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               Sunday / 14-Oct-18 / 5 Heshvan 5779                                  #666
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 1: God to Abram: Leave your land, birthplace, dad’s house to land I’ll show you. Will make great nation, bless you.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 9:1 Divorced wife by saying permitted to all except so-and-so: R’ Eliezer: it works. Sages: doesn’t work at all.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 65: Prohibited to eulogize from Nisan 1-8 Nisan; established as time of rejoicing because Sages overruled the Sadducees.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 8:12 Women who can’t have Biblical Truma, can’t have Rabbinic Truma either. Decree lest they eat of Biblical Truma.
#HalachaYomi OC 374:2 2 courtyards, each has Eruv, wall between them; breached. Can still carry in each. Breach to public domain; can’t.
#TanyaYomi 5Heshvan: 2nd Temple scholars had fields, vineyards, yet studied Torah laws, raised thousands of disciples. Secret Kabala study.
#EmunaYomi 624: Nothing destroys Emuna like lewdness & licentiousness. God turns deaf ear to those who fail to keep Shmirat Habrit.


                Shabbat / 13-Oct-18 / 4 Heshvan 5779                                  #665
#ParshaYomi #Noah 7: Tower of Babel. Generations, years from Shem until Abram. Abram marries Sarai. Sarai barren. Leave Ur, settle in Haran.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 8:9 Man divorced wife, then spent night with her at inn; B’ Hilel: must divorce her again; B’ Shamai: doesn’t have to.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 64: Child drowning on Shabat, spread net to fish, raised fish+child. Rava: liable, intent to sin. Raba: exempt, saved life.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 7:15 Deaf-mute, Shoteh or minor Kohen, bought servants; they can’t partake of Truma. Court or guardian bought them, can.
#HalachaYomi OC 372:18 Ditch between 2 courtyards 10 Amot deep for 1, but less for 2nd, or equal, considered wall for both courtyards.
#TanyaYomi 4Heshvan: “Wise shall shine as splendor of firmament.” = Zohar = Tree of Life. Israel, thru Zohar will leave exile with mercy.
#EmunaYomi 623: The light of Torah cleanses and illuminates the heart and soul, and makes them suitable receptacles for Emuna.


                    Friday / 12-Oct-18 / 3 Heshvan 5779                                  #664
#ParshaYomi #Noah 6: Noah plants vineyard, gets drunk; Ham sees him naked, Shem & Yafet cover; Noah curses Ham’s son. List world’s nations.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 8:7 Woman does Yibum, had a co-wife who married someone else; if 1st woman can’t have kids, co-wife must divorce husband.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 63: Marḥeshet atones for sinful musings, heart’s Raḥashei. Therefore prepare in covered vessel, as heart’s thoughts hidden.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 6:3 Israelite woman betrothed to Kohen may partake of Truma & other offerings. Sages decreed can only have after Chupa.
#HalachaYomi OC 372:16 Ditch between 2 courtyards 10 Amot deep x 4 wide, can’t make Eruv of 2 courtyards together, even if filled w/ straw.
#TanyaYomi 3Heshvan: “Do I, then, not fill the heavens & the earth, says God.” Infinitely beyond intellect to comprehend what that means.
#EmunaYomi 622: Torah leads to Emuna only when learned purely for the sake of performing God’s will and not for the sake of personal gain.


                           Thursday / 11-Oct-18 / 2 Heshvan 5779                                  #663
#ParshaYomi #Noah 5: God to Noah: Covenant with you, descendants & all creatures on earth. I’ll never flood world again. Rainbow my sign.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 8:4 If husband wrote Gett to wife, then was secluded with her, B’ Shamai says he can use Gett, B’ Hillel says he can’t.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 62: Waving ritual: places sacrificial portions on hand, then puts breast & thigh portions, then loaves are placed on top.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 5:2 Can use whole onion for Truma even small, can’t give 1/2 onion even if large. Can’t use 1 kind of produce for 2nd.
#HalachaYomi OC 372:13 Put 2 ladders against a wall with 4 Amot between them, filled the 4 Amot w/ straw, doesn’t count as a wall for Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 2Heshvan: Heathen speaking & disturbing prayer; from God. Need to concentrate more on prayer until point where doesn’t hear.
#EmunaYomi 621: Heretical input like non-kosher food to soul. Enter soul via ears, heart, eyes, brain faster than forbidden food enter body.


                Wednesday / 10-Oct-18 / 1 Heshvan 5779                                  #662
#ParshaYomi #Noah 4: God to Noah: Exit ark, multiply. Won’t curse earth again ‘cuz of man. Man can eat meat, but not blood. Don’t murder.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 8:2 Husband throws Gett to wife in Public Domain: if lands near wife, she’s divorced; if near husband, not divorced.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 61: The Kohen places his hands beneath the hands of the owner and waves the first fruits together with the owner.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 4:4 5 don’t do Truma; valid if do: Deaf, Mute, Naked, can’t hear or say Bracha; Drunk, Blind, can’t choose best portion.
#HalachaYomi OC 372:11 Built platform next to wall above 2nd platform, thereby reducing height of wall below 10 Amot, nullifies Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 1Heshvan: Heathens get life from Achorayim of holiness. From numerous contractions get materiality, its pleasures; wealth; honor.
#EmunaYomi 620: Should avoid heretical input of any media programmed and published by those who spread agnostic & atheistic views & ideas.


                        Tuesday / 9-Oct-18 / 30 Tishrei 5779                                  #661
#ParshaYomi #Noah 3: Floodwaters raised ark. Water covered all tall mountains. All creatures perished. Only Noah & those in ark survived.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 8:1 If husband throws Gett to wife while she’s in her house or garden, valid; throws in his house or garden, void.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 60: May donate & bring a different kind of Minha, made from barley, beyond the 5 Mnahot that are all made from wheat.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 3:10 Don’t separate Trumat Maaser by estimation. Must be precise in its measure, as it’s explicitly stated in the Torah.
#HalachaYomi OC 372:7 Wall between 2 courtyards: breach < 10 Amot wide, counts as an opening; more, considered 1 courtyard, need joint Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 30Tishre: Man’s soul compounded of 10 Sefirot. Soul’s attributes analogous to Sefirot. When speak words of Torah unifies Shehina.
#EmunaYomi 619: If Emuna is dependent on strength of our intellect, dangerously exposed to those who know how to present stronger arguments.


                Monday / 8-Oct-18 / 29 Tishrei 5779                                  #660
#ParshaYomi #Noah 2: Pure animals, 7; impure, 2. Noah 600yrs old, flood starts. Month 2, Day 17. Rain 40 days/nights. Creatures came 2 by 2.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 7:7 Gives wife Gett on condition of him not returning from trip within 30 days: if shortens travel to return, Gett void.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 59: R’ Papa: if took vow to bring a meal offering baked in an oven, must bring ten items, either all loaves or all wafers.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 2:3 Seeds that aren’t eaten, e.g., radish & onion seeds, exempt from Truma, tithes, because not for human consumption.
#HalachaYomi OC 372:4 2 courtyards can’t make an Eruv together unless there is opening between them or window 4×4 within 10 Tefah of ground.
#TanyaYomi 29Tishre: “God is One & His name is One.” Life from His breath divides into 4 levels, worlds: Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzirah, Asiyah.
#EmunaYomi 618: When turn to philosophy, investigative books to search for proof of God’s existence, leads to confusion, breakdown of Emuna.


