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Shabbat, September 23, 2023 / 8 Tishrei 5784
#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 #Megila 3:2 R’ Meir: only sell synagogue conditionally. Sages: sell except if to be used as: bathhouse; tanners; pool; laundry.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 41: Forbidden to betroth daughter to a man when she’s a minor. Wait until she grows up & says: I want to marry so-and-so.
#RambamYomi #YomTov 5:1 Torah allowed carrying on Chag even if not for food preparation, but can’t carry in same way that does on weekday.
#HalachaYomi OC 499:3 Slaughtered animal on YomTov, can put skin where will be walked on, can salt lightly, but not if slaughtered before.
#TanyaYomi 8Tishre: Multitude of creatures created by God from multitude of letters that issue from Malchut, “breath of His mouth.”
#EmunaYomi 179: Diphtheria, stomach disease then blocks throat, punishment for slander. Negative “gut” feeling lead to slander. Shabat 33a.


Friday, September 22, 2023 / 7 Tishrei 5784
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 6: I will bring vengeance on My enemies, repay those who hate Me. Will avenge blood of servants & appease land, people.
#MishnaYomi #Megila 3:1 Items community can purchase w/ sale of previous item: market; synagogue; ark; Torah covers; holy books; Torah.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 40: If matter of forbidden intercourse presented itself to him and he was saved from it, a miracle is performed for him.
#RambamYomi #YomTov 4:20 Can’t use scale on Chag, or even use to protect food from mice. Expert butcher not allowed to weigh meat by hand.
#HalachaYomi OC 498:20 If slaughtered a bird before Yom Tov & didn’t cover its blood, can’t cover the blood on Yom Tov.
#TanyaYomi 7Tishre: Soul of angels & man, before descending, aren’t level of substantiality (Yesh), but of Divinity in immense contraction.
#EmunaYomi 178: God judges measure for measure. Samson pursued desire of eyes, eyes taken out. Absalom haughty about hair, hung by hair.


Thursday, September 21, 2023 / 6 Tishrei 5784
#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 #Megila 2:4 All read Megila except deaf-mute, fool, minor. Not b4 sunrise: Megila, Brit, Mikva, sprinkle. If did @ daybreak, ok.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 39: If sits & doesn’t sin, gets reward as for Mitzva. Case where sinful act presents itself to him & is saved from it.
#RambamYomi #YomTov 3:12 No making cheese on Chag. If make day before, doesn’t lose flavor. Can crush spices on Chag, not salt; same reason.
#HalachaYomi OC 498:16 Had brought in a lot of dirt to house for use in his garden & it’s in 1 place, can use it to cover blood on Yom Tov.
#TanyaYomi 6Tishre: Kelim of 10 Sefirot of Beriah, Yetzirah & Asiyah, & also the Orot, are 1st stage & beginning of substantiality (Yesh).
#EmunaYomi 177: Arrogant can’t get close to God. “Arrogant & I can’t dwell in same world.” When God removes His presence, suffering sets in.


Wednesday, September 20, 2023 / 5 Tishrei 5784
#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 #Megila 2:2 Read from Megila written in Hebrew on good parchment w/ ink; other substances on other material, didn’t fulfill.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 38: Israel crossed Jordan river 10 Nisan. Minus 30 days mourning for Moses, 3 day prep to cross, learn Moses died 7 Adar.
#RambamYomi #YomTov 2:1 Chick hatched on Chag, can’t be handled, Muktze. Calf born on Chag, had designated to eat mother, can also eat calf.
#HalachaYomi OC 498:14 Forbidden to slaughter animal or fowl on YomTov, unless have dirt ready from day before in order to cover the blood.
#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 176: God often uses suffering to deflate inflated egos. Proverbs: “Pride precedes destruction & arrogance comes before failure.”


Tuesday, September 19, 2023 / 4 Tishrei 5784
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 3: Rode Israel on high places, gave them delights of the world. Became fat & rebelled. Alien worship. Forgot God.
#MishnaYomi #Megila 2:1 Read Megila backwards, by heart, in language (other than Hebrew) that doesn’t understand, didn’t fulfill obligation.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 37: Just as idolatry is obligation of body and applies in & out of Israel, same for any Mitzva that’s obligation of body.
#RambamYomi #YomTov 1:4 On Chag, can transfer articles from one domain to another & can kindle fire. Can do labors needed to prepare food.
#HalachaYomi OC 498:11 If Jew & gentile partners in an animal, allowed to slaughter it on YomTov. Even if they are partners in 2 animals.
#TanyaYomi 4Tishre: God is One with His causations, His vessels. They are Divinity with respect to creating something out of nothing.
#EmunaYomi 175: Tribulations can also indicate that either doing actions forbidden by Torah, or not fulfilling Torah’s obligatory actions.


Monday, September 18, 2023 / 3 Tishrei 5784
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 2: Remember days of old. God set up nations’ boundaries as the number of Israel. Protected Israel like eye’s pupil.
#MishnaYomi #Megila 1:9 No difference between anointed & non-anointed Kohen Gadol, expect only anointed 1 sacrifices bull for wrong ruling.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 36: Any land-dependent Mitzva only applies in Israel. Any Mitzva not dependent on the land applies in and out of Israel.
#RambamYomi #Asor 3:1 Can’t wash self on Yom Kipur, not with hot or cold water. Not whole body, not one limb; can’t even dip pinky in water.
#HalachaYomi OC 498:7 Slaughtered animal in field, don’t bring it back on YomTov on spit like during the week; rather, bring limb by limb.
#TanyaYomi 3Tishre: Letters revealed to us are in Action, Speech & Thought; of Action, forms of letters in Assyrian script of Torah scroll.
#EmunaYomi 174: As long as one’s injustices against a fellow human go uncorrected, severe judgments linger.


Sunday, September 17, 2023 / 2 Tishrei 5784
#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 #Megila 1:8 Holy books can be written in any language, but Tfilin & Mezuzot can only be written in Hebrew, in Ashurit script.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 35: Since women exempt from positive time-bound Mitzvas, infer that obligated in positive Mitzvas that aren’t time bound.
#RambamYomi #Asor 2:9 Yom Kipur: Pregnant woman overcome w/ desire to eat, whisper to her: today is Yom Kipur. Still desires, feed her.
#HalachaYomi OC 498:6 Animal about to die, don’t need it for YomTov, can’t slaughter it, unless enough time in day to roast Kzayit of it.
#TanyaYomi 2Tishre: There are five ranks in man’s soul, one lower than the other: intellect, emotion, thought, speech and action.
#EmunaYomi 173: Prolonged anguish often result of sins against other. Caused pain to other, can’t clear own sins until forgiven by victim.


Shabbat, September 16, 2023 / 1 Tishrei 5784
#MishnaYomi #Megila 1:5 There’s no difference between restrictions of Shabat & of festivals, except certain food preparation on festivals.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 34: Can’t learn practical law from general statements (“All”), even where it says: Except, to exclude a specific matter.
#RambamYomi #Asor 1:2 All that can’t do on Shabat, can’t do Yom Kipur. Difference is punishment if violate Shabat, stoned; Yom Kipur, Karet.
#HalachaYomi OC 498:2 Can walk knife & animal on Yom Tov to butcher to slaughter, even young lamb on shoulder, even if could’ve day before.
#TanyaYomi 1Tishre: Moshe & other prophets received actual revelation of God. Kabalists, R’ Shimon b Yohai, Ari, received wisdom, knowledge.
#EmunaYomi 172: Disgruntlement w/ lot in life is main cause of own suffering; goes hand in hand w/ ungratefulness to God & lack of Emuna.


Friday, September 15, 2023 / 29 Elul 5783
#MishnaYomi #Megila 1:3 What kind of city is considered large? Any in which there are ten idle men. Less than that is considered a village.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 33: Torah scholar who doesn’t stand before his teacher is called wicked, won’t live a long life, and will forget studies.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 8:14 If holiday falls on Friday, can’t set Eruv Chatzerot or Eruv Tchumin for Shabat on holiday. Rather, do it Thursday.
#HalachaYomi OC 497:15 Non-jew gave Jew gift on Yom Tov of young pigeons he had in his dovecote in city, can use, as didn’t need trapping.
#TanyaYomi 29Elul: God says to Moshe: “you’ll see My back, but not My face.” Surprising that the Ari understood concepts of “God’s back.”
#EmunaYomi 171: Express unhappiness, Heaven examines closely & always discovers that really deserve more troubles & triggers new troubles.


Thursday, September 14, 2023 / 28 Elul 5783
#MishnaYomi #Megila 1:1 Esther’s Megila read 11-15 Adar. Walled cities from Joshua’s time read Megila 15 Adar. Villages, large cities on 14.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 32: If dad transgressing Torah, don’t tell him explicitly. Say “this verse is written in the Torah,” & he’ll get the msg.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 7:1 Main establishment of Eruv Tchumin is to go to place by foot on Friday. Sages allowed to establish by sending food.
#HalachaYomi OC 497:11 Did Zimun of 2 birds, next day found 3; black birds, then found white or vice-versa; can’t use any of them on YomTov.
#TanyaYomi 28Elul: Get yearning love of God by expelling spirit of folly from body, thoughts, speech, action in brain, tongue & 248 organs.
#EmunaYomi 170: By taking their blessings for granted & focusing on their difficulties, sad people make their lives even more insufferable.


Wednesday, September 13, 2023 / 27 Elul 5783
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 4:8 Most joyous festivals: 15Av & Yom Kipur: Jerusalem girls danced in vineyards in borrowed white dress, sought spouse.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 31: R Huna b R Yehoshua wouldn’t walk 4 Amah with uncovered head. “God is above my head,” and I must act respectfully.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 6:24 Bless for Eruv Tchumin like for courtyard Eruv (Hatzerot) & Shituf. Add “can go 2000 Amot in all directions.”
#HalachaYomi OC 497:10 “Zimun”: designating items before Yom Tov, as “prepared” for Yom Tov. Says this & this bird I’m taking for tomorrow.
#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 169: Sadness: 1st & most common cause of suffering. Nothing invokes severe judgments as complaints & dissatisfaction w/ life.


Tuesday, September 12, 2023 / 26 Elul 5783
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 4:6 17Tamuz: broke Tablets; end Tamid; Jrslm breach; Torah burnt; Temple idol. 9Av: Spies; end 2 Temples; Beitar; Jrslm.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 30: Anyone who teaches his son’s son Torah, the verse ascribes him credit as though he received it from Mount Sinai.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 5:22 City belonging to many w/ 1 entry & a ladder in wall, can include entire city in Eruv. Ladder in wall not an entry.
#HalachaYomi OC 497:7 Animals that require trapping, can’t be trapped or fed on YomTov. Don’t require trapping, can be trapped & fed.
#TanyaYomi 26Elul: Torah scholars have no rest in Garden of Eden; they constantly rise from level to level. Will rest after resurrection.
#EmunaYomi 168: If fail to account for actions, never repent, fall deeper into spiritual slumber and becomes far removed from God.


Monday, September 11, 2023 / 25 Elul 5783
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 4:3 Maamadot men fasted 4x/week, Mon-Thu; not Friday, honor Shabat; not Sunday, mortal danger going from feast to fast.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 29: Dad must circumcise son, redeem 1stborn, teach son Torah, marry him to a woman, teach him a trade. Some say swimming.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 4:5 Dad/son, teacher/pupil live in same courtyard, don’t need Eruv. They’re 1 household, even if don’t always eat as 1.
#HalachaYomi OC 497:3 Unsure if animal trapped before Yom Tov or not, forbidden, unless knows for sure that were trapped before Yom Tov.
#TanyaYomi 25Elul: Holy is a rank of being separated; not apprehended; transcends rank of wisdom & knowledge which is in the Garden of Eden.
#EmunaYomi 167: If attribute life’s difficulties to anything or anyone other than own transgressions, light-years away from minimal Emuna.


Sunday, September 10, 2023 / 24 Elul 5783
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 4:2 Maamadot: 1st prophets established 24 orders: Kohens, Levis @ Temple; Israelis @ city synagogues read of Creation.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 28: If calls someone a slave, gets Nidui (ostracized). Calls Mamzer, gets 40 lashes. Calls a Rasha, can be harrassed.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 3:9 2 Eruvs separated by wall 10 Tefah high. If reduce height of 4 Tefah long part, can set single Eruv for both areas.
#HalachaYomi OC 496:3 Israelis in diaspora forbidden to do work 2nd day YomTov, even if plans to return to Israel, unless didn’t reach town.
#TanyaYomi 24Elul: At resurrection of dead, souls of all Tzadikim that now in upper GanEden will be in bodies & get pleasure from Shechinah.
#EmunaYomi 166: If person remains in spiritual slumber & acts like a boss & not a servant, life’s difficulties become even more unbearable.


Shabbat, September 9, 2023 / 23 Elul 5783
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 7: God: I’ll bring Israel to milk/honey land. They’ll eat, be satisfied, turn to other gods. Song is witness.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 3:8 Choni Hameagel drew circle, prayed to God: “I’m not leaving circle until it rains.” Was demanding until rained well.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 27: Items that don’t serve as a guarantee can be acquired along with land (which does) with money, document or Chazaka.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 2:10 For an Eruv to be established where non-Jews live, a Jew needs to rent the rights to the non-Jew’s domain.
#HalachaYomi OC 496:2 Diaspora: all that forbidden 1st day YomTov, forbidden on 2nd, except burying dead & medical care; except RoshHashana.
#TanyaYomi 23Elul: He who hardens his heart and suppresses his compassion, causes the same to happen to himself from above, Heaven forbid.
#EmunaYomi 165: Entrance-level Emuna begins with the belief in reward and punishment: Whatever happens in life, good or bad, comes from God.


Friday, September 8, 2023 / 22 Elul 5783
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 6: God to Moshe: You’re going to die. Call Joshua to Ohel Moed. God: Nation will leave me, I will hide My face.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 3:7 Sound alarm on Shabat for: city surrounded by enemies, flood about to inundate town, potential shipwreck.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 26: Stuck a needle into a tiny patch of land, which he sold by means of the land, the needle (& items on it) is acquired.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 1:6 Eruv: all join in 1 collection of food before Shabat. Just as share food, share jointly-owned & private property.
#HalachaYomi OC 495:1 Work that’s forbidden on Shabat is forbidden on Yom Tov, except for work of preparing food, carrying and igniting.
#TanyaYomi 22Elul: Food, clothing & heat for destitute have precedence over fine clothes, feasts, meat, fish, delicacies for self & family.
#EmunaYomi 164: Entrance-level servant knows that he or she will be rewarded for good conduct and punished for laziness and negligence.


Thursday, September 7, 2023 / 21 Elul 5783
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 5: Moshe to Joshua: Be strong & valiant! God w/ you. Moshe wrote & gave Torah. To be read to all every 7 yrs.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 3:5 Sound alarm on plagues of: corn-blast, mildew, locust, caterpillars, wild animals, armed men. It’s a spreading evil.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 25: 24 extremities can’t become Tameh due to unaffected skin, Mhiya. Kohen must see entirety of area in 1 glance & can’t.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 30:1 There are 4 dimensions to observing Shabat: 2 Biblical: Remember & Observe. 2 from Prophets: Honor & have Pleasure.
#HalachaYomi OC 494:1 50th day of Sefirat HaOmer is Shavuot. Prayers like on Pesach, but substitute “Chag Shavuot, Zman Matan Torateinu.”
#TanyaYomi 21Elul: Source & root of all attributes from ChaBaD: Chochma apprehends God; Bina, contemplating, understanding; Daat, bonding.
#EmunaYomi 163: W/ even minimal fear of punishment, we fear results of sin & therefore make a daily accounting, confess to God & ask pardon.


Wednesday, September 6, 2023 / 20 Elul 5783
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 4: Choice: life/good vs death/evil. Choose life or will be destroyed. Heaven & earth witnesses. Moshe 120 bday.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 3:3 Rainfall on 1 city but not 2nd, 2nd fasts, sound alarm; adjacent cities fast, no alarm. R’ Akiva: alarm, no fast.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 24: Tooth & eye loss external blemishes that don’t regenerate; slave goes free for all such blemishes caused by master.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 29:5 Can’t eat, drink wine from Shabat start until Kidush. Can’t eat, drink, labor after Shabat until Havdala. Water ok.
#HalachaYomi OC 493:2 Custom not to cut hair until Lag BaOmer, when R’ Akiva’s students stopped dying. Sandak, mohel, dad of Brit Mila can.
#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 162: By lacking the fear of punishment, the boss doesn’t even reach the spiritual plateau of the least commendable servant.


Tuesday, September 5, 2023 / 19 Elul 5783
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 3: God will curse your enemies; bless you w/ abundance when you listen to Him. Commandments are within reach.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 2:10 We don’t declare public fasts on Rosh Hodesh, Hanuka or Purim. However, if started fasts before then, don’t stop.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 23: Sages: There is acquisition for a slave without his master, and there is acquisition for a woman without her husband.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 28:19 Servant or maid say Shabat city limit until here, believe. Adult says As child, we went until this place, believe.
#HalachaYomi OC 493:1 Customary not to get married between Pesach and Shavuot, until Lag BaOmer (33rd day), period R’ Akiva’s students died.
#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 161: Since the “boss” thinks he can do whatever he wants whenever he wants, he doesn’t feel there’s anybody around to punish him.


Monday, September 4, 2023 / 18 Elul 5783
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 2: After blessings & curses, you’ll return to God, He’ll bring Exiled back to the Land, no matter how far are.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 2:9 Don’t declare fasts to start on Thursdays, so market prices won’t escalate. 1st 3 fasts: Monday, Thursday, Monday.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 22: Ear that heard God’s voice that Israel His slaves, not slaves of slaves, and then decides to stay slave, pierced.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 27:9 On way to city, if within 2000 cubits of city before Shabat, can walk thru entire city + 2000 cubits on Shabat.
#HalachaYomi OC 491:1 At YomTov end, if it’s to a weekday or CholHamoed, say Hamavdil in Amida like Shabat; Havdala w/o candles or spices.
#TanyaYomi 18Elul: Abraham loved God with so great and sublime a love that he became a “chariot”, a vehicle for Divinity on earth.
#EmunaYomi 160: Love and devotion motivates the most laudable servant. Fear of punishment motivates the less commendable servant.


Sunday, September 3, 2023 / 17 Elul 5783
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 1: Covenant w/ you standing here today & w/ those not here yet. God will be furious w/ those that ignore Him.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 2:7 Kohens on weekly Temple duty can drink wine at night, unless officiating. No shaving or laundry except Thursdays.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 21: Kohen Hebrew slave isn’t pierced at all because the piercing renders him blemished and unfit to serve in the Temple.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 26:16 If fit to be eaten by commonly found animal, can be carried on Shabat. Dry turmos beans for goats, bones for dogs.
#HalachaYomi OC 490:6 All the days of Chol Hamoed Pesach and last days of Pesach, read from 2nd Torah about Pesach Musaf sacrifices.
#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 159: A devout person does daily soul-searching & confesses own misdeeds to God. If don’t soul-search, think you’re your own boss.


Shabbat, September 2, 2023 / 16 Elul 5783
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 7: Moshe lists miracles: Until today, God hasn’t given you ability to understand. Keep Covenant & you’ll succeed in all.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 2:4 At fast prayer blessings recalled: Abraham, ancestors at Red Sea, Joshua, Samuel, Elijah, Jonah, David and Solomon.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 20: If acquires Hebrew slave, like one who acquires a master for himself. Slave’s living conditions must equal his own.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 25:3 If can use the utensil on Shabat, can move it. If can’t use, can only move for its place, or if have permitted use.
#HalachaYomi OC 490:4 All the days of Chol Hamoed Pesach and last days of Pesach, recite “half” Hallel, like on Rosh Chodesh.
#TanyaYomi 16Elul: On Rosh Hashana eve, past year’s divine light withdraws; after completion of Shofar blasts, new sublime light descends.
#EmunaYomi 158: By viewing our difficulties in life as growth opportunities; we attain true and complete Emuna.


Friday, September 1, 2023 / 15 Elul 5783
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 6: God will bless Israel w/ incredible success. If don’t listen to Him, will inflict long list of horrible punishments.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 2:3 In addition to regular 18, 6 extra blessings were said on fast: Zichronot; Shofarot; Psalms 120; 121; 130; 102.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 19: Sages: Dad sells daughter as maidservant on condition master doesn’t betroth, condition invalid, betrothes if wants.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 24:1 Forbidden to do or even speak on Shabat about weekday & work matters, even if not violating any forbidden labors.
#HalachaYomi OC 489:10 Forbidden to eat new grain, bread, toasted or unripe, until beginning of eve of 18 Nisan. In Israel, 17 Nisan.
#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 157: Belief that no tribulations without transgressions brings us happiness when seize opportunity as trigger for soul-searching.


Thursday, August 31, 2023 / 14 Elul 5783
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 5: Mt Gerizim/Bless: Simon, Levi, Juda, Isahar, Josef, Benjamin. Mt Eval/Curse: Ruben, Gad, Asher Zevulun, Dan, Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 1:7 All fasts passed, no rain, lessen biz, building, planting, weddings, greetings. Nissan passed, no rain, curse.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 18: R Eliezer: Yesh Em Lamasoret: How Torah words spelled determine interpretation. R Akiva: Yesh Em Lamikra: how read.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 23:4 Can’t do action that completes object, “dealing final blow.” Can’t sound musical tones, with instrument or hands.
#HalachaYomi OC 489:7 If forgot to count and didn’t do blessing of Omer all night, count during the day without a blessing.
#TanyaYomi 14Elul: Left: “Those that fear You”; contraction. Right: “Those that trust in You”; expansion. Both get infinite goodness.
#EmunaYomi 156: God sends us tribulations that can cleanse our souls. Life’s difficulties aren’t punishments, they’re soul corrections.


Wednesday, August 30, 2023 / 13 Elul 5783
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 4: When enter land, set up big stones on Mt Eval, plaster w/ lime, write Torah on them; build altar of uncut stones.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 1:5 No rain by Rosh Hodesh Kislev, court decrees 3 public fasts. Can eat, drink night before. On fast can work, bathe +.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 17: Might have thought that only give slave severance gift if blessing was due to him. Gift based on blessing that have.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 22:6 Can pour hot water into cold or cold into hot as long as not on the fire. Can’t put spices into boiling pot.
#HalachaYomi OC 489:4 Was asked before nightfall, what’s count of Omer? reply: “yesterday was such & such,” otherwise, can’t bless & count.
#TanyaYomi 13Elul: Every Jew needs left & right traits. B’ Shamai were left, stringent; B’ Hilel, right, lenient; both also had other trait.
#EmunaYomi 155: Our blemished souls diminish ability to get God’s divine light & prevent us from reaching optimal place in world to come.


Tuesday, August 29, 2023 / 12 Elul 5783
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 3: Today God commands you to follow commands with heart & soul. You’ve accepted. God has chosen you as treasured people.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 1:3 Pray for rain from 3 Marheshvan. R’ Gamliel: from 7 Marheshvan, 15 days after Sukot, so last Jew reaches Euphrates.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 16: Get severance gift: slave who leaves at end of 6 yrs; at Yovel; thru master’s death & Hebrew maidservant at puberty.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 21:1 “Shvut” ceasing activity on Shabat. Torah gave to Sages to define. Resemble forbidden labors or can lead to it.
#HalachaYomi OC 489:1 2nd night after Arvit start Count of Omer: stand, bless before, count days & weeks (i.e. 8days=1wk+1day) for 49 days.
#TanyaYomi 12Elul: 2 degrees, levels of God’s servants: right-Chesed; left-Gvura. Left: Tzimtzum, concealment. Right: unconcealed expansion.
#EmunaYomi 154: If believe in Divine Providence, must believe that any sorrow, trouble, difficulty, and deficiency in life comes from God.


Monday, August 28, 2023 / 11 Elul 5783
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 2: After gave tithe 3rd yr, declare: God, I gave to Levite, stranger, orphan, widow as commanded; look down & bless us.
#MishnaYomi #Taanit 1:2 Say in Amida God brings rain (Mashiv Haruah Umorid Hagashem) from Shmini Atzeret Musaf until Pesah day 1 Shaharit.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 15: Just as with regard to a leper, it specifies the right ear explicitly, so too piercing of a slave on the right ear.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 20:3 Jew can’t lend or hire his animal to a non-Jew to work with on Shabat. Commanded to have his animals rest.
#HalachaYomi OC 487:4 1st night Pesah: Complete Hallel pleasantly with Bracha in shul, in diaspora 2nd night also. Ram”a: Ashkenazim don’t.
#TanyaYomi 11Elul: After prayer, possible that evil will easily reawaken & intermingle with good. With charity, doesn’t reawaken as easily.
#EmunaYomi 153: If think that tribulations are the result of fate, chance, or natural course, contrary to Emuna.


