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Shabbat / 17-Aug-19 / 16 Av 5779                                  #973
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 7: God will drive Canaanites out. Don’t intermarry. Chose you, least of all nations; keeping promise to Forefathers.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 1:1 Moshe got Torah @ Sinai, gave to Joshua, he gave to Elders, they gave to Prophets, they gave to Great Assembly Men.
#DafYomi #Tmura 29: Unmarried man that has relations w/ unmarried woman not for marriage purposes conveys “harlot” designation to the woman.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 5:3 Lyre is susceptible to impurity. Levites’ Temple lyres: pure. Guitar, standing harp & drum, susceptible to impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 554:1 9Av forbidden: to wash, anoint, wear leather shoes, have marital relations. Can’t learn Torah, except for sad topics.
#TanyaYomiM 16Av: Soul’s Will is “form” of change in pronunciation. Their “externality” = heart’s breath; makes simple sounds from throat.
#EmunaYomi 181: Rashi: Josef suffered measure for measure: told father 3 negative tales about brothers, his suffering related to each tale.

 

Friday / 16-Aug-19 / 15 Av 5779                                  #972
#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 #AvodaZara 5:10 YayinNesech fell into vat, whole vat forbidden for use. R’ Shimon: can sell to non-Jew minus value of what fell.
#DafYomi #Tmura 28: Even if an animal that is supposed to be killed is mixed with 10,000 other animals – all the animals must die.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 4:6 Metal ring with coral signet, susceptible to impurity. Coral ring with metal signet, not susceptible to impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 552:12 Tachanun is not recited during Mincha of eve of 9Av as it’s called a “Moed” (holiday).
#TanyaYomiM 15Av: Ability to pronounce letters & vowels transcends apprehended & comprehended intellect; it’s from hidden intellect in soul.
#EmunaYomi 180: Brahot 5b: R’ Huna had issue w/ field tenant; 400 wine casks soured; repented  & accepted decree; price of vinegar shot up.

 

Thursday / 15-Aug-19 / 14 Av 5779                                  #971
#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 #AvodaZara 5:8 YayinNesech forbidden & prohibits other wine by smallest quantity. Different types prohibit if impart flavor.
#DafYomi #Tmura 27: Whenever a person can do something without sinning, we do not presume that he chose the alternative that involves sin.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 3:3 Glass chests, counters, closets: pure. Other glass containers susceptible to impurity. Stringency of glass vs wood.
#HalachaYomi OC 552:8 3 shouldn’t sit together when eat 9Av Seuda Mafseket, so won’t be obligated to make Zimun. Rather, each sits alone.
#TanyaYomiM 14Av: Supernal Panim only radiates downward thru arousal from below, thru charity, called peace; especially to land of Israel.
#EmunaYomi 179: Diphtheria, stomach disease then blocks throat, punishment for slander. Negative “gut” feeling lead to slander. Shabat 33a.

 

Wednesday / 14-Aug-19 / 13 Av 5779                                  #970
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 4: 10 commands: God; no others; don’t take in vain; Sabbath; parents; don’t: murder; adultery; steal; false; covet.
#MishnaYomi #AvodaZara 5:6 Non-Jewish marauders enter city in peace-time, open casks forbidden; sealed, permitted. In war, both permitted.
#DafYomi #Tmura 26: Learn 3 from R’ Yohanan: Money consecration, blemished animals & if was never qualified to be sacrificed, all deferred.
#RambamYomi #Keilim 2:8 Bundled a pearl in a hide, removed it & a hollow is left, it is susceptible to impurity until it is smoothed out.
#HalachaYomi OC 552:7 It’s customary to sit on the ground while eating Seuda Mafseket (the meal before the fast) of 9Av.
#TanyaYomiM 13Av: “Seek the Pnimiyut of the heart.” Depth of heart transcends knowledge & reason that heart can contemplate. Spark of God.
#EmunaYomi 178: God judges measure for measure. Samson pursued desire of eyes, eyes taken out. Absalom haughty about hair, hung by hair.

 

Tuesday / 13-Aug-19 / 12 Av 5779                                  #969
#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 #AvodaZara 5:4 Jew left non-Jew in shop, kept going in & out, wine ok. Told him leaving enough time to tamper, wine forbidden.
#DafYomi #Tmura 25: Between Master & student, listen to Master. Consecrated by Heaven (1stborn) not set aside by consecration by man (Olah).
#RambamYomi #Keilim 1:3 Utensils from bones or hide of sea-animals, pure. Everything from sea, pure, not susceptible to any impurity types.
#HalachaYomi OC 552:4 Permitted to eat raw fruit on eve of 9Av, even from different species.
#TanyaYomiM 12Av: “He who sows Tzedakot (charities), brings forth Yeshuot (salvations),” as the wish of he who seeks it.
#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.

 

Monday / 12-Aug-19 / 11 Av 5779                                  #968
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 2: Nations will hear your Law & say what a smart & wise people; God close. 10 commandments intro. Beware idolatry.
#MishnaYomi #AvodaZara 5:2 YayinNesech fell on grapes: rinse & grapes permitted. Grapes were split, forbidden. If imparts flavor, forbidden.
#DafYomi #Tmura 24: When slaughter, trade-off between maximizing skin value vs getting as much meat as possible (can’t have it both ways).
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 16:6 Produce is considered pure, even from gentile, unless produce type that assumed got susceptible to impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 551:18 Careful from 17Tamuz until 9Av of walking alone from 4th hour of day until 9th hour (Ketev Meriri demon rules then).
#TanyaYomiM 11Av: Just like chain mail each scale adds up, forms large mail = w/ charity; each coin adds up. Fills gaps. Protects vs arrows.
#EmunaYomi 176: God often uses suffering to deflate inflated egos. Proverbs: “Pride precedes destruction & arrogance comes before failure.”

 

Sunday / 11-Aug-19 / 10 Av 5779                                  #967
#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 #AvodaZara 5:1 Non-Jew hired Jew to help him move Yayin Nesech: his wages are prohibited. Hired him for other task, ok if moves.
#DafYomi #Tmura 23: Good meal: if sacrifice small, can add non-consecrated food to have filling meal; if sacrifice big, can’t. No gluttony.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 15:6 Streams of rainwater that are still flowing, even if don’t contain 40 Se’ah, don’t contract ritual impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 551:14 Adults forbidden to cut hair of minors or wash their clothing the week of 9Av. Ram”a: Can certainly wash diapers.
#TanyaYomiM 10Av: Closer gets to God, humbler needs to be. To followers: don’t be haughty in relation to brethren. Speak softly.
#EmunaYomi 175: Tribulations can also indicate that either doing actions forbidden by Torah, or not fulfilling Torah’s obligatory actions.

 

Shabbat / 10-Aug-19 / 9 Av 5779                                  #966
#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 #AvodaZara 4:10 Non-Jew was standing next to Jew’s wine vat: if had loaned money to the Jew, wine forbidden; if not, permitted.
#DafYomi #Tmura 22: Separated Chatat and it was lost, separated and sacrificed 2nd one, then found 1st one, 1st Chatat is allowed to die.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 14:13 Shook vegetables w/ liquid on them & it descended from upper ones to lower ones, not susceptible to impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 551:11 Whoever eats meat where the custom is to forbid it is “breaching the fence” and will be “bitten by a snake.”
#TanyaYomiM 9Av: Request to followers: businessmen shouldn’t lead weekday prayers; lead Shabat prayers when can extend heart’s devotion.
#EmunaYomi 174: As long as one’s injustices against a fellow human go uncorrected, severe judgments linger.