                       Sunday / 7-Oct-18 / 28 Tishrei 5779                                  #659
#ParshaYomi #Noah 1: God to Noah: I’m destroying man ‘cuz of his sins. Build ark, gather family, 2 of each animal. Ark 300 x 50 x 30 cubits.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 7:5 If husband gave wife Gett on condition that she pays him, she’s divorced when she accepts Gett & she has to pay.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 58: Forbidden from burning a Kzayit or half Kzayit of leaven on the altar. Even if it’s in a mixed state, still forbidden.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 1:6 For land Mitzvot, world divided in 3: Israel; Syria; Diaspora. Israel divided in 2: settled from Babel; from Egypt.
#HalachaYomi OC 372:1 Allowed to pass utensils through adjacent roofs, courtyards & karpafs on Shabat, even if not under the same ownership.
#TanyaYomi 28Tishre: In heathen countries, vivification is by way of investment of the extraneous patron-angels appointed over 70 nations.
#EmunaYomi 617: Power of written word, especially if heretical, is that it penetrates the heart faster than a swift sword to destroy Emuna.


                    Shabbat / 6-Oct-18 / 27 Tishrei 5779                                  #658
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 7: Metusela 969; Lameh 777; Noah has Shem,Ham,Yafet. Lives won’t be long. Nefilim. Man’s evil great. God regrets man.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 7:3 Says to wife: This is your Gett if I die – not valid. Says: This Gett takes effect from this day, if I die – valid.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 57: If leavened a fit meal offering, liable to receive lashes. Leavened a disqualified meal offering, exempt from lashes.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 10:4 When giving charity, if does so unpleasantly, destroys merit, regardless of amount. Should give pleasantly.
#HalachaYomi OC 371:3 Man died before Shabat & courtyard neighbor inherits house, inheritor can’t prevent creation of Eruv that Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 27Tishre: Those adept in Kabala know that God’s word = Shechinah = Ima Tataa & Matrunita (in Zohar) = Malchut.
#EmunaYomi 616: Emuna also like fine crystal chandelier hand-crafted in months of tedious work. One shove of elbow can send crashing.


                     Friday / 5-Oct-18 / 26 Tishrei 5779                                  #657
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 6: Descendants/ages: Adam 930; Seth 912; Enosh 905; Kenan 910; Mahalalel 895; Yered 962; Hanoch 365, walked w/God.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 7:1 If a man is ill with hypoglycemia, and instructs people to write a Gett for his wife, they do not listen to him.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 56: Olah: animal must be in north of Temple courtyard, but slaughterer doesn’t have to be there when slaughters the animal.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 9:10 Charity trustee was owed $ & paid back in market, don’t put $ in pocket; put in charity wallet. Can take at home.
#HalachaYomi OC 371:2 Planned not to be home for Shabat but then returned, can’t prevent courtyard neighbors from making Eruv that Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 26Tishre: God’s “word & breath” not only created universe, but sustains continually. Type of soul even in stones, dust & water.
#EmunaYomi 615: Emuna often compared to flame or flickering candle in the heart. Emuna is difficult to acquire but simple to destroy.


                      Thursday / 4-Oct-18 / 25 Tishrei 5779                                  #656
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 5: Lemech’s 2 wives: Ada had Yaval, 1st shepherds; Yuval, 1st musicians. Zila had TuvalCain, blacksmith; sis Naama.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 6:7 Man tells 3 men to give man’s wife Gett; they may make others write the Gett because they are considered a tribunal.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 55: “Don’t bake w/ leaven,” if cause Minha to become leaven, liable separately for baking & for each stage of preparation.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 8:3 Took vow to give charity, forgot how much vowed to give, gives until he says “I didn’t intend to give this much.”
#HalachaYomi OC 370:5 If person eats in one place on Shabat but sleeps in another, their Eruv is determined by where they eat.
#TanyaYomi 25Tishre: “Whoever is angry, is as if he worships idols.” When angry, faith departs. If believed was from God, wouldn’t be angry.
#EmunaYomi 614: God doesn’t allow double jeopardy. When we judge ourselves, the Heavenly Court is not allowed to judge us.


                   Wednesday / 3-Oct-18 / 24 Tishrei 5779                                  #655
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 4: Man exiled from Garden; knew Eve, had Cain, Abel. Cain kills Abel. God curses Cain, goes east of Eden, has kids.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 6:5 Man who is to be executed, or before a dangerous journey, or deathly ill, may say “divorce my wife” and it counts.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 54: Food less than requisite measure, disqualified from contracting ritual impurity, even if it subsequently swells again.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 7:2 If sees poor person & doesn’t give charity, sins. It says: “Don’t close your hand against your brother, the poor.”
#HalachaYomi OC 370:4 If all courtyard neighbors are eating on one table, they don’t need an Eruv; it’s as if they lived in one house.
#TanyaYomi 24Tishre: If stand in front of King but doesn’t care to see Him & instead busies self w/ his own needs: inferior, fool & simple.
#EmunaYomi 613: If judge self daily, make decisions to correct what need to & don’t accrue spiritual debts that lead to stern judgments.


                  Tuesday / 2-Oct-18 / 23 Tishrei 5779                                  #654
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 3: God makes Woman from Man’s rib. Snake convinces Woman to eat forbidden fruit, Woman gives to Man, all cursed.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 6:2 Any female who is unable to take proper care of her Gett, can’t be divorced at all.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 53: Must bring all Mnachot as Matza, kneaded w/ lukewarm water, w/ small amount of oil. Make sure don’t become leavened.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 6:9 Many poor, not enough produce to give each one appropriate amount, place all before them & divide among themselves.
#HalachaYomi OC 368:5 If Eruv food spoiled and is inedible, it’s as if the food is completely finished and needs to make a new Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 23Tishre: Study weekdays between Minha/Maariv in groups of 10: Torah Pnimiyut, Ain Yakov Agada; most Torah secrets hidden in it.
#EmunaYomi 612: Words of heresy or agnosticism extinguish the spark of Emuna and render a person’s soul cold and dark, Heaven forbid.


                     Monday / 1-Oct-18 / 22 Tishrei 5779                                  #653
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 2: Man in Garden of Eden, 4 rivers, God: don’t eat from Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil, will die. Man named animals.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 6:1 If husband sent divorce with messenger, husband is allowed to cancel it before wife has accepted it.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 52: Sages saw that people were treating ashes of Para Aduma disrespectfully, decreed one may not derive benefit from it.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 5:5 Wind blew sheaves to other’s field, forgot sheaf there, not Shiheha; it scattered sheaves in own field, forgot, is.
#HalachaYomi OC 368:2 New courtyard neighbor, his house opens to 2 courtyards, need to inform him of Eruv, might not want to participate.
#TanyaYomi 22Tishre: If seat of scoffers is formed by 10 over which Shechina dwells, no greater insult & shaming of the Shechina than that.
#EmunaYomi 611: Words of Emuna do wonders for soul. Should be careful to avoid saying anything that contains hint of heresy, even as joke.


