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                         Tuesday / 11-Dec-18 / 3 Tevet 5779                                  #724
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 3: Joseph consoles brothers for selling him. Sends them to Canaan to inform Jacob that alive & bring family to Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 9:3 If gave an item to a craftsman to repair & the craftsman damaged it, the craftsman needs to make restitution.
#DafYomi #Chulin 14: Slaughtered animal; retroactively clarified that designated for consumption. Not slaughtered; designated for breeding.
#RambamYomi #BetHabehira 1:1 Positive Mitzva to build House for God, prepared for sacrifices to be offered within. Celebrate there 3x/year.
#HalachaYomi OC 415:1 Can only make Tchum for the purposes of a Mitzva: to visit mourner’s home; wedding event; greet Rabbi; greet friend.
#TanyaYomiM 3Tevet: Can only apprehend God when clothed in Torah & Mitzvot, 1 & the same. Like embracing a king in his robes; king in robe.
#EmunaYomi 682: Knowing that our setbacks are for our ultimate benefit, can thank God for the seemingly bad as thanks Him for good.

 

         Monday / 10-Dec-18 / 2 Tevet 5779                                  #723
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 2: Judah offers to be a slave in Benjamin’s place. Joseph overcome with emotion reveals himself as their lost brother.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 8:7 Caused harm to someone; even if he paid him requisite reparations isn’t forgiven until asks for pardon from him.
#DafYomi #Chulin 13: Majority of gentiles not idol worshipers, not motivated by faith, devotion, but traditions transmitted by ancestors.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 13:6 Don’t destroy home to make it into a garden, nor should plant a garden in his ruin, lest one destroy Israel.
#HalachaYomi OC 414:1 Can’t make Tchum for other w/o their knowing; perhaps didn’t want that direction. Can make for ones minor children.
#TanyaYomiM 2Tevet: Torah like water. Flows from higher to lower levels, hidden stages, until corporeal items of this world.
#EmunaYomi 681: Invest plenty of time, effort in praying that God guide you in right direction; more one prays, greater chances of success.

 

                          Sunday / 9-Dec-18 / 1 Tevet 5779                                  #722
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 1: Judah confronts Joseph. Recounts recent history & how Benjamin’s absence will kill father Jacob.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 8:5 Hit & wounded parent, or injured person on Shabat, not liable to pay; judged for capital offense.
#DafYomi #Chulin 12: Told agent go slaughter chicken; found chicken slaughtered: R’ Nahman: presumptive status that slaughtered properly.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 12:1 Sold house in walled city, may redeem it for 12 months from day sold. All $ returned, doesn’t deduct anything.
#HalachaYomi OC 411:1 Is in field to east of house, asks to make Eruv west of house, if Eruv > 2000 Amot away from him, Tchum doesn’t count.
#TanyaYomiM 1Tevet: 3 garments deriving from Torah & commandments infinitely higher & greater quality than Nefesh/Ruach/Neshama themselves.
#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.

 

                           Shabbat / 8-Dec-18 / 30 Kislev 5779                                  #721
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 7: Joseph frames Benjamin as thief. Brothers brought back to Joseph in Egypt where Benjamin sentenced to slavery.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 8:4 Injures deaf-mute, Shoteh or minor, liable for all 5 categories. If they injure others, they’re exempt.
#DafYomi #Chulin 11: Quantifiable majority before us (meat on street in front of 10 shops, 9 of which are Kosher), follow majority, Kosher.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 11:2 Sold field for 60 years, not returned on Yovel. Only returned on Yovel if sold w/o qualification or in perpetuity.
#HalachaYomi OC 409:13 Allowed to join other’s assigned Eruv only if travelling; doesn’t work if at home. Only has Eruv distance from home.
#TanyaYomiM 30Kislev: Faculties of CHaBaD in soul clothed in our Torah. Love: root of 248 positive Mitzvot. Fear: root of 365 prohibitions.
#EmunaYomi 679: Belief in God’s omniscience, after the fact, saves us from cunning evil inclinations of arrogance & self-persecution.

 

                             Friday / 7-Dec-18 / 29 Kislev 5779                                  #720
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 6: Brothers bring Benjamin to Egypt to Joseph. Joseph throws feasts for the brothers.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 8:1 Injures person, liable to pay for five categories: damages; pain; healthcare; unemployment and shame.
#DafYomi #Chulin 10: R’ Yosef deemed as many as 13 animals Treifot when discovered knife was notched after slaughtering the final animal.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 10:16 The Jubilee year (Yovel) releases land at its beginning, while Shmita does not release debts until its conclusion.
#HalachaYomi OC 409:12 2 people want to make Eruv, 1 knows spot that will assign, 1 doesn’t; 1 who doesn’t can join other’s Eruv.
#TanyaYomiM 29Kislev: Each divine soul (Nefesh Elokit) has 3 garments: thought, speech, action, that can be expressed in 613 Torah commands.
#EmunaYomi 678: When speaking about free choice, best to put the notion of God’s omniscience aside. Two different resources. Don’t mix.

 

                           Thursday / 6-Dec-18 / 28 Kislev 5779                                  #719
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 5: Unrecognized Joseph accuses brothers of spying. Only way to prove themselves is to bring Benjamin down to Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 7:7 Forbidden to raise fowl in Jerusalem, Kohens can’t in Israel; pigs can’t be raised anywhere; dogs only if chained.
#DafYomi #Chulin 9: Torah scholar must learn to perform 3 matters: Writing, so he’ll be able to write texts; ritual slaughter; circumcision.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 9:1 Positive Mitzva to nullify debts on Shmita. If demands payment of debt after Shmita passed, violates prohibition.
#HalachaYomi OC 409:9 Asked someone else to make Eruv, they did it & didn’t specify for which direction made it, still counts as Eruv.
#TanyaYomiM 28Kislev: Even wise & understand greatness of the Infinite, unless binds knowledge & fixes thought, won’t have true love & fear.
#EmunaYomi 677: Must recognize that there are spiritual laws that govern universe that transcend human understanding. Then Emuna kicks in.

 

                          Wednesday / 5-Dec-18 / 27 Kislev 5779                                  #718
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 4: Famine begins. Joseph distributes food. Brothers come to Egypt to buy, but don’t recognize Joseph. Charade begins.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 7:4 2 witnesses testify stole ox or sheep, but only 1 testifies killed or sold it, only pays 2x value of sheep or ox.
#DafYomi #Chulin 8: Can use idolatry knife to slaughter animal; destructive. Forbidden to cut meat; constructive, renders meat manageable.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 8:20 Permitted to borrow Shmita produce from the poor. They should be repaid with produce in the 8th year.
#HalachaYomi OC 409:4 Placed Eruv food in locked place and lost key, if can get to food without doing Melacha Deoraita, counts as Eruv.
#TanyaYomiM 27Kislev: Soul gradations correspond 10 Sefirot: 3 “mothers”: Chohma(wisdom), Bina(understanding), Daat(knowledge) + 7multiples.
#EmunaYomi 676: Human intellect incapable of fully comprehending notion of omniscience/free will. If did grasp, would no longer be a person.

 

                        Tuesday / 4-Dec-18 / 26 Kislev 5779                                  #717
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 3: Joseph appointed Viceroy. In charge of all Egypt. Gathers “uncountable” amount of grain. Married and 2 sons born.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 7:2 2 witnesses testify stole ox or sheep, 2 testify killed or sold it, pays 4x value of sheep, 5x value of ox.
#DafYomi #Chulin 7: Babel exiles didn’t sanctify all Joshua conquered when returned to Israel; i.e. Bet Shean; land exempt from Shmita.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 7:18 Poor permitted to enter orchards up until the 8th year, until the 2nd rains, to gather Shmita fruits.
#HalachaYomi OC 409:1 If placed food for Eruv in graveyard, doesn’t establish Eruv, as prohibited to get any benefit from graveyard.
#TanyaYomiM 26Kislev: Infinite gradations of soul, include Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama. Descend thru worlds of Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzira, Asiya.
#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.

 

                  Monday / 3-Dec-18 / 25 Kislev 5779                                  #716
#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 #BavaKama 6:6 Camel rider w/ flax caught fire from flame outside shop, burnt house, shop owner liable. R’ Yehuda: not if Hanuka.
#DafYomi #Chulin 6: Image of dove on Mt Gerizim worshiped by Samaritans there. R’ Meir: all meat slaughtered by all Samaritans forbidden.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 6:8 Transfer holiness of Shmita produce only thru sale. If transferred: can transfer again thru sale or oral assignment.
#HalachaYomi OC 408:4 If placed food outside of the Tchum, doesn’t count to extend the Tchum.
#TanyaYomiM 25Kislev: Evil traits from 4 elements, Kelipa, SitraAhra: Fire|anger, pride; Water|pleasure-seeking; Air|frivolity; Earth|sloth.
#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.

 

                            Sunday / 2-Dec-18 / 24 Kislev 5779                                  #715
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 1: 2 yrs pass. Dreams trouble Pharaoh. No one successfully interprets. Wine steward suggests Joseph. Summoned from jail.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 6:4 He sent fire w/ deaf-mute, Shoteh or minor & caused damage, he’s exempt by laws of man, liable by laws of Heaven.
#DafYomi #Chulin 5: “Man & animal You preserve, God.” Rav says means: People who are intelligent, like people, yet humble, like an animal.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 5:18 Can’t cut off underdeveloped date clusters on Shmita; spoils dates. If won’t produce dates, just buds, ok to cut.
#HalachaYomi OC 408:1 Can place food before Shabat inside the Tchum to extend his Tchum another 2000 Amot in any direction from the food.
#TanyaYomiM 24Kislev: 5 types: Tzadik prospers/suffers, wicked prospers/suffers & Beinoni. Beinoni is motivated by both good & evil nature.
#EmunaYomi 673: Have apparent free choice BEFORE choose; AFTER choice, must know that did so because God wanted us to do so.

 

                      Shabbat / 1-Dec-18 / 23 Kislev 5779                                  #714
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 7: Pharaoh’s wine steward & baker thrown in jail with Joseph. He interprets their dreams. They come true. 
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 6:2 Left sheep w/ insufficient care, escaped, caused damage, liable. Gave to shepherd, shepherd takes responsibility.
#DafYomi #Chulin 4: String of birds with Samaritan & not sure if properly slaughtered, see if he eats it. If he does, permitted to Jew.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 4:29 Gentile buys land in Israel, sows it in Shmita, produce permitted to Jew; gentile not commanded to observe Shmita.
#HalachaYomi OC 405:9 Took fruit out of the Tchum on Shabat: if by accident, allowed to eat them; if intentional, can’t.
#TanyaYomiM 23Kislev: Noble men made personal & $ effort to have Kuntresim book published clear of chaff, errors & thoroughly checked.
#EmunaYomi 672: Strong desire to make right choice; Emuna that God will help make right choice; Learn, seek Torah & Tzadik advice; Pray.

 

Friday / 30-Nov-18 / 22 Kislev 5779                                  #713
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 6: Potiphar’s wife tries to seduce Joseph. He rejects her. She claims he raped her. He’s thrown in jail. 
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 6:1 Pen wall broke, sheep escaped & caused damage, owner exempt. Thief took sheep out & it damaged, thief liable.
#DafYomi #Chulin 3: One may slaughter an animal with any sharp object, whether with a flint, with glass shards, or with the stalk of a reed.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 3:1 Law conveyed to Moshe at Sinai that forbidden to work land last 30 days of 6th year, just before Sabbatical year.
#HalachaYomi OC 405:7 On boat on Shabat: if boat is moving can walk across all of it; if not moving can only walk 4 Amot in any direction.
#TanyaYomiM 22Kislev: Responsa to many questions of faithful seeking moral guidance in service of God. Will find counsel on every matter.
#EmunaYomi 671: The evil inclination is a master strategist. Will use different approaches for different people.

 

                            Thursday / 29-Nov-18 / 21 Kislev 5779                                  #712
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 5: Joseph, extremely successful and good looking slave in Egypt to Potiphar, who puts him in charge of entire estate.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 5:6 Pit of 2 partners, 1 went over, didn’t cover, 2nd went over, didn’t cover, if caused damage, 2nd liable.
#DafYomi #Chulin 2: If person impure, can slaughter animal, but use long knife so won’t touch animal w/ hands & thereby make animal impure.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 2:14 Can’t build wall between his field & neighbor’s field during Shmita. Can build between his field & public domain.
#HalachaYomi OC 405:3 Out of Tchum at Shabat start, even 1 Amah, don’t enter to be like city member. Can walk 2000 Amot in any direction.
#TanyaYomiM 21Kislev: Listening to moral advice is not the same as reading it. Everyone’s mind is different, absorb lessons differently.
#EmunaYomi 670: As long as a person constantly reinforces his Emuna, the evil inclination has no control over him. This is true freedom.

 

                  Wednesday / 28-Nov-18 / 20 Kislev 5779                                  #711
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 4: Tamar, widow of Judah’s son, dresses as prostitute, has relations with Judah and bears twin boys, Peretz & Zerach.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 5:3 Let his ox in other’s yard, other’s ox gored his ox, other exempt. His ox fell in well & polluted water, liable.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 110: What’s “an ordinance forever” if Temple destroyed? Studying Temple service laws; as if Temple built & serving in it.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 1:1 It’s a positive Mitzva to rest from performing agricultural work or work with trees in the Sabbatical year (Shmita).
#HalachaYomi OC 405:1 Left city Tchum, even 1 Amah, shouldn’t enter to be like member of city; only has 4 Amot from where standing & out.
#TanyaYomiM 20Kislev: Excommunication will be decreed upon any who reprint this book without permission within 5 years of its publication.
#EmunaYomi 669: Evil inclination’s objective is to contaminate soul w/ doubt & heresy. When Emuna weak, becomes slave to evil inclination.

