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                                  Wednesday / 31-May-17 / 6 Sivan 5777                                  #165
#ParshaYomi #Naso 4: Sotah: suspected adulteress, bitter water ritual checks if guilty. Nazir: no grape products, cut hair, contact w/ dead.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 7:6 Shituf (partnership) in Mavoy (alley that connects courtyards): Place cask of wine and say: Belongs to all in Mavoy.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 129: Divided estate, gave to some more & others less, if did so as a gift, binding. If did so as inheritance, invalid.
#RambamYomi #Malve 17:3 Borrower died, lender died, lender’s heirs can’t collect debt from borrower’s heirs. Can’t swear that wasn’t paid.
#HalachaYomi OC 170:5 A guest who enters a house, must follow all the instructions of the host.
#EmunaYomi 123: We should express all our aspirations in prayer, & devote a special timeslot to telling God about our aspirations & desires.


                                   Tuesday / 30-May-17 / 5 Sivan 5777                                  #164
#ParshaYomi #Naso 3: Banished from camp those ritually unclean from: tzaraat, male discharge, contact w/ dead. Was treacherous, pays +1/5.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 7:5 If heap of straw >10 Tefah high between 2 courtyards make 2 Eruvs. When heap <10 Tefah, make only 1 Eruv for both.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 128: Valid witness & saw testimony, but became deaf, blind, insane, related, invalid. Returned to original status, ok.
#RambamYomi #Malve 16:10 On promissory note written on front or back that paid in part or all, as if paid, even if in lender’s possession.
#HalachaYomi OC 170:1 Don’t talk while eating, lest food go down the windpipe instead of esophagus. Can’t even say “Bless you” for sneeze.
#EmunaYomi 122: When can’t change situation, we should accept God’s will happily, & know that current situation is for our ultimate benefit.


                                        Monday / 29-May-17 / 4 Sivan 5777                                  #163
#ParshaYomi #Naso 2: Sons of Merari (Levi tribe) job: carry planks, bars, pillars, sockets, pegs, ropes & implements of Ohel Moed & Mishkan.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 7:2 A wall between 2 courtyards >10 Tefah high & >4 Tefah wide, needs 2 separate Eruvs. If breach >10 Tefah only 1 Eruv.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 127: Son known as 1st, dad says different son 1st, believe dad. Son known as not 1st, dad says is, don’t believe dad.
#RambamYomi #Malve 15:6 If lender agreed that would accept borrower’s word when says paid back loan, can’t use promissory note to collect.
#HalachaYomi OC 169:1 Whatever is being served that has a good smell & man desires needs to be given from it to the one serving immediately.
#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.


                                        Sunday / 28-May-17 / 3 Sivan 5777                                  #162
#ParshaYomi #Naso 1: Sons of Gershon of tribe of Levi work: carry curtains of Mishkan, of Ohel Moed, coverings, screens, hangings, ropes.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 7:1 Window between 2 courtyards >4×4 Tefah, <10 Tefah from ground, can use 1 Eruv for 2. If <4×4 Tefah or >10 Tefah, no.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 126: If father says: “My son, the eldest, will not get 2x portion; my son will not inherit with brothers,” meaningless.
#RambamYomi #Malve 14:2 Lender has promissory note, demands that borrower pay, borrower says paid already, court instructs borrower to pay.
#HalachaYomi OC 168:16 Dough baked on skewer, glazed with oil or egg, or dough not baked in oven but in the sun, recite blessing of Mezonot.
#EmunaYomi 120: By being happy with whatever we’re doing right now and with our current circumstance, we repel depression and confusion.


                                 Shabbat / 27-May-17 / 2 Sivan 5777                                  #161
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 7: When camp travels, Kohens take down Parochet & cover Ark; Show Table, Menora, Altar, vessels. Sons of Kehat carry.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 6:8 Made Eruv for courtyard, but didn’t make partnership for Mavoy (alley), can carry in courtyard, but not in Mavoy.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 125: R’ Papa: Firstborn gets extra share only of what father held, not of what is owed, whether paid with money or land.
#RambamYomi #Malve 13:2 Lender needs 3 proofs for court to get property of borrower: verify debt note; prove debtor away; owned by borrower.
#HalachaYomi OC 168:11 Some say that breadcrumbs placed in water that cause the water to whiten, only say Mezonot, & Al Hamechia afterwards.
#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.


