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                                Thursday / 27-Jul-17 / 4 Av 5777                                  #222
#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 #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 #Sanhedrin 11: Year got additional 30 days for 3 reasons: pigeons too young, sheep too thin & season of Aviv (spring) not here yet.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 20:1 Man pursued other, then see pursued in death throes & sword in killer’s hand, but didn’t see act, not testimony.
#HalachaYomi OC 202:3-4 Offered to lead Zimun & declines, his life will be shortened. Go back & give him the cup of blessing to bless over.
#EmunaYomi 180: Brahot 5b: R’ Huna had issue w/ field tenant; 400 wine casks soured; repented  & accepted decree; price of vinegar shot up.


                                       Wednesday / 26-Jul-17 / 3 Av 5777                                  #221
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 4: Decree to wander. Ignore & attempt to conquer land. Failed. Stayed in Kadesh then desert by Red Sea, circled Mt Seir.
#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 #Sanhedrin 10: Person is a relative w/ respect to self. Testify on self & other: split testimony, ignore on self, accept on other.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 19:1-4 21 prohibitions get Karet, court lashes. 18 prohibitions get Death by Heaven, get lashes. 168 just lashes.
#HalachaYomi OC 201:1 Guest leads Zimun in presence of host so can say blessing for host: “no shame, success, not to sin or think of sin.”
#EmunaYomi 179: Diphtheria, stomach disease then blocks throat, punishment for slander. Negative “gut” feeling lead to slander. Shabat 33a.


                               Tuesday / 25-Jul-17 / 2 Av 5777                                  #220
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 3: People had asked Moshe, send scouts ahead. He chose 1/tribe. Feared. Faithless. All punished except Caleb & Joshua.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 9:7 Designated female animal or 2 yr old animal for Pesah, leave it until gets blemish, sell, $ for burnt offerings.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 9: R’ Akiva: Accessory to sin gets same punishment as sinner. Even more so, accessory to Mitzva gets full reward.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 18:6 Don’t execute or lash based on confession. Only w/ 2 witnesses. May be suicidal & just wants court to kill him.
#HalachaYomi OC 199:10 A minor who knows to Whom we bless joins Zimun. Ram”a (Ashkenazim): Can’t join Zimun until 13 years old.
#EmunaYomi 178: God judges measure for measure. Samson pursued desire of eyes, eyes taken out. Absalom haughty about hair, hung by hair.


                            Monday / 24-Jul-17 / 1 Av 5777                                  #219
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 2: Moshe: I couldn’t handle the burden of leading you myself. Appointed leaders/judges of 1000, 100, 50, 10 & officers.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 9:5 Egypt Pesah different from later: buy on Nisan 10, sprinkle blood on lintel & doorposts w/ hyssop, eaten quickly.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 8: God brings good through the meritorious (like Zlofhad’s girls) & bad things through the undeserving (wood-gatherer).
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 17:5 If in middle of (not before) getting lashed subject defecates or urinates, not given further lashes. Degraded.
#HalachaYomi OC 199:6 Women, slaves & children don’t join men’s Zimun, but make own Zimun, each group separately. Don’t use God’s name.
#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.


                           Sunday / 23-Jul-17 / 29 Tamuz 5777                                  #218
#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 #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 #Sanhedrin 7: When our love was strong, we could have slept on bed of sword-width. Now love not strong, even huge bed not enough.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 16:1 Just as Mitzva to execute whoever obligated to execute, so, too, Mitzva to lash whoever obligated to get lashed.
#HalachaYomi OC 199:3-4 Ignoramus joins a Zimun. Non-Jew doesn’t. Convert joins & even says blessing “for what bequeathed to our fathers.”
#EmunaYomi 176: God often uses suffering to deflate inflated egos. Proverbs: “Pride precedes destruction & arrogance comes before failure.”


                                        Shabbat / 22-Jul-17 / 28 Tamuz 5777                                  #217
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 7: Inadvertent murderer laws. Menashe men worried if Bnot Zlofhad marry out of tribe. God: need to marry in tribe.
#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 #Sanhedrin 6: If there’s Justice, there’s no Peace. If there’s Peace, there’s no Justice. Justice that brings Peace is Compromise.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 15:1 Stoning: Disrobe man, hands tied, push off 2nd floor. Not dead, drop big stone on heart. Not dead, small stones.
#HalachaYomi OC 198:2 A Kuttite in our day is like an idol worshiper, therefore he is not included in a Zimun.
#EmunaYomi 175: Tribulations can also indicate that either doing actions forbidden by Torah, or not fulfilling Torah’s obligatory actions.