                           Sunday / 30-Sep-18 / 21 Tishrei 5779                                  #652
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 1: In beginning God created heavens & earth. Light; separate waters; land; sun/moon; birds/fish; animals, man; rest.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 5:8 When laining (reading) from Torah, Kohen lains 1st, Levi 2nd, Israelite last, due to Darchei Shalom (Ways of Peace).
#DafYomi #Mnahot 51: If Kohen Gadol died, his Mincha offering should be sacrificed from either the property of his heirs or the community.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 4:12 Doesn’t allow poor to collect Leket; allows 1 but not another; gives 1 advantage over 2nd: stealing from the poor.
#HalachaYomi OC 367:1 Wife is allowed to make an Eruv without permission from her husband and can even do so against his will.
#TanyaYomi 21Tishre: Hashraah: causing God’s indwelling vs reward. Reward: God irradiates soul that seeks Him with light of Torah.
#EmunaYomi 610: By speaking words of Emuna, arouse spark of Emuna in us, kindles flame, warms, illuminates soul & invokes God’s compassion.


                               Shabbat / 29-Sep-18 / 20 Tishrei 5779                                  #651
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 5:6 Rebbi: Sikrikon=took land by force. If held for 12 months, bought from him, still pay original owner 1/4 of value.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 50: Kohen didn’t burn incense AM, may burn PM; those who burn it become wealthy, dear to Kohens, won’t be negligent.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 3:22 All olive trees on 1 side of city are considered as if they’re 1 field & 1 portion of Peah should be left for all.
#HalachaYomi OC 366:12 The guardian of a minor can make an Eruv on behalf of the minor.
#TanyaYomi 20Tishre: 10 that sit, learn Torah, God dwells among them: Man’s descent into this world for purpose of this ascent; none higher.
#EmunaYomi 609: Prayer: “I believe that success comes from God. I’ve done my best to prepare, please God, help me succeed!”


                          Friday / 28-Sep-18 / 19 Tishrei 5779                                  #650
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 6: Moshe goes up Mt Nevo, sees land, dies, God buries him. 120yrs old. Israel mourned 30 days. Nobody like Moshe.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 5:3 Don’t take payment for obligations from mortgaged land; Tikun Olam. Don’t make object finder swear; Tikun Olam.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 49: If Kohen intentionally disqualified offering, he must pay the value to its owner, who must bring another one.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 2:20 Field owner left Peah for poor man in front of him, 2nd poor man comes from behind him, takes it; 2nd acquires it.
#HalachaYomi OC 366:11 Sitting at meal & Shabat arrives, bread on table can be used for Eruv, but only if sitting in house, not courtyard.
#TanyaYomi 19Tishre: Everyone is to believe with absolute faithfulness in the precept “be humble of spirit before every person.”
#EmunaYomi 608: Prayer: “I believe that God is the physician of all flesh. He will surely send me a cure.” 


                           Thursday / 27-Sep-18 / 18 Tishrei 5779                                  #649
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 5: Dan young lion streams from Bashan. Naftali full of God’s blessing, has sea & south. Asher: oil, iron, copper.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 5:1 Compensation assessed as follows: damages: from highest quality field; creditors: medium quality; Ketuba: lowest.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 48: Any animal that’s valid as voluntary burnt offering (Olat Nedava) also valid as obligatory burnt offering (Olat Chova).
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 1:7 4 gifts left to the poor in vineyard: individual grapes that fell; underdeveloped clusters; Peah; forgotten grapes.
#HalachaYomi OC 366:7 If one person makes an Eruv with intention to benefit everyone, he can still create the Eruv with 1 portion of food.
#TanyaYomi 18Tishre: Should have simple will & spirit of voluntary offering in every one whose heart prompts him to serve “a whole service.”
#EmunaYomi 607: Prayer: “I believe that God sustains all His creations. He will surely send me my livelihood.” 


                       Wednesday / 26-Sep-18 / 17 Tishrei 5779                                  #648
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 4: Rejoice Zevulun in your departures, Isahar in tents, will nourish from abundance of sea. Gad dwells like lion.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 4:9 A man who sells himself & his sons to a non-Jew, we don’t free him, but we free the sons after the father’s death.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 47: A thanks offering (Todah) may sometimes be sacrificed without loaves. Therefore, if loaves are lost, not disqualified.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 10:12 Can make, sell mixed fabrics; forbidden to wear/cover with them. If not wearing, i.e., a tent, can sit under it.
#HalachaYomi OC 366:5 Eruv partners: don’t begrudge if friend eats Eruv food; if begrudges, not Eruv. Careful not to mix it w/ Shabat food.
#TanyaYomi 17Tishre: There will be an arousal of love in everyone’s heart who understands precious nature of God’s love for nether beings.
#EmunaYomi 606: Prayer: God protects me, watches me every minute of my entire life; always listens to my prayers, loves me & cares about me.


                   Tuesday / 25-Sep-18 / 16 Tishrei 5779                                  #647
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 3: Josef: Land will be blessed w/ water, abundance of all. Horns of Reem. Ephraim’s myriads, Menase’s thousands.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 4:6 If slave sold to non-Jew or to person outside Israel, freed automatically. Don’t ransom captives for more than worth.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 46: Shavuot, the two sheep and the loaves brought as peace offerings are bound to each other through the waving ceremony.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 9:9 Liable for riding in wagon drawn by different species or for leading them. Even 100 people leading, all liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 366:1 Courtyard Eruv with many houses is only created if they all participate in giving food to 1 house, as if they were 1.
#TanyaYomi 16Tishre: “Love upsets the natural order of conduct,” for it is a covering of the eyes, not to see the truth.
#EmunaYomi 605: Living according to Torah loftiest motivation of Torah learning. God happy to answer our prayers to implement what we learn.


           Monday / 24-Sep-18 / 15 Tishrei 5779                                  #646
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 2: Levi: kept covenant, will teach Israel Tora, serve on altar. Benjamin: God’s beloved, will dwell on shoulders.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 4:5 B’ Hilel: 1/2 slave is a slave every other day, but for Tikun Olam must be completely freed so can marry, have kids.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 45: Ezekiel: “7th of month for every 1 that errs.” If 7 tribes sinned, owe communal Chatat even if not majority of nation.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 8:13 Separating vines, grain/veggies in Israel only. Diaspora: can’t sow 2 types of veggies/grain, grape seeds in hand.
#HalachaYomi OC 365:6: Women sit Shabat @ edge of Mavoi w/ utensils, don’t tell them that wrong. Better unintentional than intentional sin.
#TanyaYomi 15Tishre: Toshiya (salvation) refers to matters of Torah. Etzah (counsel) are those who intercalcate years and determine months.
#EmunaYomi 604: God especially loves prayers that are outcome of our Torah study; shows that we’re internalizing it, applying to our lives.