Sunday, August 27, 2023 / 10 Elul 5783
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 1: 1st fruit to Temple & declaration: “Came to Promised Land. My father served Aramean, went to Egypt,” & rest of story.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 4:9 Shofar sounds order: 3 sets of 3 blows x3. Tekiah (long uninterrupted blow)=time of 3 Teruah=time of 9 Yevavot.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 14: Halitza shoe must be fit for him. Excludes too large, can’t walk in it; too small, doesn’t cover most of foot.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 19:26 Friday before nightfall, check pockets of clothes in case forgot something there & inadvertently carry on Shabat.
#HalachaYomi OC 487:2 The Chazan doesn’t make Kiddush the night of Pesach in the synagogue after services (unlike on Friday nights).
#TanyaYomi 10Elul: Jews by nature compassionate,  kind. Their souls issued from attribute of Chesed which prevails over attribute of Din.
#EmunaYomi 152: One who believes that God torments His creations for nothing consequently has a warped notion of Emuna.


Shabbat, August 26, 2023 / 9 Elul 5783
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 7: Pay timely wages. Poor harvest leftovers. 40 lashes. Don’t muzzle threshing ox. Levirate marriage. True weights.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 4:7 On Rosh Hashana, 1st Chazan (for Shaharit) leads reading of Hallel, 2nd Chazan (Musaf) leads blowing of Shofar.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 13: Those who deal with Gitin & Kidushin without proper knowledge are worse for the world than generation of the flood.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 18:16 Liable if transfer live animal from domain. Person not considered a burden if move, but if bound or sick, liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 486:1 Some say measure of “olive-worth” (Kzayit) of Matza that must eat at Seder is about half an “egg-worth” (Kbeitza).
#TanyaYomi 9Elul: There will be no peace in the world until the time of the end, when good shall be disencumbered from evil.
#EmunaYomi 151: Nachmanides: A person doesn’t earn a share in the Torah until he believes that every thing or event in life is a miracle.


Friday, August 25, 2023 / 8 Elul 5783
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 6: Man, don’t go to army 1st yr marriage. Don’t take millstone as collateral. Kidnap, death sentence. Remember Miriam.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 4:5 R’ Akiva, Musaf: Avot, Gvurot, Kedusha, Malhuyot w/ Kedushat Hayom, Zihronot, Shofarot, Avoda, Hodaa, Kohanim.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 12: 1 Dinar = 6 silver Ma’a = 12 Pundeyon = 24 Isar = 48 Masmas = 96 Konterank = 192 Pruta. Hence, 1 Pruta = 1/8th Isar.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 17:36 Measurement sizes: Etzba (Fingerbreadth)=thumb width. Tefach (Handbreadth)=4 Etzba. Amah (Cubit)=6 Tefach.
#HalachaYomi OC 481:2 Obligated to discuss Pesach laws, Exodus from Egypt & miracles God did for our ancestors, until sleep overcomes you.
#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 150: If neither observes nor connects self to Divine wisdom of a particular creation or event resembles Esau, scorned birthright.


Thursday, August 24, 2023 / 7 Elul 5783
#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 #RoshHashana 4:3 At 1st Lulav was held/waved in Temple 7 Sukot days; in rest of country 1 day. Post-destruction, 7 in country.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 11: 5 Sela for 1stborn, 30 for slave, 50 for rapist/seducer, 100 for defamer, all in sacred Shekel = 100 Tyrian dinars.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 16:16 Enclosure’s open space framed by “entrance”, open space not greater than closed space: can carry within enclosure.
#HalachaYomi OC 481:1 After drank the 4 cups of wine during the Seder, not allowed to drink any more wine. Can drink water.
#TanyaYomi 7Elul: Must be happy always. If grieved or sad, considered like a heretic. The faithful are not indisposed by any afflictions.
#EmunaYomi 149: When we connect, the Divine wisdom of a particular creation/event illuminates our brains & souls, drawing us closer to God.


Wednesday, August 23, 2023 / 6 Elul 5783
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 4: Don’t despise Edomite, Egyptian. Privy outside camp, carry spade to cover, God in camp, keep holy. No prostitutes.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 3:8 When Moshe raised his hands in Amalek battle, Israel won; because Israel looked up & subjugated hearts to God.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 10: Sages: By rabbinic law, daughter of non-Kohen betrothed to Kohen can’t eat Truma until she enters wedding canopy.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 15:2 Don’t stand in private domain extend head & drink from public domain, or in public domain & drink from private.
#HalachaYomi OC 478:1 After the Afikoman Matza is eaten at the end of the Seder, nothing else may be eaten.
#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 148: Must all make an ongoing effort to observe the Divine wisdom in everything, & to connect to the Divine wisdom in everything.


Tuesday, August 22, 2023 / 5 Elul 5783
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 3: Guardrails. Don’t mix species. Adulterers killed. Men who can’t marry Jews: damaged organ, Mamzer, Amonite, Moabite.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 3:7 Blew Shofar into cistern, cellar, barrel: heard Shofar, ok; heard echo, not. Heard outside, had intention, ok.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 9: “Write betrothal and marriage documents only with both’s consent.” Refers to stipulation, details of the dowry.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 14:1 4 domains for Shabat: private; public; Karmelit; Makom Patur. Public: desert, forest, market, road 16 cubits wide.
#HalachaYomi OC 477:1 After Seder meal, eat from Matza that was guarded under cloth (Afikoman) olive-worth, reclining, before midnight.
#TanyaYomi 5Elul: Unlimited kindness is called the Chesed of God. Though all of Israel are compassionate & perform kindness, still limited.
#EmunaYomi 147: IMPLEMENTATION: Need to correct bad habit, atone for sin, strengthen service of God, awaken from spiritual slumber, etc.


Monday, August 21, 2023 / 4 Elul 5783
#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 #RoshHashana 3:4 Fast day: bent ram’s Shofar, silver-coated mouth, 2 trumpets in middle, short Shofar blast, long trumpet-blast.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 8: “Be betrothed to me w/ 100 dinars,” she took it from him, threw it to sea, fire or thing that destroys, not betrothed.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 13:2 Hand like space 4×4 handbreadths. Took item from person’s hand in 1 domain, put in other’s hand in 2nd, liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 475:7 Obligation of eating Matza during Pesach is only on 1st night. One fulfills their obligation by eating an olive-worth.
#TanyaYomi 4Elul: Tshuva is in the heart. To elicit God’s light need action; limitless charity, kindness; then God radiates limitless light.
#EmunaYomi 146: INTERPRETATION: I should do my best to relate God’s message to something in my life that needs reinforcement or improvement.


Sunday, August 20, 2023 / 3 Elul 5783
#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 #RoshHashana 3:2 All Shofars fit to be blown on Rosh Hashana except cow’s; called horn, not Shofar. R’ Yosi: but Shofars=horns?
#DafYomi #Kidushin 7: Man says to woman: Be betrothed to half of me, she’s betrothed. But if he said: Half of you is betrothed to me, not.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 12:2 Can’t extinguish fire or coals on Shabat. Adds oil to lamp, liable for kindling; removes oil, extinguishing.
#HalachaYomi OC 475:4 Ate Matza w/o intent (was forced), valid, if knew was Matza & Seder night. If thought wasn’t Seder or Matza, invalid.
#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 145: OBSERVATION: God exposes me to a certain event or experience in order to convey a message or teach me something.


Shabbat, August 19, 2023 / 2 Elul 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 7: War: offer peace. Accept, tributary. If not, siege; God will deliver; kill all men, take spoils. Destroy 7 nations.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 2:9 R’ Gamliel forced R’ Yehoshua to violate day R’ Yehoshua calculated was Yom Kipur to demonstrate his authority.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 6: Anyone who does not know the nature of bills of divorce and betrothals should have no dealings in them.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 11:15 Wrote on Shabat, only liable if wrote with substance that leaves permanent mark on surface that will preserve it.
#HalachaYomi OC 473:7 Kids asks questions during Seder. If kids don’t know, dad teaches. If no kids, wife asks. If no wife, asks himself.
#TanyaYomi 2Elul: Because the world is finite and measurable, so too are Mitzvot of charity, kindness and the other Mitzvot of the Torah.
#EmunaYomi 144: Moreover, upper-level Emuna teaches that God sends us incessant stimuli that call us to strengthen our connection with Him.


Friday, August 18, 2023 / 1 Elul 5783
#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 #RoshHashana 2:8 R’ Gamliel had moon drawings for asking witnesses what they saw. Discussion of unusual moon sightings & if ok.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 5: If he gave money, said betrothal formula, she’s betrothed. If she gave & said, not. If he gave & she said, uncertain.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 10:1 On Shabat one can tie a knot that won’t stay tied permanently and that doesn’t need a craftsman to tie it.
#HalachaYomi OC 473:4 Bring to master of the house platter with 3 Matzot, Maror, Haroset, Karpas or other vegetable, shank-bone & egg.
#TanyaYomi 1Elul: Radiation of God’s light to upper & lower worlds effected by man who fulfills 248 positive Mitzvot, “Organs of the King.”
#EmunaYomi 143: Upper level Emuna belief that God does everything for specific purpose & conveys messages to help us perform our task.


Thursday, August 17, 2023 / 30 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 5: God will send prophet like Moshe. Separate 3 cities of refuge for inadvertent murderers; expand borders, +3 more.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 2:5 Jerusalem large yard for witnesses + meals to encourage them to come. On Shabat they can travel +2000 amot.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 4: “Taking” is only with money. And so it says: “I will give money for the field; take it from me” (Genesis 23:13).
#RambamYomi #Shabat 9:8 Can’t cut nails, hair, mustache or beard on Shabat; derivative of shearing. Can’t remove by hand, but not liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 473:3 Can drink more than 4 cups of wine, but shouldn’t drink between 1st & 2nd, so won’t get drunk & unable to read Hagada.
#TanyaYomi 30Av: In these times, with advent of Messiah, principal service of God thru charity. “Israel will be redeemed only thru charity.”
#EmunaYomi 142: Silver lining in cloud of tribulation is that stimulates us to seek God. Our purpose in life is to seek & get to know Him.


Wednesday, August 16, 2023 / 29 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 4: Don’t do like locals: pass children in fire, soothsayers, diviners, sorcerers, charmers, necromancers. Be faithful.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 2:3 Mountain signal relay: lit fire, wave to, fro, up, down until sentry on next mountain did same; then next.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 3: Koy (animal of unclear status): times it’s like a Chaya (undomesticated); times Behema (domesticated); both; neither.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 8:12 Can’t separate food from unwanted matter, or 1 food from other on Shabat. Can separate by hand to eat immediately.
#HalachaYomi OC 472:14 Women are also obligated in the four cups and in all the Mitzvot performed the night of the Pesach Seder.
#TanyaYomi 29Av: Beloved brethren & friends: I come to remind & awaken those who sleep slumber of vanities of vanities.
#EmunaYomi 141: If don’t use events of our lives as opportunities for growth, & constant introspection, maintaining hold on Emuna is tricky.


Tuesday, August 15, 2023 / 28 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 3: Levites: no land; get sacrifices. Kohen: gets foreleg, jaws, maw; 1st of grain, wine, oil, fleece; chosen to serve.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 2:1 At 1st, court accepted stranger’s testimony. When heretics bribed witnesses, only accepted known witnesses.
#DafYomi #Kidushin 2: Can betroth woman with a Peruta (small copper coin) or equal value, which is 1/8 of small Italian Issar silver coin.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 7:5 Cut vegetable into small pieces on Shabat, liable; resembles grinding. Grinding: dividing entity into smaller parts.
#HalachaYomi OC 472:11 It’s a Mitzva to drink red wine for the Pesach Seder (Tur: if the white wine isn’t better).
#TanyaYomi 28Av: When “sow” in Holy Land, immediately absorbed in upper world, without obstacles. Nothing interrupts. It’s Heaven’s gate.
#EmunaYomi 140: R’ Nachman of Breslev: happiness & freedom from worry lead to liberty of the brain that facilitates true mental composure.


Monday, August 14, 2023 / 27 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 2: King: Jew, not too many horses, wives, money; write 2 copies of Torah for self; read & follow always; prolong reign.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 1:8 Unfit witness: gambler; lender w/ interest; sells Sabbatical year produce; slave. Same restrictions as woman.
#DafYomi #Gitin 90: Divorced 1st wife, even altar sheds tears “dealt treacherously, though she’s your companion and wife of your covenant.”
#RambamYomi #Shabat 6:1 Can’t tell non-Jew to perform work on Shabat on behalf of Jew, even if told before Shabat & don’t need until after.
#HalachaYomi OC 472:10 If doesn’t drink wine because it hurts him, or he detests it, must force self to drink to fulfill Mitzva of 4 cups.
#TanyaYomi 27Av: Tree that comes from seed, isn’t like seed at all. Seed gone. Vegetative property of soil united with seed to grow tree.
#EmunaYomi 139: We therefore need intermediate-level Emuna in order to avoid erroneous conclusions in discerning God’s messages.


Sunday, August 13, 2023 / 26 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 1: Establish judges, officers. No bribes. Justice. Kill idolaters. Minimum 2 witnesses to kill someone. Seek judgement.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 1:6 40 witness pairs traveled on Shabat for new moon testimony, R’ Akiva stopped them, R’ Gamliel reprimanded him.
#DafYomi #Gitin 89: Rav Ashi said: Any rumor that was not confirmed in court is not regarded as a significant rumor.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 5:3 Shabat candles must be lit before sunset. Women more obligated than men. Unsure if Shabat started, don’t light.
#HalachaYomi OC 472:6 An attendant (servant) needs to lean on his side during the Pesach Seder.
#TanyaYomi 26Av: If man conducts himself with kindness, arouses the same above. “With the measure a man metes, it shall be measured to him.”
#EmunaYomi 138: Truth comes from a free and clear mind, and that comes from the happiness in knowing that God does everything for the best.


Shabbat, August 12, 2023 / 25 Av 5783
#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 #RoshHashana 1:5 Whether new moon was clearly visible or not, witnesses could desecrate Shabat to travel & testify to Sanhedrin.
#DafYomi #Gitin 88: When people of Kingdom of Israel were no longer prevented to go to Temple yet didn’t go, God decreed captivity for them.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 4:1 Items that add heat when cover food: gefet; manure; salt; lime; sand; damp grape skins, raw wool & grass.
#HalachaYomi OC 472:4 A woman doesn’t recline at Seder unless she’s important (Ram”a: all our women are important, but don’t need to recline).
#TanyaYomi 25Av: “R’ Eliezer gave coin to poor, then prayed.” God is revealed in prayer through act of charity.
#EmunaYomi 137: Without believing that God does everything for the best, a person can’t possibly reach a truthful conclusion.


Friday, August 11, 2023 / 24 Av 5783
#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 #RoshHashana 1:2 World judged 4x/yr: Pesach, crops; Shavuot, fruits; Rosh Hashana, all world passes before Him; Sukot, water.
#DafYomi #Gitin 87: Scribe wrote Get in 2 columns, witnesses signed under 2nd, ok. Signed on top of column, on side, or on back, invalid.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 3:1 Can start forbidden labor on Friday that continues on own on Shabat & can benefit from what was completed on Shabat.
#HalachaYomi OC 472:1 Set table during day for Seder so can do Kidush & eat as soon as gets dark. Hurry to eat so kids don’t fall asleep.
#TanyaYomi 24Av: Soul’s status depends when & where reincarnated. Every soul of Israel needs to be reincarnated to fulfill all 613 Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 136: Devoid of a good hold on intermediate-level Emuna, one shouldn’t attempt to understand God’s messages.


Thursday, August 10, 2023 / 23 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 5: Maaser Sheni: tithe of grain, wine & oil, 1st born of cattle & sheep (or their cash equivalent) eaten in Jerusalem.
#MishnaYomi #RoshHashana 1:1 New years: 1Nisan, kings +; 1Elul, animal tithe (or 1Tishrei); 1Tishrei, years +; 1Shvat, trees (or 15Shvat).
#DafYomi #Gitin 86: Birds disqualify Mei Hatat by drinking it; water spills from beak back into basin; except for pigeon; suck all water.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 2:3 Violate Shabat for dangerously ill. Should be done w/o hesitation by leaders & wise; not non-Jews, women or kids.
#HalachaYomi OC 471:1 Can’t eat bread from 10th hour of Erev Pesach. Can eat fruits or veggies, but not fill self; to eat Matza w/ appetite.
#TanyaYomi 23Av: After Jacob, God’s light shines openly in all the upright of heart who occupy themselves with Torah and Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 135: At mid-level Emuna should be accepting life’s challenges w/ happiness. Then ready to understand message in each challenge.


Wednesday, August 9, 2023 / 22 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 4: Kosher animals: split hoof, chews cud. No pig, camel, hyrax, hare. Non-kosher birds list. No carcass. No meat w/ milk.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 5:5 A live coal can’t be moved more than what owner can move on Shabat, but a flame may be taken anywhere.
#DafYomi #Gitin 85: Must be extremely precise in spelling of all words of the Get. Even a small error in spelling can invalidate the Get.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 1:1 Prohibition to labor on Shabat. If did on purpose gets Karet; stoned if warned & witnesses; sacrifice if accidental.
#HalachaYomi OC 468:10 Can take & bring utensils from craftsman Erev Pesach, even if not needed for Chag. (No bloodletting any Erev Chag.)
#TanyaYomi 22Av: Every single Mitzva subdivides into infinite details. Adam’s soul divisible into innumerable sparks, souls of all Israel.
#EmunaYomi 134: Understanding God’s messages, spiritually awakening & learning how to correct ourselves, are products of upper-level Emuna.


Tuesday, August 8, 2023 / 21 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 3: Don’t follow other gods. Don’t add or subtract commandments. Kill false prophet, enticers to idolatry, idolatrous city.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 5:3 Animal or vessels can’t be moved more than what owner can move on Shabat (Techum, area that can travel on Shabat).
#DafYomi #Gitin 84: Anyone who stipulates counter to that which is written in the Torah, his condition is void.
#RambamYomi #PrayerOrder 4: Text of the confession and text of the grace after meals.
#HalachaYomi OC 468:8 Can remove manure (with shovel dedicated to it) from beneath legs of animals on the eve of Pesach.
#TanyaYomi 21Av: Metaphorically, God animates upper & lower worlds & radiates His light from His Name, for He & His Name are One.
#EmunaYomi 133: We must evaluate ourselves and ask, “Am I putting my Emuna to practice in all phases of my daily routine?”


Monday, August 7, 2023 / 20 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 2: Only sacrifice where God tells you. Can eat meat. Don’t eat blood. Must eat tithe where God says. Take care of Levite.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 5:2 Shvut (rabbinic restrictions), can’t on Shabat or festival: climb tree, ride animal, swim, clap, slap thighs, dance.
#DafYomi #Gitin 83: Can’t refute lion after death. Can’t refute sage’s opinion after died ‘cuz of difficulty, may have answered it if alive.
#RambamYomi #PrayerOrder 3: Text of all the intermediate blessings.
#HalachaYomi OC 468:6 Can fix or build a chicken coop on the eve of Pesach.
#TanyaYomi 20Av: 2 types of awes & loves of God. 1st type comes from contemplating God’s greatness. 2nd type is a gift from God.
#EmunaYomi 132: To attain genuine Emuna: spend one hour a day of introspection, confessing our wrongdoings to God and assessing our Emuna.


Sunday, August 6, 2023 / 19 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 1: Blessing if listen to God, curses if don’t. Future public event when enter: blessing on Mt Gerizim & curses on Mt Eval.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 4:6 R’ Eliezer: can use wooden chip in front of him to pick teeth; can rake twigs from courtyard to light fire.
#DafYomi #Gitin 82: “Tzaraat on house of land of your possesion.” Jew’s house in Israel can contract Tzaraat, but not gentile’s house.
#RambamYomi #PrayerOrder 2: Text of the blessings of Shemona Esre (Amida) and their order.
#HalachaYomi OC 468:1 Can’t work past noon on Pesach eve, even for free. Some say even thru a gentile, but some allow a gentile.
#TanyaYomi 19Av: Differences in temporal dimensions of past, present, future & all events, come from variations in letter combinations.
#EmunaYomi 131: R’ Recanati, 1300s, prayed all life to study Torah, was merchant until age 80, then in 2 yrs wrote 40 texts of Torah/Kabala.


Shabbat, August 5, 2023 / 18 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 7: If keep commands, God will drive out greater & stronger nations from land. Wherever you walk on land, will be yours.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 4:4 Can’t make hole in clay to make candle-holder, making a vessel on festival. Can’t make charcoal or cut wick in 2.
#DafYomi #Gitin 81: Earlier generations properly tithed produce. Later generations looked for ways to exempt, brought through roofs, etc.
#RambamYomi #PrayerOrder 1: Order of prayer for the entire year.
#HalachaYomi OC 467:16 Finds grain of wheat or barley in throat of cooked chicken on Pesach, can eat the chicken & needs to burn the grain.
#TanyaYomi 18Av: 2 soul types in Israel: Torah scholars & those occupied w/ Tzedaka & kindness. Scholars not enough to bring God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 130: Accepting interim situation happily, prepares us as suitable spiritual vessels to receive Divine light of spiritual success.


Friday, August 4, 2023 / 17 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 6: Land about to get is mountains & valleys, water from rain. God’s eyes constantly on this land, start until end of year.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 4:3 Can’t chop wood on festival, from a beam, or 1 that broke on festival. Not w/ ax, saw or sickle. Ok only w/ hatchet.
#DafYomi #Gitin 80: If changed his or her name on Get, his or her city, Get is invalid. If she remarries, child from that union is a Mamzer.
#RambamYomi #Mila 3:2 At end say: Just as you’ve brought him into the covenant, so, too, may you bring him to Torah, marriage & good deeds.
#HalachaYomi OC 467:13 Washed dish that was used within day for Hametz, water drained to well on Pesach, can’t drink from well on Pesach.
#TanyaYomi 17Av: Immensely great contraction (Tzimtzum) when “Heavens made by God’s word & all their hosts w/ mouth’s breath,” at creation.
#EmunaYomi 129: God often delays success to encourage us to make a 2nd, more concerted effort. Delayed spiritual success is a test of Emuna.


Thursday, August 3, 2023 / 16 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 5: What does God want from you? Just to fear Him, walk in all His ways, love Him & serve Him with all your heart & soul.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 4:1 Bringing wine jars from 1 place to other on festival: not in basket or large vessel; can on shoulders or in front.
#DafYomi #Gitin 79: B Hilel forbid using outdated Get. Get where he was secluded with her after he wrote it but before he gave it to her.
#RambamYomi #Mila 2:1 Mila can be done by slave, woman or minor if no man around. Gentile can’t do, but if did, don’t repeat. Use knife.
#HalachaYomi OC 467:9 Find grain of wheat or barley in food on Pesach, if seed intact can still eat food, Ram”a: food completely prohibited.
#TanyaYomi 16Av: This world created by letter Heh. Multitude of infinite worlds from infinite combinations of 22 letters of God’s word.
#EmunaYomi 128: God delays spiritual success until we can properly learn to nullify our egos, so that the success won’t lead to arrogance.


Wednesday, August 2, 2023 / 15 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 4: God to Moshe: Hew 2 stone tablets; I’ll inscribe 10 commandments to replace ones you broke. Tribe of Levi separated.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 3:7 Can’t sharpen knife on festival, but can draw 1 across other to sharpen it. Can’t tell butcher: weigh dinar of meat.
#DafYomi #Gitin 78: Her hand positioned like a slope, he threw it to her, even though reached her hand, not divorced. Can fall & roll away.
#RambamYomi #Mila 1:1 Mila positive Mitzva, punishment Karet: uncircumcised male who doesn’t circumcise foreskin, soul cut off from people.
HalachaYomi OC 467:5 Wheat that’s still in the ground but dried out & gets nothing from ground, if rain falls on it, becomes Hametz.
#TanyaYomi 15Av: Upper Heh has “length & width”; indicates faculty of Bina, expansion of concealed intellect to manifestation/apprehension.
#EmunaYomi 127: God delays granting spiritual success if we aren’t strong enough to receive the enhanced Divine light of the higher plateau.


Tuesday, August 1, 2023 / 14 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 3: God didn’t give you land ‘cuz you were good; previous dwellers were evil. You’re a rebellious & stiff-necked people.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 3:5 Animal died on festival, can’t move it until after. R’ Tarfon asked about it & about impure Chalah, told can’t move.
#DafYomi #Gitin 77: When person says agreement is “on the condition” it’s as if saying agreement will take effect retroactively from now.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 11:8 Made Suka, Lulav, Shofar, Tzitzit, Tefilin, Mezuza, don’t bless, ‘cuz still Mitzva to perform. Bless when perform.
#HalachaYomi OC 467:3 Wheat that came on a ship, if dry & hard & appearance didn’t change, we don’t hold that it’s prohibited for Pesach.
#TanyaYomi 14Av: Soul’s Will is “form” of change in pronunciation. Their “externality” = breath from heart; makes simple sounds from throat.
#EmunaYomi 126: Lack of spiritual success, despite best efforts, atones for period in our lives when we put much less effort in serving God.


