaYomiM 21Av: Differences in temporal dimensions of past, present, future & all events, come from variations in letter combinations.
#EmunaYomi 528: The power of Emuna is vast. With Emuna, fears nothing. Retains composure under stress and meets challenges with a smile.


Wednesday, August 17, 2022 / 20 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 4: God to Moshe: Hew 2 stone tablets; I’ll inscribe 10 commandments to replace ones you broke. Tribe of Levi separated.
#MishnaYomi #Maasrot 3:9 Savory and hyssop, and thyme which are in the courtyard, if they are kept watch over, they are liable for tithe.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 42: Although seducer/rapist doesn’t pay fine on his own admission, pays for humiliation and degradation on own admission.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 4:7 Hit own parent: if didn’t draw blood, owe the 5 payments; if drew blood, doesn’t owe because punishment is execution.
#HalachaYomi OC 308:7 Pottery shards that broke on weekday that can cover utensil can be handled on Shabat even if nothing to cover.
#TanyaYomiM 20Av: Person says only has Torah, no kindness: doesn’t even have Torah. Rather, should occupy self w/ Torah & acts of kindness.
#EmunaYomi 527: Emuna is growth power. Moving force that helps person achieve personal gain more than anything else in the universe.


Tuesday, August 16, 2022 / 19 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 3: God didn’t give you land ‘cuz you were good; previous dwellers were evil. You’re a rebellious & stiff-necked people.
#MishnaYomi #Maasrot 3:8 Fig tree in courtyard: can eat the figs from it one at a time and be exempt from tithes; if gathered some, liable.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 41: Anyone who pays more than what damaged, it’s a fine. Doesn’t pay based on own admission, only on testimony of others.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 3:7 Grave sin: “Whoever embarrasses someone publicly with words doesn’t have a share in the world to come.”
#HalachaYomi OC 308:4 Can move utensil that ok to use on Shabat even just to safeguard. For no purpose, can’t move, unless food or Seforim.
#TanyaYomiM 19Av: Immensely great contraction (Tzimtzum) when “Heavens made by God’s word & all their hosts w/ mouth’s breath,” at creation.
#EmunaYomi 526: By focusing on God rather than self, breaks self-persecution cycle. Be aware that all is from God & for ultimate good.


Monday, August 15, 2022 / 18 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 2: Don’t forget God when wealthy & say “strength of my hand built this.” If forget God & follow other gods, will perish.
#MishnaYomi #Maasrot 3:6 Roofs do not render produce liable to tithe, even though they belong to a courtyard which renders it liable.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 40: Payment for humiliation during rape or seduction assessed based on the one who humiliated & the one who was humiliated.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 2:14 To determine medical expenses, estimate days condition will last & requirements to treat. Damager pays immediately.
#HalachaYomi OC 308:3 Can move utensils which can’t use on Shabat if use for ok matter (crack nuts w/ hammer) or if need space they’re in.
#TanyaYomiM 18Av: This world too small to contain & endure light & vivification of “inwardness” of letter without garment & concealment.
#EmunaYomi 525: Self-persecution begins when say: I didn’t succeed. Right way to say: God doesn’t want me to succeed right now; for best.


Sunday, August 14, 2022 / 17 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 1: Follow God, blessed. Will get land of wheat, barley, vines, figs, pomegranates, olive oil, honey. Stones iron, copper.
#MishnaYomi #Maasrot 3:3 Hired worker to work w/ olives, said, “On condition that I may eat them,” may eat 1 at a time & exempt from tithes.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 39: Seducer pays for 3 things, rapist for 4. Seducer pays for humiliation, degradation, plus a fine. Rapist adds for pain.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 1:1 When injure someone liable for 5 things: damages, pain, medical treatment, loss of work and embarrassment suffered.
#HalachaYomi OC 307:20 Jew told non-Jew to do labor for him on Shabat: Jew can only benefit from it after Shabat + time it takes to do it.
#TanyaYomiM 17Av: This world created by letter Heh. Multitude of infinite worlds from infinite combinations of 22 letters of God’s word.
#EmunaYomi 524: To break cycle of sadness, stop persecuting self. Need Emuna, talk to God in serious personal prayer, can lift from sadness.


Shabbat, August 13, 2022 / 16 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 7: God will drive Canaanites out. Don’t intermarry. Chose you, least of all nations; keeping promise to Forefathers.
#MishnaYomi #Maasrot 3:1 Taking figs thru courtyard to dry, his kids and household members may eat of them and they’re exempt from tithes.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 38: Any “Herem” teaches that vow one takes to donate the valuation of one being taken to his execution is not binding.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 18:13 Found contract. If possible the obligation already fulfilled, don’t return contract, lest try to make 2nd claim.
#HalachaYomi OC 307:18 To inquire of demons what one is permitted to ask them during a weekday can also be asked on Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 16Av: Soul’s Will is “form” of change in pronunciation. Their “externality” = heart’s breath; makes simple sounds from throat.
#EmunaYomi 523: Emuna says: God can help me this very minute; & even if decides not to, it’s still for the best.


Friday, August 12, 2022 / 15 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 6: Shma Israel, God is our God, 1. Love Him w/ all heart, soul, means. Words on heart, teach sons, in house, on way.
#MishnaYomi #Maasrot 2:7 Hired worker to harvest figs. Worker said on condition that I can eat the figs. Can eat them & exempt from tithing.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 37: R Yosi: A woman who has promiscuous sexual relations will use a contraceptive resorbent so doesn’t become pregnant.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 17:1 Whenever talked about finding a lost article, only becomes finder’s property when reaches his hand or his domain.
#HalachaYomi OC 307:14 Received letter & doesn’t know what says can read w/ eyes, not mouth. Came from outside Tchum, better not to touch.
#TanyaYomiM 15Av: Ability to pronounce letters & vowels transcends apprehended & comprehended intellect; it’s from hidden intellect in soul.
#EmunaYomi 522: People sad, depressed, because feel they’re failures, lack hope. Product of negative thoughts, self-persecution, lack Emuna.


Thursday, August 11, 2022 / 14 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 5: Israel scared will die from God’s voice. Ask Moshe to be intermediary. God: ok. Gives details of Torah to Moshe.
#MishnaYomi #Maasrot 2:6 Said to friend: “Here’s an Isar for 10 figs which I choose for myself,” can choose & eat 1 at a time w/o tithing.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 36: “Open your mouth for the mute.” When person lacks capacity to proffer claim on own, court makes claim on her behalf.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 16:1 Needles, nails or the like: found 1, can keep; found 2 or more, needs to announce. Number of items like a mark. 
#HalachaYomi OC 307:13 Prohibited to read loan documents, accounts or correspondence on Shabat. Even to glimpse without reading prohibited.
#TanyaYomiM 14Av: Supernal Panim only radiates downward thru arousal from below, thru charity, called peace; especially to land of Israel.
#EmunaYomi 521: Yetzer Hara’s prime ploy is to magnify person’s faults & conceal good points. If realized good points would always be happy.


Wednesday, August 10, 2022 / 13 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 4: 10 commands: God; no others; don’t take in vain; Sabbath; parents; don’t: murder; adultery; steal; false; covet.
#MishnaYomi #Maasrot 2:3 Taking produce from Galilee to Judea or Jerusalem, eats from it until gets to place that intends. Also on return. 
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 35: Pays if killed animal, whether on purpose or accident, with or without intent, whether downward or upward motion.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 15:1 Finds object that seem intentionally placed down, can’t touch it, even if doesn’t have identifying mark.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 13Av: “Seek the Pnimiyut of the heart.” Depth of heart transcends knowledge & reason that heart can contemplate. Spark of God.
#EmunaYomi 520: More that forget God, more fears those forces & succumbs to anger, anxiety & impatience, depression & despair.


Tuesday, August 9, 2022 / 12 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 3: Moshe set apart 3 cities of refuge: Bezer in desert of Ruben, Ramot in Gilad of Gad, Golan in Bashan of Menashe.
#MishnaYomi #Maasrot 2:1 Walking on street, told “take from my figs,” can eat them & exempt from tithes, but if brings them home, tithes.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 34: Slaughters animal on Shabat or Yom Kipur, liable for death penalty for desecrating Shabat, but his slaughter is valid.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 14:2 Lost object with no identifying marks: when owner realizes lost, despairs of ever finding it. Finder can keep it.
#HalachaYomi OC 307:6 Prohibited to do any calculations on Shabat, even for past expenses, specifically when still hasn’t paid workers.
#TanyaYomiM 12Av: “He who sows Tzedakot (charities), brings forth Yeshuot (salvations),” as the wish of he who seeks it.
#EmunaYomi 519: When forget about God, fall into fear of natural forces, human or otherwise, which perceive as obstacles to what want.


Monday, August 8, 2022 / 11 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 2: Nations will hear your Law & say what a smart & wise people; God close. 10 commandments intro. Beware idolatry.
#MishnaYomi #Maasrot 1:7 Wine is liable for tithes after it’s been skimmed in lower part of winepress. Oil, after it’s gone into trough.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 33: Lashes can be worse than death. If the 3 prophets were flogged instead of cast in furnace, would have worshipped idol.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 13:1 Lost objects that are returnable: the finder needs to publicize it & ask for identifying signs to give it back.
#HalachaYomi OC 307:2 Can’t tell non-Jew, even before Shabat, to do something that prohibited for Jew to do on Shabat. Can give hints.
#TanyaYomiM 11Av: Just like chain mail each scale adds up, forms large mail = w/ charity; each coin adds up. Fills gaps. Protects vs arrows.
#EmunaYomi 518: Anger expresses a lack of Emuna, when a person fails to acknowledge that God’s Divine Providence is for the very best.


Sunday, August 7, 2022 / 10 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 1: Moshe: God, let me into land. God: No. See from mount. Joshua will lead them. Don’t add or subtract commandments.
#MishnaYomi #Maasrot 1:5 Vegetables which are tied in bundles, liable for tithes from the time he ties. If doesn’t tie, until fills vessel.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 32: “Eye for an eye.” Just as for injury pays and not flogged, in case where there’s liability for both, pay & not flogged.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 12:1 A person’s own lost object has priority over that of anyone else, if can’t also return the other person’s object.
#HalachaYomi OC 307:1 Shabat talk should be different from weekday talk. Prohibited to speak on Shabat of labors that will do during week.
#TanyaYomiM 10Av: Closer gets to God, humbler needs to be. To followers: don’t be haughty in relation to brethren. Speak softly.
#EmunaYomi 517: R’ Nachman of Breslov: sadness is statement of complaint when angry with God for not giving him what he wants.


Shabbat, August 6, 2022 / 9 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 7: Moshe to Joshua: What God did to 2 kings, He will do same for all kings you fight. Don’t fear, God fighting for you.
#MishnaYomi #Maasrot 1:3 Black fruits liable to tithes after they form dark spots. White fruits, after their surface begins to grow smooth.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 31: Stole someone’s Chelev, ate it: has to pay for it; was liable for theft before violated prohibition of eating Chelev.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 11:1 Positive command to return lost object to fellow Jew. If doesn’t, violates prohibition & negates positive command.
#HalachaYomi OC 306:12 Can publicize on Shabat regarding a lost item, even if it is something that is prohibited to handle on Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 9Av: Request to followers: businessmen shouldn’t lead weekday prayers; lead Shabat prayers when can extend heart’s devotion.
#EmunaYomi 516: Don’t fall into despair trap. Destroy sadness by asking for God’s help, strengthen Emuna, smile at wife; smile encourages.


Friday, August 5, 2022 / 8 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 6: Sihon & Og’s lands conquered. Og last of Refaim (giant). Moshe gave land to Ruben, Gad & .5 Menase. Mt Hermon names.
#MishnaYomi #Maasrot 1:1 Principle of Tithes (Maasrot): whatever is food, is looked after, and grows from the land, is liable for tithes.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 30: From the day that the Temple was destroyed, although Sanhedrin was abolished the 4 death penalties weren’t abolished.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 10:1 If non-Jew seized field of Jew with cause & then sold it to another Jew, 1st Jew has no claim to land.
#HalachaYomi OC 306:8 Permitted to think about business on Shabat, however Mitzva not to think about it at all; feel that all work is done.
#TanyaYomiM 8Av: Halacha study gives power to faculty of loins to support faculty of head & arms; time to do so is at Shacharit prayer.
#EmunaYomi 515: If husband sees wife sad & he becomes gloomy too, their problems get worse. God’s presence leaves & forfeits His help.


Thursday, August 4, 2022 / 7 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 5: Don’t provoke people of Esau, Moab, Amon, they’re afraid of you, but land belongs to them, conquered from giants.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 11:9 Israelite hired Kohen’s cow, can feed it Truma vetches. Kohen hired Israelite’s cow, has to feed it, but not Truma.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 29: Learn from Exodus 22:16: Seducer’s fine: 50 Sela like virgin’s dowry; virgin’s dowry paid in Sela like seducer’s fine.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 9:1 Robbed property & damaged it, robber must return property to original condition or add to the difference in value.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 7Av: Blessed followers’ Talmud completion: There’s no good but Torah; God’s Torah is whole. May mankind know Oral Torah’s might.
#EmunaYomi 514: When meet challenge of problem w/ Emuna & optimism, overcome sadness, depression & worry that only makes matters worse.


Wednesday, August 3, 2022 / 6 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 4: Decree to wander. Ignore & attempt to conquer land. Failed. Stayed in Kadesh then desert by Red Sea, circled Mt Seir.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 11:7 if a jar of Truma oil spills, he doesn’t need to scoop it up with his fingers. He deals with it as he would Hulin.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 28: Ratification of documents are D’rabanan; Sages accept testimony of man who witnessed as a minor, for D’rabanan matters.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 8:5 Stole from a convert & swore falsely, if convert died without inheritors, pays Kohanim principal +1/5 + sacrifice.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 6Av: 70yrs of Job’s pain incomparable to even brief pain of soul in Gehinom. Mild pain in this world saves from severe in next.
#EmunaYomi 513: Yetzer Hara about I, me; inflates egotism, despair, heresy. Yetzer Hatov about God; gives Emuna, encouragement, optimism.


Tuesday, August 2, 2022 / 5 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 3: People had asked Moshe, send scouts ahead. He chose 1/tribe. Feared. Faithless. All punished except Caleb & Joshua.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 11:5 Seeds of Truma fruit: When he gathers them in, they’re prohibited. But if he throws them away, they’re permitted.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 27: “Joseph recognized brothers, they didn’t recognize him.” Joseph left Canaan w/o beard, met brothers in Egypt w/ beard.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 7:1 Jew denies that he owes money to a Jew. Swore falsely. Has to pay back the principal plus 1/5th & bring a sacrifice.
#HalachaYomi OC 305:23 Can sell horse or mule or donkey to non-Jewish shepherd, even though the non-Jew will use them on Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 5Av: Remembering previous sins shouldn’t make one sad; should be happy, but not haughty. Be humble.
#EmunaYomi 512: Positive thinking from Yetzer Tov, good, holy inclination. Negative thinking, emotions from Yetzer Hara, evil dark side.


Monday, August 1, 2022 / 4 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 2: Moshe: I couldn’t handle the burden of leading you myself. Appointed leaders/judges of 1000, 100, 50, 10 & officers.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 11:3 Can’t make dates to honey or change any Truma or Maaser Sheni fruits from natural state, except olives & grapes.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 26: Ezra penalized the Levites for failing to return to Israel from Bavel: decreed that shouldn’t give them Maaser Rishon.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 6:10 Rabbis prohibited gambling. It’s like stealing, even if participants know & agree beforehand that can lose money.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 4Av: God unlike man. God generously & constantly pardons sin, even if man returns & sins multiple times; as long as repents.
#EmunaYomi 511: Choice of person under pressure if will succumb to negative thoughts or strengthen self w/ Emuna; replace sad w/ happy.


Sunday, July 31, 2022 / 3 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 1: Yr 40, month 12, day 1, after smote Kings Sihon & Og, Moshe retells: God said leave Horeb (Mt Sinai) & go to Canaan.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 11:1 Not allowed to put pressed or dried Truma figs into fish-brine to improve the brine, as it spoils the figs.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 25: Chazaka of Kohen status if lifted hands in Bavel, had Chalah in Syria or got Kohen gifts (foreleg, jaw, maw) in cities.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 5:18 A king whose currency is accepted throughout the land is a true king. If not, he’s a thief & his laws aren’t valid.
#HalachaYomi OC 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.
#TanyaYomiM 3Av: The Heart harbors contrary emotions simultaneously: humility, the state Tshuva Tata’a, as well as gladness.
#EmunaYomi 510: King David (Psalm 23): “Though I walk through the valley of death, I fear no evil, for you (God) are with me.”


Shabbat, July 30, 2022 / 2 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Masei 7: Menashe tribe: if Zlofhad’s daugthers marry outside tribe, land will leave tribe. Moses: can only marry from tribe.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 10:12 If an egg is boiled with forbidden spices even its yolk is forbidden, because it absorbs.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 24: “I’m a Kohen and my friend is a Kohen.” Believe for them to have Truma, but not for marriage until they’re 3 witnesses.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 4:1 Robber fined that victim swears about what was stolen & if there are witnesses to a theft robber pays entire claim.
#HalachaYomi OC 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).
#TanyaYomiM 2Av: Lower Return, Tshuva Tata’a, must precede Prayer, Tfila, state of Higher Return, Tshuva Ila’a, to arouse divine compassion.
#EmunaYomi 509: Emuna manifests itself in courage; the more a person feels the presence of God, the less he or she fears anything or anyone.


Friday, July 29, 2022 / 1 Av 5782
#ParshaYomi #Masei 6: Laws of refuge city. 3 east of Jordan, 3 in Canaan. Meant for inadvertent murderer, so blood avenger doesn’t kill him.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 10:9 If unclean locusts were pickled together with clean ones, they do not make the brine forbidden.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 23: People are prone to both betroth and divorce in private, so if witnesses didn’t see either act, it proves nothing.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 3:1 Object thief stole rose in value & thief damaged it, pays increased value. Otherwise, pays value at time of theft.
#HalachaYomi OC 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.
#TanyaYomiM 1Av: Superior form of Tshuva, cleaving of spirit to spirit thru intellectual Torah study, physically perform kind acts.
#EmunaYomi 508: Conversely, the more one nullifies one’s own ego, the more one becomes a befitting vessel for Divine illumination.


