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Tuesday / 18-Jun-19 / 15 Sivan 5779                                  #913
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 3: Mob threatens Caleb/Joshua, God appears, set to destroy Israel, set up new nation from Moshe. Moshe has Him relent.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 1:4 Why record Shamai & Hilel’s rejected opinions? Shows shouldn’t always persist w/ opinions. Father’s of world didn’t.
#DafYomi #Erchin 2: If afflicted w/ boils, not subject to assessment (Damim), as have no market value, but is subject to valuation (Erchin).
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 10:2 Removed impurity signs/burns healthy flesh before Kohen inspection, pure; after deemed impure, still impure.
#HalachaYomi OC 527:18 Prepared food, then Eruv was lost, even if what made intended for YomTov can use on Shabat, cook more for YomTov.
#TanyaYomiM 15Sivan: Tzimtzum & concealing of God’s life force are called Kelim (vessels). God’s life force itself is called God’s Light.
#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.


Monday / 17-Jun-19 / 14 Sivan 5779                                  #912
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 2: Spied land 40 days, saw giants, brought back giant grapes & other fruit, said can’t conquer, Caleb & Joshua say can.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 1:2 Shamai: dough of Kav or more subject to law of Chalah. Hilel: 2 Kav or more. Sages: not like either. It’s 1.5 Kav.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 61: Owner made mistake in designating animal tithe, e.g., designated 9th animal as 10, has status of a substitute animal.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 9:1 All can be impure of Tzaraat blemishes, even a newborn baby or servants, but not gentiles or resident aliens.
#HalachaYomi OC 527:16 After having prepared the food for Shabat, the Eruv Tavshilim can be eaten.
#TanyaYomiM 14Sivan: Just as can’t comprehend God, can’t understand His ability to create something from nothing and give it life.
#EmunaYomi 120: By being happy with whatever we’re doing right now and with our current circumstance, we repel depression and confusion.


Sunday / 16-Jun-19 / 13 Sivan 5779                                  #911
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 1: God to Moshe: send men to tour Canaan, 1/tribe. From Paran desert to Negev & up mountain. Reconnoiter. Grape season.
#MishnaYomi #Shvuot 8:6 Principle: Takes an oath to make it more lenient for himself, liable; to make it more stringent for himself, exempt.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 60: Counted the animals backward, i.e., 10, 9, 8, and so on, 10th animal in numbering, which designated 1, is sanctified.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 8:5 2 short golden hairs sign of impurity, whether next to or distant to each other, if can pull out by tweezers.
#HalachaYomi OC 527:12 Eruv maker blesses “…on Mitzva of Eruv. Permits to bake, cook…what needed for Shabat on YomTov for XYZ people.”
#TanyaYomiM 13Sivan: Name “Hava’ye” means that which brings everything into existence ex nihilo. Prefix Yud indicates present & continuous.
#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.


Shabbat / 15-Jun-19 / 12 Sivan 5779                                  #910
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 7: Graves of Craving: ate quail, God kills. Miriam & Aaron speak of Moshe’s Chushite wife. Miriam gets Tzaraat.
#MishnaYomi #Shvuot 8:4 Accuses person of stealing his ox, witnesses testify that stole it, pays 2x. If killed or sold it, pays 4 or 5x.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 59: Just as grain tithe is separated by estimate & by thought, so too, animal tithe separated by estimate & by thought.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 7:5 Healthy flesh began to be revealed & grow, & Tzaraat shrinks, still impure until Baheret is smaller than Gris.
#HalachaYomi OC 527:9 Maker of Eruv Tavshilim must intend to exempt others, but beneficiary doesn’t need intention when the Eruv is made.
#TanyaYomiM 12Sivan: Breath of God’s mouth flows & brings all into existence. Can’t comprehend Divine source of all created things.
#EmunaYomi 118: In actuality, choices begin with something very basic; namely, choosing whether we’ll be happy with our lot in life or not.


Friday / 14-Jun-19 / 11 Sivan 5779                                  #909
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 6: Ark. People: complain, fire, crying, Moshe prays, fire stops, want meat, Moshe suicidal, 70 elders, bird feast.
#MishnaYomi #Shvuot 8:3 Owner to unpaid guardian: Where’s my ox? Swears was stolen. Witnesses testify he stole, pays 2x. Admits, pays 1.2x.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 58: Do Animal Tithing before each of 3 Festivals so animals will be readily available to those ascending to Jerusalem.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 6:1 The red portions of the lips are considered as “hidden places” and cannot incur impurity from blemishes.
#HalachaYomi OC 527:7 Mitzva on all to do Eruv Tavshilim & for city leader to do for those who can’t or forgot. Can’t purposely rely on it.
#TanyaYomiM 11Sivan: Sun example of inability to see God’s “Activating Force.” Can see sun’s light outside of sun, but as nothing within it.
#EmunaYomi 117: Emotional/spiritual burns lead to arguments, anger, worry, tension, stress, jealousy, sadness, revenge, despair, depression.