Monday, July 31, 2023 / 13 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 2: Don’t forget God when wealthy & say “strength of my hand built this.” If forget God & follow other gods, will perish.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 3:2 Traps for wild animals, poultry or fish laid before festival: don’t take animal unless know caught before festival.
#DafYomi #Gitin 76: When Sages took leave of each other before leaving Israel, they did so in Ako. This demonstrates that Ako was in Israel.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 10:26 Pray to God over future, ask for mercy; & thank & praise for all things that have happened. Thank more, better.
#HalachaYomi OC 466:5 Dew, as well as any liquid that comes out of the body, will make grain Hametz, exempt for blood, milk and sweat.
#TanyaYomi 13Av: Ability to pronounce letters & vowels transcends apprehended & comprehended intellect; it’s from hidden intellect in soul.
#EmunaYomi 125: Talk to God daily, ask Him help to fulfill aspirations; try best at what doing; accept current situation happily & w/ love.


Sunday, July 30, 2023 / 12 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 1: Follow God, blessed. Will get land of wheat, barley, vines, figs, pomegranates, olive oil, honey. Stones iron, copper.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 3:1 Can’t hunt fish from pond on festival. Animal that still needs hunting can’t on festival; doesn’t need hunting, ok.
#DafYomi #Gitin 75: Husband says to wife: Here’s your Get but paper is still mine, invalid. On condition that return paper to me, divorced.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 9:8 Don’t bless over fragrances of: idols; forbidden women; for dead; of toilets or to remove odor; utensils; clothing.
#HalachaYomi OC 466:3 Sack of flour that got dirty with humidity from the wall, can be used on Pesach, & some forbid it.
#TanyaYomi 12Av: Supernal Panim only radiates downward thru arousal from below, thru charity, called peace; especially to land of Israel.
#EmunaYomi 124: Once we spend an hour a day pouring out our hearts to God, we are able to spend the remainder of the day in happiness.


Shabbat, July 29, 2023 / 11 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 7: God will drive Canaanites out. Don’t intermarry. Chose you, least of all nations; keeping promise to Forefathers.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 2:9 Pepper mill can be impure for being 3 different types of vessel: containing vessel, metal vessel and sifting vessel.
#DafYomi #Gitin 74: When Sages say uncertain whether she’s divorced or not divorced, husband is obligated to provide her with sustenance.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 8:2 For fruit juice, say blessing of Shehakol (not Haetz), except for grapes & olives. On wine, grape juice say Hagefen.
#HalachaYomi OC 465:2 Women can’t rub Mursan (bran) on their skin on Pesach, even if the Mursan is dry.
#TanyaYomi 11Av: If gives Tzedaka from depths of heart, disburses fruit of his toil & gives to God w/ joy, redeems his soul from the pit.
#EmunaYomi 123: We should express all our aspirations in prayer, & devote a special timeslot to telling God about our aspirations & desires.


Friday, July 28, 2023 / 10 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 6: Shma Israel, God is our God, 1. Love Him w/ all heart, soul, means. Words on heart, teach sons, in house, on way.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 2:6 R’ Gamliel: Dad’s house didn’t bake course bread, only thin. Was told, your father’s house was stringent on selves.
#DafYomi #Gitin 73: Person on deathbed who declared gift & went from one illness immediately to another illness, his gift is a valid gift.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 7:5 Bread-breaker gives bread slice to each person. People pick up slice w/ hand. Don’t take from hand, unless mourner.
#HalachaYomi OC 465:1 Can’t feed chickens bran mixed w/ water in any fashion. Ram”a: when feed them grain, careful not to put in damp area.
#TanyaYomi 10Av: Mesiah, emergence of Shechina from exile, captivity, will come when unexpected by Israel, during depths of heart’s service.
#EmunaYomi 122: When can’t change situation, we should accept God’s will happily, & know that current situation is for our ultimate benefit.


Thursday, July 27, 2023 / 9 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 5: Israel scared will die from God’s voice. Ask Moshe to be intermediary. God: ok. Gives details of Torah to Moshe.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 2:5 Bet Shamai: Can’t heat water to wash feet, unless fit for drinking. Bet Hillel: ok; can even make fire to warm self.
#DafYomi #Gitin 72: Man said: “This is your Get from today if I die,” valid Get. Once he dies, Get applies retroactively from when stated.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 6:1 Even if hands aren’t dirty & not aware that contracted ritual impurity, still shouldn’t eat bread until wash hands.
#HalachaYomi OC 462:7 Sift salt before Pesach, so no wheat in it. When salt gets wet, moisture enters the wheat and it will leaven.
#TanyaYomi 9Av: “Seek the Pnimiyut of the heart.” Depth of the heart transcends knowledge & reason that heart can contemplate. Spark of God.
#EmunaYomi 121: When we desire a change in our life, yet can’t, it’s a sign that God wants us to continue in our current situation for now.


Wednesday, July 26, 2023 / 8 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 4: 10 commands: God; no others; don’t take in vain; Sabbath; parents; don’t: murder; adultery; steal; false; covet.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 2:2 Festival after Shabat, need to immerse: Bet Shamai: only before Shabat. Bet Hilel: utensils b4, people ok on Shabat.
#DafYomi #Gitin 71: Mute can give Get. Ask 3x questions whose answer is Yes or No. If nods correctly, competent; can authorize Get with nod.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 5:7 Women, servants & kids not included in Zimun for Birkat Hamazon, but can make their own, each group separately.
#HalachaYomi OC 462:4 Egg liquid & other liquids have same status in Halacha as fruit juice when making Matzot. Ram”a: only use for sick.
#TanyaYomi 8Av: “He who sows Tzedakot (charities), brings forth Yeshuot (salvations),” as the wish of he who seeks it.
#EmunaYomi 120: By being happy with whatever we’re doing right now and with our current circumstance, we repel depression and confusion.


Tuesday, July 25, 2023 / 7 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 3: Moshe set apart 3 cities of refuge: Bezer in desert of Ruben, Ramot in Gilad of Gad, Golan in Bashan of Menashe.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 2:1 Festival on Shabat eve, can’t cook on it for Shabat, but can use leftovers. Eruv Tavshilin: can cook for Shabat.
#DafYomi #Gitin 70: If fills stomach with anything (i.e. eats too much), will be afflicted with Ahilu. Even if with healthy food like dates.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 4:1 Say BirkatHamazon where ate. Ate walking or standing, sit down where finished & say. Forgot, remembered, say there.
#HalachaYomi OC 462:2 Fruit juice with water hastens leavening more than other dough; don’t knead with it. If did, bake it immediately.
#TanyaYomi 7Av: Just as w/ chain mail each scale adds up to form large mail = w/ charity; each coin adds up. Fills gaps. Protects vs arrows.
#EmunaYomi 119: If fail to make initial choice of being happy w/ our lot, we can’t possibly weigh our options w/ clarity of thought & mind.


Monday, July 24, 2023 / 6 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 2: Nations will hear your Law & say what a smart & wise people; God close. 10 commandments intro. Beware idolatry.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 1:8 Sorting legumes on festival: Bet Shamai: can sort if eat right away. Bet Hillel: can sort normally, but not w/ tool.
#DafYomi #Gitin 69: R Aha b Rava: What should do to maintain health? Become accustomed to eat bread in the morning; benefits entire body.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 3:9 Pat Habah Bkisnin: Dough kneaded w/honey, oil, milk or other condiments, baked. Say Mezonot unless establishes meal.
#HalachaYomi OC 461:4 Can fulfill obligation (though not ideal) with wet Matzah, as long as not falling apart, but not with cooked Matzah.
#TanyaYomi 6Av: Closer gets to God, humbler needs to be. To followers: don’t be haughty in relation to brethren. Speak softly.
#EmunaYomi 118: In actuality, choices begin with something very basic; namely, choosing whether we’ll be happy with our lot in life or not.


Sunday, July 23, 2023 / 5 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 1: Moshe: God, let me into land. God: No. See from mount. Joshua will lead them. Don’t add or subtract commandments.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 1:7 Bet Shamai: Can ground spices w/ wooden pestle; salt in small vessel, wooden spoon. Bet Hillel: Can do normal way.
#DafYomi #Gitin 68: Demon Ashmodai tricked Shlomo to release him, then grew, placed 1 wing in heaven, 2nd in earth, flung Shlomo 400 parsah.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 2:14 Ate meal, forgot to say Birkat Hamazon after, remembered before food digested, returns & says. Also if not sure.
#HalachaYomi OC 460:7 One should not place whole eggs in Matzah to be baked together with them.
#TanyaYomi 5Av: Request to followers: businessmen shouldn’t lead weekday prayers; lead Shabat prayers when can extend heart’s devotion.
#EmunaYomi 117: Emotional/spiritual burns lead to arguments, anger, worry, tension, stress, jealousy, sadness, revenge, despair, depression.


Shabbat, July 22, 2023 / 4 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 7: Moshe to Joshua: What God did to 2 kings, He will do same for all kings you fight. Don’t fear, God fighting for you.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 1:5 Bet Shamai: can’t remove shutters on festival. Bet Hilel: can even return ’em. B’ Shamai: can’t chop meat w/ pestle.
#DafYomi #Gitin 67: R Sheshet wouldn’t eat in Resh Galuta’s home. Exposed servants for serving meat that was taken from limb of live animal.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 1:2 Anyone who derives benefit from this world w/o reciting a blessing considered as if misappropriated a sacred item.
#HalachaYomi OC 460:5 One should not make on Pesach loaves that are a handbreadth thick.
#TanyaYomi 4Av: Halacha study gives power to faculty of loins to support faculty of head & arms; time to do so is at Shacharit prayer.
#EmunaYomi 116: W/o Emuna, person is bitter, broken in spirit, disgruntled & virtually defeated. Bitterness & dark moods draw more troubles.


Friday, July 21, 2023 / 3 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 6: Sihon & Og’s lands conquered. Og last of Refaim (giant). Moshe gave land to Ruben, Gad & .5 Menase. Mt Hermon names.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 1:2 Slaughtered non-domesticated animal or poultry on festival: Bet Shamai: can dig w/ spade & cover blood w/ dirt.
#DafYomi #Gitin 66: R Hanina: Yonatan Beni (demon perhaps) taught me that demons have a shadow but they do not have the shadow of a shadow.
#RambamYomi #Tzitzit 3:12 Always be careful regarding Mitzva of Tzitzit. Torah considers it equal to all Mitzvot & all are dependent on it.
#HalachaYomi OC 460:1 One should not knead or bake the Matzot Mitzvah via a gentile, a deafmute, a fool, or a child.
#TanyaYomi 3Av: Blessed followers’ Talmud completion: There’s no good but Torah; God’s Torah is whole. May mankind know Oral Torah’s might.
#EmunaYomi 115: Accept life’s trying times with Emuna. Such a positive outlook assures that the tough situation will soon reverse itself.


Thursday, July 20, 2023 / 2 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 5: Don’t provoke people of Esau, Moab, Amon, they’re afraid of you, but land belongs to them, conquered from giants.
#MishnaYomi #Beitza 1:1 If an egg was hatched during a festival: Bet Shamai: can eat it on the festival. Bet Hillel: can’t eat it.
#DafYomi #Gitin 65: Initially, if man about to be executed said “Write Get for my wife” was done. Later, also if going on dangerous travels.
#RambamYomi #Tzitzit 2:2 Tehelet: Hilazon creature, color like sea, put its black blood in pot w/ herbs until bleached wool turns sky-blue.
#HalachaYomi OC 459:5 If violated the prohibition & kneaded the dough under the sun, the Matzo is permitted. (Many authorities forbid it).
#TanyaYomi 2Av: 70yrs of Job’s pain incomparable to even brief pain of soul in Gehinom. Mild pain in this world saves from severe in next.
#EmunaYomi 114: Against our will & for no clear reason, we often face grueling physical, emotional, interpersonal & financial challenges.


Wednesday, July 19, 2023 / 1 Av 5783
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 4: Decree to wander. Ignore & attempt to conquer land. Failed. Stayed in Kadesh then desert by Red Sea, circled Mt Seir.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 5:6 Day 1: 13 bulls, 2 rams, 1 goat, 14 sheep; 6 shifts brought 2 sheep each, 2 shifts/1 each. Each day adjusted rotation.
#DafYomi #Gitin 64: A child mature enough to know to discard a pebble but to keep a nut, can acquire property for self, but not for others.
#RambamYomi #Tzitzit 1:8 7-13 segments of Tzitzit, but if wound Tehelet 1x around strands, ok. Ideally, Tehelet around upper 1/3 of strands.
#HalachaYomi OC 459:1 Can’t knead Matzo in a sunny place. On cloudy day can’t knead under any open sky because the sun is everywhere.
#TanyaYomi 1Av: Remembering previous sins shouldn’t make one sad; should be happy, but not haughty. Be humble.
#EmunaYomi 113: Life’s difficulties are steppingstones; lead us to the destination God predetermined for the ultimate benefit of each of us.


Tuesday, July 18, 2023 / 29 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 3: People had asked Moshe, send scouts ahead. He chose 1/tribe. Feared. Faithless. All punished except Caleb & Joshua.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 5:4 Pious & men of deeds danced w/ torches, sang, praised. Levites played lutes, harps, cymbals, trumpets, +, on 15 steps.
#DafYomi #Gitin 63: A minor girl who said to an agent: “Receive my Get for me,” it doesn’t take effect until it reaches her possession.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 10:8 Anyone impure, even a menstruating woman or gentile can hold & read a Torah scroll. Torah words can’t get “impure”.
#HalachaYomi OC 458:1 It is customary to not knead Matzot Mitzvah on the eve of Pesach until after the sixth hour.
#TanyaYomi 29Tamuz: God unlike man. God generously & constantly pardons sin, even if man returns & sins multiple times; as long as repents.
#EmunaYomi 112: Observant person’s lack of Emuna shows their fulfillment of Mitzvot is mechanical. Proper intent connects person w/ Emuna.


Monday, July 17, 2023 / 28 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 2: Moshe: I couldn’t handle the burden of leading you myself. Appointed leaders/judges of 1000, 100, 50, 10 & officers.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 5:2 After day 1 of Festival, water drawing rejoicing, 4 gold candelabras x4 ladders, x4 youth w/ jars of oil of 120 log.
#DafYomi #Gitin 62: Person is forbidden to eat anything until he gives food to his animal. Biblical verses describe food for animals first.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 9:10 Torah scroll I wrote: columns 4 thumbbreadths wide, except Sea Song, Haazinu, 6 wide. 51 lines/column, 226 columns.
#HalachaYomi OC 456:3 Can’t measure flour on YomTov or knead dough larger than ‘Isaron’. Practice to estimate & not take more than ‘Isaron’.
#TanyaYomi 28Tamuz: The Heart harbors contrary emotions simultaneously: humility, the state Tshuva Tata’a, as well as gladness.
#EmunaYomi 111: God has no joy from the Torah and Mitzvot of a person with a sour attitude. They are incomplete without Emuna.


Sunday, July 16, 2023 / 27 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 1: Yr 40, month 12, day 1, after smote Kings Sihon & Og, Moshe retells: God said leave Horeb (Mt Sinai) & go to Canaan.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 5:1 Flute played 5/6 days in Temple at water drawing; doesn’t override Shabat/Holiday. Water drawing greatest rejoicing.
#DafYomi #Gitin 61: Sustain poor gentiles and Jews, visit sick gentiles and Jews, bury dead gentiles as well as dead Jews. Ways of peace.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 8:4 List Torah’s Parsha Ptuha & Stuma (open & closed passages). Used renown scroll of all 24 books in Egypt by BenAsher.
#HalachaYomi OC 455:4 Can knead Matza w/ water which wasn’t left overnight if dissolved at a ratio of 1:2 in water which was left overnight.
#TanyaYomi 27Tamuz: Lower Return/Tshuva Tata’a must precede Prayer/Tfila state of Higher Return/Tshuva Ila’a to arouse divine compassion.
#EmunaYomi 110: Complete & simple Emuna of person that tries best to fulfill the Torah’s laws will lead to a life of gratifying sweetness.


Shabbat, July 15, 2023 / 26 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 7: Inadvertent murderer laws. Menashe men worried if Bnot Zlofhad marry out of tribe. God: need to marry in tribe.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 4:8 Say Hallel & do Simcha 8 days of festival. Dwell in Suka 7 days; after last meal clear utensils, but don’t undo Suka.
#DafYomi #Gitin 60: Was forbidden to write the Oral Law, but was no longer possible to remember otherwise, so was written, against the law.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 7:1 Mitzva for man to write Torah scroll for self. Doesn’t know how, pay scribe. Wrote 1 letter, as if did whole scroll.
#HalachaYomi OC 455:2 Some say can use “Sustirna” water around time it was drawn to knead Matza, but shouldn’t be lenient if don’t need it.
#TanyaYomi 26Tamuz: Superior form of Tshuva, cleaving of spirit to spirit thru intellectual Torah study, physically perform kind acts.
#EmunaYomi 109: Simple and pure Emuna neutralizes severe judgments, just like an alkaline neutralizes an acid.


Friday, July 14, 2023 / 25 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 6: List of new tribe leaders that will inherit the land. Levite cities & Cities of Refuge for inadvertent murderers.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 4:7 After the ritual of the Day of Beating of the Branches, children would steal the men’s Lulavs and eat their Etrogs.
#DafYomi #Gitin 59: “Sanctify” Cohen. Priority in sacred areas: opens discussion in study hall, leads Birkat Hamazon, 1st portion at meal.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 6:1 Mezuza home reqs: 4×4 cubits; doorposts; lintel; roof; door; 10Tefah entry; not holy; for humans; dignified; steady.
#HalachaYomi OC 454:4 Can’t fulfill obligation w/ stolen Matza. But if wheat or flour was stolen & made into Matza, does fulfill obligation.
#TanyaYomi 25Tamuz: Violate covenant thru wasteful emission causes mind-blemish. Rectification to occupy self w/ Torah, derives from Wisdom.
#EmunaYomi 108: R’ Natan: If would always believe in God & that all for best & give thanks & praise to Him for good & bad – get redemption.


Thursday, July 13, 2023 / 24 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 5: God: evict Canaan, destroy idolatry. If not, they’ll harass you & I’ll punish you. Borders. 2.5 tribes get land.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 4:5 Arava Mitzva: place willows on sides of altar, tips lean over. Blew Tkiya/Truah/Tkiya. Circle altar 1/day; day 7, 7x.
#DafYomi #Gitin 58: Man coveted his master’s wife, tricked him to divorce her, take loan; he married wife & became master. Nation punished.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 5:8 Can’t put Mezuza: on pole; behind door; horizontal in doorpost; deeper than handbreadth; in reed of future doorpost.
#HalachaYomi OC 453:9 Need to grind wheat day or 2 prior to Pesah. If was ground on Pesah eve, some say can’t knead Matza with it that day.
#TanyaYomi 24Tamuz: After cleansing spirit passes over & purifies sinners, their souls are enabled to return to God Himself & cleave to Him.
#EmunaYomi 107: With Emuna we rejoice rather than succumb to despair/depression. When we’re happy, our brains operate much more efficiently.


Wednesday, July 12, 2023 / 23 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 4: Moshe makes deal. Ruben & Gad build cities for kids, pens for animals, will lead army, return when conquer land.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 4:2 In Temple, Lulav shaken 7 days of festival if 1st day was Shabat; otherwise shaken 6 days of festival & not on Shabat.
#DafYomi #Gitin 57: “Land of the Deer.” The Land of Israel, when it is settled, the land expands, but when it is not settled, it contracts.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 4:1 Put head Tfilin on skull point, end hairline, spot where can feel baby’s brain; knot: top of neck, bottom of skull.
#HalachaYomi OC 453:5 Nowadays, it is forbidden to put water on (Liltot) wheat or barley that will be ground and used to make Matza.
#TanyaYomi 23Tamuz: Due to lofty origins of God’s Attributes of Compassion, can correct all person’s defects, cleansing them of their sins.
#EmunaYomi 106: When brain no longer understands how God is doing everything for best, Emuna begins. Emuna kicks in when brain kicks out.


Tuesday, July 11, 2023 / 22 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 3: Tribes of Ruben & Gad want land east of River. Moshe unhappy. They offer to lead conquest of Canaan, then return.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 3:15 R’ Yehuda: On Shabat, can return Lulav to water; on festival, can add water to it; on Chol Hamoed, can change water.
#DafYomi #Gitin 56: The excessive humility of R Zekharya b Avkolas destroyed our Temple, burned our Sanctuary, and exiled us from our land.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 3:2 Head Tfilin: wood block mold, width=length, 3 grooves make 4 projections, soak leather, put in mold between grooves.
#HalachaYomi OC 453:2 If one makes Matza of wheat & rice, if it has the taste of wheat, one can fulfill the obligation with it on Pesach.
#TanyaYomi 22Tamuz: Many small sins, even 1 many times can be as damaging or more than 1 of more serious sins. Obscure & block God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 105: Understanding situation for the best isn’t Emuna that all is for the best. Spiritually, comprehension is lower than Emuna.


Monday, July 10, 2023 / 21 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 2: Moshe upset w/ officers for sparing women. Has women killed. Soldiers & articles purified. Count & split plunder.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 3:13 On 1st day of festival, can’t fulfill Lulav obligation with other person’s Lulav; rest of festival, can fulfill.
#DafYomi #Gitin 55: Stolen beam built into house: B Shamai: destroy house to return beam. B Hilel: give value of beam, easier repentance.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 2:1 Head Tfilin: 4 passages on separate parchments in separate compartments. Arm Tfilin: 4 passages on 1 parchment.
#HalachaYomi OC 452:6 Vessel so big can’t fit in other, make clay lip around vessel mouth, fill up until water reaches lip, and boil it.
#TanyaYomi 21Tamuz: Break SitraAchra w/ broken heart by becoming “master of accounting,” concentrate intellect deeply for a time every day.
#EmunaYomi 104: Belief that EVERYTHING is for the best doesn’t mean ALMOST everything. Can’t say “everything is for the best, except this.”


Sunday, July 9, 2023 / 20 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 1: Oath laws for men & women. War vs. Midian. 1000 men/tribe attack & win. Kill 5 kings & Bilaam. A lot of plunder.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 3:11 Where custom to repeat verses of Hallel, repeat; where not, don’t; where bless at end, bless. Follow local customs.
#DafYomi #Gitin 54: A Torah scroll in which the mentions of God’s name haven’t been written with the proper intention isn’t worth anything.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 1:8 Torah written on Gvil (whole processed skin); Tfilin on Klaf (thin outer layer); Mezuza on Duchsustos (inner layer).
#HalachaYomi OC 452:3 A number of vessels shouldn’t be placed inside single vessel & then scoured together if there’s contact between them.
#TanyaYomi 20Tamuz: Auspicious time for arousal of divine mercies is Tikun Chatzot, midnight prayer. Evil is crushed through a broken heart.
#EmunaYomi 103: Requirement: Shulchan Aruch (Code of Jewish Law) Orach Chaim 230:5: Each of us must believe that all God does is for best.


Shabbat, July 8, 2023 / 19 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 7: Sacrifices: month 7, day 15 (Sukot) 13 bulls, 2 rams, 14 lambs, 1 goat. Each day/7 days:1 bull less. 8th: 1,1,7,1.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 3:9 Shake Lulav in Hallel @ Hodu & Anah H Hoshia Na. Was on road, shake Lulav when get home. Missed morning, do afternoon.
#DafYomi #Gitin 53: Damage that can’t see physically: R Meir: intentional or not, liable. R Yehuda: intentional, liable; if not, exempt.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 15:6 Kohen does Birkat Kohanim even if not careful w/ Mitzvot. Don’t tell wicked: be more wicked & abstain from Mitzva.
#HalachaYomi OC 452:2 Be cautious about scouring a meat vessel and a dairy vessel together unless one of them was not used in the past day.
#TanyaYomi 19Tamuz: When sinner repents, removes SitraAchra’s life-force & returns flow issuing from God to its proper place.
#EmunaYomi 102: Intermediate-level Emuna not separate from basic-level Emuna. Stronger cognizance that EVERYTHING comes from God & for best.