 

Friday / 9-Aug-19 / 8 Av 5779                                  #965
#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 #AvodaZara 4:8 Can buy non-Jew’s trodden grapes from winepress even if he puts on heap. Juice that descended to vat forbidden.
#DafYomi #Tmura 21: Only difference Shilo vs Jerusalem: eating of KodshimKalim & MaserSheni: within sight of Shilo vs in walls of Jerusalem.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 13:2 Person/animal feet get muddy, cross river, rinse them: If happy, water on feet considered uprooted willfully.
#HalachaYomi OC 551:10 There’s 1 who says can eat food cooked w/ meat (but not meat itself); can’t eat fowl, salted meat or fermented wine.
#TanyaYomiM 8Av: Halacha study gives power to faculty of loins to support faculty of head & arms; time to do so is at Shacharit prayer.
#EmunaYomi 173: Prolonged anguish often result of sins against other. Caused pain to other, can’t clear own sins until forgiven by victim.

 

Thursday / 8-Aug-19 / 7 Av 5779                                  #964
#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 #AvodaZara 4:6 An idol that was abandoned by its worshipers in peace-time is permitted; during war-time, it’s prohibited.
#DafYomi #Tmura 20: Can’t get atonement through a sin (i.e. can’t bring an atonement-sacrifice that was “exchanged.” “Exchange” forbidden).
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 12:10 When fruits fell into water & one extended his hand and took them, they don’t become susceptible to impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 551:6 Shabat of 9Av can’t wear new clothing, whether white or colored, whether cotton or linen. Ram”a: we don’t from 1Av.
#TanyaYomiM 7Av: Blessed followers’ Talmud completion: There’s no good but Torah; God’s Torah is whole. May mankind know Oral Torah’s might.
#EmunaYomi 172: Disgruntlement w/ lot in life is main cause of own suffering; goes hand in hand w/ ungratefulness to God & lack of Emuna.

 

Wednesday / 7-Aug-19 / 6 Av 5779                                  #963
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 4: Decree to wander. Ignore & attempt to conquer land. Failed. Stayed in Kadesh then desert by Red Sea, circled Mt Seir.
#MishnaYomi #AvodaZara 4:4 An idolater can annul his own idol or that of another idolater. A Jew can’t annul the idol of an idolater.
#DafYomi #Tmura 19: Designated female animal as KorbanPesah (only males ok), let animal graze until gets blemish, sell it, buy male w/ $.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 11:9 Storing olives in 2 olive presses, completed loading 1 press, they become susceptible to ritual impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 551:3 The week of 9Av it’s forbidden to get a haircut or do laundry, even if won’t wear the clothing until after 9Av.
#TanyaYomiM 6Av: 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 171: Express unhappiness, Heaven examines closely & always discovers that really deserve more troubles & triggers new troubles.

 

Tuesday / 6-Aug-19 / 5 Av 5779                                  #962
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 3: People had asked Moshe, send scouts ahead. He chose 1/tribe. Feared. Faithless. All punished except Caleb & Joshua.
#MishnaYomi #AvodaZara 4:3 Idolatry shrine has garden or bathhouse, can use only if not to advantage of idolaters. If to advantage, can’t.
#DafYomi #Tmura 18: R’ Eliezer: animal embryo consecrated as Shlamim can’t be brought as Shelamim (left to die). Sages: bring as Shelamim.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 10:3 Blood of crawling animal is like its flesh: imparts impurity, but doesn’t make foods susceptible to impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 550:3 If any of these 4 fasts fall on Shabat, they’re pushed off until after Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 5Av: Remembering previous sins shouldn’t make one sad; should be happy, but not haughty. Be humble.
#EmunaYomi 170: By taking their blessings for granted & focusing on their difficulties, sad people make their lives even more insufferable.

 

Monday / 5-Aug-19 / 4 Av 5779                                  #961
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 2: Moshe: I couldn’t handle the burden of leading you myself. Appointed leaders/judges of 1000, 100, 50, 10 & officers.
#MishnaYomi #AvodaZara 4:1 R’ Yishmael: 3 stones side by side next to Marculis (idolatry), forbidden; 2, ok. Sages: if connected, forbidden.
#DafYomi #Tmura 17: Fatally-ill animal similar to a non-kosher one, neither can be eaten; but blemished one can be & therefore “exchanged.”
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 9:6 Wood absorbed impure liquids, used as fuel for oven, oven is pure; liquids insignificant if absorbed in wood.
#HalachaYomi OC 550:2 On these fasts, except 9Av, may wash, anoint, wear shoes, have marital relations. Can eat daytime before fast.
#TanyaYomiM 4Av: God unlike man. God generously & constantly pardons sin, even if man returns & sins multiple times; as long as repents.
#EmunaYomi 169: Sadness: 1st & most common cause of suffering. Nothing invokes severe judgments as complaints & dissatisfaction w/ life.

 

Sunday / 4-Aug-19 / 3 Av 5779                                  #960
#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 #AvodaZara 3:9 Can’t use wood of Ashera (idolatry) tree. Heated oven w/ it: break new oven; cool old oven. Discard bread.
#DafYomi #Tmura 16: During mourning for Moses, 3000 laws forgotten. They told Joshua: Ask God! Joshua: The laws are no longer in Heaven.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 8:11 Cooked a vegetable w/ Truma oil, person who immersed that day touched it, disqualifies only place he touches.
#HalachaYomi OC 549:1 Required to fast on 9th of Av, 17th of Tamuz & 10th of Tevet because of the bad occurrences that occurred those days.
#TanyaYomiM 3Av: The Heart harbors contrary emotions simultaneously: humility, the state Tshuva Tata’a, as well as gladness.
#EmunaYomi 168: If fail to account for actions, never repent, fall deeper into spiritual slumber and becomes far removed from God.

 

Shabbat / 3-Aug-19 / 2 Av 5779                                  #959
#ParshaYomi #Masei 7: Menashe tribe: if Zlofhad’s daugthers marry outside tribe, land will leave tribe. Moses: can only marry from tribe.
#MishnaYomi #AvodaZara 3:6 Just as a menstruous woman impurifies an object by carrying it, so an idolatrous object defiles by being carried.
#DafYomi #Tmura 15: Consecrated animal as atonement sacrifice, lost it, brought another in its place, found original, original is killed.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 7:1 A column of liquid being poured is not considered as joined, neither to an impure entity nor to a pure one.
#HalachaYomi OC 548:18 Heard distant news of death on Shabat or Chag, doesn’t even mourn privately. After Shabat or Chag mourns for 1 hour.
#TanyaYomiM 2Av: Lower Return, Tshuva Tata’a, must precede Prayer, Tfila, state of Higher Return, Tshuva Ila’a, to arouse divine compassion.
#EmunaYomi 167: If attribute life’s difficulties to anything or anyone other than own transgressions, light-years away from minimal Emuna.

