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                                 Thursday / 9-Aug-18 / 28 Av 5778                                  #600
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 5: Maaser Sheni: tithe of grain, wine & oil, 1st born of cattle & sheep (or their cash equivalent) eaten in Jerusalem.
#MishnaYomi #Sota 1:1 R’ Yehoshua: Man warns wife of his suspicions before 2 witnesses & makes her drink bitter waters on testimony of 2.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 118: Years of presence of Tabernacle in different locations: desert, 39; Gilgal, 14; Nov & Gibeon, 57; Shilo, 369.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 5:1 Took oath that other will or won’t do act, not liable for false oath. Not in his power to keep or nullify. Lashed.
#HalachaYomi OC 340:13 It’s forbidden to break pottery or rip paper on Shabat. It’s like fixing a utensil.
#TanyaYomi 28Av: When “sow” in Holy Land, immediately absorbed in upper world, without obstacles. Nothing interrupts. It’s Heaven’s gate.
#EmunaYomi 558: One of the most tragic examples of stinginess is a stingy husband. It’s a double expression of cruelty & insensitivity.

 

                                 Wednesday / 8-Aug-18 / 27 Av 5778                                  #599
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 4: Kosher animals: split hoof, chews cud. No pig, camel, hyrax, hare. Non-kosher birds list. No carcass. No meat w/ milk.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 9:3 Found corpse buried normally, can move it. Found 2nd, can also move. 3rd: graveyard. Check up to 20 cubits away.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 117: All agree Chatat & Asham sacrifices compulsory & even according to R’ Meir, they’re not sacrificed on private altar.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 4:1 Took oath won’t eat, ate less than olive-size, exempt. Took oath won’t eat this, ate it, even mustard seed, liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 340:9 Forbidden to gather salt from salt fields on Shabat. It’s like labor of gathering. Or anything from place of growth.
#TanyaYomi 27Av: Tree that comes from seed, isn’t like seed at all. Seed gone. Vegetative property of soil united with seed to grow tree.
#EmunaYomi 557: Stingy is disdained by others, seldom has peace at home. Types: stingy w/ others except family; reverse; w/ all -self; all.

 

                                Tuesday / 7-Aug-18 / 26 Av 5778                                  #598
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 3: Don’t follow other gods. Don’t add or subtract commandments. Kill false prophet, enticers to idolatry, idolatrous city.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 9:1 No law of Nazir for non-Jews. There is for women & slaves. Man can’t force wife to violate vow, but can annul.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 116: God hid precious item in His treasury 974 generations before the world was created: Torah, the strength of His people.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 3:1 Compelled to take 1 of these 4 types of oaths, exempt. Can take oath if threatened by robber, murderer or taxman.
#HalachaYomi OC 340:5 Allowed to make a mark with fingernail on a book on Shabat; like a sign, since (only if) impermanent.
#TanyaYomi 26Av: If man conducts himself with kindness, arouses the same above. “With the measure a man metes, it shall be measured to him.”
#EmunaYomi 556: Stinginess is a terrible trait & sign of cruelty. Love of $ blinds from seeing needs of fellow man; even of wife & children.

 

                                  Monday / 6-Aug-18 / 25 Av 5778                                  #597
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 2: Only sacrifice where God tells you. Can eat meat. Don’t eat blood. Must eat tithe where God says. Take care of Levite.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 8:1 Man saw 1 of 2 Nazirs become impure but wasn’t sure which 1, both shave, bring sacrifices for impurity & purity.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 115: R’ Akiva: general & detailed sacrifice laws taught at Mt Sinai, repeated at Ohel Moed, 3rd time at Plains of Moab.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 2:1 Responds Amen to oath or uses any similar language of affirmation to an oath, as if made oath himself & responsible.
#HalachaYomi OC 340:3 Liable if erases space of 2 letters or more on Shabat, whether ink from parchment or wax from notebook.
#TanyaYomi 25Av: “R’ Eliezer gave coin to poor, then prayed.” God is revealed in prayer through act of charity.
#EmunaYomi 555: Emuna key to success in life, not one’s attributes & aptitudes. The more a person is happy with what has, more succeeds.

 

                                  Sunday / 5-Aug-18 / 24 Av 5778                                  #596
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 1: Blessing if listen to God, curses if don’t. Future public event when enter: blessing on Mt Gerizim & curses on Mt Eval.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 7:4 R’ Eliezer/R’ Yehoshua: Any corpse impurity for which Nazir shaves, person liable if enters Temple impure from it.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 114: R’ Huna on early sacrifice: is there action that isn’t fit if done for own sake, but is fit if done not for own sake?
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 1:1 There are 4 types of oaths: futile oaths; false oaths; oaths about a deposit; oaths of testimony.
#HalachaYomi OC 340:1 Forbidden to remove hair, nails on Shabat, by hand or tool. Men always forbidden to pluck white hairs (unlike women).
#TanyaYomi 24Av: Soul’s status depends when & where reincarnated. Every soul of Israel needs to be reincarnated to fulfill all 613 Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 554: “With the Holy One, Blessed be He, anything is possible.”

 

                                     Shabbat / 4-Aug-18 / 23 Av 5778                                  #595
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 7: If keep commands, God will drive out greater & stronger nations from land. Wherever you walk on land, will be yours.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 7:1 Kohen Gadol & Nazir may not become impure for their relatives; only for abandoned dead body. Debate who attends 1st.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 113: Reima, giant creature, nose in Noah’s ark, tied to it by horns, water cooler around Ark allowing it & Og to survive.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 14:1 Positive Mitzva to cover blood of kosher wild beast or of fowl that slaughtered. Say blessing before covering.
#HalachaYomi OC 339:3 Can’t clap hands, slap thighs, dance on Shabat; lest fix musical instrument. Can clap back of hand. Ram”a is lenient.
#TanyaYomi 23Av: After Jacob, God’s light shines openly in all the upright of heart who occupy themselves with Torah and Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 553: Simple shoemaker knew his job in life was to perform his duties the best way he could & to be happy about it – nothing more!

 

                             Friday / 3-Aug-18 / 22 Av 5778                                  #594
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 6: Land about to get is mountains & valleys, water from rain. God’s eyes constantly on this land, start until end of year.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 6:10 Nazir shaved, his offerings found to be invalid, his shaving is invalid & his offerings are ineffective for him.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 112: Until the Tabernacle was established, private altars were permitted & sacrificial service performed by firstborns.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 13:8 Mitzva to send away mother bird applies only to non-domesticated kosher fowl; doves in dovecote, birds in wild.
#HalachaYomi OC 339:1 It is forbidden to ride an animal on Shabat (see above, Chapter 305, Paragraph 18, for the laws of carriages).
#TanyaYomi 22Av: Every single Mitzva subdivides into infinite details. Adam’s soul divisible into innumerable sparks, souls of all Israel.
#EmunaYomi 552: Ibn Ezra failed in all commercial efforts. Gave up & dedicated self to learning Torah. Outcome benefited Jews until today.

 

                                                   Thursday / 2-Aug-18 / 21 Av 5778                                  #593
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 5: What does God want from you? Just to fear Him, walk in all His ways, love Him & serve Him with all your heart & soul.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 6:8 Nazir brought 3 animals for sacrifice: Chatat; Olah; Shlamim. Shaved his hair off & threw it under the cauldron.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 111: R’ Yishmael: libations (that go with sacrifices) weren’t offered while Israel was in the desert. R’ Akiva: they were.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 12:14 Sukot, Pesah, Shavuot, RH: Animal seller must inform buyer if sold mom or daughter so don’t slaughter same day.
#HalachaYomi OC 338:7 Has fruit drying on roof, sees rain coming, can’t let fruit down on Shabat thru trap door, but can cover the fruit.
#TanyaYomi 21Av: Metaphorically, God animates upper & lower worlds & radiates His light from His Name, for He & His Name are One.
#EmunaYomi 551: Story: Rich man feared evil eye. Made crazy investments to lose it, but kept winning. Rabbi explained success up to God.

 

                                             Wednesday / 1-Aug-18 / 20 Av 5778                                  #592
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 4: God to Moshe: Hew 2 stone tablets; I’ll inscribe 10 commandments to replace ones you broke. Tribe of Levi separated.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 6:6 Nazir impurity shaving process: gets sprinkled on 3rd & 7th day, shaves on 7th day, brings sacrifice on 8th day.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 110: Meal offering: handful not removed, sacrificed outside, exempt. Took handful, returned it, sacrificed outside, liable.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 11:15 Some rule if lungs have Sirchot, can’t eat. Incorrect. Never custom in France, Spain, West; causes great loss.
#HalachaYomi OC 338:3 It is permitted to hang and prepare a clock before Shabat that will ring during Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 20Av: 2 types of awes & loves of God. 1st type comes from contemplating God’s greatness. 2nd type is a gift from God.
#EmunaYomi 550: Crazy to be envious of other’s success. Our only choice is whether to observe God’s commandments or not, to do good or not.

 

                                        Tuesday / 31-Jul-18 / 19 Av 5778                                  #591
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 3: God didn’t give you land ‘cuz you were good; previous dwellers were evil. You’re a rebellious & stiff-necked people.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 6:4 If a Nazir drank wine all day, only liable once. If was told “Don’t drink,” “Don’t drink,” liable for each one.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 109: Both fit & unfit sacrifices that became disqualified during Temple service & sacrificed outside courtyard, liable.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 10:13 Even if seems animal will live, if has 1 of conditions that Sages listed as making it Trefe, remains forbidden.
#HalachaYomi OC 338:1 Forbidden to make noise from a musical instrument on Shabat, but can knock on door or make other non-musical sounds.
#TanyaYomi 19Av: Differences in temporal dimensions of past, present, future & all events, come from variations in letter combinations.
#EmunaYomi 549: Challenge of the rich is to develop generosity, humility & trust in God despite wealth. Easier for poor to put hope in God.

 

                                Monday / 30-Jul-18 / 18 Av 5778                                  #590
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 2: Don’t forget God when wealthy & say “strength of my hand built this.” If forget God & follow other gods, will perish.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 6:2 A Nazir is also liable if had only wine, or only grapes, or only Chartsanim, or only Zagim (grape skin & pits).
#DafYomi #Zvahim 108: There’s a greater stringency regarding slaughtering outside Temple courtyard than offering outside, & vice-versa.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 9:1 Psuka: if skin around marrow of spinal cord severed, Trefe. If skin split lengthwise or perforated, Kosher.
#HalachaYomi OC 336:13 Can’t use side of tree, like to lean ladder on it. “Side of side”, like peg in tree, ladder or basket on it, can use.
#TanyaYomi 18Av: 2 soul types in Israel: Torah scholars & those occupied w/ Tzedaka & kindness. Scholars not enough to bring God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 548: Test of poverty is hard. But sign that it’s personal path to get close to God. With Emuna, knows it’s for ultimate good.

 

                                                   Sunday / 29-Jul-18 / 17 Av 5778                                  #589
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 1: Follow God, blessed. Will get land of wheat, barley, vines, figs, pomegranates, olive oil, honey. Stones iron, copper.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 6:1 A Nazir is prohibited from 3 things: becoming ritually impure, cutting his hair, and any grape products.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 107: R’ Yehoshua: Can sacrifice even if no Temple; eat sacred offering even if no curtain; eat lesser ones even if no wall.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 8:9 Animal terrified to extent that lung shriveled up: if result of natural phenomena, Kosher; if man-induced, Trefe.
#HalachaYomi OC 336:10 Can smell attached myrtle leaf on Shabat; but Etrog, apple or any edible thing, can’t smell if attached, lest pick.
#TanyaYomi 17Av: Immensely great contraction (Tzimtzum) when “Heavens made by God’s word & all their hosts w/ mouth’s breath,” at creation.
#EmunaYomi 547: Poor most likely needs soul correction that requires humility, Emuna, trust in God & constant prayer. Poverty is what needs.

 

                                             Shabbat / 28-Jul-18 / 16 Av 5778                                  #588
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 7: God will drive Canaanites out. Don’t intermarry. Chose you, least of all nations; keeping promise to Forefathers.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 5:5 Person approaches 2 others, 1 says I’m Nazir if it’s so-and-so, other says I’m Nazir if it’s not. Debate who’s Nazir.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 106: R’ Avin/R’ Elazar: Wherever the Torah says “Hishamer” (observe), “Pen” (lest), or “Al” (don’t), it’s a prohibition.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 7:7 Inflate lungs, if makes sound, place item on it; if flutters, Trefe. Can’t find, put in water, if bubbles, Trefe.
#HalachaYomi OC 336:7 It’s forbidden to uproot a plant on Shabat, even from a potted plant with no holes at bottom of pot.
#EmunaYomi 546: Take a good look at what you do best & develop the special tools that God gave you. If you’re jealous means not on own task.
#TanyaYomi 16Av: This world created by letter Heh. Multitude of infinite worlds from infinite combinations of 22 letters of God’s word.