Friday, July 7, 2023 / 18 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 6: Order of sacrifices for Pesah + week of, 1st fruits (Shavuot), 7th month: 1st day (Rosh Hashana), 10th (Yom Kipur).
#MishnaYomi #Suka 3:7 Smallest Etrog: R’ Meir: size of walnut; R’ Yehuda: size of egg. Largest: can hold 2 in 1 hand; R’ Yosi: 1 in 2 hands.
#DafYomi #Gitin 52: Court doesn’t appoint women, slaves, or minors as stewards for orphans, but if father of the orphans appointed them, ok.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 14:7 Kohens don’t look at people when do Priestly Blessing; look down. People should face Kohens, but don’t look at face.
#HalachaYomi OC 451:24 Wooden objects coated in an agent called “barnis” are treated like ceramic objects regarding kashering.
#TanyaYomi 18Tamuz: Good & vitality that man gets when commits evil comes from SitraAchra. Can choose to get from there or from holiness.
#EmunaYomi 101: Our faith, our Emuna, gives us the strength to cope and to function at our best under any situation.


Thursday, July 6, 2023 / 17 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 5: Daily burnt offering of 1 yr lambs, morning & evening; Shabat, + 2 lambs; Rosh Hodesh, + 2 bulls, 1 ram, 7 lambs.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 3:5 Etrog (citron) invalid if was stolen, dry, of idolatry, condemned city, 1st 3 yrs of planting (Orlah), impure Teruma.
#DafYomi #Gitin 51: One who finds a lost item isn’t required to take an oath; enactment instituted for betterment of the world (Tikun Olam).
#RambamYomi #Tfila 13:25 Obligated to study the Torah portion that community is reading that week; read 2x in Hebrew, 1x in translation.
#HalachaYomi OC 451:23 Ceramic objects that are coated with glass are treated like ceramic objects regarding kashering.
#TanyaYomi 17Tamuz: Jacob compared to rope w/ upper & lower end. Sin separates & cuts from 613 strands connecting flow of God to man.
#EmunaYomi 100: In midst of difficult tribulation, can’t SEE how predicament for our own good, but with Emuna can BELIEVE that for own good.


Wednesday, July 5, 2023 / 16 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 4: God: Zlofhad’s girls inherit. Inheritance laws. Moshe, go up mountain & die. Moshe: appoint new leader. God: Joshua.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 3:4 Mitzva of 4 species: 3 Hadasim (myrtle branches), 2 Aravot (willow branches), 1 Lulav (palm branch), 1 Etrog (citron).
#DafYomi #Gitin 50: Debt isn’t collected from a liened property that’s been sold to a third party when the debtor still has unsold property.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 12:6 Erred while publicly reading the Torah, even in pronunciation of one letter, must repeat until gets it right.
#HalachaYomi OC 451:20 Pour boiling water on tables, cupboards where food is stored during year; soup from pot may have spilled onto them.
#TanyaYomi 16Tamuz: Man’s soul also 4 stages: hidden concept; intelligence; emotions lead to service of God, Torah, Mitzvot w/ speech, deed.
#EmunaYomi 99: Only God knows optimum tailored path that’s perfect for each of us. At times we see purpose of suffering, other times, don’t.


Tuesday, July 4, 2023 / 15 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 3: Detail future tribal lots. Levite census. Zelofhad’s daughters, Mahla, Noa, Hogla, Milca, Tirtza ask for inheritance.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 3:1 Lulav (palm branch) stolen, dry, of idols, of condemned city, tip cut, leaves missing; invalid. Leaves separate, ok.
#DafYomi #Gitin 49: Lender collects reneged debt from mid-quality land, so won’t set eyes on other’s fine field, lend & hope for default.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 11:1 Wherever 10 Jews live, must set up place to gather & pray at time of each prayer. Can force each other to build.
#HalachaYomi OC 451:15 The iron cover that is placed over a cake when it is baked on a stove requires Libun.
#TanyaYomi 15Tamuz: Tetragrammaton: Yud, God’s wisdom; Heh, extension, flow to concealed worlds; Vav, God’s Attributes; Heh, Dominion.
#EmunaYomi 98: At other times, we never become privy to God’s considerations for putting us through a certain trying & rigorous situation.


Monday, July 3, 2023 / 14 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 2: Census of 20+ yr old men including details: Datan/Aviram, Korah (son’s didn’t die), Zelofhad’s girls, Serah: 601,730.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 2:9 All 7 days make Suka permanent dwelling & house temporary dwelling. If rains, when allowed to leave? When food ruined.
#DafYomi #Gitin 48: A firstborn son takes a double portion in a field that returns to his father in the Jubilee Year.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 10:1 Prayed & didn’t concentrate, pray 2nd time w/ concentration. Concentrated for 1st blessing, don’t need to repeat.
#HalachaYomi OC 451:12 All utensils’ handles require the same scouring as the utensils themselves.
#TanyaYomi 14Tamuz: Big difference breath when speak vs forceful blowing. When speak, tiny bit of lifeforce; when blow, from deep within.
#EmunaYomi 97: Mortals can’t see all variables God takes into account. Often, we see in retrospect how a bad situation turned out for best.


Sunday, July 2, 2023 / 13 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 1: God praises Pinhas for killing Zimri & Kosbi. Says to attack Midian for plot. Orders Moshe & Elazar take new census.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 2:6 R’ Eliezer: Need to eat 14 meals in Suka, 1 every day & every night. Sages: Only meal obligation is on 1st night.
#DafYomi #Gitin 47: Resh Lakish final wishes with gladiators, asked to be able to hit them 1.5 times. He killed them all with stone in bag.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 9:7 Can’t say “Just like God is merciful on law of bird’s nest, so should be merciful on us.” They’re decrees, not mercy.
#HalachaYomi OC 451:9 If kashers before 5th hour on day before Pesach, can scour “1st containers” (Kli Rishon) & “2nd containers” together.
#TanyaYomi 13Tamuz: Sinner liable to punishment of Karet dies by 50; death at hands of Heaven by 60, though we see many guilty live longer.
#EmunaYomi 96: Intermediate-level Emuna is the belief that everything God does is for the very best, even though it may appear otherwise.


Shabbat, July 1, 2023 / 12 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Balak 7: Bilaam: more on Israel & others. Israeli men sleep w/ Moabites. God furious. Pinhas kills leader. Plague kills 24,000.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 2:4 On road to Mitzva, exempt from Suka. Sick & attendant exempt from Suka. Can eat or drink incidentally outside of Suka.
#DafYomi #Gitin 46: Gibeonite vow w/ Joshua ineffective; given under false pretenses. But weren’t killed because would desecrate God’s name.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 8:1 Communal prayer always heard, even w/ sinners. God doesn’t reject that prayer. Don’t pray alone if can w/ community.
#HalachaYomi OC 451:7 Can’t kasher ivory spoons; hot water ruins them; concern owner will worry about them & not kasher them sufficiently.
#TanyaYomi 12Tamuz: Should complete once during lifespan # of fasts for grave sins. Can do during shorter winter days & until past noon.
#EmunaYomi 95: “God is good to all, merciful.” Can’t say that believe in God while complaining about lot in life; contradiction in terms.


Friday, June 30, 2023 / 11 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Balak 6: Same rite & result 3rd time @ Peak of Peor. Balak furious, says: get lost! Bilaam: told u can only say what God says.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 2:3 Built Suka on wagon or ship, valid; on tree or camel, valid, but can’t use on festival. Tree walls ok, if stands w/o.
#DafYomi #Gitin 45: It’s not the mouse that steals, but the hole that steals. Means buyer of stolen goods causes and enables thief to steal.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 7:14 Must say 100 blessings/day, upon waking 23, w/ Shma 7, Tzitzit 1, Tfilin 1, Amida 3×18=54, Meals 7×2=14. Total=100.
#HalachaYomi OC 451:4 Objects used on fire, like skewers, gridirons, need to be made white-hot (Libun). Libun is when gives off sparks.
#TanyaYomi 11Tamuz: Nowadays, when get weakened by multiple fasts, prohibited to take upon self fasts for sins. Give charity instead.
#EmunaYomi 94: Failure is a true test of Emuna. Have to acknowledge that our mistakes, bad decisions or any other setbacks are God’s will.


Thursday, June 29, 2023 / 10 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Balak 5: Balak takes Bilaam to 2nd place to curse, Field of Seers. Again builds altars & brings sacrifices. Blessings come out.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 2:1 Slept under bed in Suka, didn’t fulfill obligation. R’ Gamliel’s slave Tavi, slept under bed, knew slaves exempt.
#DafYomi #Gitin 44: Jew forbidden to sell his house in Israel to gentile. If was taken from him by force, permitted to take payment for it.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 6:2 Praying w/ public, don’t make your Amida too long. Can add in middle blessings related requests: health, income, +.
#HalachaYomi OC 450:7 Not allowed to rent utensils to gentile on Pesach to make Chametz, but can rent donkey to him to carry his Chametz.
#TanyaYomi 10Tamuz: Debate as to how many fasts if sinned same sin multiple times. Decision: 3x requisite # of fasts.
#EmunaYomi 93: If don’t accept setbacks lovingly, as arrogant as those who take pride in their successes. Attribute fate to themselves.


Wednesday, June 28, 2023 / 9 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Balak 4: Bilaam has Balak build 7 altars on Bamot Baal & sacrifice 7 bulls & 7 rams. Bilaam utters blessings instead of curses.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 1:10 If roof of home was breached & placed Sehach on it; if there’s 4 Amot (or more) between wall & Sehach, invalid.
#DafYomi #Gitin 43: “Let this stumbling-block be under your hand”: Person doesn’t understand statements of Torah unless he stumbles in them.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 5:1 Must have or prevents praying: pure hands; cover nakedness; pure place; remove distractions; proper intent of heart.
#HalachaYomi OC 450:6 Allowed to give money to gentile slave for food on Pesach, even if know that he will buy Chametz with it for himself.
#TanyaYomi 9Tamuz: The Ari: Kabala principle of # of fasts for sins: Anger=151; Rabbinic prohibitions=73; not doing Rabbinic enactment=61.
#EmunaYomi 92: God knows what is best for us. We should accept our failures lovingly and with Emuna, just as we accept our successes.


Tuesday, June 27, 2023 / 8 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Balak 3: Bilaam rides. Angel blocks way 3 times; donkey sees, Bilaam doesn’t. Donkey talks. Bilaam sees angel, allowed to go.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 1:8 Covered Sehach w/ spits or bed slats, if space between them wide as they are, valid. Dug Suka from haystack, invalid.
#DafYomi #Gitin 42: If master knocked out slave’s tooth then blinded eye, emancipated due to tooth, gets paid for value of eye as a freeman.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 4:16 Clear mind of all thoughts, envision standing before God. Don’t rush; not burden. Sit a bit before & after prayer.
#HalachaYomi OC 450:1 Borrowed bread before Pesach has to repay it after Pesach. If didn’t pay back, stealing.
#TanyaYomi 8Tamuz: No mention to fast in Mitzva of Tshuva by Rambam, SM”G; even sins that get Karet, death. Mention Vidui, ask forgiveness.
#EmunaYomi 91: Our successes are a result of God’s intervention in our lives, & likewise our failures are the result of God’s intervention.


Monday, June 26, 2023 / 7 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Balak 2: Bilaam to Balak’s men: can’t come. Balak calls again. God to Bilaam: go, but will only be able to say what I tell you.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 1:5 Bundles of straw, wood, shoots, invalid Sehach. If untied from their bundles, valid. All are valid as Suka walls.
#DafYomi #Gitin 41: Field set aside for creditor or Ktuva & sold field, creditor collects from other property, but woman may seize field.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 3:8 Forgot to pray, unavoidably detained, compensates next immediate prayer time, says Amida 2x. 1st current, makeup 2nd.
#HalachaYomi OC 448:6 Can’t feed to animals his Chametz on Pesach; not even to someone else’s animal or to a stray animal.
#TanyaYomi 7Tamuz: By violating a prohibition, evil cleaves to soul, impairs root & origin in garbs of 10 Sefirot of Asiyah.
#EmunaYomi 90: Before making a mistake, a person has free choice not to make a mistake. But after the fact, must believe that God willed it.


Sunday, June 25, 2023 / 6 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Balak 1: Moab’s King Balak scared of Israel. Sends messengers to sorcerer Bilaam to curse Israel. God tells Bilaam can’t curse.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 1:4 Attached vines, ivy as Sehach (Suka roof), invalid. Sehach>attached plants, valid. Impure or not from ground, invalid.
#DafYomi #Gitin 40: “He didn’t write or give me field document,” doesn’t get field. Litigant’s admission is like testimony of 100 witnesses.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 2:1 In R’ Gamliel’s day, Jewish heretics increased. Greatest need; added Amida blessing asking God to destroy heretics.
#HalachaYomi OC 448:5 Chametz that was in a Jew’s possession over Pesach can’t be eaten, even if he had annulled his ownership of it.
#TanyaYomi 6Tamuz: Creation of stone, dust, from substitutions of substitutions, transpositions of transpositions of God’s letters, words.
#EmunaYomi 89: Complete Emuna enhances a person’s chances to be saved from any peril. A breach in Emuna is the gravest danger of all.


Shabbat, June 24, 2023 / 5 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 7: Israel asks Amorite Sihon, to pass thru country; Sihon attacks Israel; Israel wins. Also vs. Og of Bashan. Get land.
#MishnaYomi #Suka 1:1 Suka that is greater than 20 amot tall, less than 10 tefah high, less than 3 walls or more sun than shade, invalid.
#DafYomi #Gitin 39: R Meir: One doesn’t say consecration statement for naught. Even if didn’t use right formula, interpreted as meaningful.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 1:2 Biblical command, duty of men & women to pray to God daily. Supplication, praises, request needs, thank for all.
#HalachaYomi OC 448:1 Chametz of gentile for which Pesach passed can even be eaten after Pesach.
#TanyaYomi 5Tamuz: Each being in 7 heavens created, lives by life-force of combination/substitution/transposition of letters of God’s words.
#EmunaYomi 88: R’ Nathan of Breslov explains that God designed the universe in such a way that prayer can effect a change in nature. 


Friday, June 23, 2023 / 4 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 6: Journeys: Ovoth; Iyey Haavarim; Nahal Zered; opposite Arnon (Amorite/Moab border); Beera (well), where sing of well.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 8:8 Sacrifices atone. Death & YK atone w/ repentance. Repentance atones minor sins; gives respite for major sins until YK.
#DafYomi #Gitin 38: 3 reasons people become poor: Emancipate slaves; inspect property on Shabat; set Shabat meals at sermon time & miss it.
#RambamYomi #Shma 4:8 Jews took custom to read Torah, recite Shma even after seminal emission. Just like fire can’t be impure, also Torah.
#HalachaYomi OC 447:10 Noten Taam Lifgam – forbidden ingredients that worsens food is also permitted on Pesach. Ram”a: not for Ashkenazim.
#TanyaYomi 4Tamuz: 22 kinds of effluences of life-forces & powers by which all higher & lower worlds & all creatures created = 22 letters.
#EmunaYomi 87: The intellect tries to grasp “rationale” straws that lead to sorrow, anger & frustration, which cause depression & despair.


Thursday, June 22, 2023 / 3 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 5: Aaron dies. Arad attacks, takes captive, Israel destroys them. Snakes attack Israel. Copper snake on staff heals.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 8:7 Debris fell, don’t know if person under, if dead or alive, if Jew or non-Jew, remove debris on Shabat & extricate.
#DafYomi #Gitin 37: R Yehuda / R Nahman: A person is deemed credible to say: I had a prosbol and I lost it, and collect payment of his debt.
#RambamYomi #Shma 3:4 Can’t say or even think Shma or any words of Torah or sanctity in bathroom, unclean place or place w/ feces or urine.
#HalachaYomi OC 447:8 Olives that were cut w/ new knife, even if weren’t pressed in new pot, if it’s not Bat Yoma, can use on Pesach.
#TanyaYomi 3Tamuz: When God’s attributes reach revelation of action in lower worlds, called “utterances” & combination of “letters”.
#EmunaYomi 86: Law of spirituality: Any situation of tension, stress, or sorrow is none other than a test of faith. Need Emuna to overcome.


Wednesday, June 21, 2023 / 2 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 4: Moshe asks Edom to pass through their land, stay on highway, pay for water. Edom doesn’t let, sends army to prevent.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 8:4 Don’t force kids to fast on Yom Kipur. Start to train them 1 or 2 years before come of age (Bar/Bat-Mitzvah) to fast.
#DafYomi #Gitin 36: Sages who signed with marks: Rav: fish. R Hanina: palm branch. R Hisda: Samekh. R Hoshaya: Ayin. Raba b R Huna: sail.
#RambamYomi #Shma 2:10 Can recite Shma in any language that understand. Must be as careful in enunciation in foreign language as in Hebrew.
#HalachaYomi OC 447:3 Wheat found inside cooked chicken Erev Pesach, can annul in 60x volume; warmed it on Pesach, forbidden w/ any size.
#TanyaYomi 2Tamuz: 1st day Creation, made light w/ attribute of Kindness w/ some Might; made it material. 2nd day firmament w/ Might, etc.
#EmunaYomi 85: God is on the scene, the cause behind all events, to create certain situations – personal messages for our ultimate benefit.


Tuesday, June 20, 2023 / 1 Tamuz 5783
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 3: God to Moshe: take staff, people, Aaron, talk to rock, get water. Moshe hits rock, punished, won’t enter land.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 8:3 Ate & drank on single occasion of obliviousness, only liable for one sin-offering. Ate & did work, liable for 2.
#DafYomi #Gitin 35: If one who takes an oath truthfully is punished severely for this sin, one who takes an oath falsely, all the more so.
#RambamYomi #Shma 1:4 Before Jacob died, asked sons if with him in Unity of God, they answered Shma, he answered Baruh Shem. Reason we do.
#HalachaYomi OC 447:2 If Hametz gets mixed in with other food on Erev Pesach, not forbidden by smallest amount until Pesach starts.
#TanyaYomi 1Tamuz: Scholars of Truth granted permission to speak allegorically of Sefirot as “light”; ex. sun spreads light from one source.
#EmunaYomi 84: Anyone or anything that influences our lives, for better or for worse, is merely God’s messenger & an agent of Divine will.


Monday, June 19, 2023 / 30 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 2: Zin desert, 1st month (40th yr), Miriam dies, no water, people complain, Moshe & Aaron fall on face, God appears.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 8:1 On Yom Kipur it’s forbidden to eat, drink, wash, anoint, wear leather shoes or have intimate relations.
#DafYomi #Gitin 34: R Gamliel decreed scribe writes in Get: man so-and-so & any other name he has; woman so-and-so & any other name she has.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 10:3 Ideal love of God: lovesick. Just as lovesick for a woman, obsessed, never stops thinking of her, more for God.
#HalachaYomi OC 446:1 Found Hametz on Chol Hamoed, removes & destroys it immediately; if on Yom Tov, covers it until end, then destroys it.
#TanyaYomi 30Sivan: Unity of God’s attributes beyond comprehension, Sefirot called “secret of faith,” faith that transcends intellect.

#EmunaYomi 83: Rule of thumb to apply in daily life: anytime something happens that upsets us, we should let Emuna precede our intellect.



Sunday, June 18, 2023 / 29 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 1: Red cow: kill outside camp; burn w/ cedar, hyssop, wool; mix ashes in water; sprinkle on impure from death; purifies.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 7:4 After Kohen Gadol completed all services of Yom Kipur, made feast for loved ones ‘cuz exited Holy of Holies in peace.
#DafYomi #Gitin 33: R Gamliel decreed: Can’t void Get one sent in different court. R Yohanan: to prevent Mamzerim. R Lakish: prevent Agunot.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 9:1 If fulfill Torah w/ joy, meditate on its wisdom at all times, God will remove all obstacles & grant good to fulfill.
#HalachaYomi OC 445:1 Can get rid of Hametz by burning it, turning it to dust & dispersing it in the wind, or throwing it into the sea.
#TanyaYomi 29Sivan: When speaking of God, His level of Wisdom is considered exactly the same as His level of action.
#EmunaYomi 82: Everything that happens to us spiritually, materially, accidental, intended, no matter who or what the catalyst, is from God.


Shabbat, June 17, 2023 / 28 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Korach 7: Levites get all tithes in exchange for their work of Ohel Moed, but get no land. Children of Israel can’t approach.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 7:1 Kohen Gadol read Torah portions: “After the death,” & “On the 10th.” Would end & say “More here than what I’ve read.”
#DafYomi #Gitin 32: If man sends Get with agent but voids it before it reaches wife’s possesion, voided. Once in her possesion, can’t void.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 8:2 World to come: no: body, eating, sitting, sleeping, death, sadness. Eternal joy. Will understand truth of Godliness.
#HalachaYomi OC 444:6 Even though there won’t remain any Hametz after meal on Shabat Erev Pesah, annuls Hametz same time as other years.
#TanyaYomi 28Sivan: Wisdom 5 levels above quality of life-force in action: action; speech; thought; emotional attributes; intellect.
#EmunaYomi 81: 3 levels of Emuna: Basic, belief that all is from God; Intermediate, everything is for best; Upper, for specific purpose.


Friday, June 16, 2023 / 27 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Korach 6: God: Aaron, family in charge of Temple, Levites help. Non-Kohen gets close, die. You get part of offerings; no land.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 6:8 Told Kohen Gadol, goat got to desert. Red string tied to door of Heihal. When goat got to desert, string turned white.
#DafYomi #Gitin 31: 4 winds blow each day, north wind blows together with other 3. If north wind didn’t blow, world wouldn’t survive 1 hour.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 7:3 Also need to repent from bad traits like anger, hate, envy, frivolity, pursuit of money & honor, gluttony, etc.
#HalachaYomi OC 444:5 If Hametz left over on Shabat Erev Pesah, annuls it, covers with utensil until after Yom Tov, then burns it.
#TanyaYomi 27Sivan: Highest quality & rank of creatures is Wisdom. Understanding, Knowledge & all attributes of rational soul flow from it.
#EmunaYomi 80: Each of us must search for tzadik (righteous) of true spiritual stature to help find way to apply Torah to our daily lives.


Thursday, June 15, 2023 / 26 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Korach 5: God to Moshe to calm complaints: take staff of each tribe prince + Aaron’s, put in Ohel Moed. Aaron’s blooms almonds.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 6:6 At cliff, tied red string to rock & between goat’s horns. Pushed goat over. Before reached 1/2 way down, in pieces.
#DafYomi #Gitin 30: Death is common, sudden wealth isn’t. If one says that friend died, believe him; if says friend suddenly wealthy, don’t.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 6:5 When God says something will happen in future, man still has free will. Man can’t understand how God knows future.
#HalachaYomi OC 444:2 If Erev Pesach falls on Shabat, burn Hametz before noon Friday so won’t mistakenly burn after midday on regular year.
#TanyaYomi 26Sivan: As per Rambam, God’s Essence, Being & Knowledge are 1, perfect unity, not composite at all, same w/ all His attributes.
#EmunaYomi 79: Unbroken chain of righteous extends from Moses until today. They help us understand Torah, commandments, individual purpose.


Wednesday, June 14, 2023 / 25 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Korach 4: God furious. Moshe: Aaron, take incense into crowd, because plague started. Aaron runs. Stops plague. 14,000 died.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 6:4 Ramp built to walk Azazel goat out. Top Jerusalemites accompanied until 1st booth. 10 booths total until Tzuk, cliff.
#DafYomi #Gitin 29: Overseas agent got sick, appoints 2nd agent in court: Get written, signed in my presence. 2nd delivers: I’m court agent.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 5:2 All have free will to be righteous/wicked, wise/foolish, merciful/cruel, miserly/ generous or any other traits.
#HalachaYomi OC 443:1 Erev Pesah: Can’t benefit from Hametz 6th hour. Sages: can’t eat from start 5th hour; can’t benefit from start 6th.
#TanyaYomi 25Sivan: God could have created worlds in infinite quantity & quality & given them life forever & not created this world at all.
#EmunaYomi 78: Instead of turning to God for all needs, they put their hopes in futile man, become easily worried, upset, quarrel w/ others.


Tuesday, June 13, 2023 / 24 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Korach 3: Earth swallows up Korach’s people, their families & belongings. 250 incense-men burned by God. Censers used on Altar.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 6:1 2 Yom Kipur sacrificial goats should have same appearance, height, value & be bought at same time. If not, still ok.
#DafYomi #Gitin 28: Town surrounded by besiegers; ship that’s cast about in sea; one being judged in capital case; all presumed to be alive.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 4:5 Sins that person continues to commit, difficult to abandon: gossip; slander; short temper; evil thoughts & friends.
#HalachaYomi OC 442:10 Ink that is cooked in an oat mixture can be used on Pesach.
#TanyaYomi 24Sivan: God’s Thoughts & Knowledge encompass all created beings & is life-force that brings it into existence from nothingness.
#EmunaYomi 77: Unfortunately, if a person learns Torah without striving for Emuna, then the power of Torah becomes lethal and damaging.