Thursday, July 28, 2022 / 29 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Masei 5: Levis to get their own cities, w/ open spaces of 1000/2000 cubits. 6 refuge cities, 42 normal cities, from all tribes.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 10:7 If crushed Hulin olives were pickled with crushed or whole Truma olives or Truma juice, they’re forbidden.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 22: Woman said: I was married & now I’m divorcée, believe & can remarry, as mouth that prohibited, is mouth that permits.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 2:1 Stolen object that has not changed, object itself must be returned. If changed, returns value of object. 
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 29Tamuz: Violate covenant thru wasteful emission causes mind-blemish. Rectification: occupy self w/ Torah, derives from Wisdom.
#EmunaYomi 507: Being constantly successful easily leads to arrogance. Arrogance is an iron barrier that separates person from God’s light.


Wednesday, July 27, 2022 / 28 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Masei 4: Elazar & Joshua will inherit land. Names of new tribe leaders. Commanded to apportion inheritance to Israel in Canaan.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 10:5 Fenugreek Truma or Maaser Sheni fell into wine vat: if seed (without stalk) enough to impart flavor, forbidden.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 21: If one of the 2 signatories to a document died, need 2 others from street to testify about signature of the 1 who died.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 1:10 Just the desire to get home, wife, utensils or anything else of his fellow, even legally, violates “Don’t covet.”
#HalachaYomi OC 305:5 Collared animals, that permanently wear collar around neck w/ ring to attach leash; can go out w/ them on Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 28Tamuz: Due to lofty origins of God’s Attributes of Compassion, can correct all person’s defects, cleansing them of their sins.
#EmunaYomi 506: If were constantly successful in everything that did, with no troubles whatsoever, doubtful that would ever seek God.


Tuesday, July 26, 2022 / 27 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Masei 3: God: give out land by lot & family size. Drive out inhabitants. Borders for 9.5 tribes. 2.5 tribes got land in east.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 10:4 Oven heated w/ cumin of Truma & bread was baked in it, bread permitted; there’s no taste of cumin, just the smell.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 20: Witnesses render other witnesses false only in their presence, so too, witnesses contradict testimony only in presence.
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 9:12 Trespasser into garden, field, pen or corral (as opposed to a house) may not be killed by owner.
#HalachaYomi OC 304:3 A Jewish employer is not commanded regarding his non-Jewish worker resting from labor on Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 27Tamuz: Many small sins, even 1 many times can be as damaging or more than 1 of more serious sins. Obscure & block God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 505: The greater one’s difficulties in life, the more must cling to God. The more clings to God, the higher the spiritual gain.


Monday, July 25, 2022 / 26 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Masei 2: God: When you cross the Jordan into Canaan, drive out inhabitants, destroy temples, idols. Clear out & settle land.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 10:2 If an apple of Truma was chopped and placed into dough of Hulin so that it leavened it, the dough is forbidden.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 19: You have no matter that stands before saving a life, other than idol worship, forbidden sexual relations, and murder.
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 8:1 Just as with scales, weights & measures, also need to be exact with land. Even a fingerbreadth of land great loss.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 26Tamuz: Break SitraAchra w/ broken heart by becoming “master of accounting,” concentrate intellect deeply for a time every day.
#EmunaYomi 504: Person’s disadvantage is actually an advantage because it serves as a catalyst to bring one closer to God.


Sunday, July 24, 2022 / 25 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Masei 1: List of Israel journeys from Egypt to Arvot Moav. Mentions Aaron’s death in 40th year at 123 years old at Hor Hahar.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 9:6 Replanted untithed produce, what grows from it is permissible if of a kind whose seed disintegrates in the soil.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 18: Principle: One doesn’t render himself wicked (Ein adam mesim atzmo rasha), self-incriminating testimony isn’t accepted.
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 7:1 Weights and measures must be exact. Anything less is deceiving others.
#HalachaYomi OC 303:24 Women can go out on Shabat w/ “counterbalance” stone, helps against miscarriages; can use even if not pregnant yet.
#TanyaYomiM 25Tamuz: Auspicious time for arousal of divine mercies is TikunChatzot, midnight prayer. Evil is crushed through a broken heart.
#EmunaYomi 503: Personal disadvantages don’t hamper level of achievement. On the contrary, develop stronger capability to realize potential.


Shabbat, July 23, 2022 / 24 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Matot 7: Moses makes Ruben & Gad tribes promise will fight in Canaan, then can get eastern land. More conquest of eastern land.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 9:4 What grows from Truma is Truma, but that which grows from growths Truma is Hulin.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 17: Would sing before brides in Israel: No eye shadow, no rouge, no braiding of hair, and yet she’s like a graceful ibex.
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 6:2 If shepherd sells item that would be noticed by owner, can buy from him. If wouldn’t be noticed, considered stolen.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 24Tamuz: When sinner repents, removes SitraAchra’s life-force & returns flow issuing from God to its proper place.
#EmunaYomi 502: From Torah & Jewish history see that history’s leading personalities suffered from seemingly insurmountable disadvantages.


Friday, July 22, 2022 / 23 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Matot 6: Ruben & Gad tribes don’t want to enter Canaan. Moses angry, recalls spies. They say will fight in Canaan, then return.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 9:2 Poor Israels & Kohens can glean planted Truma but Israels sell it to Kohen for price of Truma & $ becomes theirs.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 16: Most women are married as virgins, minority not. Virgin wedding more public; if not, can’t assume of virgin majority.
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 5:1 Don’t buy stolen goods. Severe sin. Encourages thieves to steal more. Proverbs 29:24: “hates his own soul.”
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 23Tamuz: Good & vitality that man gets when commits evil comes from SitraAchra. Can choose to get from there or from holiness.
#EmunaYomi 501: God gives us our faults, drives & bad habits for our own good, to facilitate correction of our souls. Catalysts for growth.


Thursday, July 21, 2022 / 22 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Matot 5: Army commanders bring thanks offering ‘cuz no Israel soldier died. 16,750 gold shekels given & placed in Ohel Moed.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 8:12 Gentiles: “give us 1 of your women or we’ll defile all.” Let all be defiled rather than hand over 1 soul of Israel.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 15: R Zeira: legal status of uncertainty of item fixed in its place is equally balanced, both for leniency, or stringency.
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 4:1 Guard swore item wasn’t by him, took it for himself & witnesses testified that it was by him, pays double.
#HalachaYomi OC 303:17 Some prohibit taking key even into home courtyard, unless in hand; not on belt, lest forget & carry in public domain.
#TanyaYomiM 22Tamuz: Jacob compared to rope w/ upper & lower end. Sin separates & cuts from 613 strands connecting flow of God to man.
#EmunaYomi 500: Without Emuna, we would be disappointed and saddened dozens of times every day, as soon as things don’t go our way.


Wednesday, July 20, 2022 / 21 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Matot 4: God: Divide plunder: 1/2 to soldiers, 1/2 to people, from soldiers 1/500 to Kohens, from people 1/50 to Levis. Count.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 8:11 Gentile: “give loaf to make Tamei or will defile all loaves”: R Eliezer: let defile all. R Yehoshua: put 1 on rock.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 14: “Almanat Isa”: is widow of Kohen who wasn’t Safek Mamzer, Safek Givoni, or Safek King’s slave, who can remarry a Kohen.
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 3:1 Person whose act merits both capital punishment & financial penalty, only receives capital punishment.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 21Tamuz: Tetragrammaton: Yud, God’s wisdom; Heh, extension, flow to concealed worlds; Vav, God’s Attributes; Heh, Dominion.
#EmunaYomi 499: State of deficiency & imperfection are ingrained in creation; life is never exactly how we want it to be.


Tuesday, July 19, 2022 / 20 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Matot 3: Moses angry that army spared women. Orders them to kill women & boys. Soldiers out of camp to purify selves & metal.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 8:9 Jar of Truma broke in upper winepress but lower part is unclean: if can save at least a Reviit of it, should save.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 13: Mishna talks of woman “speaking” to a man: Zeiri: means secluded with him. R’ Asi: it’s a euphemism for intercourse.
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 2:1 A Jew that steals from a non-Jew or from Temple property must repay the principal, but not the “double” fine.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 20Tamuz: Angels, hosts of heaven, created by God’s external force. Man’s soul comes from God’s internal vivifying power.
#EmunaYomi 498: Emuna is foundation of emotional health. Plays critical role in our everyday lives and in our general well-being.


Monday, July 18, 2022 / 19 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Matot 2: God to Moses: take revenge on Midian. Sends 1000 men/tribe + Pinhas. Kill every Midianite man, take captives, plunder.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 8:6 Figs, grapes, cucumbers, pumpkins, melons and watermelons that have bite marks, forbidden if there’s juice in them.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 12: Man eats at dad-in-law post-betrothal, no witnesses wasn’t alone w/ her, no claim about her virginity, assume was him.
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 1:3 “Ganav” a thief who steals without owners knowing. “Gazlan” a robber who takes by force with victim’s knowledge.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 19Tamuz: Big difference breath when speak vs forceful blowing. When speak, tiny bit of lifeforce; when blow, from deep within.
#EmunaYomi 497: Emuna is key to true happiness & success in this world, as well as the only guarantee of success in the next world.


Sunday, July 17, 2022 / 18 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Matot 1: Have to keep vows. Father/husband can annul daughter/wife’s vow day of vow. If don’t annul that day, vow is binding.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 8:4 Three kinds of liquids are forbidden if they’re left uncovered: water, wine & milk, all other drinks are permitted.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 11: Convert who’s minor, immerse him in Mikva w/ court ok. Privilege to convert; may act in person’s interests in absence.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 14:2 Started fire in own field, spread to neighbor’s field, liable, unless unlikely it would have spread (river).
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 18Tamuz: Sinner liable to punishment of Karet dies by 50; death at hands of Heaven by 60, though we see many guilty live longer.
#EmunaYomi 496: Zohar teaches that God manipulates entire worlds so that two people will come together and discuss Emuna.


Shabbat, July 16, 2022 / 17 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 7: Sacrifices: month 7, day 15 (Sukot) 13 bulls, 2 rams, 14 lambs, 1 goat. Each day/7 days:1 bull less. 8th: 1,1,7,1.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 8:2 Kohen eating Truma, told became Tamei or Truma is Tamei: R Eliezer: he may swallow it. R Yehoshua: must spit it out.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 10: Is verse written for the future? Yes, “name of 3rd river, Tigris, goes east of Ashur” city destined to exist in future.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 13:2 Obstacles left in the public path have the same laws as a “pit”. The person who left it pays for all damages.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 17Tamuz: Giving charity instead of fasting, not included in injunction to give more than 1/5 of $ to charity. Like medicine.
#EmunaYomi 495: In next world God asks did you negotiate in faith? Means if dealt honestly in business. Deeper level, ask if acquired Emuna.


Friday, July 15, 2022 / 16 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 6: Order of sacrifices for Pesah + week of, 1st fruits (Shavuot), 7th month: 1st day (Rosh Hashana), 10th (Yom Kipur).
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 8:1 Kohen sacrificing on altar, learn mother was divorcee: R Eliezer: his sacrifices disqualified. R Yehoshua: valid.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 9: Anyone who goes to a war waged by the royal house of David writes a conditional bill of divorce to his wife.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 12:10 Man dug pit 10 handbreaths or more, liable for death of animal that falls in. Not liable for death if less.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 16Tamuz: Should complete once during lifespan # of fasts for grave sins. Can do during shorter winter days & until past noon.
#EmunaYomi 494: Smart to invest bulk of efforts in attaining & developing Emuna. Emuna is the world’s most important commodity.


Thursday, July 14, 2022 / 15 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 5: Daily burnt offering of 1 yr lambs, morning & evening; Shabat, + 2 lambs; Rosh Hodesh, + 2 bulls, 1 ram, 7 lambs.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 7:5 1 basket Truma, 1 basket Hulin, Seah of Truma fell in 1 of them, but don’t know which, can assume fell in Truma.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 8: One who uses profanity, even if a positive decree of 70 years was sealed for him, it’s transformed into an evil decree.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 11:9 An ox that killed a man and was sentenced to death, any sale, gift or transfer of ox ownership is invalid.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 15Tamuz: Nowadays, when get weakened by multiple fasts, prohibited to take upon self fasts for sins. Give charity instead.
#EmunaYomi 493: Person’s worth based on money, wisdom, beauty or pedigree, deceiving & inaccurate. Often shows reverse of spiritual reality.


Wednesday, July 13, 2022 / 14 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 4: God: Zlofhad’s girls inherit. Inheritance laws. Moshe, go up mountain & die. Moshe: appoint new leader. God: Joshua.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 7:4 If has to repay both the value and 1/5th, the repayment becomes Truma and the Kohen can’t forgive the repayment.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 7: Say blessing of grooms in minyan all 7 days of wedding celebration. R’ Yehuda: only when “new faces” participate.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 10:11 Man enters private property without permission & killed by animal, owner doesn’t have to make restitution.
#HalachaYomi OC 302:4 Home clothing-press can open to retrieve clothing that need for Shabat. Can’t open professional press, like disarming.
#TanyaYomiM 14Tamuz: Debate as to how many fasts if sinned same sin multiple times. Decision: 3x requisite # of fasts.
#EmunaYomi 492: Spiritual level determined by extent to which developed Emuna & successfully passed life’s many tests of faith.


Tuesday, July 12, 2022 / 13 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 3: Detail future tribal lots. Levite census. Zelofhad’s daughters, Mahla, Noa, Hogla, Milca, Tirtza ask for inheritance.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 7:1 One who eats Truma intentionally must repay its value, but not 1/5, and remains Hulin. Kohen can forgive repayment.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 6: Can’t put cloth stopper tightly into barrel spout on Chag. Will squeeze liquid from cloth. Forbidden on Shabat & Chag.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 9:1 1st ox chasing 2nd. 2nd ox got hurt. Owner of 2nd says to 1st: your fault. 1st says: don’t know. No payment.
#HalachaYomi OC 302:3 Warning about folding garment on Shabat, however, opinion that ok if not like original folding of the garment.
#TanyaYomiM 13Tamuz: The Ari: Kabala principle of # of fasts for sins: Anger=151; Rabbinic prohibitions=73; not doing Rabbinic enactment=61.
#EmunaYomi 491: Torah leads to Emuna, to stronger illumination of soul, more capable of recognizing God. Purpose of person’s existence.


Monday, July 11, 2022 / 12 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 2: Census of 20+ yr old men including details: Datan/Aviram, Korah (son’s didn’t die), Zelofhad’s girls, Serah: 601,730.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 6:5 R Meir: one dedicated thing (Hekdesh) can’t be used to redeem other Hekdesh. Sages: can redeem with other Hekdesh.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 5: Why are fingers shaped like pegs? So if a person hears an inappropriate matter, will place fingers in ears & not hear.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 8:6 Ox did damage & owner sold it, plaintiff gets damages of value of ox from buyer & buyer reclaims from seller.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 12Tamuz: No mention to fast in Mitzva of Tshuva by Rambam, SMG; even sins that get Karet, death. Mention Vidui, ask forgiveness.
#EmunaYomi 490: Practical manifestation of Emuna, prayer. Only surefire weapon against evil inclination. Strive to enhance Emuna & prayer.


Sunday, July 10, 2022 / 11 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 1: God praises Pinhas for killing Zimri & Kosbi. Says to attack Midian for plot. Orders Moshe & Elazar take new census.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 6:3 Fed workmen or guests Truma: R Meir: pays principal, they pay 1/5. Sages: they pay both, he pays them price of meal.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 4: R Yohanan: Although they stated that there’s no mourning observed on a Festival, one observes it in matters of privacy.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 7:3 Animal that hurt a person, the owner pays damages, but not for pain, work stoppage, medical or embarrassment.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 11Tamuz: By violating a prohibition, evil cleaves to soul, impairs root & origin in garbs of 10 Sefirot of Asiyah.
#EmunaYomi 489: “As long as Israel cast their eyes skyward & subjugated their hearts to God, overcame their enemy; if not, they fell.”


Shabbat, July 9, 2022 / 10 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Balak 7: Bilaam: more on Israel & others. Israeli men sleep w/ Moabites. God furious. Pinhas kills leader. Plague kills 24,000.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 6:1 Ate Truma unwittingly, pay value + 1/5 (of total), whether eats, drinks it, anoints w/ it or if it’s Tahor or Tamei.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 3: Times when rulers had intercourse with brides on wedding night. Some women would kill selves rather than submit.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 6:6 “Muad” (forewarned) animal that is sold or given as a gift reclaims status of a “Tam” (simple, placid) animal.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 10Tamuz: Creation of stone, dust, from substitutions of substitutions, transpositions of transpositions of God’s letters, words.
#EmunaYomi 488: Amalek: symbol of evil, nickname of evil inclination. Injects doubts of Emuna in person’s mind and heart.


Friday, July 8, 2022 / 9 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Balak 6: Same rite & result 3rd time @ Peak of Peor. Balak furious, says: get lost! Bilaam: told u can only say what God says.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 5:8 Seah of Truma fell in 100 Hulin: before he could take it out, another fell in, all becomes forbidden. R Shimon: ok.
#DafYomi #Ktuvot 2: Sages sought women’s benefit, instituted that weddings made on Wednesday so groom would exert himself 3 days on feast.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 5:1 Animal wanders in field, farmer warns owner 3 times, then slaughters animal and tells owner “here’s the meat.”
#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).
#TanyaYomiM 9Tamuz: Each being in 7 heavens created, lives by life-force of combining, substitution, transposition letters of God’s words.
#EmunaYomi 487: When encounter difficulty, should arouse desire & longing for God; very purpose of situation to bring us closer to God.


