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Shabbat / 25-May-19 / 20 Iyar 5779                                  #889
#ParshaYomi #Behukotai 7: All tithes of land, trees belong to God. Holy. Can’t substitute tithed animal; it & substitute holy; can’t redeem.
#MishnaYomi #Shvuot 3:6 Swore to annul a commandment, but didn’t, exempt. Swore to fulfill a commandment, but didn’t, exempt.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 38: Outside of vessel became ritually impure, its inside, rim, ear-shaped handle & straight handle are still pure.
#RambamYomi #ParahAduma 1:1 Mitzva of red heifer to offer it year 3 or 4 of life. If older, ok, but don’t wait, lest its hairs turn black.
#HalachaYomi OC 515:5 Gentile gave Jew gift on YomTov, item from within Tchum that wasn’t attached to ground or hunted, can eat on YomTov.
#TanyaYomiM 20Iyar: Intelligent person thinks deeply on these matters: soul will be kindled, clothed in benevolent spirit, to cleave to God.
#EmunaYomi 97: Mortals can’t see all variables God takes into account. Often, we see in retrospect how a bad situation turned out for best.

 

Friday / 24-May-19 / 19 Iyar 5779                                  #888
#ParshaYomi #Behukotai 6: Consecrated bought field, returns to original owners in Jubilee. Valuations based on Holy Shekel. Shekel=20 Gera.
#MishnaYomi #Shvuot 3:4 Swore won’t eat, ate foods not fit to be eaten, exempt. Ate carrion, Trefot, reptiles, creepy things, liable.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 37: If the ear of the firstborn animal was split, although it isn’t lacking, may slaughter the animal outside the Temple.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 25:10 Woman discharged placenta, house in which she’s in is impure. Presume there’s no placenta without a fetus.
#HalachaYomi OC 515:1 Gentile brought gift to Jew on YomTov, if something that was attached to ground or hunted, forbidden to eat on YomTov.
#TanyaYomiM 19Iyar: “Our God,” like “God of Abraham” shows His love of Israel, desire to bring near to Him, absorb into His Unity & Oneness.
#EmunaYomi 96: Intermediate-level Emuna is the belief that everything God does is for the very best, even though it may appear otherwise.

 

Thursday / 23-May-19 / 18 Iyar 5779                                  #887
#ParshaYomi #Behukotai 5: Consecrated field, value based on years until Jubilee. To redeem, pays +1/4. Sold to someone else, can’t redeem.
#MishnaYomi #Shvuot 3:2 Swore won’t eat, ate wheat, barley & spelt breads, liable 1x. Said won’t eat wheat, barley, spelt & ate, liable 3x.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 36: Testimony based on hearsay is valid in the case of a firstborn animal.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 24:4 Impurity in wall between 2 houses, house closest to impurity is impure. If impurity equidistant, both impure.
#HalachaYomi OC 514:11 When light YomTov candles, recite: “Who has sanctified us with His Mitzvot & commanded us to light candle of YomTov.”
#TanyaYomiM 18Iyar: How reach level of renouncing all for love of God? Like angels who proclaim God’s greatness, nullified in His light.
#EmunaYomi 95: “God is good to all, merciful.” Can’t say that believe in God while complaining about lot in life; contradiction in terms.

 

Wednesday / 22-May-19 / 17 Iyar 5779                                  #886
#ParshaYomi #Behukotai 4: Temple consecrations. Value age & gender-based. Can’t switch animals. Consecrates property, pays +1/4 to get back.
#MishnaYomi #Shvuot 2:5 R’ Yishmael: Torah says “and it be hidden from him,” 2x; liable for both forgetfulness of impurity & of Temple.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 35: Principle: caused blemish to 1stborn animal intentionally, can’t slaughter it. Caused unintentionally, can slaughter.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 23:2 Person was placed inside cask that was sealed close, he’s pure. Even if the cask was made a covering for a grave.
#HalachaYomi OC 514:6 Forbidden to place candle on tree before YomTov; concerned that may end up using tree on YomTov (which is forbidden).
#TanyaYomiM 17Iyar: Tzimtzum’s purpose: creation of humans, subjugate SitraAchra, for light to supplant darkness when person elevates soul.
#EmunaYomi 94: Failure is a true test of Emuna. Have to acknowledge that our mistakes, bad decisions or any other setbacks are God’s will.

 

Tuesday / 21-May-19 / 16 Iyar 5779                                  #885
#ParshaYomi #Behukotai 3: But if you don’t listen to God, really long, scary, horrifying list of curses & punishments that will befall you.
#MishnaYomi #Shvuot 2:3 Became impure while in Temple court: if he went out the long way, he’s liable; went out shorter way, not liable.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 34: Forbidden to slit ear of a firstborn offering. If man subsequently dies, son isn’t penalized after father’s death.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 22:3 Earthenware container protects contents from impurity if sealed close unless has hole big enough for pomegranate.
#HalachaYomi OC 514:3 Wants to light wax candle on YomTov, but not consume it all, can place material to extinguish on own before lights it.
#TanyaYomiM 16Iyar: God’s knowledge is not separate or external to Him. His “knowledge” of orb of the Earth gives it existence ex nihilo.
#EmunaYomi 93: If don’t accept setbacks lovingly, as arrogant as those who take pride in their successes. Attribute fate to themselves.

 

Monday / 20-May-19 / 15 Iyar 5779                                  #884
#ParshaYomi #Behukotai 2: Will have peace in land. Will pursue enemies; 5 of you will pursue 100; 100 pursue 10,000; they’ll fall by sword.
#MishnaYomi #Shvuot 2:2 Additions aren’t made to Jerusalem or Temple courts except by king, prophet, UrimVTumim, Sanhedrin, 2 loaves & song.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 33: “It shall be perfect to be accepted.” Only forbidden to blemish unblemished animal, fit to be sacrificed on altar.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 21:2 Upside-down funnel protects anything it covers from impurity. Though its other end has a hole, considered closed.
#HalachaYomi OC 513:8 Chick that hatched on Yom Tov, forbidden to consume. Hatched Shabat, forbidden to consume on Yom Tov that follows it.
#TanyaYomiM 15Iyar: God’s knowledge includes all of earth’s globe. Wouldn’t have come into existence w/o many contractions of God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 92: God knows what is best for us. We should accept our failures lovingly and with Emuna, just as we accept our successes.

 

Sunday / 19-May-19 / 14 Iyar 5779                                  #883
#ParshaYomi #Behukotai 1: Follow God’s statutes, mitzvot; will give rain in time; land, produce; trees, fruit. Will be satiated, secure.
#MishnaYomi #Shvuot 1:6 Scapegoat atones for the other sins: light, grave, intentional, unintentional, known, unknown, positive, negative.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 32: On 1stborn male offering verse says: “You shall not redeem”, but may be sold while alive by Kohen to whom it belongs.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 20:2 If object swallowed, pure items don’t become impure. If dog ate human corpse flesh, entered house, house is pure.
#HalachaYomi OC 513:5 Egg laid on day 1 YomTov, allowed on day 2 (Diaspora). Not on RoshHashana, or if Shabat & YomTov follow each other.
#TanyaYomiM 14Iyar: Hidden World encircles, is on Higher plane than Revealed World. Like getting mind around thing; encompass w/ thought.
#EmunaYomi 91: Our successes are a result of God’s intervention in our lives, & likewise our failures are the result of God’s intervention.

 

Shabbat / 18-May-19 / 13 Iyar 5779                                  #882
#ParshaYomi #Behar 7: Jew sold to gentile as servant, family has to redeem. Calculate price based on years until Jubilee. Free on Jubilee.
#MishnaYomi #Shvuot 1:4 Rabbi Shimon used to say: “The new month goats bring atonement for a pure man who ate impure holy food.”
#DafYomi #Bechorot 31: Can inspect all 1stborns for blemishes except own 1stborns; vested interest. Doesn’t include animals he consecrated.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 19:1-6 A beehive-like container interacts with impurity in many different ways due to the hollow spaces inside of it.
#HalachaYomi OC 513:2 Forbidden to touch or eat an egg that was laid on Yom Tov, or if not sure if it was laid on Yom Tov or a weekday.
#TanyaYomiM 13Iyar: In spiritual matters, category of space isn’t applicable. “Encompasses” refers to divine influence that isn’t revealed.
#EmunaYomi 90: Before making a mistake, a person has free choice not to make a mistake. But after the fact, must believe that God willed it.

 

Friday / 17-May-19 / 12 Iyar 5779                                  #881
#ParshaYomi #Behar 6: If Jew sells self as servant, treat well & free on Jubilee; God’s servants. Can acquire gentile servants, as property.
#MishnaYomi #Shvuot 1:3 Didn’t know in beginning that was impure, but knew at end, the goat sacrificed on outer altar + Yom Kipur atones.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 30: R’ Meir: An AmHaaretz who commits to observe, was accepted as trustworthy, but suspected again, suspected about all.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 18:2 When person looks out from a window & leans over impurity, he makes the entire house where he’s located impure.
#HalachaYomi OC 512:3 Forbidden to cook or bake for dogs on Yom Tov, but permitted to carry food and place it in front of them.
#TanyaYomiM 12Iyar: Tzimtzum: contraction God’s light to world: what reaches us virtually 0. 1 part of infinity, no number relative to it.
#EmunaYomi 89: Complete Emuna enhances a person’s chances to be saved from any peril. A breach in Emuna is the gravest danger of all.

 

Thursday / 16-May-19 / 11 Iyar 5779                                  #880
#ParshaYomi #Behar 5: House sold in walled city can be redeemed up to 1yr; unwalled city, like field, up to Jubilee. No lending w/ interest.
#MishnaYomi #Makot 3:16 R’ HananiaBAkashia: God wanted to give Israel merit, therefore gave them much Torah to study & Mitzvot to perform.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 29: Just as I, Moses, learned God’s word for free, so too, you learned it from me for free; do w/ all future generations.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 17:2 Projection surrounds entire building & encompasses handbreadth at entrance to house, it conveys ritual impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 511:4 Forbidden to make Mugmar: to sprinkle spices on coals for fragrance for home or utensils, but ok if it’s for food.
#TanyaYomiM 11Iyar: Even great Tzadik & angel souls limited to Divine light that can enjoy. Can’t absorb infinite light w/o being nullified.
#EmunaYomi 88: R’ Nathan of Breslov explains that God designed the universe in such a way that prayer can effect a change in nature. 

 

Wednesday / 15-May-19 / 10 Iyar 5779                                  #879
#ParshaYomi #Behar 4: Destitute, sells land, relative redeems, gets back. Or if makes $, buys back at calculated rate. No $, get on Jubilee.
#MishnaYomi #Makot 3:15 Abstains from robbery or sexual sin, gets merit for himself & for generations to come until end of all generations.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 28: Slaughtered 1stborn, showed expert blemish: R’ Yehuda: on cornea, prohibited, changes; on body, ok, doesn’t change.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 16:1 If there’s an opening in house roof & there’s impurity under the roof, space directly below the opening is pure.
#HalachaYomi OC 511:1 Allowed to have fire on YomTov to warm self. Ram”a: some say forbidden to heat winter home as sometimes not so cold.
#TanyaYomiM 10Iyar: “Every generation & day person must regard self as if that day left Egypt.” Release of soul from body’s confinement.
#EmunaYomi 87: The intellect tries to grasp “rationale” straws that lead to sorrow, anger & frustration, which cause depression & despair.

 

Tuesday / 14-May-19 / 9 Iyar 5779                                  #878
#ParshaYomi #Behar 3: Keep land laws, will have plenty & be secure. If ask what will eat 7th year, will be blessed 6th year w/ 3x produce.
#MishnaYomi #Makot 3:13 Whip handle handbreadth long & wide. 1/3 of lashes in front, 2/3 behind, stooped over. Lashes w/ 1 hand, full force.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 27: Don’t need to separate Truma of produce outside Israel before eat. Can eat & afterward separate Truma from remainder.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 15:2 Blocked window w/ entity not susceptible to ritual impurity, doesn’t intend to move it, window considered closed.
#HalachaYomi OC 510:8 Though permitted to carry on YomTov, shouldn’t carry big loads as do during week, but rather should carry differently.
#TanyaYomiM 9Iyar: “Yet I’m continually with Thee.” Corporeality of body doesn’t prevent union of soul w/ God’s light, Who fills all worlds.
#EmunaYomi 86: Law of spirituality: Any situation of tension, stress, or sorrow is none other than a test of faith. Need Emuna to overcome.

 

Monday / 13-May-19 / 8 Iyar 5779                                  #877
#ParshaYomi #Behar 2: Deal honestly in land purchase. Set price according to years remaining until Jubilee. More years, bigger price.
#MishnaYomi #Makot 3:11 Number of lashes given must be divisible by 3. Estimated would get 40 then determine can’t handle, exempt from rest.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 26: Tend & raise 1stborn animal before handing to Kohen: small animal (sheep, goat), 30 days; large animal (cattle), 50.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 14:1 Impurity doesn’t enter or depart a shelter if there is an opening less than a handbreadth by a handbreadth.
#HalachaYomi OC 510:5 It’s forbidden to make cheese on Yom Tov (nor can milk be strained or made into butter on Yom Tov).
#TanyaYomiM 8Iyar: “Who has sanctified us by His commandments.” Like union of groom & bride; raised to heights of holiness, by God Himself.
#EmunaYomi 85: God is on the scene, the cause behind all events, to create certain situations – personal messages for our ultimate benefit.

 

Sunday / 12-May-19 / 7 Iyar 5779                                  #876
#ParshaYomi #Behar 1: Sabbatical year laws: land fallow, produce free to all. 50th, Jubilee year: free slaves, all return to ancestral land.
#MishnaYomi #Makot 3:9 Kohen & Nazir plowed defiled vineyard sown w/ mixed seeds w/ sanctified ox & donkey on YomTov on Shmita, liable 8x.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 25: Plucked wool from unblemished 1stborn, even though later developed blemish & owner slaughtered it, wool forbidden.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 13:6 Tied a ship to item to anchor it or covered the corner of a garment with a stone, conveys ritual impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 510:3 Forbidden to sift mustard seeds on YomTov in its own sifter; can’t sweeten it with a wooden ember; metal one, ok.
#TanyaYomiM 7Iyar: “Kissing” God, uttering God’s word, Halacha. Fusion of spirit to spirit, understand Torah. “Embrace” doing 248+ Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 84: Anyone or anything that influences our lives, for better or for worse, is merely God’s messenger & an agent of Divine will.

 

Shabbat / 11-May-19 / 6 Iyar 5779                                  #875
#ParshaYomi #Emor 7: Laws of olive oil for lighting Menora; loaves for table of Showbread. Story of Blasphemer, God decrees stone to death.
#MishnaYomi #Makot 3:6 If wrote & engraved tattoo with ink, pigment or anything that leaves impression, liable for lashes.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 24: Bought nursing female animal from gentile, young born after the nursing offspring treated as a firstborn.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 12:2 Impurity on top of a wooden board: all implements under are pure; the Ohel (barrier) intervenes between impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 509:6 Forbidden to create a new hole in a barrel on Yom Tov.
#TanyaYomiM 6Iyar: Can’t comprehend God’s greatness. Has infinite worlds, countless angels in each. Innumerable troops as nothing to Him.
#EmunaYomi 83: Rule of thumb to apply in daily life: anytime something happens that upsets us, we should let Emuna precede our intellect.

 

Friday / 10-May-19 / 5 Iyar 5779                                  #874
#ParshaYomi #Emor 6: More Holy Days: Sukot: sit in Booths, take 4 species: Etrog, Lulav, Hadas, Arava. No work day 1 & 8, Shmini Atzeret.
#MishnaYomi #Makot 3:5 Continued list of sins for which get 40 lashes. Includes: balds head; destroys beard corner; cuts body for mourning.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 23: Large animal expelled mass of congealed blood: bury mass; future offspring exempt from being counted as firstborn.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 11:6 Syrian ground impure like the Diaspora. Its open space is pure, because a decree was not imposed concerning it.
#HalachaYomi OC 509:5 Can do Libun of metal utensils on YomTov that baked dairy to then use for meat. If utensil absorbed Nevela, can’t.
#TanyaYomiM 5Iyar: If king shows commoner great love & affection, even if he has heart of stone, will melt & have longing for love of king.
#EmunaYomi 82: Everything that happens to us spiritually, materially, accidental, intended, no matter who or what the catalyst, is from God.

 

                     Thursday / 9-May-19 / 4 Iyar 5779                                  #873
#ParshaYomi #Emor 5: More Holy Days: Rosh Hashana, remembrance of Shofar; Yom Kipur, day of atonement, afflict selves – if didn’t, cut off.
#MishnaYomi #Makot 3:2 Continued list of sins for which get 40 lashes. Includes: ate forbidden fats, blood, Nevela, Treifa, insects, Tevel.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 22: Earth clod from a Bet Hapras or from gentile nations, conveys impurity if size of large skein used by sack makers.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 10:1 BetHapras: place where grave was plowed over. Corpse’s bones crushed & dispersed throughout field; field impure.
#HalachaYomi OC 509:1 A skewer that was damaged, even though could straighten it out by hand, forbidden to fix it on Yom Tov.
#TanyaYomiM 4Iyar: Also kindles love of God if surrender soul, body, possessions w/ all heart, soul, might to God. Especially when say Shma.
#EmunaYomi 81: 3 levels of Emuna: Basic, belief that all is from God; Intermediate, everything is for best; Upper, for specific purpose.

 

Wednesday / 8-May-19 / 3 Iyar 5779                                  #872
#ParshaYomi #Emor 4: List of Holy Days: Shabat; Pesah, sacrifices, 1st & 7th day, don’t work; Ritual of Omer; count to Shavuot, sacrifices.
#MishnaYomi #Makot 3:1 List of forbidden relationships for which the punishment is 40 lashes.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 21: Just as 1stborn consecrated before its time & sacrificed after its time, so too w/ animal whose time hasn’t arrived.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 9:4 Impurity laws don’t apply to gentile graves. If touch their grave, still pure, unless touched or carried corpse.
#HalachaYomi OC 507:6 Can bake in oven full of bread on YomTov, even if only need 1. Refers to small ovens. In big oven only bake what need.
#TanyaYomiM 3Iyar: Another direct road open to man: to occupy self w/ Torah & commandments for their own sake. Patriarch Jacob’s Attribute.
#EmunaYomi 80: Each of us must search for tzadik (righteous) of true spiritual stature to help find way to apply Torah to our daily lives.

 

Tuesday / 7-May-19 / 2 Iyar 5779                                  #871
#ParshaYomi #Emor 3: List of blemishes that disqualify animals from being sacrifices in Temple. Includes permanent & temporary blemishes.
#MishnaYomi #Makot 2:6 Kohen Gadol’s mom gave food, clothing to exiles in refuge city so won’t pray for her son’s death (which ended exile).
#DafYomi #Bechorot 20: Animal birthed female triplets, all her offspring each gave birth to female triplets, all enter pen to be tithed.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 8:3 Can sow any type of seed in field of lost grave – roots don’t reach grave. Don’t plant trees, roots do reach.
#HalachaYomi OC 507:3 Forbidden to take wood from woodpile on Yom Tov in order to stir fire in the oven, as it’s “fixing” an object.
#TanyaYomiM 2Iyar: Whole man & reason for being is to know God’s glory, majestic splendor of His greatness; each to limit of their capacity.
#EmunaYomi 79: Unbroken chain of righteous extends from Moses until today. They help us understand Torah, commandments, individual purpose.

 

Monday / 6-May-19 / 1 Iyar 5779                                  #870
#ParshaYomi #Emor 2: Kohen: w/ physical defect can’t serve in Temple. Needs to be ritually pure. Non-Kohen can’t eat from Temple offerings.
#MishnaYomi #Makot 2:5 Roads designated to cities of refuge. 2 scholars accompanied killer, lest avenger tried to kill the killer on road.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 19: Might have thought animal born by caesarean considered firstborn. Animal must itself open womb to be firstborn.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 7:5 If corpse impurity flush with covering, impurity pierces through & ascends to heavens and descends to depths.
#HalachaYomi OC 506:9 Even if the animal was slaughtered before Yom Tov, the gifts can be separated on Yom Tov.
#TanyaYomiM 1Iyar: Revelation comes thru powerful fixation of mind, intense concentration touching heart’s depth, how God is our very life.
#EmunaYomi 78: Instead of turning to God for all needs, they put their hopes in futile man, become easily worried, upset, quarrel w/ others.

 

Sunday / 5-May-19 / 30 Nisan 5779                                  #869
#ParshaYomi #Emor 1: Kohen: no contact w/ dead except immediate family. Don’t cut beard (w/ razor). Limits of who Kohen Gadol can marry.
#MishnaYomi #Makot 2:2 Threw rock to public domain, kills someone, exiled. R’ EliezerBYakov: if victim stuck head after rock thrown, exempt.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 18: Found slain body between 2 towns: R’ Eliezer: each town brings heifer; Sages: partner in 1 heifer for nearest town.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 6:2 Utensils made of animal turds, stone, or earth, don’t get ritual impurity, not by Scriptural or Rabbinical law.
#HalachaYomi OC 506:6 Partner with gentile in flour or dough, can’t bake it on Yom Tov; rather should divide it & bake his own portion.
#TanyaYomiM 30Nisan: “A good thought is united by God to a deed,” providing the “wings” to soar upwards.
#EmunaYomi 77: Unfortunately, if a person learns Torah without striving for Emuna, then the power of Torah becomes lethal and damaging.

 

Shabbat / 4-May-19 / 29 Nisan 5779                                  #868
#ParshaYomi #Kdoshim 7: Distinguish between clean & unclean animals, birds. Don’t make self disgusting w/ unclean creatures. Be holy to Me.
#MishnaYomi #Makot 1:10 A Sanhedrin that executed a convict once in 7 years considered destructive; R’ ElazarBAzaria said: once in 70 years.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 17: Wool that resembles other species, unfit Tchelet for Tzitzit; just as linen is unchanged material, wool must also be.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 5:1 All entities – human or utensils – that become impure from contact w/ human corpse get impurity that lasts 7 days.
#HalachaYomi OC 506:3 Kneaded dough on YomTov, allowed to separate Chalah & bring to Kohen. Kneaded before YomTov, can’t separate on YomTov.
#TanyaYomiM 29Nisan: An emanation from Moshe, the Faithful Shepherd, is present in every generation, to illumine us.
#EmunaYomi 76: True Torah observers deal honestly, help others, rejoice when they’re happy; live worthy fulfilled lives, make world better.

 

Friday / 3-May-19 / 28 Nisan 5779                                  #867
#ParshaYomi #Kdoshim 6: Curse own parent, put to death. Death penalty for adultery, incest. Observe commands so land doesn’t vomit you out.
#MishnaYomi #Makot 1:8 Just as w/ 2 witnesses & 1 was found to be a close relative or invalid, entire testimony invalidated, so too with 3.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 16: Just as 1stborn & animal tithe offering eaten in blemished state by owners, also substitute eaten even if blemished.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 4:6 If a Kzayit of fat that was intact was liquefied, it’s impure. If it was separated & it was liquefied, it is pure.
#HalachaYomi OC 506:1 Forbidden to measure flour on Yom Tov in order to knead dough, but rather should take based on rough estimate.
#TanyaYomiM 28Nisan: Grades of love of God subdivided into many shades & gradations without limit, each person according to their capacity.
#EmunaYomi 75: Torah: God’s manual for welfare of our body & spirit, shows us how to be happy, respect our fellow man & raise our children.

 

                 Thursday / 2-May-19 / 27 Nisan 5779                                  #866
#ParshaYomi #Kdoshim 5: Parent gave child to idolatry of Molech, kill parent; if didn’t kill, God will cut off people, families who ignored.
#MishnaYomi #Makot 1:6 Eidim Zomemim only executed after verdict declared, but before victim executed. Contrary to Sadducee interpretation.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 15: Just as gazelle exempt from 1stborn Mitzva ‘cuz undomesticated animal, also disqualified consecrated animals exempt.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 3:10 When corpse’s flesh becomes powdery & flourlike, it’s ritually pure. Also, ashes of corpse that was burnt.
#HalachaYomi OC 504:4 It’s permitted to measure ingredients that one is putting into a pot on Yom Tov so that won’t ruin the food.
#TanyaYomiM 27Nisan: Sometimes, love of God can precede fear, though fear is included in stage of “minuteness” & “concealment.”
#EmunaYomi 74: A life of Torah is like a smooth ride in a new car when the owner fulfills all the manufacturer’s instructions.

 

                 Wednesday / 1-May-19 / 26 Nisan 5779                                  #865
#ParshaYomi #Kdoshim 4: Love stranger as self for you were strangers in Egypt. Don’t commit perversion of justice with measures or weights.
#MishnaYomi #Makot 1:4 Not Zomemim until incriminated. Testified saw murder in place A. Others testify not possible, you were in place B.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 14: Animals consecrated for the Temple maintenance are prohibited with regard to shearing and labor.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 2:12 Corpse’s blood imparts impurity like corpse itself when touched, carried, or one is under the same structure.
#HalachaYomi OC 503:1 Can’t bake, cook or slaughter on YomTov for next day, even Shabat or YomTov. But can fill pot even for only 1 piece.
#TanyaYomiM 26Nisan: Can’t reach fear of God or wisdom except by fulfilling Torah, commandments. “Where there’s no fear, there’s no wisdom.”
#EmunaYomi 73: Without Torah, the world is a heartless hothouse of strife, hatred, slander, theft, revenge, cruelty, adultery & injustice.

 

              Tuesday / 30-Apr-19 / 25 Nisan 5779                                  #864
#ParshaYomi #Kdoshim 3: Eat of fruit tree from 5th yr. Don’t round off head’s hair or destroy beard edge. Don’t cut skin or make tattoos.
#MishnaYomi #Makot 1:2 EidimZomemim testified other owes 200 zuz, pay 200 between selves. Testified person gets 40 lashes, they each get 40.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 13: Jew gave $ to gentile to buy his animal as per their laws, even if didn’t pull animal in formal acquisition, his.
#RambamYomi #TumatMet 1:1 Human corpse imparts ritual impurity that persists minimum 7 days when touched, carried or under same structure.
#HalachaYomi OC 502:2 Pile of wood burning in fireplace on Yom Tov: can move pieces that aren’t burning. Not like removing oil from candle.
#TanyaYomiM 25Nisan: “Acceptance of yoke of Kingdom of Heaven” in recital of Shma and during bowing of Amida.
#EmunaYomi 72: Life is a labyrinth of utter chaos in the absence of Torah, where confused people live lives of folly and fantasy.

 

Monday / 29-Apr-19 / 24 Nisan 5779                                  #863
#ParshaYomi #Kdoshim 2: Don’t: gossip; hate your brother in your heart; take revenge; bear grudge. Love neighbor as self. No crossbreeding.
#MishnaYomi #Makot 1:1 Eidim Zomemim (scheming witnesses) were caught accusing someone regarding their personal status, they get 40 lashes.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 12: Can’t redeem donkey w/ definite 1stborn status w/ animal purchased with Shmita produce, but ok if uncertain status.
#RambamYomi #Temurah 4:2 The offspring of a sin-offering, & needless to say the offspring of its Temurah, should be consigned to death.
#HalachaYomi OC 501:6 Utensils that broke on Yom Tov can’t be used as firewood. Can use complete utensils or ones that broke before Yom Tov.
#TanyaYomiM 24Nisan: Train mind that when looking at heavens & earth & all within, outer garment of God. Emuna (faith) from Emun (training).
#EmunaYomi 71: Can’t achieve & internalize genuine Emuna w/o Torah. Humans, swayed by own interests & appetites will decide warped “truth”.

 

            Sunday / 28-Apr-19 / 23 Nisan 5779                                  #862
#ParshaYomi #Kdoshim 1: God: Be holy, for I’m holy; fear parents; observe Shabat; no idolatry; leave of harvest for poor; don’t curse deaf.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 11:5 False prophet: court kills. Suppressed own prophecy; ignored prophet; prophet violated own words: God executes.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 11: Has 1stborn donkey but doesn’t have lamb to redeem it, may redeem donkey w/ $ equal to donkey’s value, give to Kohen.
#RambamYomi #Temurah 3:1 Animal to which holiness of an Asham was transferred, left to pasture until it contracts a disqualifying blemish.
#HalachaYomi OC 501:3 Forbidden to bring wood from field on Yom Tov, even if they were gathered there before Yom Tov.
#TanyaYomiM 23Nisan: When consider that God is omnipresent & omniscient, then will fear God, turn from evil & do good.

#EmunaYomi 70: We have holy Torah & commandments, & righteous sages & spiritual leaders of every generation that lead us on path of truth.