 

Friday / 2-Aug-19 / 1 Av 5779                                  #958
#ParshaYomi #Masei 6: Laws of refuge city. 3 east of Jordan, 3 in Canaan. Meant for inadvertent murderer, so blood avenger doesn’t kill him.
#MishnaYomi #AvodaZara 3:5 If idolaters worship mountains & hills, these are permitted, but what is upon them is prohibited.
#DafYomi #Tmura 14: Original Law: Can’t write Oral Torah. But when people were forgetting, law abolished so Torah shouldn’t be forgotten.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 6:1 When shells of nuts, almonds are cracked, they’re considered attached to the food until the shell is shattered.
#HalachaYomi OC 548:14 Mourned 1 hr before RoshHashana, further Shiva nullified. Shloshim nullified by YomKipur. Can shave for YomKipur.
#TanyaYomiM 1Av: Superior form of Tshuva, cleaving of spirit to spirit thru intellectual Torah study, physically perform kind acts.
#EmunaYomi 166: If person remains in spiritual slumber & acts like a boss & not a servant, life’s difficulties become even more unbearable.

 

Thursday / 1-Aug-19 / 29 Tamuz 5779                                  #957
#ParshaYomi #Masei 5: Levis to get their own cities, w/ open spaces of 1000/2000 cubits. 6 refuge cities, 42 normal cities, from all tribes.
#MishnaYomi #AvodaZara 3:3 Utensils w/ figure of sun, moon or dragon, forbidden; cast into Dead Sea. R’ Gamliel: only if precious utensils.
#DafYomi #Tmura 13: If new law presented in Torah for a case that’s part of a general rule, general rule no longer applies to that case.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 5:18 Collected carob seeds w/intent of eating them: aren’t susceptible to impurity. Cooked w/intent of eating: are.
#HalachaYomi OC 548:11 Rosh Hashana and Yom Kipur are treated like festivals (Regalim) with respect to nullifying mourning.
#TanyaYomiM 29Tamuz: Violate covenant thru wasteful emission causes mind-blemish. Rectification: occupy self w/ Torah, derives from Wisdom.
#EmunaYomi 165: Entrance-level Emuna begins with the belief in reward and punishment: Whatever happens in life, good or bad, comes from God.

 

Wednesday / 31-Jul-19 / 28 Tamuz 5779                                  #956
#ParshaYomi #Masei 4: Elazar & Joshua will inherit land. Names of new tribe leaders. Commanded to apportion inheritance to Israel in Canaan.
#MishnaYomi #AvodaZara 2:7 Ok to eat from non-Jews: milk that non-Jew milked if Jew watched him; honey; grapes; herring; brine w/ fish.
#DafYomi #Tmura 12: Drawn water (as opposed to natural water) disqualifies a ritual bath only when a known amount of drawn water is added.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 4:8 A puffy bread is measured as it is. If it has a cavity, the cavity should be compressed.
#HalachaYomi OC 548:7 Relative died pre-Chag, if mourned for even 1 hour before, rest of Shiva is annulled, days of Chag count for Shloshim.
#TanyaYomiM 28Tamuz: Due to lofty origins of God’s Attributes of Compassion, can correct all person’s defects, cleansing them of their sins.
#EmunaYomi 164: Entrance-level servant knows that he or she will be rewarded for good conduct and punished for laziness and negligence.

 

Tuesday / 30-Jul-19 / 27 Tamuz 5779                                  #955
#ParshaYomi #Masei 3: God: give out land by lot & family size. Drive out inhabitants. Borders for 9.5 tribes. 2.5 tribes got land in east.
#MishnaYomi #AvodaZara 2:6 Can’t eat from gentile, but can benefit: unsupervised milk; bread; oil; food picked or stewed in wine or vinegar.
#DafYomi #Tmura 11: R’ Eliezer: Hybrid; critically ill animal; caesarian birth; Tumtum & androgynous animals aren’t & can’t be sanctified.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 3:8 If Kzayit of human corpse covered w/ dough, entire amount imparts severe impurity associated w/ human corpse.
#HalachaYomi OC 548:4 When says no mourning if buried relative on Chag, refers to public practices. Does observe private mourning practices.
#TanyaYomiM 27Tamuz: 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 163: W/ even minimal fear of punishment, we fear results of sin & therefore make a daily accounting, confess to God & ask pardon.

 

Monday / 29-Jul-19 / 26 Tamuz 5779                                  #954
#ParshaYomi #Masei 2: God: When you cross the Jordan into Canaan, drive out inhabitants, destroy temples, idols. Clear out & settle land.
#MishnaYomi #AvodaZara 2:3 Jews can’t use, benefit from gentile’s wine, wine vinegar, Hadrianic earthenware, skins pierced @ animal’s heart.
#DafYomi #Tmura 10: Debate: Bar-Pada: An animal embryo can be sanctified to be offered as a sacrifice. R’ Yochanan: Not.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 2:23 If snow became impure & portion joined Mikvah waters, since portion became pure, becomes pure in its entirety.
#HalachaYomi OC 548:1 Buried dead relative on Chag, no mourning until after Chag; then has all of Shiva and Shloshim mourning practices.
#TanyaYomiM 26Tamuz: Break SitraAchra w/ broken heart by becoming “master of accounting,” concentrate intellect deeply for a time every day.
#EmunaYomi 162: By lacking the fear of punishment, the boss doesn’t even reach the spiritual plateau of the least commendable servant.

 

Sunday / 28-Jul-19 / 25 Tamuz 5779                                  #953
#ParshaYomi #Masei 1: List of Israel journeys from Egypt to Arvot Moav. Mentions Aaron’s death in 40th year at 123 years old at Hor Hahar.
#MishnaYomi #AvodaZara 2:2 R’ Meir: Gentile can heal Jew for money, but not personal healing. Sages: Gentile can cut Jew’s hair in public.
#DafYomi #Tmura 9: A person can only consecrate items that he himself owns. He cannot consecrate the property of anyone else.
#RambamYomi #TumatOchlin 1:2 These are the 7 liquids that make foods susceptible to impurity: water, dew, oil, wine, milk, blood, and honey.
#HalachaYomi OC 547:10 Can do all needs of dead on CholHamoed: Cut hair, wash garments, build coffin in yard where dead is so know for dead.
#TanyaYomiM 25Tamuz: Auspicious time for arousal of divine mercies is TikunChatzot, midnight prayer. Evil is crushed through a broken heart.
#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.

 

Shabbat / 27-Jul-19 / 24 Tamuz 5779                                  #952
#ParshaYomi #Matot 7: Moses makes Ruben & Gad tribes promise will fight in Canaan, then can get eastern land. More conquest of eastern land.
#MishnaYomi #AvodaZara 1:8 R’ Meir: Can’t rent houses in Israel to gentiles, nor fields. Outside Israel can sell houses & rent field.
#DafYomi #Tmura 8: Cohen’s wife & her slave gave birth to boys who were mixed, when they grow, each releases other from slavery & eat Truma.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 20:1 Any place designated as a public domain for Shabat is also considered a public domain for laws of impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 547:9 Everyone eats mourner’s meal in public for scholar who died on CholHamoed. Everybody is a mourner for a scholar.
#TanyaYomiM 24Tamuz: When sinner repents, removes SitraAchra’s life-force & returns flow issuing from God to its proper place.
#EmunaYomi 160: Love and devotion motivates the most laudable servant. Fear of punishment motivates the less commendable servant.

 

Friday / 26-Jul-19 / 23 Tamuz 5779                                  #951
#ParshaYomi #Matot 6: Ruben & Gad tribes don’t want to enter Canaan. Moses angry, recalls spies. They say will fight in Canaan, then return.
#MishnaYomi #AvodaZara 1:7 Can’t sell to non-Jew bears, lions or anything which may injure the public. Can build bathhouses with them.
#DafYomi #Tmura 7: In one sense “exchanges” stricter than normal sacrifices; “exchanges” to a blemished animal, does achieve consecration.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 19:3 Impure loaf mixed w/9 pure. 2 groups of 5 ate loaf each. Group 1 impure, can’t pin on others. Group 2 pure.
#HalachaYomi OC 547:6 Don’t tear for one who died on CholHamoed, except for: relatives that mourns for; scholars; upright; died in presence.
#TanyaYomiM 23Tamuz: Good & vitality that man gets when commits evil comes from SitraAchra. Can choose to get from there or from holiness.
#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.