Thursday, July 7, 2022 / 8 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Balak 5: Balak takes Bilaam to 2nd place to curse, Field of Seers. Again builds altars & brings sacrifices. Blessings come out.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 5:7 Seah of Truma fell in 100 Hulin, lifted 1 Seah out, 2nd Truma fell in, lifted out, 3rd fell in, ok if Truma < Hulin.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 122: Witnesses may testify that an individual died even if they saw his corpse only by candlelight or by moonlight.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 4:1 If owner took normal precautions but the animal escaped and damaged, owner blameless.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 8Tamuz: 22 kinds of effluences of life-forces & powers by which all higher & lower worlds & all creatures created = 22 letters.
#EmunaYomi 486: “Degree of yearning enhanced by obstacles. When prevented from attaining wish, desire enhanced.” Likutei Moharan 1:66.


Wednesday, July 6, 2022 / 7 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Balak 4: Bilaam has Balak build 7 altars on Bamot Baal & sacrifice 7 bulls & 7 rams. Bilaam utters blessings instead of curses.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 5:4 A Seah of Tamei Truma that falls into 100 Seahs of Tahor Truma: Bet Shamai prohibits, but Bet Hilel permits.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 121: R Akiva’s ship sank: plank (Daf) from the boat came to me, and I bent my head before each wave that came toward me.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 3:1 Animal eats someone else’s produce: in private property owner pays full damage.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 7Tamuz: When God’s attributes reach revelation of action in lower worlds, called “utterances” & combination of “letters”.
#EmunaYomi 485: Matriarchs Sara, Rebecca & Rachel were barren. God wanted their prayers. Difficulties sign God wants to bring closer to Him.


Tuesday, July 5, 2022 / 6 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Balak 3: Bilaam rides. Angel blocks way 3 times; donkey sees, Bilaam doesn’t. Donkey talks. Bilaam sees angel, allowed to go.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 5:3 Seah Tahor Truma fell in 100 Tamei Hulin, can eat small amounts, roasted, kneaded w/ juice, or cut into small pcs.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 120: Can testify that a man died only if he can testify about seeing the countenance (Partzuf) of the face with the nose.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 2:2 Private property damaged by pebbles kicked by animal walking — owner pays half.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 6Tamuz: 1st day Creation, made light w/ attribute of Kindness w/ some Might; made it material. 2nd day firmament w/ Might, etc.
#EmunaYomi 484: King David suffered untold difficulties from young age, constantly sought God, reached level of prophet & God’s anointed.


Monday, July 4, 2022 / 5 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Balak 2: Bilaam to Balak’s men: can’t come. Balak calls again. God to Bilaam: go, but will only be able to say what I tell you.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 5:1 Seah of Tamei Truma fell in less than 100 Seah of Hulin, Maaser or Hekdesh, whether Tamei or Tahor, all left to rot.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 119: Woman was told that her husband and Tzara died overseas, can’t remarry or do Yibum until knows if Tzara had child.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 1:1 Owner is responsible for all damage done by his animal.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 5Tamuz: God created 10 Tikunim (garments) which we call Sefirot. Directs hidden & revealed worlds through them.
#EmunaYomi 483: Talmud Nedarim 81a: “Beware of the sons of the poor, for they shall become the scholars of the Torah.”


Sunday, July 3, 2022 / 4 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Balak 1: Moab’s King Balak scared of Israel. Sends messengers to sorcerer Bilaam to curse Israel. God tells Bilaam can’t curse.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 4:12 Seah of Truma fell into one of two baskets or piles and not sure which one, bring up Truma from the other one.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 118: Man isn’t believed if says brother died so that he can marry his wife or that wife died so he can marry her sister.
#RambamYomi #Mikvaot 11:12 Mikva immersion is Scriptural decree, needs proper intent of heart. Immersed w/o intent to purify, disqualified.
#HalachaYomi OC 301:27 Can go out on Shabat, weekday w/ locust egg, fox tooth, nail from crucifixion, for healing purpose; not Amorite way.
#TanyaYomiM 4Tamuz: Scholars of Truth granted permission to speak allegorically of Sefirot as “light”; ex. sun spreads light from 1 source.
#EmunaYomi 482: Soul derives virtually no gratification from material amenities. When soul feels darkness, it becomes restless.


Shabbat, July 2, 2022 / 3 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 7: Israel asks Amorite Sihon, to pass thru country; Sihon attacks Israel; Israel wins. Also vs. Og of Bashan. Get land.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 4:9 50 black & 50 white figs, if black Truma fig fell in, white ok, black not; white fell in, black ok, white not.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 117: “As with water, the face mirrors the face, so the heart of man to man” (Proverbs 27:19).
#RambamYomi #Mikvaot 10:3 Left empty Mikva, returned, found it full, it’s acceptable. There’s a doubt if the water for this Mikva was drawn.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 3Tamuz: Unity of God’s attributes beyond comprehension, Sefirot called “secret of faith,” faith that transcends intellect.
#EmunaYomi 481: Life’s overwhelming situations become challenges that we’re ready to meet when we look for the light within the darkness.


Friday, July 1, 2022 / 2 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 6: Journeys: Ovoth; Iyey Haavarim; Nahal Zered; opposite Arnon (Amorite/Moab border); Beera (well), where sing of well.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 4:7 R’ Eliezer: Truma can be taken out if it falls into a hundred and one parts. R’ Yehoshua: in a hundred and more.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 116: B Hilel: woman says husband died: in same country, believed; different one, no. B Shamai: believe from different one.
#RambamYomi #Mikvaot 9:18 Can’t immerse in wave crest when it’s in air before falls. If 2 ends of a wave are touching earth, ok to immerse.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 2Tamuz: When speaking of God, His level of Wisdom is considered exactly the same as His level of action.
#EmunaYomi 480: Search for Divine message within tribulations, realize that God using to stimulate spiritual growth; despair becomes hope.


Thursday, June 30, 2022 / 1 Tamuz 5782
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 5: Aaron dies. Arad attacks, takes captive, Israel destroys them. Snakes attack Israel. Copper snake on staff heals.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 4:6 3x/year measure basket contents: Bikurim, late summer, mid-summer. If counts, good; measures, better; weighs, best.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 115: Man on boat that sank in endless body of water, wife can’t remarry. No proof that drowned & didn’t emerge elsewhere.
#RambamYomi #Mikvaot 8:11 Anything created from the water, e.g., red worms, ok for immersion. One may immerse in the eye of a giant fish.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 1Tamuz: Wisdom 5 levels above quality of life-force in action: action; speech; thought; emotional attributes; intellect.
#EmunaYomi 479: Stress & anxiety result from lack of spiritual awareness, tantamount to darkness. Recognition of God illuminates darkness.


Wednesday, June 29, 2022 / 30 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 4: Moshe asks Edom to pass through their land, stay on highway, pay for water. Edom doesn’t let, sends army to prevent.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 4:3 The amount of Truma: Generous is 1/40, B Shamai says 1/30; Average 1/50; Stingy 1/60. If gave 1/60 valid.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 114: Gentile comes to extinguish Jew’s fire on Shabbat don’t say Extinguish or Don’t. His rest isn’t Jew’s responsibility.
#RambamYomi #Mikvaot 7:12 If Mikva color changes on its own w/o anything falling in, ok. Disqualified if color changed due to other liquid.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 30Sivan: As per Rambam, God’s Essence, Being & Knowledge are 1, perfect unity, not composite at all, same w/ all His attributes.
#EmunaYomi 478: Every time we use the power of personal prayer to overcome difficult situation, we enhance our awareness of God’s magnitude.


Tuesday, June 28, 2022 / 29 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 3: God to Moshe: take staff, people, Aaron, talk to rock, get water. Moshe hits rock, punished, won’t enter land.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 4:1 Set aside only part of Truma & Maaser, may take Truma from that heap but can’t take Truma from it for other produce.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 113: More than the man wants to get married, a woman wants to be married.
#RambamYomi #Mikvaot 6:7 When either a sponge or a bucket that contains 3 Lugim of drawn water falls into a Mikveh, doesn’t disqualify it.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 29Sivan: Only after multiplicity of contractions could God’s life-force invest itself in lower created items like stones & dust.
#EmunaYomi 477: With relentless personal prayer, we are assured of finding our individual path in the world.


Monday, June 27, 2022 / 28 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 2: Zin desert, 1st month (40th yr), Miriam dies, no water, people complain, Moshe & Aaron fall on face, God appears.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 3:8 Intended to say Truma & said Maaser, or confusion with any other vow, meaningless until his heart & mind are one.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 112: Woman says forbidden to husband & wants Ktuba payment needs proof. Prevents her casting eyes on other man & taking $.
#RambamYomi #Mikvaot 5:6 Cistern full w/ drawn water, canal of rainwater flows thru. Pasul until determine if 3 Lugim of drawn water remain.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 28Sivan: God could have created worlds in infinite quantity & quality & given them life forever & not created this world at all.
#EmunaYomi 476: Life’s difficulties serve added purpose; help lead each of us on path of our individual mission on earth.


Sunday, June 26, 2022 / 27 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 1: Red cow: kill outside camp; burn w/ cedar, hyssop, wool; mix ashes in water; sprinkle on impure from death; purifies.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 3:6 If gave Truma b4 Bikurim or Maaser Rishon b4 Truma or Maaser Sheni b4 Maaser Rishon, violated command, but accepted.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 111: If Yevama says within 30 days of marriage I haven’t had relations with him, court forces him to do Halitza with her.
#RambamYomi #Mikvaot 4:7 Mikva had exactly 40 Se’ah, added Se’ah of drawn water, then removed Se’ah of water from it, Mikveh is acceptable.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 27Sivan: God’s life-force undergoes numerous & powerful contractions in order to bring finite, limited beings into existence.
#EmunaYomi 475: When understand benefits of life’s difficulties, can understand why God sent our souls to this lowly material world.


Shabbat, June 25, 2022 / 26 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Korach 7: Levites get all tithes in exchange for their work of Ohel Moed, but get no land. Children of Israel can’t approach.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 3:5 Said Truma or Maaser of this pile is in it. R Shimon: designated. Sages: only if says it’s in pile’s north or south.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 110: If has intercourse with woman he married as minor, intention is in framework established by initial betrothal.
#RambamYomi #Mikvaot 3:24 When immerse laundered clothes, the water must penetrate through them to the extent that air bubbles arise.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 26Sivan: God’s Thoughts & Knowledge encompass all created beings & is life-force that brings it into existence from nothingness.
#EmunaYomi 474: People who haven’t been tested are very limited in their capability to understand faith or get close to God.


Friday, June 24, 2022 / 25 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Korach 6: God: Aaron, family in charge of Temple, Levites help. Non-Kohen gets close, die. You get part of offerings; no land.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 3:3 Two partners took Truma, one after the other. R Akiva: both are Truma. Sages: the Truma of the first is Truma.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 109: If performs Mitzvot is engaged in Torah study, while one who isn’t performing Mitzvot isn’t engaged in Torah study.
#RambamYomi #Mikvaot 2:6 Loose necklaces don’t intervene, don’t strangle. Tight ones intervene; women choke themselves w/ them to look fat.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 25Sivan: “There is no place devoid of God, in upper or lower worlds.” “God grasps all, none can grasp God.”
#EmunaYomi 473: Know that difficulties are vehicles to strengthen our souls, bring us closer to God, give strength to handle any situation.


Thursday, June 23, 2022 / 24 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Korach 5: God to Moshe to calm complaints: take staff of each tribe prince + Aaron’s, put in Ohel Moed. Aaron’s blooms almonds.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 3:1 Gave cucumber as Truma, was found to be bitter; melon, was found to be rotten, it’s Truma, but must give again.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 108: Anyone she leaves by Gett, forbidden for her to return to him. Anyone she leaves by Miyun, she can return to him.
#RambamYomi #Mikvaot 1:10 For Mikva immersion, visible portions of body must be in contact with water. But must still clean folds of body.
#HalachaYomi OC 299:6 Forgot to make Havdala Motzai Shabat, can make until Tuesday, just blessing on wine & Hamavdil, not candle & spices.
#TanyaYomiM 24Sivan: Error to think Tzimtzum doctrine means God removed self from world & only guides from above w/ individual Providence.
#EmunaYomi 472: R’ Akiva, son of poor converts. Spiritually self-made man. Slow, tenacious & relentless effort to learn Torah & refine soul.


Wednesday, June 22, 2022 / 23 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Korach 4: God furious. Moshe: Aaron, take incense into crowd, because plague started. Aaron runs. Stops plague. 14,000 died.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 2:4 Can’t give Truma from one kind for another kind. If he did give it isn’t Truma. All kinds of wheat count as one.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 107: Beit Shamai: a man doesn’t readily render his act of intercourse as a licentious act of intercourse.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 28:5 Pouch w/ inner pouch, 1 of the 2 contracted impurity due to impure liquids, the other does not contract impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 299:5 If a person erred and ate before making Havdala, can still make Havdala afterwards.
#TanyaYomiM 23Sivan: God is unchanging. Alone pre-creation & alone post-creation. No difference between God’s Knowledge & God’s Self.
#EmunaYomi 471: Talmud story: 4 sages entered upper spiritual worlds: 1 died, 1 went crazy, 1 lost faith & only R’ Akiva came out unscathed.


Tuesday, June 21, 2022 / 22 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Korach 3: Earth swallows up Korach’s people, their families & belongings. 250 incense-men burned by God. Censers used on Altar.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 2:2 Can’t give Truma from impure produce for pure. If gave unwittingly, Truma is valid; If intentionally, did nothing.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 106: This is what the Sage said: A mistaken Halitza is always valid, while a mistaken bill of divorce is always invalid.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 27:4 Bent shield: gets Midras impurity. Stadium sport shield: human corpse impurity. Arabs’ play-shield: entirely pure.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 22Sivan: God’s attribute of Malchut, Tzimtzum, allows time & space to exist. Otherwise, all would be nullified by God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 470: God doesn’t illuminate us too strongly. Gives us chances to strengthen spiritual selves, become sturdy vessels for light.


Monday, June 20, 2022 / 21 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Korach 2: Datan/Aviram: You didn’t bring us to land of milk & honey. Korach group of 250 bring censers w/ incense to Mishkan.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 1:10 Can’t take Truma from produce whose processing is complete for produce that isn’t or viceversa. If did, it’s Truma.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 105: Descendants of Bet Eli died young (around 18). Raba who focused on Torah study lived to 40; Abaya Torah & Chesed, 60.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 26:14 Even when an entire bed contracted impurity, if it was immersed component by component, it is pure.
#HalachaYomi OC 298:14 People sitting in the Bet Midrash on Motzai Shabat & they brought them a Havdala candle, one person blesses for all.
#TanyaYomiM 21Sivan: “World” relates to space & time, not to God’s attributes. Only attribute of Malchut relates to God’s infinite presence.
#EmunaYomi 469: Just as electricity can’t go directly from generator to light-bulb, God can’t reveal self directly to us; would destroy us.


Sunday, June 19, 2022 / 20 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Korach 1: Korach & co. challenge Moshe/Aaron authority. Moshe: bring incense tomorrow & God will decide. Datan/Aviram nasty.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 1:8 Can’t give Truma from oil for crushed olives or wine for trodden grapes. If did, it’s Truma, but has to give again.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 104: Yevama removed shoe & spat correctly but didn’t say text, Halitza ok. Said text & spat, but didn’t remove shoe, not.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 25:1 All flat wooden implements made to sit, lie, or ride upon are susceptible to Midras impurity: bed, chair, etc.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 20Sivan: “There’s no king without a nation (Am).” Word “Am” (nation) from word Omemut (concealed). Separate & distant from King.
#EmunaYomi 468: Once develop awareness that our environment is God’s way of talking to us, we sharpen our perception to events in our lives.


Shabbat, June 18, 2022 / 19 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 7: Blasphemy gets divine Karet punishment. Man found gathering wood on Shabat, God orders stone him to death. Tzitzit.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 1:6 There are 5 who can’t give Truma, but if did, the Truma is valid: mute; drunk; naked; blind; had seminal emission.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 103: When a woman crouches to give birth, she pushes her heels into her thighs and she gives birth.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 24:10 Cloth pillow contracted Midras impurity, made into cloak or vice versa, impure due to Midras as it was before.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 19Sivan: Thru God’s attribute of Gvura & Tzimtzum, heaven, earth & all their host appear as independently existing entities.
#EmunaYomi 467: Attributing everything to God smooths out life’s bumpiness. We thank God for our successes & don’t despair about failures.


Friday, June 17, 2022 / 18 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 6: When reach land, separate 1st part of dough as gift to God. If the nation sins inadvertently Kohen brings sacrifice.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 1:5 Can’t take Truma from Leket (gleanings), Shichecha (forgotten sheaf), Peah (corner) or Hefker (ownerless produce).
#DafYomi #Yevamot 102: “Most of foot” = “Most of heel.” Then why called most of foot? Because whole weight of leg puts pressure on the heel.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 23:10 Cloak that had contracted impurity of a Zav was afterwards made into a curtain, it is purified from that impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 298:3 Custom to look at palms & fingernails in Havdala candlelight. Zohar: Bend fingers to see palms & nails at same time.
#TanyaYomiM 18Sivan: “In the heavens above & on earth below ‘En Od’ there’s nothing else but God.” All else as nothing compared to God.
#EmunaYomi 466: With spiritual eyes that see life’s ultimate objective, troubles are opportunities for spiritual growth, bring God in lives.


Thursday, June 16, 2022 / 17 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 5: If bring bull as Olah, Zevah or Shlamim w/ 3/10 fine flour + 1/2 Hin oil, 1/2 Hin wine. Same if ox, ram, sheep, goat.
#MishnaYomi #Trumot 1:2 Heresh who speaks but can’t hear can’t give Truma, but if does, ok. Heresh of whom sages talk doesn’t hear or speak.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 101: Must do Halitza in front of 3 judges even if they’re laymen. Did w/ shoe (soft leather) ok, w/ soft shoe (cloth) not.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 22:15 If head covering is torn, if it no longer can cover greater portion of the hair on the woman’s head, it’s pure.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 17Sivan: Name “Elokim” attribute of Gvura & Tzimtzum; numerical = “hateva” (nature); conceals God’s light; all seems “natural.”
#EmunaYomi 465: When realize material gratification leads nowhere, ready to channel desires & energies into satisfying soul & seeking God.