 

Shabbat / 27-Apr-19 / 22 Nisan 5779                                  #861
#ParshaYomi #Acharei 7: Men forbidden to have relations w/ each other; w/ animals. Defiles person & land; will kick out, like other nations.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 11:3 ZakenMamre law more severe for words of Sages than Torah. Said no Tfilin, exempt. Said has 5 sections, liable.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 10: Betroths woman w/ a 1stborn donkey, the woman isn’t betrothed, as it’s prohibited to derive benefit from the donkey.
#RambamYomi #Temurah 2:1 Transferring holiness of sacrificial to ordinary animal, owner needs to specify from which animal to which animal.
#HalachaYomi OC 501:2 Large pieces of firewood that can be used for fire as is, are forbidden to be chopped at all on Yom Tov.
#TanyaYomiM 22Nisan: God knows everything that happens to all created beings, because they all receive their flow of life from Him.
#EmunaYomi 69: God gave mankind, and the Jewish people in particular, clear instructions as to one’s purpose in life.

 

            Friday / 26-Apr-19 / 21 Nisan 5779                                  #860
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 10:6 So long as wicked are in the world, burning anger is in the world. Once the wicked are destroyed, anger removed.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 9: Donkey hadn’t previously given birth, now gave birth to 2 males, both heads emerged as 1, Rabbi Yosi: both for Kohen.
#RambamYomi #Temurah 1:7 When either a man or a woman seeks to transfer the holiness of a sacrificial animal, the transfer is effective.
#HalachaYomi OC 500:5 Permitted to salt many pieces of meat in one shot on Yom Tov, even if currently only needs one piece of meat.
#TanyaYomiM 21Nisan: “If seek as silver & search as for hidden treasure, then will understand fear of God.”
#EmunaYomi 68: Emuna, our unshakable belief & trust in God, fills in the missing pieces that our limited vision sometimes creates.

 

                Thursday / 25-Apr-19 / 20 Nisan 5779                                  #859
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 10:4 People of wayward city (Ir Hanidachat) have no share in the World to Come. Not executed unless majority guilty.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 8: Species whose sexual intercourse occurs only during daytime gives birth only during day; only @ night, births @ night.
#RambamYomi #MechusareiKapara 5:7 Did 7 sprinklings w/o proper intent, doesn’t find favor Above, but afflicted person regains purity status.
#HalachaYomi OC 500:2 Forbidden to weigh meat on scale on YomTov. Can estimate weight by hand. Expert butcher is forbidden to weigh by hand.
#TanyaYomiM 20Nisan: Body into which light of soul doesn’t penetrate should be “crushed” by reflecting from depths of heart.
#EmunaYomi 67: Lack of even one small but critical detail makes God’s lovingkindness seem like cruelty. Entire picture seems flawed.

 

                Wednesday / 24-Apr-19 / 19 Nisan 5779                                  #858
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 10:2 3 kings: Yerobam, Ahab, Menashe; 4 commoners: Bilaam, Doeg, Achitofel, Gehazi, have no share in World to Come.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 7: A camel born from a cow is non-kosher. However, if its head & majority of its body are similar to a cow, permitted.
#RambamYomi #MechusareiKapara 4:2 Got Tzaraat, delayed & didn’t shave on 7th day, must wait to immerse & bring sacrifices until he does.
#HalachaYomi OC 499:3 Slaughtered animal on YomTov, can put skin where will be walked on, can salt lightly, but not if slaughtered before.
#TanyaYomiM 19Nisan: Each Jewish soul contains some quality of Moshe, who is 1 of the 7 Shepherds & sum of all of the Shepherds.
#EmunaYomi 66: Sometimes, soul makes brief visit to earth. Soul of R’ Yosef Karo returned as baby & died right after his circumcision.

 

               Tuesday / 23-Apr-19 / 18 Nisan 5779                                  #857
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 10:1 All Jews have part in World to Come, except if says: Resurrection of Dead not from Torah, Torah not from Heaven.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 6: Kosher animal that gave birth to a non-kosher animal of sorts is exempt from its offspring being counted a firstborn.
#RambamYomi #MechusareiKapara 3:2 If Zav has emission during 7 clean days that he’s counting, only nullifies that 1 day of his count.
#HalachaYomi OC 498:20 If slaughtered a bird before Yom Tov & didn’t cover its blood, can’t cover the blood on Yom Tov.
#TanyaYomiM 18Nisan: The intent in surrender of soul to God thru Torah & prayer is to elevate Godly spark in ourselves back to its source.
#EmunaYomi 65: The more we’re hampered by the Yetzer Hara, the evil inclination, the more we have to accomplish on earth.

 

            Monday / 22-Apr-19 / 17 Nisan 5779                                  #856
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 9:4 If person was liable to 2 forms of execution, killed with more severe one. R’ Yosi: use 1 that was 1st obligated.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 5: Individual count of Levites: 22,300. Collective count: 22,000? A: 22,000 redeemed 1stborns. 300 were 1stborn Levites.
#RambamYomi #MechusareiKapara 2:8 If Zav had interruption of entire day between 1 discharge & 2nd, not linked together, not considered Zav.
#HalachaYomi OC 498:16 Had brought in a lot of dirt to house for use in his garden & it’s in 1 place, can use it to cover blood on Yom Tov.
#TanyaYomiM 17Nisan: With preparedness to surrender soul to God begin morning benedictions, “Blessed are You…”
#EmunaYomi 64: Arizal: Encounter most resistance in area of our mission on earth. Evil inclination doesn’t want us to complete successfully.

 

                  Sunday / 21-Apr-19 / 16 Nisan 5779                                  #855
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 9:2 In most cases where intent to hit or kill was different than final act, even if did kill, the attacker is exempt.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 4: Firstborn son of female Levite: exempt from the obligation of giving five Sela coins to the Kohen to be redeemed.
#RambamYomi #MechusareiKapara 1:13 Woman brought Chatat after giving birth, then died, her heirs bring it even if she didn’t separate it.
#HalachaYomi OC 498:14 Forbidden to slaughter animal or fowl on YomTov, unless have dirt ready from day before in order to cover the blood.
#TanyaYomiM 16Nisan: Should never separate self from community. Intend to unite, attach self to God, fount of his soul & souls of Israel.
#EmunaYomi 63: Don’t be surprised if hear of young, upright people that die suddenly. They’ve completed their soul correction & mission.

 

      Shabbat / 20-Apr-19 / 15 Nisan 5779                                  #854
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 8:7 If one pursuing other to kill them, or to rape man or betrothed maiden, allowed to kill pursuer to save from sin.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 3: R’ Mari transferred 1stborn fetus’ ears ownership to exempt them, but didn’t shear or work 1stborns, gave to Kohen.
#RambamYomi #Shgagot 15:10 Ate half Kzayit forbidden fat while ordinary person & half after became Nasi in one lapse of awareness, exempt.
#HalachaYomi OC 498:11 If Jew & gentile partners in an animal, allowed to slaughter it on YomTov. Even if they are partners in 2 animals.
#TanyaYomiM 15Nisan: R’ Yohanan b Zakai to disciples: May it be God’s will that fear of Heaven be upon you like the fear of a human being.
#EmunaYomi 62: Mind-boggling set of Divine considerations influences a person’s life & longevity: deeds, former lives, public edicts & more.

 

          Friday / 19-Apr-19 / 14 Nisan 5779                                  #853
#ParshaYomi #Acharei 6: Prohibitions of: list of incestual relationships; to be w/ wife if ritually unclean; to be w/ neighbor’s wife.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 8:5 Death, wine, sleep, being scattered: good for the wicked & good for world, bad for the righteous & bad for world.
#DafYomi #Bechorot 2: Sold fetus of his donkey to gentile, donkey exempt from firstborn obligation status, though owner forbidden to do so.
#RambamYomi #Shgagot 14:3 Court ruled Shabat ended because confused by cloud cover, then sun appeared, not mistaken ruling, but an error.
#HalachaYomi OC 498:7 Slaughtered animal in field, don’t bring it back on YomTov on spit like during the week; rather, bring limb by limb.
#TanyaYomiM 14Nisan: If no submission to God, can’t have holiness. Everyone should be of two categories and levels: servant and son.
#EmunaYomi 61: The knowledge that God does everything for our eternal benefit should be engraved on our hearts and minds.

 

       Thursday / 18-Apr-19 / 13 Nisan 5779                                  #852
#ParshaYomi #Acharei 5: Forbidden to eat any blood. Soul of the flesh is in the blood. Cover blood of wild animal or bird that slaughter.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 8:3 BenSorerUmoreh, wayward & rebel son: only liable if stole money from father and ate in others’ domain.
#DafYomi #Chulin 142: All rewards of Mitzvot written in Torah dependent on belief in resurrection of the dead; get reward in World-to-Come.
#RambamYomi #Shgagot 13:2 Members of Sanhedrin who act according to the ruling aren’t counted in determining if majority followed ruling.
#HalachaYomi OC 498:6 Animal about to die, don’t need it for YomTov, can’t slaughter it, unless enough time in day to roast Kzayit of it.
#TanyaYomiM 13Nisan: Put on Tzitzit, sincere submission to God’s service via conscious thought & rational volition. Setting King over self.
#EmunaYomi 60: Our powers of cognizance are enhanced when we realize our lives began long before we’re born & continue long after we die.

 

              Wednesday / 17-Apr-19 / 12 Nisan 5779                                  #851
#ParshaYomi #Acharei 4: If slaughtered animal in or out of camp, didn’t bring to Mishkan as sacrifice, bloodshed. Don’t sacrifice to demons.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 8:2 BenSorerUmoreh, wayward & rebel son: liable if eat Tartemar of meat & half log Italian wine. Glutton & drunkard.
#DafYomi #Chulin 141: Dovecote & attic pigeons, ownerless, not considered readily available, obligated in Mitzva to send away motherbird.
#RambamYomi #Shgagot 12:1 High Court ruled wrong, nation sinned: Court brings Chatat, even if didn’t sin; nation doesn’t, relied on Court.
#HalachaYomi OC 498:2 Can walk knife & animal on Yom Tov to butcher to slaughter, even young lamb on shoulder, even if could’ve day before.
#TanyaYomiM 12Nisan: God’s light, which encompasses & pervades all worlds, identical w/ Higher Will, clothed in letters & wisdom of Torah.
#EmunaYomi 59: We can surmise that there must be a continuation of spiritual life far beyond physical demise.

 

                Tuesday / 16-Apr-19 / 11 Nisan 5779                                  #850
#ParshaYomi #Acharei 3: In month 7, day 10 (YomKipur) you’ll afflict selves, cleanse sins. Son takes over KohenGadol, enters Holy of Holies.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 7:10 “Mesit” entices others to idolatry. Allowed to entrap to witness his enticement to have him executed by court.
#DafYomi #Chulin 140: If find a male pheasant that rests on eggs of its species. R’ Eliezer: have to send away the pheasant. Sages: exempt.
#RambamYomi #Shgagot 11:4 Unresolved question: if an impure person suspended self in the space above Temple Courtyard, if part of Courtyard.
#HalachaYomi OC 497:15 Non-jew gave Jew gift on Yom Tov of young pigeons he had in his dovecote in city, can use, as didn’t need trapping.
#TanyaYomiM 11Nisan: Must meditate profoundly and at length that one is serving God before occupies self with Torah or a commandment.
#EmunaYomi 58: God gave humans fabulous intellectual potential, physical capabilities & spiritual power for a definitive purpose.

 

                Monday / 15-Apr-19 / 10 Nisan 5779                                  #849
#ParshaYomi #Acharei 2: Yom Kipur service continued: takes bull’s & goat’s blood, puts on Altar; confesses on live goat, sends to desert.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 7:8 Liable for stoning if curse mother or father using God’s name. R’ Meir: liable even if use substitute name.
#DafYomi #Chulin 139: R’ Yohanan: Consecrated 100 Dinar to Temple maintenance, stolen or lost, responsible until Temple treasurer gets it.
#RambamYomi #Shgagot 10:3 When person afflicted by Tzaraat becomes purified, he must bring 3 animals as sacrifices: two sheep and a ewe.
#HalachaYomi OC 497:11 Did Zimun of 2 birds, next day found 3; black birds, then found white or vice-versa; can’t use any of them on YomTov.
#TanyaYomiM 10Nisan: Not enough to awaken love of God to “do good.” 1st must arouse innate fear of God, not to rebel against Him.
#EmunaYomi 57: Every mineral, plant, animal, and human has an important task to perform in the overall scheme of creation.

 

            Sunday / 14-Apr-19 / 9 Nisan 5779                                  #848
#ParshaYomi #Acharei 1: Moses to Aaron after death of 2 sons: order of Yom Kipur service, sacrifices, includes entering Holy of Holies.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 7:6 Idolater includes: worships, sacrifices, offers incense, libations, bows, accepts as god, says “you’re my god.”
#DafYomi #Chulin 138: Mitzva of sending away the mother bird from the nest applies to non-sacred birds, but not to sacrificial birds.
#RambamYomi #Shgagot 9:3 If 9 yr-old is intimate w/ consecrated maidservant, she’s liable for lashes & he’s obligated to bring a sacrifice.
#HalachaYomi OC 497:10 “Zimun”: designating items before Yom Tov, as “prepared” for Yom Tov. Says this & this bird I’m taking for tomorrow.
#TanyaYomiM 9Nisan: Love of God w/o service is in world to come, receiving of reward. “This day” to do, “tomorrow” world to come, reward.
#EmunaYomi 56: If a human does things for a purpose only, then rest assured that God does nothing without a specific and very good purpose.

 

                     Shabbat / 13-Apr-19 / 8 Nisan 5779                                  #847
#ParshaYomi #Metzora 7: Day 8 of woman’s purification count, brings 2 birds to Kohen, he sacrifices 1 as Chatat & 1 Olah. Atones, protects.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 7:4 Testimony of blasphemy: witness says explicitly what heard, judges stand, rip own clothing and never mend it.
#DafYomi #Chulin 137: R’ Dosa: 1st sheared wool applies to 5 sheep, each of whose shearing weighs 150 dinars. Sages: 5 sheep, any amount.
#RambamYomi #Shgagot 8:1 Sin that liable for a fixed Chatat but transgressed inadvertently, liable for Asham Talui if unsure if violated it.
#HalachaYomi OC 497:7 Animals that require trapping, can’t be trapped or fed on YomTov. Don’t require trapping, can be trapped & fed.
#TanyaYomiM 8Nisan: Bird kosher w/o wings, not essential. Torah & Mitzvot essential. Doing them w/ fear & love of God reveals God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 55: The Zohar explains that entrance-level Emuna is the cognizance of a world to come, far beyond the limited material world.

 

                Friday / 12-Apr-19 / 7 Nisan 5779                                  #846
#ParshaYomi #Metzora 6: Purification for semen discharge. Impurity & purification for woman’s period, affects all she sits on, count 7 days.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 7:2 Execution by burning procedure: set him in manure up to knees, open mouth, throw lit wick in, burned insides.
#DafYomi #Chulin 136: A borrowed cloak is exempt from the Mitzva of ritual fringes (Tzitzit) throughout the first thirty days.
#RambamYomi #Shgagot 7:4 If forgot that the day is Shabat & also forgot that labors were forbidden, only liable for one sin-offering.
#HalachaYomi OC 497:3 Unsure if animal trapped before Yom Tov or not, forbidden, unless knows for sure that were trapped before Yom Tov.
#TanyaYomiM 7Nisan: Fear & love of God = “wings”. Do Torah & Mitzvot w/ fear & love, called “children”, otherwise “fledglings” can’t fly.
#EmunaYomi 54: Each prayer has its power, & each request requires a certain amount of prayer or spiritual power to bring it about.

 

           Thursday / 11-Apr-19 / 6 Nisan 5779                                  #845
#ParshaYomi #Metzora 5: Zav laws (man w/ type of seminal discharge): Becomes impure, contaminates items that touches. Purification process.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 7:1 4 forms of capital punishment were given over to the courts: stoning, burning, decapitation & strangulation.
#DafYomi #Chulin 135: An animal owned by 2 partners is obligated in the Mitzva of the first sheared wool, but Rabbi Ilai exempts them.
#RambamYomi #Shgagot 6:3 Got two cups of animal blood and drank them both in one lapse of awareness, he is liable for only one sin-offering.
#HalachaYomi OC 496:3 Israelis in diaspora forbidden to do work 2nd day YomTov, even if plans to return to Israel, unless didn’t reach town.
#TanyaYomiM 6Nisan: Mitzvot & Torah study produce Supernal Union (Yichud Elyon) of Gvurot (“stern” attributes) & Chasadim (benevolent ones).
#EmunaYomi 53: Don’t ever forget that God listens to, sees, and personally provides for the lowest and simplest creatures in the universe.

 

                      Wednesday / 10-Apr-19 / 5 Nisan 5779                                  #844
#ParshaYomi #Metzora 4: House Tzaraat: clear house, Kohen examines, quarantine 7 days, remove infected stones. If returns, demolish house.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 6:4 Stoning area height of 2 men, witness pushes off, if doesn’t kill, stone on heart, if not dead, pelted w/ stones.
#DafYomi #Chulin 134: 8 cases of uncertainties stated w/ regard to convert: 4 Halacha is that there’s an obligation, 4 there’s an exemption.
#RambamYomi #Shgagot 5:1 If intimate with woman who is forbidden to him many times in one lapse of awareness, liable only for one Chatat.
#HalachaYomi OC 496:2 Diaspora: all that forbidden 1st day YomTov, forbidden on 2nd, except burying dead & medical care; except RoshHashana.
#TanyaYomiM 5Nisan: R’ Haim Vital: Torah w/o Kavana creates angels in world of Yetzira. Mitzvot w/o Kavana makes angels in world of Asiyah.
#EmunaYomi 52: With true Emuna, any person, w/ simple personal prayer & dialog w/ God can transcend any natural limitation & work wonders.

 

           Tuesday / 9-Apr-19 / 4 Nisan 5779                                  #843
#ParshaYomi #Metzora 3: Metzora can’t afford regular sacrifice: brings lamb, flour, 2 birds. Same procedure w/ blood, oil. Atones, cleanses.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 6:2 When convict 10 cubits from stoning area, told to confess, for all who confess have share in the World to come.
#DafYomi #Chulin 133: Kohen has poor Torah scholar in neighborhood, declare that gifts he’s destined to receive should be given to scholar.
#RambamYomi #Shgagot 4:1 If performed many transgressions for which required to bring a sin-offering, liable for every individual sin.
#HalachaYomi OC 495:1 Work that’s forbidden on Shabat is forbidden on Yom Tov, except for work of preparing food, carrying and igniting.
#TanyaYomiM 4Nisan: “Always occupy self w/ Torah & Mitzvot, even if not for its own sake, will come to do so for its own sake.” For sure.
#EmunaYomi 51: Doubts: that God’s power & mercy are limitless & has abilities to help us in any situation, even when we don’t deserve it.

 

                        Monday / 8-Apr-19 / 3 Nisan 5779                                  #842
#ParshaYomi #Metzora 2: Kohen puts sacrifice blood on Metzora’s right ear, thumb, big toe. Same w/ oil & on head. Sacrifices atone, cleanse.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 5:5 Judge who argued to acquit, can’t change mind to convict; judge who argued to convict can change mind to acquit.
#DafYomi #Chulin 132: Reference to a Kohen in a verse generally excludes Kohen’s daughter; except when referring to gifts; then includes.
#RambamYomi #Shgagot 3:10 Yom Kippur, Chatat & guilt-offerings don’t generate atonement unless repents & believes in atonement they grant.
#HalachaYomi OC 494:1 50th day of Sefirat HaOmer is Shavuot. Prayers like on Pesach, but substitute “Chag Shavuot, Zman Matan Torateinu.”
#TanyaYomiM 3Nisan: Doing Mitzvot for own sake arouses innate fear & love of God; bring them from concealment of heart to conscious mind.
#EmunaYomi 50: Doubts: that God listens to us, heeds our prayers & those of every creation; loves each of us & desires to help us.

 

                          Sunday / 7-Apr-19 / 2 Nisan 5779                                  #841
#ParshaYomi #Metzora 1: Metzora purification: 2 birds, cedar stick, red wool, hyssop. Sacrifice 1 bird, 7 sprinkles of blood. Free 2nd bird.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 5:3 Witness says saw 2nd day of month & other said 3rd day, testimony ok. 1 said 3rd day & other said 5th, no good.
#DafYomi #Chulin 131: Kohen’s 9 items: Truma; Trumat Maser; Chala; 1st sheared wool; Kohen’s gifts; Demai, 1st fruits; Ger’s property; +1/5.
#RambamYomi #Shgagot 2:11 Slaughtered Korban Pesach on Shabat for sake of another sacrifice in error, exempt, the sacrifice is acceptable.
#HalachaYomi OC 493:2 Custom not to cut hair until Lag BaOmer, when R’ Akiva’s students stopped dying. Sandak, mohel, dad of Brit Mila can.
#TanyaYomiM 2Nisan: Don’t concern ourselves w/ esoteric matters, for Tzadikim, but w/ what is revealed to us & to which all should aspire.
#EmunaYomi 49: Doubts: that have power & privilege to speak to God in our own language & words, whenever we wish.

 

                    Shabbat / 6-Apr-19 / 1 Nisan 5779                                  #840
#ParshaYomi #Tazria 7: Garment Tzaraat: if doesn’t spread: wash, quarantine. Didn’t go away: burn. Dimmed: rip off part. Cleared: immerse.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 5:2 More court examines, better. If “inquiry” witness says don’t know, nullified. “Examination” says don’t know, ok.
#DafYomi #Chulin 130: Causes damage to gifts of the Kohanim or consumed them, exempt from having to pay a substitute to the Kohen.
#RambamYomi #Shgagot 1:1 Inadvertently violated negative commandment for which liable for Karet, obligated to bring a sin-offering (Chatat).
#HalachaYomi OC 493:1 Customary not to get married between Pesach and Shavuot, until Lag BaOmer (33rd day), period R’ Akiva’s students died.
#TanyaYomiM 1Nisan: Souls that don’t do perfect service abide in Beriah. At times, like bowing in Amida (nullification) ascend to Atzilut.
#EmunaYomi 48: Eumna isn’t activated in its entirety until a person begins a daily dialog with God, namely through prayer.

 

                 Friday / 5-Apr-19 / 29 Adar 2 5779                                  #839
#ParshaYomi #Tazria 6: Declared has Tzaraat, tear garment, head unshorn, call out “Unclean!” Dwells outside camp. + laws of garment Tzaraat.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 4:4 3 rows of students sat in front of Sanhedrin. Each 1 knew place. Needed to appoint new judge, took from 1st row.
#DafYomi #Chulin 129: Idolatrous offering of food imparts impurity in a tent. Abaye: Its impurity is not by Torah law but by rabbinic law.
#RambamYomi #Bechorot 8:15 Tithed animal jumped back into corral, mixed with others, all left to pasture until get blemish, then eaten.
#HalachaYomi OC 491:1 At YomTov end, if it’s to a weekday or CholHamoed, say Hamavdil in Amida like Shabat; Havdala w/o candles or spices.
#TanyaYomiM 29Adar2: Great Tzadikim whose service transcends fear & love of God & nullify selves to God abide in world of Atzilut.
#EmunaYomi 47: We tap our cogent resources of Emuna once we begin speaking with God and asking for all our needs.

 

            Thursday / 4-Apr-19 / 28 Adar 2 5779                                  #838
#ParshaYomi #Tazria 5: Lesion on head or beard area, if deeper than skin & thin yellow hair, it’s a Netek, a type of Tzaraat & is unclean.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 4:3 The Sanhedrin (of 71 judges) sat in a semi-circle, so that they could all see each other. + 2 court scribes.
#DafYomi #Chulin 128: Large stone corner of wall shared by 2 houses, visible from inside both; if gets Tzaraat mark, extract entire stone.
#RambamYomi #Bechorot 7:5 Don’t tithe animals born 1 yr w/ animals born 2nd yr just as don’t tithe crops from new yr for crops from past yr.
#HalachaYomi OC 490:6 All the days of Chol Hamoed Pesach and last days of Pesach, read from 2nd Torah about Pesach Musaf sacrifices.
#TanyaYomiM 28Adar2: World of Atzilut beyond comprehension, united w/ God’s Chochma/Bina/Daat. World of Beriah, can know God in limited way.
#EmunaYomi 46: Everyone has Emuna, but most people fail to “live” it. They don’t know how to apply the concept of Emuna to daily practice.

 

                Wednesday / 3-Apr-19 / 27 Adar 2 5779                                  #837
#ParshaYomi #Tazria 4: If fire burn has red-white or white Baheret, if lower than skin & hair turned white, it’s Tzaraat, declared unclean.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 4:1 $ cases judged by 3 judges. Capital cases by 23, only open with argument to acquit, convict by majority of +2.
#DafYomi #Chulin 127: For every animal that exists on land there’s an equivalent animal in sea, except for the weasel; exists only on land.
#RambamYomi #Bechorot 6:3 All are obligated in the tithing of their animals: Kohens, Levites, and Israelites.
#HalachaYomi OC 490:4 All the days of Chol Hamoed Pesach and last days of Pesach, recite “half” Hallel, like on Rosh Chodesh.
#TanyaYomiM 27Adar2: Reason angels called Chayot (beasts) & Behemot (cattle) because they have no free will. Tzadikim are superior to them.
#EmunaYomi 45: King Hezekia: Tradition from King David: Even if a sharp sword is at throat, don’t lose hope in Divine mercy. Berahot 10a.

 

                   Tuesday / 2-Apr-19 / 26 Adar 2 5779                                  #836
#ParshaYomi #Tazria 3: Some Tzaraat types: white Seeith, red-white Baheret, if lower than skin & hair turned white, Kohen declares unclean.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 3:6 Examination of witnesses: admissible testimony only if witnessed what reporting, not if heard from someone else.
#DafYomi #Chulin 126: A bone the size of a barley grain imparts impurity via carrying and contact, but it doesn’t impart impurity in a tent.
#RambamYomi #Bechorot 5:3 If firstborn of doubtful status, allowed to pasture until it becomes blemished & then may be eaten by its owner.
#HalachaYomi OC 489:10 Forbidden to eat new grain, bread, toasted or unripe, until beginning of eve of 18 Nisan. In Israel, 17 Nisan.
#TanyaYomiM 26Adar2: Heritage of Patriarchs, latent in heart of every Jew to have natural love and fear of God.
#EmunaYomi 44: Emotional breakdowns & despair all result from a lack of Emuna. Life is unbearable when one loses hope.

 

                       Monday / 1-Apr-19 / 25 Adar 2 5779                                  #835
#ParshaYomi #Tazria 2: Kohen examines person afflicted w/ Tzaraat. Determines if clean or if Tzaraat spreading. If covered all body, clean.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 3:5 Invalid witness: a friend, an enemy. Enemy if didn’t speak 3 days out of hatred. Sages: Jews not suspected of it.
#DafYomi #Chulin 125: Full ladle [tarvad] of dust from corpse imparts impurity like corpse 3 ways: contact [bemagga], carrying, & in tent.
#RambamYomi #Bechorot 4:2 Bought fetus of gentile’s cow, or sold fetus of his cow to gentile, forbidden, but exempt from 1stborn status.
#HalachaYomi OC 489:7 If forgot to count and didn’t do blessing of Omer all night, count during the day without a blessing.
#TanyaYomiM 25Adar2: God’s illumination is infinitely greater when say Shma, pray or bless w/ Kavana, than when do Mitzvot w/o Kavana.
#EmunaYomi 43: Emuna girds us with phenomenal inner strength & enables us to successfully weather life’s difficult tests & challenges.

 

                         Sunday / 31-Mar-19 / 24 Adar 2 5779                                  #834
#ParshaYomi #Tazria 1: Mother ritually impure post-childbirth: 7+33 days for boy, 14+66 for girl. Brings sacrifices at end. Laws of Tzaraat.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 3:3 The following are invalid witnesses: gamblers, usurers, pigeon-flyers and sellers of Sabbatical goods.
#DafYomi #Chulin 124: A clay oven in its original state, once it’s built, is susceptible to ritual impurity if it is four handbreadths tall.
#RambamYomi #Bechorot 3:1 Slaughtering firstborn animals that have blemishes can only be authorized by expert appointed by the Nasi.
#HalachaYomi OC 489:4 Was asked before nightfall, what’s count of Omer? reply: “yesterday was such & such,” otherwise, can’t bless & count.
#TanyaYomiM 24Adar2: Greatest Tzimtzum: stones, earth, minute divine vitality, less than plants. 4 levels: mineral, vegetable, animal, man.
#EmunaYomi 42: Truth prevents conflict & mass destruction. Can obtain truth only via Emuna. Emuna needed for world’s continued existence.