 

Thursday / 25-Jul-19 / 22 Tamuz 5779                                  #950
#ParshaYomi #Matot 5: Army commanders bring thanks offering ‘cuz no Israel soldier died. 16,750 gold shekels given & placed in Ohel Moed.
#MishnaYomi #AvodaZara 1:4 Idolatry festival in city, can do business with non-Jews outside city. If festival outside city, can do inside.
#DafYomi #Tmura 6: Stole wood & made utensils out of it, wool & made clothing out of it, he pays value of the material at the time of theft.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 18:9 When a person loses an article and finds it at home, it is pure, because it can be assumed to be protected.
#HalachaYomi OC 547:1 Forbidden to eulogize or fast on CholHamoed. Don’t leave coffin in street & don’t bring to cemetery until grave ready.
#TanyaYomiM 22Tamuz: Jacob compared to rope w/ upper & lower end. Sin separates & cuts from 613 strands connecting flow of God to man.
#EmunaYomi 158: By viewing our difficulties in life as growth opportunities; we attain true and complete Emuna.

 

Wednesday / 24-Jul-19 / 21 Tamuz 5779                                  #949
#ParshaYomi #Matot 4: God: Divide plunder: 1/2 to soldiers, 1/2 to people, from soldiers 1/500 to Kohens, from people 1/50 to Levis. Count.
#MishnaYomi #AvodaZara 1:3 R’ Meir: Idolaters festivities: Kalenda; Saturnalia; Kratesis; anniversaries of ascending throne, births, deaths.
#DafYomi #Tmura 5: Can’t tithe from 1 produce type on account of 2nd; if did, doesn’t count. Must tithe from each produce type individually.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 17:5 Creeping animal carcass on piece of dough that broke off of larger quantity, that piece alone is impure.
#HalachaYomi OC 546:4 It’s permitted to have a festive meal for a Brit Mila or for a Pidyon Haben (redemption of the firstborn) on Chag.
#TanyaYomiM 21Tamuz: Tetragrammaton: Yud, God’s wisdom; Heh, extension, flow to concealed worlds; Vav, God’s Attributes; Heh, Dominion.
#EmunaYomi 157: Belief that no tribulations without transgressions brings us happiness when seize opportunity as trigger for soul-searching.

 

Tuesday / 23-Jul-19 / 20 Tamuz 5779                                  #948
#ParshaYomi #Matot 3: Moses angry that army spared women. Orders them to kill women & boys. Soldiers out of camp to purify selves & metal.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 8:7 Elijah will come to: push away & bring near those BenZion pushed by force; conciliate disputes; make peace in world.
#DafYomi #Tmura 4: If one transgressed a prohibition that is connected to a commandment that one performs, he doesn’t receive lashes for it.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 16:8 Kid next to cemetery holding roses, even if roses only from impure place, he’s pure because there’s doubt.
#HalachaYomi OC 546:1 Can’t marry on CholHamoed, virgin or widow. No Yibum. Can betroth, but not have festive meal in home of betrothed.
#TanyaYomiM 20Tamuz: Angels, hosts of heaven, created by God’s external force. Man’s soul comes from God’s internal vivifying power.
#EmunaYomi 156: God sends us tribulations that can cleanse our souls. Life’s difficulties aren’t punishments, they’re soul corrections.

 

Monday / 22-Jul-19 / 19 Tamuz 5779                                  #947
#ParshaYomi #Matot 2: God to Moses: take revenge on Midian. Sends 1000 men/tribe + Pinhas. Kill every Midianite man, take captives, plunder.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 8:6 R’ Yehoshua: sacrifices can be offered w/o Temple; can eat less holy sacrifices & 2nd tithe w/o Jerusalem walls.
#DafYomi #Tmura 3: Liable for any prohibition if committed act. If didn’t do act, exempt. R’ Yosi: except oaths, “exchanging” & cursing.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 15:11 2 witnesses tell person: You contracted impurity. He says: I’m pure. His word accepted about own status.
#HalachaYomi OC 545:9 Heard Torah novelty (Chidush) on CholHamoed, allowed to write it down on CholHamoed so won’t forget it.
#TanyaYomiM 19Tamuz: Big difference breath when speak vs forceful blowing. When speak, tiny bit of lifeforce; when blow, from deep within.
#EmunaYomi 155: Our blemished souls diminish ability to get God’s divine light & prevent us from reaching optimal place in world to come.

 

Sunday / 21-Jul-19 / 18 Tamuz 5779                                  #946
#ParshaYomi #Matot 1: Have to keep vows. Father/husband can annul daughter/wife’s vow day of vow. If don’t annul that day, vow is binding.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 8:4 R’ YoseBYoezer of Zreda: Ayal-locust is pure; liquid in Temple slaughterhouse, pure; person touched corpse, impure.
#DafYomi #Tmura 2: Can’t “exchange” consecrated animal for a non-consecrated one. If did, 2nd animal also consecrated and sinner is lashed.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 14:7 If had doubt if liquids imparted impurity to other entities, they’re considered pure. Liquid itself impure.
#HalachaYomi OC 545:6 Don’t write loan documents on CholHamoed, unless lender doesn’t trust borrower or if scribe doesn’t have what to eat.
#TanyaYomiM 18Tamuz: Sinner liable to punishment of Karet dies by 50; death at hands of Heaven by 60, though we see many guilty live longer.
#EmunaYomi 154: If believe in Divine Providence, must believe that any sorrow, trouble, difficulty, and deficiency in life comes from God.

 

Shabbat / 20-Jul-19 / 17 Tamuz 5779                                  #945
#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 #Eduyot 8:1 R’ ShimonBBetayra testified: if an impure person touched the purification ashes, he defiles all of the ashes.
#DafYomi #Erchin 34: Sde Ahuza redeemed by Kohen from Temple leaves ownership at Yovel’s arrival & divided among Kohens, also Sde Herem.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 13:4 Found utensils in market, street, even desert, assume impure, may have impurity from corpse or Zav.
#HalachaYomi OC 545:2 Ok to write own Tfilin & Mezuzot, make Tchelet for Tzitzit on ChoHamoed. If has nothing to eat, can do for others.
#TanyaYomiM 17Tamuz: Giving charity instead of fasting, not included in injunction to give more than 1/5 of $ to charity. Like medicine.
#EmunaYomi 153: If think that tribulations are the result of fate, chance, or natural course, contrary to Emuna.

 

Friday / 19-Jul-19 / 16 Tamuz 5779                                  #944
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 6: Order of sacrifices for Pesah + week of, 1st fruits (Shavuot), 7th month: 1st day (Rosh Hashana), 10th (Yom Kipur).
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 7:8 MenahemBSignai: ledge of olive-boiler’s cauldron can become impure, of dyers doesn’t. They used to say reverse.
#DafYomi #Erchin 33: Levite cities needs to be surrounded by 1000 Amot of greenery and 1000 Amot of fields & vineyards.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 12:7 All food in container considered as joined with regard to consecrated food, but not with regard to Terumah.
#HalachaYomi OC 544:1 Ok to labor on CholHamoed for needs of the many, like fixing roads, removing dangers, marking graves, fixing Mikvehs.
#TanyaYomiM 16Tamuz: Should complete once during lifespan # of fasts for grave sins. Can do during shorter winter days & until past noon.
#EmunaYomi 152: One who believes that God torments His creations for nothing consequently has a warped notion of Emuna.