                                   Friday / 21-Jul-17 / 27 Tamuz 5777                                  #216
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 6: List of new tribe leaders that will inherit the land. Levite cities & Cities of Refuge for inadvertent murderers.
#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 #Sanhedrin 5: Can’t teach Halacha without permission of your Rabbi. Can’t teach Halacha within 3 Parsaot of your Rabbi.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 14:1 4 death penalties: stone, burn, decapitate & strangle. Non-explicit penalty is strangling. Murderer decapitated.
#HalachaYomi OC 197:2 In order to have quorum of 10 men to add name of God to Zimun, at least 7 of them need to have eaten bread.
#EmunaYomi 174: As long as one’s injustices against a fellow human go uncorrected, severe judgments linger.


                                      Thursday / 20-Jul-17 / 26 Tamuz 5777                                  #215
#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 #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 #Sanhedrin 4: Debate: follow how spell or how read biblical text? H-L-V can be Helev (fat) or Halav (milk). Follow reading Halav.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 13:2 On way to execution, confesses, given frankincense in wine. Loses control of mind, becomes drunk, then killed.
#HalachaYomi OC 197:1 2 ate together & finished, 3rd showed up, give him to eat so can bless together. 2 started blessing, 3rd doesn’t join.
#EmunaYomi 173: Prolonged anguish often result of sins against other. Caused pain to other, can’t clear own sins until forgiven by victim.


                                Wednesday / 19-Jul-17 / 25 Tamuz 5777                                  #214
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 4: Moshe makes deal. Ruben & Gad build cities for kids, pens for animals, will lead army, return when conquer land.
#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 #Sanhedrin 3: Shmuel: 2 judges judged a monetary case, their verdict stands, but they’re called a Bet Din Hatzuf (impudent court).
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 12:2 Sinner warned to see if inadvertent or intentional sin. Sinner says understands that liable w/ death, executed.
#HalachaYomi OC 196:1 If someone ate something forbidden, don’t make Zimun on it & don’t say blessing on it, either before or after eating.
#EmunaYomi 172: Disgruntlement w/ lot in life is main cause of own suffering; goes hand in hand w/ ungratefulness to God & lack of Emuna.


                                      Tuesday / 18-Jul-17 / 24 Tamuz 5777                                  #213
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 3: Tribes of Ruben & Gad want land east of River. Moshe unhappy. They offer to lead conquest of Canaan, then return.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 8:1 Wife eats husband’s Pesah sacrifice. 1st holiday w/ parents, chooses whose eats. Slaves don’t eat Pesah sacrifice.
#DafYomi #Sanhedrin 2: The term “Edah” means 10 men. Know from story of spies. 10 of the 12 spies that gave bad report called Edah Raah.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 11:5 Mesit, person who entices to idolatry, own rules: entrap, not warned, no mercy. Cruelty to them mercy for world.
#HalachaYomi OC 195:1 2 groups eat in 1 or 2 houses, if part of each group sees each other, combine to make Zimun. Public road between, no.
#EmunaYomi 171: Express unhappiness, Heaven examines closely & always discovers that really deserve more troubles & triggers new troubles.


                                     Monday / 17-Jul-17 / 23 Tamuz 5777                                  #212
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 2: Moshe upset w/ officers for sparing women. Has women killed. Soldiers & articles purified. Count & split plunder.
#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 #BavaBatra 176: Guarantor at time of loan doesn’t need Kinyan, but if after, does. In court doesn’t need ‘cuz likes being trusted.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 10:1 In capital case, judge must follow his own opinion & not be swayed by opinion of others. Biblical transgression.
#HalachaYomi OC 194:1 3 ate together, forgot Zimun, blessed on own, can’t go back & do Zimun. If 1 forgot, can answer Zimun of other 2.
#EmunaYomi 170: By taking their blessings for granted & focusing on their difficulties, sad people make their lives even more insufferable.


                                      Sunday / 16-Jul-17 / 22 Tamuz 5777                                  #211
#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 #Pesachim 7:10 Must burn bones, nerves & leftovers of Pesah sacrifice on Nisan 16th. If 16th falls on Shabat burn on the 17th.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 175: To become wise, study monetary laws, greatest field in Torah, like a gushing spring. Best to learn from Ben Nanas.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 9:1 ALL Sanhedrin judges find person liable in capital case, acquitted. Only executed if minority finds innocence.
#HalachaYomi OC 193:3 Riding, stopped to eat together, bless together. Traveling or spread out in field & ate, don’t need to bless together.
#EmunaYomi 169: Sadness: 1st & most common cause of suffering. Nothing invokes severe judgments as complaints & dissatisfaction w/ life.


