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Tuesday / 13-Apr-21 / 1 Iyar 5781                                  #1578
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 3: If person has Tzaraat, clothing torn, head unshorn & calls out: “Unclean! Unclean!” Tzaraat laws of garments.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 14:3 7th day post-recovery Metzora shaves off his hair 2nd time in manner of 1st shaving, washes his clothing, immerses.
#DafYomi #Yoma 2: 7 days before Yom Kippur, the Kohen Gadol moves from his house to the Temple & a substitute Kohen is prepared.
#RambamYomi #Biah 19:17 Says other not Jew, suspect accuser. Person brazen, cruel, hates people, suspect that perhaps not Jew but Givoni.
#HalachaYomi OC 63:7 If busy w/ work & wants to say Shma, must stop work until says 1st section so won’t seem like recited by happenstance.
#TanyaYomi 1Iyar: Sometimes, love of God can precede fear, though fear is included in stage of “minuteness” & “concealment.”
#EmunaYomi 36: Strife among nations impossible in world of Emuna. Each nation would realize has its own task in the global scheme of things.


Monday / 12-Apr-21 / 30 Nisan 5781                                  #1577
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 2: More Tzaraat laws: depends on coloring of skin, hair, location, depth. Wait 7 days, then Kohen examines again.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 13:12 If Metzora enters synagogue, make partition 10 Tefah high x 4 Amah wide for him. He enters first and exits last.
#DafYomi #Shkalim 22: Limbs of Tamid offering placed on lower half of altar ramp on western side; of Shabat & Chag Musaf on eastern side.
#RambamYomi #Biah 18:7 Adulteress forbidden to husband. Israelite’s wife raped, returns to husband. Kohen’s wife raped, forbidden to him.
#HalachaYomi OC 63:4 If recited Shma and didn’t focus one’s heart during 1st verse, didn’t fulfill obligation; goes back & recites it again.
#TanyaYomi 30Nisan: 2 grades of love of God: Ahava Raba “great love” & Ahavat Olam “eternal love.” Need fear of God to reach “great love.”
#EmunaYomi 35: Those who squander their days trying to satisfy physical appetites, while ignoring God’s commandments, can expect misery.


Sunday / 11-Apr-21 / 29 Nisan 5781                                  #1576
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 1: Ritual purity laws for woman after childbirth. Laws of Tzaraat, skin condition, & when considered pure or not.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 13:11 If a Metzora entered a house all the vessels in it, even up to the roof beams, become unclean.
#DafYomi #Shkalim 21: At first Kohens used ParahAduma ashes improperly. Sages decreed liable as Meilah. When Kohens stopped, rescinded.
#RambamYomi #Biah 17:1 3 women prohibited to all Kohens: divorcee; Zonah (defined Ch18); Chalalah (see Ch19). To Kohen Gadol, those 3+widow.
#HalachaYomi OC 63:2 One who wants to be stringent to stand when one is sitting in order to recite Shma standing is called a renegade.
#TanyaYomi 29Nisan: Can’t reach fear of God or wisdom except by fulfilling Torah & commandments. “Where there’s no fear, there’s no wisdom.”
#EmunaYomi 34: Stubborn people that lack Emuna force God to send them all types of obstacles to prevent them from wasting their lives.


Shabbat / 10-Apr-21 / 28 Nisan 5781                                  #1575
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 7: Laws ritual impurity: carcass; inside of clay vessel; water on food; liquid in vessel; ovens. Cistern remains pure.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 13:8 If a person who was clean put his head & the greater part of his body inside an unclean house, he becomes unclean.
#DafYomi #Shkalim 20: River swept away wineskins of Jews, later found on riverbank. If winedealers recognize knots as theirs, permitted.
#RambamYomi #Biah 16:12 Male of any species can’t take potion to cause loss of sexual potency. Woman permitted to prevent conception.
#HalachaYomi OC 62:3 Shma: should make heard w/ ears what comes out of mouth, if not, still fulfilled obligation if enunciates w/ lips.
#TanyaYomi 28Nisan: Train mind that when looking at heavens & earth & all within, outer garment of God. Emuna (faith) from Emun (training).
#EmunaYomi 33: A person that ignores God’s messages creates a lack of communication with God.


Friday / 9-Apr-21 / 27 Nisan 5781                                  #1574
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 6: Kosher laws. OK: animals w/ cloven hoof, chew cud; fish w/ fins/scales; locust types. Can’t: list of birds; insects.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 13:7 If an unclean person stood under a tree and a clean person passed by, the latter becomes unclean.
#DafYomi #Shkalim 19: Kohen doesn’t remove $ from chamber until desacralizes it by transferring sacred status to animals buys for offerings.
#RambamYomi #Biah 15:9 Convert marries Jewess or Jew marries female convert, child Jew in all respects & prohibited to marry Mamzer.
#HalachaYomi OC 62:1 Mitzva to be precise reciting the letters of the Shma, but if recited without being precise still fulfilled obligation.
#TanyaYomi 27Nisan: When consider that God is omnipresent & omniscient, then will fear God, turn from evil & do good.
#EmunaYomi 32: Without Emuna, a person is doomed to a life of confusion, frustration & costly mistakes that could have been avoided.


Thursday / 8-Apr-21 / 26 Nisan 5781                                  #1573
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 5: Moshe angry w/ Aaron’s sons, they burnt sin offering & didn’t eat it as ordered. Aaron explains why. Moshe accepts.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 13:4 Isolated house conveys Tumah from its inside; one that’s been certified unclean, both from inside and outside.
#DafYomi #Shkalim 18: King Solomon put 1000 gold talents in crucible & repeated until gold was so refined that weighed only 1 gold talent.
#RambamYomi #Biah 14:1 Non-Jew wants to convert. Ask him why. Don’t know that Jews persecuted? If says knows & wants anyway, accept him.
#HalachaYomi OC 61:25 When one says “ukshartam l’ot al yadekha” (“and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand”), touch the arm Tfilin.
#TanyaYomi 26Nisan: God knows everything that happens to all created beings, because they all receive their flow of life from Him.
#EmunaYomi 31: Emuna turns hindsight into the foresighted knowledge that God is leading each & everyone of us on the very best path.


Wednesday / 7-Apr-21 / 25 Nisan 5781                                  #1572
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 4: Moshe orders Aaron & surviving sons to eat from meal offering, wave & eat thigh & breast of peace offering (Shlamim).
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 13:2 Nega corner stone: when take out, take all out; if tearing down house, tears his part of stone, leaves neighbors’.
#DafYomi #Shkalim 17: At End of Days, thread of water will emerge from Holy of Holies, will travel & grow so big, large ship won’t pass it.
#RambamYomi #Biah 13:5 Nowadays, when non-Jew wants to convert, needs circumcision & immersion. When Temple is rebuilt, brings sacrifice.
#HalachaYomi OC 61:20 Should put a gap between letter whose beginning is like the end of its predecessor, for example: “b’chol l’vav’kha”.
#TanyaYomi 25Nisan: Body into which light of soul doesn’t penetrate should be “crushed” by reflecting from depths of heart.
#EmunaYomi 30: With hindsight, we’d understand that God did something that seemed harsh at the time, for our ultimate good.


Tuesday / 6-Apr-21 / 24 Nisan 5781                                  #1571
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 3: God’s fire consumes Aaron’s sacrifice. Nation praises, fall on face. Nadav & Avihu offer strange fire, killed by God.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 12:7 Nega returned after successive inspections, break house, stone, timber, mortar, carry out of city to unclean place.
#DafYomi #Shkalim 16: Torah that God gave to Moses was white fire engraved with black fire. Torah is fire mixed, carved & given from fire.
#RambamYomi #Biah 12:17 When non-Jew converts & accepts all Torah’s Mitzvot, considered Jew in all matters, can marry Jew immediately.
#HalachaYomi OC 61:17 Should distinctly pronounce the Zayin in “tizkeru” so that one not hear “tishkaru” (drunken) or “tiskeru” (reward).
#TanyaYomi 24Nisan: Each Jewish soul contains some quality of Moshe, who is 1 of the 7 Shepherds & sum of all of the Shepherds.
#EmunaYomi 29: Athlete knows & trusts that coach wants to build him or her up into winner & champion. Need same knowledge of & trust in God.


Monday / 5-Apr-21 / 23 Nisan 5781                                  #1570
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 2: Aaron burns meal offering. Sacrifices nation’s ox, ram (Shlamim); raises hands, blesses nation. Glory of God appears.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 12:5 Even if scholar, knows definitely a Nega, don’t speak w/ certainty & say “Nega has appeared” rather “like a Nega.”
#DafYomi #Shkalim 15: Kohen noticed Temple floor stone slightly higher than others; before could point it out, died. Knew Ark hidden there.
#RambamYomi #Biah 11:16 Ritual impurity, Ervah status doesn’t end for woman until immerses in kosher Mikva w/ no separation of skin & water.
#HalachaYomi OC 61:14 Need to pause between “Le’olam Va’ed” & “Ve’ahavta” to pause between acceptance of kingship of Heaven & other Mitzvot.
#TanyaYomi 23Nisan: With preparedness to surrender soul to God begin morning benedictions, “Blessed are You…”
#EmunaYomi 28: Task is to develop our spiritual antennae & to discern, by correctly processing God’s messages to us, what He wants from us.


Sunday / 4-Apr-21 / 22 Nisan 5781                                  #1569
#ParshaYomi #Shmini 1: Day 8 of consecration of Tabernacle by Moses, Aaron & sons. Aaron sacrifices Chatat & Olah for self, more for Nation.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 12:4 How much wood must be in the wall for it to susceptible to Negaim? Enough to be set under the lintel.
#DafYomi #Shkalim 14: Righteous man dug wells for water for passersby; daughter washed away by river; wouldn’t be consoled; she survived.
#RambamYomi #Biah 10:3 Developed embryo: size of lentil, 2 eyes, size of fly’s, apart; 2 nostrils, close to each other; mouth hairsbreadth.
#HalachaYomi OC 61:13 After the first verse of Shma, needs to say, “Baruch Shem Kvod Malchuto Leolam Vaed” in an undertone.
#TanyaYomi 22Nisan: Binding of person’s thought with God’s by letters of Torah & prayer, especially when speak to God in 2nd person.
#EmunaYomi 27: God closes those doors that aren’t beneficial for our souls, yet opens the doors that lead to what’s best for each of us.


Shabbat / 3-Apr-21 / 21 Nisan 5781                                  #1568
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 12:1 All houses may contract Negaim uncleanness, except those of non-Jews.
#DafYomi #Shkalim 13: R’ PinhasBYair’s donkey strict, wouldn’t eat doubtfully tithed produce (Dmai) even though allowed; after tithed, ate.
#RambamYomi #Biah 9:10 Woman’s garment bloodstained: below belt, impure; above belt, pure; on sleeve, if reaches genital area, impure.
#HalachaYomi OC 61:9 Forbidden to say Shma verse two times, whether doubling the words such that says “Shma, Shma” or doubling 1st verse.
#TanyaYomi 21Nisan: So that his heart truly desire Yihud Elyon, there needs to be in his heart “great love” for God alone, to do His will.
#EmunaYomi 26: God often gives us a “jolt” in the form of some difficulty or challenge that forces us to seek His help.


Friday / 2-Apr-21 / 20 Nisan 5781                                  #1567
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 11:11 Object that’s susceptible to corpse Tumah, though not susceptible to Midras Tumah, can still get Negaim Tumah.
#DafYomi #Shkalim 12: If consecrates all possessions without specifying purpose, all agree that they are consecrated for Temple maintenance.
#RambamYomi #Biah 8:2 Before menstruation woman may have a symptom: yawn; sneeze; anxiety by stomach & lower intestines; goosebumps; warm.
#HalachaYomi OC 61:5 Custom to place hands on face when saying 1st verse of Shma so won’t look at anything that will distract concentration.
#TanyaYomi 20Nisan: One should never separate self from community. Intend to unite, attach self to God, fount of his soul & souls of Israel.
#EmunaYomi 25: Those that think they alone control their fate are prime candidates for suffering and emotional ills.


Thursday / 1-Apr-21 / 19 Nisan 5781                                  #1566
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 11:10 If a Nega appeared on the standing warp, the already woven cloth remains clean, and vice-versa.
#DafYomi #Shkalim 11: R’ Mana: one can invest funds that safeguarding for orphans if agrees that covers any losses and splits any profit.
#RambamYomi #Biah 7:1 Woman in labor & blood flows, called “blood of throes”. If during Nida time, she’s Nida. If during Ziva time, pure.
#HalachaYomi OC 61:2 Say Shma daily, yet appear in your eyes as if it’s new; not like someone who hears it repeatedly & has no love for it.
#TanyaYomi 19Nisan: R’ Yohanan b Zakai to disciples: May it be God’s will that fear of Heaven be upon you like the fear of a human being.
#EmunaYomi 24: Those constantly seeking God don’t need the superfluous “wake-up calls” of extreme tribulations.


Wednesday / 31-Mar-21 / 18 Nisan 5781                                  #1565
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 11:8 The warp and the woof can contract the uncleanness of Negaim immediately.
#DafYomi #Shkalim 10: Families donated own wood for offerings. Prophets stipulated in future, even if have wood, use of these families 1st.
#RambamYomi #Biah 6:2 When woman 1st menstruates or during her Veset (normal period), Nida 7 days, whether saw drop of blood or continuous.
#HalachaYomi OC 60:5 If recites the Shma without the proper intention during the first verse of ‘Shma Yisrael’, didn’t fulfill obligation.
#TanyaYomi 18Nisan: God’s light, which encompasses & pervades all worlds, identical w/ Higher Will, clothed in letters & wisdom of Torah.
#EmunaYomi 23: Ignorance of fact that God loves us & is helping us reach our soul correction is root of suffering, worry & anxiety.


Tuesday / 30-Mar-21 / 17 Nisan 5781                                  #1564
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 11:5 Garment Nega that remained unchanged during 1st week must be washed & isolated; unchanged during 2nd week, burned.
#DafYomi #Shkalim 9: Alacrity leads to cleanliness; to purity; holiness; humility; fear of sin; piety; holy spirit; resurrection; Elijah.
#RambamYomi #Biah 5:3 Uterus where fetus formed, called Source/Room, where Nida or Zava blood emanates. Uterine channel called Antechamber.
#HalachaYomi OC 60:3 Saying Shma blessings in wrong order doesn’t stop one from fulfilling the Mitzva; if said 2nd blessing before 1st, ok.
#TanyaYomi 17Nisan: Not enough to awaken love of God to “do good.” 1st must arouse innate fear of God, not to rebel against Him.
#EmunaYomi 22: If God reproves those He loves, then doesn’t reprove those He hates. A life without trials & tribulations isn’t a good sign.


Monday / 29-Mar-21 / 16 Nisan 5781                                  #1563
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 11:3 Colored hides and garments are not susceptible to Negaim.
#DafYomi #Shkalim 8: Just as spiced wine is fit for the four cups, so too, fulfills obligation to drink the four cups with cooked wine.
#RambamYomi #Biah 4:1 Woman in state of Nida is like other Arayot. Man who has sex with Nida liable for punishment of Karet.
#HalachaYomi OC 59:3 Some hold that Kedusha in Yotzer blessing may be recited by individual, since only a recitation of Biblical narrative.
#TanyaYomi 16Nisan: Love of God w/o service will be world to come, receiving of reward. “This day” to do, “tomorrow” world to come, reward.
#EmunaYomi 21: Zohar: God wields rod, leads son on straight path. Mishle “God reproves those He loves & like a father, mollifies the child.”


Sunday / 28-Mar-21 / 15 Nisan 5781                                  #1562
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 11:1 All garments can contract the uncleanness of Negaim except those of non-Jews.
#DafYomi #Shkalim 7: We don’t make monuments for graves of Tzadikim. Their words of Torah that continue to be taught are their memorial.
#RambamYomi #Biah 3:3 Kohen’s daughter killed by burning for adultery; man strangled. Israelite’s daughter married to Kohen, strangled.
#HalachaYomi OC 59:1 Blessing “Who creates light & dark” set during day against heretic claim that one who created light didn’t create dark.
#TanyaYomi 15Nisan: Pray & study Torah w/ Kavana for its own sake, infinitely bright light shines that can’t be revealed until end of days.
#EmunaYomi 20: The more we cooperate with God to achieve our ultimate soul correction, the easier our lives become. 


Shabbat / 27-Mar-21 / 14 Nisan 5781                                  #1561
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 7: Moshe sprinkles mix of oil & blood on Aaron, sons, & their garb. Orders them to cook meat & eat w/bread, burn leftover.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 10:9 If one had a scall the size of a split bean and it spread over all his head he becomes clean.
#DafYomi #Shkalim 6: Brothers sold Yosef, Rachel’s 1stborn, @ 20 silverDinar; Jews ordered to redeem 1stborn son @ 20 silverDinar (=5 Sela).
#RambamYomi #Biah 2:12 Suspect or rumor that man had sex w/ woman who’s Erva to him, shouldn’t live on same lane or be seen in same area.
#HalachaYomi OC 58:6 Proper time for saying Shma continues until end of the 3rd hour, but if didn’t, can say with its Brakhot all 4th hour.
#TanyaYomi 14Nisan: This world is the lowest world; radiance that is in it contracted to utmost limit, hence it’s corporeal and material.
#EmunaYomi 19: If fail to know God when all good, risk of getting trouble with no natural or logical solution. Then can only cry out to God.


Friday / 26-Mar-21 / 13 Nisan 5781                                  #1560
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 6: Sacrifice 2nd ram. Put blood on Kohen’s right ear, thumb & big toe. Burn ram’s fat, tail, diaphragm, kidneys, rt thigh.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 10:8 One who has a scall with yellow hair within it is unclean. If subsequently black hair grew in it, he is clean.
#DafYomi #Shkalim 5: R’ Shimon Shezuri: Kalbonot (premiums) used to buy gold plating, served as covering for inner walls of Kodesh Kodashim.
#RambamYomi #Biah 1:1 If has sex w/ one of Arayot, gets punishment of Karet, both man & woman. Besides Karet, some also liable to execution.
#HalachaYomi OC 58:1 Time of reciting morning Shma is from when can see slightly familiar friend at distance of 4 Amot & can recognize him.
#TanyaYomi 13Nisan: R’ Haim Vital: Torah w/o Kavana creates angels in world of Yetzira. Mitzvot w/o Kavana makes angels in world of Asiyah.
#EmunaYomi 18: When we ignore God’s personal messages, He is compelled to send “louder” messages (situations of greater difficulty).


Thursday / 25-Mar-21 / 12 Nisan 5781                                  #1559
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 5: Sacrifice of sin offering bull & 1 ram, Aaron & sons lean hands on its head, slaughtered, blood on altar, burn parts.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 10:6 Two scalls side by side, line of hair separating them: If gap opened up in 1 place, unclean; in 2 places, clean.
#DafYomi #Shkalim 4: God took coin of fire from under His Throne and showed it to Moses to demonstrate to him laws of Shekel contribution.
#RambamYomi #Sota 4:19 Man should always be aware of conduct of his wife & kids & warn them, to keep them on good path. If not, sinner.
#HalachaYomi OC 56:5 After one is done saying Kaddish, one steps 3 steps back and then says “Oseh shalom…”.
#TanyaYomi 12Nisan: “Always occupy self w/ Torah & Mitzvot, even if not for its own sake, will come to do so for its own sake.” For sure.
#EmunaYomi 17: Understand that all in our lives is for our own ultimate good. Allows to cope with situations without stress, worry, anxiety.


Wednesday / 24-Mar-21 / 11 Nisan 5781                                  #1558
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 4: Ordination of Aaron & sons as Kohens: Moshe bathes, dresses & anoints them. Brings sin offering bull, 2 rams & matza.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 10:3 Black hair that sprouts up protects against yellow hair & spreading, whether clustered or not, encompassed or not.
#DafYomi #Shkalim 3: “Hefker Bet Din Hefker”: property declared ownerless by the court is in fact ownerless. Learn from Ezra declaration.
#RambamYomi #Sota 3:2 Wife who claims innocence told that many have sinned; told biblical examples to make easier for her to admit guilt.
#HalachaYomi OC 56:4 When Hazan says Yitgadal, Y’hei Sh’meih Rabba, Yitbarakh, B’rikh Hu & Amen, he should bow.
#TanyaYomi 11Nisan: Doing Mitzvot for own sake arouses innate fear & love of God; bring them from concealment of heart to conscious mind.
#EmunaYomi 16: God, in His limitless love for each of us, directs our lives in a manner that helps us successfully achieve soul correction.


Tuesday / 23-Mar-21 / 10 Nisan 5781                                  #1557
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 3: Shlamim, Peace offerings: Toda, Thanksgiving; Neder or Nedava, Vow or Voluntary offerings. Don’t ever eat fat or blood.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 10:1 Scalls (Netek) may become unclean for two weeks and by two signs: by thin yellow hair and by spreading.
#DafYomi #Shkalim 2: Mitzvot that apply Adar 2 don’t apply Adar 1, except prohibitions on eulogy and fasting on Purim, applies both months.
#RambamYomi #Sota 2:1 Wife was warned yet secluded w/ man, not forced to drink bitter water. She can admit adultery. Gets divorce w/o Ktuva.
#HalachaYomi OC 55:21 If city doesn’t have > 10 men, 1 wants to leave: on Yamim Noraim, can compel him to stay or pay other to take place.
#TanyaYomi 10Nisan: Don’t concern ourselves w/ esoteric matters, for Tzadikim, but w/ what is revealed to us & to which all should aspire.
#EmunaYomi 15: Proximity to God & thereby getting to know Him are the ultimate soul correction, our individual goal & mission on earth.