                     Sunday / 23-Sep-18 / 14 Tishrei 5779                                  #645
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 1: Moshe blesses Israel before his death. Moshe commanded Torah, legacy for Jacob. Ruben live. Juda beat enemies.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 4:2 Rabban Gamliel the Elder enacted to write on Gett all known names of husband and of wife, due to Tikun Olam.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 44: R’ Hiya’s student saved from prohibited relations by his Tzitzit. Prostitute converts to Judaism and marries him.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 7:5 Row of vines close to neighbor’s row, count as vineyard if < 8 cubits apart, even if path passes between them.
#HalachaYomi OC 365:4 Hatzer breached by Mavoi on 1 side, Public Domain on 2nd: if Hatzer dwellers didn’t make Eruv w/ Mavoi, can carry.
#TanyaYomi 14Tishre: Charity has a wondrous advantage without parallel. Should perform numerous times, frequently; praiseworthy if do so.
#EmunaYomi 603: To know how to pray, must learn what praying for. More specific a prayer, the better vessel of Divine abundance it becomes.


                          Shabbat / 22-Sep-18 / 13 Tishrei 5779                                  #644
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 7: Moshe: Pay attention. Not an empty thing. It’s your life & will lengthen your days. God: Go up mount, see land, die.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 4:1 Sent Gett via agent to wife, if catches agent or sends 2nd to intercept & cancel, canceled. Gett reached her, can’t.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 43: R’ Meir: obligated to say 100 blessings/day. “What (ma) does God want from you?” Read mea (100), not ma. God wants 100.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 6:1 Sow, maintain vegetables or grain in vineyard, grow 1/200th, all vines & produce in 16 Amah radius become hallowed.
#HalachaYomi OC 365:1 Mavoi breach, if part 4 Amot wide remains @ breach, ok, if breach not wider than 10 Amot. Breach < 3 Tefah, always ok.
#TanyaYomi 13Tishre: Contribute $ to Land of Israel every week, or at least every month. Strive to be 1st w/ Mitzva, especially Tzedaka.
#EmunaYomi 602: If our needs were fulfilled automatically, without ever having to ask for them, we’d never seek God; our souls would wither.


              Friday / 21-Sep-18 / 12 Tishrei 5779                                  #643
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 6: I will bring vengeance on My enemies, repay those who hate Me. Will avenge blood of servants & appease land, people.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 3:6 Overseas Gett agent sick, court appoints 2nd agent. 1st agent: written & signed in front of me; 2nd: I’m court agent.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 42: Mitzva item that is fit if made by non-Jew, Jew made, don’t bless over it. Unfit if made by non-Jew, Jew made, bless.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 5:7 Can’t sow vegetables or grain next to vines. Hallowed. Can’t benefit from any of it, even straw or vine wood. Burn.
#HalachaYomi OC 364:2 Can only enable carrying in Public domain on Shabat w/ doors that are locked at night. Some say need ability to lock.
#TanyaYomi 12Tishre: Merkava angels, Face of Oxen & of Eagle, nurtured, content by spirit of cattle & fowl of ascending altar sacrifices.
#EmunaYomi 601: Q: Why pray at all? God knows what we need. A: God gives us the power to pray so that we’ll seek Him & develop Emuna.


                 Thursday / 20-Sep-18 / 11 Tishrei 5779                                  #642
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 5: How can 1 chase 1,000, 2 chase 10,000? Only if God has given them over. I cause death, grant life, I Strike & heal.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 3:4 City siege; ship in storm; capital trial: assume alive. City captured; ship lost; to be executed: dead & alive laws.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 41: Q to angel: do you punish us if don’t do positive Mitzva? A: at time of divine anger, yes (like not wearing Tzitzit).
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 4:1 Can plant 2 rows of zucchini next to 2 of squash next to 2 of beans if trench between species, but not 1 row.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:36 Mavoi w/ incline to Public Domain, reaches height of 10 Tefah within 4 Amot, seen as wall & doesn’t need adjustment.
#TanyaYomi 11Tishre: Immense manifestation of God in power of earth to constantly bring forth something out of nothing, Yesh Meayin.
#EmunaYomi 600: Prayer is the receptacle of Divine abundance. Should be specific in prayer, & elaborate to God exactly what needs or wants.


                 Wednesday / 19-Sep-18 / 10 Tishrei 5779                                  #641
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 4: God angry. Will hide face. Made Me jealous w/ non-God, will anger them w/ non-nation. Fire, arrows, famine, sword +.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 3:2 If write divorce receipts, leave space for names of husband, wife, date. Loans: names of lender, borrower, $, date.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 40: Bet Shamai: linen cloak is exempt from Tzitzit. Bet Hillel: linen cloak is obligated in Tzitzit. Law like Bet Hillel.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 3:15 Cistern, fallow field, fence, path, trench, low-hanging tree, big rock, separate between 2 different species.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:32 Mavoi = alley, length not less than 4 Amot, length longer than width, houses & courtyards feed into it.
#TanyaYomi 10Tishre: All created by light of Neshama within them. Neshama is Divinity of the Kelim of 10 Sefirot of Malchut of Atzilut.
#EmunaYomi 599: The bulk of our prayers should focus on our spiritual needs, the nourishment of our souls.


               Tuesday / 18-Sep-18 / 9 Tishrei 5779                                  #640
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 3: Rode Israel on high places, gave them delights of the world. Became fat & rebelled. Alien worship. Forgot God.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 3:1 Even if the names on the Gett are correct, if it wasn’t written specifically for that woman, it’s invalid.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 39: The most beautiful way to tie Tzitzit (ritual fringes) is top 1/3 tied with Tchelet & bottom 2/3 loose hanging strings.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 2:16 At 1st, court agents uprooted mixed species. Field owners happy ‘cuz cleared. Court made such fields ownerless.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:28 Alley that isn’t 3 Tefah wide doesn’t need adjustment to carry on Shabat. It’s like it’s closed. Some say 4 Tefah.
#TanyaYomi 9Tishre: The Yesh is an entity distinct from Divinity so God can be King over all separate entities by them fulfilling Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 598: Requests for spiritual wealth, more Emuna, understanding of Torah, help in fulfilling a Mitzvah, are almost always answered.


       Monday / 17-Sep-18 / 8 Tishrei 5779                                  #639
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 2: Remember days of old. God set up nations’ boundaries as the number of Israel. Protected Israel like eye’s pupil.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 2:5 All are qualified to write a Gett; even a deaf-mute, Shoteh & minor. Woman can write own Gett & husband his receipt.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 38: Rav bar Shaba: A prohibition by rabbinic law is overridden by human dignity, but not a prohibition by Torah law.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 1:5 Grafting mix of trees included in prohibition of mixing species. Also, vegetable to tree or tree to vegetable.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:27 Courtyard whose length is greater than width is like an alley; can be permitted to carry on Shabat w/ Lehi or Korah.
#TanyaYomi 8Tishre: Multitude of creatures created by God from multitude of letters that issue from Malchut, “breath of His mouth.”
#EmunaYomi 597: God won’t fulfill requests for material wealth or possessions unless they’re beneficial for a person.


                            Sunday / 16-Sep-18 / 7 Tishrei 5779                                  #638
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 1: Listen heaven/earth. My lessons like rain on grass. When I call God’s Name, give Him greatness. He’s perfect & just.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 2:3 Can write Gett with any material: ink, paint, gum or any other permanent material, but not with anything impermanent.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 37: Lefty puts Tfilin on right arm. But says elsewhere he puts on left!? There talking about ambidextrous putting on left.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 8:1 Adar 15 court checks needs of community. Make sure consecrated property collected, redeemed to maintain God’s House.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:22 Placed 2 Korahs beside each other, neither can handle weight of Ariach, but together they can (widthwise=Tefah), ok.
#TanyaYomi 7Tishre: Soul of angels & man, before descending, aren’t level of substantiality (Yesh), but of Divinity in immense contraction.
#EmunaYomi 596: Praying to God is like one-stop shopping; all your needs are under one roof. He’s address for health, livelihood, success.