 

               Tuesday / 27-Nov-18 / 19 Kislev 5779                                  #710
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 3: Brothers decide to sell Joseph as slave. Mislead father Jacob to believe Joseph dead.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 5:1 Ox gored cow. Cow & baby calf next to it dead; not sure if gored before birth or not, pay for cow 1/2, calf 1/4.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 109: Shimon HaTzadik foretold own death. Past years, “old man” in white escorted him in KodeshKodashim. This year, black.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 12:15 Can’t buy or sell donkey fetus to or from gentile. If did so, exempt from redeeming firstborn & not penalized.
#HalachaYomi OC 401:1 Slept on the road (on Shabat) and night fell, can walk 2000 Amot in any direction from where he slept.
#TanyaYomiM 19Kislev: Book of Beinonim. R’ Meshulam Zusil of Anipoli: This book printed to correct mistakes of Kuntresim that have gone out.
#EmunaYomi 668: Some punish selves or become totally disappointed when do something wrong. That’s self-destructive. Accomplishes nothing.

 

                    Monday / 26-Nov-18 / 18 Kislev 5779                                  #709
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 2: Joseph’s brothers plan to kill him. Thanks to Reuben’s intercession they throw him into a pit.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 4:9 R’Meir: Tied or locked animal, it damaged, liable. R’Yehuda: Guarded, exempt. R’Eliezer: only “guarded” if dead.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 108: Rabbis: ok to use redemption $ from 1 animal species to buy different species. Rebbi: any kind of change prohibited.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 11:1 It is a positive Mitzva for every Jewish man to redeem his son who is the firstborn of his Jewish mother.
#HalachaYomi OC 399:11 Can’t trust kid if says where Tchum ends; do trust adult if says he remembers where Tchum ended when he was little.
#TanyaYomi 18Kislev: Choose men to lead prayer word by word, moderately, out loud, neither overly prolonging nor racing intemperately.
#EmunaYomi 667: Main way to overcome evil inclination is to pray to God, ask for His help & guidance to avoid sin & make right choices.

 

                  Sunday / 25-Nov-18 / 17 Kislev 5779                                  #708
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 1: 17 yr-old Joseph has dreams foretelling leadership. It sets his brothers against him.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 4:6 Ox rubbed against wall, wall fell, killed person; ox intended to kill animal but killed person; exempt from death.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 107: 6 collection horns for 6 animal types from which bring burnt offerings: bull; calf; ram; lamb; small goat; large goat.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 10:8 When sets aside first shearings & they’re lost, responsible to make restitution until he gives them to the Kohen.
#HalachaYomi OC 399:7 Only trust a professional when measuring Tchum of city, because he knows how to measure land & laws of measuring.
#TanyaYomi 17Kislev: Deeply grieved that God’s people preventing him who yearns for life & longevity of our brethren from leading prayers.
#EmunaYomi 666: After become aware that have evil inclination, 2nd principal that need to know is that can’t overcome it without God’s help.

 

                        Shabbat / 24-Nov-18 / 16 Kislev 5779                                  #707
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 7: Seir the Horite’s sons: Lotan, Shoval, Zivon, Ana, Dishon, Ezer, Dishan. Chieftains, descendants of Edom/Esau.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 4:4 Ox of healthy adult gored ox of deaf-mute, Shoteh or minor, owner liable. If other way around, owner exempt.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 106: Brought Mincha, part loaves, part wafers, Kohen removed handful, came up only 1 of 2 types, fulfilled obligation.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 9:1 Mitzva if slaughter Kosher domesticated animal to give Kohen foreleg, jaw & maw. Applies at all times & places.
#HalachaYomi OC 399:4 Measure Tchum directly across from city, even if mountains & valleys in way. If sharp slope, measure w/ 4 Amot string.
#TanyaYomi 16Kislev: Infinite Light and His Unity will be revealed in heart by calling forth the river Eitan, radiance of supernal wisdom.
#EmunaYomi 665: By striving against fierce resistance, we make formidable spiritual gain and refine our souls.

 

                        Friday / 23-Nov-18 / 15 Kislev 5779                                  #706
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 6: Jacob arrives at BetEl. Rachel dies giving birth to Benjamin; buried in BetLehem. Isaac dies. Esau’s descendants.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 4:2 Ox warned for injuring own species, but not others; injured own species, pays full damages; others, pays half.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 105: Unsure if obligated to bring certain offering, can bring it & say, if obligated this is it, & if not, it’s voluntary.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 8:4 Dough obligated in Chalah when flour, water kneaded, rolled into 1 mass. Spelt like wheat; oat & rye like barley.
#HalachaYomi OC 399:1 Measure city’s Tchum w/ linen string exactly 50 Amot long. Not less, as pulled too tight; not more, not tight enough.
#TanyaYomi 15Kislev: Internal aspect of the depth, which is inner aspect of Torah, is totally united w/ Infinite Light clothed within Torah.
#EmunaYomi 664: Setbacks remind us that we have a job to do and that we’re fighting tough adversaries.

 

                        Thursday / 22-Nov-18 / 14 Kislev 5779                                  #705
#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 #BavaKama 3:11 In cases where plaintiff accuses other’s ox of damage, burden of proof is on one who wants to get compensated.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 104: Can pledge libations even if not sacrificed w/ offering. Minimum volume? 3 Log, smallest libation in Torah, for lamb.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 7:12 Dough from which Chalah hasn’t been separated is like ordinary produce, not like Chalah, for ritual purity laws.
#HalachaYomi OC 398:11 City whose houses were built after wall, measure Tchum from houses; wall built after houses, measure Tchum from wall.
#TanyaYomi 14Kislev: All worlds, the exalted and the lowly, are dependent on the precise and meticulous performance of a single Mitzva.
#EmunaYomi 663: Same principal w/ professional athletes. The better the athlete becomes, the more difficult the competition against him.

 

                   Wednesday / 21-Nov-18 / 13 Kislev 5779                                  #704
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 4: Jacob insists Esau take gift. Esau offers joint travel. Jacob declines. Gets to Shehem, buys field, builds altar.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 3:10 At times liable for ox’s actions exempt for own & viceversa. Liable for capital punishment exempt from $ damages.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 103: Wild donkeys killed to feed to stadium’s lions; those ascending to Jerusalem for festival wading up to knees in blood.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 6:9 Gentile & Jew partners in dough; if Jew’s portion large enough to be liable for Chalah, it’s liable for Chalah.
#HalachaYomi OC 398:7 2 cities separated by 141.3 Amot or less, for Tchum purposes they’re considered 1 city; can walk 2000 Amot beyond.
#TanyaYomi 13Kislev: Through the study of Torah laws in speech & in thought, the Klipot become separated and distinct from the sacred.
#EmunaYomi 662: Harder opposition for ultimate good in order to enable them to make further spiritual gains, increase their ultimate reward.

 

                           Tuesday / 20-Nov-18 / 12 Kislev 5779                                  #703
#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 #BavaKama 3:7 Chopped wood in private domain, damaged in public domain; viceversa; or in private & damaged 2nd private: liable.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 102: Any offering that had time that was permitted to Kohens before became disqualified, one is not liable for misusing it.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 5:13 Chalah called Truma. Therefore must separate from dough in same location. Can’t separate pure from impure dough.
#HalachaYomi OC 398:3 When measure the 2000 Amot for Tchum from city, align measurement with the 4 directions: north, east, south, west.
#TanyaYomi 12Kislev: When man studies Torah, Mishna, Talmud, draws forth Infinite Light into This World, included, nullified in His Light.
#EmunaYomi 661: The stronger a person gets, the stronger evil inclination becomes as well. As makes spiritual gain, meets harder opposition.

 

                      Monday / 19-Nov-18 / 11 Kislev 5779                                  #702
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 2: Account of gift sent. Jacob crossed Yabok River at night. Alone, wrestled angel until dawn, renames him Israel.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 3:5 Jug owner walks behind beam owner, beam owner stops, jug breaks, beam owner liable; if beam owner said stop, not.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 101: Birds, wood, frankincense or service vessels became ritually impure, can’t be redeemed, despite not inherently sacred.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 4:10 Brought Bikurim & they became impure in Temple Courtyard, spill out basket there; doesn’t make the declaration.
#HalachaYomi OC 398:1 City’s length & width not even, measure Tchum from all sides individually even if not aligned w/ 4 directions.
#TanyaYomi 11Kislev: The aim of the Chochmah is the rectification of the visages of Atzilut, upon whom depend the rationales of the Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 660: Self-correction, refinement of the evil inclination, is a war w/ constant ups & downs. Like in war, we win some & lose some.

 

                            Sunday / 18-Nov-18 / 10 Kislev 5779                                  #701
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 1: Jacob sends Esau gift-laden messengers. Divides camp in 2. Prays to God that Esau shouldn’t kill him & family.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 3:4 2 potters, one walking behind other: 1st tripped, fell; 2nd tripped on 1st; 1st liable for damages to 2nd.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 100: Kohens verified entire eastern sky lit up by sun ‘cuz once, mistook moon for sun, started service while still night.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 3:8 Bikurim in metal container, Kohen takes it, returns container; in reed or grass basket, Bikurim & basket to Kohen.
#HalachaYomi OC 397:16 Filled abandoned well w/ water for friend; can move water per distance that person who filled it up is permitted.
#TanyaYomi 10Kislev: There is a common characteristic that all intellectual fear & love of the angels are considered created ex nihilo.
#EmunaYomi 659: Jew has a unique task on earth. With an animal body, capable of surpassing an angel and achieve lofty spiritual heights.

 

                         Shabbat / 17-Nov-18 / 9 Kislev 5779                                  #700
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 7: Lavan/Jacob make covenant, not to harm each other & Jacob won’t take other wives. Place stones: YegarSahaduta/GalEd.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 3:1 Left jar in public domain, other trips on it, breaks it, exempt. If was hurt by it, jar owner liable for damages.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 99: Broken tablets also placed in Ark. Teaches not to degrade Torah scholar who forgot Torah knowledge beyond his control.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 2:1 Positive Mitzva to bring first fruits to the Temple. Applies only while the Temple is standing, and only in Israel.
#HalachaYomi OC 397:12 Borrowed ingredients on Yom Tov to make food, can only move it distance that both borrower & lender allowed to walk.
#TanyaYomi 9Kislev: Seed stimulates power of growth within soil, God’s command. So too, parchment, Etrog arouse unto loftiest heights.
#EmunaYomi 658: No other creation on earth is capable of transforming the material into the spiritual.

 

                Friday / 16-Nov-18 / 8 Kislev 5779                                  #699
#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 #BavaKama 2:6 Human always considered Muad (habitual damager) whether accident, on purpose, awake or asleep; pays full damages.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 98: Temple Mount east gate depicted Shushan. Know where they came back from; or so fear, not rebel against Persian Empire.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 1:1 24 presents for Kohens. Covenant w/ Aaron for all of them. If Kohen doesn’t admit, not part of Kohens or presents.
#HalachaYomi OC 397:9 2 people borrowed coat, 1 for morning, 2nd for afternoon, both can only use in area that both can walk on Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 8Kislev: Eliciting from above downward is a necessity thru Mitzvot of performance to draw Light into the vessels.
#EmunaYomi 657: Tshuva, which literally means “returning” is the process of elevating & converting our animal drives into spiritual power.

 

                       Thursday / 15-Nov-18 / 7 Kislev 5779                                  #698
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 5: Jacob asks to leave Lavan. Discuss wages. Deal w/ future ringed, spotted & speckled flock. God tells Jacob, go home.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 2:3 Dog took cake w/ coal to grain pile; ate cake, grain burned. Dog owner pays full damage for cake, 1/2 for grain.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 97: When Temple stood, altar atoned person’s sins. Now no Temple; person’s table atones sins, if feeds poor from his table.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 11:1 Positive Mitzva to declare before God after all presents from agricultural products taken. Called Vidui Maaser.
#HalachaYomi OC 397:7 Shepherd’s animal is permitted to walk on Shabbat the same distance as the people of the city where it’s situated.
#TanyaYomi 7Kislev: Thought is a reflection, an extension of the essence of intellect of soul. Intellect is radiance & garment for the soul.
#EmunaYomi 656: Our principal task is to correct self by channeling evil inclination’s negative energy to positive endeavors, Torah/Mitzvot.

 

                  Wednesday / 14-Nov-18 / 6 Kislev 5779                                  #697
#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 #BavaKama 2:2 Animal ate other’s produce in their property, owner pays full damage. Public domain: only pays what saved in feed.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 96: Kohens lifted Table w/ miracle shewbread to show pilgrims in Temple courtyard, saying: See how beloved you are to God.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 10:1 Neta Revai applies to all plants to which Orlah prohibition applies. If exempt from Orlah then also Neta Revai.
#HalachaYomi OC 397:4 Dad gave son his animal to walk, has “legs” of father; distance son allowed to walk on Shabat equals father’s limit.
#TanyaYomi 6Kislev: Comprehending the existence state is not intrinsically as worthy as study of Mitzvot & grasping their essential nature.
#EmunaYomi 655: Evil inclination is necessary part of our spiritual anatomy, just as 2 arms, 2 legs are necessary part of physical anatomy.

 

                    Tuesday / 13-Nov-18 / 5 Kislev 5779                                  #696
#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 #BavaKama 1:4 Tam=harmless, pays 1/2 damages from own body. Muad=attested danger, pays full damages from best property.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 95: Dismantled Tabernacle to start journeys, removed courtyard curtain, can’t eat sacrifices anymore; as if left courtyard.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 9:1 Produce of 4th year (Neta Revai) is holy. Must be eaten in Jerusalem by its owners in the same way as 2nd tithe.
#HalachaYomi OC 397:1 Can walk on Shabat up to 2,000 Amot in any direction beyond his 4 Amot or from wherever he “settled” for Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 5Kislev: By seizing Etrog & waving it as per Halacha, seizing life-force clothed in Nukva of Atzilut, united w/ Infinite Light.
#EmunaYomi 654: Most important prerequisite for self-correction is self awareness. 1st thing to know is that we each have evil inclination.