 

                                        Friday / 27-Jul-18 / 15 Av 5778                                  #587
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 6: Shma Israel, God is our God, 1. Love Him w/ all heart, soul, means. Words on heart, teach sons, in house, on way.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 5:4 Vowed to be Nazir, went to bring sacrifice, but animal was stolen: if stolen after vow, still Nazir; before vow, not.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 105: Item makes impure by contact, count 1st & 2nd degrees of impurity (i.e. 1st who touches it, touches 2nd, also impure).
#RambamYomi #Shechita 6:1 Nekuva: if puncture of any size reaches inner cavity of 11 organs, Trefe, can’t eat the animal.
#HalachaYomi OC 336:4 Careful not to throw seeds on Shabat where may grow. If give to chickens, only give amount they’ll eat in day or 2.
#EmunaYomi 545: Blind Helen Keller not handicapped; critical for her soul correction. 1 person’s handicap is 2nd’s springboard to greatness.
#TanyaYomi 15Av: Upper Heh has “length & width”; indicates faculty of Bina, expansion of concealed intellect to manifestation/apprehension.

 

                                                    Thursday / 26-Jul-18 / 14 Av 5778                                  #586
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 5: Israel scared will die from God’s voice. Ask Moshe to be intermediary. God: ok. Gives details of Torah to Moshe.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 5:1 Bet Shamai says: Property that was sanctified by mistake remains sanctified. Bet Hillel says: it’s not sanctified.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 104: Bulls, goats burned per Mitzva, do in place of ashes, make garments impure. If unfit, burn in Bira, don’t make impure.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 5:2 8 maladies that if affect animal, Trefe & can’t eat: Drusa; Nekuva; Haseira; Netula; Psuka; Kerua; Nefula; Shbura.
#HalachaYomi OC 336:1 Forbidden to climb trees on Shabat or hang anything on them or use anything connected to the ground.
#EmunaYomi 544: Jealousy indication that one hasn’t yet started living a purposeful life. When gaze at other people’s gifts, fail to develop our own.
#TanyaYomi 14Av: Soul’s Will is “form” of change in pronunciation. Their “externality” = breath from heart; makes simple sounds from throat.

 

                                       Wednesday / 25-Jul-18 / 13 Av 5778                                  #585
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 4: 10 commands: God; no others; don’t take in vain; Sabbath; parents; don’t: murder; adultery; steal; false; covet.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 4:7 Case where dad & son both Nazirs, dad died, left $ for vow. Son shaves based on dad’s Nazir vow; daughter doesn’t.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 103: Sacrifice disqualified before flaying, Kohens don’t get hide, burn it; after flaying, keep it. R’ Hanina: never burnt.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 4:2 Jew doesn’t know 5 factors that disqualify & laws of Shechita, even if slaughters correctly, forbidden to eat it.
#HalachaYomi OC 335:5 Fruits dispersed in courtyard on Shabat, pick up 1 by 1 & eat. Don’t put into basket unless they all fell in 1 area.
#EmunaYomi 543: Know that have unique soul with own special task & soul correction on earth. God gives qualities & conditions to achieve.
#TanyaYomi 13Av: Ability to pronounce letters & vowels transcends apprehended & comprehended intellect; it’s from hidden intellect in soul.

 

                                    Tuesday / 24-Jul-18 / 12 Av 5778                                  #584
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 3: Moshe set apart 3 cities of refuge: Bezer in desert of Ruben, Ramot in Gilad of Gad, Golan in Bashan of Menashe.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 4:5 Rebbi: Even if shaving her head for purifying process, man can annul wife’s Nazir vow. Says can’t be w/ shaved woman.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 102: Allowed to think about Torah in all places, except for in the bathhouse & toilet. Involuntary thought different.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 3:1 5 factors disqualify slaughter; Shechita fundamental to guard against: Shehiya; Drisa; Halada; Hagrama; Ikur.
#HalachaYomi OC 334:27 A burning coal in place where can hurt many, permitted to extinguish whether it’s metal or wood. Rambam forbids wood.
#EmunaYomi 542: Anger often result of moral & spiritual laziness. Not willing to rise to challenges that God presents for person’s benefit.
#TanyaYomi 12Av: Supernal Panim only radiates downward thru arousal from below, thru charity, called peace; especially to land of Israel.

 

                                                  Monday / 23-Jul-18 / 11 Av 5778                                  #583
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 2: Nations will hear your Law & say what a smart & wise people; God close. 10 commandments intro. Beware idolatry.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 4:2 Man to wife: I’m Nazir; & you? she agrees. Can annul hers. She says I’m Nazir; & you? he agrees. Can’t annul hers.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 101: Argument Moses vs Aaron: Moses didn’t try to justify self, not embarrassed to say I heard the law, but I forgot it.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 2:13 Attached knife to water-wheel, correctly cut animal’s neck: if man caused water to flow, kosher only 1st turn.
#HalachaYomi OC 334:24 Debate how to put out Shabat-fire: Some say can’t, some say with any liquid except water, some say with water ok.
#EmunaYomi 541: Must work very hard to escape spiritual abyss of anger. Repentance is only effective when learning Emuna & overcoming anger.
#TanyaYomi 11Av: If gives Tzedaka from depths of heart, disburses fruit of his toil & gives to God w/ joy, redeems his soul from the pit.

 

                                                     Sunday / 22-Jul-18 / 10 Av 5778                                  #582
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 1: Moshe: God, let me into land. God: No. See from mount. Joshua will lead them. Don’t add or subtract commandments.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 4:1 Says I’m Nazir, friend heard & said me too, other heard, said me too, they’re all Nazirs. 1st released, all released.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 100: Day heard of relatives death like burial day, prohibitions of Shiva & Shloshim period. Immerses, has sacrifice in eve.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 1:23 Shochet must check knife tip, sides before slaughter. Pass back & forth on finger & nail. Can’t have any blemish.
#HalachaYomi OC 334:21 Holy texts written by Apikorsim, idolaters, aren’t saved from Shabat house-fire & even during weekday burn them.
#EmunaYomi 540: When person gets angry, soul departs, dark-side forces of evil instantly fill void of soul’s exit & gain control of person.
#TanyaYomi 10Av: Mesiah, emergence of Shechina from exile, captivity, will come when unexpected by Israel, during depths of heart’s service.

 

                                              Shabbat / 21-Jul-18 / 9 Av 5778                                  #581
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 7: Moshe to Joshua: What God did to 2 kings, He will do same for all kings you fight. Don’t fear, God fighting for you.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 3:6 Queen Hilni vowed to be Nazir 7 yrs if son returned from war. He returned, she was Nazir 7 yrs, + 7 more in Israel.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 99: Rava: possible to safeguard item from becoming impure (Tamei), but didn’t safeguard it from becoming unfit (Pasul).
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 17:31 Forbidden to delay relieving oneself; makes soul detestable, besides bringing on self severe illnesses.
#HalachaYomi OC 334:18 All items permitted to save from Shabat house fire, can save from flooding or any occurrence that would cause loss.
#EmunaYomi 539: Anger resembles a spiritual acid that literally corrodes the soul. Zohar: anger, “false god,” chases away a soul’s holiness.
#TanyaYomi 9Av: “Seek the Pnimiyut of the heart.” Depth of the heart transcends knowledge & reason that heart can contemplate. Spark of God.

 

                                                    Friday / 20-Jul-18 / 8 Av 5778                                  #580
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 6: Sihon & Og’s lands conquered. Og last of Refaim (giant). Moshe gave land to Ruben, Gad & .5 Menase. Mt Hermon names.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 3:4 Says I’m a 100-day Nazir, became impure on day 100, cancels all 100 days. R’ Eliezer: only cancels 30 days.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 98: Just as Chatat brought only from non-sacred animals, during day & w/ right hand, so too, all sacrifices mentioned.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 16:1 Ratios to nullify forbidden food depends. If leaven, spice or important, slightest amount forbids whole mixture.
#HalachaYomi OC 334:15 Can save holy book covering w/ book & Tfilin case w/ tfilin from Shabat house fire, even if there’s money in it.
#EmunaYomi 538: The Zohar teaches that even if learned much Torah and performed many good deeds, loses all merit by succumbing to anger.
#TanyaYomi 8Av: “He who sows Tzedakot (charities), brings forth Yeshuot (salvations),” as the wish of he who seeks it.

 

                                                   Thursday / 19-Jul-18 / 7 Av 5778                                  #579
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 5: Don’t provoke people of Esau, Moab, Amon, they’re afraid of you, but land belongs to them, conquered from giants.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 3:1 Says I’m a Nazir, shaves on day 31. If shaved on day 30, ok; unless said I’m a 30-day Nazir, shaving on 30th not ok.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 97: Rava: A positive Mitzva doesn’t override a prohibition that relates to the Temple.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 15:5 Cases where a forbidden food mixed w/ permitted food is nullified may need ratio of 60:1, 100:1 or 200:1.
#HalachaYomi OC 334:13 Some say, since Megilat Esther doesn’t mention God, if not proper parchment type, don’t save from Shabat house fire.
#EmunaYomi 537: Anger has more of a negative effect on the body and the soul than all the transgressions of the Torah.
#TanyaYomi 7Av: Just as w/ chain mail each scale adds up to form large mail = w/ charity; each coin adds up. Fills gaps. Protects vs arrows.

 

                                               Wednesday / 18-Jul-18 / 6 Av 5778                                  #578
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 4: Decree to wander. Ignore & attempt to conquer land. Failed. Stayed in Kadesh then desert by Red Sea, circled Mt Seir.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 2:9 Says I’m Nazir & I’ll be Nazir once I have a son: Started own term & son born, completes his term, then does for son.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 96: Need to scour & rinse whole vessel that meat cooked in. Unlike laundering blood-spot, not whole cloth; doesn’t spread.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 14:13 When eat from forbidden food because of desire or hungry, liable. If lost in desert & nothing else to eat, ok.
#HalachaYomi OC 334:11 Some say, “all items saved from Shabat house fire,” refers to public courtyard, but to private courtyard, no limit.
#EmunaYomi 536: Spiritual awareness: cognizance that God runs world, does all for purpose. Nothing in the world is random or coincidental.
#TanyaYomi 6Av: Closer gets to God, humbler needs to be. To followers: don’t be haughty in relation to brethren. Speak softly.

 

                                                  Tuesday / 17-Jul-18 / 5 Av 5778                                  #577
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 3: People had asked Moshe, send scouts ahead. He chose 1/tribe. Feared. Faithless. All punished except Caleb & Joshua.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 2:7 Says I’m a Nazir once I have a son: if has son, becomes a Nazir; had daughter, Tumtum or Androginos, not a Nazir.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 95: If applied the 7 abrasive substances as laundering agents out of the prescribed order, or all together, ineffective.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 13:8 Can give wine to non-Jew to safekeep in closed container, if has 2 distinguishing marks, “seal within a seal.”
#HalachaYomi OC 334:6 When said only save 3 meals-worth from Shabat house fire, was if 2 utensils. In 1 utensil can take unlimited meals.
#EmunaYomi 535: Difficulties are God’s messages. Immensely gratifying to get message from God, understand it & take necessary action.
#TanyaYomi 5Av: Request to followers: businessmen shouldn’t lead weekday prayers; lead Shabat prayers when can extend heart’s devotion.

 

                                             Monday / 16-Jul-18 / 4 Av 5778                                  #576
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 2: Moshe: I couldn’t handle the burden of leading you myself. Appointed leaders/judges of 1000, 100, 50, 10 & officers.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 2:5 Says I’m Nazir & I’ll shave a Nazir; friend heard & said me too & I’ll shave a Nazir. If smart, shave each other.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 94: Rava: What I said before that can launder shoe on Shabat is wrong. Rather, can put water on shoes but not launder them.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 12:17 Jew left non-Jew in store, if Jew comes & goes, wine kosher. If tells non-Jew will travel, wine forbidden.
#HalachaYomi OC 334:5 House on fire on Shabat, save amount of food for sick, elderly or glutton as for average person.
#EmunaYomi 534: When disappointed, realize overcoming life’s difficulties is reason we’re alive on this earth. Don’t be angry; get to work.
#TanyaYomi 4Av: Halacha study gives power to faculty of loins to support faculty of head & arms; time to do so is at Shacharit prayer.

 

                                                             Sunday / 15-Jul-18 / 3 Av 5778                                  #575
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 1: Yr 40, month 12, day 1, after smote Kings Sihon & Og, Moshe retells: God said leave Horeb (Mt Sinai) & go to Canaan.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 2:4 Say I’m Nazir on condition that can still drink wine & become impure via corpses, becomes a Nazir, still forbidden.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 93: R’ Akiva: passed vessel of purification water over place of ritually impure item, as if resting it there; now impure.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 11:8 If non-Jew touched wine, Jew prohibited to drink it. If was idolatrous non-Jew, can’t even benefit from it.
#HalachaYomi OC 334:1 House on fire Friday night, can remove needs for 3 meals from house; Shabat morning, take 2 meals-worth; afternoon, 1.
#EmunaYomi 533: Even if suffer extreme injustice, by focusing on God & remembering that all He does is for ultimate benefit, not angered.
#TanyaYomi 3Av: Blessed followers’ Talmud completion: There’s no good but Torah; God’s Torah is whole. May mankind know Oral Torah’s might.