Monday / 22-Mar-21 / 9 Nisan 5781                                  #1556
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 2: Kohen brings meal offering/day 1/10 efah, 1/2 in AM, 1/2 evening. Laws of Chatat, Sin offering; Asham, Guilt offering.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 9:2 Boil and burn don’t combine or spread from one to other or to skin of flesh, nor does Nega on skin spread to them.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 121: Scholars to R’ Simlai: father recites both blessings: over redemption of firstborn son (Pidyon Haben) & Sheheheyanu.
#RambamYomi #Sota 1:2 Wife secluded w/ man that warned not to, witnesses saw secluded long enough to roast & eat egg, forbidden to husband.
#HalachaYomi OC 55:18 If some of the ten are in the synagogue and some of them are in the enclosure, they do not join with each other.
#TanyaYomi 9Nisan: World of Atzilut beyond comprehension, united w/ God’s Chochma/Bina/Daat. World of Beriah, can know God in limited way.
#EmunaYomi 14: The closer one gets to God, the better one gets to know Him.


Sunday / 21-Mar-21 / 8 Nisan 5781                                  #1555
#ParshaYomi #Tzav 1: Olah, Burnt offering, ashes placed next to Altar, then outside camp. Fire always on Altar. Minha, Meal offering laws.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 9:1 A boil or a burn may become unclean in a week and by two signs: by white hair or by a spreading.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 120: Rava: Nowadays, if one ate Matza after midnight, he has not fulfilled his obligation (as per R’ Elazar b Azarya).
#RambamYomi #Naara 3:1 Man makes slanderous report about Jewish maiden, found to be false, he’s lashed & pays fine of 100 Sela pure silver.
#HalachaYomi OC 55:17 Hazan in small space, Minyan in large space, fulfills their obligation through his prayer; he’s “dragged” after them.
#TanyaYomi 8Nisan: Person’s intellect can’t have joy or pleasure except in what conceives, understands, knows & apprehends of God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 13: Daily events & experiences are personal messages from God, to stimulate our Emuna, encourage us to speak to Him.


Shabbat / 20-Mar-21 / 7 Nisan 5781                                  #1554
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 7: Can’t afford animal, or 2 birds, brings fine flour. Used sacred object, stole, swore: sacrifice, principal + 1/5.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 8:8 If broke out covering all his skin at once: if originated in Tahor condition, he’s Tamei; in Tamei condition, Tahor.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 119: Yosef gathered world treasure to Egypt, then back & forth to Israel, then Kush, Aram, Chaldea, Persia, Greece, Rome.
#RambamYomi #Naara 2:1 Seducer pays 50 silvers for the pleasure had + embarrassment & damages caused. Rapist pays the above + pain caused.
#HalachaYomi OC 55:13 All of the 10 for the Minyan need to be in one place and the prayer leader (Hazan) with them.
#TanyaYomi 7Nisan: Reason angels called Chayot (beasts) & Behemot (cattle) because they have no free will. Tzadikim are superior to them.
#EmunaYomi 12: God has one simple request from each of us — that we get to know Him.


Friday / 19-Mar-21 / 6 Nisan 5781                                  #1553
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 6: Unintentional sin sacrifice for person. Swore, withheld testimony, touched ritually unclean; confess & sacrifice.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 8:7 One who came in front of the Kohen with all his body white is isolated. If white hair grew, he is certified unclean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 118: R’ Yohanan: Task of providing a person’s food twice as difficult as the suffering endured by a woman in childbirth.
#RambamYomi #Naara 1:2 Seducer: w/ consent. Rapist: against will. In field (can’t get help) assume rape. In city (where can), seduction.
#HalachaYomi OC 55:11 Sinners who transgressed public decrees or a transgression: if not excommunicated, then counted in the Minyan of 10.
#TanyaYomi 6Nisan: Heritage of Patriarchs, latent in heart of every Jew to have natural love and fear of God.
#EmunaYomi 11: Once develop deep sense of Emuna, then the puzzle-pieces of life suddenly come together in a picture of striking clarity.


Thursday / 18-Mar-21 / 5 Nisan 5781                                  #1552
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 5: Sacrifices for unintentional sins of: Kohen Gadol; King; all of Israel if followed erroneous decision of Sanhedrin.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 8:4 Cases of breaking out & covering limb ends where Tamei now declared Tahor, if reappear they become Tamei again.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 117: Divine Presence doesn’t rest on person w/ sadness, laziness, laughter, frivolity, idle chatter, but w/ joy of Mitzva.
#RambamYomi #Yibum 8:1 Married 1 of 2 sisters but unsure which, he dies childless, brother does Halitza w/ both sisters so can marry others.
#HalachaYomi OC 55:8 Can hear but not speak, speak but not hear, they’re like hearing people and included in Minyan. Deaf-mute not counted.
#TanyaYomi 5Nisan: God’s illumination is infinitely greater when say Shma, pray or bless w/ Kavana, than when do Mitzvot w/o Kavana.
#EmunaYomi 10: Often must suffer or have hardship to reach higher spiritual level or correction of the soul. Like athlete suffers training.


Wednesday / 17-Mar-21 / 4 Nisan 5781                                  #1551
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 4: Peace offering (Shlamim), from cattle, sheep or goats: lean on head; slaughter; burn fat, kidneys, diaphragm, liver.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 8:3 Bright spot with white hair broke out to cover entire skin, even though white hair remained in place, he’s clean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 116: Abaye: to fulfill both opinions, Haroset must be made tart for apple (R’ Levi), and thick for mortar (R’ Yohanan).
#RambamYomi #Yibum 7:1 2 bros married 2 sisters. Both bros died; don’t know which died 1st. Other surviving brother does Halitza w/ widows.
#HalachaYomi OC 55:5 Ram”a: boys who’ve arrived at the required number of years, we presume that he’s like an adult for Minyan.
#TanyaYomi 4Nisan: Greatest Tzimtzum: stones, earth, minute divine vitality, less so than plants. 4 levels: mineral, vegetable, animal, man.
#EmunaYomi 9: Completing one’s soul correction (Tikkun) is the loftiest achievement a person can accomplish in this material world.


Tuesday / 16-Mar-21 / 3 Nisan 5781                                  #1550
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 3: Deep pot meal offering sacrifice, fine flour w/ oil. Part burned, part to Kohens. No leaven. Salt on all sacrifices.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 8:1 If a Nega broke out completely upon one who was unclean, he becomes clean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 115: Hillel would wrap Matza and Maror together and eat them, as stated: “They shall eat it with Matzot and bitter herbs.”
#RambamYomi #Yibum 6:8 These don’t do Yibum or Halitza: SarisHama, androgynous, can’t father kids, unique gender; Aylonit, can’t have kids.
#HalachaYomi OC 54:3 Sin if speaks between Yishtabah & Yotzer; would have to return from battlefield due to fear of sin leading to death.
#TanyaYomi 3Nisan: Both body & soul are of this world. Light & vitality that comes from God concealed by numerous contractions (Tzimtzumim).
#EmunaYomi 8: God decides when we succeed and when we fail, when times are easy and when times are hard.


Monday / 15-Mar-21 / 2 Nisan 5781                                  #1549
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 2: Laws of Olah/burnt offering of birds: turtledoves or young doves, nip neck, blood on altar. Meal offerings (Minha).
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 7:4 One who plucks out signs of uncleanness or burns quick flesh transgresses a negative commandment.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 114: Eat inexpensive food & live in a comfortable place. Don’t eat expensive food as will develop the need for luxuries.
#RambamYomi #Yibum 5:1 When Yavam gives Yevama a Gett, disqualifies her & brother’s other wives from doing Yibum w/ him or other brothers.
#HalachaYomi OC 54:1 Yishtabach doesn’t start with bracha because near BaruchSheamar, both instituted for PsukeiDzimra, 1 before, 1 after.
#TanyaYomi 2Nisan: Meditation not valid when need to recite, like Shma & blessings. If said but didn’t focus, fulfilled obligation.
#EmunaYomi 7: Divine Providence determines events on a global scale & the tiniest details in the universe, even the evening meal of a worm.


Sunday / 14-Mar-21 / 1 Nisan 5781                                  #1548
#ParshaYomi #Vayikra 1: God calls to Moshe. Speaks to him from Tent of Meeting. Laws of sacrifices: burnt offering (Olah) process and laws.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 7:1 Had bright spot: before Torah given; non-Jew who converted; on child when born; in crease then uncovered; all clean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 113: Better to skin carcass than say I’m too important or such work disgusts me. Better do menial labor than be dependent.
#RambamYomi #Yibum 4:6 Halitza: He puts leather shoe w/ heel not sewn w/ linen on right foot, ties strap. Say won’t marry; she removes shoe.
#HalachaYomi OC 53:23 The wages of the prayer-leader (Hazan) should be taken from the public funds of the congregation.
#TanyaYomi 1Nisan: Torah study termed “Keriah” (calling). Torah study, calling God & comes to the person. God close to those who call Him.
#EmunaYomi 6: Divine Providence is designed to help us perform our task in life.


Shabbat / 13-Mar-21 / 29 Adar 5781                                  #1547
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 7: Day1/Month1/yr 2 Moshe sets up Mishkan, anoints. Kohens bathed, clothed & anointed. Cloud covers & leads way.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 6:7 There are twenty-four tips of limbs in the human body that do not become unclean on account of quick flesh.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 112: R’ Hanina to Demon: can’t come to towns anymore. Demon: please, a little? R’ Hanina: ok, Tuesday & Shabat nights.
#RambamYomi #Yibum 3:3 Man presumed to have brother, if at time of death says I don’t have brothers or he’s not my brother, don’t believe.
#HalachaYomi OC 53:22 A paid prayer-leader (Hazan) is better than a free one.
#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 5: Everything that happens to us in life is the product of God’s will & personal intervention in our lives — Divine Providence.


Friday / 12-Mar-21 / 28 Adar 5781                                  #1546
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 6: Making coat & Tzitz of Kohen Gadol; tunics, caps, pants, sash for Kohens. Finished Mishkan. Moshe blesses.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 6:6 White scurf less than lentil size, sign of the spreading of the inner bright spot but not sign of the outer one.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 111: 2 women sitting on either side of crossroad, facing each other, are certainly doing witchcraft. Take different route.
#RambamYomi #Yibum 2:9 Eldest bro overseas, younger bro has Yibum obligation. He can’t say wait for older bro. He must do Yibum or Halitza.
#HalachaYomi OC 53:17 If the Hazan should err and they need to replace him, the one whom they ask to replace him should not decline at all.
#TanyaYomi 28Adar: “Torah study equals all Mitzvot combined.” Done thru speech & thought, innermost garments of vivifying soul.
#EmunaYomi 4: God alone cares for each of us in a unique, tailor-made fashion according to our own individual needs.


Thursday / 11-Mar-21 / 27 Adar 5781                                  #1545
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 5: Making for Kohen Gadol: Efod w/ stone on each side w/ names of tribes; Choshen: breastplate of 12 stones.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 6:3 Bright spot bean size & quick flesh less than lentil size: If bright spot grew larger, unclean; smaller, clean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 110: All who are particular about pairs, demons are particular with him; if not particular, they’re not particular w/ him.
#RambamYomi #Yibum 1:7 Maternal brothers only brothers for mourning & as witnesses; not inheritance or Yibum. That’s only fraternal bros.
#HalachaYomi OC 53:15 An established prayer leader (Hazan) goes before the ark himself and doesn’t wait until someone asks him to.
#TanyaYomi 27Adar: Charity “balances all other Mitzvot.” All strength of vital soul embodied in work & $ earned. Whole vital soul ascends.
#EmunaYomi 3: Emuna: Original Hebrew term for belief in single, omniscient, benevolent, all-powerful Creator of universe, who we call God.


Wednesday / 10-Mar-21 / 26 Adar 5781                                  #1544
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 4: Making: Altar, utensils, basin, courtyard pillars, curtains. Pekudai. Inventory of gold, silver, copper used.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 6:1 Bright spot minimum size: Cilician bean squared = 9 lentils. Lentil = 4 hairs; bright spot >= 36 hairs.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 109: R’ Akiva would distribute roasted grains and nuts to children on Pesah eve, so they wouldn’t sleep and would ask.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 13:10 Jew says I killed so & so, wife can remarry. We accept testimony. Man’s testimony not used to incriminate self.
#HalachaYomi OC 53:11 Anyone who lengthens his prayer when serving as Hazan is not acting properly because of burdening the congregation.
#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 2: All of life’s questions have one universal key: Emuna. Emuna is like the master key to life’s locked dilemmas.


Tuesday / 9-Mar-21 / 25 Adar 5781                                  #1543
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 3: Making: Menora, pure gold, 1 piece, 7 branches w/ goblets, knobs & flowers; Incense Altar, wood, gold plated.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 5:4 Safek Negaim at start, he’s Tahor before Tumah established; but if Tumah established, Safek then considered Tamei.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 108: For purpose of Pesah Seder, lying on one’s back is not the required reclining, nor is reclining to the right.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 12:1 Woman says I was married & now I’m divorced, we believe her. The mouth that prohibited her also permits her.
#HalachaYomi OC 53:8 Whoever arrived at age where he can grow his beard, we call him one who has filled his beard.
#TanyaYomi 25Adar: When entire vital soul of community of Israel will be holy, entire world will emerge from impurity & filth to holiness.
#EmunaYomi 1: Emuna is the solution to all problems, grants happiness & inner peace, has power to help a person bloom into their very best.


Monday / 8-Mar-21 / 24 Adar 5781                                  #1542
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 2: Bezalel, Oholiav & others imbued w/ spirit of God for craftsmanship, weaving, work w/ metals, stones, wood.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 5:3 Deposited Hair (se’ar pkuda): bright spot w/ white hair, bright spot disappeared leaving white hair then reappeared.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 107: Fitting punishment for one who says Kidush over Shechar (not wine), is to become poor & not be able to afford wine.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 11:25 Just as can’t marry woman 3 months after end of 1st marriage, don’t marry if pregnant or nursing (24 months).
#HalachaYomi OC 53:5 If there’s no person that fits Hazan qualifications, pick person with most knowledge and good deeds in the community.
#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 750: May God bless you always and help you attain all your heart’s wishes for the very best, Amen.


Sunday / 7-Mar-21 / 23 Adar 5781                                  #1541
#ParshaYomi #VayakelPekudai 1: Work 6 days, rest 7th. Don’t light fire on Shabat. Generous contribution of material & artisans for Mishkan.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 4:11 If bright spot preceded white hair, unclean; if white hair preceded the bright spot he’s clean; if unsure, unclean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 106: Remember Shabat day to sanctify it: sanctify (make Kidush) as soon as it enters (night), as well as during the day.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 10:21 Shouldn’t marry a woman if plan to divorce her; don’t keep her as a wife, or continue to live together with her.
#HalachaYomi OC 53:2 One should not say Yishtabach unless he has also said Barukh She’Amar and some of P’sukei D’Zimra.
#TanyaYomi 23Adar: Fulfillment of Messianic Era, Resurrection of the Dead, depends on our actions & service throughout duration of exile.
#EmunaYomi 749: Believe all God does is to assist us to correct our souls & cling to Him. We will be happier & more successful in all we do.


Shabbat / 6-Mar-21 / 22 Adar 5781                                  #1540
#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 #Negaim 4:9 Bean-sized bright spot spread to more than 2x, original spot disappeared: R’ Akiva: unclean. Sages: inspect as new.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 105: Sooner welcome Shabat by saying Kidush, better, shows how beloved it is. Delay Shabat’s end so won’t seem as burden.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 9:33 Told agent: give wife Gett in such place, did elsewhere, no good. Said will be in such place, did elsewhere, ok.
#HalachaYomi OC 51:9 Ram”a: We don’t say Mizmor LeToda on Shabat, Chag, Pesah (Toda [Hametz] not offered then), Pesah eve and Yom Kipur eve.
#TanyaYomi 22Adar: Part of complete revelation experienced at Giving of Torah. At each utterance their souls took flight. God restored them.
#EmunaYomi 748: Emuna axis around which world rotates. Strengthen cognizance that God runs universe, all for good and specific purpose.


Friday / 5-Mar-21 / 21 Adar 5781                                  #1539
#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 #Negaim 4:7 Bright spot w/ quick flesh & a spreading: if quick flesh disappeared still unclean ‘cuz of spreading, & vice-versa.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 104: R’ Yehuda berated son R’ Yitzhak for not going personally to see how Ula said Havdala, but had sent Abaye instead.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 8:3 Conditional divorce: Write normal Gett w/ no mention of condition. When give, say only effective if condition met.
#HalachaYomi OC 51:7 Should focus one’s heart during verse “You (God) open Your hand,” if doesn’t focus then must return & say verse again.
#TanyaYomi 21Adar: Hishtalshelut: downward gradation of the worlds & their descent thru many “garments” which screen light & life from God.
#EmunaYomi 747: Practice makes perfect. Review lessons. The more internalize Emuna principles, the easier to apply in everyday life.


Thursday / 4-Mar-21 / 20 Adar 5781                                  #1538
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 5: God to Moshe: Hew 2 stone tablets & I’ll inscribe them. God declares 13 attributes of mercy; Moshe bows & prostrates.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 4:5 Bean-sized bright spot, string extends from it, 2 hairs wide, restrictions of white hair spreading, not quick flesh.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 103: Rava’s Havdala: Who distinguishes between sacred & profane; light & darkness; Israel & nations; 7th day & 6 workdays.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 7:3 Not trusted to deliver Gett: ones mother-in-law; her daughter; 2nd wife; husband’s daughter. All others ok.
#HalachaYomi OC 51:4 Be cautious to refrain from talking from when says Baruh Sheamar until after concludes Amidah; even if it’s for Mitzva.
#TanyaYomi 20Adar: When mind tells body to do Mitzva, animal soul submits unwillingly to holiness, says Amen, does & unites w/ God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 746: More prays, closer to God, more illuminates our souls, happier we feel. That’s the secret of the good life in a nutshell.


Wednesday / 3-Mar-21 / 19 Adar 5781                                  #1537
#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 #Negaim 4:4 If the two hairs were black at the root & white at the tip he’s clean. White at root and black at the tip, unclean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 102: Blessing order 1st night Chag that’s after Shabat: Abaye: YayinKidushNerZmanHavdala; Rava: YayinKidushNerHavdalaZman.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 6:30 When husband sends Gett to wife, he must still support & provide all stipulations of Ktuva until received.
#HalachaYomi OC 50:1 Should recite Mishna of Zvahim, Braita of R’ Ishmael after daily offerings. Merit daily learning Bible, Mishna, Talmud.
#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 745: The fortunate person that discovers the secret of the good life can’t go for a day without prayer.


Tuesday / 2-Mar-21 / 18 Adar 5781                                  #1536
#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 #Negaim 4:1 There are laws that apply to the white hair that don’t apply to the spreading, and vice-versa.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 101: Shmuel: Kidush not valid except in place where eating Shabat meal; otherwise, didn’t fulfill Mitzva of Kidush.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 5:2 Divorce is considered a liability for woman. Therefore can’t invoke it (serve the Gett) outside of her presence.
#HalachaYomi OC 47:14 Women bless Birkat HaTorah.
#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 744: Since lack of prayer is cause of deficiency, w/ prayer we can attain anything & fulfill all our needs, material & spiritual.


Monday / 1-Mar-21 / 17 Adar 5781                                  #1535
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 2: Moshe: 2 tablets, Mt. Sinai, people restless, Golden Calf, God furious, Moshe breaks tablets, destroys Calf & rebels.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 3:8 Houses become unclean for 3 weeks and by 1 of 3 signs: by a greenish color or by a reddish color or by a spreading.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 100: If “brought out table” (food) before Kidush, “spread cloth over food” (cover food) & say Kidush.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 4:11 Although a Gett is valid in any language, the universal practice is only to write it in Aramaic with fixed text.
#HalachaYomi OC 47:13 If wakes before daylight to study Torah, bless Birkat HaTorah; no need to repeat it when one goes to the synagogue.
#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 743: Rabbi Nathan of Breslov said: “Wherever I see deficiency, I see lack of prayer!”