 

                        Monday / 12-Nov-18 / 4 Kislev 5779                                  #695
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 2: Well, 3 flocks waiting, Rachel comes w/ sheep, Jacob takes rock off well, waters Rachel’s flock, kisses her, cries.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 1:1 4 types of damages: ox; pit; grazer; fire. Only commonalities that damage, you’re responsible & pay from best land.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 94: 2 Shewbread opinions: Rectangular, wide base, 2 parallel walls. Triangular w/ narrow base, 2 walls rise at angles.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 8:10 Has ordinary produce in Jerusalem & 2nd tithe $ outside Jerusalem, can switch holiness to the produce & eat there.
#HalachaYomi OC 394:3 Locked Eruv food in tower, lost key: if has to do Melacha Gmura during Ben Hashmashot to get it, as if lost the food.
#TanyaYomi 4Kislev: To perform Mitzva that can’t be delegated to another, forego Torah study & prayer, state of intellectual love & awe.
#EmunaYomi 653: Factors conducive to Emuna: modesty; humility; tearful prayer; silence; charity; sleeping in holiness.

 

                             Sunday / 11-Nov-18 / 3 Kislev 5779                                  #694
#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 #Kiddushin 4:13 Single man shouldn’t teach young children. R’ Eliezer says that even widower shouldn’t teach young children.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 93: If blind, can’t place hands on offering; learn from judges; just like judge can’t be blind, can’t be blind to do Smiha.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 7:3 Use $ from 2nd tithe only to buy food for humans that grows from the earth or grows from the products of the earth.
#HalachaYomi OC 394:1 If there was a doubt if Eruv was up during Ben Hashmashot, if it was secure beforehand, can use Eruv; if not, then no.
#TanyaYomi 3Kislev: All Mitzvot are designed to “repair” the 248 organs of the Minor Visage thru drawing Infinite Light into the Intellect.
#EmunaYomi 652: Detrimental to Emuna: hardening heart; violating Torah; jealousy; anger; disdain of Torah scholars; dishonesty; flattery.

 

                        Shabbat / 10-Nov-18 / 2 Kislev 5779                                  #693
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 7: Esau saw Isaac blessed Jacob, sent away, told not to marry Canaanite girl. Esau marries Mahalat, Ishmael’s daughter.
#MishnaYomi #Kiddushin 4:11 Man married overseas, returns, says this is my wife & kids, must prove marriage, but not kids.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 92: Kohens atoned thru bull KohenGadol brings & his confession; Israelites, Levites atoned thru confession on scapegoat.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 6:9 Found coins in Jerusalem, considered ordinary $; except on pilgrimage festivals, then considered from 2nd tithe.
#HalachaYomi OC 392:8 Made Eruv in city for all residents, if one forgot to participate, left the city or is gentile, doesn’t affect Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 2Kislev: Prayer calls forth the blessed Infinite Light itself to modify the state of creatures; ill, cured; vegetation sprouts.
#EmunaYomi 651: Should constantly pray to God for more & more Emuna. Invest our principal efforts in attaining & strengthening Emuna.

 

                   Friday / 9-Nov-18 / 1 Kislev 5779                                  #692
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 6: Isaac blesses Jacob. Esau vows murder. Rebeca tells Jacob to leave. Isaac orders Jacob to marry Lavan’s daughter.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 4:9 Woman sent agent to betroth her, then she betrothed to other man, whoever 1st, betrothed. Unknown, both divorce.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 91: Just as ram can be Neder, Nedava, any offering brought as Neder or Nedava needs libations, except Chatat, Asham Mezora.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 5:6 When redeeming produce from 2nd tithe for more than its worth, additional value not considered as $ from 2nd tithe.
#HalachaYomi OC 392:5 Don’t make an Eruv in halves for city surrounded by wall 10 Tefah high, with gates. Otherwise, can make in sections.
#TanyaYomi 1Kislev: In the 2nd Chamber are the garments that clothe the soul as a result of Mitzvot, though in Lower Garden of Eden.
#EmunaYomi 650: R’ Nachman warned of flood of atheism that will drown people in spiritual & emotional perils. Only way to save is Emuna.

 

           Thursday / 8-Nov-18 / 30 Heshvan 5779                                  #691
#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 #Kidushin 4:8 Dad says, this son of mine is Mamzer, not believed. Even if both parents say, this fetus is Mamzer, not believed.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 90: Gave Temple more flour than intended, extra is called surplus libations, sold to purchase supplementary offerings.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 4:1 Can redeem produce from the 2nd tithe, according to their worth. Say: “These coins are in place of this produce.”
#HalachaYomi OC 392:2 City with one gate and ladders against the wall that go out of the city, only needs to make Eruv for the gate.
#TanyaYomi 30Heshvan: Can correct & raise prayer when prays w/ proper intent even 1 full prayer gathered piece-meal from throughout year.
#EmunaYomi 649: R’ Nachman: It’s good to invest a lot of time in order to merit one hour of proximity to the Tzadik.

 

                         Wednesday / 7-Nov-18 / 29 Heshvan 5779                                  #690
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 4: Isaac goes to BerSheva. God blesses will have much progeny. Builds altar. Avimeleh, Pihol seek peace treaty w/ Isaac.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 4:6 Daughter of Chalal & Israelite, if father was Chalal, can’t marry Kohen, if mother Chalalah, can marry Kohen.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 89: “Arrange it [Menora] from evening to morning, before God.” Need enough oil that will burn that long: 1/2 log per lamp.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 3:11 2nd tithe spoiled to point that inedible (moldy bread, rancid oil), don’t have to eat. Its holiness has departed.
#HalachaYomi OC 391:1 Forgot to make Eruv in alleyway, same laws as in courtyard (i.e. annuls rights to other alleyway residents, etc.).
#TanyaYomi 29Heshvan: Torah w/o proper intention creates angels in World of Yetzirah. With proper intention created in world of Beriah.
#EmunaYomi 648: R’ Nachman: That which you hear from the mouth of the Tzadik is more beneficial than that which you learn in books.

 

                                Tuesday / 6-Nov-18 / 28 Heshvan 5779                                  #689
#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 #Kidushin 4:3 Sages: those who aren’t allowed to marry into regular Jewish community can marry each other. R’ Yehuda says can’t.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 88: Only Candelabrum frame made from talent of gold; lamps, tongs, pans made independently. Lamps go on frame & removable.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 2:1 2nd tithe eaten within walls of Jerusalem. Observed whether Temple standing or not, but only partake if standing.
#HalachaYomi OC 389:1 If gentile’s house opens into alleyway, as long as his house has another opening, he doesn’t ban use of Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 28Heshvan: No “turning of face to face” (Panim) except thru Mitzvot that require action. Mere thought accomplishes nothing.
#EmunaYomi 647: R’ Nachman: Getting close to Tzadik perfects soul, good in this world & next, brings Messiah, remains close after death.

 

                      Monday / 5-Nov-18 / 27 Heshvan 5779                                  #688
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 2: Isaac goes to Grar. Men ask about wife, says sister, fears will kill him for her. Avimeleh discovers, warns locals.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 4:1 10 family statuses came from Bavel: Kohen, Levi, Israel, Halal, Ger, Charur, Mamzer, Natin, Shtuki, Asufi.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 87: Shewbread loaves longer than Table. Had to fold loaf edges so would rest entirely on Table & not protrude past edges.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 1:1 After separate 1st tithe yearly, separate 2nd. Yr 3 & 6 of 7 yr cycle separate tithe for poor instead of 2nd tithe.
#HalachaYomi OC 387:1 Make alleyway Eruv, also need to make courtyard Eruv, so kids won’t forget Eruv laws; they’re not aware of alleyways.
#TanyaYomi 27Heshvan: Uttered Torah speech “pierces atmospheres.” To elevate from below upward, proper thought is imperative.
#EmunaYomi 646: Can’t fully attain Emuna without clinging to the righteous spiritual leaders of the generation, Emunat Chachamim.

 

                      Sunday / 4-Nov-18 / 26 Heshvan 5779                                  #687
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 1: Rebeca conceives, prophecy 2 nations, Esau sells 1stbornship to Jacob. Famine, God to Isaac: don’t leave land, bless.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 3:12 Betrothal, no sin: kid follows dad. Betrothal, sin: kid follows defect. If woman betrothed to other, kid Mamzer.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 86: God: Make Temple windows narrow within, broad without; I don’t require its light; Temple light should radiate outward.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 14:9 Ground loaf of bread into crumbs or ground dried figs & made into a cake, separate tithes for entire quantity.
#HalachaYomi OC 386:8 Food that may be forbidden for someone to eat (i.e. Nazir & wine), as long as someone can eat it, is ok for Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 26Heshvan: Charity, kindness that Jews perform w/ generosity of pure hearts, alive, exist in physical world until TchiyatHametim.
#EmunaYomi 645: Much room for error in understanding Oral Law. Avoid errors by clinging to righteous scholar and learning from him.

 

                             Shabbat / 3-Nov-18 / 25 Heshvan 5779                                  #686
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 7: Ishmael 137yrs, 12 princes: Nevayot, Kedar, Adbe’el, Mivsam, Mishma, Duma, Masa, Hada, Tema, Yetur, Nafish, Kedma.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 3:10 He says: I betrothed you. She says: not. He’s forbidden to marry her relatives, she’s permitted to marry his.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 85: “Joab sent to Tekoa & fetched from there a wise woman.” Why Tekoa? they use olive oil, wisdom is prevalent there.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 13:10 When Sages issued decree of Demai, decree didn’t apply to produce from the Diaspora that was brought into Israel.
#HalachaYomi OC 386:4 Alleyway Eruv between multiple courtyards, must consist of any type or combination of food sufficient for 2 meals.
#TanyaYomi 25Heshvan: Metaphorically, souls of Israel = limbs of Shechinah. 2nd Temple destroyed; Israel in exile, suffering, Shechinah too.
#EmunaYomi 644: Substantial portion of Torah classified as Oral Law. Moses received from God & passed on in unbroken chain until today.

 

                        Friday / 2-Nov-18 / 24 Heshvan 5779                                  #685
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 6: Abraham marries Ketura, kids: Zimran, Yokshan, Medan, Midian, Yishbak, Shuah. Sent east w/gifts. Abraham dies 175.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 3:8 Said: I had my daughter betrothed when minor. If she’s still minor, believe him. If she’s an adult, don’t believe.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 84: R’ Yosi: by Torah law, also forbidden to eat new crop outside of Israel & can offer the Omer from crops grown there.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 12:11 Sells produce in Syria, says it’s from Israel, required to tithe it. Says it was tithed, his word is accepted.
#HalachaYomi OC 386:1 Alleyway (Mavoy) between multiple courtyards (Hazerot), can make Eruv to connect the courtyards.
#TanyaYomi 24Heshvan: Comes to synagogue regularly & doesn’t 1 day, God asks about him. God does same with all Mitzvot, especially charity.
#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.

 

                       Thursday / 1-Nov-18 / 23 Heshvan 5779                                  #684
#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 #Kidushin 3:7 Woman betrothed, forgot who. 1 man says him, betrothed him; 2 say, both divorce or agree 1 marries & 2nd divorces.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 83: Sanctified 2 animals so that can bring either if other is lost; when 1 animal sacrificed, surviving 1 not killed.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 11:1 Can’t sell or send as present Demai to commoner; assists him in partaking of forbidden food. Can to Torah scholar.
#HalachaYomi OC 385:1 Sadducee considered as Jew for nullifying Eruv, but can’t give permission for use because doesn’t believe in Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 23Heshvan: The Supreme Will vested in Written Torah’s 613 Mitzvot, manifest only in Oral Torah. Repeat Halachot, get Olam Haba.
#EmunaYomi 642: Talmud: can’t fully attain Emuna outside context of Land of Israel. Long to be in Israel & pray for privilege to come.

 

                   Wednesday / 31-Oct-18 / 22 Heshvan 5779                                  #683
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 4: Rebeca’s bro, Lavan, greets servant, brings home, servant tells mission, Lavan & Betuel agree from God & marriage.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 3:5 Man betrothed woman assuming she is something & later realized she’s not what he assumed, she’s still betrothed.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 82: R’ Yehuda: MaaserSheni $ non-sacred property; if designates it for Shlamim, $ gets sanctity of Shlamim + MaaserSheni.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 10:5 Man trustworthy, wife not: accept produce, not hospitality. Wife trustworthy, not him: hospitality, not produce.
#HalachaYomi OC 383:1 Courtyard with two Jews and one gentile; if the gentile is away for Shabat, he doesn’t ban the use of the Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 22Heshvan: Garments of Lower Garden of Eden for good deeds; of upper Garden are of love & devotion of heart to Torah & prayer.
#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.

 

                    Tuesday / 30-Oct-18 / 21 Heshvan 5779                                  #682
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 3: Servant goes to AramNaharaim, prays for girl, condition that waters camels, Rebeca does it. Servant kneels to God.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 3:2 Said: you’re betrothed to me on condition that I give you 200 zuz. She’s betrothed & needs to give her the money.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 81: Case of 2 contradictory statements: B’ Shamai: attend to 1st statement only. B’ Hillel: last statement not discounted.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 9:4 Don’t say blessing when separate TerumatMaaser & MaaserSheni from Demai; obligation was instituted out of doubt.
#HalachaYomi OC 382:20 Courtyard w/ Jews & gentiles; Jews made Eruv thru adjacent windows, can only pass items thru windows & nothing else.
#TanyaYomi 21Heshvan: Mitzvot were only given to physical man in this world, because he has the choice to turn his heart to good.
#EmunaYomi 640: What the eye sees, the heart desires. By limited gaze to permissible, protect from falling into trap of lustful desires.

 

                       Monday / 29-Oct-18 / 20 Heshvan 5779                                  #681
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 2: Abraham got field & cave, buried Sarah. Abraham orders servant to get wife for Isaac from hometown. Servant vows.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 3:1 Said to agent, go & betroth certain woman for me, agent went & betrothed for himself, she’s betrothed to agent.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 80: Said: This animal for Toda, flour for loaves; lost loaves, bring others; lost Toda, don’t bring other, nor the loaves.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 8:9 Allocated 1 barrel from 100 as tithes, doesn’t know which 1; take wine from 100 barrels, mix, give 1 barrel-worth.
#HalachaYomi OC 382:16 Gentile has 5 Jewish renters or sharecroppers in living in his house, they can’t ban each others use of Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 20Heshvan: Person conceives wondrous new insight, at that moment, wondrous delight born in mind. Surpasses intellect & wisdom.
#EmunaYomi 639: As soon as look at someone else’s spouse & contemplate adultery in any way, eyes, mind become contaminated, destroys soul.