                     Shabbat / 15-Sep-18 / 6 Tishrei 5779                                  #637
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 7: Moses: you’ll be corrupt after my death & deviate from commands; therefore evil will befall you at end of days.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 2:1 Brought Gett from overseas but couldn’t say was completely written & signed in my presence; the Gett is invalid.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 36: R’ Hisda: if person spoke between putting on arm Tfilin & head Tfilin, needs to return & say blessing over again.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 7:1 Can’t redeem consecrated items w/ land, servants or promissory notes. Needs to be silver or other movable property.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:19 If the Korah was round, it needs to have a minimum circumference of 3 Tefah, as it will then have a width of 1 Tefah.
#TanyaYomi 6Tishre: Kelim of 10 Sefirot of Beriah, Yetzirah & Asiyah, & also the Orot, are 1st stage & beginning of substantiality (Yesh).
#EmunaYomi 595: When people insist on believing in their own power, expose themselves to tribulations designed to reveal their futility.


       Friday / 14-Sep-18 / 5 Tishrei 5779                                  #636
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 6: God: I’ll bring them to land I swore to fathers, flowing w/ milk & honey. They’ll be satisfied, turn to other Gods.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 1:5 Samaritan signature invalid on all documents, except Gett & slave release. Reverse for documents from secular court.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 35: Titora (Tfilin base), Maebarta (Tfilin strap insert), letter Shin on head Tfilin, Halacha transmitted to Moshe @ Sinai.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 6:2 Can dedicate to Temple: cattle, sheep, Canaanite servants, ancestral fields; don’t dedicate everything that owns.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:16 The Korah for Eruv needs to have a measure. Therefore, if made of idolatry tree, invalid, as destined to be burned.
#TanyaYomi 5Tishre: Creation is as naught before Him, in relation to the force and the light that emanates from the vessels of 10 Sefirot.
#EmunaYomi 594: God is source of everything & we’re dependent on Him for all our needs, every breath, heartbeat, every moment of our lives.


                                      Thursday / 13-Sep-18 / 4 Tishrei 5779                                  #635
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 5: God: Jews will forsake Me & violate My covenant; My fury will rage against them; I’ll abandon them & hide My face.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 1:3 Brought Gett in Israel, don’t need to say “was written & signed in my presence.” Signatories uphold if any objectors.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 34: Mezuza placed on right side of door entrance. Raba says: way enter home, from right; when walk, lifts right foot first.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 5:1 Consecrated ancestral field to Temple, Mitzva for owner to redeem it; gets priority. If doesn’t want, don’t force.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:15 Must place Lehi with intent to permit the alley for Shabat. If didn’t, even if placed before Shabat, ineffective.
#TanyaYomi 4Tishre: God is One with His causations, His vessels. They are Divinity with respect to creating something out of nothing.
#EmunaYomi 593: By praying for the little things in life, we learn to take nothing for granted & build Emuna that everything comes from God.


                      Wednesday / 12-Sep-18 / 3 Tishrei 5779                                  #634
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 4: Hakhel: At end of every 7th year on Sukot, gather your men, women, kids, strangers, together to hear this Torah.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 1:1 One who brings a bill of divorce (Gett) from overseas must say: “This document was written & signed in my presence.”
#DafYomi #Mnahot 33: King sits inside palace, folk protect him on outside. W/ God’s folk, they sit inside, God protects on outside (Mezuza).
#RambamYomi #Arahim 4:27 When field evaluated for Temple treasury to be sold for its worth, announce sale for 60 days, morning & evening.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:10 If moved the Lehi more than 3 Tefah from wall, or raised more than 3 Tefah from ground, invalid. Moved less, ok.
#TanyaYomi 3Tishre: Letters revealed to us are in Action, Speech & Thought; of Action, forms of letters in Assyrian script of Torah scroll.
#EmunaYomi 592: R’ Natan: Pray for all needs. Main prayers should be for fundamental needs of soul, but also pray even for trivial things.


                     Tuesday / 11-Sep-18 / 2 Tishrei 5779                                  #633
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 3: Moshe to Joshua: Be strong & courageous. Moshe wrote this Torah, gave to Kohens who carried Ark and to all Elders.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 9:15 Losses at time of great Rabbis’ deaths. Messianic prophecies. R’ Pinhas b Yair’s prescriptive path to righteousness.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 32: If Elijah comes & says we do Halitza w/ a shoe, we listen to him. If says we don’t do Halitza w/ sandal, don’t listen.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 3:14 Temple treasurers can seize collateral for Arahim or pledges of worth. Take & sell possessions, collect what vowed.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:7 A Lehi, even if it’s made of (sturdy) pieces, or pieces of pieces, is still Kosher for use.
#TanyaYomi 2Tishre: There are five ranks in man’s soul, one lower than the other: intellect, emotion, thought, speech and action.
#EmunaYomi 591: Chofetz Chaim teaches that should speak to God as child to loving father, simply, sincerely, in own words. Always heard.


                     Monday / 10-Sep-18 / 1 Tishrei 5779                                  #632
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 2: God will destroy nations like did Sihon & Og. Be strong & courageous; God is w/ you, won’t fail you or forsake you.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 9:12 From the day the Temple was destroyed, there’s no day without a curse; no dew of blessing; no flavor in produce.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 31: R’ Tarfon: gentile doesn’t acquire land of Israel to annul land’s sanctity, therefore removes obligation to tithe.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 2:3 Pledged worth of hand, see how much worth with hand, without hand, and then gives the difference to Temple treasury.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:4 If there’s a bit of a wall on the 4th side of enclosed area, it counts as a Lehi, as long as at least Tefah wide.
#TanyaYomi 1Tishre: Moshe & other prophets received actual revelation of God. Kabalists, R’ Shimon b Yohai, Ari, received wisdom, knowledge.
#EmunaYomi 590: “Please God, help me find right shoes at price can afford, let them be comfortable & attractive.” Makes Emuna tangible.


                Sunday / 9-Sep-18 / 29 Elul 5778                                  #631
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 1: Moses: I’m 120 today. God said I can’t cross Jordan; He’ll destroy nations there so can possess. Joshua will lead.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 9:11 When the Sanhedrin ceased to function, song ceased from the places of feasting. “They drink their wine without song.”
#DafYomi #Mnahot 30: R’ Yehuda: Moshe wrote all Torah minus 8 lines about his death. R’ Shimon: No. Wrote all Torah, 8 lines wrote in tears.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 1:3 Arah values: 30days-5yrs, M=5shekel,F=3; 6-20yrs,M=20shekel,F=10; 21-60yrs,M=50shekel,F=30. 61-death,M=15,F=10.
#HalachaYomi OC 363:1 An area that has 3 partitions, Sages prohibited carrying within it on Shabat until some repair is done to 4th side.
#TanyaYomi 29Elul: God says to Moshe: “you’ll see My back, but no My face.” Surprising that the Ari understood concepts of “God’s back.”
#EmunaYomi 589: Chazon Ish writes that person attains tangible Emuna by asking God for every single need, even the most mundane requests.