 

Thursday / 18-Jul-19 / 15 Tamuz 5779                                  #943
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 5: Daily burnt offering of 1 yr lambs, morning & evening; Shabat, + 2 lambs; Rosh Hodesh, + 2 bulls, 1 ram, 7 lambs.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 7:7 R’ Yehoshua & R’ Papias testified: oven cut into rings, put sand in between, can receive impurity. R’ Eliezer: pure.
#DafYomi #Erchin 32: Walled City: at least 3 courtyards of at least 2 houses each surrounded by a wall from the times of YehoshuaBNun.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 11:6 If foods joined together by liquid, are joined with regard to contracting impurity associated with foods.
#HalachaYomi OC 543:1 Whatever labor is forbidden to do on Chol Hamoed is likewise forbidden to tell a gentile to do.
#TanyaYomiM 15Tamuz: Nowadays, when get weakened by multiple fasts, prohibited to take upon self fasts for sins. Give charity instead.
#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.

 

Wednesday / 17-Jul-19 / 14 Tamuz 5779                                  #942
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 4: God: Zlofhad’s girls inherit. Inheritance laws. Moshe, go up mountain & die. Moshe: appoint new leader. God: Joshua.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 7:4 R’ Zadok testified that flowing water which was made to run in a stream through nut-leaves is valid.
#DafYomi #Erchin 31: The calculation of a year for real-estate purchases is determined by the day and the hour of purchase.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 10:9 Rabbinic law: foods may become third degree derivatives or fourth degree derivatives of impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 542:1 Even permitted labors are forbidden on Chol Hamoed unless does for himself or for others for free. For pay, forbidden.
#TanyaYomiM 14Tamuz: Debate as to how many fasts if sinned same sin multiple times. Decision: 3x requisite # of fasts.
#EmunaYomi 150: If neither observes nor connects self to Divine wisdom of a particular creation or event resembles Esau, scorned birthright.

 

Tuesday / 16-Jul-19 / 13 Tamuz 5779                                  #941
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 3: Detail future tribal lots. Levite census. Zelofhad’s daughters, Mahla, Noa, Hogla, Milca, Tirtza ask for inheritance.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 7:3 R’ Zadok testified that flowing water which exceeds quantity of dripping water is valid.
#DafYomi #Erchin 30: R’ Yosef: A mouse isn’t the cause of theft, it’s the hole (it’s not the thief, it’s the buyer’s fault). Buyer fined.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 9:8 Although forbidden to do so, if wrote Hallel or Shema for a child to study, it imparts impurity to hands.
#HalachaYomi OC 541:4 Forbidden to mend torn clothing or shoes on Chol Hamoed, and likewise forbidden to tell gentile to fix them.
#TanyaYomiM 13Tamuz: The Ari: Kabala principle of # of fasts for sins: Anger=151; Rabbinic prohibitions=73; not doing Rabbinic enactment=61.
#EmunaYomi 149: When we connect, the Divine wisdom of a particular creation/event illuminates our brains & souls, drawing us closer to God.

 

Monday / 15-Jul-19 / 12 Tamuz 5779                                  #940
#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 #Eduyot 7:1 R’ Yehoshua & R’ Zadok testified that if redemption lamb for firstborn donkey died, Kohen doesn’t get anything.
#DafYomi #Erchin 29: Land outside of Israel is like movable items of Israel (i.e. Israel land-transfer laws don’t apply to other lands).
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 8:1 Rabbinic decree: touched primary derivative of impurity with hands, only hands, until his joints are impure.
#HalachaYomi OC 541:1 Can make fish trap on CholHamoed from willow branches, amateur; but not by weaving threads (or sinew), professional.
#TanyaYomiM 12Tamuz: No mention to fast in Mitzva of Tshuva by Rambam, SMG; even sins that get Karet, death. Mention Vidui, ask forgiveness.
#EmunaYomi 148: Must all make an ongoing effort to observe the Divine wisdom in everything, & to connect to the Divine wisdom in everything.

 

Sunday / 14-Jul-19 / 11 Tamuz 5779                                  #939
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 1: God praises Pinhas for killing Zimri & Kosbi. Says to attack Midian for plot. Orders Moshe & Elazar take new census.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 6:1 R’ YehudaBBaba testified about 5 things, including that a woman is allowed to remarry on the evidence of 1 witness.
#DafYomi #Erchin 28: R’ Ila: The High Court of Usha enacted: One should never give more than one fifth of his wealth to charity.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 7:3 Sages decreed that impure liquids impart impurity to containers via inner surfaces of the container.
#HalachaYomi OC 540:4 Allowed to normally repair doors, locks, pipes & beams on CholHamoed, as otherwise can cause major losses.
#TanyaYomiM 11Tamuz: By violating a prohibition, evil cleaves to soul, impairs root & origin in garbs of 10 Sefirot of Asiyah.
#EmunaYomi 147: IMPLEMENTATION: Need to correct bad habit, atone for sin, strengthen service of God, awaken from spiritual slumber, etc.

 

Shabbat / 13-Jul-19 / 10 Tamuz 5779                                  #938
#ParshaYomi #Balak 7: Bilaam: more on Israel & others. Israeli men sleep w/ Moabites. God furious. Pinhas kills leader. Plague kills 24,000.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 5:7 Son asked father (AkaviaBMehalel) to commend him to his colleagues. Refused. “Your deeds will speak for you.”
#DafYomi #Erchin 27: Pressure original owner of consecrated field to redeem it. Mitzva for him to redeem; pays 1/5 over redemption price.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 6:7 Offering brought to a false deity imparts impurity when touched & when carried; like carcass of dead animal.
#HalachaYomi OC 540:1 Any construction is forbidden on CholHamoed, except if fence or wall broke, and even then can only do simple fix.
#TanyaYomiM 10Tamuz: Creation of stone, dust, from substitutions of substitutions, transpositions of transpositions of God’s letters, words.
#EmunaYomi 146: INTERPRETATION: I should do my best to relate God’s message to something in my life that needs reinforcement or improvement.

 

Friday / 12-Jul-19 / 9 Tamuz 5779                                  #937
#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 #Eduyot 5:5 4 brothers: 2 married 2 sisters, married brothers died, surviving brothers do Halitzah, don’t do Yibum with widows.
#DafYomi #Erchin 26: Bought dad’s field, consecrated to Temple, dad died. R’ Meir: not consecrated (not his yet). R’ Shimon & R’ Yehuda: is.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 5:2 The semen of a minor does not impart ritual impurity until he is nine years old.
#HalachaYomi OC 539:12 Don’t buy houses, stones, servants, animals on CholHamoed, unless it’s for holiday or if seller has no food to eat.
#TanyaYomiM 9Tamuz: Each being in 7 heavens created, lives by life-force of combining, substitution, transposition letters of God’s words.
#EmunaYomi 145: OBSERVATION: God exposes me to a certain event or experience in order to convey a message or teach me something.