 

                       Sunday / 28-Oct-18 / 19 Heshvan 5779                                  #680
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 1: Sara dies @ 127yrs in Hebron. Abraham eulogizes, cries; buys Mahpela cave+field from Efron for 400 silver shekel.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 2:9 Betrothed via food that she’s forbidden to eat, not betrothed; but if sold, then betrothed via the $, betrothed.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 79: Initial Toda offering requires loaves, but neither its offspring, its replacement, nor its substitute requires loaves.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 7:2 Says tithes are at barrel bottom, can’t drink from top; at top, can’t drink from bottom (liquids mix); solids don’t.
#HalachaYomi OC 382:13 Gentile assigned part of house that lends to Jew of courtyard, since not agent in whole house, doesn’t help w/ Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 19Heshvan: Every Jew needs to be reincarnated many times, until he has fulfilled all 613 Mitzvot in thought, speech & action.
#EmunaYomi 638: Zohar: Person’s principal test in world is to overcome lust for adultery. Spiritually, it begins as soon as contemplates.

 

                   Shabbat / 27-Oct-18 / 18 Heshvan 5779                                  #679
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 7: God to Abraham: sacrifice Isaac. Travels 3 days, binds Isaac, angel stops him, passed test, blessed. Rebecca born.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 2:6 Man betrothed 2 women w/ Pruta-value, or 1 w/ less than Pruta, even if sent betrothal gifts after, not betrothed.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 78: R’ Papa: All agree Kelim consecrate items only w/ intention; disagree if slaughtering knife consecrates w/o intention.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 6:6 Can’t send gifts of Tevel, even one Torah scholar to another. Might rely on the other and cause Tevel to be eaten.
#HalachaYomi OC 382:9 5 Jews share courtyard with gentile, only 1 of them needs to rent from him for all of them to make an Eruv together.
#TanyaYomi 18Heshvan: Man’s effort, which his soul toiled in life, above in hidden state. Revealed, radiates from above downward at passing.
#EmunaYomi 637: Adultery, major breach of holy covenant, goes against Judaism & Emuna principles. Nothing severs a person so fast from God.

 

                     Friday / 26-Oct-18 / 17 Heshvan 5779                                  #678
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 6: Avimeleh & Fihol treaty w/ Abraham. Abraham claims well that dug, set aside 7 lambs, swears. Place called Ber Sheva.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 2:4 Sends agent to certain woman in certain place to betroth her, if betroths her in a different place, not betrothed.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 77: City can’t change measures or coin value by more than one-sixth. Can’t profit from sales by more than one-sixth.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 5:14 Cooks, boils or pickles produce; creates obligation to tithe. Smokes produce until can eat; doubt if has to tithe.
#HalachaYomi OC 382:6 Jew rented gentile’s area for Shabat; didn’t specify time; valid until owner cancels (after at least 1st Shabat).
#TanyaYomi 17Heshvan: Letter to Berdichever consoling son’s death: Miriam’s death in Torah next to Red Heifer; purified highest impurity.
#EmunaYomi 636: A breach of one’s holy covenant destroys Emuna and leads directly to sadness, depression, and other emotional problems.

 

                         Thursday / 25-Oct-18 / 16 Heshvan 5779                                  #677
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 5: Abraham 100 when Isaac born. Big party when weaned. Sarah has Abraham exile Hagar & son. Got lost, angel saves them.
#MishnaYomi #Kiddushin 2:2 If man made condition when betrothing woman and is found that he deceived her, she is not considered betrothed.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 76: Torah spared Jewish nation’s $. Miracle of water from rock was done even for purpose of providing water for livestock.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 4:15 Fig tree in courtyard; may eat figs 1 by 1 while exempt from tithing. Gathered figs together; obligated to tithe.
#HalachaYomi OC 382:5 Jew can rent gentile’s property for Shabat for less than the value of a Pruta (to have ownership for Eruv).
#TanyaYomi 16Heshvan: Chakal Tapuhin Kadishin: orchard of holy apples: radiates over disciples, instills thoughts of repentance, good deeds.
#EmunaYomi 635: Emuna & debauchery mutually exclusive; opposite of Shmirat Habrit, causes financial difficulties & destroys livelihood.

 

                   Wednesday / 24-Oct-18 / 15 Heshvan 5779                                  #676
#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 #Kidushin 2:1 Man may betroth in person or through messenger, and woman may accept betrothal in person or through messenger.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 75: Oven-baked Minha: oil in pan; flour; oil; mix; knead w/ H20; bake; break into pieces; oil on pieces; handful for altar.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 3:4 Finished work on produce, but didn’t bring home, can snack on it b4 tithed. Once it’s home, can’t eat until tithed.
#HalachaYomi OC 382:2 If Jew nullifies his property as if to make 1 property w/ others, if 1 of residents is gentile, doesn’t work; no Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 15Heshvan: After Tzadik’s death, disciples can receive their part of his faith, awe, love; not just “rays” of his physical body.
#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.

 

                    Tuesday / 23-Oct-18 / 14 Heshvan 5779                                  #675
#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 #Kiddushin 1:8 Women don’t do duties of Kohen or sacrificer needed for a sacrifice in the Temple except for Sotah & Nezirah.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 74: Rava: This reading like sharp knife, cutting verse to pieces; interprets start & end of verse together, ignores middle.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 2:5 Phase of tithing: When the produce will reach stage that it produces seed that could grow, each species at own time.
#HalachaYomi OC 381:6 Man died on Shabat & hadn’t made Eruv; if inheritor comes to dwell in courtyard, can nullify the property & permit it.
#TanyaYomi 14Heshvan: Tzadik’s life isn’t physical but spiritual; consists of faith, awe, love. These 3 attributes prevalent in every world.
#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.

 

                          Monday / 22-Oct-18 / 13 Heshvan 5779                                  #674
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 2: Guests depart to Sodom, Abraham escorts out. God reveals will destroy Sodom, Abraham bargains to save ’em, ends @ 10.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 1:6 In trade/exchange, if 1 side took ownership of what agreed to trade, 2nd immediately gains ownership of his side.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 73: R’ Shimon: The court instituted 7 ordinances with regard to the financial aspects of Temple offerings & consecrations.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 1:1 After separating Truma Gdola, separate one tenth of the remaining produce, called Maaser Rishon. Given to Levites.
#HalachaYomi OC 381:3 A ruined house between & owned by 2 others, both forgot Eruv; 1 can nullify his property to other & permit carrying.
#TanyaYomi 13Heshvan: When a Tzadik departs, he’s found in all worlds more than during his lifetime; even in this world of action.
#EmunaYomi 632: The brain was designed for contemplating Torah and God, and the mouth was designed for speaking Torah and praying.

 

                   Sunday / 21-Oct-18 / 12 Heshvan 5779                                  #673
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 1: Abraham gets 3 visitors, prepares feast, they say Sarah will have son, she laughs, God asks Abraham why she laughs.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 1:4 R’ Meir & R’ Elazar: large animal acquired by transfer; small animal, lifting. Sages: small animal by pulling.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 72: Omer fit if reaped early, Friday, but reaping at night overrides Shabat ‘cuz Mitzva dear when performed at proper time.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 15:5 When an egg is flavored with spices that are Truma, even its yolk is forbidden, because it absorbs the spices.
#HalachaYomi OC 380:2 If courtyard resident nullifies his property, anyone, including him, can use Eruv of the whole courtyard on Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 12Heshvan: 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 631: Lewd thoughts and unclean speech lead to violations of the holy covenant, since they defile the brain and the mouth.

 

                         Shabbat / 20-Oct-18 / 11 Heshvan 5779                                  #672
#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 #Kiddushin 1:2 Hebrew slave is acquired thru $ or document, & acquires self thru years of service, Yovel or pro-rated payment.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 71: Jericho people did 6 actions, 3 of them Sages ok: graft palm trees on 14Nisan; bundle Shema; reap grain before Omer.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 14:16 2 grain containers, 1 ritually pure, 1 impure, Truma fell in, don’t know into which, assume it fell into impure 1.
#HalachaYomi OC 379:2 2 courtyards w/ 2 houses in between, if don’t make joint Eruv & put their own Eruv in other ones’ house, Eruv invalid.
#TanyaYomi 11Heshvan: When Shechinah emerges from KlipatNoga, sparks extracted, evil dispersed, all will be by means of Pnimiyut of Torah.
#EmunaYomi 630: Sages teach that merely harboring the image of a strange woman in one’s brain is tantamount to mental adultery.

 

                  Friday / 19-Oct-18 / 10 Heshvan 5779                                  #671
#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 #Gitin 9:10 B’ Shamai: divorce wife if unchaste. B’ Hilel: even if she spoiled his food. R’ Akiva: even if finds prettier woman.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 70: Matza only of 1 of 5 grains, wheat, barley, spelt, oats, rye; so too Challah obligation only on bread of 1 of 5 grains.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 13:2 Seah of Truma fell into less than 100 Seah of ordinary produce, entire mixture becomes like Truma. Sell to Kohen.
#HalachaYomi OC 378:4 Inner & outer tenants of a house, or 2 outer tenants make an Eruv; inner tenant can’t prohibit the Eruv on the others.
#TanyaYomi 10Heshvan: Every one of Israel is able to reveal secrets of wisdom and is obliged to do so in order to perfect his soul.
#EmunaYomi 629: Eyes are the window of the soul. Seeing lewd and forbidden images immediately tarnishes the soul.

 

              Thursday / 18-Oct-18 / 9 Heshvan 5779                                  #670
#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 #Gitin 9:9 If rumored that woman is divorced, considered divorced, unless there’s an explanation or proof to dispute the rumors.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 69: R’ Zeira: Wheat fell from clouds, can use for 2 loaves of Shavuot? Adi Taya’a related that it rained down on him wheat.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 12:14 If kneaded dough w/ water that was left uncovered (could be unsafe), it should be burnt even though it’s Truma.
#HalachaYomi OC 377:1 2 lofts that open to joint courtyard; 1 made sewage hole in yard < 4×4; if made joint Eruv, both can use the hole.
#TanyaYomi 9Heshvan: It is amazing what happens in Heaven because of our deliberation & elucidation of Halacha from Gemara & Rishonim.
#EmunaYomi 628: The more immerse self in Torah & the less expose self to today’s lewd & permissive society, we guard better holy covenant.

 

              Wednesday / 17-Oct-18 / 8 Heshvan 5779                                  #669
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 4: Battle of 4 vs 5 kings. 4 kings win, take captives including Lot. Abram fights, wins, returns captives, blessed.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 9:7 Wrote rest of Gett on 2nd page & witnesses signed underneath, valid. If signed at beginning, side or back, invalid.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 68: Omer = barley, not wheat; says “Aviv” in regards to barley in plague of hail in Egypt & says that the Omer is “Aviv”.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 11:4 Don’t boil Truma wine; it reduces quantity. Don’t pickle Truma onions in Truma vinegar; it spoils the vinegar.
#HalachaYomi OC 376:2 Water well on path between walls of 2 different courtyards, even if > 4 Tefah from walls, both can use (via windows).
#TanyaYomi 8Heshvan: Main study mode: deliberate & argue laws of Asur, Mutar, impure, pure, to disencumber Mutar & pure from Asur & impure.
#EmunaYomi 627: Kedusha, holiness of thought, speech and deed, is the best way of guarding the holy covenant, Shmirat Habrit.

 

                    Tuesday / 16-Oct-18 / 7 Heshvan 5779                                  #668
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 3: Abram & Lot herdsmen quarrel. Lot goes to Jordan plain by Sodom (evil people). God promises Abram land & kids.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 9:4 Wrote Gett, not signed; signed, no date; date, 1 witness; invalid. Wife remarried, kids of 2nd marriage legitimate.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 67: Gentile gives Truma, tithe by rabbinic, not Torah law. Decree so rich won’t transfer produce to them to bypass law.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 10:14 Truma fell into 1 of 2 containers, 1 Truma, 1 ordinary produce (Hulin) & don’t know which, assume fell into Truma.
#HalachaYomi OC 375:3 Pillar > 4 Tefah high in front of porch, owners can’t forbid usage of adjacent courtyard by its residents on Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 7Heshvan: Mikra/Mishna/Talmud/Kabala in Atzilut. Mikra vests itself as far as Asiyah; Mishna, as far as Yetzirah; Talmud, Beriah.
#EmunaYomi 626: The guarding of Shmirat Habrit (holy covenant) is probably the most conducive factor in attaining and preserving Emuna.

 

                Monday / 15-Oct-18 / 6 Heshvan 5779                                  #667
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 2: Pharaoh takes Sarai, Abram benefits, God plagues Pharaoh & house, Pharaoh confronts Abram, sends them away.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 9:2 Says to wife when gives Gett you’re permitted to all except person who was forbidden to her before, Gett still valid.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 66: Harvesting and counting the Omer should be performed at night, and the bringing of the offering is during the day.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 9:5 Kohen frees servant, servant forbidden in Truma w/ transfer of emancipation bill; also, if obligated to be freed.
#HalachaYomi OC 374:4 Wall between small roof & big roof fully breached before Shabat; can’t bring items from house to the smaller roof.
#TanyaYomi 6Heshvan: Asur = forbidden = bound, can’t rise up. Mutar = permitted = unbound, can be raised. On Shabat, KlipatNoga raised.
#EmunaYomi 625: Shmirat Habrit (holy covenant) means we use our reproductive apparatus only for Mitzvah of procreation and/or marital bliss.