                     Shabbat / 8-Sep-18 / 28 Elul 5778                                  #630
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 7: Choice: life & good or death & evil. Do Mitzvot, blessed. Don’t do Mitzvot, will perish. Heaven & earth witnesses.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 9:8 When murderers increased, breaking heifer’s neck stopped. When adulterers increased, rite of bitter waters stopped.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 29: God to Moshe: In future, Akiva b Yosef will derive mounds of Halacha from each thorn of each crown of Torah letters.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 10:1 Can’t do 1 shaving to fulfill completion of Nazir vow as well as obligation of emergence from impurity of Tzaraat.
#HalachaYomi OC 362:11 “Tzurat Hapetach” (shape of entry): reed on booth sides & 1 on top, even if not touching & distance of many Amot.
#TanyaYomi 28Elul: Get yearning love of God by expelling spirit of folly from body, thoughts, speech, action in brain, tongue & 248 organs.
#EmunaYomi 588: By confessing one’s sins to God daily in personal prayer, one attains cognizance that everything God does is for very best.


           Friday / 7-Sep-18 / 27 Elul 5778                                  #629
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 6: Mitzvot aren’t hidden or far. Not in heaven or across sea. Very close, in mouth & heart, that you can fulfill it.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 9:6 Elders say didn’t shed blood nor see it. Means didn’t come to them & they sent w/o food; didn’t see & sent w/o escort.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 28: Menora made of gold & 1 piece. If made of silver, ok. Tin, lead or other metals, debate. Wood, bone or glass, not good.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 9:1 Set aside $ for Nazir sacrifices, brought sacrifices, $ left over; use the rest for sacrifices of other Nazirs.
#HalachaYomi OC 362:8 If the breaks in partition are greater than standing parts, forbidden to carry, unless breaks are less than 3 Tefah.
#TanyaYomi 27Elul: Can’t get to state of love of God w/ delights, via human effort. Need immense exertion in awe of God, then comes on own.
#EmunaYomi 587: God shines truth and Emuna in the hearts of those who thank Him on a daily basis.


                       Thursday / 6-Sep-18 / 26 Elul 5778                                  #628
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 5: When obey God, follow all commandments with all heart & soul, God will bless work, womb, livestock, fruit; rejoice.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 9:5 Heifer’s neck broken w/ hatchet from behind. That land can never be sown or tilled, but can comb flax & chisel rocks.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 27: Absence of 1 of 2 Yom Kipur goats prevents fulfillment of Mitzva w/ the other. Same for 2 sheep, 2 loaves of Shavuot.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 8:1 Nazir shaving when completes vow in purity: sacrifices male lamb, Olah; ewe, Chatat; ram, Shlamim; 20 Matza loaves.
#HalachaYomi OC 362:4 Can carry on Shabat throughout a boat, even if it’s bigger than Satayim. Considered enclosed for living purposes.
#TanyaYomi 26Elul: Torah scholars have no rest in Garden of Eden; they constantly rise from level to level. Will rest after resurrection.
#EmunaYomi 586: Personal prayer is a cogent tool for personal improvement; by overcoming negative traits, one builds Emuna & vice versa.


                          Wednesday / 5-Sep-18 / 25 Elul 5778                                  #627
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 4: After curses, you’ll return to God. God will bring you back from furthest exile, to your land, make numerous.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 9:2 Don’t do rite of breaking heifer’s neck for discovered slain corpse, if found buried, hanging, floating; or by border.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 26: R’ Yehuda explaining R’ Yohanan: a furnace doesn’t release smoke until the fire takes hold of the majority of the fuel.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 7:1 If Nazir has contact w/ impurity that isn’t from actual corpse substance, doesn’t invalidate count of prior days.
#HalachaYomi OC 362:2 Tel (hilltop) 5 Amot tall, built partition on it 5 Amot tall, giving total of 10 Amot, is partition for all matters.
#TanyaYomi 25Elul: Holy is a rank of being separated; not apprehended; transcends rank of wisdom & knowledge which is in the Garden of Eden.
#EmunaYomi 585: Speaking to God on daily basis instills Emuna in person’s heart. Having personal prayers answered greatly reinforces Emuna.


                                 Tuesday / 4-Sep-18 / 24 Elul 5778                                  #626
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 3: If will say “I can do what I want,” unleashes all God’s fury & curses on self. Nations will say ‘cuz abandoned God.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 8:7 Battle exemptions are for voluntary wars. For commanded war, all go, even groom from chamber and bride from Chupah.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 25: Abaye: Sin that prohibition is permitted in Temple “in front of God”, KohenGadol’s Tzitz (frontplate) atones for it.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 6:18 “Tumat Hatehom” impurity of the depths. Human corpse no one knows about, died naturally. If killed, killer knows.
#HalachaYomi OC 361:1 Roof by Public Domain, within 10 Tefah, 10 over courtyard; since public uses it, like Public Domain, owner can’t use.
#TanyaYomi 24Elul: At resurrection of dead, souls of all Tzadikim that now in upper GanEden will be in bodies & get pleasure from Shechinah.
#EmunaYomi 584: Personal prayer needs no prescribed text, time, place to speak to God. Can be anywhere (except for bathroom, etc) & anytime.


                                           Monday / 3-Sep-18 / 23 Elul 5778                                  #625
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 2: God not only making covenant and oath with those standing here today, but also with those who aren’t here today.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 8:6 After fearful men sent from battlefield, guards w/ axes can strike thighs of any who flee. To flee is start of losing.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 24: R’ Kahana: the only item you have that transmits impurity through its airspace is an earthenware vessel alone.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 5:13 If Nazir shaves head, liable for 1 set of lashes. If was warned about each hair, “Don’t shave,” liable for each 1.
#HalachaYomi OC 359:1 Area behind homes > Satayim; not enclosed for living purposes; can’t carry there on Shabat; except for one’s 4 Amot.
#TanyaYomi 23Elul: He who hardens his heart and suppresses his compassion, causes the same to happen to himself from above, Heaven forbid.
#EmunaYomi 583: R’ Natan was scholar, rabbi, kabbalist & extremely pious. Despite great holiness, he never failed to ask God for more Emuna.


                                          Sunday / 2-Sep-18 / 22 Elul 5778                                  #624
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 1: Every single one of you are standing in front of God today, to enter into His covenant & His oath with Him, today.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 8:4 Don’t go to war 1st yr after: built house & dedicated it; planted vineyard & redeemed fruit; married his betrothed.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 23: 2 Minhas, handful not taken, mixed up. If Kohen can take handful from each individual portion, Kosher. If not, Pasul.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 4:1 Vowed will be Nazir day Mashiach comes: said on weekday, Nazir immediately; Shabat or YomTov, Nazir right after.
#HalachaYomi OC 358:13 Enclosure Satayim-size next to courtyard, fence between them completely broken, forbidden to carry there on Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 22Elul: Food, clothing & heat for destitute have precedence over fine clothes, feasts, meat, fish, delicacies for self & family.
#EmunaYomi 582: R’ Natan Breslov’s collection of personal prayers all have central theme requesting Emuna. With Emuna, all prayers answered.


