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Tuesday / 29-Sep-20 / 11 Tishre 5780                                  #1382
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 13:6 Wood that serves a metal vessel is susceptible to impurity, but metal that serves a wooden vessel is clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 51: Similar expressions can be used to learn related laws unless an identical expression can be found.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 5:8 Can’t put Mezuza: on pole; behind door; horizontal in doorpost; deeper than handbreadth; in reed of future doorpost.
#HalachaYomi KSA 197:7 Parent shouldn’t kiss his dead children, very dangerous. Shouldn’t grasp hand of deceased, say should take him along.
#TanyaYomi 11Tishre: Immense manifestation of God in power of earth to constantly bring forth something out of nothing, Yesh Meayin.
#EmunaYomi 590: “Please God, help me find right shoes at price can afford, let them be comfortable & attractive.” Makes Emuna tangible.
Monday / 28-Sep-20 / 10 Tishre 5780                                  #1381
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 13:4 R’ Meir: Ash-shovel whose spoon was missing is still susceptible to impurity, since still like hammer. Sages: clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 50: Whoever gives too much tithe, his produce is fit for consumption but the tithe is defective.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 4:1 Put head Tfilin on skull point, end hairline, spot where can feel baby’s brain; knot: top of neck, bottom of skull.
#HalachaYomi KSA 196:20 In countries where law forbids burial of dead until after 48 hours, Onen is still subject to the laws of Onen.
#TanyaYomi 10Tishre: All created by light of Neshama within them. Neshama is Divinity of the Kelim of 10 Sefirot of Malchut of Atzilut.
#EmunaYomi 589: Chazon Ish writes that person attains tangible Emuna by asking God for every single need, even the most mundane requests.
Sunday / 27-Sep-20 / 9 Tishre 5780                                  #1380
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 13:2 A koligrophon whose spoon has been removed is still susceptible to impurity on account of its teeth.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 49: The food that is placed to create the Eruv establishes the entire area as a domicile for all.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 3:2 Head Tfilin: wood block mold, width=length, 3 grooves make 4 projections, soak leather, put in mold between grooves.
#HalachaYomi KSA 196:17 If Onen on night of 14 Nisan, should appoint agent to search for Hametz, but he himself should recite Kol Chamira.
#TanyaYomi 9Tishre: The Yesh is an entity distinct from Divinity so God can be King over all separate entities by them fulfilling Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 588: By confessing one’s sins to God daily in personal prayer, one attains cognizance that everything God does is for very best.
Shabbat / 26-Sep-20 / 8 Tishre 5780                                  #1379
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 7: Moshe: Pay attention. Not an empty thing. It’s your life & will lengthen your days. God: Go up mount, see land, die.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 12:8 Pen-knife, writing pen, plummet, weight, pressing plates, measuring-rod, measuring-table, susceptible to impurity.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 48: One domain can serve two others, but two different domains cannot be served via one middle one.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 2:1 Head Tfilin: 4 passages on separate parchments in separate compartments. Arm Tfilin: 4 passages on 1 parchment.
#HalachaYomi KSA 196:13 If death occurred 1st day YomTov & mourner wants to bury him that day w/ help of non-Jews, immediately becomes Onen.
#TanyaYomi 8Tishre: Multitude of creatures created by God from multitude of letters that issue from Malchut, “breath of His mouth.”
#EmunaYomi 587: God shines truth and Emuna in the hearts of those who thank Him on a daily basis.
Friday / 25-Sep-20 / 7 Tishre 5780                                  #1378
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 6: I will bring vengeance on My enemies, repay those who hate Me. Will avenge blood of servants & appease land, people.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 12:7 If a dinar was invalidated, then was adapted for hanging around a young girl’s neck it’s susceptible to impurity.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 47: Women must wait at least three months between marriages.
#RambamYomi #Tfilin 1:8 Torah written on Gvil (whole processed skin); Tfilin on Klaf (thin outer layer); Mezuza on Duchsustos (inner layer).
#HalachaYomi KSA 196:6 So long as deceased not buried, Onen doesn’t remove shoes, permitted to leave house to make arrangements for burial.
#TanyaYomi 7Tishre: Soul of angels & man, before descending, aren’t level of substantiality (Yesh), but of Divinity in immense contraction.
#EmunaYomi 586: Personal prayer is a cogent tool for personal improvement; by overcoming negative traits, one builds Emuna & vice versa.
Thursday / 24-Sep-20 / 6 Tishre 5780                                  #1377
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 5: How can 1 chase 1,000, 2 chase 10,000? Only if God has given them over. I cause death, grant life, I Strike & heal.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 12:4 A blood-letters’ nail is susceptible to impurity. But the nail of a sundial is clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 46: In debates regarding the laws of Eruv we always follow the lenient opinion.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 15:6 Kohen does Birkat Kohanim even if not careful w/ Mitzvot. Don’t tell wicked: be more wicked & abstain from Mitzva.
#HalachaYomi KSA 196:1 When relative for whom has to mourn dies, he’s considered an Onen until after burial. Must avoid all kinds of levity.
#TanyaYomi 6Tishre: Kelim of 10 Sefirot of Beriah, Yetzirah & Asiyah, & also the Orot, are 1st stage & beginning of substantiality (Yesh).
#EmunaYomi 585: Speaking to God on daily basis instills Emuna in person’s heart. Having personal prayers answered greatly reinforces Emuna.
Wednesday / 23-Sep-20 / 5 Tishre 5780                                  #1376
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 4: God angry. Will hide face. Made Me jealous w/ non-God, will anger them w/ non-nation. Fire, arrows, famine, sword +.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 12:2 The beam of a wool-combers’ balance is susceptible to impurity on account of the hooks.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 45: Soldiers that fight on the Sabbath can carry their weapons back home with them.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 14:7 Kohens don’t look at people when do Priestly Blessing; look down. People should face Kohens, but don’t look at face.
#HalachaYomi KSA 195:9 The intervention of a Yom Tov, cancels the thirty day mourning period even in regard to tearing the garments.
#TanyaYomi 5Tishre: Creation is as naught before Him, in relation to the force and the light that emanates from the vessels of 10 Sefirot.
#EmunaYomi 584: Personal prayer needs no prescribed text, time, place to speak to God. Can be anywhere (except for bathroom, etc) & anytime.
Tuesday / 22-Sep-20 / 4 Tishre 5780                                  #1375
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 3: Rode Israel on high places, gave them delights of the world. Became fat & rebelled. Alien worship. Forgot God.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 12:1 A person’s ring is susceptible to impurity. A ring for cattle or for vessels and all other rings are clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 44: Whoever goes beyond the Tchum Shabat to save someone is permitted to return.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 13:25 Obligated to study the Torah portion that community is reading that week; read 2x in Hebrew, 1x in translation.
#HalachaYomi KSA 195:5 Customary for a Hevra Kadisha member to make slight cut in mourner’s garment with knife, then mourner tears garment.
#TanyaYomi 4Tishre: God is One with His causations, His vessels. They are Divinity with respect to creating something out of nothing.
#EmunaYomi 583: R’ Natan was scholar, rabbi, kabbalist & extremely pious. Despite great holiness, he never failed to ask God for more Emuna.
Monday / 21-Sep-20 / 3 Tishre 5780                                  #1374
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 2: Remember days of old. God set up nations’ boundaries as the number of Israel. Protected Israel like eye’s pupil.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 11:7 Curved horn susceptible to impurity but straight one is clean. If mouthpiece was covered with metal it’s unclean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 43: Israel was promised that Elijah (who heralds the Messiah) will not arrive on a Friday or the eve of a holiday.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 12:6 Erred while publicly reading the Torah, even in pronunciation of one letter, must repeat until gets it right.
#HalachaYomi KSA 195:2 Mourners who must observe mourning laws tear garment near front of neck. From top downward; cloth not just seam.
#TanyaYomi 3Tishre: Letters revealed to us are in Action, Speech & Thought; of Action, forms of letters in Assyrian script of Torah scroll.
#EmunaYomi 582: R’ Natan Breslov’s collection of personal prayers all have central theme requesting Emuna. With Emuna, all prayers answered.
Sunday / 20-Sep-20 / 2 Tishre 5780                                  #1373
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 1: Listen heaven/earth. My lessons like rain on grass. When I call God’s Name, give Him greatness. He’s perfect & just.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 11:5 The scorpion-shaped bit of a bridle is susceptible to impurity, but the cheek-pieces are clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 42: Whoever does not know the Tchum Shabat can walk 2,000 average steps – that’s Tchum Shabat.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 11:1 Wherever 10 Jews live, must set up place to gather & pray at time of each prayer. Can force each other to build.
#HalachaYomi KSA 194:7 Eyes of deceased must be closed. If sons present, should be done by son. If there’s a firstborn son, he should do it.
#TanyaYomi 2Tishre: There are five ranks in man’s soul, one lower than the other: intellect, emotion, thought, speech and action.
#EmunaYomi 581: Every creation has spark of Emuna. Personal prayer, speaking to God in own words, fans spark into brightly-burning flame.
Shabbat / 19-Sep-20 / 1 Tishre 5780                                  #1372
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 11:4 If unclean iron smelted together w/ clean iron & greater part was from unclean iron, vessel made of mixture unclean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 41: Fasts are not decreed on the New Months, Hanukah or Purim.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 10:1 Prayed & didn’t concentrate, pray 2nd time w/ concentration. Concentrated for 1st blessing, don’t need to repeat.
#HalachaYomi KSA 194:1 Even if he’s critical over a long period, & he & his famiy in great agony, forbidden to hasten his death in any way.
#TanyaYomi 1Tishre: Moshe & other prophets received actual revelation of God. Kabalists, R’ Shimon b Yohai, Ari, received wisdom, knowledge.
#EmunaYomi 580: Ask God to help you believe that He’s the address for everything: health, livelihood, material, safety, and spiritual needs.
Friday / 18-Sep-20 / 29 Elul 5780                                  #1371
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 11:1 Metal vessels, whether flat or if form a receptacle, are susceptible to impurity. On being broken they become clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 40: Prayers for the New Month are not mentioned during the New Year prayers (even though it’s also a New Month).
#RambamYomi #Tfila 9:7 Can’t say “Just like God is merciful on law of bird’s nest, so should be merciful on us.” They’re decrees, not mercy.
#HalachaYomi KSA 193:10 If sick can’t handle visitor, enter outer room, inquire if need anything. Be concerned for his pain, pray for mercy.
#TanyaYomi 29Elul: God says to Moshe: “you’ll see My back, but not My face.” Surprising that the Ari understood concepts of “God’s back.”
#EmunaYomi 579: God won’t give us material things that we don’t need or that are detrimental to us. He always gives us what our souls need.
Thursday / 17-Sep-20 / 28 Elul 5780                                  #1370
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 10:7 New oven within old, netting over mouth of old, if not handbreadth of space between new & netting, all in new clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 39: Rosh Hashana (the New Year) is comprised of two days that are holy when labor cannot be performed.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 8:1 Communal prayer always heard, even w/ sinners. God doesn’t reject that prayer. Don’t pray alone if can w/ community.
#HalachaYomi KSA 193:9 If a close relative of a seriously ill patient dies, he should not be told about it, lest he become distressed.
#TanyaYomi 28Elul: Get yearning love of God by expelling spirit of folly from body, thoughts, speech, action in brain, tongue & 248 organs.
#EmunaYomi 578: Pray for awareness that no tribulations w/o transgressions. Ask God to withhold severe soul corrections as long as trying.
Wednesday / 16-Sep-20 / 27 Elul 5780                                  #1369
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 10:6 If jar had hole & wine lees stopped it up, they protect it. A vine shoot doesn’t protect until plasters it on sides.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 38: One cannot prepare during a holiday for the Sabbath or during Sabbath for a holiday.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 7:14 Must say 100 blessings/day, upon waking 23, w/ Shma 7, Tzitzit 1, Tfilin 1, Amida 3×18=54, Meals 7×2=14. Total=100.
#HalachaYomi KSA 193:3 If you visited a sick person and did not pray for their recovery, you have not fulfilled the Mitzvah.
#TanyaYomi 27Elul: Can’t get to state of love of God w/ delights, via human effort. Need immense exertion in awe of God, then comes on own.
#EmunaYomi 577: With Emuna, has patience with self & others. Knows that everything goes according to Divine Providence & God’s timetable.
Tuesday / 15-Sep-20 / 26 Elul 5780                                  #1368
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 10:3 A stopper of a jar that is loose but does not fall out: R’ Yehuda says: it protects. Sages say: it doesn’t protect.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 37: An Eruv can be established once, which will be in effect for the entire year.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 6:2 Praying w/ public, don’t make your Amida too long. Can add in middle blessings related requests: health, income, +.
#HalachaYomi KSA 192:7 Nothing stands in way of saving a life except idolatry, incest & murder; for which must give up life & not violate.
#TanyaYomi 26Elul: Torah scholars have no rest in Garden of Eden; they constantly rise from level to level. Will rest after resurrection.
#EmunaYomi 576: With Emuna, person believes that all trials & tribulations are from God. Doesn’t waste energy on arguments and disputes.
Monday / 14-Sep-20 / 25 Elul 5780                                  #1367
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 10:1 Protects contents w/ tightly fitted cover if vessel: dung; stone; earth; Na2CO3; bones or skin of sea animal; wood.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 36: The laws of Tchumin (distance one can walk on the Sabbath) are rabbinical enactments.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 5:1 Must have or prevents praying: pure hands; cover nakedness; pure place; remove distractions; proper intent of heart.
#HalachaYomi KSA 192:3 Sick person shouldn’t rely on a miracle, but is obliged to follow the accepted procedure & call a doctor to heal him.
#TanyaYomi 25Elul: Holy is a rank of being separated; not apprehended; transcends rank of wisdom & knowledge which is in the Garden of Eden.
#EmunaYomi 575: With Emuna, don’t need to say a bad word about anyone; leave judging other people to God.
Sunday / 13-Sep-20 / 24 Elul 5780                                  #1366
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 9:8 Hole in oven eye, min. size to annul status of tightly closed: width of burning spindle staff that can go in & out.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 35: If the food that establishes the Eruv is destroyed or lost before the Sabbath, the Eruv is ineffective.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 4:16 Clear mind of all thoughts, envision standing before God. Don’t rush; not burden. Sit a bit before & after prayer.
#HalachaYomi KSA 191:1 Can’t cause pain to any creature. But if creature is troublesome, or if needed for any purpose, allowed even to kill.
#TanyaYomi 24Elul: At resurrection of dead, souls of all Tzadikim that now in upper GanEden will be in bodies & get pleasure from Shechinah.
#EmunaYomi 574: With Emuna, have confidence that God will always provide. Don’t need to flatter anyone, no matter how powerful they may be.
Shabbat / 12-Sep-20 / 23 Elul 5780                                  #1365
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 7: God: I’ll bring Israel to milk/honey land. They’ll eat, be satisfied, turn to other gods. Song is witness.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 9:5 Potsherd used for unclean liquids, fell into the air-space of an oven, if the oven was heated, oven becomes unclean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 34: A private domain extends upwards until the heavens.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 3:8 Forgot to pray, unavoidably detained, compensates next immediate prayer time, says Amida 2x. 1st current, makeup 2nd.
#HalachaYomi KSA 190:1 Any place where there is danger that a person could meet a fatal accident must have a fence and/or other protection.
#TanyaYomi 23Elul: He who hardens his heart and suppresses his compassion, causes the same to happen to himself from above, Heaven forbid.
#EmunaYomi 573: With Emuna, can’t be arrogant, since knows that all successes come from God. Won’t be gluttonous, won’t eat more than need.
Friday / 11-Sep-20 / 22 Elul 5780                                  #1364
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 6: God to Moshe: You’re going to die. Call Joshua to Ohel Moed. God: Nation will leave me, I will hide My face.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 9:4 Sponge absorbed unclean liquids, its outer surface became dry & fell into air-space of an oven, the oven is unclean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 33: If one puts the food that establishes the Eruv someplace forbidden, the Eruv is not effective.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 2:1 In R’ Gamliel’s day, Jewish heretics increased. Greatest need; added Amida blessing asking God to destroy heretics.
#HalachaYomi KSA 188:5 May return deposit to his wife, as may be assumed she manages household, & her husband entrusts everything with her.
#TanyaYomi 22Elul: Food, clothing & heat for destitute have precedence over fine clothes, feasts, meat, fish, delicacies for self & family.
#EmunaYomi 572: God unhappy with stingy person who hoards money & doesn’t put to use, or squanders on frills, or uses to violate Torah.
Thursday / 10-Sep-20 / 21 Elul 5780                                  #1363
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 5: Moshe to Joshua: Be strong & valiant! God w/ you. Moshe wrote & gave Torah. To be read to all every 7 yrs.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 9:2 Bet Hilel changed mind about case of jar, liquid & siphon in corpse’s tent, & ruled like Bet Shamai that unclean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 32: It’s assumed that a “chaver” (friend, careful with tithes) does not allow produce to leave his hand before it’s tithed.
#RambamYomi #Tfila 1:2 Biblical command, duty of men & women to pray to God daily. Supplication, praises, request needs, thank for all.
#HalachaYomi KSA 188:2 If person deposits an article w/ you, can’t use article for own needs even though article won’t spoil at all by use.
#TanyaYomi 21Elul: Source & root of all attributes from ChaBaD: Chochma apprehends God; Bina, contemplating, understanding; Daat, bonding.
#EmunaYomi 571: When convert money into Mitzvahs & Torah learning, its elevated from material state to spiritual state. Then God gives more.
Wednesday / 9-Sep-20 / 20 Elul 5780                                  #1362
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 4: Choice: life/good vs death/evil. Choose life or will be destroyed. Heaven & earth witnesses. Moshe 120 bday.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 8:10 Person with corpse impurity had food or liquid in mouth, put head in clean oven air-space, oven becomes unclean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 31: It is assumed that a “shaliach” (messenger) accomplishes his mission.
#RambamYomi #Shma 4:8 Jews took custom to read Torah, recite Shma even after seminal emission. Just like fire can’t be impure, also Torah.
#HalachaYomi KSA 187:1 If you see an article that was lost by a Jew, it is your duty to care for it, and return it to its owner.
#TanyaYomi 20Elul: The rational soul is the lower one in man; it derives from Klipat Noga. The higher, divine soul, is part of God above.
#EmunaYomi 570: With Emuna, we understand that our money is basically not ours at all, but God’s.
Tuesday / 8-Sep-20 / 19 Elul 5780                                  #1361
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 3: God will curse your enemies; bless you w/ abundance when you listen to Him. Commandments are within reach.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 8:9 Pit which has a place on which pot may be set is unclean. Furnace of lime-burners, glaziers, or of potters is clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 30: The blessing “Borei Minei Mezonot” is said over any food made out of the 5 types of grain (not including bread).
#RambamYomi #Shma 3:4 Can’t say or even think Shma or any words of Torah or sanctity in bathroom, unclean place or place w/ feces or urine.
#HalachaYomi KSA 186:1 If stop animal from eating while working, liable to punishment of flogging. “Don’t muzzle ox when it’s threshing.”
#TanyaYomi 19Elul: Without bond of love and willingness, a son won’t learn as well from his father, even if hears same words from father.
#EmunaYomi 569: One who gives a tithe to charity will become rich (Shabat 119a). God has compassion on those who have compassion for others.
Monday / 7-Sep-20 / 18 Elul 5780                                  #1360
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 2: After blessings & curses, you’ll return to God, He’ll bring Exiled back to the Land, no matter how far are.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 8:7 Sheretz in eye-hole of oven or of a double stove or of a single stove: If it was outside the inner edge, it’s clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 29: Well-cooked beets are good for the eyes and the head and even more so for the stomach.
#RambamYomi #Shma 2:10 Can recite Shma in any language that understand. Must be as careful in enunciation in foreign language as in Hebrew.
#HalachaYomi KSA 184:11 Woman having dangerous childbirth, if fetus may kill her, allowed to destroy fetus. Once fetus head emerges, can’t.
#TanyaYomi 18Elul: Abraham loved God with so great and sublime a love that he became a “chariot”, a vehicle for Divinity on earth.
#EmunaYomi 568: Expenditures for Mitzvot deductible. Though we receive annual allotment, when spend for Shabat, holiday, Torah, get it back.
Sunday / 6-Sep-20 / 17 Elul 5780                                  #1359
#ParshaYomi #NitzavimVayeleh 1: Covenant w/ you standing here today & w/ those not here yet. God will be furious w/ those that ignore Him.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 8:4 Sheretz & pot in oven, pot clean, earthen vessel doesn’t pass impurity to vessels. If had dripping liquid, unclean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 28: Rabbi Zeira would stand up to honor Torah scholars in order to gain divine reward.
#RambamYomi #Shma 1:4 Before Jacob died, asked sons if with him in Unity of God, they answered Shma, he answered Baruh Shem. Reason we do.
#HalachaYomi KSA 184:6 If frighten someone, by suddenly screaming, surprising them, or anything similar, answerable to Heavenly court.
#TanyaYomi 17Elul: Man is able to understand somewhat of the supernal Sefirot, for they all radiate in his soul, which is comprised of them.
#EmunaYomi 567: When God sees that His children trust in Him & spend their $ happily in the observance of His Mitzvot, He gives more & more.
Shabbat / 5-Sep-20 / 16 Elul 5780                                  #1358
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 7: Moshe lists miracles: Until today, God hasn’t given you ability to understand. Keep Covenant & you’ll succeed in all.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 8:3 Netting over mouth of an oven & slightly sinking into it & with no frame: If Sheretz was in it, oven becomes unclean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 27: It is a general rule that women are exempt from any time-dependent positive commandments.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 10:3 Ideal love of God: lovesick. Just as lovesick for a woman, obsessed, never stops thinking of her, more for God.
#HalachaYomi KSA 184:5 Can’t do anything, even on own premises, & especially in public, that may cause damage to neighbor or to passersby.
#TanyaYomi 16Elul: On Rosh Hashana eve, past year’s divine light withdraws; after completion of Shofar blasts, new sublime light descends.
#EmunaYomi 566: Person w/ Emuna believes that God will fulfill all basic needs that require in service of God: food, clothes, shelter, etc.
Friday / 4-Sep-20 / 15 Elul 5780                                  #1357
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 6: God will bless Israel w/ incredible success. If don’t listen to Him, will inflict long list of horrible punishments.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 8:1 An oven which they partitioned with boards or hangings, found a sheretz in one compartment, entire oven is unclean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 26: The Sabbath walking limit is based on the outer house for a new city & the city wall for an old one.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 9:1 If fulfill Torah w/ joy, meditate on its wisdom at all times, God will remove all obstacles & grant good to fulfill.
#HalachaYomi KSA 183:7 Even on your own premises it is forbidden to engage in an activity that may cause damage to your neighbor.
#TanyaYomi 15Elul: Strange verse “God’s eyes on (the land) from start of year until its end.” Should say forever. Means each year new light.
#EmunaYomi 565: 1 of 2 things happen to money: Either the money is taken away from the person, or the person is taken away from the money.
Thursday / 3-Sep-20 / 14 Elul 5780                                  #1356
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 5: Mt Gerizim/Bless: Simon, Levi, Juda, Isahar, Josef, Benjamin. Mt Eval/Curse: Ruben, Gad, Asher Zevulun, Dan, Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 7:4 If extension detached from stove, whenever it’s 3 Tefah high it gets impurity by contact and through its air-space.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 25: Any barrier that is erected on the Sabbath, whether purposefully or not is still considered a barrier.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 8:2 World to come: no: body, eating, sitting, sleeping, death, sadness. Eternal joy. Will understand truth of Godliness.
#HalachaYomi KSA 182:16 The law of the existing government is recognized as Jewish law (in civil matters). “Dina de’malchuta dina.”
#TanyaYomi 14Elul: Left: “Those that fear You”; contraction. Right: “Those that trust in You”; expansion. Both get infinite goodness.
#EmunaYomi 564: Wife makes request & husband doesn’t have means, don’t say no. Promise that w/ God’s help will make every effort to do so.
Wednesday / 2-Sep-20 / 13 Elul 5780                                  #1355
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 4: When enter land, set up big stones on Mt Eval, plaster w/ lime, write Torah’s on them; build altar of uncut stones.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 7:2 A hob that has a receptacle for pots is clean as a stove but unclean as a receptacle.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 24: Once the 2nd strap of an impure sandal is replaced the sandal loses its impurity because it’s like a new utensil.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 7:3 Also need to repent from bad traits like anger, hate, envy, frivolity, pursuit of money & honor, gluttony, etc.
#HalachaYomi KSA 182:10 Forbidden to derive benefit from the possessions of known thief; poor man is forbidden to accept charity from him.
#TanyaYomi 13Elul: Every Jew needs left & right traits. B’ Shamai were left, stringent; B’ Hilel, right, lenient; both also had other trait.
#EmunaYomi 563: Honoring wife only Mitzva that requires person to spend more than what has. Even for Shabat, avoid spending if don’t have.
Tuesday / 1-Sep-20 / 12 Elul 5780                                  #1354
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 3: Today God commands you to follow commands with heart & soul. You’ve accepted. God has chosen you as treasured people.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 7:1 House’s fire-basket lessened by less than 3 Tefah gets impurity, when heated from below a pot above would still boil.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 23: Roofs, yards and gardens are considered one domain for moving of utensils within these areas on the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 6:5 When God says something will happen in future, man still has free will. Man can’t understand how God knows future.
#HalachaYomi KSA 182:5 From moment tempted, and began to think how to acquire friend’s item, have violated command, “You shall not desire”.
#TanyaYomi 12Elul: 2 degrees, levels of God’s servants: right-Chesed; left-Gvura. Left: Tzimtzum, concealment. Right: unconcealed expansion.
#EmunaYomi 562: Man should eat & drink less than what can afford, dress as can afford, & honor wife *more* than can afford (Hulin 84b).
Monday / 31-Aug-20 / 11 Elul 5780                                  #1353
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 2: After gave tithe 3rd yr, declare: God, I gave to Levite, stranger, orphan, widow as commanded; look down & bless us.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 6:2 Butchers’ stoves, stones placed side by side, if one of the stoves got impurity, the others do not become unclean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 22: “I command you to do today” Deuteronomy 7:11: Today (this world) to do, tomorrow (next world) to receive reward.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 5:2 All have free will to be righteous/wicked, wise/foolish, merciful/cruel, miserly/ generous or any other traits.
#HalachaYomi KSA 181:21 Divine decree that relatives can’t testify for each other. Even Moses and Aaron couldn’t testify for one another.
#TanyaYomi 11Elul: After prayer, possible that evil will easily reawaken & intermingle with good. With charity, doesn’t reawaken as easily.
#EmunaYomi 561: Whoever honors his wife, gets rich (BavaMetzia 59a). Honoring her brings riches; being angry at her causes him to lose $.
Sunday / 30-Aug-20 / 10 Elul 5780                                  #1352
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 1: 1st fruit to Temple & declaration: “Came to Promised Land. My father served Aramean, went to Egypt,” & rest of story.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 6:1 Put 3 props into ground, joined them to ground w/ clay so pot could be set on it, structure susceptible to impurity.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 21: Whoever is disparaging of the words of the Sages is judged with boiling excrement.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 4:5 Sins that person continues to commit, difficult to abandon: gossip; slander; short temper; evil thoughts & friends.
#HalachaYomi KSA 181:17 You should distance yourself from taking an oath, even if it’s a truthful one. Make every effort to refrain from it.
#TanyaYomi 10Elul: Jews by nature compassionate,  kind. Their souls issued from attribute of Chesed which prevails over attribute of Din.
#EmunaYomi 560: No greater sorrow to wife than a stingy husband. Health of a wife’s soul depends on abundance husband showers upon her.
Shabbat / 29-Aug-20 / 9 Elul 5780                                  #1351
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 7: Pay timely wages. Poor harvest leftovers. 40 lashes. Don’t muzzle threshing ox. Levirate marriage. True weights.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 5:10 Achnai’s oven: cut oven up into rings, put sand between each pair of rings. R’ Eliezer: clean. Sages: unclean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 20: One shouldn’t stand in a public domain and drink from a private one or viceversa on the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 3:6 No next world: atheists; infidels; deny Torah, resurrection, Messiah; apostate; cause many to sin; leave community.
#HalachaYomi KSA 181:12 Forbidden to testify about anything don’t know firsthand, not even if certain that man who told you tells no lies.
#TanyaYomi 9Elul: There will be no peace in the world until the time of the end, when good shall be disencumbered from evil.
#EmunaYomi 559: Stingy husband cruel to wife & children & insensitive to their needs & feelings. Every household expenditure triggers wrath.
Friday / 28-Aug-20 / 8 Elul 5780                                  #1350
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 6: Man, don’t go to army 1st yr marriage. Don’t take millstone as collateral. Kidnap, death sentence. Remember Miriam.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 5:7 To clean oven that contracted impurity: divide into 3 parts, scrape off plastering so that oven touches the ground.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 19: The wicked, even at the gates of hell do not repent.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 2:10 Can’t refuse to be appeased. Forgive w/ whole heart. Don’t seek revenge or bear grudge. Jew’s path, upright spirit.
#HalachaYomi KSA 181:6 Just as the judge who accepts bribe, even to acquit innocent, violates negative precept, so does he who offers bribe.
#TanyaYomi 8Elul: The angel Michael is the prince of water & the angel Gabriel is the prince of fire, yet they don’t extinguish one another.
#EmunaYomi 558: One of the most tragic examples of stinginess is a stingy husband. It’s a double expression of cruelty & insensitivity.
Thursday / 27-Aug-20 / 7 Elul 5780                                  #1349
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 5: Unhappy w/ wife, gave bill of divorce; she marries 2nd man, he dies or divorces her; she can’t ever return to 1st.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 5:6 Oven half filled w/ earth, from earth down gets impurity by contact, from earth up gets impurity also from air-space.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 18: We only say partial praise in front of a person but can say full praise when not in his presence.
#RambamYomi #Tshuva 1:4 Repentance atones all sins, immediately or over time. Depends how severe. May suffer, need Yom Kipur or death.
#HalachaYomi KSA 181:1 Dispute between two people, best for them to agree to acceptable compromise, each side yielding, to avoid lawsuit.
#TanyaYomi 7Elul: Must be happy always. If grieved or sad, considered like a heretic. The faithful are not indisposed by any afflictions.
#EmunaYomi 557: Stingy is disdained by others, seldom has peace at home. Types: stingy w/ others except family; reverse; w/ all -self; all.
Wednesday / 26-Aug-20 / 6 Elul 5780                                  #1348
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 4: Don’t despise Edomite, Egyptian. Privy outside camp, carry spade to cover, God in camp, keep holy. No prostitutes.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 5:3 Crown of double stove clean. Oven fender: if 4 Tefah high gets impurity by contact & air-space, but if lower clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 17: “Last waters” for washing hands after a meal is obligatory due to Sodomite salt on the hands that can cause blindness.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 12:7 Beard has 5 corners: upper & lower cheek on both sides & chin. Prohibited to shave w/ razor. Ok w/ scissors.
#HalachaYomi KSA 180:13 Shmita cancels monetary loans at end of Shmita year. At sunset the eve of Rosh Hashana, the debt is cancelled.
#TanyaYomi 6Elul: “There’s no place void of God.” God is creating existence constantly and every moment. We can’t perceive; have to believe.
#EmunaYomi 556: Stinginess is a terrible trait & sign of cruelty. Love of $ blinds from seeing needs of fellow man; even of wife & children.
Tuesday / 25-Aug-20 / 5 Elul 5780                                  #1347
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 3: Guardrails. Don’t mix species. Adulterers killed. Men who can’t marry Jews: damaged organ, Mamzer, Amonite, Moabite.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 5:1 Oven manufacture completed when heated enough to cook the lightest of eggs when scrambled and put in a saucepan.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 16: 3 rows of rope with 3 handbreadths between each row & a combined thickness of 1 handbreadth is a legal wall.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 11:16 If believe in validity of occult arts, astrology, etc. foolish, feeble-minded, underdevelopment intellect.
#HalachaYomi KSA 180:8 If you lend money for a certain number of years, & the debt is due after the Shemitah year, the debt isn’t cancelled.
#TanyaYomi 5Elul: Unlimited kindness is called the Chesed of God. Though all of Israel are compassionate & perform kindness, still limited.
#EmunaYomi 555: Emuna key to success in life, not one’s attributes & aptitudes. The more a person is happy with what has, more succeeds.
Monday / 24-Aug-20 / 4 Elul 5780                                  #1346
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 2: Hang executed body ’til eve. Return lost property. Help w/ load. No cross-dress. Send mom away b4 take eggs, chicks.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 4:3 Bowls w/ Korfian bottoms, cups w/ Zidonian bottoms, though can’t stand unsupported, get impurity, fashioned this way.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 15: Trees can serve as walls of a “Sukah” (the temporary huts that Jews live in during the holiday of “Sukot”).
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 10:1 If see an idol worshiper being swept away, drowning in river, in any danger, don’t help; but don’t cause death.
#HalachaYomi KSA 180:3 If you lend someone on the security of collateral, it is not cancelled on Shemitah.
#TanyaYomi 4Elul: Tshuva is in the heart. To elicit God’s light need action; limitless charity, kindness; then God radiates limitless light.
#EmunaYomi 554: “With the Holy One, Blessed be He, anything is possible.”
Sunday / 23-Aug-20 / 3 Elul 5780                                  #1345
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 1: War captive girl, shave hair, weeps for parents month, then can have her. If don’t want her, set free. Rebel son.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 4:2 If a jar was cracked and cannot be moved with half a Kav of dried figs in it, it is ritually clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 14: A person can be purified by waters that encompass their whole body, a “mikva”, 1x1x3 cubits size.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 9:8 Can’t sell item to idolaters if can harm others: bears, lions, weapons, fetters, chains. Can’t sharpen weapons.
#HalachaYomi KSA 180:1 Most Halachic authorities agree that the cancellation of debts on the Shemitah year, is effective even in our time.
#TanyaYomi 3Elul: If didn’t fulfill Mitzvot can only rectify thru God’s infinite light. Hence, in place where penitents stand, Tzadik can’t.
#EmunaYomi 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!
Shabbat / 22-Aug-20 / 2 Elul 5780                                  #1344
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 7: War: offer peace. Accept, tributary. If not, siege; God will deliver; kill all men, take spoils. Destroy 7 nations.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 3:7 Cauldron lined with mortar or potter’s clay: what touches the mortar is unclean; touches the potter’s clay is clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 13: Why was the law established like Bet Hillel over Bet Shamai? Because Bet Hillel were pleasant and humble.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 8:9 Idol that belongs to a Jew can never be nullified. Forbidden to benefit from it forever. Must be entombed.
#HalachaYomi KSA 179:9 You should avoid becoming a guarantor, or a trustee whenever possible.
#TanyaYomi 2Elul: Because the world is finite and measurable, so too are Mitzvot of charity, kindness and the other Mitzvot of the Torah.
#EmunaYomi 552: Ibn Ezra failed in all commercial efforts. Gave up & dedicated self to learning Torah. Outcome benefited Jews until today.
Friday / 21-Aug-20 / 1 Elul 5780                                  #1343
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 6: Don’t move fences. 1 witness not enough. False witnesses punished as planned for victim. Laws of war: fear, go home.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 3:6 Yablit (a type of soft grass) with which they line large jars: anything that touches it becomes unclean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 12: Bet Hillel: To permit carrying on the Sabbath within a open corridor only an overhead beam or a side one need be added.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 7:1 Positive command to destroy idols, accessories & anything made for them. Must eradicate from land of Israel.
#HalachaYomi KSA 179:2 Even if a rich man needs to borrow $, Mitzvah to lend to him, to cheer him w/ kind words & to give him proper advice.
#TanyaYomi 1Elul: Radiation of God’s light to upper & lower worlds effected by man who fulfills 248 positive Mitzvot, “Organs of the King.”
#EmunaYomi 551: Story: Rich man feared evil eye. Made crazy investments to lose it, but kept winning. Rabbi explained success up to God.
Thursday / 20-Aug-20 / 30 Av 5780                                  #1342
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 5: God will send prophet like Moshe. Separate 3 cities of refuge for inadvertent murderers; expand borders, +3 more.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 3:3 A potsherd that had a hole and was mended with pitch, it is clean though it can contain a quarter of a Log.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 11: A courtyard that is surrounded by more open space than walls is not considered enclosed for the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 6:3 Idolatry of Molech: lit fire, gave kid to priest, priest returns kid, dad carries kid between flames. Gets Karet.
#HalachaYomi KSA 179:1 Mitzvah of lending money to a poor person is greater than giving charity to a poor beggar.
#TanyaYomi 30Av: In these times, with advent of Messiah, principal service of God thru charity. “Israel will be redeemed only thru charity.”
#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.
Wednesday / 19-Aug-20 / 29 Av 5780                                  #1341
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 4: Don’t do like locals: pass children in fire, soothsayers, diviners, sorcerers, charmers, necromancers. Be faithful.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 3:1 Size of hole makes earthen vessel clean: If was made for food, hole must be big enough for olives to fall through.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 10: Generally, a person will not use a small entrance when a large one is available.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 5:3 Don’t warn idolatry-inciter; only sinner that we entrap. If incites in front of 2 men, witnesses, inciter stoned.
#HalachaYomi KSA 177:15 Mitzvah to sell to or partner with Gentile on clean animal (before it gives birth), to exempt it from 1stborn laws.
#TanyaYomi 29Av: Beloved brethren & friends: I come to remind & awaken those who sleep slumber of vanities of vanities.
#EmunaYomi 549: Challenge of the rich is to develop generosity, humility & trust in God despite wealth. Easier for poor to put hope in God.
Tuesday / 18-Aug-20 / 28 Av 5780                                  #1340
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 3: Levites: no land; get sacrifices. Kohen: gets foreleg, jaws, maw; 1st of grain, wine, oil, fleece; chosen to serve.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 2:7 Earthen vessels that get impurity: tray w/ rim, unbroken fire-pan, dishes tray, if defiled by Sheretz not unclean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 9: A beam that’s used to enclose a courtyard and make an “eruv” functions even if it’s 3 handbreadths away from the wall.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 4:1 City incited to idolatry (Ir Hanidahat): inciters executed by stoning; inhabitants that worshiped, decapitated.
#HalachaYomi KSA 177:9 It is forbidden to fleece or to do work with the first born regardless if it is blemished or not.
#TanyaYomi 28Av: When “sow” in Holy Land, immediately absorbed in upper world, without obstacles. Nothing interrupts. It’s Heaven’s gate.
#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.
Monday / 17-Aug-20 / 27 Av 5780                                  #1339
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 2: King: Jew, not too many horses, wives, money; write 2 copies of Torah for self; read & follow always; prolong reign.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 2:5 Covers of wine, oil & papyrus jars aren’t susceptible to impurity. If adapted them for use as receptacles they are.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 8: A small courtyard whose wall is open to a large one: It’s only permissible to carry in the large one on the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 3:3 Always liable if bow, slaughter, sacrifice or libation, no matter what the normal form of serving that idol is.
#HalachaYomi KSA 177:4 Nowadays, 1stborn kosher animal kept until gets permanent blemish, then shown to three Torah scholars to permit use.
#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 547: Poor most likely needs soul correction that requires humility, Emuna, trust in God & constant prayer. Poverty is what needs.
Sunday / 16-Aug-20 / 26 Av 5780                                  #1338
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 1: Establish judges, officers. No bribes. Justice. Kill idolaters. Minimum 2 witnesses to kill someone. Seek judgement.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 2:4 A lantern that has a receptacle for oil is susceptible to impurity, but one that has none is not susceptible.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 7: We no longer follow an opinion on Jewish law announced by Heavenly voices.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 2:1 Can’t serve any creation; even if knows that God is true God, but worships intermediaries, it’s still idolatry.
#HalachaYomi KSA 176:5 Large garment contains Shaatnez at one end, can’t cover self even with other end, even if Shaatnez part is on ground.
#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 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.
Shabbat / 15-Aug-20 / 25 Av 5780                                  #1337
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 7: Sanctify 1stborn of cattle & flock, don’t work or shear it; eat it in front of God. Recap of Pesah, Shavuot, Sukot.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 2:1 Vessels of wood, leather, bone or glass: If they’re simple they’re clean, if they form a receptacle they’re unclean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 6: Whoever follows all the lenient opinions is called evil. Whoever follows all the strict opinions is called a fool.
#RambamYomi #AvodaZara 1:1 Idolatry’s start: Enosh’s time, people worshiped God’s servants, the stars & spheres, built temples, sacrifices.
#HalachaYomi KSA 176:1 A garment made of wool of ewes or rams, mixed with linen is forbidden, for it is Kelayim (Shaatnez).
#TanyaYomi 25Av: “R’ Eliezer gave coin to poor, then prayed.” God is revealed in prayer through act of charity.
#EmunaYomi 545: Blind Helen Keller not handicapped; critical for her soul correction. 1 person’s handicap is 2nd’s springboard to greatness.
Friday / 14-Aug-20 / 24 Av 5780                                  #1336
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 6: Shmita year: annul debt. Lend to needy, don’t worry, God will bless you. Free servants 7th year, give them provisions.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 1:9 The Holy of Holies is holiest, for only the Kohen Gadol, on Yom Kippur, at the time of the service, may enter it.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 5: When there is uncertainty regarding violation of a rabbinic enactment, the verdict is lenient.
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 7:13 Practice of early generations pious: hear their shame, not answer; pardon, forgive person who insulted them.
#HalachaYomi KSA 175:1 Forbidden to breed a male & female of 2 diverse kinds of animals, beasts or fowl. Even to merely cause is forbidden.
#TanyaYomi 24Av: Soul’s status depends when & where reincarnated. Every soul of Israel needs to be reincarnated to fulfill all 613 Mitzvot.
#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.
Thursday / 13-Aug-20 / 23 Av 5780                                  #1335
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 5: Maaser Sheni: tithe of grain, wine & oil, 1st born of cattle & sheep (or their cash equivalent) eaten in Jerusalem.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 1:6 10 grades of holiness: Israel holier than all lands. How? bring Omer, 1stfruit, 2 loaves; can’t bring from elsewhere.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 4: Bone the size of a barley grain that comes from a corpse ritually contaminates when touched or carried.
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 6:1 Mitzva to respect every Torah sage, even if not one’s teacher. Stand for him when within 4 cubits until passes.
#HalachaYomi KSA 174:2 It is forbidden to maintain a tree upon which another kind has been grafted, but it is permitted to eat its fruit.
#TanyaYomi 23Av: After Jacob, God’s light shines openly in all the upright of heart who occupy themselves with Torah and Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 543: Know that have unique soul with own special task & soul correction on earth. God gives qualities & conditions to achieve.
Wednesday / 12-Aug-20 / 22 Av 5780                                  #1334
#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 #Kelim 1:4 More strict than all these is a corpse, for it conveys impurity by Ohel (tent) whereby all others convey no impurity.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 3: A pot with many partners does not get hot or cold (i.e. no one person takes responsibility).
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 5:1 Just as honors dad, must also honor Torah teacher, even more. Dad brought into this world, teacher into next.
#HalachaYomi KSA 173:1 Forbidden to benefit from fruit of a fruit tree, whether of Jew or non-Jew, until after 3 years from its planting.
#TanyaYomi 22Av: Every single Mitzva subdivides into infinite details. Adam’s soul divisible into innumerable sparks, souls of all Israel.
#EmunaYomi 542: Anger often result of moral & spiritual laziness. Not willing to rise to challenges that God presents for person’s benefit.
Tuesday / 11-Aug-20 / 21 Av 5780                                  #1333
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 3: Don’t follow other gods. Don’t add or subtract commandments. Kill false prophet, enticers to idolatry, idolatrous city.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 1:2 Nevelah, enough Mei Hatat, convey impurity to person even by being carried, conveys impurity to clothing by contact.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 2: “Eruvin”: Rabbinic enactment – a minimal “enclosure” allows Jews to carry on the Sabbath outside their home.
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 4:1 Don’t learn from teacher who doesn’t follow proper path, even if he’s very wise, until returns to proper path.
#HalachaYomi KSA 170:2 The Torah forbids shaving the corners of the beard when done with a razor. The beard has five “corners.”
#TanyaYomi 21Av: Metaphorically, God animates upper & lower worlds & radiates His light from His Name, for He & His Name are One.
#EmunaYomi 541: Must work very hard to escape spiritual abyss of anger. Repentance is only effective when learning Emuna & overcoming anger.
Monday / 10-Aug-20 / 20 Av 5780                                  #1332
#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 #Kelim 1:1 Avot Hatuma: Sheretz, semen, corpse impurity, Metzora, Mei Hatat less than need. Convey impurity to people, vessels.
#DafYomi #Shabat 157: Vows can be rescinded on the Sabbath but only on a matter that pertains to the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 3:3 There is no other Mitzva from out of all the Mitzvas that is equal to Torah study. Torah study is equal to all.
#HalachaYomi KSA 169:1 Torah states “You shall not imprint marks upon yourself.” A mark absorbed & sunken into skin, so can never be erased.
#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 540: When person gets angry, soul departs, dark-side forces of evil instantly fill void of soul’s exit & gain control of person.
Sunday / 9-Aug-20 / 19 Av 5780                                  #1331
#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 #Kinim 3:4 If Hatat, Olah, unassigned & assigned pair of birds got mixed up, offered them all above, 1/2 valid & 1/2 invalid.
#DafYomi #Shabat 156: Traits by birth day of the week: 1: leader; 2: temper; 3: rich & lusty; 4: smart; 5: kind; 6: eager; 7: holy.
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 2:5 Up to 25 students per teacher. 25 to 40 students, teacher + assistant. >40 students, split to 2 teachers.
#HalachaYomi KSA 168:4 Forbidden to gaze at the image of a person, for it’s called a Pessel (idol), and this is in violation of Scripture.
#TanyaYomi 19Av: Differences in temporal dimensions of past, present, future & all events, come from variations in letter combinations.
#EmunaYomi 539: Anger resembles a spiritual acid that literally corrodes the soul. Zohar: anger, “false god,” chases away a soul’s holiness.
Shabbat / 8-Aug-20 / 18 Av 5780                                  #1330
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 7: If keep commands, God will drive out greater & stronger nations from land. Wherever you walk on land, will be yours.
#MishnaYomi #Kinim 3:3 If Hatats belonged to one & Olot to another, & Kohen offered them all above, then half are valid & half disqualified.
#DafYomi #Shabat 155: Can’t use a tree on the Sabbath or anything attached to it, but can benefit from something attached to the attachment.
#RambamYomi #TalmudTora 1:8 Every Jewish man obligated to study Torah: rich, poor, healthy, sick, young or old. Need fixed time day & night.
#HalachaYomi KSA 167:12 Forbidden to say name of idol, whether for some purpose, like “wait for me near such & such idol,” or w/o a purpose.