 

                                              Shabbat / 14-Jul-18 / 2 Av 5778                                  #574
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 7: Inadvertent murderer laws. Menashe men worried if Bnot Zlofhad marry out of tribe. God: need to marry in tribe.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 2:1 Says I’m Nazir from figs: B Shamai: Nazir; B Hilel: Not. R’ Yehuda: B Shamai means when says they’re sacrifice on me.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 92: Shmuel: unintentional act, agrees w/ R’ Shimon, not liable; labor not for own sake, agrees w/ R’ Yehuda, liable.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 10:2 Hadash (new grain): Can’t eat of 5 grains before Nisan 16. Applies in Israel & Diaspora, w/ or w/o Temple.
#HalachaYomi OC 333:1 Can’t clear storehouse of grain or wine on Shabat, unless for Mitzva, even though can take from it for consumption.
#EmunaYomi 532: Everyone desires to break away from chains of anger, but few really succeed. Key to removing anger from our lives is Emuna.
#TanyaYomi 2Av: 70yrs of Job’s pain incomparable to even brief pain of soul in Gehinom. Mild pain in this world saves from severe in next.

 

                                                          Friday / 13-Jul-18 / 1 Av 5778                                  #573
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 6: List of new tribe leaders that will inherit the land. Levite cities & Cities of Refuge for inadvertent murderers.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 1:6 Says I’m Nazir from here to there, figure how long takes; if < 30 days, Nazir 30 days; if more, then that, # of days.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 91: “Duun Mina Umina” (Infer from it & from it) Infer in 1 spot, apply broadly; or “Duun Mina vOkei Beatra,” apply locally.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 9:1 Forbidden to cook meat & milk together, eat it, or benefit from it. Must bury it. Even its ashes are forbidden.
#HalachaYomi OC 332:1 It is prohibited to assist in birthing an animal on Shabbat.
#EmunaYomi 531: Anger can be unfounded or apparently justified. Apparently justified anger condemned; all forms should clearly be avoided.
#TanyaYomi 1Av: Remembering previous sins shouldn’t make one sad; should be happy, but not haughty. Be humble.

 

                                        Thursday / 12-Jul-18 / 29 Tamuz 5778                                  #572
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 5: God: evict Canaan, destroy idolatry. If not, they’ll harass you & I’ll punish you. Borders. 2.5 tribes get land.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 1:5 Said: I’ll be Nazir like box-full. Check intent. If meant for period, Nazir 30 days. If meant simply, Nazir for life.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 90: Chatat (sin offerings) precede Asham (guilt offerings) except for Asham Mezora ‘cuz it comes to make him ritually fit.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 8:11 9 kosher butchers, 1 not, doesn’t know from which got, can’t eat. Meat found on street & most stores kosher, ok.
#HalachaYomi OC 331:8 Man who never performed a Brit Mila, shouldn’t do so for 1st time on Shabat. If did once, ok, even if he’s boy’s dad.
#EmunaYomi 530: Anger destroys lives. Anger ranges from quiet fuming embers in the heart to outward rage and expressions of violence.
#TanyaYomi 29Tamuz: God unlike man. God generously & constantly pardons sin, even if man returns & sins multiple times; as long as repents.

 

                                   Wednesday / 11-Jul-18 / 28 Tamuz 5778                                  #571
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 4: Moshe makes deal. Ruben & Gad build cities for kids, pens for animals, will lead army, return when conquer land.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 1:2 Eternal Nazir vs Samson Nazir: Eternal: can cut hair if heavy & brings sacrifices; Samson Nazir: never cuts hair.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 89: Whatever is more frequent, comes before less frequent: Daily offering before Shabat Musaf, before RoshHodesh’s. etc.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 7:5 3 types of forbidden fat, liable for Karet if eat: fat on digestive organs; on kidneys; on flanks. Tail-fat ok.
#HalachaYomi OC 331:6 Can’t violate Shabat for Brit Mila implements that could’ve prepared before Shabat; like carrying knife from outside.
#EmunaYomi 529: With Emuna, confident that God listens & never forsakes us. Knowing can turn to God always, person is always happy.
#TanyaYomi 28Tamuz: The Heart harbors contrary emotions simultaneously: humility, the state Tshuva Tata’a, as well as gladness.

 

                                          Tuesday / 10-Jul-18 / 27 Tamuz 5778                                  #570
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 3: Tribes of Ruben & Gad want land east of River. Moshe unhappy. They offer to lead conquest of Canaan, then return.
#MishnaYomi #Nazir 1:1 Any colloquial term used for a Nazir (Nazirite: abstains from grape products, corpse impurity & cutting hair), valid.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 88: Kohen garb atones for: tunic-murder; pants-adultery; mitznefet-arrogance; belt-thoughts; efod-idolatry; robe-gossip.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 6:10 Meat doesn’t release all its blood unless salted & washed thoroughly. Wash, salt, wash until exit water clean.
#HalachaYomi OC 331:4 A Brit Mila that will not be done on time (on the 8th day), does not permit the violation of Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 528: The power of Emuna is vast. With Emuna, fears nothing. Retains composure under stress and meets challenges with a smile.
#TanyaYomi 27Tamuz: Lower Return/Tshuva Tata’a must precede Prayer/Tfila state of Higher Return/Tshuva Ila’a to arouse divine compassion.

 

                                       Monday / 9-Jul-18 / 26 Tamuz 5778                                  #569
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 2: Moshe upset w/ officers for sparing women. Has women killed. Soldiers & articles purified. Count & split plunder.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 11:11 If wife vowed not to benefit from her dad or his dad if she makes anything for husband, husband can annul vow.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 87: From verses, learn that not only does the Altar sanctify items that touch it, but so do the ramp & the service vessels.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 5:14 Did Shchita, found living fetus in animal, doesn’t need Shchita (can kill other way), unless steps on ground.
#HalachaYomi OC 331:1 All needs of (timely) Brit Mila are done on Shabat, including cutting, separating, withdrawing blood & putting cumin.
#EmunaYomi 527: Emuna is growth power. Moving force that helps person achieve personal gain more than anything else in the universe.
#TanyaYomi 26Tamuz: Superior form of Tshuva, cleaving of spirit to spirit thru intellectual Torah study, physically perform kind acts.

 

                                       Sunday / 8-Jul-18 / 25 Tamuz 5778                                  #568
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 1: Oath laws for men & women. War vs. Midian. 1000 men/tribe attack & win. Kill 5 kings & Bilaam. A lot of plunder.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 11:8 His son-in-law vowed won’t benefit from him, can gift just to daughter on condition that son-in-law has no share.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 86: On holidays, Altar ashes removed at end of 1st watch. By time of rooster’s call, Temple courtyard was full of Jews.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 4:8 Can’t eat animal (after proper slaughter) if was dead (Nevela) or about to die (Trefa) no matter what the cause.
#HalachaYomi OC 330:7 Baby born on Shabat, do all medical requirements, bath, cut cord; not if not fully formed; only if has hair & nails.
#EmunaYomi 526: By focusing on God rather than self, breaks self-persecution cycle. Be aware that all is from God & for ultimate good.
#TanyaYomi 25Tamuz: Violate covenant thru wasteful emission causes mind-blemish. Rectification to occupy self w/ Torah, derives from Wisdom.

 

                                           Shabbat / 7-Jul-18 / 24 Tamuz 5778                                  #567
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 7: Sacrifices: month 7, day 15 (Sukot) 13 bulls, 2 rams, 14 lambs, 1 goat. Each day/7 days:1 bull less. 8th: 1,1,7,1.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 11:6 She vows off figs & grapes; if he upholds figs, whole vow upheld. Annulled figs, not, until annuls grapes too.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 85: R’ Hanina: bones, tendons, horns & hooves: if attached, ascend Altar & sacrificed w/ rest of animal; detached, no.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 3:5 Can nurse infant ’til age 4 or 5. If weaned 3+ days & healthy, don’t nurse if over 24 months; less, nurses again.
#HalachaYomi OC 330:4 3 days after childbirth violate Shabat for her, even if says don’t. From 3 to 7 days, if she says don’t, we don’t.
#EmunaYomi 525: Self-persecution begins when say: I didn’t succeed. Right way to say: God doesn’t want me to succeed right now; for best.
#TanyaYomi 24Tamuz: After cleansing spirit passes over & purifies sinners, their souls are enabled to return to God Himself & cleave to Him.

 

                                       Friday / 6-Jul-18 / 23 Tamuz 5778                                  #566
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 6: Order of sacrifices for Pesah + week of, 1st fruits (Shavuot), 7th month: 1st day (Rosh Hashana), 10th (Yom Kipur).
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 11:5 Wife vowed & he thought was daughter, or viceversa, or confused content of vow & annulled, annul again when clear.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 84: Rava: can volunteer meal offering on any day, even w/o offering libations & animal offering that normal goes w/ it.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 2:1 Camel, pig, rabbit, hare, chew cud or split hoofs; can’t eat them & certainly not any animal w/ no kosher sign.
#HalachaYomi OC 330:1 Consider woman in labor dangerously ill; violate Shabat for all her needs. Better if violate in abnormal way.
#EmunaYomi 524: To break cycle of sadness, stop persecuting self. Need Emuna, talk to God in serious personal prayer, can lift from sadness.
#TanyaYomi 23Tamuz: Due to lofty origins of God’s Attributes of Compassion, can correct all person’s defects, cleansing them of their sins.

 

                                   Thursday / 5-Jul-18 / 22 Tamuz 5778                                  #565
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 5: Daily burnt offering of 1 yr lambs, morning & evening; Shabat, + 2 lambs; Rosh Hodesh, + 2 bulls, 1 ram, 7 lambs.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 11:2 Wife vows off produce from 1 region, bring her from another; from 1 shop, bring her from another; only 1, annuls.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 83: R’ Yehoshua: Item fit to burn on Altar, if became unfit & put on Altar, keep there. R’ Gamliel: keep even if not burnt.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 1:2 Chews cud, no teeth on upper jaw. Chews cud, has split hoofs, except camel. Split hoofs, chews cud, except pig.
#HalachaYomi OC 329:9 All who go out on Shabat to save someone in mortal peril, return to their place with their weapons.
#EmunaYomi 523: Emuna says: God can help me this very minute; & even if decides not to, it’s still for the best.
#TanyaYomi 22Tamuz: Many small sins, even 1 many times can be as damaging or more than 1 of more serious sins. Obscure & block God’s light.

 

                                    Wednesday / 4-Jul-18 / 21 Tamuz 5778                                  #564
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 4: God: Zlofhad’s girls inherit. Inheritance laws. Moshe, go up mountain & die. Moshe: appoint new leader. God: Joshua.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 11:1 Husband can annul wife’s vows that involve self-denial, like: If I bathe or I don’t; If I adorn myself or I don’t.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 82: Parable: Student mixed wine w/ hot water for teacher. Teacher said: mix me another. Means w/ either hot or cold water.
#RambamYomi #Biah 22:1 Man forbidden to be secluded w/ any woman that’s prohibited to him. Only exceptions are mom w/ son; dad w/ daughter.
#HalachaYomi OC 329:5 Building collapsed on Shabat, found people on top dead, continue to remove rubble on Shabat to find other survivors.
#EmunaYomi 522: People sad, depressed, because feel they’re failures, lack hope. Product of negative thoughts, self-persecution, lack Emuna.
#TanyaYomi 21Tamuz: Brake SitraAchra w/ broken heart by becoming “master of accounting,” concentrate intellect deeply for a time every day.

 

                                            Tuesday / 3-Jul-18 / 20 Tamuz 5778                                  #563
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 3: Detail future tribal lots. Levite census. Zelofhad’s daughters, Mahla, Noa, Hogla, Milca, Tirtza ask for inheritance.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 10:7 “Husband upholds (vows) & annuls them.” Entered category of upholding, can annul; if can’t uphold, can’t annul.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 81: “Whether it be ox or sheep, it is God’s,” Vayikra 27:26; “it is” teaches that firstborn sacrificed but not substitute.
#RambamYomi #Biah 21:2 Man is forbidden to motion w/ hands, feet, eyes, joke, smell perfume or gaze at a woman that’s prohibited to him.
#HalachaYomi OC 329:1 Any threat of life suspends Shabat laws & if quick, praiseworthy. Saw deadly fire in other courtyard, can extinguish.
#EmunaYomi 521: Yetzer Hara’s prime ploy is to magnify person’s faults & conceal good points. If realized good points would always be happy.
#TanyaYomi 20Tamuz: Auspicious time for arousal of divine mercies is Tikun Chatzot, midnight prayer. Evil is crushed through a broken heart.