 

                       Shabbat / 30-Mar-19 / 23 Adar 2 5779                                  #833
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 7: Laws ritual impurity: carcass; inside of clay vessel; water on food; liquid in vessel; ovens. Cistern remains pure.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 2:5 No one allowed to ride King’s horse, sit on throne, use scepter, see him getting haircut, nude or in bathhouse.
#DafYomi #Chulin 123: For prayer, washing hands, must travel four mil to find a synagogue or water only if in the direction that traveling.
#RambamYomi #Bechorot 2:1 If any blemishes that disqualify consecrated animals is contracted by 1stborn animal, may slaughter in any place.
#HalachaYomi OC 489:1 2nd night after Arvit start Count of Omer: stand, bless before, count days & weeks (i.e. 8days=1wk+1day) for 49 days.
#TanyaYomiM 23Adar2: Body & soul both of this world. Light & vitality that comes from God concealed by numerous contractions (Tzimtzumim).
#EmunaYomi 41: Emuna restrains & refines a person, by teaching them to be satisfied with their lot & not to covet what God gives neighbor.

 

         Friday / 29-Mar-19 / 22 Adar 2 5779                                  #832
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 6: Kosher laws. OK: animals w/ cloven hoof, chew cud; fish w/ fins/scales; locust types. Can’t: list of birds; insects.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 2:4 King can launch optional war with consent of court of 71. He breaks through private property to build a road.
#DafYomi #Chulin 122: Animal skins that tanned or spread on the ground & trod upon them, no longer classified as flesh & are ritually pure.
#RambamYomi #Bechorot 1:1 Positive Mitzva to set aside all males first born of the womb, whether among humans, kosher animals or donkeys.
#HalachaYomi OC 487:4 1st night Pesah: Complete Hallel pleasantly with Bracha in shul, in diaspora 2nd night also. Ram”a: Ashkenazim don’t.
#TanyaYomiM 22Adar2: Prayers or blessings without Kavana (concentration) is like a body without a Neshama (soul).
#EmunaYomi 40: Where there’s no Emuna, there’s corruption and anarchy. Injustice becomes the norm and humans become heartless.

 

                          Thursday / 28-Mar-19 / 21 Adar 2 5779                                  #831
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 5: Moshe angry w/ Aaron’s sons, they burnt sin offering & didn’t eat it as ordered. Aaron explains why. Moshe accepts.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 2:2 King doesn’t judge nor is judged; doesn’t testify & none testify against him; he nor wife do Halitza or Yibum.
#DafYomi #Chulin 121: Jew slaughtered non-kosher animal for gentile, cut 2 or most of 2 Simanim & still twitching, imparts impurity of food.
#RambamYomi #Hagiga 3:7 If Hakhel falls on Shabat, gathering delayed ’til after; trumpets, supplications don’t override Shabat restrictions.
#HalachaYomi OC 487:2 The Chazan doesn’t make Kiddush the night of Pesach in the synagogue after services (unlike on Friday nights).
#TanyaYomiM 21Adar2: Meditation not valid when need to recite, like Shma & blessings. If said but didn’t focus, fulfilled obligation.
#EmunaYomi 39: Only the fear of getting caught & punished deters unbelieving person from theft, embezzlement, murder & adultery.

 

               Wednesday / 27-Mar-19 / 20 Adar 2 5779                                  #830
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 4: Moshe orders Aaron & surviving sons to eat from meal offering, wave & eat thigh & breast of peace offering (Shlamim).
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 1:5 Court of 71 (Sanhedrin) judge: tribe; false prophet; KohenGadol; declare optional wars; add to Jerusalem limits.
#DafYomi #Chulin 120: Untithed produce & year’s new crop of grain, forbidden to eat until after the Omer offering is brought on 16 Nisan.
#RambamYomi #Hagiga 2:12 Slaughtered celebratory peace-offerings (Shalmei Simha) before festival & ate during festival, fulfills obligation.
#HalachaYomi OC 486:1 Some say measure of “olive-worth” (Kzayit) of Matza that must eat at Seder is about half an “egg-worth” (Kbeitza).
#TanyaYomiM 20Adar2: Charity “balances all other Mitzvot.” All strength of vital soul embodied in work & $ earned. Whole vital soul ascends.
#EmunaYomi 38: R’ Nahman: As knowledge of God increases, there will be no more damage & cruelty. Mercy & compassion will spread.

 

             Tuesday / 26-Mar-19 / 19 Adar 2 5779                                  #829
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 3: God’s fire consumes Aaron’s sacrifice. Nation praises, fall on face. Nadav & Avihu offer strange fire, killed by God.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 1:3 Capital cases, bestiality judged by court of 23. Wolf, lion, bear, tiger, leopard, snake executed by court of 23.
#DafYomi #Chulin 119: Onion has 3 peels. When middle peel whole, provides protection, joins together w/ onion; but if punctured, it doesn’t.
#RambamYomi #Hagiga 1:10 Set aside burnt-offering brought when appearing before God for the festival & he died, heirs obligated to offer it.
#HalachaYomi OC 481:2 Obligated to discuss Pesach laws, Exodus from Egypt & miracles God did for our ancestors, until sleep overcomes you.
#TanyaYomiM 19Adar2: Each spark that descends into world is in true exile. Even perfect Tzadik not at level of attachment to God as before.
#EmunaYomi 37: Just as a carpenter doesn’t compete with a butcher, the nations of the world would cooperate in peace, rather than fight.

 

                 Monday / 25-Mar-19 / 18 Adar 2 5779                                  #828
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 2: Aaron burns meal offering. Sacrifices nation’s ox, ram (Shlamim); raises hands, blesses nation. Glory of God appears.
#MishnaYomi #Sanhedrin 1:1 Monetary cases, theft, personal injury, damages, judged by court of 3 judges. Slander judged by 23, capital case.
#DafYomi #Chulin 118: A handle imports impurity into the object to which it is attached, and a handle also exports impurity from the object.
#RambamYomi #KorbanPesah 10:1 If breaks a bone in a pure Korban Pesach, liable for lashes; if brought in a state of impurity, not liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 481:1 After drank the 4 cups of wine during the Seder, not allowed to drink any more wine. Can drink water.
#TanyaYomiM 18Adar2: Israel made up of 600,000 particular souls, source of life of whole world, each contains 1/600,000 of world’s vitality.
#EmunaYomi 36: Strife among nations impossible in world of Emuna. Each nation would realize has its own task in the global scheme of things.

 

                     Sunday / 24-Mar-19 / 17 Adar 2 5779                                  #827
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 1: Day 8 of consecration of Tabernacle by Moses, Aaron & sons. Aaron sacrifices Chatat & Olah for self, more for Nation.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 10:7 2 people in town, name & dad’s name same, add granddad’s name on documents; also same, use physical description.
#DafYomi #Chulin 117: Mitzva: daily removal burnt offerings’ ashes from altar; if benefit from it, liable for consecrated property misuse.
#RambamYomi #KorbanPesah 9:8 Uncircumcised person who ate an olive-sized portion of Korban Pesach is liable, but can eat Matza & Maror.
#HalachaYomi OC 478:1 After the Afikoman Matza is eaten at the end of the Seder, nothing else may be eaten.
#TanyaYomiM 17Adar2: Messianic Era, Resurrection of Dead, banishing impurity from world, depends on Jews doing 248 Mitzvot/365 prohibitions.
#EmunaYomi 35: Those who squander their days trying to satisfy physical appetites, while ignoring God’s commandments, can expect misery.

 

               Shabbat / 23-Mar-19 / 16 Adar 2 5779                                  #826
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 7: Moshe sprinkles mix of oil & blood on Aaron, sons, & their garb. Orders them to cook meat & eat w/bread, burn leftover.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 10:6 Lender’s writ of obligation got erased, needs witnesses to testify before court & court writes a verification.
#DafYomi #Chulin 116: Dissenting opinion: R’ YosiHaGlili: phrase “in its mother’s milk” excludes a bird, which does not have mother’s milk.
#RambamYomi #KorbanPesah 8:5 If partook of an olive-sized portion of KorbanPesah while it is still day, he violated a positive Mitzva.
#HalachaYomi OC 477:1 After Seder meal, eat from Matza that was guarded under cloth (Afikoman) olive-worth, reclining, before midnight.
#TanyaYomiM 16Adar2: When entire vital soul of community of Israel will be holy, entire world will emerge from impurity & filth to holiness.
#EmunaYomi 34: Stubborn people that lack Emuna force God to send them all types of obstacles to prevent them from wasting their lives.

 

                Friday / 22-Mar-19 / 15 Adar 2 5779                                  #825
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 6: Sacrifice 2nd ram. Put blood on Kohen’s right ear, thumb & big toe. Burn ram’s fat, tail, diaphragm, kidneys, rt thigh.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 10:4 Can’t write documents of marriage, tenancy, sharecropping, arbitration, court action w/o both parties’ consent.
#DafYomi #Chulin 115: Law of meat cooked in milk stated after animal carcass law. If sell carcass to gentile don’t cook in milk & then sell.
#RambamYomi #KorbanPesah 7:2 If 1/2 Israel ritually pure, 1/2 impure, all offer KorbanPesah, but separately. If >1/2 impure, all together.
#HalachaYomi OC 475:7 Obligation of eating Matza during Pesach is only on 1st night. One fulfills their obligation by eating an olive-worth.
#TanyaYomiM 15Adar2: 365 prohibitions restrain 365 blood vessels of body’s vital soul of getting 1 of 3 Klipot that prevent souls ascent.
#EmunaYomi 33: A person that ignores God’s messages creates a lack of communication with God.

 

                      Thursday / 21-Mar-19 / 14 Adar 2 5779                                  #824
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 5: Sacrifice of sin offering bull & 1 ram, Aaron & sons lean hands on its head, slaughtered, blood on altar, burn parts.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 10:1 Simple document, witnesses sign within the document. Sewn document, sign outside it. If reversed, invalid.
#DafYomi #Chulin 114: Verses teach that not only forbidden to cook meat w/ milk, but also forbidden to eat combination or benefit from it.
#RambamYomi #KorbanPesah 6:1 If couldn’t have KorbanPesah on 15 Nisan because was impure, prevented from offering until 2nd Pesah (15 Iyar).
#HalachaYomi OC 475:4 Ate Matza w/o intent (was forced), valid, if knew was Matza & Seder night. If thought wasn’t Seder or Matza, invalid.
#TanyaYomiM 14Adar2: When study Torah, pray or do Mitzva, vital soul’s energy, from our blood, from food eaten, converted from evil to good.
#EmunaYomi 32: Without Emuna, a person is doomed to a life of confusion, frustration & costly mistakes that could have been avoided.

 

                Wednesday / 20-Mar-19 / 13 Adar 2 5779                                  #823
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 4: Ordination of Aaron & sons as Kohens: Moshe bathes, dresses & anoints them. Brings sin offering bull, 2 rams & matza.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 9:9 Man & wife die, not sure who 1st. Inheritors argue. B Shamai: inheritors split property. B Hilel: stays where is.
#DafYomi #Chulin 113: One must rinse the meat, and salt it, and then rinse it again.
#RambamYomi #KorbanPesah 5:7 Non-Jew who converted or kid who comes of age between 1st & 2nd Pesach: obligated to offer 2nd Korban Pesach.
#HalachaYomi OC 473:7 Kids asks questions during Seder. If kids don’t know, dad teaches. If no kids, wife asks. If no wife, asks himself.
#TanyaYomiM 13Adar2: Do Mitzva, energy of vital animal soul in body’s organs rise, absorbed in Mitzva’s holiness, dissolved in God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 31: Emuna turns hindsight into the foresighted knowledge that God is leading each & everyone of us on the very best path.

 

        Tuesday / 19-Mar-19 / 12 Adar 2 5779                                  #822
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 3: Shlamim, Peace offerings: Toda, Thanksgiving; Neder or Nedava, Vow or Voluntary offerings. Don’t ever eat fat or blood.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 9:8 Dad & son die, not sure who 1st. Dad owed Ktuba & $. B Shamai: creditors split property. B Hilel: stays where is.
#DafYomi #Chulin 112: Can’t eat bread if cut unsalted roasted meat over it; blood expelled from the roasted meat is absorbed into the bread.
#RambamYomi #KorbanPesah 4:5 Set aside KorbanPesah, he dies, son can’t bring it as a KorbanPesah, but as Shlamim, unless was counted w/ him.
#HalachaYomi OC 473:4 Bring to master of the house platter with 3 Matzot, Maror, Haroset, Karpas or other vegetable, shank-bone & egg.
#TanyaYomiM 12Adar2: Fulfillment of Messianic Era, Resurrection of the Dead, depends on our actions & service throughout duration of exile.
#EmunaYomi 30: With hindsight, we’d understand that God did something that seemed harsh at the time, for our ultimate good.

 

                 Monday / 18-Mar-19 / 11 Adar 2 5779                                  #821
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 2: Kohen brings meal offering/day 1/10 efah, 1/2 in AM, 1/2 evening. Laws of Chatat, Sin offering; Asham, Guilt offering.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 9:6 On deathbed, wrote all his property to others but withheld small part of land, gift stands (even if he recovers).
#DafYomi #Chulin 111: Slaughtered animal w/ knife, absorbs blood due to heat, can’t cut boiling food w/ it, will absorb blood from knife.
#RambamYomi #KorbanPesah 3:2 Sent an agent to slaughter KorbanPesah, either kid or lamb; agent forgot which, should slaughter both kid+lamb.
#HalachaYomi OC 473:3 Can drink more than 4 cups of wine, but shouldn’t drink between 1st & 2nd, so won’t get drunk & unable to read Hagada.
#TanyaYomiM 11Adar2: Sin of Golden Calf caused Israel & world to be sullied again, until the end of days, when all will be purified.
#EmunaYomi 29: Athlete knows & trusts that coach wants to build him or her up into winner & champion. Need same knowledge of & trust in God.

 

                   Sunday / 17-Mar-19 / 10 Adar 2 5779                                  #820
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 1: Olah, Burnt offering, ashes placed next to Altar, then outside camp. Fire always on Altar. Minha, Meal offering laws.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 9:4 Brothers who are partners in the family estate, 1 of them hired by government, his wages go to the shared estate.
#DafYomi #Chulin 110: Rami b Tamrei had stomach problems, didn’t wear Tfilin, as per R’ Yehuda’s ruling who says exempt if has such issues.
#RambamYomi #KorbanPesah 2:2 Can sacrifice KorbanPesah for self alone, if capable of eating it in its entirety; better not to do for just 1.
#HalachaYomi OC 472:14 Women are also obligated in the four cups and in all the Mitzvot performed the night of the Pesach Seder.
#TanyaYomiM 10Adar2: Part of complete revelation experienced at Giving of Torah. Every utterance their souls took flight. God restored them.
#EmunaYomi 28: Task is to develop our spiritual antennae & to discern, by correctly processing God’s messages to us, what He wants from us.

 

                 Shabbat / 16-Mar-19 / 9 Adar 2 5779                                  #819
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 7: Can’t afford animal, or 2 birds, brings fine flour. Used sacred object, stole, swore: sacrifice, principal + 1/5.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 9:1 If man died & left behind sparse possessions, daughters maintained from it & sons need to fend for themselves.
#DafYomi #Chulin 109: If want to eat udder of slaughtered animal, tear it & remove its milk; to eat heart, tear it & remove its blood.
#RambamYomi #KorbanPesah 1:1 Positive Mitzva to offer KorbanPesah on 14th of Nisan, only from 1 yr old lambs/goats. Men and women obligated.
#HalachaYomi OC 472:11 It’s a Mitzva to drink red wine for the Pesach Seder (Tur: if the white wine isn’t better).
#TanyaYomiM 9Adar2: God gave Israel Torah, called “might” & “strength”. Will get reward in hereafter w/o being nullified by Divine light.
#EmunaYomi 27: God closes those doors that aren’t beneficial for our souls, yet opens the doors that lead to what’s best for each of us.

 

Friday / 15-Mar-19 / 8 Adar 2 5779                                  #818
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 6: Unintentional sin sacrifice for person. Swore, withheld testimony, touched ritually unclean; confess & sacrifice.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 8:7 If father signed his property over to son “from today & after death,” neither father or son can sell until dies.
#DafYomi #Chulin 108: If milk imparts flavor to piece of meat, it becomes non-kosher. If don’t remove immediately, forbids all meat in pot.
#RambamYomi #Meila 8:3 Consecrated property shouldn’t be given as payment for work; can if it’s holiness is first “transferred” to money.
#HalachaYomi OC 472:10 If doesn’t drink wine because it hurts him, or he detests it, must force self to drink to fulfill Mitzva of 4 cups.
#TanyaYomiM 8Adar2: Purpose of Hishtalshelut of this lowest & darkest of worlds so God will have satisfaction when darkness turns to light.
#EmunaYomi 26: God often gives us a “jolt” in the form of some difficulty or challenge that forces us to seek His help.

 

                Thursday / 14-Mar-19 / 7 Adar 2 5779                                  #817
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 5: Sacrifices for unintentional sins of: Kohen Gadol; King; all of Israel if followed erroneous decision of Sanhedrin.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 8:5 Said: So-and-so, my 1stborn, won’t get 2x portion, or So-and-so, my son, won’t inherit w/ brothers. Said nothing.
#DafYomi #Chulin 107: If wrap hands in cloth, Kohens who eat Truma can eat bread w/o washing, as they’re careful; but not non-Kohens.
#RambamYomi #Meila 7:9 If consecrated money was entrusted to a homeowner, who then spends it, he violates the prohibition against Meila.
#HalachaYomi OC 472:6 An attendant (servant) needs to lean on his side during the Pesach Seder.
#TanyaYomiM 7Adar2: Hishtalshelut: downward gradation of the worlds & their descent thru many “garments” which screen light & life from God.
#EmunaYomi 25: Those that think they alone control their fate are prime candidates for suffering and emotional ills.

 

         Wednesday / 13-Mar-19 / 6 Adar 2 5779                                  #816
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 4: Peace offering (Shlamim), from cattle, sheep or goats: lean on head; slaughter; burn fat, kidneys, diaphragm, liver.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 8:3 Zlofchad’s daughters got 3 lands: 1x for their dad, was among those who left Egypt; 2x ‘cuz was Hefer’s eldest.
#DafYomi #Chulin 106: Washing hands for non-sacred food, pour water until finger joints; for Truma, until hand joint; Temple, until wrist.
#RambamYomi #Meila 6:11 Spent consecrated $ for own needs thinking it was ordinary $, violated Meila even if not spent for ordinary matters.
#HalachaYomi OC 472:4 A woman doesn’t recline at Seder unless she’s important (Ram”a: all our women are important, but don’t need to recline).
#TanyaYomiM 6Adar2: God rests on man’s body thru good deeds. Even perfect Tzadik’s soul doesn’t lose identity or absorbed by God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 24: Those constantly seeking God don’t need the superfluous “wake-up calls” of extreme tribulations.

 

                   Tuesday / 12-Mar-19 / 5 Adar 2 5779                                  #815
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 3: Deep pot meal offering sacrifice, fine flour w/ oil. Part burned, part to Kohens. No leaven. Salt on all sacrifices.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 8:2 Order of inheritance: son & his offspring precedes daughter; daughter & her offspring precedes brother.
#DafYomi #Chulin 105: Demon to Mar bar R’ Ashi: If item tied, sealed, measured or counted, demon can’t touch. Only touch ownerless items.
#RambamYomi #Meila 5:8 When consecrating forest, Meila applies to its entirety; the trees, nests at the tops of the trees, or between them.
#HalachaYomi OC 472:1 Set table during day for Seder so can do Kidush & eat as soon as gets dark. Hurry to eat so kids don’t fall asleep.
#TanyaYomiM 5Adar2: Shouldn’t walk 4 cubits bareheaded. A wise man’s eyes & everything he possesses are in his head. God rests on his head.
#EmunaYomi 23: Ignorance of fact that God loves us & is helping us reach our soul correction is root of suffering, worry & anxiety.

 

            Monday / 11-Mar-19 / 4 Adar 2 5779                                  #814
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 2: Laws of Olah/burnt offering of birds: turtledoves or young doves, nip neck, blood on altar. Meal offerings (Minha).
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 7:4 Seller says: “I’ll sell you half the field.” Evaluate it. Buyer takes portion equal to half value of the field.
#DafYomi #Chulin 104: Can’t cook meat w/ milk: domesticated animals, Torah law; undomesticated & fowl, rabbinic law. Fish, grasshoppers, ok.
#RambamYomi #Meila 4:7 Used money for Chatat before offered it: add 1/5 to amount benefited, bring Chatat with the money & offer Asham also.
#HalachaYomi OC 471:1 Can’t eat bread from 10th hour of Erev Pesach. Can eat fruits or veggies, but not fill self; to eat Matza w/ appetite.
#TanyaYomiM 4Adar2: Why have souls of Benoni (intermediates) been brought into world? Why lifelong struggle with evil nature of animal soul?
#EmunaYomi 22: If God reproves those He loves, then doesn’t reprove those He hates. A life without trials & tribulations isn’t a good sign.

 

             Sunday / 10-Mar-19 / 3 Adar 2 5779                                  #813
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 1: God calls to Moshe. Speaks to him from Tent of Meeting. Laws of sacrifices: burnt offering (Olah) process and laws.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 7:1 Seller: I’ll sell you Kor-worth of soil. Crevices or rocks bigger than ten handbreadths not included in measure.
#DafYomi #Chulin 103: R’ ShimonBLakish: olive-worth size determined by what swallowed & not what’s stuck in teeth. R’ Yohanan: includes it.
#RambamYomi #Meila 3:12 Can’t benefit from milk or eggs of animals/fowl consecrated as sacrifices for altar; but if did, it’s not Meila.
#HalachaYomi OC 468:10 Can take & bring utensils from craftsman entire day, even if not needed for Chag. (No bloodletting any Erev Chag.)
#TanyaYomiM 3Adar2: Soul’s diverse joys don’t preclude feelings of shame or having a contrite heart & humble spirit at very time of joy.
#EmunaYomi 21: Zohar: God wields rod, leads son on straight path. Mishle “God reproves those He loves & like a father, mollifies the child.”

 

                 Shabbat / 9-Mar-19 / 2 Adar 2 5779                                  #812
#ParshaYomi #Pekudai 7: Moshe completes Mishkan. Cloud covers it, he couldn’t enter; cloud rose, Israel journeys. Cloud @ day, fire @ night.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 6:7 Public road goes thru field, owner seizes road, offers alternate for public: alternate given, doesn’t keep road.
#DafYomi #Chulin 102: Prohibition of eating limb from living animal refers to kosher species. Doesn’t apply to completely forbidden animals.
#RambamYomi #Meila 2:15 Can’t benefit from ashes of the inner altar or ashes of the Menorah, but prohibition of Meila doesn’t apply to them.
#HalachaYomi OC 468:8 Can remove manure (with shovel dedicated to it) from beneath legs of animals on the eve of Pesach.
#TanyaYomiM 2Adar2: Giving charity raises rest of income to God, provides dwelling for God, balanced against all the sacrifices.
#EmunaYomi 20: The more we cooperate with God to achieve our ultimate soul correction, the easier our lives become.

 

                  Friday / 8-Mar-19 / 1 Adar 2 5779                                  #811
#ParshaYomi #Pekudai 6: Moshe built Mishkan as commanded, placed all elements, Ark, Table, Menora, Altar. Kindled lamps, offered incense.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 6:5 Water well within other’s property, enters & leaves at time when normal for people to do so. Can’t bring cattle.
#DafYomi #Chulin 101: The Sages hold that a more inclusive prohibition takes effect even where there is an already existing prohibition.
#RambamYomi #Meila 1:11 If slaughters firstborn or consecrated animal, may pull off wool from either side of neck to make space for knife.
#HalachaYomi OC 468:6 Can fix or build a chicken coop on the eve of Pesach.
#TanyaYomiM 1Adar2: Since Temple destruction, God’s only sanctuary are 4 cubits of Halacha. Torah study creates personal tabernacle for God.
#EmunaYomi 19: If fail to know God when all good, risk of getting trouble with no natural or logical solution. Then can only cry out to God.

 

                   Thursday / 7-Mar-19 / 30 Adar 1 5779                                  #810
#ParshaYomi #Pekudai 5: God to Moshe: On 1st day of 1st month (of 2nd year) you’ll set up Mishkan w/ all elements, sanctify it & Kohens.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 6:3 Sold wine, soured, seller is not responsible. If it was known that it would sour, it’s a mistaken purchase.
#DafYomi #Chulin 100: BarHana: Piece of Nevela or non-kosher fish fell in pot of kosher food, doesn’t forbid contents unless imparts flavor.
#RambamYomi #YomKipur 5:15 Goat died pre-lottery, take new 1 as pair for remaining 1. Died post-lottery, need 2 new goats, do-over lottery.
#HalachaYomi OC 468:1 Can’t work past noon on Pesach eve, even for free. Some say even thru a gentile, but some allow a gentile.
#TanyaYomiM 30Adar1: Patriarchs were “Chariot” of God, bound mind & soul to God; prophets also, each at own level; Moses surpassed them all.
#EmunaYomi 18: When we ignore God’s personal messages, He is compelled to send “louder” messages (situations of greater difficulty).

 

                     Wednesday / 6-Mar-19 / 29 Adar 1 5779                                  #809
#ParshaYomi #Pekudai 4: All components, utensils & garments for Mishkan presented to Moshe. Moshe saw, done as commanded, he blessed them.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 6:2 Acceptable produce defect rates of .25 Kav/Seah; 10 for every 100: figs; wine barrels; porcelain jars in Sharon.
#DafYomi #Chulin 99: R’ Dimi to Abaye: the Teruma becomes nullified because there is one hundred times its volume of non-sacred food.
#RambamYomi #YomKipur 4:1 Lottery of 2 goats: ties red cord on head of goat to Azazel, faces it toward dessert; ties cord on other’s neck.
#HalachaYomi OC 467:16 Finds grain of wheat or barley in throat of cooked chicken on Pesach, can eat the chicken & needs to burn the grain.
#TanyaYomiM 29Adar1: True joy of soul is to envision God’s unity, experience His proximity; it’s the purpose & goal for the creation of man.
#EmunaYomi 17: Understand that all in our lives is for our own ultimate good. Allows to cope with situations without stress, worry, anxiety.

 

                 Tuesday / 5-Mar-19 / 28 Adar 1 5779                                  #808
#ParshaYomi #Pekudai 3: Ephod robe, blue wool, bells & “pomegranates” on hem. Linen tunics, caps, hats, sashes for Kohens. Tzitz for Aharon.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 5:11 Seller must tilt scale 1 handbreadth to buyer’s advantage. If exactly even, adds 1/10 for liquid, 1/20 for dry.
#DafYomi #Chulin 98: Non-kosher egg got mixed with kosher eggs: if there are 60 eggs, they’re all forbidden; if 61, they’re all permitted.
#RambamYomi #YomKipur 3:1 2 lots: 1 said “for God” 2nd “for Azazel,” same size & material; in container that Kohen Gadol can put 2 hands in.
#HalachaYomi OC 467:13 Washed dish that was used within day for Hametz, water drained to well on Pesach, can’t drink from well on Pesach.
#TanyaYomiM 28Adar1: Close to person, rebuked, didn’t repent, hate their wickedness, love them, hidden good, Divine spark, animates soul.
#EmunaYomi 16: God, in His limitless love for each of us, directs our lives in a manner that helps us successfully achieve soul correction.

 

                    Monday / 4-Mar-19 / 27 Adar 1 5779                                  #807
#ParshaYomi #Pekudai 2: Kohen Gadol’s Ephod garment & Choshen (Breastplate) w/ 12 different precious stones, names of Tribes of Israel.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 5:8 Sold wine or oil, price changed before container full, belongs to seller; once container full, belongs to buyer.
#DafYomi #Chulin 97: Sciatic nerve cooked with kosher food is nullified if mixture contains permitted food that is 60x nerve’s volume.
#RambamYomi #YomKipur 2:7 Kohens & people heard God’s explicit name from Kohen Gadol, prostrated, said: Baruh Shem Kvod Malhuto Leolam Vaed.
#HalachaYomi OC 467:9 Find grain of wheat or barley in food on Pesach, if seed intact can still eat food, Ram”a: food completely prohibited.
#TanyaYomiM 27Adar1: Not colleague or intimate terms, “be of disciples of Aaron, love & pursue peace, love creatures, bring close to Torah.”
#EmunaYomi 15: Proximity to God & thereby getting to know Him are the ultimate soul correction, our individual goal & mission on earth.