 

Thursday / 11-Jul-19 / 8 Tamuz 5779                                  #936
#ParshaYomi #Balak 5: Balak takes Bilaam to 2nd place to curse, Field of Seers. Again builds altars & brings sacrifices. Blessings come out.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 5:3 R’ Yishmael says: there are three instances of lenient rulings by Beth Shammai and stringent rulings by Beth Hillel.
#DafYomi #Erchin 25: R’ Yishmael’s academy: Consecrated field to Temple, only son can redeem it & award it back to the father. Not daughter.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 4:3 No minimum size for Sheretz limbs to impart impurity. To impart impurity a limb of a Sheretz must be intact.
#HalachaYomi OC 539:8 Gentile gave Jew wine for his debt on CholHamoed, allowed to accept it, it’s as if saving it from his hands.
#TanyaYomiM 8Tamuz: 22 kinds of effluences of life-forces & powers by which all higher & lower worlds & all creatures created = 22 letters.
#EmunaYomi 144: Moreover, upper-level Emuna teaches that God sends us incessant stimuli that call us to strengthen our connection with Him.

 

Wednesday / 10-Jul-19 / 7 Tamuz 5779                                  #935
#ParshaYomi #Balak 4: Bilaam has Balak build 7 altars on Bamot Baal & sacrifice 7 bulls & 7 rams. Bilaam utters blessings instead of curses.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 5:1 R’ Yehuda says: there are six instances of lenient rulings by Beth Shammai and stringent rulings by Beth Hillel.
#DafYomi #Erchin 24: Consecrated all his belongings to Temple, doesn’t include wife or kid’s clothing, nor shoes bought for them.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 3:5 Wrapped Kzayit portion of fowl carcass of kosher species in lettuce or the like & swallowed it, he’s impure.
#HalachaYomi OC 539:6 Can’t exert on CholHamoed for found items; can’t gather fish to pickle that river left on bank, unless eats it soon.
#TanyaYomiM 7Tamuz: When God’s attributes reach revelation of action in lower worlds, called “utterances” & combination of “letters”.
#EmunaYomi 143: Upper level Emuna belief that God does everything for specific purpose & conveys messages to help us perform our task.

 

Tuesday / 9-Jul-19 / 6 Tamuz 5779                                  #934
#ParshaYomi #Balak 3: Bilaam rides. Angel blocks way 3 times; donkey sees, Bilaam doesn’t. Donkey talks. Bilaam sees angel, allowed to go.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 4:10 Man vowed not to be intimate w/ his wife: B’ Shamai: after 2 weeks must divorce her & pay Ktuva. B’ Hilel: after 1.
#DafYomi #Erchin 23: A man does not sin to benefit someone else, if it does not benefit him.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 2:2 Put hand into animal womb, touched dead fetus, considered pure until removes the stillborn animal from womb.
#HalachaYomi OC 539:4 Has merchandise that if doesn’t sell on CholHamoed will lose principal, can sell. If won’t lose, can’t sell.
#TanyaYomiM 6Tamuz: 1st day Creation, made light w/ attribute of Kindness w/ some Might; made it material. 2nd day firmament w/ Might, etc.
#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.

 

Monday / 8-Jul-19 / 5 Tamuz 5779                                  #933
#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 #Eduyot 4:8 B’ Shamai & B’ Hilel disagreed about people’s marital status yet didn’t refrain from marrying each others daughters.
#DafYomi #Erchin 22: If auction announcement is made daily, then it’s for 30 days. If only on Mondays and Thursdays, then it’s for 60 days.
#RambamYomi #SharAvotHatuma 1:1 Animal carcass: primary source of impurity. Touched animal carcass: person primary derivative of impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 538:6 If planned to work & did the work on CholHamoed, the court would destroy what did, repossess it & render it ownerless.
#TanyaYomiM 5Tamuz: God created 10 Tikunim (garments) which we call Sefirot. Directs hidden & revealed worlds through them.
#EmunaYomi 141: If don’t use events of our lives as opportunities for growth, & constant introspection, maintaining hold on Emuna is tricky.

 

Sunday / 7-Jul-19 / 4 Tamuz 5779                                  #932
#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 #Eduyot 4:7 B’ Shamai: woman betrothed w/ Dinar or Dinar value. B’ Hilel: w/ Pruta or Pruta value. Pruta = 1/8 of Italian Issar.
#DafYomi #Erchin 21: Auction for orphans, 30 days, for Temple property, 60 days (word spreads & get good price), announced morning & night.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 13:3 Impurity in front of olive-press workers, grape harvesters, if they say didn’t touch it, believed.
#HalachaYomi OC 538:3 It’s forbidden to transport money between cities on CholHamoed if there is no potential loss involved.
#TanyaYomiM 4Tamuz: Scholars of Truth granted permission to speak allegorically of Sefirot as “light”; ex. sun spreads light from 1 source.
#EmunaYomi 140: R’ Nachman of Breslev: happiness & freedom from worry lead to liberty of the brain that facilitates true mental composure.

 

Shabbat / 6-Jul-19 / 3 Tamuz 5779                                  #931
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 7: Israel asks Amorite Sihon, to pass thru country; Sihon attacks Israel; Israel wins. Also vs. Og of Bashan. Get land.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 4:4 B’ Shamai: sheaf close to wall, stack, herd or utensils & forgot, not “forgotten” produce. B’ Hilel: is “forgotten”.
#DafYomi #Erchin 20: Sages: Can’t consecrate to the Temple something that is not in existence yet (fruit, payment, etc). R’ Meir: One can.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 12:4 If put Kelim in bathhouse locker & locked it, Kelim are pure, even if gave key to an unlearned Jew.
#HalachaYomi OC 538:1 Permitted to do work on CholHamoed that saves from a potential loss, as long as didn’t plan to do it on CholHamoed.
#TanyaYomiM 3Tamuz: Unity of God’s attributes beyond comprehension, Sefirot called “secret of faith,” faith that transcends intellect.
#EmunaYomi 139: We therefore need intermediate-level Emuna in order to avoid erroneous conclusions in discerning God’s messages.

 

Friday / 5-Jul-19 / 2 Tamuz 5779                                  #930
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 6: Journeys: Ovoth; Iyey Haavarim; Nahal Zered; opposite Arnon (Amorite/Moab border); Beera (well), where sing of well.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 4:2 All agree animal born on YomTov can be eaten. All agree chicken hatched on YomTov forbidden to eat.
#DafYomi #Erchin 19: Hizkiya: People say: “An old man in the house is useless; an old woman is a treasure.” 
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 11:2 If unlearned Jew brings Kohen barrel of Truma wine or oil, shouldn’t accept it, assume it’s impure.
#HalachaYomi OC 537:15 It’s forbidden to harvest a field on CholHamoed if no loss will be incurred by letting it wait until after Chag.
#TanyaYomiM 2Tamuz: When speaking of God, His level of Wisdom is considered exactly the same as His level of action.
#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.

 

Thursday / 4-Jul-19 / 1 Tamuz 5779                                  #929
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 5: Aaron dies. Arad attacks, takes captive, Israel destroys them. Snakes attack Israel. Copper snake on staff heals.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 4:1 Cases B’ Shamai lenient vs B’ Hilel: B’ Shamai: Can eat egg laid on YomTov; B’ Hilel: Can’t eat egg laid on YomTov.
#DafYomi #Erchin 18: The value of a rental to the owner is only counted upon payment (i.e. the Talmud doesn’t value “accounts receivable”).
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 10:1 An unlearned Jew is assumed to be impure. His clothes are considered a Midras if touched pure items.
#HalachaYomi OC 537:11 Forbidden to trim tree branches on CholHamoed to fix tree. If obvious that not doing it to fix tree, it’s ok.
#TanyaYomiM 1Tamuz: Wisdom 5 levels above quality of life-force in action: action; speech; thought; emotional attributes; intellect.
#EmunaYomi 137: Without believing that God does everything for the best, a person can’t possibly reach a truthful conclusion.