 

                                           Monday / 2-Jul-18 / 19 Tamuz 5778                                  #562
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 2: Census of 20+ yr old men including details: Datan/Aviram, Korah (son’s didn’t die), Zelofhad’s girls, Serah: 601,730.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 10:4 Sage would say to daughter before wedding: All vows you’ve made in my home are null. Groom would say similar.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 80: Mixed sacrifices: Put blood 4x on Altar, violate “Don’t add” & did act; put 1, violate “Don’t diminish” but didn’t act.
#RambamYomi #Biah 20:2 Kohen w/ established lineage: 2 witnesses state he’s Kohen of unbroken descent of Kohen who served at Temple Altar.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:47 A bone that came out of its place on Shabat can be put back.
#EmunaYomi 520: More that forget God, more fears those forces & succumbs to anger, anxiety & impatience, depression & despair.
#TanyaYomi 19Tamuz: When sinner repents, removes SitraAchra’s life-force & returns flow issuing from God to its proper place.

 

                                         Sunday / 1-Jul-18 / 18 Tamuz 5778                                  #561
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 1: God praises Pinhas for killing Zimri & Kosbi. Says to attack Midian for plot. Orders Moshe & Elazar take new census.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 10:2 Advantage of husband over dad in vows: Husband can annul wife’s vows when she reaches adulthood, but father can’t.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 79: Elder Hillel wrapped Pesach offering, Matza & Maror together on the Seder night & ate it. Says “Eat w/ Matza & Maror.”
#RambamYomi #Biah 19:17 Says other not Jew, suspect accuser. Person brazen, cruel, hates people, suspect that perhaps not Jew but Givoni.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:45 Allowed to whisper upon snakes & scorpions on Shabat so that they won’t harm. It isn’t considered a type of trapping.
#EmunaYomi 519: When forget about God, fall into fear of natural forces, human or otherwise, which perceive as obstacles to what want.
#TanyaYomi 18Tamuz: Good & vitality that man gets when commits evil comes from SitraAchra. Can choose to get from there or from holiness.

 

                                        Shabbat / 30-Jun-18 / 17 Tamuz 5778                                  #560
#ParshaYomi #Balak 7: Bilaam: more on Israel & others. Israeli men sleep w/ Moabites. God furious. Pinhas kills leader. Plague kills 24,000.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 9:10 Man vowed not to marry girl. R’ Yishmael had girl beautified, asked, is this the girl? Man: no. Released from vow.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 78: Mix forbidden items, nullify each other; forbidden flavor forbids permitted item D’rabanan; Safek warning not warning.
#RambamYomi #Biah 18:7 Adulteress forbidden to husband. Israelite’s wife raped, returns to husband. Kohen’s wife raped, forbidden to him.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:42 Can’t exercise body on Shabat so that will exert & sweat. Can’t push baby’s stomach to get it to excrete.
#EmunaYomi 518: Anger expresses a lack of Emuna, when a person fails to acknowledge that God’s Divine Providence is for the very best.
#TanyaYomi 17Tamuz: Jacob compared to rope w/ upper & lower end. Sin separates & cuts from 613 strands connecting flow of God to man.

 

                                                  Friday / 29-Jun-18 / 16 Tamuz 5778                                  #559
#ParshaYomi #Balak 6: Same rite & result 3rd time @ Peak of Peor. Balak furious, says: get lost! Bilaam: told u can only say what God says.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 9:8 Konam vow off wine because bad for stomach; was told, but old wine good for stomach, released for old & all wine.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 77: Ravina to R’ Rehumi: you are confusing lambs with rams! 1st year lamb can’t bring as Asham Talui, need 2nd year ram.
#RambamYomi #Biah 17:1 3 women prohibited to all Kohens: divorcee; Zonah (defined Ch18); Chalalah (see Ch19). To Kohen Gadol, those 3+widow.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:39 Can’t use vomitive, even on weekday, causes loss of food. If feel unwell, can use on weekday; on Shabat use finger.
#EmunaYomi 517: R’ Nachman of Breslov: sadness is statement of complaint when angry with God for not giving him what he wants.
#TanyaYomi 16Tamuz: Man’s soul also 4 stages: hidden concept; intelligence; emotions lead to service of God, Torah, Mitzvot w/ speech, deed.

 

                                   Thursday / 28-Jun-18 / 15 Tamuz 5778                                  #558
#ParshaYomi #Balak 5: Balak takes Bilaam to 2nd place to curse, Field of Seers. Again builds altars & brings sacrifices. Blessings come out.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 9:6 At first, vow could be canceled for Shabat & YomTov. R’ Akiva: vow that’s partially released, releases completely.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 76: R’ Eliezer: Can’t bring leaven or honey as a ‘pleasing aroma’ (an offering), but can bring them as ‘wood’ (to burn).
#RambamYomi #Biah 16:12 Male of any species can’t take potion to cause lose of sexual potency. Woman permitted to to prevent conception.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:37 Food & drink that healthy people eat, can have for medicinal reasons on Shabat. If healthy people don’t eat it, no.
#EmunaYomi 516: Don’t fall into despair trap. Destroy sadness by asking for God’s help, strengthen Emuna, smile at wife; smile encourages.
#TanyaYomi 15Tamuz: Tetragrammaton: Yud, God’s wisdom; Heh, extension, flow to concealed worlds; Vav, God’s Attributes; Heh, Dominion.

 

                                    Wednesday / 27-Jun-18 / 14 Tamuz 5778                                  #557
#ParshaYomi #Balak 4: Bilaam has Balak build 7 altars on Bamot Baal & sacrifice 7 bulls & 7 rams. Bilaam utters blessings instead of curses.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 9:5 R’ Akiva to man reneging: Even if you have to sell the hair of your head, you must pay your wife her Ktuva.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 75: R’ Eliezer: Any amount of purification water sprinkled on person, purifies; even 1/2 water fit & 1/2 unfit, purifies.
#RambamYomi #Biah 15:9 Convert marries Jewess or Jew marries female convert, child Jew in all respects & prohibited to marry Mamzer.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:34 On Shabat, a woman is prohibited to express breast-milk into a cup or a pot to then feed it to her child.
#EmunaYomi 515: If husband sees wife sad & he becomes gloomy too, their problems get worse. God’s presence leaves & forfeits His help.
#TanyaYomi 14Tamuz: Big difference breath when speak vs forceful blowing. When speak, tiny bit of lifeforce; when blow, from deep within.

 

                                             Tuesday / 26-Jun-18 / 13 Tamuz 5778                                  #556
#ParshaYomi #Balak 3: Bilaam rides. Angel blocks way 3 times; donkey sees, Bilaam doesn’t. Donkey talks. Bilaam sees angel, allowed to go.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 9:2 R’ Eliezer: give vow opening for new fact; i.e. said won’t benefit from man who then became scribe. Sages: forbid.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 74: A ring of idolatry that got mixed up w/ 100 permitted rings & 1 of them fell into the Great Sea, all others permitted.
#RambamYomi #Biah 14:1 Non-Jew wants to convert. Ask him why. Don’t know that Jews persecuted? If says knows & wants anyway, accept him.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:30 Dislocated hand or foot on Shabat, don’t rub it a lot w/ cold water, as that fixes it. If washed normally fixes, ok.
#EmunaYomi 514: When meet challenge of problem w/ Emuna & optimism, overcome sadness, depression & worry that only makes matters worse.
#TanyaYomi 13Tamuz: Sinner liable to punishment of Karet dies by 50; death at hands of Heaven by 60, though we see many guilty live longer.

 

                                          Monday / 25-Jun-18 / 12 Tamuz 5778                                  #555
#ParshaYomi #Balak 2: Bilaam to Balak’s men: can’t come. Balak calls again. God to Bilaam: go, but will only be able to say what I tell you.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 9:1 R’ Eliezer: give opening to vow for honor of parents. Sages: true only when vow on matter between child & parents.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 73: Any item that is counted, even if prohibited by rabbinic law, can’t be nullified; all the more so Torah prohibitions.
#RambamYomi #Biah 13:5 Nowadays, when non-Jew wants to convert, needs circumcision & immersion. When Temple is rebuilt, brings sacrifice.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:27 Can put a bandage on Shabat on a wound that has healed, as it is only protecting the wound.
#EmunaYomi 513: Yetzer Hara about I, me; inflates egotism, despair, heresy. Yetzer Hatov about God; gives Emuna, encouragement, optimism.
#TanyaYomi 12Tamuz: Should complete once during lifespan # of fasts for grave sins. Can do during shorter winter days & until past noon.

 

                            Sunday / 24-Jun-18 / 11 Tamuz 5778                                  #554
#ParshaYomi #Balak 1: Moab’s King Balak scared of Israel. Sends messengers to sorcerer Bilaam to curse Israel. God tells Bilaam can’t curse.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 8:5 Until the rains or Until there has been rain = until 2nd rain falls. R’ Gamliel: until reaches time of 2nd rain.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 72: R’ Meir: Bundle of Kilai Hakerem (can’t benefit from it) mixed in other bundle & they mixed with other, burn all.
#RambamYomi #Biah 12:17 When non-Jew converts & accepts all Torah’s Mitzvot, considered Jew in all matters, can marry Jew immediately.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:23 Can put sponge & non-medicated cloth on wound on Shabat, not to heal, but to prevent clothing from scratching wound.
#EmunaYomi 512: Positive thinking from Yetzer Tov, good, holy inclination. Negative thinking, emotions from Yetzer Hara, evil dark side.
#TanyaYomi 11Tamuz: Nowadays, when get weakened by multiple fasts, prohibited to take upon self fasts for sins. Give charity instead.

 

                                                  Shabbat / 23-Jun-18 / 10 Tamuz 5778                                  #553
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 7: Israel asks Amorite Sihon, to pass thru country; Sihon attacks Israel; Israel wins. Also vs. Og of Bashan. Get land.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 8:4 Until the summer = when figs gathered into baskets. Until summer passes = until mats for drying figs folded up.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 71: Idolatrous libation wine & any idolatry object forbidden in any amount & forbids anything mixed with it in any amount.
#RambamYomi #Biah 11:16 Ritual impurity, Ervah status doesn’t end for woman until immerses in kosher Mikva w/ no separation of skin & water.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:20 Can’t put wine into eye on Shabat (to heal), but can put on. Can’t put undiluted saliva, as it’s proven to heal.
#EmunaYomi 511: Choice of person under pressure if will succumb to negative thoughts or strengthen self w/ Emuna; replace sad w/ happy.
#TanyaYomi 10Tamuz: Debate as to how many fasts if sinned same sin multiple times. Decision: 3x requisite # of fasts.

 

                                                   Friday / 22-Jun-18 / 9 Tamuz 5778                                  #552
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 6: Journeys: Ovoth; Iyey Haavarim; Nahal Zered; opposite Arnon (Amorite/Moab border); Beera (well), where sing of well.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 8:2 Vowed Konam on something “until Pesach,” forbidden until reaches Pesach; “until it will be,” until Pesach passes.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 70: R’ Yanai: Can’t derive benefit from heifer whose neck will be broken, from time it descends to valley for the ritual.
#RambamYomi #Biah 10:3 Developed embryo: size of lentil, 2 eyes, size of fly’s, apart; 2 nostrils, close to each other; mouth hairsbreadth.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:18 Bloodlet & got a cold (which can be deadly), can make a fireplace for the patient on Shabat, even during the summer.
#EmunaYomi 510: King David (Psalm 23): “Though I walk through the valley of death, I fear no evil, for you (God) are with me.”
#TanyaYomi 9Tamuz: The Ari: Kabala principle of # of fasts for sins: Anger=151; Rabbinic prohibitions=73; not doing Rabbinic enactment=61.

 

                                 Thursday / 21-Jun-18 / 8 Tamuz 5778                                  #551
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 5: Aaron dies. Arad attacks, takes captive, Israel destroys them. Snakes attack Israel. Copper snake on staff heals.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 7:8 Vowed Konam anything you make I won’t eat or wear until Pesach, if made before Pesach, can use after Pesach.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 69: Pinch nape of sacrificial bird outside Temple, or of non-sacred bird, doesn’t permit any bird; contaminates if swallow.
#RambamYomi #Biah 9:10 Woman’s garment bloodstained: below belt, impure; above belt, pure; on sleeve, if reaches genital area, impure.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:16 Doctors prescribed 2 figs for critical patient on Shabat, found 2 on 2 branches, or 3 on 1 branch; cut off 3 on 1.
#EmunaYomi 509: Emuna manifests itself in courage; the more a person feels the presence of God, the less he or she fears anything or anyone.
#TanyaYomi 8Tamuz: No mention to fast in Mitzva of Tshuva by Rambam, SM”G; even sins that get Karet, death. Mention Vidui, ask forgiveness.