                                     Shabbat / 15-Jul-17 / 21 Tamuz 5777                                  #210
#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 #Pesachim 7:8 All/most of Pesah offering impure, burn before Temple w/ altar wood. Minority of sacrifice impure, burn privately.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 174: Guarantor obligated whether borrower has property or not, except for a Ketuva (marriage contract) never obligated.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 8:1 $ cases: simple majority decides verdict. Capital cases: simple majority for innocence, >2 difference for guilt.
#HalachaYomi OC 192:2 Leader and crowd erred & didn’t say God’s name for 10 participants, don’t do over. But if they didn’t answer yet, do.
#EmunaYomi 168: If fail to account for actions, never repent, fall deeper into spiritual slumber and becomes far removed from God.


                              Friday / 14-Jul-17 / 20 Tamuz 5777                                  #209
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 6: Order of sacrifices for Pesah + week of, 1st fruits (Shavuot), 7th month: 1st day (Rosh Hashana), 10th (Yom Kipur).
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 7:6 All or most people or Kohens impure, bring Pesah sacrifice @ right time. Otherwise pure on time, impure 2nd Pesah.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 173: Lender only collects of guarantor if borrower has no property, unless stated otherwise. Can collector from broker.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 7:1 Litigant chooses judge, 2nd litigant chooses 2nd judge. 2 judges choose 3rd judge & together all 3 rule the case.
#HalachaYomi OC 191:2-3 Always need to say all 4 blessings of Birkat Hamazon. Hire workers, assume bless all 4. Can’t work while blessing.
#EmunaYomi 167: If attribute life’s difficulties to anything or anyone other than own transgressions, light-years away from minimal Emuna.


                                     Thursday / 13-Jul-17 / 19 Tamuz 5777                                  #208
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 5: Daily burnt offering of 1 yr lambs, morning & evening; Shabat, + 2 lambs; Rosh Hodesh, + 2 bulls, 1 ram, 7 lambs.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 7:4 Can sacrifice if person impure, but not eat: Omer, 2 loaves (Shavuot), Showbread, Shalme Zibur, Rosh Hodesh goats.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 172: Men w/ same name in same city, use grandpa’s name to distinguish. If still same, add other sign to differentiate.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 6:9 Plaintiff can force other party to travel to court of great sage to hear their case. Was ongoing custom in Spain.
#HalachaYomi OC 190:4 Leader doesn’t want to drink wine, someone else should. 1 person must drink required amount, but good that all taste.
#EmunaYomi 166: If person remains in spiritual slumber & acts like a boss & not a servant, life’s difficulties become even more unbearable.


                                    Wednesday / 12-Jul-17 / 18 Tamuz 5777                                  #207
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 4: God: Zlofhad’s girls inherit. Inheritance laws. Moshe, go up mountain & die. Moshe: appoint new leader. God: Joshua.
#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 #BavaBatra 171: R’ Yosi: Keep old loan doc & give receipt if paid part of loan. Makes pay rest fast & collect basis original date.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 5:9 Diaspora court only handle common cases that involve financial loss: liability, loans, property damage. No fines.
#HalachaYomi OC 190:1-3 After Birkat Hamazon, leader blesses & drinks cup of wine. Drinks at least a Reviit & bless after it Meen Shalosh.
#EmunaYomi 165: Entrance-level Emuna begins with the belief in reward and punishment: Whatever happens in life, good or bad, comes from God.


                                         Tuesday / 11-Jul-17 / 17 Tamuz 5777                                  #206
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 3: Detail future tribal lots. Levite census. Zelofhad’s daughters, Mahla, Noa, Hogla, Milca, Tirtza ask for inheritance.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 6:5 Pesah sacrifice on Shabat w/o proper intent, liable for Chatat offering. Brought unfit Pesah sacrifice, liable.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 170: R’ Huna/Rav: Law not like R’ Yehuda or R’ Yosi. Court rips old loan document, writes new one with original date.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 4:15 Unfit to judge ‘cuz doesn’t know or poor character, even if appointed by Exilarch or court, has no authority.
#HalachaYomi OC 189:1 Birkat Hamazon blessing 4, say 3 Kingships, 3 benefits (Hetiv, Metiv, Yetiv), 3 rewards (Gmalanu, Gomlenu, Yigmelenu).
#EmunaYomi 164: Entrance-level servant knows that he or she will be rewarded for good conduct and punished for laziness and negligence.