                   Friday / 26-May-17 / 1 Sivan 5777                                  #160
#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 #Eruvin 6:7 Brothers who eat at father’s table but sleep in different homes in same courtyard, each need to participate in Eruv.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 124: Rebbi: Firstborn gets double portion of gains after father’s death, but not of those due to orphan’s efforts.
#RambamYomi #Malve 12:7 Can’t appropriate land from minors, except if have authenticated deed of sale & after guardian appointed for minors.
#HalachaYomi OC 168:9 If eating less than a Kazayit (< “olive” worth) of bread, still needs to say Hamotzi, but no blessing afterwards.
#EmunaYomi 118: In actuality, choices begin with something very basic; namely, choosing whether we’ll be happy with our lot in life or not.


                                   Thursday / 25-May-17 / 29 Iyar 5777                                  #159
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 5: Levi family count: Gershon: Libni, Shimi. Kehat: Amram, Itzhar, Hebron, Uziel. Merari: Mahli, Mushi. 22,000 total.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 6:5 Courtyard resident partner in wine w/ neighbors, don’t have to make Eruv. R’ Shimon: also if different partnerships.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 123: Jacob to Rachel: I’m your father’s match in trickery. Can a Tzadik deceive? Yes, permissible to deceive a deceiver.
#RambamYomi #Malve 11:1 If borrowed $ in front of witnesses, doesn’t need to repay in front of witnesses. If says paid, must swear that did.
#HalachaYomi OC 168:6 “Pat Haba B’chisnin” say bracha of Mezonot & Al Hamechiya after. If eat meal-worth say Hamotzi & Birkat Hamazon after.
#EmunaYomi 117: Emotional/spiritual burns lead to arguments, anger, worry, tension, stress, jealousy, sadness, revenge, despair, depression.


                                    Wednesday / 24-May-17 / 28 Iyar 5777                                  #158
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 4: Sons of Aaron: Nadav & Avihu (died), Elazar & Itamar. Tribe of Levi instead of 1stborns to serve Kohens in Temple.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 6:3 Courtyard resident didn’t join Eruv, he & other residents can’t carry in/out of his home, but can from their homes.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 122: Tribal lots originally assigned by “divine lottery.” High Priest Elazar used Urim V’tumim to match tribes to lots.
#RambamYomi #Malve 10:1 Can lend produce w/o conditions. Borrowed 10 Seah of wheat, must return 10 Seah of wheat, even if price increased.
#HalachaYomi OC 168:2 Has 2 whole loaves of same type, blesses over the larger one. Has 2 halves & no whole, attaches them so seem whole.
#EmunaYomi 116: W/o Emuna, person is bitter, broken in spirit, disgruntled & virtually defeated. Bitterness & dark moods draw more troubles.


                                           Tuesday / 23-May-17 / 27 Iyar 5777                                  #157
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 3: 12 Tribes encampment: E: Juda Isachar Zevulun. S: Ruben Simon Gad. W: Efraim Menase Benjamin. N: Dan Asher Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 5:9 If measures Techum of 2000 Amot, only allowed 2000 from place where started, even if measurement ends inside a cave.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 121: 7 men’s lives span all history: Adam, Metushelah, Shem, Jacob, Amram, Achiyah Ha’Shiloni & Elijah, who still lives.
#RambamYomi #Malve 9:1 Can’t place order for produce before market price is set. Once set, can order, even if seller doesn’t have on hand.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:19 Not eating bread: can’t say Hamotzi for someone else. For children can say Hamotzi to teach them, even if not eating.
#EmunaYomi 115: Accept life’s trying times with Emuna. Such a positive outlook assures that the tough situation will soon reverse itself.


                                                      Monday / 22-May-17 / 26 Iyar 5777                                  #156
#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 #Eruvin 5:8 Residents of a large town can cross all of a small town within their Techum, but not viceversa.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 120: R’ Ami: In matters of Torah, we give priority to the greatest sage; at a banquet, priority goes to oldest person.
#RambamYomi #Malve 8:1 Can’t increase price of merchandise in exchange for delayed payment, i.e. pay now 100 zuz or pay later for 120 zuz.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:18 Botzea, who blessed the bread, gives in front of each person, but doesn’t put in their hand. Mourners get in hand.
#EmunaYomi 114: Against our will & for no clear reason, we often face grueling physical, emotional, interpersonal & financial challenges.