 

               Sunday / 14-Oct-18 / 5 Heshvan 5779                                  #666
#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 #Gitin 9:1 Divorced wife by saying permitted to all except so-and-so: R’ Eliezer: it works. Sages: doesn’t work at all.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 65: Prohibited to eulogize from Nisan 1-8 Nisan; established as time of rejoicing because Sages overruled the Sadducees.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 8:12 Women who can’t have Biblical Truma, can’t have Rabbinic Truma either. Decree lest they eat of Biblical Truma.
#HalachaYomi OC 374:2 2 courtyards, each has Eruv, wall between them; breached. Can still carry in each. Breach to public domain; can’t.
#TanyaYomi 5Heshvan: 2nd Temple scholars had fields, vineyards, yet studied Torah laws, raised thousands of disciples. Secret Kabala study.
#EmunaYomi 624: Nothing destroys Emuna like lewdness & licentiousness. God turns deaf ear to those who fail to keep Shmirat Habrit.

 

                Shabbat / 13-Oct-18 / 4 Heshvan 5779                                  #665
#ParshaYomi #Noah 7: Tower of Babel. Generations, years from Shem until Abram. Abram marries Sarai. Sarai barren. Leave Ur, settle in Haran.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 8:9 Man divorced wife, then spent night with her at inn; B’ Hilel: must divorce her again; B’ Shamai: doesn’t have to.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 64: Child drowning on Shabat, spread net to fish, raised fish+child. Rava: liable, intent to sin. Raba: exempt, saved life.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 7:15 Deaf-mute, Shoteh or minor Kohen, bought servants; they can’t partake of Truma. Court or guardian bought them, can.
#HalachaYomi OC 372:18 Ditch between 2 courtyards 10 Amot deep for 1, but less for 2nd, or equal, considered wall for both courtyards.
#TanyaYomi 4Heshvan: “Wise shall shine as splendor of firmament.” = Zohar = Tree of Life. Israel, thru Zohar will leave exile with mercy.
#EmunaYomi 623: The light of Torah cleanses and illuminates the heart and soul, and makes them suitable receptacles for Emuna.

 

                    Friday / 12-Oct-18 / 3 Heshvan 5779                                  #664
#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 #Gitin 8:7 Woman does Yibum, had a co-wife who married someone else; if 1st woman can’t have kids, co-wife must divorce husband.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 63: Marḥeshet atones for sinful musings, heart’s Raḥashei. Therefore prepare in covered vessel, as heart’s thoughts hidden.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 6:3 Israelite woman betrothed to Kohen may partake of Truma & other offerings. Sages decreed can only have after Chupa.
#HalachaYomi OC 372:16 Ditch between 2 courtyards 10 Amot deep x 4 wide, can’t make Eruv of 2 courtyards together, even if filled w/ straw.
#TanyaYomi 3Heshvan: “Do I, then, not fill the heavens & the earth, says God.” Infinitely beyond intellect to comprehend what that means.
#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.

 

                           Thursday / 11-Oct-18 / 2 Heshvan 5779                                  #663
#ParshaYomi #Noah 5: God to Noah: Covenant with you, descendants & all creatures on earth. I’ll never flood world again. Rainbow my sign.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 8:4 If husband wrote Gett to wife, then was secluded with her, B’ Shamai says he can use Gett, B’ Hillel says he can’t.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 62: Waving ritual: places sacrificial portions on hand, then puts breast & thigh portions, then loaves are placed on top.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 5:2 Can use whole onion for Truma even small, can’t give 1/2 onion even if large. Can’t use 1 kind of produce for 2nd.
#HalachaYomi OC 372:13 Put 2 ladders against a wall with 4 Amot between them, filled the 4 Amot w/ straw, doesn’t count as a wall for Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 2Heshvan: Heathen speaking & disturbing prayer; from God. Need to concentrate more on prayer until point where doesn’t hear.
#EmunaYomi 621: Heretical input like non-kosher food to soul. Enter soul via ears, heart, eyes, brain faster than forbidden food enter body.

 

                Wednesday / 10-Oct-18 / 1 Heshvan 5779                                  #662
#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 #Gitin 8:2 Husband throws Gett to wife in Public Domain: if lands near wife, she’s divorced; if near husband, not divorced.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 61: The Kohen places his hands beneath the hands of the owner and waves the first fruits together with the owner.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 4:4 5 don’t do Truma; valid if do: Deaf, Mute, Naked, can’t hear or say Bracha; Drunk, Blind, can’t choose best portion.
#HalachaYomi OC 372:11 Built platform next to wall above 2nd platform, thereby reducing height of wall below 10 Amot, nullifies Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 1Heshvan: Heathens get life from Achorayim of holiness. From numerous contractions get materiality, its pleasures; wealth; honor.
#EmunaYomi 620: Should avoid heretical input of any media programmed and published by those who spread agnostic & atheistic views & ideas.

 

                        Tuesday / 9-Oct-18 / 30 Tishrei 5779                                  #661
#ParshaYomi #Noah 3: Floodwaters raised ark. Water covered all tall mountains. All creatures perished. Only Noah & those in ark survived.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 8:1 If husband throws Gett to wife while she’s in her house or garden, valid; throws in his house or garden, void.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 60: May donate & bring a different kind of Minha, made from barley, beyond the 5 Mnahot that are all made from wheat.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 3:10 Don’t separate Trumat Maaser by estimation. Must be precise in its measure, as it’s explicitly stated in the Torah.
#HalachaYomi OC 372:7 Wall between 2 courtyards: breach < 10 Amot wide, counts as an opening; more, considered 1 courtyard, need joint Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 30Tishre: Man’s soul compounded of 10 Sefirot. Soul’s attributes analogous to Sefirot. When speak words of Torah unifies Shehina.
#EmunaYomi 619: If Emuna is dependent on strength of our intellect, dangerously exposed to those who know how to present stronger arguments.

 

                Monday / 8-Oct-18 / 29 Tishrei 5779                                  #660
#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 #Gitin 7:7 Gives wife Gett on condition of him not returning from trip within 30 days: if shortens travel to return, Gett void.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 59: R’ Papa: if took vow to bring a meal offering baked in an oven, must bring ten items, either all loaves or all wafers.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 2:3 Seeds that aren’t eaten, e.g., radish & onion seeds, exempt from Truma, tithes, because not for human consumption.
#HalachaYomi OC 372:4 2 courtyards can’t make an Eruv together unless there is opening between them or window 4×4 within 10 Tefah of ground.
#TanyaYomi 29Tishre: “God is One & His name is One.” Life from His breath divides into 4 levels, worlds: Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzirah, Asiyah.
#EmunaYomi 618: When turn to philosophy, investigative books to search for proof of God’s existence, leads to confusion, breakdown of Emuna.

 

                       Sunday / 7-Oct-18 / 28 Tishrei 5779                                  #659
#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 #Gitin 7:5 If husband gave wife Gett on condition that she pays him, she’s divorced when she accepts Gett & she has to pay.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 58: Forbidden from burning a Kzayit or half Kzayit of leaven on the altar. Even if it’s in a mixed state, still forbidden.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 1:6 For land Mitzvot, world divided in 3: Israel; Syria; Diaspora. Israel divided in 2: settled from Babel; from Egypt.
#HalachaYomi OC 372:1 Allowed to pass utensils through adjacent roofs, courtyards & karpafs on Shabat, even if not under the same ownership.
#TanyaYomi 28Tishre: In heathen countries, vivification is by way of investment of the extraneous patron-angels appointed over 70 nations.
#EmunaYomi 617: Power of written word, especially if heretical, is that it penetrates the heart faster than a swift sword to destroy Emuna.

 

                    Shabbat / 6-Oct-18 / 27 Tishrei 5779                                  #658
#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 #Gitin 7:3 Says to wife: This is your Gett if I die – not valid. Says: This Gett takes effect from this day, if I die – valid.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 57: If leavened a fit meal offering, liable to receive lashes. Leavened a disqualified meal offering, exempt from lashes.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 10:4 When giving charity, if does so unpleasantly, destroys merit, regardless of amount. Should give pleasantly.
#HalachaYomi OC 371:3 Man died before Shabat & courtyard neighbor inherits house, inheritor can’t prevent creation of Eruv that Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 27Tishre: Those adept in Kabala know that God’s word = Shechinah = Ima Tataa & Matrunita (in Zohar) = Malchut.
#EmunaYomi 616: Emuna also like fine crystal chandelier hand-crafted in months of tedious work. One shove of elbow can send crashing.

 

                     Friday / 5-Oct-18 / 26 Tishrei 5779                                  #657
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 6: Descendants/ages: Adam 930; Seth 912; Enosh 905; Kenan 910; Mahalalel 895; Yered 962; Hanoch 365, walked w/God.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 7:1 If a man is ill with hypoglycemia, and instructs people to write a Gett for his wife, they do not listen to him.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 56: Olah: animal must be in north of Temple courtyard, but slaughterer doesn’t have to be there when slaughters the animal.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 9:10 Charity trustee was owed $ & paid back in market, don’t put $ in pocket; put in charity wallet. Can take at home.
#HalachaYomi OC 371:2 Planned not to be home for Shabat but then returned, can’t prevent courtyard neighbors from making Eruv that Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 26Tishre: God’s “word & breath” not only created universe, but sustains continually. Type of soul even in stones, dust & water.
#EmunaYomi 615: Emuna often compared to flame or flickering candle in the heart. Emuna is difficult to acquire but simple to destroy.

 

                      Thursday / 4-Oct-18 / 25 Tishrei 5779                                  #656
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 5: Lemech’s 2 wives: Ada had Yaval, 1st shepherds; Yuval, 1st musicians. Zila had TuvalCain, blacksmith; sis Naama.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 6:7 Man tells 3 men to give man’s wife Gett; they may make others write the Gett because they are considered a tribunal.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 55: “Don’t bake w/ leaven,” if cause Minha to become leaven, liable separately for baking & for each stage of preparation.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 8:3 Took vow to give charity, forgot how much vowed to give, gives until he says “I didn’t intend to give this much.”
#HalachaYomi OC 370:5 If person eats in one place on Shabat but sleeps in another, their Eruv is determined by where they eat.
#TanyaYomi 25Tishre: “Whoever is angry, is as if he worships idols.” When angry, faith departs. If believed was from God, wouldn’t be angry.
#EmunaYomi 614: God doesn’t allow double jeopardy. When we judge ourselves, the Heavenly Court is not allowed to judge us.

 

                   Wednesday / 3-Oct-18 / 24 Tishrei 5779                                  #655
#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 #Gitin 6:5 Man who is to be executed, or before a dangerous journey, or deathly ill, may say “divorce my wife” and it counts.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 54: Food less than requisite measure, disqualified from contracting ritual impurity, even if it subsequently swells again.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 7:2 If sees poor person & doesn’t give charity, sins. It says: “Don’t close your hand against your brother, the poor.”
#HalachaYomi OC 370:4 If all courtyard neighbors are eating on one table, they don’t need an Eruv; it’s as if they lived in one house.
#TanyaYomi 24Tishre: If stand in front of King but doesn’t care to see Him & instead busies self w/ his own needs: inferior, fool & simple.
#EmunaYomi 613: If judge self daily, make decisions to correct what need to & don’t accrue spiritual debts that lead to stern judgments.

 

                  Tuesday / 2-Oct-18 / 23 Tishrei 5779                                  #654
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 3: God makes Woman from Man’s rib. Snake convinces Woman to eat forbidden fruit, Woman gives to Man, all cursed.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 6:2 Any female who is unable to take proper care of her Gett, can’t be divorced at all.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 53: Must bring all Mnachot as Matza, kneaded w/ lukewarm water, w/ small amount of oil. Make sure don’t become leavened.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 6:9 Many poor, not enough produce to give each one appropriate amount, place all before them & divide among themselves.
#HalachaYomi OC 368:5 If Eruv food spoiled and is inedible, it’s as if the food is completely finished and needs to make a new Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 23Tishre: Study weekdays between Minha/Maariv in groups of 10: Torah Pnimiyut, Ain Yakov Agada; most Torah secrets hidden in it.
#EmunaYomi 612: Words of heresy or agnosticism extinguish the spark of Emuna and render a person’s soul cold and dark, Heaven forbid.

 

                     Monday / 1-Oct-18 / 22 Tishrei 5779                                  #653
#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 #Gitin 6:1 If husband sent divorce with messenger, husband is allowed to cancel it before wife has accepted it.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 52: Sages saw that people were treating ashes of Para Aduma disrespectfully, decreed one may not derive benefit from it.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 5:5 Wind blew sheaves to other’s field, forgot sheaf there, not Shiheha; it scattered sheaves in own field, forgot, is.
#HalachaYomi OC 368:2 New courtyard neighbor, his house opens to 2 courtyards, need to inform him of Eruv, might not want to participate.
#TanyaYomi 22Tishre: If seat of scoffers is formed by 10 over which Shechina dwells, no greater insult & shaming of the Shechina than that.
#EmunaYomi 611: Words of Emuna do wonders for soul. Should be careful to avoid saying anything that contains hint of heresy, even as joke.

 

                           Sunday / 30-Sep-18 / 21 Tishrei 5779                                  #652
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 1: In beginning God created heavens & earth. Light; separate waters; land; sun/moon; birds/fish; animals, man; rest.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 5:8 When laining (reading) from Torah, Kohen lains 1st, Levi 2nd, Israelite last, due to Darchei Shalom (Ways of Peace).
#DafYomi #Mnahot 51: If Kohen Gadol died, his Mincha offering should be sacrificed from either the property of his heirs or the community.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 4:12 Doesn’t allow poor to collect Leket; allows 1 but not another; gives 1 advantage over 2nd: stealing from the poor.
#HalachaYomi OC 367:1 Wife is allowed to make an Eruv without permission from her husband and can even do so against his will.
#TanyaYomi 21Tishre: Hashraah: causing God’s indwelling vs reward. Reward: God irradiates soul that seeks Him with light of Torah.
#EmunaYomi 610: By speaking words of Emuna, arouse spark of Emuna in us, kindles flame, warms, illuminates soul & invokes God’s compassion.