                                        Shabbat / 1-Sep-18 / 21 Elul 5778                                  #623
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 7: Moshe lists miracles: Until today, God hasn’t given you ability to understand. Keep Covenant & you’ll succeed in all.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 8:1 Kohen anointed for war, states: “God goes w/ you,” they rely on might of flesh & blood, but you rely on God’s might.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 22: Mixed items on altar (bull & goat blood) don’t nullify each other. R’ Yehuda: same type of substances, not nullified.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 3:13 Samson wasn’t complete Nazir; never took vow; forbidden to drink wine, cut hair; but could have contact w/ dead.
#HalachaYomi OC 358:10 Has garden in courtyard, mostly garden, even if it’s only Satayim-worth, can’t carry from it & courtyard into home.
#TanyaYomi 21Elul: Source & root of all attributes from ChaBaD: Chochma apprehends God; Bina, contemplating, understanding; Daat, bonding.
#EmunaYomi 581: Every creation has spark of Emuna. Personal prayer, speaking to God in own words, fans spark into brightly-burning flame.


                            Friday / 31-Aug-18 / 20 Elul 5778                                  #622
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 6: God will bless Israel w/ incredible success. If don’t listen to Him, will inflict long list of horrible punishments.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 7:8 Torah portion read by king: End 1st day Sukot, 8th yr. King Agripa read, he cried when reached part of foreign king.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 21: Never lack salt from sacrifice: Any type of salt; from any place, even outside Israel; even on Shabat; even if impure.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 2:20 Nazir applies Temple times & after, but must bring sacrifice; so if vows nowadays, needs to be Nazir entire life.
#HalachaYomi OC 358:8 Tel larger than Satayim-worth, built partition on it to reside, even if it’s on Tel’s edge, works, as living there.
#TanyaYomi 20Elul: The rational soul is the lower one in man; it derives from Klipat Noga. The higher, divine soul, is part of God above.
#EmunaYomi 580: Ask God to help you believe that He’s the address for everything: health, livelihood, material, safety, and spiritual needs.


                              Thursday / 30-Aug-18 / 19 Elul 5778                                  #621
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 5: Mt Gerizim/Bless: Simon, Levi, Juda, Isahar, Josef, Benjamin. Mt Eval/Curse: Ruben, Gad, Asher Zevulun, Dan, Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 7:5 6 tribes on Mt Grizim, blessings; 6 on Mt Eval, curses; Ark, Levites in middle, reciting to each, all say Amen.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 20: “Everlasting covenant”: Just as it’s impossible to have offerings without Kohens, so too, it’s impossible without salt.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 1:1 Nazirite vow: lets hair grow, can’t cut hair, get corpse impurity or have anything from grapes while Nazir.
#HalachaYomi OC 358:3 A Tel (small hilltop) that is 10 Amot tall, can be considered like a Karpef (an enclosure) for carrying on Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 19Elul: Without bond of love and willingness, a son won’t learn as well from his father, even if hears same words from father.
#EmunaYomi 579: God won’t give us material things that we don’t need or that are detrimental to us. He always gives us what our souls need.


                                     Wednesday / 29-Aug-18 / 18 Elul 5778                                  #620
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 4: When enter land, set up big stones on Mt Eval, plaster w/ lime, write Torah’s on them; build altar of uncut stones.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 7:3 Says “recite & say” by Levites & by 1st fruits. Just as by Levites, say in Hebrew, so too, by 1st fruits, in Hebrew.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 19: R’ Shimon: Since term “hand” not mentioned w/ blood collection, if Kohen collected blood w/ left hand, offering Kosher.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 13:23 Vows to improve traits & conduct are good. If glutton vows off meat for a time; drunkard vows off wine; etc.
#HalachaYomi OC 357:1 Area enclosed, not for living, like gardens, fields: if larger than 70 Amot+4 Tefah squared, can’t carry > 4 Amot.
#TanyaYomi 18Elul: Abraham loved God with so great and sublime a love that he became a “chariot”, a vehicle for Divinity on earth.
#EmunaYomi 578: Pray for awareness that no tribulations w/o transgressions. Ask God to withhold severe soul corrections as long as trying.


                                   Tuesday / 28-Aug-18 / 17 Elul 5778                                  #619
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 3: Today God commands you to follow commands with heart & soul. You’ve accepted. God has chosen you as treasured people.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 7:1 Can say in any language: Sota paragraph; tithe’s declaration; Shma; prayer; Birkat Hamazon; testimony & deposit oaths.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 18: Yosef the Babylonian overjoyed finally found support for what had learned. R’ Elazar b Shamua cried in joy for him.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 12:1 Dad nullifies any vow, oath daughter makes on day he hears it. Husband nullifies if afflicts her, or affects him.
#HalachaYomi OC 356:2 Sea enters courtyard, if entry not > 10 Amot, allowed to take water & bring into house; otherwise, more restricted.
#TanyaYomi 17Elul: Man is able to understand somewhat of the supernal Sefirot, for they all radiate in his soul, which is comprised of them.
#EmunaYomi 577: With Emuna, has patience with self & others. Knows that everything goes according to Divine Providence & God’s timetable.


                       Monday / 27-Aug-18 / 16 Elul 5778                                  #618
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 2: After gave tithe 3rd yr, declare: God, I gave to Levite, stranger, orphan, widow as commanded; look down & bless us.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 6:4 1 witness says “she became impure,” 1 says “she didn’t,” she drinks the bitter waters. 2 say “impure,” doesn’t drink.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 17: As wrong intention of person to eat offering makes it unfit, so too, wrong intention for altar to consume makes unfit.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 11:1 Boy @ 12yrs+1day; girl @ 11yrs+1day, took oath or vow, see if know for Whose sake took vow, check that whole year.
#HalachaYomi OC 356:1 Water channel thru courtyard, 10 deep X 4 wide, can’t draw water unless partition 10 high entry & exit, 1 Tefah in.
#TanyaYomi 16Elul: On Rosh Hashana eve, past year’s divine light withdraws; after completion of Shofar blasts, new sublime light descends.
#EmunaYomi 576: With Emuna, person believes that all trials & tribulations are from God. Doesn’t waste energy on arguments and disputes.


                            Sunday / 26-Aug-18 / 15 Elul 5778                                  #617
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 1: 1st fruit to Temple & declaration: “Came to Promised Land. My father served Aramean, went to Egypt,” & rest of story.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 6:1 Warned wife not to seclude with other man, she secluded, even if he heard from fluttering bird, divorce, give Ktuva.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 16: Sages concede to R’ Meir: Sinner’s & Sota’s Minha, if intent Pigul during burning of handful, it’s Pigul, liable Karet.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 10:1 Vowed “won’t taste food today,” forbidden until nightfall. Vowed “won’t taste food for 1 day,” forbidden 24 hours.
#HalachaYomi OC 355:1 Ledge over water w/ opening, can’t fill up water from it unless build dividers around opening, at least 4×4 Amot.
#TanyaYomi 15Elul: Strange verse “God’s eyes on (the land) from start of year until its end.” Should say forever. Means each year new light.
#EmunaYomi 575: With Emuna, don’t need to say a bad word about anyone; leave judging other people to God.