                                 Monday / 10-Jul-17 / 16 Tamuz 5777                                  #205
#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 #Pesachim 6:3 Bring Hagiga sacrifice on Pesah on weekday, in purity, when Pesah sacrifice not enough for group. If not true, no.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 169: Claims lost document of sale, write another w/o Acharayut (compensation guarantee). No to 2 documents for 1 field.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 3:2 Sanhedrin didn’t need to always be together. Could work & only join for gatherings. But always minimum of 23.
#HalachaYomi OC 188:9 Eating on Shabat, Shabat ended, say Retze in Birkat Hamazon; follow start of meal. Same for Rosh Hodesh/Purim/Hanuka.
#EmunaYomi 163: W/ even minimal fear of punishment, we fear results of sin & therefore make a daily accounting, confess to God & ask pardon.


                                                         Sunday / 9-Jul-17 / 15 Tamuz 5777                                  #204
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 1: God praises Pinhas for killing Zimri & Kosbi. Says to attack Midian for plot. Orders Moshe & Elazar take new census.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 6:1 Override Shabat: Korban Pesah slaughter, sprinkle blood, press entrails, burn Helev; can’t: roast; wash entrails.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 168: Court tears documents: R’ Yehuda: tear place of witnesses, date & Toref (names, amount). Abaye: length & width.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 2:1 Appoint to Sanhedrin only men of wisdom, understanding, great Torah knowledge, intellect, worldly & of lineage.
#HalachaYomi OC 188:5 On Shabat add Retze Vehachalitzenu. On Rosh Chodesh & holidays add Yaale Veyavo. If they fall on Shabat, say both.
#EmunaYomi 162: By lacking the fear of punishment, the boss doesn’t even reach the spiritual plateau of the least commendable servant.


                                               Shabbat / 8-Jul-17 / 14 Tamuz 5777                                  #203
#ParshaYomi #Balak 7: Bilaam: more on Israel & others. Israeli men sleep w/ Moabites. God furious. Pinhas kills leader. Plague kills 24,000.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 5:9 Sacrifice suspended & flayed w/ iron hooks on walls & pillars. If no room, used sticks held between 2 people.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 167: Birurin & court actions only written w/ consent of both parties & both pay scribe. R’ Shimon: both get copies.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 1:1-2 Must appoint court judges & officers of law in every city & region in Israel, but not outside of Israel.
#HalachaYomi OC 188:3 Have to remember David’s monarchy in that 3rd blessing, but careful not to compare earthly monarchy to a heavenly one.
#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.


                                           Friday / 7-Jul-17 / 13 Tamuz 5777                                  #202
#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 #Pesachim 5:7 1st group left Temple courtyard, 2nd enters, 2nd left, 3rd enters. Repeat rituals each time. Say Hallel & repeat.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 166: Birds for sacrifice selling @ 1 gold dinar. R’ Shimon: 1 sacrifice/woman enough. Price fell to 1/4 silver dinar.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 11:1 Court gives orphans’ $ to trustworthy person, invest in very low risk deals. Judges decide orphans’ best interest.
#HalachaYomi OC 187:3-4 Didn’t say Brit & Torah in blessing of Haaretz, or David’s monarchy in blessing of Jerusalem, go back & repeat.
#EmunaYomi 160: Love and devotion motivates the most laudable servant. Fear of punishment motivates the less commendable servant.


                                                Thursday / 6-Jul-17 / 12 Tamuz 5777                                  #201
#ParshaYomi #Balak 5: Balak takes Bilaam to 2nd place to curse, Field of Seers. Again builds altars & brings sacrifices. Blessings come out.
#MishnaYomi #Pesachim 5:5 Pesah sacrifice slaughtered by 3 groups. People filled Temple yard, closed doors. Used beakers of gold & silver.
#DafYomi #BavaBatra 165: R’ Yehuda/Rav: Most people transgress some theft, a minority sin in illicit relations & all sin in some gossip.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 10:1 2 bros divide estate & 3rd shows up, or 3 bros divide estate & creditor takes part. Recalculate division equally.
#HalachaYomi OC 186:1 Women obligated in Birkat Hamazon. Not sure if biblically or rabinically & if can exempt men or only other women.
#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.


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