Sunday / 28-Feb-21 / 16 Adar 5781                                  #1534
#ParshaYomi #KiTisa 1: Census: 1/2 shekel/person >20 yrs old. Mishkan: basin, incense, anointing oil; can’t benefit from it. Betzalel named.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 3:5 Head or beard Negaim become unclean for 2 weeks and by 1 of 2 signs: by yellow thin hair or by a spreading.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 99: Silence is fitting for the wise, and Kal Vachomer, fools. “Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is considered wise.”
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 3:5 Man had Gett written but was then secluded w/ wife, can’t use Gett; needs new one; but if gave the old one, valid.
#HalachaYomi OC 47:8 Doubt if fulfill study obligation w/ Sh’ma right after Ahavat Olam; reason to be diligent & say Birkat HaTorah earlier.
#TanyaYomi 16Adar: Why have souls of Benoni (intermediates) been brought into world? Why lifelong struggle with evil nature of animal soul?
#EmunaYomi 742: Any worthwhile endeavor begins with prayer. Adding prayer before whatever we do gives life an indescribable sweetness.


Shabbat / 27-Feb-21 / 15 Adar 5781                                  #1533
#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 #Negaim 3:3 Skin becomes unclean w/ Negaim for 2 weeks and by 1 of 3 signs: by white hair or by quick flesh or by a spreading.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 98: Pesah lamb of 2 groups mixed: trade members of each group & say: if it’s ours, you’re with us, if not, we’re with you.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 2:20 If law requires man to divorce his wife & he refuses to give Gett, court authorized to beat him until he agrees. 
#HalachaYomi OC 47:7 Blessing of Ahavat Olam exempts one from Birkat HaTorah if learned immediately afterward without an interruption.
#TanyaYomi 15Adar: Giving charity raises rest of income to God, provides dwelling for God, balanced against all the sacrifices.
#EmunaYomi 741: We should pray to God that He help us pray; particularly, ask God to enable us to speak to Him in personal prayer every day.


Friday / 26-Feb-21 / 14 Adar 5781                                  #1532
#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 #Negaim 3:1 Everyone can become impure from Negaim, except for a non-Jew and a resident alien (Ger Toshav).
#DafYomi #Pesahim 97: Separate wrong Pesah lamb (female vs male, 2yr old vs 1yr), graze until blemished, sell, use $ for Nedava or Shlamim.
#RambamYomi #Gerushin 1:23 Gett witness doesn’t need to know how to read or sign name. More lenient than any other contract. Spares Agunot.
#HalachaYomi OC 47:2 It is necessary to bless Birkat HaTorah beforehand, whether one is learning Mikra (Scripture), or Mishnah, or Gemara.
#TanyaYomi 14Adar: Patriarchs were “Chariot” of God, bound mind & soul to God; prophets also, each at own level; Moses surpassed them all.
#EmunaYomi 740: The Evil inclination tries everything in its power to impede prayer; will present long list of obstacles & impediments.


Thursday / 25-Feb-21 / 13 Adar 5781                                  #1531
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 5: Sacrifice of 2nd ram. Kohens put their hands on ram, slaughter it, put blood on right earlobe, thumb & big toe.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 2:5 All Negaim may be examined by a person, except his own. Rabbi Meir ruled: not even the Negaim of his relatives.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 96: Torah had to prohibit both uncircumcised & gentile eating Pesah lamb. If only forbade 1, might have thought other can.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 25:1 Wife vowed not to eat meat, drink wine, adorn self w/ colored clothing or jewelry, man can divorce & not pay Ktuva.
#HalachaYomi OC 47:1 One must be very diligent to say the Blessing of the Torah [Birkat HaTorah].
#TanyaYomi 13Adar: By virtue of faith, SitraAchra subdued, dark changed to light, great joy to God. Diaspora’s atmosphere really unclean.
#EmunaYomi 739: Prayer, especially personal, doesn’t come easy. Brings person very close to God; entire soul correction depends on it.


Wednesday / 24-Feb-21 / 12 Adar 5781                                  #1530
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 4: Induction of Kohens: Anoint Aaron. Dress Kohens. Sacrifice 1 bull, 2 rams, unleavened bread, loaves, wafers w/oil.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 2:2 Can’t inspect Negaim early morning or evening, nor in house, or on cloudy day; dull white appears like bright white.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 95: Differences between Pesah Rishon (1) & Sheni (2): 1 can’t own Hametz, 2 ok; 1 need to say Halel while eating, 2 don’t.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 24:10 Wife committed adultery, violated Torah or Rabbinic law, or had scandalous report, divorce & she doesn’t get Ktuva.
#HalachaYomi OC 46:5 If blessed “who straightens the bowed” before “who frees the bound”, can’t bless the missed blessing of the set order.
#TanyaYomi 12Adar: Reason to pray & thank God daily: got inheritance to understand Unity of God & that there’s nothing but God.
#EmunaYomi 738: Proper requests, daily self-evaluation & Tshuva invoke illumination of soul that brings true happiness & inner peace.


Tuesday / 23-Feb-21 / 11 Adar 5781                                  #1529
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 3: For Aaron: Robe, blue wool; Tzitz of gold on forehead. Kohens: linen tunics, sashes, hats & pants, lest die in Holy.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 2:1 The bright spot in a German appears as dull white, and the dull white spot in an Ethiopian appears as bright white.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 94: Egypt 400×400 Parsa, 1/60th of Cush; 1/60th of world; of Garden; of Eden; of Gehena. World like pot cover to Gehena.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 23:12 In matters of Ktuva & all similar matters, local accepted custom is a fundamental principle, a basis for judgement.
#HalachaYomi OC 46:3 One must bless each day at least one hundred blessings.
#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 737: Most important personal prayers are requests for enhanced Emuna & that God should open our eyes to what we need to correct.


Monday / 22-Feb-21 / 10 Adar 5781                                  #1528
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 2: Hoshen worn by Kohen Gadol: Gold setting; 2 gold chains; gold, blue, purple, red wool & twisted linen; 12 stones.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 1:4 R’ Hanina Sgan Hakohanim says: 16 Negaim colors. R’ Dosa ben Harkinas says: 36. Akaviah ben Mahalalel says: 72.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 93: R’ Yohanan: avg person can walk 40 mil/day: 5 dawn to sunrise; 15 sunrise to noon; 15 noon-sunset; 5 sunset-nightfall.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 22:23 If wife inherited servants, even if old, don’t sell, brings honor to her family. Similar w/ olive trees or vines.
#HalachaYomi OC 45:1 Can’t enter cemetery or within 4 Amot of corpse w/ Tfilin on because of “mocking the poor” (who can’t fulfill Mitzvot).
#TanyaYomi 10Adar: Talmud: friend sinning, hate him & tell teacher to hate him. Refers to companion in Torah & precepts. Need to rebuke him.
#EmunaYomi 736: When first do Tshuva (repent), bad habits & traits may surface. It’s a gift from God who shows us what we need to correct.


Sunday / 21-Feb-21 / 9 Adar 5781                                  #1527
#ParshaYomi #Tetzave 1: Olive oil to light Menora. Appointment of Aaron & sons as Kohens. Special garments for Aaron, the Kohen Gadol.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 1:3 Descriptions of colors of signs of Negaim (skin discoloration) upon which depend all decisions concerning Negaim.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 92: Ritually impure or on distant journey, didn’t bring Pesah on 14 Nisan, should bring Pesah on 14 Iyar (Pesah Sheni).
#RambamYomi #Ishut 21:9 Wife breaks utensils during housework, not liable; if was, would be too cautious, wouldn’t do tasks, would fight.
#HalachaYomi OC 44:1 It’s forbidden to sleep or even to nap while one is wearing Tfilin Shel Rosh or Tfilin Shel Yad.
#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 735: God doesn’t give us a test that we can’t pass. Therefore, we can’t blame our misdeeds on anyone or anything else.


Shabbat / 20-Feb-21 / 8 Adar 5781                                  #1526
#ParshaYomi #Truma 7: Courtyard: N & S 100 cubits long, 20 pillars; E & W 50 cubits long; pillars had silver bands & hooks & copper sockets.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 18:10 Gentile dwelling law don’t apply: tents, huts, shelters, gate-house, courtyard, bath-house, armory, legion camp.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 91: Don’t make Pesah group entirely of converts; may be too meticulous, disqualify it needlessly out of ignorance & zeal.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 20:3 Dad dies, leaves son(s) & girl, she gets dowry from estate. Court figures $ would have given. If can’t figure, 10%
#HalachaYomi OC 43:5 If he wants to enter a permanent bathroom to defecate, he must remove his Tfilin from a distance of 4 Amot.
#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 734: Rather than sinking into despair, we use our misdeed as raw material that can be refined w/ Tshuva to get closer to God.


Friday / 19-Feb-21 / 7 Adar 5781                                  #1525
#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 #Ohalot 18:8 Bet Hillel: any place where a pig or a weasel can go requires no examination to determine if a corpse is present.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 90: R’ Shmaya: Kohens make sure collection box $ used same day for offerings. For sure bring animal sacrifice same day.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 19:17 Sons inherit estate but must provide for daughters until grow or marry. Not enough for both, girls have preference.
#HalachaYomi OC 43:2 A permanent bathroom is one where there is excrement there and it is on the ground/field without being in a ditch.
#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 733: With Tshuva (repentance), we disarm and neutralize the Evil Inclination.


Thursday / 18-Feb-21 / 6 Adar 5781                                  #1524
#ParshaYomi #Truma 5: Dividing curtain over 4 pillars, between Ark (Holy of Holies) & the Holy which has Table on north & Menora on south.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 18:6 If travels in gentile’s land over mountains or rocks, Tamei; if travels by sea or along strand, remains Tahor.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 89: Pesah group members can say to gluttonous member: take your portion & leave, so don’t take more of others’ portions.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 18:1 Widow supported by husband’s estate until collects Ktuva. If she remarries, forfeits rights of 1st husband’s estate.
#HalachaYomi OC 42:3 Designated kerchief to wrap his Tfilin in always (its permanent pouch) & used at least once, forbidden to wrap $ in it.
#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 732: Evil Inclination isn’t interested as much in sin as he is in the sadness & depression that immobilizes a person after sin.


Wednesday / 17-Feb-21 / 5 Adar 5781                                  #1523
#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 #Ohalot 18:5 How is a Bet Peras purified? Remove soil to a depth of 3 Tefah, or soil to a height of 3 Tefah is placed upon it.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 88: Ula: if basket of dates only 1 Zuz & don’t need to work so hard for a living, why don’t Babylonians study Torah more?
#RambamYomi #Ishut 17:17 Woman can sell or gift her Ktuva. If husband dies or divorces her, buyer collects; if she dies 1st, buyer gets 0.
#HalachaYomi OC 42:1 Forbidden to change head Tfilin & make into hand Tfilin; even to take strap from them & place on hand Tfilin forbidden.
#TanyaYomi 5Adar: Dejection (Atzvut) vs bitterness over distance from God (Merirut). Atzvut is negative. Merirut can agitate to get close.
#EmunaYomi 731: Tshuva (repentance) can be done anywhere, except in the bathroom, shower, or in an unclean place.


Tuesday / 16-Feb-21 / 4 Adar 5781                                  #1522
#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 #Ohalot 18:3 Field where grave was lost can sow w/ seed, but can’t plant plants or trees except non-fruit-bearing shade trees.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 87: R’ Elazar: The Holy One, Blessed be He, exiled Israel among the nations only so that converts would join them.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 16:1 Nedunya: Property that wife brings to marriage. 2 types: Nichsei Tzon Barzel, man responsible; Nichsei Mlog, she is.
#HalachaYomi OC 40:5 Forbidden to place Tfilin on a bed by one’s side, just as forbidden to place by one’s feet.
#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 730: Personal prayer is a guarantee for a happy and meaningful life.


Monday / 15-Feb-21 / 3 Adar 5781                                  #1521
#ParshaYomi #Truma 2: Details for making Ark cover with Cherubim. God will speak to Moshe from atop cover. Instructions for Showbread Table.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 18:1 To harvest grapes from Bet Pras sprinkle Hatat water on harvesters & 2x on vessels, harvest, take out of Bet Peras.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 86: R’ Huna sat on couch when host offered, didn’t initially demur: What master of house says do, except if inappropriate.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 15:2 Mitzva of having children is incumbent on man, not wife. If occupied in study of Torah, can delay marriage.
#HalachaYomi OC 40:2 Can’t have intercourse in room with Tfilin present unless in receptacle within receptacle not designated for Tfilin.
#TanyaYomi 3Adar: Be truly humble before all & any person, no matter how lowly they are. Every person has different temptation & nature.
#EmunaYomi 729: 4 steps in Tshuva (repentance): confession; remorse; asking forgiveness; commitment to improve. Then ask God for all wants.


Sunday / 14-Feb-21 / 2 Adar 5781                                  #1520
#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 #Ohalot 17:3 Not Bet Pras: plowed from pit of bones; bones heap; where grave lost or later found; field not his; non-Jew plowed.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 85: R’ Yehoshua b Levi: Barriers irrelevant as regards prayer. Even barrier of iron doesn’t separate between Jews and God.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 14:2 Man needs wife’s permission to go on lengthy business trips or change professions; they impact his conjugal duties.
#HalachaYomi OC 39:10 Don’t need to check Tfilin that are presumed valid. If only worn occasionally, need to check them 2x every 7 years.
#TanyaYomi 2Adar: SitraAchra has no substance; like darkness, banished by light, SitraAchra nullified by presence of holiness.
#EmunaYomi 728: Next item in talk w/ God is to tell Him all that’s going on in life, good & bad. Especially things that make happy or upset.


Shabbat / 13-Feb-21 / 1 Adar 5781                                  #1519
#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 #Ohalot 17:1 Plows grave in field, makes it Bet Haperas. How much? Length of 100 Amah furrow, space in which 4 Se’ahs can grow.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 84: If break bone of Tahor Pesah, 40 lashes for violating Torah prohibition. Left some meat over or was Tamei, no lashes.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 13:14 Can tell spouse: I don’t want your parents or siblings to visit or to live with us; spouse must respect wish.
#HalachaYomi OC 39:8 One should only purchase Tfilin from an expert who is skilled at fixing missing letters and extra letters.
#TanyaYomi 1Adar: One must rage against the animal soul, which is the evil impulse, with stormy indignation: concealing from me God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 727: Good warm-up for personal prayer & self-evaluation is to thank God for all our blessings. Don’t take anything for granted. 


Friday / 12-Feb-21 / 30 Shvat 5781                                  #1518
#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 #Ohalot 16:4 In search for corpse remains, search over a square Amah & then leave an Amah, digging until rock or virgin soil.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 83: Only bones of Pesah sacrifice need to be burned; if left around might transgress prohibition of breaking the bones.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 12:14 Just as must provide wife subsistence, also kids up to 6 years old. Sages decreed provide maintenance until grown.
#HalachaYomi OC 39:4 Tfilin that were written by a heretic should be burned, and some say they should be interred.
#TanyaYomi 30Shvat: Every time person thinks holy thoughts, becomes “vehicle” of holiness, and vice versa with impurity.
#EmunaYomi 726: Important for personal prayer & self-evaluation to be comfortable; no outside interference, so can pour heart out to God.


Thursday / 11-Feb-21 / 29 Shvat 5781                                  #1517
#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 #Ohalot 16:2 Mounds which are near to a city or to a road, whether they are new or old, are unclean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 82: Person wants to use own private wood to burn offering in Temple, don’t allow so won’t embarrass poor who can’t afford.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 11:1 Virgin had Erusin: widow, divorce or Halitza, gets 200zuz if remarry. If wed, gets 100zuz. Considered non-virgin.
#HalachaYomi OC 38:13 A person who was excommunicated and a leper are forbidden to wear Tfilin.
#TanyaYomi 29Shvat: Benoni, animal soul from SitraAchra pervades blood & flesh. Allows lusting drive to lust for forbidden things.
#EmunaYomi 725: Spend 1hr/day in personal prayer & self-evaluation; keeps spiritual ledger free of debits. Becomes vessel for divine light.


Wednesday / 10-Feb-21 / 28 Shvat 5781                                  #1516
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 4: Give God 1stborns. DON’T: curse judges, princes; eat Treif meat; false witness. Do help w/ lost or laden animal.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 15:10 One who touches or overshadows a corpse and then touches vessels, the vessels are unclean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 81: Passerby walking by a dismembered corpse is pure. But if laden with a heavy burden or riding an animal, impure.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 10:10 Ktuva lost, can’t continue living with wife unless writes new document obligating self to requirements of Ktuva.
#HalachaYomi OC 38:10 While reading/learning Torah exempt from wearing Tfilin, except for when he’s saying Shema and Shmonah Esrei.
#TanyaYomi 28Shvat: Added struggle of Benoni, at times has dullness of heart, light of soul doesn’t penetrate. Need to crush body.
#EmunaYomi 724: When do Tshuva (repent) for a misdeed, not only do we avoid punishment, but God handsomely rewards us. Tshuva greatest gift.


Tuesday / 9-Feb-21 / 27 Shvat 5781                                  #1515
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 3: Laws of damages, borrowers, thieves, renters, seduction, witchcraft, bestiality, idolatry, lending & more.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 15:8 B’ Shamai: a person standing in a tomb courtyard is Tahor if there’s a space of 4 Amah. B’ Hilel: 4 Tefah.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 80: R’ Yehuda: Even if one tribe is Tamei and rest of the tribes are Tahor, all can do Pesah in state of ritual impurity.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 9:4 She had agent accept marriage for her, in parallel she married another man & don’t know which was 1st, divorce both.
#HalachaYomi OC 38:9 At time when distressed, or if mind not settled or ready, exempt from Tfilin. Forbidden to take one’s mind off of them.
#TanyaYomi 27Shvat: Don’t answer or engage foreign thoughts; like wrestling filthy person, will get soiled.
#EmunaYomi 723: If find self guilty of wrongdoing: confess to God, ask forgiveness, commit to do better. Then Heavenly Court can’t touch us.


Monday / 8-Feb-21 / 26 Shvat 5781                                  #1514
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 2: Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, etc. (Oral tradition explains that means compensation for monetary equivalent).
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 15:6 House filled with straw, without Tefah space between straw & roof beams: if Tumah in straw, vessels at exit Tamei.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 79: If entire community or most of it Tamei, or Kohens all Tamei & community Tahor, Pesah offered in ritual impurity.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 8:5 Man said I marry u on condition I’m Tzadik, even if complete Rasha, married b’safek; may have had penitent thoughts.
#HalachaYomi OC 38:4 One who wears Tefillin must be cautious to avoid thoughts about desire for a woman.
#TanyaYomi 26Shvat: When divine soul summons its strength for prayer, Kelipah also gathers strength to confuse & topple w/ foreign thoughts.
#EmunaYomi 722: Set aside 1hr/day for self-evaluation & personal prayer, where judge self in front of God. Avoids suffering & tribulations.


Sunday / 7-Feb-21 / 25 Shvat 5781                                  #1513
#ParshaYomi #Mishpatim 1: Hebrew slave works 6 yrs; released 7th. If want to stay, stays until Jubilee. Killer is killed, unless accident.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 15:4 House divided by boards or curtains from sides or roof beams: if Tumah in house, vessels beyond partition Tahor.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 78: R’ Natan: “according to every man’s eating,” teaches that Pesah needs person able to eat it; not elderly or sick.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 7:22 Man marries woman, either want to retract, even if do so immediately, retraction of no consequence. They’re married.
#HalachaYomi OC 38:1 One who is ill in his intestines is exempt from the Mitzva to wear Tfilin. Ram”a: Even if he is not in pain.
#TanyaYomi 25Shvat: Even for fully permissible things, the more of his impulse that man sacrifices, the more the SitraAchra is subdued.
#EmunaYomi 721: Vast difference between God’s judgments and Heavenly Court’s. When God tries case, defendant is always declared innocent.


Shabbat / 6-Feb-21 / 24 Shvat 5781                                  #1512
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 7: Jews saw voices, Shofar, smoking mountain, trembled, stood back: “Moshe, you talk to us & we’ll listen, lest we die.”
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 15:2 Wooden tablets touch at corners, 1 Tefah off ground: Tumah under one, person touching 2nd tablet gets 7-day Tumah.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 77: R’ Eliezer: matter than can be derived by KalVahomer, verse writes explicitly. R’ Yehoshua: expound new law from verse.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 6:2 4 rules of conditional agreements: 2x stipulation (+ & -); + must be before -; stipulation before deed; achievable.
#HalachaYomi OC 37:1 Great is reward for Mitzva of Tfilin; whoever doesn’t wear them included in group “sinners of Israel” with their body.
#TanyaYomi 24Shvat: Don’t be depressed or troubled if in constant conflict w/ evil inclination. Perhaps created to subjugate SitraAchra.
#EmunaYomi 720: When we regularly confess our sins to God, seek forgiveness, resolve to improve, God doesn’t let Heavenly Court judge us.


Friday / 5-Feb-21 / 23 Shvat 5781                                  #1511
#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 #Ohalot 14:7 Projections not Tefah wide: irrespective of spacing between projections & where Tumah is, Tumah cleaves up & down.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 76: R’ Kahana b R’ Hinana Saba: bread baked in same oven as roasting meat, forbidden to then eat the bread with dairy.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 5:2 Man sold item that prohibited to derive benefit from, used $ to consecrate woman, marriage valid, except if idol $.
#HalachaYomi OC 36:3 Add tags (lines ending w/ dots) on letters that make acronym SHATNEZ GETZ [Shin, Ayin, Tet, Nun, Zayin, Gimmel, Tzadi].
#TanyaYomi 23Shvat: When evil thoughts & desires enter mind & averts them, be happy. Passively abstained from sin, get reward like Mitzva.
#EmunaYomi 719: God doesn’t allow double jeopardy. Therefore, when we judge ourselves, the Heavenly Court is not allowed to judge us.