                                   Sunday / 21-May-17 / 25 Iyar 5777                                  #155
#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 #Eruvin 5:5 Measure Techum w/ expert surveyor. Always follow further measure. Rely on slave’s testimony as to limit of Techum.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 119: R’ Chisda: In general, woman marries < 20, can bear children until 60. > 20, can bear until 40. > 40, won’t bear.
#RambamYomi #Malve 7:9 Renter can ask owner for loan for improvement of field, store, ship, etc. & pays > amount; but not for operations.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:15 The one saying Hamotzi eats before the others, unless have their own bread in front of them. On Shabat need 2 loaves.
#EmunaYomi 113: Life’s difficulties are steppingstones; lead us to the destination God predetermined for the ultimate benefit of each of us.


                                        Shabbat / 20-May-17 / 24 Iyar 5777                                  #154
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 7: Calculate sale of fields according to time until Jubilee year. Laws of consecrating to Temple & redeeming.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 5:4 Measure Techum w/ rope 50 Amot long, chest height. Measure valley or obstructions as straight lines & continues.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 118: Advice: Downplay success. Avoids Evil Eye of others, which can cause harm. Doesn’t apply to Joseph’s descendants.
#RambamYomi #Malve 6:1 If lends (to Jew) & payment has some addition, clause or benefit beyond principal, considered interest & prohibited.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:11 2 or > sitting together, 1 says Hamotzi for all. Only if eating meal together. If didn’t establish meal together, no.
#EmunaYomi 112: Observant person’s lack of Emuna shows their fulfillment of Mitzvot is mechanical. Proper intent connects person w/ Emuna.


                                        Friday / 19-May-17 / 23 Iyar 5777                                  #153
#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 #Eruvin 5:1 Enlarge “boundary” of city by taking every house, wall, structure that “juts out” & define square area around city.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 117: R’ Shimon: Land of Israel allocated based on who left Egypt as well as who entered Israel. Fulfills both verses.
#RambamYomi #Malve 5:1  Lending w/ interest only prohibited between Jews. Permitted to borrow or lend to or from a Gentile w/ interest.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:7 Ruben washing hands, Jacob said Hamotzi in mind for Ruben, if then Ruben dries hands & says Netilat Yadaim, still ok.
#EmunaYomi 111: God has no joy from the Torah and Mitzvot of a person with a sour attitude. They are incomplete without Emuna.


                                     Thursday / 18-May-17 / 22 Iyar 5777                                  #152
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 5: If don’t listen to God, horrible punishments: disease, depression, hunger, war, exile, desolation. Ends well.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 4:11 R’ Shimon: Went out of Techum even 15 Amot on Shabat, can reenter; Techum not exact over concern for those who err.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 116: Verse: “Those that have no exchange & fear not God.” Debate: means left no son after him or means left no student.
#RambamYomi #Malve 4:2 Just as forbidden to lend at interest to Jew, can’t borrow, broker, guarantee, write or witness loans with interest.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:4 Place 10 fingers on bread when bless “Hamotzi.” 10 fingers = 10 Mitzvot dependent on bread; 10 words in blessing, etc.
#EmunaYomi 110: Complete & simple Emuna of person that tries best to fulfill the Torah’s laws will lead to a life of gratifying sweetness.


                                      Wednesday / 17-May-17 / 21 Iyar 5777                                  #151
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 4: Jewish servants: don’t treat harshly; how freed. Family should redeem. If follow God’s laws, will be blessed.
#MishnaYomi #Eruvin 4:8 Makes place of rest for Shabat where standing, has 2000 Amot in every direction. R’ Hanina: circle. Sages: square.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 115: Had precedence in line of inheritance & died, their descendants inherit before anyone else. Father precedes sons.
#RambamYomi #Malve 3:1 Can’t take collateral from widow, whether rich or poor: if admits to debt, pays; denies debt, she must take an oath.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:2 Blessing on bread: Hamotzi Lechem Min Haaretz (Who takes out bread from the ground). Pause between words Lechem & Min.
#EmunaYomi 109: Simple and pure Emuna neutralizes severe judgments, just like an alkaline neutralizes an acid.


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