 

                               Shabbat / 29-Sep-18 / 20 Tishrei 5779                                  #651
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 5:6 Rebbi: Sikrikon=took land by force. If held for 12 months, bought from him, still pay original owner 1/4 of value.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 50: Kohen didn’t burn incense AM, may burn PM; those who burn it become wealthy, dear to Kohens, won’t be negligent.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 3:22 All olive trees on 1 side of city are considered as if they’re 1 field & 1 portion of Peah should be left for all.
#HalachaYomi OC 366:12 The guardian of a minor can make an Eruv on behalf of the minor.
#TanyaYomi 20Tishre: 10 that sit, learn Torah, God dwells among them: Man’s descent into this world for purpose of this ascent; none higher.
#EmunaYomi 609: Prayer: “I believe that success comes from God. I’ve done my best to prepare, please God, help me succeed!”

 

                          Friday / 28-Sep-18 / 19 Tishrei 5779                                  #650
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 6: Moshe goes up Mt Nevo, sees land, dies, God buries him. 120yrs old. Israel mourned 30 days. Nobody like Moshe.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 5:3 Don’t take payment for obligations from mortgaged land; Tikun Olam. Don’t make object finder swear; Tikun Olam.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 49: If Kohen intentionally disqualified offering, he must pay the value to its owner, who must bring another one.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 2:20 Field owner left Peah for poor man in front of him, 2nd poor man comes from behind him, takes it; 2nd acquires it.
#HalachaYomi OC 366:11 Sitting at meal & Shabat arrives, bread on table can be used for Eruv, but only if sitting in house, not courtyard.
#TanyaYomi 19Tishre: Everyone is to believe with absolute faithfulness in the precept “be humble of spirit before every person.”
#EmunaYomi 608: Prayer: “I believe that God is the physician of all flesh. He will surely send me a cure.” 

 

                           Thursday / 27-Sep-18 / 18 Tishrei 5779                                  #649
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 5: Dan young lion streams from Bashan. Naftali full of God’s blessing, has sea & south. Asher: oil, iron, copper.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 5:1 Compensation assessed as follows: damages: from highest quality field; creditors: medium quality; Ketuba: lowest.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 48: Any animal that’s valid as voluntary burnt offering (Olat Nedava) also valid as obligatory burnt offering (Olat Chova).
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 1:7 4 gifts left to the poor in vineyard: individual grapes that fell; underdeveloped clusters; Peah; forgotten grapes.
#HalachaYomi OC 366:7 If one person makes an Eruv with intention to benefit everyone, he can still create the Eruv with 1 portion of food.
#TanyaYomi 18Tishre: Should have simple will & spirit of voluntary offering in every one whose heart prompts him to serve “a whole service.”
#EmunaYomi 607: Prayer: “I believe that God sustains all His creations. He will surely send me my livelihood.” 

 

                       Wednesday / 26-Sep-18 / 17 Tishrei 5779                                  #648
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 4: Rejoice Zevulun in your departures, Isahar in tents, will nourish from abundance of sea. Gad dwells like lion.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 4:9 A man who sells himself & his sons to a non-Jew, we don’t free him, but we free the sons after the father’s death.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 47: A thanks offering (Todah) may sometimes be sacrificed without loaves. Therefore, if loaves are lost, not disqualified.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 10:12 Can make, sell mixed fabrics; forbidden to wear/cover with them. If not wearing, i.e., a tent, can sit under it.
#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 17Tishre: There will be an arousal of love in everyone’s heart who understands precious nature of God’s love for nether beings.
#EmunaYomi 606: Prayer: God protects me, watches me every minute of my entire life; always listens to my prayers, loves me & cares about me.

 

                   Tuesday / 25-Sep-18 / 16 Tishrei 5779                                  #647
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 3: Josef: Land will be blessed w/ water, abundance of all. Horns of Reem. Ephraim’s myriads, Menase’s thousands.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 4:6 If slave sold to non-Jew or to person outside Israel, freed automatically. Don’t ransom captives for more than worth.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 46: Shavuot, the two sheep and the loaves brought as peace offerings are bound to each other through the waving ceremony.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 9:9 Liable for riding in wagon drawn by different species or for leading them. Even 100 people leading, all liable.
#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 16Tishre: “Love upsets the natural order of conduct,” for it is a covering of the eyes, not to see the truth.
#EmunaYomi 605: Living according to Torah loftiest motivation of Torah learning. God happy to answer our prayers to implement what we learn.

 

           Monday / 24-Sep-18 / 15 Tishrei 5779                                  #646
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 2: Levi: kept covenant, will teach Israel Tora, serve on altar. Benjamin: God’s beloved, will dwell on shoulders.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 4:5 B’ Hilel: 1/2 slave is a slave every other day, but for Tikun Olam must be completely freed so can marry, have kids.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 45: Ezekiel: “7th of month for every 1 that errs.” If 7 tribes sinned, owe communal Chatat even if not majority of nation.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 8:13 Separating vines, grain/veggies in Israel only. Diaspora: can’t sow 2 types of veggies/grain, grape seeds in hand.
#HalachaYomi OC 365:6: Women sit Shabat @ edge of Mavoi w/ utensils, don’t tell them that wrong. Better unintentional than intentional sin.
#TanyaYomi 15Tishre: Toshiya (salvation) refers to matters of Torah. Etzah (counsel) are those who intercalcate years and determine months.
#EmunaYomi 604: God especially loves prayers that are outcome of our Torah study; shows that we’re internalizing it, applying to our lives.

 

                     Sunday / 23-Sep-18 / 14 Tishrei 5779                                  #645
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 1: Moshe blesses Israel before his death. Moshe commanded Torah, legacy for Jacob. Ruben live. Juda beat enemies.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 4:2 Rabban Gamliel the Elder enacted to write on Gett all known names of husband and of wife, due to Tikun Olam.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 44: R’ Hiya’s student saved from prohibited relations by his Tzitzit. Prostitute converts to Judaism and marries him.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 7:5 Row of vines close to neighbor’s row, count as vineyard if < 8 cubits apart, even if path passes between them.
#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 14Tishre: Charity has a wondrous advantage without parallel. Should perform numerous times, frequently; praiseworthy if do so.
#EmunaYomi 603: To know how to pray, must learn what praying for. More specific a prayer, the better vessel of Divine abundance it becomes.

 

                          Shabbat / 22-Sep-18 / 13 Tishrei 5779                                  #644
#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 #Gitin 4:1 Sent Gett via agent to wife, if catches agent or sends 2nd to intercept & cancel, canceled. Gett reached her, can’t.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 43: R’ Meir: obligated to say 100 blessings/day. “What (ma) does God want from you?” Read mea (100), not ma. God wants 100.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 6:1 Sow, maintain vegetables or grain in vineyard, grow 1/200th, all vines & produce in 16 Amah radius become hallowed.
#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 13Tishre: Contribute $ to Land of Israel every week, or at least every month. Strive to be 1st w/ Mitzva, especially Tzedaka.
#EmunaYomi 602: If our needs were fulfilled automatically, without ever having to ask for them, we’d never seek God; our souls would wither.

 

              Friday / 21-Sep-18 / 12 Tishrei 5779                                  #643
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 6: I will bring vengeance on My enemies, repay those who hate Me. Will avenge blood of servants & appease land, people.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 3:6 Overseas Gett agent sick, court appoints 2nd agent. 1st agent: written & signed in front of me; 2nd: I’m court agent.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 42: Mitzva item that is fit if made by non-Jew, Jew made, don’t bless over it. Unfit if made by non-Jew, Jew made, bless.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 5:7 Can’t sow vegetables or grain next to vines. Hallowed. Can’t benefit from any of it, even straw or vine wood. Burn.
#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 12Tishre: Merkava angels, Face of Oxen & of Eagle, nurtured, content by spirit of cattle & fowl of ascending altar sacrifices.
#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.

 

                 Thursday / 20-Sep-18 / 11 Tishrei 5779                                  #642
#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 #Gitin 3:4 City siege; ship in storm; capital trial: assume alive. City captured; ship lost; to be executed: dead & alive laws.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 41: Q to angel: do you punish us if don’t do positive Mitzva? A: at time of divine anger, yes (like not wearing Tzitzit).
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 4:1 Can plant 2 rows of zucchini next to 2 of squash next to 2 of beans if trench between species, but not 1 row.
#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 11Tishre: Immense manifestation of God in power of earth to constantly bring forth something out of nothing, Yesh Meayin.
#EmunaYomi 600: Prayer is the receptacle of Divine abundance. Should be specific in prayer, & elaborate to God exactly what needs or wants.

 

                 Wednesday / 19-Sep-18 / 10 Tishrei 5779                                  #641
#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 #Gitin 3:2 If write divorce receipts, leave space for names of husband, wife, date. Loans: names of lender, borrower, $, date.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 40: Bet Shamai: linen cloak is exempt from Tzitzit. Bet Hillel: linen cloak is obligated in Tzitzit. Law like Bet Hillel.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 3:15 Cistern, fallow field, fence, path, trench, low-hanging tree, big rock, separate between 2 different species.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:32 Mavoi = alley, length not less than 4 Amot, length longer than width, houses & courtyards feed into it.
#TanyaYomi 10Tishre: All created by light of Neshama within them. Neshama is Divinity of the Kelim of 10 Sefirot of Malchut of Atzilut.
#EmunaYomi 599: The bulk of our prayers should focus on our spiritual needs, the nourishment of our souls.

 

               Tuesday / 18-Sep-18 / 9 Tishrei 5779                                  #640
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 3: Rode Israel on high places, gave them delights of the world. Became fat & rebelled. Alien worship. Forgot God.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 3:1 Even if the names on the Gett are correct, if it wasn’t written specifically for that woman, it’s invalid.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 39: The most beautiful way to tie Tzitzit (ritual fringes) is top 1/3 tied with Tchelet & bottom 2/3 loose hanging strings.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 2:16 At 1st, court agents uprooted mixed species. Field owners happy ‘cuz cleared. Court made such fields ownerless.
#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 9Tishre: The Yesh is an entity distinct from Divinity so God can be King over all separate entities by them fulfilling Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 598: Requests for spiritual wealth, more Emuna, understanding of Torah, help in fulfilling a Mitzvah, are almost always answered.

 

       Monday / 17-Sep-18 / 8 Tishrei 5779                                  #639
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 2: Remember days of old. God set up nations’ boundaries as the number of Israel. Protected Israel like eye’s pupil.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 2:5 All are qualified to write a Gett; even a deaf-mute, Shoteh & minor. Woman can write own Gett & husband his receipt.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 38: Rav bar Shaba: A prohibition by rabbinic law is overridden by human dignity, but not a prohibition by Torah law.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 1:5 Grafting mix of trees included in prohibition of mixing species. Also, vegetable to tree or tree to vegetable.
#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 8Tishre: Multitude of creatures created by God from multitude of letters that issue from Malchut, “breath of His mouth.”
#EmunaYomi 597: God won’t fulfill requests for material wealth or possessions unless they’re beneficial for a person.

 

                            Sunday / 16-Sep-18 / 7 Tishrei 5779                                  #638
#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 #Gitin 2:3 Can write Gett with any material: ink, paint, gum or any other permanent material, but not with anything impermanent.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 37: Lefty puts Tfilin on right arm. But says elsewhere he puts on left!? There talking about ambidextrous putting on left.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 8:1 Adar 15 court checks needs of community. Make sure consecrated property collected, redeemed to maintain God’s House.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:22 Placed 2 Korahs beside each other, neither can handle weight of Ariach, but together they can (widthwise=Tefah), ok.
#TanyaYomi 7Tishre: Soul of angels & man, before descending, aren’t level of substantiality (Yesh), but of Divinity in immense contraction.
#EmunaYomi 596: Praying to God is like one-stop shopping; all your needs are under one roof. He’s address for health, livelihood, success.

 

                     Shabbat / 15-Sep-18 / 6 Tishrei 5779                                  #637
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 7: Moses: you’ll be corrupt after my death & deviate from commands; therefore evil will befall you at end of days.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 2:1 Brought Gett from overseas but couldn’t say was completely written & signed in my presence; the Gett is invalid.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 36: R’ Hisda: if person spoke between putting on arm Tfilin & head Tfilin, needs to return & say blessing over again.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 7:1 Can’t redeem consecrated items w/ land, servants or promissory notes. Needs to be silver or other movable property.
#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 6Tishre: Kelim of 10 Sefirot of Beriah, Yetzirah & Asiyah, & also the Orot, are 1st stage & beginning of substantiality (Yesh).
#EmunaYomi 595: When people insist on believing in their own power, expose themselves to tribulations designed to reveal their futility.

 

       Friday / 14-Sep-18 / 5 Tishrei 5779                                  #636
#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 #Gitin 1:5 Samaritan signature invalid on all documents, except Gett & slave release. Reverse for documents from secular court.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 35: Titora (Tfilin base), Maebarta (Tfilin strap insert), letter Shin on head Tfilin, Halacha transmitted to Moshe @ Sinai.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 6:2 Can dedicate to Temple: cattle, sheep, Canaanite servants, ancestral fields; don’t dedicate everything that owns.
#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 5Tishre: Creation is as naught before Him, in relation to the force and the light that emanates from the vessels of 10 Sefirot.
#EmunaYomi 594: God is source of everything & we’re dependent on Him for all our needs, every breath, heartbeat, every moment of our lives.

 

                                      Thursday / 13-Sep-18 / 4 Tishrei 5779                                  #635
#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 #Gitin 1:3 Brought Gett in Israel, don’t need to say “was written & signed in my presence.” Signatories uphold if any objectors.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 34: Mezuza placed on right side of door entrance. Raba says: way enter home, from right; when walk, lifts right foot first.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 5:1 Consecrated ancestral field to Temple, Mitzva for owner to redeem it; gets priority. If doesn’t want, don’t force.
#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 4Tishre: God is One with His causations, His vessels. They are Divinity with respect to creating something out of nothing.
#EmunaYomi 593: By praying for the little things in life, we learn to take nothing for granted & build Emuna that everything comes from God.