 

                Sunday / 3-Mar-19 / 26 Adar 1 5779                                  #806
#ParshaYomi #Pekudai 1: Gold used for Mishkan: 29 Talents, 730 Shekel. Silver: 100 Talents, 1775 Shekel. Copper: 70 Talents, 2400 Shekel.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 5:6 Sold “good” wheat but was bad, buyer can retract. “Bad” but good, seller can retract. Otherwise, can’t retract.
#DafYomi #Chulin 96: Visual recognition preferable to a distinguishing mark. Execute based on testimony of 2 witnesses that recognize guy.
#RambamYomi #YomKipur 1:1 Yom Kippur: total of 15 animals brought as sacrifices including special ones of Kohen Gadol & 2 daily Tamids.
HalachaYomi OC 467:5 Wheat that’s still in the ground but dried out & gets nothing from ground, if rain falls on it, becomes Hametz.
#TanyaYomiM 26Adar1: See friend sinning, “hate” him & tell teacher to hate him. Refers to companion in Torah & precepts. Need to rebuke him.
#EmunaYomi 14: The closer one gets to God, the better one gets to know Him.

 

                Shabbat / 2-Mar-19 / 25 Adar 1 5779                                  #805
#ParshaYomi #Vayakel 7: Altar 5x5x3 cubits, horns 4 corners, copper overlay, utensils, poles. Washstand: women’s copper mirrors. Courtyard.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 5:5 Sold head of sheep or goat, includes feet but not viceversa; windpipe & lungs, includes liver but not viceversa.
#DafYomi #Chulin 95: 9 stores in city sell kosher meat, 1 doesn’t; bought, but doesn’t recall from which store, the meat is forbidden.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 19:2 Sacrifice Pigul or disqualified, burnt in Temple immediately. If doubt, left until next day, then burnt.
#HalachaYomi OC 467:3 Wheat that came on a ship, if dry & hard & appearance didn’t change, we don’t hold that it’s prohibited for Pesach.
#TanyaYomiM 25Adar1: The basis & root of entire Torah is to raise & exalt soul high above body, to reach the Source & Root of all worlds.
#EmunaYomi 13: Daily events & experiences are personal messages from God, to stimulate our Emuna, encourage us to speak to Him.

 

                    Friday / 1-Mar-19 / 24 Adar 1 5779                                  #804
#ParshaYomi #Vayakel 6: Menora, pure gold: 3 branches/side; 3 goblets, knob, flower/branch. 7 lamps. Incense altar. Anointing oil. Incense.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 5:3 Sold donkey, includes foal; trash heap, dung; cistern, water; bee-hive, bees. Sold cow, doesn’t include calf.
#DafYomi #Chulin 94: Shmuel: Prohibited to deceive people, even idolaters. Story: Shmuel upset w/ attendant who gave idolater Treif chicken.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 18:18 If impure person partakes of the fats and organs to be offered on the Altar, he is liable for Karet.
#HalachaYomi OC 466:5 Dew, as well as any liquid that comes out of the body, will make grain Hametz, exempt for blood, milk and sweat.
#TanyaYomiM 24Adar1: If give major consideration to body, & soul is only secondary, there’s no true love or brotherhood. Transitory things.
#EmunaYomi 12: God has one simple request from each of us — that we get to know Him.

 

                 Thursday / 28-Feb-19 / 23 Adar 1 5779                                  #803
#ParshaYomi #Vayakel 5: Gold-plated wall of acacia wood planks, 10×1.5 cubits, 2 pegs & 2 sockets/plank, supporting bars. Ark; table; poles.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 5:1 Sold ship, includes: mast, sail, anchor, oars; not slaves, packing bags or stores, unless said “with all in it.”
#DafYomi #Chulin 93: Raw meat red from blood inside, if cut & salted it, permitted even to cook in pot; salt removes blood from meat.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 17:7 Disqualifying intent for Toda-offering causes bread that accompanies it to be Pigul, not vice versa.
#HalachaYomi OC 466:3 Sack of flour that got dirty with humidity from the wall, can be used on Pesach, & some forbid it.
#TanyaYomiM 23Adar1: View own body w/ scorn & find joy in soul alone, easy way to fulfill “Love fellow as thyself” w/ every soul of Israel.
#EmunaYomi 11: Once develop deep sense of Emuna, then the puzzle-pieces of life suddenly come together in a picture of striking clarity.

 

                       Wednesday / 27-Feb-19 / 22 Adar 1 5779                                  #802
#ParshaYomi #Vayakel 4: 10 fine linen & wool curtains, 11 goat-hair curtains, 50 loops & clasps for each; red-dyed ram skins, Tachash skins.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 4:6 Sold town, includes: houses, cisterns, trenches, caves, bathhouses, dovecotes, olive presses & irrigated fields.
#DafYomi #Chulin 92: Rabba: Angel intimated to Jacob: 2 princes will descend from you: the Exilarch in Babylonia & the Nasi in Israel.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 16:1 Disqualifying intent regarding place, sacrifice disqualified, but not Pigul; regarding time, is Pigul.
#HalachaYomi OC 465:2 Women can’t rub Mursan (bran) on their skin on Pesach, even if the Mursan is dry.
#TanyaYomiM 22Adar1: Dejection (Atzvut) vs bitterness over distance from God (Merirut). Atzvut negative. Merirut can agitate to get close.
#EmunaYomi 10: Often must suffer or have hardship to reach higher spiritual level or correction of the soul. Like athlete suffers training.

 

               Tuesday / 26-Feb-19 / 21 Adar 1 5779                                  #801
#ParshaYomi #Vayakel 3: God names Bezalel to work on Mishkan. Imbues him, Oholiab & others w/ knowledge for work. Overflow material donated.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 4:6 Sold bathhouse, excludes planks, benches & curtains unless said “all in it.” Excludes water containers or wood.
#DafYomi #Chulin 91: Unrecognized Josef served brothers meal. Showed them slaughter of animal, removal of sciatic nerve, would know Kosher.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 15:5 Intent for sacrificial purposes can disqualify sacrificial animals, but for ordinary purposes doesn’t.
#HalachaYomi OC 465:1 Can’t feed chickens bran mixed w/ water in any fashion. Ram”a: when feed them grain, careful not to put in damp area.
#TanyaYomiM 21Adar1: More learns & upholds God’s law, greater sin when doesn’t overcome impulses. If illiterate, deliberate sin=inadvertent.
#EmunaYomi 9: Completing one’s soul correction (Tikkun) is the loftiest achievement a person can accomplish in this material world.

 

                      Monday / 25-Feb-19 / 20 Adar 1 5779                                  #800
#ParshaYomi #Vayakel 2: People give gold, wool, linens, skins, silver, copper, wood, spice, oil & labor for Mishkan, utensils & garments.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 4:3 Sold house, includes: door, not key; permanent mortar, not movable one; convex millstone, but not a concave one.
#DafYomi #Chulin 90: Sages exaggerated about 3 things: Altar’s ash-mound size; golden vine; curtain separating Sanctuary & Holy of Holies.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 14:5 Sacrificial parts that can’t be eaten, but go on Altar’s pyre: blood, Eimorim, Olah meat, Minha handful.
#HalachaYomi OC 462:7 Sift salt before Pesach, so no wheat in it. When salt gets wet, moisture enters the wheat and it will leaven.
#TanyaYomiM 20Adar1: In category of “turn away from evil,” can realize there are many seemingly “small” sins that can turn away from.
#EmunaYomi 8: God decides when we succeed and when we fail, when times are easy and when times are hard.

 

                        Sunday / 24-Feb-19 / 19 Adar 1 5779                                  #799
#ParshaYomi #Vayakel 1: Work 6 days, rest 7th. No fire on Shabat. Order to donate material & expertise to build Mishkan & Kohen’s clothing.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 4:1 Sold house, doesn’t include annex, even if opens into house, nor deeper room, or roof if railing 10 Tefah high.
#DafYomi #Chulin 89: Tzitzit has sky-blue (Tchelet) fringe: like color of sea; sky; Throne of Glory; sapphire. Bond between Jews & God.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 13:1 3 improper intents disqualify sacrifices: for different purpose, improper place or improper time.
#HalachaYomi OC 462:4 Egg liquid & other liquids have same status in Halacha as fruit juice when making Matzot. Ram”a: only use for sick.
#TanyaYomiM 19Adar1: If hasn’t waged strenuous war versus body, hasn’t reached fight by evil inclination. Study more Torah than inclined.
#EmunaYomi 7: Divine Providence determines events on a global scale & the tiniest details in the universe, even the evening meal of a worm.

 

                  Shabbat / 23-Feb-19 / 18 Adar 1 5779                                  #798
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 7: Moshe 40 days on Mt. Sinai. Gets 2nd Tablets w/10 commandments. His face shines. People afraid of him. He used veil.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 3:8 Can’t hollow space under public domain, cisterns, trenches. R’ Eliezer: ok if stone-laden wagon can cross safely.
#DafYomi #Chulin 88: Sages hold that expression: “Its blood,” indicates obligation to cover all of its blood, even blood that spurts out.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 12:7 Offered sacrifice for purpose other than for which it was consecrated, accompanying offerings go w/ it.
#HalachaYomi OC 462:2 Fruit juice with water hastens leavening more than other dough; don’t knead with it. If did, bake it immediately.
#TanyaYomiM 18Adar1: Great & fierce struggle to break one’s passion; burns like fiery flame. It is an actual test.
#EmunaYomi 6: Divine Providence is designed to help us perform our task in life.

 

                        Friday / 22-Feb-19 / 17 Adar 1 5779                                  #797
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 6: God: I’ll banish people of Canaan. Don’t make pacts w/ them or marry them. Destroy their idols. I’m a jealous God.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 3:5 Put his animal, oven, millstone, birds or manure in courtyard, not a Chazaka. Built wall 10 Tefah high, Chazaka.
#DafYomi #Chulin 87: R’ Gamliel: have to give 10 gold coins to compensate for stolen Mitzva or for stolen blessing recited over Mitzva.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 11:3 If while taking handful of meal-offering lifted up pebble, salt grain, or frankincense, disqualified.
#HalachaYomi OC 461:4 Can fulfill obligation (though not ideal) with wet Matzah, as long as not falling apart, but not with cooked Matzah.
#TanyaYomiM 17Adar1: Even if very passionate nature & tempting circumstances, still has no excuse to sin.
#EmunaYomi 5: Everything that happens to us in life is the product of God’s will & personal intervention in our lives — Divine Providence.

 

                    Thursday / 21-Feb-19 / 16 Adar 1 5779                                  #796
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 5: God to Moshe: Hew 2 stone tablets & I’ll inscribe them. God declares 13 attributes of mercy; Moshe bows & prostrates.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 3:3 Any claim of Chazaka not accompanied by a claim of legal acquisition is not a valid Chazaka.
#DafYomi #Chulin 86: When Exiles ascended from Babel to Israel, meteors, quakes, storms & thunder stopped; wine not sour, flax not stricken.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 10:5 Sin-offerings (Chatat) that are offered because of a doubt, should not be eaten, but are burnt.
#HalachaYomi OC 460:7 One should not place whole eggs in Matzah to be baked to together with them.
#TanyaYomiM 16Adar1: Be truly humble before all & any person, no matter how lowly they are. Every person has different temptation & nature.
#EmunaYomi 4: God alone cares for each of us in a unique, tailor-made fashion according to our own individual needs.

 

                    Wednesday / 20-Feb-19 / 15 Adar 1 5779                                  #795
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 4: God: No man can see My face & live. Stay w/ me by this rock & I’ll cover you as My glory passes. You’ll see My back.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 3:1 Chazaka: presumption of ownership established by unchallenged publicly known possession w/ legal claim over time.
#DafYomi #Chulin 85: Men place hands upon offering’s head, but women don’t. R’ Yosi & R’ Shimon: optional for women to place their hands.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 9:1 Dove from unspecified group flies away, or to doves to be offered, or dies, 2nd dove taken for its pair.
#HalachaYomi OC 460:5 One should not make on Pesach loaves that are a handbreadth thick.
#TanyaYomiM 15Adar1: One must rage against animal soul, which is the evil impulse, with stormy indignation: concealing from me God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 3a: Emuna: Original biblical Hebrew term for a firm belief in a single, supreme, omniscient, benevolent, supernatural —

 

                             Tuesday / 19-Feb-19 / 14 Adar 1 5779                                  #794
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 3: Moshe: “God! If I found favor in Your eyes, Your Presence needs to come w/ us; if not, how will we be distinguished?”
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 2:14 Tree leans into public domain, should prune enough to allow camel+rider to pass by. R’ Yehuda: camel+load.
#DafYomi #Chulin 84: Desired behavior that should eat meat due only to appetite. I.e., should eat meat only when he feels a need to eat it.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 8:8 2 people buy 2 doves jointly or give $ for them to Kohen, he offers whichever wants as Chatat & as Olah.
#HalachaYomi OC 460:1 One should not knead or bake the Matzot Mitzvah via a gentile, a deafmute, a fool, or a child.
#TanyaYomiM 14Adar1: Every time person thinks holy thoughts, becomes “vehicle” of holiness, and vice versa with impurity.
#EmunaYomi 2: All of life’s questions have one universal key: Emuna. Emuna is like the master key to life’s locked dilemmas.

 

         Monday / 18-Feb-19 / 13 Adar 1 5779                                  #793
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 2: Moshe: 2 tablets, Mt. Sinai, people restless, Golden Calf, God furious, Moshe breaks tablets, destroys Calf & rebels.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 2:11 Keep tree 25 cubits from cistern, 50, if carob or sycamore. If cistern there 1st, can cut tree & pay owner.
#DafYomi #Chulin 83: Proper conduct for the groom’s household to exert more effort than the bride’s household in the marriage preparations.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 7:10 When a bird Chatat is brought because of doubt, it should be offered as required; not eaten, but burnt.
#HalachaYomi OC 459:5 If violated the prohibition & kneaded the dough under the sun, the Matzo is permitted. (Many authorities forbid it).
#TanyaYomiM 13Adar1: Sins of youth affect timeless supernal worlds. As if did today. If light not penetrating soul, repentance incomplete.
#EmunaYomi 1: Emuna is the solution to all problems, grants happiness & inner peace, has power to help a person bloom into their very best.

 

                    Sunday / 17-Feb-19 / 12 Adar 1 5779                                  #792
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 1: Census: 1/2 shekel/person >20 yrs old. Mishkan: basin, incense, anointing oil; can’t benefit from it. Betzalel named.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 2:9 Distance animal carcasses, graves, tanneries 50 cubits from city. Tannery only east. R’ Akiva: Just not on west.
#DafYomi #Chulin 82: If in 1 day, 1 slaughters cow & 2nd slaughters cow’s mother & 3rd slaughters cow’s offspring; latter 2 are liable.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 6:2 Sacrificial animals got mixed up w/ forbidden ones. Go to pasture until blemished, sell, use $ for new.
#HalachaYomi OC 459:1 Can’t knead Matzo in a sunny place. On cloudy day can’t knead under any open sky because the sun is everywhere.
#TanyaYomiM 12Adar1: Benoni, animal soul from SitraAchra pervades blood & flesh. Allows lusting drive to lust for forbidden things.
#EmunaYomi 750: May God bless you always and help you attain all your heart’s wishes for the very best, Amen.

 

                      Shabbat / 16-Feb-19 / 11 Adar 1 5779                                  #791
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 7: Incense altar: Acacia wood, 1×1 cubits x 2 cubits tall, gold overlay & crown, 2 rings, 2 poles. Bring incense daily.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 2:7 Distance tree from city: 25 cubits; carob or sycamore, 50. Aba Shaul: Any tree that doesn’t produce fruit, 50.
#DafYomi #Chulin 81: From eighth day after birth, an animal may be sacrificed as an offering; but initially, not before the eighth day.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 5:5 Set aside 2 $ piles as surety to purchase Chatat, get atonement with 1, 2nd use for freewill offerings.
#HalachaYomi OC 458:1 It is customary to not knead Matzot Mitzvah on the eve of Pesach until after the sixth hour.
#TanyaYomiM 11Adar1: Hillel did “kindness” to body to feed it. Identified more w/ his soul than w/ body; regarded body as foreign.
#EmunaYomi 749: Believe all God does is to assist us to correct our souls & cling to Him. We will be happier & more successful in all we do.

 

                        Friday / 15-Feb-19 / 10 Adar 1 5779                                  #790
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 6: Daily sacrifice: 1yr old lamb; 1/10 fine flour w/1/4 hin olive oil; 1/4 hin wine. AM & afternoon. God sanctified.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 2:6 Fallen bird found within 50 cubits, belongs to dovecote owner; beyond that, belongs to finder.
#DafYomi #Chulin 80: R’ Shimon: Act of slaughter that’s unfit to permit eating of meat, doesn’t have Halakhic status of act of slaughter.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 4:6 Set aside pregnant animal as Chatat, gave birth, it & offspring considered as 2 animals set aside for it.
#HalachaYomi OC 456:3 Can’t measure flour on YomTov or knead dough larger than ‘Isaron’. Practice to estimate & not take more than ‘Isaron’.
#TanyaYomiM 10Adar1: Need to set appointed time to humble self to crush & cast down the SitraAchra to the ground.
#EmunaYomi 748: Emuna axis around which world rotates. Strengthen cognizance that God runs universe, all for good and specific purpose.

 

                       Thursday / 14-Feb-19 / 9 Adar 1 5779                                  #789
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 5: Sacrifice of 2nd ram. Kohens put their hands on ram, slaughter it, put blood on right earlobe, thumb & big toe.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 2:3 Don’t open bakery, dye-shop, cowshed under neighbor’s storehouse. Neighbors can stop store opening in courtyard.
#DafYomi #Chulin 79: Set animal species by mom & dad. Mules, regardless which parent horse or donkey; 1 species; may mate with each other.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 3:4 If took animal up to top of altar alive, should bring down. Not yet fit to be consumed by altar’s pyre.
#HalachaYomi OC 455:4 Can knead Matza w/ water which wasn’t left overnight if dissolved at a ratio of 1:2 in water which was left overnight.
#TanyaYomiM 9Adar1: Added struggle of Benoni, at times has dullness of heart, light of soul doesn’t penetrate. Need to crush body.
#EmunaYomi 747: Practice makes perfect. Review lessons. The more internalize Emuna principles, the easier to apply in everyday life.

 

                       Wednesday / 13-Feb-19 / 8 Adar 1 5779                                  #788
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 4: Induction of Kohens: Anoint Aaron. Dress Kohens. Sacrifice 1 bull, 2 rams, unleavened bread, loaves, wafers w/oil.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 2:1 Olive pulp, manure, salt, plaster & rocks should be at least 3 Tefah from neighbor’s wall, as well as plastered.
#DafYomi #Chulin 78: Leper must publicize to the masses fact that ritually impure & in pain, & the masses will pray for mercy on his behalf.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 2:7 Kohen sprinkling sacrifice blood on altar, hand cut off b4 blood reached space above altar, not accepted.
#HalachaYomi OC 455:2 Some say can use “Sustirna” water around time it was drawn to knead Matza, but shouldn’t be lenient if don’t need it.
#TanyaYomiM 8Adar1: When divine soul summons its strength for prayer, Kelipah also gathers strength to confuse & topple w/ foreign thoughts.
#EmunaYomi 746: More prays, closer to God, more illuminates our souls, happier we feel. That’s the secret of the good life in a nutshell.

 

                      Tuesday / 12-Feb-19 / 7 Adar 1 5779                                  #787
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 3: For Aaron: Robe, blue wool; Tzitz of gold on forehead. Kohens: linen tunics, sashes, hats & pants, lest die in Holy.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 1:5 Person lives in city 12 months, counted as citizen w/ all obligations. Bought house in city, counted immediately.
#DafYomi #Chulin 77: Animal’s hide & placenta can’t become impure with ritual impurity of foods, unless prepared & intended to eat them.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 1:3 If slaughtering sacrificial animals, w/o intent to slaughter, but merely busying himself, disqualified.
#HalachaYomi OC 454:4 Can’t fulfill obligation w/ stolen Matza. But if wheat or flour was stolen & made into Matza, does fulfill obligation.
#TanyaYomiM 7Adar1: “Sanctify yourselves & be holy.” By abstaining from permissible things helped from above to expel SitraAchra from heart.
#EmunaYomi 745: The fortunate person that discovers the secret of the good life can’t go for a day without prayer.

 

                         Monday / 11-Feb-19 / 6 Adar 1 5779                                  #786
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 2: Hoshen worn by Kohen Gadol: Gold setting; 2 gold chains; gold, blue, purple, red wool & twisted linen; 12 stones.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 1:3 Neighbor built fence on 3 sides of field, no need to contribute. R’ Yosi: built on 4th side, contributes for all.
#DafYomi #Chulin 76: Bone broke & protruded outward: if skin & flesh cover majority of bone, animal is permitted; if not, it’s prohibited.
#RambamYomi #TemidinUmusafim 10:6 Each day of Sukot, water libation poured on altar, as separate libation together w/ morning wine libation.
#HalachaYomi OC 453:9 Need to grind wheat day or 2 prior to Pesah. If was ground on Pesah eve, some say can’t knead Matza with it that day.
#TanyaYomiM 6Adar1: Even for fully permissible things, the more of his impulse that man sacrifices, the more the SitraAchra is subdued.
#EmunaYomi 744: Since lack of prayer is cause of deficiency, w/ prayer we can attain anything & fulfill all our needs, material & spiritual.

 

                           Sunday / 10-Feb-19 / 5 Adar 1 5779                                  #785
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 1: Olive oil to light Menora. Appointment of Aaron & sons as Kohens. Special garments for Aaron, the Kohen Gadol.
#MishnaYomi #BavaBatra 1:2 If custom to build fence, can force; if not, can build on own side, if falls, space & bricks belong to him.
#DafYomi #Chulin 75: R’ YosiHaglili: BenPekua becomes impure w/ ritual impurity of food, if 1st rendered susceptible by contact w/ liquid.
#RambamYomi #TemidinUmusafim 9:12 Sacrifices that get precedence regarding being offered also receive precedence with regard to being eaten.
#HalachaYomi OC 453:5 Nowadays, it is forbidden to put water on (Liltot) wheat or barley that will be ground and used to make Matza.
#TanyaYomiM 5Adar1: God gratified when SitraAchra subdued at its strongest, when soars like eagle. God brings it down by efforts of Benoni.
#EmunaYomi 743: Rabbi Nathan of Breslov said: “Wherever I see deficiency, I see lack of prayer!”

 

                        Shabbat / 9-Feb-19 / 4 Adar 1 5779                                  #784
#ParshaYomi #Truma 7: Courtyard: N & S 100 cubits long, 20 pillars; E & W 50 cubits long; pillars had silver bands & hooks & copper sockets.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 10:6 Veggies grow between terraced gardens: R’ Meir: of upper; R’ Yehuda: of lower; R’ Shimon: what upper reaches.
#DafYomi #Chulin 74: Mar Zutra: can’t redeem 1stborn donkey w/ a BenPekua (lamb that was in the womb of a slaughtered animal). R’ Ashi: can.
#RambamYomi #TemidinUmusafim 8:7 Shavuot’s 2 loaves dough made & shaped outside Temple, but baked inside Courtyard like all meal-offerings.
#HalachaYomi OC 453:2 If one makes Matza of wheat & rice, if it has the taste of wheat, one can fulfill the obligation with it on Pesach.
#TanyaYomiM 4Adar1: Don’t be depressed or troubled if in constant conflict w/ evil inclination. Perhaps created to subjugate SitraAchra.
#EmunaYomi 742: Any worthwhile endeavor begins with prayer. Adding prayer before whatever we do gives life an indescribable sweetness.

 

                Friday / 8-Feb-19 / 3 Adar 1 5779                                  #783
#ParshaYomi #Truma 6: Altar: acacia wood, 5×5 cubits, 3 cubits tall; copper-plated horns at corners; copper-plated poles at sides to carry.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 10:4 Given amount of time to trim tree or tear down wall: if they fell & caused damage within that time, exempt.
#DafYomi #Chulin 73: A hanging limb imparts impurity as a limb severed from a living animal, not as a limb from a carcass.
#RambamYomi #TemidinUmusafim 7:23 Forgot, didn’t count Omer at night, count during day. Count when standing; but if did sitting, fulfilled.
#HalachaYomi OC 452:6 Vessel so big can’t fit in other, make clay lip around vessel mouth, fill up until water reaches lip, and boil it.
#TanyaYomiM 3Adar1: Sadness ‘cuz of conceit that not at rank of Tzadik. Would that he be a Benoni & not a wicked person for a single moment.
#EmunaYomi 741: We should pray to God that He help us pray; particularly, ask God to enable us to speak to Him in personal prayer every day.

 

                     Thursday / 7-Feb-19 / 2 Adar 1 5779                                  #782
#ParshaYomi #Truma 5: Dividing curtain over 4 pillars, between Ark (Holy of Holies) & the Holy which has Table on north & Menora on south.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 10:2 Upper floor ruined, landlord doesn’t want to fix, tenant can live on lower floor until fixed.
#DafYomi #Chulin 72: A quarter-Log of blood that came out of two separate corpses also imparts ritual impurity in a tent.
#RambamYomi #TemidinUmusafim 6:10 If RoshHodesh falls on Shabat, RoshHodesh song has priority over Shabat one, to publicize that RoshHodesh.
#HalachaYomi OC 452:3 A number of vessels shouldn’t be placed inside single vessel & then scoured together if there’s contact between them.
#TanyaYomiM 2Adar1: When evil thoughts & desires enter mind & averts them, be happy. Passively abstained from sin, get reward like Mitzva.
#EmunaYomi 740: The Evil inclination tries everything in its power to impede prayer; will present long list of obstacles & impediments.

 

Wednesday / 6-Feb-19 / 1 Adar 1 5779                                  #781
#ParshaYomi #Truma 4: Mishkan: Planks of acacia wood: 20 on south, 20 on north, 6 on west + 2 corners. 2 silver sockets under each plank.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 9:12 Hired person, beast or utensil, must pay same day, wages can’t stay w/ you all night until morning.
#DafYomi #Chulin 71: Kosher undomesticated animal included by Torah in category of domestic regarding characteristics of Kosher animals.
#RambamYomi #TemidinUmusafim 5:1 Positive commandment to arrange the showbread (Lechem Hapanim) on the golden table before God in Sanctuary.
#HalachaYomi OC 452:2 Be cautious about scouring a meat vessel and a dairy vessel together unless one of them was not used in the past day.
#TanyaYomiM 1Adar1: Can’t conquer evil nature w/ laziness & heaviness; stems from sadness. Need alacrity, from joy, heart worry-free.
#EmunaYomi 739: Prayer, especially personal, doesn’t come easy. Brings person very close to God; entire soul correction depends on it.

 

                              Tuesday / 5-Feb-19 / 30 Shvat 5779                                  #780
#ParshaYomi #Truma 3: Menora: 7 branches, 1 piece of gold. Mishkan: 10 curtains of colored linen & wool. 11 curtains of goat hair over it.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 9:11 Was hired for day-work, collects wages all the next night. For night-work, collects all the next day.
#DafYomi #Chulin 70: Learn that carcass of non-Kosher domesticated & undomesticated animals impart impurity from verse of Leviticus 5:2.
#RambamYomi #TemidinUmusafim 4:4 Kohens count by fingers they stuck out, not by people. Forbidden to count Jews except via something else.
#HalachaYomi OC 451:24 Wooden objects coated in an agent called “barnis” are treated like ceramic objects regarding kashering.
#TanyaYomiM 30Shvat: When one becomes aware that ready to surrender one’s life to God, can face one’s evil nature and always vanquish it.
#EmunaYomi 738: Proper requests, daily self-evaluation & Tshuva invoke illumination of soul that brings true happiness & inner peace.

 

                      Monday / 4-Feb-19 / 29 Shvat 5779                                  #779
#ParshaYomi #Truma 2: Details for making Ark cover with Cherubim. God will speak to Moshe from atop cover. Instructions for Showbread Table.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 9:8 Got field to sow barley, can’t sow wheat; to sow grain, can’t sow beans; & viceversa. R’ Gamliel forbids.
#DafYomi #Chulin 69: R’ Meir: sciatic nerve & fat of fetus that completed gestational term when its mother was slaughtered, forbidden.
#RambamYomi #TemidinUmusafim 3:2 If altar was removed, incense should still be offered at spot. If incense flies off altar, don’t return it.
#HalachaYomi OC 451:23 Ceramic objects that are coated with glass are treated like ceramic objects regarding kashering.
#TanyaYomiM 29Shvat: Union with God within limits of time of Torah study or doing Mitzva. When do anything else, separated from God.
#EmunaYomi 737: Most important personal prayers are requests for enhanced Emuna & that God should open our eyes to what we need to correct.