Thursday / 4-Feb-21 / 22 Shvat 5781                                  #1510
#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 #Ohalot 14:5 2 projections, one over other, each of Tefah width & a Tefah between them: if Tumah under, all that’s under Tamei.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 75: “Burning” of Aaron’s sons was burning of soul not of body, Kohen’s daughter that commits adultery burn soul not body.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 4:9 If mentally incompetent man marries sane woman, or sane man marries mentally incompetent woman, marriage not binding.
#HalachaYomi OC 34:3 One shouldn’t wear two sets of Tfilin (Rashi & Rabbenu Tam) unless he is habituated and well-known for his piety.
#TanyaYomi 22Shvat: At proper time, reflect on sins, heartbroken, sincere contrition; then remove sorrow, believe God removed sin, forgave.
#EmunaYomi 718: The trials and tribulations that God sends us are designed to bring us closer to Him.


Wednesday / 3-Feb-21 / 21 Shvat 5781                                  #1509
#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 #Ohalot 14:3 Rod any width, even 100Tefah over doorway forms passage for Tumah. R’ YBN: don’t be more stringent than projection.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 74: Can’t roast whole kid on Pesah nowadays so won’t look like sacrificing Pesah outside Temple. Ok if cut limb or boiled.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 3:19 Father shouldn’t marry off daughter while minor; wait until matures & she says “I would like to marry so and so.”
#HalachaYomi OC 34:2 Those who fear Heaven should wear both Tfilin sets of Rashi and of Rabeinu Tam. Either together or one after other.
#TanyaYomi 21Shvat: Bless God for misfortunes just like does for benefits; also for good. Will merit to have “hidden world” revealed to him.
#EmunaYomi 717: Since God’s judgments are compassionate, (even if don’t always seem so), they’re always for our ultimate personal benefit.


Tuesday / 2-Feb-21 / 20 Shvat 5781                                  #1508
#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 #Ohalot 14:1 A projection brings Tumah, whatever width it may be; but balconies bring Tumah when they are one Tefah wide.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 73: Offering body disqualified, burn right away; ‘cuz of blood or owners, keep meat overnight so decays then take to burn.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 2:1 Girl from birth-12 years old: Ktana (minor) or Tinoket (baby). 2 hairs grow in pubic area after 12, Naarah (maiden).
#HalachaYomi OC 33:3 The leather of the Tfilin straps need to be from the skin of a kosher animal and made with intent for Tfilin.
#TanyaYomi 20Shvat: Can’t conquer evil nature w/ laziness & heaviness; stems from sadness. Need alacrity, from joy, heart worry-free.
#EmunaYomi 716: Just as believe all from God, must believe that all God’s judgments not only righteous, but merciful & compassionate too.


Monday / 1-Feb-21 / 19 Shvat 5781                                  #1507
#ParshaYomi #Yitro 2: Moshe judges Jews from morning until evening. Yitro says: not good. You need to delegate & create strong judiciary.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 13:6 What’s Tahor reduces area of a window, & what is Tamei does not reduce it to prevent conveying Tumah to other side.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 72: Rava: man is obligated to please his wife through a Mitzva when she desires, even if not time of her conjugal rights.
#RambamYomi #Ishut 1:3 Once woman Mekudeshet (married) even if not consummated, any man that has relations w/ her liable to court execution.
#HalachaYomi OC 33:1 Leather of Head Tfiin, 2 compartments damaged, 1 next to other: debate on old vs new. Better to consider both invalid.
#TanyaYomi 19Shvat: Union w/ God within limits of time of Torah study or doing Mitzva. When do anything else, separated from God.
#EmunaYomi 715: Get inner peace by constantly reviewing Emuna principles: God runs world; all for best; specific purpose for everything.


Sunday / 31-Jan-21 / 18 Shvat 5781                                  #1506
#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 #Ohalot 13:3 Hole in the door: R’ Akiva: Its minimum size is that of a fist. R’ Tarfon: Minimum size is one handbreadth square.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 71: With what then do ordinary (non-Kohen) Israelites rejoice? R’ Pappa: one rejoices with clean clothes and old wine.
#RambamYomi #Megila+ 4:12 Hanuka candle-lighting dear Mitzva. Even if gets food from charity, borrows or sells clothing to buy oil & lamp.
#HalachaYomi OC 32:48 If one covered the Tfilin compartments with gold or with the leather of a non-kosher animal, it is invalid.
#TanyaYomi 18Shvat: Stir self as lion w/ might & courage against evil nature that weighs down body, sloth, of earth element of animal soul.
#EmunaYomi 714: The key to inner peace is the internalization of the fact that God is righteous and that His decisions are just.


Shabbat / 30-Jan-21 / 17 Shvat 5781                                  #1505
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 7: No water. Moshe draws from rock. Amalek attacks Jews. Moshe sends Joshua to fight. When Moshe’s hands raised, win.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 13:1 One who makes a new light hole, its minimum size is that of a hole made by the large drill of the Temple chamber.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 70: Slaughter knife found 14 Nisan in Jerusalem, can use w/o concern that impure. Presume immersed day before for Pesah.
#RambamYomi #Megila+ 3:1 Jews suffered greatly under Greek rule. God saved. Hasmoneans overcame them, ruled 200 yrs until end of 2nd Temple.
#HalachaYomi OC 32:45 Put each chapter of Tfilin into its compartment that they should be standing up straight in its compartment.
#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 713: The truth is that God doesn’t demand anything that a person is not capable of.


Friday / 29-Jan-21 / 16 Shvat 5781                                  #1504
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 6: Quails cover Israelite camp in evening, Manna falls at dawn. Enough Manna per person/day. 2x on Friday for Shabbat.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 12:7 Pillar lying on side in open air, if circumference 24 Tefah, brings Tumah to all under it; if not, goes up & down.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 69: Wouldn’t be proper for R’ Akiva to tell his teacher R’ Eliezer that he’d forgotten his teaching; reminded indirectly.
#RambamYomi #Megila+ 2:1 Read Megila out of order, not good. Read verse 1, skipped 2, read 3, went back & read 2, no good. Read in order.
#HalachaYomi OC 32:42 Head Tfilin has letter “Shin” extruded from the leather on right side w/ 3 “heads” and on left side w/ 4 “heads.”
#TanyaYomi 16Shvat: Saving a life overrides certain prohibitions, i.e. “violate one Sabbath so will be able to observe many Sabbaths.” 
#EmunaYomi 712: If feels that God’s judgments are unfair develops warped sense of justice, impairs honest self-evaluation & soul-searching.


Thursday / 28-Jan-21 / 15 Shvat 5781                                  #1503
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 5: Jews get to desert. Complain to Moshe that starving. God announces will rain down bread from heaven upon them.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 12:6 Beam has Tumah under it: if 1 Tefah wide, conveys Tumah to all under it; if not that wide, Tumah cleaves up & down.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 68: R’ Sheshet: every 30 days would review his studies & say rejoice my soul, for you I have read, for you I have studied.
#RambamYomi #Megila+ 1:1 Hearing Megilat Esther supersedes learning Torah & all other positive Mitzvot, except burial of Meit Mitzva.
#HalachaYomi OC 32:39 Law from Moses on Sinai that Tfilin are perfectly square in length & width, stitching & diagonal is 1.4x of side.
#TanyaYomi 15Shvat: No person sins unless spirit of folly enters in him; conceals hidden love of divine soul yearning to cleave to God.
#EmunaYomi 711: By internalizing that events of every moment are product of Heavenly judgments, greatly enhance spiritual awareness, Emuna.


Wednesday / 27-Jan-21 / 14 Shvat 5781                                  #1502
#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 #Ohalot 12:4 If made 1 Tefah hole in ceiling to bring cradle “shoe” into house, everything becomes unclean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 67: Verse says not just “impure” but “& anyone impure.” Added words include ritually impure of contact w/ creeping animal.
#RambamYomi #Taaniot 5:13 To remember Temple’s destruction, women shouldn’t have jewelry made w/ all pieces of set; shouldn’t be perfect.
#HalachaYomi OC 32:38 Make 4 compartments from a single piece of leather for Tfilin of the head, 1 compartment for Tfilin of the hand.
#TanyaYomi 14Shvat: 365 prohibitive commands: violate, contrary to God’s Will & Wisdom, very opposite, leads to total separation from God.
#EmunaYomi 710: Every tiny anguish in life comes under the heading of Heavenly-sent tribulations. Even trying on a garment that doesn’t fit.


Tuesday / 26-Jan-21 / 13 Shvat 5781                                  #1501
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 3: Pillar of smoke & fire between Jews & Egypt. Moshe raises staff, strong wind from east blows overnight. Sea splits.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 12:1 Board placed over mouth of new oven, overlapping all sides Tefah: if Tumah below board, vessels above are Tahor.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 66: If a person gets angry, if he’s a Torah scholar, his wisdom leaves him; if he’s a prophet, his prophecy leaves him.
#RambamYomi #Taaniot 4:2 Elders rebuke community on fast, say: it’s not sackcloth & fast that have effect, but repentance & good deeds.
#HalachaYomi OC 32:34 Two letters that make up one word should not be written outside of the line on the Tfilin.
#TanyaYomi 13Shvat: When occupied w/ Torah, soul & its “garments”, brain, mouth, merged in perfect unity w/ Supreme Will & light of En Sof.
#EmunaYomi 709: Our moods, situation, or circumstances can change from hour to hour. Everything that saddens person from Heavenly Court.


Monday / 25-Jan-21 / 12 Shvat 5781                                  #1500
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 2: Egyptians catch Jews w/ back to sea. Jews panic. Moshe: Don’t worry. God will fight for you & destroy them.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 11:9 Vessels that are between the rims of the olive-basket and the rims of the cellar, even to the depths, remain clean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 65: World can’t function w/o perfume merchants or tanners (smelly job). Fortunate are perfume merchants, woe to tanners.
#RambamYomi #Taaniot 3:2 If no rain by Rosh Hodesh Kislev court decrees 3 communal fasts Monday, Thursday, Monday. Can eat & drink at night.
#HalachaYomi OC 32:31 If not writing Tfilin from written source, don’t write based on dictation, unless he repeats it and reads it out loud.
#TanyaYomi 12Shvat: Thought & meditation on words of Torah are completely merged in perfect unity w/ the Supreme Will; not merely a vehicle.
#EmunaYomi 708: A person can change that which has been predetermined on Rosh Hashana by Tshuva (repentance), prayer & charity.


Sunday / 24-Jan-21 / 11 Shvat 5781                                  #1499
#ParshaYomi #Beshalah 1: Jews leave Egypt. Moshe takes Joseph’s bones. Pharaoh realizes freed Jews, takes army w/ 600 chariots & pursues.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 11:6 In case where the Tumah was in the house and clean persons overshadowed him: B’ Shamai: Tahor; B’ Hilel: Tamei.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 64: King Agripas estimated census counting kidneys from Pesah sacrifice. 1.2 million kidneys = population of ~12 million.
#RambamYomi #Taaniot 2:1 Fast, trumpets if: enemies; army; plague; rampage; locust; blight; fallen house; epidemic; no sustenance; no rain.
#HalachaYomi OC 32:27 Letters slightly erased, but left impression, if kid who’s not a genius or simpleton can read, can go over w/ quill.
#TanyaYomi 11Shvat: Torah & God entirely one. Commandments are Supreme Will, His true desire. Life & sustenance dependent on performance.
#EmunaYomi 707: Judged on RoshHashana for the year. Daily judgement determines HOW RoshHashana’s judgments will be enacted (joy vs. sorrow).


Shabbat / 23-Jan-21 / 10 Shvat 5781                                  #1498
#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 #Ohalot 11:4 Person looking out window, overshadowed funeral procession: B’ Shamai: doesn’t bring Tumah. B’ Hilel: brings Tumah.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 63: R’ Shimon b Lakish: Don’t flog for uncertain warning (Hatraat Safek), as uncertain warning isn’t considered a warning.
#RambamYomi #Taaniot 1:2 Cry out to God during difficulties, path of repentance, realize ‘cuz of bad deeds, repent, difficulties removed.
#HalachaYomi OC 32:24 Permitted to write on place where letters were scraped away & on place where it was erased. Don’t scrape until dry.
#TanyaYomi 10Shvat: Arrogance truly compares to idolatry. Root of idolatry, regarded as thing in itself, sundered from Divine holiness.
#EmunaYomi 706: When incur unfavorable verdict from Heavenly Court for negative action, feels sadness, pessimism & heaviness of the spirit.


Friday / 22-Jan-21 / 9 Shvat 5781                                  #1497
#ParshaYomi #Bo 6: Death of 1stborns. All Egypt clamor: Jews leave. “Lend” gold, silver, garments. Jews make Matza. Laws of Pesach night.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 11:2 Portico which has been split into two: If there’s uncleanness on one side, vessels on the other side remain clean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 62: Brurya: so sharp, great memory, she learned 300 laws in 1 day from 300 Sages, yet hard to learn Genealogies in 3 yrs.
#RambamYomi #Hodesh 19:4 From Aries, constellations’ positions diverge from equator to north until Cancer, 23.5 degrees north of equator.
#HalachaYomi OC 32:23 If Tfilin missing 1 letter, no way to fix it; if were to fix, would be written out of order and makes it invalid.
#TanyaYomi 9Shvat: Contractions & concealment of God’s Countenance is so powerful, that even unclean things, Kelipot & Sitra Achra created.
#EmunaYomi 705: Person does good deeds; receives positive verdict; soul immediately reacts to a positive verdict with optimism & happiness.


Thursday / 21-Jan-21 / 8 Shvat 5781                                  #1496
#ParshaYomi #Bo 5: Moshe instructs elders for Pesach night (sacrifice, bloody doorposts, stay indoors, will protect from death). Jews obey.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 11:1 A house has been split into two: If there is uncleanness in the outer part, vessels in the inner part remain clean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 61: If one slaughtered the Pesah before midday it’s disqualified, as verse states: “shall slaughter it in the afternoon.”
#RambamYomi #Hodesh 18:1 Nights moon won’t be sighted ‘cuz of clouds; valley; mountain to west. On mountain or on sea, can see even small.
#HalachaYomi OC 32:19 At the beginning of writing he should say out loud “I am writing for the sake of the sanctity of Tefillin.”
#TanyaYomi 8Shvat: God’s speech & thought absolutely united w/ His essence & being, even after His speech materialized creation of worlds.
#EmunaYomi 704: There are 24 Heavenly Courts that judge a person every single hour of every single day.


Wednesday / 20-Jan-21 / 7 Shvat 5781                                  #1495
#ParshaYomi #Bo 4: Prediction of Death of 1stborn. Commands: 1st month. Pascual lamb. Blood on doorposts. Matza. No leavened bread 7 days.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 10:5 Hatchways less than 1 Tefah: Tumah in house, directly below hatchway Tahor; Tumah under hatchway, house Tahor.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 60: Slaughtered Pesah w/ intent for those who can’t eat it, didn’t register for it, uncircumcised or impure, it’s Pasul. 
#RambamYomi #Hodesh 17:24 Astronomy & geometry calculations from Greeks, now in hands of Sages. Wisdom of Yisachar tribe wasn’t transmitted.
#HalachaYomi OC 32:16 If one of the letters got cut off, if a child that’s neither a genius nor a simpleton knows how to read it it’s valid.
#TanyaYomi 7Shvat: Man’s speech apart from Man. God’s “speech” not separate, means Revealing. 10 of these emanations created the world.
#EmunaYomi 703: Happiness is simple. A person is happy when their soul is gratified; the soul is gratified when person performs God’s will.


Tuesday / 19-Jan-21 / 6 Shvat 5781                                  #1494
#ParshaYomi #Bo 3: Pharaoh says Jews can leave, but without cattle. Moshe insists. God says: 1 last plague & “borrow” stuff from Egyptians.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 10:4 Multiple hatchways 1 over other each w/ Tefah square opening, Tumah in house, what directly below hatchways Tahor.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 59: As long as the sacrificial parts of the sin-offering haven’t been burned on altar, the Kohens may not eat the meat.
#RambamYomi #Hodesh 16:1 Part of moon’s orbit inclined north of sun’s orbit & part south. Intersect at 2 points. At north=head; south=tail.
#HalachaYomi OC 32:12 The parchment must be made from the skin of a kosher animal, domesticated or not, and even from a carcass or roadkill.
#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 702: Depression & holiness are mutually exclusive. For that reason, the evil inclination wants a person to be constantly sad.


Monday / 18-Jan-21 / 5 Shvat 5781                                  #1493
#ParshaYomi #Bo 2: Locust come, blot out the sky & consume everything. Pharaoh recants. Moshe removes. Then plague of Darkness for 3 days.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 10:1 Hatchway in house w/ opening of square Tefah, if there’s Tumah in house, what’s directly below the hatchway Tahor.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 58: No sacrifice to precede daily morning offering from “The burnt offering” = 1st offering, chronology & importance.
#RambamYomi #Hodesh 15:2 Previous calculations to sight moon. 2x elongation can’t be < 5 degrees or > 62 degrees night of moon sighting.
#HalachaYomi OC 32:9 Tfilin parchment must be processed with gallnut juice or lime and must be processed w/ the designated purpose in mind.
#TanyaYomi 5Shvat: God was Alone, Single & Unique before He created existence & remains Alone, Single & Unique after He created existence.
#EmunaYomi 701: Without mental composure, one won’t be able to attain Emuna & make Tshuva. Sad & depressed person is like prisoner of war.


Sunday / 17-Jan-21 / 4 Shvat 5781                                  #1492
#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 #Ohalot 9:15 Coffin broad below, narrow above, w/ corpse in it: if touches it below remains Tahor; but above becomes Tamei.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 57: Fussy KohenGadol wouldn’t get hands dirty. King & queen had debate. He replied improperly w/ hand. Hands cut off.
#RambamYomi #Hodesh 14:1 Moon has 2 mean rates of progress: small orbit not around Earth, within larger orbit around Earth.
#HalachaYomi OC 32:7 Received Tradition going back to Moshe that Tfilin are written on Klaf layer on flesh side; any variation is invalid.
#TanyaYomi 4Shvat: Wicked under control of heart, yet when faith in God tested, which is rooted in heights of holiness, the Kelipot vanish.
#EmunaYomi 700: The only way to make Tshuva (repentance) is by being happy. A sad & depressed person has no control of thought processes.


Shabbat / 16-Jan-21 / 3 Shvat 5781                                  #1491
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 7: Moshe warns of Hail. Egyptians that believed him put servants & animals indoor & spared. Hail mixed with fire falls.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 9:13: Hive on its bottom & still a vessel, Tumah below it, within it or above it, the Tumah cleaves upwards & downwards.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 56: Jacob to reveal End of Days, God’s presence left, Jacob worried some son unfit, sons said Shma, he said Baruh Shem.
#RambamYomi #Hodesh 13:1 To know sun’s true position on any day, calculate mean position & apogee, subtract apogee from mean = sun’s course.
#HalachaYomi OC 32:4 No letter of the Tfilin may touch another; rather each letter must be completely surrounded by parchment.
#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 699: God wants each of us to make the first step in bettering ourselves. Once we make the effort, He comes to our assistance.


Friday / 15-Jan-21 / 2 Shvat 5781                                  #1490
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 6: Pharaoh & Moshe negotiate. Moshe asks to sacrifice to God. Pharaoh’s heart hardened. Plagues of Pestilence, Boils. 
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 9:11 Hive on its side in open air, Kzayit of corpse below or above it, all directly below or above the Kzayit is Tamei.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 55: Not working on 9Av in place where people work not presumptuous. See how many idle people there are in the marketplace.
#RambamYomi #Hodesh 12:1 Mean distance sun travels in 1 day: 59 minutes, 8 seconds (59′ 8″); in 10 days: 9 degrees, 51 minutes, 21 seconds.
#HalachaYomi OC 32:2 Head Tfilin: each Parsha should be written on own parchment. Arm Tfilin: all 4 Parshas on single piece of parchment.
#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 698: God knows exactly who each of us is, and what we’re capable of accomplishing in this world.


Thursday / 14-Jan-21 / 1 Shvat 5781                                  #1489
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 5: Lice: Pharaoh’s magicians admit “finger of God”; “Arov”: plague of wild animals. All plagues only affect Egyptians.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 9:9 Hive entirely in house, not Tefah space between it & roof, Tumah in hive, house Tamei; Tumah in house, hive Tahor.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 54: Hidden: death day; solace day; justices depth; other’s thoughts; sales success; return David’s rule; end wicked rule.
#RambamYomi #Hodesh 11:7 The heavenly sphere divided into 360 degrees, 12 constellations. Constellation=30 degrees, degree=60 minutes, etc.
#HalachaYomi OC 31:1 Forbidden to wear Tfilin on Shabat or YomTov since they’re a sign. If one wears an extra sign, disgrace to their sign.
#TanyaYomi 1Shvat: Chochma(wisdom) source of intelligence/comprehension above Bina(understanding) intellectual understanding/comprehension.
#EmunaYomi 697: “God doesn’t complain about His creations.” It means that God doesn’t make demands that a person is incapable of fulfilling.