                                      Shabbat / 25-Aug-18 / 14 Elul 5778                                  #616
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 7: Pay timely wages. Poor harvest leftovers. 40 lashes. Don’t muzzle threshing ox. Levirate marriage. True weights.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 5:5 On that day (when R’ Gamliel was deposed) R’ Yehoshua b Hyrkenos expounded: Job (Iyov) served God from love, not fear.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 15: Only Canbus & Luf are forbidden to be sown by Torah law (in a vineyard). Other seeds are forbidden by rabbinic law.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 9:1 Follow intent of words used by people in that place, language & time vow or oath taken. Follow local terminology.
#HalachaYomi OC 354:2 Trash heap in Public Domain but 10 tall x 4 wide, can throw garbage into it from adjacent Private Domain on Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 14Elul: Left: “Those that fear You”; contraction. Right: “Those that trust in You”; expansion. Both get infinite goodness.
#EmunaYomi 574: With Emuna, have confidence that God will always provide. Don’t need to flatter anyone, no matter how powerful they may be.


                           Friday / 24-Aug-18 / 13 Elul 5778                                  #615
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 6: Man, don’t go to army 1st yr marriage. Don’t take millstone as collateral. Kidnap, death sentence. Remember Miriam.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 5:3 On that day (when R’ Gamliel was deposed) R’ Akiva expounded: 1000 Amot is open land law & 2000 is Shabat border law.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 14: R’ Yosi: If had Pigul intent for act normally done outside Sanctuary, Pigul; for act done inside Sanctuary, not Pigul.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 8:8 Person’s intent determines vow. Carrying wool, suffering, vows won’t have wool on again; can wear but not carry.
#HalachaYomi OC 353:1 2 homes across Public Domain made Eruv: if same height, can throw from 1 to other on Shabat. If different heights, no.
#TanyaYomi 13Elul: Every Jew needs left & right traits. B’ Shamai were left, stringent; B’ Hilel, right, lenient; both also had other trait.
#EmunaYomi 573: With Emuna, can’t be arrogant, since knows that all successes come from God. Won’t be gluttonous, won’t eat more than need.


                        Thursday / 23-Aug-18 / 12 Elul 5778                                  #614
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 5: Unhappy w/ wife, gave bill of divorce; she marries 2nd man, he dies or divorces her; she can’t ever return to 1st.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 5:1 Just as the bitter waters check the woman, they also check the man. Woman is forbidden to husband & to the adulterer.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 13: Removed Minha handful w/ intent to have remainder or burn handful next day, R’ Yosi agrees it’s Pigul and liable Karet.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 7:2 2 took vow or oath not to benefit from each other, can’t use items owned by city: market, bath, synagogue, books.
#HalachaYomi OC 350:3 Saliva in mouth ready to spit, some say shouldn’t walk 4 Amot in Public Domain on Shabat before spitting it out.
#TanyaYomi 12Elul: 2 degrees, levels of God’s servants: right-Chesed; left-Gvura. Left: Tzimtzum, concealment. Right: unconcealed expansion.
#EmunaYomi 572: God unhappy with stingy person who hoards money & doesn’t put to use, or squanders on frills, or uses to violate Torah.


                                 Wednesday / 22-Aug-18 / 11 Elul 5778                                  #613
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 4: Don’t despise Edomite, Egyptian. Privy outside camp, carry spade to cover, God in camp, keep holy. No prostitutes.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 4:3 More accused women who don’t drink Sota water & don’t get Ktuva: Aiylonit; old woman; one who can’t bear children.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 12: Removed Minha handful, put in vessel, took to altar or burned it w/ intent to have in wrong area, unfit, but no Karet.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 6:1 Vows off “benefit that leads to food” of friend, can’t borrow sifter, strainer, hand mill, oven, any food utensil.
#HalachaYomi OC 350:2 On Shabat, forbidden to urinate or spit from Public Domain to Private Domain or Karmelit or vice-versa.
#TanyaYomi 11Elul: After prayer, possible that evil will easily reawaken & intermingle with good. With charity, doesn’t reawaken as easily.
#EmunaYomi 571: When convert money into Mitzvahs & Torah learning, its elevated from material state to spiritual state. Then God gives more.


                              Tuesday / 21-Aug-18 / 10 Elul 5778                                  #612
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 3: Guardrails. Don’t mix species. Adulterers killed. Men who can’t marry Jews: damaged organ, Mamzer, Amonite, Moabite.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 4:1 Sota who don’t drink Sota water & don’t get Ktuva: said I’m impure; witnesses testify she’s impure; says won’t drink.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 11: Pinky: measure pinky to thumb; ring finger for Minha; middle: cubit; index: sprinkle blood; thumb: blood, oil on leper.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 5:3 Ruben tells Simon, Levi’s produce forbidden to you; nonsense. Can’t forbid what’s not his, unless other says Amen.
#HalachaYomi OC 349:4 If 2 people in Public Domain on Shabat and part of ones 4 Amot is inside other’s, they can eat together in the middle.
#TanyaYomi 10Elul: Jews by nature compassionate,  kind. Their souls issued from attribute of Chesed which prevails over attribute of Din.
#EmunaYomi 570: With Emuna, we understand that our money is basically not ours at all, but God’s.


                                       Monday / 20-Aug-18 / 9 Elul 5778                                  #611
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 2: Hang executed body ’til eve. Return lost property. Help w/ load. No cross-dress. Send mom away b4 take eggs, chicks.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 3:8 Man hanged after execution, woman isn’t hanged. Man is sold for his theft (to repay it), woman isn’t sold for theft.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 10: R’ Yishmael: Any Torah verse that was stated & repeated, was for the sake of some new aspect introduced in repetition.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 4:3 Seller vowed won’t sell for less than 4, buyer vowed won’t buy for more than 2, agreed on 3, ok. Just negotiating.
#HalachaYomi OC 349:1 Each person has 4 Amot where standing in Public Domain where can move items on Shabat. Measure based on his Amah.
#TanyaYomi 9Elul: There will be no peace in the world until the time of the end, when good shall be disencumbered from evil.
#EmunaYomi 569: One who gives a tithe to charity will become rich (Shabat 119a). God has compassion on those who have compassion for others.


                                           Sunday / 19-Aug-18 / 8 Elul 5778                                  #610
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 1: War captive girl, shave hair, weeps for parents month, then can have her. If don’t want her, set free. Rebel son.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 3:5 R’ Shimon: woman’s merits don’t suspend bitter waters’ effects. R’ Meir: it does; she dies that death slow, not fast.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 9: Not disrespectful for servant to do work for his master in front of him, but is disrespectful to eat in front of him.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 3:7 Oath (Shvua) doesn’t effect Mitzva; forbids self from entity. Vow (Neder) effects Mitzva; forbids entity on self.
#HalachaYomi OC 346:2 Biblically liable if moved item on Shabat > 4 Amot in Public Domain. Sages forbade also in Karmelit, sea, valley.
#TanyaYomi 8Elul: The angel Michael is the prince of water & the angel Gabriel is the prince of fire, yet they don’t extinguish one another.
#EmunaYomi 568: Expenditures for Mitzvot deductible. Though we receive annual allotment, when spend for Shabat, holiday, Torah, get it back.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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