Thursday / 13-Jun-19 / 10 Sivan 5779                                  #908
#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 #Shvuot 8:1 There are four kinds of guardians: an unpaid guardian, a borrower, a paid guardian and a hirer.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 57: R’ YishmaelBSatriel: Animal dies while giving birth, flay dead mother’s skin, clothe living newborn animal, protects.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 5:2 Suffered burn from hot springs of Tiberias, olive dregs, or the like, the affliction is considered as a boil.
#HalachaYomi OC 527:3 Measure of the cooked item must be a Kzayit whether the Eruv Tavshilim is for 1 person or for 1,000 people.
#TanyaYomiM 10Sivan: Can’t see God’s “Activating Force” & “Breath of His mouth.” Would nullify material reality that we see.
#EmunaYomi 116: W/o Emuna, person is bitter, broken in spirit, disgruntled & virtually defeated. Bitterness & dark moods draw more troubles.


Wednesday / 12-Jun-19 / 9 Sivan 5779                                  #907
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 4: Constant cloud over Mishkan & fire at night. When cloud moved, signal for camp to follow. Made silver trumpets.
#MishnaYomi #Shvuot 7:5 To shopkeeper: give me fruit for a Denar; gave him; shopkeeper: give me Denar; says gave it, customer takes oath.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 56: Bought 10 animal fetuses while still in mothers’ wombs, born once already owned them, all enter pen to be tithed.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 4:1 The increase of a blemish imparts impurity regardless of size, as long as was of shades that impart impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 527:1 Yom Tov on Friday: can cook for Yom Tov & if made too much, can use leftovers Shabat. With Eruv can cook for Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 9Sivan: Existence requires God’s constant “Activating Force.” Otherwise, all would return to nothingness & non-existence.
#EmunaYomi 115: Accept life’s trying times with Emuna. Such a positive outlook assures that the tough situation will soon reverse itself.


Tuesday / 11-Jun-19 / 8 Sivan 5779                                  #906
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 3: Yr 2, Month 1, God: bring Pesach sacrifice. Ritually unclean can’t. Got chance to bring sacrifice next month.
#MishnaYomi #Shvuot 7:4 Litigant not believed if gambler, usurer or sells Shmita produce. Opponent takes oath and collects claim.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 55: Had sheep on 2 sides of Jordan River; flocks in 2 counties, even under control of same ruler, flocks don’t combine.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 3:2 Healthy flesh imparts impurity regardless of shade; can be red, black, or white if not 1 of 4 shades of white.
#HalachaYomi OC 526:11 We don’t tear for the dead (Kriya) on Yom Tov, even on 2nd day of Yom Tov and even for immediate relatives.
#TanyaYomiM 8Sivan: Foolish to compare God’s Creation to man’s creations. Man’s creations remain independent of man.
#EmunaYomi 114: Against our will & for no clear reason, we often face grueling physical, emotional, interpersonal & financial challenges.


Monday / 10-Jun-19 / 7 Sivan 5779                                  #905
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 2: Levites cleansed and “waved” as part of consecration to serve in Temple; instead of firstborns; from age 25-50.
#MishnaYomi #Shvuot 7:3 How collect for wound? Witnesses that entered other’s property whole, came out wounded, other denies; swears & gets.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 54: Just as by Torah law 2 species can’t be tithed from 1 for other, so too, mixtures that’re forbidden by rabbinic law.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 2:3 Impure for any shade of white in hair (on white skin), whether white as snow or very weak shade of whiteness.
#HalachaYomi OC 526:7 Even mourners forbidden to ride animal on YomTov to accompany dead, even on 2nd day YomTov, except diggers on 2nd day.
#TanyaYomiM 7Sivan: If letters of God’s 10 utterances @ Creation would depart, all would return to nothingness as before 6 days of Creation.
#EmunaYomi 113: Life’s difficulties are steppingstones; lead us to the destination God predetermined for the ultimate benefit of each of us.