Wednesday / 13-Jan-21 / 29 Tevet 5781                                  #1488
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 4: Aaron turns staff to crocodile. Pharaoh’s mages’ staff also transform. Aaron’s eats mages’. Plague of Blood & Frogs.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 9:7 What is considered “stuck” (Afutza)? Anything which has no opening of one handbreadth (Tefah).
#DafYomi #Pesahim 53: Good sign for mountains when gallnut oaks grow there; for valleys, palm trees; streams, reeds; plain, sycamore tree.
#RambamYomi #Hodesh 10:1 Sages that say solar year < 365.25 days say its 365 days, 5 hours, 997 units & 48 moments. Moment = 1/76 of unit.
#HalachaYomi OC 30:1 Time to put Tfilin on in the morning from when one can see his close friend from four cubits away and recognize him.
#TanyaYomi 29Tevet: “Very close,” even person w/ limited understanding of God, His greatness, can still easily observe Mitzvot, study Torah.
#EmunaYomi 696: God’s mercy & loving-kindness are infinite, & are at your disposal constantly, especially at life’s most challenging times.


Tuesday / 12-Jan-21 / 28 Tevet 5781                                  #1487
#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 #Ohalot 9:6 Beehive facing into house, 1 Tefah off ground, if there’s Tumah below it or in the house or above it, all Tamei.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 52: Sages impose upon one stringencies of both the place from which he left & stringencies of the place to which he went.
#RambamYomi #Hodesh 9:3 Nisan equinox when sun enters Aries. Tamuz solstice, Cancer; Tishrei equinox, Libra; Tevet solstice, Capricorn.
#HalachaYomi OC 28:3 The custom of scholars is to kiss their Tefillin when putting them on and taking them off.
#TanyaYomi 28Tevet: For the wicked to repent, they have to shatter the Kelipot, an iron partition between them and God, with broken spirit.
#EmunaYomi 695: God created you in order to shower His mercy & lovingkindness on you, more than you can ever imagine.


Monday / 11-Jan-21 / 27 Tevet 5781                                  #1486
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 2: Sons of Ruben & Shimon listed. More descendants of Levi listed, up to Moses, Aaron, his 4 children & grandson Pinhas. 
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 9:3 If the uncleanness is within the beehive nothing becomes unclean except that which is within the beehive.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 51: If matters are permitted but others are accustomed to treat them as a prohibition, can’t permit in their presence.
#RambamYomi #Hodesh 8:2 Lunar months set by days: 29 days, Lacking, several hours shorter than real lunar month; 30 days, Full, more hours.
#HalachaYomi OC 27:11 The black side of the Retzuot (Tfilin straps) must face outwards. This applies to the Shel Yad and Shel Rosh. 
#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 694: Don’t forget that God loves you always. He’s always ready to help you.


Sunday / 10-Jan-21 / 26 Tevet 5781                                  #1485
#ParshaYomi #Vaera 1: God to Moshe: Promises to uphold covenant of Patriarchs. Will free Israelites from slavery & bring them to Canaan.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 9:1 Beehive in doorway w/ mouth outside: If Kzayit of corpse under hive part that outside house, below & above it Tamei.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 50: If works Shabat or Chag eve, from Minha; or Motzai Shabat or Chag, will never see signs of blessing from that work.
#RambamYomi #Hodesh 7:1 Rosh Hodesh Tishrei is never set on Sunday, Wednesday or Friday. If Molad falls on those days, set for next day.
#HalachaYomi OC 27:9 Correct placement of Tfilin shel rosh is from hairline by the forehead until the end of the soft spot of a baby’s head.
#TanyaYomi 26Tevet: “God unites good thought to the deed.” Different meaning than “Intended to do Mitzva & prevented, counts as if did it.”
#EmunaYomi 693: Even if you’ve done the worst thing imaginable, God doesn’t want you poking around in the muck and mire of the past.


Shabbat / 9-Jan-21 / 25 Tevet 5781                                  #1484
#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 #Ohalot 8:5 These don’t transmit or block Tumah: hail, snow, frost, ice, salt, anything that hops from one place to another.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 49: Be willing to sell all has in order to marry Torah scholar’s daughter. If he dies, sons will still be Torah scholars.
#RambamYomi #Hodesh 6:2 Day & night are 24 hours. Hour divided into 1,080 Halakim. Divisible by 2, 4, 8, 3, 6, 9, 5, 10.
#HalachaYomi OC 27:6 Lefty who does all his work w/ his left hand puts his Tefilin on his “left hand” which is the right hand of all people.
#TanyaYomi 25Tevet: Directs desire to Divine Torah; studies day, night; does Mitzvot: gets intelligence, vitality & “wings” to soar on high.
#EmunaYomi 692: Remember, God knows you intimately. He knows that you have an evil inclination and that you need His help to overcome it.


Friday / 8-Jan-21 / 24 Tevet 5781                                  #1483
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 6: Moshe heads to Egypt. Strange event at hotel. Moshe & Aaron meet by Mountain of God. Then gather elders of Israel.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 8:4 These block Tumah but don’t transmit: A loom with woof spread out, ropes of a bed, waste baskets, window-lattices.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 48: Hoiyl: SINCE any part of dough could’ve been eaten if other part designated Hala, can bake bread w/o separating Hala.
#RambamYomi #Hodesh 5:3 When did all of Israel start to calculate calendar? End of Talmud sages, Israel destroyed, no permanent Bet Din.
#HalachaYomi OC 27:2 Correct custom is that “Yud” of the Shel yad knot is pointed to the heart, whereaas the Tefillin faces the outer side.
#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 691: Thanking God for our setbacks & shortcomings is a true indication of Emuna & a springboard to prayer & personal improvement.


Thursday / 7-Jan-21 / 23 Tevet 5781                                  #1482
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 5: Moshe resists appointment. God turns staff to snake, makes hand leprous & cures. Says bro Aaron will speak for Moshe.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 8:1 Some items transmit Tumah & block it; some transmit, don’t block; block, don’t transmit; don’t transmit or block.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 47: 1 act violates 8 Lahvim: Nazir Kohen plows Tamei vineyard w/ consecrated ox & donkey for food crop on Chag in Shmita.
#RambamYomi #Hodesh 4:2 Court adds month to year ‘cuz of 3 signs: Tkufa; spring; fruits. If Tkufa of Nisan will be on 16Nisan or later, add.
#HalachaYomi OC 25:13 On Rosh Hodesh, we remove the Tefillin before Musaf.
#TanyaYomi 23Tevet: Difference between one serving God (Oved) vs Tzadik: Oved in present struggle. Tzadik=Eved, won war vs evil in him.
#EmunaYomi 690: Can’t truly repent ’til build enough Emuna to thank God for our shortcomings. Living without Emuna means living without God.


Wednesday / 6-Jan-21 / 22 Tevet 5781                                  #1481
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 4: God reveals Himself to Moshe at burning bush & appoints him to speak to Pharaoh & release Israel from bondage.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 7:6 If embryo threatens mother’s life during childbirth, can abort embryo. Once most of baby out of womb, can’t abort.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 46: Must search for water to wash hands before eating or prayer, for time it takes to walk 4 Mil in direction that going.
#RambamYomi #Hodesh 3:1 Witnesses saw the new moon: if distance of night & day or less between them & Bet Din, go testify. If further, no.
#HalachaYomi OC 25:10 While placing Tfilin don’t say prayer responses, even Kadish, Kdusha; be quiet, listen, have in mind what rest saying.
#TanyaYomi 22Tevet: Embryo accepts oath before born “Be righteous, not wicked!” Seems redundant. Means that we all have free will.
#EmunaYomi 689: God doesn’t ask us to be perfect. Wants us to use failures as way to evaluate selves & as catalyst for self-improvement.


Tuesday / 5-Jan-21 / 21 Tevet 5781                                  #1480
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 3: Moshe grows up. Kills Egyptian. Escapes Egypt to Midian. Saves Yitro’s girls. Marries Zipora. God hears cry of Israel.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 7:3 Corpse in house with many doors, all doors become unclean. If one door was opened, only that one becomes unclean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 45: Principle: food that becomes impure remains ritually impure until it is rendered unfit to be consumed by a dog.
#RambamYomi #Hodesh 2:4 Bet Din calculate as astronomers do to know exactly when, where & how new moon will appear. Test truth of witnesses.
#HalachaYomi OC 25:8 All blessings for Mitzvot said before doing Mitzva. Put tefillin on biceps, then say blessing & immediately tighten it.
#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 688: If arrogance doesn’t allow one to acknowledge & accept own shortcomings, will never see the truth.


Monday / 4-Jan-21 / 20 Tevet 5781                                  #1479
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 2: Pharaoh: Kill all newborn Hebrew boys. Moshe born. Placed on Nile. Pharaoh’s daughter finds & adopts. Mother nurses.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 7:1 Uncleanness in a wall, in a space of 1 cubic Tefah, all upper stories above it, even if there are ten, are unclean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 44: Vessels taken from gentiles prohibited until they are purged, even though the taste they contribute taints the food.
#RambamYomi #Hodesh 1:2 Difference between 1 solar & lunar year ~11 days. When difference ~30 days, add 1 month to year; called Meuberet.
#HalachaYomi OC 25:4 A man must be wearing his Tefilin during the Shema and Amidah.
#TanyaYomi 20Tevet: Benoni’s prayer not like Tzadik’s who serve in perfect truth, but considered perfect service at their level of truth.
#EmunaYomi 687: If don’t reconcile w/ human frailties, that setbacks are necessary for personal & spiritual growth, will continue to fail.


Sunday / 3-Jan-21 / 19 Tevet 5781                                  #1478
#ParshaYomi #Shmot 1: Joseph’s generation died. Sons of Israel multiplied. New king of Egypt doesn’t know Joseph. Egypt enslaves Israelites.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 6:7 Vessels beneath the flowerlike top of a pillar remain clean. Rabbi Yohanan ben Nuri declares them unclean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 43: Girls who removed body hair for cosmetic purposes: poor girls used lime; rich used fine flour; royalty, Ha’mor oil.
#RambamYomi #Shkalim 4:1 Shekel funds used for: public sacrifices, libations, salt, wood, incense, showbread, red heifer, Azazel goat, +.
#HalachaYomi OC 25:1 After putting on a Tallit with Tzitzit put on Tefillin because we do Mitzvot in ascending order of holiness.
#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 686: Setbacks keep us from becoming arrogant, encourage to increase prayers in quality & quantity. Silver lining of dark cloud.


Shabbat / 2-Jan-21 / 18 Tevet 5781                                  #1477
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 7: Joseph lived 110 yrs. Saw great-grandchildren born. Foresaw Exodus. Died, embalmed & put in coffin.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 6:4 Wall between two houses & uncleanness in the wall, only the house nearer to the uncleanness is unclean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 42: Woman shouldn’t interrupt her Matza baking, until finishes forming all the loaves from the dough, so shouldn’t leaven.
#RambamYomi #Shkalim 3:8 Lost 1/2 Shekel, responsible for it until give to treasurer. City sent w/ messenger & stolen or lost, give again.
#HalachaYomi OC 24:6 One who is careful in the Mitzvah of Tzitzit is meritorious and sees the face of the divine presence.
#TanyaYomi 18Tevet: Evil nature states opinion in heart’s left part, ascends to brain for consideration; challenged by divine soul in brain.
#EmunaYomi 685: Sages say person doesn’t thoroughly understand a law of Torah until stumbles on that very law. Can learn much from setback.


Friday / 1-Jan-21 / 17 Tevet 5781                                  #1476
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 6: Benjamin blessed. Jacob dies. Embalmed. Egypt mourns 70 days. Sons bury him in Hebron. Brothers afraid of Joseph.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 6:2 Corpse-bearers walking by portico, shut & locked door, if door stays locked, house contents remain clean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 41: Abaye said: One does not receive lashes for a prohibition stated in general terms. [Ein lokin al lav she’bichlalot].
#RambamYomi #Shkalim 2:9 Shkalim set aside to buy sacrifices serve as atonement for entire Jewish people. Includes now & future collection.
#HalachaYomi OC 24:1 It’s good & proper to be cautious to wear Tzitzit every day, in order to remember the Mitzvot at every moment.
#TanyaYomi 17Tevet: Prayer’s effect on intellect, innate fear, love of God enable triumph over evil of cravings & from carrying out desires.
#EmunaYomi 684: When person uses misdeeds to see how far away he is from God, misdeeds serve as catalyst for repentance; become merits.


Thursday / 31-Dec-20 / 16 Tevet 5781                                  #1475
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 5: Jacob continues to bless sons: Gad, Asher & Naftali. Gives a particularly long & moving blessing to Joseph.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 6:1 Persons & vessels can form ‘tents’ (Ohel) to bring uncleanness, but not protect objects so that they remain clean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 40: Can fill stomach Pesah night w/ unguarded Matza, as long as eat Kzayit of guarded Matza at end, to fulfill obligation.
#RambamYomi #Shkalim 1:5 Give 1/2 Shekel from 1/2 coin of current currency; at least same value as 160 barley grains of silver. (~$5 today).
#HalachaYomi OC 23:1 Can enter cemetery wearing Tzitzit. Forbidden only if fringes are visible, but if they are covered, it’s permitted.
#TanyaYomi 16Tevet: Benoni: no plans to violate sins, just thinks about it. Man not safe from 3 sins: thoughts; distracted prayer; gossip.
#EmunaYomi 683: Person who thanks God for his failures & setbacks is immune from sadness, depression & despair. Knows that it’s for best.


Wednesday / 30-Dec-20 / 15 Tevet 5781                                  #1474
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 4: Jacob on deathbed. Parting words to sons. Harsh to Reuven, Shimon, Levi. Positive to Judah, Isachar, Zevulun & Dan.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 5:5 If lying over the hatch were vessels made of dung, stone, or unbaked earth, everything in upper story remains clean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 39: Why are the Egyptians likened to bitter herbs? Just as bitter herbs soft at first & harsh in end, so too, Egyptians.
#RambamYomi #Shofar+ 8:8 Only do Lulav Mitzva w/ own 1st day of Sukot. Give to friend, must be as gift. Can be conditionally. Not w/ kids.
#HalachaYomi OC 21:3 Can enter a bathroom with Tzitzit. Ram”a: Can also sleep in them. Some write that custom not to sleep with Tzitzit on.
#TanyaYomi 15Tevet: Man created w/ willpower to restrain self, lust in heart. Can prevent expression of heart’s desires, direct to holiness.
#EmunaYomi 682: Knowing that our setbacks are for our ultimate benefit, can thank God for the seemingly bad as thanks Him for good.


Tuesday / 29-Dec-20 / 14 Tevet 5781                                  #1473
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 3: Joseph unhappy with Jacob’s mixing order of sons. Jacob reassures: Menashe will be great, but Efraim will be greater.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 5:4 A flagon that is full of pure liquid, the flagon is defiled with seven days’ impurity but the liquid remains clean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 38: Matza made from 2nd tithe: R’ Meir: consecrated property, can’t fulfill obligation 1st night Pesah. Sages: it’s ok.
#RambamYomi #Shofar+ 7:2 Sukot species: “fruit of beautiful tree” = Etrog. “Boughs of covered trees” = Hadas (myrtle), 3+ leaves/ring.
#HalachaYomi OC 20:2 Can’t sell a Tallit with Tzitzit on it to a non-Jew because maybe he will wear it, pretending to be a Jew.
#TanyaYomi 14Tevet: Intermediate man=Benoni=evil never gets enough power to capture “small city” to make it sin. Animal vs divine soul tied.
#EmunaYomi 681: Invest plenty of time, effort in praying that God guide you in right direction; more one prays, greater chances of success.


Monday / 28-Dec-20 / 13 Tevet 5781                                  #1472
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 2: Jacob blesses Joseph’s sons Menashe & Efraim. Crosses hands. Gives precedence & puts right hand on younger Efraim.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 5:1 Corpse overhangs oven w/ outlet curved out of home: B’ Shamai: All Tamei. B’ Hilel: oven Tamei. R’ Akiva: all Tahor.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 37: B’ Hilel permits baking thick Matza. R’ Huna: How thick? 1 Tefah. Like shewbread, can’t be leavened, was Tefah thick.
#RambamYomi #Shofar+ 6:5 Eat, drink, live in Suka 7 days & nights like in home. Consider house temporary and Suka permanent.
#HalachaYomi OC 20:1 If buys a Tallit w/ Tzitzit on it from a Jew or from a non-Jewish merchant (who says bought from Jew & believed) valid.
#TanyaYomi 13Tevet: Type of person, rare occasion evil prevails over good, becomes evil’s subject. Then good asserts self, remorse, repents.
#EmunaYomi 680: When faced with making a choice, don’t even think of God’s omniscience. Make best choice that can. Do right; draw on Torah.


Sunday / 27-Dec-20 / 12 Tevet 5781                                  #1471
#ParshaYomi #Vayehi 1: Jacob lives to 147 yrs. Makes Joseph promise that will bury him in Hebron in family grave, Maarat Hamahpela.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 4:2 Drawer Tefah size, outlet not Tefah: Tumah in it, house Tamei. Tumah in house, drawer Tahor. Tumah’s nature to exit.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 36: Leḥem Oni means bread over which many matters are recited [onin], allusion to Seder, where recite Hagada & eat Matza.
#RambamYomi #Shofar+ 5:1 Suka S’chach: material that grows from ground, detached. Doesn’t: become ritually impure, have odor or falls apart.
#HalachaYomi OC 18:1 Rosh: garment for night exempt from Tzitzit even if worn in day; meant for day & night, required even if worn at night.
#TanyaYomi 12Tevet: Completely righteous=men of ascent=convert evil, make it ascend to holiness. Have you converted darkness into light?
#EmunaYomi 679: Belief in God’s omniscience, after the fact, saves us from cunning evil inclinations of arrogance & self-persecution.


Shabbat / 26-Dec-20 / 11 Tevet 5781                                  #1470
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 7: Jacob’s clan get best land in Egypt. Due to famine Egyptians sell livestock, fields & selves as slaves to Pharaoh.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 3:7 An object one Tefah (handbreadth) square and one Tefah high conveys uncleanness and blocks uncleanness.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 35: With flour that can be leavened (but don’t let leaven) fulfills mitzva of Matza. With items that can’t leaven, don’t.
#RambamYomi #Shofar+ 4:1 Suka measurements: Height: >10 Tefah, <20 Amot. Area: >7×7 Tefah, no upper limit. Off even by a bit, invalid.
#HalachaYomi OC 17:3 A child who knows enough to wrap in Tzitzit must be taught by his father to wear them as part of his education.
#TanyaYomi 11Tevet: Expels evil from soul, but fragment of wickedness lingers=righteous man who suffers. Evil subjugated, nullified by good.
#EmunaYomi 678: When speaking about free choice, best to put the notion of God’s omniscience aside. Two different resources. Don’t mix.


Friday / 25-Dec-20 / 10 Tevet 5781                                  #1469
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 6: Emotional reunion of Jacob & Joseph. Joseph presents 5 of his brothers to Pharaoh. Jacob meets and blesses Pharaoh.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 3:5 Mixed blood (Tam Tvusa): R’ Akiva: Blood of corpse which 1/8 of a Log came out during lifetime & 1/8 after death.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 34: Rabbi Yirmeya said: Foolish Babylonians! Because you dwell in a dark land, you state Halakhot (laws) that are dim.
#RambamYomi #Shofar+ 3:3 Shofar blast order: bless; Tekiah/Shvarim/Truah/Tekiah x3; Tekiah/Shvarim/Tekiah x3; Tekiah/Truah/Tekiah x3.
#HalachaYomi OC 16:1 Garment that needs Tzitzit size that covers, length, width, head & most of body of child that can go out unaccompanied.
#TanyaYomi 10Tevet: Body like small city, w/ 2 souls battling for domination: Divine vs vitalizing animal soul. Each wants complete control.
#EmunaYomi 677: Must recognize that there are spiritual laws that govern universe that transcend human understanding. Then Emuna kicks in.


Thursday / 24-Dec-20 / 9 Tevet 5781                                  #1468
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 5: Jacob & descendants that go to Egypt listed. Joseph & sons added to the count. Total of 70 souls that reach Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 3:3 Every part of a corpse is unclean except the teeth, hair, and nails; but if joined to corpse, they are all unclean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 33: R’ Ḥisda: Liquids are absorbed in fruit, considered part of grape itself; since flesh of grape got impure, liquid too.
#RambamYomi #Shofar+ 2:1 These must hear Shofar’s sound: Kohens, Levites, Israelites, converts, freed slaves. Women, slaves, minors, exempt.
#HalachaYomi OC 15:2 Can’t take garment corner with Tzitzit & sew it onto another garment because was not on the garment when it was made.
#TanyaYomi 9Tevet: Animal soul from left ventricle, filled w/ blood goes to body, brain. Divine soul in brain goes to body, right ventricle.
#EmunaYomi 676: Human intellect incapable of fully comprehending notion of omniscience/free will. If did grasp, would no longer be a person.