 

                                  Sunday / 3-Feb-19 / 28 Shvat 5779                                  #778
#ParshaYomi #Truma 1: God: Gather gold, silver, copper, threads, skins, wood, oil, spices, gems to build Me a Sanctuary; I’ll reside w/ you.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 9:6 Leased field, locust or wind-struck: if regional plague, deducts from lease; if not regional, doesn’t deduct.
#DafYomi #Chulin 68: Calf w/ non-cloven hooves born to kosher cow, forbidden; doesn’t bear distinguishing characteristics of kosher species.
#RambamYomi #TemidinUmusafim 2:15 To remove ashes from Temple Mount not “service,” but Kohen with disqualifying blemishes shouldn’t do.
#HalachaYomi OC 451:20 Pour boiling water on tables, cupboards where food is stored during year; soup from pot may have spilled onto them.
#TanyaYomiM 28Shvat: It’s easy to restrain & subjugate one’s nature when consider deeply that it’s less painful than the pangs of death.
#EmunaYomi 736: When first do Tshuva (repent), bad habits & traits may surface. It’s a gift from God who shows us what we need to correct.

 

                            Shabbat / 2-Feb-19 / 27 Shvat 5779                                  #777
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 7: God: will drive enemies out of your land slowly. Moshe goes up to Mt Sinai 40 days; leaves Aaron & Hur in charge.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 9:4 Leased field, told owner that doesn’t want to weed it, forced to weed it to maintain it, even if paying lease.
#DafYomi #Chulin 67: Cucumber infested with worms while attached to ground, prohibited: “Every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth.”
#RambamYomi #TemidinUmusafim 1:1 Commandment to offer two lambs as offerings daily. Called Temidin. 1 in the morning & 1 in the afternoon.
#HalachaYomi OC 451:15 The iron cover that is placed over a cake when it is baked on a stove requires Libun.
#TanyaYomiM 27Shvat: Stir self as lion w/ might & courage against evil nature that weighs down body, sloth, of earth element of animal soul.
#EmunaYomi 735: God doesn’t give us a test that we can’t pass. Therefore, we can’t blame our misdeeds on anyone or anything else.

 

                              Friday / 1-Feb-19 / 26 Shvat 5779                                  #776
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 6: God: Sending angel w/ you to destroy enemies in Canaan. If you listen to Me, I’ll bless you & destroy enemies.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 9:2 Leased field: was irrigated or orchard, spring dried up or trees cut, no recourse if didn’t specify conditions.
#DafYomi #Chulin 66: Fish w/ no scales now but will grow them later, ok. Has scales now but will shed when caught & rises from water, ok.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 19:1 Offers sacrifice outside Temple on stone or rock, exempt. “Sacrifice” applies on altar, intended for God.
#HalachaYomi OC 451:12 All utensils’ handles require the same scouring as the utensils themselves.
#TanyaYomiM 26Shvat: Says I’ll sin then repent, not given chance to repent. But if grabs himself nothing can stand in the way of repentance.
#EmunaYomi 734: Rather than sinking into despair, we use our misdeed as raw material that can be refined w/ Tshuva to get closer to God.

 

                      Thursday / 31-Jan-19 / 25 Shvat 5779                                  #775
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 5: Don’t favor poor in court or take bribes. Stay far from lies. Don’t work land 7th yr. Rest Shabbat. 3 Pilgrimages.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 8:9 Leased house & it fell, owner must restore same size & number of units as before. Can’t make bigger or smaller.
#DafYomi #Chulin 65: Bird that claws its prey & eats it is non-kosher. Bird has extra digit, a crop, its gizzard can be peeled, is kosher.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 18:5 Slaughters sacrificial animal outside Temple & offers it there, liable 2x: for slaughtering & offering.
#HalachaYomi OC 451:9 If kashers before 5th hour on day before Pesach, can scour “1st containers” (Kli Rishon) & “2nd containers” together.
#TanyaYomiM 25Shvat: Meaning of “but the thing is very close to you” that at any time person able to rid self of folly & reconnect to God.
#EmunaYomi 733: With Tshuva (repentance), we disarm and neutralize the Evil Inclination.

 

                    Wednesday / 30-Jan-19 / 24 Shvat 5779                                  #774
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 4: Give God 1stborns. DON’T: curse judges, princes; eat Treif meat; false witness. Do help w/ lost or laden animal.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 8:7 Leased house, must provide door, bolt, lock & any craftsman’s work for tenant. If not craftsman’s work, exempt.
#DafYomi #Chulin 64: Egg that narrows at top & is rounded, so that one of its ends is rounded & other one of its ends is pointed, is kosher.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 17:2 Vowed Mincha of flat frying-pan but brings 1 baked in deep pan, accepted, but didn’t fulfill obligation.
#HalachaYomi OC 451:7 Can’t kasher ivory spoons; hot water ruins them; concern owner will worry about them & not kasher them sufficiently.
#TanyaYomiM 24Shvat: 365 prohibitive commands: violate, contrary to God’s Will & Wisdom, very opposite, leads to total separation from God.
#EmunaYomi 732: Evil Inclination isn’t interested as much in sin as he is in the sadness & depression that immobilizes a person after sin.

 

                    Tuesday / 29-Jan-19 / 23 Shvat 5779                                  #773
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 3: Laws of damages, borrowers, thieves, renters, seduction, witchcraft, bestiality, idolatry, lending & more.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 8:5 Sold olive trees for their wood: if produced < Reviit olives per Seah, seller gets; if more & they argue, split.
#DafYomi #Chulin 63: The Dukhifat is the bird whose crest seems bent, and this is the bird that brought the Shamir worm to the Temple.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 16:2 Vowed to bring black colored animal, brought white; vowed white, brought black; didn’t fulfill obligation.
#HalachaYomi OC 451:4 Objects used on fire, like skewers, gridirons, need to be made white-hot (Libun). Libun is when gives off sparks.
#TanyaYomiM 23Shvat: When occupied w/ Torah, soul & its “garments”, brain, mouth, merged in perfect unity w/ Supreme Will & light of En Sof.
#EmunaYomi 731: Tshuva (repentance) can be done anywhere, except in the bathroom, shower, or in an unclean place.

 

                      Monday / 28-Jan-19 / 22 Shvat 5779                                  #772
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 2: Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, etc. (Oral tradition explains that means compensation for monetary equivalent).
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 8:3 Borrowed cow, lender sent with son, slave or agent, cow died, borrower exempt. Borrower took via agent, liable.
#DafYomi #Chulin 62: Any bird that comes before a person with one kosher sign is kosher, provided that the bird does not claw its food.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 15:2 If designated an animal’s heart as Olah, then whole animal is an Olah, since life dependent on that organ.
#HalachaYomi OC 450:7 Not allowed to rent utensils to gentile on Pesach to make Chametz, but can rent donkey to him to carry his Chametz.
#TanyaYomiM 22Shvat: All the supernal worlds receive their vitality from light & life that are derived from the Torah – His Will & Wisdom.
#EmunaYomi 730: Personal prayer is a guarantee for a happy and meaningful life.

 

                  Sunday / 27-Jan-19 / 21 Shvat 5779                                  #771
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 1: Hebrew slave works 6 yrs; released 7th. If want to stay, stays until Jubilee. Killer is killed, unless accident.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 8:1 Borrowed or hired cow, hired owner with it, cow died, borrower/renter exempt, because owner accompanied his cow.
#DafYomi #Chulin 61: There are twenty-four non-kosher birds, and four signs of a kosher bird.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 14:3 If he set aside a Mincha for merit of his 2 sons but he died before bringing it, they may both bring it.
#HalachaYomi OC 450:6 Allowed to give money to gentile slave for food on Pesach, even if know that he will buy Chametz with it for himself.
#TanyaYomiM 21Shvat: Thought, meditation on words of Torah are completely merged in perfect unity w/ the Supreme Will; not merely a vehicle.
#EmunaYomi 729: 4 steps in Tshuva (repentance): confession; remorse; asking forgiveness; commitment to improve. Then ask God for all wants.

 

                         Shabbat / 26-Jan-19 / 20 Shvat 5779                                  #770
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 7: Jews saw voices, Shofar, smoking mountain, trembled, stood back: “Moshe, you talk to us & we’ll listen, lest we die.”
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 7:11 Anyone who states a condition against what is written in the Torah, his condition is void.
#DafYomi #Chulin 60: God made 2 great lights. Moon says, can have 2 kings w/ 1 crown? God told moon to reduce self, but also compensated it.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 13:2-4 Isaron loaves: divide in 12, bake & fry lightly. Divide loaf in 2, for AM & PM offering w/ frankincense.
#HalachaYomi OC 450:1 Borrowed bread before Pesach has to repay it after Pesach. If didn’t pay back, stealing.
#TanyaYomiM 20Shvat: Organs of human body which perform the commandments, truly become vehicle for the Supreme Will.
#EmunaYomi 728: Next item in talk w/ God is to tell Him all that’s going on in life, good & bad. Especially things that make happy or upset.

 

                     Friday / 25-Jan-19 / 19 Shvat 5779                                  #769
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 6: I am God. Don’t have others. Don’t take My name in vain. Sabbath. Parents. Don’t: kill, adultery, steal, lie, covet.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 7:8 4 guardians: unpaid; borrows; paid; rents. Unpaid, swears; borrows, pays; other 2, swear if event, pay if loss.
#DafYomi #Chulin 59: Found animal in wilderness w/ cut hooves, may inspect its mouth. If it has no upper front teeth, it’s certainly Kosher.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 12:21 Baked meal-offerings, mix w/ lukewarm water, watched so don’t leaven. Kohens are fast, prevent leavening.
#HalachaYomi OC 448:6 Can’t feed to animals his Chametz on Pesach; not even to someone else’s animal or to a stray animal.
#TanyaYomiM 19Shvat: Commandments are “organs” of the King, just as body organs are soul’s garment, immediately follows instructions.
#EmunaYomi 727: Good warm-up for personal prayer & self-evaluation is to thank God for all our blessings. Don’t take anything for granted. 

 

                    Thursday / 24-Jan-19 / 18 Shvat 5779                                  #768
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 5: Jews: “All God says, we’ll do.” Moshe: Prepare 3 days. Smoke & fire on Mt. Sinai. Sound of Shofar grows stronger.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 7:7 Hired workers for 4th year plantings, they can’t eat it. If weren’t informed, he redeems produce, then they eat.
#DafYomi #Chulin 58: An egg of a Treifa bird is prohibited for consumption, because it grew in a state of prohibition.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 11:2 Liable if ate olive-sized portion of Olah, which can include combination of fat, meat, flour, oil, wine.
#HalachaYomi OC 448:5 Chametz that was in a Jew’s possession over Pesach can’t be eaten, even if he had annulled his ownership of it.
#TanyaYomiM 18Shvat: Torah & God entirely one. Commandments are Supreme Will, His true desire. Life & sustenance dependent on performance.
#EmunaYomi 726: Important for personal prayer & self-evaluation to be comfortable; no outside interference, so can pour heart out to God.

 

                   Wednesday / 23-Jan-19 / 17 Shvat 5779                                  #767
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 4: Month 3 after Exodus, Israel at Mt. Sinai. Moshe goes up mountain. God tells him to say: If keep My covenant, Chosen.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 7:4 Laborer working w/ figs, can’t eat from grapes & vice-verse; but can wait until gets to best produce, then eat.
#DafYomi #Chulin 57: Animal w/ dislocated foreleg is Kosher; w/ dislocated femur is a Treifa. Bird w/ dislocated femur or wing is a Treifa.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 10:18 Kohen Gadol may partake of any sacrifice w/o division having been made; he may take whatever he desires.
#HalachaYomi OC 448:1 Chametz of gentile for which Pesach passed can even be eaten after Pesach.
#TanyaYomiM 17Shvat: Contractions & concealment of God’s Countenance is so powerful, that even unclean things, Kelipot & SitraAchra created.
#EmunaYomi 725: Spend 1hr/day in personal prayer & self-evaluation; keeps spiritual ledger free of debits. Becomes vessel for divine light.

 

                              Tuesday / 22-Jan-19 / 16 Shvat 5779                                  #766
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 3: Moshe follows Yitro’s advice, appoints men of substance as judges/ministers of 1,000, 100, 50 & 10. Yitro goes home.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 7:3 Worker on field uses hands but not feet; feet but not hands; even just shoulders; eats from produce of field.
#DafYomi #Chulin 56: If bird’s intestines emerged from stomach wall but returned in proper order, Kosher; if jumbled, the bird’s a Treifa.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 9:15 If 2 people bring a peace-offering in partnership, one should perform Tenufah with the other’s permission.
#HalachaYomi OC 447:10 Noten Taam Lifgam – forbidden ingredients that worsens food is also permitted on Pesach. Ram”a: not for Ashkenazim.
#TanyaYomiM 16Shvat: “Contractions” of God’s presence hides light, life-force of God’s word; won’t reveal more than lower worlds can handle.
#EmunaYomi 724: When do Tshuva (repent) for a misdeed, not only do we avoid punishment, but God handsomely rewards us. Tshuva greatest gift.

 

                      Monday / 21-Jan-19 / 15 Shvat 5779                                  #765
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 2: Moshe judges Jews from morning until evening. Yitro says: not good. You need to delegate & create strong judiciary.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 7:1 Hired laborers, told them start early, end late, if not local custom, can’t force them. All according to custom.
#DafYomi #Chulin 55: Injury that renders animal unfit for consumption when occurs in lung, if that injury occurs in kidney, animal Kosher.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 8:19 If Chatat blood gets on garment & taken out of Courtyard, should be returned to Courtyard & washed there.
#HalachaYomi OC 447:8 Olives that were cut w/ new knife, even if weren’t pressed in new pot, if it’s not Bat Yoma, can use on Pesach.
#TanyaYomiM 15Shvat: God’s speech & thought absolutely united w/ His essence & being, even after His speech materialized creation of worlds.
#EmunaYomi 723: If find self guilty of wrongdoing: confess to God, ask forgiveness, commit to do better. Then Heavenly Court can’t touch us.

 

                     Sunday / 20-Jan-19 / 14 Shvat 5779                                  #764
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 1: Moshe’s father-in-law, Yitro, heard about miracles, brings Moshe’s wife & 2 sons to meet in desert. Yitro blesses God.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 6:6 All craftsmen are considered paid guardians for any objects they have received to work on.
#DafYomi #Chulin 54: R’ Yoḥanan said to me: Sit, my son. Tradesmen aren’t allowed to stand for Torah scholars when they’re engaged in work.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 7:7 Must squeeze out blood of bird Chatat. Only blood goes on altar, rest eaten by Kohens like animal offering.
#HalachaYomi OC 447:3 Wheat found inside cooked chicken Erev Pesach, can annul in 60x volume; warmed it on Pesach, forbidden w/ any size.
#TanyaYomiM 14Shvat: Man’s speech apart from Man. God’s “speech” not separate, means Revealing. 10 of these emanations created the world.
#EmunaYomi 722: Set aside 1hr/day for self-evaluation & personal prayer, where judge self in front of God. Avoids suffering & tribulations.

 

                        Shabbat / 19-Jan-19 / 13 Shvat 5779                                  #763
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 7: No water. Moshe draws from rock. Amalek attacks Jews. Moshe sends Joshua to fight. When Moshe’s hands raised, win.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 6:4 Hired cow to plow on mountain, plowed in valley, if plow breaks, exempt; for valley, plowed on mountain, liable.
#DafYomi #Chulin 53: Lion entered among oxen, claw found in back of ox, assume lion didn’t claw it. Lion claws not normally ripped out.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 6:2 Wool, hair, bones, sinews, horns, hoofs offered on altar if connected to animal. Separated, don’t offer.
#HalachaYomi OC 447:2 If Hametz gets mixed in with other food on Erev Pesach, not forbidden by smallest amount until Pesach starts.
#TanyaYomiM 13Shvat: After desires find way to heart thru stimulus of wisdom/intellect/knowledge, returns to brain to determine how acquire.
#EmunaYomi 721: Vast difference between God’s judgments and Heavenly Court’s. When God tries case, defendant is always declared innocent.

 

                        Friday / 18-Jan-19 / 12 Shvat 5779                                  #762
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 6: Quails cover Israelite camp in evening, Manna falls at dawn. Enough Manna per person/day. 2x on Friday for Shabbat.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 6:3 Hired donkey for mountain but rode in valley, if it slipped, renter exempt from damages; if overheated, liable.
#DafYomi #Chulin 52: Animal is Treifa if clawed by predator size of wolf & upward. Bird Treifa if clawed by predator size of hawk & upward.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 5:2 Slaughter & sprinkle blood of sacred offerings north of altar; less sacred offerings throughout Courtyard.
#HalachaYomi OC 446:1 Found Hametz on Chol Hamoed, removes & destroys it immediately; if on Yom Tov, covers it until end, then destroys it.
#TanyaYomiM 12Shvat: When man utters word, it’s nothing compared to faculty of speech, more so to faculty of thought, even more so to soul.
#EmunaYomi 720: When we regularly confess our sins to God, seek forgiveness, resolve to improve, God doesn’t let Heavenly Court judge us.

 

           Thursday / 17-Jan-19 / 11 Shvat 5779                                  #761
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 5: Jews get to desert. Complain to Moshe that starving. God announces will rain down bread from heaven upon them.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 5:11 If lend with interest, violating prohibition: lender, borrower, guarantor, witnesses. Sages say: also scribe.
#DafYomi #Chulin 51: Animal fell off roof, Treifa, maybe broke limbs. R’ Huna: Was on roof, now below, didn’t see fall: jumped & uninjured.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 4:6 General rule: Mitzva intended for daytime can do all day; for night can do all night. Should still hasten.
#HalachaYomi OC 445:1 Can get rid of Hametz by burning it, turning it to dust & dispersing it in the wind, or throwing it into the sea.
#TanyaYomiM 11Shvat: God was Alone, Single & Unique before He created existence & remains Alone, Single & Unique after He created existence.
#EmunaYomi 719: God doesn’t allow double jeopardy. Therefore, when we judge ourselves, the Heavenly Court is not allowed to judge us.

 

                                Wednesday / 16-Jan-19 / 10 Shvat 5779                                  #760
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 4: Jews cross the sea on dry land. Egyptians followed, sea drowns them all. Moshe and Jews sing Song of the Sea.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 5:9 Hillel: Forbidden to lend loaf of bread until sets price, lest wheat become more expensive & transgress usury.
#DafYomi #Chulin 50: If the intestines were perforated but mucus seals the perforated intestines, the animal is Kosher.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 3:13 Semicha must be done with all his power, placing both hands on animal’s head, not on neck or side of face.
#HalachaYomi OC 444:6 Even though there won’t remain any Hametz after meal on Shabat Erev Pesah, annuls Hametz same time as other years.
#TanyaYomiM 10Shvat: “Candle of God=soul of man.” Like flame wants to rise from wick, soul wants to leave body, unite w/ God, be nullified.
#EmunaYomi 718: The trials and tribulations that God sends us are designed to bring us closer to Him.

 

                                 Tuesday / 15-Jan-19 / 9 Shvat 5779                                  #759
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 3: Pillar of smoke & fire between Jews & Egypt. Moshe raises staff, strong wind from east blows overnight. Sea splits.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 5:7 It’s forbidden to set the price for a future shipment of produce until its market price has been set.
#DafYomi #Chulin 49: Rabbi Yoḥanan says: Why is the lung called Rei’a in Hebrew? Because it lights up [Me’ira] the eyes of one who eats it.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 2:2 Only animal Olot (burnt-offering) or Shlamim (peace-offering) need accompanying offerings of wine & flour.
#HalachaYomi OC 444:5 If Hametz left over on Shabat Erev Pesah, annuls it, covers with utensil until after Yom Tov, then burns it.
#TanyaYomiM 9Shvat: Chochma(wisdom) source of intelligence/comprehension above Bina(understanding) intellectual understanding/comprehension.
#EmunaYomi 717: Since God’s judgments are compassionate, (even if don’t always seem so), they’re always for our ultimate personal benefit.

 

                     Monday / 14-Jan-19 / 8 Shvat 5779                                  #758
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 2: Egyptians catch Jews w/ back to sea. Jews panic. Moshe: Don’t worry. God will fight for you & destroy them.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 5:6 Can lend money that borrowed from a non-Jew (w/ his consent), but can’t lend a Jew’s money (even with consent).
#DafYomi #Chulin 48: Needle in liver: Mar: Animal is a Trefa. R’ Ashi: Depends on direction of needle: point in, Trefa; point out, Kosher.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 1:15 Communal offerings: male animals. Chataot: goats/cattle, never sheep. Olot: sheep/cattle, never goats.
#HalachaYomi OC 444:2 If Erev Pesach falls on Shabat, burn Hametz before noon Friday so won’t mistakenly burn after midday on regular year.
#TanyaYomiM 8Shvat: Patriarchs = “Chariots”. Transmitted to descendants Nefesh / Ruach / Neshama of 10 Sefirot of 4 worlds.
#EmunaYomi 716: Just as believe all from God, must believe that all God’s judgments not only righteous, but merciful & compassionate too.

 

                              Sunday / 13-Jan-19 / 7 Shvat 5779                                  #757
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 1: Jews leave Egypt. Moshe takes Joseph’s bones. Pharaoh realizes freed Jews, takes army w/ 600 chariots & pursues.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 5:3 Put field as collateral, lender says “if you don’t pay me within 3 years, field mine;” didn’t pay, gets field.
#DafYomi #Chulin 47: If animal’s lung red or green, kosher, it can heal. Proof: R’ Natan story of boys whose skin was reddish or greenish.
#RambamYomi #IsureMizbeah 7:1 Even if technically not unacceptable for sacrifices (i.e. low quality) must give God highest possible quality.
#HalachaYomi OC 443:1 Erev Pesah: Can’t benefit from Hametz 6th hour. Sages: can’t eat from start 5th hour; can’t benefit from start 6th.
#TanyaYomiM 7Shvat: “Very close,” even person w/ limited understanding of God, His greatness, can still easily observe Mitzvot, study Torah.
#EmunaYomi 715: Get inner peace by constantly reviewing Emuna principles: God runs world; all for best; specific purpose for everything.

 

                        Shabbat / 12-Jan-19 / 6 Shvat 5779                                  #756
#ParshaYomi #Bo 7: Laws: Sanctity of 1stborn; remember day of Exodus; children will ask, tell them God took us out with mighty hand; tfilin.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 5:1 Neshech (usury) straight interest “bites”. Tarbit (profiteering) “increases” profit with larger produce payment.
#DafYomi #Chulin 46: Lung emits sound when inflated: if know from where, set feather, saliva, or straw there. If bubbles, Tereifa.
#RambamYomi #IsureMizbeah 6:15 Meal+wine offerings can be from produce out of Israel; previous year’s grain ok; except for Omer, 2 loaves.
#HalachaYomi OC 442:10 Ink that is cooked in an oat mixture can be used on Pesach.
#TanyaYomiM 6Shvat: When sin, lowers Divine spark which vitalizes soul; Shechina in exile. Repent, heart breaks, forces of evil dispersed.
#EmunaYomi 714: The key to inner peace is the internalization of the fact that God is righteous and that His decisions are just.

 

                      Friday / 11-Jan-19 / 5 Shvat 5779                                  #755
#ParshaYomi #Bo 6: Death of 1stborns. All Egypt clamor: Jews leave. “Lend” gold, silver, garments. Jews make Matza. Laws of Pesach night.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 4:12 It’s forbidden to create a false impression of ones wares, whether a person, of ones animal or vessels.
#DafYomi #Chulin 45: If the heart was perforated to its chamber, the animal is a Tereifa.
#RambamYomi #IsureMizbeah 5:11 Must salt offering meat thoroughly, like salting meat before roasting, but even 1 grain is acceptable.
#HalachaYomi OC 442:5 Drinks or cheese that were made with wheat or oats, need to be destroyed for Pesach.
#TanyaYomiM 5Shvat: For the wicked to repent, they have to shatter the Kelipot, an iron partition between them and God, with broken spirit.
#EmunaYomi 713: The truth is that God doesn’t demand anything that a person is not capable of.

 

                     Thursday / 10-Jan-19 / 4 Shvat 5779                                  #754
#ParshaYomi #Bo 5: Moshe instructs elders for Pesach night (sacrifice, bloody doorposts, stay indoors, will protect from death). Jews obey.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 4:10 Fraud of words: Don’t ask how much is this? if not planning on buying. Don’t remind penitent of former actions.
#DafYomi #Chulin 44: Halakhic authority deemed item impure, other authority can’t deem it pure; if one prohibited it, other can’t permit it.
#RambamYomi #IsureMizbeah 4:3 Animal trained to gore until it killed a person, ok as an offering. Considered compelled against its will.
#HalachaYomi OC 442:2 Bread that isn’t even edible by dogs or food that spoiled, doesn’t have requirement to destroy it for Pesach.
#TanyaYomiM 4Shvat: “The thing is very close to you, in your mouth & heart to do.” Counter-intuitive; hard to change. Easy if control brain.
#EmunaYomi 712: If feels that God’s judgments are unfair develops warped sense of justice, impairs honest self-evaluation & soul-searching.

 

                    Wednesday / 9-Jan-19 / 3 Shvat 5779                                  #753
#ParshaYomi #Bo 4: Prediction of Death of 1stborn. Commands: 1st month. Pascual lamb. Blood on doorposts. Matza. No leavened bread 7 days.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 4:7 5 legally operative cases w/ Pruta: Affirm value; betrothal; Meila; announce found item; stole & swore, pursued.
#DafYomi #Chulin 43: 8 types of Trefot: organ perforated, severed; piece removed, missing; torn, clawed by wild animals; fell or was broken.
#RambamYomi #IsureMizbeah 3:6 Animal set aside for pagan purposes, or was worshiped, not permitted as offering. If kosher, can be eaten.
#HalachaYomi OC 441:2 Lent gentile $, took Chametz collateral: says has to pay starting now, liable for Chametz, if not, can keep on Pesach.
#TanyaYomiM 3Shvat: Directs desire to Divine Torah; studies day, night; does Mitzvot: gets intelligence, vitality & “wings” to soar on high.
#EmunaYomi 711: By internalizing that events of every moment are product of Heavenly judgments, greatly enhance spiritual awareness, Emuna.

 

                  Tuesday / 8-Jan-19 / 2 Shvat 5779                                  #752
#ParshaYomi #Bo 3: Pharaoh says Jews can leave, but without cattle. Moshe insists. God says: 1 last plague & “borrow” stuff from Egyptians.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 4:6 Can retract coin lacking weight: in city, until can be shown to money-changer; in village, until Shabat eve.
#DafYomi #Chulin 42: Animal that was injured such that an animal in a similar condition could not live for an extended period is a Tereifa.
#RambamYomi #IsureMizbeah 2:5 Unfit for sacrifice: 5 or 3 legged animal; hoof like donkey; unsplit hoof; hoof & fibers shriveled up.
#HalachaYomi OC 440:4 If keeps Chametz by other Jew or gentile, even if they take responsibility, he’s still liable if kept over Pesach.
#TanyaYomiM 2Shvat: Difference between 1 who is serving God & 1 who isn’t, is if he goes beyond his customary nature. Arouses love of God.
#EmunaYomi 710: Every tiny anguish in life comes under the heading of Heavenly-sent tribulations. Even trying on a garment that doesn’t fit.

 

                    Monday / 7-Jan-19 / 1 Shvat 5779                                  #751
#ParshaYomi #Bo 2: Locust come, blot out the sky & consume everything. Pharaoh recants. Moshe removes. Then plague of Darkness for 3 days.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 4:3 Fraud when price is off 1/6th of right price. Can retract up to time takes to show item to merchant or relative.
#DafYomi #Chulin 41: Gentile poured Jew’s wine as idolatrous libation, even not in presence of an object of idol worship, wine forbidden.
#RambamYomi #IsureMizbeah 1:4 Consecrates, slaughters, pours blood or burns blemished animal for offering, liable for lashes.
#HalachaYomi OC 439:4 If found Chametz in different corner of room from where you left it, need to check the room again.
#TanyaYomiM 1Shvat: 2 levels Benoni: 1: “1 who’s serving God.” 2: “1 who serves Him not,” doesn’t sin, does all Mitzvot, but not a struggle.
#EmunaYomi 709: Our moods, situation, or circumstances can change from hour to hour. Everything that saddens person from Heavenly Court.

