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                          Shabbat / 18-Aug-18 / 7 Elul 5778                                  #609
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 7: War: offer peace. Accept, tributary. If not, siege; God will deliver; kill all men, take spoils. Destroy 7 nations.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 3:4 Foolish pious man, cunning evil man, overly abstinent woman & self-flagellations of ascetics, all these destroy world.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 8: Rav: Minha sanctified even w/o oil; like showbread w/o frankincense; like Minha of libations w/o oil & frankincense.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 2:1 Laws of vows apply whether took vow of own volition or if other stated vow for him & he answered Amen or the like.
#HalachaYomi OC 345:19 Makom Ptor: < 4×4 wide, > 3 high up to sky; hole < 4×4 wide, > 3 deep; fence < 4×4 wide, > 3 high.
#TanyaYomi 7Elul: Must be happy always. If grieved or sad, considered like a heretic. The faithful are not indisposed by any afflictions.
#EmunaYomi 567: When God sees that His children trust in Him & spend their $ happily in the observance of His Mitzvot, He gives more & more.


                       Friday / 17-Aug-18 / 6 Elul 5778                                  #608
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 6: Don’t move fences. 1 witness not enough. False witnesses punished as planned for victim. Laws of war: fear, go home.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 3:1 Kohen took Sota’s Minha out of basket, put in service vessel, put it in her hand, put his hand under & waved Minha.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 7: Avimi forgot tractate Mnahot, traveled to pupil R’ Hisda to recall. Avimi felt would retain better if exerted in going.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 1:16 There are places where people are inarticulate and mispronounce words. When they vow, we follow the local meaning.
#HalachaYomi OC 345:14 Karmelit: masses don’t walk there, >4 wide, 3-10 tall; roofed public domain; tel or hole 4×4 but not 10 tall or deep.
#TanyaYomi 6Elul: “There’s no place void of God.” God is creating existence constantly and every moment. We can’t perceive; have to believe.
#EmunaYomi 566: Person w/ Emuna believes that God will fulfill all basic needs that require in service of God: food, clothes, shelter, etc.


                         Thursday / 16-Aug-18 / 5 Elul 5778                                  #607
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 5: God will send prophet like Moshe. Separate 3 cities of refuge for inadvertent murderers; expand borders, +3 more.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 2:5 Sota says Amen Amen to: curse; oath; regarding this man; other men; no adultery when betrothed or married; not impure.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 6: Sinner’s Minha should need oil, frankincense like other Minhas so he shouldn’t profit, but not so won’t be good quality.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 12:1 Took false oath or oath in vain, only receives atonement after gets retribution for desecration of God’s name.
#HalachaYomi OC 345:11 Public domain hole: < 3 Tefah, public domain; 3-10 Tefah deep, 4 wide, Karmelit; less, Makom Ptor; >10 deep, private.
#TanyaYomi 5Elul: Unlimited kindness is called the Chesed of God. Though all of Israel are compassionate & perform kindness, still limited.
#EmunaYomi 565: 1 of 2 things happen to money: Either the money is taken away from the person, or the person is taken away from the money.


                                  Wednesday / 15-Aug-18 / 4 Elul 5778                                  #606
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 4: Don’t do like locals: pass children in fire, soothsayers, diviners, sorcerers, charmers, necromancers. Be faithful.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 2:4 Don’t write Sota text on tablet, papyrus or hide. Must be on scroll. Not w/ gum, vitriol or anything but erasable ink.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 5: Rav: Improper intent disqualifies only when expressed by one who is fit for Temple service; excludes blemished Kohen.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 11:2 Forbidden to take oath on any other matter w/ God’s name. Whoever does so will be uprooted from this world.
#HalachaYomi OC 345:8 Alley 16 Amot wide narrows to less than 16 Amot, some say if they’re length of Public Domain they’re Public Domain.
#TanyaYomi 4Elul: Tshuva is in the heart. To elicit God’s light need action; limitless charity, kindness; then God radiates limitless light.
#EmunaYomi 564: Wife makes request & husband doesn’t have means, don’t say no. Promise that w/ God’s help will make every effort to do so.