Monday, June 12, 2023 / 23 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Korach 2: Datan/Aviram: You didn’t bring us to land of milk & honey. Korach group of 250 bring censers w/ incense to Mishkan.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 5:6 Sprinkled altar body 7x. Poured rest @ outer altar W base. Of outer altar poured @ S base. All flows to Nahal Kidron.
#DafYomi #Gitin 27: An agent who brings a Get and it was lost from him, if he finds it immediately then valid. If not, then it’s invalid.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 3:6 No next world: atheists; infidels; deny Torah, resurrection, Messiah; apostate; cause many to sin; leave community.
#HalachaYomi OC 442:5 Drinks or cheese that were made with wheat or oats, need to be destroyed for Pesach.
#TanyaYomi 23Sivan: Error to think doctrine of Tzimtzum means God removed self from world & only guides from above w/ individual Providence.
#EmunaYomi 76: True Torah observers deal honestly, help others, rejoice when they’re happy; live worthy fulfilled lives, make world better.


Sunday, June 11, 2023 / 22 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Korach 1: Korach & co. challenge Moshe/Aaron authority. Moshe: bring incense tomorrow & God will decide. Datan/Aviram nasty.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 5:4 Slaughtered goat, gathered blood in bowl, reentered & stood in same place & sprinkled up once & down 7x, like a whip.
#DafYomi #Gitin 26: R Meir: husband found unsigned Get in garbage, had it signed & gave to his wife, valid. Sages: not. But other docs ok.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 2:10 Can’t refuse to be appeased. Forgive w/ whole heart. Don’t seek revenge or bear grudge. Jew’s path, upright spirit.
#HalachaYomi OC 442:2 Bread that isn’t even edible by dogs or food that spoiled, doesn’t have requirement to destroy it for Pesach.
#TanyaYomi 22Sivan: God is unchanging. Alone pre-creation & alone post-creation. No difference between God’s Knowledge & God’s Self.
#EmunaYomi 75: Torah: God’s manual for welfare of our body & spirit, shows us how to be happy, respect our fellow man & raise our children.


Shabbat, June 10, 2023 / 21 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 7: Blasphemy gets divine Karet punishment. Man found gathering wood on Shabat, God orders stone him to death. Tzitzit.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 5:2 After Ark taken, placed coal-pan on Shtiyah stone (there from days of 1st prophets), which was 3 fingers above ground.
#DafYomi #Gitin 25: Pesah competition: 1st kid entered Jerusalem, gets his portion and of his brothers together with him on their behalf.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 1:4 Repentance atones all sins, immediately or over time. Depends how severe. May suffer, need Yom Kipur or death.
#HalachaYomi OC 441:2 Lent gentile $, took Chametz collateral: says has to pay starting now, liable for Chametz, if not, can keep on Pesach.
#TanyaYomi 21Sivan: God’s attribute of Malchut, Tzimtzum, allows time & space to exist. Otherwise, all would be nullified by God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 74: A life of Torah is like a smooth ride in a new car when the owner fulfills all the manufacturer’s instructions.


Friday, June 9, 2023 / 20 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 6: When reach land, separate 1st part of dough as gift to God. If the nation sins inadvertently Kohen brings sacrifice.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 5:1 Entered Holy of Holies w/ ladle of incense, coal-pan, put between Ark poles, put incense on coals, smoke filled house.
#DafYomi #Gitin 24: Get not written for sake of specific woman invalid. Even if names identical must be written with intent for her at time.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 12:7 Beard has 5 corners: upper & lower cheek on both sides & chin. Prohibited to shave w/ razor. Ok w/ scissors.
#HalachaYomi OC 440:4 If keeps Chametz by other Jew or gentile, even if they take responsibility, he’s still liable if kept over Pesach.
#TanyaYomi 20Sivan: “World” relates to space & time, not to God’s attributes. Only attribute of Malchut relates to God’s infinite presence.
#EmunaYomi 73: Without Torah, the world is a heartless hothouse of strife, hatred, slander, theft, revenge, cruelty, adultery & injustice.


Thursday, June 8, 2023 / 19 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 5: If bring bull as Olah, Zevah or Shlamim w/ 3/10 fine flour + 1/2 Hin oil, 1/2 Hin wine. Same if ox, ram, sheep, goat.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 4:4 Other days removed coals w/ silver coal pan into gold one. On Yom Kipur removed w/ gold pan & brought it into Heichal.
#DafYomi #Gitin 23: Even women relatives who aren’t believed about man’s death which enables wife to remarry, are credible to bring the Get.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 11:16 If believe in validity of occult arts, astrology, etc. foolish, feeble-minded, underdevelopment intellect.
#HalachaYomi OC 439:4 If found Chametz in different corner of room from where you left it, need to check the room again.
#TanyaYomi 19Sivan: “There’s no king without a nation (Am).” Word “Am” (nation) from word Omemut (concealed). Separate & distant from King.
#EmunaYomi 72: Life is a labyrinth of utter chaos in the absence of Torah, where confused people live lives of folly and fantasy.


Wednesday, June 7, 2023 / 18 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 4: Men > 20 yrs old will die in desert. Nation to wander 40 yrs. 10 spies die of plague. Rebels fail to enter Canaan.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 4:2 Red thread on head of goat to be sent & on neck of goat to be sacrificed. Hands on bull, confessed for self & Kohens.
#DafYomi #Gitin 22: Anyone is qualified to write Get, even deaf-mute, imbecile, minor. Get ratified by signatories, irrelevant who wrote it.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 10:1 If see an idol worshiper being swept away, drowning in river, in any danger, don’t help; but don’t cause death.
#HalachaYomi OC 438:2 Piece (kzayit) of Chametz on beam, needs to get rid of it because might fall; if in ditch, doesn’t need to get rid of.
#TanyaYomi 18Sivan: Thru God’s attribute of Gvura & Tzimtzum, heaven, earth & all their host appear as independently existing entities.
#EmunaYomi 71: Can’t achieve & internalize genuine Emuna w/o Torah. Humans, swayed by own interests & appetites will decide warped “truth”.


Tuesday, June 6, 2023 / 17 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 3: Mob threatens Caleb/Joshua, God appears, set to destroy Israel, set up new nation from Moshe. Moshe has Him relent.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 3:11 Wouldn’t share their know-how: Garmu/showbread; Avtinas/incense; Hugros b Levi/chapter of song; Ben Kamtzar/writing.
#DafYomi #Gitin 21: Just as a scroll is neither alive nor food, so too, a Get may be written on any object that is neither alive nor food.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 9:8 Can’t sell item to idolaters if can harm others: bears, lions, weapons, fetters, chains. Can’t sharpen weapons.
#HalachaYomi OC 437:4 Rents house for Pesach, can believe woman, child or slave if they say the house has already been checked for Chametz.
#TanyaYomi 17Sivan: “In the heavens above & on earth below ‘En Od’ there’s nothing else but God.” All else as nothing compared to God.
#EmunaYomi 70: We have holy Torah & commandments, & righteous sages & spiritual leaders of every generation that lead us on path of truth.


Monday, June 5, 2023 / 16 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 2: Spied land 40 days, saw giants, brought back giant grapes & other fruit, said can’t conquer, Caleb & Joshua say can.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 3:10 Laver’s 12 spigots & cover system. Golden utensil handles, candelabrum & Sota’s tablet. Miracles of Nikanor gates.
#DafYomi #Gitin 20: Husband said to his wife: Here’s your Get, but the paper on which it is written is still mine, then she is not divorced.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 8:9 Idol that belongs to a Jew can never be nullified. Forbidden to benefit from it forever. Must be entombed.
#HalachaYomi OC 437:1 Rents house to someone starting Nissan 14, person with the house keys on the 14th is responsible to check Chametz.
#TanyaYomi 16Sivan: Name “Elokim” attribute of Gvura & Tzimtzum; numerical = “hateva” (nature); conceals God’s light; all seems “natural.”
#EmunaYomi 69: God gave mankind, and the Jewish people in particular, clear instructions as to one’s purpose in life.


Sunday, June 4, 2023 / 15 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 1: God to Moshe: send men to tour Canaan, 1/tribe. From Paran desert to Negev & up mountain. Reconnoiter. Grape season.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 3:8 Kohen Gadol lays hands on bull, confesses, asks forgiveness for self. People heard Name of God, answered Baruh Shem…
#DafYomi #Gitin 19: Can write Get with any material that can be used for writing, but must produce permanent writing. Otherwise, not good.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 7:1 Positive command to destroy idols, accessories & anything made for them. Must eradicate from land of Israel.
#HalachaYomi OC 435:1 Didn’t check for Chametz at night, check during the day; if not, during Pesach; if not, after Pesach (w/o blessing).
#TanyaYomi 15Sivan: Only Tzadikim in GanEden given reward of understanding life-force & light which come from attributes of Chesed & Gvura.
#EmunaYomi 68: Emuna, our unshakable belief & trust in God, fills in the missing pieces that our limited vision sometimes creates.


Shabbat, June 3, 2023 / 14 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 7: Graves of Craving: ate quail, God kills. Miriam & Aaron speak of Moshe’s Cushite wife. Miriam gets Tzaraat.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 3:5 If Kohen Gadol was old or squeamish, water was heated & poured into the ritual bath to take edge off cold for him.
#DafYomi #Gitin 18: Person doesn’t hasten a calamity on himself. Won’t ordinarily prepare Get in advance. Will wait until ready to divorce.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 6:3 Idolatry of Molech: lit fire, gave kid to priest, priest returns kid, dad carries kid between flames. Gets Karet.
#HalachaYomi OC 434:3 When burning Chametz during day, says that annulling all Chametz “that sees & doesn’t see, that destroyed & didn’t.”
#TanyaYomi 14Sivan: Tzimtzum & concealing of God’s life force are called Kelim (vessels). God’s life force itself is called God’s Light.
#EmunaYomi 67: Lack of even one small but critical detail makes God’s lovingkindness seem like cruelty. Entire picture seems flawed.


Friday, June 2, 2023 / 13 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 6: Ark. People: complain, fire, crying, Moshe prays, fire stops, want meat, Moshe suicidal, 70 elders, bird feast.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 3:3 Can’t enter Temple, even ritually pure, until immersed. Kohen Gadol immersed 5x & washed hands/feet 10x on Yom Kipur.
#DafYomi #Gitin 17: God exiled Jews to Bavel. He knew it would be better than being under Romans. At least until Persians took over Bavel.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 5:3 Don’t warn idolatry-inciter; only sinner that we entrap. If incites in front of 2 men, witnesses, inciter stoned.
#HalachaYomi OC 433:10 Bet Knesset (Synagogues) and Bet Midrash (Study Halls) need to be checked for Chametz because children bring in food.
#TanyaYomi 13Sivan: Just as can’t comprehend God, can’t understand His ability to create something from nothing and give it life.
#EmunaYomi 66: Sometimes, soul makes brief visit to earth. Soul of R’ Yosef Karo returned as baby & died right after his circumcision.


Thursday, June 1, 2023 / 12 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 5: Year 2, Month 2, Day 12: Cloud leads Israel from Sinai to Paran. Order of march. Moshe asks Hovav to accompany.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 3:1 Check if time for sacrifice & say “Morning star!” Matitia says asked: Is whole east light until Hebron? Answered: Yes!
#DafYomi #Gitin 16: Sages: agent’s declaration because overseas not expert at writing Get Lishma. R Yehuda: ‘cuz no witnesses to ratify.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 4:1 City incited to idolatry (Ir Hanidahat): inciters executed by stoning; inhabitants that worshiped, decapitated.
#HalachaYomi OC 433:7 Hole in wall between neighbors, check for Chametz; if neighbor is gentile don’t check, might assume it’s witchcraft.
#TanyaYomi 12Sivan: Name “Hava’ye” mean that which brings everything into existence ex nihilo. Prefix Yud indicates present & continuous.
#EmunaYomi 65: The more we’re hampered by the Yetzer Hara, the evil inclination, the more we have to accomplish on earth.


Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 11 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 4: Constant cloud over Mishkan & fire at night. When cloud moved, signal for camp to follow. Made silver trumpets.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 2:7 24 Kohens to sacrifice bull: head; 2 leg; 2 tail; 2 leg; chest; 3 throat; 2 legs; 2 sides; 3x innards, flour, wine.
#DafYomi #Gitin 15: Brought Get from overseas. If can’t testify to entire formula that Get was written and signed in his presence, invalid.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 3:3 Always liable if bow, slaughter, sacrifice or libation, no matter what the normal form of serving that idol is.
#HalachaYomi OC 433:5 Entry or tower roof that’s slanted, even if indoors, doesn’t need to check for Chametz, as that surface isn’t used.
#TanyaYomi 11Sivan: Sun example of inability to see God’s “Activating Force.” Can see sun’s light outside of sun, but as nothing within it.
#EmunaYomi 64: Arizal: Encounter most resistance in area of our mission on earth. Evil inclination doesn’t want us to complete successfully.


Tuesday, May 30, 2023 / 10 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 3: Yr 2, Month 1, God: bring Pesach sacrifice. Ritually unclean can’t. Got chance to bring sacrifice next month.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 2:4 3rd daily lottery: bring incense, from Kohens who never did so. 4th lottery: carry sacrifice limbs from ramp to altar.
#DafYomi #Gitin 14: “I have 100 dinars in your possession, give it to so-and-so.” If in presence of all 3 parties, 3rd person acquires it.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 2:1 Can’t serve any creation; even if knows that God is true God, but worships intermediaries, it’s still idolatry.
#HalachaYomi OC 433:1 Need to do Bedikat Chametz by the light of a candle; can’t be by the light of the sun or the moon.
#TanyaYomi 10Sivan: Can’t see God’s “Activating Force” & “Breath of His mouth.” Would nullify material reality that we see.
#EmunaYomi 63: Don’t be surprised if hear of young, upright people that die suddenly. They’ve completed their soul correction & mission.


Monday, May 29, 2023 / 9 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 2: Levites cleansed and “waved” as part of consecration to serve in Temple; instead of firstborns; from age 25-50.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 2:2 Kohens ran up altar ramp to see who got merit of clearing ashes. 1 pushed other, fell, broke leg. Instituted lottery.
#DafYomi #Gitin 13: Statement of person on his deathbed who distributes his property is considered as though it were written and delivered.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 1:1 Idolatry’s start: Enosh’s time, people worshiped God’s servants, the stars & spheres, built temples, sacrifices.
#HalachaYomi OC 431:2 Should make sure not to do anything before Bedikat Chametz that evening, as to not miss the time when need to do it.
#TanyaYomi 9Sivan: Foolish to compare God’s Creation to man’s creations. Man’s creations remain independent of man.
#EmunaYomi 62: Mind-boggling set of Divine considerations influences a person’s life & longevity: deeds, former lives, public edicts & more.


Sunday, May 28, 2023 / 8 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 1: Menora: candelabrum, 1 piece of hammered gold, 7 branches. Levites: separation & consecration to Temple service.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 1:8 Remove altar ashes around dawn. Yom Kipur, midnight. Festivals, 1st watch. Festivals, Israel filled courtyard by dawn.
#DafYomi #Gitin 12: A slave who is not worth the bread that he consumes, for what is he needed by his master or his mistress?
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 7:13 Practice of early generations pious: hear their shame, not answer; pardon, forgive person who insulted them.
#HalachaYomi OC 430:1 Shabbat before Pesach is called Shabbat Hagadol, because of the miracle that happened in Egypt.
#TanyaYomi 8Sivan: Created things formed by descent of unique combination of 231 Gates of Hebrew letters from 10 Utterances of Creation.
#EmunaYomi 61: The knowledge that God does everything for our eternal benefit should be engraved on our hearts and minds.


Shabbat, May 27, 2023 / 7 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Naso 7: Total: 12 silver bowls, basins, gold spoons w/ incense, bulls, rams, lambs, goats, + 24 oxen, + 60 rams, goats, lambs.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 1:6 If Kohen Gadol sage, expounds Yom Kipur night, if not, sages expound to him. Can read or read to. Read Daniel to many.
#DafYomi #Gitin 11: Even though witnesses signed on Get from overseas are gentile names, valid. Most Jews outside Israel have gentile names.
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 6:1 Mitzva to respect every Torah sage, even if not one’s teacher. Stand for him when within 4 cubits until passes.
#HalachaYomi OC 428:7 We don’t stop during the last 8 psukim of the Torah, but rather one person must read them all in one shot.
#TanyaYomi 7Sivan: If letters of God’s 10 utterances at Creation would depart, all would return to nothingness as before 6 days of Creation.
#EmunaYomi 60: Our powers of cognizance are enhanced when we realize our lives began long before we’re born & continue long after we die.


Friday, May 26, 2023 / 6 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Naso 6: More sacrifices, all identical, on successive days: Princes of Gad, Efraim, Menase, Benjamin, Dan, Asher, Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 1:4 7 days, didn’t prevent Kohen Gadol to eat & drink. Yom Kipur eve, didn’t get a lot of food, so wouldn’t cause sleep.
#DafYomi #Gitin 10: RSbG: Any Mitzva that the Samaritans embraced and accepted, they are more exacting in its observance than are Jews.
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 5:1 Just as honors dad, must also honor Torah teacher, even more. Dad brought into this world, teacher into next.
#HalachaYomi OC 428:6 When reading the Parsha of the curses in the Torah, don’t stop in middle of Parsha; instead read it all in one shot.
#TanyaYomi 6Sivan: “Tzadik falls 7x & rises up again.” Before Tzadik can reach higher level, in state of decline from the previous level.
#EmunaYomi 59: We can surmise that there must be a continuation of spiritual life far beyond physical demise.


Thursday, May 25, 2023 / 5 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Naso 5: Mishkan complete. Princes give wagons & oxen for transport. Prince sacrifices: Judah, Isachar, Zebulun, Ruben, Simon.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 1:3 High Court Elders read to Kohen Gadol Yom Kipur service & say, memorize it. Maybe you forgot or never learned it.
#DafYomi #Gitin 9: Documents produced in gentile courts, even though signatories gentiles, valid, except for divorce and freeing slaves.
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 4:1 Don’t learn from teacher who doesn’t follow proper path, even if he’s very wise, until returns to proper path.
#HalachaYomi OC 428:1 The Hebrew calendar is designed in such a way that each Chag doesn’t fall out on certain days of the week.
#TanyaYomi 5Sivan: Reward of Tzadikim to savor of the nature of the World to Come in this world.
#EmunaYomi 58: God gave humans fabulous intellectual potential, physical capabilities & spiritual power for a definitive purpose.


Wednesday, May 24, 2023 / 4 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Naso 4: Sotah: suspected adulteress, bitter water ritual checks if guilty. Nazir: no grape products, cut hair, contact w/ dead.
#MishnaYomi #Yoma 1:1 7 days before Yom Kipur, Kohen Gadol leaves home, lives in Temple’s Palhedrin Chamber. Another Kohen ready on standby.
#DafYomi #Gitin 8: Conquest of individual is called conquest. David conquered Syria, sanctity and obligations of Mitzvot of Israel applied.
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 3:3 There is no other mitzva from out of all the mitzvas that is equal to Torah study. Torah study is equal to all.
#HalachaYomi OC 426:3 Bless the new moon until the 16th day after the Molad (appearance of the new moon), not including the 16th.
#TanyaYomi 4Sivan: “Educate child according to *his* way, even when old won’t depart from it.” Means it’s not path of the perfect truth.
#EmunaYomi 57: Every mineral, plant, animal, and human has an important task to perform in the overall scheme of creation.


Tuesday, May 23, 2023 / 3 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Naso 3: Banished from camp those ritually unclean from: tzaraat, male discharge, contact w/ dead. Was treacherous, pays +1/5.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 8:7 Debate as to level of impure meat & location around Temple burned. R’ Akiva: burn at place where it becomes impure.
#DafYomi #Gitin 7: If a person sees that his sustenance is limited he should use it for charity, and all the more so when it is plentiful.
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 2:5 Up to 25 students per teacher. 25 to 40 students, teacher + assistant. >40 students, split to 2 teachers.
#HalachaYomi OC 426:1 When sees new moon of the month, say special prayer, Kidush Levana (sanctification of the moon). Ram”a: say at night.
#TanyaYomi 3Sivan: God’s light rests on divine soul by destroying animal soul’s Garments of thought/speech/action; turn from dark to light.
#EmunaYomi 56: If a human does things for a purpose only, then rest assured that God does nothing without a specific and very good purpose.


Monday, May 22, 2023 / 2 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Naso 2: Sons of Merari (Levi tribe) job: carry planks, bars, pillars, sockets, pegs, ropes & implements of Ohel Moed & Mishkan.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 8:5 Parohet: Tefah thick, woven w/ 72 threads of 24 filaments. 40 cubits length x 20 cubits height. 820,000 filaments.
#DafYomi #Gitin 6: Never impose excessive fear in home. Gibeah concubine husband imposed fear, led to death of 10,000s in resulting war.
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 1:8 Every Jewish man obligated to study Torah: rich, poor, healthy, sick, young or old. Need fixed time day & night.
#HalachaYomi OC 424:1 Insert prayer of Ya’ale Veyavo in Birkat Hamazon (Grace after Meals) on Rosh Chodesh. If forgot, don’t say it over.
#TanyaYomi 2Sivan: 2nd Temple had no Ark. God’s light descended by degrees. Since Temple destroyed, God only has “4 cubits of Halacha.”
#EmunaYomi 55: The Zohar explains that entrance-level Emuna is the cognizance of a world to come, far beyond the limited material world.


Sunday, May 21, 2023 / 1 Sivan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Naso 1: Sons of Gershon of tribe of Levi work: carry curtains of Mishkan, of Ohel Moed, coverings, screens, hangings, ropes.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 8:2 Utensils found in Jerusalem, considered ritually pure, except basket, shovel & crusher – reserved for cemeteries.
#DafYomi #Gitin 5: Anyone is fit to serve as an agent to bring a Get to a woman except for a deaf-mute, an imbecile, and a minor.
#RambamYomi #Deot 7:3 3 sins gets punished in this world, no portion in next: idolatry, forbidden relations & murder. Gossip is = to all 3.
#HalachaYomi OC 423:4 On Rosh Chodesh, it is customary to remove ones Tefilin before reciting Musaf.
#TanyaYomi 1Sivan: 1st Temple: Ark w/Luchot, revealed aspect of God’s light. Didn’t descend by degree, “God’s work & writing” supernatural.
#EmunaYomi 54: Each prayer has its power, & each request requires a certain amount of prayer or spiritual power to bring it about.


Shabbat, May 20, 2023 / 29 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 7: When camp travels, Kohens take down Parochet & cover Ark; Show Table, Menora, Altar, vessels. Sons of Kehat carry.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 8:1 Jerusalem: saliva in middle of road ritually impure, side of road, pure; during festivals middle pure, side impure.
#DafYomi #Gitin 4: People go to Jerusalem for Chagim, witnesses from Israel regions around, so Gets from those areas don’t need declaration.
#RambamYomi #Deot 6:1 Person is influenced by friends, will follow local norms. Should be in company of wise & live in town of righteous.
#HalachaYomi OC 422:6 If recited Halel out of order, didn’t fulfill obligation; (if made a mistake, should return to place where erred).
#TanyaYomi 29Iyar: Halachic reasons, interpretations clothed, hidden in Halacha; not revealed. Revealed elements reflect God’s attributes.
#EmunaYomi 53: Don’t ever forget that God listens to, sees, and personally provides for the lowest and simplest creatures in the universe.


Friday, May 19, 2023 / 28 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 6: 22,273 1stborns of Israel, “swapped” for 22,000 Levis. Extra 273 redeemed for 5 shekel each to Kohen, 1365 shekel. 
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 7:5 Found animal, bring as sacrifice & accompanying wine libations come from community funds, otherwise wouldn’t bring.
#DafYomi #Gitin 3: ReishLakish: Witnesses signed on legal document become like pair of witnesses whose testimony has been examined in court.
#RambamYomi #Deot 5:3 If gets drunk, is a sinner, shameful & will lose his wisdom. If gets drunk in front of others, desecrates God’s name.
#HalachaYomi OC 422:5 If stops while reciting Halel, even if waited enough time to say entire Halel, doesn’t have to go back to beginning.
#TanyaYomi 28Iyar: Shrine of Holy of Holies contained in each world. Also source of Talmud’s wisdom. Halacha derived from God’s attributes.
#EmunaYomi 52: With true Emuna, any person, w/ simple personal prayer & dialog w/ God can transcend any natural limitation & work wonders.