#TanyaYomi 18Av: 2 soul types in Israel: Torah scholars & those occupied w/ Tzedaka & kindness. Scholars not enough to bring God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 538: The Zohar teaches that even if learned much Torah and performed many good deeds, loses all merit by succumbing to anger.
Friday / 7-Aug-20 / 17 Av 5780                                  #1329
#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 #Kinim 2:5 Woman brought Hatat then died, her heirs must bring her Olah; If she brought Olah then died, heirs don’t bring Hatat.
#DafYomi #Shabat 154: A Sabbath prohibition that one violates inadvertently requires a sin-offering. Purposeful violation deserves stoning.
#RambamYomi #Deot 7:3 3 sins gets punished in this world, no portion in next: idolatry, forbidden relations & murder. Gossip is = to all 3.
#HalachaYomi KSA 167:6 It is forbidden to make anything that is needed for idols; even windows for the house of idol worship.
#TanyaYomi 17Av: Immensely great contraction (Tzimtzum) when “Heavens made by God’s word & all their hosts w/ mouth’s breath,” at creation.
#EmunaYomi 537: Anger has more of a negative effect on the body and the soul than all the transgressions of the Torah.
Thursday / 6-Aug-20 / 16 Av 5780                                  #1328
#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 #Kinim 2:4 If a bird from unassigned pair of birds flew to assigned pair, then a mate must be taken for the 2nd unassigned bird.
#DafYomi #Shabat 153: Repent one day before you die. That way all your days you will be in repentance.
#RambamYomi #Deot 6:1 Person is influenced by friends, will follow local norms. Should be in company of wise & live in town of righteous.
#HalachaYomi KSA 167:1 Can’t benefit from idols, its vestments, ornaments, sacrifices. If any mingled w/ even 1000 OK items, all forbidden.
#TanyaYomi 16Av: This world created by letter Heh. Multitude of infinite worlds from infinite combinations of 22 letters of God’s word.
#EmunaYomi 536: Spiritual awareness: cognizance that God runs world, does all for purpose. Nothing in the world is random or coincidental.
Wednesday / 5-Aug-20 / 15 Av 5780                                  #1327
#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 #Kinim 2:1 If pigeon from unassigned bird pair flew away, got mixed w/ birds left to die, or died, must take a mate for 2nd one.
#DafYomi #Shabat 152: Torah scholars become wiser as they age. Boors become dumber as they age.
#RambamYomi #Deot 5:3 If gets drunk, is a sinner, shameful & will lose his wisdom. If gets drunk in front of others, desecrates God’s name.
#HalachaYomi KSA 166:2 OK to inquire of kid about verse he studied that day & rely on it to do certain thing; it’s somewhat like a prophecy.
#TanyaYomi 15Av: Upper Heh has “length & width”; indicates faculty of Bina, expansion of concealed intellect to manifestation/apprehension.
#EmunaYomi 535: Difficulties are God’s messages. Immensely gratifying to get message from God, understand it & take necessary action.
Tuesday / 4-Aug-20 / 14 Av 5780                                  #1326
#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 #Kinim 1:4 2 women bought Kinim as partners, or gave to Kohen to buy for them, Kohen gives whichever he wants as Hatat or Olah.
#DafYomi #Shabat 151: Shmuel: The only difference between current & Messianic times is that Israel will be free of the rule of nations.
#RambamYomi #Deot 4:15 Idle, doesn’t exercise, even eats properly, will always have pain. Overeating is like poison & main cause of illness.
#HalachaYomi KSA 165:12 Teacher who leaves kids to themselves, goes out, or teaches carelessly is cursed for doing God’s work w/ slack hand.
#TanyaYomi 14Av: Soul’s Will is “form” of change in pronunciation. Their “externality” = breath from heart; makes simple sounds from throat.
#EmunaYomi 534: When disappointed, realize overcoming life’s difficulties is reason we’re alive on this earth. Don’t be angry; get to work.
Monday / 3-Aug-20 / 13 Av 5780                                  #1325
#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 #Kinim 1:1 A bird Hatat is performed below the red line, a beast Hatat above. Bird Olah is performed above, a beast Olah below.
#DafYomi #Shabat 150: It is prohibited to discuss business matters on the Sabbath, but it is permissible to think about them.
#RambamYomi #Deot 3:3 “Know God in all your ways.” Every act, eating, working, sleeping, intimacy, should be to better serve & know God.
#HalachaYomi KSA 165:11 Teacher must teach kids entire day & part of the evening, in order to train them to study Torah by day and by night.
#TanyaYomi 13Av: Ability to pronounce letters & vowels transcends apprehended & comprehended intellect; it’s from hidden intellect in soul.
#EmunaYomi 533: Even if suffer extreme injustice, by focusing on God & remembering that all He does is for ultimate benefit, not angered.
Sunday / 2-Aug-20 / 12 Av 5780                                  #1324
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 1: Follow God, blessed. Will get land of wheat, barley, vines, figs, pomegranates, olive oil, honey. Stones iron, copper.
#MishnaYomi #Midot 5:3 There were 6 chambers in the courtyard, 3 north and 3 south. North: Salt chamber; Parvah chamber & washer’s chamber.
#DafYomi #Shabat 149: God detests those who speak lies, even if for a good cause – they will not dwell in His presence.
#RambamYomi #Deot 2:1 Morally ill love bad traits, hate good path, lazy to follow it. Cure: go to wise, soul-healers, teach them good path.
#HalachaYomi KSA 165:2 Train kids to keep prohibitive Mitzvot, Biblical & Rabbinic, from age when understand if told forbidden to do or eat.
#TanyaYomi 12Av: Supernal Panim only radiates downward thru arousal from below, thru charity, called peace; especially to land of Israel.
#EmunaYomi 532: Everyone desires to break away from chains of anger, but few really succeed. Key to removing anger from our lives is Emuna.
Shabbat / 1-Aug-20 / 11 Av 5780                                  #1323
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 7: God will drive Canaanites out. Don’t intermarry. Chose you, least of all nations; keeping promise to Forefathers.
#MishnaYomi #Midot 5:1 Courtyard E-W 187 cubits: Israelites can go 11; Kohens 11; Altar 32; to porch 22; Hekhal 100; behind Kaporet 11.
#DafYomi #Shabat 148: Better that people sin inadvertently rather than tell them they are sinning if they will continue in any case.
#RambamYomi #Deot 1:4 Straight path: midpoint of character traits: not angry, not unfeeling; not stingy, not spender; not elated, not sad.
#HalachaYomi KSA 165:1 It is especially important for fathers to watch that their children tell no lies, & to train them to speak the truth.
#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.
#EmunaYomi 531: Anger can be unfounded or apparently justified. Apparently justified anger condemned; all forms should clearly be avoided.
Friday / 31-Jul-20 / 10 Av 5780                                  #1322
#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 #Midot 4:7 E-W 100 cubits: porch wall 5; porch 11; 2x Hekhal wall 6; interior 40; space 1; HolyOfHolies 20; cell 6; cell wall 5.
#DafYomi #Shabat 147: The 10 tribes of Israel were exiled because of indulgence in the wine of Frugita & the waters of Diyomset.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 10:4 True prophet if future positive predictions always come true. God can revert on negative predictions (Yona).
#HalachaYomi KSA 164:3 Can’t redeem firstborn before fully 30 days old; on day 31 redeem him, don’t postpone; but can’t on Shabat or YomTov.
#TanyaYomi 10Av: Mesiah, emergence of Shechina from exile, captivity, will come when unexpected by Israel, during depths of heart’s service.
#EmunaYomi 530: Anger destroys lives. Anger ranges from quiet fuming embers in the heart to outward rage and expressions of violence.
Thursday / 30-Jul-20 / 9 Av 5780                                  #1321
#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 #Midot 4:5 Winding walkway went up from the NE corner to the NW corner by which they used to go up to the roofs of the cells.
#DafYomi #Shabat 146: Anything the sages prohibited because of ‘marith ayin’ (looks wrong) is prohibited even when nobody can see.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 9:3 Proven prophet (i.e. Elijah) can order temporary violation of commandments, except for permitting idolatry.
#HalachaYomi KSA 164:1 Positive Mitzva incumbent on every Jewish man to redeem his son from a Kohen, if his son is mother’s firstborn child.
#TanyaYomi 9Av: “Seek the Pnimiyut of the heart.” Depth of the heart transcends knowledge & reason that heart can contemplate. Spark of God.
#EmunaYomi 529: With Emuna, confident that God listens & never forsakes us. Knowing can turn to God always, person is always happy.
Wednesday / 29-Jul-20 / 8 Av 5780                                  #1320
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 4: 10 commands: God; no others; don’t take in vain; Sabbath; parents; don’t: murder; adultery; steal; false; covet.
#MishnaYomi #Midot 4:2 The great gate had 2 small doors, one to the north and one to the south. By the one to the south no one ever went in.
#DafYomi #Shabat 145: Testimony of second-hand witnesses as to a man’s death is only acceptable in court to enable the widow to remarry.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 8:1 Mt Sinai revelation source of belief in Moses’ prophecy. Our eyes saw, our ears heard, Voice of God to Moses.
#HalachaYomi KSA 163:1 Positive Mitzva for father to circumcise his son, or to grant the honor & appoint another Jew as his agent to do so.
#TanyaYomi 8Av: “He who sows Tzedakot (charities), brings forth Yeshuot (salvations),” as the wish of he who seeks it.
#EmunaYomi 528: The power of Emuna is vast. With Emuna, fears nothing. Retains composure under stress and meets challenges with a smile.
Tuesday / 28-Jul-20 / 7 Av 5780                                  #1319
#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 #Midot 4:1 The doorway of the Hekhal was 20 cubits high and 10 broad. It had 4 doors, 2 on the inner side, and 2 on the outer.
#DafYomi #Shabat 144: Shmuel: A liquid that is squeezed into food is treated as food and is therefore permissible to do on the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 7:1 God conveys prophecy to man. Only on wise sages, strong character/mind, mind overcomes natural inclinations.
#HalachaYomi KSA 162:10 A woman should be modest about her immersion, conceal the date of her immersion. Shouldn’t be noticed when she goes.
#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.
#EmunaYomi 527: Emuna is growth power. Moving force that helps person achieve personal gain more than anything else in the universe.
Monday / 27-Jul-20 / 6 Av 5780                                  #1318
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 2: Nations will hear your Law & say what a smart & wise people; God close. 10 commandments intro. Beware idolatry.
#MishnaYomi #Midot 3:6 The laver was between the porch & the Altar, a little to the south. Between the porch & Altar there were 22 cubits.
#DafYomi #Shabat 143: It is prohibited to squeeze fruit for its juice on the Sabbath (except under very specific conditions).
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 6:2 7 names of God: YHVH (also ADNY), El, Elo’ah, Elohim, Elohai, Shaddai, Tzvaot. Erase even 1 letter, lashed.
#HalachaYomi KSA 162:8 After immersing properly, while still standing in the water, recite blessing: “has commanded us concerning immersion.”
#TanyaYomi 6Av: Closer gets to God, humbler needs to be. To followers: don’t be haughty in relation to brethren. Speak softly.
#EmunaYomi 526: By focusing on God rather than self, breaks self-persecution cycle. Be aware that all is from God & for ultimate good.
Sunday / 26-Jul-20 / 5 Av 5780                                  #1317
#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 #Midot 3:4 Ramp & Altar stones from Bet Kerem valley. From virgin soil, untouched by iron. Iron disqualifies stone by touch.
#DafYomi #Shabat 142: One can’t carry his clothing in a public domain on the Sabbath, but he can wear it.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 5:5 Gentiles tell group of Jews: “Give us one of you to kill, or we kill you all,” allow selves to be killed.
#HalachaYomi KSA 162:1 Immerse at proper time; don’t delay Mitzva of propogation even 1 night; Joshua punished for causing delay of 1 night.
#TanyaYomi 5Av: Request to followers: businessmen shouldn’t lead weekday prayers; lead Shabat prayers when can extend heart’s devotion.
#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.
Shabbat / 25-Jul-20 / 4 Av 5780                                  #1316
#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 #Midot 3:2 SW corner of foundation had 2 openings like nostrils for blood poured. 2 streams mingled in channel to Kidron wadi.
#DafYomi #Shabat 141: A person can carry his young child even if the child is holding an item that shouldn’t be carried on the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 4:9 Soul isn’t of elements. Body dies, decomposes, soul remains. Knows things above matter, God, exists forever.
#HalachaYomi KSA 161:18 Shouldn’t immerse w/ dust on her feet. If did & dust was that thin that water washed it away, immersion is valid.
#TanyaYomi 4Av: Halacha study gives power to faculty of loins to support faculty of head & arms; time to do so is at Shacharit prayer.
#EmunaYomi 524: To break cycle of sadness, stop persecuting self. Need Emuna, talk to God in serious personal prayer, can lift from sadness.
Friday / 24-Jul-20 / 3 Av 5780                                  #1315
#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 #Midot 3:1 Altar base 32×32 cubits, rose 1 to 30×30, 5 to 28×28, horns to 26×26, path for Kohens 24×24 left for wood for fire.
#DafYomi #Shabat 140: A poor person should eat the complete bread he has and be satiated rather than eat it at intervals and remain hungry.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 3:9 Stars & spheres have soul, knowledge, intellect. Alive & recognize God. Know less than angels, more than men.
#HalachaYomi KSA 161:9 Woman should be careful to remove her earrings and rings before the ritual immersion.
#TanyaYomi 3Av: Blessed followers’ Talmud completion: There’s no good but Torah; God’s Torah is whole. May mankind know Oral Torah’s might.
#EmunaYomi 523: Emuna says: God can help me this very minute; & even if decides not to, it’s still for the best.
Thursday / 23-Jul-20 / 2 Av 5780                                  #1314
#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 #Midot 2:5 Women’s courtyard was 135×135 cubits. 4 chambers in 4 corners of 40 cubits. Unroofed, & so will be in future Temple.
#DafYomi #Shabat 139: All the travails of the world only come because of improper judges of Israel.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 2:9 All existence aside from God, from influence of God’s truth. God knows everything, nothing hidden from Him.
#HalachaYomi KSA 161:5 If person’s hands soiled w/ mud, dough or perspiration, and rubs them together, particles formed considered Hatzitza.
#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.
#EmunaYomi 522: People sad, depressed, because feel they’re failures, lack hope. Product of negative thoughts, self-persecution, lack Emuna.
Wednesday / 22-Jul-20 / 1 Av 5780                                  #1313
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 4: Decree to wander. Ignore & attempt to conquer land. Failed. Stayed in Kadesh then desert by Red Sea, circled Mt Seir.
#MishnaYomi #Midot 2:3 Temple gates changed to gold except Nicanor gate ‘cuz miracle happened w/ it; or ‘cuz its copper gleamed like gold.
#DafYomi #Shabat 138: Rav: Future Israel will forget Torah. R’ Shimon b. Yochai: It will never be lost, just hard to find all in one place.
#RambamYomi #YesodeiHatora 1:11 God has no body, form; no connection, separation, place or measure. Not in time; no start or end. No change.
#HalachaYomi KSA 161:1 Immerse entire body & all her hair at 1 time. She must take care nothing on her to separate between water & her body.
#TanyaYomi 1Av: Remembering previous sins shouldn’t make one sad; should be happy, but not haughty. Be humble.
#EmunaYomi 521: Yetzer Hara’s prime ploy is to magnify person’s faults & conceal good points. If realized good points would always be happy.
Tuesday / 21-Jul-20 / 29 Tamuz 5780                                  #1312
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 3: People had asked Moshe, send scouts ahead. He chose 1/tribe. Feared. Faithless. All punished except Caleb & Joshua.
#MishnaYomi #Midot 2:1 Temple Mount: 500×500 cubits. Greater part of it S; next E; next N; smallest W. Most extensive part was most used.
#DafYomi #Shabat 137: Audience blesses circumcised baby: “Just as he entered the Covenant so shall he enter Torah, marriage & good deeds.”
#RambamYomi #RambamsOrder C: 10. Tahara(Purity), 11. Nezikim(Damages), 12. Kinyan(Property), 13. Mishpatim(Judgement), 14. Shoftim(Judges).
#HalachaYomi KSA 160:1 On 7th day of purification, before sunset, wash thoroughly w/ warm water, especially wrinkles & her hidden parts.
#TanyaYomi 29Tamuz: God unlike man. God generously & constantly pardons sin, even if man returns & sins multiple times; as long as repents.
#EmunaYomi 520: More that forget God, more fears those forces & succumbs to anger, anxiety & impatience, depression & despair.
Monday / 20-Jul-20 / 28 Tamuz 5780                                  #1311
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 2: Moshe: I couldn’t handle the burden of leading you myself. Appointed leaders/judges of 1000, 100, 50, 10 & officers.
#MishnaYomi #Midot 1:8 Fire chamber: vaulted, large room w/ stone projections. Clan elders slept there w/ Temple courtyard keys in hand.
#DafYomi #Shabat 136: A baby that dies shortly after birth still exempts the mother from levirate marriage (obligation to marry a brother).
#RambamYomi #RambamsOrder B: 5. Kedusha (Holiness), 6. Haflaa (Utterances), 7. Zraim (Fields), 8. Avoda (Temple), 9. Korbanot (Sacrifices).
#HalachaYomi KSA 159:7 Examinations of Hefsek Taharah or during 7 clean days, w/ old white linen cloth, or clean, soft, white cotton cloth.
#TanyaYomi 28Tamuz: The Heart harbors contrary emotions simultaneously: humility, the state Tshuva Tata’a, as well as gladness.
#EmunaYomi 519: When forget about God, fall into fear of natural forces, human or otherwise, which perceive as obstacles to what want.
Sunday / 19-Jul-20 / 27 Tamuz 5780                                  #1310
#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 #Midot 1:6 4 chambers inside the fire chamber, like sleeping chambers opening into a hall, 2 in sacred ground & 2 in non-holy.
#DafYomi #Shabat 135: Babies born “circumcised” still require that blood be drawn as part of the circumcision ceremony.
#RambamYomi #RambamsOrder A: 1. Mada (Knowledge/Basic), 2. Ahava (Love/Constant), 3. Zmanim (Times/Festivals), 4. Nashim (Women/Marriage).
#HalachaYomi KSA 158:4 Woman sure didn’t conceive, did immersion, within 40 days miscarried, not deemed birth, embryo not formed < 40 days.
#TanyaYomi 27Tamuz: Lower Return/Tshuva Tata’a must precede Prayer/Tfila state of Higher Return/Tshuva Ila’a to arouse divine compassion.
#EmunaYomi 518: Anger expresses a lack of Emuna, when a person fails to acknowledge that God’s Divine Providence is for the very best.
Shabbat / 18-Jul-20 / 26 Tamuz 5780                                  #1309
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 7: Inadvertent murderer laws. Menashe men worried if Bnot Zlofhad marry out of tribe. God: need to marry in tribe.
#MishnaYomi #Midot 1:4 There were seven gates in the Temple courtyard: three in the north and three in the south and one in the east.
#DafYomi #Shabat 134: For babies that are jaundiced or reddish, need to wait beyond the 8th day to perform circumcision.
#RambamYomi #MinyanHamitzvot F: List of prohibitions (Mitzvot Lo Ta’aseh) from number 245 until number 365; of 365 Lo Ta’aseh; of 613 total.
#HalachaYomi KSA 158:1 Woman gave birth, whether to live or dead child, even miscarriage, ritually unclean w/ uncleanliness of birthgiving.
#TanyaYomi 26Tamuz: Superior form of Tshuva, cleaving of spirit to spirit thru intellectual Torah study, physically perform kind acts.
#EmunaYomi 517: R’ Nachman of Breslov: sadness is statement of complaint when angry with God for not giving him what he wants.
Friday / 17-Jul-20 / 25 Tamuz 5780                                  #1308
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 6: List of new tribe leaders that will inherit the land. Levite cities & Cities of Refuge for inadvertent murderers.
#MishnaYomi #Midot 1:2 What’s the noise in courtyard? Cry of Levite being beaten, whose clothes are being burned for sleeping on his watch.
#DafYomi #Shabat 133: Can perform all the required acts of circumcision on the Sabbath: cutting, sucking the blood, bandaging and ointment.
#RambamYomi #MinyanHamitzvot E: List of prohibitions (Mitzvot Lo Ta’aseh) from number 123 until number 244; of 365 Lo Ta’aseh; of 613 total.
#HalachaYomi KSA 157:3 A woman should be careful not to marry before she purifies herself from her ritually unclean menstrual status.
#TanyaYomi 25Tamuz: Violate covenant thru wasteful emission causes mind-blemish. Rectification to occupy self w/ Torah, derives from Wisdom.
#EmunaYomi 516: Don’t fall into despair trap. Destroy sadness by asking for God’s help, strengthen Emuna, smile at wife; smile encourages.
Thursday / 16-Jul-20 / 24 Tamuz 5780                                  #1307
#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 #Tamid 7:3 This was daily sacrifice order for God’s House worship. May it be His will it’s rebuilt speedily in our days, Amen.
#DafYomi #Shabat 132: Circumcision at the right time (the 8th day) is permissible to perform on the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #MinyanHamitzvot D: List of prohibitions (Mitzvot Lo Ta’aseh) from number 1 until number 122; of 365 Lo Ta’aseh; of 613 total.
#HalachaYomi KSA 155:12 3 months from pregnancy start & nursing woman, presumed that their flow ceased, needn’t worry about their periods.
#TanyaYomi 24Tamuz: After cleansing spirit passes over & purifies sinners, their souls are enabled to return to God Himself & cleave to Him.
#EmunaYomi 515: If husband sees wife sad & he becomes gloomy too, their problems get worse. God’s presence leaves & forfeits His help.
Wednesday / 15-Jul-20 / 23 Tamuz 5780                                  #1306
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 4: Moshe makes deal. Ruben & Gad build cities for kids, pens for animals, will lead army, return when conquer land.
#MishnaYomi #Tamid 7:1 When KohenGadol went in to bow down, 3 Kohens supported him, 1 on his right, 1 on left & 1 by the precious stones.
#DafYomi #Shabat 131: R’ Eliezer: acts that enable the performance of other required commandments push aside prohibitions of the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #MinyanHamitzvot C: List of positive commands (Mitzvot Aseh) from number 167 until number 248; of 248 Aseh; of 613 total.
#HalachaYomi KSA 155:10 If woman’s flow continues 2 or 3 days, either in a flow or drops, day when she begins to perceive is principal day.
#TanyaYomi 23Tamuz: Due to lofty origins of God’s Attributes of Compassion, can correct all person’s defects, cleansing them of their sins.
#EmunaYomi 514: When meet challenge of problem w/ Emuna & optimism, overcome sadness, depression & worry that only makes matters worse.
Tuesday / 14-Jul-20 / 22 Tamuz 5780                                  #1305
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 3: Tribes of Ruben & Gad want land east of River. Moshe unhappy. They offer to lead conquest of Canaan, then return.
#MishnaYomi #Tamid 6:2 Kohen who won right to bring in firepan made coal heap on Altar, spread them w/ end of firepan, bowed down, went out.
#DafYomi #Shabat 130: R’ Akiva: any act needed to prepare for circumcision that can be done before the Sabbath can’t be done on the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #MinyanHamitzvot B: List of positive commands (Mitzvot Aseh) from number 83 until number 166; of 248 Aseh; of 613 total.
#HalachaYomi KSA 155:2 Proper to separate from wife from Onah before Onah, i.e. if expect period at night, also forbidden entire day before.
#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.
#EmunaYomi 513: Yetzer Hara about I, me; inflates egotism, despair, heresy. Yetzer Hatov about God; gives Emuna, encouragement, optimism.
Monday / 13-Jul-20 / 21 Tamuz 5780                                  #1304
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 2: Moshe upset w/ officers for sparing women. Has women killed. Soldiers & articles purified. Count & split plunder.
#MishnaYomi #Tamid 5:6 Kohen would throw Magrefa between Sanctuary & Altar. Couldn’t hear each other speak in Jerusalem from Magrefa noise.
#DafYomi #Shabat 129: One is closer to death than life if they stand up right after they ate, drank, slept, let blood or had relations.
#RambamYomi #MinyanHamitzvot A: List of positive commands (Mitzvot Aseh) from number 1 until number 83; of 248 Aseh; of 613 total.
#HalachaYomi KSA 155:1 Must separate from wife prior to her expected period. How long before? An Onah. An Onah is either a day or a night.
#TanyaYomi 21Tamuz: Break SitraAchra w/ broken heart by becoming “master of accounting,” concentrate intellect deeply for a time every day.
#EmunaYomi 512: Positive thinking from Yetzer Tov, good, holy inclination. Negative thinking, emotions from Yetzer Hara, evil dark side.
Sunday / 12-Jul-20 / 20 Tamuz 5780                                  #1303
#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 #Tamid 5:4 Incense ladle: big Tarkav of gold, held 3 Kavs, small dish in middle, heaped w/ incense. Had piece of cloth covering.
#DafYomi #Shabat 128: R’ Shimon b. Gamliel: glass shards can be handled on the Sabbath (i.e. not Muktzeh) as they are eaten by ostriches.
#RambamYomi #Intro C: All must follow Talmud. Geonim wrote responsa. My Mishne Torah only book beside Torah that need. 1108 yrs post-Temple.
#HalachaYomi KSA 153:15 Precautionary measures must also be observed during “white days” 7 days after flow has ceased until after immersion.
#TanyaYomi 20Tamuz: Auspicious time for arousal of divine mercies is Tikun Chatzot, midnight prayer. Evil is crushed through a broken heart.
#EmunaYomi 511: Choice of person under pressure if will succumb to negative thoughts or strengthen self w/ Emuna; replace sad w/ happy.
Shabbat / 11-Jul-20 / 19 Tamuz 5780                                  #1302
#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 #Tamid 5:2 Superintendent to Kohens: “Those who are new to the incense come and draw lots,” and who ever won, won.
#DafYomi #Shabat 127: If one gives another the benefit of the doubt, Heaven in turn judges him favorably.
#RambamYomi #Intro B: Besides leaders, each generation had 1000s also transmitting, until Talmud, dispersion, then different traditions.
#HalachaYomi KSA 153:10 Mustn’t look at any part of wife’s body she usually keeps covered; parts that are usually not covered, ok to look.
#TanyaYomi 19Tamuz: When sinner repents, removes SitraAchra’s life-force & returns flow issuing from God to its proper place.
#EmunaYomi 510: King David (Psalm 23): “Though I walk through the valley of death, I fear no evil, for you (God) are with me.”
Friday / 10-Jul-20 / 18 Tamuz 5780                                  #1301
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 6: Order of sacrifices for Pesah + week of, 1st fruits (Shavuot), 7th month: 1st day (Rosh Hashana), 10th (Yom Kipur).
#MishnaYomi #Tamid 5:1 After morning Tamid, Kohens said blessings, 10 Commandments, 3 Shma paragraphs, Emet VeYaziv, Avoda & Birkat Kohanim.
#DafYomi #Shabat 126: Bundles of straw, wood or reeds that were set aside for animal fodder can be moved on the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #Intro A: Moshe got from God all Laws explicitly; Torah written, rest orally. Transmitted thru generations. List until R’ Ashi.
#HalachaYomi KSA 153:5 Forbidden to touch your wife while she is a Nida, even with small finger, and you may not hand her anything either.
#TanyaYomi 18Tamuz: Good & vitality that man gets when commits evil comes from SitraAchra. Can choose to get from there or from holiness.
#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.
Thursday / 9-Jul-20 / 17 Tamuz 5780                                  #1300
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 5: Daily burnt offering of 1 yr lambs, morning & evening; Shabat, + 2 lambs; Rosh Hodesh, + 2 bulls, 1 ram, 7 lambs.
#MishnaYomi #Tamid 4:1 Went to NE Altar corner, cast blood east, north; SW corner, cast west, south; rest of blood poured on south base.
#DafYomi #Shabat 125: One can shut a window on the Sabbath. It is not considered “building”.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 12:2 Don’t try to calculate Masiah’s arrival. Sages cursed those who try to figure out arrival that they should die.
#HalachaYomi KSA 153:1 Drop of blood issued from woman’s womb, she’s a Nida (menstrually unclean) until counts 7 clean days & goes to Mikva.
#TanyaYomi 17Tamuz: Jacob compared to rope w/ upper & lower end. Sin separates & cuts from 613 strands connecting flow of God to man.
#EmunaYomi 508: Conversely, the more one nullifies one’s own ego, the more one becomes a befitting vessel for Divine illumination.
Wednesday / 8-Jul-20 / 16 Tamuz 5780                                  #1299
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 4: God: Zlofhad’s girls inherit. Inheritance laws. Moshe, go up mountain & die. Moshe: appoint new leader. God: Joshua.
#MishnaYomi #Tamid 3:8 From Jericho could hear: Great Gate opening; Magrefa; wooden pulley; herald Gevini; flutes; cymbals; song; Shofar.
#DafYomi #Shabat 124: The difference between the Sabbath and the Holidays is that one can prepare food on the Holidays.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 11:4 Davidic king, observes Torah, gets Israel to follow, fights God’s wars, builds Temple, gathers exile, he’s Masiah.
#HalachaYomi KSA 152:14 Ok & even desirable to look at the woman who you wish to marry to see if she pleases you, but not in lustful manner.
#TanyaYomi 16Tamuz: Man’s soul also 4 stages: hidden concept; intelligence; emotions lead to service of God, Torah, Mitzvot w/ speech, deed.
#EmunaYomi 507: Being constantly successful easily leads to arrogance. Arrogance is an iron barrier that separates person from God’s light.
Tuesday / 7-Jul-20 / 15 Tamuz 5780                                  #1298
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 3: Detail future tribal lots. Levite census. Zelofhad’s daughters, Mahla, Noa, Hogla, Milca, Tirtza ask for inheritance.
#MishnaYomi #Tamid 3:6 Kohens who had won right to clear ashes from inner Altar & Candelabrum went 1st w/ 4 vessels: Teni, Kuz and 2 keys.
#DafYomi #Shabat 123: It’s prohibited to purposely vomit on the Sabbath in order to empty ones stomach to eat more.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 10:3 Gentile converted to Judaism, circumcised & immersed in Mikveh; if after decides that wants to forsake, can’t.
#HalachaYomi KSA 152:8 It is forbidden to flirt with a woman, jest with her, to act with levity in her presence, or to gaze at her beauty.
#TanyaYomi 15Tamuz: Tetragrammaton: Yud, God’s wisdom; Heh, extension, flow to concealed worlds; Vav, God’s Attributes; Heh, Dominion.
#EmunaYomi 506: If were constantly successful in everything that did, with no troubles whatsoever, doubtful that would ever seek God.
Monday / 6-Jul-20 / 14 Tamuz 5780                                  #1297
#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 #Tamid 3:4 Kohens went into chamber of the vessels and they took out 93 vessels of silver and gold for the daily Temple service.
#DafYomi #Shabat 122: A Jew can benefit from a candle that gentile lit for himself, but can’t benefit if it was lit for the Jew.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 9:14 Non-Jews fulfill command to set up courts: Put judges in major cities, judge & admonish on other 6 Noahide laws.
#HalachaYomi KSA 152:5 Room with door open to public: no prohibition of Yichud during the daytime & early evening, if people are passing by.
#TanyaYomi 14Tamuz: Big difference breath when speak vs forceful blowing. When speak, tiny bit of lifeforce; when blow, from deep within.
#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.
Sunday / 5-Jul-20 / 13 Tamuz 5780                                  #1296
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 1: God praises Pinhas for killing Zimri & Kosbi. Says to attack Midian for plot. Orders Moshe & Elazar take new census.
#MishnaYomi #Tamid 3:2 To see if time for slaughter, superintendent asked: Has whole of east sky lit up as far as Hebron? Observer: Yes.
#DafYomi #Shabat 121: Scholars are not pleased with the “righteous” that are overtly strict and critical of others.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 8:1 Jewish soldiers conquer non-Jewish area, can eat non-kosher meat & animals, if hungry & nothing else available.
#HalachaYomi KSA 152:1 Forbidden for man to be secluded w/ woman whether young or old, Jewess or non-Jewess, except for 1st degree relative.
#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.
#EmunaYomi 504: Person’s disadvantage is actually an advantage because it serves as a catalyst to bring one closer to God.
Shabbat / 4-Jul-20 / 12 Tamuz 5780                                  #1295
#ParshaYomi #Balak 7: Bilaam: more on Israel & others. Israeli men sleep w/ Moabites. God furious. Pinhas kills leader. Plague kills 24,000.
#MishnaYomi #Tamid 3:1 Superintendent had Kohens cast lots to determine who got what Temple task for that day (sacrifice parts, cleaning).
#DafYomi #Shabat 120: It is forbidden to erase God’s name.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 7:4 After fearful told to leave war & left, officers can chop leg of any further deserters. Flight beginning of defeat.
#HalachaYomi KSA 150:17 Semen is the vitality of man’s body, the light of his eyes. When issued in excess, body weakens, life is shortened.
#TanyaYomi 12Tamuz: Should complete once during lifespan # of fasts for grave sins. Can do during shorter winter days & until past noon.
#EmunaYomi 503: Personal disadvantages don’t hamper level of achievement. On the contrary, develop stronger capability to realize potential.
Friday / 3-Jul-20 / 11 Tamuz 5780                                  #1294
#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 #Tamid 2:3 All wood valid for Altar fire except vine & olive wood. Mostly used boughs of fig trees, of nut trees & of oil trees.
#DafYomi #Shabat 119: Answering “amen” to a blessing with all ones strength opens the gates of the Garden of Eden.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 6:7 When place siege around city to conquer it, don’t surround on all 4 sides; just on 3. Leave place for them to flee.
#HalachaYomi KSA 150:13 Forbidden to have marital relations with wife if either the husband or the wife hate each other or are intoxicated.
#TanyaYomi 11Tamuz: Nowadays, when get weakened by multiple fasts, prohibited to take upon self fasts for sins. Give charity instead.
#EmunaYomi 502: From Torah & Jewish history see that history’s leading personalities suffered from seemingly insurmountable disadvantages.
Thursday / 2-Jul-20 / 10 Tamuz 5780                                  #1293
#ParshaYomi #Balak 5: Balak takes Bilaam to 2nd place to curse, Field of Seers. Again builds altars & brings sacrifices. Blessings come out.
#MishnaYomi #Tamid 2:2 On festivals the Kohens didn’t clear away the ash from the Altar because it was reckoned an ornament to the Altar.
#DafYomi #Shabat 118: 3 Sabbath meals saves one from: travails of the Messiah, judgment of hell & battle at the End of Days.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 5:9 Only leave Israel to study Torah, marry or save property; did it, must return. Can go on biz trips or if famine.
#HalachaYomi KSA 150:8 Every husband required to be w/ his wife on night of her ritual immersion & on night before he sets out on a journey.
#TanyaYomi 10Tamuz: Debate as to how many fasts if sinned same sin multiple times. Decision: 3x requisite # of fasts.
#EmunaYomi 501: God gives us our faults, drives & bad habits for our own good, to facilitate correction of our souls. Catalysts for growth.
Wednesday / 1-Jul-20 / 9 Tamuz 5780                                  #1292
#ParshaYomi #Balak 4: Bilaam has Balak build 7 altars on Bamot Baal & sacrifice 7 bulls & 7 rams. Bilaam utters blessings instead of curses.
#MishnaYomi #Tamid 1:4 Kohen who merited to clear ashes got ready. Told careful not to touch any vessel until washed hands, feet from laver.
#DafYomi #Shabat 117: A person is obligated to eat three meals on the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 4:1 King can raise taxes for his needs or for war. Can tax merchandise. Can confiscate property of or kill tax evaders.
#HalachaYomi KSA 150:3 The marital act is forbidden in a lighted room, even if the light is dimmed with a garment.
#TanyaYomi 9Tamuz: The Ari: Kabala principle of # of fasts for sins: Anger=151; Rabbinic prohibitions=73; not doing Rabbinic enactment=61.
#EmunaYomi 500: Without Emuna, we would be disappointed and saddened dozens of times every day, as soon as things don’t go our way.
Tuesday / 30-Jun-20 / 8 Tamuz 5780                                  #1291
#ParshaYomi #Balak 3: Bilaam rides. Angel blocks way 3 times; donkey sees, Bilaam doesn’t. Donkey talks. Bilaam sees angel, allowed to go.
#MishnaYomi #Tamid 1:1 In 3 places Kohens keep watch in the Temple: in the chamber of Avtinas, in chamber of the spark, and in fire chamber.
#DafYomi #Shabat 116: Better to go to the house of an idol worshipper to save yourself from harm than the house of an apostate.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 3:1 King write Torah for self besides 1 everyone should have. Always w/ him except in bathroom, etc. Read all his life.
#HalachaYomi KSA 149:9 It is a Mitzvah to rejoice the groom and bride, and to dance before her and say that she is beautiful and gracious.
#TanyaYomi 8Tamuz: No mention to fast in Mitzva of Tshuva by Rambam, SM”G; even sins that get Karet, death. Mention Vidui, ask forgiveness.
#EmunaYomi 499: State of deficiency & imperfection are ingrained in creation; life is never exactly how we want it to be.
Monday / 29-Jun-20 / 7 Tamuz 5780                                  #1290
#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 #Meila 6:5 Deposited money with a moneychanger: if it was tied up, he can’t use it; if he did use it he is guilty of sacrilege.
#DafYomi #Shabat 115: All Scriptures in any language are saved from the fire on the Sabbath and require respectful disposal.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 2:1 Must honor & be in awe of king. Don’t ride horse, sit on throne, use scepter, wear crown. Burn his things when die.
#HalachaYomi KSA 149:5 Term “new guest” (Panim Hadashot) applies to person who comes to celebrate as friend & for whom extra food prepared.
#TanyaYomi 7Tamuz: By violating a prohibition, evil cleaves to soul, impairs root & origin in garbs of 10 Sefirot of Asiyah.
#EmunaYomi 498: Emuna is foundation of emotional health. Plays critical role in our everyday lives and in our general well-being.
Sunday / 28-Jun-20 / 6 Tamuz 5780                                  #1289
#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 #Meila 6:3 Examples of agent who didn’t carry out his agency, employer not guilty of sacrilege, but agent himself is guilty.
#DafYomi #Shabat 114: Any scholar that a stain is found on his clothing is liable to the death penalty.
#RambamYomi #Melahim 1:8 If prophet appoints king from non-Judah tribe, if follows Torah & fights God’s wars, considered king & rules apply.
#HalachaYomi KSA 148:4 Acquisitions can’t be made on Shabbat; therefore, if wedding on Friday, make sure Yichud done before Shabbat sets in.
#TanyaYomi 6Tamuz: Creation of stone, dust, from substitutions of substitutions, transpositions of transpositions of God’s letters, words.
#EmunaYomi 497: Emuna is key to true happiness & success in this world, as well as the only guarantee of success in the next world.
Shabbat / 27-Jun-20 / 5 Tamuz 5780                                  #1288
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 7: Israel asks Amorite Sihon, to pass thru country; Sihon attacks Israel; Israel wins. Also vs. Og of Bashan. Get land.
#MishnaYomi #Meila 6:1 Agent did his agency, sender guilty of sacrilege; if didn’t carry out his agency, he himself is guilty of sacrilege.
#DafYomi #Shabat 113: Ones garment for the Sabbath should not be the same as ones garment for a weekday.
#RambamYomi #Avel 14:2 Accompanying guests is greater than hospitality which is greater than receiving God. Didn’t accompany = shed blood.
#HalachaYomi KSA 148:1 Essential part of Chupah is bringing the groom & bride to designated private room where they eat together in privacy.
#TanyaYomi 5Tamuz: Each being in 7 heavens created, lives by life-force of combination/substitution/transposition of letters of God’s words.
#EmunaYomi 496: Zohar teaches that God manipulates entire worlds so that two people will come together and discuss Emuna.
Friday / 26-Jun-20 / 4 Tamuz 5780                                  #1287
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 6: Journeys: Ovoth; Iyey Haavarim; Nahal Zered; opposite Arnon (Amorite/Moab border); Beera (well), where sing of well.
#MishnaYomi #Meila 5:4 Took stone or beam belonging to Temple property, not guilty of sacrilege. If gave it to friend, guilty. Friend not.
#DafYomi #Shabat 112: A woman can tie the knots of her garment, even if she can wear it without untying and tying each knot.
#RambamYomi #Avel 13:11 Don’t mourn excessively. Death is pattern of the world. Proper to weep 3 days, eulogize 7, keep restrictions 30.
#HalachaYomi KSA 147:1 Custom for Chupah to be under the open sky as a good omen: “So will your children be, like the stars of the heavens.”
#TanyaYomi 4Tamuz: 22 kinds of effluences of life-forces & powers by which all higher & lower worlds & all creatures created = 22 letters.
#EmunaYomi 495: In next world God asks did you negotiate in faith? Means if dealt honestly in business. Deeper level, ask if acquired Emuna.
Thursday / 25-Jun-20 / 3 Tamuz 5780                                  #1286
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 5: Aaron dies. Arad attacks, takes captive, Israel destroys them. Snakes attack Israel. Copper snake on staff heals.
#MishnaYomi #Meila 5:3 No sacrilege after sacrilege has already been committed by another person, except w/ domesticated animals & vessels.
#DafYomi #Shabat 111: One is Biblically prohibited from tying permanent knots as well as for untying them.
#RambamYomi #Avel 12:2 Sluggish for sages’ eulogy, won’t live long; for upright person’s, deserves death; if shed tears, God guards reward.
#HalachaYomi KSA 146:1 It’s customary that the bridegroom and bride fast on their wedding day because on that day their sins are forgiven.
#TanyaYomi 3Tamuz: When God’s attributes reach revelation of action in lower worlds, called “utterances” & combination of “letters”.
#EmunaYomi 494: Smart to invest bulk of efforts in attaining & developing Emuna. Emuna is the world’s most important commodity.
Wednesday / 24-Jun-20 / 2 Tamuz 5780                                  #1285
#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 #Meila 5:1 R’ Akiva: Got Pruta-worth of benefit from a sacred thing, guilty of sacrilege even though didn’t lessen its value.
#DafYomi #Shabat 110: If a snake is chasing you, cross river and it will stop following you.
#RambamYomi #Avel 11:7 7 days of wedding celebration like Festival. If relative dies in middle, complete 7 days of celebration, then mourn.
#HalachaYomi KSA 145:22 Man heard that wife committed adultery, even if uncertain, must consult Chacham if permitted to live with her.
#TanyaYomi 2Tamuz: 1st day Creation, made light w/ attribute of Kindness w/ some Might; made it material. 2nd day firmament w/ Might, etc.
#EmunaYomi 493: Person’s worth based on money, wisdom, beauty or pedigree, deceiving & inaccurate. Often shows reverse of spiritual reality.
Tuesday / 23-Jun-20 / 1 Tamuz 5780                                  #1284
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 3: God to Moshe: take staff, people, Aaron, talk to rock, get water. Moshe hits rock, punished, won’t enter land.
#MishnaYomi #Meila 4:4 Pigul & Notar don’t combine w/ one another to be liable for sacrilege. Also Sheretz & Nevela; Nevela & corpse flesh.
#DafYomi #Shabat 109: An evil spirit of the night rests on ones hands until they are washed three times each.
#RambamYomi #Avel 10:1 Shabat day of mourning, but no public mourning, only private: veiling head, marital relations, washing w/ hot water.
#HalachaYomi KSA 145:17 Man suspected of adultery w/ married woman; her hubby divorced her or died; she’s forbidden to marry suspected man.
#TanyaYomi 1Tamuz: Scholars of Truth granted permission to speak allegorically of Sefirot as “light”; ex. sun spreads light from one source.
#EmunaYomi 492: Spiritual level determined by extent to which developed Emuna & successfully passed life’s many tests of faith.
Monday / 22-Jun-20 / 30 Sivan 5780                                  #1283
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 2: Zin desert, 1st month (40th yr), Miriam dies, no water, people complain, Moshe & Aaron fall on face, God appears.
#MishnaYomi #Meila 4:2 Five things in an Olah combine with one another to be liable for sacrilege: flesh, fat, fine flour, wine & oil.
#DafYomi #Shabat 108: It is good to wash ones eyes with cold water in the morning and ones hands and feet with warm water at night.
#RambamYomi #Avel 9:2 Tear clothing for ones Rabbi; Nasi; Av Bet Din; a community; blasphemy; burned Torah; over Judah, Jerusalem & Temple.
#HalachaYomi KSA 145:10 You should be ever careful to honor your wife, for blessing is not found in a person’s home but for the wife’s sake.
#TanyaYomi 30Sivan: Unity of God’s attributes beyond comprehension, Sefirot called “secret of faith,” faith that transcends intellect.
#EmunaYomi 491: Torah leads to Emuna, to stronger illumination of soul, more capable of recognizing God. Purpose of person’s existence.
Sunday / 21-Jun-20 / 29 Sivan 5780                                  #1282
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 1: Red cow: kill outside camp; burn w/ cedar, hyssop, wool; mix ashes in water; sprinkle on impure from death; purifies.
#MishnaYomi #Meila 3:8 Nest on the top of a dedicated tree: one can’t derive benefit from it, but the law of sacrilege doesn’t apply to it.
#DafYomi #Shabat 107: On the Sabbath, one can cover a flame so it doesn’t burn the beams, feces & a scorpion.
#RambamYomi #Avel 8:4 Don’t inform the seriously ill if close relative died. Silence women who can’t control themselves in their presence.
#HalachaYomi KSA 145:6 Jews are modest, compassionate, & benevolent. A person lacking these traits isn’t a commendable partner for marriage.
#TanyaYomi 29Sivan: When speaking of God, His level of Wisdom is considered exactly the same as His level of action.
#EmunaYomi 490: Practical manifestation of Emuna, prayer. Only surefire weapon against evil inclination. Strive to enhance Emuna & prayer.
Shabbat / 20-Jun-20 / 28 Sivan 5780                                  #1281
#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 #Meila 3:6 Whatever is fit for the altar and not for Temple repair, viceversa, or neither, is subject to the law of sacrilege.
#DafYomi #Shabat 106: If one person from a group dies, the entire group should be concerned for itself.
#RambamYomi #Avel 7:1 Notified that relative died after <30 days = day of burial, keeps regular mourning. After >30 days, 1 day of mourning.
#HalachaYomi KSA 145:1 Every man is obligated to get married in order to fulfill the commandment of propagation (Mitzvat Pru Urvu).
#TanyaYomi 28Sivan: Wisdom 5 levels above quality of life-force in action: action; speech; thought; emotional attributes; intellect.
#EmunaYomi 489: “As long as Israel cast their eyes skyward & subjugated their hearts to God, overcame their enemy; if not, they fell.”
Friday / 19-Jun-20 / 27 Sivan 5780                                  #1280
#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 #Meila 3:5 Milk of consecrated animals & eggs of consecrated turtle-doves can’t be used, but aren’t subject to law of sacrilege.
#DafYomi #Shabat 105: Whoever cries over the death of a good man, his sins are forgiven for the honor he showed the dead.