 

                    Sunday / 6-Jan-19 / 29 Tevet 5779                                  #750
#ParshaYomi #Bo 1: Moshe to Pharaoh: Give in, let my people go worship God, or locust will come & eat everything left over from the hail.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 4:2 “He who exacted payment from Generation of Flood & Dispersion will exact payment from he who doesn’t keep word.”
#DafYomi #Chulin 40: Other’s animal prone before idol, cut 1 Siman, forbids animal. Does sacrificial rite, forbids, but not if bows to it.
#RambamYomi #BiatHamikdash 9:2 Non-Kohen liable to death in Temple if: sprinkles; lights altar; pours water on Sukot; pours wine on altar.
#HalachaYomi OC 438:2 Piece (kzayit) of Chametz on beam, needs to get rid of it because might fall; if in ditch, doesn’t need to get rid of.
#TanyaYomiM 29Tevet: Difference between one serving God (Oved) vs Tzadik: Oved in present struggle. Tzadik=Eved, won war vs evil in him.
#EmunaYomi 708: A person can change that which has been predetermined on Rosh Hashana by Tshuva (repentance), prayer & charity.

 

                         Shabbat / 5-Jan-19 / 28 Tevet 5779                                  #749
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 7: Moshe warns of Hail. Egyptians that believed him put servants & animals indoor & spared. Hail mixed with fire falls.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 3:11 Money-changer got deposit: if coins tied up, can’t use but not liable for loss; $ loose, can use, but liable.
#DafYomi #Chulin 39: R’ Yehuda/Shmuel/R’ Yosi: intent of slaughterer, not intent of the owner, that determines the validity of slaughter.
#RambamYomi #BiatHamikdash 8:16 One who’s deaf, intellectually or emotionally unstable, epileptic, depressed, disqualified from priesthood.
#HalachaYomi OC 437:4 Rents house for Pesach, can believe woman, child or slave if they say the house has already been checked for Chametz.
#TanyaYomiM 28Tevet: Embryo accepts oath before born “Be righteous, not wicked!” Seems redundant. Means that we all have free will.
#EmunaYomi 707: Judged on RoshHashana for the year. Daily judgement determines HOW RoshHashana’s judgments will be enacted (joy vs. sorrow).

 

                 Friday / 4-Jan-19 / 27 Tevet 5779                                  #748
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 6: Pharaoh & Moshe negotiate. Moshe asks to sacrifice to God. Pharaoh’s heart hardened. Plagues of Pestilence, Boils.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 3:10 Received coins to guard & didn’t guard properly, liable for loss. Guarded properly, not liable for loss.
#DafYomi #Chulin 38: Slaughtered at night, next day awoke & found walls full of blood, slaughter valid, as it’s clear that blood spurted.
#RambamYomi #BiatHamikdash 7:13 Kohen w/ bad body odor or breath, desecrates his service like one who has any other physical bodily blemish.
#HalachaYomi OC 437:1 Rents house to someone starting Nissan 14, person with the house keys on the 14th is responsible to check Chametz.
#TanyaYomiM 27Tevet: To hate evil in heart completely, can only attain by great & intense love of God. It’s like bliss of the World to Come.
#EmunaYomi 706: When incur unfavorable verdict from Heavenly Court for negative action, feels sadness, pessimism & heaviness of the spirit.

 

                Thursday / 3-Jan-19 / 26 Tevet 5779                                  #747
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 5: Lice: Pharaoh’s magicians admit “finger of God”; “Arov”: plague of wild animals. All plagues only affect Egyptians.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 3:7 List of amounts that can be deducted by guardian from produce left in his care, depending on type & amount.
#DafYomi #Chulin 37: Can eat meat of animal that was in danger of imminent death, that can stand on its feet but doesn’t stand unaided.
#RambamYomi #BiatHamikdash 6:3 Physical blemishes from birth or acquired, whether will heal or won’t, disqualify Kohen’s service until heal.
#HalachaYomi OC 435:1 Didn’t check for Chametz at night, check during the day; if not, during Pesach; if not, after Pesach (w/o blessing).
#TanyaYomiM 26Tevet: Everyone can strive & reach rank of Benoni. At any time or hour can be Benoni. Can reject evil in deed/speech/thought.
#EmunaYomi 705: Person does good deeds; receives positive verdict; soul immediately reacts to a positive verdict with optimism & happiness.

 

                           Wednesday / 2-Jan-19 / 25 Tevet 5779                                  #746
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 4: Aaron turns staff to crocodile. Pharaoh’s mages’ staff also transform. Aaron’s eats mages’. Plague of Blood & Frogs.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 3:6 Received fruits to guard, even if they’re bad, don’t touch. R’ ShimonBG: sell for owner under court supervision.
#DafYomi #Chulin 36: Harvests grapes to take to winepress: Shamai: the grapes are susceptible to impurity by liquid that seeps from them.
#RambamYomi #BiatHamikdash 5:11 Immersed hands, feet in Mikveh or spring, not considered sanctification. One must wash them from a utensil.
#HalachaYomi OC 434:3 When burning Chametz during day, says that annulling all Chametz “that sees & doesn’t see, that destroyed & didn’t.”
#TanyaYomiM 25Tevet: Very essence of evil is in its full might in the left part. Hasn’t ceased. With passing of time has gained strength.
#EmunaYomi 704: There are 24 Heavenly Courts that judge a person every single hour of every single day.

 

                        Tuesday / 1-Jan-19 / 24 Tevet 5779                                  #745
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 3: God warns Moshe: will harden Pharaoh’s heart & not let Israelites go. Moshe 80 & Aaron 83 yrs old when meet Pharaoh.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 3:3 Said to 2 people, I stole Maneh from 1 of you & don’t know from who, needs to pay each a Maneh.
#DafYomi #Chulin 35: A killed animal can be rendered susceptible to ritual impurity by means of its blood and also by means of slaughter.
#RambamYomi #BiatHamikdash 4:10 Communal sacrifices have a fixed time when must be offered; supersedes Shabat observance & corpse impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 433:10 Bet Knesset (Synagogues) and Bet Midrash (Study Halls) need to be checked for Chametz because children bring in food.
#TanyaYomiM 24Tevet: Evil nature states opinion in heart’s left part, rises to brain for consideration; challenged by divine soul in brain.
#EmunaYomi 703: Happiness is simple. A person is happy when their soul is gratified; the soul is gratified when person performs God’s will.

 

                              Monday / 31-Dec-18 / 23 Tevet 5779                                  #744
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 2: Sons of Ruben & Shimon listed. More descendents of Levi listed, up to Moses, Aaron, his 4 children & grandson Pinhas. 
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 3:1 Item stolen from guardian & he doesn’t want to swear that not his fault, pays. Thief found, pays guardian 2x.
#DafYomi #Chulin 34: Touched kosher bird carcass, doesn’t impart impurity, but if eats it, renders garments impure when food in his throat.
#RambamYomi #BiatHamikdash 3:4 Impure because of contact with human corpse, & even a corpse itself, permitted to enter the Temple Mount.
#HalachaYomi OC 433:7 Hole in wall between neighbors, check for Chametz; if neighbor is gentile don’t check, might assume it’s witchcraft.
#TanyaYomiM 23Tevet: Prayer’s effect on intellect, innate fear, love of God enable triumph over evil of cravings, from carrying out desires.
#EmunaYomi 702: Depression & holiness are mutually exclusive. For that reason, the evil inclination wants a person to be constantly sad.

 

                                 Sunday / 30-Dec-18 / 22 Tevet 5779                                  #743
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 1: God to Moshe: Promises to uphold covenant of Patriarchs. Will free Israelites from slavery & bring them to Canaan.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 2:10 Mitzva to help unload animal of burden. If owner says “you do it, it’s a Mitzva,” not obligated; only w/ owner.
#DafYomi #Chulin 33: Can invite Jew to eat innards of slaughtered animal, but not gentiles. Gentiles more permissive about slaughter.
#RambamYomi #BiatHamikdash 2:1 Kohen Gadol enters Kodesh Kodashim each year only on Yom Kipur. Kohen enters Sanctuary for service every day.
#HalachaYomi OC 433:5 Entry or tower roof that’s slanted, even if indoors, doesn’t need to check for Chametz, as that surface isn’t used.
#TanyaYomiM 22Tevet: Benoni: no plans to violate sins, just thinks about it. Man not safe from 3 sins: thoughts; distracted prayer; gossip.
#EmunaYomi 701: Without mental composure, one won’t be able to attain Emuna & make Tshuva. Sad & depressed person is like prisoner of war.

 

                           Shabbat / 29-Dec-18 / 21 Tevet 5779                                  #742
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 7: Moshe & Aaron to Pharaoh: Let my people go celebrate to our God in the desert. Pharaoh: No. Give them more work.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 2:9 Found scroll, read or roll 1x/30 days. Garment, shake 1x/30 days. Silver or bronze utensils, use per their need.
#DafYomi #Chulin 32: Interruption that invalidates slaughter = time to lift animal from ground, then lay it back on ground & slaughter it.
#RambamYomi #BiatHamikdash 1:9 Kohen let hair grow long, doesn’t disqualify service. Even though obligated to die, their service is valid.
#HalachaYomi OC 433:1 Need to do Bedikat Chametz by the light of a candle; can’t be by the light of the sun or the moon.
#TanyaYomiM 21Tevet: Man created w/ willpower to restrain self, heart’s lust. Can prevent expression of heart’s desires, direct to holiness.
#EmunaYomi 700: The only way to make Tshuva (repentance) is by being happy. A sad & depressed person has no control of thought processes.

 

                           Friday / 28-Dec-18 / 20 Tevet 5779                                  #741
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 6: Moshe heads to Egypt. Strange event at hotel. Moshe & Aaron meet by Mountain of God. Then gather elders of Israel.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 2:7 Claimant described lost item but not markings, don’t return. A deceiver, even if described markings, don’t give.
#DafYomi #Chulin 31: If slaughters undomesticated animal or bird must place earth beneath & above blood, so that blood will be within earth.
#RambamYomi #KleiHamikdash 10:5 Kohen lacking garments is liable to die & invalidates service he performs; so too, if wears extra garments.
#HalachaYomi OC 431:2 Should make sure not to do anything before Bedikat Chametz that evening, as to not miss the time when need to do it.
#TanyaYomiM 20Tevet: Benoni: divine soul not in control except at times like when say Shma, Amida. Then Supernal Intellect in sublime state.
#EmunaYomi 699: God wants each of us to make the first step in bettering ourselves. Once we make the effort, He comes to our assistance.

 

                     Thursday / 27-Dec-18 / 19 Tevet 5779                                  #740
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 5: Moshe resists appointment. God turns staff to snake, makes hand leprous & cures. Says bro Aaron will speak for Moshe.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 2:5 Just as garment, unique, has markings & claimant, so too, anything that has markings & claimant, must announce.
#DafYomi #Chulin 30: Just as arrow is propelled by drawing back bowstring, so too, perform slaughter by drawing knife across animal’s neck.
#RambamYomi #KleiHamikdash 9:2 Letters of Tzitz projected outward. Craftsmen engraved letters on plate back while it was pressed to beeswax.
#HalachaYomi OC 430:1 Shabbat before Pesach is called Shabbat Hagadol, because of the miracle that happened in Egypt.
#TanyaYomiM 19Tevet: Intermediate man=Benoni=evil never gets enough power to capture “small city” to cause sin. Animal vs divine soul tied.
#EmunaYomi 698: God knows exactly who each of us is, and what we’re capable of accomplishing in this world.

 

                     Wednesday / 26-Dec-18 / 18 Tevet 5779                                  #739
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 4: God reveals Himself to Moshe at burning bush & appoints him to speak to Pharaoh & release Israel from bondage.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 2:2 Found fruit in vessel, $ in purse, sheaves on private land, home-baked bread, jugs of wine or oil; announce.
#DafYomi #Chulin 29: Rav: 50/50 pure/impure, consider as majority (all bring KorbanPesah). R’ Kahana: not majority (only pure bring Korban).
#RambamYomi #KleiHamikdash 8:1 3 types of priestly garments: ordinary Kohen’s garments & Kohen Gadol’s golden garments & white garments.
#HalachaYomi OC 428:7 We don’t stop during the last 8 psukim of the Torah, but rather one person must read them all in one shot.
#TanyaYomiM 18Tevet: Person type: rare occasion evil prevails over good, becomes evil’s subject. Then good asserts self, remorse, repents.
#EmunaYomi 697: “God doesn’t complain about His creations.” It means that God doesn’t make demands that a person is incapable of fulfilling.

 

                     Tuesday / 25-Dec-18 / 17 Tevet 5779                                  #738
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 3: Moshe grows up. Kills Egyptian. Escapes Egypt to Midian. Saves Yitro’s girls. Marries Zipora. God hears cry of Israel.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 2:1 Find scattered fruit or $, sheaves, fig-cakes, baker’s bread, strings of fish, cuts of meat, flax, wool; keeps.
#DafYomi #Chulin 28: Just as disqualified consecrated animal rendered fit to eat thru slaughter, so too, gazelle & deer only thru slaughter.
#RambamYomi #KleiHamikdash 7:7 The appointed over the cymbal would arrange all the musicians who would help Levites w/ their instruments.
#HalachaYomi OC 428:6 When reading the Parsha of the curses in the Torah, don’t stop in middle of Parsha; instead read it all in one shot.
#TanyaYomiM 17Tevet: “Men of ascent”: fulfilling Torah & Mitzvot for sake of God, not just to attach to God to quench soul’s thirst.
#EmunaYomi 696: God’s mercy & loving-kindness are infinite, & are at your disposal constantly, especially at life’s most challenging times.

 

                         Monday / 24-Dec-18 / 16 Tevet 5779                                  #737
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 2: Pharaoh: Kill all newborn Hebrew boys. Moshe born. Placed on Nile. Pharaoh’s daughter finds & adopts. Mother nurses.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 1:7 Found document of divorce, will, gift or receipt, don’t return to writer. Might have written & changed mind.
#DafYomi #Chulin 27: Learn from tradition that interrupting; pressing, concealing or diverting knife; ripping, each invalidate slaughter.
#RambamYomi #KleiHamikdash 6:10 Gave wood for Altar, can’t have eulogies, fast or do Melacha that day (like w/ sacrifice: private festival).
#HalachaYomi OC 428:1 The Hebrew calendar is designed in such a way that each Chag doesn’t fall out on certain days of the week.
#TanyaYomiM 16Tevet: “Incompletely righteous” doesn’t hate SitraAchra, evil, w/ absolute hatred; has some vestige of love & pleasure in it.
#EmunaYomi 695: God created you in order to shower His mercy & lovingkindness on you, more than you can ever imagine.

 

                   Sunday / 23-Dec-18 / 15 Tevet 5779                                  #736
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 1: Joseph’s generation died. Sons of Israel multiplied. New king of Egypt doesn’t know Joseph. Egypt enslaves Israelites.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 1:5 His minor kids, gentile slave or wife find item; his. Older kids, Hebrew servant or ex-wife; belongs to them.
#DafYomi #Chulin 26: R’ Zeira: Chag ends in middle of week, say Hamavdil of Shabat. Mentions series of distinctions Sages instituted.
#RambamYomi #KleiHamikdash 5:1 Kohen Gadol should surpass his priestly brethren in beauty, power, wealth, wisdom, and appearance.
#HalachaYomi OC 426:3 Bless the new moon until the 16th day after the Molad (appearance of the new moon), not including the 16th.
#TanyaYomiM 15Tevet: Expels evil from soul, but fragment of wickedness lingers=righteous man who suffers. Subjugate evil, nullified by good.
#EmunaYomi 694: Don’t forget that God loves you always. He’s always ready to help you.

 

                     Shabbat / 22-Dec-18 / 14 Tevet 5779                                  #735
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 7: Joseph lived 110 yrs. Saw great-grandchildren born. Foresaw Exodus. Died, embalmed & put in coffin.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 1:3 1 guy saw ownerless item, told 2nd guy to give to him, 2nd guy takes it & says I claim for myself, he keeps it.
#DafYomi #Chulin 25: Unfinished wood vessels get impure; not flat wood. Unfinished metal vessels don’t get impure; flat metal does.
#RambamYomi #KleiHamikdash 4:2 Must show Kohens honor, priority for all holy matters: read Torah, say blessings & get desirable portion 1st.
#HalachaYomi OC 426:1 When sees new moon of the month, say special prayer, Kidush Levana (sanctification of the moon). Ram”a: say at night.
#TanyaYomiM 14Tevet: Light that’s sown in divine soul’s holiness can completely convert to good the element of “water” in the animal soul.
#EmunaYomi 693: Even if you’ve done the worst thing imaginable, God doesn’t want you poking around in the muck and mire of the past.

 

                     Friday / 21-Dec-18 / 13 Tevet 5779                                  #734
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 6: Benjamin blessed. Jacob dies. Embalmed. Egypt mourns 70 days. Sons bury him in Hebron. Brothers afraid of Joseph.
#MishnaYomi #BavaMetzia 1:1 2 holding Talit, each say found it or belongs to them, both swear that they own no less than 1/2 & divide it.
#DafYomi #Chulin 24: R’ Hanina: mom would smear hot water, oil on me when kid. At 80yrs could stand on 1 foot, remove & put shoe on other.
#RambamYomi #KleiHamikdash 3:11 When Levi performs Kohen’s service or assists in task that’s not his, liable to death at the hand of heaven.
#HalachaYomi OC 424:1 Insert prayer of Ya’ale Veyavo in Birkat Hamazon (Grace after Meals) on Rosh Chodesh. If forgot, don’t say it over.
#TanyaYomiM 13Tevet: Body like small city w/ 2 souls battling for domination: Divine vs vitalizing animal soul. Each wants complete control.
#EmunaYomi 692: Remember, God knows you intimately. He knows that you have an evil inclination and that you need His help to overcome it.

 

                      Thursday / 20-Dec-18 / 12 Tevet 5779                                  #733
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 5: Jacob continues to bless sons: Gad, Asher & Naftali. Gives a particularly long & moving blessing to Joseph.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 10:9 Can’t buy wool, milk or kids from herdsmen; wood or produce from someone who is paid to guard it.
#DafYomi #Chulin 23: R’ Yishmael’s school says: when term Hashchata (corruption) used, means nothing other than licentiousness or idolatry.
#RambamYomi #KleiHamikdash 2:12 When Ark transported, shouldn’t be on animal or wagon. Mitzva for it to be carried on one’s shoulders.
#HalachaYomi OC 423:4 On Rosh Chodesh, it is customary to remove ones Tefilin before reciting Musaf.
#TanyaYomiM 12Tevet: Animal soul from left ventricle, filled w/ blood goes to body, brain. Divine soul in brain goes to body, rt ventricle.
#EmunaYomi 691: Thanking God for our setbacks & shortcomings is a true indication of Emuna & a springboard to prayer & personal improvement.

 

                 Wednesday / 19-Dec-18 / 11 Tevet 5779                                  #732
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 4: Jacob on deathbed. Parting words to sons. Harsh to Reuven, Shimon, Levi. Positive to Judah, Isachar, Zevulun & Dan.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 10:6 Stole, borrowed or received deposit in settled area (city), can’t return it to him in wilderness (desert).
#DafYomi #Chulin 22: Older doves are fit for sacrifice; younger one are unfit. Younger pigeons are fit for sacrifice; older ones are unfit.
#RambamYomi #KleiHamikdash 1:1 Positive Mitzva to prepare anointing oil so that it’ll be ready to use for articles that require anointing.
#HalachaYomi OC 422:6 If recited Halel out of order, didn’t fulfill obligation; (if made a mistake, should return to place where erred).
#TanyaYomiM 11Tevet: Body undergoes “Purgatory of the grave” to purify uncleanliness from enjoyment of mundane pleasures from kelipat nogah.
#EmunaYomi 690: Can’t truly repent ’til build enough Emuna to thank God for our shortcomings. Living without Emuna means living without God.

 

           Tuesday / 18-Dec-18 / 10 Tevet 5779                                  #731
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 3: Joseph unhappy with Jacob’s mixing order of sons. Jacob reassures: Menashe will be great, but Efraim will be greater.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 10:4 Person about to lose item of value, you save it at cost of your own item, can only claim wage for effort.
#DafYomi #Chulin 21: Melika of Chatat: cut spinal column, neck bone w/o most of flesh ’til reaches 1 Siman, cuts most of 1 of them & flesh.
#RambamYomi #BetHabehira 8:1 Positive Mitzva to guard Temple. Applies even if no fear of enemies or thieves; expression of respect.
#HalachaYomi OC 422:5 If stops while reciting Halel, even if waited enough time to say entire Halel, doesn’t have to go back to beginning.
#TanyaYomiM 10Tevet: Wasteful emission of semen big sin; begets many unclean kelipot, unless repents w/ great love & transforms into merits.
#EmunaYomi 689: God doesn’t ask us to be perfect. Wants us to use failures as way to evaluate selves & as catalyst for self-improvement.

 

                            Monday / 17-Dec-18 / 9 Tevet 5779                                  #730
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 2: Jacob blesses Joseph’s sons Menashe & Efraim. Crosses hands. Gives precedence & puts right hand on younger Efraim.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 10:2 Salvaged item from flood, marauding troops or bandits; if owner despaired of recovering item, belongs to finder.
#DafYomi #Chulin 20: If valid for slaughter not for Melika (pinching off bird’s neck for sacrifice). If valid for Melika, not for slaughter.
#RambamYomi #BetHabehira 7:1 Mitzva to hold the Temple in awe. It isn’t the physical building which must be held in awe, but rather, God.
#HalachaYomi OC 421:1 On RoshChodesh, Ashkenazim say Parsha of RoshChodesh in prayer after “HaTamid.” Sfaradim don’t, ‘cuz read it in Torah.
#TanyaYomiM 9Tevet: Glutton, leads to lust, energy of wine & meat absorbed into 3 evil kelipot until repents. Trace of evil remains in body.
#EmunaYomi 688: If arrogance doesn’t allow one to acknowledge & accept own shortcomings, will never see the truth.

 

                           Sunday / 16-Dec-18 / 8 Tevet 5779                                  #729
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 1: Jacob lives to 147 yrs. Makes Joseph promise that will bury him in Hebron in family grave, Maarat Hamahpela.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 10:1 Stole something & fed it to his kids, or left it in front of them, the kids are exempt from making restitution.
#DafYomi #Chulin 19: Cut 1/3 of windpipe well, diverted knife & cut 1/3, then cut final 1/3 well. R’ Yehuda to R’ Kahana: slaughter valid.
#RambamYomi #BetHabehira 6:16 Temple & Jerusalem sanctified for eternity, comes from Shechina. Rest of Israel sanctified by Jewish conquest.
#HalachaYomi OC 419:1 It is a Mitzva to increase (to have more food at the meal) at the feast of Rosh Chodesh.
#TanyaYomiM 8Tevet: KelipatNogah=intermediate category between 3 totally unclean klipot & order of Holiness. Neutral things can be elevated.
#EmunaYomi 687: If don’t reconcile w/ human frailties, that setbacks are necessary for personal & spiritual growth, will continue to fail.

 

                            Shabbat / 15-Dec-18 / 7 Tevet 5779                                  #728
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 7: Jacob’s clan get best land in Egypt. Due to famine Egyptians sell livestock, fields & selves as slaves to Pharaoh.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 9:11 Stole from convert; swore that didn’t; convert died: Pays principal + fifth to Kohens + guilt offering (Asham).
#DafYomi #Chulin 18: If travel from place to place, get stringencies of both. Only exception if ascends from Babel to Israel; doesn’t apply.
#RambamYomi #BetHabehira 5:2 5 gates led to Temple Mount: west 1; east 1; north 1; south 2. Each gate 10 Amot wide, 20 Amot high, w/ doors.
#HalachaYomi OC 418:5 If fasts Rosh Chodesh, Hanuka or Purim (shouldn’t), has to fast other day also (to atone for annulling a day of joy).
#TanyaYomiM 7Tevet: Note: In this world, 10 Sefirot of Asiya (within it, 10 of Yetzira (10 of Beriah (10 of Atzilut (light of Ein Sof)))).
#EmunaYomi 686: Setbacks keep us from becoming arrogant, encourage to increase prayers in quality & quantity. Silver lining of dark cloud.

 

                            Friday / 14-Dec-18 / 6 Tevet 5779                                  #727
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 6: Emotional reunion of Jacob & Joseph. Joseph presents 5 of his brothers to Pharaoh. Jacob meets and blesses Pharaoh.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 9:8 Had item for other; other says where is it? Says stolen; makes him swear; witnesses testify that stole; pays 2x.
#DafYomi #Chulin 17: Slaughter knife examination: Israel: in sun; Nehardea: w/ water. R’ Sheshet: w/ tip of tongue. R’ Aha b Yakov: w/ hair.
#RambamYomi #BetHabehira 4:13 Temple’s upper story had 2 beams to climb to roof. Posts differentiated between Kodesh & KodeshKedoshim roof.
#HalachaYomi OC 417:1 Permitted to do Melacha on RoshChodesh. Good tradition of women not to do Melacha then. Ram”a: follow local tradition.
#TanyaYomiM 6Tevet: Sitra Achra = “other side” = not the side of holiness. Holiness = abnegation of self to God.
#EmunaYomi 685: Sages say person doesn’t thoroughly understand a law of Torah until stumbles on that very law. Can learn much from setback.

 

                       Thursday / 13-Dec-18 / 5 Tevet 5779                                  #726
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 5: Jacob & descendants that go to Egypt listed. Joseph & sons added to the count. Total of 70 souls that reach Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 9:6 Stole, swore didn’t; goes to end of earth to make restitution in person. Paid principal, but not fine; doesn’t.
#DafYomi #Chulin 16: Knife attached to potter’s wheel, turns by pressing on pedal: Since slaughter performed by force of person, valid.
#RambamYomi #BetHabehira 3:5 The Menora should never be made of fragments of broken vessels, whether it was made of gold or of other metals.
#HalachaYomi OC 416:5 The Eruv of Tchum is applicable for Yom Tov, but there’s no need to make a courtyard Eruv (Eruvei Hatzerot).
#TanyaYomiM 5Tevet: God created 1 item vs other. 10 holy Sfirot vs 10 crowns of impurity. If think/talk/act on unclean things, ruins spirit.
#EmunaYomi 684: When person uses misdeeds to see how far away he is from God, misdeeds serve as catalyst for repentance; become merits.

 

                         Wednesday / 12-Dec-18 / 4 Tevet 5779                                  #725
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 4: Jacob & family travel to Egypt. Stop in Ber Sheva. Bring sacrifice. God comes to Jacob in vision & says don’t fear.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 9:4 One who gave wool to a dyer and the cauldron burned it, the dyer must give him the value of the wool.
#DafYomi #Chulin 15: Slaughters animal to feed ill on Shabat, healthy person can’t eat on Shabat. Cooked for ill on Shabat, healthy can eat.
#RambamYomi #BetHabehira 2:2 Universally accepted that where David & Solomon built Altar is where Abraham built altar to sacrifice Isaac.
#HalachaYomi OC 415:4 When making Tchum, need to say Bracha. If make for others, need to specify the person(s) or group that making it for.
#TanyaYomiM 4Tevet: When comprehend Torah part, intellect grasps, encompasses it, in turn clothed in it, wisdom, will of God, unity w/ Him.
#EmunaYomi 683: Person who thanks God for his failures & setbacks is immune from sadness, depression & despair. Knows that it’s for best.

 

                         Tuesday / 11-Dec-18 / 3 Tevet 5779                                  #724
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 3: Joseph consoles brothers for selling him. Sends them to Canaan to inform Jacob that alive & bring family to Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 9:3 If gave an item to a craftsman to repair & the craftsman damaged it, the craftsman needs to make restitution.
#DafYomi #Chulin 14: Slaughtered animal; retroactively clarified that designated for consumption. Not slaughtered; designated for breeding.
#RambamYomi #BetHabehira 1:1 Positive Mitzva to build House for God, prepared for sacrifices to be offered within. Celebrate there 3x/year.
#HalachaYomi OC 415:1 Can only make Tchum for the purposes of a Mitzva: to visit mourner’s home; wedding event; greet Rabbi; greet friend.
#TanyaYomiM 3Tevet: Can only apprehend God when clothed in Torah & Mitzvot, 1 & the same. Like embracing a king in his robes; king in robe.
#EmunaYomi 682: Knowing that our setbacks are for our ultimate benefit, can thank God for the seemingly bad as thanks Him for good.