 

Wednesday / 3-Jul-19 / 30 Sivan 5779                                  #928
#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 #Eduyot 3:10 Sages to R’ Gamliel: what can we do about your father’s house? They were strict w/ selves but lenient for Israel.
#DafYomi #Erchin 17: If man consecrated his worth to the Temple, was poor & became rich, or was rich & became poor, he gives as a rich man.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 9:1 Whatever falls as a direct result of the power of the Zav’s movement becomes impure.
#HalachaYomi OC 537:7 Can draw water from tree to tree on CholHamoed, as long as not watering whole field. If field moist, can water whole.
#TanyaYomiM 30Sivan: As per Rambam, God’s Essence, Being & Knowledge are 1, perfect unity, not composite at all, same w/ all His attributes.
#EmunaYomi 136: Devoid of a good hold on intermediate-level Emuna, one shouldn’t attempt to understand God’s messages.

 

Tuesday / 2-Jul-19 / 29 Sivan 5779                                  #927
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 3: God to Moshe: take staff, people, Aaron, talk to rock, get water. Moshe hits rock, punished, won’t enter land.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 3:8 R’ Zadok: money-changer’s nail; grist-maker’s chest; stone dial nail, all receive impurity. Sages: don’t receive.
#DafYomi #Erchin 16: Rav: Should always engage in Torah & Mitzvot, even if disingenuous, for from doing it will eventually do it genuinely.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 8:3 If a Zav touches a firmly sealed earthenware container, it remains pure. If moves it, becomes impure.
#HalachaYomi OC 537:5 Forbidden to make pits at roots of vines on CholHamoed so will fill w/ water. If broke, can fix, but not make deeper.
#TanyaYomiM 29Sivan: Only after multiplicity of contractions could God’s life-force invest itself in lower created items like stones & dust.
#EmunaYomi 135: At mid-level Emuna should be accepting life’s challenges w/ happiness. Then ready to understand message in each challenge.

 

Monday / 1-Jul-19 / 28 Sivan 5779                                  #926
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 2: Zin desert, 1st month (40th yr), Miriam dies, no water, people complain, Moshe & Aaron fall on face, God appears.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 3:6 Sages: female captive may eat Truma if she says was taken captive but pure. Mouth that forbade is same as permits.
#DafYomi #Erchin 15: R’ Yishmael’s academy: Whoever gossips, his sins are compared to idol worship, illicit relations and murder.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 7:1 Zav imparts impurity 5 ways: standing, sitting or lying above item, hanging from, or leaning on it.
#HalachaYomi OC 537:1 Work, where there is potential loss if not done on CholHamoed, can be done, without having to change how it’s done.
#TanyaYomiM 28Sivan: God could have created worlds in infinite quantity & quality & given them life forever & not created this world at all.
#EmunaYomi 134: Understanding God’s messages, spiritually awakening & learning how to correct ourselves, are products of upper-level Emuna.

 

Sunday / 30-Jun-19 / 27 Sivan 5779                                  #925
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 1: Red cow: kill outside camp; burn w/ cedar, hyssop, wool; mix ashes in water; sprinkle on impure from death; purifies.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 3:4 R’ Dosa: all mats are liable to become impure by “corpse” impurity. Sages: Also by “Midras” impurity.
#DafYomi #Erchin 14: R’ Huna: Man is generous. If consecrates field to Temple, includes everything in it. R’ Shimon: Man is stingy.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 6:2 Impure item of Zav becomes prime source of impurity. Imparts impurity to person or Kelim if touched.
#HalachaYomi OC 536:3 Don’t breed animals on CholHamoed; do draw blood. Don’t withhold anything medical from them, even if involves labor.
#TanyaYomiM 27Sivan: God’s life-force undergoes numerous & powerful contractions in order to bring finite, limited beings into existence.
#EmunaYomi 133: We must evaluate ourselves and ask, “Am I putting my Emuna to practice in all phases of my daily routine?”

 

Shabbat / 29-Jun-19 / 26 Sivan 5779                                  #924
#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 #Eduyot 3:2 R’ Dosa b Harkinas: food in separate pieces doesn’t combine to receive impurity. Sages: does combine.
#DafYomi #Erchin 13: Rav Papa: Why is there a minimum of 12 Levites on the Temple platform? 9 harps, 2 lyres and 1 pair of cymbals.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 5:1 Zav, Zava, Nida, woman post-birth impure; pass it to humans, items that sit or lie on, until immerse.
#HalachaYomi OC 536:1 Can take care of all animal’s needs on CholHamoed. Ram”a: permitted to ride on CholHamoed from city to city.
#TanyaYomiM 26Sivan: God’s Thoughts & Knowledge encompass all created beings & is life-force that brings it into existence from nothingness.
#EmunaYomi 132: To attain genuine Emuna: spend one hour a day of introspection, confessing our wrongdoings to God and assessing our Emuna.

 

Friday / 28-Jun-19 / 25 Sivan 5779                                  #923
#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 #Eduyot 2:10 R’ Akiva: 5 things last 12 months: judgments of flood generation; Iyov; Egyptians; Gog Umagog, wicked in Gehinom.
#DafYomi #Erchin 12: 4 of 24 Kohen shifts returned to 2nd Temple. Yedaya, Harim, Pashchor, Eimar. Prophets split them into 24 to fill roles.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 4:11 Bloodstained garment treated with 7 detergents, then immersed in the Mikva and deemed pure.
#HalachaYomi OC 534:3 CholHamoed can bring home from artisan items for YomTov like cushions, chairs, saucers, but not items not for YomTov.
#TanyaYomiM 25Sivan: “There is no place devoid of God, in upper or lower worlds.” “God grasps all, none can grasp God.”
#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.

 

Thursday / 27-Jun-19 / 24 Sivan 5779                                  #922
#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 #Eduyot 2:9 R’ Akiva would say: dad transmits to son beauty, strength, wealth, wisdom & years. # of generations before Him, end.
#DafYomi #Erchin 11: “Stranger who approaches will die.” Why 2nd warning? Teaches that ‘stranger’ to a job (does job that isn’t his) guilty.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 3:9 Fetus sticks out his hand from womb, his mother contracts the impurity of a woman who gave birth.
#HalachaYomi OC 534:1 We don’t do laundry on Chol Hamoed, with a number of exceptions: if came from abroad, towels, kids clothing.
#TanyaYomiM 24Sivan: Error to think Tzimtzum doctrine means God removed self from world & only guides from above w/ individual Providence.
#EmunaYomi 130: Accepting interim situation happily, prepares us as suitable spiritual vessels to receive Divine light of spiritual success.