 

                      Wednesday / 12-Sep-18 / 3 Tishrei 5779                                  #634
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 4: Hakhel: At end of every 7th year on Sukot, gather your men, women, kids, strangers, together to hear this Torah.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 1:1 One who brings a bill of divorce (Gett) from overseas must say: “This document was written & signed in my presence.”
#DafYomi #Mnahot 33: King sits inside palace, folk protect him on outside. W/ God’s folk, they sit inside, God protects on outside (Mezuza).
#RambamYomi #Arahim 4:27 When field evaluated for Temple treasury to be sold for its worth, announce sale for 60 days, morning & evening.
#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 3Tishre: Letters revealed to us are in Action, Speech & Thought; of Action, forms of letters in Assyrian script of Torah scroll.
#EmunaYomi 592: R’ Natan: Pray for all needs. Main prayers should be for fundamental needs of soul, but also pray even for trivial things.

 

                     Tuesday / 11-Sep-18 / 2 Tishrei 5779                                  #633
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 3: Moshe to Joshua: Be strong & courageous. Moshe wrote this Torah, gave to Kohens who carried Ark and to all Elders.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 9:15 Losses at time of great Rabbis’ deaths. Messianic prophecies. R’ Pinhas b Yair’s prescriptive path to righteousness.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 32: If Elijah comes & says we do Halitza w/ a shoe, we listen to him. If says we don’t do Halitza w/ sandal, don’t listen.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 3:14 Temple treasurers can seize collateral for Arahim or pledges of worth. Take & sell possessions, collect what vowed.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:7 A Lehi, even if it’s made of (sturdy) pieces, or pieces of pieces, is still Kosher for use.
#TanyaYomi 2Tishre: There are five ranks in man’s soul, one lower than the other: intellect, emotion, thought, speech and action.
#EmunaYomi 591: Chofetz Chaim teaches that should speak to God as child to loving father, simply, sincerely, in own words. Always heard.

 

                     Monday / 10-Sep-18 / 1 Tishrei 5779                                  #632
#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 #Sota 9:12 From the day the Temple was destroyed, there’s no day without a curse; no dew of blessing; no flavor in produce.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 31: R’ Tarfon: gentile doesn’t acquire land of Israel to annul land’s sanctity, therefore removes obligation to tithe.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 2:3 Pledged worth of hand, see how much worth with hand, without hand, and then gives the difference to Temple treasury.
#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 1Tishre: Moshe & other prophets received actual revelation of God. Kabalists, R’ Shimon b Yohai, Ari, received wisdom, knowledge.
#EmunaYomi 590: “Please God, help me find right shoes at price can afford, let them be comfortable & attractive.” Makes Emuna tangible.

 

                Sunday / 9-Sep-18 / 29 Elul 5778                                  #631
#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 #Sota 9:11 When the Sanhedrin ceased to function, song ceased from the places of feasting. “They drink their wine without song.”
#DafYomi #Mnahot 30: R’ Yehuda: Moshe wrote all Torah minus 8 lines about his death. R’ Shimon: No. Wrote all Torah, 8 lines wrote in tears.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 1:3 Arah values: 30days-5yrs, M=5shekel,F=3; 6-20yrs,M=20shekel,F=10; 21-60yrs,M=50shekel,F=30. 61-death,M=15,F=10.
#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 29Elul: God says to Moshe: “you’ll see My back, but no My face.” Surprising that the Ari understood concepts of “God’s back.”
#EmunaYomi 589: Chazon Ish writes that person attains tangible Emuna by asking God for every single need, even the most mundane requests.

 

                     Shabbat / 8-Sep-18 / 28 Elul 5778                                  #630
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 7: Choice: life & good or death & evil. Do Mitzvot, blessed. Don’t do Mitzvot, will perish. Heaven & earth witnesses.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 9:8 When murderers increased, breaking heifer’s neck stopped. When adulterers increased, rite of bitter waters stopped.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 29: God to Moshe: In future, Akiva b Yosef will derive mounds of Halacha from each thorn of each crown of Torah letters.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 10:1 Can’t do 1 shaving to fulfill completion of Nazir vow as well as obligation of emergence from impurity of Tzaraat.
#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 28Elul: Get yearning love of God by expelling spirit of folly from body, thoughts, speech, action in brain, tongue & 248 organs.
#EmunaYomi 588: By confessing one’s sins to God daily in personal prayer, one attains cognizance that everything God does is for very best.

 

           Friday / 7-Sep-18 / 27 Elul 5778                                  #629
#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 #Sota 9:6 Elders say didn’t shed blood nor see it. Means didn’t come to them & they sent w/o food; didn’t see & sent w/o escort.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 28: Menora made of gold & 1 piece. If made of silver, ok. Tin, lead or other metals, debate. Wood, bone or glass, not good.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 9:1 Set aside $ for Nazir sacrifices, brought sacrifices, $ left over; use the rest for sacrifices of other Nazirs.
#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 27Elul: 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 587: God shines truth and Emuna in the hearts of those who thank Him on a daily basis.

 

                       Thursday / 6-Sep-18 / 26 Elul 5778                                  #628
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 5: When obey God, follow all commandments with all heart & soul, God will bless work, womb, livestock, fruit; rejoice.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 9:5 Heifer’s neck broken w/ hatchet from behind. That land can never be sown or tilled, but can comb flax & chisel rocks.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 27: Absence of 1 of 2 Yom Kipur goats prevents fulfillment of Mitzva w/ the other. Same for 2 sheep, 2 loaves of Shavuot.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 8:1 Nazir shaving when completes vow in purity: sacrifices male lamb, Olah; ewe, Chatat; ram, Shlamim; 20 Matza loaves.
#HalachaYomi OC 362:4 Can carry on Shabat throughout a boat, even if it’s bigger than Satayim. Considered enclosed for living purposes.
#TanyaYomi 26Elul: Torah scholars have no rest in Garden of Eden; they constantly rise from level to level. Will rest after resurrection.
#EmunaYomi 586: Personal prayer is a cogent tool for personal improvement; by overcoming negative traits, one builds Emuna & vice versa.

 

                          Wednesday / 5-Sep-18 / 25 Elul 5778                                  #627
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 4: After curses, you’ll return to God. God will bring you back from furthest exile, to your land, make numerous.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 9:2 Don’t do rite of breaking heifer’s neck for discovered slain corpse, if found buried, hanging, floating; or by border.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 26: R’ Yehuda explaining R’ Yohanan: a furnace doesn’t release smoke until the fire takes hold of the majority of the fuel.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 7:1 If Nazir has contact w/ impurity that isn’t from actual corpse substance, doesn’t invalidate count of prior days.
#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 25Elul: Holy is a rank of being separated; not apprehended; transcends rank of wisdom & knowledge which is in the Garden of Eden.
#EmunaYomi 585: Speaking to God on daily basis instills Emuna in person’s heart. Having personal prayers answered greatly reinforces Emuna.

 

                                 Tuesday / 4-Sep-18 / 24 Elul 5778                                  #626
#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 #Sota 8:7 Battle exemptions are for voluntary wars. For commanded war, all go, even groom from chamber and bride from Chupah.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 25: Abaye: Sin that prohibition is permitted in Temple “in front of God”, KohenGadol’s Tzitz (frontplate) atones for it.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 6:18 “Tumat Hatehom” impurity of the depths. Human corpse no one knows about, died naturally. If killed, killer knows.
#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 24Elul: At resurrection of dead, souls of all Tzadikim that now in upper GanEden will be in bodies & get pleasure from Shechinah.
#EmunaYomi 584: Personal prayer needs no prescribed text, time, place to speak to God. Can be anywhere (except for bathroom, etc) & anytime.

 

                                           Monday / 3-Sep-18 / 23 Elul 5778                                  #625
#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 #Sota 8:6 After fearful men sent from battlefield, guards w/ axes can strike thighs of any who flee. To flee is start of losing.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 24: R’ Kahana: the only item you have that transmits impurity through its airspace is an earthenware vessel alone.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 5:13 If Nazir shaves head, liable for 1 set of lashes. If was warned about each hair, “Don’t shave,” liable for each 1.
#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 23Elul: He who hardens his heart and suppresses his compassion, causes the same to happen to himself from above, Heaven forbid.
#EmunaYomi 583: R’ Natan was scholar, rabbi, kabbalist & extremely pious. Despite great holiness, he never failed to ask God for more Emuna.

 

                                          Sunday / 2-Sep-18 / 22 Elul 5778                                  #624
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 1: Every single one of you are standing in front of God today, to enter into His covenant & His oath with Him, today.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 8:4 Don’t go to war 1st yr after: built house & dedicated it; planted vineyard & redeemed fruit; married his betrothed.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 23: 2 Minhas, handful not taken, mixed up. If Kohen can take handful from each individual portion, Kosher. If not, Pasul.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 4:1 Vowed will be Nazir day Mashiach comes: said on weekday, Nazir immediately; Shabat or YomTov, Nazir right after.
#HalachaYomi OC 358:13 Enclosure Satayim-size next to courtyard, fence between them completely broken, forbidden to carry there on Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 22Elul: Food, clothing & heat for destitute have precedence over fine clothes, feasts, meat, fish, delicacies for self & family.
#EmunaYomi 582: R’ Natan Breslov’s collection of personal prayers all have central theme requesting Emuna. With Emuna, all prayers answered.

 

                                        Shabbat / 1-Sep-18 / 21 Elul 5778                                  #623
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 7: Moshe lists miracles: Until today, God hasn’t given you ability to understand. Keep Covenant & you’ll succeed in all.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 8:1 Kohen anointed for war, states: “God goes w/ you,” they rely on might of flesh & blood, but you rely on God’s might.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 22: Mixed items on altar (bull & goat blood) don’t nullify each other. R’ Yehuda: same type of substances, not nullified.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 3:13 Samson wasn’t complete Nazir; never took vow; forbidden to drink wine, cut hair; but could have contact w/ dead.
#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 21Elul: Source & root of all attributes from ChaBaD: Chochma apprehends God; Bina, contemplating, understanding; Daat, bonding.
#EmunaYomi 581: Every creation has spark of Emuna. Personal prayer, speaking to God in own words, fans spark into brightly-burning flame.

 

                            Friday / 31-Aug-18 / 20 Elul 5778                                  #622
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 6: God will bless Israel w/ incredible success. If don’t listen to Him, will inflict long list of horrible punishments.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 7:8 Torah portion read by king: End 1st day Sukot, 8th yr. King Agripa read, he cried when reached part of foreign king.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 21: Never lack salt from sacrifice: Any type of salt; from any place, even outside Israel; even on Shabat; even if impure.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 2:20 Nazir applies Temple times & after, but must bring sacrifice; so if vows nowadays, needs to be Nazir entire life.
#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 20Elul: The rational soul is the lower one in man; it derives from Klipat Noga. The higher, divine soul, is part of God above.
#EmunaYomi 580: Ask God to help you believe that He’s the address for everything: health, livelihood, material, safety, and spiritual needs.

 

                              Thursday / 30-Aug-18 / 19 Elul 5778                                  #621
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 5: Mt Gerizim/Bless: Simon, Levi, Juda, Isahar, Josef, Benjamin. Mt Eval/Curse: Ruben, Gad, Asher Zevulun, Dan, Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 7:5 6 tribes on Mt Grizim, blessings; 6 on Mt Eval, curses; Ark, Levites in middle, reciting to each, all say Amen.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 20: “Everlasting covenant”: Just as it’s impossible to have offerings without Kohens, so too, it’s impossible without salt.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 1:1 Nazirite vow: lets hair grow, can’t cut hair, get corpse impurity or have anything from grapes while Nazir.
#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 19Elul: Without bond of love and willingness, a son won’t learn as well from his father, even if hears same words from father.
#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.

 

                                     Wednesday / 29-Aug-18 / 18 Elul 5778                                  #620
#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 #Sota 7:3 Says “recite & say” by Levites & by 1st fruits. Just as by Levites, say in Hebrew, so too, by 1st fruits, in Hebrew.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 19: R’ Shimon: Since term “hand” not mentioned w/ blood collection, if Kohen collected blood w/ left hand, offering Kosher.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 13:23 Vows to improve traits & conduct are good. If glutton vows off meat for a time; drunkard vows off wine; etc.
#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 18Elul: Abraham loved God with so great and sublime a love that he became a “chariot”, a vehicle for Divinity on earth.
#EmunaYomi 578: Pray for awareness that no tribulations w/o transgressions. Ask God to withhold severe soul corrections as long as trying.

 

                                   Tuesday / 28-Aug-18 / 17 Elul 5778                                  #619
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 3: Today God commands you to follow commands with heart & soul. You’ve accepted. God has chosen you as treasured people.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 7:1 Can say in any language: Sota paragraph; tithe’s declaration; Shma; prayer; Birkat Hamazon; testimony & deposit oaths.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 18: Yosef the Babylonian overjoyed finally found support for what had learned. R’ Elazar b Shamua cried in joy for him.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 12:1 Dad nullifies any vow, oath daughter makes on day he hears it. Husband nullifies if afflicts her, or affects him.
#HalachaYomi OC 356:2 Sea enters courtyard, if entry not > 10 Amot, allowed to take water & bring into house; otherwise, more restricted.
#TanyaYomi 17Elul: Man is able to understand somewhat of the supernal Sefirot, for they all radiate in his soul, which is comprised of them.
#EmunaYomi 577: With Emuna, has patience with self & others. Knows that everything goes according to Divine Providence & God’s timetable.

 

                       Monday / 27-Aug-18 / 16 Elul 5778                                  #618
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 2: After gave tithe 3rd yr, declare: God, I gave to Levite, stranger, orphan, widow as commanded; look down & bless us.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 6:4 1 witness says “she became impure,” 1 says “she didn’t,” she drinks the bitter waters. 2 say “impure,” doesn’t drink.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 17: As wrong intention of person to eat offering makes it unfit, so too, wrong intention for altar to consume makes unfit.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 11:1 Boy @ 12yrs+1day; girl @ 11yrs+1day, took oath or vow, see if know for Whose sake took vow, check that whole year.
#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 16Elul: On Rosh Hashana eve, past year’s divine light withdraws; after completion of Shofar blasts, new sublime light descends.
#EmunaYomi 576: With Emuna, person believes that all trials & tribulations are from God. Doesn’t waste energy on arguments and disputes.

