Daily Rambam

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Book One Sefer Mada Book of Knowledge

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Book Eleven  Sefer Nezikin Book of Damages

Book Twelve Sefer Kinyan Book of Acquisitions

Book Thirteen Sefer Mishpatim  Book of Judgments

Book Fourteen Sefer Shoftim – Book of Judges
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Book Two – Sefer Ahava, Book of Love

#Shma
1:4 Before Jacob died, asked sons if with him in Unity of God, they answered Shma, he answered Baruh Shem. Reason we do.
2:10 Can recite Shma in any language that understand. Must be as careful in enunciation in foreign language as in Hebrew.
3:4 Can’t say or even think Shma or any words of Torah or sanctity in bathroom, unclean place or place w/ feces or urine.
4:8 Jews took custom to read Torah, recite Shma even after seminal emission. Just like fire can’t be impure, also Torah.
#Tfila
1:2 Biblical command, duty of men & women to pray to God daily. Supplication, praises, request needs, thank for all.
2:1 In R’ Gamliel’s day, Jewish heretics increased. Greatest need; added Amida blessing asking God to destroy heretics.
3:8 Forgot to pray, unavoidably detained, compensates next immediate prayer time, says Amida 2x. 1st current, makeup 2nd.
4:16 Clear mind of all thoughts, envision standing before God. Don’t rush; not burden. Sit a bit before & after prayer.
5:1 Must have or prevents praying: pure hands; cover nakedness; pure place; remove distractions; proper intent of heart.
6:2 Praying w/ public, don’t make your Amida too long. Can add in middle blessings related requests: health, income, +.
7:14 Must say 100 blessings/day, upon waking 23, w/ Shma 7, Tzitzit 1, Tfilin 1, Amida 3×18=54, Meals 7×2=14. Total=100.
8:1 Communal prayer always heard, even w/ sinners. God doesn’t reject that prayer. Don’t pray alone if can w/ community.
9:7 Can’t say “Just like God is merciful on law of bird’s nest, so should be merciful on us.” They’re decrees, not mercy.
10:1 Prayed & didn’t concentrate, pray 2nd time w/ concentration. Concentrated for 1st blessing, don’t need to repeat.
11:1 Wherever 10 Jews live, must set up place to gather & pray at time of each prayer. Can force each other to build.
12:6 Erred while publicly reading the Torah, even in pronunciation of one letter, must repeat until gets it right.
13:25 Obligated to study the Torah portion that community is reading that week; read 2x in Hebrew, 1x in translation.
14:7 Kohens don’t look at people when do Priestly Blessing; look down. People should face Kohens, but don’t look at face.
15:6 Kohen does Birkat Kohanim even if not careful w/ Mitzvot. Don’t tell wicked: be more wicked & abstain from Mitzva.
#Tfilin
1:8 Torah written on Gvil (whole processed skin); Tfilin on Klaf (thin outer layer); Mezuza on Duchsustos (inner layer).
2:1 Head Tfilin: 4 passages on separate parchments in separate compartments. Arm Tfilin: 4 passages on 1 parchment.
3:2 Head Tfilin: wood block mold, width=length, 3 grooves make 4 projections, soak leather, put in mold between grooves.
4:1 Put head Tfilin on skull point, end hairline, spot where can feel baby’s brain; knot: top of neck, bottom of skull.

 

 

 

 

[old attempt]

Besides the popular Daf Yomi, the daily learning of a folio of the Babylonian Talmud, there are a variety of other daily study schedules. Another one that is gaining popularity in Israel now is the daily study of Maimonides’ magnum opus, the Mishnah Torah. The Rambam Yomi as it’s called involves the study of one chapter a day and completes the entire book in approximately three years. In many senses study of the Rambam is faster and easier. The Mishnah Torah is written in Hebrew which is typically easier than the Aramaic of the Talmud (and there are links to English translations below), furthermore each chapter is generally shorter and more concise than a folio of Talmud. Please feel free to send comments, corrections, feedback, etc. directly to me at bentzispitz at gmail dot com.

Date

Book

Section

Ch

Summary Hebrew Text English translation
Sep 25 ’12

Women

Ishut

1

The Commandment of Marriage; Forbidden Women http://www.mechon-mamre.org/i/4101.htm http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/952874/jewish/Chapter-One.htm
Sep 26 ’12

Women

Ishut

2

Signs that a girl reached age of maturity http://www.mechon-mamre.org/i/4102.htm http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/952875/jewish/Chapter-Two.htm
Sep 27 ’12

Women

Ishut

3

Methods of Marriage http://www.mechon-mamre.org/i/4103.htm http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/952876/jewish/Chapter-Three.htm
Sep 28 ’12

Women

Ishut

4

Obstacles to Marriage http://www.mechon-mamre.org/i/4104.htm http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/952878/jewish/Chapter-Four.htm
Sep 29 ’12

Women

Ishut

5

Sep 30 ’12

Women

Ishut

6

Oct 1 ‘12

Women

Ishut

7

Oct  ’12

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