#RambamYomi #Avel 6:2 Mourner prohibited during 1st 30 days to: cut hair; wear freshly ironed clothes; marry; go to party; business travel.
#HalachaYomi KSA 144:4 Grave sin to humiliate or hate Torah scholars. Jerusalem wasn’t destroyed until began to humiliate Torah scholars.
#TanyaYomi 27Sivan: Highest quality & rank of creatures is Wisdom. Understanding, Knowledge & all attributes of rational soul flow from it.
#EmunaYomi 488: Amalek: symbol of evil, nickname of evil inclination. Injects doubts of Emuna in person’s mind and heart.
Thursday / 18-Jun-20 / 26 Sivan 5780                                  #1279
#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 #Meila 3:2 If set aside money for his nazirite offerings, it may not be used, but the law of sacrilege does not apply to it.
#DafYomi #Shabat 104: God does not prevent one who seeks to defile himself, but does assist one who seeks to purify himself.
#RambamYomi #Avel 5:20 Mourners: Can’t greet, have lengthy or frivolous talks. Don’t hold baby, causes laughter. Don’t go to celebrations.
#HalachaYomi KSA 143:21 If truly wishes to honor his father & his mother should involve himself in Torah study & good deeds; greatest honor.
#TanyaYomi 26Sivan: As per Rambam, God’s Essence, Being & Knowledge are 1, perfect unity, not composite at all, same w/ all His attributes.
#EmunaYomi 487: When encounter difficulty, should arouse desire & longing for God; very purpose of situation to bring us closer to God.
Wednesday / 17-Jun-20 / 25 Sivan 5780                                  #1278
#ParshaYomi #Korach 4: God furious. Moshe: Aaron, take incense into crowd, because plague started. Aaron runs. Stops plague. 14,000 died.
#MishnaYomi #Meila 3:1 The offspring of a Hatat, the substitute of a Hatat, and a Hatat whose owner has died, are left to die.
#DafYomi #Shabat 103: Plowing, weeding or pruning any amount is Biblically prohibited on the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #Avel 4:4 Tombstone placed on grave. Righteous don’t need tombstone, their words will be their memory & shouldn’t visit graves.
#HalachaYomi KSA 143:14 Whoever disgraces his father or mother even by words or gesture is among those whom the Almighty has cursed.
#TanyaYomi 25Sivan: God could have created worlds in infinite quantity & quality & given them life forever & not created this world at all.
#EmunaYomi 486: “Degree of yearning enhanced by obstacles. When prevented from attaining wish, desire enhanced.” Likutei Moharan 1:66.
Tuesday / 16-Jun-20 / 24 Sivan 5780                                  #1277
#ParshaYomi #Korach 3: Earth swallows up Korach’s people, their families & belongings. 250 incense-men burned by God. Censers used on Altar.
#MishnaYomi #Meila 2:7 Once dishes of incense have been offered, subject to Pigul, Notar & Tuma, & law of sacrilege no longer applies to it.
#DafYomi #Shabat 102: Building, hewing or drilling any amount or permanence is Biblically prohibited on the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #Avel 3:1 Except for the 6 relatives, if Kohen comes in contact with a corpse on purpose, after warned & witnesses, he’s lashed.
#HalachaYomi KSA 143:9 Even if your father is wicked and a sinner you must honor and fear him.
#TanyaYomi 24Sivan: God’s Thoughts & Knowledge encompass all created beings & is life-force that brings it into existence from nothingness.
#EmunaYomi 485: Matriarchs Sara, Rebecca & Rachel were barren. God wanted their prayers. Difficulties sign God wants to bring closer to Him.
Monday / 15-Jun-20 / 23 Sivan 5780                                  #1276
#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 #Meila 2:5 Law of sacrilege applies to Hatat, Asham & Shlamim sacrifices of congregation from the moment of their dedication.
#DafYomi #Shabat 101: If ships that were tied together, separate, one can no longer carry from one to the other on the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #Avel 2:1 Biblically mourn for mom, dad, son, daughter, paternal brother & sister. Rabbis added spouse, maternal bro & sis.
#HalachaYomi KSA 143:7 You must stand up in the presence of your father and your mother.
#TanyaYomi 23Sivan: Error to think doctrine of Tzimtzum means God removed self from world & only guides from above w/ individual Providence.
#EmunaYomi 484: King David suffered untold difficulties from young age, constantly sought God, reached level of prophet & God’s anointed.
Sunday / 14-Jun-20 / 22 Sivan 5780                                  #1275
#ParshaYomi #Korach 1: Korach & co. challenge Moshe/Aaron authority. Moshe: bring incense tomorrow & God will decide. Datan/Aviram nasty.
#MishnaYomi #Meila 2:3 The law of sacrilege applies to the bullocks & the goats which are to be burned from the moment of their dedication.
#DafYomi #Shabat 100: Ships that are tied and joined together are considered one domain for carrying on the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #Avel 1:1 Biblically must mourn 1st day of death & burial. Moshe instituted 7 days of mourning (& 7 days wedding celebrations).
#HalachaYomi KSA 143:1 Must be extremely careful to honor & revere your father & mother, for Torah compares to how must honor & revere God.
#TanyaYomi 22Sivan: God is unchanging. Alone pre-creation & alone post-creation. No difference between God’s Knowledge & God’s Self.
#EmunaYomi 483: Talmud Nedarim 81a: “Beware of the sons of the poor, for they shall become the scholars of the Torah.”
Shabbat / 13-Jun-20 / 21 Sivan 5780                                  #1274
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 7: Blasphemy gets divine Karet punishment. Man found gathering wood on Shabat, God orders stone him to death. Tzitzit.
#MishnaYomi #Meila 2:1 The law of sacrilege applies to the Hatat of a bird from the moment of its dedication.
#DafYomi #Shabat 99: The goat hair used for the Tabernacle was washed while still on the goat and then sheared.
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 7:2 Rebel Son: steals $ from dad, buys cheap meat & wine, eats outside home w/ group of fools, meat 1/2 raw, thin wine.
#HalachaYomi KSA 71:3 It is proper for every God fearing person before going to sleep, to examine the deeds that he performed all day.
#TanyaYomi 21Sivan: God’s attribute of Malchut, Tzimtzum, allows time & space to exist. Otherwise, all would be nullified by God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 482: Soul derives virtually no gratification from material amenities. When soul feels darkness, it becomes restless.
Friday / 12-Jun-20 / 20 Sivan 5780                                  #1273
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 6: When reach land, separate 1st part of dough as gift to God. If the nation sins inadvertently Kohen brings sacrifice.
#MishnaYomi #Meila 1:3 Took sacrifice innards w/ lower holiness from courtyard b4 sprinkled blood: R’ Eliezer: no Meila, Notar, Pigul, Tuma.
#DafYomi #Shabat 98: R’ Yehuda: The sockets of the beams of the Tabernacle were hidden by the tent covering.
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 6:10 Parents mentally ill, child treats them at their level. If so bad & can’t handle, get others to take care of them.
#HalachaYomi KSA 67:5 Good to vow in order to improve character. Glutton vows to abstain from meat for a time, or drinker from alcohol.
#TanyaYomi 20Sivan: “World” relates to space & time, not to God’s attributes. Only attribute of Malchut relates to God’s infinite presence.
#EmunaYomi 481: Life’s overwhelming situations become challenges that we’re ready to meet when we look for the light within the darkness.
Thursday / 11-Jun-20 / 19 Sivan 5780                                  #1272
#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 #Meila 1:1 Whatever was allowed to Kohens isn’t subject to sacrilege law (Meila), if never allowed to Kohens, is.
#DafYomi #Shabat 97: Whoever is suspicious of the innocent receives affliction upon his body.
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 5:15 Not only can’t hit or curse parents, also can’t shame, even with words or even insinuation. Will be cursed by God.
#HalachaYomi KSA 67:3 You should take care not to make any vows. It is best not to make vows even for charity.
#TanyaYomi 19Sivan: “There’s no king without a nation (Am).” Word “Am” (nation) from word Omemut (concealed). Separate & distant from King.
#EmunaYomi 480: Search for Divine message within tribulations, realize that God using to stimulate spiritual growth; despair becomes hope.
Wednesday / 10-Jun-20 / 18 Sivan 5780                                  #1271
#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 #Kritut 6:8 One can bring with the money that he dedicated to buy a lamb for a Hatat, a goat, and viceversa.
#DafYomi #Shabat 96: It is Biblically prohibited to throw an item from a private domain to a public one or viceversa.
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 4:2 Rebel Elder liable if dispute can lead to violation of Karet. i.e. confusion on date, status of wife, $, sacrifice.
#HalachaYomi KSA 66:7 If pressed for time & impossible to write an Iska contract, they may make all the above-mentioned stipulations orally.
#TanyaYomi 18Sivan: Thru God’s attribute of Gvura & Tzimtzum, heaven, earth & all their host appear as independently existing entities.
#EmunaYomi 479: Stress & anxiety result from lack of spiritual awareness, tantamount to darkness. Recognition of God illuminates darkness.
Tuesday / 9-Jun-20 / 17 Sivan 5780                                  #1270
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 3: Mob threatens Caleb/Joshua, God appears, set to destroy Israel, set up new nation from Moshe. Moshe has Him relent.
#MishnaYomi #Kritut 6:7 If a man set aside a Hatat and then he died, his son should not offer it after him.
#DafYomi #Shabat 95: God braided Eve’s hair and then presented her to Adam.
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 3:5 Rebel Elder: kill if sage differs w/ Sanhedrin on Mitzva that liable Karet & instructs others or does himself.
#HalachaYomi KSA 66:3 A Heter Iska: Trader gives investor fixed sum for his share of the profit, while trader keeps remainder of the profit.
#TanyaYomi 17Sivan: “In the heavens above & on earth below ‘En Od’ there’s nothing else but God.” All else as nothing compared to God.
#EmunaYomi 478: Every time we use the power of personal prayer to overcome difficult situation, we enhance our awareness of God’s magnitude.
Monday / 8-Jun-20 / 16 Sivan 5780                                  #1269
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 2: Spied land 40 days, saw giants, brought back giant grapes & other fruit, said can’t conquer, Caleb & Joshua say can.
#MishnaYomi #Kritut 6:4 If liable to Hatats or to certain Ashams & Yom Kippur passes over them, still liable to bring them after Yom Kippur.
#DafYomi #Shabat 94: A man is prohibited from plucking even one white hair from his head, as this is “the way of women”.
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 2:2 Sanhedrin issued edict, decree or custom & it spread throughout Israel, only a greater Sanhedrin can nullify it.
#HalachaYomi KSA 66:1 Gave $ to other for a business on condition that both profits & losses to be divided equally, called Iska, prohibited.
#TanyaYomi 16Sivan: Name “Elokim” attribute of Gvura & Tzimtzum; numerical = “hateva” (nature); conceals God’s light; all seems “natural.”
#EmunaYomi 477: With relentless personal prayer, we are assured of finding our individual path in the world.
Sunday / 7-Jun-20 / 15 Sivan 5780                                  #1268
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 1: God to Moshe: send men to tour Canaan, 1/tribe. From Paran desert to Negev & up mountain. Reconnoiter. Grape season.
#MishnaYomi #Kritut 6:3 R’ Eliezer: one may freely offer an Asham Talui every day & at any time he pleases. It’s called Asham of the pious.
#DafYomi #Shabat 93: It’s only a Rabbinic prohibition if 2 people trap an animal that could have been trapped by 1.
#RambamYomi #Mamrim 1:1 Sanhedrin essence of Oral Torah. Laws go out to all nation. If believe in Moshe & his Torah, must rely on Sanhedrin.
#HalachaYomi KSA 65:24 A Jew may borrow from gentile w/ interest w/ 2nd Jew as guarantor only if guarantor pays if impossible from borrower.
#TanyaYomi 15Sivan: Only Tzadikim in GanEden given reward of understanding life-force & light which come from attributes of Chesed & Gvura.
#EmunaYomi 476: Life’s difficulties serve added purpose; help lead each of us on path of our individual mission on earth.
Shabbat / 6-Jun-20 / 14 Sivan 5780                                  #1267
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 7: Graves of Craving: ate quail, God kills. Miriam & Aaron speak of Moshe’s Chushite wife. Miriam gets Tzaraat.
#MishnaYomi #Kritut 5:8 Rabbi Yosi says: any Hatat that is brought for the expiation of sin cannot be offered by two people.
#DafYomi #Shabat 92: Moving items between domains on Sabbath with ones foot, mouth, elbow, ear, or hair is only a Rabbinic prohibition.
#RambamYomi #Edut 22:5 Plaintiff brings false witnesses, even 100 pairs, & true witnesses, if accurate, believe testimony of true witnesses.
#HalachaYomi KSA 65:20 If Reuven is traveling to where can buy goods cheaply, Shimon can tell him: buy for me & I’ll give you a profit.
#TanyaYomi 14Sivan: Tzimtzum & concealing of God’s life force are called Kelim (vessels). God’s life force itself is called God’s Light.
#EmunaYomi 475: When understand benefits of life’s difficulties, can understand why God sent our souls to this lowly material world.
Friday / 5-Jun-20 / 13 Sivan 5780                                  #1266
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 6: Ark. People: complain, fire, crying, Moshe prays, fire stops, want meat, Moshe suicidal, 70 elders, bird feast.
#MishnaYomi #Kritut 5:7 Unconsecrated forbidden fat & consecrated piece, ate 1, doesn’t know which, liable to Hatat. R’ Akiva: + AshamTalui.
#DafYomi #Shabat 91: Amounts that are prohibited to carry on the Sabbath are determined by common usage and not individual intentions.
#RambamYomi #Edut 21:2 Ed Zomem accuse person of owing debt sooner than reality & caught, they pay value of debt for period would have lost.
#HalachaYomi KSA 65:13 An object that has a set price may not be sold at a higher price because the seller is willing to wait for payment.
#TanyaYomi 13Sivan: Just as can’t comprehend God, can’t understand His ability to create something from nothing and give it life.
#EmunaYomi 474: People who haven’t been tested are very limited in their capability to understand faith or get close to God.
Thursday / 4-Jun-20 / 12 Sivan 5780                                  #1265
#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 #Kritut 5:4 Piece of Hulin meat and 1 of sacred meat, ate 1 and doesn’t know which, exempt. R’ Akiva: liable for Asham Talui.
#DafYomi #Shabat 90: Whatever produce has roots cannot be harvested on the Sabbatical year.
#RambamYomi #Edut 20:2 Ed Zomem only executed if caught after innocent sentenced but before executed. If innocent executed, they’re not.
#HalachaYomi KSA 65:9 If the borrower didn’t normally initiate greetings to the lender on other occasions he may not initiate them now.
#TanyaYomi 12Sivan: Name “Hava’ye” mean that which brings everything into existence ex nihilo. Prefix Yud indicates present & continuous.
#EmunaYomi 473: Know that difficulties are vehicles to strengthen our souls, bring us closer to God, give strength to handle any situation.
Wednesday / 3-Jun-20 / 11 Sivan 5780                                  #1264
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 4: Constant cloud over Mishkan & fire at night. When cloud moved, signal for camp to follow. Made silver trumpets.
#MishnaYomi #Kritut 5:2 R’ Akiva: one liable to an Asham Talui for questionable sacrilege (Safek Meilot); but the sages declare him exempt.
#DafYomi #Shabat 89: Moses to the Angels: The Torah is not for you: It says “Don’t kill, don’t steal,” do you have jealousy or an evil urge?
#RambamYomi #Edut 19:1 Ed Zomem found guilty even if highly unlikely (but not completely impossible) that could have witnessed what claimed.
#HalachaYomi KSA 65:2 One who failed to observe this prohibition and collected interest, is obligated to return it.
#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.
#EmunaYomi 472: R’ Akiva, son of poor converts. Spiritually self-made man. Slow, tenacious & relentless effort to learn Torah & refine soul.
Tuesday / 2-Jun-20 / 10 Sivan 5780                                  #1263
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 3: Yr 2, Month 1, God: bring Pesach sacrifice. Ritually unclean can’t. Got chance to bring sacrifice next month.
#MishnaYomi #Kritut 5:1 If ate blood of slaughtered beast, wild animal, bird, clean or unclean, or Dam Nehira, Ikur or Hakaza, liable.
#DafYomi #Shabat 88: God told Creation that if Israel did not accept the Torah, He would revert the world to chaos.
#RambamYomi #Edut 18:1 Ed Zomem, false witness: testifies, others testify impossible for them to have witnessed. Get punishment of victim.
#HalachaYomi KSA 65:1 Nature of man to desire, lust after $, & more likely he’ll violate prohibition of interest than other $ prohibitions.
#TanyaYomi 10Sivan: Can’t see God’s “Activating Force” & “Breath of His mouth.” Would nullify material reality that we see.
#EmunaYomi 471: Talmud story: 4 sages entered upper spiritual worlds: 1 died, 1 went crazy, 1 lost faith & only R’ Akiva came out unscathed.
Monday / 1-Jun-20 / 9 Sivan 5780                                  #1262
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 2: Levites cleansed and “waved” as part of consecration to serve in Temple; instead of firstborns; from age 25-50.
#MishnaYomi #Kritut 4:2 Ate forbidden fat 2x in 1 spell of unawareness liable to 1 Hatat, so too, when sin in doubt, liable to 1 AshamTalui.
#DafYomi #Shabat 87: Moses did not address Israel when they were weary from the travel of the road.
#RambamYomi #Edut 17:1 Even if wise, righteous men said witnessed person sin or borrow money, 1 can’t testify to what didn’t personally see.
#HalachaYomi KSA 63:1 Just as it is forbidden to deceive a person by dishonest buying and selling, so it’s forbidden to deceive with words.
#TanyaYomi 9Sivan: Foolish to compare God’s Creation to man’s creations. Man’s creations remain independent of man.
#EmunaYomi 470: God doesn’t illuminate us too strongly. Gives us chances to strengthen spiritual selves, become sturdy vessels for light.
Sunday / 31-May-20 / 8 Sivan 5780                                  #1261
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 1: Menora: candelabrum, 1 piece of hammered gold, 7 branches. Levites: separation & consecration to Temple service.
#MishnaYomi #Kritut 3:10 R’ Akiva, R’ Eliezer argue law of forbidden labors of same category on different Shabats in 1 spell of unawareness.
#DafYomi #Shabat 86: One can only have relations in the dark (even during the day).
#RambamYomi #Edut 16:4 Judge needs to understand & determine if witness gets any benefit from testimony, even if unusual or far-fetched.
#HalachaYomi KSA 62:15 Court curse: He Who punished the generation of the Flood (& others), may He punish the one who doesn’t keep his word.
#TanyaYomi 8Sivan: Created things formed by descent of unique combination of 231 Gates of Hebrew letters from 10 Utterances of Creation.
#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.
Shabbat / 30-May-20 / 7 Sivan 5780                                  #1260
#ParshaYomi #Naso 7: Total: 12 silver bowls, basins, gold spoons w/ incense, bulls, rams, lambs, goats, + 24 oxen, + 60 rams, goats, lambs.
#MishnaYomi #Kritut 3:7 If one had intercourse with five menstruants in one spell of unawareness, he is liable to a sacrifice for each act.
#DafYomi #Shabat 85: The Horites were expert a determining the best crops for each parcel of land.
#RambamYomi #Edut 15:1 If may have any benefit from testifying about case, can’t testify or judge case; even city resident on city matters.
#HalachaYomi KSA 62:9 You should measure and weigh generously. You should give more than the exact quantity, by giving him some of your own.
#TanyaYomi 7Sivan: If letters of God’s 10 utterances at Creation would depart, all would return to nothingness as before 6 days of Creation.
#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.
Friday / 29-May-20 / 6 Sivan 5780                                  #1259
#ParshaYomi #Naso 6: More sacrifices, all identical, on successive days: Princes of Gad, Efraim, Menase, Benjamin, Dan, Asher, Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Kritut 3:5 Calculations of how many Chatat can be liable for if had one act of intercourse w/ relative of multiple connections.
#DafYomi #Shabat 84: The objects inside a sealed container cannot become ritually contaminated.
#RambamYomi #Edut 14:1 Witness disqualified from testimony because of marriage to relative; if wife died, even if had sons, can now testify.
#HalachaYomi KSA 62:4 If has something to sell, forbidden to make it look better than it really is in order to mislead the buyer.
#TanyaYomi 6Sivan: “Tzadik falls 7x & rises up again.” Before Tzadik can reach higher level, in state of decline from the previous level.
#EmunaYomi 467: Attributing everything to God smooths out life’s bumpiness. We thank God for our successes & don’t despair about failures.
Thursday / 28-May-20 / 5 Sivan 5780                                  #1258
#ParshaYomi #Naso 5: Mishkan complete. Princes give wagons & oxen for transport. Prince sacrifices: Judah, Isachar, Zebulun, Ruben, Simon.
#MishnaYomi #Kritut 3:3 Within what time must eat to be liable? Rabbis: from start to end of his eating no more than time takes to eat Pras.
#DafYomi #Shabat 83: “Zvuv” was the idol worship of the city of Ekron. Everyone made a statuette of a fly, carried it and kissed it.
#RambamYomi #Edut 13:1 Relatives can’t testify together or for each other: fathers w/ son, grandson; brothers; cousins; uncles w/ nephews.
#HalachaYomi KSA 62:1 First question a person is asked when brought before the Heavenly Court: Have you always been honest in your dealings?
#TanyaYomi 5Sivan: Reward of Tzadikim to savor of the nature of the World to Come in this world.
#EmunaYomi 466: With spiritual eyes that see life’s ultimate objective, troubles are opportunities for spiritual growth, bring God in lives.
Wednesday / 27-May-20 / 4 Sivan 5780                                  #1257
#ParshaYomi #Naso 4: Sotah: suspected adulteress, bitter water ritual checks if guilty. Nazir: no grape products, cut hair, contact w/ dead.
#MishnaYomi #Kritut 3:1 1 witness says he ate & 2nd says he didn’t eat, or 1 woman says he ate & 2nd says he didn’t, liable to Asham Talui.
#DafYomi #Shabat 82: Not relieving oneself when the need arises can lead to bad breath or body odor.
#RambamYomi #Edut 12:2 Can’t disqualify self as witness by incriminating self. Don’t believe him about self, do believe about someone else.
#HalachaYomi KSA 47:18 Since glass utensils are smooth & hard; even though wine is kept in them for long periods, enough to rinse them 3x.
#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.
#EmunaYomi 465: When realize material gratification leads nowhere, ready to channel desires & energies into satisfying soul & seeking God.
Tuesday / 26-May-20 / 3 Sivan 5780                                  #1256
#ParshaYomi #Naso 3: Banished from camp those ritually unclean from: tzaraat, male discharge, contact w/ dead. Was treacherous, pays +1/5.
#MishnaYomi #Kritut 2:6 In the case of all forbidden relations, if one partner was an adult and the other a minor, the minor is exempt.
#DafYomi #Shabat 81: A lock that is attached to a door that is attached to the ground cannot become ritually contaminated.
#RambamYomi #Edut 11:3 Torah scholar acceptable as a witness unless disqualified. Boor unacceptable witness unless established as ethical.
#HalachaYomi KSA 47:11 Brandy made from kosher wine, the touch of a non-Jew does not make it forbidden.
#TanyaYomi 3Sivan: God’s light rests on divine soul by destroying animal soul’s Garments of thought/speech/action; turn from dark to light.
#EmunaYomi 464: Once our Emuna is developed to the point where we actively seek God, life becomes sweet & gratifying, despite tribulations.
Monday / 25-May-20 / 2 Sivan 5780                                  #1255
#ParshaYomi #Naso 2: Sons of Merari (Levi tribe) job: carry planks, bars, pillars, sockets, pegs, ropes & implements of Ohel Moed & Mishkan.
#MishnaYomi #Kritut 2:3 Bring 1 sacrifice for repeated sin: intercourse w/ slave woman; Nazir Tamei; wife warned about several men; Metzora.
#DafYomi #Shabat 80: Writing on the Sabbath can also be an infraction of carrying, if ink originated in different domain.
#RambamYomi #Edut 10:4 Wicked that can’t testify: thieves, lying witnesses, borrow or lend w/ interest, shepherds, tax-collectors, gamblers.
#HalachaYomi KSA 47:10 Strong kosher wine vinegar not forbidden when touched by non-Jew. Vinegar from non-Jewish wine always forbidden.
#TanyaYomi 2Sivan: 2nd Temple had no Ark. God’s light descended by degrees. Since Temple destroyed, God only has “4 cubits of Halacha.”
#EmunaYomi 463: Modesty, Emuna & desire 1 entity. Knowing limitation leads to modesty, modesty to Emuna, Emuna invokes desire for God.
Sunday / 24-May-20 / 1 Sivan 5780                                  #1254
#ParshaYomi #Naso 1: Sons of Gershon of tribe of Levi work: carry curtains of Mishkan, of Ohel Moed, coverings, screens, hangings, ropes.
#MishnaYomi #Kritut 2:1 4 require a ceremony of atonement (Mechusrei Kipurim): the Zav, the Zavah, the woman who gave birth and the Metzora.
#DafYomi #Shabat 79: It is a tradition from Moses: Tefilin parchments use the inner part of the hide; Mezuzot use the outer part.
#RambamYomi #Edut 9:1 Can’t testify: women, slaves, minors, fools, deaf/mutes, blind, wicked, debased, relatives or has vested interest.
#HalachaYomi KSA 47:3 Kosher wine that was boiled & its contents reduced, even if it was touched by a non-Jew, permitted even for drinking.
#TanyaYomi 1Sivan: 1st Temple: Ark w/Luchot, revealed aspect of God’s light. Didn’t descend by degree, “God’s work & writing” supernatural.
#EmunaYomi 462: When realize futility vs all world’s forces, become modest. Important prerequisite for Emuna. Know can’t navigate w/o God.
Shabbat / 23-May-20 / 29 Iyar 5780                                  #1253
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 7: When camp travels, Kohens take down Parochet & cover Ark; Show Table, Menora, Altar, vessels. Sons of Kehat carry.
#MishnaYomi #Kritut 1:6 Price of doves (used for sacrifice) became exorbitant. RSBG taught woman can use 1 for many discharges; price fell.
#DafYomi #Shabat 78: The Rabbis legislated according to common occurrences over uncommon ones even if it leads to a leniency in the law.
#RambamYomi #Edut 8:1 Asked to testify as to signature on promissory note, recognizes signature, but no recollection of case, can’t testify.
#HalachaYomi KSA 46:46 If asked Rav question about item, he forbade it, can’t ask another Rav for opinion unless say 1st Rav said forbidden.
#TanyaYomi 29Iyar: Halachic reasons, interpretations clothed, hidden in Halacha; not revealed. Revealed elements reflect God’s attributes.
#EmunaYomi 461: Why is getting to know God so difficult? Seems like losing battle. But constant struggle is what drives person to seek God.
Friday / 22-May-20 / 28 Iyar 5780                                  #1252
#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 #Kritut 1:4 The following bring an offering which isn’t eaten: A woman who miscarried but doesn’t know what the miscarriage was.
#DafYomi #Shabat 77: There is nothing in this world that God did not create for some purpose.
#RambamYomi #Edut 7:2 Accept testimony of men for what saw as minors: signatures of father, brother, teacher. Need other that knew as adult.
#HalachaYomi KSA 46:37 Flour, similar ground substances sometimes have large worms; it’s enough to sift the flour, worms won’t pass through.
#TanyaYomi 28Iyar: Shrine of Holy of Holies contained in each world. Also source of Talmud’s wisdom. Halacha derived from God’s attributes.
#EmunaYomi 460: Biggest concealment: no clarity what God wants from us. Rabbis disagree. Many who follow Torah life don’t seem close to God.
Thursday / 21-May-20 / 27 Iyar 5780                                  #1251
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 5: Levi family count: Gershon: Libni, Shimi. Kehat: Amram, Itzhar, Hebron, Uziel. Merari: Mahli, Mushi. 22,000 total.
#MishnaYomi #Kritut 1:2 For these sins that committed intentionally get Karet; unintentionally, must bring a Hatat; not sure, Asham Talui.
#DafYomi #Shabat 76: The shells, pits and stems of produce do not count towards the minimum that one is liable for transport on the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #Edut 6:5 Court never checks if other court validated document correctly. Must assume they’re knowledgeable & made no mistakes.
#HalachaYomi KSA 46:32 When filtering such infested water, filter it through a cloth that won’t allow passage even for the thinnest worms.
#TanyaYomi 27Iyar: Worlds can’t endure, receive God’s light w/o Garments to screen, conceal light, so not entirely nullified, lose identity.
#EmunaYomi 459: 5th concealment: Torah & Mitzvot: seem incongruous w/ living life in this world. Multiple restrictions on work, time, life.
Wednesday / 20-May-20 / 26 Iyar 5780                                  #1250
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 4: Sons of Aaron: Nadav & Avihu (died), Elazar & Itamar. Tribe of Levi instead of 1stborns to serve Kohens in Temple.
#MishnaYomi #Kritut 1:1 36 sins punished by Karet: forbidden intercourses; idolatries; violating Shabat; Temple violations; forbidden foods.
#DafYomi #Shabat 75: It is a positive command to calculate the seasons and movement of the stars if one has the capacity.
#RambamYomi #Edut 5:1 Ruling never made based on the testimony of only one witness, not for financial cases and not for capital punishment.
#HalachaYomi KSA 46:31 Can’t drink or eat food cooked w/ water from wells & rivers known to be infested with bugs, until water is filtered.
#TanyaYomi 26Iyar: Part of God’s light illuminates worlds in “revealed” manner. Extends to each item vitality suitable for it, animating it.
#EmunaYomi 458: God’s 4th concealment: tribulations: financial, physical, emotional, conceal God’s lovingkindness; Emuna almost impossible.
Tuesday / 19-May-20 / 25 Iyar 5780                                  #1249
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 3: 12 Tribes encampment: E: Juda Isachar Zevulun. S: Ruben Simon Gad. W: Efraim Menase Benjamin. N: Dan Asher Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Tmura 7:5 Items that must burn: Pesah Chametz; unclean Truma; Orlah; vineyard Kilayim. Can burn w/ unclean Truma’s bread, oil.
#DafYomi #Shabat 74: Sabbath prohibition of separating permitted items only if it is useful from useless, by hand and for immediate use.
#RambamYomi #Edut 4:1 Capital case: 2 witnesses must see act & each other at same time & testify in court at same time. Otherwise invalid.
#HalachaYomi KSA 46:25 Forbidden to knead dough w/ milk lest it be eaten w/ meat, & if did knead it, forbidden to eat it even by itself.
#TanyaYomi 25Iyar: God fills all worlds & animates them. In higher & lower worlds, hidden & concealed. No thought apprehends Him.
#EmunaYomi 457: 3rd layer, God’s concealment: human body; coarsest material form; opposite spirituality, Godliness; gravitates to physical.
Monday / 18-May-20 / 24 Iyar 5780                                  #1248
#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 #Tmura 7:3 Dedications for the altar & dedications for the repairs of the Temple can’t be changed from one holiness to another.
#DafYomi #Shabat 73: On the Sabbath prohibited to: farm, cook, hunt, process leather & garments, write, build, kindle, transport.
#RambamYomi #Edut 3:1 Sages: For witnesses in simple financial cases, don’t ask intense Hakira/Drisha questions, so as not to prevent loans.
#HalachaYomi KSA 46:19 Can’t eat cheese or other items that non-Jew has, even if sealed or stamped as Kosher, if don’t know who sealed them.
#TanyaYomi 24Iyar: Principal dwelling place, flow of life from soul in brain; diffused to all other organs according to their character.
#EmunaYomi 456: 2nd layer of God’s concealment: humans. Have free will. Do whatever want. No immediate or visible divine repercussions.
Sunday / 17-May-20 / 23 Iyar 5780                                  #1247
#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 #Tmura 6:5 With regard to any animals that are disqualified for the altar, their offspring are permitted for the altar.
#DafYomi #Shabat 72: One is innocent if committed a forbidden action on the Sabbath thinking he was doing a permissible one.
#RambamYomi #Edut 2:1 Hakirot/Drishot: more important questioning. Bedikot: nuanced questions. Hakirot/Drishot must know answers & match.
#HalachaYomi KSA 46:16 Sent wine, meat or piece of fish with non-Jew or non-observant Jew, needs double seal. Other products need 1 seal.
#TanyaYomi 23Iyar: Soul is single, simple spiritual entity; has no corporeal shape, no dimensions of space, size or physical limitations.
#EmunaYomi 455: Layers of God’s concealment: Laws of nature appear absolute & conceal God’s individual Divine Presence over each creation.
Shabbat / 16-May-20 / 22 Iyar 5780                                  #1246
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 7: Calculate sale of fields according to time until Jubilee year. Laws of consecrating to Temple & redeeming.
#MishnaYomi #Tmura 6:4 Gave $ to prostitute, $ can be used for altar. Gave her wine, oil, flour or anything else for altar, can’t be used.
#DafYomi #Shabat 71: Knowledge of each sin creates accountability for each sin.
#RambamYomi #Edut 1:1 Obligation for witness to testify whether makes liable or vindicates. Monetary cases only have to testify if summoned.
#HalachaYomi KSA 46:8 Customary to mark knives used for dairy foods & other dairy utensils so they are not interchanged w/ meat utensils.
#TanyaYomi 22Iyar: Craving of soul grows exceedingly enraptured that soul consumed w/ desire to pour itself into God’s embrace & leave body.
#EmunaYomi 454: Untried & unproven soul that derives unearned pleasure in spiritual world sorely embarrassed in front of other souls.
Friday / 15-May-20 / 21 Iyar 5780                                  #1245
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 6: Vow person’s “value”: Ages: 1 mnth-5yrs; 5-20yrs; 20-60yrs; >60yrs = Men: 5;20;50;15 shkl. Women: 3;10;30;10.
#MishnaYomi #Tmura 6:1 All animals that are forbidden on altar, if mixed with others, render all others unfit, no matter how few mixed in.
#DafYomi #Shabat 70: 39 prime actions prohibited on the Sabbath are numbered to teach that even if did them all together, liable for each.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 26:7 Jew doesn’t recognize validity of Jewish court, get permission from Jewish court & can sue him in gentile court.
#HalachaYomi KSA 46:3 Bit into bread or other food & blood flows from gums onto the food, must cut off the part with blood and throw it out.
#TanyaYomi 21Iyar: Divine fire in soul, leads to thirst & then rapture of soul for God. Levites w/ song & music show intense love of God.
#EmunaYomi 453: Soul actually desires to descend to “war zone” of material world to rightfully earn lofty place in proximity to God.
Thursday / 14-May-20 / 20 Iyar 5780                                  #1244
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 5: If don’t listen to God, horrible punishments: disease, depression, hunger, war, exile, desolation. Ends well.
#MishnaYomi #Tmura 5:6 If says: This animal will be instead of “an” Olah, as opposed to saying instead of “this” Olah, meaningless.
#DafYomi #Shabat 69: A stranded man that doesn’t know what day is the Sabbath works 7 days a week, but just enough for daily survival.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 25:9 Don’t issue court summon months of Nisan & Tishrei ‘cuz holiday preparations; or Fridays or day before holiday.
#HalachaYomi KSA 46:1 Blood found in eggs is forbidden, occasionally forbidden to eat entire egg. Therefore, must examine for blood spots.
#TanyaYomi 20Iyar: Intelligent person thinks deeply on these matters: soul will be kindled, clothed in benevolent spirit, to cleave to God.
#EmunaYomi 452: Material world advantage: enables spiritual gain; spiritual world doesn’t. Seems contradictory, but cardinal principle.
Wednesday / 13-May-20 / 19 Iyar 5780                                  #1243
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 4: Jewish servants: don’t treat harshly; how freed. Family should redeem. If follow God’s laws, will be blessed.
#MishnaYomi #Tmura 5:4 If says: “This animal shall be the substitute of an Olah & the substitute of a Shlamim,” it’s substitute of Olah.
#DafYomi #Shabat 68: A child that was raised amongst gentiles & never knew about the laws of Sabbath is only liable for one infraction.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 24:2 Number of courts weren’t fair increased, or were fair but not competent, agreed not to judge w/o firm knowledge.
#HalachaYomi KSA 38:11 Fruits not fully ripened & which rarely eaten raw, if sugar coated by chefs, forbidden as food cooked by a non-Jew.
#TanyaYomi 19Iyar: Purpose of saying the 2 blessings before reciting Shma is to renounce everything, life & sustenance for the love of God.
#EmunaYomi 451: Soul in original non-corporal state can’t know or understand God or His attributes. Needs to descend to this physical world.
Tuesday / 12-May-20 / 18 Iyar 5780                                  #1242
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 3: House in walled city can be sold forever. Not in unwalled city. Mitzva to lend to Jew. Can’t charge interest.
#MishnaYomi #Tmura 5:1 Gets out of bringing first-born animal if says: if embryo male, bring as Olah; if female, bring as Shlamim.
#DafYomi #Shabat 67: The tooth of a live fox helps someone who sleeps too much. The tooth of a dead fox helps one fall asleep.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 23:1-2 Can’t get or give bribe. Even if was going to rule in favor of briber anyway. “Cursed is he who takes bribe.”
#HalachaYomi KSA 38:2 If a Jew throws even one piece of wood into oven when it’s being heated, bread ok, not considered bread of a non-Jew.
#TanyaYomi 18Iyar: Tzimtzum’s purpose: creation of humans, subjugate SitraAchra, for light to supplant darkness when person elevates soul.
#EmunaYomi 450: Soul is tiny spark of God in each & every one of us. In spiritual world, basks in sublime delight of Divine illumination.
Monday / 11-May-20 / 17 Iyar 5780                                  #1241
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 2: Keep Sabbatical yr, will receive blessing in 6th yr of 3 yrs crop. Land not sold permanently. Belongs to God.
#MishnaYomi #Tmura 4:4 If one set aside a Hatat and it is blemished, he sells it and brings another with its money.
#DafYomi #Shabat 66: Hangover cure: rub mixture of oil & salt on palms of hands and soles of feet. Permissible on Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 22:7 After leaving court, judge forbidden to say: I found you innocent, or liable, but my colleagues outnumbered me.
#HalachaYomi KSA 37:10 Care must be taken that a utensil be completely clean, and free of any dirt or rust before immersing it.
#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.
#EmunaYomi 449: Lack of Emuna perpetuates the Diaspora and exile. Conversely, enhanced Emuna hastens the full redemption of our people.
Sunday / 10-May-20 / 16 Iyar 5780                                  #1240
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 1: Shmita, Sabbatical yr, don’t work land, produce ownerless. Yovel, Jubilee yr, land returns to original owner.
#MishnaYomi #Tmura 4:1 The offspring of a Hatat, the substitute of a Hatat, and a Hatat whose owner has died, are left to die.
#DafYomi #Shabat 65: Women can wear head coverings in the public domain on the Sabbath that are customary for where they live.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 21:6 Priority of seeing cases: orphan, widow, Torah scholar, commoner. Woman before man; her shame is greater.
#HalachaYomi KSA 37:5 If borrow or rent utensil from a non-Jew, don’t have to immerse it; but from a Jewish merchant, immerse w/o Bracha.
#TanyaYomi 16Iyar: Hidden World encircles, is on Higher plane than Revealed World. Like getting mind around something; encompass w/ thought.
#EmunaYomi 448: By virtue of Emuna, not only is one forgiven for all transgressions, but harsh edicts are overturned.
Shabbat / 9-May-20 / 15 Iyar 5780                                  #1239
#ParshaYomi #Emor 7: Laws of olive oil for lighting Menora; loaves for table of Showbread. Story of Blasphemer, God decrees stone to death.
#MishnaYomi #Tmura 3:5 1stborn, tithed animal substitutes, their young & young of their young until end of time like 1stborn, tithed animal.
#DafYomi #Shabat 64: A man that gazes even at a woman’s pinky for pleasure is as guilty as if he gazed at her private parts.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 20:1 Man pursued other, then see pursued in death throes & sword in killer’s hand, but didn’t see act, not testimony.
#HalachaYomi KSA 37:1 When buy metal or glass food utensils from non-Jew, even if new, can’t use unless they’re immersed in a Mikvah first.
#TanyaYomi 15Iyar: Tzimtzum, contraction of God’s light to world: what reaches us virtually 0. 1 part of infinity, no number relative to it.
#EmunaYomi 447: Emuna gives enhanced spiritual insight & awareness; more readily understand rationale behind events in their environment.
Friday / 8-May-20 / 14 Iyar 5780                                  #1238
#ParshaYomi #Emor 6: More Holy Days: Sukot: sit in Booths, take 4 species: Etrog, Lulav, Hadas, Arava. No work day 1 & 8, Shmini Atzeret.
#MishnaYomi #Tmura 3:2 Offspring of a Todah & its substitute, their offspring & offspring of their offspring until end of time also a Todah.
#DafYomi #Shabat 63: Whoever performs a commandment fully will not be given bad notices.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 19:1-4 21 prohibitions get Karet, court lashes. 18 prohibitions get Death by Heaven, get lashes. 168 just lashes.
#HalachaYomi KSA 36:27 Meat that was left unsalted for three consecutive days must not be cooked unless it was soaked during the interim.
#TanyaYomi 14Iyar: Even great Tzadik & angel souls limited to Divine light that can enjoy. Can’t absorb infinite light w/o being nullified.
#EmunaYomi 446: Emuna brings a person to the level of true patience, composure & inner peace; maximizes intellectual & functional potential.
Thursday / 7-May-20 / 13 Iyar 5780                                  #1237
#ParshaYomi #Emor 5: More Holy Days: Rosh Hashana, remembrance of Shofar; Yom Kipur, day of atonement, afflict selves – if didn’t, cut off.
#MishnaYomi #Tmura 2:3 In some ways laws relating to dedications are more stringent than that those relating to a substitute & vice versa.
#DafYomi #Shabat 62: Seductive adulterous women will eventually suffer from bruises, skin decay, baldness & increased bleeding.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 18:6 Don’t execute or lash based on confession. Only w/ 2 witnesses. May be suicidal & just wants court to kill him.
#HalachaYomi KSA 36:21 Liver must be broiled only on open fire, not in oven that’s been raked. Don’t wrap in paper to broil, even if thin.
#TanyaYomi 13Iyar: “Every generation & day person must regard self as if that day left Egypt.” Release of soul from body’s confinement.
#EmunaYomi 445: Emuna is the foundation of holiness. One who attains Emuna achieves purification of the soul.
Wednesday / 6-May-20 / 12 Iyar 5780                                  #1236
#ParshaYomi #Emor 4: List of Holy Days: Shabat; Pesah, sacrifices, 1st & 7th day, don’t work; Ritual of Omer; count to Shavuot, sacrifices.
#MishnaYomi #Tmura 2:1 There are laws relating to sacrifices of an individual which do not apply to congregational sacrifices and vice versa.
#DafYomi #Shabat 61: When putting on shoes, place right shoe first, then left, then tie the left shoe and finally tie the right shoe.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 17:5 If in middle of (not before) getting lashed subject defecates or urinates, not given further lashes. Degraded.
#HalachaYomi KSA 36:16 Bones w/ marrow still attached to the meat, can salt together as they are, but if disconnected must salt separately.
#TanyaYomi 12Iyar: “Yet I’m continually with Thee.” Corporeality of body doesn’t prevent union of soul w/ God’s light, Who fills all worlds.
#EmunaYomi 444: Emuna: mighty spiritual force. W/ simple, pure Emuna, desires greater connection to God, rises to higher spiritual heights.
Tuesday / 5-May-20 / 11 Iyar 5780                                  #1235
#ParshaYomi #Emor 3: List of blemishes that disqualify animals from being sacrifices in Temple. Includes permanent & temporary blemishes.
#MishnaYomi #Tmura 1:5 Hatat water does not become hatat water except with the putting of ashes of the Red Heifer in the water.
#DafYomi #Shabat 60: A man shouldn’t wear armor, helmet or greaves in the public domain on Sabbath, but it’s not a Biblical prohibition.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 16:1 Just as Mitzva to execute whoever obligated to execute, so, too, Mitzva to lash whoever obligated to get lashed.
#HalachaYomi KSA 36:12 After meat in salt for needed time, salt should be thoroughly shaken off & meat rinsed 3 times in water, thoroughly.
#TanyaYomi 11Iyar: “Who has sanctified us by His commandments.” Like union of groom & bride; raised to heights of holiness, by God Himself.
#EmunaYomi 443: Emuna is the spiritual vessel for Divine abundance, invoking the best blessings of health, personal welfare, and livelihood.
Monday / 4-May-20 / 10 Iyar 5780                                  #1234
#ParshaYomi #Emor 2: Kohen: w/ physical defect can’t serve in Temple. Needs to be ritually pure. Non-Kohen can’t eat from Temple offerings.
#MishnaYomi #Tmura 1:4 Anything which becomes subject to Trumah through a mixture can affect a 2nd mixture only in proportion (e.g. dough).
#DafYomi #Shabat 59: Shmuel: An important woman doesn’t remove jewelry to show friends, so permitted to wear in public domain on Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 15:1 Stoning: Disrobe man, hands tied, push off 2nd floor. Not dead, drop big stone on heart. Not dead, small stones.
#HalachaYomi KSA 36:4 If after soaking, meat was cut into two, must wash area where cut thoroughly, because of the blood that is there.
#TanyaYomi 10Iyar: Can’t comprehend God’s greatness. Has infinite worlds, countless angels in each. Innumerable troops as nothing to Him.
#EmunaYomi 442: Emuna is root & foundation of a person’s task in this world. By strengthening Emuna we perfect our character.
Sunday / 3-May-20 / 9 Iyar 5780                                  #1233
#ParshaYomi #Emor 1: Kohen: no contact w/ dead except immediate family. Don’t cut beard (w/ razor). Limits of who Kohen Gadol can marry.
#MishnaYomi #Tmura 1:1 Forbidden to substitute any animal for a consecrated one, but if did, substitute is sacred & person gets 40 lashes.
#DafYomi #Shabat 58: Utensils made out of stone, dung or earth cannot become ritually impure.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 14:1 4 death penalties: stone, burn, decapitate & strangle. Non-explicit penalty is strangling. Murderer decapitated.
#HalachaYomi KSA 36:1 Must thoroughly wash meat w/ water before salted. Must soak for about a half hour & water must completely cover meat.
#TanyaYomi 9Iyar: Also kindles love of God if surrender soul, body, possessions w/ all heart, soul, might to God. Especially when say Shma.
#EmunaYomi 441: Every day is a new war for our hour of Hitbodedut. Have to be courageous, not give in. Hitbodedut is gate to connect w/ God.
Shabbat / 2-May-20 / 8 Iyar 5780                                  #1232
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 7: Death sentence: cursing parents, forbidden sex relations, bestiality. Don’t eat unclean animals or birds.
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 9:7 Houses in courtyards: we accord to them the advantages of houses in a walled city and the advantages given to fields.