 

                            Sunday / 26-Aug-18 / 15 Elul 5778                                  #617
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 1: 1st fruit to Temple & declaration: “Came to Promised Land. My father served Aramean, went to Egypt,” & rest of story.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 6:1 Warned wife not to seclude with other man, she secluded, even if he heard from fluttering bird, divorce, give Ktuva.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 16: Sages concede to R’ Meir: Sinner’s & Sota’s Minha, if intent Pigul during burning of handful, it’s Pigul, liable Karet.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 10:1 Vowed “won’t taste food today,” forbidden until nightfall. Vowed “won’t taste food for 1 day,” forbidden 24 hours.
#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 15Elul: Strange verse “God’s eyes on (the land) from start of year until its end.” Should say forever. Means each year new light.
#EmunaYomi 575: With Emuna, don’t need to say a bad word about anyone; leave judging other people to God.

 

                                      Shabbat / 25-Aug-18 / 14 Elul 5778                                  #616
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 7: Pay timely wages. Poor harvest leftovers. 40 lashes. Don’t muzzle threshing ox. Levirate marriage. True weights.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 5:5 On that day (when R’ Gamliel was deposed) R’ Yehoshua b Hyrkenos expounded: Job (Iyov) served God from love, not fear.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 15: Only Canbus & Luf are forbidden to be sown by Torah law (in a vineyard). Other seeds are forbidden by rabbinic law.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 9:1 Follow intent of words used by people in that place, language & time vow or oath taken. Follow local terminology.
#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 14Elul: Left: “Those that fear You”; contraction. Right: “Those that trust in You”; expansion. Both get infinite goodness.
#EmunaYomi 574: With Emuna, have confidence that God will always provide. Don’t need to flatter anyone, no matter how powerful they may be.

 

                           Friday / 24-Aug-18 / 13 Elul 5778                                  #615
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 6: Man, don’t go to army 1st yr marriage. Don’t take millstone as collateral. Kidnap, death sentence. Remember Miriam.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 5:3 On that day (when R’ Gamliel was deposed) R’ Akiva expounded: 1000 Amot is open land law & 2000 is Shabat border law.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 14: R’ Yosi: If had Pigul intent for act normally done outside Sanctuary, Pigul; for act done inside Sanctuary, not Pigul.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 8:8 Person’s intent determines vow. Carrying wool, suffering, vows won’t have wool on again; can wear but not carry.
#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 13Elul: Every Jew needs left & right traits. B’ Shamai were left, stringent; B’ Hilel, right, lenient; both also had other trait.
#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.

 

                        Thursday / 23-Aug-18 / 12 Elul 5778                                  #614
#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 #Sota 5:1 Just as the bitter waters check the woman, they also check the man. Woman is forbidden to husband & to the adulterer.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 13: Removed Minha handful w/ intent to have remainder or burn handful next day, R’ Yosi agrees it’s Pigul and liable Karet.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 7:2 2 took vow or oath not to benefit from each other, can’t use items owned by city: market, bath, synagogue, books.
#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 12Elul: 2 degrees, levels of God’s servants: right-Chesed; left-Gvura. Left: Tzimtzum, concealment. Right: unconcealed expansion.
#EmunaYomi 572: God unhappy with stingy person who hoards money & doesn’t put to use, or squanders on frills, or uses to violate Torah.

 

                                 Wednesday / 22-Aug-18 / 11 Elul 5778                                  #613
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 4: Don’t despise Edomite, Egyptian. Privy outside camp, carry spade to cover, God in camp, keep holy. No prostitutes.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 4:3 More accused women who don’t drink Sota water & don’t get Ktuva: Aiylonit; old woman; one who can’t bear children.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 12: Removed Minha handful, put in vessel, took to altar or burned it w/ intent to have in wrong area, unfit, but no Karet.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 6:1 Vows off “benefit that leads to food” of friend, can’t borrow sifter, strainer, hand mill, oven, any food utensil.
#HalachaYomi OC 350:2 On Shabat, forbidden to urinate or spit from Public Domain to Private Domain or Karmelit or vice-versa.
#TanyaYomi 11Elul: After prayer, possible that evil will easily reawaken & intermingle with good. With charity, doesn’t reawaken as easily.
#EmunaYomi 571: When convert money into Mitzvahs & Torah learning, its elevated from material state to spiritual state. Then God gives more.

 

                              Tuesday / 21-Aug-18 / 10 Elul 5778                                  #612
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 3: Guardrails. Don’t mix species. Adulterers killed. Men who can’t marry Jews: damaged organ, Mamzer, Amonite, Moabite.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 4:1 Sota who don’t drink Sota water & don’t get Ktuva: said I’m impure; witnesses testify she’s impure; says won’t drink.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 11: Pinky: measure pinky to thumb; ring finger for Minha; middle: cubit; index: sprinkle blood; thumb: blood, oil on leper.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 5:3 Ruben tells Simon, Levi’s produce forbidden to you; nonsense. Can’t forbid what’s not his, unless other says Amen.
#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 10Elul: Jews by nature compassionate,  kind. Their souls issued from attribute of Chesed which prevails over attribute of Din.
#EmunaYomi 570: With Emuna, we understand that our money is basically not ours at all, but God’s.

 

                                       Monday / 20-Aug-18 / 9 Elul 5778                                  #611
#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 #Sota 3:8 Man hanged after execution, woman isn’t hanged. Man is sold for his theft (to repay it), woman isn’t sold for theft.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 10: R’ Yishmael: Any Torah verse that was stated & repeated, was for the sake of some new aspect introduced in repetition.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 4:3 Seller vowed won’t sell for less than 4, buyer vowed won’t buy for more than 2, agreed on 3, ok. Just negotiating.
#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 9Elul: There will be no peace in the world until the time of the end, when good shall be disencumbered from evil.
#EmunaYomi 569: One who gives a tithe to charity will become rich (Shabat 119a). God has compassion on those who have compassion for others.

 

                                           Sunday / 19-Aug-18 / 8 Elul 5778                                  #610
#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 #Sota 3:5 R’ Shimon: woman’s merits don’t suspend bitter waters’ effects. R’ Meir: it does; she dies that death slow, not fast.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 9: Not disrespectful for servant to do work for his master in front of him, but is disrespectful to eat in front of him.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 3:7 Oath (Shvua) doesn’t effect Mitzva; forbids self from entity. Vow (Neder) effects Mitzva; forbids entity on self.
#HalachaYomi OC 346:2 Biblically liable if moved item on Shabat > 4 Amot in Public Domain. Sages forbade also in Karmelit, sea, valley.
#TanyaYomi 8Elul: The angel Michael is the prince of water & the angel Gabriel is the prince of fire, yet they don’t extinguish one another.
#EmunaYomi 568: Expenditures for Mitzvot deductible. Though we receive annual allotment, when spend for Shabat, holiday, Torah, get it back.

 

                          Shabbat / 18-Aug-18 / 7 Elul 5778                                  #609
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 7: War: offer peace. Accept, tributary. If not, siege; God will deliver; kill all men, take spoils. Destroy 7 nations.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 3:4 Foolish pious man, cunning evil man, overly abstinent woman & self-flagellations of ascetics, all these destroy world.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 8: Rav: Minha sanctified even w/o oil; like showbread w/o frankincense; like Minha of libations w/o oil & frankincense.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 2:1 Laws of vows apply whether took vow of own volition or if other stated vow for him & he answered Amen or the like.
#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 7Elul: Must be happy always. If grieved or sad, considered like a heretic. The faithful are not indisposed by any afflictions.
#EmunaYomi 567: When God sees that His children trust in Him & spend their $ happily in the observance of His Mitzvot, He gives more & more.

 

                       Friday / 17-Aug-18 / 6 Elul 5778                                  #608
#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 #Sota 3:1 Kohen took Sota’s Minha out of basket, put in service vessel, put it in her hand, put his hand under & waved Minha.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 7: Avimi forgot tractate Mnahot, traveled to pupil R’ Hisda to recall. Avimi felt would retain better if exerted in going.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 1:16 There are places where people are inarticulate and mispronounce words. When they vow, we follow the local meaning.
#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 6Elul: “There’s no place void of God.” God is creating existence constantly and every moment. We can’t perceive; have to believe.
#EmunaYomi 566: Person w/ Emuna believes that God will fulfill all basic needs that require in service of God: food, clothes, shelter, etc.

 

                         Thursday / 16-Aug-18 / 5 Elul 5778                                  #607
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 5: God will send prophet like Moshe. Separate 3 cities of refuge for inadvertent murderers; expand borders, +3 more.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 2:5 Sota says Amen Amen to: curse; oath; regarding this man; other men; no adultery when betrothed or married; not impure.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 6: Sinner’s Minha should need oil, frankincense like other Minhas so he shouldn’t profit, but not so won’t be good quality.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 12:1 Took false oath or oath in vain, only receives atonement after gets retribution for desecration of God’s name.
#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 5Elul: Unlimited kindness is called the Chesed of God. Though all of Israel are compassionate & perform kindness, still limited.
#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.

 

                                  Wednesday / 15-Aug-18 / 4 Elul 5778                                  #606
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 4: Don’t do like locals: pass children in fire, soothsayers, diviners, sorcerers, charmers, necromancers. Be faithful.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 2:4 Don’t write Sota text on tablet, papyrus or hide. Must be on scroll. Not w/ gum, vitriol or anything but erasable ink.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 5: Rav: Improper intent disqualifies only when expressed by one who is fit for Temple service; excludes blemished Kohen.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 11:2 Forbidden to take oath on any other matter w/ God’s name. Whoever does so will be uprooted from this world.
#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 4Elul: Tshuva is in the heart. To elicit God’s light need action; limitless charity, kindness; then God radiates limitless light.
#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.

 

                             Tuesday / 14-Aug-18 / 3 Elul 5778                                  #605
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 3: Levites: no land; get sacrifices. Kohen: gets foreleg, jaws, maw; 1st of grain, wine, oil, fleece; chosen to serve.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 2:1 Sota’s Minha: unsifted barley. Just as her deeds were like those of an animal, so too her sacrifice is food of animal.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 4: Rav: Minha of Omer, if removed handful not for own sake, disqualified. It had come to permit new crop, but doesn’t work.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 10:1 If plaintiff’s witnesses unacceptable, relative, disqualified or king: denied knowledge, took oath: not liable.
#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 3Elul: If didn’t fulfill Mitzvot can only rectify thru God’s infinite light. Hence, in place where penitents stand, Tzadik can’t.
#EmunaYomi 563: Honoring wife only Mitzva that requires person to spend more than what has. Even for Shabat, avoid spending if don’t have.

 

                                Monday / 13-Aug-18 / 2 Elul 5778                                  #604
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 2: King: Jew, not too many horses, wives, money; write 2 copies of Torah for self; read & follow always; prolong reign.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 1:8 Samson went after his eyes, eyes gouged out. Absalom proud of hair, hanged by hair; slept w/ 10, speared by 10.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 3: As the master said: If one squeezed the blood of a bird of Chatat in any place on the altar, the offering is valid.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 9:1 Plaintiff demands witnesses testify to moveable property claim that only they know, they swear don’t know, liable.
#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 2Elul: Because the world is finite and measurable, so too are Mitzvot of charity, kindness and the other Mitzvot of the Torah.
#EmunaYomi 562: Man should eat & drink less than what can afford, dress as can afford, & honor wife *more* than can afford (Hulin 84b).

 

                             Sunday / 12-Aug-18 / 1 Elul 5778                                  #603
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 1: Establish judges, officers. No bribes. Justice. Kill idolaters. Minimum 2 witnesses to kill someone. Seek judgement.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 1:7 In measure that person measures, so measured to him. She adorned self to transgress, God disgraces her. Body punished.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 2: Sinner’s Minha like Chatat offering, if removed handful not for own sake, disqualified. Voluntary Minha like Asham, not.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 8:3 Accused of act w/ financial penalty & swears that didn’t, liable for oath of deposit, owes principal, but not fine.
#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 1Elul: Radiation of God’s light to upper & lower worlds effected by man who fulfills 248 positive Mitzvot, “Organs of the King.”
#EmunaYomi 561: Whoever honors his wife, gets rich (BavaMetzia 59a). Honoring her brings riches; being angry at her causes him to lose $.

 

                         Shabbat / 11-Aug-18 / 30 Av 5778                                  #602
#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 #Sota 1:5 If suspected wife admits unfaithful, loses Ktuva & divorced. If insists nothing happened, proceeds with Sota ceremony.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 120: R’ Yosi Haglili: Olah sacrifice offered in desert before Tabernacle built didn’t need flaying & cutting into pieces.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 7:1 Denied claim after plaintiff administered oath, even if didn’t say Amen, is like said Amen in this case & is liable.
#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 30Av: In these times, with advent of Messiah, principal service of God thru charity. “Israel will be redeemed only thru charity.”
#EmunaYomi 560: No greater sorrow to wife than a stingy husband. Health of a wife’s soul depends on abundance husband showers upon her.

 

                           Friday / 10-Aug-18 / 29 Av 5778                                  #601
#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 #Sota 1:2 Warned wife in front of 2 witnesses: don’t speak to so & so. Was secluded enough time to have relations, forbidden.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 119: R’ Yochanan: Learn from verbal analogy: Just as there was no Ark at Nov & Gibeon, so too, no 2nd tithes eaten there.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 6:3 Can’t release self from own oath. Can’t release other of oath or vow if wiser person in area. Need teacher’s 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 29Av: Beloved brethren & friends: I come to remind & awaken those who sleep slumber of vanities of vanities.
#EmunaYomi 559: Stingy husband cruel to wife & children & insensitive to their needs & feelings. Every household expenditure triggers wrath.

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