 

Wednesday / 26-Jun-19 / 23 Sivan 5779                                  #921
#ParshaYomi #Korach 4: God furious. Moshe: Aaron, take incense into crowd, because plague started. Aaron runs. Stops plague. 14,000 died.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 2:6 R’ Yishmael said 3 things, R’ Akiva disagreed, about crushing garlic, unripe grapes or green grain ears Shabat eve.
#DafYomi #Erchin 10: Temple flute from Moses’ days. A king had it covered w/ gold, but then didn’t sound pleasant. Removing gold fixed it.
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 2:4 Zav bites into zucchini, cucumber, 1 who moves it is impure, b/c liquid from Zav’s mouth mixes w/ it.
#HalachaYomi OC 533:3 On Chol Hamoed, forbidden to collect items to pickle. If won’t be available after Yom Tov, can buy & pickle it.
#TanyaYomiM 23Sivan: God is unchanging. Alone pre-creation & alone post-creation. No difference between God’s Knowledge & God’s Self.
#EmunaYomi 129: God often delays success to encourage us to make a 2nd, more concerted effort. Delayed spiritual success is a test of Emuna.

 

Tuesday / 25-Jun-19 / 22 Sivan 5779                                  #920
#ParshaYomi #Korach 3: Earth swallows up Korach’s people, their families & belongings. 250 incense-men burned by God. Censers used on Altar.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 2:5 3 things stated in front of R’ Yishmael; he didn’t say if forbidden or permitted. R’ Yoshua b Matya explained them.
#DafYomi #Erchin 9: Shmuel: lunar year (12 lunar months) never < 352 days or > 356 days (by adding or subtracting days to lunar months).
#RambamYomi #MetameiMishkavUmoshav 1:4 A male minor can contract Zav impurity at the age of one day.
#HalachaYomi OC 532:2 Everything medical is allowed on Chol Hamoed.
#TanyaYomiM 22Sivan: God’s attribute of Malchut, Tzimtzum, allows time & space to exist. Otherwise, all would be nullified by God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 128: God delays spiritual success until we can properly learn to nullify our egos, so that the success won’t lead to arrogance.

 

Monday / 24-Jun-19 / 21 Sivan 5779                                  #919
#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 #Eduyot 2:2 R’ Hanina: I never saw a hide taken out to place of burning. R’ Akiva: proof can use. Sages: “didn’t see” not proof.
#DafYomi #Erchin 8: Making merits “heavier”. R’ Elazar: God removes sins from scales. R’ Yosi b R’ Chanina: God raises the sin scale.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 16:4 If holds hand over a blemished stone or a blemished stone is held over him, he is pure unless he touches it.
#HalachaYomi OC 531:7 If mourner’s 7th day of mourning falls on Shabat before Yom Tov, permitted to shave on Chol Hamoed.
#TanyaYomiM 21Sivan: “World” relates to space & time, not to God’s attributes. Only attribute of Malchut relates to God’s infinite presence.
#EmunaYomi 127: God delays granting spiritual success if we aren’t strong enough to receive the enhanced Divine light of the higher plateau.

 

Sunday / 23-Jun-19 / 20 Sivan 5779                                  #918
#ParshaYomi #Korach 1: Korach & co. challenge Moshe/Aaron authority. Moshe: bring incense tomorrow & God will decide. Datan/Aviram nasty.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 2:1 R’ Hanina, Sgan HaKohanim: Kohen never refrained from burning meat defiled by Vlad Tuma w/ meat defiled by Av Tuma.
#DafYomi #Erchin 7: Woman died during labor on Shabat, can desecrate Shabat to bring knife to remove fetus, as may still be alive, save it.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 15:4 Blemish on wall between 2 houses, both must remove the stones; scrape away mortar, and bring other stones.
#HalachaYomi OC 531:2 Forbidden to shave on Chol Hamoed, even if shaved before Yom Tov.
#TanyaYomiM 20Sivan: “There’s no king without a nation (Am).” Word “Am” (nation) from word Omemut (concealed). Separate & distant from King.
#EmunaYomi 126: Lack of spiritual success, despite best efforts, atones for period in our lives when we put much less effort in serving God.

 

Shabbat / 22-Jun-19 / 19 Sivan 5779                                  #917
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 7: Blasphemy gets divine Karet punishment. Man found gathering wood on Shabat, God orders stone him to death. Tzitzit.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 1:13 Half slave, half free, can’t marry slave or free woman. Force master to free. World only created to have children.
#DafYomi #Erchin 6: Gentile pledged gift for Temple maintenance after it’s already built, we accept. But not for start of Temple building.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 14:5 Don’t open windows in closed house to inspect its blemishes. If not visible in its present state, it is pure.
#HalachaYomi OC 529:4 Court sets up officers on YomTov to prevent men & women from feasting together; avoid too much wine, leads to sin.
#TanyaYomiM 19Sivan: Thru God’s attribute of Gvura & Tzimtzum, heaven, earth & all their host appear as independently existing entities.
#EmunaYomi 125: Talk to God daily, ask Him help to fulfill aspirations; try best at what doing; accept current situation happily & w/ love.

 

Friday / 21-Jun-19 / 18 Sivan 5779                                  #916
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 6: When reach land, separate 1st part of dough as gift to God. If the nation sins inadvertently Kohen brings sacrifice.
#MishnaYomi #Eduyot 1:11 Covering-boards taken off of bride’s chair: B’ Shamai: (liable to become) unclean. B’ Hilel: not.
#DafYomi #Erchin 5: “Consecrated” other’s animal, must give its assessment. As per R’ Meir: a person doesn’t state consecration for naught.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 13:7 Inspecting creased sheet for Tzaraat, its creases are straightened out and then its blemishes are inspected.
#HalachaYomi OC 529:1 Mitzva to spend half YomTov in BetMidrash & half to eat & drink. Don’t be stingy. 2 breads & Kidush per meal.
#TanyaYomiM 18Sivan: “In the heavens above & on earth below ‘En Od’ there’s nothing else but God.” All else as nothing compared to God.
#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.

 

Thursday / 20-Jun-19 / 17 Sivan 5779                                  #915
#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 #Eduyot 1:8 Vetches of Truma: B’ Shamai: soak, rub in purity; feed in impurity. B’ Hilel: soak in purity; rub, feed in impurity.
#DafYomi #Erchin 4: Kohens @ Temple service; Levis singing psalms in Temple; Israels @ Maamadim, all cancel service to come hear Megila.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 12:10 Colored garments don’t get impurity due to Tzaraat blemishes, whether naturally or artificially colored.
#HalachaYomi OC 527:24 Tried to circumvent law by cooking 2 dish for today (YomTov) & leaving 1 leftover for tomorrow, forbidden to eat it.
#TanyaYomiM 17Sivan: Name “Elokim” attribute of Gvura & Tzimtzum; numerical = “hateva” (nature); conceals God’s light; all seems “natural.”
#EmunaYomi 123: We should express all our aspirations in prayer, & devote a special timeslot to telling God about our aspirations & desires.

 

Wednesday / 19-Jun-19 / 16 Sivan 5779                                  #914
#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 #Eduyot 1:6 Why record refuted single opinion vs majority? If person says has such a tradition, told it’s from refuted person.
#DafYomi #Erchin 3: Women form a Zimun (quorum for saying preamble to Birkat Hamazon) for themselves & slaves form Zimun for themselves.
#RambamYomi #TumatTzaraat 11:1 The purification of a person afflicted with Tzaraat is a positive Mitzva and so is his shaving.
#HalachaYomi OC 527:21 Realized before morning meal didn’t make Eruv, cook a lot in 1 pot. Some say can cook in many pots & taste from each.
#TanyaYomiM 16Sivan: Only Tzadikim in GanEden given reward of understanding life-force & light which come from attributes of Chesed & Gvura.
#EmunaYomi 122: When can’t change situation, we should accept God’s will happily, & know that current situation is for our ultimate benefit.

 

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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