 

         Monday / 10-Dec-18 / 2 Tevet 5779                                  #723
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 2: Judah offers to be a slave in Benjamin’s place. Joseph overcome with emotion reveals himself as their lost brother.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 8:7 Caused harm to someone; even if he paid him requisite reparations isn’t forgiven until asks for pardon from him.
#DafYomi #Chulin 13: Majority of gentiles not idol worshipers, not motivated by faith, devotion, but traditions transmitted by ancestors.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 13:6 Don’t destroy home to make it into a garden, nor should plant a garden in his ruin, lest one destroy Israel.
#HalachaYomi OC 414:1 Can’t make Tchum for other w/o their knowing; perhaps didn’t want that direction. Can make for ones minor children.
#TanyaYomiM 2Tevet: Torah like water. Flows from higher to lower levels, hidden stages, until corporeal items of this world.
#EmunaYomi 681: Invest plenty of time, effort in praying that God guide you in right direction; more one prays, greater chances of success.

 

                          Sunday / 9-Dec-18 / 1 Tevet 5779                                  #722
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 1: Judah confronts Joseph. Recounts recent history & how Benjamin’s absence will kill father Jacob.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 8:5 Hit & wounded parent, or injured person on Shabat, not liable to pay; judged for capital offense.
#DafYomi #Chulin 12: Told agent go slaughter chicken; found chicken slaughtered: R’ Nahman: presumptive status that slaughtered properly.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 12:1 Sold house in walled city, may redeem it for 12 months from day sold. All $ returned, doesn’t deduct anything.
#HalachaYomi OC 411:1 Is in field to east of house, asks to make Eruv west of house, if Eruv > 2000 Amot away from him, Tchum doesn’t count.
#TanyaYomiM 1Tevet: 3 garments deriving from Torah & commandments infinitely higher & greater quality than Nefesh/Ruach/Neshama themselves.
#EmunaYomi 680: When faced with making a choice, don’t even think of God’s omniscience. Make best choice that can. Do right; draw on Torah.

 

                           Shabbat / 8-Dec-18 / 30 Kislev 5779                                  #721
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 7: Joseph frames Benjamin as thief. Brothers brought back to Joseph in Egypt where Benjamin sentenced to slavery.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 8:4 Injures deaf-mute, Shoteh or minor, liable for all 5 categories. If they injure others, they’re exempt.
#DafYomi #Chulin 11: Quantifiable majority before us (meat on street in front of 10 shops, 9 of which are Kosher), follow majority, Kosher.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 11:2 Sold field for 60 years, not returned on Yovel. Only returned on Yovel if sold w/o qualification or in perpetuity.
#HalachaYomi OC 409:13 Allowed to join other’s assigned Eruv only if travelling; doesn’t work if at home. Only has Eruv distance from home.
#TanyaYomiM 30Kislev: Faculties of CHaBaD in soul clothed in our Torah. Love: root of 248 positive Mitzvot. Fear: root of 365 prohibitions.
#EmunaYomi 679: Belief in God’s omniscience, after the fact, saves us from cunning evil inclinations of arrogance & self-persecution.

 

                             Friday / 7-Dec-18 / 29 Kislev 5779                                  #720
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 6: Brothers bring Benjamin to Egypt to Joseph. Joseph throws feasts for the brothers.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 8:1 Injures person, liable to pay for five categories: damages; pain; healthcare; unemployment and shame.
#DafYomi #Chulin 10: R’ Yosef deemed as many as 13 animals Treifot when discovered knife was notched after slaughtering the final animal.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 10:16 The Jubilee year (Yovel) releases land at its beginning, while Shmita does not release debts until its conclusion.
#HalachaYomi OC 409:12 2 people want to make Eruv, 1 knows spot that will assign, 1 doesn’t; 1 who doesn’t can join other’s Eruv.
#TanyaYomiM 29Kislev: Each divine soul (Nefesh Elokit) has 3 garments: thought, speech, action, that can be expressed in 613 Torah commands.
#EmunaYomi 678: When speaking about free choice, best to put the notion of God’s omniscience aside. Two different resources. Don’t mix.

 

                           Thursday / 6-Dec-18 / 28 Kislev 5779                                  #719
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 5: Unrecognized Joseph accuses brothers of spying. Only way to prove themselves is to bring Benjamin down to Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 7:7 Forbidden to raise fowl in Jerusalem, Kohens can’t in Israel; pigs can’t be raised anywhere; dogs only if chained.
#DafYomi #Chulin 9: Torah scholar must learn to perform 3 matters: Writing, so he’ll be able to write texts; ritual slaughter; circumcision.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 9:1 Positive Mitzva to nullify debts on Shmita. If demands payment of debt after Shmita passed, violates prohibition.
#HalachaYomi OC 409:9 Asked someone else to make Eruv, they did it & didn’t specify for which direction made it, still counts as Eruv.
#TanyaYomiM 28Kislev: Even wise & understand greatness of the Infinite, unless binds knowledge & fixes thought, won’t have true love & fear.
#EmunaYomi 677: Must recognize that there are spiritual laws that govern universe that transcend human understanding. Then Emuna kicks in.

 

                          Wednesday / 5-Dec-18 / 27 Kislev 5779                                  #718
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 4: Famine begins. Joseph distributes food. Brothers come to Egypt to buy, but don’t recognize Joseph. Charade begins.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 7:4 2 witnesses testify stole ox or sheep, but only 1 testifies killed or sold it, only pays 2x value of sheep or ox.
#DafYomi #Chulin 8: Can use idolatry knife to slaughter animal; destructive. Forbidden to cut meat; constructive, renders meat manageable.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 8:20 Permitted to borrow Shmita produce from the poor. They should be repaid with produce in the 8th year.
#HalachaYomi OC 409:4 Placed Eruv food in locked place and lost key, if can get to food without doing Melacha Deoraita, counts as Eruv.
#TanyaYomiM 27Kislev: Soul gradations correspond 10 Sefirot: 3 “mothers”: Chohma(wisdom), Bina(understanding), Daat(knowledge) + 7multiples.
#EmunaYomi 676: Human intellect incapable of fully comprehending notion of omniscience/free will. If did grasp, would no longer be a person.

 

                        Tuesday / 4-Dec-18 / 26 Kislev 5779                                  #717
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 3: Joseph appointed Viceroy. In charge of all Egypt. Gathers “uncountable” amount of grain. Married and 2 sons born.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 7:2 2 witnesses testify stole ox or sheep, 2 testify killed or sold it, pays 4x value of sheep, 5x value of ox.
#DafYomi #Chulin 7: Babel exiles didn’t sanctify all Joshua conquered when returned to Israel; i.e. Bet Shean; land exempt from Shmita.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 7:18 Poor permitted to enter orchards up until the 8th year, until the 2nd rains, to gather Shmita fruits.
#HalachaYomi OC 409:1 If placed food for Eruv in graveyard, doesn’t establish Eruv, as prohibited to get any benefit from graveyard.
#TanyaYomiM 26Kislev: Infinite gradations of soul, include Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama. Descend thru worlds of Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzira, Asiya.
#EmunaYomi 675: Even though God KNOWS what we’re going to choose, He doesn’t FORCE us to make a particular choice. We have free will.

 

                  Monday / 3-Dec-18 / 25 Kislev 5779                                  #716
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 2: Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dreams: mean 7 yrs of plenty followed by 7 yrs of famine. Gives advice how to save Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 6:6 Camel rider w/ flax caught fire from flame outside shop, burnt house, shop owner liable. R’ Yehuda: not if Hanuka.
#DafYomi #Chulin 6: Image of dove on Mt Gerizim worshiped by Samaritans there. R’ Meir: all meat slaughtered by all Samaritans forbidden.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 6:8 Transfer holiness of Shmita produce only thru sale. If transferred: can transfer again thru sale or oral assignment.
#HalachaYomi OC 408:4 If placed food outside of the Tchum, doesn’t count to extend the Tchum.
#TanyaYomiM 25Kislev: Evil traits from 4 elements, Kelipa, SitraAhra: Fire|anger, pride; Water|pleasure-seeking; Air|frivolity; Earth|sloth.
#EmunaYomi 674: BEFORE the fact, do best to make the best choice. AFTER the fact, believe that it’s God’s will and that all for the best.

 

                            Sunday / 2-Dec-18 / 24 Kislev 5779                                  #715
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 1: 2 yrs pass. Dreams trouble Pharaoh. No one successfully interprets. Wine steward suggests Joseph. Summoned from jail.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 6:4 He sent fire w/ deaf-mute, Shoteh or minor & caused damage, he’s exempt by laws of man, liable by laws of Heaven.
#DafYomi #Chulin 5: “Man & animal You preserve, God.” Rav says means: People who are intelligent, like people, yet humble, like an animal.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 5:18 Can’t cut off underdeveloped date clusters on Shmita; spoils dates. If won’t produce dates, just buds, ok to cut.
#HalachaYomi OC 408:1 Can place food before Shabat inside the Tchum to extend his Tchum another 2000 Amot in any direction from the food.
#TanyaYomiM 24Kislev: 5 types: Tzadik prospers/suffers, wicked prospers/suffers & Beinoni. Beinoni is motivated by both good & evil nature.
#EmunaYomi 673: Have apparent free choice BEFORE choose; AFTER choice, must know that did so because God wanted us to do so.

 

                      Shabbat / 1-Dec-18 / 23 Kislev 5779                                  #714
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 7: Pharaoh’s wine steward & baker thrown in jail with Joseph. He interprets their dreams. They come true. 
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 6:2 Left sheep w/ insufficient care, escaped, caused damage, liable. Gave to shepherd, shepherd takes responsibility.
#DafYomi #Chulin 4: String of birds with Samaritan & not sure if properly slaughtered, see if he eats it. If he does, permitted to Jew.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 4:29 Gentile buys land in Israel, sows it in Shmita, produce permitted to Jew; gentile not commanded to observe Shmita.
#HalachaYomi OC 405:9 Took fruit out of the Tchum on Shabat: if by accident, allowed to eat them; if intentional, can’t.
#TanyaYomiM 23Kislev: Noble men made personal & $ effort to have Kuntresim book published clear of chaff, errors & thoroughly checked.
#EmunaYomi 672: Strong desire to make right choice; Emuna that God will help make right choice; Learn, seek Torah & Tzadik advice; Pray.

 

Friday / 30-Nov-18 / 22 Kislev 5779                                  #713
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 6: Potiphar’s wife tries to seduce Joseph. He rejects her. She claims he raped her. He’s thrown in jail. 
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 6:1 Pen wall broke, sheep escaped & caused damage, owner exempt. Thief took sheep out & it damaged, thief liable.
#DafYomi #Chulin 3: One may slaughter an animal with any sharp object, whether with a flint, with glass shards, or with the stalk of a reed.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 3:1 Law conveyed to Moshe at Sinai that forbidden to work land last 30 days of 6th year, just before Sabbatical year.
#HalachaYomi OC 405:7 On boat on Shabat: if boat is moving can walk across all of it; if not moving can only walk 4 Amot in any direction.
#TanyaYomiM 22Kislev: Responsa to many questions of faithful seeking moral guidance in service of God. Will find counsel on every matter.
#EmunaYomi 671: The evil inclination is a master strategist. Will use different approaches for different people.

 

                            Thursday / 29-Nov-18 / 21 Kislev 5779                                  #712
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 5: Joseph, extremely successful and good looking slave in Egypt to Potiphar, who puts him in charge of entire estate.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 5:6 Pit of 2 partners, 1 went over, didn’t cover, 2nd went over, didn’t cover, if caused damage, 2nd liable.
#DafYomi #Chulin 2: If person impure, can slaughter animal, but use long knife so won’t touch animal w/ hands & thereby make animal impure.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 2:14 Can’t build wall between his field & neighbor’s field during Shmita. Can build between his field & public domain.
#HalachaYomi OC 405:3 Out of Tchum at Shabat start, even 1 Amah, don’t enter to be like city member. Can walk 2000 Amot in any direction.
#TanyaYomiM 21Kislev: Listening to moral advice is not the same as reading it. Everyone’s mind is different, absorb lessons differently.
#EmunaYomi 670: As long as a person constantly reinforces his Emuna, the evil inclination has no control over him. This is true freedom.

 

                  Wednesday / 28-Nov-18 / 20 Kislev 5779                                  #711
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 4: Tamar, widow of Judah’s son, dresses as prostitute, has relations with Judah and bears twin boys, Peretz & Zerach.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 5:3 Let his ox in other’s yard, other’s ox gored his ox, other exempt. His ox fell in well & polluted water, liable.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 110: What’s “an ordinance forever” if Temple destroyed? Studying Temple service laws; as if Temple built & serving in it.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 1:1 It’s a positive Mitzva to rest from performing agricultural work or work with trees in the Sabbatical year (Shmita).
#HalachaYomi OC 405:1 Left city Tchum, even 1 Amah, shouldn’t enter to be like member of city; only has 4 Amot from where standing & out.
#TanyaYomiM 20Kislev: Excommunication will be decreed upon any who reprint this book without permission within 5 years of its publication.
#EmunaYomi 669: Evil inclination’s objective is to contaminate soul w/ doubt & heresy. When Emuna weak, becomes slave to evil inclination.

 

               Tuesday / 27-Nov-18 / 19 Kislev 5779                                  #710
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 3: Brothers decide to sell Joseph as slave. Mislead father Jacob to believe Joseph dead.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 5:1 Ox gored cow. Cow & baby calf next to it dead; not sure if gored before birth or not, pay for cow 1/2, calf 1/4.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 109: Shimon HaTzadik foretold own death. Past years, “old man” in white escorted him in KodeshKodashim. This year, black.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 12:15 Can’t buy or sell donkey fetus to or from gentile. If did so, exempt from redeeming firstborn & not penalized.
#HalachaYomi OC 401:1 Slept on the road (on Shabat) and night fell, can walk 2000 Amot in any direction from where he slept.
#TanyaYomiM 19Kislev: Book of Beinonim. R’ Meshulam Zusil of Anipoli: This book printed to correct mistakes of Kuntresim that have gone out.
#EmunaYomi 668: Some punish selves or become totally disappointed when do something wrong. That’s self-destructive. Accomplishes nothing.

 

                    Monday / 26-Nov-18 / 18 Kislev 5779                                  #709
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 2: Joseph’s brothers plan to kill him. Thanks to Reuben’s intercession they throw him into a pit.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 4:9 R’Meir: Tied or locked animal, it damaged, liable. R’Yehuda: Guarded, exempt. R’Eliezer: only “guarded” if dead.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 108: Rabbis: ok to use redemption $ from 1 animal species to buy different species. Rebbi: any kind of change prohibited.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 11:1 It is a positive Mitzva for every Jewish man to redeem his son who is the firstborn of his Jewish mother.
#HalachaYomi OC 399:11 Can’t trust kid if says where Tchum ends; do trust adult if says he remembers where Tchum ended when he was little.
#TanyaYomi 18Kislev: Choose men to lead prayer word by word, moderately, out loud, neither overly prolonging nor racing intemperately.
#EmunaYomi 667: Main way to overcome evil inclination is to pray to God, ask for His help & guidance to avoid sin & make right choices.

 

                  Sunday / 25-Nov-18 / 17 Kislev 5779                                  #708
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 1: 17 yr-old Joseph has dreams foretelling leadership. It sets his brothers against him.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 4:6 Ox rubbed against wall, wall fell, killed person; ox intended to kill animal but killed person; exempt from death.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 107: 6 collection horns for 6 animal types from which bring burnt offerings: bull; calf; ram; lamb; small goat; large goat.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 10:8 When sets aside first shearings & they’re lost, responsible to make restitution until he gives them to the Kohen.
#HalachaYomi OC 399:7 Only trust a professional when measuring Tchum of city, because he knows how to measure land & laws of measuring.
#TanyaYomi 17Kislev: Deeply grieved that God’s people preventing him who yearns for life & longevity of our brethren from leading prayers.
#EmunaYomi 666: After become aware that have evil inclination, 2nd principal that need to know is that can’t overcome it without God’s help.

 

                        Shabbat / 24-Nov-18 / 16 Kislev 5779                                  #707
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 7: Seir the Horite’s sons: Lotan, Shoval, Zivon, Ana, Dishon, Ezer, Dishan. Chieftains, descendants of Edom/Esau.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 4:4 Ox of healthy adult gored ox of deaf-mute, Shoteh or minor, owner liable. If other way around, owner exempt.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 106: Brought Mincha, part loaves, part wafers, Kohen removed handful, came up only 1 of 2 types, fulfilled obligation.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 9:1 Mitzva if slaughter Kosher domesticated animal to give Kohen foreleg, jaw & maw. Applies at all times & places.
#HalachaYomi OC 399:4 Measure Tchum directly across from city, even if mountains & valleys in way. If sharp slope, measure w/ 4 Amot string.
#TanyaYomi 16Kislev: Infinite Light and His Unity will be revealed in heart by calling forth the river Eitan, radiance of supernal wisdom.
#EmunaYomi 665: By striving against fierce resistance, we make formidable spiritual gain and refine our souls.

 

                        Friday / 23-Nov-18 / 15 Kislev 5779                                  #706
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 6: Jacob arrives at BetEl. Rachel dies giving birth to Benjamin; buried in BetLehem. Isaac dies. Esau’s descendants.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 4:2 Ox warned for injuring own species, but not others; injured own species, pays full damages; others, pays half.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 105: Unsure if obligated to bring certain offering, can bring it & say, if obligated this is it, & if not, it’s voluntary.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 8:4 Dough obligated in Chalah when flour, water kneaded, rolled into 1 mass. Spelt like wheat; oat & rye like barley.
#HalachaYomi OC 399:1 Measure city’s Tchum w/ linen string exactly 50 Amot long. Not less, as pulled too tight; not more, not tight enough.
#TanyaYomi 15Kislev: Internal aspect of the depth, which is inner aspect of Torah, is totally united w/ Infinite Light clothed within Torah.
#EmunaYomi 664: Setbacks remind us that we have a job to do and that we’re fighting tough adversaries.

 

                        Thursday / 22-Nov-18 / 14 Kislev 5779                                  #705
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 5: Hamor’s son Shehem rapes Dina. Wants to marry her. Brothers tell them to circumcise; then kill all city’s men.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 3:11 In cases where plaintiff accuses other’s ox of damage, burden of proof is on one who wants to get compensated.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 104: Can pledge libations even if not sacrificed w/ offering. Minimum volume? 3 Log, smallest libation in Torah, for lamb.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 7:12 Dough from which Chalah hasn’t been separated is like ordinary produce, not like Chalah, for ritual purity laws.
#HalachaYomi OC 398:11 City whose houses were built after wall, measure Tchum from houses; wall built after houses, measure Tchum from wall.
#TanyaYomi 14Kislev: All worlds, the exalted and the lowly, are dependent on the precise and meticulous performance of a single Mitzva.
#EmunaYomi 663: Same principal w/ professional athletes. The better the athlete becomes, the more difficult the competition against him.

 

                   Wednesday / 21-Nov-18 / 13 Kislev 5779                                  #704
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 4: Jacob insists Esau take gift. Esau offers joint travel. Jacob declines. Gets to Shehem, buys field, builds altar.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 3:10 At times liable for ox’s actions exempt for own & viceversa. Liable for capital punishment exempt from $ damages.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 103: Wild donkeys killed to feed to stadium’s lions; those ascending to Jerusalem for festival wading up to knees in blood.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 6:9 Gentile & Jew partners in dough; if Jew’s portion large enough to be liable for Chalah, it’s liable for Chalah.
#HalachaYomi OC 398:7 2 cities separated by 141.3 Amot or less, for Tchum purposes they’re considered 1 city; can walk 2000 Amot beyond.
#TanyaYomi 13Kislev: Through the study of Torah laws in speech & in thought, the Klipot become separated and distinct from the sacred.
#EmunaYomi 662: Harder opposition for ultimate good in order to enable them to make further spiritual gains, increase their ultimate reward.

 

                           Tuesday / 20-Nov-18 / 12 Kislev 5779                                  #703
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 3: Israelites don’t eat hip tendon because angel hurt Jacob there. Jacob sees Esau w/ 400 men. Bows 7x. Hug & kiss.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 3:7 Chopped wood in private domain, damaged in public domain; viceversa; or in private & damaged 2nd private: liable.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 102: Any offering that had time that was permitted to Kohens before became disqualified, one is not liable for misusing it.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 5:13 Chalah called Truma. Therefore must separate from dough in same location. Can’t separate pure from impure dough.
#HalachaYomi OC 398:3 When measure the 2000 Amot for Tchum from city, align measurement with the 4 directions: north, east, south, west.
#TanyaYomi 12Kislev: When man studies Torah, Mishna, Talmud, draws forth Infinite Light into This World, included, nullified in His Light.
#EmunaYomi 661: The stronger a person gets, the stronger evil inclination becomes as well. As makes spiritual gain, meets harder opposition.

 

                      Monday / 19-Nov-18 / 11 Kislev 5779                                  #702
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 2: Account of gift sent. Jacob crossed Yabok River at night. Alone, wrestled angel until dawn, renames him Israel.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 3:5 Jug owner walks behind beam owner, beam owner stops, jug breaks, beam owner liable; if beam owner said stop, not.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 101: Birds, wood, frankincense or service vessels became ritually impure, can’t be redeemed, despite not inherently sacred.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 4:10 Brought Bikurim & they became impure in Temple Courtyard, spill out basket there; doesn’t make the declaration.
#HalachaYomi OC 398:1 City’s length & width not even, measure Tchum from all sides individually even if not aligned w/ 4 directions.
#TanyaYomi 11Kislev: The aim of the Chochmah is the rectification of the visages of Atzilut, upon whom depend the rationales of the Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 660: Self-correction, refinement of the evil inclination, is a war w/ constant ups & downs. Like in war, we win some & lose some.

 

                            Sunday / 18-Nov-18 / 10 Kislev 5779                                  #701
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 1: Jacob sends Esau gift-laden messengers. Divides camp in 2. Prays to God that Esau shouldn’t kill him & family.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 3:4 2 potters, one walking behind other: 1st tripped, fell; 2nd tripped on 1st; 1st liable for damages to 2nd.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 100: Kohens verified entire eastern sky lit up by sun ‘cuz once, mistook moon for sun, started service while still night.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 3:8 Bikurim in metal container, Kohen takes it, returns container; in reed or grass basket, Bikurim & basket to Kohen.
#HalachaYomi OC 397:16 Filled abandoned well w/ water for friend; can move water per distance that person who filled it up is permitted.
#TanyaYomi 10Kislev: There is a common characteristic that all intellectual fear & love of the angels are considered created ex nihilo.
#EmunaYomi 659: Jew has a unique task on earth. With an animal body, capable of surpassing an angel and achieve lofty spiritual heights.

 

                         Shabbat / 17-Nov-18 / 9 Kislev 5779                                  #700
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 7: Lavan/Jacob make covenant, not to harm each other & Jacob won’t take other wives. Place stones: YegarSahaduta/GalEd.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 3:1 Left jar in public domain, other trips on it, breaks it, exempt. If was hurt by it, jar owner liable for damages.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 99: Broken tablets also placed in Ark. Teaches not to degrade Torah scholar who forgot Torah knowledge beyond his control.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 2:1 Positive Mitzva to bring first fruits to the Temple. Applies only while the Temple is standing, and only in Israel.
#HalachaYomi OC 397:12 Borrowed ingredients on Yom Tov to make food, can only move it distance that both borrower & lender allowed to walk.
#TanyaYomi 9Kislev: Seed stimulates power of growth within soil, God’s command. So too, parchment, Etrog arouse unto loftiest heights.
#EmunaYomi 658: No other creation on earth is capable of transforming the material into the spiritual.

 

                Friday / 16-Nov-18 / 8 Kislev 5779                                  #699
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 6: Jacob runs w/ family, wealth; Rachel steals Lavan’s idols; he pursues; God warns him not to harm Jacob, Jacob vents.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 2:6 Human always considered Muad (habitual damager) whether accident, on purpose, awake or asleep; pays full damages.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 98: Temple Mount east gate depicted Shushan. Know where they came back from; or so fear, not rebel against Persian Empire.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 1:1 24 presents for Kohens. Covenant w/ Aaron for all of them. If Kohen doesn’t admit, not part of Kohens or presents.
#HalachaYomi OC 397:9 2 people borrowed coat, 1 for morning, 2nd for afternoon, both can only use in area that both can walk on Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 8Kislev: Eliciting from above downward is a necessity thru Mitzvot of performance to draw Light into the vessels.
#EmunaYomi 657: Tshuva, which literally means “returning” is the process of elevating & converting our animal drives into spiritual power.

 

                       Thursday / 15-Nov-18 / 7 Kislev 5779                                  #698
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 5: Jacob asks to leave Lavan. Discuss wages. Deal w/ future ringed, spotted & speckled flock. God tells Jacob, go home.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 2:3 Dog took cake w/ coal to grain pile; ate cake, grain burned. Dog owner pays full damage for cake, 1/2 for grain.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 97: When Temple stood, altar atoned person’s sins. Now no Temple; person’s table atones sins, if feeds poor from his table.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 11:1 Positive Mitzva to declare before God after all presents from agricultural products taken. Called Vidui Maaser.
#HalachaYomi OC 397:7 Shepherd’s animal is permitted to walk on Shabbat the same distance as the people of the city where it’s situated.
#TanyaYomi 7Kislev: Thought is a reflection, an extension of the essence of intellect of soul. Intellect is radiance & garment for the soul.
#EmunaYomi 656: Our principal task is to correct self by channeling evil inclination’s negative energy to positive endeavors, Torah/Mitzvot.

 

                  Wednesday / 14-Nov-18 / 6 Kislev 5779                                  #697
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 4: Ruben finds Lea a flower, Rachel takes & offers Lea night w/ Jacob, Lea has +2 boys, 1 girl. Rachel has son, Josef.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 2:2 Animal ate other’s produce in their property, owner pays full damage. Public domain: only pays what saved in feed.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 96: Kohens lifted Table w/ miracle shewbread to show pilgrims in Temple courtyard, saying: See how beloved you are to God.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 10:1 Neta Revai applies to all plants to which Orlah prohibition applies. If exempt from Orlah then also Neta Revai.
#HalachaYomi OC 397:4 Dad gave son his animal to walk, has “legs” of father; distance son allowed to walk on Shabat equals father’s limit.
#TanyaYomi 6Kislev: Comprehending the existence state is not intrinsically as worthy as study of Mitzvot & grasping their essential nature.
#EmunaYomi 655: Evil inclination is necessary part of our spiritual anatomy, just as 2 arms, 2 legs are necessary part of physical anatomy.

 

                    Tuesday / 13-Nov-18 / 5 Kislev 5779                                  #696
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 3: Jacob works 7yrs for Rachel. Dad switches her/Leah, asks +7yrs for Rachel, Jacob agrees. 4 born to Leah, 4 to maids.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 1:4 Tam=harmless, pays 1/2 damages from own body. Muad=attested danger, pays full damages from best property.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 95: Dismantled Tabernacle to start journeys, removed courtyard curtain, can’t eat sacrifices anymore; as if left courtyard.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 9:1 Produce of 4th year (Neta Revai) is holy. Must be eaten in Jerusalem by its owners in the same way as 2nd tithe.
#HalachaYomi OC 397:1 Can walk on Shabat up to 2,000 Amot in any direction beyond his 4 Amot or from wherever he “settled” for Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 5Kislev: By seizing Etrog & waving it as per Halacha, seizing life-force clothed in Nukva of Atzilut, united w/ Infinite Light.
#EmunaYomi 654: Most important prerequisite for self-correction is self awareness. 1st thing to know is that we each have evil inclination.

 

                        Monday / 12-Nov-18 / 4 Kislev 5779                                  #695
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 2: Well, 3 flocks waiting, Rachel comes w/ sheep, Jacob takes rock off well, waters Rachel’s flock, kisses her, cries.
#MishnaYomi #BavaKama 1:1 4 types of damages: ox; pit; grazer; fire. Only commonalities that damage, you’re responsible & pay from best land.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 94: 2 Shewbread opinions: Rectangular, wide base, 2 parallel walls. Triangular w/ narrow base, 2 walls rise at angles.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 8:10 Has ordinary produce in Jerusalem & 2nd tithe $ outside Jerusalem, can switch holiness to the produce & eat there.
#HalachaYomi OC 394:3 Locked Eruv food in tower, lost key: if has to do Melacha Gmura during Ben Hashmashot to get it, as if lost the food.
#TanyaYomi 4Kislev: To perform Mitzva that can’t be delegated to another, forego Torah study & prayer, state of intellectual love & awe.
#EmunaYomi 653: Factors conducive to Emuna: modesty; humility; tearful prayer; silence; charity; sleeping in holiness.