                             Tuesday / 14-Aug-18 / 3 Elul 5778                                  #605
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 3: Levites: no land; get sacrifices. Kohen: gets foreleg, jaws, maw; 1st of grain, wine, oil, fleece; chosen to serve.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 2:1 Sota’s Minha: unsifted barley. Just as her deeds were like those of an animal, so too her sacrifice is food of animal.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 4: Rav: Minha of Omer, if removed handful not for own sake, disqualified. It had come to permit new crop, but doesn’t work.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 10:1 If plaintiff’s witnesses unacceptable, relative, disqualified or king: denied knowledge, took oath: not liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 345:7 Public domain: streets & market 16 Amot wide w/o roof or walls; street runs thru town. Some say if < 600k people, not.
#TanyaYomi 3Elul: If didn’t fulfill Mitzvot can only rectify thru God’s infinite light. Hence, in place where penitents stand, Tzadik can’t.
#EmunaYomi 563: Honoring wife only Mitzva that requires person to spend more than what has. Even for Shabat, avoid spending if don’t have.


                                Monday / 13-Aug-18 / 2 Elul 5778                                  #604
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 2: King: Jew, not too many horses, wives, money; write 2 copies of Torah for self; read & follow always; prolong reign.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 1:8 Samson went after his eyes, eyes gouged out. Absalom proud of hair, hanged by hair; slept w/ 10, speared by 10.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 3: As the master said: If one squeezed the blood of a bird of Chatat in any place on the altar, the offering is valid.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 9:1 Plaintiff demands witnesses testify to moveable property claim that only they know, they swear don’t know, liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 345:2 Private domain for carrying on Shabat: enclosed by walls > 10 Tefah high, area > 4×4 Tefah; or equal depth or mound.
#TanyaYomi 2Elul: Because the world is finite and measurable, so too are Mitzvot of charity, kindness and the other Mitzvot of the Torah.
#EmunaYomi 562: Man should eat & drink less than what can afford, dress as can afford, & honor wife *more* than can afford (Hulin 84b).


                             Sunday / 12-Aug-18 / 1 Elul 5778                                  #603
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 1: Establish judges, officers. No bribes. Justice. Kill idolaters. Minimum 2 witnesses to kill someone. Seek judgement.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 1:7 In measure that person measures, so measured to him. She adorned self to transgress, God disgraces her. Body punished.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 2: Sinner’s Minha like Chatat offering, if removed handful not for own sake, disqualified. Voluntary Minha like Asham, not.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 8:3 Accused of act w/ financial penalty & swears that didn’t, liable for oath of deposit, owes principal, but not fine.
#HalachaYomi OC 344:1 In desert, don’t know when Shabat is, count 7 days from when realizes. Kidush & Havdala 7th day. Work only to survive.
#TanyaYomi 1Elul: Radiation of God’s light to upper & lower worlds effected by man who fulfills 248 positive Mitzvot, “Organs of the King.”
#EmunaYomi 561: Whoever honors his wife, gets rich (BavaMetzia 59a). Honoring her brings riches; being angry at her causes him to lose $.


                         Shabbat / 11-Aug-18 / 30 Av 5778                                  #602
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 7: Sanctify 1stborn of cattle & flock, don’t work or shear it; eat it in front of God. Recap of Pesah, Shavuot, Sukot.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 1:5 If suspected wife admits unfaithful, loses Ktuva & divorced. If insists nothing happened, proceeds with Sota ceremony.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 120: R’ Yosi Haglili: Olah sacrifice offered in desert before Tabernacle built didn’t need flaying & cutting into pieces.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 7:1 Denied claim after plaintiff administered oath, even if didn’t say Amen, is like said Amen in this case & is liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 343:1 Court doesn’t need to prevent minor from violating a Mitzva, but father does. Can’t let minor get used to violating.
#TanyaYomi 30Av: In these times, with advent of Messiah, principal service of God thru charity. “Israel will be redeemed only thru charity.”
#EmunaYomi 560: No greater sorrow to wife than a stingy husband. Health of a wife’s soul depends on abundance husband showers upon her.


                           Friday / 10-Aug-18 / 29 Av 5778                                  #601
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 6: Shmita year: annul debt. Lend to needy, don’t worry, God will bless you. Free servants 7th year, give them provisions.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 1:2 Warned wife in front of 2 witnesses: don’t speak to so & so. Was secluded enough time to have relations, forbidden.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 119: R’ Yochanan: Learn from verbal analogy: Just as there was no Ark at Nov & Gibeon, so too, no 2nd tithes eaten there.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 6:3 Can’t release self from own oath. Can’t release other of oath or vow if wiser person in area. Need teacher’s ok.
#HalachaYomi OC 340:14 Can’t glue paper or leather together on Shabat; form of “sewing” & liable. So too separating them; form of “tearing”.
#TanyaYomi 29Av: Beloved brethren & friends: I come to remind & awaken those who sleep slumber of vanities of vanities.
#EmunaYomi 559: Stingy husband cruel to wife & children & insensitive to their needs & feelings. Every household expenditure triggers wrath.

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