#DafYomi #Shabat 57: Women would tie a choker around their necks tightly to appear fatter, thereby enhancing their appearance.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 13:2 On way to execution, confesses, given frankincense in wine. Loses control of mind, becomes drunk, then killed.
#HalachaYomi KSA 35:6 If make dough for cooking or frying, separate Chala w/o saying Bracha. If baking even some of the dough, w/ Bracha.
#TanyaYomi 8Iyar: “Jacob kissed Rachel & lifted up his voice & wept.” Rachel=Kneset Israel; Jacob=attribute of Mercy; awakens compassion.
#EmunaYomi 440: R’ Levi Y Binder: when judged by Heavenly Court, for days that did Hitbodedut, not judged. Other days, judged meticulously.
Friday / 1-May-20 / 7 Iyar 5780                                  #1231
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 6: Love the stranger. Keep true weights & measures. Don’t sacrifice children to Molech or turn to Ov or Yidoni.
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 9:6 City whose roofs look like form its wall, or not encompassed by wall in days of Joshua, not considered walled city.
#DafYomi #Shabat 56: Had King David not accepted slander his kingdom wouldn’t have been divided, nor Israel worshipped idols & exiled.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 12:2 Sinner warned to see if inadvertent or intentional sin. Sinner says understands that liable w/ death, executed.
#HalachaYomi KSA 34:15 Even if an honored scholar becomes impoverished, he should find work, even a lowly job, rather than depend on people.
#TanyaYomi 7Iyar: Another direct road open to man: to occupy self w/ Torah & commandments for their own sake. Patriarch Jacob’s Attribute.
#EmunaYomi 439: One of most important items in daily personal prayer is to ask God to help strengthen our Emuna, that all is in God’s hands.
Thursday / 30-Apr-20 / 6 Iyar 5780                                  #1230
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 5: Judge honestly; rebuke; love neighbor as self. Don’t: gossip; hate; take revenge; bear grudge; crossbreed.
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 9:3 If one sold a house among the houses of a walled city, he may redeem it at once and at any time during twelve months.
#DafYomi #Shabat 55: There can be death with no sin and hardships for no wrongdoing.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 11:5 Mesit, person who entices to idolatry, own rules: entrap, not warned, no mercy. Cruelty to them mercy for world.
#HalachaYomi KSA 34:8 Forbidden to turn away a poor person, empty handed; give even a little. If have nothing to give, console with words.
#TanyaYomi 6Iyar: Whole man & reason for being is to know God’s glory, majestic splendor of His greatness; each to limit of their capacity.
#EmunaYomi 438: No matter what, designate hour for personal prayer daily. New lease on life. God’s greatest gratification when approach Him.
Wednesday / 29-Apr-20 / 5 Iyar 5780                                  #1229
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 4: Be holy. Fear parents. Keep Shabat. No idols. Leave field corner to poor, dropped produce. Don’t steal, lie.
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 9:1 Sold field when Yovel in force, can’t redeem 2 years, If there was blight, mildew or Shmita, not included in count.
#DafYomi #Shabat 54: Whoever can reprimand people and doesn’t is punished with them for their sins.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 10:1 In capital case, judge must follow his own opinion & not be swayed by opinion of others. Biblical transgression.
#HalachaYomi KSA 34:4 1st year should give a tenth of the principle to Tzedaka; thereafter, give a tenth of the profits you earn each year.
#TanyaYomi 5Iyar: Revelation comes thru powerful fixation of mind, intense concentration touching heart’s depth, how God is our very life.
#EmunaYomi 437: Evil inclination knows that whoever does daily Hitbodedut will reach full soul correction & overcome life’s difficulties.
Tuesday / 28-Apr-20 / 4 Iyar 5780                                  #1228
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 3: Don’t offer sacrifices outside Temple. Don’t consume blood. Punishment of Karet. List of illicit relations.
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 8:7 Can sanctify firstborn by consecrating its value, but can’t sanctify it by consecrating it to the altar.
#DafYomi #Shabat 53: Miracle: Poor man’s wife died leaving an infant. Couldn’t afford a nursemaid. He developed breasts and nursed the baby.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 9:1 ALL Sanhedrin judges find person liable in capital case, acquitted. Only executed if minority finds innocence.
#HalachaYomi KSA 34:1 If sees poor seeking help, ignores, doesn’t give charity, sins. Door that doesn’t open for poor will open for doctor.
#TanyaYomi 4Iyar: “A good thought is united by God to a deed,” providing the “wings” to soar upwards.
#EmunaYomi 436: Hitbodedut is tailor made. Reason it’s called PERSONAL prayer. Speak to God anywhere, anytime, any language, whatever want.
Monday / 27-Apr-20 / 3 Iyar 5780                                  #1227
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 2: More laws of Yom Kipur. Day of affliction. Atonement. No labor. Can’t offer sacrifices outside Temple.
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 8:4 Just as for God, one can’t proscribe all his possessions, how much more so should be careful with own property.
#DafYomi #Shabat 52: 4 animals are permitted to walk in the public domain on Sabbath with a harness: a horse, a mule, a camel and a donkey.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 8:1 $ cases: simple majority decides verdict. Capital cases: simple majority for innocence, >2 difference for guilt.
#HalachaYomi KSA 33:9 Don’t eat with dirty hands, for all these things are included in Biblical injunction, “Don’t make yourself repulsive.”
#TanyaYomi 3Iyar: An emanation from Moshe, the Faithful Shepherd, is present in every generation, to illumine us.
#EmunaYomi 435: Hitbodedut: personal prayer in solitude. Powerful. Can draw away harsh decrees from world. God has to pay attention to us.
Sunday / 26-Apr-20 / 2 Iyar 5780                                  #1226
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 1: Kohen Gadol’s Yom Kipur Temple procedure. Sacrifices, bathing, change of garb, scapegoat killed in desert.
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 8:2 If owner bid 20 for his consecrated field, 2nd man bid 20, then the owner comes first, because he must add one fifth.
#DafYomi #Shabat 51: Can’t take animal into the public domain on the Sabbath wearing anything other than items for comfort or protection.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 7:1 Litigant chooses judge, 2nd litigant chooses 2nd judge. 2 judges choose 3rd judge & together all 3 rule the case.
#HalachaYomi KSA 33:3 You should be careful of bodily perspiration, for all bodily perspiration is poisonous except that of the face.
#TanyaYomi 2Iyar: Grades of love of God subdivided into many shades & gradations without limit, each person according to their capacity.
#EmunaYomi 434: 1 measure of self-discipline more effective than 100 lashes. Self-disciplined person saves self limitless troubles in life.
Shabbat / 25-Apr-20 / 1 Iyar 5780                                  #1225
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 7: Laws of ritual purity for man after seminal emission & menstruating woman. Guidelines & purification process.
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 7:5 A field acquired by purchase doesn’t go out to Kohens in Yovel, for can’t consecrate an object not belonging to self.
#DafYomi #Shabat 50: A person should wash his face, hands and feet daily, in honor of God.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 6:9 Plaintiff can force other party to travel to court of great sage to hear their case. Was ongoing custom in Spain.
#HalachaYomi KSA 32:25 You should always try to live in a place where the air is pure and clean, high up and in a spacious building.
#TanyaYomi 1Iyar: Sometimes, love of God can precede fear, though fear is included in stage of “minuteness” & “concealment.”
#EmunaYomi 433: Every time a person passes a test of Emuna, they move up another rung in the spiritual ladder, assuring a better life.
Friday / 24-Apr-20 / 30 Nisan 5780                                  #1224
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 6: Laws of Tzaraat of house: clear, inspect, close, take stones, demolish or cleanse w/ sacrifice. Laws of Zav.
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 7:3 If a man consecrated his field and then redeemed it, it does not go out of his possession in Yovel.
#DafYomi #Shabat 49: 39 Prime activities prohibited on the Sabbath, parallel to the 39 activities involved in constructing the Tabernacle.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 5:9 Diaspora court only handle common cases that involve financial loss: liability, loans, property damage. No fines.
#HalachaYomi KSA 32:19 You should never eat unless you’re hungry, nor drink unless you’re thirsty, nor wait to defecate for even one moment.
#TanyaYomi 30Nisan: 2 grades of love of God: Ahava Raba “great love” & Ahavat Olam “eternal love.” Need fear of God to reach “great love.”
#EmunaYomi 432: Accept that your difficulties are all from God to facilitate & stimulate your spiritual growth & that it’s all for the best.
Thursday / 23-Apr-20 / 29 Nisan 5780                                  #1223
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 5: If recovered from Tzaraat & poor, brings less expensive sacrifice: lamb, flour, oil, 2 birds & same procedure.
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 7:1 Can’t consecrate his field less than 2 years before Yovel (the Jubilee), nor redeem it less than 1 year after Yovel.
#DafYomi #Shabat 48: It is permissible to keep hot water warm on the Sabbath, but not to heat up cold water.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 4:15 Unfit to judge ‘cuz doesn’t know or poor character, even if appointed by Exilarch or court, has no authority.
#HalachaYomi KSA 32:17 As regards drinks, water is the natural liquid for a human being and for the health of the body.
#TanyaYomi 29Nisan: Can’t reach fear of God or wisdom except by fulfilling Torah & commandments. “Where there’s no fear, there’s no wisdom.”
#EmunaYomi 431: Every single difficulty in our lives is a test of Emuna. One needn’t feel blame or feelings of inadequacy.
Wednesday / 22-Apr-20 / 28 Nisan 5780                                  #1222
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 4: Tzaraat on clothing: burn. Ritual after person w/ Tzaraat clean: sacrifices, sprinkle blood, shave hair, bath.
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 6:5 Whether consecrates his property or evaluates himself, Sanctuary has no claim to his wife’s or children’s garments.
#DafYomi #Shabat 47: Poor man’s garment doesn’t become impure if it’s in the possession of a rich man as they don’t consider it a garment.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 3:2 Sanhedrin didn’t need to always be together. Could work & only join for gatherings. But always minimum of 23.
#HalachaYomi KSA 32:10 Time to eat is when feel a true desire to eat, not an artificial one. When hungry and not just appetite for thing.
#TanyaYomi 28Nisan: Train mind that when looking at heavens & earth & all within, outer garment of God. Emuna (faith) from Emun (training).
#EmunaYomi 430: A woman’s entire aspiration in marriage is to find a soul-mate that will make her happy and illuminate her soul.
Tuesday / 21-Apr-20 / 27 Nisan 5780                                  #1221
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 3: If person has Tzaraat, clothing torn, head unshorn & calls out: “Unclean! Unclean!” Tzaraat laws of garments.
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 6:3 When take pledge of those who owe vows of value, leave 30 days food, 12 months clothing, bed, bedding, shoes, Tfilin.
#DafYomi #Shabat 46: When a woman makes a vow, she has in mind that her husband can annul the vow.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 2:1 Appoint to Sanhedrin only men of wisdom, understanding, great Torah knowledge, intellect, worldly & of lineage.
#HalachaYomi KSA 32:4 Youth have strong digestive capacity, need food more often than the middle-aged. Elderly must eat light, small amount.
#TanyaYomi 27Nisan: When consider that God is omnipresent & omniscient, then will fear God, turn from evil & do good.
#EmunaYomi 429: With no mate to talk to or to share the burdens that weigh heavy on her heart, a wife is doomed to frustration, unhappiness.
Monday / 20-Apr-20 / 26 Nisan 5780                                  #1220
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 2: More Tzaraat laws: depends on coloring of skin, hair, location, depth. Wait 7 days, then Kohen examines again.
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 5:6 Same is true (coerce to bring what pledged) in the case of divorce documents: they coerce him until he says: I agree.
#DafYomi #Shabat 45: Useful Sukah decorations (cloths, fruits, grains, etc.) can’t be used until after the last day of the Sukot festival.
#RambamYomi #Sanhedrin 1:1-2 Must appoint court judges & officers of law in every city & region in Israel, but not outside of Israel.
#HalachaYomi KSA 32:3 Most illnesses that come upon people are due to bad foods or filling one’s belly & eating excessively even good foods.
#TanyaYomi 26Nisan: God knows everything that happens to all created beings, because they all receive their flow of life from Him.
#EmunaYomi 428: After criticism, 2nd culprit behind unhappy marriage is husband’s unwillingness and/or impatience to listen to his wife.
Sunday / 19-Apr-20 / 25 Nisan 5780                                  #1219
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 1: Ritual purity laws for woman after childbirth. Laws of Tzaraat, skin condition, & when considered pure or not.
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 5:4 If said: “The value of so-and-so is upon me,” if both the vower & subject of the vow died, then heirs must pay it.
#DafYomi #Shabat 44: One can carry an unlit, never-used lamp on the Sabbath. However, if it’s been used, it can’t be touched.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 11:1 Court gives orphans’ $ to trustworthy person, invest in very low risk deals. Judges decide orphans’ best interest.
#HalachaYomi KSA 31:1 Which short verse do all Torah principles depend on? “In all your ways know Him.” Even what you do for personal needs.
#TanyaYomi 25Nisan: Body into which light of soul doesn’t penetrate should be “crushed” by reflecting from depths of heart.
#EmunaYomi 427: By criticism and finding fault, a husband destroys both his wife and his marriage with his own two hands.
Shabbat / 18-Apr-20 / 24 Nisan 5780                                  #1218
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 7: Laws ritual impurity: carcass; inside of clay vessel; water on food; liquid in vessel; ovens. Cistern remains pure.
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 5:3 “Half my value is upon me,” pays half his evaluation. “The value of one half of me is upon me,” pays full value.
#DafYomi #Shabat 43: If an egg is laid on the Sabbath, one can’t touch it, but can cover it with a utensil so it doesn’t break.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 10:1 2 bros divide estate & 3rd shows up, or 3 bros divide estate & creditor takes part. Recalculate division equally.
#HalachaYomi KSA 30:6 4 types of people won’t see Divine Presence in Hereafter: scorners, flatterers, liars, & those who speak Lashon Hara.
#TanyaYomi 24Nisan: Each Jewish soul contains some quality of Moshe, who is 1 of the 7 Shepherds & sum of all of the Shepherds.
#EmunaYomi 426: A woman wants to feel loved, respected; criticism, even slightest, opposite. Makes her nervous, destroys self-confidence.
Friday / 17-Apr-20 / 23 Nisan 5780                                  #1217
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 6: Kosher laws. OK: animals w/ cloven hoof, chew cud; fish w/ fins/scales; locust types. Can’t: list of birds; insects.
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 5:1 Said: “I vow my weight,” must pay his weight. In silver, if he had said in silver, or in gold if he had said in gold.
#DafYomi #Shabat 42: On the Sabbath, can’t place a dish under a lamp to catch the oil. Can place it before the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 9:2 Brothers share inherited estate, brother uses own funds to increase value, he gets profit. Otherwise share equally.
#HalachaYomi KSA 30:1 Gossip, even if it’s true and doesn’t disgrace anyone, still a grave sin which causes the death of Jewish people.
#TanyaYomi 23Nisan: With preparedness to surrender soul to God begin morning benedictions, “Blessed are You…”
#EmunaYomi 425: 1st rule of peace in home is for man to refrain from criticizing his wife, even when the situation is perfectly justified.
Thursday / 16-Apr-20 / 22 Nisan 5780                                  #1216
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 5: Moshe angry w/ Aaron’s sons, they burnt sin offering & didn’t eat it as ordered. Aaron explains why. Moshe accepts.
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 4:2 If he was poor and then became rich, or rich and then became poor, he must pay the evaluation of a rich man.
#DafYomi #Shabat 41: If one ate and didn’t take a walk afterwards, the food in his body spoils and he generates bad breath.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 8:1 Man missing, land to relative as share-cropper; not to kid so won’t ruin. Kid’s land not to relative, so won’t rob.
#HalachaYomi KSA 29:17 Forbidden to humiliate anyone. “Better for a man to throw himself into a fiery furnace than put other to shame.”
#TanyaYomi 22Nisan: Binding of person’s thought with God’s by letters of Torah & prayer, especially when speak to God in 2nd person.
#EmunaYomi 424: While married, can correct things. Once there’s no home, there’s no love, unity, or base to build upon. Problems worsen.
Wednesday / 15-Apr-20 / 21 Nisan 5780                                  #1215
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 4: Moshe orders Aaron & surviving sons to eat from meal offering, wave & eat thigh & breast of peace offering (Shlamim).
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 3:5 Defamed a girl from aristocracy or from poor, pays 100 Sela. He who speaks suffers more than he that commits an act.
#DafYomi #Shabat 40: Can place cold water close enough to a heat source on the Sabbath only to take the chill out, but not to heat it up.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 7:1 Heard that man died, even though enough to permit wife to remarry, heirs don’t inherit. They need clear proof.
#HalachaYomi KSA 29:11 Positive Mitzva to associate w/ Torah scholars to learn from their deeds. Join them in every possible association.
#TanyaYomi 21Nisan: So that his heart truly desire Yihud Elyon, there needs to be in his heart “great love” for God alone, to do His will.
#EmunaYomi 423: Usually, divorce doesn’t clean a person’s slate of problems. Often, divorce-related problems are worse than marital ones.
Tuesday / 14-Apr-20 / 20 Nisan 5780                                  #1214
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 3: God’s fire consumes Aaron’s sacrifice. Nation praises, fall on face. Nadav & Avihu offer strange fire, killed by God.
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 3:3 Killed slave, whether handsome or ugly, pays 30 Sela. Killed free man, pays worth. Wounded either, pays full damage.
#DafYomi #Shabat 39: Whenever there are 2 opinions and a 3rd comes & mediates, the law follows the mediator.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 6:13 Don’t differentiate between children during lifetime, even in small matters, so don’t envy like Joseph’s brothers.
#HalachaYomi KSA 29:10 Associate yourself with the righteous, be in the company of wise men constantly, in order to learn from their deeds.
#TanyaYomi 20Nisan: One should never separate self from community. Intend to unite, attach self to God, fount of his soul & souls of Israel.
#EmunaYomi 422: Marriage prime proving ground of Emuna. By learning principles of Emuna, maximizes chances of success in marriage.
Monday / 13-Apr-20 / 19 Nisan 5780                                  #1213
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 2: Aaron burns meal offering. Sacrifices nation’s ox, ram (Shlamim); raises hands, blesses nation. Glory of God appears.
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 3:2 What’s difference between Sdeh Ahuza &  bought field? Sdeh Ahuza must pay added fifth, bought field don’t have to.
#DafYomi #Shabat 38: Sabbath: can’t cook an egg by placing next to a hot kettle, burying in hot sand or frying it on a sun-heated surface.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 5:2 Big estate: girls get upkeep, tenth of estate for dowry; boys inherit rest. Small estate: girls get upkeep, boys 0.
#HalachaYomi KSA 29:2 Don’t be too jubilant & jolly, nor too sad & gloomy. Be happy at all times, contented & show a friendly face.
#TanyaYomi 19Nisan: R’ Yohanan b Zakai to disciples: May it be God’s will that fear of Heaven be upon you like the fear of a human being.
#EmunaYomi 421: Many marital counselors say marriage is a give-and-take. According to Chasidic & Jewish esoteric thought, it’s only giving.
Sunday / 12-Apr-20 / 18 Nisan 5780                                  #1212
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 1: Day 8 of consecration of Tabernacle by Moses, Aaron & sons. Aaron sacrifices Chatat & Olah for self, more for Nation.
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 2:5 Temple orchestra never had less than 2 trumpets & 9 lyres but could be increased infinitely. There was only 1 cymbal.
#DafYomi #Shabat 37: If one put ashes on coals and they flared up, one may leave fully heated water or fully cooked food over the coals.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 4:2 If a father declares person known as his son isn’t his son: doesn’t get inheritance, but doesn’t make him a Mamzer.
#HalachaYomi KSA 28:12 If a Torah falls, even if it’s covered, person who dropped it must fast. Custom for those who see it fall to fast.
#TanyaYomi 18Nisan: God’s light, which encompasses & pervades all worlds, identical w/ Higher Will, clothed in letters & wisdom of Torah.
#EmunaYomi 420: Misconception that a good marriage is automatic. Even marriage of two righteous people plagued w/ tension & disagreements.
Shabbat / 11-Apr-20 / 17 Nisan 5780                                  #1211
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 2:4 Temple orchestra: R’ Meir: were servants of Kohens; R’ Yosi: families into which Kohens married; R’ Hanina: Levites.
#DafYomi #Shabat 36: On the Sabbath, one can place food to warm up on an oven or heating element whose temperature cannot be changed.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 3:1 1stborn doesn’t get 2x portion of property owed to father. Gets = share to brothers of funds collected after death.
#HalachaYomi KSA 28:4 Must treat sacred books w/ respect. If they’re on a bench, can’t sit on bench, unless they’re on something > 1 Tefah.
#TanyaYomi 17Nisan: Not enough to awaken love of God to “do good.” 1st must arouse innate fear of God, not to rebel against Him.
#EmunaYomi 419: Alarmingly high divorce rate is the result of pampered generation that doesn’t realize marital success requires hard work.
Friday / 10-Apr-20 / 16 Nisan 5780                                  #1210
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 2:2 There are never less than four full months in the year, nor did it seem right to have more than eight.
#DafYomi #Shabat 35: It formally becomes night after three medium stars appear in the sky.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 2:1 Firstborn gets x2 portion of father’s estate. Example: 5 sons, 1st born gets 1/3 of estate, 4 others get 1/6 each.
#HalachaYomi KSA 27:5 Should be careful in whatever Torah one learns, to pronounce the words with his lips & to make it audible to his ears.
#TanyaYomi 16Nisan: Love of God w/o service will be world to come, receiving of reward. “This day” to do, “tomorrow” world to come, reward.
#EmunaYomi 418: Even life’s deficiencies are products of God’s personal intervention in our lives for our ultimate good. Gives what need.
Thursday / 9-Apr-20 / 15 Nisan 5780                                  #1209
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 1:3 One at point of death or about to be executed can’t have his worth vowed, or evaluated. R’ Hanina: can be evaluated.
#DafYomi #Shabat 34: R’ Shimon b’ Yochai had the power to merely look at someone and they would die and be reduced to a pile of bones.
#RambamYomi #Nahalot 1:3 Inheritance order: sons, descendants of sons, daughters, her descendants, father, brothers, grandfather & so on.
#HalachaYomi KSA 27:3 Torah study helps restrain evil impulses. And the more a person studies the more blessing he receives from Heaven.
#TanyaYomi 15Nisan: Pray & study Torah w/ Kavana for its own sake, infinitely bright light shines that can’t be revealed until end of days.
#EmunaYomi 417: Shalom Bayit (marital peace) is directly proportionate to his measure of Emuna; higher the Emuna, more peaceful the home.
Wednesday / 8-Apr-20 / 14 Nisan 5780                                  #1208
#MishnaYomi #Erhin 1:1 All people (w/ some caveats) are fit to evaluate (to determine a person’s “worth” to be consecrated to the Temple).
#DafYomi #Shabat 33: For foul language: youths die, a blessing of 70 years is turned to evil and hell is deepened.
#RambamYomi #Toen 16:1 If signed as witness for deed of sale, can’t afterwards protest ownership of field saying seller stole it from you.
#HalachaYomi KSA 24:9 If found defect in a Torah & there’s no other Torah available, call up needed number of men but don’t say the Brachot.
#TanyaYomi 14Nisan: This world is the lowest world; radiance that is in it contracted to utmost limit, hence it’s corporeal and material.
#EmunaYomi 416: Husband can’t make wife & children happy when he’s miserable. No true happiness without Emuna. Marriage key test of Emuna.
Tuesday / 7-Apr-20 / 13 Nisan 5780                                  #1207
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 9:7 Make small opening from shed so 2 can’t exit together. Counts them w/ rod. 10th marks w/ chalk, says This is tithe.
#DafYomi #Shabat 32: Children may die because of the following sins of parents: vows, refraining from learning Torah, Mezuzah or Tzizit.
#RambamYomi #Toen 15:3 Took field thinking was heir, discovered closer heir, needs to give field to closer heir & pay for all that consumed.
#HalachaYomi KSA 24:1 If a Torah is defective due to an error, if serious one, can’t read from it; must use different Torah from the Ark.
#TanyaYomi 13Nisan: R’ Haim Vital: Torah w/o Kavana creates angels in world of Yetzira. Mitzvot w/o Kavana makes angels in world of Asiyah.
#EmunaYomi 415: In marriage, true measure of person’s happiness revealed, especially when has to brighten up household w/ joy & confidence.
Monday / 6-Apr-20 / 12 Nisan 5780                                  #1206
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 9:5 R’ Akiva: 3 periods for the tithe of cattle: in the Fros of Pesah, in the Fros of Shavuot and in the Fros of Sukot.
#DafYomi #Shabat 31: For 3 sins women die at childbirth: not careful about ritual purity, separating Chalah or lighting Sabbath candles.
#RambamYomi #Toen 14:4 Thief’s son claims owner sold to his dad, not admissible. Grandson can, if says he or his dad acquired, not grandpa.
#HalachaYomi KSA 11:22 Moved out of house & to be occupied by another Jew, don’t take Mezuzas. Leave them. New occupant should pay for them.
#TanyaYomi 12Nisan: “Always occupy self w/ Torah & Mitzvot, even if not for its own sake, will come to do so for its own sake.” For sure.
#EmunaYomi 414: An unmarried person can wear an artificial smile and convince the world that he or she is happy and fulfilled.
Sunday / 5-Apr-20 / 11 Nisan 5780                                  #1205
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 9:3 Animal bought or gifted, exempt from cattle tithe. If brothers became partners, owe Kalbon, not cattle tithe.
#DafYomi #Shabat 30: King David: Engage in Torah study and performing commandments while alive, ‘cuz afterwards too late.
#RambamYomi #Toen 13:1 Even if benefited from land 3 yrs, can’t claim it: craftsmen, sharecropper, guardian, partner, spouse, son & father.
#HalachaYomi KSA 11:16 If a house which requires a Mezuza is open to any enclosures or to a porch, these enclosures then require a Mezuza.
#TanyaYomi 11Nisan: Doing Mitzvot for own sake arouses innate fear & love of God; bring them from concealment of heart to conscious mind.
#EmunaYomi 413: To perform task of giver, person needs to be calm & composed. Without Emuna, inner peace & composure are utterly impossible.
Shabbat / 4-Apr-20 / 10 Nisan 5780                                  #1204
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 7: Moshe sprinkles mix of oil & blood on Aaron, sons, & their garb. Orders them to cook meat & eat w/bread, burn leftover.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 9:1 Tithe of cattle is in force in Israel and outside it, in the days when the Temple exists and when it doesn’t exist.
#DafYomi #Shabat 29: Fabric (less than 3×3 fingerwidths) that serves no purpose doesn’t contract ritual impurity.
#RambamYomi #Toen 12:5 2 partners: 1 uses field years 1, 3, 5; other years 2, 4, 6; ownership not established. Have contract defining, ok.
#HalachaYomi KSA 11:14 Temporary dwellings don’t need a Mezuza, like Suka on Sukot and stands built just for market day & then dismantled.
#TanyaYomi 10Nisan: Don’t concern ourselves w/ esoteric matters, for Tzadikim, but w/ what is revealed to us & to which all should aspire.
#EmunaYomi 412: Married person should be giver, not taker. Constantly provide, listen to troubles, grant time, attention & understanding.
Friday / 3-Apr-20 / 9 Nisan 5780                                  #1203
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 6: Sacrifice 2nd ram. Put blood on Kohen’s right ear, thumb & big toe. Burn ram’s fat, tail, diaphragm, kidneys, rt thigh.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 8:9 Firstborn takes double share of the father’s estate, but doesn’t take double share of the mother’s estate.
#DafYomi #Shabat 28: Tachash: Animal whose skin Moses used to build the Tabernacle. Had one horn & then animal was hidden (unicorn?).
#RambamYomi #Toen 11:2 Believed owner of land, if have witnesses & used undisputed for > 3 years. Gives oath that rightfully his and keeps.
#HalachaYomi KSA 11:6 Roll Mezuza parchment from end to beginning, put in case, affix diagonally to doorpost. If not wide enough, vertical.
#TanyaYomi 9Nisan: World of Atzilut beyond comprehension, united w/ God’s Chochma/Bina/Daat. World of Beriah, can know God in limited way.
#EmunaYomi 411: Responsible married person can’t walk away from family. Emuna diagnostic test. In family environment can know if has Emuna.
Thursday / 2-Apr-20 / 8 Nisan 5780                                  #1202
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 5: Sacrifice of sin offering bull & 1 ram, Aaron & sons lean hands on its head, slaughtered, blood on altar, burn parts.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 8:7 5 Shekel of 1stborn, 30 of slave, 50 of rapist/seducer, 100 of slanderer all in holy Shekel, Tyrian Maneh standard.
#DafYomi #Shabat 27: The blind have to wear tzitzit ‘cuz others can see it, but nobody needs to wear tzitzit at night, as nobody sees it.
#RambamYomi #Toen 10:1 An animal that normally roams free, if a person grabs hold of it, the owner can reclaim it with witnesses and oath.
#HalachaYomi KSA 11:1 Positive Mitzva to affix a Mezuza on every doorway. Even if you have several rooms & each room has several entrances.
#TanyaYomi 8Nisan: Person’s intellect can’t have joy or pleasure except in what conceives, understands, knows & apprehends of God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 410: Unmarried people can normally avoid anyone they don’t get along with. When able to walk away from issue, Emuna isn’t tested.
Wednesday / 1-Apr-20 / 7 Nisan 5780                                  #1201
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 4: Ordination of Aaron & sons as Kohens: Moshe bathes, dresses & anoints them. Brings sin offering bull, 2 rams & matza.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 8:6 If both man & his son need to be redeemed, dad takes precedence over son. R’ Yehuda: son comes 1st, Mitzva for dad.
#DafYomi #Shabat 26: Deadly mother-in-law: Told daughter-in-law to wear flammable perfume then had her light a candle. 
#RambamYomi #Toen 9:1 Craftsman possesses item, don’t presume it’s his. Man claims w/ witnesses craftsman has his item, can reclaim w/ oath.
#HalachaYomi OC 697:1 Ram”a: Increase joy on 14AdarI per verse: ‘But he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast (Proverbs 15:15).’
#TanyaYomi 7Nisan: Reason angels called Chayot (beasts) & Behemot (cattle) because they have no free will. Tzadikim are superior to them.
#EmunaYomi 409: Person’s true soul correction (Tikun) begins only once marries. Unmarried people normally manage w/o major effort in Emuna.
Tuesday / 31-Mar-20 / 6 Nisan 5780                                  #1200
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 3: Shlamim, Peace offerings: Toda, Thanksgiving; Neder or Nedava, Vow or Voluntary offerings. Don’t ever eat fat or blood.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 8:3 Wife hadn’t given birth before, had twin boys, husband gives 5 Sela to Kohen. If 1 boy dies within 30 days, exempt.
#DafYomi #Shabat 25: What does the verse “I had no peace” refer to? Those that didn’t light the Sabbath candles (i.e. it’s an obligation).
#RambamYomi #Toen 8:1 Presume that movable property belongs to person with physical possession, even if witnesses testify belonged to other.
#HalachaYomi OC 696:3 The 14th and 15th of Adar are forbidden from eulogies and fasting for everyone in every place.
#TanyaYomi 6Nisan: Heritage of Patriarchs, latent in heart of every Jew to have natural love and fear of God.
#EmunaYomi 408: Can change friends & associates a lot easier than can change spouse, for a marital relationship is much more obligating.
Monday / 30-Mar-20 / 5 Nisan 5780                                  #1199
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 2: Kohen brings meal offering/day 1/10 efah, 1/2 in AM, 1/2 evening. Laws of Chatat, Sin offering; Asham, Guilt offering.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 8:1 Some are firstborn for inheritance but not Pidyon from Kohen; some Pidyon, but not inheritance; both; and neither.
#DafYomi #Shabat 24: Commandment/reward pairs: Candle lighting/scholars; Mezuzah/nice house; Tzizit/nice clothing; Kiddush/lots of wine.
#RambamYomi #Toen 7:1 Admitted in front of 2 about debt, not casually, but w/o appointing them as witnesses, still serves as testimony.
#HalachaYomi OC 696:1 Can do labor that’s forbidden on Shabat on Purim; unless local custom not. Will never see blessing from work on Purim.
#TanyaYomi 5Nisan: God’s illumination is infinitely greater when say Shma, pray or bless w/ Kavana, than when do Mitzvot w/o Kavana.
#EmunaYomi 407: While can often avoid friction & confrontation on the outside, it’s difficult to escape trying situations at home.
Sunday / 29-Mar-20 / 4 Nisan 5780                                  #1198
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 1: Olah, Burnt offering, ashes placed next to Altar, then outside camp. Fire always on Altar. Minha, Meal offering laws.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 7:6 Blemish for animals, but not humans: father with son; Trefa; cesarean-born; sin committed with them; killed person.
#DafYomi #Shabat 23: Women are also obligated to light Hanuka candles as they also participated in the miracle.
#RambamYomi #Toen 6:1 Court needs precise statements: litigant claims Maneh that lent, entrusted or stole, defendant must answer in kind.
#HalachaYomi OC 695:3 Say Al Hanisim in BirkatHamazon of Purim Seuda. If meal extended into the night, still say Al Hanisim (some disagree).
#TanyaYomi 4Nisan: Greatest Tzimtzum: stones, earth, minute divine vitality, less so than plants. 4 levels: mineral, vegetable, animal, man.
#EmunaYomi 406: Challenges of a marital relationship require a higher level of Emuna than difficulties outside the home do.
Shabbat / 28-Mar-20 / 3 Nisan 5780                                  #1197
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 7: Can’t afford animal, or 2 birds, brings fine flour. Used sacred object, stole, swore: sacrifice, principal + 1/5.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 7:4 Kohen w/ eyes large as calf’s; as small as goose; body or nose unduly large or small for his limbs, unfit to serve.
#DafYomi #Shabat 22: Joseph’s “pit was empty, it had no water.” It had no water, but it had something else: snakes and scorpions.
#RambamYomi #Toen 5:12 Deaf-mute, mentally ill can’t make claims & can’t claim against them, can’t take oaths or make restitution. Blind ok.
#HalachaYomi OC 694:3 Don’t be exacting with $ on Purim. Give to anyone who extends their hand. Where have custom, give even to non-Jews.
#TanyaYomi 3Nisan: Both body & soul are of this world. Light & vitality that comes from God concealed by numerous contractions (Tzimtzumim).
#EmunaYomi 405: Family makes demands on time, money & nerves. They can frustrate, humiliate & be unsatisfied. Emuna only way to pass test.
Friday / 27-Mar-20 / 2 Nisan 5780                                  #1196
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 6: Unintentional sin sacrifice for person. Swore, withheld testimony, touched ritually unclean; confess & sacrifice.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 7:2 Bald-headed that unfit to serve in Temple: Doesn’t have line of hair from ear to ear. If has one, then he is fit.
#DafYomi #Shabat 21: Bet Hillel: On Hanuka, light 1 candle first night & add candle every night until reach 8 candles on last night.
#RambamYomi #Toen 4:1 Gives biblical oath if accused of owing item with specific measure, weight or quantity & admits owing part of it.
#HalachaYomi OC 694:1 All people must give at least two gifts to two poor people on Purim.
#TanyaYomi 2Nisan: Meditation not valid when need to recite, like Shma & blessings. If said but didn’t focus, fulfilled obligation.
#EmunaYomi 404: The main tests of a person’s faith are in the home w/ his wife & children who unwittingly test his faith throughout the day.
Thursday / 26-Mar-20 / 1 Nisan 5780                                  #1195
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 5: Sacrifices for unintentional sins of: Kohen Gadol; King; all of Israel if followed erroneous decision of Sanhedrin.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 7:1 Animal blemishes named previously, whether permanent or transitory, make human beings unfit to serve in the Temple.
#DafYomi #Shabat 20: Food that is cooked 1/3rd (“maachal ben dorsai”) is cooked enough that can let more fully cook on the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #Toen 3:1 Prutah value: weight of half a barleycorn of pure silver. Two Me’in value: weight of 32 barleycorns of pure silver.
#HalachaYomi OC 692:4 If can’t go to Shul & would have to wait until after to hear Megila & can’t fast so long, can hear from PlagMinha.
#TanyaYomi 1Nisan: Torah study termed “Keriah” (calling). Torah study, calling God & comes to the person. God close to those who call Him.
#EmunaYomi 403: One should be satisfied with their lot in life & not strive for riches. Sages teach: The more one has, the more one worries.
Wednesday / 25-Mar-20 / 29 Adar 5780                                  #1194
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 4: Peace offering (Shlamim), from cattle, sheep or goats: lean on head; slaughter; burn fat, kidneys, diaphragm, liver.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 6:10 Wart in eye; defective bone; mouth bone split; one eye or ear visibly larger than other, 1stborn animal blemished.
#DafYomi #Shabat 19: Don’t start the siege of a city from 3 days before the Sabbath, but if started can continue even on the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #Toen 2:2 Can’t swear in court if: took false or unnecessary oaths, lends at interest, eats non-kosher meat, thief, gambler.
#HalachaYomi OC 692:1 The reader of the Megila has to make 3 blessings: On reading the Megila, Sheasah Nisim, and Shechianu.
#TanyaYomi 29Adar: “Not learning, but doing is the essential thing.” Interrupt Torah to do Mitzva that can’t be done by others; if can, no.
#EmunaYomi 402: As long as people refrain from repenting, even w/ all the money in the world, they will suffer because of uncorrected sins.
Tuesday / 24-Mar-20 / 28 Adar 5780                                  #1193
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 3: Deep pot meal offering sacrifice, fine flour w/ oil. Part burned, part to Kohens. No leaven. Salt on all sacrifices.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 6:8 Fore-leg or hind-leg bone broken, even if not noticeable, blemish. Ila enumerated these in Yavne, sages agreed.
#DafYomi #Shabat 18: One can’t start grilling meat, onions, eggs (or most other food) Sabbath eve if it won’t be done before the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #Toen 1:1 Claim against person about movable property, person admits part of claim, pays that, swears doesn’t owe rest & free.
#HalachaYomi OC 691:10 If don’t have a Kosher Megila, read from a Chumash without saying a Bracha.
#TanyaYomi 28Adar: “Torah study equals all Mitzvot combined.” Done thru speech & thought, innermost garments of vivifying soul.
#EmunaYomi 401: Prayer, charity & repentance the only solutions to financial difficulties. There are no tribulations without transgressions.
Monday / 23-Mar-20 / 27 Adar 5780                                  #1192
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 2: Laws of Olah/burnt offering of birds: turtledoves or young doves, nip neck, blood on altar. Meal offerings (Minha).
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 6:6 If 1stborn animal has: 5 or 3 legs; feet uncloven like donkey; dislocated hip; 1 hip higher than other, blemished.
#DafYomi #Shabat 17: Bread & oil of idolaters prohibited as leads to their wine, which leads to their daughters, which leads to idolatry.
#RambamYomi #Malve 27:1 Jewish legal document: any language, can’t be forged, can’t add/subtract content, Jewish witnesses who can read it.
#HalachaYomi OC 691:8 Can’t read to public from Megila that’s written together w/ other Ketuvim. If read from it, didn’t fulfill obligation.
#TanyaYomi 27Adar: Charity “balances all other Mitzvot.” All strength of vital soul embodied in work & $ earned. Whole vital soul ascends.
#EmunaYomi 400: Desire for quick $, lack of Emuna. Life quality doesn’t depend on how much $ but on how much acquire Emuna & do God’s will.
Sunday / 22-Mar-20 / 26 Adar 5780                                  #1191
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 1: God calls to Moshe. Speaks to him from Tent of Meeting. Laws of sacrifices: burnt offering (Olah) process and laws.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 6:4 If the animal’s nose or upper lip is perforated, defective, or slit, these are disqualifying blemishes.
#DafYomi #Shabat 16: Earthenware utensils receive and convey ritual impurity through the inner airspace. If broken, it’s purified.
#RambamYomi #Malve 26:5 Loan made w/ verbal pledge, borrower overseas, lender claims from guarantor, guarantor says: 1st prove didn’t pay.
#HalachaYomi OC 691:3 10 sons of Haman need to written in poem form & leave spaces between the words. If didn’t do so, Megila disqualified.
#TanyaYomi 26Adar: Each spark that descends into world is in true exile. Even perfect Tzadik not at level of attachment to God as before.
#EmunaYomi 399: Wealthy person w/ Emuna knows that $ belongs to God & is a temporary deposit in their hands to implement God’s commandments.
Shabbat / 21-Mar-20 / 25 Adar 5780                                  #1190
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 7: Day1/Month1/yr 2 Moshe sets up Mishkan, anoints. Kohens bathed, clothed & anointed. Cloud covers & leads way.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 6:2 An animal with a pierced, defected or slit eyelid, cataract, or growth on the eye, the animal is disqualified.
#DafYomi #Shabat 15: 40 years before The Temple was destroyed, the High Court exiled themselves and stopped judging capital cases.
#RambamYomi #Malve 25:9 If 2 people take loan from same person on same promissory note, they’re guarantors for each other. Same w/ partners.
#HalachaYomi OC 690:18 Read Megila 14Adar in unwalled cities, 15Adar in walled cities, with a Minyan. If can’t find a Minyan, read alone.
#TanyaYomi 25Adar: When entire vital soul of community of Israel will be holy, entire world will emerge from impurity & filth to holiness.
#EmunaYomi 398: A sudden windfall is a serious & difficult test of faith. Often lack emotional & spiritual gear to deal with sudden riches.
Friday / 20-Mar-20 / 24 Adar 5780                                  #1189
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 6: Making coat & Tzitz of Kohen Gadol; tunics, caps, pants, sash for Kohens. Finished Mishkan. Moshe blesses.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 5:6 Slaughtered 1stborn, didn’t show to expert & sold it, returns $ to buyers, what they ate, ate; what didn’t, bury.
#DafYomi #Shabat 14: In the lands outside of Israel there is concern for ritual impurity (gravesites were not always marked).
#RambamYomi #Malve 24:2 Scribe’s fee paid by: borrower on loan, buyer on sale, woman on divorce, groom on marriage, sharecroppers & workers.
#HalachaYomi OC 690:15 Say the names of the ten sons of Haman in one breath, so that we may know that all of them were killed & hung as one.
#TanyaYomi 24Adar: When study Torah, pray or do Mitzva, vital soul’s energy, from our blood, from food eaten, converted from evil to good.
#EmunaYomi 397: Lottery tickets are permissible, but not 100% congruent w/ spirit of Emuna. If buy, only get 1. Buying more, lack of Emuna.
Thursday / 19-Mar-20 / 23 Adar 5780                                  #1188
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 5: Making for Kohen Gadol: Efod w/ stone on each side w/ names of tribes; Choshen: breastplate of 12 stones.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 5:4 If a firstborn was running after him & he kicked it & thereby blemished it, he may slaughter it on account of this.
#DafYomi #Shabat 13: A man cannot sleep in the same bed with his wife during her Niddah (menstrual) stage.
#RambamYomi #Malve 23:4 Promissory note dated Shabat or Yom Kipur, assume postdated & valid. Known that legal documents not made on Shabat.
#HalachaYomi OC 690:12 Was reading Megila, dozed off, but didn’t dream, fulfilled Mitzva. If was merely hearing it & dozed off, didn’t.
#TanyaYomi 23Adar: Fulfillment of Messianic Era, Resurrection of the Dead, depends on our actions & service throughout duration of exile.
#EmunaYomi 396: Gambling, like other questionable ways of getting $, rusts the clear pipes of abundance. God doesn’t need gambler’s help.
Wednesday / 18-Mar-20 / 22 Adar 5780                                  #1187
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 4: Making: Altar, utensils, basin, courtyard pillars, curtains. Pekudai. Inventory of gold, silver, copper used.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 5:3 Kids tied tails of 2 sheep, tail of 1stborn severed. Sages permitted the 1stborn. Kids did more; Sages didn’t ok.
#DafYomi #Shabat 12: A person must check his clothing before the Sabbath to ensure that he is not carrying anything prohibited.
#RambamYomi #Malve 22:2 Borrower says promissory note forged: if he seems right, given time to prove; if not, pays. If finds proof, gets $.
#HalachaYomi OC 690:9 Megila translation: one doesn’t fulfill his obligation of reading it unless he is familiar with the language itself.
#TanyaYomi 22Adar: Part of complete revelation experienced at Giving of Torah. At each utterance their souls took flight. God restored them.
#EmunaYomi 395: Lust for gambling rooted in denial of God. Must pray to God to help him trust that all his income & needs comes from God.
Tuesday / 17-Mar-20 / 21 Adar 5780                                  #1186
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 3: Making: Menora, pure gold, 1 piece, 7 branches w/ goblets, knobs & flowers; Incense Altar, wood, gold plated.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 5:1 Dedicated animal became unfit for Altar, sell in market, slaughter, & weigh by liter, except if 1stborn or tithed.
#DafYomi #Shabat 11: The worst: sickness – stomach sickness; pain – heart pain; ache – headache; evil – evil wife.
#RambamYomi #Malve 21:1 Creditor expropriates field & increase in field value. If increase due to investment, creditor gets 1/2 of increase.
#HalachaYomi OC 690:8 If speak language other than Hebrew & hear Megila in Hebrew, fulfills Mitzva even if doesn’t know what they’re saying.
#TanyaYomi 21Adar: Hishtalshelut: downward gradation of the worlds & their descent thru many “garments” which screen light & life from God.
#EmunaYomi 394: In gambling, one person’s winnings are another’s losses. No blessing to funds earned from the sorrow of another human.
Monday / 16-Mar-20 / 20 Adar 5780                                  #1185
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 2: Bezalel, Oholiav & others imbued w/ spirit of God for craftsmanship, weaving, work w/ metals, stones, wood.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 4:8 If one is suspected of ignoring Shmita year, can’t buy from him flax, even combed; but spun or woven flax ok.
#DafYomi #Shabat 10: Don’t show favoritism amongst children. Jacob favored Joseph, led to jealousy and eventually exile & slavery.
#RambamYomi #Malve 20:1 Debtor has many debts, 1st lender expropriates property 1st, from borrower & creditors. Can take from later lenders.
#HalachaYomi OC 690:3 You need to read the Megila entirely & from a scroll; and if you read it by heart you do not fulfill your obligation.
#TanyaYomi 20Adar: When mind tells body to do Mitzva, animal soul submits unwillingly to holiness, says Amen, does & unites w/ God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 393: Most of a person’s money is earmarked for sustenance of his dependents; if he were single, he’d probably earn a lot less.
Sunday / 15-Mar-20 / 19 Adar 5780                                  #1184
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 1: Work 6 days, rest 7th. Don’t light fire on Shabat. Generous contribution of material & artisans for Mishkan.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 4:6 If one takes payment to act as a judge, his judgments are void; to give evidence, his evidence is void.
#DafYomi #Shabat 9: Before the afternoon prayer, one shouldn’t: get a haircut, bathe, tan leather, eat or judge, but if started can proceed.