Thursday, May 18, 2023 / 27 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 5: Levi family count: Gershon: Libni, Shimi. Kehat: Amram, Itzhar, Hebron, Uziel. Merari: Mahli, Mushi. 22,000 total.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 7:3 Found meat in Jerusalem, wait until ruined & burn, as likely was sacrifice. On 3 festivals, lots of meat, can eat.
#DafYomi #Gitin 2: Agent that brings Get (bill of divorce) from overseas states: it was written in front of me and signed in front of me.
#RambamYomi #Deot 4:15 Idle, doesn’t exercise, even eats properly, will always have pain. Overeating is like poison & main cause of illness.
#HalachaYomi OC 421:1 On RoshChodesh, Ashkenazim say Parsha of RoshChodesh in prayer after “HaTamid.” Sfaradim don’t, ‘cuz read it in Torah.
#TanyaYomi 27Iyar: Worlds can’t endure, receive God’s light w/o Garments to screen, conceal light, so not entirely nullified, lose identity.
#EmunaYomi 51: Doubts: that God’s power & mercy are limitless & has abilities to help us in any situation, even when we don’t deserve it.


Wednesday, May 17, 2023 / 26 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 4: Sons of Aaron: Nadav & Avihu (died), Elazar & Itamar. Tribe of Levi instead of 1stborns to serve Kohens in Temple.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 7:2 $ found in front of animal dealers, Maaser Sheni; on Temple Mount, Chulin; in Jerusalem: Chulin, except Festivals.
#DafYomi #Sotah 49: Prophecy of approach of Messiah: impudence, expensive of living, heresy, promiscuity, no wisdom, no truth, no shame.
#RambamYomi #Deot 3:3 “Know God in all your ways.” Every act, eating, working, sleeping, intimacy, should be to better serve & know God.
#HalachaYomi OC 419:1 It is a Mitzva to increase (to have more food at the meal) at the feast of Rosh Chodesh.
#TanyaYomi 26Iyar: Part of God’s light illuminates worlds in “revealed” manner. Extends to each item vitality suitable for it, animating it.
#EmunaYomi 50: Doubts: that God listens to us, heeds our prayers & those of every creation; loves each of us & desires to help us.


Tuesday, May 16, 2023 / 25 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 3: 12 Tribes encampment: E: Juda Isachar Zevulun. S: Ruben Simon Gad. W: Efraim Menase Benjamin. N: Dan Asher Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 6:5 13 collections boxes: New 1/2 shekel, Old 1/2 shekel, Nests, Young birds, Wood, Frankincense, Gold; 6 Nedava.
#DafYomi #Sotah 48: Shamir: size is that of a barleycorn, and it was created in the six days of creation, and nothing hard can withstand it.
#RambamYomi #Deot 2:1 Morally ill love bad traits, hate good path, lazy to follow it. Cure: go to wise, soul-healers, teach them good path.
#HalachaYomi OC 418:5 If fasts Rosh Chodesh, Hanuka or Purim (shouldn’t), has to fast other day also (to atone for annulling a day of joy).
#TanyaYomi 25Iyar: God fills all worlds & animates them. In higher & lower worlds, hidden & concealed. No thought apprehends Him.
#EmunaYomi 49: Doubts: that have power & privilege to speak to God in our own language & words, whenever we wish.


Monday, May 15, 2023 / 24 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 2: Ruben 46k Simon 59 Gad 46 Juda 75 Isahar 54 Zebulun 57 Efraim 40 Menase 32 Benjamin 35 Dan 63 Asher 41 Naftali 53.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 6:3 Temple: S gates: Upper, Fuel, 1st born animals, Water. N gates: Yehonia, Offering, Women’s, Music. E gate: Nikanor.
#DafYomi #Sotah 47: From time that people who indulged their desires proliferated, those who say to evil good and to good evil proliferated.
#RambamYomi #Deot 1:4 Straight path: midpoint of character traits: not angry, not unfeeling; not stingy, not spender; not elated, not sad.
#HalachaYomi OC 417:1 Permitted to do Melacha on RoshChodesh. Good tradition of women not to do Melacha then. Ram”a: follow local tradition.
#TanyaYomi 24Iyar: Principal dwelling place, flow of life from soul in brain; diffused to all other organs according to their character.
#EmunaYomi 48: Emuna isn’t activated in its entirety until a person begins a daily dialog with God, namely through prayer.


Sunday, May 14, 2023 / 23 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 1: Army census > 20 yrs old of all tribes (- Levi). Princes of each tribe named. 1st day, 2nd month, 2nd yr in desert.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 6:2 Story: Kohen saw Temple floor uneven, about to tell friend but suddenly died. Understood Ark must be hidden there.
#DafYomi #Sotah 46: Canaanite helped Israel. Founded Luz. City never exiled or destroyed. Death doesn’t touch them. Leave city walls to die.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 10:4 True prophet if future positive predictions always come true. God can revert on negative predictions (Yona).
#HalachaYomi OC 416:5 The Eruv of Tchum is applicable for Yom Tov, but there’s no need to make a courtyard Eruv (Eruvei Hatzerot).
#TanyaYomi 23Iyar: Soul is single, simple spiritual entity; has no corporeal shape, no dimensions of space, size or physical limitations.
#EmunaYomi 47: We tap our cogent resources of Emuna once we begin speaking with God and asking for all our needs.


Shabbat, May 13, 2023 / 22 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 7: Calculate sale of fields according to time until Jubilee year. Laws of consecrating to Temple & redeeming.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 5:6 Secret donations chamber of Temple: $ donated secretly, poor descendants of rich supported by it secretly.
#DafYomi #Sotah 45: May expand the sanctified area of the city of Jerusalem or of the Temple courtyards only with the court of seventy-one.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 9:3 Proven prophet (i.e. Elijah) can order temporary violation of commandments, except for permitting idolatry.
#HalachaYomi OC 415:4 When making Tchum, need to say Bracha. If make for others, need to specify the person(s) or group that making it for.
#TanyaYomi 22Iyar: Craving of soul grows exceedingly enraptured that soul consumed w/ desire to pour itself into God’s embrace & leave body.
#EmunaYomi 46: Everyone has Emuna, but most people fail to “live” it. They don’t know how to apply the concept of Emuna to daily practice.


Friday, May 12, 2023 / 21 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 6: Vow person’s “value”: Ages: 1 mnth-5yrs; 5-20yrs; 20-60yrs; >60yrs = Men: 5;20;50;15 shkl. Women: 3;10;30;10.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 5:4 Need libations, go to Yohanan, buy token, give token to Ahyah, get libations. End of day Ahyah got $ for tokens.
#DafYomi #Sotah 44: Guards are allowed to beat legs of soldiers who attempt to flee battle. Fleeing is the beginning of downfall.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 8:1 Mt Sinai revelation source of belief in Moses’ prophecy. Our eyes saw, our ears heard, Voice of God to Moses.
#HalachaYomi OC 415:1 Can only make Tchum for the purposes of a Mitzva: to visit mourner’s home; wedding event; greet Rabbi; greet friend.
#TanyaYomi 21Iyar: Divine fire in soul, leads to thirst & then rapture of soul for God. Levites w/ song & music show intense love of God.
#EmunaYomi 45: King Hezekia: Tradition from King David: Even if a sharp sword is at throat, don’t lose hope in Divine mercy. Berahot 10a.


Thursday, May 11, 2023 / 20 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 5: If don’t listen to God, horrible punishments: disease, depression, hunger, war, exile, desolation. Ends well.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 5:1 Temple bosses: seal, libation, lot, bird-offering, stomach ill, pit, announcement, gate, wick, cymbal, song, etc.
#DafYomi #Sotah 43: Those who are exempt from battle still support war effort, provide water and food for the soldiers, repair the roads.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 7:1 God conveys prophecy to man. Only on wise sages, strong character/mind, mind overcomes natural inclinations.
#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.
#TanyaYomi 20Iyar: Intelligent person thinks deeply on these matters: soul will be kindled, clothed in benevolent spirit, to cleave to God.
#EmunaYomi 44: Emotional breakdowns & despair all result from a lack of Emuna. Life is unbearable when one loses hope.


Wednesday, May 10, 2023 / 19 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 4: Jewish servants: don’t treat harshly; how freed. Family should redeem. If follow God’s laws, will be blessed.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 4:8 Consecrated items fit for altar, wine, oil, birds to Temple, R’ Eliezer says, sell & use money for burnt-offerings.
#DafYomi #Sotah 42: Kids of one who kissed Naomi (Orpah’s 4 giant kids) will fall to kid of who cleaved to Naomi (Ruth’s descendent, David).
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 6:2 7 names of God: YHVH (also ADNY), El, Elo’ah, Elohim, Elohai, Shaddai, Tzvaot. Erase even 1 letter, lashed.
#HalachaYomi OC 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.
#TanyaYomi 19Iyar: Purpose of saying the 2 blessings before reciting Shma is to renounce everything, life & sustenance for the love of God.
#EmunaYomi 43: Emuna girds us with phenomenal inner strength & enables us to successfully weather life’s difficult tests & challenges.


Tuesday, May 9, 2023 / 18 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 3: House in walled city can be sold forever. Not in unwalled city. Mitzva to lend to Jew. Can’t charge interest.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 4:7 Debate: animals consecrated to Temple, if can use animal itself as sacrifice or sell & use funds to buy sacrifice.
#DafYomi #Sotah 41: If flatters other: brings wrath to world, even fetuses in mothers’ wombs curse him, falls into Gehena & into his hands.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 5:5 Gentiles tell group of Jews: “Give us one of you to kill, or we kill you all,” allow selves to be killed.
#HalachaYomi OC 409:13 Allowed to join other’s assigned Eruv only if travelling; doesn’t work if at home. Only has Eruv distance from home.
#TanyaYomi 18Iyar: Tzimtzum’s purpose: creation of humans, subjugate SitraAchra, for light to supplant darkness when person elevates soul.
#EmunaYomi 42: Truth prevents conflict & mass destruction. Can obtain truth only via Emuna. Emuna needed for world’s continued existence.


Monday, May 8, 2023 / 17 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 2: Keep Sabbatical yr, will receive blessing in 6th yr of 3 yrs crop. Land not sold permanently. Belongs to God.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 4:4 Opinion of use of surplus $: gold sheets for Holy of Holies, offerings so Altar not idle, new service utensils.
#DafYomi #Sotah 40: People left R Hiya (teaching Halakha) & went to R Abahu (teaching Aggada). R Abahu told R Hiya: people like small items.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 4:9 Soul isn’t of elements. Body dies, decomposes, soul remains. Knows things above matter, God, exists forever.
#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.
#TanyaYomi 17Iyar: God’s knowledge includes all of earth’s globe. Wouldn’t have come into existence w/o many contractions of God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 41: Emuna restrains & refines a person, by teaching them to be satisfied with their lot & not to covet what God gives neighbor.


Sunday, May 7, 2023 / 16 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 1: Shmita, Sabbatical yr, don’t work land, produce ownerless. Yovel, Jubilee yr, land returns to original owner.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 4:2 Red heifer, scapegoat, their ramps, red wool strips, water channel, city walls, towers, needs, from remainder of $.
#DafYomi #Sotah 39: Once a Torah scroll has been opened (to be read in public), it’s prohibited to converse, even about a matter of Halakha.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 3:9 Stars & spheres have soul, knowledge, intellect. Alive & recognize God. Know less than angels, more than men.
#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.
#TanyaYomi 16Iyar: Hidden World encircles, is on Higher plane than Revealed World. Like getting mind around something; encompass w/ thought.
#EmunaYomi 40: Where there’s no Emuna, there’s corruption and anarchy. Injustice becomes the norm and humans become heartless.


Shabbat, May 6, 2023 / 15 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Emor 7: Laws of olive oil for lighting Menora; loaves for table of Showbread. Story of Blasphemer, God decrees stone to death.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 4:1 Money to Temple funds used to buy daily, holiday, communal sacrifices & libations, Omer, 2 loaves, Showbread.
#DafYomi #Sotah 38: “So you shall bless” means that Kohens must recite Birkat Kohanim face-to-face w/ congregation. Not towards their backs.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 2:9 All existence aside from God, from influence of God’s truth. God knows everything, nothing hidden from Him.
#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.
#TanyaYomi 15Iyar: Tzimtzum, contraction of God’s light to world: what reaches us virtually 0. 1 part of infinity, no number relative to it.
#EmunaYomi 39: Only the fear of getting caught & punished deters unbelieving person from theft, embezzlement, murder & adultery.


Friday, May 5, 2023 / 14 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Emor 6: More Holy Days: Sukot: sit in Booths, take 4 species: Etrog, Lulav, Hadas, Arava. No work day 1 & 8, Shmini Atzeret.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 3:2 Must be free of blame in front of people as well as God. “Find favor & good understanding in eyes of God & man”
#DafYomi #Sotah 37: Tribes debated who would go into sea 1st. Prince of Judah, Nahshon b Aminadab, jumped in and rest of his tribe followed.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 1:11 God has no body, form; no connection, separation, place or measure. Not in time; no start or end. No change.
#HalachaYomi OC 409:1 If placed food for Eruv in graveyard, doesn’t establish Eruv, as prohibited to get any benefit from graveyard.
#TanyaYomi 14Iyar: Even great Tzadik & angel souls limited to Divine light that can enjoy. Can’t absorb infinite light w/o being nullified.
#EmunaYomi 38: R’ Nahman: As knowledge of God increases, there will be no more damage & cruelty. Mercy & compassion will spread.


Thursday, May 4, 2023 / 13 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Emor 5: More Holy Days: Rosh Hashana, remembrance of Shofar; Yom Kipur, day of atonement, afflict selves – if didn’t, cut off.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 2:5 Excess of funds raised for a certain purpose must be used for that type of purpose. Funds for poor, go to poor.
#DafYomi #Sotah 36: Just as with fish, waters cover them & evil eye has no dominion, so Joseph’s descendants, the evil eye has no dominion.
#RambamYomi #RambamsOrder C: 10. Tahara(Purity), 11. Nezikim(Damages), 12. Kinyan(Property), 13. Mishpatim(Judgement), 14. Shoftim(Judges).
#HalachaYomi OC 408:4 If placed food outside of the Tchum, doesn’t count to extend the Tchum.
#TanyaYomi 13Iyar: “Every generation & day person must regard self as if that day left Egypt.” Release of soul from body’s confinement.
#EmunaYomi 37: Just as a carpenter doesn’t compete with a butcher, the nations of the world would cooperate in peace, rather than fight.


Wednesday, May 3, 2023 / 12 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Emor 4: List of Holy Days: Shabat; Pesah, sacrifices, 1st & 7th day, don’t work; Ritual of Omer; count to Shavuot, sacrifices.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 2:3 Gathering coins & said “these are for my Shekel,” Bet Shamai: any extra goes to free-will offering. Bet Hillel: No.
#DafYomi #Sotah 35: God gave nations understanding, scribes copied Torah text but got destruction decree. Should have learned Torah, didn’t.
#RambamYomi #RambamsOrder B: 5. Kedusha (Holiness), 6. Haflaa (Utterances), 7. Zraim (Fields), 8. Avoda (Temple), 9. Korbanot (Sacrifices).
#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.
#TanyaYomi 12Iyar: “Yet I’m continually with Thee.” Corporeality of body doesn’t prevent union of soul w/ God’s light, Who fills all worlds.
#EmunaYomi 36: Strife among nations impossible in world of Emuna. Each nation would realize has its own task in the global scheme of things.


Tuesday, May 2, 2023 / 11 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Emor 3: List of blemishes that disqualify animals from being sacrifices in Temple. Includes permanent & temporary blemishes.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 2:2 Sent 1/2 Shekel with friend to donate, friend donated on own behalf, when consecrated, friend did sin of Meilah.
#DafYomi #Sotah 34: Caleb left other spies & prostrated on graves of forefathers: “pray for me so that I’ll be saved from counsel of spies.”
#RambamYomi #RambamsOrder A: 1. Mada (Knowledge/Basic), 2. Ahava (Love/Constant), 3. Zmanim (Times/Festivals), 4. Nashim (Women/Marriage).
#HalachaYomi OC 405:9 Took fruit out of the Tchum on Shabat: if by accident, allowed to eat them; if intentional, can’t.
#TanyaYomi 11Iyar: “Who has sanctified us by His commandments.” Like union of groom & bride; raised to heights of holiness, by God Himself.
#EmunaYomi 35: Those who squander their days trying to satisfy physical appetites, while ignoring God’s commandments, can expect misery.


Monday, May 1, 2023 / 10 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Emor 2: Kohen: w/ physical defect can’t serve in Temple. Needs to be ritually pure. Non-Kohen can’t eat from Temple offerings.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 1:7 Surcharge when buy 1/2 Shekel coin, “Kalbon.” If pay for poor or neighbor, exempt. R’ Meir=1/12 Shekel. Sages=1/24.
#DafYomi #Sotah 33: Kohens carried Ark 3x instead of Levites, when: crossed the Jordan; surrounded Jericho, brought to Solomon’s Temple.
#RambamYomi #MinyanHamitzvot F: List of prohibitions (Mitzvot Lo Ta’aseh) from number 245 until number 365; of 365 Lo Ta’aseh; of 613 total.
#HalachaYomi OC 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.
#TanyaYomi 10Iyar: Can’t comprehend God’s greatness. Has infinite worlds, countless angels in each. Innumerable troops as nothing to Him.
#EmunaYomi 34: Stubborn people that lack Emuna force God to send them all types of obstacles to prevent them from wasting their lives.


Sunday, April 30, 2023 / 9 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Emor 1: Kohen: no contact w/ dead except immediate family. Don’t cut beard (w/ razor). Limits of who Kohen Gadol can marry.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 1:4 R’ Yehuda: Kohen gives 1/2 Shekel not sin. R’ Yohanan b Zakai: Kohen doesn’t give 1/2 Shekel, sin; interpret wrong.
#DafYomi #Sotah 32: Anyone to whom a painful matter happens must announce it to the masses, & the masses will pray for mercy on his behalf.
#RambamYomi #MinyanHamitzvot E: List of prohibitions (Mitzvot Lo Ta’aseh) from number 123 until number 244; of 365 Lo Ta’aseh; of 613 total.
#HalachaYomi OC 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.
#TanyaYomi 9Iyar: Also kindles love of God if surrender soul, body, possessions w/ all heart, soul, might to God. Especially when say Shma.
#EmunaYomi 33: A person that ignores God’s messages creates a lack of communication with God.


Shabbat, April 29, 2023 / 8 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 7: Death sentence: cursing parents, forbidden sex relations, bestiality. Don’t eat unclean animals or birds.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 1:2 Officers uprooted Kilayim found in fields. More sinners, uprooted & threw on road. At end made fields ownerless.
#DafYomi #Sotah 31: Greater is one who performs Mitzvot out of love than out of fear; fear, merits endure 1,000 generations; love, 2,000.
#RambamYomi #MinyanHamitzvot D: List of prohibitions (Mitzvot Lo Ta’aseh) from number 1 until number 122; of 365 Lo Ta’aseh; of 613 total.
#HalachaYomi OC 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.
#TanyaYomi 8Iyar: “Jacob kissed Rachel & lifted up his voice & wept.” Rachel=Kneset Israel; Jacob=attribute of Mercy; awakens compassion.
#EmunaYomi 32: Without Emuna, a person is doomed to a life of confusion, frustration & costly mistakes that could have been avoided.


Friday, April 28, 2023 / 7 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 6: Love the stranger. Keep true weights & measures. Don’t sacrifice children to Molech or turn to Ov or Yidoni.
#MishnaYomi #Shkalim 1:1 Adar 1 announce that collect Shkalim, prohibit Kilayim. Adar 15 read Esther in cities. Fix roads, public works.
#DafYomi #Sotah 30: “Out of the mouths of babies and sucklings You have founded strength” (Psalms 8:3): Even infants sang Song of the Sea.
#RambamYomi #MinyanHamitzvot C: List of positive commands (Mitzvot Aseh) from number 167 until number 248; of 248 Aseh; of 613 total.
#HalachaYomi OC 401:1 Slept on the road (on Shabat) and night fell, can walk 2000 Amot in any direction from where he slept.
#TanyaYomi 7Iyar: Another direct road open to man: to occupy self w/ Torah & commandments for their own sake. Patriarch Jacob’s Attribute.
#EmunaYomi 31: Emuna turns hindsight into the foresighted knowledge that God is leading each & everyone of us on the very best path.


Thursday, April 27, 2023 / 6 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 5: Judge honestly; rebuke; love neighbor as self. Don’t: gossip; hate; take revenge; bear grudge; crossbreed.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 10:7 Pour cup 3, bless meal, Birkat Hamazon. Cup 4, complete Halel & blessing of Song. Don’t drink more from cup 3-4.
#DafYomi #Sotah 29: Learn explicitly from Torah: 3rd degree Tumah applies to sacrificial food. Derive by Kal Vachomer that 4th degree also.
#RambamYomi #MinyanHamitzvot B: List of positive commands (Mitzvot Aseh) from number 83 until number 166; of 248 Aseh; of 613 total.
#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 6Iyar: Whole man & reason for being is to know God’s glory, majestic splendor of His greatness; each to limit of their capacity.
#EmunaYomi 30: With hindsight, we’d understand that God did something that seemed harsh at the time, for our ultimate good.


Wednesday, April 26, 2023 / 5 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 4: Be holy. Fear parents. Keep Shabat. No idols. Leave field corner to poor, dropped produce. Don’t steal, lie.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 10:5 Whoever didn’t say these 3 things on Pesah didn’t fulfill their obligation: “Pesah, Matza and Maror.”
#DafYomi #Sotah 28: Entity that has awareness in order for it to be asked if got Tumah in private domain, its Safek Tumah renders it Tameh.
#RambamYomi #MinyanHamitzvot A: List of positive commands (Mitzvot Aseh) from number 1 until number 83; of 248 Aseh; of 613 total.
#HalachaYomi OC 399:7 Only trust a professional when measuring Tchum of city, because he knows how to measure land & laws of measuring.
#TanyaYomi 5Iyar: Revelation comes thru powerful fixation of mind, intense concentration touching heart’s depth, how God is our very life.
#EmunaYomi 29: Athlete knows & trusts that coach wants to build him or her up into winner & champion. Need same knowledge of & trust in God.


Tuesday, April 25, 2023 / 4 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 3: Don’t offer sacrifices outside Temple. Don’t consume blood. Punishment of Karet. List of illicit relations.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 10:4 Pour cup 2. Son asks Mah Nishatana, why this night different from all others? Hametz/Matza, veggies/Maror, etc.
#DafYomi #Sotah 27: If married woman has adulterous affair, kids considered of unflawed lineage, as most intercourse attributed to husband.
#RambamYomi #Intro C: All must follow Talmud. Geonim wrote responsa. My Mishne Torah only book beside Torah that need. 1108 yrs post-Temple.
#HalachaYomi OC 399:4 Measure Tchum directly across from city, even if mountains & valleys in way. If sharp slope, measure w/ 4 Amot string.
#TanyaYomi 4Iyar: “A good thought is united by God to a deed,” providing the “wings” to soar upwards.
#EmunaYomi 28: Task is to develop our spiritual antennae & to discern, by correctly processing God’s messages to us, what He wants from us.


Monday, April 24, 2023 / 3 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 2: More laws of Yom Kipur. Day of affliction. Atonement. No labor. Can’t offer sacrifices outside Temple.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 10:1 Pesah eve pre-Minha don’t eat ’til dark. Even poor don’t eat ’til recline, no <4 cups of wine, even charity case.
#DafYomi #Sotah 26: If Sotah innocent, “conceives seed.” Means if gave birth in pain, now with ease; baby will be male, tall and handsome.
#RambamYomi #Intro B: Besides leaders, each generation had 1000s also transmitting, until Talmud, dispersion, then different traditions.
#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 3Iyar: An emanation from Moshe, the Faithful Shepherd, is present in every generation, to illumine us.
#EmunaYomi 27: God closes those doors that aren’t beneficial for our souls, yet opens the doors that lead to what’s best for each of us.


Sunday, April 23, 2023 / 2 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 1: Kohen Gadol’s Yom Kipur Temple procedure. Sacrifices, bathing, change of garb, scapegoat killed in desert.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 9:10 2 groups’ Pesah mixed, each 1 takes person from other: if this is ours, opt out of yours & join us; or viceversa.
#DafYomi #Sotah 25: B Shamai: Promissory note that stands to be collected is considered as though it was already collected. B Hilel: not.
#RambamYomi #Intro A: Moshe got from God all Laws explicitly; Torah written, rest orally. Transmitted thru generations. List until R’ Ashi.
#HalachaYomi OC 398:11 City whose houses were built after wall, measure Tchum from houses; wall built after houses, measure Tchum from wall.
#TanyaYomi 2Iyar: Grades of love of God subdivided into many shades & gradations without limit, each person according to their capacity.
#EmunaYomi 26: God often gives us a “jolt” in the form of some difficulty or challenge that forces us to seek His help.