Wednesday, June 15, 2022 / 16 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 4: Men > 20 yrs old will die in desert. Nation to wander 40 yrs. 10 spies die of plague. Rebels fail to enter Canaan.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 10:9 Movable property can be acquired only by act of drawing, but whoever fulfills his word, Sages are pleased w/ him.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 100: Where poor man’s tithe distributed, given to women 1st. Beneath woman’s honor for her to wait with men for long time.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 21:4 Plumb lines used by roofers and artists are impure regardless of their length.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 16Sivan: Only Tzadikim in GanEden given reward of understanding life-force & light which come from attributes of Chesed & Gvura.
#EmunaYomi 464: Once our Emuna is developed to the point where we actively seek God, life becomes sweet & gratifying, despite tribulations.


Tuesday, June 14, 2022 / 15 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 3: Mob threatens Caleb/Joshua, God appears, set to destroy Israel, set up new nation from Moshe. Moshe has Him relent.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 10:7 Sages: beehive – not land; can’t use as security to write Prozbul; gets impurity; if took honey on Shabat, exempt.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 99: If God doesn’t cause a stumbling block through animals of righteous, all the more so through the righteous themselves.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 20:2 Coated earthenware container for cooking, coating isn’t joined to it. Coated to heat tar, is as if joined to it.
#HalachaYomi OC 297:1 At Havdala bless over spices, if has. If doesn’t have, doesn’t need to go after them.
#TanyaYomiM 15Sivan: Tzimtzum & concealing of God’s life force are called Kelim (vessels). God’s life force itself is called God’s Light.
#EmunaYomi 463: Modesty, Emuna & desire 1 entity. Knowing limitation leads to modesty, modesty to Emuna, Emuna invokes desire for God.


Monday, June 13, 2022 / 14 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 2: Spied land 40 days, saw giants, brought back giant grapes & other fruit, said can’t conquer, Caleb & Joshua say can.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 10:5 A pre-dated Prozbul is valid, post-dated is invalid. Pre-dated loan documents invalid, but post-dated one valid.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 98: Just as Nineveh’s fortune turned from bad to good, in Yerovam B Yoash’s days Israel’s fortune turned from bad to good.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 19:15 Kettle w/ hole patched w/ tar, pure, can’t hold hot liquids as it holds cold ones. Kli made of tar, beeswax, pure.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 14Sivan: Just as can’t comprehend God, can’t understand His ability to create something from nothing and give it life.
#EmunaYomi 462: When realize futility vs all world’s forces, become modest. Important prerequisite for Emuna. Know can’t navigate w/o God.


Sunday, June 12, 2022 / 13 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 1: God to Moshe: send men to tour Canaan, 1/tribe. From Paran desert to Negev & up mountain. Reconnoiter. Grape season.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 10:3 Loan secured by Prozbul not cancelled by Shmita. Enacted by Hilel Hazaken. Saw people weren’t lending near Shmita.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 97: Any Torah scholar in whose name a matter of Halakha is said in this world, his lips mouth the words in the grave.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 18:3 Homeowner’s funnel pure. Perfumer’s funnel can be impure: its turned on its side for customers to smell fragrance.
#HalachaYomi OC 296:1 Havdala order: wine, spices, candle, Havdala. Sign YBNH. Must be careful that cup of wine shouldn’t be deficient.
#TanyaYomiM 13Sivan: Name “Hava’ye” means that which brings everything into existence ex nihilo. Prefix Yud indicates present & continuous.
#EmunaYomi 461: Why is getting to know God so difficult? Seems like losing battle. But constant struggle is what drives person to seek God.


Shabbat, June 11, 2022 / 12 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 7: Graves of Craving: ate quail, God kills. Miriam & Aaron speak of Moshe’s Chushite wife. Miriam gets Tzaraat.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 10:1 Shmita year cancels a debt written in a document or one not written in a document. Debt to a shop isn’t cancelled.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 96: Sages argued in shul, Torah scroll torn in anger. R Yosi B Kisma: Surprised if doesn’t become idolatrous place. Did.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 17:1 Kli accessories are considered as the Kli itself. If Kli contracts impurity, its needed accessory is also impure.
#HalachaYomi OC 295:1 After Arvit on Motzaei Shabat, Chazan says Havdala in order to fulfill the obligation for whoever doesn’t have wine.
#TanyaYomiM 12Sivan: Breath of God’s mouth flows & brings all into existence. Can’t comprehend Divine source of all created things.
#EmunaYomi 460: Biggest concealment: no clarity what God wants from us. Rabbis disagree. Many who follow Torah life don’t seem close to God.


Friday, June 10, 2022 / 11 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 6: Ark. People: complain, fire, crying, Moshe prays, fire stops, want meat, Moshe suicidal, 70 elders, bird feast.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 9:9 If one eats dough of 7th year produce before Halah is taken from it, incurs death penalty at the hands of heaven.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 95: Before wed, he’s permitted to all women, she to all men. After, she’s forbidden to all men, he to all her relatives.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 16:10 When the crack in an oven is positioned in a corner, even though one smeared clay at the sides, it is pure.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 11Sivan: Sun example of inability to see God’s “Activating Force.” Can see sun’s light outside of sun, but as nothing within it.
#EmunaYomi 459: 5th concealment: Torah & Mitzvot: seem incongruous w/ living life in this world. Multiple restrictions on work, time, life.


Thursday, June 9, 2022 / 10 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 5: Year 2, Month 2, Day 12: Cloud leads Israel from Sinai to Paran. Order of march. Moshe asks Hovav to accompany.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 9:6 Gathered moist herbs, can eat them until sweet herbs in field have dried up; dry herbs, can eat until 2nd rainfall.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 94: Woman not believed if said: My Yavam died (so free to marry others), or my sister died (so can marry brother-in-law).
#RambamYomi #Keilim 15:10 Furnace to make lime, glass, or pottery, pure. Oven w/ side opening & border on its side, susceptible to impurity.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 10Sivan: Can’t see God’s “Activating Force” & “Breath of His mouth.” Would nullify material reality that we see.
#EmunaYomi 458: God’s 4th concealment: tribulations: financial, physical, emotional, conceal God’s lovingkindness; Emuna almost impossible.


Wednesday, June 8, 2022 / 9 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 4: Constant cloud over Mishkan & fire at night. When cloud moved, signal for camp to follow. Made silver trumpets.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 9:5 Purslane may be eaten during 7th year until there’s no more wild purslane in Bet Netopha valley (lower Galilee).
#DafYomi #Yevamot 93: R Huna/ Rav/ RYanai/ RḤiya/ Rebi/ R Meir/ R EliezerBYakov/ R Akiva: Can transfer entity that hasn’t yet come to world.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 14:4 Rooster swallows dead crawling animal or human corpse flesh, then falls inside an oven: oven is pure, until dies.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 9Sivan: Existence requires God’s constant “Activating Force.” Otherwise, all would return to nothingness & non-existence.
#EmunaYomi 457: 3rd layer, God’s concealment: human body; coarsest material form; opposite spirituality, Godliness; gravitates to physical.


Tuesday, June 7, 2022 / 8 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 3: Yr 2, Month 1, God: bring Pesach sacrifice. Ritually unclean can’t. Got chance to bring sacrifice next month.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 9:2 3 territories for removal of Sheviit produce: Judea, Transjordan, Galilee; & there are 3 territories in each one.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 92: Court ruled sun set after Shabat (can do labor) but then sun shone, not ruling for which court blamed, but an error.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 13:9 Neither oven, range, or other cooking places contract impurity unless impurity is found from the sealing & inward.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 8Sivan: Foolish to compare God’s Creation to man’s creations. Man’s creations remain independent of man.
#EmunaYomi 456: 2nd layer of God’s concealment: humans. Have free will. Do whatever want. No immediate or visible divine repercussions.


Monday, June 6, 2022 / 7 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 2: Levites cleansed and “waved” as part of consecration to serve in Temple; instead of firstborns; from age 25-50.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 8:11 Bath heated with straw or stubble of 7th year, permitted to wash in it. But if he’s an important man, shouldn’t.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 91: Might have thought if woman disqualified from Ktuva, sons can still benefit? No, entire Ktuva & conditions canceled.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 12:14 Hole made in upper portion of a large pot or a bowl, it is impure. If it is in its lower portion, it is pure.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 7Sivan: If letters of God’s 10 utterances @ Creation would depart, all would return to nothingness as before 6 days of Creation.
#EmunaYomi 455: Layers of God’s concealment: Laws of nature appear absolute & conceal God’s individual Divine Presence over each creation.


Sunday, June 5, 2022 / 6 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 1: Menora: candelabrum, 1 piece of hammered gold, 7 branches. Levites: separation & consecration to Temple service.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 8:10 R Akiva was told R Eliezer said: eats Samaritan bread like eats pig. R Akiva: Silence! I won’t tell you what said.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 90: Man cohabited with his wife under fig tree. Court flogged him. Not forbidden, but to discourage licentious behavior.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 11:13 Broken or scratched metal mirror: if doesn’t reflect majority of face, it’s pure. Reflects majority: still a Kli.
#HalachaYomi OC 289:1 Shabat day: set table, nice tablecloth, like at night, make Kidush on wine, wash hands, bless over 2 loaves, meal.
#TanyaYomiM 6Sivan: “Educate child according to *his* way, even when old won’t depart from it.” Means it’s not path of the perfect truth.
#EmunaYomi 454: Untried & unproven soul that derives unearned pleasure in spiritual world sorely embarrassed in front of other souls.


Shabbat, June 4, 2022 / 5 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Naso 7: Total: 12 silver bowls, basins, gold spoons w/ incense, bulls, rams, lambs, goats, + 24 oxen, + 60 rams, goats, lambs.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 8:8 Can’t buy slaves, land, or an unclean beast with Sheviit money. If did, must buy and eat food for their equivalent.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 89: Reason Sages instituted a Ktuva for an ordinary woman? So that she won’t be demeaned in his eyes and easily divorce.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 10:3 Bloodletter’s needle, the utensil with which he draws blood, is susceptible to impurity. A sundial pointer is pure.
#HalachaYomi OC 288:8 We don’t fast on Shabat for any trouble, of all troubles that may come.
#TanyaYomiM 5Sivan: God’s light rests on divine soul by destroying animal soul’s Garments of thought/speech/action; turn from dark to light.
#EmunaYomi 453: Soul actually desires to descend to “war zone” of material world to rightfully earn lofty place in proximity to God.


Friday, June 3, 2022 / 4 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Naso 6: More sacrifices, all identical, on successive days: Princes of Gad, Efraim, Menase, Benjamin, Dan, Asher, Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 8:5 Can’t use proceeds of Sheviit to pay a worker’s wages even if providing a service that the receiver bodily enjoys.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 88: Yosef recognized brothers but they didn’t recognize him. R Ḥisda: teaches that Yosef left w/o a beard, came w/ beard.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 9:12 When a chain has a lock, it is susceptible to impurity. If it is meant to secure an entity, it is pure.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 4Sivan: 2nd Temple had no Ark. God’s light descended by degrees. Since Temple destroyed, God only has “4 cubits of Halacha.”
#EmunaYomi 452: Material world advantage: enables spiritual gain; spiritual world doesn’t. Seems contradictory, but cardinal principle.


Thursday, June 2, 2022 / 3 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Naso 5: Mishkan complete. Princes give wagons & oxen for transport. Prince sacrifices: Judah, Isachar, Zebulun, Ruben, Simon.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 8:3 Shmita produce can’t be sold by measure, weight or number. Neither figs by number, nor vegetables by weight.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 87: R Ada b Ahava: Bat Kohen married, then separated from hubby w/ no kid, eats from dad’s Truma, not breast, rt hind leg.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 8:14 Wherever bells are found, they’re susceptible to impurity, except in large cities; majority there made for doors.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 3Sivan: 1st Temple: Ark w/Luchot, revealed aspect of God’s light. Didn’t descend by degree, “God’s work & writing” supernatural.
#EmunaYomi 451: Soul in original non-corporal state can’t know or understand God or His attributes. Needs to descend to this physical world.


Wednesday, June 1, 2022 / 2 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Naso 4: Sotah: suspected adulteress, bitter water ritual checks if guilty. Nazir: no grape products, cut hair, contact w/ dead.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 8:1 General principle of Shmita: If usually designated as food for humans, can’t make a poultice of it for a person.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 86: Levites penalized via tithes because didn’t ascend to Israel in days of Ezra. Opinions: Must give to poor; to Kohens.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 7:13 When a shoe was damaged, if it does not cover the majority of the foot, it is pure.
#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.”
#TanyaYomiM 2Sivan: Shrine of Holy of Holies contained in each world. Also source of Talmud’s wisdom. Halacha derived from God’s attributes.
#EmunaYomi 450: Soul is tiny spark of God in each & every one of us. In spiritual world, basks in sublime delight of Divine illumination.


Tuesday, May 31, 2022 / 1 Sivan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Naso 3: Banished from camp those ritually unclean from: tzaraat, male discharge, contact w/ dead. Was treacherous, pays +1/5.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 7:7 New rose preserved in old oil, can take out rose. But old rose preserved in new oil, subject to law of removal.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 85: Why do women forbidden as secondary relatives by rabbinic law not have marriage contract? To speed up their divorce.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 6:1 Impure Kli broken beyond use regains purity by being broken. Pure broken Kli’s pieces not susceptible to impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 286:3 Can eat before Musaf prayer, fruits or even some bread, even if satiating, but can’t have a meal.
#TanyaYomiM 1Sivan: What are the “garments” able to conceal & clothe God’s light without being nullified? The 613 Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 449: Lack of Emuna perpetuates the Diaspora and exile. Conversely, enhanced Emuna hastens the full redemption of our people.


Monday, May 30, 2022 / 29 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Naso 2: Sons of Merari (Levi tribe) job: carry planks, bars, pillars, sockets, pegs, ropes & implements of Ohel Moed & Mishkan.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 7:4 Bought first-born animal for his son’s wedding feast, or for a festival, then decides doesn’t need it, can sell it.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 84: “When a man or woman shall commit any sin that people commit.” Equates woman to man for all punishments of the Torah.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 5:3 Lyre is susceptible to impurity. Levites’ Temple lyres: pure. Guitar, standing harp & drum, susceptible to impurity.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 29Iyar: Worlds can’t endure, receive God’s light w/o Garments to screen, conceal light so not entirely nullified, lose identity.
#EmunaYomi 448: By virtue of Emuna, not only is one forgiven for all transgressions, but harsh edicts are overturned.


Sunday, May 29, 2022 / 28 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Naso 1: Sons of Gershon of tribe of Levi work: carry curtains of Mishkan, of Ohel Moed, coverings, screens, hangings, ropes.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 7:3 Pomegranate peels and blossoms, nutshells and fruit seeds: Shmita applies to them and their money substitutes.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 83: R’ Yosi: A hermaphrodite is a creature unto himself, and the Sages did not determine whether he is a male or a female.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 4:6 Metal ring with coral signet, susceptible to impurity. Coral ring with metal signet, not susceptible to impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 285:3 From 1st day of week considered “reading with congregation” for reading to self weekly portion 2x + 1x translation.
#TanyaYomiM 28Iyar: Part of God’s light illuminates worlds in revealed manner. Extends to each item vitality suitable for it, animating it.
#EmunaYomi 447: Emuna gives enhanced spiritual insight & awareness; more readily understand rationale behind events in their environment.


Shabbat, May 28, 2022 / 27 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 7: When camp travels, Kohens take down Parochet & cover Ark; Show Table, Menora, Altar, vessels. Sons of Kehat carry.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 7:1 Important Shmita principle: if it’s food for man or beast or used in dyeing & rots if left in soil, Shmita applies.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 82: Object w/ temporary prohibition can’t be nullified no matter how much permitted substance, even in mixture of 1:1000.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 3:3 Glass chests, counters, closets: pure. Other glass containers susceptible to impurity. Stringency of glass vs wood.
#HalachaYomi OC 285:1 Even though hears Torah portion every Shabat when publicly read, must read to self weekly portion 2x + 1x translation.
#TanyaYomiM 27Iyar: God invests & conceals His light in numerous & powerful “garments” that creates this very corporeal & physical world.
#EmunaYomi 446: Emuna brings a person to the level of true patience, composure & inner peace; maximizes intellectual & functional potential.


Friday, May 27, 2022 / 26 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 6: 22,273 1stborns of Israel, “swapped” for 22,000 Levis. Extra 273 redeemed for 5 shekel each to Kohen, 1365 shekel. 
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 6:5 Can’t take Truma oil that needs to be burned nor Shmita produce from land of Israel to other countries.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 81: Might have thought one who can father kids enables his wife to eat Truma, but one who can’t, doesn’t; it’s irrelevant.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 2:8 Bundled a pearl in a hide, removed it & a hollow is left, it is susceptible to impurity until it is smoothed out.
#HalachaYomi OC 284:6 Person reading the Haftara doesn’t start it until the person rolling closed the Torah scroll has finished rolling.
#TanyaYomiM 26Iyar: Difference between higher & lower worlds is stream of divine vitality. More revealed in higher, more concealed in lower.
#EmunaYomi 445: Emuna is the foundation of holiness. One who attains Emuna achieves purification of the soul.


Thursday, May 26, 2022 / 25 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 5: Levi family count: Gershon: Libni, Shimi. Kehat: Amram, Itzhar, Hebron, Uziel. Merari: Mahli, Mushi. 22,000 total.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 6:2 In Syria, one may perform work on produce that has been detached, but not on produced attached to the soil.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 80: Who is considered a eunuch by natural causes? It is anyone who is 20 years old and has not yet grown two pubic hairs.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 1:3 Utensils from bones or hide of sea-animals, pure. Everything from sea, pure, not susceptible to any impurity types.
#HalachaYomi OC 284:1 Conclude Shabat Torah-reading w/ Prophets (Haftara) based on subject that read. Shouldn’t be less than 21 verses.
#TanyaYomiM 25Iyar: God fills all worlds & animates them. In higher & lower worlds, hidden & concealed. No thought apprehends Him.
#EmunaYomi 444: Emuna: mighty spiritual force. W/ simple, pure Emuna, desires greater connection to God, rises to higher spiritual heights.