 

                                       Wednesday / 20-Jun-18 / 7 Tamuz 5778                                  #550
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 4: Moshe asks Edom to pass through their land, stay on highway, pay for water. Edom doesn’t let, sends army to prevent.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 7:6 Vowed Konam these fruits on me, to my mouth; can’t have switched fruit, or if grew from it. Said “this” fruit, can.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 68: Live sheep makes 1 sound; dead, 7: horns=trumpets; shinbones=flutes; skin=drumhead; large intestine=harp; small=lyre.
#RambamYomi #Biah 8:2 Before menstruation woman may have a symptom: yawn; sneeze; anxiety by stomach & lower intestines; goosebumps; warm.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:12 When have to violate Shabat for dangerously ill, don’t do via non-Jew, child or woman; adult male Jew should violate.
#EmunaYomi 508: Conversely, the more one nullifies one’s own ego, the more one becomes a befitting vessel for Divine illumination.
#TanyaYomi 7Tamuz: By violating a prohibition, evil cleaves to soul, impairs root & origin in garbs of 10 Sefirot of Asiyah.

 

                                      Tuesday / 19-Jun-18 / 6 Tamuz 5778                                  #549
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 3: God to Moshe: take staff, people, Aaron, talk to rock, get water. Moshe hits rock, punished, won’t enter land.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 7:4 Sages: Vowed off of house, can’t benefit from upper story. Vowed off upper story, can benefit from house.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 67: R’ Yehoshua: bird Olah sacrificed below red line like Chatat, for sake of Chatat, once pinched 1 siman, becomes Chatat.
#RambamYomi #Biah 7:1 Woman in labor & blood flows, called “blood of throes”. If during Nida time, she’s Nida. If during Ziva time, pure.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:10 Any illness doctors say is dangerous, even if not internal, violate Shabat to treat, even if some doctors disagree.
#EmunaYomi 507: Being constantly successful easily leads to arrogance. Arrogance is an iron barrier that separates person from God’s light.
#TanyaYomi 6Tamuz: Creation of stone, dust, from substitutions of substitutions, transpositions of transpositions of God’s letters, words.

 

                                            Monday / 18-Jun-18 / 5 Tamuz 5778                                  #548
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 2: Zin desert, 1st month (40th yr), Miriam dies, no water, people complain, Moshe & Aaron fall on face, God appears.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 7:2 Sages disagreed w/ Rabbi Meir. They ruled that if vowed off grain, only prohibited from having from the 5 grains.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 66: How know from Bible: squeezed out sacrifice blood from only body, ok; only head, not? By reason, most blood in body.
#RambamYomi #Biah 6:2 When woman 1st menstruates or during her Veset (normal period), Nida 7 days, whether saw drop of blood or continuous.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:6 Wounded back of hand or foot; bitten by rabid dog or deadly crawling animal: even if unsure if deadly, violate Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 506: If were constantly successful in everything that did, with no troubles whatsoever, doubtful that would ever seek God.
#TanyaYomi 5Tamuz: Each being in 7 heavens created, lives by life-force of combination/substitution/transposition of letters of God’s words.

 

                                                               Sunday / 17-Jun-18 / 4 Tamuz 5778                                  #547
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 1: Red cow: kill outside camp; burn w/ cedar, hyssop, wool; mix ashes in water; sprinkle on impure from death; purifies.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 6:10 Vowed off cabbage, can have asparagus; off asparagus, can’t have cabbage; off grits, can’t have grits pottage.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 65: R’ Yehuda: Improper intent of sacrifice’s time preceded intent of place, sacrifice is Pigul & liable Karet for eating.
#RambamYomi #Biah 5:3 Uterus where fetus formed, called Source/Room, where Nida or Zava blood emanates. Uterine channel called Antechamber.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:2 Dangerously ill, Mitzva to violate Shabat for them. If hurries to do so, praised; questions whether can do, murderer.
#EmunaYomi 505: The greater one’s difficulties in life, the more must cling to God. The more clings to God, the higher the spiritual gain.
#TanyaYomi 4Tamuz: 22 kinds of effluences of life-forces & powers by which all higher & lower worlds & all creatures created = 22 letters.

 

                         Shabbat / 16-Jun-18 / 3 Tamuz 5778                                  #546
#ParshaYomi #Korach 7: Levites get all tithes in exchange for their work of Ohel Moed, but get no land. Children of Israel can’t approach.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 6:8 Vowed off dates, can have date honey. Vowed off winter grapes, can have winter-grape vinegar.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 64: Kohens strong. Could throw bird’s crop & feathers, lightest part, 30 cubits, from Altar’s SW corner to ashes place.
#RambamYomi #Biah 4:1 Woman in state of Nida is like other Arayot. Man who has sex with Nida liable for punishment of Karet.
#HalachaYomi OC 328:1 Ill, but can still walk around like healthy person, can’t heal on Shabat, even by non-Jew. Leads to grinding medicine.
#EmunaYomi 504: Person’s disadvantage is actually an advantage because it serves as a catalyst to bring one closer to God.
#TanyaYomi 3Tamuz: When God’s attributes reach revelation of action in lower worlds, called “utterances” & combination of “letters”.

 

                                           Friday / 15-Jun-18 / 2 Tamuz 5778                                  #545
#ParshaYomi #Korach 6: God: Aaron, family in charge of Temple, Levites help. Non-Kohen gets close, die. You get part of offerings; no land.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 6:6 Vowed off meat, can have sauce & food that were cooked with meat. R’ Yehuda says can’t.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 63: Chatat called Mincha & viceversa: slaughter Chatat in north, also Mincha; Mincha brought by SW corner, also Chatat.
#RambamYomi #Biah 3:3 Kohen’s daughter killed by burning for adultery; man strangled. Israelite’s daughter married to Kohen, strangled.
#HalachaYomi OC 326:13 Town mostly non-Jews: can use bathhouse right after Shabat. Most Jews: wait time would take H20 to heat post-Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 503: Personal disadvantages don’t hamper level of achievement. On the contrary, develop stronger capability to realize potential.
#TanyaYomi 2Tamuz: 1st day Creation, made light w/ attribute of Kindness w/ some Might; made it material. 2nd day firmament w/ Might, etc.

 

                                         Thursday / 14-Jun-18 / 1 Tamuz 5778                                  #544
#ParshaYomi #Korach 5: God to Moshe to calm complaints: take staff of each tribe prince + Aaron’s, put in Ohel Moed. Aaron’s blooms almonds.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 6:5 Vowed off milk, can have curds. R’ Yosi says can’t. Vowed off curds, can have milk.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 62: 3 prophets testified: about Altar’s size, shape, location; can bring sacrifice w/o Temple; to write Torah in Ashurit.
#RambamYomi #Biah 2:12 Suspect or rumor that man had sex w/ woman who’s Erva to him, shouldn’t live on same lane or be seen in same area.
#HalachaYomi OC 326:12 Can’t enter a bathhouse on Shabat, even to sweat. Some say that can’t even pass thru one if place that can sweat.
#EmunaYomi 502: From Torah & Jewish history see that history’s leading personalities suffered from seemingly insurmountable disadvantages.
#TanyaYomi 1Tamuz: Scholars of Truth granted permission to speak allegorically of Sefirot as “light”; ex. sun spreads light from one source.

 

                                  Wednesday / 13-Jun-18 / 30 Sivan 5778                                  #543
#ParshaYomi #Korach 4: God furious. Moshe: Aaron, take incense into crowd, because plague started. Aaron runs. Stops plague. 14,000 died.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 6:2 Vowed off food made in pot, only can’t have boiled food. Said Konam anything that goes in pot, can’t have anything.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 61: R’ Eliezer b Yakov: Altar made of stone mentioned 3 times: for Shilo, for Nov/Gibeon & for the Temple.
#RambamYomi #Biah 1:1 If has sex w/ one of Arayot, gets punishment of Karet, both man & woman. Besides Karet, some also liable to execution.
#HalachaYomi OC 326:7 Bathed in river, must dry self well when ascends from river so won’t carry river water w/ him on his body 4 Amot.
#EmunaYomi 501: God gives us our faults, drives & bad habits for our own good, to facilitate correction of our souls. Catalysts for growth.
#TanyaYomi 30Sivan: Unity of God’s attributes beyond comprehension, Sefirot called “secret of faith,” faith that transcends intellect.

 

                                  Tuesday / 12-Jun-18 / 29 Sivan 5778                                  #542
#ParshaYomi #Korach 3: Earth swallows up Korach’s people, their families & belongings. 250 incense-men burned by God. Censers used on Altar.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 5:6 Sages: any gift given that doesn’t allow the recipient to consecrate it if he wants is not a gift at all.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 60: Pesah eve, Kohen poured cup w/ some blood of all sacrifices on altar. If rest of blood of 1 sacrifice lost, still fit.
#RambamYomi #Sota 4:19 Man should always be aware of conduct of his wife & kids & warn them, to keep them on good path. If not, sinner.
#HalachaYomi OC 326:4 Can’t wet whole body w/ cold water on Shabat, then warm up by fire; heats water. Can heat body & then use cold water.
#EmunaYomi 500: Without Emuna, we would be disappointed and saddened dozens of times every day, as soon as things don’t go our way.
#TanyaYomi 29Sivan: When speaking of God, His level of Wisdom is considered exactly the same as His level of action.

 

                                    Monday / 11-Jun-18 / 28 Sivan 5778                                  #541
#ParshaYomi #Korach 2: Datan/Aviram: You didn’t bring us to land of milk & honey. Korach group of 250 bring censers w/ incense to Mishkan.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 5:4 Vowed to other “I’m prohibited to you like ‘Cherem’,” person who vowed can’t derive any benefit from the other.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 59: Animals slaughtered while Altar damaged, disqualified. “Slaughter on Altar.” Slaughter on ground when Altar undamaged.
#RambamYomi #Sota 3:2 Wife who claims innocence told that many have sinned; told biblical examples to make easier for her to admit guilt.
#HalachaYomi OC 326:1 Can’t wash whole body on Shabat with heated water, but can wash face, hands & feet. Can use cold water for whole body.
#EmunaYomi 499: State of deficiency & imperfection are ingrained in creation; life is never exactly how we want it to be.
#TanyaYomi 28Sivan: Wisdom 5 levels above quality of life-force in action: action; speech; thought; emotional attributes; intellect.

 

                                    Sunday / 10-Jun-18 / 27 Sivan 5778                                  #540
#ParshaYomi #Korach 1: Korach & co. challenge Moshe/Aaron authority. Moshe: bring incense tomorrow & God will decide. Datan/Aviram nasty.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 5:3 Vowed not to benefit from friend’s house, field. Friend died, sold: can benefit. From specific house, field: can’t.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 58: Take 2 bowls of showbread Levona from inner Altar to west side of outer Altar. Coals from west side of outer to inner.
#RambamYomi #Sota 2:1 Wife was warned yet secluded w/ man, not forced to drink bitter water. She can admit adultery. Gets divorce w/o Ktuva.
#HalachaYomi OC 325:14 Non-Jew made coffin, grave on Shabat: for self, Jew can be buried in it; for specific Jew, can never bury him in it.
#EmunaYomi 498: Emuna is foundation of emotional health. Plays critical role in our everyday lives and in our general well-being.
#TanyaYomi 27Sivan: Highest quality & rank of creatures is Wisdom. Understanding, Knowledge & all attributes of rational soul flow from it.

 

                                      Shabbat / 9-Jun-18 / 26 Sivan 5778                                  #539
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 7: Blasphemy gets divine Karet punishment. Man found gathering wood on Shabat, God orders stone him to death. Tzitzit.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 5:1 Courtyard neighbors vowed not to benefit from each other, can’t enter courtyard. R’ Eliezer: each enters own part.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 57: Vayikra 1:5 & 8:15 teach same thing. 2 verses that teach same thing, don’t teach common aspect to apply to other cases.
#RambamYomi #Sota 1:2 Wife secluded w/ man that warned not to, witnesses saw secluded long enough to roast & eat egg, forbidden to husband.
#HalachaYomi OC 325:11 Non-Jew lit candle, placed plank on Shabat, Jew can benefit from it as long as non-Jew did it for self, not for Jew.
#EmunaYomi 497: Emuna is key to true happiness & success in this world, as well as the only guarantee of success in the next world.
#TanyaYomi 26Sivan: As per Rambam, God’s Essence, Being & Knowledge are 1, perfect unity, not composite at all, same w/ all His attributes.