 

                             Sunday / 11-Nov-18 / 3 Kislev 5779                                  #694
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 1: Jacob leaves BerSheva to Haran. Slept, dream, ladder, angels up & down, God: I’ll give you land, kids. Jacob’s vow.
#MishnaYomi #Kiddushin 4:13 Single man shouldn’t teach young children. R’ Eliezer says that even widower shouldn’t teach young children.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 93: If blind, can’t place hands on offering; learn from judges; just like judge can’t be blind, can’t be blind to do Smiha.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 7:3 Use $ from 2nd tithe only to buy food for humans that grows from the earth or grows from the products of the earth.
#HalachaYomi OC 394:1 If there was a doubt if Eruv was up during Ben Hashmashot, if it was secure beforehand, can use Eruv; if not, then no.
#TanyaYomi 3Kislev: All Mitzvot are designed to “repair” the 248 organs of the Minor Visage thru drawing Infinite Light into the Intellect.
#EmunaYomi 652: Detrimental to Emuna: hardening heart; violating Torah; jealousy; anger; disdain of Torah scholars; dishonesty; flattery.

 

                        Shabbat / 10-Nov-18 / 2 Kislev 5779                                  #693
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 7: Esau saw Isaac blessed Jacob, sent away, told not to marry Canaanite girl. Esau marries Mahalat, Ishmael’s daughter.
#MishnaYomi #Kiddushin 4:11 Man married overseas, returns, says this is my wife & kids, must prove marriage, but not kids.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 92: Kohens atoned thru bull KohenGadol brings & his confession; Israelites, Levites atoned thru confession on scapegoat.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 6:9 Found coins in Jerusalem, considered ordinary $; except on pilgrimage festivals, then considered from 2nd tithe.
#HalachaYomi OC 392:8 Made Eruv in city for all residents, if one forgot to participate, left the city or is gentile, doesn’t affect Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 2Kislev: Prayer calls forth the blessed Infinite Light itself to modify the state of creatures; ill, cured; vegetation sprouts.
#EmunaYomi 651: Should constantly pray to God for more & more Emuna. Invest our principal efforts in attaining & strengthening Emuna.

 

                   Friday / 9-Nov-18 / 1 Kislev 5779                                  #692
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 6: Isaac blesses Jacob. Esau vows murder. Rebeca tells Jacob to leave. Isaac orders Jacob to marry Lavan’s daughter.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 4:9 Woman sent agent to betroth her, then she betrothed to other man, whoever 1st, betrothed. Unknown, both divorce.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 91: Just as ram can be Neder, Nedava, any offering brought as Neder or Nedava needs libations, except Chatat, Asham Mezora.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 5:6 When redeeming produce from 2nd tithe for more than its worth, additional value not considered as $ from 2nd tithe.
#HalachaYomi OC 392:5 Don’t make an Eruv in halves for city surrounded by wall 10 Tefah high, with gates. Otherwise, can make in sections.
#TanyaYomi 1Kislev: In the 2nd Chamber are the garments that clothe the soul as a result of Mitzvot, though in Lower Garden of Eden.
#EmunaYomi 650: R’ Nachman warned of flood of atheism that will drown people in spiritual & emotional perils. Only way to save is Emuna.

 

           Thursday / 8-Nov-18 / 30 Heshvan 5779                                  #691
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 5: Isaac old, blind, tells Esau to get food so can bless him. Rebeca tells Jacob to get the blessing. Disguises as Esau.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 4:8 Dad says, this son of mine is Mamzer, not believed. Even if both parents say, this fetus is Mamzer, not believed.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 90: Gave Temple more flour than intended, extra is called surplus libations, sold to purchase supplementary offerings.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 4:1 Can redeem produce from the 2nd tithe, according to their worth. Say: “These coins are in place of this produce.”
#HalachaYomi OC 392:2 City with one gate and ladders against the wall that go out of the city, only needs to make Eruv for the gate.
#TanyaYomi 30Heshvan: Can correct & raise prayer when prays w/ proper intent even 1 full prayer gathered piece-meal from throughout year.
#EmunaYomi 649: R’ Nachman: It’s good to invest a lot of time in order to merit one hour of proximity to the Tzadik.

 

                         Wednesday / 7-Nov-18 / 29 Heshvan 5779                                  #690
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 4: Isaac goes to BerSheva. God blesses will have much progeny. Builds altar. Avimeleh, Pihol seek peace treaty w/ Isaac.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 4:6 Daughter of Chalal & Israelite, if father was Chalal, can’t marry Kohen, if mother Chalalah, can marry Kohen.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 89: “Arrange it [Menora] from evening to morning, before God.” Need enough oil that will burn that long: 1/2 log per lamp.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 3:11 2nd tithe spoiled to point that inedible (moldy bread, rancid oil), don’t have to eat. Its holiness has departed.
#HalachaYomi OC 391:1 Forgot to make Eruv in alleyway, same laws as in courtyard (i.e. annuls rights to other alleyway residents, etc.).
#TanyaYomi 29Heshvan: Torah w/o proper intention creates angels in World of Yetzirah. With proper intention created in world of Beriah.
#EmunaYomi 648: R’ Nachman: That which you hear from the mouth of the Tzadik is more beneficial than that which you learn in books.

 

                                Tuesday / 6-Nov-18 / 28 Heshvan 5779                                  #689
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 3: Isaac becomes very wealthy. Avimeleh sends him away. Re-digs dad’s wells. Fight over wells. 3rd well, don’t fight.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 4:3 Sages: those who aren’t allowed to marry into regular Jewish community can marry each other. R’ Yehuda says can’t.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 88: Only Candelabrum frame made from talent of gold; lamps, tongs, pans made independently. Lamps go on frame & removable.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 2:1 2nd tithe eaten within walls of Jerusalem. Observed whether Temple standing or not, but only partake if standing.
#HalachaYomi OC 389:1 If gentile’s house opens into alleyway, as long as his house has another opening, he doesn’t ban use of Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 28Heshvan: No “turning of face to face” (Panim) except thru Mitzvot that require action. Mere thought accomplishes nothing.
#EmunaYomi 647: R’ Nachman: Getting close to Tzadik perfects soul, good in this world & next, brings Messiah, remains close after death.

 

                      Monday / 5-Nov-18 / 27 Heshvan 5779                                  #688
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 2: Isaac goes to Grar. Men ask about wife, says sister, fears will kill him for her. Avimeleh discovers, warns locals.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 4:1 10 family statuses came from Bavel: Kohen, Levi, Israel, Halal, Ger, Charur, Mamzer, Natin, Shtuki, Asufi.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 87: Shewbread loaves longer than Table. Had to fold loaf edges so would rest entirely on Table & not protrude past edges.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 1:1 After separate 1st tithe yearly, separate 2nd. Yr 3 & 6 of 7 yr cycle separate tithe for poor instead of 2nd tithe.
#HalachaYomi OC 387:1 Make alleyway Eruv, also need to make courtyard Eruv, so kids won’t forget Eruv laws; they’re not aware of alleyways.
#TanyaYomi 27Heshvan: Uttered Torah speech “pierces atmospheres.” To elevate from below upward, proper thought is imperative.
#EmunaYomi 646: Can’t fully attain Emuna without clinging to the righteous spiritual leaders of the generation, Emunat Chachamim.

 

                      Sunday / 4-Nov-18 / 26 Heshvan 5779                                  #687
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 1: Rebeca conceives, prophecy 2 nations, Esau sells 1stbornship to Jacob. Famine, God to Isaac: don’t leave land, bless.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 3:12 Betrothal, no sin: kid follows dad. Betrothal, sin: kid follows defect. If woman betrothed to other, kid Mamzer.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 86: God: Make Temple windows narrow within, broad without; I don’t require its light; Temple light should radiate outward.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 14:9 Ground loaf of bread into crumbs or ground dried figs & made into a cake, separate tithes for entire quantity.
#HalachaYomi OC 386:8 Food that may be forbidden for someone to eat (i.e. Nazir & wine), as long as someone can eat it, is ok for Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 26Heshvan: Charity, kindness that Jews perform w/ generosity of pure hearts, alive, exist in physical world until TchiyatHametim.
#EmunaYomi 645: Much room for error in understanding Oral Law. Avoid errors by clinging to righteous scholar and learning from him.

 

                             Shabbat / 3-Nov-18 / 25 Heshvan 5779                                  #686
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 7: Ishmael 137yrs, 12 princes: Nevayot, Kedar, Adbe’el, Mivsam, Mishma, Duma, Masa, Hada, Tema, Yetur, Nafish, Kedma.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 3:10 He says: I betrothed you. She says: not. He’s forbidden to marry her relatives, she’s permitted to marry his.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 85: “Joab sent to Tekoa & fetched from there a wise woman.” Why Tekoa? they use olive oil, wisdom is prevalent there.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 13:10 When Sages issued decree of Demai, decree didn’t apply to produce from the Diaspora that was brought into Israel.
#HalachaYomi OC 386:4 Alleyway Eruv between multiple courtyards, must consist of any type or combination of food sufficient for 2 meals.
#TanyaYomi 25Heshvan: Metaphorically, souls of Israel = limbs of Shechinah. 2nd Temple destroyed; Israel in exile, suffering, Shechinah too.
#EmunaYomi 644: Substantial portion of Torah classified as Oral Law. Moses received from God & passed on in unbroken chain until today.

 

                        Friday / 2-Nov-18 / 24 Heshvan 5779                                  #685
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 6: Abraham marries Ketura, kids: Zimran, Yokshan, Medan, Midian, Yishbak, Shuah. Sent east w/gifts. Abraham dies 175.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 3:8 Said: I had my daughter betrothed when minor. If she’s still minor, believe him. If she’s an adult, don’t believe.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 84: R’ Yosi: by Torah law, also forbidden to eat new crop outside of Israel & can offer the Omer from crops grown there.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 12:11 Sells produce in Syria, says it’s from Israel, required to tithe it. Says it was tithed, his word is accepted.
#HalachaYomi OC 386:1 Alleyway (Mavoy) between multiple courtyards (Hazerot), can make Eruv to connect the courtyards.
#TanyaYomi 24Heshvan: Comes to synagogue regularly & doesn’t 1 day, God asks about him. God does same with all Mitzvot, especially charity.
#EmunaYomi 643: Mitzva to cling to God, but he’s like fire. Way to do so is to cling to Torah scholars & Tzadikim who teach the way of God.

 

                       Thursday / 1-Nov-18 / 23 Heshvan 5779                                  #684
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 5: Bro & mom try to delay, servant insists, Rebeca wants to go w/ him, go, see Isaac after his prayer, veil, marry.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 3:7 Woman betrothed, forgot who. 1 man says him, betrothed him; 2 say, both divorce or agree 1 marries & 2nd divorces.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 83: Sanctified 2 animals so that can bring either if other is lost; when 1 animal sacrificed, surviving 1 not killed.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 11:1 Can’t sell or send as present Demai to commoner; assists him in partaking of forbidden food. Can to Torah scholar.
#HalachaYomi OC 385:1 Sadducee considered as Jew for nullifying Eruv, but can’t give permission for use because doesn’t believe in Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 23Heshvan: The Supreme Will vested in Written Torah’s 613 Mitzvot, manifest only in Oral Torah. Repeat Halachot, get Olam Haba.
#EmunaYomi 642: Talmud: can’t fully attain Emuna outside context of Land of Israel. Long to be in Israel & pray for privilege to come.

 

                   Wednesday / 31-Oct-18 / 22 Heshvan 5779                                  #683
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 4: Rebeca’s bro, Lavan, greets servant, brings home, servant tells mission, Lavan & Betuel agree from God & marriage.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 3:5 Man betrothed woman assuming she is something & later realized she’s not what he assumed, she’s still betrothed.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 82: R’ Yehuda: MaaserSheni $ non-sacred property; if designates it for Shlamim, $ gets sanctity of Shlamim + MaaserSheni.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 10:5 Man trustworthy, wife not: accept produce, not hospitality. Wife trustworthy, not him: hospitality, not produce.
#HalachaYomi OC 383:1 Courtyard with two Jews and one gentile; if the gentile is away for Shabat, he doesn’t ban the use of the Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 22Heshvan: Garments of Lower Garden of Eden for good deeds; of upper Garden are of love & devotion of heart to Torah & prayer.
#EmunaYomi 641: Lustful desires alone are enough to wreak havoc on the soul; they’re spiritual opposite of love of God. Can’t have both.

 

                    Tuesday / 30-Oct-18 / 21 Heshvan 5779                                  #682
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 3: Servant goes to AramNaharaim, prays for girl, condition that waters camels, Rebeca does it. Servant kneels to God.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 3:2 Said: you’re betrothed to me on condition that I give you 200 zuz. She’s betrothed & needs to give her the money.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 81: Case of 2 contradictory statements: B’ Shamai: attend to 1st statement only. B’ Hillel: last statement not discounted.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 9:4 Don’t say blessing when separate TerumatMaaser & MaaserSheni from Demai; obligation was instituted out of doubt.
#HalachaYomi OC 382:20 Courtyard w/ Jews & gentiles; Jews made Eruv thru adjacent windows, can only pass items thru windows & nothing else.
#TanyaYomi 21Heshvan: Mitzvot were only given to physical man in this world, because he has the choice to turn his heart to good.
#EmunaYomi 640: What the eye sees, the heart desires. By limited gaze to permissible, protect from falling into trap of lustful desires.

 

                       Monday / 29-Oct-18 / 20 Heshvan 5779                                  #681
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 2: Abraham got field & cave, buried Sarah. Abraham orders servant to get wife for Isaac from hometown. Servant vows.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 3:1 Said to agent, go & betroth certain woman for me, agent went & betrothed for himself, she’s betrothed to agent.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 80: Said: This animal for Toda, flour for loaves; lost loaves, bring others; lost Toda, don’t bring other, nor the loaves.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 8:9 Allocated 1 barrel from 100 as tithes, doesn’t know which 1; take wine from 100 barrels, mix, give 1 barrel-worth.
#HalachaYomi OC 382:16 Gentile has 5 Jewish renters or sharecroppers in living in his house, they can’t ban each others use of Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 20Heshvan: Person conceives wondrous new insight, at that moment, wondrous delight born in mind. Surpasses intellect & wisdom.
#EmunaYomi 639: As soon as look at someone else’s spouse & contemplate adultery in any way, eyes, mind become contaminated, destroys soul.

 

                       Sunday / 28-Oct-18 / 19 Heshvan 5779                                  #680
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 1: Sara dies @ 127yrs in Hebron. Abraham eulogizes, cries; buys Mahpela cave+field from Efron for 400 silver shekel.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 2:9 Betrothed via food that she’s forbidden to eat, not betrothed; but if sold, then betrothed via the $, betrothed.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 79: Initial Toda offering requires loaves, but neither its offspring, its replacement, nor its substitute requires loaves.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 7:2 Says tithes are at barrel bottom, can’t drink from top; at top, can’t drink from bottom (liquids mix); solids don’t.
#HalachaYomi OC 382:13 Gentile assigned part of house that lends to Jew of courtyard, since not agent in whole house, doesn’t help w/ Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 19Heshvan: Every Jew needs to be reincarnated many times, until he has fulfilled all 613 Mitzvot in thought, speech & action.
#EmunaYomi 638: Zohar: Person’s principal test in world is to overcome lust for adultery. Spiritually, it begins as soon as contemplates.

 

                   Shabbat / 27-Oct-18 / 18 Heshvan 5779                                  #679
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 7: God to Abraham: sacrifice Isaac. Travels 3 days, binds Isaac, angel stops him, passed test, blessed. Rebecca born.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 2:6 Man betrothed 2 women w/ Pruta-value, or 1 w/ less than Pruta, even if sent betrothal gifts after, not betrothed.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 78: R’ Papa: All agree Kelim consecrate items only w/ intention; disagree if slaughtering knife consecrates w/o intention.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 6:6 Can’t send gifts of Tevel, even one Torah scholar to another. Might rely on the other and cause Tevel to be eaten.
#HalachaYomi OC 382:9 5 Jews share courtyard with gentile, only 1 of them needs to rent from him for all of them to make an Eruv together.
#TanyaYomi 18Heshvan: Man’s effort, which his soul toiled in life, above in hidden state. Revealed, radiates from above downward at passing.
#EmunaYomi 637: Adultery, major breach of holy covenant, goes against Judaism & Emuna principles. Nothing severs a person so fast from God.

 

                     Friday / 26-Oct-18 / 17 Heshvan 5779                                  #678
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 6: Avimeleh & Fihol treaty w/ Abraham. Abraham claims well that dug, set aside 7 lambs, swears. Place called Ber Sheva.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 2:4 Sends agent to certain woman in certain place to betroth her, if betroths her in a different place, not betrothed.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 77: City can’t change measures or coin value by more than one-sixth. Can’t profit from sales by more than one-sixth.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 5:14 Cooks, boils or pickles produce; creates obligation to tithe. Smokes produce until can eat; doubt if has to tithe.
#HalachaYomi OC 382:6 Jew rented gentile’s area for Shabat; didn’t specify time; valid until owner cancels (after at least 1st Shabat).
#TanyaYomi 17Heshvan: Letter to Berdichever consoling son’s death: Miriam’s death in Torah next to Red Heifer; purified highest impurity.
#EmunaYomi 636: A breach of one’s holy covenant destroys Emuna and leads directly to sadness, depression, and other emotional problems.

 

                         Thursday / 25-Oct-18 / 16 Heshvan 5779                                  #677
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 5: Abraham 100 when Isaac born. Big party when weaned. Sarah has Abraham exile Hagar & son. Got lost, angel saves them.
#MishnaYomi #Kiddushin 2:2 If man made condition when betrothing woman and is found that he deceived her, she is not considered betrothed.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 76: Torah spared Jewish nation’s $. Miracle of water from rock was done even for purpose of providing water for livestock.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 4:15 Fig tree in courtyard; may eat figs 1 by 1 while exempt from tithing. Gathered figs together; obligated to tithe.
#HalachaYomi OC 382:5 Jew can rent gentile’s property for Shabat for less than the value of a Pruta (to have ownership for Eruv).
#TanyaYomi 16Heshvan: Chakal Tapuhin Kadishin: orchard of holy apples: radiates over disciples, instills thoughts of repentance, good deeds.
#EmunaYomi 635: Emuna & debauchery mutually exclusive; opposite of Shmirat Habrit, causes financial difficulties & destroys livelihood.

 

                   Wednesday / 24-Oct-18 / 15 Heshvan 5779                                  #676
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 4: Sodom destroyed. Lot’s wife looks back, turns to salt; girls get him drunk, have sons from him. Avimeleh. Isaac born.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 2:1 Man may betroth in person or through messenger, and woman may accept betrothal in person or through messenger.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 75: Oven-baked Minha: oil in pan; flour; oil; mix; knead w/ H20; bake; break into pieces; oil on pieces; handful for altar.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 3:4 Finished work on produce, but didn’t bring home, can snack on it b4 tithed. Once it’s home, can’t eat until tithed.
#HalachaYomi OC 382:2 If Jew nullifies his property as if to make 1 property w/ others, if 1 of residents is gentile, doesn’t work; no Eruv.
#TanyaYomi 15Heshvan: After Tzadik’s death, disciples can receive their part of his faith, awe, love; not just “rays” of his physical body.
#EmunaYomi 634: Just as wouldn’t want to eat from toilet, God doesn’t want to hear prayers from mouth used for lewd & forbidden speech.

 

                    Tuesday / 23-Oct-18 / 14 Heshvan 5779                                  #675
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 3: Angels @ Sodom, Lot hosts ’em, city threatens ’em, angels blind ’em, grab Lot, wife, 2 girls: exit, don’t look back.
#MishnaYomi #Kiddushin 1:8 Women don’t do duties of Kohen or sacrificer needed for a sacrifice in the Temple except for Sotah & Nezirah.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 74: Rava: This reading like sharp knife, cutting verse to pieces; interprets start & end of verse together, ignores middle.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 2:5 Phase of tithing: When the produce will reach stage that it produces seed that could grow, each species at own time.
#HalachaYomi OC 381:6 Man died on Shabat & hadn’t made Eruv; if inheritor comes to dwell in courtyard, can nullify the property & permit it.
#TanyaYomi 14Heshvan: Tzadik’s life isn’t physical but spiritual; consists of faith, awe, love. These 3 attributes prevalent in every world.
#EmunaYomi 633: A mouth that’s been contaminated with unclean & lewd speech can’t pray properly; it’s like using a toilet as a soup bowl.

 

                          Monday / 22-Oct-18 / 13 Heshvan 5779                                  #674
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 2: Guests depart to Sodom, Abraham escorts out. God reveals will destroy Sodom, Abraham bargains to save ’em, ends @ 10.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 1:6 In trade/exchange, if 1 side took ownership of what agreed to trade, 2nd immediately gains ownership of his side.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 73: R’ Shimon: The court instituted 7 ordinances with regard to the financial aspects of Temple offerings & consecrations.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 1:1 After separating Truma Gdola, separate one tenth of the remaining produce, called Maaser Rishon. Given to Levites.
#HalachaYomi OC 381:3 A ruined house between & owned by 2 others, both forgot Eruv; 1 can nullify his property to other & permit carrying.
#TanyaYomi 13Heshvan: When a Tzadik departs, he’s found in all worlds more than during his lifetime; even in this world of action.
#EmunaYomi 632: The brain was designed for contemplating Torah and God, and the mouth was designed for speaking Torah and praying.

 

                   Sunday / 21-Oct-18 / 12 Heshvan 5779                                  #673
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 1: Abraham gets 3 visitors, prepares feast, they say Sarah will have son, she laughs, God asks Abraham why she laughs.
#MishnaYomi #Kidushin 1:4 R’ Meir & R’ Elazar: large animal acquired by transfer; small animal, lifting. Sages: small animal by pulling.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 72: Omer fit if reaped early, Friday, but reaping at night overrides Shabat ‘cuz Mitzva dear when performed at proper time.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 15:5 When an egg is flavored with spices that are Truma, even its yolk is forbidden, because it absorbs the spices.
#HalachaYomi OC 380:2 If courtyard resident nullifies his property, anyone, including him, can use Eruv of the whole courtyard on Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 12Heshvan: God’s name is magnified & sanctified when we walk in right way that He’s shown us & we’ll walk in His path forever.
#EmunaYomi 631: Lewd thoughts and unclean speech lead to violations of the holy covenant, since they defile the brain and the mouth.

 

                         Shabbat / 20-Oct-18 / 11 Heshvan 5779                                  #672
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 7: Brit Mila; If don’t do it, out of nation. Sarai to be Sarah. Will have son, named Itzhak. Abraham & men did Brit.
#MishnaYomi #Kiddushin 1:2 Hebrew slave is acquired thru $ or document, & acquires self thru years of service, Yovel or pro-rated payment.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 71: Jericho people did 6 actions, 3 of them Sages ok: graft palm trees on 14Nisan; bundle Shema; reap grain before Omer.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 14:16 2 grain containers, 1 ritually pure, 1 impure, Truma fell in, don’t know into which, assume it fell into impure 1.
#HalachaYomi OC 379:2 2 courtyards w/ 2 houses in between, if don’t make joint Eruv & put their own Eruv in other ones’ house, Eruv invalid.
#TanyaYomi 11Heshvan: When Shechinah emerges from KlipatNoga, sparks extracted, evil dispersed, all will be by means of Pnimiyut of Torah.
#EmunaYomi 630: Sages teach that merely harboring the image of a strange woman in one’s brain is tantamount to mental adultery.

 

                  Friday / 19-Oct-18 / 10 Heshvan 5779                                  #671
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 6: God to Abram: kids’ll be slaves in other land, then return to Canaan. Ishmael born. God changes Abram to Abraham.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 9:10 B’ Shamai: divorce wife if unchaste. B’ Hilel: even if she spoiled his food. R’ Akiva: even if finds prettier woman.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 70: Matza only of 1 of 5 grains, wheat, barley, spelt, oats, rye; so too Challah obligation only on bread of 1 of 5 grains.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 13:2 Seah of Truma fell into less than 100 Seah of ordinary produce, entire mixture becomes like Truma. Sell to Kohen.
#HalachaYomi OC 378:4 Inner & outer tenants of a house, or 2 outer tenants make an Eruv; inner tenant can’t prohibit the Eruv on the others.
#TanyaYomi 10Heshvan: Every one of Israel is able to reveal secrets of wisdom and is obliged to do so in order to perfect his soul.
#EmunaYomi 629: Eyes are the window of the soul. Seeing lewd and forbidden images immediately tarnishes the soul.

 

              Thursday / 18-Oct-18 / 9 Heshvan 5779                                  #670
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 5: God: Fear not, Abram; your reward is great. Abram: I have no kids. God: Look at stars, you’ll have as many kids.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 9:9 If rumored that woman is divorced, considered divorced, unless there’s an explanation or proof to dispute the rumors.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 69: R’ Zeira: Wheat fell from clouds, can use for 2 loaves of Shavuot? Adi Taya’a related that it rained down on him wheat.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 12:14 If kneaded dough w/ water that was left uncovered (could be unsafe), it should be burnt even though it’s Truma.
#HalachaYomi OC 377:1 2 lofts that open to joint courtyard; 1 made sewage hole in yard < 4×4; if made joint Eruv, both can use the hole.
#TanyaYomi 9Heshvan: It is amazing what happens in Heaven because of our deliberation & elucidation of Halacha from Gemara & Rishonim.
#EmunaYomi 628: The more immerse self in Torah & the less expose self to today’s lewd & permissive society, we guard better holy covenant.

 

              Wednesday / 17-Oct-18 / 8 Heshvan 5779                                  #669
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 4: Battle of 4 vs 5 kings. 4 kings win, take captives including Lot. Abram fights, wins, returns captives, blessed.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 9:7 Wrote rest of Gett on 2nd page & witnesses signed underneath, valid. If signed at beginning, side or back, invalid.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 68: Omer = barley, not wheat; says “Aviv” in regards to barley in plague of hail in Egypt & says that the Omer is “Aviv”.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 11:4 Don’t boil Truma wine; it reduces quantity. Don’t pickle Truma onions in Truma vinegar; it spoils the vinegar.
#HalachaYomi OC 376:2 Water well on path between walls of 2 different courtyards, even if > 4 Tefah from walls, both can use (via windows).
#TanyaYomi 8Heshvan: Main study mode: deliberate & argue laws of Asur, Mutar, impure, pure, to disencumber Mutar & pure from Asur & impure.
#EmunaYomi 627: Kedusha, holiness of thought, speech and deed, is the best way of guarding the holy covenant, Shmirat Habrit.

 

                    Tuesday / 16-Oct-18 / 7 Heshvan 5779                                  #668
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 3: Abram & Lot herdsmen quarrel. Lot goes to Jordan plain by Sodom (evil people). God promises Abram land & kids.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 9:4 Wrote Gett, not signed; signed, no date; date, 1 witness; invalid. Wife remarried, kids of 2nd marriage legitimate.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 67: Gentile gives Truma, tithe by rabbinic, not Torah law. Decree so rich won’t transfer produce to them to bypass law.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 10:14 Truma fell into 1 of 2 containers, 1 Truma, 1 ordinary produce (Hulin) & don’t know which, assume fell into Truma.
#HalachaYomi OC 375:3 Pillar > 4 Tefah high in front of porch, owners can’t forbid usage of adjacent courtyard by its residents on Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 7Heshvan: Mikra/Mishna/Talmud/Kabala in Atzilut. Mikra vests itself as far as Asiyah; Mishna, as far as Yetzirah; Talmud, Beriah.
#EmunaYomi 626: The guarding of Shmirat Habrit (holy covenant) is probably the most conducive factor in attaining and preserving Emuna.

 

                Monday / 15-Oct-18 / 6 Heshvan 5779                                  #667
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 2: Pharaoh takes Sarai, Abram benefits, God plagues Pharaoh & house, Pharaoh confronts Abram, sends them away.
#MishnaYomi #Gitin 9:2 Says to wife when gives Gett you’re permitted to all except person who was forbidden to her before, Gett still valid.
#DafYomi #Mnahot 66: Harvesting and counting the Omer should be performed at night, and the bringing of the offering is during the day.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 9:5 Kohen frees servant, servant forbidden in Truma w/ transfer of emancipation bill; also, if obligated to be freed.
#HalachaYomi OC 374:4 Wall between small roof & big roof fully breached before Shabat; can’t bring items from house to the smaller roof.
#TanyaYomi 6Heshvan: Asur = forbidden = bound, can’t rise up. Mutar = permitted = unbound, can be raised. On Shabat, KlipatNoga raised.
#EmunaYomi 625: Shmirat Habrit (holy covenant) means we use our reproductive apparatus only for Mitzvah of procreation and/or marital bliss.

 

               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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