Wednesday, May 25, 2022 / 24 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 4: Sons of Aaron: Nadav & Avihu (died), Elazar & Itamar. Tribe of Levi instead of 1stborns to serve Kohens in Temple.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 5:9 Can lend to neighbor suspected of violating Shmita sifter, sieve, hand-mill, oven, but can’t sift or grind w/ her.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 79: 1500,000 converts joined Israel after heard Saul’s sons killed as punishment for financial loss to dishonest converts.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 16:6 Produce is considered pure, even from gentile, unless produce type that assumed got susceptible to impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 282:7 Reader read Torah portion Shabat morning, skipped even 1 verse (or letter); must reread, even if already prayed Musaf.
#TanyaYomiM 24Iyar: Soul is single, simple spiritual entity; has no corporeal shape, no dimensions of space, size or physical limitations.
#EmunaYomi 443: Emuna is the spiritual vessel for Divine abundance, invoking the best blessings of health, personal welfare, and livelihood.


Tuesday, May 24, 2022 / 23 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 3: 12 Tribes encampment: E: Juda Isachar Zevulun. S: Ruben Simon Gad. W: Efraim Menase Benjamin. N: Dan Asher Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 5:7 The potter may sell 5 oil-jars and 15 wine-jars, for this is the usual amount one collects from ownerless produce.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 78: Mamzer can be purified over generations. Marries gentile maidservant, kid is slave, free kid, kid can marry Jew.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 15:6 Streams of rainwater that are still flowing, even if don’t contain 40 Se’ah, don’t contract ritual impurity.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 23Iyar: Soul’s craving grows exceedingly enraptured that soul consumed w/ desire to pour itself into God’s embrace & leave body.
#EmunaYomi 442: Emuna is root & foundation of a person’s task in this world. By strengthening Emuna we perfect our character.


Monday, May 23, 2022 / 22 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 2: Ruben 46k Simon 59 Gad 46 Juda 75 Isahar 54 Zebulun 57 Efraim 40 Menase 32 Benjamin 35 Dan 63 Asher 41 Naftali 53.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 5:6 Craftsman can’t sell 7th yr: plow w/ implements, yoke, winnowing-fan, pickax. Can sell hand sickle, scythe, cart.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 77: Rehavam son of Shlomo sat on grandpa David’s lap: Ruth & your mom, Naama of Amon, allowed into Jewish people for us.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 14:13 Shook vegetables w/ liquid on them & it descended from upper ones to lower ones, not susceptible to impurity.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 22Iyar: Divine fire in soul, leads to thirst & then rapture of soul for God. Levites w/ song & music show intense love of God.
#EmunaYomi 441: Every day is a new war for our hour of Hitbodedut. Have to be courageous, not give in. Hitbodedut is gate to connect w/ God.


Sunday, May 22, 2022 / 21 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 1: Army census > 20 yrs old of all tribes (- Levi). Princes of each tribe named. 1st day, 2nd month, 2nd yr in desert.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 5:4 6 yr Luf, summer onions, Puah that entered 7th yr: B Shamai: uproot w/ wooden stakes. B Hilel: even w/ metal rakes.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 76: Saul sees David confront Goliath, asks who is dad? Knew was son of Yishai. Asking if descendant of Peretz (monarchy).
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 13:2 Person/animal feet get muddy, cross river, rinse them: If happy, water on feet considered uprooted willfully.
#HalachaYomi OC 280:1 Marital intimacy one of pleasures of Shabat, therefore frequency of Torah scholars is from Shabat eve to Shabat eve.
#TanyaYomiM 21Iyar: Meditation alone isn’t sufficient. One must express words with lips, draw God’s light down, change darkness to light.
#EmunaYomi 440: R’ Levi Y Binder: when judged by Heavenly Court, for days that did Hitbodedut, not judged. Other days, judged meticulously.


Shabbat, May 21, 2022 / 20 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behukotai 7: All tithes of land, trees belong to God. Holy. Can’t substitute tithed animal; it & substitute holy; can’t redeem.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 5:1 White figs: their “Sheviit” is in the second year of the sabbatical year, since they ripen once in three years.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 75: Ravina asked misleading question only because he wanted to test Mereimar and see how sharp he was.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 12:10 When fruits fell into water & one extended his hand and took them, they don’t become susceptible to impurity.
#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”.
#TanyaYomiM 20Iyar: Intelligent person thinks deeply on these matters: soul will be kindled, clothed in benevolent spirit, to cleave to God.
#EmunaYomi 439: One of most important items in daily personal prayer is to ask God to help strengthen our Emuna, that all is in God’s hands.


Friday, May 20, 2022 / 19 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behukotai 6: Consecrated bought field, returns to original owners in Jubilee. Valuations based on Holy Shekel. Shekel=20 Gera.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 4:9 Olives, as soon as they can produce a quarter Log of oil for each Se’ah, they may be split and eaten in a field.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 74: If shreds of flesh that invalidate Brit Mila still remain, can’t eat Truma, Pesah, sacrificial food or tithe.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 11:9 Storing olives in 2 olive presses, completed loading 1 press, they become susceptible to ritual impurity.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 19Iyar: “Our God,” like “God of Abraham” shows His love of Israel, desire to bring near to Him, absorb into His Unity & Oneness.
#EmunaYomi 438: No matter what, designate hour for personal prayer daily. New lease on life. God’s greatest gratification when approach Him.


Thursday, May 19, 2022 / 18 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behukotai 5: Consecrated field, value based on years until Jubilee. To redeem, pays +1/4. Sold to someone else, can’t redeem.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 4:7 From when can eat fruit 7th year? Unripe figs, when appear rosy can eat in field w/ bread. When ripe can take home.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 73: “Pure sprinkles on impure” teaches that if immersed that day the one sprinkling can perform the rites of Parah Aduma.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 10:3 Blood of crawling animal is like its flesh: imparts impurity, but doesn’t make foods susceptible to impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 278:1 One is allowed to extinguish a candle on Shabat in order to allow a dangerously ill patient to sleep.
#TanyaYomiM 18Iyar: How reach level of renouncing all for love of God? Like angels who proclaim God’s greatness, nullified in His light.
#EmunaYomi 437: Evil inclination knows that whoever does daily Hitbodedut will reach full soul correction & overcome life’s difficulties.


Wednesday, May 18, 2022 / 17 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behukotai 4: Temple consecrations. Value age & gender-based. Can’t switch animals. Consecrates property, pays +1/4 to get back.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 4:5 Cut down branches of an olive tree, may not cover up the stump with earth, but may cover it with stones or straw.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 72: R Yohanan praised R Elazar’s exposition, compared to Moses expounding. Resh Lakish: it wasn’t original, was a Braita.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 9:6 Wood absorbed impure liquids, used as fuel for oven, oven is pure; liquids insignificant if absorbed in wood.
#HalachaYomi OC 277:1 Shabat, candle lit behind door: can’t open normally, lest wind extinguish candle. Open & close gently so don’t bang.
#TanyaYomiM 17Iyar: Tzimtzum’s purpose: creation of humans, subjugate SitraAchra, for light to supplant darkness when person elevates soul.
#EmunaYomi 436: Hitbodedut is tailor made. Reason it’s called PERSONAL prayer. Speak to God anywhere, anytime, any language, whatever want.


Tuesday, May 17, 2022 / 16 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behukotai 3: But if you don’t listen to God, really long, scary, horrifying list of curses & punishments that will befall you.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 4:3 They may rent newly plowed land from a Gentile in the seventh year, but not from an Israelite.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 71: Baby emerges: what was closed (mouth, nostrils) open; what open (umbilical cord) closes; if not couldn’t live 1 hour.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 8:11 Cooked a vegetable w/ Truma oil, person who immersed that day touched it, disqualifies only place he touches.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 16Iyar: God’s knowledge is not separate or external to Him. His “knowledge” of orb of the Earth gives it existence ex nihilo.
#EmunaYomi 435: Hitbodedut: personal prayer in solitude. Powerful. Can draw away harsh decrees from world. God has to pay attention to us.


Monday, May 16, 2022 / 15 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behukotai 2: Will have peace in land. Will pursue enemies; 5 of you will pursue 100; 100 pursue 10,000; they’ll fall by sword.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 4:2 Field from which thorns removed may be sown in 8th year. But if improved or cattle lived on it, can’t sow 8th year.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 70: Kohenet married Israel, had daughter; daughter married Kohen, had son who became Kohen Gadol; no Truma for grandma.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 7:1 A column of liquid being poured is not considered as joined, neither to an impure entity nor to a pure one.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 15Iyar: God’s knowledge includes all of earth’s globe. Wouldn’t have come into existence w/o many contractions of God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 434: 1 measure of self-discipline more effective than 100 lashes. Self-disciplined person saves self limitless troubles in life.


Sunday, May 15, 2022 / 14 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behukotai 1: Follow God’s statutes, mitzvot; will give rain in time; land, produce; trees, fruit. Will be satiated, secure.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 3:10 One who makes a fence between his own property and the public domain, he is allowed to dig down to rock level.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 69: An imbecile and a minor boy who married women and died, their wives are exempt from Halitza and from Yibum.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 6:1 When shells of nuts, almonds are cracked, they’re considered attached to the food until the shell is shattered.
#HalachaYomi OC 275:11 Shabat: Don’t differentiate similar-looking items by candlelight. Even if differentiating own clothes from wife’s.
#TanyaYomiM 14Iyar: Hidden World encircles, is on Higher plane than Revealed World. Like getting mind around thing; encompass w/ thought.
#EmunaYomi 433: Every time a person passes a test of Emuna, they move up another rung in the spiritual ladder, assuring a better life.


Shabbat, May 14, 2022 / 13 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behar 7: Jew sold to gentile as servant, family has to redeem. Calculate price based on years until Jubilee. Free on Jubilee.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 3:8 Can’t build steps leading to ravines in 6th year after rains have stopped; it’s improving field for 7th year.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 68: >9yr old boy: convert of Amon, Moab, Egypt, Edom; Samaritan; Gibeonite; Halal; Mamzer; disqualifies women from Kohens.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 5:18 Collected carob seeds w/intent of eating them: aren’t susceptible to impurity. Cooked w/intent of eating: are.
#HalachaYomi OC 275:7 Allowed to read Mishna “Bameh Madlikin” by candlelight on Shabat. Discusses Shabat prohibition; how will he forget?
#TanyaYomiM 13Iyar: In spiritual matters, category of space isn’t applicable. “Encompasses” refers to divine influence that isn’t revealed.
#EmunaYomi 432: Accept that your difficulties are all from God to facilitate & stimulate your spiritual growth & that it’s all for the best.


Friday, May 13, 2022 / 12 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behar 6: If Jew sells self as servant, treat well & free on Jubilee; God’s servants. Can acquire gentile servants, as property.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 3:5 A man may not open a stone quarry within his field for the first time, unless there are in it 3 layers of stone.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 67: Fetus of Kohen in womb of non-Kohen is a non-Kohen. R Yosef: even for Kohen mom, only if born enables others in Truma.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 4:8 A puffy bread is measured as it is. If it has a cavity, the cavity should be compressed.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 12Iyar: Tzimtzum: contraction God’s light to world: what reaches us virtually 0. 1 part of infinity, no number relative to it.
#EmunaYomi 431: Every single difficulty in our lives is a test of Emuna. One needn’t feel blame or feelings of inadequacy.


Thursday, May 12, 2022 / 11 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behar 5: House sold in walled city can be redeemed up to 1yr; unwalled city, like field, up to Jubilee. No lending w/ interest.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 3:4 One who uses his field as a pen for cattle, he first makes an enclosure for every two Bet Seahs.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 66: If Israelite rented Kohen’s cow, may feed it Truma, since it belongs to a Kohen. Kohen rented from Israelite, can’t.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 3:8 If Kzayit of human corpse covered w/ dough, entire amount imparts severe impurity associated w/ human corpse.
#HalachaYomi OC 274:4 Friday night and Shabat morning meals cannot be conducted without bread.
#TanyaYomiM 11Iyar: Even great Tzadik & angel souls limited to Divine light that can enjoy. Can’t absorb infinite light w/o being nullified.
#EmunaYomi 430: A woman’s entire aspiration in marriage is to find a soul-mate that will make her happy and illuminate her soul.


Wednesday, May 11, 2022 / 10 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behar 4: Destitute, sells land, relative redeems, gets back. Or if makes $, buys back at calculated rate. No $, get on Jubilee.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 3:1 Until when bring manure to dung-heaps? R Meir: workers stopped. R Yehuda: sweetness dried. R Yosi: dried to knots.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 65: Just as it is a Mitzva to say that which will be heeded, so is it a Mitzva not to say that which will not be heeded.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 2:23 If snow became impure & portion joined Mikvah waters, since portion became pure, becomes pure in its entirety.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 10Iyar: “Every generation & day person must regard self as if that day left Egypt.” Release of soul from body’s confinement.
#EmunaYomi 429: With no mate to talk to or to share the burdens that weigh heavy on her heart, a wife is doomed to frustration, unhappiness.


Tuesday, May 10, 2022 / 9 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behar 3: Keep land laws, will have plenty & be secure. If ask what will eat 7th year, will be blessed 6th year w/ 3x produce.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 2:9 Seedless onions, Egyptian beans, withheld water 30 days pre-Rosh Hashana tithed with preceding yr, allowed 7th yr.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 64: R’ Eliezer: A man who is able to have children but doesn’t attempt is liable to death, like Nadav and Avihu.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 1:2 These are the 7 liquids that make foods susceptible to impurity: water, dew, oil, wine, milk, blood, and honey.
#HalachaYomi OC 273:5 Eating where made Kidush fulfilled if ate a little bread or drank some wine, and can complete meal elsewhere.
#TanyaYomiM 9Iyar: “Yet I’m continually with Thee.” Corporeality of body doesn’t prevent union of soul w/ God’s light, Who fills all worlds.
#EmunaYomi 428: After criticism, 2nd culprit behind unhappy marriage is husband’s unwillingness and/or impatience to listen to his wife.


Monday, May 9, 2022 / 8 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behar 2: Deal honestly in land purchase. Set price according to years remaining until Jubilee. More years, bigger price.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 2:7 Rice, millet, poppy, sesame took root before Rosh Hashana must be tithed according to previous yr, allowed 7th yr.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 63: Don’t hang out w/ a man to be close to his wife. For a woman’s beauty many have been destroyed & great are her slain.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 20:1 Any place designated as a public domain for Shabat is also considered a public domain for laws of impurity.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 8Iyar: “Who has sanctified us by His commandments.” Like union of groom & bride; raised to heights of holiness, by God Himself.
#EmunaYomi 427: By criticism and finding fault, a husband destroys both his wife and his marriage with his own two hands.


Sunday, May 8, 2022 / 7 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Behar 1: Sabbatical year laws: land fallow, produce free to all. 50th, Jubilee year: free slaves, all return to ancestral land.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 2:6 They may not plant or sink vine-shoots, or graft in the sixth year within thirty days of Rosh Hashanah.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 62: R’ Asi: the Messiah son of David won’t come until all of the souls destined to have bodies have inhabited them.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 19:3 Impure loaf mixed w/9 pure. 2 groups of 5 ate loaf each. Group 1 impure, can’t pin on others. Group 2 pure.
#HalachaYomi OC 272:9 Rosh: If no wine available: at night make Kidush over bread/chalah; during day make over liquor/other beverage.
#TanyaYomiM 7Iyar: “Kissing” God, uttering God’s word, Halacha. Fusion of spirit to spirit, understand Torah. “Embrace” doing 248+ Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 426: A woman wants to feel loved, respected; criticism, even slightest, opposite. Makes her nervous, destroys self-confidence.


Shabbat, May 7, 2022 / 6 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Emor 7: Laws of olive oil for lighting Menora; loaves for table of Showbread. Story of Blasphemer, God decrees stone to death.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 2:3 May clear away stones until Rosh Hashanah. They may trim, prune, remove excess parts of tree until Rosh Hashanah.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 61: Man can’t neglect Mitzva to be fruitful & multiply unless already has kids. B Shamai: 2 males; B Hilel: male & female.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 18:9 When a person loses an article and finds it at home, it is pure, because it can be assumed to be protected.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 6Iyar: Can’t comprehend God’s greatness. Has infinite worlds, countless angels in each. Innumerable troops as nothing to Him.
#EmunaYomi 425: 1st rule of peace in home is for man to refrain from criticizing his wife, even when the situation is perfectly justified.


Friday, May 6, 2022 / 5 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Emor 6: More Holy Days: Sukot: sit in Booths, take 4 species: Etrog, Lulav, Hadas, Arava. No work day 1 & 8, Shmini Atzeret.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 2:2 They may manure and hoe cucumbers and gourds until Rosh Hashanah. So too with regard to irrigated fields.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 60: R’ Nahman: sign of transgression in area of sexual morality is the disease Hidrokan, causes one’s face to turn sallow.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 17:5 Creeping animal carcass on piece of dough that broke off of larger quantity, that piece alone is impure.
#HalachaYomi OC 272:4 Can make Kidush on white wine; Maimonides invalidates for Kidush, ok for Havdala. World custom ok to use for Kidush.
#TanyaYomiM 5Iyar: If king shows commoner great love & affection, even if he has heart of stone, will melt & have longing for love of king.
#EmunaYomi 424: While married, can correct things. Once there’s no home, there’s no love, unity, or base to build upon. Problems worsen.