 

                                     Friday / 8-Jun-18 / 25 Sivan 5778                                  #538
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 6: When reach land, separate 1st part of dough as gift to God. If the nation sins inadvertently Kohen brings sacrifice.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 4:6 Vowed not to benefit from friend, can’t lend or borrow items or money from him & can’t sell or buy from him.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 56: Temple courtyard 187 x 135 cubits. Kohens eat Kodshei Kedoshim, slaughter Kodshim Kalim & liable if go there impure.
#RambamYomi #Naara 3:1 Man makes slanderous report about Jewish maiden, found to be false, he’s lashed & pays fine of 100 Sela pure silver.
#HalachaYomi OC 325:8 Non-Jew brought on Shabat item that wasn’t caught or picked on Shabat: for self, Jew can have; for Jew, depends.
#EmunaYomi 496: Zohar teaches that God manipulates entire worlds so that two people will come together and discuss Emuna.
#TanyaYomi 25Sivan: God could have created worlds in infinite quantity & quality & given them life forever & not created this world at all.

 

                                 Thursday / 7-Jun-18 / 24 Sivan 5778                                  #537
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 5: If bring bull as Olah, Zevah or Shlamim w/ 3/10 fine flour + 1/2 Hin oil, 1/2 Hin wine. Same if ox, ram, sheep, goat.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 4:4 Vowed not to benefit from friend, can visit him when sick, but stand, not sit. Can heal his body, not livestock.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 55: R’ Yehuda/Shmuel: Shlamim slaughtered before Sanctuary doors open, disqualified. Says “Ohel Moed entrance.” When open.
#RambamYomi #Naara 2:1 Seducer pays 50 silvers for the pleasure had + embarrassment & damages caused. Rapist pays the above + pain caused.
#HalachaYomi OC 325:5 Non-Jew fished, picked fruit for self on Shabat, even if unsure did it on Shabat, can’t eat it on Shabat; can after.
#EmunaYomi 495: In next world God asks did you negotiate in faith? Means if dealt honestly in business. Deeper level, ask if acquired Emuna.
#TanyaYomi 24Sivan: God’s Thoughts & Knowledge encompass all created beings & is life-force that brings it into existence from nothingness.

 

                            Wednesday / 6-Jun-18 / 23 Sivan 5778                                  #536
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 4: Men > 20 yrs old will die in desert. Nation to wander 40 yrs. 10 spies die of plague. Rebels fail to enter Canaan.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 4:2 Vowed not to benefit from friend, can pay off his Temple Shekel contribution, his debt, & return anything he lost.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 54: Bird burnt offering: Kohen got to Altar southeast corner, pinched bird’s head off w/ thumbnail, squeezed blood on wall.
#RambamYomi #Naara 1:2 Seducer: w/ consent. Rapist: against will. In field (can’t get help) assume rape. In city (where can), seduction.
#HalachaYomi OC 325:4 Non-Jew baked bread for self on Shabat, some say can’t use & some say can. In urgent need can rely on lenient opinion.
#EmunaYomi 494: Smart to invest bulk of efforts in attaining & developing Emuna. Emuna is the world’s most important commodity.
#TanyaYomi 23Sivan: Error to think doctrine of Tzimtzum means God removed self from world & only guides from above w/ individual Providence.

 

                              Tuesday / 5-Jun-18 / 22 Sivan 5778                                  #535
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 3: Mob threatens Caleb/Joshua, God appears, set to destroy Israel, set up new nation from Moshe. Moshe has Him relent.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 3:11 Vowed not to benefit from sons of Noah, can benefit from Jews, but not from gentiles; sons of Abraham, vice-versa.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 53: Strip of land from Judah entered Benjamin’s portion claiming Altar’s southeast corner. Benjamin agonized, wanting it.
#RambamYomi #Yibum 8:1 Married 1 of 2 sisters but unsure which, he dies childless, brother does Halitza w/ both sisters so can marry others.
#HalachaYomi OC 325:1 Can invite & feed non-Jew on Shabat & give him food to take, but can’t give him other items that will carry outside.
#EmunaYomi 493: Person’s worth based on money, wisdom, beauty or pedigree, deceiving & inaccurate. Often shows reverse of spiritual reality.
#TanyaYomi 22Sivan: God is unchanging. Alone pre-creation & alone post-creation. No difference between God’s Knowledge & God’s Self.

 

                                    Monday / 4-Jun-18 / 21 Sivan 5778                                  #534
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 2: Spied land 40 days, saw giants, brought back giant grapes & other fruit, said can’t conquer, Caleb & Joshua say can.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 3:10 Vowed not to benefit from those who keep Shabat, can’t benefit from Jews & Kutim (Samaritans).
#DafYomi #Zvahim 52: R’ Yehuda: Doesn’t say if finished, performed atonement; because if lack any altar blood placements, as if did nothing.
#RambamYomi #Yibum 7:1 2 bros married 2 sisters. Both bros died; don’t know which died 1st. Other surviving brother does Halitza w/ widows.
#HalachaYomi OC 324:9 Can’t place water or food in front of bees, pigeons or pigs on Shabat. Ok for goose, chicken, house-pigeon & your dog.
#EmunaYomi 492: Spiritual level determined by extent to which developed Emuna & successfully passed life’s many tests of faith.
#TanyaYomi 21Sivan: God’s attribute of Malchut, Tzimtzum, allows time & space to exist. Otherwise, all would be nullified by God’s light.

 

                                                  Sunday / 3-Jun-18 / 20 Sivan 5778                                  #533
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 1: God to Moshe: send men to tour Canaan, 1/tribe. From Paran desert to Negev & up mountain. Reconnoiter. Grape season.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 3:7 Vowed not to benefit from those who see the sun, can’t benefit even from the blind; means those who the sun sees.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 51: “Kohen pours bull blood at altar base at Ohel Moed entrance.” Means base that sees first when leaves, the western one.
#RambamYomi #Yibum 6:8 These don’t do Yibum or Halitza: SarisHama, androgynous, can’t father kids, unique gender; Aylonit, can’t have kids.
#HalachaYomi OC 324:9 Can’t force-feed camels on Shabat. Can put food in calf’s mouth where can still return it, not where can’t return it.
#EmunaYomi 491: Torah leads to Emuna, to stronger illumination of soul, more capable of recognizing God. Purpose of person’s existence.
#TanyaYomi 20Sivan: “World” relates to space & time, not to God’s attributes. Only attribute of Malchut relates to God’s infinite presence.

 

                             Shabbat / 2-Jun-18 / 19 Sivan 5778                                  #532
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 7: Graves of Craving: ate quail, God kills. Miriam & Aaron speak of Moshe’s Chushite wife. Miriam gets Tzaraat.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 3:5 Vowed not to benefit from sailors, can benefit from land-dwellers; but from land-dwellers, can’t from sailors.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 50: A Kal Vachomer (a fortiori inference) son of a Kal Vachomer son of a Kal Vachomer, can’t be used to learn something.
#RambamYomi #Yibum 5:1 When Yavam gives Yevama a Gett, disqualifies her & brother’s other wives from doing Yibum w/ him or other brothers.
#HalachaYomi OC 324:6 Permitted to cut up pumpkin on Shabat to feed animals as long as the pumpkin was picked before Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 490: Practical manifestation of Emuna, prayer. Only surefire weapon against evil inclination. Strive to enhance Emuna & prayer.
#TanyaYomi 19Sivan: “There’s no king without a nation (Am).” Word “Am” (nation) from word Omemut (concealed). Separate & distant from King.

 

                                 Friday / 1-Jun-18 / 18 Sivan 5778                                  #531
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 6: Ark. People: complain, fire, crying, Moshe prays, fire stops, want meat, Moshe suicidal, 70 elders, bird feast.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 3:3 Vow made against will: i.e. made friend vow that would eat together, but got sick; son got sick; river blocked way.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 49: Verse taught general rule but then gets specific, can’t continue to generalize until verse explicitly returns to do so.
#RambamYomi #Yibum 4:6 Halitza: He puts leather shoe w/ heel not sewn w/ linen on right foot, ties strap. Say won’t marry; she removes shoe.
#HalachaYomi OC 324:2 Prohibited from measuring out grain on Shabat to feed animals. Gives out rough estimate of grain to them.
#EmunaYomi 489: “As long as Israel cast their eyes skyward & subjugated their hearts to God, overcame their enemy; if not, they fell.”
#TanyaYomi 18Sivan: Thru God’s attribute of Gvura & Tzimtzum, heaven, earth & all their host appear as independently existing entities.

 

                                           Thursday / 31-May-18 / 17 Sivan 5778                                  #530
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 5: Year 2, Month 2, Day 12: Cloud leads Israel from Sinai to Paran. Order of march. Moshe asks Hovav to accompany.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 3:1 Sages invalidated these 4 vows: vows of encouragement; of exaggeration; vows made in error; vows made against will.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 48: “Slaughter Chatat where do Olah.” Established paradigm that slaughter all Chatats in the north of Temple courtyard.
#RambamYomi #Yibum 3:3 Man presumed to have brother, if at time of death says I don’t have brothers or he’s not my brother, don’t believe.
#HalachaYomi OC 323:9 Can rub all utensils on Shabat w/ any material, except for silver utensils w/ Gartkan; it rubs away the soft silver.
#EmunaYomi 488: Amalek: symbol of evil, nickname of evil inclination. Injects doubts of Emuna in person’s mind and heart.
#TanyaYomi 17Sivan: “In the heavens above & on earth below ‘En Od’ there’s nothing else but God.” All else as nothing compared to God.

 

                                   Wednesday / 30-May-18 / 16 Sivan 5778                                  #529
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 4: Constant cloud over Mishkan & fire at night. When cloud moved, signal for camp to follow. Made silver trumpets.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 2:4 If made a vaguely defined vow, we interpret it stringently, but can clarify it to be more lenient.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 47: 2 Kohens collect Metzora’s Asham sacrifice’s blood, 1 in vessel to sprinkle on Altar & 1 by hand to place on Metzora.
#RambamYomi #Yibum 2:9 Eldest bro overseas, younger bro has Yibum obligation. He can’t say wait for older bro. He must do Yibum or Halitza.
#HalachaYomi OC 323:6 Utensils can be washed on Shabat for use on Shabat, except for after Seuda Shlishit, but can wash cups all of Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 487: When encounter difficulty, should arouse desire & longing for God; very purpose of situation to bring us closer to God.
#TanyaYomi 16Sivan: Name “Elokim” attribute of Gvura & Tzimtzum; numerical = “hateva” (nature); conceals God’s light; all seems “natural.”

 

                                     Tuesday / 29-May-18 / 15 Sivan 5778                                  #528
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 3: Yr 2, Month 1, God: bring Pesach sacrifice. Ritually unclean can’t. Got chance to bring sacrifice next month.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 2:2 Times oaths (Shvua) more stringent than vows (Neder); other times reverse. Can’t take oath to transgress Mitzvah.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 46: Ash removal & Bigdei Kehuna: 2 verses share unique Halacha not found elsewhere; can’t apply common element elsewhere.
#RambamYomi #Yibum 1:7 Maternal brothers only brothers for mourning & as witnesses; not inheritance or Yibum. That’s only fraternal bros.
#HalachaYomi OC 323:5 If moving wine barrels on Shabat, don’t take way that does during weekday. Carry on shoulder or w/ some difference.
#EmunaYomi 486: “Degree of yearning enhanced by obstacles. When prevented from attaining wish, desire enhanced.” Likutei Moharan 1:66.
#TanyaYomi 15Sivan: Only Tzadikim in GanEden given reward of understanding life-force & light which come from attributes of Chesed & Gvura.

 

                                       Monday / 28-May-18 / 14 Sivan 5778                                  #527
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 2: Levites cleansed and “waved” as part of consecration to serve in Temple; instead of firstborns; from age 25-50.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 2:1 If person used a non-consecrated term to declare that a certain food will be prohibited to him, not prohibited.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 45: Do we rule on Temple laws for messianic period? Abaye: Yes, study & receive reward independent of practical use today.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 13:10 Jew says I killed so & so, wife can remarry. We accept testimony. Man’s testimony not used to incriminate self.
#HalachaYomi OC 323:1 Can’t measure with measuring utensil on Shabat, but can use it and fill it up for general purpose.
#EmunaYomi 485: Matriarchs Sara, Rebecca & Rachel were barren. God wanted their prayers. Difficulties sign God wants to bring closer to Him.
#TanyaYomi 14Sivan: Tzimtzum & concealing of God’s life force are called Kelim (vessels). God’s life force itself is called God’s Light.

 

                                         Sunday / 27-May-18 / 13 Sivan 5778                                  #526
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 1: Menora: candelabrum, 1 piece of hammered gold, 7 branches. Levites: separation & consecration to Temple service.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 1:3 If person used any term that hints that a certain food will be consecrated or prohibited to him, prohibited.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 44: When text has 2 generalizations, add nearby detail between them and interpret: generalization/detail/generalization.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 12:1 Woman says I was married & now I’m divorced, we believe her. The mouth that prohibited her also permits her.
#HalachaYomi OC 322:3 Fruits that fell from a tree on Shabat, can’t eat during Shabat, but can eat as soon as Shabat is finished.
#EmunaYomi 484: King David suffered untold difficulties from young age, constantly sought God, reached level of prophet & God’s anointed.
#TanyaYomi 13Sivan: Just as can’t comprehend God, can’t understand His ability to create something from nothing and give it life.