#RambamYomi #Malve 19:4 Damages expropriated from superior land, lenders collect from intermediate land, woman’s Ketuba from inferior land.
#HalachaYomi OC 689:6 It is a good tradition to bring male children and female children to hear the reading of the Megila.
#TanyaYomi 19Adar: Occupied in Torah, soul w/ 2 inner garments of speech & thought unite w/ God’s light. To connect body, need to do Mitzva.
#EmunaYomi 392: God doesn’t give person money for exclusive use; a person’s allotment includes stipend for his wife’s & children’s needs.
Shabbat / 14-Mar-20 / 18 Adar 5780                                  #1183
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 7: Moshe 40 days on Mt. Sinai. Gets 2nd Tablets w/10 commandments. His face shines. People afraid of him. He used veil.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 4:4 R’ Tarfon thought would have to pay for wrong decision. R’ Akiva: Court-sanctioned expert exempt from reparations.
#DafYomi #Shabat 8: Rebbi: Rabbinic prohibitions of the Sabbath can be violated before nightfall of Friday night (Biblical ones can’t be).
#RambamYomi #Malve 18:1 Lend w/o any stipulation, all debtor’s land & movable property is on lien. Defaults, lender collects from property.
#HalachaYomi OC 689:5 Place w/ no Minyan: 1 knows how to read Megila & rest don’t, he reads for all. If all know to read, each does on own.
#TanyaYomi 18Adar: No person can truly understand God at all. God’s light can’t reveal itself except by doing Mitzvot, God’s will & wisdom.
#EmunaYomi 391: RoshHashana: God decrees how much $ each person will gain AND lose. If follow Torah, can get more; if gamble, can lose more.
Friday / 13-Mar-20 / 17 Adar 5780                                  #1182
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 6: God: I’ll banish people of Canaan. Don’t make pacts w/ them or marry them. Destroy their idols. I’m a jealous God.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 4:3 Slaughtered firstborn, then showed blemish to expert: R’ Yehuda: OK; R’ Meir: didn’t do w/ expert’s ok, forbidden.
#DafYomi #Shabat 7: The airspace of a private domain extends until the heavens; of a public domain extends 10 handbreadths high.
#RambamYomi #Malve 17:3 Borrower died, lender died, lender’s heirs can’t collect debt from borrower’s heirs. Can’t swear that wasn’t paid.
#HalachaYomi OC 689:1 All are obligated in reading the Megila: men, women, resident aliens, and freed slaves. We teach the children to read.
#TanyaYomi 17Adar: God rests on man’s body thru his good deeds. Even perfect Tzadik’s soul doesn’t lose identity or absorbed by God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 390: Money won in gambling has no blessing; the gambler won’t see any benefit from such gains. Gambling $ is spiritually putrid.
Thursday / 12-Mar-20 / 16 Adar 5780                                  #1181
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 5: God to Moshe: Hew 2 stone tablets & I’ll inscribe them. God declares 13 attributes of mercy; Moshe bows & prostrates.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 4:1 For how long is an Israelite bound to take care of a first born? small cattle, 30 days; large cattle, 50 days.
#DafYomi #Shabat 6: “Karmelit” domain: Not public or private domain. Can’t pass or carry from one domain to other on Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #Malve 16:10 On promissory note written on front or back that paid in part or all, as if paid, even if in lender’s possession.
#HalachaYomi OC 688:6 If Adar15 is Shabat, Megila & give gifts to poor on Friday. On Shabat read from 2nd Torah “Amalek came.” Sunday feast.
#TanyaYomi 16Adar: Why have souls of Benoni (intermediates) been brought into world? Why lifelong struggle with evil nature of animal soul?
#EmunaYomi 389: Money won gambling is considered an illegal acquisition; a gambler’s testimony is unacceptable in religious court.
Wednesday / 11-Mar-20 / 15 Adar 5780                                  #1180
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 4: God: No man can see My face & live. Stay w/ me by this rock & I’ll cover you as My glory passes. You’ll see My back.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 3:2 RSbG: bought nursing animal from a non-Jew, he need not fear that perhaps the offspring belongs to another animal.
#DafYomi #Shabat 5: Rebbi: A roofed space of a private domain is as if it’s filled. If things traverse the airspace, considered at rest.
#RambamYomi #Malve 15:6 If lender agreed that would accept borrower’s word when says paid back loan, can’t use promissory note to collect.
#HalachaYomi OC 688:4 Big city where there’s doubt whether it was surrounded by a wall during time of Joshua or not, reads on 14th & 15th.
#TanyaYomi 15Adar: Giving charity raises rest of income to God, provides dwelling for God, balanced against all the sacrifices.
#EmunaYomi 388: A gambler will sell his business, home, & car to keep gambling; he forgets his wife & kids; if he could, he’d sell them too.
Tuesday / 10-Mar-20 / 14 Adar 5780                                  #1179
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 3: Moshe: “God! If I found favor in Your eyes, Your Presence needs to come w/ us; if not, how will we be distinguished?”
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 2:9 Animal born cesarean then 1stborn born: R’ Tarfon: 2 pasture ’til blemished, then eaten. R’ Akiva: neither 1stborn.
#DafYomi #Shabat 4: Do we tell a person to sin so that his friend will be spared from harsher punishment? No.
#RambamYomi #Malve 14:2 Lender has promissory note, demands that borrower pay, borrower says paid already, court instructs borrower to pay.
#HalachaYomi OC 687:1 Must read Megila at night & return & repeat it during day. Night reading: its time is all night; day: time is all day.
#TanyaYomi 14Adar: Patriarchs were “Chariot” of God, bound mind & soul to God; prophets also, each at own level; Moses surpassed them all.
#EmunaYomi 387: With a fantasy of fantastic wealth that tickles his imagination, the gambler wastes all his $ chasing the rainbow of riches.
Monday / 9-Mar-20 / 13 Adar 5780                                  #1178
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 2: Moshe: 2 tablets, Mt. Sinai, people restless, Golden Calf, God furious, Moshe breaks tablets, destroys Calf & rebels.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 2:7 2 ewes which hadn’t given birth had 2 males, both go to Kohen. If gave birth to male & female, male goes to Kohen.
#DafYomi #Shabat 3: When the Rabbi is studying 1 tractate don’t ask him about a different 1, lest he not know the answer & be embarrassed.
#RambamYomi #Malve 13:2 Lender needs 3 proofs for court to get property of borrower: verify debt note; prove debtor away; owned by borrower.
#HalachaYomi OC 686:2 We fast on the 13th of Adar; and if Purim falls on Sunday, we start the fast on Thursday.
#TanyaYomi 13Adar: By virtue of faith, SitraAchra subdued, dark changed to light, great joy to God. Diaspora’s atmosphere really unclean.
#EmunaYomi 386: Gambling looks like easy money, but really is deceptive road to living death of bitterness, broken families, debt & despair.
Sunday / 8-Mar-20 / 12 Adar 5780                                  #1177
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 1: Census: 1/2 shekel/person >20 yrs old. Mishkan: basin, incense, anointing oil; can’t benefit from it. Betzalel named.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 2:6 Ewe hadn’t given birth, bore 2 males, both heads came out at same time: R’ Yose: both to Kohen. Sages: impossible.
#DafYomi #Shabat 2: In this tractate, where Sabbath is the main topic, both the primary & secondary prohibitions are discussed.
#RambamYomi #Malve 12:7 Can’t appropriate land from minors, except if have authenticated deed of sale & after guardian appointed for minors.
#HalachaYomi OC 685:7 There are those who say that the Portion of Zachor & Portion of the Red Heifer are Biblically obligated to be read.
#TanyaYomi 12Adar: Reason to pray & thank God daily: got inheritance to understand Unity of God & that there’s nothing but God.
#EmunaYomi 385: Lust for money is the root cause of gambling affliction. Not only drives person insane, makes forget God, truth & Emuna.
Shabbat / 7-Mar-20 / 11 Adar 5780                                  #1176
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 7: Incense altar: Acacia wood, 1×1 cubits x 2 cubits tall, gold overlay & crown, 2 rings, 2 poles. Bring incense daily.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 2:4 Got flock from a non-Jew on “iron terms” (Tzon Barzel) their offspring are exempt from the law of the firstborn.
#DafYomi #Brahot 64: Whoever forces himself to grandeur before his time, fails. Whoever holds off from grandeur, grandeur will find him.
#RambamYomi #Malve 11:1 If borrowed $ in front of witnesses, doesn’t need to repay in front of witnesses. If says paid, must swear that did.
#HalachaYomi OC 685:2 On 2nd Shabat of Adar, read from 2 Torah scrolls: Parsha & Zachor. Haftara about Amalek in Sefer Shmuel.
#TanyaYomi 11Adar: True joy of soul is to envision God’s unity, experience God’s proximity; it’s the purpose and goal for the creation of man.
#EmunaYomi 384: Gambling: terrible sickness, even more addictive than alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. Buries people, reduces them to subhumans.
Friday / 6-Mar-20 / 10 Adar 5780                                  #1175
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 6: Daily sacrifice: 1yr old lamb; 1/10 fine flour w/1/4 hin olive oil; 1/4 hin wine. AM & afternoon. God sanctified.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 2:2 Consecrated animals: permanent blemish preceded consecration, then redeemed, Behor & Kohen gift laws apply.
#DafYomi #Brahot 63: Basis of Torah: In all your ways (activities, even sins), know (& consider God’s will), & He will straighten your path.
#RambamYomi #Malve 10:1 Can lend produce w/o conditions. Borrowed 10 Seah of wheat, must return 10 Seah of wheat, even if price increased.
#HalachaYomi OC 684:3 If RoshHodesh Tevet falls on Shabat Hanuka, read from 3 Torah scrolls: 6 Aliyot Parsha; 1 RoshHodesh; Maftir Hanuka.
#TanyaYomi 10Adar: Talmud: friend sinning, hate him & tell teacher to hate him. Refers to companion in Torah & precepts. Need to rebuke him.
#EmunaYomi 383: What is yours will reach you in good time. You don’t have to forcibly grab that which is intended for you anyway.
Thursday / 5-Mar-20 / 9 Adar 5780                                  #1174
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 5: Sacrifice of 2nd ram. Kohens put their hands on ram, slaughter it, put blood on right earlobe, thumb & big toe.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 1:6 If set aside lamb for the redemption of the first-birth of donkey and it died: R’ Eliezer: responsible. Sages: not.
#DafYomi #Brahot 62: In the bathroom, be silent and modest. Regarding sufferings, be silent (don’t complain to God) and pray for mercy.
#RambamYomi #Malve 9:1 Can’t place order for produce before market price is set. Once set, can order, even if seller doesn’t have on hand.
#HalachaYomi OC 683:1 8 days of Hanuka, Halel is read. Ram”a: Tahanun, Tzidkatcha, Lamenatzeach & Tziduk hadin (funeral prayer) not said.
#TanyaYomi 9Adar: To view own body w/ scorn & find joy in soul alone, easy way to fulfill “Love fellow as thyself” w/ every soul of Israel.
#EmunaYomi 382: Businesspeople or other professionals that lack Emuna are almost always plagued by arrogance and an inflated ego.
Wednesday / 4-Mar-20 / 8 Adar 5780                                  #1173
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 4: Induction of Kohens: Anoint Aaron. Dress Kohens. Sacrifice 1 bull, 2 rams, unleavened bread, loaves, wafers w/oil.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 1:4 If 1 donkey had given birth before and one hadn’t and they gave birth to 2 males, he gives one lamb to the Kohen.
#DafYomi #Brahot 61: R’ Akiva: Torah is to a Jew as water is to a fish. Both will perish without it.
#RambamYomi #Malve 8:1 Can’t increase price of merchandise in exchange for delayed payment, i.e. pay now 100 zuz or pay later for 120 zuz.
#HalachaYomi OC 682:1 8 days of Hanuka say AlHanisim in BirkatHamazon in the blessing of AlHaaretz, and in Amida during blessing of Modim.
#TanyaYomi 8Adar: Reason God put portion of Himself in man, to raise up animal soul by fully occupying self in life of spirit and soul.
#EmunaYomi 381: Business person w/ Emuna not only guaranteed pleasant, worry-free life; integrity & Emuna earn lofty place in world to come.
Tuesday / 3-Mar-20 / 7 Adar 5780                                  #1172
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 3: For Aaron: Robe, blue wool; Tzitz of gold on forehead. Kohens: linen tunics, sashes, hats & pants, lest die in Holy.
#MishnaYomi #Behorot 1:2 If cow gave birth to species of donkey, or donkey gave birth to species of horse, exempt from the law of firstling.
#DafYomi #Brahot 60: R’ Akiva: A person should accustom himself to say that whatever God does, it’s for the best.
#RambamYomi #Malve 7:9 Renter can ask owner for loan for improvement of field, store, ship, etc. & pays > amount; but not for operations.
#HalachaYomi OC 681:1 Don’t make Havdala with Hanuka candles: can’t use their light & don’t bless on Havdala candle until benefit from it.
#TanyaYomi 7Adar: Service for whole life should be w/ great joy, joy of release of soul when engaged in Torah & prayer. Soul escapes exile.
#EmunaYomi 380: Salesman w/ Emuna doesn’t pressure or flatter prospective customer. Knows that livelihood comes from God, not the customer.
Monday / 2-Mar-20 / 6 Adar 5780                                  #1171
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 2: Hoshen worn by Kohen Gadol: Gold setting; 2 gold chains; gold, blue, purple, red wool & twisted linen; 12 stones.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 12:5 If for “light” Mitzva (only worth Isar), says “will fare well & have a long life”, how much more so for “hard” one.
#DafYomi #Brahot 59: Thunder was only created to straighten crooked hearts (i.e. instills fear of Heaven & people return to the right path).
#RambamYomi #Malve 6:1 If lends (to Jew) & payment has some addition, clause or benefit beyond principal, considered interest & prohibited.
#HalachaYomi OC 677:4 Remaining oil on 8th day (enough to light): make bonfire for it; burn it by itself; it’s been set aside for Mitzva.
#TanyaYomi 6Adar: All have divine soul w/ spark of God in them, even most worthless person. W/ Torah, Mitzvot can liberate spark from exile.
#EmunaYomi 379: Merchant w/ Emuna doesn’t make untrue claims about goods. Knows that right buyer will come & pay right price at right time.
Sunday / 1-Mar-20 / 5 Adar 5780                                  #1170
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 1: Olive oil to light Menora. Appointment of Aaron & sons as Kohens. Special garments for Aaron, the Kohen Gadol.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 12:4 Rule: transgression of any negative Mitzva which has remedy by fulfillment of a positive Mitzva, doesn’t get lashes.
#DafYomi #Brahot 58: Whoever seeks to kill you, arise early and kill him first.
#RambamYomi #Malve 5:1 Lending w/ interest prohibited only between Jews. Permitted to borrow or lend to or from a Gentile w/ interest.
#HalachaYomi OC 677:1 Lodger for whom none are kindling in own home should give host nominal sum to partner with him in oil of Hanuka light.
#TanyaYomi 5Adar: Dejection (Atzvut) vs bitterness over distance from God (Merirut). Atzvut is negative. Merirut can agitate to get close.
#EmunaYomi 378: Emuna in business means that a person is fair, honest, and sticks to his or her word.
Shabbat / 29-Feb-20 / 4 Adar 5780                                  #1169
#ParshaYomi #Truma 7: Courtyard: N & S 100 cubits long, 20 pillars; E & W 50 cubits long; pillars had silver bands & hooks & copper sockets.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 12:1 Shiluach Haken applies in Israel & out, during Temple & after, for unconsecrated birds but not consecrated ones.
#DafYomi #Brahot 57: Of these pairs, the 1st is 1/60th of the 2nd: Fire/Hell, Honey/Manna, Sabbath/Heaven, Sleep/Death, Dreams/Prophecy.
#RambamYomi #Malve 4:2 Just as forbidden to lend at interest to Jew, can’t borrow, broker, guarantee, write or witness loans with interest.
#HalachaYomi OC 676:5 1st night Hanuka light right-most candle; 2nd night add candle to left & bless on it, so then continue to the right.
#TanyaYomi 4Adar: If hasn’t waged strenuous war vs body, hasn’t reached level of fight by evil inclination. Study more Torah than inclined.
#EmunaYomi 377: Very 1st question Heavenly Court asks a person that leaves this world is, “Did you negotiate in faith?” Tractate Shabat 31a.
Friday / 28-Feb-20 / 3 Adar 5780                                  #1168
#ParshaYomi #Truma 6: Altar: acacia wood, 5×5 cubits, 3 cubits tall; copper-plated horns at corners; copper-plated poles at sides to carry.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 11:1 1st fleece law applies in Israel & out, during Temple & after, for unconsecrated animals but not consecrated ones.
#DafYomi #Brahot 56: The curse of a sage, even if undeserved, comes true.
#RambamYomi #Malve 3:1 Can’t take collateral from widow, whether rich or poor: if admits to debt, pays; denies debt, she must take an oath.
#HalachaYomi OC 676:2 After first night of Hanuka, make only two blessings, “l’hadlik (to light)” and “sh’asah nissim (who did miracles)”.
#TanyaYomi 3Adar: Be truly humble before all & any person, no matter how lowly they are. Every person has different temptation & nature.
#EmunaYomi 376: Many stories of what thought useless merchandise that sold for tremendous profit, or would-be bestsellers collecting dust.
Thursday / 27-Feb-20 / 2 Adar 5780                                  #1167
#ParshaYomi #Truma 5: Dividing curtain over 4 pillars, between Ark (Holy of Holies) & the Holy which has Table on north & Menora on south.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 10:4 Convert who converted & owned a cow: If slaughtered it before converted, exempt from giving gifts; after, liable.
#DafYomi #Brahot 55: A dream will come to fruition based on how it’s interpreted, but only if the interpretation relates to the dream.
#RambamYomi #Malve 2:7 Can’t lend money even to Torah scholar without witnesses unless received collateral. Better to have promissory note.
#HalachaYomi OC 675:2 Opinion that since kindling accomplishes Mitzva, one needs to put proper measure of oil in light before the kindling.
#TanyaYomi 2Adar: SitraAchra has no substance; like darkness, banished by light, SitraAchra nullified by presence of holiness.
#EmunaYomi 375: If purchaser and object don’t have spiritual common denominator, won’t come together at any price or under any circumstance.
Wednesday / 26-Feb-20 / 1 Adar 5780                                  #1166
#ParshaYomi #Truma 4: Mishkan: Planks of acacia wood: 20 on south, 20 on north, 6 on west + 2 corners. 2 silver sockets under each plank.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 10:2 Animal’s permanent blemish preceded their consecration & were then redeemed: firstling law, priestly gifts apply.
#DafYomi #Brahot 54: On shooting stars, quakes, thunder, winds or lightning one declares: Blessed is He whose power & might fills the world.
#RambamYomi #Malve 1:1 Command to lend money to poor among Israel. Greater than charity. Torah warns severely against not lending to poor.
#HalachaYomi OC 673:3 A metal light (Hanuka Menora) doesn’t need to be new, & lights of glass or glazed ceramic have the same law as metal.
#TanyaYomi 1Adar: One must rage against the animal soul, which is the evil impulse, with stormy indignation: concealing from me God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 374: When time ripe for certain commodity or item to reach domain of particular soul, transaction completed, not before or after.
Tuesday / 25-Feb-20 / 30 Shvat 5780                                  #1165
#ParshaYomi #Truma 3: Menora: 7 branches, 1 piece of gold. Mishkan: 10 curtains of colored linen & wool. 11 curtains of goat hair over it.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 9:8 A limb or a piece of flesh which hangs loose from a person are clean. If the man died, the flesh is clean.
#DafYomi #Brahot 53: The flame from the Havdala candle (ceremony at end of Sabbath) must provide enough light to distinguish fine details.
#RambamYomi #Fikadon 8:1 Watching animal or object; lost or stolen; says “I’ll pay;” thief discovered; watcher gets payment from thief.
#HalachaYomi OC 673:2 Kindling accomplishes Mitzva; therefore if extinguished it before minimum time had passed, don’t have to rekindle it.
#TanyaYomi 30Shvat: Every time person thinks holy thoughts, becomes “vehicle” of holiness, and vice versa with impurity.
#EmunaYomi 373: Objects have spiritual sparks of holiness, attracted to certain soul who will acquire object, correction for object & self.
Monday / 24-Feb-20 / 29 Shvat 5780                                  #1164
#ParshaYomi #Truma 2: Details for making Ark cover with Cherubim. God will speak to Moshe from atop cover. Instructions for Showbread Table.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 9:6 Mouse which is half flesh & half earth: touched the flesh, becomes unclean; but if touched the earth, remains clean.
#DafYomi #Brahot 52: It is better to hasten to greet the Sabbath and to delay ending it, so that it should not appear as a burden.
#RambamYomi #Fikadon 7:3 Watchman: don’t deal w/ article (unless told to), even if value deteriorating, as owner may want to deal himself.
#HalachaYomi OC 672:1 Opinion: ok to light from PlagHaminha & on, if put enough oil so lamp stays lit ’til people stop passing thru market.
#TanyaYomi 29Shvat: Benoni, animal soul from SitraAchra pervades blood & flesh. Allows lusting drive to lust for forbidden things.
#EmunaYomi 372: God decides when a certain object – whether a 20-room mansion or tube of toothpaste – is sold, to whom, and at what price.
Sunday / 23-Feb-20 / 28 Shvat 5780                                  #1163
#ParshaYomi #Truma 1: God: Gather gold, silver, copper, threads, skins, wood, oil, spices, gems to build Me a Sanctuary; I’ll reside w/ you.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 9:4 Touched shred of hide w/ olive’s bulk of unclean flesh clinging to it, or hair opposite it, he becomes unclean.
#DafYomi #Brahot 51: R’ Yochanan: One who says the Grace after Meals with a full cup of wine merits unlimited reward.
#RambamYomi #Fikadon 6:1 Watchman’s oath: took correct care, what happened, article not w/ him, didn’t use article for self before event.
#HalachaYomi OC 671:4 Ram”a: Be careful to place the Hanuka lights in a straight row and not in a circle, since that’s like a bonfire.
#TanyaYomi 28Shvat: Added struggle of Benoni, at times has dullness of heart, light of soul doesn’t penetrate. Need to crush body.
#EmunaYomi 371: A merchant with Emuna needs to know that every article in inventory is under the influence of absolute Divine Providence.
Shabbat / 22-Feb-20 / 27 Shvat 5780                                  #1162
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 7: God: will drive enemies out of your land slowly. Moshe goes up to Mt Sinai 40 days; leaves Aaron & Hur in charge.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 9:2 Skin of is like flesh: human; pig; young camel’s hump; young calf’s head; hooves; pudenda; fetus; under tail; lizard.
#DafYomi #Brahot 50: 3 that ate together cannot separate until they’ve recited Preface to Grace over the Meal together.
#RambamYomi #Fikadon 5:3 Left article or fruit w/ watcher. Thieves stole in his presence. If he was quiet, didn’t call out for help, liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 671:1 Be diligent in kindling Hanuka lights. Even poor living off charity must lend or sell his clothes, & buy oil to light.
#TanyaYomi 27Shvat: Don’t answer or engage foreign thoughts; like wrestling filthy person, will get soiled.
#EmunaYomi 370: Our efforts in making money are merely tests as to HOW we’ll make our money – honestly or by shady deals, fraud, swindling. 
Friday / 21-Feb-20 / 26 Shvat 5780                                  #1161
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 6: God: Sending angel w/ you to destroy enemies in Canaan. If you listen to Me, I’ll bless you & destroy enemies.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 8:5 The milk in the stomach of an animal of a Gentile or in the stomach of a Nevelah is forbidden.
#DafYomi #Brahot 49: Don’t end a blessing w/ 2 topics as we don’t “bundle” commandments (don’t want to show that they are a burden).
#RambamYomi #Fikadon 4:3 Unpaid watchman put object in inappropriate place: stolen, lost or destroyed. Negligent & must make restitution.
#HalachaYomi OC 670:1 On 25th of Kislev start 8 days of Hanuka, prohibited for eulogizing & fasting, but are permitted for doing work.
#TanyaYomi 26Shvat: When divine soul summons its strength for prayer, Kelipah also gathers strength to confuse & topple w/ foreign thoughts.
#EmunaYomi 369: Prematurely, illegally takes what’s not theirs, endanger losing what’s currently theirs as well as what’s destined for them.
Thursday / 20-Feb-20 / 25 Shvat 5780                                  #1160
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 5: Don’t favor poor in court or take bribes. Stay far from lies. Don’t work land 7th yr. Rest Shabbat. 3 Pilgrimages.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 8:3 Milk drop fell on piece of meat, imparted flavor into it, forbidden. Stirred pot, forbidden if imparted flavor to it.
#DafYomi #Brahot 48: Grace after Meal’s authors: blessing 1: Moses; blessing 2: Joshua; blessing 3; David/Solomon, blessing 4: Yavne sages.
#RambamYomi #Fikadon 3:1 Borrows cow, owner sends with son, agent or servant, & cow dies before arriving at borrower, borrower not liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 668:2 On 8th day (Shmini Atzeret) take out 3 Torah scrolls, read: 1. VezotHabraha; 2. Bereshit; 3. B’YomHashmini Atzeret.
#TanyaYomi 25Shvat: Even for fully permissible things, the more of his impulse that man sacrifices, the more the SitraAchra is subdued.
#EmunaYomi 368: Person receives their Heavenly stipend to the cent. By cheating, lying, or dealing dishonestly, won’t earn a cent more.
Wednesday / 19-Feb-20 / 24 Shvat 5780                                  #1159
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 4: Give God 1stborns. DON’T: curse judges, princes; eat Treif meat; false witness. Do help w/ lost or laden animal.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 8:1 Every kind of flesh is forbidden to be cooked in milk, except for the flesh of fish and of locusts.
#DafYomi #Brahot 47: A convert is not converted to Judaism until he has had a circumcision and immersed in the ritual bath.
#RambamYomi #Fikadon 2:1 Borrowed article or animal, if it’s stolen or lost but the lender is with him, borrower is not liable for damages.
#HalachaYomi OC 665:2 If set aside 7 different Etrogs for 7 days of Sukot, can eat it the day after used it, but not on day that used it.
#TanyaYomi 24Shvat: Don’t be depressed or troubled if in constant conflict w/ evil inclination. Perhaps created to subjugate SitraAchra.
#EmunaYomi 367: Without Emuna, drinks from spiritual equivalent of sewer pipe, income fouled w/ negative emotions, bad health, soul damage.
Tuesday / 18-Feb-20 / 23 Shvat 5780                                  #1158
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 3: Laws of damages, borrowers, thieves, renters, seduction, witchcraft, bestiality, idolatry, lending & more.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 7:6 Wasn’t GidHanashe forbidden from time of Jacob’s sons? Law was ordained at Sinai but was written in its proper place.
#DafYomi #Brahot 46: Guest blesses host after meal: shouldn’t know shame in this world & reward in the next world shouldn’t be reduced.
#RambamYomi #Fikadon 1:1 Borrowed utensils or animal, lost or stolen, even if beyond his control, must make restitution; unless normal use.
#HalachaYomi OC 665:1 Can’t eat Etrog 7th day of Sukot. Even if was invalidated, forbidden all 7 days. Outside Israel forbidden 8th day too.
#TanyaYomi 23Shvat: When evil thoughts & desires enter mind & averts them, be happy. Passively abstained from sin, get reward like Mitzva.
#EmunaYomi 366: Emuna creates a clear, clean, shining spiritual pipe – abundance flows from Heaven to person’s bank account or dinner table.
Monday / 17-Feb-20 / 22 Shvat 5780                                  #1157
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 2: Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, etc. (Oral tradition explains that means compensation for monetary equivalent).
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 7:3 GidHanashe: ate olive’s bulk of it, gets 40 lashes. Ate all of it & was not as much as an olive’s bulk, he is liable.
#DafYomi #Brahot 45: 3 that eat together must Preface the Grace over the meal. 1 waits for 2 that are ready to bless, but not viceversa.
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 13:7 Employee warned not to steal work of employer by neglecting his work slightly here & there, wasting work time.
#HalachaYomi OC 664:7 On Hashana Raba, best if put down Lulav and grab Aravot for Chavata separately, as opposed to holding them together.
#TanyaYomi 22Shvat: At proper time, reflect on sins, heartbroken, sincere contrition; then remove sorrow, believe God removed sin, forgave.
#EmunaYomi 365: One’s entire life depends on the Emuna that God provides for every creation.
Sunday / 16-Feb-20 / 21 Shvat 5780                                  #1156
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 1: Hebrew slave works 6 yrs; released 7th. If want to stay, stays until Jubilee. Killer is killed, unless accident.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 7:1 GidHanashe: in & out of Israel; Temple & after; unconsecrated; consecrated; cattle; wild animals; right & left hip.
#DafYomi #Brahot 44: 6 healing foods: cabbage, beets, dry pennyroyal, stomach, womb, and diaphragm.
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 12:14 Slave can’t say his minor kids won’t eat from produce of master’s field that they’re harvesting. Given by God.
#HalachaYomi OC 664:4 Arava minimum for HashanaRaba even 1 leaf on 1 stem. Ram”a: disgusting if so little. Minhag for them to be beautiful.
#TanyaYomi 21Shvat: Bless God for misfortunes just like does for benefits; also for good. Will merit to have “hidden world” revealed to him.
#EmunaYomi 364: With trust in God, a person doesn’t think about money all day long. Peace of mind is only two words away – God provides.
Shabbat / 15-Feb-20 / 20 Shvat 5780                                  #1155
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 7: Jews saw voices, Shofar, smoking mountain, trembled, stood back: “Moshe, you talk to us & we’ll listen, lest we die.”
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 6:7 Can cover blood w/ fine dung; fine sand; lime; white clay; brick or earthen stopper that’s been ground into powder.
#DafYomi #Brahot 43: God made every individual’s destined profession dear in his own eyes (i.e. you’ll like it).
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 11:2 Withholding worker’s wages like murder. Violates 5 commands: pay on time; don’t oppress, steal, hold, delay wage.
#HalachaYomi OC 664:2 On 7th day of Sukot, Hashana Raba, take Aravas, besides the ones that are in the Lulav, & don’t bless over them.
#TanyaYomi 20Shvat: Can’t conquer evil nature w/ laziness & heaviness; stems from sadness. Need alacrity, from joy, heart worry-free.
#EmunaYomi 363: No one can detract from income that God designates for a person. One human is incapable of touching fellow human’s portion.
Friday / 14-Feb-20 / 19 Shvat 5780                                  #1154
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 6: I am God. Don’t have others. Don’t take My name in vain. Sabbath. Parents. Don’t: kill, adultery, steal, lie, covet.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 6:4 Slaughtered 100 wild animals in 1 place, 1 covering enough for all; 100 birds in 1 place, 1 covering enough for all.
#DafYomi #Brahot 42: Whoever hosts a Torah scholar in his home is assured of blessings shortly thereafter.
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 10:3 Craftsman is paid watchman of customer’s article, until says “finished job, take it,” then unpaid watchman.
#HalachaYomi OC 663:2 Shabat Chol Hamoed say Shabat Amida for Arvit, Shaharit & Minha & add Yaale Ve’yavo. For Musaf say Ata Behartanu.
#TanyaYomi 19Shvat: Union w/ God within limits of time of Torah study or doing Mitzva. When do anything else, separated from God.
#EmunaYomi 362: Fundamental Emuna principle that underlies one’s efforts to earn $, is that livelihood is predetermined from Rosh Hashana.
Thursday / 13-Feb-20 / 18 Shvat 5780                                  #1153
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 5: Jews: “All God says, we’ll do.” Moshe: Prepare 3 days. Smoke & fire on Mt. Sinai. Sound of Shofar grows stronger.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 6:3 If deaf-mute, imbecile or minor slaughtered while others watched them, one must cover up the blood. If alone, exempt.
#DafYomi #Brahot 41: R’ Hamnuna: Blessing preference order on 7 species are: wheat, olives, barley, dates, grapes, figs & pomegranate.
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 9:1 Can’t force workers to come early & stay late if not local custom. Must follow local customs, like providing food.
#HalachaYomi OC 662:2 Don’t say Shehehiyanu on Lulav on 2nd day of Sukot, unless 1st day was on Shabat (and therefore hadn’t blessed Lulav).
#TanyaYomi 18Shvat: Stir self as lion w/ might & courage against evil nature that weighs down body, sloth, of earth element of animal soul.
#EmunaYomi 361: Jeremiah: Curse man who trusts in people, makes his strength. Trust in anyone or thing other than God formula for failure.
Wednesday / 12-Feb-20 / 17 Shvat 5780                                  #1152
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 4: Month 3 after Exodus, Israel at Mt. Sinai. Moshe goes up mountain. God tells him to say: If keep My covenant, Chosen.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 6:1 Covering up blood: in & out of Israel, Temple time & after, unconsecrated wild animals & birds, not consecrated ones.
#DafYomi #Brahot 40: 3 opinions as to identity of the forbidden fruit in Garden of Eden: R’ Meir: Grape. R’ Nehemia: Fig. R’ Yehuda: Wheat.
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 8:14 Planting field in crop-sharing deal: worker changed crop, must still pay what agreed even if poor production.
#HalachaYomi OC 661:1 On the second night of Sukot, say Kiddush for the Chag, then Shehechiyanu, then the Bracha to sit in the Sukah.
#TanyaYomi 17Shvat: Meaning of “but the thing is very close to you” that at any time person is able to rid self of folly & reconnect to God.
#EmunaYomi 360: Prayer: God, thanks for providing. Guide business so makes profit, so can give charity & do commands. I accept all w/ faith.
Tuesday / 11-Feb-20 / 16 Shvat 5780                                  #1151
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 3: Moshe follows Yitro’s advice, appoints men of substance as judges/ministers of 1,000, 100, 50 & 10. Yitro goes home.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 5:3 If slaughtered a cow then 2 of its calves, liable for 80 lashes; slaughtered the two calves, then the cow, 40 lashes.
#DafYomi #Brahot 39: Rava: When blessing over bread, first bless and then cut.
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 7:1 Can make any stipulation when renting just like when sell. Renting is merely selling for a limited amount of time.
#HalachaYomi OC 658:9 Place where can’t get Etrog entire community buys 1 in partnership. Intent that each gives up portion when other uses.
#TanyaYomi 16Shvat: Saving a life overrides certain prohibitions, i.e. “violate one Sabbath so will be able to observe many Sabbaths.” 
#EmunaYomi 359: People of faith are careful with their money, don’t spend needlessly and consequently don’t fall into debt.
Monday / 10-Feb-20 / 15 Shvat 5780                                  #1150
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 2: Moshe judges Jews from morning until evening. Yitro says: not good. You need to delegate & create strong judiciary.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 5:1 Law of “It & its young” applies in & outside Israel; during Temple & after; for unconsecrated & consecrated animals.
#DafYomi #Brahot 38: Food or drink that has medicinal properties still require a blessing and can be eaten on the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 6:3 Landlord must provide doors; fix windows, roof, beams; make bolt, lock & other basic needs that require craftsman.
#HalachaYomi OC 658:6 Don’t give Lulav to minor on 1st day of Sukot until after did Mitzva himself, for minor acquires, but can’t bequeath.
#TanyaYomi 15Shvat: No person sins unless spirit of folly enters in him; conceals hidden love of divine soul yearning to cleave to God.
#EmunaYomi 358: People of faith are satisfied w/ God’s blessing, & by virtue of their satisfaction, they get even bigger blessings.
Sunday / 9-Feb-20 / 14 Shvat 5780                                  #1149
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 1: Moshe’s father-in-law, Yitro, heard about miracles, brings Moshe’s wife & 2 sons to meet in desert. Yitro blesses God.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 4:6 If the hind legs of an animal were cut off below the joint, it is permitted; If above the joint, it is Trefa.
#DafYomi #Brahot 37: R’ Akiva to R’ Gamliel (when dissented from R’G’s opinion): “You taught us the majority overrules the individual.”
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 5:1 Rents donkey to ride or carry glass items; if dies, owner gives new donkey; if not, returns fee minus what rode.
#HalachaYomi OC 658:4 If was given Lulav on condition that returns it, still fulfills Mitzva; gift given on condition of return, still gift.
#TanyaYomi 14Shvat: 365 prohibitive commands: violate, contrary to God’s Will & Wisdom, very opposite, leads to total separation from God.
#EmunaYomi 357: King Solomon: “Man of faith will increase blessings, but the impatient to be rich will not be exonerated.”
Shabbat / 8-Feb-20 / 13 Shvat 5780                                  #1148
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 7: No water. Moshe draws from rock. Amalek attacks Jews. Moshe sends Joshua to fight. When Moshe’s hands raised, win.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 4:5 Slaughtered animal, had 8 months fetus, alive or dead, or dead 9 months fetus, only need tear open, take out blood.
#DafYomi #Brahot 36: The Land of Israel lacks nothing: “A land that not in poverty will you eat bread nor will you lack anything.” Deut. 8:9
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 4:6 Rented ship, loaded 1/30th above cargo limit, sank, must pay owner for value of the ship. Same for cargo animals.
#HalachaYomi OC 657:1 Father is obligated to buy Lulav for minor son who knows how to do “Naanua” (shaking) of Lulav properly, to teach him.
#TanyaYomi 13Shvat: When occupied w/ Torah, soul & its “garments”, brain, mouth, merged in perfect unity w/ Supreme Will & light of En Sof.
#EmunaYomi 356: W/ Emuna, person stops juggling, makes best out of resources at hand. Frugal, run business, spend $ on uninflated scale.
Friday / 7-Feb-20 / 12 Shvat 5780                                  #1147
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 6: Quails cover Israelite camp in evening, Manna falls at dawn. Enough Manna per person/day. 2x on Friday for Shabbat.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 4:3 Animal fetus died in womb, shepherd put in his hand, touched it, he’s clean, whether it was clean or unclean animal.
#DafYomi #Brahot 35: Whoever partakes of this world without blessing is as if he stole from God.
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 3:1 Watchman says item broke/died & not his fault, if place where people present, brings witnesses & cleared of fault.
#HalachaYomi OC 656:1 Don’t have to spend a lot on Etrog, transient Mitzvot. Don’t spend >1/5 of wealth. But to avoid a sin give away all $.
#TanyaYomi 12Shvat: Thought & meditation on words of Torah are completely merged in perfect unity w/ the Supreme Will; not merely a vehicle.
#EmunaYomi 355: Jugglers entertain fantasies of grandeur. W/ Emuna realize God decides $ they make on daily, weekly, monthly, yearly basis.
Thursday / 6-Feb-20 / 11 Shvat 5780                                  #1146
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 5: Jews get to desert. Complain to Moshe that starving. God announces will rain down bread from heaven upon them.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 3:7 Locusts: all that have four legs, four wings, leaping legs, & wings covering the greater part of the body, are clean.
#DafYomi #Brahot 34: The only difference between this world and the Messianic age is that Israel won’t be subjugated by the nations.
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 2:1 3 laws of 4 watchmen applies to unconsecrated movable property of Jews. Excludes land, slaves & promissory notes.
#HalachaYomi OC 653:1 Forbidden to smell Hadas of Mitzva of Lulav. Ok to smell the Etrog, but because argument if bless on smell, refrain.
#TanyaYomi 11Shvat: Torah & God entirely one. Commandments are Supreme Will, His true desire. Life & sustenance dependent on performance.
#EmunaYomi 354: Some people think that they’re making big money by juggling money that’s not really their own. “Juggler” bankruptcy common.
Wednesday / 5-Feb-20 / 10 Shvat 5780                                  #1145
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 4: Jews cross the sea on dry land. Egyptians followed, sea drowns them all. Moshe and Jews sing Song of the Sea.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 3:6 Every bird that seizes its prey is unclean; bird w/ extra toe, or a crop & a gizzard that can be peeled, is clean.
#DafYomi #Brahot 33: R’ Hanina: All matters are in the hands of Heaven, except for the fear of Heaven.
#RambamYomi #Sechirut 1:1 Unpaid watchman takes oath blameless. Borrower makes restitution. Watchman/renter make restitution of lost/stolen.
#HalachaYomi OC 652:1 Mitzva of Lulav is during day, not at night. Entire day is ok to take Lulav; those quick to do Mitzvot do in morning.
#TanyaYomi 10Shvat: Arrogance truly compares to idolatry. Root of idolatry, regarded as thing in itself, sundered from Divine holiness.
#EmunaYomi 353: People who lack Emuna are prone to inflated egos; “What, I should sell candy or ballpoint pens?” They think should do more.
Tuesday / 4-Feb-20 / 9 Shvat 5780                                  #1144
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 3: Pillar of smoke & fire between Jews & Egypt. Moshe raises staff, strong wind from east blows overnight. Sea splits.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 3:3 Birds Trefa if: esophagus, gizzard or intestines pierced; windpipe severed; weasel struck on head; innards scorched.
#DafYomi #Brahot 32: If prolong prayer & expect results: disappointment. Prolong & don’t expect results: better chance.
#RambamYomi #Avadim 9:1 If a Jewish man has relations with a non-Jewish slave, child born of the union has the status of a non-Jewish slave.
#HalachaYomi OC 651:11 One must hold the Etrog together with the Lulav when do the “Naanua” and to shake them together.
#TanyaYomi 9Shvat: Contractions & concealment of God’s Countenance is so powerful, that even unclean things, Kelipot & Sitra Achra created.
#EmunaYomi 352: Suppose want to open business but only have $50k. Look for small business; don’t borrow $500k to finance something bigger.
Monday / 3-Feb-20 / 8 Shvat 5780                                  #1143
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 2: Egyptians catch Jews w/ back to sea. Jews panic. Moshe: Don’t worry. God will fight for you & destroy them.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 3:1 Cattle Trefa if: esophagus, brain, heart or lung pierced; windpipe or spinal cord severed; spine broken; liver gone.
#DafYomi #Brahot 31: Can’t “fill mouth w/ laughter” (have unrestrained joy). [Either in mourning over Temple or ‘cuz leads to frivolity].
#RambamYomi #Avadim 8:9 If slave asks master to move to Israel, the master must move with him or sell the slave to someone going to Israel.
#HalachaYomi OC 651:9 Each “Naanua” (shaking) of Lulav 3x times outward & inward for each of 4 cardinal directions as well as up and down.
#TanyaYomi 8Shvat: God’s speech & thought absolutely united w/ His essence & being, even after His speech materialized creation of worlds.
#EmunaYomi 351: By trying to circumvent God & purchase things on credit or loans, people dig deep financial pits that eventually fall into.
Sunday / 2-Feb-20 / 7 Shvat 5780                                  #1142
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 1: Jews leave Egypt. Moshe takes Joseph’s bones. Pharaoh realizes freed Jews, takes army w/ 600 chariots & pursues.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 2:9 Can’t slaughter so blood runs into sea, river, or into vessels; but can slaughter into a pool or vessel of water.
#DafYomi #Brahot 30: During travel, one should stay seated when praying, as otherwise he cannot concentrate properly.
#RambamYomi #Avadim 7:1 Wording of bill of release of slave must be clear, that completely severs the connection between slave & his master.
#HalachaYomi OC 651:5 Bless Al Netilat Lulav, Shehechiyanu, b4 take Lulav; go from blessing to act; or hold Etrog upside down until bless.
#TanyaYomi 7Shvat: Man’s speech apart from Man. God’s “speech” not separate, means Revealing. 10 of these emanations created the world.
#EmunaYomi 350: “Financing” is a disease. God decides how much $ we have. Gives us what we need. If don’t have funds for car, sign not time.
Shabbat / 1-Feb-20 / 6 Shvat 5780                                  #1141
#ParshaYomi #Bo 7: Laws: Sanctity of 1stborn; remember day of Exodus; children will ask, tell them God took us out with mighty hand; tfilin.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 2:8 If slaughtered an animal as a sacrifice to mountains, hills, seas, rivers, or deserts, the slaughtering is invalid.
#DafYomi #Brahot 29: Prayer shouldn’t be “keva”: a burden; should be a plea; should have a new request each time.
#RambamYomi #Avadim 6:1 Master wrote to 3rd party & gave bill of release of slave to 3rd party, slave is free, even if didn’t get document.
#HalachaYomi OC 651:2 Species bundle (Lulav, Hadas & Arava) are held together upwards in right hand w/ stems downward; Etrog in left hand.
#TanyaYomi 6Shvat: When man utters word, it’s nothing compared to faculty of speech, more so to faculty of thought, & even more so to soul.
#EmunaYomi 349: Businessperson that prays for enhanced Emuna learns to manage affairs w/o stress & anxiety; nothing upsets or frightens him.
Friday / 31-Jan-20 / 5 Shvat 5780                                  #1140
#ParshaYomi #Bo 6: Death of 1stborns. All Egypt clamor: Jews leave. “Lend” gold, silver, garments. Jews make Matza. Laws of Pesach night.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 2:5 Slaughtered cattle, wild beast or a bird & no blood came out, Kosher & may be eaten by person that didn’t wash hands.
#DafYomi #Brahot 28: Sanherib of Assyria (700BC) relocated all the nations. Therefore, no people are precluded from converting to Judaism.
#RambamYomi #Avadim 5:5 Tips of limbs that won’t regenerate: 10 fingers & 10 toes, ears, nose, male organ, woman’s breasts. Eyes & teeth.
#HalachaYomi OC 650:1 Minimum length of Hadas & Arava is 3 Tfahim each, Lulav 4 Tfahim, so Lulav spine will extend 1 Tefah above Hadas.
#TanyaYomi 5Shvat: God was Alone, Single & Unique before He created existence & remains Alone, Single & Unique after He created existence.
#EmunaYomi 348: Main efforts in making a living should be constant strengthening of Emuna & trust in God. W/ Emuna, all needs are fulfilled.
Thursday / 30-Jan-20 / 4 Shvat 5780                                  #1139
#ParshaYomi #Bo 5: Moshe instructs elders for Pesach night (sacrifice, bloody doorposts, stay indoors, will protect from death). Jews obey.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 2:4 Sliced esophagus, then cut away windpipe, or cut away windpipe, then sliced esophagus, invalid slaughter.
#DafYomi #Brahot 27: Elders deposed R’ Gamliel for humiliating R’ Yehoshua & instated R’ Elazar b Azaria, wise, rich, noble ancestry.
#RambamYomi #Avadim 4:16 Whenever a person declares a condition against what is written in the Torah, his condition is nullified.
#HalachaYomi OC 649:6 In time of distress, if can’t find any Kosher Lulav components, can use invalid ones, but don’t say Bracha over them.
#TanyaYomi 4Shvat: Wicked under control of heart, yet when faith in God tested, which is rooted in heights of holiness, the Kelipot vanish.
#EmunaYomi 347: Say Psalm145(Ashrei) 3x/day, get portion in afterlife. Leads to Emuna: You open Your hands & provide for every living thing.