Thursday, May 5, 2022 / 4 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Emor 5: More Holy Days: Rosh Hashana, remembrance of Shofar; Yom Kipur, day of atonement, afflict selves – if didn’t, cut off.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 1:7 Saplings and gourds are counted together within space of a Bet Seah.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 59: R’ Elazar: Unmarried man had intercourse w/ unmarried woman not for purpose of marriage has caused her to be a Zona.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 16:8 Kid next to cemetery holding roses, even if roses only from impure place, he’s pure because there’s doubt.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 4Iyar: Also kindles love of God if surrender soul, body, possessions w/ all heart, soul, might to God. Especially when say Shma.
#EmunaYomi 423: Usually, divorce doesn’t clean a person’s slate of problems. Often, divorce-related problems are worse than marital ones.


Wednesday, May 4, 2022 / 3 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Emor 4: List of Holy Days: Shabat; Pesah, sacrifices, 1st & 7th day, don’t work; Ritual of Omer; count to Shavuot, sacrifices.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 1:5 Three trees belonging to three persons, they join together and they may plow the entire Bet Seah on their account.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 58: When the man is clear of iniquity the bitter waters (Mei Sota) examine his wife; if he’s not clear they don’t work.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 15:11 2 witnesses tell person: You contracted impurity. He says: I’m pure. His word accepted about own status.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 3Iyar: Another direct road open to man: to occupy self w/ Torah & commandments for their own sake. Patriarch Jacob’s Attribute.
#EmunaYomi 422: Marriage prime proving ground of Emuna. By learning principles of Emuna, maximizes chances of success in marriage.


Tuesday, May 3, 2022 / 2 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Emor 3: List of blemishes that disqualify animals from being sacrifices in Temple. Includes permanent & temporary blemishes.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 1:3 Whether they are fruit-bearing trees or non-fruit-bearing trees, we treat them as if they were fig-trees.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 57: R’ Eliezer b Yakov: Woman who is the daughter of converts may not marry Kohen unless her mother was Jewish from birth.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 14:7 If had doubt if liquids imparted impurity to other entities, they’re considered pure. Liquid itself impure.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 2Iyar: Whole man & reason for being is to know God’s glory, majestic splendor of His greatness; each to limit of their capacity.
#EmunaYomi 421: Many marital counselors say marriage is a give-and-take. According to Chasidic & Jewish esoteric thought, it’s only giving.


Monday, May 2, 2022 / 1 Iyar 5782
#ParshaYomi #Emor 2: Kohen: w/ physical defect can’t serve in Temple. Needs to be ritually pure. Non-Kohen can’t eat from Temple offerings.
#MishnaYomi #Sheviit 1:1 Until when plow orchard 6th yr? B Shamai: as long as benefits fruit. B Hilel: until Shavuot. Opinions are close.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 56: In cases where woman’s marriage to original husband entitles her to partake of Truma, intercourse w/ Yavam entitles.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 13:4 Found utensils in market, street, even desert, assume impure, may have impurity from corpse or Zav.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 1Iyar: Revelation comes thru powerful fixation of mind, intense concentration touching heart’s depth, how God is our very life.
#EmunaYomi 420: Misconception that a good marriage is automatic. Even marriage of two righteous people plagued w/ tension & disagreements.


Sunday, May 1, 2022 / 30 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Emor 1: Kohen: no contact w/ dead except immediate family. Don’t cut beard (w/ razor). Limits of who Kohen Gadol can marry.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 9:10 Sack & basket, one with strip of woolen material attached to it, other a strip of linen, combine to form Kilayim.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 55: R’ Dimi disagreed with Rabba bar bar Hana about what R’ Yohanan taught. R’ Dimi: either he (Rabba) lied or I’m lying.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 12:7 All food in container considered as joined with regard to consecrated food, but not with regard to Terumah.
#HalachaYomi OC 271:7 Even though it’s forbidden to eat before making Kidush, if ate something anyway, still required to make Kidush.
#TanyaYomiM 30Nisan: “A good thought is united by God to a deed,” providing the “wings” to soar upwards.
#EmunaYomi 419: Alarmingly high divorce rate is the result of pampered generation that doesn’t realize marital success requires hard work.


Shabbat, April 30, 2022 / 29 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Kdoshim 7: Distinguish between clean & unclean animals, birds. Don’t make self disgusting w/ unclean creatures. Be holy to Me.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 9:7 Can’t wear Birrus blanket, Brindisian blanket, Dalmatian cloth or felt shoes until one has examined them.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 54: “Veyibem” means intercourse completes betrothal, but money or marriage document don’t, as opposed to regular marriage.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 11:6 If foods joined together by liquid, are joined with regard to contracting impurity associated with foods.
#HalachaYomi OC 271:2 Women are obligated in Kidush Friday night; included in guarding, also in remembering; can perform for men also.
#TanyaYomiM 29Nisan: An emanation from Moshe, the Faithful Shepherd, is present in every generation, to illumine us.
#EmunaYomi 418: Even life’s deficiencies are products of God’s personal intervention in our lives for our ultimate good. Gives what need.


Friday, April 29, 2022 / 28 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Kdoshim 6: Curse own parent, put to death. Death penalty for adultery, incest. Observe commands so land doesn’t vomit you out.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 9:5 Salesman can sell Kilayim clothes as per their custom as long as don’t use it to protect self from sun or rain.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 53: Had intercourse w/ Yevama, unwittingly or intentionally, coercion or willingly from either, completes or not, valid.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 10:9 Rabbinic law: foods may become third degree derivatives or fourth degree derivatives of impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 270:1 Custom to recite Friday evening in synagogue Bameh Madlikin (Chapter 2 of Mishna Shabat). Sefaradim do before Arvit.
#TanyaYomiM 28Nisan: Grades of love of God subdivided into many shades & gradations without limit, each person according to their capacity.
#EmunaYomi 417: Shalom Bayit (marital peace) is directly proportionate to his measure of Emuna; higher the Emuna, more peaceful the home.


Thursday, April 28, 2022 / 27 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Kdoshim 5: Parent gave child to idolatry of Molech, kill parent; if didn’t kill, God will cut off people, families who ignored.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 9:3 Hand towels, scroll covers, and bath towels do not come under the prohibition of Kilayim. Rabbi Elazar prohibits.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 52: Rav would flog one who betroths woman by intercourse or betroths in market or betroths w/o prior marriage agreement.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 9:8 Although forbidden to do so, if wrote Hallel or Shema for a child to study, it imparts impurity to hands.
#HalachaYomi OC 269:1 Say Kidush in synagogue; child drinks wine. Originally done for guests eating in synagogue. Israeli custom don’t say.
#TanyaYomiM 27Nisan: Sometimes, love of God can precede fear, though fear is included in stage of “minuteness” & “concealment.”
#EmunaYomi 416: Husband can’t make wife & children happy when he’s miserable. No true happiness without Emuna. Marriage key test of Emuna.


Wednesday, April 27, 2022 / 26 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Kdoshim 4: Love stranger as self for you were strangers in Egypt. Don’t commit perversion of justice with measures or weights.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 9:1 No materials are forbidden by Kilayim except for wool & linen. No fabric gets Tzaraat except for wool and linen.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 51: R Yohanan: R Gamliel, B Shamai, R Shimon, B Azai, R Nehemya all hold Maamar acquires Yevama fully, like betrothal.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 8:1 Rabbinic decree: touched primary derivative of impurity with hands, only hands, until his joints are impure.
#HalachaYomi OC 268:10 Bracha Mein Sheva, paraphrase of 7 blessings of Shabat Amida, repeated after Amida; not in Chatan or mourner’s home.
#TanyaYomiM 26Nisan: Can’t reach fear of God or wisdom except by fulfilling Torah, commandments. “Where there’s no fear, there’s no wisdom.”
#EmunaYomi 415: In marriage, true measure of person’s happiness revealed, especially when has to brighten up household w/ joy & confidence.


Tuesday, April 26, 2022 / 25 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Kdoshim 3: Eat of fruit tree from 5th yr. Don’t round off head’s hair or destroy beard edge. Don’t cut skin or make tattoos.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 8:6 Pig is Behemah category. Wild donkey, elephant, monkey, are Hayah. Human can draw, plow, or lead with any of them.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 50: Sages: Gett effective after Gett, Yibum effective after Yibum, but nothing effective after intercourse or Halitza.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 7:3 Sages decreed that impure liquids impart impurity to containers via inner surfaces of the container.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 25Nisan: “Acceptance of yoke of Kingdom of Heaven” in recital of Shma and during bowing of Amida.
#EmunaYomi 414: An unmarried person can wear an artificial smile and convince the world that he or she is happy and fulfilled.


Monday, April 25, 2022 / 24 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Kdoshim 2: Don’t: gossip; hate your brother in your heart; take revenge; bear grudge. Love neighbor as self. No crossbreeding.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 8:3 Person driving the 2 different animals yoked together as well as the person sitting in the wagon get the 40 lashes.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 49: All the prophets got prophecies through obscure Aspaklaria (glass), i.e. metaphoric visions. Moses got crystal clear.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 6:7 Offering brought to a false deity imparts impurity when touched & when carried; like carcass of dead animal.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 24Nisan: Train mind that when looking at heavens & earth & all within, outer garment of God. Emuna (faith) from Emun (training).
#EmunaYomi 413: To perform task of giver, person needs to be calm & composed. Without Emuna, inner peace & composure are utterly impossible.


Sunday, April 24, 2022 / 23 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Kdoshim 1: God: Be holy, for I’m holy; fear parents; observe Shabat; no idolatry; leave of harvest for poor; don’t curse deaf.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 8:1-2 Kilayim of clothing: just forbidden to wear them. Kilayim of beasts: prohibited to cross-breed & cross-yolk them.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 48: Converts punished for not converting sooner, for waiting before entering under the wings of the Divine Presence.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 5:2 The semen of a minor does not impart ritual impurity until he is nine years old.
#HalachaYomi OC 268:2 Saying Amida Friday night, realized was saying for weekday, completes blessing that was saying & starts Shabat one.
#TanyaYomiM 23Nisan: When consider that God is omnipresent & omniscient, then will fear God, turn from evil & do good.
#EmunaYomi 412: Married person should be giver, not taker. Constantly provide, listen to troubles, grant time, attention & understanding.


Shabbat, April 23, 2022 / 22 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Acharei 7: Men forbidden to have relations w/ each other; w/ animals. Defiles person & land; will kick out, like other nations.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 7:7 From what stage does grain prohibit Kilayim? From time it struck root. Grapes? From time as large as white beans.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 47: Gentile seeks to convert while Jews in exile, tell him Jews hated, attacked. If says knows but still wants, accept.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 4:3 No minimum size for Sheretz limbs to impart impurity. To impart impurity a limb of a Sheretz must be intact.
#HalachaYomi OC 267:2 We recite Arvit earlier on Shabat than weekday. From PlagHaminha can light candles, accept Shabat in Arvit & eat then.
#TanyaYomiM 22Nisan: God knows everything that happens to all created beings, because they all receive their flow of life from Him.
#EmunaYomi 411: Responsible married person can’t walk away from family. Emuna diagnostic test. In family environment can know if has Emuna.


Friday, April 22, 2022 / 21 Nisan 5782
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 7:6 Forceful occupier sowed seed in vineyard, then it reverted to original owner, cut it down, even during Hol Hamoed.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 46: We learn 3 principles: need court of 3 for conversion; has to circumcise & immerse; don’t immerse convert at night.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 3:5 Wrapped Kzayit portion of fowl carcass of kosher species in lettuce or the like & swallowed it, he’s impure.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 21Nisan: “If seek as silver & search as for hidden treasure, then will understand fear of God.”
#EmunaYomi 410: Unmarried people can normally avoid anyone they don’t get along with. When able to walk away from issue, Emuna isn’t tested.


Thursday, April 21, 2022 / 20 Nisan 5782
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 7:4 His vine over fellow’s grain, prohibits grain, responsible for it. R Yosi, R Shimon: can’t make Kilayim if not his.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 45: Child is Mamzer only if born from relations w/ one who’s forbidden by a prohibition of relations punishable by Karet.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 2:2 Put hand into animal womb, touched dead fetus, considered pure until removes the stillborn animal from womb.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 20Nisan: Body into which light of soul doesn’t penetrate should be “crushed” by reflecting from depths of heart.
#EmunaYomi 409: Person’s true soul correction (Tikun) begins only once marries. Unmarried people normally manage w/o major effort in Emuna.


Wednesday, April 20, 2022 / 19 Nisan 5782
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 7:1 Bent vine into ground & brought it back up elsewhere, if don’t have 3 Tefah soil over vine, can’t sow over it.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 44: 1 Yevama was fit to marry a Kohen & 2nd wasn’t, if do Halitza, do with unfit one (so as not to disqualify fit one).
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 1:1 Animal carcass: primary source of impurity. Touched animal carcass: person primary derivative of impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 266:4 On road, became Shabat, has $, walking w/ deaf & w/ fool; give $ to fool, not aware; can take back after Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 19Nisan: Each Jewish soul contains some quality of Moshe, who is 1 of the 7 Shepherds & sum of all of the Shepherds.
#EmunaYomi 408: Can change friends & associates a lot easier than can change spouse, for a marital relationship is much more obligating.


Tuesday, April 19, 2022 / 18 Nisan 5782
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 6:8 Canes which protrude from the espalier and concerned for them to cut them short, can sow directly beneath them.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 43: Days before 9Av reduce business activities, don’t build, plant. Can betroth women (without a feast), but not marry.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 13:3 Impurity in front of olive-press workers, grape harvesters, if they say didn’t touch it, believed.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 18Nisan: The intent in surrender of soul to God thru Torah & prayer is to elevate Godly spark in ourselves back to its source.
#EmunaYomi 407: While can often avoid friction & confrontation on the outside, it’s difficult to escape trying situations at home.


Monday, April 18, 2022 / 17 Nisan 5782
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 6:6 All measurements Sages said in connection w/ vineyard, there’s no ‘and a bit more’ except case of gaps in espalier.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 42: Can’t marry woman who’s pregnant with or nursing another man’s kid. If did marry, must divorce & can never take back.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 12:4 If put Kelim in bathhouse locker & locked it, Kelim are pure, even if gave key to an unlearned Jew.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 17Nisan: With preparedness to surrender soul to God begin morning benedictions, “Blessed are You…”
#EmunaYomi 406: Challenges of a marital relationship require a higher level of Emuna than difficulties outside the home do.


Sunday, April 17, 2022 / 16 Nisan 5782
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 6:4 Suspends branches of a vine on part of branches of fruit tree, it is permitted to bring seed beneath the remainder.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 41: Yevama can’t do Halitza or Yibum until 3 months after husband’s death. Women have to wait 3 months between marriages.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 11:2 If unlearned Jew brings Kohen barrel of Truma wine or oil, shouldn’t accept it, assume it’s impure.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 16Nisan: Should never separate self from community. Intend to unite, attach self to God, fount of his soul & souls of Israel.
#EmunaYomi 405: Family makes demands on time, money & nerves. They can frustrate, humiliate & be unsatisfied. Emuna only way to pass test.


Shabbat, April 16, 2022 / 15 Nisan 5782
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 6:3 One who suspends vines over papyrus-ropes of a trellis, he may not bring seed beneath the remainder of the trellis.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 40: Person fulfills Matza obligation on Pesach with boiled flour, since then baked; called Lechem Oni & fulfills Mitzva.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 10:1 An unlearned Jew is assumed to be impure. His clothes are considered a Midras if touched pure items.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 15Nisan: R’ Yohanan b Zakai to disciples: May it be God’s will that fear of Heaven be upon you like the fear of a human being.
#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.


Friday, April 15, 2022 / 14 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Acharei 6: Prohibitions of: list of incestual relationships; to be w/ wife if ritually unclean; to be w/ neighbor’s wife.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 5:8 Allows thorns to grow in vineyard: R Eliezer: prohibits vineyard. Sages: ok, except if generally allowed to grow.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 39: Eldest should do Yibum, if doesn’t, ask all brothers. None want, court to eldest “your Mitzva, do Halitza or Yibum.”
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 9:1 Whatever falls as a direct result of the power of the Zav’s movement becomes impure.
#HalachaYomi OC 264:3 Only light Shabbat candles w/ oil that drawn by wick, not w/ any material that has difficulty burning consistently.
#TanyaYomiM 14Nisan: If no submission to God, can’t have holiness. Everyone should be of two categories and levels: servant and son.
#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.


Thursday, April 14, 2022 / 13 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Acharei 5: Forbidden to eat any blood. Soul of the flesh is in the blood. Cover blood of wild animal or bird that slaughter.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 5:6 Vegetable in vineyard: “When I reach it I’ll pluck it,” ok. “When I come back I’ll pluck it,” grew by 1/200, Asur.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 38: B Shamai: debt recorded in bill of debt that’s awaiting collection is as if already collected; has possession of debt.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 8:3 If a Zav touches a firmly sealed earthenware container, it remains pure. If moves it, becomes impure.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 13Nisan: Put on Tzitzit, sincere submission to God’s service via conscious thought & rational volition. Setting King over self.
#EmunaYomi 402: As long as people refrain from repenting, even w/ all the money in the world, they will suffer because of uncorrected sins.


Wednesday, April 13, 2022 / 12 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Acharei 4: If slaughtered animal in or out of camp, didn’t bring to Mishkan as sacrifice, bloodshed. Don’t sacrifice to demons.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 5:5 One who plants a vegetable or leaves it to remain in a vineyard, he renders prohibited as Kilayim 45 vines.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 37: Flawed status certain, can marry same, but not certain to uncertain or uncertain to uncertain (Shtuki, Asufi, Kuti).
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 7:1 Zav imparts impurity 5 ways: standing, sitting or lying above item, hanging from, or leaning on it.
#HalachaYomi OC 263:16 Arrived at synagogue close to when they’re accepting Shabat, can still say Minha if started when still permissible.
#TanyaYomiM 12Nisan: God’s light, which encompasses & pervades all worlds, identical w/ Higher Will, clothed in letters & wisdom of Torah.
#EmunaYomi 401: Prayer, charity & repentance the only solutions to financial difficulties. There are no tribulations without transgressions.