Wednesday / 23-Dec-20 / 8 Tevet 5781                                  #1467
#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 #Ohalot 3:2 If a ladleful of corpse-mold was scattered about in a house, the house is unclean, but R’ Shimon declares it clean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 32: Consumed forbidden Truma, value went up, does he pay back according to volume that had or monetary value of what had?
#RambamYomi #Shofar+ 1:1 Positive biblical command to hear sounding of Shofar on Rosh Hashana. Shofar must be ram’s horn, nothing else.
#HalachaYomi OC 14:4 Forbidden to learn from holy books of his friend w/o his knowledge; concerned will tear pages while learning from them.
#TanyaYomi 8Tevet: Idle chatter, soul cleansed by “hollow of sling.” Forbidden speech, goes to Purgatory. Torah neglect, Snow Purgatory.
#EmunaYomi 675: Even though God KNOWS what we’re going to choose, He doesn’t FORCE us to make a particular choice. We have free will.


Tuesday / 22-Dec-20 / 7 Tevet 5781                                  #1466
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 3: Joseph consoles brothers for selling him. Sends them to Canaan to inform Jacob that alive & bring family to Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 2:7 A bone the size of a barley-corn that is divided into two: R’ Akiva: unclean. R’ Yohanan ben Nuri: clean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 31: Gentile lent Jew $, got Hametz as collateral on Pesah, after Pesah gentile got it in lieu of payment, Jew can benefit.
#RambamYomi #HametzUmatza #NusachHahagada: Entire text of the Maggid portion of the Haggada as is said since destruction of the Temple.
#HalachaYomi OC 14:1 Tzitzit that are made by a Gentile are unfit. A Jewish woman may make tzitzit. Ram”a: better for man to make his own.
#TanyaYomi 7Tevet: Body undergoes “Purgatory of the grave” to purify uncleanliness from enjoyment of mundane pleasures from kelipat nogah.
#EmunaYomi 674: BEFORE the fact, do best to make the best choice. AFTER the fact, believe that it’s God’s will and that all for the best.


Monday / 21-Dec-20 / 6 Tevet 5781                                  #1465
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 2: Judah offers to be a slave in Benjamin’s place. Joseph overcome with emotion reveals himself as their lost brother.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 2:4 The covering stone and the buttressing stone of a grave defile by Magah and Ohel but not by Masah.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 30: Forbidden to knead dough with milk, and if he did knead the dough with milk, then all of the bread is prohibited.
#RambamYomi #HametzUmatza 8:7 In Temple would bless (on Zevah) & eat from Hagiga offering (of 14th), then bless & eat from Pesah sacrifice.
#HalachaYomi OC 13:1 Essential need to have valid Tzitzit on all 4 corners: one missing invalidates the whole; not valid Tzitzit at all.
#TanyaYomi 6Tevet: Wasteful emission of semen big sin; begets many unclean kelipot, unless repents w/ great love & transforms into merits.
#EmunaYomi 673: Have apparent free choice BEFORE choose; AFTER choice, must know that did so because God wanted us to do so.


Sunday / 20-Dec-20 / 5 Tevet 5781                                  #1464
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 1: Judah confronts Joseph. Recounts recent history & how Benjamin’s absence will kill father Jacob.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 2:3 These defile by Magah & Masah but not by Ohel: bone of barleycorn size; earth from abroad; Bet Peras; severed limb.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 29: One who desecrates Shabat intentionally by damaging fellow’s property, liable to death penalty & exempt from payment.
#RambamYomi #HametzUmatza 7:1 Biblical command to relate miracles that occurred to our ancestors on night of 15 Nisan. Even if great sage.
#HalachaYomi OC 12:1 If all strings on the corner have torn, but enough remains to tie all of the torn strings together, then still kosher.
#TanyaYomi 5Tevet: Glutton, leads to lust, energy of wine & meat absorbed into 3 evil kelipot until repents. Trace of evil remains in body.
#EmunaYomi 672: Strong desire to make right choice; Emuna that God will help make right choice; Learn, seek Torah & Tzadik advice; Pray.


Shabbat / 19-Dec-20 / 4 Tevet 5781                                  #1463
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 7: Joseph frames Benjamin as thief. Brothers brought back to Joseph in Egypt where Benjamin sentenced to slavery.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 1:8 There are 248 limbs in the body: 101 on each side of body + spine 18, head 9, neck 8, heart 6, genital area 5.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 28: Rava: He who made the arrows shall be killed with his own arrows; he is repaid through his own handiwork.
#RambamYomi #HametzUmatza 6:1 Biblical command to eat Matza night of 15 Nisan. Applies every place & time. Can be eaten whole night.
#HalachaYomi OC 11:14 You should take 4 threads on one side and 4 threads on the other side and tie them two times, making a double knot.
#TanyaYomi 4Tevet: KelipatNogah=intermediate category between 3 totally unclean kelipot & order of Holiness. Neutral things can be elevated.
#EmunaYomi 671: The evil inclination is a master strategist. Will use different approaches for different people.


Friday / 18-Dec-20 / 3 Tevet 5781                                  #1462
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 6: Brothers bring Benjamin to Egypt to Joseph. Joseph throws feasts for the brothers.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 1:6 A person does not defile as a corpse until he dies.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 27: All forbidden items that must burn, can use ashes after burning, except an Asheira. Consecrated ash always forbidden.
#RambamYomi #HametzUmatza 5:1 Hametz is only 5 grains: wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt. Kitniyot: rice, millet, beans, lentils, not Hametz.
#HalachaYomi OC 11:12 The number of Tzitzit threads on all corners is 4 strings folded over, which is 8. If more were added they’re invalid.
#TanyaYomi 3Tevet: Those that don’t surrender selves to God sustained “behind back” through contractions, diminished Light & Life, exile.
#EmunaYomi 670: As long as a person constantly reinforces his Emuna, the evil inclination has no control over him. This is true freedom.


Thursday / 17-Dec-20 / 2 Tevet 5781                                  #1461
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 5: Unrecognized Joseph accuses brothers of spying. Only way to prove themselves is to bring Benjamin down to Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 1:4 Persons & vessels can be defiled thru a corpse. A greater stringency applies to persons than to vessels & viceversa.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 26: RYbZ sat in shade of Sanctuary. How can he benefit from walls? Was built for inside, can benefit from shade outside.
#RambamYomi #HametzUmatza 4:5 Jew can give Hametz to non-Jew as collateral & say: If I don’t bring $ between now & such date, Hametz yours.
#HalachaYomi OC 11:8 One who bows in worship to an animal, its wool is invalid for Tzitzit.
#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 669: Evil inclination’s objective is to contaminate soul w/ doubt & heresy. When Emuna weak, becomes slave to evil inclination.


Wednesday / 16-Dec-20 / 1 Tevet 5781                                  #1460
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 4: Famine begins. Joseph distributes food. Brothers come to Egypt to buy, but don’t recognize Joseph. Charade begins.
#MishnaYomi #Ohalot 1:2 Vessels touching a corpse & other vessels touching these vessels are defiled with 7 days’ defilement.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 25: May heal w/ any substance from which can’t derive benefit, except for idolatry, forbidden sexual relations, or murder.
#RambamYomi #HametzUmatza 3:11 How does one destroy Hametz? Burn it; crumble & toss to wind; throw into sea. If covered by >3 Tefah of dirt.
#HalachaYomi OC 11:4 The length of the 8 strings of Tzitzit shouldn’t be less than 4 thumb-widths; there are those that say 12 thumb-widths.
#TanyaYomi 1Tevet: Superiority of knowing & comprehending Torah, more than doing. Torah like “food” & “garments”, Mitzvot just “garments”.
#EmunaYomi 668: Some punish selves or become totally disappointed when do something wrong. That’s self-destructive. Accomplishes nothing.


Tuesday / 15-Dec-20 / 29 Kislev 5781                                  #1459
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 3: Joseph appointed Viceroy. In charge of all Egypt. Gathers “uncountable” amount of grain. Married and 2 sons born.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 30:4 A glass funnel is clean. R’ Yosi: Happy are you Kelim; for you began with uncleanness, but you ended with cleanness.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 24: If one ate a small water creature, he is flogged for the prohibition with 4 sets of lashes; an ant, 5; a hornet, 6.
#RambamYomi #HametzUmatza 2:19 Has voyage <30 days before Pesah, must search for Hametz before goes; also if >30 & returning before Pesah.
#HalachaYomi OC 11:2 Tzitzit spun by non-Jew, Jew stands behind him & tells him to make the strings for Tzitzit, Rambam: not ok. Rosh: Ok.
#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 667: Main way to overcome evil inclination is to pray to God, ask for His help & guidance to avoid sin & make right choices.


Monday / 14-Dec-20 / 28 Kislev 5781                                  #1458
#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 #Kelim 30:2 A mirror is pure. Tray that was made into a mirror still susceptible, but if originally made as a mirror it’s pure.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 23: Torah prohibitions, just as can’t eat, can’t benefit from them: Hametz on Pesach and an ox that was stoned to death.
#RambamYomi #HametzUmatza 1:1 If purposely ate olive size of Hametz on Pesah, from night of 15 Nisan until end of 21 Nisan, liable to Karet.
#HalachaYomi OC 10:10 Turban is exempt from Tzitzit, even if covers one’s head and majority of body, because main purpose is to cover head.
#TanyaYomi 28Kislev: 3 garments deriving from Torah & commandments infinitely higher & greater quality than nefesh/ruach/neshama themselves.
#EmunaYomi 666: After become aware that have evil inclination, 2nd principal that need to know is that can’t overcome it without God’s help.


Sunday / 13-Dec-20 / 27 Kislev 5781                                  #1457
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 1: 2 yrs pass. Dreams trouble Pharaoh. No one successfully interprets. Wine steward suggests Joseph. Summoned from jail.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 30:1 Glass vessels: those that are flat are pure and those that have receptacles are susceptible.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 22: Word “et” wasn’t explained until R’ Akiva: “You shall be in awe of [et] the Lord your God”: to include Torah scholars.
#RambamYomi #YomTov 8:17 Work forbidden before Chag, like on Friday afternoons. If works during this time will never see blessing from it.
#HalachaYomi OC 10:7 Garment open from sides down, has 4 corners on lower part but upper part closed: if mostly closed, exempt from Tzitzit.
#TanyaYomi 27Kislev: Each divine soul (nefesh elokit) has 3 garments: thought, speech & action, that can be expressed in 613 Torah commands.
#EmunaYomi 665: By striving against fierce resistance, we make formidable spiritual gain and refine our souls.


Shabbat / 12-Dec-20 / 26 Kislev 5781                                  #1456
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 7: Pharaoh’s wine steward & baker thrown in jail with Joseph. He interprets their dreams. They come true. 
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 29:6 Cord of the balances of wool dealers or of glass-weighers is regarded as connected up to a length of two Tefah.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 21: While allowed Hametz, feed it to animals, sell to gentile, get benefit from it. Once forbidden, can’t get any benefit.
#RambamYomi #YomTov 7:16 Don’t marry or do Yibum on Chol Hamoed, so joy of Chag not obscured by joy of marriage. Can betroth w/o a party.
#HalachaYomi OC 10:4 Talit made of cloth with corners made of leather needs Tzitzit; one made of leather w/ corners made of cloth is exempt.
#TanyaYomi 26Kislev: Even wise & understand greatness of the Infinite, unless binds knowledge & fixes thought, won’t have true love & fear.
#EmunaYomi 664: Setbacks remind us that we have a job to do and that we’re fighting tough adversaries.


Friday / 11-Dec-20 / 25 Kislev 5781                                  #1455
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 6: Potiphar’s wife tries to seduce Joseph. He rejects her. She claims he raped her. He’s thrown in jail. 
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 29:4 Cord of goldsmiths’ balances or weighers of fine purple cloth is regarded as connected up to length of 3 Etzbaot.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 20: Mnemonic to recall impurity transfer order is brewing vat, order like brewing: bring vessel, place barley, then water.
#RambamYomi #YomTov 6:20 Have joy that involves service of God. Impossible to serve God while in midst of levity, frivolity, or drunkenness.
#HalachaYomi OC 10:3 Folds corners of Talit, ties up or sews them, looks like it’s trimmed & no longer has corners, not exempt of Tzitzit.
#TanyaYomi 25Kislev: Soul gradations correspond 10 Sefirot: 3 “mothers”: Chohma(wisdom), Bina(understanding), Daat(knowledge) + 7 multiples.
#EmunaYomi 663: Same principal w/ professional athletes. The better the athlete becomes, the more difficult the competition against him.


Thursday / 10-Dec-20 / 24 Kislev 5781                                  #1454
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 5: Joseph, extremely successful and good looking slave in Egypt to Potiphar, who puts him in charge of entire estate.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 29:3 String of common plumb-line considered connected up to length of 12 Amah; carpenters’ up to 18; builders’ up to 50.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 19: Any case of uncertainty with regard to impurity in a public domain: its uncertainty is ruled to be ritually pure.
#RambamYomi #YomTov 5:1 Torah allowed carrying on Chag even if not for food preparation, but can’t carry in same way that does on weekday.
#HalachaYomi OC 9:5 Ram”a: Ashkenazim are accustomed to make only white Tzitzit, even for colored garments; no need to change the custom.
#TanyaYomi 24Kislev: Infinite gradations of soul, include Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama. Descend thru worlds of Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzira, Asiya.
#EmunaYomi 662: Harder opposition for ultimate good in order to enable them to make further spiritual gains, increase their ultimate reward.


Wednesday / 9-Dec-20 / 23 Kislev 5781                                  #1453
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 4: Tamar, widow of Judah’s son, dresses as prostitute, has relations with Judah and bears twin boys, Peretz & Zerach.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 28:10 A hair-net that is torn becomes pure if it cannot contain the greater part of the hair.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 18: At times matter that could be derived by means of an a fortiori inference (Kal vachomer), verse wrote it explicitly.
#RambamYomi #YomTov 4:20 Can’t use scale on Chag, or even use to protect food from mice. Expert butcher not allowed to weigh meat by hand.
#HalachaYomi OC 9:2 Ram”a: Don’t make Tzitzit of linen at all even to put them on garment made of other materials and this is our practice.
#TanyaYomi 23Kislev: Evil traits from 4 elements, Kelipa, SitraAhra: Fire|anger, pride; Water|pleasure-seeking; Air|frivolity; Earth|sloth.
#EmunaYomi 661: The stronger a person gets, the stronger evil inclination becomes as well. As makes spiritual gain, meets harder opposition.


Tuesday / 8-Dec-20 / 22 Kislev 5781                                  #1452
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 3: Brothers decide to sell Joseph as slave. Mislead father Jacob to believe Joseph dead.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 28:8 Poor men’s clothes, though made up of pieces none of which is 3×3 Tefah are susceptible to Midras uncleanness.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 17: Vessel w/ outside that use, inside receptacle (cushion, blanket, sack) if inside impure, outside too; not viceversa.
#RambamYomi #YomTov 3:12 No making cheese on Chag. If make day before, doesn’t lose flavor. Can crush spices on Chag, not salt; same reason.
#HalachaYomi OC 8:16 One who slept in his Tzitzit at night needs to make a blessing on it in the morning, even if he did not remove it.
#TanyaYomi 22Kislev: 5 types: Tzadik prospers/suffers, wicked prospers/suffers & Beinoni. Beinoni is motivated by both good & evil nature.
#EmunaYomi 660: Self-correction, refinement of the evil inclination, is a war w/ constant ups & downs. Like in war, we win some & lose some.


Monday / 7-Dec-20 / 21 Kislev 5781                                  #1451
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 2: Joseph’s brothers plan to kill him. Thanks to Reuben’s intercession they throw him into a pit.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 28:6 If a patch was sewn on to a basket, it conveys one grade of uncleanness and one of unfitness.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 16: “A spring or a cistern, a gathering of water shall be pure,” one who immerses in this water, purified from impurity.
#RambamYomi #YomTov 2:1 Chick hatched on Chag, can’t be handled, Muktze. Calf born on Chag, had designated to eat mother, can also eat calf.
#HalachaYomi OC 8:12 If one has many four cornered garments, all of them are obligated to have fringes (Tzitzit).
#TanyaYomi 21Kislev: Responsa to many questions of faithful seeking moral guidance in service of God. Will find counsel on every matter.
#EmunaYomi 659: Jew has a unique task on earth. With an animal body, capable of surpassing an angel and achieve lofty spiritual heights.


Sunday / 6-Dec-20 / 20 Kislev 5781                                  #1450
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 1: 17 yr-old Joseph has dreams foretelling leadership. It sets his brothers against him.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 28:5 Rule: object that’s been changed into one of the same class remains unclean, but if into one of other class, clean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 15: How can we burn Truma of uncertain status w/ impure Truma? Maybe Elijah will come & determine that it’s not impure?
#RambamYomi #YomTov 1:4 On Chag, can transfer articles from one domain to another & can kindle fire. Can do labors needed to prepare food.
#HalachaYomi OC 8:9 Before making Tzitzit blessing, check strings of the fringes to ensure that they’re fit, so not making blessing in vain.
#TanyaYomi 20Kislev: Listening to moral advice is not the same as reading it. Everyone’s mind is different, absorb lessons differently.
#EmunaYomi 658: No other creation on earth is capable of transforming the material into the spiritual.


Shabbat / 5-Dec-20 / 19 Kislev 5781                                  #1449
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 7: Seir the Horite’s sons: Lotan, Shoval, Zivon, Ana, Dishon, Ezer, Dishan. Chieftains, descendants of Edom/Esau.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 28:3 Bandage made of cloth or leather is pure. A poultice is pure if it’s on cloth, but on leather it’s susceptible.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 14: The legal status of a metal sword in terms of degree of impurity is like one who is slain (corpse, highest impurity).
#RambamYomi #Asor 3:1 Can’t wash self on Yom Kipur, not with hot or cold water. Not whole body, not one limb; can’t even dip pinky in water.
#HalachaYomi OC 8:8 When put on Tzitzit have intent: God commanded us to wrap ourselves in it to remember all of His Mitzvot and to do them.
#TanyaYomi 19Kislev: Book of Beinonim. R’ Meshulam Zusil of Anipoli: This book printed to correct mistakes of Kuntresim that have gone out.
#EmunaYomi 657: Tshuva, which literally means “returning” is the process of elevating & converting our animal drives into spiritual power.


Friday / 4-Dec-20 / 18 Kislev 5781                                  #1448
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 6: Jacob arrives at BetEl. Rachel dies giving birth to Benjamin; buried in BetLehem. Isaac dies. Esau’s descendants.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 28:1 A piece of cloth three fingerbreadths square that was stuffed into a ball or was itself made into a ball is clean.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 13 Charity food collectors who don’t have poor to give it to, sell it to others for fund & not to selves, so no suspicion.
#RambamYomi #Asor 2:9 Yom Kipur: Pregnant woman overcome w/ desire to eat, whisper to her: today is Yom Kipur. Still desires, feed her.
#HalachaYomi OC 8:4 One should return two of the fringes (Tzitzit) in front, and two behind, in order to be surrounded by the commandments.
#TanyaYomi 18Kislev: Choose men to lead prayer word by word, moderately, out loud, neither overly prolonging nor racing intemperately.
#EmunaYomi 656: Our principal task is to correct self by channeling evil inclination’s negative energy to positive endeavors, Torah/Mitzvot.


Thursday / 3-Dec-20 / 17 Kislev 5781                                  #1447
#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 #Kelim 27:11 If found cloth 3×3 Tefah in garbage heap, it must be both sound and capable of wrapping up salt to get uncleanness.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 12: Fourth hour of day is mealtime for all people, 5th hour is for workers, and 6th hour is the time for Torah scholars.
#RambamYomi #Asor 1:2 All that can’t do on Shabat, can’t do Yom Kipur. Difference is punishment if violate Shabat, stoned; Yom Kipur, Karet.
#HalachaYomi OC 8:1 He shall wrap himself in a fringed garment (Tzitzit) and make the blessing over it while standing up.
#TanyaYomi 17Kislev: Deeply grieved that God’s people preventing him who yearns for life & longevity of our brethren from leading prayers.
#EmunaYomi 655: Evil inclination is necessary part of our spiritual anatomy, just as 2 arms, 2 legs are necessary part of physical anatomy.


Wednesday / 2-Dec-20 / 16 Kislev 5781                                  #1446
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 4: Jacob insists Esau take gift. Esau offers joint travel. Jacob declines. Gets to Shehem, buys field, builds altar.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 27:9 If a sheet got Midras uncleanness & was made into a curtain, pure from Midras uncleanness but can still contract it.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 11: Abaye: R’ Meir says person will err by a bit in recalling when event happened; R’ Yehuda says errs by hour & a bit.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 8:14 If holiday falls on Friday, can’t set Eruv Chatzerot or Eruv Tchumin for Shabat on holiday. Rather, do it Thursday.
#HalachaYomi OC 7:1 After use bathroom, either urination or defecation, bless Asher Yatzar (Who has formed) and don’t bless Netilat Yadaim.
#TanyaYomi 16Kislev: Infinite Light and His Unity will be revealed in heart by calling forth the river Eitan, radiance of supernal wisdom.
#EmunaYomi 654: Most important prerequisite for self-correction is self awareness. 1st thing to know is that we each have evil inclination.