Wednesday / 29-Jan-20 / 3 Shvat 5780                                  #1138
#ParshaYomi #Bo 4: Prediction of Death of 1stborn. Commands: 1st month. Pascual lamb. Blood on doorposts. Matza. No leavened bread 7 days.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 2:1 If one cut one of organs of throat of bird, or both organs of cattle, slaughter is valid. Majority of organ = whole.
#DafYomi #Brahot 26: The Forefathers set the 3 daily prayers: Abraham: Morning “Shaharit”, Isaac: Afternoon “Minha”, Jacob: Night “Arvit”.
#RambamYomi #Avadim 3:8 Hebrew servant that is a Kohen can’t have ear pierced, as considered blemish that disqualifies from Temple service.
#HalachaYomi OC 649:1 If robbed or stole any of the Lulav set, invalid for use, whether before or after victim gave up hope of recovery.
#TanyaYomi 3Shvat: The love of the divine soul, whose desire is to unite with God, the fountainhead of all life, is called “hidden love.”
#EmunaYomi 346: Story of R’ Yitzchak Breiter, lost job, no jobs to be found, sat & learned Torah & received income from unexpected sources.
Tuesday / 28-Jan-20 / 2 Shvat 5780                                  #1137
#ParshaYomi #Bo 3: Pharaoh says Jews can leave, but without cattle. Moshe insists. God says: 1 last plague & “borrow” stuff from Egyptians.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 1:6 The method of killing which makes red cow valid makes heifer invalid & if makes heifer valid makes red cow invalid.
#DafYomi #Brahot 25: If one sees feces through a glass pane he can still pray, but not if one sees “nakedness” through a glass pane.
#RambamYomi #Avadim 2:2 Servant sold by court serves 6 years from day sold. Works on Sabbatical year, but released on Jubilee year.
#HalachaYomi OC 648:22 If Etrog is smaller than egg, invalid. If size of egg, even if not ripe, kosher. No upper limit on Etrog size.
#TanyaYomi 2Shvat: “Candle of God is soul of man.” Like flame wants to rise from wick, soul wants to leave body, unite w/ God, be nullified.
#EmunaYomi 345: $ key proving ground for Emuna. Can’t fake it. Either believe God provides or you run around in frenzy thinking you provide.
Monday / 27-Jan-20 / 1 Shvat 5780                                  #1136
#ParshaYomi #Bo 2: Locust come, blot out the sky & consume everything. Pharaoh recants. Moshe removes. Then plague of Darkness for 3 days.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 1:4 Age that qualifies turtledoves for sacrifice disqualifies pigeons & that qualifies pigeons disqualifies turtledoves.
#DafYomi #Brahot 24: Whoever prays audibly during the Silent Prayer (Amida) is of little faith. Whoever prays loudly is as a false prophet.
#RambamYomi #Avadim 1:1 “Hebrew servant” only thief w/o funds sold by court or impoverished man (doesn’t have clothing) sold self willingly.
#HalachaYomi OC 648:18 An Etrog that is round like a ball is invalid.
#TanyaYomi 1Shvat: Chochma(wisdom) source of intelligence/comprehension above Bina(understanding) intellectual understanding/comprehension.
#EmunaYomi 344: Certain sins lead directly to $ issues: fraud, theft, dishonesty, infidelity, anger, sadness, worry, family purity breach.
Sunday / 26-Jan-20 / 29 Tevet 5780                                  #1135
#ParshaYomi #Bo 1: Moshe to Pharaoh: Give in, let my people go worship God, or locust will come & eat everything left over from the hail.
#MishnaYomi #Hulin 1:2 If one slaughtered with the smooth edge of a hand sickle, with a flint or with a reed, the slaughtering is valid.
#DafYomi #Brahot 23: One should not pray if they need to relieve themselves. Otherwise, their prayer is considered disgusting.
#RambamYomi #Sheluhim 10:5 “Be careful with this law (of oaths partners take about losses), masters of instruction have erred with it.”
#HalachaYomi OC 648:16 If Etrog is black or white in 1 spot, it is invalid if it’s a majority; if in 2 or 3 spots, even a little, invalid.
#TanyaYomi 29Tevet: “Very close,” even person w/ limited understanding of God, His greatness, can still easily observe Mitzvot, study Torah.
#EmunaYomi 343: God gives a person a livelihood with no connection to that person’s abilities or righteousness. Grants life & sustenance.
Shabbat / 25-Jan-20 / 28 Tevet 5780                                  #1134
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 7: Moshe warns of Hail. Egyptians that believed him put servants & animals indoor & spared. Hail mixed with fire falls.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 13:11 By cattle, birds & Minha says “pleasing odor.” Whether offers much or little, as long as directs heart to Heaven.
#DafYomi #Brahot 22: Just as fire cannot become ritually contaminated, so too, words of Torah cannot be ritually contaminated.
#RambamYomi #Sheluhim 9:1 Even if no specific claim, partners, sharecroppers, legal guardians, family, all take oath: didn’t take anything.
#HalachaYomi OC 648:12 Chotam of Etrog where narrows until Pitum. If any irregularity of any size on Chotam area, the Etrog is invalid.
#TanyaYomi 28Tevet: For the wicked to repent, they have to shatter the Kelipot, an iron partition between them and God, with broken spirit.
#EmunaYomi 342: God doesn’t cast loving child away. Just as always sent measure of sustenance in past, He’ll continue to do so in future.
Friday / 24-Jan-20 / 27 Tevet 5780                                  #1133
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 6: Pharaoh & Moshe negotiate. Moshe asks to sacrifice to God. Pharaoh’s heart hardened. Plagues of Pestilence, Boils.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 13:9 Consecrated animal, has 2, gives biggest. Has 3, gives middle one. Consecrated, but unsure which, gives biggest.
#DafYomi #Brahot 21: Whoever teaches their child Torah it’s as if it was transmitted directly from Mt. Sinai.
#RambamYomi #Sheluhim 8:1 Gave eggs to farmer for chickens to sit on eggs, hatch & raise chicks, must pay him wage even if splitting profit.
#HalachaYomi OC 648:8 If the stem from the tree that was attached to the Etrog is removed from the Etrog, leaving a space, it’s invalid.
#TanyaYomi 27Tevet: “The thing is very close to you, in your mouth & heart to do.” Counter-intuitive; hard to change. Easy if control brain.
#EmunaYomi 341: Once believe with complete faith that God is the only address for solving income problems, our heart fills with joy & trust.
Thursday / 23-Jan-20 / 26 Tevet 5780                                  #1132
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 5: Lice: Pharaoh’s magicians admit “finger of God”; “Arov”: plague of wild animals. All plagues only affect Egyptians.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 13:7 Pledged cattle, unsure which said, bring: bull; cow; bull calf; heifer; ram; ewe; he & she-goats, kids & lambs.
#DafYomi #Brahot 20: The Evil Eye has no effect upon the descendents of the biblical Joseph son of Jacob.
#RambamYomi #Sheluhim 7:2 If investment agreement initially loses money & then profits, only split money by calculating total.
#HalachaYomi OC 648:5 If whole side of Etrog scratched, even if not missing anything, invalid. Some say if scratched a bit on top, invalid.
#TanyaYomi 26Tevet: “God unites good thought to the deed.” Different meaning than “Intended to do Mitzva & prevented, counts as if did it.”
#EmunaYomi 340: Pray to God for Emuna & trust, creating strong spiritual vessel of trust, worthy recipient of Divine blessings of abundance.
Wednesday / 22-Jan-20 / 25 Tevet 5780                                  #1131
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 4: Aaron turns staff to crocodile. Pharaoh’s mages’ staff also transform. Aaron’s eats mages’. Plague of Blood & Frogs.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 13:5 Said will give wine, give not less than 3 Logs; Oil, not less than 1 Log. Unsure how much said: gives max for day.
#DafYomi #Brahot 19: Never incite the Satan by even hinting that you should be punished or receive any mishap, because then it might happen.
#RambamYomi #Sheluhim 6:1 If only one partner working, called Esek, investment agreement, as opposed to partnership, & has different laws.
#HalachaYomi OC 648:3 Status of “Mefulash” that invalidates Etrog: some say pierced from one end to other; others say pierced to seed area.
#TanyaYomi 25Tevet: Directs desire to Divine Torah; studies day, night; does Mitzvot: gets intelligence, vitality & “wings” to soar on high.
#EmunaYomi 339: Those buried in debt should spend >1hr/day in personal prayer, seek God’s help, repent, correct deeds that generated debt.
Tuesday / 21-Jan-20 / 24 Tevet 5780                                  #1130
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 3: God warns Moshe: will harden Pharaoh’s heart & not let Israelites go. Moshe 80 & Aaron 83 yrs old when meet Pharaoh.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 13:4 Said will give gold or silver, can’t bring < Denar-worth. Said not sure how much: gives until says not that much!
#DafYomi #Brahot 18: If a relative has yet to be buried, it’s as if the body is in front of him; he’s exempt from all positive commandments.
#RambamYomi #Sheluhim 5:2 If partner violates agreement w/ merchandise: sells on credit, takes abroad, etc., takes loss, but splits profits.
#HalachaYomi OC 647:2 If the Arava (willow branch) is dry, or most of its leaves fell off, or if the top was cut off, it’s invalid for use.
#TanyaYomi 24Tevet: Difference between 1 who is serving God & 1 who isn’t, is if he goes beyond his customary nature. Arouses love of God.
#EmunaYomi 338: With Emuna and trust, we merit a pleasant and sufficient livelihood for life.
Monday / 20-Jan-20 / 23 Tevet 5780                                  #1129
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 2: Sons of Ruben & Shimon listed. More descendants of Levi listed, up to Moses, Aaron, his 4 children & grandson Pinhas. 
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 13:1 Said will bring 10th, must bring 1 10th. 10ths, bring 2 10ths. Specified but don’t know how much, bring 60 10ths.
#DafYomi #Brahot 17: In hereafter no food, drink, relations, business, jealousy, hatred or competition. The righteous enjoy God’s splendor.
#RambamYomi #Sheluhim 4:1 All means of acquiring that buyers use to buy, are used by partners to acquire assets contributed to partnership.
#HalachaYomi OC 646:11 If only has a Hadas that has more berries than leaves, can use it on Yom Tov but don’t say a blessing over it.
#TanyaYomi 23Tevet: Difference between one serving God (Oved) vs Tzadik: Oved in present struggle. Tzadik=Eved, won war vs evil in him.
#EmunaYomi 337: By strengthening Emuna, trust in God, end $ problems. God wants us to trust Him. If do, doesn’t need to prod us w/ $ issues.
Sunday / 19-Jan-20 / 22 Tevet 5780                                  #1128
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 1: God to Moshe: Promises to uphold covenant of Patriarchs. Will free Israelites from slavery & bring them to Canaan.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 12:4 All the measures prescribed by the sages are exact: can immerse in 40 Seah of water, but not in 40 minus a Kortob.
#DafYomi #Brahot 16: If the time to recite “Shma” arrived, workers can say it atop a tree or a wall, but for prayer they must descend.
#RambamYomi #Sheluhim 3:1 When have agent carry out legal proceedings, must compose power of attorney & perform act that grants agent power.
#HalachaYomi OC 646:7 If peel Hadas & it’s still green, Kosher for use. If so dry that face of leaf is white, then invalid for use on Sukot.
#TanyaYomi 22Tevet: Embryo accepts oath before born “Be righteous, not wicked!” Seems redundant. Means that we all have free will.
#EmunaYomi 336: When pray for $, temp solution, won’t solve core $ problems. Unless reinforce trust in God, 1 $ crisis will lead to other.
Shabbat / 18-Jan-20 / 21 Tevet 5780                                  #1127
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 7: Moshe & Aaron to Pharaoh: Let my people go celebrate to our God in the desert. Pharaoh: No. Give them more work.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 12:3 Said: “I take upon self to bring barley Minhah,” must bring of wheat. “Of coarse flour,” must bring of fine flour.
#DafYomi #Brahot 15: If there is no water available, a person should clean his hands with dirt (sand), pebbles or chips of wood.
#RambamYomi #Sheluhim 2:2 Can appoint as agent a man; woman, even if married; servant or maidservant. Have intelligence & Mitzva obligation.
#HalachaYomi OC 646:4 If there had been many leaves on 1 stem of the Hadas and they fell off, even if only 3 leaves left on 1 stem, Kosher.
#TanyaYomi 21Tevet: Everyone can strive & reach rank of Benoni. At any time or hour can be Benoni. Can reject evil in deed/speech/thought.
#EmunaYomi 335: Want to solve $ problems once & for all, do “root treatment”, don’t ask for $ in prayers, ask God for Emuna & trust.
Friday / 17-Jan-20 / 20 Tevet 5780                                  #1126
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 6: Moshe heads to Egypt. Strange event at hotel. Moshe & Aaron meet by Mountain of God. Then gather elders of Israel.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 12:1 If Mnahot & Nsachim became unclean before they were sanctified in a vessel, they may be redeemed. If after, not.
#DafYomi #Brahot 14: Forbidden to conduct any business before morning prayers. But if prays before travelling is blessed with divine help.
#RambamYomi #Sheluhim 1:1 Appoints messenger to buy or sell property or items, messenger is empowered & all his transactions are binding.
#HalachaYomi OC 646:2 If the majority of the leaves of the Hadas are green, it’s Kosher. If the majority are red or black, it’s invalid.
#TanyaYomi 20Tevet: Benoni’s prayer not like Tzadik’s who serve in perfect truth, but considered perfect service at their level of truth.
#EmunaYomi 334: Prayer coupled w/ learning the chapter of Gate of Trust, from the book Duties of the Heart, is a remarkable income enhancer.
Thursday / 16-Jan-20 / 19 Tevet 5780                                  #1125
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 5: Moshe resists appointment. God turns staff to snake, makes hand leprous & cures. Says bro Aaron will speak for Moshe.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 11:7 2 tables in Sanctuary at Temple entrance for Showbread: put on marble table when bring it in & gold when take out.
#DafYomi #Brahot 13: Performance of Mitzvot requires “kavana” (intent/concentration), otherwise it may not count as if it was performed.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 14:5 Precedence in selling field to is the following order: Torah scholar / city neighbor / field neighbor / relative.
#HalachaYomi OC 645:6 If the top of the Lulav was cut, meaning most of its upper leaves were cut, the Lulav is invalid.
#TanyaYomi 19Tevet: Evil in Benoni dormant in left part during Shma & Amida when heart aglow w/ love of God, but later it can wake again.
#EmunaYomi 333: Best way to learn chapter of Gate of Trust: learn up to 15 lines/day; review 15 lines 3x/day; when finish chapter, repeat.
Wednesday / 15-Jan-20 / 18 Tevet 5780                                  #1124
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 4: God reveals Himself to Moshe at burning bush & appoints him to speak to Pharaoh & release Israel from bondage.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 11:6 4 golden props at corners of the Table, split at top, which supported the cakes, 2 for 1 row & 2 for 2nd row.
#DafYomi #Brahot 12: If one sins and is then truly embarrassed by his action, his sins are forgiven.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 13:1 Land given as gift, rights of neighbor to buy that land don’t apply; but only if truly a gift & not a deception.
#HalachaYomi OC 645:3 Leaves of the Lulav grow in pairs that are stuck to each other in back, called Tiyomet. If Tiyomet separated, invalid.
#TanyaYomi 18Tevet: Evil nature states opinion in heart’s left part, ascends to brain for consideration; challenged by divine soul in brain.
#EmunaYomi 332: Best advice for solving $ problems: strengthen trust in God. Great method: learn Gate of Trust, from Duties of Heart book.
Tuesday / 14-Jan-20 / 17 Tevet 5780                                  #1123
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 3: Moshe grows up. Kills Egyptian. Escapes Egypt to Midian. Saves Yitro’s girls. Marries Zipora. God hears cry of Israel.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 11:3 Kohen Gadol’s griddle cakes: their kneading, shaping & baking were performed within Temple Court & override Shabat.
#DafYomi #Brahot 11: Bet Hilel: “Shma” can be said standing, sitting, lying down, on the road or during work.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 12:3 Square plot to be divided, river E & N, road S & W, divide diagonally. If 1 wants 1 side, give if doesn’t bother.
#HalachaYomi OC 645:2 If the leaves of the Lulav were separated so that loosened from the Lulav’s spine, invalid for use.
#TanyaYomi 17Tevet: Prayer’s effect on intellect, innate fear, love of God enable triumph over evil of cravings & from carrying out desires.
#EmunaYomi 331: $ gotten by transgressing Torah laws (lying, cheating, withholding salary, fraud, stealing) is cursed, & damages “kosher” $.
Monday / 13-Jan-20 / 16 Tevet 5780                                  #1122
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 2: Pharaoh: Kill all newborn Hebrew boys. Moshe born. Placed on Nile. Pharaoh’s daughter finds & adopts. Mother nurses.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 11:1 2 loaves of Shavuot kneaded & baked each on its own. Showbread cakes were kneaded each on own & baked 2 at a time.
#DafYomi #Brahot 10: Hezekiya: I have a tradition from King David that even if a sharp sword is at your neck, don’t stop praying for mercy.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 11:1 Threshing floor, latrine, makes dust or dirt; must keep far enough that dirt, odor, dust doesn’t bother neighbor.
#HalachaYomi OC 644:1 Post-Shacharit of Sukot take Lulav, bless Al Netilat Lulav, Shehehiyanu & complete Halel. Say full Halel all 8 days.
#TanyaYomi 16Tevet: Benoni: no plans to violate sins, just thinks about it. Man not safe from 3 sins: thoughts; distracted prayer; gossip.
#EmunaYomi 330: W/ Emuna, understand that God provides livelihood within framework of Torah’s commands. $ destined to get, by honest means.
Sunday / 12-Jan-20 / 15 Tevet 5780                                  #1121
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 1: Joseph’s generation died. Sons of Israel multiplied. New king of Egypt doesn’t know Joseph. Egypt enslaves Israelites.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 10:8 Before the Omer one may reap grain in irrigated fields in the valley, but one may not stack it.
#DafYomi #Brahot 9: If a prisoner is told he’ll be released tomorrow & given great wealth, he’ll respond: let me out today without wealth.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 10:2 Large threshing floor must be kept 50 cubits away from city, so wind won’t carry winnowed straw & harm people.
#HalachaYomi OC 643:1 Order of Suka Kidush: wine, Kidush, Suka, followed by time, since time goes on sanctification of day & Mitzva of Suka.
#TanyaYomi 15Tevet: Man created w/ willpower to restrain self, lust in heart. Can prevent expression of heart’s desires, direct to holiness.
#EmunaYomi 329: Without trust in God wrack brains deciding whether to beg, borrow or steal; work overtime at expense of health & family.
Shabbat / 11-Jan-20 / 14 Tevet 5780                                  #1120
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 7: Joseph lived 110 yrs. Saw great-grandchildren born. Foresaw Exodus. Died, embalmed & put in coffin.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 10:7 Wheat, barley, spelt, oats and rye are subject to laws of Hallah. Also can’t eat as new grain before the Omer.
#DafYomi #Brahot 8: If one cannot attend synagogue he should at least pray at the same time as the congregation, as it is a propitious time.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 9:12 Owner of store below warehouse can’t make it a bakery, paint factory, barn or anything that creates warm air.
#HalachaYomi OC 640:9 Daytime city guards are exempt from Suka by day, obligated at night. Night guards exempt at night, obligated by day.
#TanyaYomi 14Tevet: Intermediate man=Benoni=evil never gets enough power to capture “small city” to make it sin. Animal vs divine soul tied.
#EmunaYomi 328: Those without trust in God think of a hundred different ploys to make $, including cheating on taxes or outright stealing.
Friday / 10-Jan-20 / 13 Tevet 5780                                  #1119
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 6: Benjamin blessed. Jacob dies. Embalmed. Egypt mourns 70 days. Sons bury him in Hebron. Brothers afraid of Joseph.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 10:5 After Omer was offered new grain was permitted immediately, but if lived far off permitted only after midday.
#DafYomi #Brahot 7: Even the blessing that a simpleton bestows upon you should be heeded.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 8:1 Building projection into neighbor’s yard, neighbor can prevent. If doesn’t prevent right away, it can stay there.
#HalachaYomi OC 640:5 A mourner is obligated in the Mitzva of Suka.
#TanyaYomi 13Tevet: Type of person, rare occasion evil prevails over good, becomes evil’s subject. Then good asserts self, remorse, repents.
#EmunaYomi 327: Those who lack trust in God blame $ problems on long list of “villains”: selves, others, curse bad luck, omens, nonsense.
Thursday / 9-Jan-20 / 12 Tevet 5780                                  #1118
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 5: Jacob continues to bless sons: Gad, Asher & Naftali. Gives a particularly long & moving blessing to Joseph.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 10:3 Reaping of Omer done w/ great fanfare, because Boethosians said shouldn’t take place at end of 1st day of festival.
#DafYomi #Brahot 6: If desired to perform a commandment but was impeded against his will, it is still considered as if he performed it.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 7:1 Built courtyard, can’t ask neighbor to block up his window. Building wall, can’t cast shadow on neighbor’s window.
#HalachaYomi OC 640:2 Kid who doesn’t need his mother, 5-6 years old, is obligated in Mitzva of Suka from Rabbis, to educate him in Mitzvot.
#TanyaYomi 12Tevet: Completely righteous=men of ascent=convert evil, make it ascend to holiness. Have you converted darkness into light?
#EmunaYomi 326: Best way to compensate for $ deficiency is by fixing misdeeds & praying for God’s compassion; can glide thru $ problems.
Wednesday / 8-Jan-20 / 11 Tevet 5780                                  #1117
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 4: Jacob on deathbed. Parting words to sons. Harsh to Reuven, Shimon, Levi. Positive to Judah, Isachar, Zevulun & Dan.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 10:1 Sages: whether on Shabbat or on a weekday the Omer was reaped by three men into three baskets & with three sickles.
#DafYomi #Brahot 5: Whoever says the bedtime “Shma” is as if he’s holding a sword that destroys evil spirits.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 6:1 Residents of city can compel each other to build wall; gates; bolt; synagogue; Torah, Prophets & Writings scrolls.
#HalachaYomi OC 639:7 Sleeping in Suka, starts raining, goes into house, then rain stops, not obligated to return to Suka rest of night.
#TanyaYomi 11Tevet: Expels evil from soul, but fragment of wickedness lingers=righteous man who suffers. Evil subjugated, nullified by good.
#EmunaYomi 325: During $ loss, consider: all from God; this is exactly what He wants; it’s for the best; message to stir self-evaluation.
Tuesday / 7-Jan-20 / 10 Tevet 5780                                  #1116
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 3: Joseph unhappy with Jacob’s mixing order of sons. Jacob reassures: Menashe will be great, but Efraim will be greater.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 9:7 Communal offerings don’t need laying on of hands except for bull that’s offered for congregation’s sin & scapegoat.
#DafYomi #Brahot 4: Accustom yourself to say “I don’t know,” lest you be in error and be called a liar.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 5:1 Commonly-owned courtyard: partners can compel each other to build gatehouse, door; anything that is local custom.
#HalachaYomi OC 639:6 Eating in Suka, starts raining, goes into house, then rain stops, not obligated to return to Suka until finishes meal.
#TanyaYomi 10Tevet: Body like small city, w/ 2 souls battling for domination: Divine vs vitalizing animal soul. Each wants complete control.
#EmunaYomi 324: Even when money is tight, those w/ trust in God know their financial problems come from God. Don’t blame selves or others.
Monday / 6-Jan-20 / 9 Tevet 5780                                  #1115
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 2: Jacob blesses Joseph’s sons Menashe & Efraim. Crosses hands. Gives precedence & puts right hand on younger Efraim.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 9:5 All measures in the Temple were heaped except the Kohen Gadol’s Minha which included in itself the heaped amount.
#DafYomi #Brahot 3: There are 3 watches of the night. At every 1 God roars like lion, crying for the Temple he destroyed for His son’s sins.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 4:1 House wall falls, loft owner has no responsibility; can compel house owner to rebuild wall to original strength.
#HalachaYomi OC 639:1 Mitzva of Suka to eat, drink, sleep, lounge & reside in Suka all 7 days, day & night, as does in house rest of year.
#TanyaYomi 9Tevet: Animal soul from left ventricle, filled w/ blood goes to body, brain. Divine soul in brain goes to body, right ventricle.
#EmunaYomi 323: The distinct sign of trust in God is when a person’s thoughts don’t focus on money; don’t worry where next meal coming from.
Sunday / 5-Jan-20 / 8 Tevet 5780                                  #1114
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 1: Jacob lives to 147 yrs. Makes Joseph promise that will bury him in Hebron in family grave, Maarat Hamahpela.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 9:3 1/4 Log measure: water for Metzora; oil for Nazir. 1/2 Log measure: water for Sotah; oil for Toda offering.
#DafYomi #Brahot 2: Whenever the sages instituted a deadline of midnight, it’s really until dawn – in order to safeguard from sin.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 3:9 Five gardens, 1 spring that gets damaged: all owners participate in repairs upstream to them, but not downstream.
#HalachaYomi OC 638:2 Can’t use any of 8 days of Sukot food or other items that hung to decorate Suka for anything else, even if they fell.
#TanyaYomi 8Tevet: Idle chatter, soul cleansed by “hollow of sling.” Forbidden speech, goes to Purgatory. Torah neglect, Snow Purgatory.
#EmunaYomi 322: One who trusts in God is relieved of worry about livelihood & free to focus on their specific task on earth w/ a clear mind.
Shabbat / 4-Jan-20 / 7 Tevet 5780                                  #1113
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 7: Jacob’s clan get best land in Egypt. Due to famine Egyptians sell livestock, fields & selves as slaves to Pharaoh.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 9:2 There were 7 liquid measuring vessels in Temple: the Hin; 1/2 Hin; 1/3 Hin; 1/4 Hin; Log; 1/2 Log; 1/4 Log.
#DafYomi #Nida 73: The school of Eliyahu taught: Anyone who studies Halakhot every day is guaranteed that he is destined for World-to-Come.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 2:12 Partners buy field & then divide it, neither has any rights in the side of the other. Can block water, windows.
#HalachaYomi OC 637:1 Didn’t build Suka before Chag, intentionally or not, build on Chol HaMoed, even towards end of 7th day.
#TanyaYomi 7Tevet: Body undergoes “Purgatory of the grave” to purify uncleanliness from enjoyment of mundane pleasures from kelipat nogah.
#EmunaYomi 321: Complete trust in God includes the trust that livelihood is part of God’s Divine Providence over every creation.
Friday / 3-Jan-20 / 6 Tevet 5780                                  #1112
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 6: Emotional reunion of Jacob & Joseph. Joseph presents 5 of his brothers to Pharaoh. Jacob meets and blesses Pharaoh.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 8:6 Temple wine: From Keruhim & Atulim is Alpha (best). 2nd: Bet Rima & Bet Lavan on mountain, Kfar Signa in valley.
#DafYomi #Nida 72: R’ ElazarBAzaria to R’ Akiva: Halakha to Moshe from Sinai: woman that emits blood during 11 days between periods is Zava.
#RambamYomi #Shchenim 1:2 If can’t divide property, 1 partner can say to other: Sell me your portion for this price, or buy mine for same.
#HalachaYomi OC 634:4 Even if head & most of body is inside Suka, but table is outside Suka and ate, as if didn’t eat in the Suka.
#TanyaYomi 6Tevet: Wasteful emission of semen big sin; begets many unclean kelipot, unless repents w/ great love & transforms into merits.
#EmunaYomi 320: If one believes that God is the life-giving Creator, one should also believe that the Creator sustains His creations.
Thursday / 2-Jan-20 / 5 Tevet 5780                                  #1111
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 5: Jacob & descendants that go to Egypt listed. Joseph & sons added to the count. Total of 70 souls that reach Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 8:5 1st Oil of 1st Crop is best. 2ndOil/1stCrop = 1stOil/2ndCrop. 3rdOil/1stCrop = 2ndOil/2ndCrop = 1stOil/3rdCrop.
#DafYomi #Nida 71: Blood of submission (Dam Tvusa): Person was killed, quarter-log of blood emerged while alive & continued after death.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 12:17 Righteous don’t accept gifts. Rather they trust in God, not in generous people. “One who hates gifts will live.”
#HalachaYomi OC 634:1 A Suka that isn’t at least 7 x 7 Tfahim is invalid. Regarding the maximum, there is not a measurement above.
#TanyaYomi 5Tevet: Glutton, leads to lust, energy of wine & meat absorbed into 3 evil kelipot until repents. Trace of evil remains in body.
#EmunaYomi 319: God sustains all His creations, from the one-celled amoeba to magnificent galaxies. He who gives life also gives livelihood.
Wednesday / 1-Jan-20 / 4 Tevet 5780                                  #1110
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 4: Jacob & family travel to Egypt. Stop in Ber Sheva. Bring sacrifice. God comes to Jacob in vision & says don’t fear.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 8:3 Tekoa is Alpha (best) for Temple oil. 2nd is Regev. From whole land is valid, but brought from these places.
#DafYomi #Nida 70: What do to become wise? Spend more time in study house, less on business. Many did & didn’t get wisdom. Pray to God also.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 11:24 If a Shchiv mera says don’t eulogize me, not eulogized; if says don’t use my money to bury me, ignored.
#HalachaYomi OC 633:8 A Suka that is not taller than ten Tfachim (handbreadths) is invalid.
#TanyaYomi 4Tevet: KelipatNogah=intermediate category between 3 totally unclean kelipot & order of Holiness. Neutral things can be elevated.
#EmunaYomi 318: Quality of person’s livelihood depends on their Emuna. Serious efforts to reinforce trust in God can improve livelihood.
Tuesday / 31-Dec-19 / 3 Tevet 5780                                  #1109
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 3: Joseph consoles brothers for selling him. Sends them to Canaan to inform Jacob that alive & bring family to Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 8:1 Communal or individual sacrifices can come from new or old produce grown in or out of Israel except Omer & 2 loaves.
#DafYomi #Nida 69: In Galahi, poor orphan forced to shepherd oxen. Killed all oxen: Just as if doesn’t own ox, watches 2 days; gets 2 skins.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 10:7 Can’t find $ father left. Had dream, told him place & instructions. Found $. Doesn’t have to fulfill instructions.
#HalachaYomi OC 633:5 If Suka is higher than 20 Amot & built shelf against middle wall which has requirements of Suka, entire Suka valid.
#TanyaYomi 3Tevet: Those that don’t surrender selves to God sustained “behind back” through contractions, diminished Light & Life, exile.
#EmunaYomi 317: Guarding one’s eyes from impure books, movies, magazines, websites, helps escape lust that makes normal person insane.
Monday / 30-Dec-19 / 2 Tevet 5780                                  #1108
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 2: Judah offers to be a slave in Benjamin’s place. Joseph overcome with emotion reveals himself as their lost brother.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 7:4 Minha with libations sanctified in vessel, found animal-offering invalid: can offer with different animal-offering.
#DafYomi #Nida 68: R’ Eliezer appears more correct than R’ Yehoshua; R’ Akiva appears more correct than either; but Halakha like R’ Eliezer.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 9:1 Shchiv mera says don’t reveal gift until after die, valid. It’s not a secret gift, because after death will reveal.
#HalachaYomi OC 633:2 If Suka is higher than 20 Amot but palms leaves come down into it: if its shade is larger than its sunlit area, valid.
#TanyaYomi 2Tevet: God created 1 thing vs other. 10 holy Sfirot vs 10 crowns of impurity. If think/talk/act on unclean things, ruins spirit.
#EmunaYomi 316: It’s easier to poison the mind than it is to poison the body.
Sunday / 29-Dec-19 / 1 Tevet 5780                                  #1107
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 1: Judah confronts Joseph. Recounts recent history & how Benjamin’s absence will kill father Jacob.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 7:2 Consecration Minha (Miluim) consisted of Matza like Todah: cakes (Halot), wafers (Rekikim), & soaked cakes (Revuha).
#DafYomi #Nida 67: R’ Yoḥanan: If woman opened her eyes very wide or closed her eyes very tightly while immersing, immersion is ineffective.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 8:2 Shchiv mera: deathly ill bedridden person. His verbal orders are considered as if they were written & delivered.
#HalachaYomi OC 633:1 A Suka taller than twenty Amot is invalid, whether large or small, whether its walls reach the S’chach or not.
#TanyaYomi 1Tevet: Superiority of knowing & comprehending Torah, more than doing. Torah like “food” & “garments”, Mitzvot just “garments”.
#EmunaYomi 315: Guarding one’s eyes & mind from lewd & forbidden input is just as important as guarding one’s mouth from swallowing poison.
Shabbat / 28-Dec-19 / 30 Kislev 5780                                  #1106
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 7: Joseph frames Benjamin as thief. Brothers brought back to Joseph in Egypt where Benjamin sentenced to slavery.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 6:7 Omer sifted thru 13 sieves; 2 loaves, 12; showbread, 11. R’ Shimon: no number, brought fine flour, sifted as needed.
#DafYomi #Nida 66: One needs to inform the public of his troubles, so that the public will pray for him & he will be cured of his ails.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 7:1 Shushvinut: $ sent by friends of groom (Shushvinim) for wedding expenses, who then eat & drink w/groom at party.
#HalachaYomi OC 632:1 Invalid S’chach in middle, if 4 Tfahim or more, invalidates Suka. Less than 4, valid and can even sleep under it.
#TanyaYomi 30Kislev: When comprehend Torah part, intellect grasps, encompasses it, in turn clothed in it, wisdom, will of God, unity w/ Him.
#EmunaYomi 314: The more a person succumbs to lust, lewd thoughts, the less sane he becomes. People do insane things to fulfill their lusts.
Friday / 27-Dec-19 / 29 Kislev 5780                                  #1105
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 6: Brothers bring Benjamin to Egypt to Joseph. Joseph throws feasts for the brothers.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 6:5 All Mnahot must be rubbed 300x and beaten 500x. The rubbing and the beating is performed with the grains of wheat.
#DafYomi #Nida 65: Once a person’s teeth fall out and he has difficulty eating (old age), his food (income) diminishes accordingly.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 6:1 Gift given, assess & follow intent. Dad told that son died, signed over property to other, if son alive, gift null.
#HalachaYomi OC 631:7 If S’chach projects 7 Tfahim beyond Suka area, as long as 1 other wall extends as well, can sit under that S’chach.
#TanyaYomi 29Kislev: Can only apprehend God when clothed in Torah & Mitzvot, 1 & the same. Like embracing a king in his robes; king in robe.
#EmunaYomi 313: “Evil thoughts & contemplations of lust make people crazy.” Strong correlation between personal holiness and mental health.
Thursday / 26-Dec-19 / 28 Kislev 5780                                  #1104
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 5: Unrecognized Joseph accuses brothers of spying. Only way to prove themselves is to bring Benjamin down to Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 6:3 Mnahot prepared in vessel need 3 applications of oil: pouring, mixing & putting oil in vessel, before completed.
#DafYomi #Nida 64: R’ Meir: Any woman whose menstrual blood is plentiful, her children are plentiful.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 5:1 Gifting from someone healthy or sick, must always be done openly & publicly. Secret gift documents are of no value.
#HalachaYomi OC 631:4 If S’chach is light covering but no place has 3 handbreadths of empty space, ok, provided shaded part exceeds sunlit.
#TanyaYomi 28Kislev: 3 garments deriving from Torah & commandments infinitely higher & greater quality than nefesh/ruach/neshama themselves.
#EmunaYomi 312: Only way to guard against the pitfalls of the evil inclination is by strengthening Torah learning and strengthening Emuna.
Wednesday / 25-Dec-19 / 27 Kislev 5780                                  #1103
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 4: Famine begins. Joseph distributes food. Brothers come to Egypt to buy, but don’t recognize Joseph. Charade begins.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 6:1 Minha of Kohens, of Kohen Gadol & Minhas offered with libations are completely for Altar. Kohens get no share of it.
#DafYomi #Nida 63: Urine that is an effective detergent is specifically urine that fermented. For how long must it be fermented? For 3 days.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 4:8 One can acquire on behalf of minors or adults, w/ or w/o their presence. A person’s courtyard acquires objects in it.
#HalachaYomi OC 631:3 Ideally, S’chach should be diffused enough so can see large stars through it at night. If not, still valid.
#TanyaYomi 27Kislev: Each divine soul (nefesh elokit) has 3 garments: thought, speech & action, that can be expressed in 613 Torah commands.
#EmunaYomi 311: The evil inclination has all kinds of ploys to trap a person, and uses a variety of temptations to twist one’s judgement.
Tuesday / 24-Dec-19 / 26 Kislev 5780                                  #1102
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 3: Joseph appointed Viceroy. In charge of all Egypt. Gathers “uncountable” amount of grain. Married and 2 sons born.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 5:8 If commits to bring Minha made on a griddle (Mahavat), can’t bring one made in a pan (Marheshet); and viceversa.
#DafYomi #Nida 62: Immersed garment, applied 7 substances to stain, didn’t disappear, it’s a dye, don’t immerse garment again, no impurity.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 3:2 If creditor forgoes debt or gives gift of object that beneficiary was guarding, verbal statement enough & binding.
#HalachaYomi OC 630:11 One can make a Suka wall from living things that are tied there, like an animal tied to a wall.
#TanyaYomi 26Kislev: Even wise & understand greatness of the Infinite, unless binds knowledge & fixes thought, won’t have true love & fear.
#EmunaYomi 310: As the evil inclination wants a person to sin, he injects that person with a dose of insanity.
Monday / 23-Dec-19 / 25 Kislev 5780                                  #1101
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 2: Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dreams: mean 7 yrs of plenty followed by 7 yrs of famine. Gives advice how to save Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 5:6 Waving ceremony: puts 2 loaves on 2 lambs, 2 hands under, and waves them forward, backward, upward and downward.
#DafYomi #Nida 61: Why does it say Gedalia killed his people? Because he should have listened to the warning & didn’t, as if he killed them.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 2:1 Land of convert who died w/o heirs, or of non-Jew that sold to Jew that didn’t claim, can be claimed by Hazaka.
#HalachaYomi OC 630:9 If Suka walls are greater than 7 Tfahim & a little bit, & erected less than 3 Tfahim close to the ground, it’s valid.
#TanyaYomi 25Kislev: Soul gradations correspond 10 Sefirot: 3 “mothers”: Chohma(wisdom), Bina(understanding), Daat(knowledge) + 7 multiples.
#EmunaYomi 309: The evil inclination wants to drive a person crazy. A person doesn’t sin unless the spirit of insanity enters his brain.
Sunday / 22-Dec-19 / 24 Kislev 5780                                  #1100
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 1: 2 yrs pass. Dreams trouble Pharaoh. No one successfully interprets. Wine steward suggests Joseph. Summoned from jail.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 5:5 Some Minhahs need bringing near but not waving, some both, some waving but not bringing near, and some neither.
#DafYomi #Nida 60: R’ Nehemia: cloth less than 3×3 fingerbreadths doesn’t become ritually impure. Item that’s not fit for poor or rich.
#RambamYomi #Zehia 1:1 Items found in desert or by river like grass, trees, wild fruit are ownerless. 1st to take ownerless object owns it.
#HalachaYomi OC 630:6 Inserted 4 poles, whether in the middle or the edge of the roof and covered them with S’chach, it’s an invalid Suka.
#TanyaYomi 24Kislev: Infinite gradations of soul, include Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama. Descend thru worlds of Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzira, Asiya.
#EmunaYomi 308: R’ Nachman of Breslov teaches: “by learning Torah, one is saved from madness.” (Abridged Likutei Moharan 1:1).
Shabbat / 21-Dec-19 / 23 Kislev 5780                                  #1099
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 7: Pharaoh’s wine steward & baker thrown in jail with Joseph. He interprets their dreams. They come true.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 5:2 All Minhahs must be kneaded with lukewarm water and must be watched lest they become leavened.
#DafYomi #Nida 59: Better for Tanna to teach strength of lenient ruling. If can, formulates dispute to emphasize extent of lenient opinion.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 30:1 If someone acquires land or item for person w/o their knowledge, beneficiary can decline; seller can’t retract.
#HalachaYomi OC 630:2 Suka needs at least 2 walls perpendicular to each other + 3rd wall of at least 1 Tefach width within 3 Tefach of wall.
#TanyaYomi 23Kislev: Evil traits from 4 elements, Kelipa, SitraAhra: Fire|anger, pride; Water|pleasure-seeking; Air|frivolity; Earth|sloth.
#EmunaYomi 307: Belief in the words of the wise together with Emuna in God is the key to mental health.
Friday / 20-Dec-19 / 22 Kislev 5780                                  #1098
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 6: Potiphar’s wife tries to seduce Joseph. He rejects her. She claims he raped her. He’s thrown in jail.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 5:1 All Minhahs must be offered unleavened, except leavened cakes of Todah and 2 loaves of Shavuot are brought leavened.
#DafYomi #Nida 58: R’ Nehemia: item that doesn’t become ritually impure, doesn’t get “stains”, i.e. doesn’t become impure from bloodstain.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 29:18 A drunk liable for actions. Selling, buying & gifts binding. If drunk like Lot, considered mentally incapacitated.
#HalachaYomi OC 630:1 All materials are valid for the walls of the Suka. Even if its sunny area is greater than its shade, it’s still valid.
#TanyaYomi 22Kislev: 5 types: Tzadik prospers/suffers, wicked prospers/suffers & Beinoni. Beinoni is motivated by both good & evil nature.
#EmunaYomi 306: Ignoring the wise can cause insanity. A person acts insane only because he ignores the advice of others.
Thursday / 19-Dec-19 / 21 Kislev 5780                                  #1097
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 5: Joseph, extremely successful and good looking slave in Egypt to Potiphar, who puts him in charge of entire estate.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 4:4 Golden altar dedicated by incense; Olah altar by morning Tamid; Table by Shabat showbread; Menora by 7 lamps in eve.
#DafYomi #Nida 57: Samaritans didn’t bury stillborns. Learned that person who inherits land, has burial place; but not if doesn’t inherit.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 28:5 “I’m selling you land of a specific size.” Must be exact. If less, pay buyer. If more, return extra land to seller.
#HalachaYomi OC 629:16 Bundle was tied to sell by quantity & buyer unties as soon as buys, not really a “bundle” (& can be used as S’chach).
#TanyaYomi 21Kislev: Responsa to many questions of faithful seeking moral guidance in service of God. Will find counsel on every matter.
#EmunaYomi 305: Person connected to the truth is happy serving God the best way they can, without going into hair-splitting stringencies.
Wednesday / 18-Dec-19 / 20 Kislev 5780                                  #1096
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 4: Tamar, widow of Judah’s son, dresses as prostitute, has relations with Judah and bears twin boys, Peretz & Zerach.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 4:1 Absence of: blue in Tzitzit doesn’t invalidate white; of hand-tfilin doesn’t invalidate head-tfilin; & viceversa.
#DafYomi #Nida 56: Jew’s blood stain on garment, impure. Samaritan’s: R’ Meir, impure, they’re true converts; Sages: pure, converts of fear.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 27:1 If sold ship, doesn’t include attached small boats, servants or any of the merchandise unless specifically says so.
#HalachaYomi OC 629:13 Any item that is still connected to the ground can’t be used as S’chach & its law is the same as that of a tree.
#TanyaYomi 20Kislev: Listening to moral advice is not the same as reading it. Everyone’s mind is different, absorb lessons differently.
#EmunaYomi 304: Those who demand angelic deportment from themselves are therefore candidates for frustration, gloom & disappointment.
Tuesday / 17-Dec-19 / 19 Kislev 5780                                  #1095
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 3: Brothers decide to sell Joseph as slave. Mislead father Jacob to believe Joseph dead.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 3:7 The absence of one part or even one letter from Mezuza invalidates it. Same if missing one part or letter of Tfilin.
#DafYomi #Nida 55: Sages decreed skin of a dead person is ritually impure lest person make rugs for a donkey from skin of deceased parents.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 26:4 Seller of land needs to buy from the buyer a path to get to his well, winepress or dovecote that kept in field.
#HalachaYomi OC 629:9 All types of food are susceptible to ritual impurity, therefore we don’t use any type of food as S’chach for the Suka.
#TanyaYomi 19Kislev: Book of Beinonim. R’ Meshulam Zusil of Anipoli: This book printed to correct mistakes of Kuntresim that have gone out.
#EmunaYomi 303: Remember that the Torah wasn’t given to angels, but to human beings with human limitations.
Monday / 16-Dec-19 / 18 Kislev 5780                                  #1094
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 2: Joseph’s brothers plan to kill him. Thanks to Reuben’s intercession they throw him into a pit.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 3:5 Absence of smallest part of Minha: of handful; of 10th of flour; of wine; of oil; invalidates the whole.
#DafYomi #Nida 54: Blood of menstruating woman & flesh of a corpse transmit impurity by contact & by carrying when they’re moist & when dry.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 25:2 Sold house: doesn’t include other structures, large roof, cistern, even if on property, unless specifically stated.
#HalachaYomi OC 629:6 Small reed mat, if typically sit on, susceptible to impurity, invalid S’chach. Large mat, if not used for sitting, ok.
#TanyaYomiM 18Kislev: Choose men to lead prayer word by word, moderately, out loud, neither overly prolonging nor racing intemperately.
#EmunaYomi 302: Stringencies in religious observance are madness. Do what can with innocence and simplicity of thought and intent.
Sunday / 15-Dec-19 / 17 Kislev 5780                                  #1093
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 1: 17 yr-old Joseph has dreams foretelling leadership. It sets his brothers against him.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 3:2 Minha still ok if didn’t: add oil; mix; break up; salt; wave; draw near; anoint w/ oil; or if broke in large pieces.
#DafYomi #Nida 53: Woman saw red stain on her garment, she & consecrated items that she touched impure retroactively, from last laundering.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 24:15 If seller didn’t write “from ground of earth’s depths to heights of the sky” buyer won’t get air or depth rights.
#HalachaYomi OC 629:3 Arrowshafts that don’t have receptacle for arrowhead, kosher for S’chach. Arrowshaft that has receptacle, invalid.
#TanyaYomiM 17Kislev: Deeply grieved that God’s people preventing him who yearns for life & longevity of our brethren from leading prayers.
#EmunaYomi 301: The result of an hour a day in personal prayer is increased happiness and decreased stress and worry.
Shabbat / 14-Dec-19 / 16 Kislev 5780                                  #1092
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 7: Seir the Horite’s sons: Lotan, Shoval, Zivon, Ana, Dishon, Ezer, Dishan. Chieftains, descendants of Edom/Esau.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 3:1 Took handful from Minha w/ improper intent to eat or burn part that not usually eaten or burnt, offering still ok.
#DafYomi #Nida 52: God created many hairs on person’s head, each w/ its own follicle, so 2 hairs shouldn’t draw sustenance from 1 follicle.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 23:1 Can transfer ownership of property with regard to the produce it will give. Like renting a house.
#HalachaYomi OC 628:3 If built Suka on a camel or on top of a tree, it is valid. One may not, however, climb up to it on Yom Tov.