Sunday / 9-Jun-19 / 6 Sivan 5779                                  #904
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 1: Menora: candelabrum, 1 piece of hammered gold, 7 branches. Levites: separation & consecration to Temple service.
#MishnaYomi #Shvuot 7:1 Torah oaths: swear, don’t pay. Swear, get paid: laborer; robbery, wound, false oath victims; shopkeeper w/ accounts.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 53: Can’t consecrate, valuate or dedicate items for sacred use & dedicate its $ value to Temple treasury when no Temple.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 1:1 When there’s a Tzaraat affliction of human skin, skin turns as white as the membrane of an egg or whiter.
#HalachaYomi OC 526:4 Jew is permitted to violate YomTov prohibitions associated w/ burying dead on 2nd day of YomTov, if want to bury then.
#TanyaYomiM 6Sivan: “Educate child according to *his* way, even when old won’t depart from it.” Means it’s not path of the perfect truth.
#EmunaYomi 112: Observant person’s lack of Emuna shows their fulfillment of Mitzvot is mechanical. Proper intent connects person w/ Emuna.


Shabbat / 8-Jun-19 / 5 Sivan 5779                                  #903
#ParshaYomi #Naso 7: Total: 12 silver bowls, basins, gold spoons w/ incense, bulls, rams, lambs, goats, + 24 oxen, + 60 rams, goats, lambs.
#MishnaYomi #Shvuot 6:5 No oaths for: slaves, bonds, land, consecrated items. 2/4/5x fines don’t apply to them. No oath for unpaid guardian.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 52: Inherited wife’s property need not return it to her family on Yovel; R’ Meir: husband’s inheritance is by Torah law.
#RambamYomi #ParahAduma 15:1 Any person or article which touches sanctified water other than for sprinkling to purify, contracts impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 525:2 Charity collectors gather food items from courtyards on YomTov but don’t announce like do on weekday. Do discretely.
#TanyaYomiM 5Sivan: God’s light rests on divine soul by destroying animal soul’s Garments of thought/speech/action; turn from dark to light.
#EmunaYomi 111: God has no joy from the Torah and Mitzvot of a person with a sour attitude. They are incomplete without Emuna.


Friday / 7-Jun-19 / 4 Sivan 5779                                  #902
#ParshaYomi #Naso 6: More sacrifices, all identical, on successive days: Princes of Gad, Efraim, Menase, Benjamin, Dan, Asher, Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Shvuot 6:3 You have my litra of gold. I only have litra of silver; exempt. You have my gold dinar. Have silver dinar; liable.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 51: If the Kohen wants to give back the five Sela coins to him as a gift, he is permitted to do so.
#RambamYomi #ParahAduma 14:3 If earthenware container w/ red heifer ashes placed anywhere impure, ashes become impure regardless of seal.
#HalachaYomi OC 524:1 On YomTov don’t: climb tree; ride animal; sail; slap leg; clap; dance; judge; marry; divorce; separate Truma & Maaser.
#TanyaYomiM 4Sivan: 2nd Temple had no Ark. God’s light descended by degrees. Since Temple destroyed, God only has “4 cubits of Halacha.”
#EmunaYomi 110: Complete & simple Emuna of person that tries best to fulfill the Torah’s laws will lead to a life of gratifying sweetness.


Thursday / 6-Jun-19 / 3 Sivan 5779                                  #901
#ParshaYomi #Naso 5: Mishkan complete. Princes give wagons & oxen for transport. Prince sacrifices: Judah, Isachar, Zebulun, Ruben, Simon.
#MishnaYomi #Shvuot 6:1 Oath of judges, if claim > 2 silver coins, & admission > Pruta. If admission not of same kind as claim, exempt.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 50: Unspecified silver shekel: in Torah = 1Sela; in Prophets = silver litra = 25Sela; in Writings = Kintarin = 100Sela.
#RambamYomi #ParahAduma 13:4 When only hands became impure, entire body considered to have contracted impurity & must immerse in a Mikveh.
#HalachaYomi OC 523:3 Don’t birth animals on YomTov, but can help ensure baby doesn’t fall on ground, blow in nostrils, put teat in mouth.
#TanyaYomiM 3Sivan: 1st Temple: Ark w/Luchot, revealed aspect of God’s light. Didn’t descend by degree, “God’s work & writing” supernatural.
#EmunaYomi 109: Simple and pure Emuna neutralizes severe judgments, just like an alkaline neutralizes an acid.


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