Tuesday / 1-Dec-20 / 15 Kislev 5781                                  #1445
#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 #Kelim 27:6 The following are measured when doubled: Felt socks, long stockings, pants, a cap and a money-belt.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 10: Mouse entered house w/ bread in mouth, owner saw & found crumbs, need new inspection. Mouse doesn’t generate crumbs.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 7:1 Main establishment of Eruv Tchumin is to go to place by foot on Friday. Sages allowed to establish by sending food.
#HalachaYomi OC 6:3 Blessing of “my God, my soul” doesn’t open w/ “blessed”, ‘cuz it’s blessing of thanks, which don’t open with “blessed”.
#TanyaYomi 15Kislev: Internal aspect of the depth, which is inner aspect of Torah, is totally united w/ Infinite Light clothed within Torah.
#EmunaYomi 653: Factors conducive to Emuna: modesty; humility; tearful prayer; silence; charity; sleeping in holiness.


Monday / 30-Nov-20 / 14 Kislev 5781                                  #1444
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 2: Account of gift sent. Jacob crossed Yabok River at night. Alone, wrestled angel until dawn, renames him Israel.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 27:5 R’ Akiva: Worn-out pieces of a sifter or a sieve that were adapted for use as a seat are susceptible to uncleanness.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 9: Leaven that want to eat after search, put in hidden place, so marten won’t take it & won’t have to search house again.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 6:24 Bless for Eruv Tchumin like for courtyard Eruv (Hatzerot) & Shituf. Add “can go 2000 Amot in all directions.”
#HalachaYomi OC 6:1 When one leaves bathroom recite blessing of “Who creates man with wisdom”, as creation of man was done w/ great wisdom.
#TanyaYomi 14Kislev: All worlds, the exalted and the lowly, are dependent on the precise and meticulous performance of a single Mitzva.
#EmunaYomi 652: Detrimental to Emuna: hardening heart; violating Torah; jealousy; anger; disdain of Torah scholars; dishonesty; flattery.


Sunday / 29-Nov-20 / 13 Kislev 5781                                  #1443
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 1: Jacob sends Esau gift-laden messengers. Divides camp in 2. Prays to God that Esau shouldn’t kill him & family.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 27:2 Cloth gets Midras uncleanness when it’s 3×3 handbreadths, and to corpse uncleanness when it’s 3×3 fingerbreadths.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 8: Rava: One who uses a torch (Avuka) for the blessing over fire in Havdala has done the Mitzva in the optimal manner.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 5:22 City belonging to many w/ 1 entry & a ladder in wall, can include entire city in Eruv. Ladder in wall not an entry.
#HalachaYomi OC 4:20 One who washes his face but doesn’t dry it well, skin will get cracks or boils. Treatment is to wash it w/ beet juice.
#TanyaYomi 13Kislev: Through the study of Torah laws in speech & in thought, the Klipot become separated and distinct from the sacred.
#EmunaYomi 651: Should constantly pray to God for more & more Emuna. Invest our principal efforts in attaining & strengthening Emuna.


Shabbat / 28-Nov-20 / 12 Kislev 5781                                  #1442
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 7: Lavan/Jacob make covenant, not to harm each other & Jacob won’t take other wives. Place stones: YegarSahaduta/GalEd.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 27:1 Cloth is susceptible to 5 categories of uncleanness; Sack-cloth to 4; Leather to 3; Wood, 2; Earthenware vessel, 1.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 7: All agree w/ R’ Yehuda/Shmuel: With regard to all the Mitzvot, recites a blessing over them prior to their performance.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 4:5 Dad/son, teacher/pupil live in same courtyard, don’t need Eruv. They’re 1 household, even if don’t always eat as 1.
#HalachaYomi OC 4:17 Custom to wash one’s mouth in the morning because of the mucus which is in the mouth.
#TanyaYomi 12Kislev: When man studies Torah, Mishna, Talmud, draws forth Infinite Light into This World, included, nullified in His Light.
#EmunaYomi 650: R’ Nachman warned of flood of atheism that will drown people in spiritual & emotional perils. Only way to save is Emuna.


Friday / 27-Nov-20 / 11 Kislev 5781                                  #1441
#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 #Kelim 26:8 The hides of a householder get uncleanness by intention, but those that belong to a tanner do not.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 6: As it was taught in a Baraita: One asks about and teaches the Laws of Pesach thirty days before Pesach.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 3:9 2 Eruvs separated by wall 10 Tefah high. If reduce height of 4 Tefah long part, can set single Eruv for both areas.
#HalachaYomi OC 4:16 King David was diligent not to sleep “60 breaths” in order not to taste the taste of death (apparently during daytime).
#TanyaYomi 11Kislev: The aim of the Chochmah is the rectification of the visages of Atzilut, upon whom depend the rationales of the Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 649: R’ Nachman: It’s good to invest a lot of time in order to merit one hour of proximity to the Tzadik.


Thursday / 26-Nov-20 / 10 Kislev 5781                                  #1440
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 5: Jacob asks to leave Lavan. Discuss wages. Deal w/ future ringed, spotted & speckled flock. God tells Jacob, go home.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 26:5 Hides that get Midras uncleanness: used for rug; apron; donkey-driver; flax-worker; porter; doctor; crib; cushion.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 5: Reward for 3x “1st” said by Chagim got 3 things called 1st: vanquish Esau’s descendants; build Temple; Messiah’s name.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 2:10 For an Eruv to be established where non-Jews live, a Jew needs to rent the rights to the non-Jew’s domain.
#HalachaYomi OC 4:11 One should not take water from a person who has not yet washed his hands.
#TanyaYomi 10Kislev: There is a common characteristic that all intellectual fear & love of the angels are considered created ex nihilo.
#EmunaYomi 648: R’ Nachman: That which you hear from the mouth of the Tzadik is more beneficial than that which you learn in books.


Wednesday / 25-Nov-20 / 9 Kislev 5781                                  #1439
#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 #Kelim 26:3 The hand-coverings of thorn-pickers are pure. A belt and leg guards are susceptible to uncleanness.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 4: A person who showed a special love for the sea was found to be descendant from the tribe of Zevulun.
#RambamYomi #Eruvin 1:6 Eruv: all join in 1 collection of food before Shabat. Just as share food, share jointly-owned & private property.
#HalachaYomi OC 4:9 Water which has been used for hand-washing before morning prayers should not be used afterwards for any other purpose.
#TanyaYomi 9Kislev: Seed stimulates power of growth within soil, God’s command. So too, parchment, Etrog arouse unto loftiest heights.
#EmunaYomi 647: R’ Nachman: Getting close to Tzadik perfects soul, good in this world & next, brings Messiah, remains close after death.


Tuesday / 24-Nov-20 / 8 Kislev 5781                                  #1438
#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 #Kelim 26:2 A laced-up bag whose laces were removed is still susceptible to uncleanness; but if it was made flat it is pure.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 3: A teacher should always teach his student in the shortest way possible to ease remembering.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 30:1 There are 4 dimensions to observing Shabat: 2 Biblical: Remember & Observe. 2 from Prophets: Honor & have Pleasure.
#HalachaYomi OC 4:5 One should not touch a container of beer, because the touch of a hand spoils the beer.
#TanyaYomi 8Kislev: Eliciting from above downward is a necessity thru Mitzvot of performance to draw Light into the vessels.
#EmunaYomi 646: Can’t fully attain Emuna without clinging to the righteous spiritual leaders of the generation, Emunat Chachamim.


Monday / 23-Nov-20 / 7 Kislev 5781                                  #1437
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 2: Well, 3 flocks waiting, Rachel comes w/ sheep, Jacob takes rock off well, waters Rachel’s flock, kisses her, cries.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 25:9 Holy vessels do not have outer and inner sides or a part by which they are held.
#DafYomi #Pesahim 2: On the night of 14 Nissan, Hametz (leavened bread) is searched for in the house, by candlelight.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 29:5 Can’t eat, drink wine from Shabat start until Kidush. Can’t eat, drink, labor after Shabat until Havdala. Water ok.
#HalachaYomi OC 4:3 One should not put his hands in his mouth, ears, eyes, or nose before washing one’s hands.
#TanyaYomi 7Kislev: Thought is a reflection, an extension of the essence of intellect of soul. Intellect is radiance & garment for the soul.
#EmunaYomi 645: Much room for error in understanding Oral Law. Avoid errors by clinging to righteous scholar and learning from him.


Sunday / 22-Nov-20 / 6 Kislev 5781                                  #1436
#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 #Kelim 25:6 If unclean liquid fell on base, rim, hanger or handle of vessel w/ receptacle, one dries them and they remain clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 105: All can enter Heichal to build; repair; remove impurity. Preference Kohen, then Levi, Israel. Must be ritually pure.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 28:19 Servant or maid say Shabat city limit until here, believe. Adult says As child, we went until this place, believe.
#HalachaYomi OC 3:17 One who delays his cavities from elimination transgresses the commandment, “You shall not make yourselves loathsome.”
#TanyaYomi 6Kislev: Comprehending the existence state is not intrinsically as worthy as study of Mitzvot & grasping their essential nature.
#EmunaYomi 644: Substantial portion of Torah classified as Oral Law. Moses received from God & passed on in unbroken chain until today.


Shabbat / 21-Nov-20 / 5 Kislev 5781                                  #1435
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 7: Esau saw Isaac blessed Jacob, sent away, told not to marry Canaanite girl. Esau marries Mahalat, Ishmael’s daughter.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 25:5 Outer side of vessel can’t be divided from inner side. When he immerses the vessel, he must immerse the whole thing.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 104: Can scatter salt on Shabat on altar ramp so Kohens won’t slip; this teaches that in Temple, ok; outside Temple, not.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 27:9 On way to city, if within 2000 cubits of city before Shabat, can walk thru entire city + 2000 cubits on Shabat.
#HalachaYomi OC 3:14 Should take care not to grasp the organ except from the corona downwards and urinate, lest he bring forth seed in vain.
#TanyaYomi 5Kislev: By seizing Etrog & waving it as per Halacha, seizing life-force clothed in Nukva of Atzilut, united w/ Infinite Light.
#EmunaYomi 643: Mitzva to cling to God, but he’s like fire. Way to do so is to cling to Torah scholars & Tzadikim who teach the way of God.


Friday / 20-Nov-20 / 4 Kislev 5781                                  #1434
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 6: Isaac blesses Jacob. Esau vows murder. Rebeca tells Jacob to leave. Isaac orders Jacob to marry Lavan’s daughter.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 25:3 R’ Meir: Measures of wine or oil, a fork-ladle, a mustard-strainer and a wine-filter have an outer and inner side.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 103: R’ Eliezer: Preparations for doing a Mitzva override Shabat prohibitions, but as much as possible alter how done.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 26:16 If fit to be eaten by commonly found animal, can be carried on Shabat. Dry turmos beans for goats, bones for dogs.
#HalachaYomi OC 3:12 One should relieve himself modestly at night, just as in the day.
#TanyaYomi 4Kislev: To perform Mitzva that can’t be delegated to another, forego Torah study & prayer, state of intellectual love & awe.
#EmunaYomi 642: Talmud: can’t fully attain Emuna outside context of Land of Israel. Long to be in Israel & pray for privilege to come.


Thursday / 19-Nov-20 / 3 Kislev 5781                                  #1433
#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 #Kelim 25:1 All vessels have different laws for outer and inner sides, such as for, cushions, coverings, sacks and packing-bags.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 102: Put up curtain for privacy, can spread it out & dismantle it on Shabat. It’s not a tent but temporary wall, like door.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 25:3 If can use the utensil on Shabat, can move it. If can’t use, can only move for its place, or if have permitted use.
#HalachaYomi OC 3:9 Don’t sit to defecate in rushed or forceful manner. Don’t force self exceedingly so that won’t rupture anal sphincter.
#TanyaYomi 3Kislev: All Mitzvot are designed to “repair” the 248 organs of the Minor Visage thru drawing Infinite Light into the Intellect.
#EmunaYomi 641: Lustful desires alone are enough to wreak havoc on the soul; they’re spiritual opposite of love of God. Can’t have both.


Wednesday / 18-Nov-20 / 2 Kislev 5781                                  #1432
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 4: Isaac goes to BerSheva. God blesses will have much progeny. Builds altar. Avimeleh, Pihol seek peace treaty w/ Isaac.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 24:15 3 hip-boots types: of hunters get midras uncleanness; locust gatherers get corpse uncleanness; fig-pickers, pure.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 101: Door, mat or lattice that drag on ground, if tied & suspended in place & held above the ground even a little, can use.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 24:1 Forbidden to do or even speak on Shabat about weekday & work matters, even if not violating any forbidden labors.
#HalachaYomi OC 3:5 If defecates in open place w/ no partitions, orient self to face south with back to north, or vice versa. Not east-west.
#TanyaYomi 2Kislev: Prayer calls forth the blessed Infinite Light itself to modify the state of creatures; ill, cured; vegetation sprouts.
#EmunaYomi 640: What the eye sees, the heart desires. By limited gaze to permissible, protect from falling into trap of lustful desires.


Tuesday / 17-Nov-20 / 1 Kislev 5781                                  #1431
#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 #Kelim 24:13 3 sheet types: for lying upon gets midras uncleanness; curtain gets corpse uncleanness; mural decoration is pure.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 100: R’ Yehoshua: If forced to deviate from Torah commands, better to do so in a passive manner (Shev Ve’al Te’aseh).
#RambamYomi #Shabat 23:4 Can’t do action that completes object, “dealing final blow.” Can’t sound musical tones, with instrument or hands.
#HalachaYomi OC 3:2 Should be modest in bathroom, not uncover self until sitting. Ram”a: Shouldn’t talk there. Should lock door for modesty.
#TanyaYomi 1Kislev: In the 2nd Chamber are the garments that clothe the soul as a result of Mitzvot, though in Lower Garden of Eden.
#EmunaYomi 639: As soon as look at someone else’s spouse & contemplate adultery in any way, eyes, mind become contaminated, destroys soul.


Monday / 16-Nov-20 / 29 Heshvan 5781                                  #1430
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 2: Isaac goes to Grar. Men ask about wife, says sister, fears will kill him for her. Avimeleh discovers, warns locals.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 24:12 3 hide types: rugs get midras uncleanness; wrappers for vessels get corpse uncleanness; for straps & sandals, pure.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 99: Don’t stand in private domain extend head & drink in public domain or viceversa, unless head, most of body where drink.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 22:6 Can pour hot water into cold or cold into hot as long as not on the fire. Can’t put spices into boiling pot.
#HalachaYomi OC 2:4 One should put on right shoe first, not fasten it, then put on left one & fasten it, and return and fasten right one.
#TanyaYomi 29 (w30)Heshvan: Can correct, raise prayer if prays w/ proper intent even 1 full prayer gathered piecemeal from throughout year.
#EmunaYomi 638: Zohar: Person’s principal test in world is to overcome lust for adultery. Spiritually, it begins as soon as contemplates.


Sunday / 15-Nov-20 / 28 Heshvan 5781                                  #1429
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 1: Rebeca conceives, prophecy 2 nations, Esau sells 1stbornship to Jacob. Famine, God to Isaac: don’t leave land, bless.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 24:9 3 baskets types: for dung gets midras uncleanness; for straw gets corpse uncleanness; a camel’s rope bag is pure.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 98: On Shabat: don’t stand in a private domain and urinate into a public domain, or vice-versa. Same for spitting.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 21:1 “Shvut” ceasing activity on Shabat. Torah gave to Sages to define. Resemble forbidden labors or can lead to it.
#HalachaYomi OC 2:3 One should be particular to put on the undergarment the way it goes, so that it he should not turn it inside out.
#TanyaYomi 28Heshvan: No “turning of face to face” (Panim) except thru Mitzvot that require action. Mere thought accomplishes nothing.
#EmunaYomi 637: Adultery, major breach of holy covenant, goes against Judaism & Emuna principles. Nothing severs a person so fast from God.


Shabbat / 14-Nov-20 / 27 Heshvan 5781                                  #1428
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 7: Ishmael 137yrs, 12 princes: Nevayot, Kedar, Adbe’el, Mivsam, Mishma, Duma, Masa, Hada, Tema, Yetur, Nafish, Kedma.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 24:7 3 writing tablet types: of papyrus gets midras uncleanness; has wax container gets corpse uncleanness; smooth, pure.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 97: Tfilin’s permanent knot shape: Halakha l’Moshe mi’Sinai; side of knot where shape of letter appears must face outward.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 20:3 Jew can’t lend or hire his animal to a non-Jew to work with on Shabat. Commanded to have his animals rest.
#HalachaYomi OC 1:9 Custom to say the passages of the: Kiyor; removal of ashes; Tamid; Incense Altar; spices of Incense and its preparation.
#TanyaYomi 27Heshvan: Uttered Torah speech “pierces atmospheres.” To elevate from below upward, proper thought is imperative.
#EmunaYomi 636: A breach of one’s holy covenant destroys Emuna and leads directly to sadness, depression, and other emotional problems.


Friday / 13-Nov-20 / 26 Heshvan 5781                                  #1427
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 6: Abraham marries Ketura, kids: Zimran, Yokshan, Medan, Midian, Yishbak, Shuah. Sent east w/gifts. Abraham dies 175.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 24:5 3 leather cover types: barbers, gets midras uncleanness; on which eat, gets corpse uncleanness; for olives, pure.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 96: Don’t wear Tfilin on Shabat or YomTov. Tfilin are sign, Shabat & YomTov are signs. Don’t wear sign on day that’s sign.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 19:26 Friday before nightfall, check pockets of clothes in case forgot something there & inadvertently carry on Shabat.
#HalachaYomi OC 1:4 Better few supplications with concentration than much without concentration.
#TanyaYomi 26Heshvan: Charity, kindness that Jews perform w/ generosity of pure hearts, alive, exist in physical world until TchiyatHametim.
#EmunaYomi 635: Emuna & debauchery mutually exclusive; opposite of Shmirat Habrit, causes financial difficulties & destroys livelihood.


Thursday / 12-Nov-20 / 25 Heshvan 5781                                  #1426
#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 #Kelim 24:4 3 box types: Opens at side gets midras uncleanness; opens on top gets corpse uncleanness; holds exact measure, pure.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 95: Bridge with road under it that rests on walls on opposite sides of a public domain, can carry beneath bridge on Shabat.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 18:16 Liable if transfer live animal from domain. Person not considered a burden if move, but if bound or sick, liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 1:1 Should strengthen self like a lion to get up in the morning to serve Creator, so that it’s he who awakens the dawn.
#TanyaYomi 25Heshvan: Metaphorically, souls of Israel = limbs of Shechinah. 2nd Temple destroyed; Israel in exile, suffering, Shechinah too.
#EmunaYomi 634: Just as wouldn’t want to eat from toilet, God doesn’t want to hear prayers from mouth used for lewd & forbidden speech.


Wednesday / 11-Nov-20 / 24 Heshvan 5781                                  #1425
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 4: Rebeca’s bro, Lavan, greets servant, brings home, servant tells mission, Lavan & Betuel agree from God & marriage.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 24:1 3 shield types: Bent shield gets midras uncleanness; arena shield gets corpse uncleanness; Arabian toy shield, pure.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 94: R’ Yosi: if can carry there that Shabat, ok in future; if prohibited from carrying there in future, can’t that Shabat.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 17:36 Measurement sizes: Etzba (Fingerbreadth)=thumb width. Tefach (Handbreadth)=4 Etzba. Amah (Cubit)=6 Tefach.
#HalachaYomi KSA 221:6 On days with no Tachanun, don’t fast on Yahrzeit. On day of Brit, father, Sandek & Mohel don’t do Yahrzeit fast.
#TanyaYomi 24Heshvan: Comes to synagogue regularly & doesn’t 1 day, God asks about him. God does same with all Mitzvot, especially charity.
#EmunaYomi 633: A mouth that’s been contaminated with unclean & lewd speech can’t pray properly; it’s like using a toilet as a soup bowl.


Tuesday / 10-Nov-20 / 23 Heshvan 5781                                  #1424
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 3: Servant goes to AramNaharaim, prays for girl, condition that waters camels, Rebeca does it. Servant kneels to God.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 23:5 Nets, snares, bird-traps, slings and fishermen’s skeins are susceptible to uncleanness.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 93: Clearing in a vineyard: middle section was laid bare of vines. If don’t have 16 Amah, can’t bring foreign seeds to sow.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 16:16 Enclosure’s open space framed by “entrance”, open space not greater than closed space: can carry within the enclosure.
#HalachaYomi KSA 221:1 Mitzvah to fast, every year, on parent’s Yahrzeit, as inspiration to repentance, examine deeds & lament wrongdoings.
#TanyaYomi 23Heshvan: The Supreme Will vested in Written Torah’s 613 Mitzvot, manifest only in Oral Torah. Repeat Halachot, get Olam Haba.
#EmunaYomi 632: The brain was designed for contemplating Torah and God, and the mouth was designed for speaking Torah and praying.