Shabbat, April 22, 2023 / 1 Iyar 5783
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 7: Laws of ritual purity for man after seminal emission & menstruating woman. Guidelines & purification process.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 9:9 Group lost Pesah, told 1 to get & slaughter new one, they got & slaughtered other, if he was first they eat his.
#DafYomi #Sotah 24: Forbidden marriages: no Mei Sotah nor get Ktuba: widow to KohenGadol; divorcée or halutza to Kohen; Gibeonite; Mamzer.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 12:2 Don’t try to calculate Masiah’s arrival. Sages cursed those who try to figure out arrival that they should die.
#HalachaYomi OC 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 1Iyar: Sometimes, love of God can precede fear, though fear is included in stage of “minuteness” & “concealment.”
#EmunaYomi 25: Those that think they alone control their fate are prime candidates for suffering and emotional ills.


Friday, April 21, 2023 / 30 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 6: Laws of Tzaraat of house: clear, inspect, close, take stones, demolish or cleanse w/ sacrifice. Laws of Zav.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 9:7 Designated female animal or 2 yr old animal for Pesah, leave it until gets blemish, sell, $ for burnt offerings.
#DafYomi #Sotah 23: Man is stoned naked, hanged after he’s stoned for certain sins & is sold for theft in order to pay his debt. Not woman.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 11:4 Davidic king, observes Torah, gets Israel to follow, fights God’s wars, builds Temple, gathers exile, he’s Masiah.
#HalachaYomi OC 398:3 When measure the 2000 Amot for Tchum from city, align measurement with the 4 directions: north, east, south, west.
#TanyaYomi 30Nisan: 2 grades of love of God: Ahava Raba “great love” & Ahavat Olam “eternal love.” Need fear of God to reach “great love.”
#EmunaYomi 24: Those constantly seeking God don’t need the superfluous “wake-up calls” of extreme tribulations.


Thursday, April 20, 2023 / 29 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 5: If recovered from Tzaraat & poor, brings less expensive sacrifice: lamb, flour, oil, 2 birds & same procedure.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 9:5 Egypt Pesah different from later: buy on Nisan 10, sprinkle blood on lintel & doorposts w/ hyssop, eaten quickly.
#DafYomi #Sotah 22: Problem of Torah scholar who hasn’t attained ability to issue Torah rulings yet does. And scholar who can but doesn’t.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 10:3 Gentile converted to Judaism, circumcised & immersed in Mikveh; if after decides that wants to forsake, can’t.
#HalachaYomi OC 398:1 City’s length & width not even, measure Tchum from all sides individually even if not aligned w/ 4 directions.
#TanyaYomi 29Nisan: Can’t reach fear of God or wisdom except by fulfilling Torah & commandments. “Where there’s no fear, there’s no wisdom.”
#EmunaYomi 23: Ignorance of fact that God loves us & is helping us reach our soul correction is root of suffering, worry & anxiety.


Wednesday, April 19, 2023 / 28 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 4: Tzaraat on clothing: burn. Ritual after person w/ Tzaraat clean: sacrifices, sprinkle blood, shave hair, bath.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 9:3 1st Pesah: No Hametz, recite Halel when eat. Not 2nd Pesah. Both Pesahs: roast, eat w/ Matza/Maror, do on Shabat.
#DafYomi #Sotah 21: Torah study: engaged in it, protects from misfortune & saves from evil inclination; when not, protects but doesn’t save.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 9:14 Non-Jews fulfill command to set up courts: Put judges in major cities, judge & admonish on other 6 Noahide laws.
#HalachaYomi OC 397:16 Filled abandoned well w/ water for friend; can move water per distance that person who filled it up is permitted.
#TanyaYomi 28Nisan: Train mind that when looking at heavens & earth & all within, outer garment of God. Emuna (faith) from Emun (training).
#EmunaYomi 22: If God reproves those He loves, then doesn’t reprove those He hates. A life without trials & tribulations isn’t a good sign.


Tuesday, April 18, 2023 / 27 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 3: If person has Tzaraat, clothing torn, head unshorn & calls out: “Unclean! Unclean!” Tzaraat laws of garments.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 9:1 Ritually impure or far from Jerusalem & didn’t do 1st Pesah, does on 2nd Pesah. Erred or prevented, does on 2nd.
#DafYomi #Sotah 20: R Yishmael to scribe: be careful in your work, if omit or add a single letter in Torah scroll destroying entire world.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 8:1 Jewish soldiers conquer non-Jewish area, can eat non-kosher meat & animals, if hungry & nothing else available.
#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 27Nisan: When consider that God is omnipresent & omniscient, then will fear God, turn from evil & do good.
#EmunaYomi 21: Zohar: God wields rod, leads son on straight path. Mishle “God reproves those He loves & like a father, mollifies the child.”


Monday, April 17, 2023 / 26 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 2: More Tzaraat laws: depends on coloring of skin, hair, location, depth. Wait 7 days, then Kohen examines again.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 8:6 For people who may not eat their portion of Pesah, can still sacrifice with them in mind, but not exclusively.
#DafYomi #Sotah 19: R Akiva: Until handful is sacrificed she can retract her decision to drink the bitter water; afterward, can’t retract.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 7:4 After fearful told to leave war & left, officers can chop leg of any further deserters. Flight beginning of defeat.
#HalachaYomi OC 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 26Nisan: God knows everything that happens to all created beings, because they all receive their flow of life from Him.
#EmunaYomi 20: The more we cooperate with God to achieve our ultimate soul correction, the easier our lives become. 


Sunday, April 16, 2023 / 25 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 1: Ritual purity laws for woman after childbirth. Laws of Tzaraat, skin condition, & when considered pure or not.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 8:4 Person designated others to also eat of his Pesah portion, members of group can tell him: take you’re share & go.
#DafYomi #Sotah 18: Wrote Sotah scroll on 2 unattached pages, unfit. Torah says “Scroll,” singular. Must be written on 1 scroll, not 2 or 3.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 6:7 When place siege around city to conquer it, don’t surround on all 4 sides; just on 3. Leave place for them to flee.
#HalachaYomi OC 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 25Nisan: Body into which light of soul doesn’t penetrate should be “crushed” by reflecting from depths of heart.
#EmunaYomi 19: If fail to know God when all good, risk of getting trouble with no natural or logical solution. Then can only cry out to God.


Shabbat, April 15, 2023 / 24 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 7: Laws ritual impurity: carcass; inside of clay vessel; water on food; liquid in vessel; ovens. Cistern remains pure.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 8:3 Can designate a lot of people to be part of a Pesah sacrifice as long as each person can eat > Kzayit of meat.
#DafYomi #Sotah 17: Why Techelet (sky-blue color) for Tzitzit? Like color of sea, which is like color of sky, which is like God’s Throne.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 5:9 Only leave Israel to study Torah, marry or save property; did it, must return. Can go on biz trips or if famine.
#HalachaYomi OC 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 24Nisan: Each Jewish soul contains some quality of Moshe, who is 1 of the 7 Shepherds & sum of all of the Shepherds.
#EmunaYomi 18: When we ignore God’s personal messages, He is compelled to send “louder” messages (situations of greater difficulty).


Friday, April 14, 2023 / 23 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 6: Kosher laws. OK: animals w/ cloven hoof, chew cud; fish w/ fins/scales; locust types. Can’t: list of birds; insects.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 8:1 Wife eats husband’s Pesah sacrifice. 1st holiday w/ parents, chooses whose eats. Slaves don’t eat Pesah sacrifice.
#DafYomi #Sotah 16: Torah says must cover with dust the blood of beast or fowl slaughtered to eat. Really can use anything similar to dust.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 4:1 King can raise taxes for his needs or for war. Can tax merchandise. Can confiscate property of or kill tax evaders.
#HalachaYomi OC 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 23Nisan: With preparedness to surrender soul to God begin morning benedictions, “Blessed are You…”
#EmunaYomi 17: Understand that all in our lives is for our own ultimate good. Allows to cope with situations without stress, worry, anxiety.


Thursday, April 13, 2023 / 22 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 5: Moshe angry w/ Aaron’s sons, they burnt sin offering & didn’t eat it as ordered. Aaron explains why. Moshe accepts.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 7:11 What can eat of ox can eat of kid including shoulders & cartilage. Broke bone of Pesah sacrifice, get 40 lashes.
#DafYomi #Sotah 15: Reason Sotah brings offering of animal food: Just as her actions were of an animal, so too her offering is animal food.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 3:1 King write Torah for self besides 1 everyone should have. Always w/ him except in bathroom, etc. Read all his life.
#HalachaYomi OC 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 22Nisan: Binding of person’s thought with God’s by letters of Torah & prayer, especially when speak to God in 2nd person.
#EmunaYomi 16: God, in His limitless love for each of us, directs our lives in a manner that helps us successfully achieve soul correction.


Wednesday, April 12, 2023 / 21 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 4: Moshe orders Aaron & surviving sons to eat from meal offering, wave & eat thigh & breast of peace offering (Shlamim).
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 7:10 Must burn bones, nerves & leftovers of Pesah sacrifice on Nisan 16th. If 16th falls on Shabat burn on the 17th.
#DafYomi #Sotah 14: Roman garrison sought Moshe’s tomb. When up mountain, seemed as below. When below seemed as up. When split, both places.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 2:1 Must honor & be in awe of king. Don’t ride horse, sit on throne, use scepter, wear crown. Burn his things when die.
#HalachaYomi OC 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 21Nisan: So that his heart truly desire Yihud Elyon, there needs to be in his heart “great love” for God alone, to do His will.
#EmunaYomi 15: Proximity to God & thereby getting to know Him are the ultimate soul correction, our individual goal & mission on earth.


Tuesday, April 11, 2023 / 20 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 3: God’s fire consumes Aaron’s sacrifice. Nation praises, fall on face. Nadav & Avihu offer strange fire, killed by God.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 7:8 All/most of Pesah offering impure, burn before Temple w/ altar wood. Minority of sacrifice impure, burn privately.
#DafYomi #Sotah 13: Children of Esau, Ishmael and Keturah all came to Jacob’s burial. When they saw Joseph’s crown on casket, put their own.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 1:8 If prophet appoints king from non-Judah tribe, if follows Torah & fights God’s wars, considered king & rules apply.
#HalachaYomi OC 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 20Nisan: One should never separate self from community. Intend to unite, attach self to God, fount of his soul & souls of Israel.
#EmunaYomi 14: The closer one gets to God, the better one gets to know Him.


Monday, April 10, 2023 / 19 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 2: Aaron burns meal offering. Sacrifices nation’s ox, ram (Shlamim); raises hands, blesses nation. Glory of God appears.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 7:6 All or most people or Kohens impure, bring Pesah sacrifice @ right time. Otherwise pure on time, impure 2nd Pesah.
#DafYomi #Sotah 12: Moshe hidden 3 months ‘cuz Egyptians counted 9 months from parents’ remarriage. Mom was pregnant 3 months before.
#RambamYomi #Avel 14:2 Accompanying guests is greater than hospitality which is greater than receiving God. Didn’t accompany = shed blood.
#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 19Nisan: R’ Yohanan b Zakai to disciples: May it be God’s will that fear of Heaven be upon you like the fear of a human being.
#EmunaYomi 13: Daily events & experiences are personal messages from God, to stimulate our Emuna, encourage us to speak to Him.


Sunday, April 9, 2023 / 18 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 1: Day 8 of consecration of Tabernacle by Moses, Aaron & sons. Aaron sacrifices Chatat & Olah for self, more for Nation.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 7:4 Can sacrifice if person impure, but not eat: Omer, 2 loaves (Shavuot), Showbread, Shalme Zibur, Rosh Hodesh goats.
#DafYomi #Sotah 11: 3 in Pharaoh’s council: Bilaam: drown babies, was killed. Iyov quiet, had travails. Yitro ran, descendants in Sanhedrin.
#RambamYomi #Avel 13:11 Don’t mourn excessively. Death is pattern of the world. Proper to weep 3 days, eulogize 7, keep restrictions 30.
#HalachaYomi OC 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 18Nisan: God’s light, which encompasses & pervades all worlds, identical w/ Higher Will, clothed in letters & wisdom of Torah.
#EmunaYomi 12: God has one simple request from each of us — that we get to know Him.


Shabbat, April 8, 2023 / 17 Nisan 5783
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 7:2 Don’t roast Pesah on metal spit or gridiron. If roast touched oven ceramic, peel off part of meat that touched.
#DafYomi #Sotah 10: Any daughter-in-law who is modest in the house of her father-in-law merits that kings and prophets emerge from her.
#RambamYomi #Avel 12:2 Sluggish for sages’ eulogy, won’t live long; for upright person’s, deserves death; if shed tears, God guards reward.
#HalachaYomi OC 391:1 Forgot to make Eruv in alleyway, same laws as in courtyard (i.e. annuls rights to other alleyway residents, etc.).
#TanyaYomi 17Nisan: Not enough to awaken love of God to “do good.” 1st must arouse innate fear of God, not to rebel against Him.
#EmunaYomi 11: Once develop deep sense of Emuna, then the puzzle-pieces of life suddenly come together in a picture of striking clarity.


Friday, April 7, 2023 / 16 Nisan 5783
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 6:5 Pesah sacrifice on Shabat w/o proper intent, liable for Chatat offering. Brought unfit Pesah sacrifice, liable.
#DafYomi #Sotah 9: Anyone who covets that which isn’t his is not given what he desires, and that which he had is taken from him.
#RambamYomi #Avel 11:7 7 days of wedding celebration like Festival. If relative dies in middle, complete 7 days of celebration, then mourn.
#HalachaYomi OC 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 16Nisan: Love of God w/o service will be world to come, receiving of reward. “This day” to do, “tomorrow” world to come, reward.
#EmunaYomi 10: Often must suffer or have hardship to reach higher spiritual level or correction of the soul. Like athlete suffers training.


Thursday, April 6, 2023 / 15 Nisan 5783
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 6:3 Bring Hagiga sacrifice on Pesah on weekday, in purity, when Pesah sacrifice not enough for group. If not true, no.
#DafYomi #Sotah 8: Rava says: It is learned as a tradition that the evil inclination controls only that which a person’s eyes see.
#RambamYomi #Avel 10:1 Shabat day of mourning, but no public mourning, only private: veiling head, marital relations, washing w/ hot water.
#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 15Nisan: Pray & study Torah w/ Kavana for its own sake, infinitely bright light shines that can’t be revealed until end of days.
#EmunaYomi 9: Completing one’s soul correction (Tikkun) is the loftiest achievement a person can accomplish in this material world.


Wednesday, April 5, 2023 / 14 Nisan 5783
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 6:1 Override Shabat: Korban Pesah slaughter, sprinkle blood, press entrails, burn Helev; can’t: roast; wash entrails.
#DafYomi #Sotah 7: Woman can’t be secluded with 1 man; two ok, if of fit morals. With men of loose morals, can’t be alone even with 10 men.
#RambamYomi #Avel 9:2 Tear clothing for ones Rabbi; Nasi; Av Bet Din; a community; blasphemy; burned Torah; over Judah, Jerusalem & Temple.
#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 14Nisan: This world is the lowest world; radiance that is in it contracted to utmost limit, hence it’s corporeal and material.
#EmunaYomi 8: God decides when we succeed and when we fail, when times are easy and when times are hard.


Tuesday, April 4, 2023 / 13 Nisan 5783
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 5:9 Sacrifice suspended & flayed w/ iron hooks on walls & pillars. If no room, used sticks held between 2 people.
#DafYomi #Sotah 6: Rebbi: Merit delays punishment of Mei Sotah. Even if woman committed adultery won’t die immediately due to merit she has.
#RambamYomi #Avel 8:4 Don’t inform the seriously ill if close relative died. Silence women who can’t control themselves in their presence.
#HalachaYomi OC 386:4 Alleyway Eruv between multiple courtyards, must consist of any type or combination of food sufficient for 2 meals.
#TanyaYomi 13Nisan: R’ Haim Vital: Torah w/o Kavana creates angels in world of Yetzira. Mitzvot w/o Kavana makes angels in world of Asiyah.
#EmunaYomi 7: Divine Providence determines events on a global scale & the tiniest details in the universe, even the evening meal of a worm.


Monday, April 3, 2023 / 12 Nisan 5783
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 5:7 1st group left Temple courtyard, 2nd enters, 2nd left, 3rd enters. Repeat rituals each time. Say Hallel & repeat.
#DafYomi #Sotah 5: God disregarded all the mountains & hills & rested His Presence on lowly Mt Sinai, didn’t raise Mt Sinai up toward Him.
#RambamYomi #Avel 7:1 Notified that relative died after <30 days = day of burial, keeps regular mourning. After >30 days, 1 day of mourning.
#HalachaYomi OC 386:1 Alleyway (Mavoy) between multiple courtyards (Hazerot), can make Eruv to connect the courtyards.
#TanyaYomi 12Nisan: “Always occupy self w/ Torah & Mitzvot, even if not for its own sake, will come to do so for its own sake.” For sure.
#EmunaYomi 6: Divine Providence is designed to help us perform our task in life.


Sunday, April 2, 2023 / 11 Nisan 5783
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 5:5 Pesah sacrifice slaughtered by 3 groups. People filled Temple yard, closed doors. Used beakers of gold & silver.
#DafYomi #Sotah 4: R Zerika says that R Elazar says: Anyone who treats the ritual of washing hands with contempt is uprooted from the world.
#RambamYomi #Avel 6:2 Mourner prohibited during 1st 30 days to: cut hair; wear freshly ironed clothes; marry; go to party; business travel.
#HalachaYomi OC 385:1 Sadducee considered as Jew for nullifying Eruv, but can’t give permission for use because doesn’t believe in Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 11Nisan: Doing Mitzvot for own sake arouses innate fear & love of God; bring them from concealment of heart to conscious mind.
#EmunaYomi 5: Everything that happens to us in life is the product of God’s will & personal intervention in our lives — Divine Providence.


Shabbat, April 1, 2023 / 10 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 7: Moshe sprinkles mix of oil & blood on Aaron, sons, & their garb. Orders them to cook meat & eat w/bread, burn leftover.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 5:3 Slaughtered Pesah sacrifice just for non-eaters, non-designated, uncircumcised or impure, sacrifice disqualified.
#DafYomi #Sotah 3: Every passage in the Torah that was stated and repeated was repeated only for the novel element introduced therein.
#RambamYomi #Avel 5:20 Mourners: Can’t greet, have lengthy or frivolous talks. Don’t hold baby, causes laughter. Don’t go to celebrations.
#HalachaYomi OC 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 10Nisan: Don’t concern ourselves w/ esoteric matters, for Tzadikim, but w/ what is revealed to us & to which all should aspire.
#EmunaYomi 4: God alone cares for each of us in a unique, tailor-made fashion according to our own individual needs.


Friday, March 31, 2023 / 9 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 6: Sacrifice 2nd ram. Put blood on Kohen’s right ear, thumb & big toe. Burn ram’s fat, tail, diaphragm, kidneys, rt thigh.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 5:2 Pesach sacrifice slaughtered, blood collected, or sprinkled on altar; if any part w/o proper intent, disqualified.
#DafYomi #Sotah 2: 40 days before embryo formed Divine Voice announces: daughter of so-and-so destined to marry so-and-so; also home, field.
#RambamYomi #Avel 4:4 Tombstone placed on grave. Righteous don’t need tombstone, their words will be their memory & shouldn’t visit graves.
#HalachaYomi OC 382:20 Courtyard w/ Jews & gentiles; Jews made Eruv thru adjacent windows, can only pass items thru windows & nothing else.
#TanyaYomi 9Nisan: World of Atzilut beyond comprehension, united w/ God’s Chochma/Bina/Daat. World of Beriah, can know God in limited way.
#EmunaYomi 3: Emuna: Original Hebrew term for belief in single, omniscient, benevolent, all-powerful Creator of universe, who we call God.


Thursday, March 30, 2023 / 8 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 5: Sacrifice of sin offering bull & 1 ram, Aaron & sons lean hands on its head, slaughtered, blood on altar, burn parts.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 4:9 3 items Sages conceded to Hezekia: dragged evil father’s bones on road, crushed Bronze Snake, hid Book of Healing.
#DafYomi #Nazir 66: R Nehorai: Shmuel HaNavi was a Nazir. Just like by Shimshon uses word “mora” so too by Shmuel.
#RambamYomi #Avel 3:1 Except for the 6 relatives, if Kohen comes in contact with a corpse on purpose, after warned & witnesses, he’s lashed.
#HalachaYomi OC 382:16 Gentile has 5 Jewish renters or sharecroppers living in his house, they can’t ban each others use of Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 8Nisan: Person’s intellect can’t have joy or pleasure except in what conceives, understands, knows & apprehends of God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 2: All of life’s questions have one universal key: Emuna. Emuna is like the master key to life’s locked dilemmas.


Wednesday, March 29, 2023 / 7 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 4: Ordination of Aaron & sons as Kohens: Moshe bathes, dresses & anoints them. Brings sin offering bull, 2 rams & matza.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 4:6 Unless start job before 14 Nisan, can’t do job on 14th. Sages: tailors, barbers & launderers can work until noon.
#DafYomi #Nazir 65: Any case of uncertainty with regard to Tzaraat is initially deemed Tahor until it is established that it is Tameh.
#RambamYomi #Avel 2:1 Biblically mourn for mom, dad, son, daughter, paternal brother & sister. Rabbis added spouse, maternal bro & sis.
#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 7Nisan: Reason angels called Chayot (beasts) & Behemot (cattle) because they have no free will. Tzadikim are superior to them.
#EmunaYomi 1: Emuna is the solution to all problems, grants happiness & inner peace, has power to help a person bloom into their very best.


Tuesday, March 28, 2023 / 6 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 3: Shlamim, Peace offerings: Toda, Thanksgiving; Neder or Nedava, Vow or Voluntary offerings. Don’t ever eat fat or blood.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 4:4 Custom to light candles for Yom Kipur, light; not, not. Light in shuls, study halls, dark alleys & over the sick.
#DafYomi #Nazir 64: Found 1 or 2 corpses, don’t assume graveyard. Found 3 corpses & space between them is 4-8 cubits, it’s a graveyard.
#RambamYomi #Avel 1:1 Biblically must mourn 1st day of death & burial. Moshe instituted 7 days of mourning (& 7 days wedding celebrations).
#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 6Nisan: Heritage of Patriarchs, latent in heart of every Jew to have natural love and fear of God.
#EmunaYomi 750: May God bless you always and help you attain all your heart’s wishes for the very best, Amen.


Monday, March 27, 2023 / 5 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 2: Kohen brings meal offering/day 1/10 efah, 1/2 in AM, 1/2 evening. Laws of Chatat, Sin offering; Asham, Guilt offering.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 4:2 Brought Shmita fruit from place where fruit finished to place where still have or viceversa, has to destroy fruit.
#DafYomi #Nazir 63: Nazir shaved at end of term, found had become Tameh, negates entire term. If was Tumat Hatehom (unknown Tumah), doesn’t.
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 7:2 Rebel Son: steals $ from dad, buys cheap meat & wine, eats outside home w/ group of fools, meat 1/2 raw, thin wine.
#HalachaYomi OC 382:6 Jew rented gentile’s area for Shabat; didn’t specify time; valid until owner cancels (after at least 1st Shabat).
#TanyaYomi 5Nisan: God’s illumination is infinitely greater when say Shma, pray or bless w/ Kavana, than when do Mitzvot w/o Kavana.
#EmunaYomi 749: Believe all God does is to assist us to correct our souls & cling to Him. We will be happier & more successful in all we do.


Sunday, March 26, 2023 / 4 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 1: Olah, Burnt offering, ashes placed next to Altar, then outside camp. Fire always on Altar. Minha, Meal offering laws.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 4:1 Town where work Pesah eve until noon, work; where don’t, don’t. If go from 1 town to 2nd, keep strictures of both.
#DafYomi #Nazir 62: Greater stringency in case of slaves than of women, as a man can nullify wife’s vows but he can’t nullify slave’s vows.
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 6:10 Parents mentally ill, child treats them at their level. If so bad & can’t handle, get others to take care of them.
#HalachaYomi OC 382:5 Jew can rent gentile’s property for Shabat for less than the value of a Pruta (to have ownership for Eruv).
#TanyaYomi 4Nisan: Greatest Tzimtzum: stones, earth, minute divine vitality, less so than plants. 4 levels: mineral, vegetable, animal, man.
#EmunaYomi 748: Emuna axis around which world rotates. Strengthen cognizance that God runs universe, all for good and specific purpose.