#TanyaYomiM 16Kislev: Infinite Light and His Unity will be revealed in heart by calling forth the river Eitan, radiance of supernal wisdom.
#EmunaYomi 300: Devote 1 hr/day in self-evaluation, repentance & prayer, have nothing to worry about. God doesn’t have to send wake-up call.
Friday / 13-Dec-19 / 15 Kislev 5780                                  #1091
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 6: Jacob arrives at BetEl. Rachel dies giving birth to Benjamin; buried in BetLehem. Isaac dies. Esau’s descendants.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 2:3 Improper intent for Toda (thanks-offering) can render the bread Pigul, but on bread does not render the Toda Pigul.
#DafYomi #Nida 51: Any fish w/ scales also has fins and is kosher. There are fish that have fins but don’t have scales; they’re non-kosher.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 22:1 Can’t make sale, gift or will of item not yet in existence: produce of field, fruit of trees, offspring of animals.
#HalachaYomi OC 628:2 If a Suka is constructed upon a wagon or upon a boat, if it cannot withstand ordinary land winds it is invalid.
#TanyaYomiM 15Kislev: Internal aspect of depth, which is inner aspect of Torah, is totally united w/ Infinite Light clothed within Torah.
#EmunaYomi 299: Fear is expression of lack of Emuna, particularly that all God does is for best. Person w/ Emuna doesn’t fear anything.
Thursday / 12-Dec-19 / 14 Kislev 5780                                  #1090
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 5: Hamor’s son Shehem rapes Dina. Wants to marry her. Brothers tell them to circumcise; then kill all city’s men.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 2:1 Took out Minha handful w/ intent to eat remainder or burn handful next day, R’ Yosi: it’s Pigul & liable in Karet.
#DafYomi #Nida 50: Just as leprous marks are viewed by a Kohen only in the daytime, so too, disputes are adjudicated only in the daytime.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 21:1 Can sell (@ market price) even if don’t know item’s measure, weight or quantity. If don’t even know WHAT it is, no.
#HalachaYomi OC 627:1 One must sit in the air of the Suka (i.e. directly under the space of the S’chach).
#TanyaYomiM 14Kislev: All worlds, the exalted and the lowly, are dependent on the precise and meticulous performance of a single Mitzva.
#EmunaYomi 298: All suffer some emotional problems: boredom, no satisfaction, anger, worry, nervous, mood swings, +. Emuna cures these ills.
Wednesday / 11-Dec-19 / 13 Kislev 5780                                  #1089
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 4: Jacob insists Esau take gift. Esau offers joint travel. Jacob declines. Gets to Shehem, buys field, builds altar.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 1:3 If he put in Minha too much of its oil or too little of its oil or too little of its frankincense, it is invalid.
#DafYomi #Nida 49: Earthenware vessel w/ hole that enables entry of liquid into vessel enables exit, but some holes enable exit, not entry.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 20:1 Disagree on price, then reunite: if buyer takes object, seller’s price; but if seller gives it over, buyer’s price.
#HalachaYomi OC 626:3 Made a Suka in house below roof from which removed shingles, even if wood or beams that held shingles still there, ok.
#TanyaYomiM 13Kislev: Through the study of Torah laws in speech & in thought, the Klipot become separated and distinct from the sacred.
#EmunaYomi 297: The more a person corrects and strengthens Emuna, the more he or she will enjoy mental and emotional health.
Tuesday / 10-Dec-19 / 12 Kislev 5780                                  #1088
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 3: Israelites don’t eat hip tendon because angel hurt Jacob there. Jacob sees Esau w/ 400 men. Bows 7x. Hug & kiss.
#MishnaYomi #Mnahot 1:1 Minhahs from which handful taken not in own name valid, except that don’t count in fulfilling owners’ obligation.
#DafYomi #Nida 48: “Man or woman, if they commit any of the sins of men.” Torah makes women equal to men w/ regard to all Torah punishments.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 19:1 Can’t sell property or object that is disputed or under judgement until buyer is made fully aware of the situation.
#HalachaYomi OC 625:1 Dwell in Sukot 7 days because God protected us; refers to clouds of glory in desert that protected us from heat & sun.
#TanyaYomiM 12Kislev: When man studies Torah, Mishna, Talmud, draws forth Infinite Light into This World, included, nullified in His Light.
#EmunaYomi 296: Born healthy & succumb to fear, anxiety, depression, other mental & emotional difficulties; blemished Emuna root of problem.
Monday / 9-Dec-19 / 11 Kislev 5780                                  #1087
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 2: Account of gift sent. Jacob crossed Yabok River at night. Alone, wrestled angel until dawn, renames him Israel.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 14:9 If consecrated sacrifice & offered outside while Bamot forbidden: violated Mitzva Aseh, LoTaaseh; liable for Karet.
#DafYomi #Nida 47: Separating Hala is Torah obligation only when all Jews in Israel. 2nd Temple period, not all ascended, not reinstated.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 18:1 It’s forbidden to deceive in business, whether to a Jew or a non-Jew. Seller must notify buyer of all defects.
#HalachaYomi OC 624:3 Havdala of Yom Kipur is done on a cup of wine, but we don’t bless on spices, even if Yom Kipur was on a Shabbat.
#TanyaYomiM 11Kislev: Aim of the Chochmah is the rectification of the visages of Atzilut, upon whom depend the rationales of the Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 295: Emotional confusion results from confused Emuna. Emotional weakness outcome of weak Emuna. Rule of thumb for mental illness.
Sunday / 8-Dec-19 / 10 Kislev 5780                                  #1086
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 1: Jacob sends Esau gift-laden messengers. Divides camp in 2. Prays to God that Esau shouldn’t kill him & family.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 14:7 When they came to Nov & Givon, Bamot ok again. Ate KodsheiKodashim within curtains, KodshimKalim in all Israel.
#DafYomi #Nida 46: 13yrs + 1 day old, even if doesn’t know how to utter clearly & articulate meaning of statements, his vows are in effect.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 17:1 Said merchandise was good but turned out bad; buyer can retract. Bad, but turned out good; seller can retract.
#HalachaYomi OC 623:6 At end of Slichot (of Neila) say 7x Hashem is God, (& 1x Shema Yisrael & 3x Baruch Shem Kavod) & sound the Shofar.
#TanyaYomiM 10Kislev: The law itself & its revealed rationale are Malchut of Beriah & Yetzirah of the state of Neshamah.
#EmunaYomi 294: Soul & Emuna 1 aspect. Emotional health directly related to level of Emuna. Emotional disturbances from breakdown in Emuna.
Shabbat / 7-Dec-19 / 9 Kislev 5780                                  #1085
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 7: Lavan/Jacob make covenant, not to harm each other & Jacob won’t take other wives. Place stones: YegarSahaduta/GalEd.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 14:6 When Mishkan was at Shilo, Bamot were forbidden. Mishkan had no roof, had base of stones with ceiling of curtains.
#DafYomi #Nida 45: And God built [Vayiven] a woman (from man’s rib). God gave women a greater understanding [Bina] than that of men.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 16:9 Sold article with defect that couldn’t see, if article destroyed due to defect, seller has to reimburse the buyer.
#HalachaYomi OC 623:2 Neila prayer time when sun on treetops so will finish close to sunset. Hazan needs to shorten to finish before sunset.
#TanyaYomiM 9Kislev: There is a common characteristic that all intellectual fear & love of the angels are considered created ex nihilo.
#EmunaYomi 293: God gratified when we pass test of faith that comes w/ affliction. Reinforcing faith can insure health of body, mind & soul.
Friday / 6-Dec-19 / 8 Kislev 5780                                  #1084
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 6: Jacob runs w/ family, wealth; Rachel steals Lavan’s idols; he pursues; God warns him not to harm Jacob, Jacob vents.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 14:4 Before Mishkan was set up: Bamot ok, service by 1stborns. After Mishkan set up: Bamot forbidden, service by Kohens.
#DafYomi #Nida 44: 1 day old boy inherits mom if she dies; bequeaths to paternal brothers if he dies; if kill him, murder; mourn like adult.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 15:5 If conducts business without making specific demands, assume he’s following prevailing customs of the community.
#HalachaYomi OC 622:2 YomKipur Minha: 3 read from Torah Parsha of forbidden relations, 3rd reader reads Maftir Yona, blesses before & after.
#TanyaYomiM 8Kislev: Seed stimulates power of growth within soil, God’s command. So too, parchment, Etrog arouse unto loftiest heights.
#EmunaYomi 292: Bedridden can use available time for soul-searching that can lead to full recovery, instead of wasting time on folly.
Thursday / 5-Dec-19 / 7 Kislev 5780                                  #1083
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 5: Jacob asks to leave Lavan. Discuss wages. Deal w/ future ringed, spotted & speckled flock. God tells Jacob, go home.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 14:1 If slaughtered Red Heifer outside its appointed place or offered Yom Kipur scapegoat outside, not liable.
#DafYomi #Nida 43: Only Zav imparts impurity to items by moving them. Impurity imparted by the movement of a Zav unlike any other in Torah.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 14:18 Verbal abuse is more severe than unfair gain. Verbal abuse can’t be compensated. God responds promptly if called.
#HalachaYomi OC 621:6 Custom to pledge Tzedaka on YomKipur in memory of dead (& remember their souls; also have forgiveness on YomKipur).
#TanyaYomiM 7Kislev: Eliciting from above downward is a necessity thru Mitzvot of performance to draw Light into the vessels.
#EmunaYomi 291: Don’t wait to turn to God. Putting complete trust in God not only facilitates healing but helps keep healthy people healthy.
Wednesday / 4-Dec-19 / 6 Kislev 5780                                  #1082
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 4: Ruben finds Lea a flower, Rachel takes & offers Lea night w/ Jacob, Lea has +2 boys, 1 girl. Rachel has son, Josef.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 13:7 Prescribed rite inside exempts him if does it outside, while prescribed rite outside exempts him if does it inside.
#DafYomi #Nida 42: R’ Shmuel B’ Bisna to Abaye: “You’re all spewing the same saliva.” You’re all repeating the same unsatisfactory answer.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 13:4 Seller transparent about the price of the item & the value of the item: even if large difference, not unfair gain.
#HalachaYomi OC 621:3 If have a Brit Mila on Yom Kipur, say blessing on Mila without a cup. Ram”a: some say do say w/ cup & give to infant.
#TanyaYomiM 6Kislev: Thought is reflection, an extension of the essence of intellect of soul. Intellect is radiance & garment for the soul.
#EmunaYomi 290: R’ Noah of Lachovitch: if doctors say no cure & patient reinforces complete trust in God, all gates of healing are opened.
Tuesday / 3-Dec-19 / 5 Kislev 5780                                  #1081
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 3: Jacob works 7yrs for Rachel. Dad switches her/Leah, asks +7yrs for Rachel, Jacob agrees. 4 born to Leah, 4 to maids.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 13:6 R’ Elazar: if make Sukot water libation outside Temple, liable. R’ Nehemia: if offer blood residue outside, liable.
#DafYomi #Nida 41: Though R’ Shimon maintains human cesarean birth is like regular birth, animals born by cesarean are unfit for sacrifices.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 12:11 Buyer can retract if seller took advantage, for as long as takes to show merchandise to expert for appraisal.
#HalachaYomi OC 619:6 It is a custom to sleep in the synagogue the night of Yom Kipur and to say songs & praises to God the entire night.
#TanyaYomiM 5Kislev: Comprehending the existence state is not intrinsically as worthy as study of Mitzvot & grasping their essential nature.
#EmunaYomi 289: Even if sharp sword @ neck, never give up hope. “Hope” means prayer. Most cogent prayer is sick person’s prayer for himself.
Monday / 2-Dec-19 / 4 Kislev 5780                                  #1080
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 2: Well, 3 flocks waiting, Rachel comes w/ sheep, Jacob takes rock off well, waters Rachel’s flock, kisses her, cries.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 13:3 Case where slaughtering outside Temple more stringent than offering up outside Temple; and case where it’s reverse.
#DafYomi #Nida 40: Mom had cesarean, doesn’t have days of impurity & purity, nor brings offering for birth. R’ Shimon: like regular birth.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 11:2 A sale done based on some condition, only works if a regular transfer is done first & then the condition fulfilled.
#HalachaYomi OC 619:4 On the night of Yom Kipur, there must be a person standing to the right of the Hazan & a person standing to the left.
#TanyaYomiM 4Kislev: By seizing Etrog & waving it as per Halacha, seizing life-force clothed in Nukva of Atzilut, united w/ Infinite Light.
#EmunaYomi 288: Reciting psalms, names of Tzadikim (righteous) & prayers of healing to God demonstrated to help heal where medicine failed.
Sunday / 1-Dec-19 / 3 Kislev 5780                                  #1079
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 1: Jacob leaves BerSheva to Haran. Slept, dream, ladder, angels up & down, God: I’ll give you land, kids. Jacob’s vow.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 13:2 Ritually unclean person ate unclean or clean sacrifice, liable. R’ YosiHaglili: liable only if ate clean sacrifice.
#DafYomi #Nida 39: Time of woman’s menstrual cycle came, has to examine self; if didn’t, ritually impure; typical to discharge blood then.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 10:1 Person forced to sell item, binding. Seller protested prior in front of witnesses that against will, not binding.
#HalachaYomi OC 618:10 Sick person that ate on YomKipur & felt well enough to bless, has to say remembrance of YomKipur in Birkat Hamazon.
#TanyaYomiM 3Kislev: To perform Mitzva that can’t be delegated to another, forego Torah study & prayer, state of intellectual love & awe.
#EmunaYomi 287: Blind trust in doctors & medicine form of idolatry. People mistakenly think life depends on man w/ stethoscope around neck.
Shabbat / 30-Nov-19 / 2 Kislev 5780                                  #1078
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 7: Esau saw Isaac blessed Jacob, sent away, told not to marry Canaanite girl. Esau marries Mahalat, Ishmael’s daughter.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 12:5 Burn bulls & goats to fulfill Mitzva, do so in BetHadeshen & defiles garments; if not, in BetHabira, don’t defile.
#DafYomi #Nida 38: Shmuel: woman gives birth after 271, 272 or 273 days. Pious had intercourse from Wednesday onward to avoid Shabat birth.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 9:3 Orphan’s property same rules as Temple property. If orphan sells produce & didn’t receive money, can retract sale.
#HalachaYomi OC 618:7 When feed those allowed to eat on YomKipur, give little portions, volume of 2/3 of egg. Wait time takes to eat 4 eggs.
#TanyaYomiM 2Kislev: All Mitzvot are designed to “repair” the 248 organs of the Minor Visage thru drawing Infinite Light into the Intellect.
#EmunaYomi 286: Best to avoid saying anything of committal nature; say “too early to tell,” or “not enough info for accurate prognosis.”
Friday / 29-Nov-19 / 1 Kislev 5780                                  #1077
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 6: Isaac blesses Jacob. Esau vows murder. Rebeca tells Jacob to leave. Isaac orders Jacob to marry Lavan’s daughter.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 12:4 R’ Hanina SganHaKohanim: never saw hides burnt. R’ Akiva: proof it goes to Kohens: Sages: “never saw” isn’t proof.
#DafYomi #Nida 37: SheilaBAvina knew would die shortly after R’ Asi so R’ Asi wouldn’t criticize him in front of Rav. Died. Buried together.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 8:1 Agreement as to sale price of field; buyer paid part; buyer doesn’t acquire the whole field until pays in full.
#HalachaYomi OC 618:4 2 doctors say patient needs to eat on YomKipur & even if 100 doctors say doesn’t have to, listen to 2 who say to eat.
#TanyaYomiM 1Kislev: Prayer calls forth the blessed Infinite Light itself to modify the state of creatures; ill, cured; vegetation sprouts.
#EmunaYomi 285: Doctors often pressured to tell “truth.” Careful to say that seems critical, but experience that God’s hand can change all.
Thursday / 28-Nov-19 / 30 Heshvan 5780                                  #1076
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 5: Isaac old, blind, tells Esau to get food so can bless him. Rebeca tells Jacob to get the blessing. Disguises as Esau.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 12:1 Kohens with blemishes, whether permanent or passing, receive a share and may eat sacrifices, but can’t offer them.
#DafYomi #Nida 36: R’ Asi misheard Rav on deathbed, heard excommunicate SheilaBAvina. Verbal jousting between 2, R’ Asi gets sick, dies.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 7:2 Transaction that agreed but not completed, whoever backs out gets curse of “Mi Shepara” (God will take retribution).
#HalachaYomi OC 618:1 Doctor says patient needs to eat on YomKipur or illness will worsen, even if patient says doesn’t want, needs to eat.
#TanyaYomiM 30Heshvan: Invalid prayer is superior to Torah studied with distinctly improper intention, which only reaches “lower than sun.”
#EmunaYomi 284: Sick person can recover in spite of all negative predictions. Commitment to repentance or a Mitzvah can lead to recovery.
Wednesday / 27-Nov-19 / 29 Heshvan 5780                                  #1075
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 4: Isaac goes to BerSheva. God blesses will have much progeny. Builds altar. Avimeleh, Pihol seek peace treaty w/ Isaac.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 11:7 Scouring means in hot water and rinsing in cold water. The spit and the grill are cleansed with hot water.
#DafYomi #Nida 35: Zov discharge like barley dough water, runny, like white of unfertilized egg; semen viscous, white like fertilized egg.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 6:1 Produce can’t be used, but can be acquired in barter trade. Coins can’t be given or acquired in barter transaction.
#HalachaYomi OC 617:4 Woman gave birth within 3 days of Yom Kipur, breaks fast. From 3 to 7 days, if she says she needs to eat, allowed.
#TanyaYomiM 29Heshvan: In the 2nd Chamber are the garments that clothe the soul as a result of Mitzvot, though in Lower Garden of Eden.
#EmunaYomi 283: Negative prognoses are sometimes completely inaccurate. Gloomy prognosis robs patient right to die with optimism & faith.
Tuesday / 26-Nov-19 / 28 Heshvan 5780                                  #1074
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 3: Isaac becomes very wealthy. Avimeleh sends him away. Re-digs dad’s wells. Fight over wells. 3rd well, don’t fight.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 11:6 Copper vessel taken past Tabernacle curtain, return it, scour & rinse in holy place. If defiled- 1st break & fix.
#DafYomi #Nida 34: Sages: ritual impurity of AmHaaretz is pure on Festivals. “All Israel gathered to the city, as 1 man, united [Haverim].”
#RambamYomi #Mehira 5:1 Barter transaction binding once 1 side lifts object, even if traders assign different monetary values to each item.
#HalachaYomi OC 617:1 A woman that is pregnant or nursing must keep all of the strictures of the fast of Yom Kipur.
#TanyaYomiM 28Heshvan: Torah w/o proper intention creates angels in World of Yetzirah. With proper intention created in world of Beriah.
#EmunaYomi 282: God doesn’t reveal the day of death; could have detrimental effects. How can mortal be so presumptuous to think he knows it?
Monday / 25-Nov-19 / 27 Heshvan 5780                                  #1073
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 2: Isaac goes to Grar. Men ask about wife, says sister, fears will kill him for her. Avimeleh discovers, warns locals.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 11:3 Only Hatat blood which was received in vessel & is fit for sprinkling that splattered on garment requires washing.
#DafYomi #Nida 33: “Her impurity on him” generalization; “& every bed” detail; generalization only refers to detail: only bed & seat impure.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 4:1 A person’s container acquires articles placed in it wherever he has permission to put the container.
#HalachaYomi OC 615:1 On Yom Kipur forbidden: to have marital relations; to touch wife, like Nida (menstruant); or sleep in 1 bed with her.
#TanyaYomiM 27Heshvan: No “turning of face to face” (Panim) except thru Mitzvot that require action. Mere thought accomplishes nothing.
#EmunaYomi 281: Doctors who discourage patients, who forecast how long patient has to live, are robbing them of any chance for recovery.
Sunday / 24-Nov-19 / 26 Heshvan 5780                                  #1072
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 1: Rebeca conceives, prophecy 2 nations, Esau sells 1stbornship to Jacob. Famine, God to Isaac: don’t leave land, bless.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 11:1 If blood of Hatat (of those that are eaten or of inner sacrifices) spurted on garment, the garment must be washed.
#DafYomi #Nida 32: R’ Meir concerned for common minority (sexually undeveloped adults), not uncommon minority (underage girls menstruating).
#RambamYomi #Mehira 3:4 Paid for object, can retract if didn’t lift it. Buyer lifted object that usually don’t lift, acquires it & must pay.
#HalachaYomi OC 614:2 Leather footwear forbidden on YomKipur; even just covered in leather. If of rubber, straw, cloth or anything else, ok.
#TanyaYomiM 26Heshvan: Uttered Torah speech “pierces atmospheres.” To elevate from below upward, proper thought is imperative.
#EmunaYomi 280: Even if the sick person is destined to die, he should still be surrounded with optimism and encouragement.
Shabbat / 23-Nov-19 / 25 Heshvan 5780                                  #1071
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 7: Ishmael 137yrs, 12 princes: Nevayot, Kedar, Adbe’el, Mivsam, Mishma, Duma, Masa, Hada, Tema, Yetur, Nafish, Kedma.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 10:7 And in all of these sacrifices, the priests may deviate in how they eat it, and eat them roasted, stewed or boiled.
#DafYomi #Nida 31: If have intercourse w/ husband all the time, becomes accustomed & then repulsed. If keep Nida, will be dear like @ Hupa.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 2:7 Sells or gifts herd & gives over the Mashkuhit (animal that leads the herd), enough for other to acquire whole herd.
#HalachaYomi OC 613:12 Nowadays, forbidden for woman to go to Mikvah on Yom Kipur, even if that day is when she is due to immerse.
#TanyaYomiM 25Heshvan: Charity, kindness that Jews perform w/ generosity of pure heart, alive, exist in physical world until TchiyatHametim.
#EmunaYomi 279: Claims that doctor must give patients truthful assessments is a fallacy. Patient shouldn’t be robbed of hopes of recovery.
Friday / 22-Nov-19 / 24 Heshvan 5780                                  #1070
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 6: Abraham marries Ketura, kids: Zimran, Yokshan, Medan, Midian, Yishbak, Shuah. Sent east w/gifts. Abraham dies 175.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 10:5 All Hatats in the Torah precede Ashams, except the Asham of a Metzora, because it comes to make a person fit.
#DafYomi #Nida 30: There’s no Apotropos (steward) for restraining sexual intercourse; can say warden himself had intercourse w/ maidservant.
#RambamYomi #Mehira 1:3 Land is acquired in one of 3 ways: money transfer, contract of sale, or Hazaka (demonstrating one’s ownership).
#HalachaYomi OC 613:9 Forbidden to cool off on Yom Kipur with moist material, as well as with clay or metal utensils that contain water.
#TanyaYomiM 24Heshvan: Metaphorically souls of Israel = limbs of Shechinah. 2nd Temple destroyed; Israel in exile, suffering, Shechinah too.
#EmunaYomi 278: A doctor’s spiritual and emotional support is inestimably beneficial to every patient.
Thursday / 21-Nov-19 / 23 Heshvan 5780                                  #1069
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 5: Bro & mom try to delay, servant insists, Rebeca wants to go w/ him, go, see Isaac after his prayer, veil, marry.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 10:3 A first-born precedes tithe, because its sanctity is from the womb, and it is eaten by the Kohens.
#DafYomi #Nida 29: Woman left pregnant, returned not, 3 weeks pure, 10 weeks alternated. B’ Shamai: 95 immersions; B’ Hilel: 35; R’ Yosi: 1.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 13:1 Friend’s animal falling under its load, command to help him unload the animal whether load is too much or not.
#HalachaYomi OC 613:4 Ram”a: We are strict about washing face on Yom Kipur & don’t even rinse eyes. Forbidden to rinse mouth on Yom Kipur.
#TanyaYomiM 23Heshvan: Comes to synagogue regularly & doesn’t 1 day, God asks about him. God does same with all Mitzvot, especially charity.
#EmunaYomi 277: A doctor’s encouraging word carries far more weight than a layman’s word. Should also use his influence to reinforce Emuna.
Wednesday / 20-Nov-19 / 22 Heshvan 5780                                  #1068
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 4: Rebeca’s bro, Lavan, greets servant, brings home, servant tells mission, Lavan & Betuel agree from God & marriage.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 10:1 Whatever’s more frequent than other, takes precedence over other. Tamid before Musaf. Shabat Musaf b4 RoshHodesh.
#DafYomi #Nida 28: Woman gave birth to Tumtum (sexual organs covered) or Androginos (hermaphrodite) observes strictures for both boy & girl.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 12:4 Don’t put coins in mouth. May have dried spittle of sick person or sweat. All sweat is like venom except from face.
#HalachaYomi OC 613:1 Forbidden to bathe on YomKipur in hot or cold water. Even to put finger in water forbidden. But to clean filth, ok.
#TanyaYomiM 22Heshvan: The Supreme Will vested in Written Torah’s 613 Mitzvot, manifest only in Oral Torah. Repeat Halachot, get Olam Haba.
#EmunaYomi 276: A doctor must avoid saddening or encouraging despair. One of his most important tasks is encouraging a patient.
Tuesday / 19-Nov-19 / 21 Heshvan 5780                                  #1067
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 3: Servant goes to AramNaharaim, prays for girl, condition that waters camels, Rebeca does it. Servant kneels to God.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 9:7 Just as Altar sanctifies whatever is eligible for it, so does the ramp, liquid & dry vessels sanctify what eligible.
#DafYomi #Nida 27: Abaye: Case of twins, 1 seed split in 2; 1 completed & born beginning of 7th month & 2nd completed & born end 9th month.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 11:4 Must build strong guardrail 10 Tefah high on roof & any potentially dangerous location on ones property.
#HalachaYomi OC 612:9 Drank on YomKipur, liable if drank enough to fill up one cheek-full of their mouth, each according to their size.
#TanyaYomiM 21Heshvan: Garments of Lower Garden of Eden for good deeds; of upper Garden are of love & devotion of heart to Torah & prayer.
#EmunaYomi 275: R’ Nachman emphasizes that sickness and disease are the result of a breakdown of happiness (Likutei Moharan II:24).
Monday / 18-Nov-19 / 20 Heshvan 5780                                  #1066
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 2: Abraham got field & cave, buried Sarah. Abraham orders servant to get wife for Isaac from hometown. Servant vows.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 9:4 Just as sacrifices don’t descend from Altar once they have ascended, so they don’t ascend if they have descended.
#DafYomi #Nida 26: R’ Oshaya the Youngest of Group: 5 items minimum measure 1 Tefah: afterbirth; Shofar; lulav’s spine; Suka wall; hyssop.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 10:9 Elders decapitate calf by riverbank. Can never farm that area. Can comb flax, drill stones (i.e. non-farming work).
#HalachaYomi OC 612:5 Measurements of amounts of food eaten on YomKipur only to determine liability. Forbidden to eat or drink any amount.
#TanyaYomiM 20Heshvan: Mitzvot were only given to physical man in this world, because he has the choice to turn his heart to good.
#EmunaYomi 274: R’ Nachman stressed the importance of maintaining happiness and avoiding sadness and depression at all costs.
Sunday / 17-Nov-19 / 19 Heshvan 5780                                  #1065
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 1: Sara dies @ 127yrs in Hebron. Abraham eulogizes, cries; buys Mahpela cave+field from Efron for 400 silver shekel.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 9:3 R’ Hananya, chief of the Kohens, said: my father used to push blemished animals off the Altar.
#DafYomi #Nida 25: R’ Yitzḥak b Ami: fetus’ gender determined at conception: if woman emits seed 1st gives birth to boy; if man does, girl.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 9:2 Murdered corpse discovered. Buried where found. Elders of nearest city bring calf (egla arufa) to riverbank.
#HalachaYomi OC 612:2 Whatever food one eats added to amount for which liable on YomKipur (less than small egg); even salt on meat counted.
#TanyaYomiM 19Heshvan: Person conceives wondrous new insight, at that moment, wondrous delight born in mind. Surpasses intellect & wisdom.
#EmunaYomi 273: Medical research shows that optimism & a happy attitude play an important role in healing, recovery & resistance to disease.
Shabbat / 16-Nov-19 / 18 Heshvan 5780                                  #1064
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 7: God to Abraham: sacrifice Isaac. Travels 3 days, binds Isaac, angel stops him, passed test, blessed. Rebecca born.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 9:1 Altar sanctifies whatever eligible for it. R’ Yehoshua: if eligible for Altar fire, doesn’t descend once ascended.
#DafYomi #Nida 24: Any Kohen who has two backs and two spines is disqualified from the Temple service, as he is blemished.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 8:10 Other 42 Levite cities serve as cities of refuge, but the 6 main Cities of Refuge are havens even without intent.
#HalachaYomi OC 611:2 Labor that liable on Shabat also YomKipur. If does intentionally on Shabat punishment of stoning; on YomKipur, Karet.
#TanyaYomiM 18Heshvan: Every Jew needs to be reincarnated many times, until he has fulfilled all 613 Mitzvot in thought, speech & action.
#EmunaYomi 272: Physicians are granted a Divine license to heal, not to dishearten patients. Terrible mistake to say how long has to live.
Friday / 15-Nov-19 / 17 Heshvan 5780                                  #1063
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 6: Avimeleh & Fihol treaty w/ Abraham. Abraham claims well that dug, set aside 7 lambs, swears. Place called Ber Sheva.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 8:10 When put mixed blood on Altar 4x actively transgress “don’t add”; if put 1x passively transgress “don’t diminish.”
#DafYomi #Nida 23: Woman discharged fetus that looked like animal then birthed son, son 1stborn for inheritance but doesn’t need redemption.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 7:8 Admitted to City of Refuge, prohibited to leave, even for great need of nation. Only freed when Kohen Gadol dies.
#HalachaYomi OC 610:3 Light candles in every place for Yom Kippur: synagogues, study halls, dark alleys and for the sake of the sick.
#TanyaYomiM 17Heshvan: Man’s effort which his soul toiled in life, above in hidden state. Revealed, radiates from above downward at passing.
#EmunaYomi 271: Medical professionals should also plead to God and ask for patience, understanding, and a sensitivity of their patients.
Thursday / 14-Nov-19 / 16 Heshvan 5780                                  #1062
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 5: Abraham 100 when Isaac born. Big party when weaned. Sarah has Abraham exile Hagar & son. Got lost, angel saves them.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 8:8 If blood of unblemished animals was mixed with blood of blemished animals, it must be poured out into the duct.
#DafYomi #Nida 22: Woman discharged item like red shells, asked Rabbi who asked other Sages who asked doctors. Doctors: cause wound in womb.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 6:4 If someone was killed due to negligence, murderer is not accepted to City of Refuge & blood redeemer can kill him.
#HalachaYomi OC 608:4 On Yom Kipur eve should only eat foods that are light for digestion so won’t be satiated and stuffed when pray.
#TanyaYomiM 16Heshvan: Letter to Berdichever consoling son’s death: Miriam’s death in Torah next to Red Heifer; purified highest impurity.
#EmunaYomi 270: Doctor’s slightest misjudgment can have tragic, fatal results. Should plead for Divine assistance in everything they do.
Wednesday / 13-Nov-19 / 15 Heshvan 5780                                  #1061
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 4: Sodom destroyed. Lot’s wife looks back, turns to salt; girls get him drunk, have sons from him. Avimeleh. Isaac born.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 8:6 Blood got mixed w/ water, if still looks like blood can sprinkle on Altar. If mixed w/ wine, considered like water.
#DafYomi #Nida 21: Woman bled during 2 days of labor, 3rd day discharged but doesn’t know what, uncertain if status of birth or Ziva.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 5:1 Killed unintentionally, exiled to City of Refuge. Court can’t accept ransom from killer to stay in his own city.
#HalachaYomi OC 608:2 Ram”a: better that sins should be done from negligence & not on purpose if they’re not an explicit Torah command.
#TanyaYomiM 15Heshvan: Hakal Tapuhin Kadishin: orchard of holy apples: radiates over disciples, instills thoughts of repentance, good deeds.
#EmunaYomi 269: Physicians, pray daily before work that God should help you be a worthy emissary. Should be agent of healing & not death.
Tuesday / 12-Nov-19 / 14 Heshvan 5780                                  #1060
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 3: Angels @ Sodom, Lot hosts ’em, city threatens ’em, angels blind ’em, grab Lot, wife, 2 girls: exit, don’t look back.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 8:4 Hatat & Olam limbs mixed: R’ Eliezer: put all on top of Altar, Hatat like wood. Sages: let disfigure & burn outside.
#DafYomi #Nida 20: R’ Ashi: I don’t know how to distinguish between different shades of blood, shouldn’t rule as to whether pure or not.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 4:8 Murderer who can’t be executed because of technicality: imprisoned, fed little, then fed barley until belly bursts.
#HalachaYomi OC 607:4 Sins for which one confessed on the previous Yom Kipur & didn’t repeat, even so, can return and confess over them.
#TanyaYomiM 14Heshvan: After Tzadik’s death, disciples can receive their part of his faith, awe, love; not just “rays” of his physical body.
#EmunaYomi 268: Doctors usually compassionate. Must avoid arrogance. Remember only messengers of healing. God decides who lives & dies.
Monday / 11-Nov-19 / 13 Heshvan 5780                                  #1059
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 2: Guests depart to Sodom, Abraham escorts out. God reveals will destroy Sodom, Abraham bargains to save ’em, ends @ 10.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 8:2 Sacrifice got mixed up with other sacrifice of same kind, 1 offered in name of 1 owner, 2nd offered in name of 2nd.
#DafYomi #Nida 19: If a woman sees green blood from the outset, don’t deem her ritually impure; if sees red blood, then green blood, impure.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 3:3 Man died from blow of object: court checks object, strength of blow, attacker, victim & likelihood of death.
#HalachaYomi OC 607:2 In Vidui (confession) prayer of Yom Kipur, don’t have to specify detail of sin. Appropriate to do so in silent prayer.
#TanyaYomiM 13Heshvan: Tzadik’s life not physical but spiritual; consists of faith, awe, love. These 3 attributes prevalent in every world.
#EmunaYomi 267: R’ Nachman: Certain illnesses from lack of Emuna. Can’t be cured physically. Need prayer, repentance & strengthening Emuna.
Sunday / 10-Nov-19 / 12 Heshvan 5780                                  #1058
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 1: Abraham gets 3 visitors, prepares feast, they say Sarah will have son, she laughs, God asks Abraham why she laughs.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 8:1 Sacrifices got mixed up with Hatats that must be left to die or ox to be stoned, even 1 in 10,000, all must die.
#DafYomi #Nida 18: Found meat in street, outside stores, follow majority of stores. If most stores in city sell kosher meat, assume kosher.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 2:4 King or court allowed to kill assassin contractor even if technically they are not deserving of the death penalty.
#HalachaYomi OC 606:2 Sinned against person, person died, bring 10 people to his grave & say: I’ve sinned against God & against so-and-so.
#TanyaYomiM 12Heshvan: When a Tzadik departs, he’s found in all worlds more than during his lifetime; even in this world of action.
#EmunaYomi 266: If sick, should pray for Emuna that everything for best & ability to thank God. When start thanking God, life gets better.
Shabbat / 9-Nov-19 / 11 Heshvan 5780                                  #1057
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 7: Brit Mila; If don’t do it, out of nation. Sarai to be Sarah. Will have son, named Itzhak. Abraham & men did Brit.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 7:5 Sacrifices whose unfitness developed in sanctity don’t defile in the gullet. Not in sanctity, does defile in gullet.
#DafYomi #Nida 17: Liable for own life if: eats peeled garlic, onion or egg or drinks diluted drinks that were all left out overnight.
#RambamYomi #Rozeah 1:7 Better to stop a potential murderer “Rodef” non-fatally, but if not sure will stop them, commanded to kill them.
#HalachaYomi OC 606:1 Sins between people aren’t subject to atonement on Yom Kippur unless the offender appeases the offended party.
#TanyaYomiM 11Heshvan: God’s name is magnified & sanctified when we walk in right way that He’s shown us & we’ll walk in His path forever.
#EmunaYomi 265: Gratitude to God is apex of Emuna & conducive to good health. Opposite true, lack of Emuna is often root cause of disease.
Friday / 8-Nov-19 / 10 Heshvan 5780                                  #1056
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 6: God to Abram: kids’ll be slaves in other land, then return to Canaan. Ishmael born. God changes Abram to Abraham.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 7:2 Olah bird offered above Altar red line w/ Olah rites for sake of Olah, ok. Offers below, even w/ any rites, unfit.
#DafYomi #Nida 16: Woman hiding from danger, time of period came & she didn’t examine herself: ritually pure. Fear dispels menstrual blood.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 8:14 Person pursuing a murderer in act of attacking 3rd party is not liable for any incidental damage, so won’t hesitate.
#HalachaYomi OC 604:1 It is a Mitzvah to eat on the eve of Yom Kippur and even to increase the meal.
#TanyaYomiM 10Heshvan: When Shechinah emerges from KlipatNoga, sparks extracted, evil dispersed, all will be by means of Pnimiyut of Torah.
#EmunaYomi 264: Thanking God for apparent calamity such as sickness is highest expression of Emuna. Recognizes that all from God & for best.
Thursday / 7-Nov-19 / 9 Heshvan 5780                                  #1055
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 5: God: Fear not, Abram; your reward is great. Abram: I have no kids. God: Look at stars, you’ll have as many kids.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 7:1 Hatat bird offered below Altar red line with Hatat rites for sake of Hatat, ok. W/ rites and/or name of Olah, unfit.
#DafYomi #Nida 15: Wife w/ fixed menstrual cycle, husband home 7 days after expected period, if she had time to immerse, he can assume pure.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 7:7 One is fully liable for any damages that caused indirectly (i.e. removed pillow from under falling utensils).
#HalachaYomi OC 601:2 Even in Israel, Rosh Hashana is celebrated for two days.
#TanyaYomiM 9Heshvan: Every one of Israel is able to reveal secrets of wisdom and is obliged to do so in order to perfect his soul.
#EmunaYomi 263: God makes ailing person sick for their own benefit & welfare. This awareness allows person to thank God. Faster recovery.
Wednesday / 6-Nov-19 / 8 Heshvan 5780                                  #1054
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 4: Battle of 4 vs 5 kings. 4 kings win, take captives including Lot. Abram fights, wins, returns captives, blessed.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 6:5 Bird Olah sacrifice: Kohen went up Altar ramp to southeast horn. Pinched neck, severed, drained blood on Altar wall.
#DafYomi #Nida 14: Woman examined self w/ cloth that wasn’t examined by her before & put it in a box; next day found blood on it, impure.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 6:8 Guy with beam walking behind guy with jug. If beam breaks jug, owner of beam is liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 600:1 Egg laid on 1st day of Yom Tov & anything trapped or plucked on 1st day, is forbidden to have on 2nd day of Yom Tov.
#TanyaYomiM 8Heshvan: Mikra/Mishna/Talmud/Kabala in Atzilut. Mikra vests itself as far as Asiyah; Mishna as far as Yetzirah; Talmud, Beriah.
#EmunaYomi 262: Going to the doctor without prior spiritual effort shows lack of Emuna. Seek good health from He who grants life – God.
Tuesday / 5-Nov-19 / 7 Heshvan 5780                                  #1053
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 3: Abram & Lot herdsmen quarrel. Lot goes to Jordan plain by Sodom (evil people). God promises Abram land & kids.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 6:3 All who ascend Altar go from right, go around & descend from left, except for 3 who go up & down by retracing steps.
#DafYomi #Nida 13: Deaf woman that was so proficient that when her friends were unsure if ritually impure, they would show her their stains.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 5:2 Can’t raise hand in threatening way against another, even if don’t hit them. Considered a wicked person if does so.
#HalachaYomi OC 598:1 If Rosh Hashana falls on Shabat, we say “Tzidkatecha” at Mincha. Ram”a: some say we don’t say it & that’s our custom.
#TanyaYomiM 7Heshvan: Asur = forbidden = bound, can’t rise up. Mutar = permitted = unbound, can be raised. On Shabat, KlipatNoga raised.
#EmunaYomi 261: Talmud: before disease & suffering hit person, sworn to leave certain day, hour, by certain person & certain medical agent.
Monday / 4-Nov-19 / 6 Heshvan 5780                                  #1052
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 2: Pharaoh takes Sarai, Abram benefits, God plagues Pharaoh & house, Pharaoh confronts Abram, sends them away.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 6:2 The Hatat of a bird was sacrificed by the Altar’s southwest horn. Valid anywhere, but this was its particular place.
#DafYomi #Nida 12: Husband left wife in presumptive state of impurity, he assumes she’s still impure until she says: I’m ritually pure.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 4:7 Hit own parent: if didn’t draw blood, owe the 5 payments; if drew blood, doesn’t owe because punishment is execution.
#HalachaYomi OC 595:1 If has to choose between service where they know to blow Shofar well or where know to pray Musaf well, choose Shofar.
#TanyaYomiM 6Heshvan: 2nd Temple scholars had fields, vineyards, yet studied Torah laws, raised thousands of disciples. Secret Kabala study.
#EmunaYomi 260: God is the cause of all causes, the reason of all reasons. Must believe in God only, not in any intermediary or other cause.
Sunday / 3-Nov-19 / 5 Heshvan 5780                                  #1051
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 1: God to Abram: Leave your land, birthplace, dad’s house to land I’ll show you. Will make great nation, bless you.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 5:8 Pesah sacrifice only eaten at night, until midnight, only by those registered for it, & only roasted.
#DafYomi #Nida 11: Woman jumped, saw menstrual blood, happened 2 more times, established fixed menstrual cycle for jumps on specific days.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 3:7 Grave sin: “Whoever embarrasses someone publicly with words doesn’t have a share in the world to come.”
#HalachaYomi OC 594:1 If an individual didn’t blow Shofar, his friend can blow for him so can fulfill his obligation. Not same for prayer.
#TanyaYomiM 5Heshvan: ARI: only in these later generations permitted & have duty to reveal Kabala. Earlier generations weren’t permitted.
#EmunaYomi 259: Many are ensnared in the trap of the intermediary: believe in God, but also that the intermediary determines their fate.
Shabbat / 2-Nov-19 / 4 Heshvan 5780                                  #1050
#ParshaYomi #Noah 7: Tower of Babel. Generations, years from Shem until Abram. Abram marries Sarai. Sarai barren. Leave Ur, settle in Haran.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 5:6 Todah & Nazir’s ram are KodshimKalim (lesser sanctity), slaughtered anywhere in Temple Court, eat anywhere in city.
#DafYomi #Nida 10: Girl’s menstrual cycle hasn’t started, saw menstrual blood 2x, but not 3rd, her saliva, garment & blood stain are pure.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 2:14 To determine medical expenses, estimate days condition will last & requirements to treat. Damager pays immediately.
#HalachaYomi OC 592:3 Neither the blower nor the public should speak between first Tkiot (Tkiot Shemeyushav) & last ones (Tkiot Shemeumad).
#TanyaYomiM 4Heshvan: “Wise shall shine as splendor of firmament.” = Zohar = Tree of Life. Israel, thru Zohar will leave exile with mercy.
#EmunaYomi 258: Though health defies nature, must make every effort to care for our health, proper diet, exercise, avoid tobacco, alcohol.
Friday / 1-Nov-19 / 3 Heshvan 5780                                  #1049
#ParshaYomi #Noah 6: Noah plants vineyard, gets drunk; Ham sees him naked, Shem & Yafet cover; Noah curses Ham’s son. List world’s nations.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 5:3 Chatats slaughtered on north side of Altar, where receive their blood in vessels; blood placed on Altar’s 4 corners.
#DafYomi #Nida 9: Older woman? Woman for whom 3 menstrual cycles of 30 days passed close to her old age, and saw no menstrual blood.
#RambamYomi #Hovel 1:1 When injure someone liable for 5 things: damages, pain, medical treatment, loss of work and embarrassment suffered.
#HalachaYomi OC 591:8 If prays Rosh Hashana Musaf privately, shouldn’t do so until after 3rd (daylight) hour (Zmaniyot) of the day.
#TanyaYomiM 3Heshvan: “Do I, then, not fill the heavens & the earth, says God.” Infinitely beyond intellect to comprehend what that means.
#EmunaYomi 257: If God decrees that a person will recuperate – despite all medical logic – then that person will get well immediately.
Thursday / 31-Oct-19 / 2 Heshvan 5780                                  #1048
#ParshaYomi #Noah 5: God to Noah: Covenant with you, descendants & all creatures on earth. I’ll never flood world again. Rainbow my sign.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 5:1 KodsheiKodashim slaughtered on north side of Altar, as is YomKipur bull & goat & receiving their blood in vessels.
#DafYomi #Nida 8: Rooster stoned to death for killing a person. Teaches law of stoning ox that killed person also applies to other animals.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 18:13 Found contract. If possible the obligation already fulfilled, don’t return contract, lest try to make 2nd claim.
#HalachaYomi OC 591:4 RoshHashana Musaf say 10 verses each of Malchuyot, Zichronot & Shofrot, made of 3 Torah, 3 Ktuvim, 3 Neviim, 1 Torah.
#TanyaYomiM 2Heshvan: Heathen speaking & disturbing prayer; from God. Need to concentrate more on prayer until point where doesn’t hear.
#EmunaYomi 256: If God decrees that person should be sick for a week, no treatment in the world will help him get well any faster.
Wednesday / 30-Oct-19 / 1 Heshvan 5780                                  #1047
#ParshaYomi #Noah 4: God to Noah: Exit ark, multiply. Won’t curse earth again ‘cuz of man. Man can eat meat, but not blood. Don’t murder.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 4:6 Sacrifice slaughtered for 6 things: for sacrifice; sacrificer; God’s Name; fire-offering; fragrance; pleasing.
#DafYomi #Nida 7: Sages decreed: liquids contract impurity when touch impure vessel exteriors; but not solids, not as apt to contract.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 17:1 Whenever talked about finding a lost article, only becomes finder’s property when reaches his hand or his domain.
#HalachaYomi OC 591:1 The public prays the Musaf of Rosh Hashana (9 blessings) quietly and the Hazan prays with them as well.
#TanyaYomiM 1Heshvan: Heathens get life from Ahorayim of holiness. From numerous contractions get materiality, its pleasures; wealth; honor.
#EmunaYomi 255: Doctors can’t take into consideration patient’s spiritual debits & merits, his efforts to atone & improve, and so forth.
Tuesday / 29-Oct-19 / 30 Tishre 5780                                  #1046
#ParshaYomi #Noah 3: Floodwaters raised ark. Water covered all tall mountains. All creatures perished. Only Noah & those in ark survived.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 4:4 The sprinkling of Olah sacrifice’s blood allows burning its meat on the Altar and giving of its skin to the Kohens.
#DafYomi #Nida 6: Woman sees menstrual blood, renders her impure retroactively for 24 hour period, & beds, chairs, food, drink she touched.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 16:1 Needles, nails or the like: found 1, can keep; found 2 or more, needs to announce. Number of items like a mark.