Monday / 9-Nov-20 / 22 Heshvan 5781                                  #1423
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 2: Abraham got field & cave, buried Sarah. Abraham orders servant to get wife for Isaac from hometown. Servant vows.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 23:2 Object fit for riding on gets Merkav uncleanness: Ashkelon donkey belt, Medean saddle, camel’s pillow, horse-cloth.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 92: If large roof next to small roof, & boundary between them no wider than 10 Amah, can use large roof, but not small.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 15:2 Don’t stand in private domain extend head & drink from public domain, or in public domain & drink from private.
#HalachaYomi KSA 220:5 If 7th day of mourning is Friday, and Shabat is YomTov eve, can wash his clothing, bathe & cut hair on eve of Shabat.
#TanyaYomi 22Heshvan: Garments of Lower Garden of Eden for good deeds; of upper Garden are of love & devotion of heart to Torah & prayer.
#EmunaYomi 631: Lewd thoughts and unclean speech lead to violations of the holy covenant, since they defile the brain and the mouth.


Sunday / 8-Nov-20 / 21 Heshvan 5781                                  #1422
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 1: Sara dies @ 127yrs in Hebron. Abraham eulogizes, cries; buys Mahpela cave+field from Efron for 400 silver shekel.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 23:1 Ball, mould, amulet or tefillin torn, if touches them becomes unclean; if touches what’s inside them, remains clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 91: Sages to R’ Yehuda: Law can’t be determined from that incident; incident occurring during time of danger is no proof.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 14:1 4 domains for Shabat: private; public; Karmelit; Makom Patur. Public: desert, forest, market, road 16 cubits wide.
#HalachaYomi KSA 220:1 A Festival cancels the seven-day and the thirty day periods of mourning.
#TanyaYomi 21Heshvan: Mitzvot were only given to physical man in this world, because he has the choice to turn his heart to good.
#EmunaYomi 630: Sages teach that merely harboring the image of another woman in one’s brain is tantamount to mental adultery.


Shabbat / 7-Nov-20 / 20 Heshvan 5781                                  #1421
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 7: God to Abraham: sacrifice Isaac. Travels 3 days, binds Isaac, angel stops him, passed test, blessed. Rebecca born.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 22:8 A chest whose top part was removed is still susceptible to uncleanness on account of its bottom; and vice-versa.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 90: Rav: large ship greater than 2 Beit Seah, permitted to move an object throughout entire ship, as it is all one domain.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 13:2 Hand like space 4×4 handbreadths. Took item from person’s hand in 1 domain, put in other’s hand in 2nd, liable.
#HalachaYomi KSA 219:5 Buried his dead or got news of relatives’ death on YomTov or HolHamoed, mourning laws don’t apply until after YomTov.
#TanyaYomi 20Heshvan: Person conceives wondrous new insight, at that moment, wondrous delight born in mind. Surpasses intellect & wisdom.
#EmunaYomi 629: Eyes are the window of the soul. Seeing lewd and forbidden images immediately tarnishes the soul.


Friday / 6-Nov-20 / 19 Heshvan 5781                                  #1420
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 6: Avimeleh & Fihol treaty w/ Abraham. Abraham claims well that dug, set aside 7 lambs, swears. Place called Ber Sheva.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 22:6 A chair whose middle seat board was removed but the outer ones remained, it is still susceptible to uncleanness.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 89: Abaye: If built upper story on house by surrounding roof w/ walls and opens to other roofs, can carry on all the roofs.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 12:2 Can’t extinguish fire or coals on Shabat. Adds oil to lamp, liable for kindling; removes oil, extinguishing.
#HalachaYomi KSA 219:1 During Shabat of 7 days of mourning, mourner observes laws that affect private life; doesn’t observe public mourning.
#TanyaYomi 19Heshvan: Every Jew needs to be reincarnated many times, until he has fulfilled all 613 Mitzvot in thought, speech & action.
#EmunaYomi 628: The more immerse self in Torah & the less expose self to today’s lewd & permissive society, we guard better holy covenant.


Thursday / 5-Nov-20 / 18 Heshvan 5781                                  #1419
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 5: Abraham 100 when Isaac born. Big party when weaned. Sarah has Abraham exile Hagar & son. Got lost, angel saves them.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 22:4 A bride’s stool which lost coverings for seatboards: B’ Shamai: still susceptible to uncleanness. B’ Hilel: clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 88: Rabah: Person usually uses 2 Seah water/day; w/ courtyard of > 4×4 cubits sprinkles water on ground so dust won’t rise.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 11:15 Wrote on Shabat, only liable if wrote with substance that leaves permanent mark on surface that will preserve it.
#HalachaYomi KSA 217:3 Sick person was notified of relative’s death, and recovered during 1st 7 days, he should complete the remaining days.
#TanyaYomi 18Heshvan: Man’s effort, which his soul toiled in life, above in hidden state. Revealed, radiates from above downward at passing.
#EmunaYomi 627: Kedusha, holiness of thought, speech and deed, is the best way of guarding the holy covenant, Shmirat Habrit.


Wednesday / 4-Nov-20 / 17 Heshvan 5781                                  #1418
#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 #Kelim 22:2 A table one of whose legs was removed is clean. If a second leg was removed it is still clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 87: Exempt domain between public & private domain, adjust burdens on it, but don’t exchange objects via the exempt domain.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 10:1 On Shabat one can tie a knot that won’t stay tied permanently and that doesn’t need a craftsman to tie it.
#HalachaYomi KSA 215:1 Don’t grieve excessively over dead: If grieves excessively over the dead, will have cause to weep over another death.
#TanyaYomi 17Heshvan: Letter to Berdichever consoling son’s death: Miriam’s death in Torah next to Red Heifer; purified highest impurity.
#EmunaYomi 626: The guarding of Shmirat Habrit (holy covenant) is probably the most conducive factor in attaining and preserving Emuna.


Tuesday / 3-Nov-20 / 16 Heshvan 5781                                  #1417
#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 #Kelim 21:3 One who touches the bow-string or the bow, even though it was stretched, he remains clean. A mole-trap is clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 86: If dog barks, enter; if female dog barks, leave: fight w/ son-in-law, can stay in his house, w/ daughter-in-law, leave.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 9:8 Can’t cut nails, hair, mustache or beard on Shabat; derivative of shearing. Can’t remove by hand, but not liable.
#HalachaYomi KSA 214:1 During the first seven days of mourning, the mourner may not leave his house.
#TanyaYomi 16Heshvan: Chakal Tapuhin Kadishin: orchard of holy apples: radiates over disciples, instills thoughts of repentance, good deeds.
#EmunaYomi 625: Shmirat Habrit (holy covenant) means we use our reproductive apparatus only for Mitzvah of procreation and/or marital bliss.


Monday / 2-Nov-20 / 15 Heshvan 5781                                  #1416
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 2: Guests depart to Sodom, Abraham escorts out. God reveals will destroy Sodom, Abraham bargains to save ’em, ends @ 10.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 21:2 If he touches the yoke, crossbar, collar-piece, or the thick ropes, even when they’re being used, he remains clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 85: Put courtyard Eruv in a gatehouse, a portico (roofed structure without walls), or a balcony, not a valid Eruv.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 8:12 Can’t separate food from unwanted matter, or 1 food from other on Shabat. Can separate by hand to eat immediately.
#HalachaYomi KSA 212:4 Mourner is forbidden to enter place where a wedding feast is being held during 12 months of mourning for his parents.
#TanyaYomi 15Heshvan: After Tzadik’s death, disciples can receive their part of his faith, awe, love; not just “rays” of his physical body.
#EmunaYomi 624: Nothing destroys Emuna like lewdness & licentiousness. God turns deaf ear to those who fail to keep Shmirat Habrit.


Sunday / 1-Nov-20 / 14 Heshvan 5781                                  #1415
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 1: Abraham gets 3 visitors, prepares feast, they say Sarah will have son, she laughs, God asks Abraham why she laughs.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 20:6 Made sheet that gets Midras uncleanness into a curtain, it’s clean from Midras but still gets corpse uncleanness.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 84: Roof adjacent to public domain needs fixed ladder from courtyard to roof to permit use of roof to courtyard residents.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 7:5 Cut vegetable into small pieces on Shabat, liable; resembles grinding. Grinding: dividing entity into smaller parts.
#HalachaYomi KSA 212:1 Mourner can’t eat at feasts of Brit, Pidyon, Siyum & especially a wedding, entire 12 months of mourning for parents.
#TanyaYomi 14Heshvan: Tzadik’s life isn’t physical but spiritual; consists of faith, awe, love. These 3 attributes prevalent in every world.
#EmunaYomi 623: The light of Torah cleanses and illuminates the heart and soul, and makes them suitable receptacles for Emuna.


Shabbat / 31-Oct-20 / 13 Heshvan 5781                                  #1414
#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 #Kelim 20:5 Wood block fixed to row on a wall: fixed it & didn’t build on it or built on it but didn’t fix it, gets uncleanness.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 83: In a property dispute, the person who has easier access has an advantage.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 6:1 Can’t tell non-Jew to perform work on Shabat on behalf of Jew, even if told before Shabat & don’t need until after.
#HalachaYomi KSA 211:10 When mourning the loss of his father or mother, by custom forbidden to wear new clothes during the entire 12 months.
#TanyaYomi 13Heshvan: When a Tzadik departs, he’s found in all worlds more than during his lifetime; even in this world of action.
#EmunaYomi 622: Torah leads to Emuna only when learned purely for the sake of performing God’s will and not for the sake of personal gain.


Friday / 30-Oct-20 / 12 Heshvan 5781                                  #1413
#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 #Kelim 20:2 A bagpipe is not susceptible to Midras uncleanness.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 82: The stomach expands for sweet food.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 5:3 Shabat candles must be lit before sunset. Women more obligated than men. Unsure if Shabat started, don’t light.
#HalachaYomi KSA 211:4 Mourner forbidden to wear a freshly washed garment, even a shirt, during 7 days of mourning.
#TanyaYomi 12Heshvan: 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 621: Heretical input like non-kosher food to soul. Enter soul via ears, heart, eyes, brain faster than forbidden food enter body.


Thursday / 29-Oct-20 / 11 Heshvan 5781                                  #1412
#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 #Kelim 20:1 Pillows, bed coverings, sacks, and packing cases that were damaged are still susceptible to Midras uncleanness.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 81: One can provide benefit to another without his knowledge, but if fulfilling an obligation needs to be informed.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 4:1 Items that add heat when cover food: gefet; manure; salt; lime; sand; damp grape skins, raw wool & grass.
#HalachaYomi KSA 210:7 Mourner forbidden to greet & certainly to laugh. Shouldn’t take a child in his arms so won’t be induced to laughter.
#TanyaYomi 11Heshvan: When Shechinah emerges from KlipatNoga, sparks extracted, evil dispersed, all will be by means of Pnimiyut of Torah.
#EmunaYomi 620: Should avoid heretical input of any media programmed and published by those who spread agnostic & atheistic views & ideas.


Wednesday / 28-Oct-20 / 10 Heshvan 5781                                  #1411
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 4: Battle of 4 vs 5 kings. 4 kings win, take captives including Lot. Abram fights, wins, returns captives, blessed.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 19:8 If a shepherd’s bag was damaged, the pocket within it retains its uncleanness & is not regarded as connected to it.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 80: R’ Eliezer: Water or salt are not considered food for the establishment of an Eruv.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 3:1 Can start forbidden labor on Friday that continues on own on Shabat & can benefit from what was completed on Shabat.
#HalachaYomi KSA 210:5 Customary that mourner not be the Chazzan on Shabbat and Yom Tov unless there is no one else to do so.
#TanyaYomi 10Heshvan: Every one of Israel is able to reveal secrets of wisdom and is obliged to do so in order to perfect his soul.
#EmunaYomi 619: If Emuna is dependent on strength of our intellect, dangerously exposed to those who know how to present stronger arguments.


Tuesday / 27-Oct-20 / 9 Heshvan 5781                                  #1410
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 3: Abram & Lot herdsmen quarrel. Lot goes to Jordan plain by Sodom (evil people). God promises Abram land & kids.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 19:7 A box whose opening is at the top can get corpse uncleanness. If a piece fell off of top can get corpse uncleanness.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 79: A woman during delivery is considered in mortal danger and the Sabbath can be violated to help her.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 2:3 Violate Shabat for dangerously ill. Should be done w/o hesitation by leaders & wise; not non-Jews, women or kids.
#HalachaYomi KSA 209:5 Mourner’s prohibition of wearing shoes applies only to leather shoes; “shoe” refers only to shoe made of leather.
#TanyaYomi 9Heshvan: It is amazing what happens in Heaven because of our deliberation & elucidation of Halacha from Gemara & Rishonim.
#EmunaYomi 618: When turn to philosophy, investigative books to search for proof of God’s existence, leads to confusion, breakdown of Emuna.
Monday / 26-Oct-20 / 8 Heshvan 5781                                  #1409
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 2: Pharaoh takes Sarai, Abram benefits, God plagues Pharaoh & house, Pharaoh confronts Abram, sends them away.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 19:5 If around a bed that had contracted Midras uncleanness one wrapped a mattress, the whole gets Midras uncleanness.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 78: The depth of a ditch and the height of the dug up dirt around the ditch are added to create a liable depth.
#RambamYomi #Shabat 1:1 Prohibition to labor on Shabat. If did on purpose gets Karet; stoned if warned & witnesses; sacrifice if accidental.
#HalachaYomi KSA 208:15 If 2 partners in a store & 1 became a mourner, must close their store so that 2nd partner doesn’t do work publicly.
#TanyaYomi 8Heshvan: Main study mode: deliberate & argue laws of Asur, Mutar, impure, pure, to disencumber Mutar & pure from Asur & impure.
#EmunaYomi 617: Power of written word, especially if heretical, is that it penetrates the heart faster than a swift sword to destroy Emuna.
Sunday / 25-Oct-20 / 7 Heshvan 5781                                  #1408
#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 #Kelim 19:2 Rope that hangs out from a bed: if less than 5 Tefah, it is clean; 5-10 Tefah long, unclean; > 10 Tefah long, clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 77: The Rabbis reinforced the Rabbinic laws they enacted more than the Biblical laws.
#RambamYomi #PrayerOrder 4: Text of the confession and text of the grace after meals.
#HalachaYomi KSA 208:13 During mourning can’t build building, even if done by non-Jew on contractual basis, far-away, where no Jews live.
#TanyaYomi 7Heshvan: Mikra/Mishna/Talmud/Kabala in Atzilut. Mikra vests itself as far as Asiyah; Mishna, as far as Yetzirah; Talmud, Beriah.
#EmunaYomi 616: Emuna also like fine crystal chandelier hand-crafted in months of tedious work. One shove of elbow can send crashing.
Shabbat / 24-Oct-20 / 6 Heshvan 5781                                  #1407
#ParshaYomi #Noah 7: Tower of Babel. Generations, years from Shem until Abram. Abram marries Sarai. Sarai barren. Leave Ur, settle in Haran.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 19:1 One who dismantles a bed in order that he might immerse it and while doing so touches the ropes remains clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 76: Placement of the Eruv in a guardhouse, roofed path, or terrace is not effective to create an Eruv.
#RambamYomi #PrayerOrder 3: Text of all the intermediate blessings.
#HalachaYomi KSA 208:6 1st 7 days mourner allowed to send someone to collect his debts, if has reason to fear might be uncollectable later.
#TanyaYomi 6Heshvan: Asur = forbidden = bound, can’t rise up. Mutar = permitted = unbound, can be raised. On Shabat, KlipatNoga raised.
#EmunaYomi 615: Emuna often compared to flame or flickering candle in the heart. Emuna is difficult to acquire but simple to destroy.
Friday / 23-Oct-20 / 5 Heshvan 5781                                  #1406
#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 #Kelim 18:7 If a bed leg that had contracted Midras uncleanness was joined to a bed, the whole bed contracts Midras uncleanness.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 75: 2 yards, one within the other: If he made an Eruv for the inner one & not the outer one, only the inner one is permitted.
#RambamYomi #PrayerOrder 2: Text of the blessings of Shemona Esre (Amida) and their order.
#HalachaYomi KSA 208:1 1st 7 days mourner forbidden to: work, bathe, anoint self, wear shoes, have marital relations, study Torah, greet.
#TanyaYomi 5Heshvan: 2nd Temple scholars had fields, vineyards, yet studied Torah laws, raised thousands of disciples. Secret Kabala study.
#EmunaYomi 614: God doesn’t allow double jeopardy. When we judge ourselves, the Heavenly Court is not allowed to judge us.
Thursday / 22-Oct-20 / 4 Heshvan 5781                                  #1405
#ParshaYomi #Noah 5: God to Noah: Covenant with you, descendants & all creatures on earth. I’ll never flood world again. Rainbow my sign.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 18:5 Bed got Midras uncleanness: short side removed, 2 legs still remain, unclean. If long side & 2 legs removed, clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 74: Roofs, gardens and yards are like one domain to move utensils within these areas on the Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #PrayerOrder 1: Order of prayer for the entire year.
#HalachaYomi KSA 207:3 Don’t say: “I haven’t been punished enough for my evil deeds,” or similar, so as not to open the mouth of the Satan.
#TanyaYomi 4Heshvan: “Wise shall shine as splendor of firmament.” = Zohar = Tree of Life. Israel, thru Zohar will leave exile with mercy.
#EmunaYomi 613: If judge self daily, make decisions to correct what need to & don’t accrue spiritual debts that lead to stern judgments.
Wednesday / 21-Oct-20 / 3 Heshvan 5781                                  #1404
#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 #Kelim 18:3 Leg missing from chest, box or cupboard, even if can still hold things, clean, since can’t hold in usual manner.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 73: Field workers, if they sleep in the city, have the Sabbath walking-rights of city dwellers.
#RambamYomi #Mila 3:2 At end say: Just as you’ve brought him into the covenant, so, too, may you bring him to Torah, marriage & good deeds.
#HalachaYomi KSA 207:1 It is a great Mitzvah to console mourners. The comforters should not speak before the mourner begins to speak.
#TanyaYomi 3Heshvan: “Do I, then, not fill the heavens & the earth, says God.” Infinitely beyond intellect to comprehend what that means.
#EmunaYomi 612: Words of heresy or agnosticism extinguish the spark of Emuna and render a person’s soul cold and dark, Heaven forbid.
Tuesday / 20-Oct-20 / 2 Heshvan 5781                                  #1403
#ParshaYomi #Noah 3: Floodwaters raised ark. Water covered all tall mountains. All creatures perished. Only Noah & those in ark survived.
#MishnaYomi #Kelim 18:1 A wooden chest: Bet Shammai says: it is measured on the inside; And Bet Hillel says: on the outside.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 72: The place where a person sleeps is what establishes what his legal home is.
#RambamYomi #Mila 2:1 Mila can be done by slave, woman or minor if no man around. Gentile can’t do, but if did, don’t repeat. Use knife.
#HalachaYomi KSA 206:4 Got timely news of death on Shabat, counted as 1 day, at end of Shabat tear garments & observe 6 days of mourning.
#TanyaYomi 2Heshvan: Heathen speaking & disturbing prayer; from God. Need to concentrate more on prayer until point where doesn’t hear.
#EmunaYomi 611: Words of Emuna do wonders for soul. Should be careful to avoid saying anything that contains hint of heresy, even as joke.
Monday / 19-Oct-20 / 1 Heshvan 5781                                  #1402
#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 #Kelim 17:17 The base of the goldsmiths’ anvil is susceptible to uncleanness, but that of the blacksmiths is clean.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 71: In the laws of Eruvin we do not follow two strictures from one Tana (Rabbi from the Mishna period).
#RambamYomi #Mila 1:1 Mila positive Mitzva, punishment Karet: uncircumcised male who doesn’t circumcise foreskin, soul cut off from people.
#HalachaYomi KSA 205:9 It was the custom to fast on the day a Torah scholar passed away.
#TanyaYomi 1Heshvan: Heathens get life from Achorayim of holiness. From numerous contractions get materiality, its pleasures; wealth; honor.
#EmunaYomi 610: By speaking words of Emuna, arouse spark of Emuna in us, kindles flame, warms, illuminates soul & invokes God’s compassion.
Sunday / 18-Oct-20 / 30 Tishre 5781                                  #1401
#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 #Kelim 17:14 Created on 1st, 3rd & 6th day, impure. On 2nd, 4th & 5th days, pure, except for vulture wing & plated ostrich egg.
#DafYomi #Eruvin 70: Any area that was permissible to carry in at the start of the Sabbath, can be carried in the entire Sabbath.
#RambamYomi #Brahot 11:8 Made Suka, Lulav, Shofar, Tzitzit, Tefilin, Mezuza, don’t bless, ‘cuz still Mitzva to perform. Bless when perform.
#HalachaYomi KSA 205:4 A woman should not be provided with the condolence meal by men, rather women should provide her with the meal.
#TanyaYomi 30Tishre: Man’s soul compounded of 10 Sefirot. Soul’s attributes analogous to Sefirot. When speak words of Torah unifies Shehina.
#EmunaYomi 609: Prayer: “I believe that success comes from God. I’ve done my best to prepare, please God, help me succeed!”

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