Tuesday, April 12, 2022 / 11 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Acharei 3: In month 7, day 10 (YomKipur) you’ll afflict selves, cleanse sins. Son takes over KohenGadol, enters Holy of Holies.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 5:2 Vineyard planted w/ less than 4 Amah between row of vines: R Shimon: not a vineyard. Sages: is, ignore middle row.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 36: Did Yibum but she was already pregnant, Tzara can’t marry until kid is born. If pregnant, Yibum/Halitza doesn’t work.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 6:2 Impure item of Zav becomes prime source of impurity. Imparts impurity to person or Kelim if touched.
#HalachaYomi OC 263:12 If the majority of the community accepted Shabat upon themselves early, also applies to minority against their will.
#TanyaYomiM 11Nisan: Must meditate profoundly and at length that one is serving God before occupies self with Torah or a commandment.
#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.


Monday, April 11, 2022 / 10 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Acharei 2: Yom Kipur service continued: takes bull’s & goat’s blood, puts on Altar; confesses on live goat, sends to desert.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 4:9 Turn vines tips of adjacent rows to 1 place, sow furrow between; next year turn tips other way, sow untilled land.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 35: Israelite’s wife who was raped, she’s permitted to return to her husband, but she’s disqualified from Kohen status.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 5:1 Zav, Zava, Nida, woman post-birth impure; pass it to humans, items that sit or lie on, until immerse.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 10Nisan: Not enough to awaken love of God to “do good.” 1st must arouse innate fear of God, not to rebel against Him.
#EmunaYomi 399: Wealthy person w/ Emuna knows that $ belongs to God & is a temporary deposit in their hands to implement God’s commandments.


Sunday, April 10, 2022 / 9 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Acharei 1: Moses to Aaron after death of 2 sons: order of Yom Kipur service, sacrifices, includes entering Holy of Holies.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 4:8 Planted 2 rows of vines: if there aren’t 8 Amah between them, may not bring seed in the space between the two rows.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 34: A Tamei who ate a Kzayit of Helev that was Notar of Mukdashin on Yom Kipur is liable for 4 Chatats & 1 Asham.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 4:11 Bloodstained garment treated with 7 detergents, then immersed in the Mikva and deemed pure.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 9Nisan: Love of God w/o service is in world to come, receiving of reward. “This day” to do, “tomorrow” world to come, reward.
#EmunaYomi 398: A sudden windfall is a serious & difficult test of faith. Often lack emotional & spiritual gear to deal with sudden riches.


Shabbat, April 9, 2022 / 8 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Metzora 7: Day 8 of woman’s purification count, brings 2 birds to Kohen, he sacrifices 1 as Chatat & 1 Olah. Atones, protects.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 4:5 Planted row of at least five vines: B Shamai: that’s a vineyard. B Hilel: it’s not a vineyard until forms two rows.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 33: What’s the difference how many prohibitions the sinner violated? To determine if buried among the completely wicked.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 3:9 Fetus sticks out his hand from womb, his mother contracts the impurity of a woman who gave birth.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 8Nisan: Bird kosher w/o wings, not essential. Torah & Mitzvot essential. Doing them w/ fear & love of God reveals God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 397: Lottery tickets are permissible, but not 100% congruent w/ spirit of Emuna. If buy, only get 1. Buying more, lack of Emuna.


Friday, April 8, 2022 / 7 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Metzora 6: Purification for semen discharge. Impurity & purification for woman’s period, affects all she sits on, count 7 days.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 4:4 Reed partition: between 1 reed & 2nd there’s less than 3 Tefahs, space through which a kid goat could enter, valid.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 32: Does prohibition take effect when 1 already exists? It’s taught: Sin that receives 2 death penalties gets harsher one.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 2:4 Zav bites into zucchini, cucumber, 1 who moves it is impure, b/c liquid from Zav’s mouth mixes w/ it.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 7Nisan: Fear & love of God = “wings”. Do Torah & Mitzvot w/ fear & love, called “children”, otherwise “fledglings” can’t fly.
#EmunaYomi 396: Gambling, like other questionable ways of getting $, rusts the clear pipes of abundance. God doesn’t need gambler’s help.


Thursday, April 7, 2022 / 6 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Metzora 5: Zav laws (man w/ type of seminal discharge): Becomes impure, contaminates items that touches. Purification process.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 4:2 The Mehol of a vineyard is space between vineyard and fence. If less than 12 Amah, can’t plant anything else there.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 31: Beware of stringency that leads to leniency. If allow Halitza in particular case, may lead to Yibum when forbidden.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 1:4 A male minor can contract Zav impurity at the age of one day.
#HalachaYomi OC 262:1 Set table, beds and house before Shabbat, so that will find it set and organized when returns home from synagogue.
#TanyaYomiM 6Nisan: Mitzvot & Torah study produce Supernal Union (Yichud Elyon) of Gvurot (“stern” attributes) & Chasadim (benevolent ones).
#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.


Wednesday, April 6, 2022 / 5 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Metzora 4: House Tzaraat: clear house, Kohen examines, quarantine 7 days, remove infected stones. If returns, demolish house.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 3:7 R Yosi: Gourd treated more stringently than vine: vine he must give 6 Tefahs to be worked, for gourd give Bet Rova.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 30: Mishna was adjusted but now had nothing novel vs newer one, but still kept, for a Mishna does not move from its place.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 16:4 If holds hand over a blemished stone or a blemished stone is held over him, he is pure unless he touches it.
#HalachaYomi OC 260:2 Close to dark on Shabat eve, asks members of house: did you tithe? do Eruv? separate Chalah? Instructs: light candles.
#TanyaYomiM 5Nisan: R’ Haim Vital: Torah w/o Kavana creates angels in world of Yetzira. Mitzvot w/o Kavana makes angels in world of Asiyah.
#EmunaYomi 394: In gambling, one person’s winnings are another’s losses. No blessing to funds earned from the sorrow of another human.


Tuesday, April 5, 2022 / 4 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Metzora 3: Metzora can’t afford regular sacrifice: brings lamb, flour, 2 birds. Same procedure w/ blood, oil. Atones, cleanses.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 3:4 Can plant two rows each of cucumbers, of gourds, and of Egyptian beans next to each other, but not one row of each.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 29: A Yevama who is not suitable for all of the aspects of Yibum is then also not suitable for any aspect of Yibum.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 15:4 Blemish on wall between 2 houses, both must remove the stones; scrape away mortar, and bring other stones.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 4Nisan: “Always occupy self w/ Torah & Mitzvot, even if not for its own sake, will come to do so for its own sake.” For sure.
#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.


Monday, April 4, 2022 / 3 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Metzora 2: Kohen puts sacrifice blood on Metzora’s right ear, thumb, big toe. Same w/ oil & on head. Sacrifices atone, cleanse.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 3:2 They may not sow different species of seeds in one bed, but may sow different species of vegetables in one bed.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 28: R Elazar: If Yevama had status @ 1 time as forbidden to him, even if not right time, remains forbidden to him forever.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 14:5 Don’t open windows in closed house to inspect its blemishes. If not visible in its present state, it is pure.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 3Nisan: Doing Mitzvot for own sake arouses innate fear & love of God; bring them from concealment of heart to conscious mind.
#EmunaYomi 392: God doesn’t give person money for exclusive use; a person’s allotment includes stipend for his wife’s & children’s needs.


Sunday, April 3, 2022 / 2 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Metzora 1: Metzora purification: 2 birds, cedar stick, red wool, hyssop. Kill 1 bird, 7 sprinkles of blood. Free 2nd bird.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 3:1 Vegetable furrow 6×6 handbreadths, can sow in it 5 types of seeds, 1 type on each side of bed & 1 in middle.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 27: If a Yavam did Halitza with two sisters the Tzarot are not exempt. If did Halitza with the Tzarot, sisters are exempt.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 13:7 Inspecting creased sheet for Tzaraat, its creases are straightened out and then its blemishes are inspected.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 2Nisan: Don’t concern ourselves w/ esoteric matters, for Tzadikim, but w/ what is revealed to us & to which all should aspire.
#EmunaYomi 391: RoshHashana: God decrees how much $ each person will gain AND lose. If follow Torah, can get more; if gamble, can lose more.


Shabbat, April 2, 2022 / 1 Nisan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Tazria 7: Garment Tzaraat: if doesn’t spread: wash, quarantine. Didn’t go away: burn. Dimmed: rip off part. Cleared: immerse.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 2:9  R Meir: wants to make field into square plots of different species, divide in 24 plots for BetSeah, plot/BetRova.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 26: Helped set woman free (judge, witness), if married at time & then wife died, can marry woman they helped set free.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 12:10 Colored garments don’t get impurity due to Tzaraat blemishes, whether naturally or artificially colored.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 1Nisan: Souls that don’t do perfect service abide in Beriah. At times, like bowing in Amida (nullification) ascend to Atzilut.
#EmunaYomi 390: Money won in gambling has no blessing; the gambler won’t see any benefit from such gains. Gambling $ is spiritually putrid.


Friday, April 1, 2022 / 29 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Tazria 6: Declared has Tzaraat, tear garment, head unshorn, call out “Unclean!” Dwells outside camp. + laws of garment Tzaraat.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 2:7 If the point of an angle of a wheat field overlaps into a barley field, ok because it looks like end of his field.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 25: Agent who brought a Gett from overseas & said: It was written and signed in my presence, he can’t marry the divorcée.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 11:1 The purification of a person afflicted with Tzaraat is a positive Mitzva and so is his shaving.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 29Adar2: Great Tzadikim whose service transcends fear & love of God & nullify selves to God abide in world of Atzilut.
#EmunaYomi 389: Money won gambling is considered an illegal acquisition; a gambler’s testimony is unacceptable in religious court.


Thursday, March 31, 2022 / 28 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Tazria 5: Lesion on head or beard area, if deeper than skin & thin yellow hair, it’s a Netek, a type of Tzaraat & is unclean.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 2:5 His field was sown cumin or with arum, he must not sow on top of them, since they produce crops only after 3 years.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 24: “Shall be established in name of his dead brother,” brother does Yibum established in brother’s name for inheritance.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 10:2 Removed impurity signs/burns healthy flesh before Kohen inspection, pure; after deemed impure, still impure.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 28Adar2: World of Atzilut beyond comprehension, united w/ God’s Chochma/Bina/Daat. World of Beriah, can know God in limited way.
#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.


Wednesday, March 30, 2022 / 27 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Tazria 4: If fire burn has red-white or white Baheret, if lower than skin & hair turned white, it’s Tzaraat, declared unclean.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 2:3 If field was sown with wheat & decided wanted barley, must wait until wheat rots, then turn soil, then sow barley.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 23: Betrothed 1 of 2 sisters, doesn’t know which, both are forbidden to him, he gives a bill of divorce to both of them.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 9:1 All can be impure of Tzaraat blemishes, even a newborn baby or servants, but not gentiles or resident aliens.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 27Adar2: Reason angels called Chayot (beasts) & Behemot (cattle) because they have no free will. Tzadikim are superior to them.
#EmunaYomi 387: With a fantasy of fantastic wealth that tickles his imagination, the gambler wastes all his $ chasing the rainbow of riches.


Tuesday, March 29, 2022 / 26 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Tazria 3: Some Tzaraat types: white Seeith, red-white Baheret, if lower than skin & hair turned white, Kohen declares unclean.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 2:1 Any Seah which contains a quarter of a Kav of a different species, one should reduce its proportion of the latter.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 22: “Crooked can’t be made straight”? Had intercourse with a relative who’s forbidden to him and fathered Mamzer with her.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 8:5 2 short golden hairs sign of impurity, whether next to or distant to each other, if can pull out by tweezers.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 26Adar2: Heritage of Patriarchs, latent in heart of every Jew to have natural love and fear of God.
#EmunaYomi 386: Gambling looks like easy money, but really is deceptive road to living death of bitterness, broken families, debt & despair.


Monday, March 28, 2022 / 25 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Tazria 2: Kohen examines person afflicted w/ Tzaraat. Determines if clean or if Tzaraat spreading. If covered all body, clean.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 1:8 Can’t insert vine branch into melon, so that melon provides moisture to vine; it’s grafting a tree on a vegetable.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 21: If guards orchard from outside, can guard all of it; if guards from inside, only what’s in front of him is guarded.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 7:5 Healthy flesh began to be revealed & grow, & Tzaraat shrinks, still impure until Baheret is smaller than Gris.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 25Adar2: God’s illumination is infinitely greater when say Shma, pray or bless w/ Kavana, than when do Mitzvot w/o Kavana.
#EmunaYomi 385: Lust for money is the root cause of gambling affliction. Not only drives person insane, makes forget God, truth & Emuna.


Sunday, March 27, 2022 / 24 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Tazria 1: Mother ritually impure post-childbirth: 7+33 days for boy, 14+66 for girl. Brings sacrifices at end. Laws of Tzaraat.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 1:6 Wolf/dog; wild dog/fox; goat/deer; gazelle/ewe-lamb; horse/mule; mule/donkey; donkey/wild donkey; Kilayim 1 w/ 2nd.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 20: The Sages decreed against secondary forbidden relations so that one would not eventually come to transgress Torah law.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 6:1 The red portions of the lips are considered as “hidden places” and cannot incur impurity from blemishes.
#HalachaYomi OC 254:1 Can’t start grilling meat right before Shabat, might adjust coals. But ok for chicken, adjusting coals would ruin it.
#TanyaYomiM 24Adar2: Greatest Tzimtzum: stones, earth, minute divine vitality, less than plants. 4 levels: mineral, vegetable, animal, man.
#EmunaYomi 384: Gambling: terrible sickness, even more addictive than alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. Buries people, reduces them to subhumans.


Shabbat, March 26, 2022 / 23 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 7: Laws ritual impurity: carcass; inside of clay vessel; water on food; liquid in vessel; ovens. Cistern remains pure.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 1:4 Apple & crab-apple, peach & almond, jujube & rimin, even though they’re similar, they’re Kilayim one w/ the other.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 19: Just as betrothal in general requires consent by the woman, so too, betrothal of a Yevama for Yibum requires consent.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 5:2 Suffered burn from hot springs of Tiberias, olive dregs, or the like, the affliction is considered as a boil.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 23Adar2: Body & soul both of this world. Light & vitality that comes from God concealed by numerous contractions (Tzimtzumim).
#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.


Friday, March 25, 2022 / 22 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 6: Kosher laws. OK: animals w/ cloven hoof, chew cud; fish w/ fins/scales; locust types. Can’t: list of birds; insects.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 1:3 Turnips and cabbage turnip, cabbage and cauliflower, beet and rumex do not constitute Kilayim one with the other.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 18: Widow waiting for Yavam, brother who betrothed sister told: Wait, don’t marry your betrothed until your brother acts.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 4:1 The increase of a blemish imparts impurity regardless of size, as long as was of shades that impart impurity.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 22Adar2: Prayers or blessings without Kavana (concentration) is like a body without a Neshama (soul).
#EmunaYomi 382: Businesspeople or other professionals that lack Emuna are almost always plagued by arrogance and an inflated ego.


Thursday, March 24, 2022 / 21 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 5: Moshe angry w/ Aaron’s sons, they burnt sin offering & didn’t eat it as ordered. Aaron explains why. Moshe accepts.
#MishnaYomi #Kilayim 1:1 Wheat/Zunin, barley/oats, spelt/rye, beans/Sapir, Purkdan/Tofah, white beans/kidney beans, not Kilayim 1 w/ 2nd.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 17: Son from a Jewish woman is called your son, son from an idolatrous woman is not called your son, but rather her son.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 3:2 Healthy flesh imparts impurity regardless of shade; can be red, black, or white if not 1 of 4 shades of white.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 21Adar2: Meditation not valid when need to recite, like Shma & blessings. If said but didn’t focus, fulfilled obligation.
#EmunaYomi 381: Business person w/ Emuna not only guaranteed pleasant, worry-free life; integrity & Emuna earn lofty place in world to come.


Wednesday, March 23, 2022 / 20 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 4: Moshe orders Aaron & surviving sons to eat from meal offering, wave & eat thigh & breast of peace offering (Shlamim).
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 7:7 100 parts of Tevel which were mixed with 100 parts of common produce, one must take out 101 parts.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 16: Exodus from Egypt, conquered many cities; not reconquered by those from Bavel. Those cities didn’t retain sanctity.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 2:3 Impure for any shade of white in hair (on white skin), whether white as snow or very weak shade of whiteness.
#HalachaYomi OC 252:1 Can start action before Shabat even if continues & completed on Shabat if happens on own without further intervention.
#TanyaYomiM 20Adar2: Charity “balances all other Mitzvot.” All strength of vital soul embodied in work & $ earned. Whole vital soul ascends.
#EmunaYomi 380: Salesman w/ Emuna doesn’t pressure or flatter prospective customer. Knows that livelihood comes from God, not the customer.


Tuesday, March 22, 2022 / 19 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 3: God’s fire consumes Aaron’s sacrifice. Nation praises, fall on face. Nadav & Avihu offer strange fire, killed by God.
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 7:4 Buys wine from Kutim, says: 2 Logs which I’ll set apart will be Truma, 10 Logs tithe, 9 Logs 2nd tithe. Pours, drinks.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 15: 2 great Jerusalem families had Tzarot who married others (as per B Hilel), who had descendants that were Kohen Gadols.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 1:1 When there’s a Tzaraat affliction of human skin, skin turns as white as the membrane of an egg or whiter.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 19Adar2: Each spark that descends into world is in true exile. Even perfect Tzadik not at level of attachment to God as before.
#EmunaYomi 379: Merchant w/ Emuna doesn’t make untrue claims about goods. Knows that right buyer will come & pay right price at right time.


Monday, March 21, 2022 / 18 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 2: Aaron burns meal offering. Sacrifices nation’s ox, ram (Shlamim); raises hands, blesses nation. Glory of God appears.
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 7:2 Given cup of wine on Shabat, says: “What I leave at bottom of cup shall be tithe, what’s nearest to it rest of tithe.”
#DafYomi #Yevamot 14: B Hilel & B Shamai agree Mamzer is only from a union whose prohibition is of forbidden relations punishable by Karet.
#RambamYomi #ParahAduma 15:1 Any person or article which touches sanctified water other than for sprinkling to purify, contracts impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 250:1 Arise early Friday AM to prepare Shabat. Like great Rabbis, do task personally to honor Shabat; even if have servants.
#TanyaYomiM 18Adar2: Israel made up of 600,000 particular souls, source of life of whole world, each contains 1/600,000 of world’s vitality.
#EmunaYomi 378: Emuna in business means that a person is fair, honest, and sticks to his or her word.