Shabbat, March 25, 2023 / 3 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 7: Can’t afford animal, or 2 birds, brings fine flour. Used sacred object, stole, swore: sacrifice, principal + 1/5.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 3:7 Off to Korban Pesach, son’s Brit or own betrothal meal, remembers Hametz at home, if can, goes back to destroy it.
#DafYomi #Nazir 61: The laws of naziriteship do not apply to gentiles. However, women and Canaanite slaves do have naziriteship.
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 5:15 Not only can’t hit or curse parents, also can’t shame, even with words or even insinuation. Will be cursed by God.
#HalachaYomi OC 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 3Nisan: Both body & soul are of this world. Light & vitality that comes from God concealed by numerous contractions (Tzimtzumim).
#EmunaYomi 747: Practice makes perfect. Review lessons. The more internalize Emuna principles, the easier to apply in everyday life.


Friday, March 24, 2023 / 2 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 6: Unintentional sin sacrifice for person. Swore, withheld testimony, touched ritually unclean; confess & sacrifice.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 3:5 Dough leavens, must burn. Sages: ate it, liable in Karet. When leavened? when pale like when hair stands on end.
#DafYomi #Nazir 60: Students: can pure Nazir who is also Metzora shave once for both requirements? R’ Shimon b Yochai: No. Each different.
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 4:2 Rebel Elder liable if dispute can lead to violation of Karet. i.e. confusion on date, status of wife, $, sacrifice.
#HalachaYomi OC 381:6 Man died on Shabat & hadn’t made Eruv; if inheritor comes to dwell in courtyard, can nullify the property & permit it.
#TanyaYomi 2Nisan: Meditation not valid when need to recite, like Shma & blessings. If said but didn’t focus, fulfilled obligation.
#EmunaYomi 746: More prays, closer to God, more illuminates our souls, happier we feel. That’s the secret of the good life in a nutshell.


Thursday, March 23, 2023 / 1 Nisan 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 5: Sacrifices for unintentional sins of: Kohen Gadol; King; all of Israel if followed erroneous decision of Sanhedrin.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 3:2 Dough in crevices of kneading-trough: > kzayit (olive-worth), destroy it; < kzayit, nullified due to smallness.
#DafYomi #Nazir 59: Man can’t wear a woman’s garment & thereby go and sit among women; woman can’t wear a man’s garment & sit among the men.
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 3:5 Rebel Elder: kill if sage differs w/ Sanhedrin on Mitzva that liable Karet & instructs others or does himself.
#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 1Nisan: Torah study termed “Keriah” (calling). Torah study, calling God & comes to the person. God close to those who call Him.
#EmunaYomi 745: The fortunate person that discovers the secret of the good life can’t go for a day without prayer.


Wednesday, March 22, 2023 / 29 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 4: Peace offering (Shlamim), from cattle, sheep or goats: lean on head; slaughter; burn fat, kidneys, diaphragm, liver.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 2:8 Can’t boil Pesach sacrifice, not w/ drinks or fruit juice. After it’s roasted, can dab or dip sacrifice in them.
#DafYomi #Nazir 58: Man who removes the hair of armpit or pubic hair violates prohibition: “A man shall not put on a woman’s garment.”
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 2:2 Sanhedrin issued edict, decree or custom & it spread throughout Israel, only a greater Sanhedrin can nullify it.
#HalachaYomi OC 380:2 If courtyard resident nullifies his property, anyone, including him, can use Eruv of the whole courtyard on Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 29Adar: “Not learning, but doing is the essential thing.” Interrupt Torah to do Mitzva that can’t be done by others; if can, no.
#EmunaYomi 744: Since lack of prayer is cause of deficiency, w/ prayer we can attain anything & fulfill all our needs, material & spiritual.


Tuesday, March 21, 2023 / 28 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 3: Deep pot meal offering sacrifice, fine flour w/ oil. Part burned, part to Kohens. No leaven. Salt on all sacrifices.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 2:6 Maror: lettuce, wild or garden endives, eryngo or coriander; fresh or dry, but not pickled, boiled or cooked.
#DafYomi #Nazir 57: R Huna: Adult who cuts sideburns of a minor boy is liable to lashes, even though minor isn’t obligated yet in Mitzvot.
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 1:1 Sanhedrin essence of Oral Torah. Laws go out to all nation. If believe in Moshe & his Torah, must rely on Sanhedrin.
#HalachaYomi OC 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 28Adar: “Torah study equals all Mitzvot combined.” Done thru speech & thought, innermost garments of vivifying soul.
#EmunaYomi 743: Rabbi Nathan of Breslov said: “Wherever I see deficiency, I see lack of prayer!”


Monday, March 20, 2023 / 27 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 2: Laws of Olah/burnt offering of birds: turtledoves or young doves, nip neck, blood on altar. Meal offerings (Minha).
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 2:5 Grains for Matza: wheat, barley, spelt, rye, oats. Can also use Demai, 1st & 2nd Maaser, Hekdesh, Chala, Truma.
#DafYomi #Nazir 56: Law stated as a tradition of 3 scholars, say 1st & last names in the chain but we don’t necessarily say the middle one.
#RambamYomi #Edut 22:5 Plaintiff brings false witnesses, even 100 pairs, & true witnesses, if accurate, believe testimony of true witnesses.
#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 27Adar: Charity “balances all other Mitzvot.” All strength of vital soul embodied in work & $ earned. Whole vital soul ascends.
#EmunaYomi 742: Any worthwhile endeavor begins with prayer. Adding prayer before whatever we do gives life an indescribable sweetness.


Sunday, March 19, 2023 / 26 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 1: God calls to Moshe. Speaks to him from Tent of Meeting. Laws of sacrifices: burnt offering (Olah) process and laws.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 2:2 Hametz that gentile owned during Pesah, can benefit from after; but if Jew owned it during Pesah, can’t benefit.
#DafYomi #Nazir 55: If enters land of nations in chest, box, or cabinet is Tahor. In a wagon [karon], boat, or raft [iskareya], is Tameh.
#RambamYomi #Edut 21:2 Ed Zomem accuse person of owing debt sooner than reality & caught, they pay value of debt for period would have lost.
#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 26Adar: Each spark that descends into world is in true exile. Even perfect Tzadik not at level of attachment to God as before.
#EmunaYomi 741: We should pray to God that He help us pray; particularly, ask God to enable us to speak to Him in personal prayer every day.


Shabbat, March 18, 2023 / 25 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 7: Day1/Month1/yr 2 Moshe sets up Mishkan, anoints. Kohens bathed, clothed & anointed. Cloud covers & leads way.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 1:7 While can eat Hametz, can also give to animals, sell to gentiles & benefit from it. Once can’t eat, can’t benefit.
#DafYomi #Nazir 54: Tumah in a sealed grave breaks through, ascends & descends. The grave imparts Tumah above & below it like corpse itself.
#RambamYomi #Edut 20:2 Ed Zomem only executed if caught after innocent sentenced but before executed. If innocent executed, they’re not.
#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 25Adar: When entire vital soul of community of Israel will be holy, entire world will emerge from impurity & filth to holiness.
#EmunaYomi 740: The Evil inclination tries everything in its power to impede prayer; will present long list of obstacles & impediments.


Friday, March 17, 2023 / 24 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 6: Making coat & Tzitz of Kohen Gadol; tunics, caps, pants, sash for Kohens. Finished Mishkan. Moshe blesses.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 1:5 2 loaves of bread placed on Temple roof. 2 there, could eat Hametz. 1 there, didn’t eat or burn. 0 there, burn.
#DafYomi #Nazir 53: R Yakov b Idi: ruling on Korban Pesah wasn’t compromise. Was tradition from Hagai, Zechariah & Malachi, last prophets.
#RambamYomi #Edut 19:1 Ed Zomem found guilty even if highly unlikely (but not completely impossible) that could have witnessed what claimed.
#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 24Adar: When study Torah, pray or do Mitzva, vital soul’s energy, from our blood, from food eaten, converted from evil to good.
#EmunaYomi 739: Prayer, especially personal, doesn’t come easy. Brings person very close to God; entire soul correction depends on it.


Thursday, March 16, 2023 / 23 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 5: Making for Kohen Gadol: Efod w/ stone on each side w/ names of tribes; Choshen: breastplate of 12 stones.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 1:3 Forgot to check Hametz eve of 14, check 14; forgot 14, check during holiday; forgot holiday, check after holiday.
#DafYomi #Nazir 52: R’ Shimon was irreverent towards R’ Akiva. After realized error, R’ Shimon fasted many days until his teeth blackened.
#RambamYomi #Edut 18:1 Ed Zomem, false witness: testifies, others testify impossible for them to have witnessed. Get punishment of victim.
#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 23Adar: Fulfillment of Messianic Era, Resurrection of the Dead, depends on our actions & service throughout duration of exile.
#EmunaYomi 738: Proper requests, daily self-evaluation & Tshuva invoke illumination of soul that brings true happiness & inner peace.


Wednesday, March 15, 2023 / 22 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 4: Making: Altar, utensils, basin, courtyard pillars, curtains. Pekudai. Inventory of gold, silver, copper used.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 1:1 Eve 14 Nisan check Hametz w/ candles. Places where don’t bring Hametz, don’t check. Wine cellar check 2 1st rows.
#DafYomi #Nazir 51: Corpse that has Halakha of dust (Rakav) that imparts impurity: was buried naked in a marble coffin or on a stone floor.
#RambamYomi #Edut 17:1 Even if wise, righteous men said witnessed person sin or borrow money, 1 can’t testify to what didn’t personally see.
#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 22Adar: Part of complete revelation experienced at Giving of Torah. At each utterance their souls took flight. God restored them.
#EmunaYomi 737: Most important personal prayers are requests for enhanced Emuna & that God should open our eyes to what we need to correct.


Tuesday, March 14, 2023 / 21 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 3: Making: Menora, pure gold, 1 piece, 7 branches w/ goblets, knobs & flowers; Incense Altar, wood, gold plated.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 10:14 Can strew salt on altar ramp so Kohens won’t slip. Can draw water w/ rolling wheel from Gola & Large cisterns.
#DafYomi #Nazir 50: R Yosi: “Now they’ll say: Meir is dead, Yehuda is angry, and Yosi remained silent.” So he intervened to clarify R Meir.
#RambamYomi #Edut 16:4 Judge needs to understand & determine if witness gets any benefit from testimony, even if unusual or far-fetched.
#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 21Adar: Hishtalshelut: downward gradation of the worlds & their descent thru many “garments” which screen light & life from God.
#EmunaYomi 736: When first do Tshuva (repent), bad habits & traits may surface. It’s a gift from God who shows us what we need to correct.


Monday, March 13, 2023 / 20 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 2: Bezalel, Oholiav & others imbued w/ spirit of God for craftsmanship, weaving, work w/ metals, stones, wood.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 10:13 Can cut off wart in Temple on Shabat, not in rest of country. If use instrument to cut off, can’t in either place.
#DafYomi #Nazir 49: R Yehuda after R Meir death: Don’t let his students in. Vexatious. They don’t want to learn Torah but to overwhelm me.
#RambamYomi #Edut 15:1 If may have any benefit from testifying about case, can’t testify or judge case; even city resident on city matters.
#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 20Adar: When mind tells body to do Mitzva, animal soul submits unwillingly to holiness, says Amen, does & unites w/ God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 735: God doesn’t give us a test that we can’t pass. Therefore, we can’t blame our misdeeds on anyone or anything else.


Sunday, March 12, 2023 / 19 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 1: Work 6 days, rest 7th. Don’t light fire on Shabat. Generous contribution of material & artisans for Mishkan.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 10:11 A loose bolt fastened to rope, drags on ground, can use to lock doors in Temple, but not any doors beyond Temple.
#DafYomi #Nazir 48: Can’t neglect KorbanPesah or BritMila (positive Mitzvot whose neglect is punished by Karet) even to bury close relative.
#RambamYomi #Edut 14:1 Witness disqualified from testimony because of marriage to relative; if wife died, even if had sons, can now testify.
#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 19Adar: Occupied in Torah, soul w/ 2 inner garments of speech & thought unite w/ God’s light. To connect body, need to do Mitzva.
#EmunaYomi 734: Rather than sinking into despair, we use our misdeed as raw material that can be refined w/ Tshuva to get closer to God.


Shabbat, March 11, 2023 / 18 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 7: Moshe 40 days on Mt. Sinai. Gets 2nd Tablets w/10 commandments. His face shines. People afraid of him. He used veil.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 10:8 Tree branches form canopy, branches < 3 Tefah from ground, can carry under tree. Roots > 3 Tefah, can’t sit on it.
#DafYomi #Nazir 47: Kohen Gadol & Nazir can’t become impure even to bury relatives. But yes to bury Met Mitzva, corpse w/ no one to bury it.
#RambamYomi #Edut 13:1 Relatives can’t testify together or for each other: fathers w/ son, grandson; brothers; cousins; uncles w/ nephews.
#HalachaYomi OC 372:11 Built platform next to wall above 2nd platform, thereby reducing height of wall below 10 Amot, nullifies Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 18Adar: No person can truly understand God at all. God’s light can’t reveal itself except by doing Mitzvot, God’s will & wisdom.
#EmunaYomi 733: With Tshuva (repentance), we disarm and neutralize the Evil Inclination.


Friday, March 10, 2023 / 17 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 6: God: I’ll banish people of Canaan. Don’t make pacts w/ them or marry them. Destroy their idols. I’m a jealous God.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 10:6 Don’t stand in private domain & drink from a public domain or viceversa unless head & most of body where drinking.
#DafYomi #Nazir 46: Has no right thumb, big toe where place atonement blood: R Eliezer: no atonement. R Shimon: put on spot. Sages: on left.
#RambamYomi #Edut 12:2 Can’t disqualify self as witness by incriminating self. Don’t believe him about self, do believe about someone else.
#HalachaYomi OC 372:7 Wall between 2 courtyards: breach < 10 Amot wide, counts as an opening; more, considered 1 courtyard, need joint Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 17Adar: God rests on man’s body thru his good deeds. Even perfect Tzadik’s soul doesn’t lose identity or absorbed by God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 732: Evil Inclination isn’t interested as much in sin as he is in the sadness & depression that immobilizes a person after sin.


Thursday, March 9, 2023 / 16 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 5: God to Moshe: Hew 2 stone tablets & I’ll inscribe them. God declares 13 attributes of mercy; Moshe bows & prostrates.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 10:5 Man shouldn’t stand in private domain on Shabat and urinate or spit into public domain, or from public to private.
#DafYomi #Nazir 45: If impure from corpse, can enter Levite camp. Even corpse can be brought in. “Moses took Joseph’s bones with him.”
#RambamYomi #Edut 11:3 Torah scholar acceptable as a witness unless disqualified. Boor unacceptable witness unless established as ethical.
#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 16Adar: Why have souls of Benoni (intermediates) been brought into world? Why lifelong struggle with evil nature of animal soul?
#EmunaYomi 731: Tshuva (repentance) can be done anywhere, except in the bathroom, shower, or in an unclean place.


Wednesday, March 8, 2023 / 15 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 4: God: No man can see My face & live. Stay w/ me by this rock & I’ll cover you as My glory passes. You’ll see My back.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 10:3 Scroll unrolled past threshold, can roll back. Unrolled from roof, debate distance from ground that can roll back.
#DafYomi #Nazir 44: To bury his father or his mother a Nazir may not become impure; however, he becomes impure to bury a Met Mitzva.
#RambamYomi #Edut 10:4 Wicked that can’t testify: thieves, lying witnesses, borrow or lend w/ interest, shepherds, tax-collectors, gamblers.
#HalachaYomi OC 372:1 Allowed to pass utensils through adjacent roofs, courtyards & karpafs on Shabat, even if not under the same ownership.
#TanyaYomi 15Adar: Giving charity raises rest of income to God, provides dwelling for God, balanced against all the sacrifices.
#EmunaYomi 730: Personal prayer is a guarantee for a happy and meaningful life.


Tuesday, March 7, 2023 / 14 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 3: Moshe: “God! If I found favor in Your eyes, Your Presence needs to come w/ us; if not, how will we be distinguished?”
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 9:4 Attic over 2 houses, or bridge open on both ends: R’ Yehuda: can carry underneath them on Shabat. Sages: prohibited.
#DafYomi #Nazir 43: A person renders others impure only when his soul departs from him, even if he has severe lacerations or is dying.
#RambamYomi #Edut 9:1 Can’t testify: women, slaves, minors, fools, deaf/mutes, blind, wicked, debased, relatives or has vested interest.
#HalachaYomi OC 371:3 Man died before Shabat & courtyard neighbor inherits house, inheritor can’t prevent creation of Eruv that Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 14Adar: Patriarchs were “Chariot” of God, bound mind & soul to God; prophets also, each at own level; Moses surpassed them all.
#EmunaYomi 729: 4 steps in Tshuva (repentance): confession; remorse; asking forgiveness; commitment to improve. Then ask God for all wants.


Monday, March 6, 2023 / 13 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 2: Moshe: 2 tablets, Mt. Sinai, people restless, Golden Calf, God furious, Moshe breaks tablets, destroys Calf & rebels.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 9:2 Large courtyard adjoining small one & breach between them, can carry on Shabat in large one, but not in the small.
#DafYomi #Nazir 42: A Nazir may shampoo his head & separate his hairs manually, w/o worry hairs might fall out. But may not comb his hair.
#RambamYomi #Edut 8:1 Asked to testify as to signature on promissory note, recognizes signature, but no recollection of case, can’t testify.
#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 13Adar: By virtue of faith, SitraAchra subdued, dark changed to light, great joy to God. Diaspora’s atmosphere really unclean.
#EmunaYomi 728: Next item in talk w/ God is to tell Him all that’s going on in life, good & bad. Especially things that make happy or upset.


Sunday, March 5, 2023 / 12 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 1: Census: 1/2 shekel/person >20 yrs old. Mishkan: basin, incense, anointing oil; can’t benefit from it. Betzalel named.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 9:1 R’ Meir: all roofs 1 domain to carry in as long as none >10 Tefah height from others. Sages: each roof own domain.
#DafYomi #Nazir 41: “His head,” in verse comes to teach that a Nazir who is a leper must shave his head only with a razor.
#RambamYomi #Edut 7:2 Accept testimony of men for what saw as minors: signatures of father, brother, teacher. Need other that knew as adult.
#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 12Adar: Reason to pray & thank God daily: got inheritance to understand Unity of God & that there’s nothing but God.
#EmunaYomi 727: Good warm-up for personal prayer & self-evaluation is to thank God for all our blessings. Don’t take anything for granted. 


Shabbat, March 4, 2023 / 11 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 7: Incense altar: Acacia wood, 1×1 cubits x 2 cubits tall, gold overlay & crown, 2 rings, 2 poles. Bring incense daily.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 8:9 Courtyard < 4×4 Amot, can’t pour water on Shabat, unless has sewer that can hold > 2 Seah of water below outlet.
#DafYomi #Nazir 40: “Neither shall they shave off the corners of their beards” -Leviticus 21:5. Forbidden to shave with a razor.
#RambamYomi #Edut 6:5 Court never checks if other court validated document correctly. Must assume they’re knowledgeable & made no mistakes.
#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 11Adar: True joy of soul is to envision God’s unity, experience God’s proximity; it’s the purpose and goal for the creation of man.
#EmunaYomi 726: Important for personal prayer & self-evaluation to be comfortable; no outside interference, so can pour heart out to God.


Friday, March 3, 2023 / 10 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 6: Daily sacrifice: 1yr old lamb; 1/10 fine flour w/1/4 hin olive oil; 1/4 hin wine. AM & afternoon. God sanctified.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 8:7 Stream runs through courtyard, can’t draw water from it on Shabat unless partition 10 Tefah high at entrance & exit.
#DafYomi #Nazir 39: When old men dye their beards, we see that the beards turn white at the roots of their hair. Hair grows from the bottom.
#RambamYomi #Edut 5:1 Ruling never made based on the testimony of only one witness, not for financial cases and not for capital punishment.
#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 10Adar: Talmud: friend sinning, hate him & tell teacher to hate him. Refers to companion in Torah & precepts. Need to rebuke him.
#EmunaYomi 725: Spend 1hr/day in personal prayer & self-evaluation; keeps spiritual ledger free of debits. Becomes vessel for divine light.


Thursday, March 2, 2023 / 9 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 5: Sacrifice of 2nd ram. Kohens put their hands on ram, slaughter it, put blood on right earlobe, thumb & big toe.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 8:6 Can’t draw water from cistern between 2 courtyards unless there’s a partition 10 Tefah high, above, below or within.
#DafYomi #Nazir 38: It’s a Mitzva to drink the 4 cups of wine at the Pesah Seder. Each must contain the amount of a quarter-log (Reviit).
#RambamYomi #Edut 4:1 Capital case: 2 witnesses must see act & each other at same time & testify in court at same time. Otherwise invalid.
#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 9Adar: To view own body w/ scorn & find joy in soul alone, easy way to fulfill “Love fellow as thyself” w/ every soul of Israel.
#EmunaYomi 724: When do Tshuva (repent) for a misdeed, not only do we avoid punishment, but God handsomely rewards us. Tshuva greatest gift.


Wednesday, March 1, 2023 / 8 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 4: Induction of Kohens: Anoint Aaron. Dress Kohens. Sacrifice 1 bull, 2 rams, unleavened bread, loaves, wafers w/oil.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 8:4 Placed food for Eruv in gatehouse, hallway or porch, invalid. In straw warehouse, barn, woodshed or granary, valid.
#DafYomi #Nazir 37: 2 verses that come as 1 & teach same issue about different cases don’t teach the common aspect to apply to other cases.
#RambamYomi #Edut 3:1 Sages: For witnesses in simple financial cases, don’t ask intense Hakira/Drisha questions, so as not to prevent loans.
#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 8Adar: Reason God put portion of Himself in man, to raise up animal soul by fully occupying self in life of spirit and soul.
#EmunaYomi 723: If find self guilty of wrongdoing: confess to God, ask forgiveness, commit to do better. Then Heavenly Court can’t touch us.


Tuesday, February 28, 2023 / 7 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 3: For Aaron: Robe, blue wool; Tzitz of gold on forehead. Kohens: linen tunics, sashes, hats & pants, lest die in Holy.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 8:1 Techumin, area where can walk on Shabat, make by placing wine cask & say: For all townsmen, going to mourn or feast.
#DafYomi #Nazir 36: Zeiri: Permitted and forbidden substances combine with regard to the prohibition against offering leaven on the altar.
#RambamYomi #Edut 2:1 Hakirot/Drishot: more important questioning. Bedikot: nuanced questions. Hakirot/Drishot must know answers & match.
#HalachaYomi OC 366:12 The guardian of a minor can make an Eruv on behalf of the minor.
#TanyaYomi 7Adar: Service for whole life should be w/ great joy, joy of release of soul when engaged in Torah & prayer. Soul escapes exile.
#EmunaYomi 722: Set aside 1hr/day for self-evaluation & personal prayer, where judge self in front of God. Avoids suffering & tribulations.


Monday, February 27, 2023 / 6 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 2: Hoshen worn by Kohen Gadol: Gold setting; 2 gold chains; gold, blue, purple, red wool & twisted linen; 12 stones.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 7:10 R’ Eliezer: can make Eruv or Shituf w/ any food except water or salt. R’ Yehoshua: only w/ whole loaf of bread.
#DafYomi #Nazir 35: A permitted substance doesn’t combine with a forbidden one to reach the minimum liable for, except Nazir prohibitions.
#RambamYomi #Edut 1:1 Obligation for witness to testify whether makes liable or vindicates. Monetary cases only have to testify if summoned.
#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 6Adar: All have divine soul w/ spark of God in them, even most worthless person. W/ Torah, Mitzvot can liberate spark from exile.
#EmunaYomi 721: Vast difference between God’s judgments and Heavenly Court’s. When God tries case, defendant is always declared innocent.


Sunday, February 26, 2023 / 5 Adar 5783
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 1: Olive oil to light Menora. Appointment of Aaron & sons as Kohens. Special garments for Aaron, the Kohen Gadol.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 7:8 How much food need to create Shituf? If many, 2 meals-worth for 1 person. If few, size of dried fig for each person.
#DafYomi #Nazir 34: Nazir can’t do 3 actions: getting Tumah from a corpse, shaving one’s hair, consuming anything that comes from the vine.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 26:7 Jew doesn’t recognize validity of Jewish court, get permission from Jewish court & can sue him in gentile court.
#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 5Adar: Dejection (Atzvut) vs bitterness over distance from God (Merirut). Atzvut is negative. Merirut can agitate to get close.
#EmunaYomi 720: When we regularly confess our sins to God, seek forgiveness, resolve to improve, God doesn’t let Heavenly Court judge us.

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