 

                                Shabbat / 26-May-18 / 12 Sivan 5778                                  #525
#ParshaYomi #Naso 7: Total: 12 silver bowls, basins, gold spoons w/ incense, bulls, rams, lambs, goats, + 24 oxen, + 60 rams, goats, lambs.
#MishnaYomi #Nedarim 1:1 All colloquial terms for vows have same effect as the vows themselves; same for devotions; oaths & Nazarite vows.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 43: R’ Papa: Peace offering (Shlamim) meat not fit for sacrificing, it’s eaten. Bringing to altar doesn’t remove impurity.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 11:25 Just as can’t marry woman 3 months after end of 1st marriage, don’t marry if pregnant or nursing (24 months).
#HalachaYomi OC 322:1 Egg laid on Shabat, can’t even touch. Mixed w/ 1000 eggs, can’t touch any. Can put utensil over it so won’t break.
#EmunaYomi 483: Talmud Nedarim 81a: “Beware of the sons of the poor, for they shall become the scholars of the Torah.”
#TanyaYomi 12Sivan: Name “Hava’ye” mean that which brings everything into existence ex nihilo. Prefix Yud indicates present & continuous.

 

                                             Friday / 25-May-18 / 11 Sivan 5778                                  #524
#ParshaYomi #Naso 6: More sacrifices, all identical, on successive days: Princes of Gad, Efraim, Menase, Benjamin, Dan, Asher, Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 13:9 2 men have each other’s debt notes: Admon: man w/ last dated note says, if I owed you how did you borrow from me?
#DafYomi #Zvahim 42: Not liable to get Karet punishment for Pigul unless all of the permitting factors of the offering have been sacrificed.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 10:21 Shouldn’t marry a woman if plan to divorce her; don’t keep her as a wife, or continue to live together with her.
#HalachaYomi OC 321:17 Can mix old wine, honey & spice on Shabat; it’s a drink. But not old wine, water & persimmon oil; it’s a medicine.
#EmunaYomi 482: Soul derives virtually no gratification from material amenities. When soul feels darkness, it becomes restless.
#TanyaYomi 11Sivan: Sun example of inability to see God’s “Activating Force.” Can see sun’s light outside of sun, but as nothing within it.

 

                                      Thursday / 24-May-18 / 10 Sivan 5778                                  #523
#ParshaYomi #Naso 5: Mishkan complete. Princes give wagons & oxen for transport. Prince sacrifices: Judah, Isachar, Zebulun, Ruben, Simon.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 13:7 Went overseas, path to field lost, when return: Admon: takes shortest path. Sages: pays for path or can fly there.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 41: All details of communal sin offering not given. Like king who got angry w/ beloved servant’s sin; doesn’t give details.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 9:33 Told agent: give wife Gett in such place, did elsewhere, no good. Said will be in such place, did elsewhere, ok.
#HalachaYomi OC 321:13 Prohibited to remove honey from honeycomb on Shabat. Similar to Melacha of Tolesh (plucking).
#EmunaYomi 481: Life’s overwhelming situations become challenges that we’re ready to meet when we look for the light within the darkness.
#TanyaYomi 10Sivan: Can’t see God’s “Activating Force” & “Breath of His mouth.” Would nullify material reality that we see.

 

                                                 Wednesday / 23-May-18 / 9 Sivan 5778                                  #522
#ParshaYomi #Naso 4: Sotah: suspected adulteress, bitter water ritual checks if guilty. Nazir: no grape products, cut hair, contact w/ dead.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 13:5 Admon: Bride’s father promised dowry $ to future husband, reneged; bride can say, either marry me or release me.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 40: Service performed by Kohen with wart or blister on finger is ok. Not considered interposition between finger & blood.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 8:3 Conditional divorce: Write normal Gett w/ no mention of condition. When give, say only effective if condition met.
#HalachaYomi OC 321:12 A person who cuts vegetables very finely on Shabat is liable for the Melacha of Tochen (grinding).
#EmunaYomi 480: Search for Divine message within tribulations, realize that God using to stimulate spiritual growth; despair becomes hope.
#TanyaYomi 9Sivan: Foolish to compare God’s Creation to man’s creations. Man’s creations remain independent of man.

 

                                      Tuesday / 22-May-18 / 8 Sivan 5778                                  #521
#ParshaYomi #Naso 3: Banished from camp those ritually unclean from: tzaraat, male discharge, contact w/ dead. Was treacherous, pays +1/5.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 13:4 Admon: Claim owed jars of oil, defendant admits to empty jars; defendant takes oath, as admitting part of claim.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 39: Blood that needs to be placed on Altar base, requires laundering; had improper intent of time, disqualifies sacrifice.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 7:3 Not trusted to deliver Gett: ones mother-in-law; her daughter; 2nd wife; husband’s daughter. All others ok.
#HalachaYomi OC 321:9 One is permitted to cut cooked or grilled meat very finely on Shabat with a knife.
#EmunaYomi 479: Stress & anxiety result from lack of spiritual awareness, tantamount to darkness. Recognition of God illuminates darkness.
#TanyaYomi 8Sivan: Created things formed by descent of unique combination of 231 Gates of Hebrew letters from 10 Utterances of Creation.

 

                                                            Monday / 21-May-18 / 7 Sivan 5778                                  #520
#ParshaYomi #Naso 2: Sons of Merari (Levi tribe) job: carry planks, bars, pillars, sockets, pegs, ropes & implements of Ohel Moed & Mishkan.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 13:2 Man went overseas, left wife, 2nd man supported her. Chanan: he lost his $. Kohen Gadol sons: takes oath, collects.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 38: Says Kohen will make atonement x3 to teach that if only placed blood 3x (instead of 4x), atones; 2x atones; 1x atones.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 6:30 When husband sends Gett to wife, he must still support & provide all stipulations of Ktuva until received.
#HalachaYomi OC 321:4 Some say can dip many pieces of radish individually in salt, to put in front of self, to eat right away, 1 at a time.
#EmunaYomi 478: Every time we use the power of personal prayer to overcome difficult situation, we enhance our awareness of God’s magnitude.
#TanyaYomi 7Sivan: If letters of God’s 10 utterances at Creation would depart, all would return to nothingness as before 6 days of Creation.

 

                                                        Sunday / 20-May-18 / 6 Sivan 5778                                  #519
#ParshaYomi #Naso 1: Sons of Gershon of tribe of Levi work: carry curtains of Mishkan, of Ohel Moed, coverings, screens, hangings, ropes.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 12:4 R’ Meir/RSBG: Woman in father’s home, can collect Ktuva forever, in husband’s home, up to 25 years. Sages: reverse.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 37: All descendants of Tmura of Bechor & Maaser animals carry same status forever; just not sacrificed; eat when blemished.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 5:2 Divorce is considered a liability for woman. Therefore can’t invoke it (serve the Gett) outside of her presence.
#HalachaYomi OC 321:3 Can’t salt multiple pieces of radish in one shot on Shabat. Form of cooking. Have to salt each one individually.
#EmunaYomi 477: With relentless personal prayer, we are assured of finding our individual path in the world.
#TanyaYomi 6Sivan: “Tzadik falls 7x & rises up again.” Before Tzadik can reach higher level, in state of decline from the previous level.

 

                                                                  Shabbat / 19-May-18 / 5 Sivan 5778                                  #518
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 7: When camp travels, Kohens take down Parochet & cover Ark; Show Table, Menora, Altar, vessels. Sons of Kehat carry.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 12:1 Man married woman, made agreement w/ him that he would support her daughter for 5 years, needs to support 5 years.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 36: Slaughter sacrifice w/ intent to do specific parts of ritual wrong, which would render it unfit, but didn’t do it, fit.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 4:11 Although a Gett is valid in any language, the universal practice is only to write it in Aramaic with fixed text.
#HalachaYomi OC 320:19 Allowed to add Karkom to dish; don’t need to worry that “coloring.” No prohibition of coloring food on Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 476: Life’s difficulties serve added purpose; help lead each of us on path of our individual mission on earth.
#TanyaYomi 5Sivan: Reward of Tzadikim to savor of the nature of the World to Come in this world.

 

                                                             Friday / 18-May-18 / 4 Sivan 5778                                  #517
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 6: 22,273 1stborns of Israel, “swapped” for 22,000 Levis. Extra 273 redeemed for 5 shekel each to Kohen, 1365 shekel. 
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 11:5 Court appraisal that subtracted or added 1/6th (or more) of value, sale is void. R’ Shimon b Gamliel: sale valid.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 35: Kohen’s are industrious and quick. But they move swiftly and therefore blood that they’re carrying spills.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 3:5 Man had Gett written but was then secluded w/ wife, can’t use Gett; needs new one; but if gave the old one, valid.
#HalachaYomi OC 320:17 Can’t wipe with a sponge on Shabat unless it has a handle, lest come to squeeze it out.
#EmunaYomi 475: When understand benefits of life’s difficulties, can understand why God sent our souls to this lowly material world.
#TanyaYomi 4Sivan: “Educate child according to *his* way, even when old won’t depart from it.” Means it’s not path of the perfect truth.

 

                                             Thursday / 17-May-18 / 3 Sivan 5778                                  #516
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 5: Levi family count: Gershon: Libni, Shimi. Kehat: Amram, Itzhar, Hebron, Uziel. Merari: Mahli, Mushi. 22,000 total.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 11:3 Woman sold, left as collateral, or gifted her Ktuva or portion of it, can only sell remainder w/ court approval.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 34: R’ Ashi: anything in power to rectify isn’t considered rejected (case of placing sacrificial blood in right place).
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 2:20 If law requires man to divorce his wife & he refuses to give Gett, court authorized to beat him until he agrees.
#HalachaYomi OC 320:14 Ra”m M’Rutenberg permitted urinating on snow on Shabat; Ro”sh cautioned against.
#EmunaYomi 474: People who haven’t been tested are very limited in their capability to understand faith or get close to God.
#TanyaYomi 3Sivan: God’s light rests on divine soul by destroying animal soul’s Garments of thought/speech/action; turn from dark to light.

 

                                            Wednesday / 16-May-18 / 2 Sivan 5778                                  #515
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 4: Sons of Aaron: Nadav & Avihu (died), Elazar & Itamar. Tribe of Levi instead of 1stborns to serve Kohens in Temple.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 11:1 Widow supported from orphans’ property; her earnings go to them; they don’t have to pay her burial. Her heirs do.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 33: Can’t make structural changes to Temple. Building instructions divinely transmitted (King David, I Chronicles 28:19).
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 1:23 Gett witness doesn’t need to know how to read or sign name. More lenient than any other contract. Spares Agunot.
#HalachaYomi OC 320:9 Can’t crush snow or hail on Shabat to get their liquid. Can place in cup of wine or water, or let melt on own.
#EmunaYomi 473: Know that difficulties are vehicles to strengthen our souls, bring us closer to God, give strength to handle any situation.
#TanyaYomi 2Sivan: 2nd Temple had no Ark. God’s light descended by degrees. Since Temple destroyed, God only has “4 cubits of Halacha.”

 

                                          Tuesday / 15-May-18 / 1 Sivan 5778                                  #514
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 3: 12 Tribes encampment: E: Juda Isachar Zevulun. S: Ruben Simon Gad. W: Efraim Menase Benjamin. N: Dan Asher Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 10:6 Sold field, wife1 wrote to buyer I have no land-claim, wife2 claims from buyer, wife1 from wife2, buyer from wife1.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 32: Sacrifice slaughter valid if done by non-Kohen, woman, Canaanite slave, or ritually impure; even for Kodshei Kodashim.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 25:1 Wife vowed not to eat meat, drink wine, adorn self w/ colored clothing or jewelry, man can divorce & not pay Ktuva.
#HalachaYomi OC 320:7 Can squeeze Kvashim (preserved fruits & vegetables) if doesn’t need juice. If want juice, can squeeze into other food.
#EmunaYomi 472: R’ Akiva, son of poor converts. Spiritually self-made man. Slow, tenacious & relentless effort to learn Torah & refine soul.
#TanyaYomi 1Sivan: 1st Temple: Ark w/Luchot, revealed aspect of God’s light. Didn’t descend by degree, “God’s work & writing” supernatural.

 

                                               Monday / 14-May-18 / 29 Iyar 5778                                  #513
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 2: Ruben 46k Simon 59 Gad 46 Juda 75 Isahar 54 Zebulun 57 Efraim 40 Menase 32 Benjamin 35 Dan 63 Asher 41 Naftali 53.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 10:4 Had 3 wives, died, wife 1 had Ktuva of 100 dinar, 2 of 200, 3 of 300. Different split options based on amount left.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 31: Had intent to wrongly eat 1/2 Kzayit & burn 1/2 Kzayit, sacrifice still Kosher. Eating & burning don’t join to Pasul.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 24:10 Wife committed adultery, violated Torah or Rabbinic law, or had scandalous report, divorce & she doesn’t get Ktuva.
#HalachaYomi OC 320:4 On Shabat, can squeeze grapes into pot w/ food to improve food, because it’s liquid going into solid; like solid.
#EmunaYomi 471: Talmud story: 4 sages entered upper spiritual worlds: 1 died, 1 went crazy, 1 lost faith & only R’ Akiva came out unscathed.
#TanyaYomi 29Iyar: Halachic reasons, interpretations clothed, hidden in Halacha; not revealed. Revealed elements reflect God’s attributes.