Sunday, March 20, 2022 / 17 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 1: Day 8 of consecration of Tabernacle by Moses, Aaron & sons. Aaron sacrifices Chatat & Olah for self, more for Nation.
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 7:1 Invited by friend who isn’t careful w/ tithes for Shabat, state before Shabat that tithe will be separated from food.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 13: B Hilel & B Shamai disagreed about marital status of women in different situations, yet didn’t refrain from marrying.
#RambamYomi #ParahAduma 14:3 If earthenware container w/ red heifer ashes placed anywhere impure, ashes become impure regardless of seal.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 17Adar2: Messianic Era, Resurrection of Dead, banishing impurity from world, depends on Jews doing 248 Mitzvot/365 prohibitions.
#EmunaYomi 377: Very 1st question Heavenly Court asks a person that leaves this world is, “Did you negotiate in faith?” Tractate Shabat 31a.


Shabbat, March 19, 2022 / 16 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 7: Moshe sprinkles mix of oil & blood on Aaron, sons, & their garb. Orders them to cook meat & eat w/bread, burn leftover.
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 6:10 Ger & Gentile inherit from dad: Ger can say, You take idols, I’ll take $; you wine, me produce, before possession.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 12: R’ Yosef said Rebbi taught moral: a person should not pour the water from his well when others are in need of it.
#RambamYomi #ParahAduma 13:4 When only hands became impure, entire body considered to have contracted impurity & must immerse in a Mikveh.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 16Adar2: When entire vital soul of community of Israel will be holy, entire world will emerge from impurity & filth to holiness.
#EmunaYomi 376: Many stories of what thought useless merchandise that sold for tremendous profit, or would-be bestsellers collecting dust.


Friday, March 18, 2022 / 15 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 6: Sacrifice 2nd ram. Put blood on Kohen’s right ear, thumb & big toe. Burn ram’s fat, tail, diaphragm, kidneys, rt thigh.
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 6:9 Chaver & AmHaaretz inherit field: Chaver can split off his part & tithe only his part. But not for different species.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 11: Sages enacted ordinances parallel to Torah law. Sota d’oraita exempt from Yibum & exempts Tzara, same Sota d’rabanan.
#RambamYomi #ParahAduma 12:5 If 2 articles are joined together & considered 1 entity, considered as joined for both impurity and sprinkling.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 15Adar2: 365 prohibitions restrain 365 blood vessels of body’s vital soul of getting 1 of 3 Klipot that prevent souls ascent.
#EmunaYomi 375: If purchaser and object don’t have spiritual common denominator, won’t come together at any price or under any circumstance.


Thursday, March 17, 2022 / 14 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 5: Sacrifice of sin offering bull & 1 ram, Aaron & sons lean hands on its head, slaughtered, blood on altar, burn parts.
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 6:6 B’ Shamai: a man may sell his olives only to a Chaver. B’ Hilel: one may sell them even to one who only tithes.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 10: Rebbi to Levi: “It seems to me that he has no brain in his head,” you weren’t precise in interpretation of the Mishna.
#RambamYomi #ParahAduma 11:3 It is acceptable for all of those who are impure to have this water sprinkled upon them.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 14Adar2: When study Torah, pray or do Mitzva, vital soul’s energy, from our blood, from food eaten, converted from evil to good.
#EmunaYomi 374: When time ripe for certain commodity or item to reach domain of particular soul, transaction completed, not before or after.


Wednesday, March 16, 2022 / 13 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 4: Ordination of Aaron & sons as Kohens: Moshe bathes, dresses & anoints them. Brings sin offering bull, 2 rams & matza.
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 6:4 Israelite rented field from a Kohen or Levi for a share in the produce, the tithes belong to the owners of the field.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 9: Just as by Avoda Zara only bring Chatat if did B’Shogeg thing that B’Meized gets Karet, so too for any other violation.
#RambamYomi #ParahAduma 10:7 Must have intent to sprinkle the water on impure person to purify him. If sprinkled without intent, invalid.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 13Adar2: Do Mitzva, energy of vital animal soul in body’s organs rise, absorbed in Mitzva’s holiness, dissolved in God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 373: Objects have spiritual sparks of holiness, attracted to certain soul who will acquire object, correction for object & self.


Tuesday, March 15, 2022 / 12 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 3: Shlamim, Peace offerings: Toda, Thanksgiving; Neder or Nedava, Vow or Voluntary offerings. Don’t ever eat fat or blood.
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 6:2 Hired Gentile’s field for a fixed amount of produce, 1st give tithes from the rental, then give Gentile his portion.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 8: Court only brings Chatat if they taught wrong Halacha on a matter that gets Karet if Meizid and Chatat if Shogeg.
#RambamYomi #ParahAduma 9:5 Sponge in water when placed ashes on it, water in the sponge is disqualified because it’s not in a container.
#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.
#TanyaYomiM 12Adar2: Fulfillment of Messianic Era, Resurrection of the Dead, depends on our actions & service throughout duration of exile.
#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.


Monday, March 14, 2022 / 11 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 2: Kohen brings meal offering/day 1/10 efah, 1/2 in AM, 1/2 evening. Laws of Chatat, Sin offering; Asham, Guilt offering.
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 6:1 Got field from Jew, Gentile, Kuti for share of produce, divvies up produce in front of them w/o 1st separating tithes.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 7: Matter included in generalization but comes to teach, comes to teach not just about itself but on whole generalization.
#RambamYomi #ParahAduma 8:1 Carrying water for red heifer ashes, stops to give directions or kill non-threatening snake, water disqualified.
#HalachaYomi OC 245:4 Permissible for Jew to give money to non-Jew to do business, even if non-Jew will do business with it on Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 11Adar2: Sin of Golden Calf caused Israel & world to be sullied again, until the end of days, when all will be purified.
#EmunaYomi 371: A merchant with Emuna needs to know that every article in inventory is under the influence of absolute Divine Providence.


Sunday, March 13, 2022 / 10 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 1: Olah, Burnt offering, ashes placed next to Altar, then outside camp. Fire always on Altar. Minha, Meal offering laws.
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 5:10 Perforated pot is like land. If gave Truma from produce grown in soil for produce grown in a pot or vice versa, ok.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 6: Just as the keeping stated regarding Shabat applies forever, so too, reverence stated regarding the Temple is forever.
#RambamYomi #ParahAduma 7:1 When drawing water for red heifer ritual, must focus; any other activity done at same time disqualifies water.
#HalachaYomi OC 245:1 Jew/non-Jew partners: defined Shabat profit non-Jew, other day Jew, ok; didn’t, non-Jew Shabat profit, split rest.
#TanyaYomiM 10Adar2: Part of complete revelation experienced at Giving of Torah. Every utterance their souls took flight. God restored them.
#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. 


Shabbat, March 12, 2022 / 9 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 7: Can’t afford animal, or 2 birds, brings fine flour. Used sacred object, stole, swore: sacrifice, principal + 1/5.
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 5:8 Buys untithed produce from 2 places, may tithe from 1 lot for 2nd. Though can only sell untithed produce in necessity.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 5: Both parent and child, are obligated in God’s honor, therefore honoring one’s parents does not override keeping Shabat.
#RambamYomi #ParahAduma 6:1 The water needed for red heifer’s ashes must be drawn only with a vessel, & only from a spring or flowing river.
#HalachaYomi OC 244:5 Hired non-Jew for year or 2 to write book or sew clothes, the non-Jew can do so on Shabat, but not in the Jew’s house.
#TanyaYomiM 9Adar2: God gave Israel Torah, called “might” & “strength”. Will get reward in hereafter w/o being nullified by Divine light.
#EmunaYomi 369: Prematurely, illegally takes what’s not theirs, endanger losing what’s currently theirs as well as what’s destined for them.


Friday, March 11, 2022 / 8 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 6: Unintentional sin sacrifice for person. Swore, withheld testimony, touched ritually unclean; confess & sacrifice.
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 5:5 Buys from a poor man & a poor man to whom they’ve given slices of bread or pieces of fig-cake, must tithe every piece.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 4: How know can apply Halacha from 1 verse juxtaposed to 2nd? “All His commandments are sure. Juxtaposed forever & ever.”
#RambamYomi #ParahAduma 5:1 All involved in offering red heifer from beginning to end become impure and impart impurity to their garments.
#HalachaYomi OC 244:1 Non-Jew can work in private on Shabat as contractor (set price) for Jew, ‘cuz for self, but not if working in public.
#TanyaYomiM 8Adar2: Purpose of Hishtalshelut of this lowest & darkest of worlds so God will have satisfaction when darkness turns to light.
#EmunaYomi 368: Person receives their Heavenly stipend to the cent. By cheating, lying, or dealing dishonestly, won’t earn a cent more.


Thursday, March 10, 2022 / 7 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 5: Sacrifices for unintentional sins of: Kohen Gadol; King; all of Israel if followed erroneous decision of Sanhedrin.
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 5:3 Baker’s bread: R Meir: can tithe from hot bread for cold; from cold for hot; even from different molds. R Yehuda: no.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 3: Every woman who’s eligible for Yibum, eligible for Halitza; anyone who’s ineligible for Yibum ineligible for Halitza.
#RambamYomi #ParahAduma 4:4 If received red heifer’s blood in a container, unacceptable. Mitzvah performed with finger, not with a utensil.
#HalachaYomi OC 243:1 Jew shouldn’t rent bathhouse to non-Jew. Non-Jew will operate on Shabat, people will think working for Jew on Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 7Adar2: Hishtalshelut: downward gradation of the worlds & their descent thru many “garments” which screen light & life from God.
#EmunaYomi 367: Without Emuna, drinks from spiritual equivalent of sewer pipe, income fouled w/ negative emotions, bad health, soul damage.


Wednesday, March 9, 2022 / 6 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 4: Peace offering (Shlamim), from cattle, sheep or goats: lean on head; slaughter; burn fat, kidneys, diaphragm, liver.
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 5:1 Tithe baker’s bread: separate quantity for Trumat Maaser, Halah, says # & spot of each; Maaser Sheni exchanged for $.
#DafYomi #Yevamot 2: If 1 of listed women died, minor who didn’t complete marriage, divorced or Aylonit: no marriage, rival wives permitted.
#RambamYomi #ParahAduma 3:1 Red heifer only burnt outside Temple Mount, on Mount of Olives. Ramp built from Temple Mount to Mount of Olives.
#HalachaYomi OC 240:15 No relations when full or hungry, rather when finished digesting; not: standing, sitting, in bathhouse, post-trauma.
#TanyaYomiM 6Adar2: God rests on man’s body thru good deeds. Even perfect Tzadik’s soul doesn’t lose identity or absorbed by God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 366: Emuna creates a clear, clean, shining spiritual pipe – abundance flows from Heaven to person’s bank account or dinner table.


Tuesday, March 8, 2022 / 5 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 3: Deep pot meal offering sacrifice, fine flour w/ oil. Part burned, part to Kohens. No leaven. Salt on all sacrifices.
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 4:6 In city where doesn’t know anyone, asked who’s trustworthy. Person says “I am,” don’t trust. Says so-and-so is, trust.
#DafYomi #Hagiga 27: When Temple around, altar atones for person; when Temple destroyed, person’s table atones (feed guests, learn Torah).
#RambamYomi #ParahAduma 2:2 7 days before burning of red heifer, Kohen who’ll burn it isolated from home, like KohenGadol before YomKipur.
#HalachaYomi OC 240:14 Semen is body’s strength, eyes’ light. Whoever uses much of it, old age jumps on him, weakens, eyes dim, bad breath.
#TanyaYomiM 5Adar2: Shouldn’t walk 4 cubits bareheaded. A wise man’s eyes & everything he possesses are in his head. God rests on his head.
#EmunaYomi 365: One’s entire life depends on the Emuna that God provides for every creation.


Monday, March 7, 2022 / 4 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 2: Laws of Olah/burnt offering of birds: turtledoves or young doves, nip neck, blood on altar. Meal offerings (Minha).
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 4:5 Asked untrustworthy man to buy produce from man of trust or who gives tithes, not trusted. Buy from so-and-so, trust.
#DafYomi #Hagiga 26: All Temple vessels had 2nd & 3rd substitute vessels, so if 1st ones became impure could bring 2nd ones in their place.
#RambamYomi #ParahAduma 1:1 Mitzva of red heifer to offer it year 3 or 4 of life. If older, ok, but don’t wait, lest its hairs turn black.
#HalachaYomi OC 240:11 Prohibited to have relations w/ any light on. Prohibited to have during the day unless room is completely dark.
#TanyaYomiM 4Adar2: Why have souls of Benoni (intermediates) been brought into world? Why lifelong struggle with evil nature of animal soul?
#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.


Sunday, March 6, 2022 / 3 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 1: God calls to Moshe. Speaks to him from Tent of Meeting. Laws of sacrifices: burnt offering (Olah) process and laws.
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 4:3 R’ Eliezer: a man need not designate the Maaser Ani of Dmai. Sages: he must designate it, but he need not separate it.
#DafYomi #Hagiga 25: From Jerusalem until Modi’im, all potters, including Amei Ha’aretz, believed about purity of clay vessels they’ve made.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 25:10 Woman discharged placenta, house in which she’s in is impure. Presume there’s no placenta without a fetus.
#HalachaYomi OC 240:6 Can’t have relations in front of anyone, or of Torah, or holy books. Holy books need to be double covered if in room.
#TanyaYomiM 3Adar2: Soul’s diverse joys don’t preclude feelings of shame or having a contrite heart & humble spirit at very time of joy.
#EmunaYomi 363: No one can detract from income that God designates for a person. One human is incapable of touching fellow human’s portion.


Shabbat, March 5, 2022 / 2 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Pekudai 7: Moshe completes Mishkan. Cloud covers it, he couldn’t enter; cloud rose, Israel journeys. Cloud @ day, fire @ night.
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 3:6 Gave produce to mother-in-law to make food, must tithe what gives & takes. She’s suspected of exchanging what spoiled.
#DafYomi #Hagiga 24: Impure hand makes pure hand impure only when pure hand is touching sacrificial food and impure hand touches pure hand.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 24:4 Impurity in wall between 2 houses, house closest to impurity is impure. If impurity equidistant, both impure.
#HalachaYomi OC 240:3 “I will remove from you those who rebel and transgress against Me.” Kids of 9 different types of unfortunate unions.
#TanyaYomiM 2Adar2: Giving charity raises rest of income to God, provides dwelling for God, balanced against all the sacrifices.
#EmunaYomi 362: Fundamental Emuna principle that underlies one’s efforts to earn $, is that livelihood is predetermined from Rosh Hashana.


Friday, March 4, 2022 / 1 Adar2 5782
#ParshaYomi #Pekudai 6: Moshe built Mishkan as commanded, placed all elements, Ark, Table, Menora, Altar. Kindled lamps, offered incense.
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 3:5 Gave produce to innkeeper to make food, must tithe what gives to her & what takes back. She’s suspected of exchanging.
#DafYomi #Hagiga 23: Ashes of purification in a vessel that if an impure person or object touched part of it, it renders all of it impure.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 23:2 Person was placed inside cask that was sealed close, he’s pure. Even if the cask was made a covering for a grave.
#HalachaYomi OC 240:1 Don’t have relations w/ wife > prescribed. Man has small organ; when starves it, satisfied; when satisfies, starving.
#TanyaYomiM 1Adar2: Since Temple destruction, God’s only sanctuary are 4 cubits of Halacha. Torah study creates personal tabernacle for God.
#EmunaYomi 361: Jeremiah: Curse man who trusts in people, makes his strength. Trust in anyone or thing other than God formula for failure.


Thursday, March 3, 2022 / 30 Adar1 5782
#ParshaYomi #Pekudai 5: God to Moshe: On 1st day of 1st month (of 2nd year) you’ll set up Mishkan w/ all elements, sanctify it & Kohens.
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 3:3 Any produce which one may not sell if it’s in the status of Dmai, he may not send it as a gift in the status of Dmai.
#DafYomi #Hagiga 22: Trust purity of wine & oil Am Haaretz brings to Temple. If reject, would build private altars & burn own Red Heifer.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 22:3 Earthenware container protects contents from impurity if sealed close unless has hole big enough for pomegranate.
#HalachaYomi OC 238:1 Must be careful to learn Torah at night even more so than during the day. If annuls learning gets severe punishment.
#TanyaYomiM 30Adar1: Patriarchs were “Chariot” of God, bound mind & soul to God; prophets also, each at own level; Moses surpassed them all.
#EmunaYomi 360: Prayer: God, thanks for providing. Guide business so makes profit, so can give charity & do commands. I accept all w/ faith.


Wednesday, March 2, 2022 / 29 Adar1 5782
#ParshaYomi #Pekudai 4: All components, utensils & garments for Mishkan presented to Moshe. Moshe saw, done as commanded, he blessed them.
#MishnaYomi #Dmai 3:1 Can feed Dmai to poor & guests. Charity collectors gather & give tithed or untithed produce. Whoever wants can tithe.
#DafYomi #Hagiga 21: Mikvas join if connection is as wide as a wineskin tube (tube wall & space), width of 2 fingers going around in place.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 21:2 Upside-down funnel protects anything it covers from impurity. Though its other end has a hole, considered closed.
#HalachaYomi OC 236:3 Came late to Arvit, congregation said Shma & standing to say Amida, pray Amida w/ them & after say Shma w/ blessings.
#TanyaYomiM 29Adar1: True joy of soul is to envision God’s unity, experience His proximity; it’s the purpose & goal for the creation of man.
#EmunaYomi 359: People of faith are careful with their money, don’t spend needlessly and consequently don’t fall into debt.


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