#HalachaYomi OC 590:9 Blew 2 sets of Tkia/Shvarim-Trua/Tkia or Tkia/Shvarim/Tkia or Tkia/Trua/Tkia & messed 3rd set, only repeat 3rd set.
#TanyaYomiM 30Tishre: Man’s soul composed of 10 Sefirot. Soul’s attributes analogous to Sefirot. When speak words of Torah unifies Shehina.
#EmunaYomi 254: God runs world based on our actions. If people upright, world has harmony. Injustice, immorality & cruelty bring calamity.
Monday / 28-Oct-19 / 29 Tishre 5780                                  #1045
#ParshaYomi #Noah 2: Pure animals, 7; impure, 2. Noah 600yrs old, flood starts. Month 2, Day 17. Rain 40 days/nights. Creatures came 2 by 2.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 4:1 B’ Shamai: 1 blood sprinkling on outer Altar atones; for Chatat, 2. B’ Hilel: Chatat also atones with 1 sprinkling.
#DafYomi #Nida 5: Ritually impure man wraps self in cloak, pure items next to him, uncertain if touched them w/ cloak,  items remain pure.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 15:1 Finds object that seem intentionally placed down, can’t touch it, even if doesn’t have identifying mark.
#HalachaYomi OC 590:4 Need to blow 3 Shvarim in 1 breath. Shvarim-Trua: some say don’t have to do in 1 breath, some say 1. Ram”a: 2 breaths.
#TanyaYomiM 29Tishre: “God is One & His name is One.” Life from His breath divides into 4 levels, worlds: Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzirah, Asiyah.
#EmunaYomi 253: When person transgresses particular sin, God arouses person to repent by afflicting corresponding appendage or tendon.
Sunday / 27-Oct-19 / 28 Tishre 5780                                  #1044
#ParshaYomi #Noah 1: God to Noah: I’m destroying man ‘cuz of his sins. Build ark, gather family, 2 of each animal. Ark 300 x 50 x 30 cubits.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 3:5 If had milk of sacred animals or dove’s eggs, not liable for Pigul, Notar or Tameh if consumed them.
#DafYomi #Nida 4: Touched person at night, didn’t know if alive or dead, next day was dead, got ritual impurity? R’ Meir: pure. Sages: not.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 14:2 Lost object with no identifying marks: when owner realizes lost, despairs of ever finding it. Finder can keep it.
#HalachaYomi OC 590:2 Doubt if biblical TRUA what we call Trua, Shvarim, or both. Need to blow all 3 options of Tkia, TRUA, Tkia 3x each.
#TanyaYomiM 28Tishre: In heathen countries, vivification is by way of investment of the extraneous patron-angels appointed over 70 nations.
#EmunaYomi 252: Each of a person’s appendages corresponds to one of positive Mitzvot & each tendon corresponds to one of negative Mitzvot.
Shabbat / 26-Oct-19 / 27 Tishre 5780                                  #1043
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 7: Metusela 969; Lameh 777; Noah has Shem,Ham,Yafet. Lives won’t be long. Nefilim. Man’s evil great. God regrets man.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 3:4 Slaughtered sacrifice w/ intent to eat inedible parts at wrong time or place, valid & not Pigul, Notar or Tameh.
#DafYomi #Nida 3: Uncertainty involving impurity in a public domain is ritually pure, in a private domain is ritually impure.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 13:1 Lost objects that are returnable: the finder needs to publicize it & ask for identifying signs to give it back.
#HalachaYomi OC 589:8 Blows Shofar for practice, doesn’t fulfill obligation, nor does person listening. Same if does w/o intent for Mitzva.
#TanyaYomiM 27Tishre: Those adept in Kabala know that God’s word = Shechinah = Ima Tataa & Matrunita (in Zohar) = Malchut.
#EmunaYomi 251: The body resembles the Torah. Body: 613 parts: 248 appendages, 365 tendons. Torah: 613 Mitzvot: 248 positive, 365 negative.
Friday / 25-Oct-19 / 26 Tishre 5780                                  #1042
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 6: Descendants/ages: Adam 930; Seth 912; Enosh 905; Kenan 910; Mahalalel 895; Yered 962; Hanoch 365, walked w/God.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 3:1 Sacrifice slaughtered by unfit person (non-Kohen, woman, slave or unclean) is valid, if unclean didn’t touch it.
#DafYomi #Nida 2: Shamai: Nida impurity starts from moment she sees blood. Hilel: begins from the time of her most recent self-examination.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 12:1 A person’s own lost object has priority over that of anyone else, if can’t also return the other person’s object.
#HalachaYomi OC 589:6 Women exempt from Shofar, but allowed to blow it. Even after man fulfilled his obligation, can still blow for women.
#TanyaYomiM 26Tishre: God’s “word & breath” not only created universe, but sustains continually. Type of soul even in stones, dust & water.
#EmunaYomi 250: What good is money, diamonds & jewels to a person w/ an ulcer, diabetes, and a cardiac condition, who can’t enjoy a meal?
Thursday / 24-Oct-19 / 25 Tishre 5780                                  #1041
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 5: Lemech’s 2 wives: Ada had Yaval, 1st shepherds; Yuval, 1st musicians. Zila had TuvalCain, blacksmith; sis Naama.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 2:5 R’ Yehuda: if improper intent of time precedes that of place: Pigul & get Karet; if opposite: invalid & no Karet.
#DafYomi #Midot 37: Trap doors in upper chamber into KodeshKodashim; workmen let down in baskets so shouldn’t feast eyes on KodeshKodashim.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 11:1 Positive command to return lost object to fellow Jew. If doesn’t, violates prohibition & negates positive command.
#HalachaYomi OC 589:1 Anyone not obligated in something (like Shofar) cannot enable another person to fulfill that obligation.
#TanyaYomiM 25Tishre: “Whoever’s angry, is as if he worships idols.” When angry, faith departs. If believed was from God, wouldn’t be angry.
#EmunaYomi 249: No test of faith is as difficult as sickness or injury. Job’s steadfast faith was shaken once his entire body was afflicted.
Wednesday / 23-Oct-19 / 24 Tishre 5780                                  #1040
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 4: Man exiled from Garden; knew Eve, had Cain, Abel. Cain kills Abel. God curses Cain, goes east of Eden, has kids.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 2:3 Does sacrifice rites w/ intent to eat or burn in wrong place: invalid, but no Karet; wrong time: Pigul, gets Karet.
#DafYomi #Midot 36: Whole stones from virgin soil of BetKerem on which no iron was lifted used for ramp & Altar. Iron disqualifies by touch.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 10:1 If non-Jew seized field of Jew with cause & then sold it to another Jew, 1st Jew has no claim to land.
#HalachaYomi OC 588:5 If Rosh Hashana falls on Shabat, we don’t sound the Shofar. Ram”a: & it’s even forbidden to touch a Shofar on Shabat.
#TanyaYomiM 24Tishre: No idle talk is to be spoken from moment Chazan starts prayer until the last Kaddish of the prayer is said.
#EmunaYomi 248: Few are able to ignore something that directly affects their own bodies, such as sickness or severe negative emotions.
Tuesday / 22-Oct-19 / 23 Tishre 5780                                  #1039
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 3: God makes Woman from Man’s rib. Snake convinces Woman to eat forbidden fruit, Woman gives to Man, all cursed.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 1:4 R’ Elazar: goes where needs to go, improper intention invalidates; goes where doesn’t have to, doesn’t invalidate.
#DafYomi #Midot 35: All Temple gates switched to gold except Nikanor gates ‘cuz miracle happened to them. Some say ‘cuz gleamed like gold.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 9:1 Robbed property & damaged it, robber must return property to original condition or add to the difference in value.
#HalachaYomi OC 588:1 Time to hear Shofar is during day, not night. Mitzva starts from sunrise. If heard before dawn, didn’t fulfill Mitzva.
#TanyaYomiM 23Tishre: If stand in front of King but doesn’t care to see Him & instead busies self w/ his own needs: inferior, fool & simple.
#EmunaYomi 247: Pains and afflictions of the body are God’s prime tools in arousing people to correct what they need to correct.
Monday / 21-Oct-19 / 22 Tishre 5780                                  #1038
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 2: Man in Garden of Eden, 4 rivers, God: don’t eat from Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil, will die. Man named animals.
#MishnaYomi #Zvahim 1:2 If slaughtered Bechor or Maaser in name of Shlamim, valid; Shlamim in name of Bechor or Maaser, invalid.
#DafYomi #Midot 34: Temple Mount officer did rounds each watch w/ lighted torch; if watcher asleep, hit w/ rod, allowed to burn clothing.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 8:5 Stole from a convert & swore falsely, if convert died without inheritors, pays Kohanim principal +1/5 + sacrifice.
#HalachaYomi OC 587:1 Blew Shofar into well or cave, those inside fulfill obligation; those outside, if heard Shofar, ok; heard echo, not.
#TanyaYomiM 22Tishre: Don’t separate self from congregation to learn something else. Participate in whatever congregation busies itself.
#EmunaYomi 246: Divine Providence plays a greater role in a person’s health than in any other area of a person’s life.
Sunday / 20-Oct-19 / 21 Tishre 5780                                  #1037
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 1: In beginning God created heavens & earth. Light; separate waters; land; sun/moon; birds/fish; animals, man; rest.
#MishnaYomi #Horayot 3:8 If Mamzer was a scholar & Kohen Gadol an ignoramus, the scholar Mamzer takes precedence over ignorant Kohen Gadol.
#DafYomi #Tamid 33: Temple’s shovel sound told: Kohen: time for Sanctuary bowing; Levi: psalm time; Maamad head: keep impure at east gate.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 7:1 Jew denies that he owes money to a Jew. Swore falsely. Has to pay back the principal plus 1/5th & bring a sacrifice.
#HalachaYomi OC 586:20 Placed 1 Shofar inside 2nd; if 1st sticks out on both ends & blows on 1st, kosher, if doesn’t alter sound of 1st.
#TanyaYomiM 21Tishre: Study weekdays between Minha/Maariv in groups of 10: Torah Pnimiyut, Ain Yakov Agada; most Torah secrets hidden in it.
#EmunaYomi 245: Each day changes: income problems, kid issues, health crisis. God sending individual messages to stimulate soul correction.
Shabbat / 19-Oct-19 / 20 Tishre 5780                                  #1036
#MishnaYomi #Horayot 3:6 If more frequent than other, takes precedence over other. If more sacred than other, takes precedence over other.
#DafYomi #Tamid 32: Sages wanted to avoid answering what’s above sky; below earth; what’s before Creation; what’s after end of the world.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 6:10 Rabbis prohibited gambling. It’s like stealing, even if participants know & agree beforehand that can lose money.
#HalachaYomi OC 586:17 Whoever draws drawings on Shofar with types of colors to adorn the Shofar are not doing properly.
#TanyaYomiM 20Tishre: If seat of scoffers is formed by 10 over which Shechina dwells, no greater insult & shaming of the Shechina than that.
#EmunaYomi 244: Physical treatments, medication can’t cure ailing soul. Body & soul connected. Their health depend on more than natural law.
Friday / 18-Oct-19 / 19 Tishre 5780                                  #1035
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 6: Moshe goes up Mt Nevo, sees land, dies, God buries him. 120yrs old. Israel mourned 30 days. Nobody like Moshe.
#MishnaYomi #Horayot 3:4 Both anointed Kohen Gadol & 1 w/ more garments = for YomKipur, marry virgin, don’t marry widow or mourn relatives.
#DafYomi #Tamid 31: 8 marble tables in Temple slaughterhouse, north of altar, Kohens washed offering innards, cool marble kept meat fresh.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 5:18 A king whose currency is accepted throughout the land is a true king. If not, he’s a thief & his laws aren’t valid.
#HalachaYomi OC 586:16 Gold-platted Shofar: on mouthpiece, invalid; on inside, invalid; on outside, kosher, if doesn’t alter the sound.
#TanyaYomiM 19Tishre: Hashraah: immense radiation from God’s light that radiates in soul without limit or end. Intellect can’t comprehend.
#EmunaYomi 243: Sickness severe test of Emuna. God sends it. Don’t attribute to natural causes; for ultimate benefit; self-evaluate, repent.
Thursday / 17-Oct-19 / 18 Tishre 5780                                  #1034
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 5: Dan young lion streams from Bashan. Naftali full of God’s blessing, has sea & south. Asher: oil, iron, copper.
#MishnaYomi #Horayot 3:3 If king or Kohen Gadol sinned before were appointed, then appointed, considered as regular people for sacrifice.
#DafYomi #Tamid 30: From Jericho people heard: Temple’s large gate opening; shovel-shaped instrument; Levites singing. Smelled incense.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 4:1 Robber fined that victim swears about what was stolen & if there are witnesses to a theft robber pays entire claim.
#HalachaYomi OC 586:13 If a Shofar was originally long and was then cut, as long as it’s still the minimum required length, it’s kosher.
#TanyaYomiM 18Tishre: Hashraah: causing God’s indwelling vs reward. Reward: God irradiates soul that seeks Him with light of Torah.
#EmunaYomi 242: Many former inmates testify jail term was turning point in lives; completed emotionally, spiritually stronger & healthier.
Wednesday / 16-Oct-19 / 17 Tishre 5780                                  #1033
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 4: Rejoice Zevulun in your departures, Isahar in tents, will nourish from abundance of sea. Gad dwells like lion.
#MishnaYomi #Horayot 2:7 An individual and a ruler are both obligated to bring an Asham Talui, but a Kohen Gadol and the court are exempt.
#DafYomi #Tamid 29: 3 cases Sages exaggerated: Altar’s circular ash heap; Sanctuary’s gold vine; Curtain between Kodesh & KodeshKodashim.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 3:1 Object thief stole rose in value & thief damaged it, pays increased value. Otherwise, pays value at time of theft.
#HalachaYomi OC 586:10 A Shofar made by gluing Shofar pieces together is invalid, even if mouthpiece part has minimum Shofar requirements.
#TanyaYomiM 17Tishre: 10 that sit, learn Torah, God dwells with them: Man’s descent into this world for purpose of this ascent; none higher.
#EmunaYomi 241: Most inmates have plenty of time at their disposal; God gives them conditions conducive for introspection & repentance.
Tuesday / 15-Oct-19 / 16 Tishre 5780                                  #1032
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 3: Josef: Land will be blessed w/ water, abundance of all. Horns of Reem. Ephraim’s myriads, Menase’s thousands.
#MishnaYomi #Horayot 2:5 The king may neither judge nor be judged, neither may he testify nor may others testify against him.
#DafYomi #Tamid 28: Which way of life upright? Love admonition; if hear admonition of wise, pleasantness, goodness & blessing enters world.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 2:1 Stolen object that has not changed, object itself must be returned. If changed, returns value of object.
#HalachaYomi OC 586:6 If the sound of the Shofar was very thick or very thin, still kosher. All sounds from the Shofar are kosher.
#TanyaYomiM 16Tishre: Should have simple will & spirit of voluntary offering in every 1 whose heart prompts him to serve “a whole service.”
#EmunaYomi 240: Imprisonment frequently substitute for much more serious punishment. Person should actually thank God for being in jail.
Monday / 14-Oct-19 / 15 Tishre 5780                                  #1031
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 2: Levi: kept covenant, will teach Israel Tora, serve on altar. Benjamin: God’s beloved, will dwell on shoulders.
#MishnaYomi #Horayot 2:3 Court doesn’t have to bring sacrifice until their ignorant ruling accompanied by Shogeg action. Same w/ KohenGadol.
#DafYomi #Tamid 27: Temple Mount watch within walls so if watchman tires, can sit on Temple Mount. Courtyard watch outside walls, can’t sit.
#RambamYomi #Gezela 1:10 Just the desire to get home, wife, utensils or anything else of his fellow, even legally, violates “Don’t covet.”
#HalachaYomi OC 586:4 Using a Shofar from an idol sacrifice is invalid. It never loses its idolatry designation.
#TanyaYomiM 15Tishre: There will be an arousal of love in everyone’s heart who understands precious nature of God’s love for nether beings.
#EmunaYomi 239: If Josef would’ve lacked Emuna, complained, depressed, God’s presence departs, might’ve rotted in jail, suffer living death.
Sunday / 13-Oct-19 / 14 Tishre 5780                                  #1030
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 1: Moshe blesses Israel before his death. Moshe commanded Torah, legacy for Jacob. Ruben live. Juda beat enemies.
#MishnaYomi #Horayot 2:1 KohenGadol ruled for self Bshogeg & acted Bshogeg, brings bull. Decision of KohenGadol for self like court for all.
#DafYomi #Tamid 26: Chamber of the Hearth was surrounded by rows of stone that protruded from walls and served as benches, stairs, and beds.
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 9:12 Trespasser into garden, field, pen or corral (as opposed to a house) may not be killed by owner.
#HalachaYomi OC 586:1 Rosh Hashana Shofar should be from a ram & bent. Bdiavad, ok if straight. Can’t use horn of cow or most wild animals.
#TanyaYomiM 14Tishre: “Love upsets the natural order of conduct,” for it is a covering of the eyes, not to see the truth.
#EmunaYomi 238: Josef kept cheery disposition in prison. Led to being in charge there. Suddenly released, became powerful, 2nd to Pharaoh.
Shabbat / 12-Oct-19 / 13 Tishre 5780                                  #1029
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 7: Moshe: Pay attention. Not an empty thing. It’s your life & will lengthen your days. God: Go up mount, see land, die.
#MishnaYomi #Horayot 1:4 Court & people Bshogeg, bring bull; court Mezid, people Shogeg, lamb or goat; court Shogeg, people Mezid, exempt.
#DafYomi #Tamid 25: Kohens kept watch in 3 places in Temple courtyard: Chamber of Avtinas, Chamber of the Spark & Chamber of the Hearth.
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 8:1 Just as with scales, weights & measures, also need to be exact with land. Even a fingerbreadth of land great loss.
#HalachaYomi OC 585:1 One most blow the Shofar while standing. Ram”a: our custom is to blow by the Bima, where we read the Torah.
#TanyaYomiM 13Tishre: Toshiya (salvation) refers to matters of Torah. Etzah (counsel) are those who intercalcate years and determine months.
#EmunaYomi 237: Facing hard & taxing test of faith, muster Emuna & inner strength to accept w/ love, entire situation can turn for better.
Friday / 11-Oct-19 / 12 Tishre 5780                                  #1028
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 6: I will bring vengeance on My enemies, repay those who hate Me. Will avenge blood of servants & appease land, people.
#MishnaYomi #Horayot 1:3 Court ruled to uproot entire principle, said Nida, or Shabat, or idolatry not Torah prohibitions, they’re exempt.
#DafYomi #Kinim 24: If can divide the pairs of birds so those of 1 woman need not have part of them offered above & part below, 1/2 valid.
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 7:1 Weights and measures must be exact. Anything less is deceiving others.
#HalachaYomi OC 584:4 A Brit Mila on Rosh Hashana is performed between the reading of the Torah and the blowing of the Shofar.
#TanyaYomiM 12Tishre: Charity has a wondrous advantage without parallel. Should perform numerous times, frequently; praiseworthy if do so.
#EmunaYomi 236: Pray God protect from negative friends/influence, send good messengers to help correct life. Prayers in own language better.
Thursday / 10-Oct-19 / 11 Tishre 5780                                  #1027
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 5: How can 1 chase 1,000, 2 chase 10,000? Only if God has given them over. I cause death, grant life, I Strike & heal.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 6:11 R’ HananiaBAkashya: pleased God to give merit to Israel, therefore gave them abundance of Torah & Mitzvot. Glorious.
#DafYomi #Kinim 23: If 1 bird from pair of unassigned birds for sacrifice flew away or died, need to get a new bird for the pair.
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 6:2 If shepherd sells item that would be noticed by owner, can buy from him. If wouldn’t be noticed, considered stolen.
#HalachaYomi OC 583:2 There’s a custom to eat from the head of a lamb on Rosh Hashana night, to say “we should be as a head & not a tail.”
#TanyaYomiM 11Tishre: Contribute $ to Land of Israel every week, or at least every month. Strive to be 1st w/ Mitzva, especially Tzedaka.
#EmunaYomi 235: To merit true & complete repentance, must pray constantly for God’s assistance & guidance, and ask to be lead on right path.
Wednesday / 9-Oct-19 / 10 Tishre 5780                                  #1026
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 4: God angry. Will hide face. Made Me jealous w/ non-God, will anger them w/ non-nation. Fire, arrows, famine, sword +.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 6:9 R‘ YosiBKisma was offered 1 million gold dinar to move. Said even if gave all $ in world, not leaving place of Torah.
#DafYomi #Meilah 22: Rabbi Meir allows making a retroactive designation (called Breira) with regards to Terumah.
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 5:1 Don’t buy stolen goods. Severe sin. Encourages thieves to steal more. Proverbs 29:24: “hates his own soul.”
#HalachaYomi OC 582:9 Even though during year Amida is said quietly, on RoshHashana & YomKipur can be out loud. Have Machzors, so won’t err.
#TanyaYomiM 10Tishre: Merkava angels, Face of Oxen & of Eagle, nurtured, content by spirit of cattle & fowl of ascending altar sacrifices.
#EmunaYomi 234: Confessing to God vital to spiritual & emotional welfare, repentance, remorse for sin & deciding to improve from now on.
Tuesday / 8-Oct-19 / 9 Tishre 5780                                  #1025
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 3: Rode Israel on high places, gave them delights of the world. Became fat & rebelled. Alien worship. Forgot God.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 6:8 Beauty, strength, riches, honor, wisdom, old age, & children are becoming to the righteous & world. Rebbi & sons had.
#DafYomi #Meilah 21: Put Eiruv food on trained animal who took to right spot & told other person to receive from animal, valid Eiruv.
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 4:1 Guard swore item wasn’t by him, took it for himself & witnesses testified that it was by him, pays double.
#HalachaYomi OC 582:5 If during 10 days of Repentance, in Amida, forgot to say Zachrenu & Mi Kamocha, don’t have to return to say it over.
#TanyaYomiM 9Tishre: Making herbs, trees, fruits sprout ex nihilo into substantiality constantly from year to year is a degree of infinity.
#EmunaYomi 233: Prisoner’s daily routine should involve repentance, prayer & charitable deeds. Ask for strength, guidance & quick release.
Monday / 7-Oct-19 / 8 Tishre 5780                                  #1024
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 2: Remember days of old. God set up nations’ boundaries as the number of Israel. Protected Israel like eye’s pupil.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 6:6 Torah learning is greater than priesthood & royalty. Royalty acquired by 30 stages, priesthood 24, Torah by 48 things.
#DafYomi #Meilah 20: Took vow that meat is forbidden to him, forbidden from eating all types of meat, fowl, even parts not usually eaten.
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 3:1 Person whose act merits both capital punishment & financial penalty, only receives capital punishment.
#HalachaYomi OC 582:1 During 10 days of Repentance, in Amida, say Hamelech Hakadosh & Hamelech Hamishpat. If forgot, return to say over.
#TanyaYomiM 8Tishre: Immense manifestation of God in power of earth to constantly bring forth something out of nothing, Yesh Meayin.
#EmunaYomi 232: Innocent of charge but convicted by court, may be guilty of something else that led to Heavenly verdict of imprisonment.
Sunday / 6-Oct-19 / 7 Tishre 5780                                  #1023
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 1: Listen heaven/earth. My lessons like rain on grass. When I call God’s Name, give Him greatness. He’s perfect & just.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 6:4 Way of Torah life: eat bread w/ salt, drink rationed water, sleep on ground, live life of privation, labor in Torah.
#DafYomi #Meilah 19: Not liable for idolatry until act changes something, as the idolater changes his worship of God for worship of idols.
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 2:1 A Jew that steals from a non-Jew or from Temple property must repay the principal, but not the “double” fine.
#HalachaYomi OC 581:4 Bathe & cut hair on RoshHashana eve. Custom for men to immerse in Mikveh, pray at graves, give charity to poor there.
#TanyaYomiM 7Tishre: Essence & nature of God’s light not subject to space. Encompasses all worlds. Mekif = encompassing. Sovev = encircling.
#EmunaYomi 231: Incarceration is an extreme test of faith. Can’t blame anyone for the situation. God puts people in jail to atone for sins.
Shabbat / 5-Oct-19 / 6 Tishre 5780                                  #1022
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 7: Moses: you’ll be corrupt after my death & deviate from commands; therefore evil will befall you at end of days.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 6:1 Whoever occupies himself w/ Torah for its own sake, merits many things; not only that but he is worth the whole world.
#DafYomi #Meilah 18: Term “anyone” teaches that law of Meila applies whether the guilty person is a common person, a king, or a Kohen Gadol.
#RambamYomi #Geneiva 1:3 “Ganav” a thief who steals without owners knowing. “Gazlan” a robber who takes by force with victim’s knowledge.
#HalachaYomi OC 581:1 Custom to get up at dawn to say Slichot from 1 Elul until YomKipur. Ram”a: our Slichot from Sunday before RoshHashana.
#TanyaYomiM 6Tishre: All created by light of Neshama within them. Neshama is Divinity of the Kelim of 10 Sefirot of Malchut of Atzilut.
#EmunaYomi 230: When they put their trust in their lawyers, their lawyers frequently become the reason of their failure in court.
Friday / 4-Oct-19 / 5 Tishre 5780                                  #1021
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 6: God: I’ll bring them to land I swore to fathers, flowing w/ milk & honey. They’ll be satisfied, turn to other Gods.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 5:22 Turn Torah over & over, for all is in it; look into, become gray & old in it, don’t leave, don’t have better than it.
#DafYomi #Meila 17: R’ Ruben b’ Isterobeli disguised as gentile & tricked government to reverse decrees against Shabat, BritMila & Nidah.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 14:2 Started fire in own field, spread to neighbor’s field, liable, unless unlikely it would have spread (river).
#HalachaYomi OC 580:1 On the following list of days our ancestors suffered tragedies and it is appropriate to fast on them.
#TanyaYomiM 5Tishre: The Yesh is an entity distinct from Divinity so God can be King over all separate entities by them fulfilling Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 229: People that lack Emuna think that flesh-and-blood judges, juries, attorneys, and witnesses dictate the outcome of a case.
Thursday / 3-Oct-19 / 4 Tishre 5780                                  #1020
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 5: God: Jews will forsake Me & violate My covenant; My fury will rage against them; I’ll abandon them & hide My face.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 5:20 Juda b Tema: Be strong as leopard, swift as eagle, fleet as gazelle, brave as lion, to do will of Father in Heaven.
#DafYomi #Meila 16: Carcasses of non-kosher animals join together with carcasses of kosher animals, only with regard to ritual impurity.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 13:2 Obstacles left in the public path have the same laws as a “pit”. The person who left it pays for all damages.
#HalachaYomi OC 578:1 Just as public fasts for troubles, individuals do for private troubles, family member sick, lost in desert, jailed.
#TanyaYomiM 4Tishre: Multitude of creatures created by God from multitude of letters that issue from Malchut, “breath of His mouth.”
#EmunaYomi 228: Nothing brings person closer to God than passing difficult tests of faith in this lowly & often confusing material world.
Wednesday / 2-Oct-19 / 3 Tishre 5780                                  #1019
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 4: Hakhel: At end of every 7th year on Sukot, gather your men, women, kids, strangers, together to hear this Torah.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 5:19 If has good eye, humble spirit, moderate appetite, of disciples of Abraham. Opposite, disciple of Bilaam the wicked.
#DafYomi #Meila 15: Items consecrated for Temple maintenance are subject to the laws of misuse (the Halachot of Meila).
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 12:10 Man dug pit 10 handbreaths or more, liable for death of animal that falls in. Not liable for death if less.
#HalachaYomi OC 576:14 Fasts that are fasted for troubles: pregnant, nursing & kids don’t fast. All allowed to eat night before the fast.
#TanyaYomiM 3Tishre: Soul of angels & man, before descending, aren’t level of substantiality (Yesh), but of Divinity in immense contraction.
#EmunaYomi 227: Above fruits are immediate rewards in this world. Dividends of repentance & Emuna assure eternal bliss in the next world.
Tuesday / 1-Oct-19 / 2 Tishre 5780                                  #1018
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 3: Moshe to Joshua: Be strong & courageous. Moshe wrote this Torah, gave to Kohens who carried Ark and to all Elders.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 5:16 Love that depends on thing, when thing ceases, love ceases; love that doesn’t depend on anything, will never cease.
#DafYomi #Meila 14: Build structures in Temple with non-sacred materials, afterward consecrates those materials upon completion of work.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 11:9 An ox that killed a man and was sentenced to death, any sale, gift or transfer of ox ownership is invalid.
#HalachaYomi OC 576:11 Fast for flooding, homes fall, become graves. Don’t have to in Israel: mountains, homes of stone; except now in Zfat.
#TanyaYomiM 2Tishre: Creation is as naught before Him, in relation to the force and the light that emanates from the vessels of 10 Sefirot.
#EmunaYomi 226: Repentance: spared from harsh judgments; get closer to God; avoid slander, anger, frustration, bitterness & earn happiness.
Monday / 30-Sep-19 / 1 Tishre 5780                                  #1017
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 2: God will destroy nations like did Sihon & Og. Be strong & courageous; God is w/ you, won’t fail you or forsake you.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 5:14 Goes BetMidrash but doesn’t learn, reward for going; learns but doesn’t go, reward for learning; goes, learns, pious.
#DafYomi #Meila 13: Liable for misusing consecrated item but not what in it: empty cistern got filled w/ water; tree that later bore fruit.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 10:11 Man enters private property without permission & killed by animal, owner doesn’t have to make restitution.
#HalachaYomi OC 576:9 Also fast for locust & grasshoppers, even if we only saw 1 wing in all land of Israel & even if didn’t touch 1 crop.
#TanyaYomiM 1Tishre: God is One with His causations, His vessels. They are Divinity with respect to creating something out of nothing.
#EmunaYomi 225: Task at hand is to accept (Heavenly & earthly) court’s decision lovingly & w/ Emuna & increase repentance efforts & prayer.
Sunday / 29-Sep-19 / 29 Elul 5779                                  #1016
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 1: Moses: I’m 120 today. God said I can’t cross Jordan; He’ll destroy nations there so can possess. Joshua will lead.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 5:13 Wants to do Tzedaka, but doesn’t want others to, has evil eye on others; wants others, but not him, evil eye on self.
#DafYomi #Meila 12: Let blood from a live sacrificial animal: deriving benefit from blood forbidden & liable for misusing by Torah law.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 9:1 1st ox chasing 2nd. 2nd ox got hurt. Owner of 2nd says to 1st: your fault. 1st says: don’t know. No payment.
#HalachaYomi OC 576:5 Likewise, we fast for sicknesses: if a fatal epidemic hits a city, we fast for it, as it’s an anguish of the public.
#TanyaYomiM 29Elul: Letters revealed to us are in Action, Speech & Thought; of Action, forms of letters in Assyrian script of Torah scroll.
#EmunaYomi 224: Our Emuna undergoes a special test in face of negative outcomes or judgement. This is the time to summon power of Emuna.
Shabbat / 28-Sep-19 / 28 Elul 5779                                  #1015
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 7: Choice: life & good or death & evil. Do Mitzvot, blessed. Don’t do Mitzvot, will perish. Heaven & earth witnesses.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 5:10 Mine mine, yours yours, common, or Sodomite; mine yours, yours mine, unlearned; all yours, pious; all mine, wicked.
#DafYomi #Meila 11: Liable for misusing blood of offerings after emerged via canal that runs through Temple to Kidron Valley. Sages: not.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 8:6 Ox did damage & owner sold it, plaintiff gets damages of value of ox from buyer & buyer reclaims from seller.
#HalachaYomi OC 576:3 Also, if there is a pestilence upon pigs, we fast, for their innards are similar to that of humans.
#TanyaYomiM 28Elul: Torah study greater ‘cuz leads to performance. Every person needs to be reincarnated until has observed all 613 Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 223: Be prepared for unwanted outcomes. Efforts at repentance don’t always suffice to clean the entire list of Heavenly debts.
Friday / 27-Sep-19 / 27 Elul 5779                                  #1014
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 6: Mitzvot aren’t hidden or far. Not in heaven or across sea. Very close, in mouth & heart, that you can fulfill it.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 5:9 Exile comes to the world due to idolatry, sexual sins, bloodshed & transgressing Mitzva of year of release of land.
#DafYomi #Meila 10: Sacred items that are fit to be sacrificed, one is not liable until the permitting factors have been sacrificed.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 7:3 Animal that hurt a person, the owner pays damages, but not for pain, work stoppage, medical or embarrassment.
#HalachaYomi OC 575:12 Great Hallel only said if answered during fast day itself. If answered next day, don’t say Great Hallel.
#TanyaYomiM 27Elul: There are five ranks in man’s soul, one lower than the other: intellect, emotion, thought, speech and action.
#EmunaYomi 222: Once Heavenly court reaches verdict, God instills “upstairs” verdict in heart of judge/jury in the “downstairs” courtroom.
Thursday / 26-Sep-19 / 26 Elul 5779                                  #1013
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 5: When obey God, follow all commandments with all heart & soul, God will bless work, womb, livestock, fruit; rejoice.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 5:7 Wise: don’t: speak before wiser, interrupt, hasty answers; ask relevant, answer to point; say: if didn’t hear, truth.
#DafYomi #Meila 9: Ash of the round heap on Altar top: Rav: One who derives benefit from it is not liable for Meila. R’ Yoḥanan: Is liable.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 6:6 “Muad” (forewarned) animal that is sold or given as a gift reclaims status of a “Tam” (simple, placid) animal.
#HalachaYomi OC 575:11 Fasting for rain, rained enough for type of land: if after noon, complete fast; before noon, eat, holiday, say Halel.
#TanyaYomiM 26Elul: Moshe & other prophets received actual revelation of God. Kabalists, R’ Shimon b Yohai, Ari, received wisdom, knowledge.
#EmunaYomi 221: A person in a real world court case is judged at same time in Heavenly court, checking person’s spiritual credits & debits.
Wednesday / 25-Sep-19 / 25 Elul 5779                                  #1012
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 4: After curses, you’ll return to God. God will bring you back from furthest exile, to your land, make numerous.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 5:4 10 miracles for our ancestors @ Egypt, 10 @ sea. Egyptians got 10 plagues @ Egypt, 10 @ sea. Ancestors tried God 10x.
#DafYomi #Meila 8: Immersed that day, until sunset is treated as impure with first-degree impurity with regard to sacrificial food.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 5:1 Animal wanders in field, farmer warns owner 3 times, then slaughters animal and tells owner “here’s the meat.”
#HalachaYomi OC 575:7 Fasted 13 fasts for rain & not answered, reduce commerce, building, greetings. Torah scholars continue to fast.
#TanyaYomiM 25Elul: God says to Moshe: “you’ll see My back, but not My face.” Surprising that the Ari understood concepts of “God’s back.”
#EmunaYomi 220: If lack of charity reason stopped by policeman, then pledge of charity can tip scales of harsh judgement the other way.
Tuesday / 24-Sep-19 / 24 Elul 5779                                  #1011
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 3: If will say “I can do what I want,” unleashes all God’s fury & curses on self. Nations will say ‘cuz abandoned God.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 5:3 W/ 10 trials Abraham, our father, was tested; he withstood them all; to make known how great was the love of Abraham.
#DafYomi #Meila 7: Lost Chatat, designated 2nd in its stead, found 1st, both fit, bring either, makes other unfit, both subject to Meila.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 4:1 If owner took normal precautions but the animal escaped and damaged, owner blameless.
#HalachaYomi OC 575:5 Pregnant & nursing mothers fast on communal drought fasts except for 3 first & 7 last, but eat enough to sustain baby.
#TanyaYomiM 24Elul: Get yearning love of God by expelling spirit of folly from body, thoughts, speech, action in brain, tongue & 248 organs.
#EmunaYomi 219: Satisfaction of donating to poor, sick & for advancement of Torah, better than losing $ on medical bills, repairs & taxes.
Monday / 23-Sep-19 / 23 Elul 5779                                  #1010
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 2: God not only making covenant and oath with those standing here today, but also with those who aren’t here today.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 5:1 World created w/ 10 utterances. Could have w/ 1. To punish wicked who destroy world; reward righteous, maintain world.
#DafYomi #Meila 6: Kohen collected blood shortly before sunset, no time left to sprinkle, offering is still subject to Meila.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 3:1 Animal eats someone else’s produce: in private property owner pays full damage.
#HalachaYomi OC 574:5 If separates self from community, won’t see its consolation. If grieves with community, merits & sees its consolation.
#TanyaYomiM 23Elul: Can’t get to state of love of God w/ delights, via human effort. Need immense exertion in awe of God, then comes on own.
#EmunaYomi 218: Without charity person is a triple loser: loses money against will; suffers pain of money loss; loses benefits of charity.
Sunday / 22-Sep-19 / 22 Elul 5779                                  #1009
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 1: Every single one of you are standing in front of God today, to enter into His covenant & His oath with Him, today.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 4:21 R’ Elazar Hakapar: envy, lust and the desire for honor put a man out of the world.
#DafYomi #Meila 5: With regard to Kodshei Kodashim that is Pigul, if derived benefit from it, always liable for Meila.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 2:2 Private property damaged by pebbles kicked by animal walking — owner pays half.
#HalachaYomi OC 574:2 Went from city that don’t fast to city that does, fasts w/ them, even if plan to return. Outside city limit, can eat.
#TanyaYomiM 22Elul: Holy is a rank of being separated; not apprehended; transcends rank of wisdom & knowledge which is in Garden of Eden.
#EmunaYomi 217: Heavenly accounting exacting to the penny. When give charity, prevent anguish of losing money in negative circumstances.
Shabbat / 21-Sep-19 / 21 Elul 5779                                  #1008
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 7: Moshe lists miracles: Until today, God hasn’t given you ability to understand. Keep Covenant & you’ll succeed in all.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 4:19 Shmuel Hakatan: Don’t exult when your enemy falls or rejoice when he trips, lest God see & turn His wrath from him.
#DafYomi #Meila 4: Kohen didn’t sprinkle blood on altar day slaughtered: even though sprinkled next day, if benefited, liable for Meila.
#RambamYomi #NizkeiMamon 1:1 Owner is responsible for all damage done by his animal.
#HalachaYomi OC 573:1 Megilat Taanit (Scroll of Fasts) nullified. Can fast on all holidays mentioned in scroll, except Hanuka & Purim.
#TanyaYomiM 21Elul: At resurrection of dead, souls of all Tzadikim that now in upper GanEden will be in bodies & get pleasure from Shechina.
#EmunaYomi 216: Income & losses preordained on Rosh Hashana. $ to charity takes place of $ losses (taxes, fines, med bills, repairs, etc.).
Friday / 20-Sep-19 / 20 Elul 5779                                  #1007
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 6: God will bless Israel w/ incredible success. If don’t listen to Him, will inflict long list of horrible punishments.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 4:16 R’ Yakov: this world is like vestibule before world to come; prepare yourself in vestibule so can enter banquet hall.
#DafYomi #Meila 3: Pigul intent during slaughter doesn’t remove meat from status of being subject to laws of misuse of Kodshei Kodashim.
#RambamYomi #Mikvaot 11:12 Mikva immersion is Scriptural decree, needs proper intent of heart. Immersed w/o intent to purify, disqualified.
#HalachaYomi OC 571:3 City under siege, person pursued, or has evil spirit, don’t fast, need strength. Accept to fast for when saved.
#TanyaYomiM 20Elul: He who hardens his heart and suppresses his compassion, causes the same to happen to himself from above, Heaven forbid.
#EmunaYomi 215: Charity prevents penalties. Many penalties and other forms of financial loss occur when a person gives insufficient charity.
Thursday / 19-Sep-19 / 19 Elul 5779                                  #1006
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 5: Mt Gerizim/Bless: Simon, Levi, Juda, Isahar, Josef, Benjamin. Mt Eval/Curse: Ruben, Gad, Asher Zevulun, Dan, Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 4:14 R’ Nehorai: Exile self to place of Torah; don’t say will follow you; don’t lean on your own understanding.
#DafYomi #Meila 2: Slaughtered Kodshei Kodashim in south of courtyard, if derives benefit from them, liable for misusing them (Meila).
#RambamYomi #Mikvaot 10:3 Left empty Mikva, returned, found it full, it’s acceptable. There’s a doubt if the water for this Mikva was drawn.
#HalachaYomi OC 571:2 Torah scholars forbidden to do private fasts, diminishes holy work, unless do so with community. Same for teachers.
#TanyaYomiM 19Elul: Food, clothing & heat for destitute have precedence over fine clothes, feasts, meat, fish, delicacies for self & family.
#EmunaYomi 214: If harm others have to make arduous efforts in begging forgiveness of all victims. Otherwise, God won’t listen to prayers.
Wednesday / 18-Sep-19 / 18 Elul 5779                                  #1005
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 4: When enter land, set up big stones on Mt Eval, plaster w/ lime, write Torah’s on them; build altar of uncut stones.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 4:13 R’ Shimon: there are 3 crowns: of Torah; of priesthood; of royalty; but the crown of a good name supersedes them all.
#DafYomi #Kritut 28: Temple Courtyard cried 4x: Remove Ḥofni & Pinḥas; admit YohananBNedavai; admit ElishamaBPikai; expel Yisahar of Barkai.
#RambamYomi #Mikvaot 9:18 Can’t immerse in wave crest when it’s in air before falls. If 2 ends of a wave are touching earth, ok to immerse.
#HalachaYomi OC 570:1 Vowed to fast # of days & included Shabat or holiday: if general vow, doesn’t need release from vow; if Neder, does.
#TanyaYomiM 18Elul: The rational soul is the lower one in man; it derives from Klipat Noga. The higher, divine soul, is part of God above.
#EmunaYomi 213: As long as sins between man & fellow man go uncorrected, severe judgement hovers like an ax over the transgressor’s neck.
Tuesday / 17-Sep-19 / 17 Elul 5779                                  #1004
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 3: Today God commands you to follow commands with heart & soul. You’ve accepted. God has chosen you as treasured people.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 4:10 Engage little in business, busy yourself w/ Torah. Be humble before all. If labored in Torah, there’s much reward.
#DafYomi #Kritut 27: Doesn’t fulfill obligation until offering & even $ designated for offering, designated for sake of his particular sin.
#RambamYomi #Mikvaot 8:11 Anything created from the water, e.g., red worms, ok for immersion. One may immerse in the eye of a giant fish.
#HalachaYomi OC 568:12 Fasting for troubles, dream, or for community, not time for pleasure, frivolity, or happy mood. Time to worry, mourn.
#TanyaYomiM 17Elul: According to quantity of man’s wisdom is quantity of his love & kindness. Traits of Chochma, Bina & Daat (ChaBaD).
#EmunaYomi 212: Without Emuna, people easily insult, harbor ill will, harm, or take revenge upon those who conceivably caused them damage.
Monday / 16-Sep-19 / 16 Elul 5779                                  #1003
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 2: After gave tithe 3rd yr, declare: God, I gave to Levite, stranger, orphan, widow as commanded; look down & bless us.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 4:9 R’ Yonatan: whoever fulfills Torah when poor will do so wealthy; whoever neglects Torah when wealthy will do so poor.
#DafYomi #Kritut 26: A sin about which witnesses warned him & for which liable to incur lashes, Yom Kippur doesn’t completely atone for him.
#RambamYomi #Mikvaot 7:12 If Mikva color changes on its own w/o anything falling in, ok. Disqualified if color changed due to other liquid.
#HalachaYomi OC 568:10 Vowed to visit graves of Tzadikim in some place, was delayed for a while, then was hired to go there, trip counts.
#TanyaYomiM 16Elul: Without bond of love and willingness, a son won’t learn as well from his father, even if hears same words from father.
#EmunaYomi 211: Spiritual law: when trust in anyone other than God, fall into hands of object of trust. Nobody has God’s mercy, compassion.
Sunday / 15-Sep-19 / 15 Elul 5779                                  #1002
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 1: 1st fruit to Temple & declaration: “Came to Promised Land. My father served Aramean, went to Egypt,” & rest of story.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 4:6 R’ Yosi: whoever honors the Torah is himself honored by others; whoever dishonors the Torah is dishonored by others.
#DafYomi #Kritut 25: A slaughter that does not render the animal fit for consumption is not considered slaughter.
#RambamYomi #Mikvaot 6:7 When either a sponge or a bucket that contains 3 Lugim of drawn water falls into a Mikveh, doesn’t disqualify it.
#HalachaYomi OC 568:5 Fasted on Chag, HolHamoed, RoshHodesh, Hanuka, Purim or ErevYomKipur for dream, needs to fast again to repent for it.
#TanyaYomiM 15Elul: Abraham loved God with so great and sublime a love that he became a “chariot”, a vehicle for Divinity on earth.
#EmunaYomi 210: Talk to God before policeman comes: “God, don’t punish me with police. Help me identify & correct reason deserve punishment.
Shabbat / 14-Sep-19 / 14 Elul 5779                                  #1001
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 7: Pay timely wages. Poor harvest leftovers. 40 lashes. Don’t muzzle threshing ox. Levirate marriage. True weights.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 4:5 R’ Ishmael: If learn in order to teach, granted to study & teach; if learn to do, granted to study, teach & do.
#DafYomi #Kritut 24: Gave gift, receiver said: I don’t want it. Whoever takes possession acquires it, as ownership of item was relinquished.
#RambamYomi #Mikvaot 5:6 Cistern full w/ drawn water, canal of rainwater flows thru. Pasul until determine if 3 Lugim of drawn water remain.
#HalachaYomi OC 568:3 One who vows to fast a certain number of fasts can push them off until the winter.
#TanyaYomiM 14Elul: Man able to understand somewhat of the supernal Sefirot, for they all radiate in his soul, which is comprised of them.
#EmunaYomi 209: I.e. pulled over ‘cuz of traffic violation, “natural” circumstance merely vehicle of Divine justice designed to arouse us.
Friday / 13-Sep-19 / 13 Elul 5779                                  #1000
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 6: Man, don’t go to army 1st yr marriage. Don’t take millstone as collateral. Kidnap, death sentence. Remember Miriam.
#MishnaYomi #Avot 4:3 Don’t despise any man or discriminate against anything; there’s no man that has not his hour or thing its place.
#DafYomi #Kritut 23: Unwittingly ate unslaughtered animal carcass on YomKipur, exempt from Chatat for YomKipur. Prohibited independently.
#RambamYomi #Mikvaot 4:7 Mikva had exactly 40 Se’ah, added Se’ah of drawn water, then removed Se’ah of water from it, Mikveh is acceptable.
#HalachaYomi OC 568:1 Vowed to fast certain day, forgot & ate, should still complete fast. Applies to dream fasts, public fasts or Yartzeit.
#TanyaYomiM 13Elul: On Rosh Hashana eve, past year’s divine light withdraws; after completion of Shofar blasts, new sublime light descends.
#EmunaYomi 208: Troubles are God’s catalyst to start process of soul-searching & repentance for what we may have inadvertently done wrong.

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