 

                                         Sunday / 13-May-18 / 28 Iyar 5778                                  #512
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 1: Army census > 20 yrs old of all tribes (- Levi). Princes of each tribe named. 1st day, 2nd month, 2nd yr in desert.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 10:1 Has 2 wives, he dies, 1st wife precedes 2nd. Has 1 wife, she dies, remarries, he dies, 2nd wife & heirs precede.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 30: R’ Yehuda: Principle: If intent to offer sacrifice at wrong time was 1st, it’s Pigul & liable to Karet punishment.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 23:12 In matters of Ktuva & all similar matters, local accepted custom is a fundamental principle, a basis for judgement.
#HalachaYomi OC 320:1 Can’t squeeze olives, grapes on Shabat; liquid came out on own, can’t have. Ram”a: can’t squeeze fruits for its juice.
#EmunaYomi 470: God doesn’t illuminate us too strongly. Gives us chances to strengthen spiritual selves, become sturdy vessels for light.
#TanyaYomi 28Iyar: Shrine of Holy of Holies contained in each world. Also source of Talmud’s wisdom. Halacha derived from God’s attributes.

 

                                        Shabbat / 12-May-18 / 27 Iyar 5778                                  #511
#ParshaYomi #Behukotai 7: All tithes of land, trees belong to God. Holy. Can’t substitute tithed animal; it & substitute holy; can’t redeem.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 9:9 Woman shows Gett but not Ktuva, collects standard amount of Ktuva. Shows Ktuva but not Gett, doesn’t get anything.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 29: Ben Azai: Wife may die for theft that man never paid back; but she doesn’t die if he delayed fulfilling his vow.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 22:23 If wife inherited servants, even if old, don’t sell, brings honor to her family. Similar w/ olive trees or vines.
#HalachaYomi OC 319:16 Can drink wormy water through a cloth on Shabat. Not Borer because blocking refuse from entering mouth as drinking.
#EmunaYomi 469: Just as electricity can’t go directly from generator to light-bulb, God can’t reveal self directly to us; would destroy us.
#TanyaYomi 27Iyar: Worlds can’t endure, receive God’s light w/o Garments to screen, conceal light, so not entirely nullified, lose identity.

 

                                        Friday / 11-May-18 / 26 Iyar 5778                                  #510
#ParshaYomi #Behukotai 6: Consecrated bought field, returns to original owners in Jubilee. Valuations based on Holy Shekel. Shekel=20 Gera.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 9:6 Widow became administrator of husband’s property, heirs can impose oath on her about the future, but not the past.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 28: Eat Korban wrongly, get Karet when violate MKD”SH: Mahshava (intent); Ketzat (part); Dam (blood); SHlishi (3rd day).
#RambamYomi #Ishut 21:9 Wife breaks utensils during housework, not liable; if was, would be too cautious, wouldn’t do tasks, would fight.
#HalachaYomi OC 319:13 If pour wine from barrel into utensil on Shabat, don’t wedge straw & splinters in to top, creates perfect strainer.
#EmunaYomi 468: Once develop awareness that our environment is God’s way of talking to us, we sharpen our perception to events in our lives.
#TanyaYomi 26Iyar: Part of God’s light illuminates worlds in “revealed” manner. Extends to each item vitality suitable for it, animating it.

 

                                                Thursday / 10-May-18 / 25 Iyar 5778                                  #509
#ParshaYomi #Behukotai 5: Consecrated field, value based on years until Jubilee. To redeem, pays +1/4. Sold to someone else, can’t redeem.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 9:4 Man placed wife as shopkeeper of his store or administrator of property, can impose oath on her whenever he wants.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 27: R’ Hisda: blood put on top of Altar instead of bottom, & of course, on bottom instead of top, don’t gather & put again.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 20:3 Dad dies, leaves son(s) & girl, she gets dowry from estate. Court figures $ would have given. If can’t figure, 10%
#HalachaYomi OC 319:8 Can’t soak Karshinim in water on Shabat to remove refuse, or rub them to remove peel. It’s like Borer (separating).
#EmunaYomi 467: Attributing everything to God smooths out life’s bumpiness. We thank God for our successes & don’t despair about failures.
#TanyaYomi 25Iyar: God fills all worlds & animates them. In higher & lower worlds, hidden & concealed. No thought apprehends Him.

 

                                    Wednesday / 9-May-18 / 24 Iyar 5778                                  #508
#ParshaYomi #Behukotai 4: Temple consecrations. Value age & gender-based. Can’t switch animals. Consecrates property, pays +1/4 to get back.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 9:2 Man dies, has widow, creditors & heirs, had $ elsewhere: R’ Tarfon: $ goes to weakest. R’ Akiva: goes to heirs.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 26: Slaughtered Korban while it was hanging in the air: for Kodshei Kodoshim, Pasul; for Kodshim Kalim, Kosher.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 19:17 Sons inherit estate but must provide for daughters until grow or marry. Not enough for both, girls have preference.
#HalachaYomi OC 319:7 Food peeled before Shabat can’t be sifted on Shabat w/ cone, plate or 2 hands. Can sift w/ 1 hand w/ full strength.
#EmunaYomi 466: With spiritual eyes that see life’s ultimate objective, troubles are opportunities for spiritual growth, bring God in lives.
#TanyaYomi 24Iyar: Principal dwelling place, flow of life from soul in brain; diffused to all other organs according to their character.

 

                                          Tuesday / 8-May-18 / 23 Iyar 5778                                  #507
#ParshaYomi #Behukotai 3: But if you don’t listen to God, really long, scary, horrifying list of curses & punishments that will befall you.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 9:1 Man adds in Ktuva that has no claim on her property, can still enjoy its fruits during her lifetime & he inherits.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 25: “Anointed Kohen takes from bull’s blood.” From blood of soul, not from blood of skin (when cut) or blood of exudate.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 18:1 Widow supported by husband’s estate until collects Ktuva. If she remarries, forfeits rights of 1st husband’s estate.
#HalachaYomi OC 319:2 Can’t separate out food from what don’t want on Shabat by hand, if doesn’t eat right away, even if for later in day.
#EmunaYomi 465: When realize material gratification leads nowhere, ready to channel desires & energies into satisfying soul & seeking God.
#TanyaYomi 23Iyar: Soul is single, simple spiritual entity; has no corporeal shape, no dimensions of space, size or physical limitations.

 

                                                Monday / 7-May-18 / 22 Iyar 5778                                  #506
#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 #Ktuvot 8:6 Shomeret Yavam to whom property falls, B’ Shamai & B’ Hilel agree she can sell or give away property & it’s valid.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 24: Every place in the Torah that says “finger” about Kohen, means service that can only be done with the right hand.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 17:17 Woman can sell or gift her Ktuva. If husband dies or divorces her, buyer collects; if she dies 1st, buyer gets 0.
#HalachaYomi OC 319:1 Can’t use utensils to separate food from matter that don’t want on Shabat. Can separate by hand to eat immediately.
#EmunaYomi 464: Once our Emuna is developed to the point where we actively seek God, life becomes sweet & gratifying, despite tribulations.
#TanyaYomi 22Iyar: Craving of soul grows exceedingly enraptured that soul consumed w/ desire to pour itself into God’s embrace & leave body.

 

                                                 Sunday / 6-May-18 / 21 Iyar 5778                                  #505
#ParshaYomi #Behukotai 1: Follow God’s statutes, mitzvot; will give rain in time; land, produce; trees, fruit. Will be satiated, secure.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 8:4 Wife’s produce: attached to field @ marriage, to man; @ divorce, to her. Unattached, @ marriage hers; divorce, his.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 23: Pesah sacrifice can only be slaughtered for those who registered for it in advance; did for people who didn’t, invalid.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 16:1 Nedunya: Property that wife brings to marriage. 2 types: Nichsei Tzon Barzel, man responsible; Nichsei Mlog, she is.
#HalachaYomi OC 318:15 Food fully cooked, dry, w/o any liquid, can place next to flame on Shabat, even if gets hot enough that hand recoils.
#EmunaYomi 463: Modesty, Emuna & desire 1 entity. Knowing limitation leads to modesty, modesty to Emuna, Emuna invokes desire for God.
#TanyaYomi 21Iyar: Divine fire in soul, leads to thirst & then rapture of soul for God. Levites w/ song & music show intense love of God.

 

                                            Shabbat / 5-May-18 / 20 Iyar 5778                                  #504
#ParshaYomi #Behar 7: Jew sold to gentile as servant, family has to redeem. Calculate price based on years until Jubilee. Free on Jubilee.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 8:3 If wife got inheritance or gift, buy land for her with it, husband benefits from produce of the land.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 22: R’ Shimon: Can immerse in anything that originates from water. R’ Yizhak b Avdimi: even in big liquefied fish eye.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 15:2 Mitzva of having children is incumbent on man, not wife. If occupied in study of Torah, can delay marriage.
#HalachaYomi OC 318:12 Can add cold water to urn if not on flame. In general, can add cold to hot or hot to cold as long as not Kli Rishon.
#EmunaYomi 462: When realize futility vs all world’s forces, become modest. Important prerequisite for Emuna. Know can’t navigate w/o God.
#TanyaYomi 20Iyar: Intelligent person thinks deeply on these matters: soul will be kindled, clothed in benevolent spirit, to cleave to God.

 

                                                    Friday / 4-May-18 / 19 Iyar 5778                                  #503
#ParshaYomi #Behar 6: If Jew sells self as servant, treat well & free on Jubilee; God’s servants. Can acquire gentile servants, as property.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 7:10 Compel man to divorce if he’s: leper; polypus; dog dung gatherer; copper-smelter; tanner. Even if she knew before.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 21: Kohens had 2 alarm clocks: wheel to lower water basin made loud noise & Gevini the crier called out mornings to Kohens.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 14:2 Man needs wife’s permission to go on lengthy business trips or change professions; they impact his conjugal duties.
#HalachaYomi OC 318:9 Pot that was on the fire, even if taken off but still scolding hot, can’t put anything in it to cook on Shabat.
#EmunaYomi 461: Why is getting to know God so difficult? Seems like losing battle. But constant struggle is what drives person to seek God.
#TanyaYomi 19Iyar: Purpose of saying the 2 blessings before reciting Shma is to renounce everything, life & sustenance for the love of God.

 

                                                       Thursday / 3-May-18 / 18 Iyar 5778                                  #502
#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 #Ktuvot 7:8 Newlywed discovers hidden blemishes on wife, needs proof was from before, to claim that was “mistaken transaction.”
#DafYomi #Zvahim 20: Kohen left Temple boundary for a time, immerses before returning; left for short time, only sanctifies hands & feet.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 13:14 Can tell spouse: I don’t want your parents or siblings to visit or to live with us; spouse must respect wish.
#HalachaYomi OC 318:6 Utensil that has scolding hot food can be placed on an insulated pot in order to retain its heat & not cool down.
#EmunaYomi 460: Biggest concealment: no clarity what God wants from us. Rabbis disagree. Many who follow Torah life don’t seem close to God.
#TanyaYomi 18Iyar: Tzimtzum’s purpose: creation of humans, subjugate SitraAchra, for light to supplant darkness when person elevates soul.

 

                                                 Wednesday / 2-May-18 / 17 Iyar 5778                                  #501
#ParshaYomi #Behar 4: Destitute, sells land, relative redeems, gets back. Or if makes $, buys back at calculated rate. No $, get on Jubilee.
#MishnaYomi #Ktuvot 7:6 Jewish custom violations: woman goes out w/ hair uncovered; spins thread in market; flirts w/ men. R’ Tarfon: loud.
#DafYomi #Zvahim 19: Basin doesn’t have enough water for 4 Kohens to wash hands, feet, no good. Learn from “Moses, Aaron & sons will wash.”
#RambamYomi #Ishut 12:14 Just as must provide wife subsistence, also kids up to 6 years old. Sages decreed provide maintenance until grown.
#HalachaYomi OC 318:3 Just as can’t cook w/ fire on Shabat, can’t cook w/ fire derivative, like egg next to hot pot or on heated kerchief.
#EmunaYomi 459: 5th concealment: Torah & Mitzvot: seem incongruous w/ living life in this world. Multiple restrictions on work, time, life.
#TanyaYomi 17Iyar: God’s knowledge includes all of earth’s globe. Wouldn’t have come into existence w/o many contractions of God’s light.

 

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