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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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