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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 a 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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