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Thursday, December 9, 2021 / 5 Tevet 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 5: Jacob & descendants that go to Egypt listed. Joseph & sons added to the count. Total of 70 souls that reach Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #Yadayim 4:6 Donkey bones Tahor, Yohanan KohenGadol’s bones Tamei. According to the affection for them, so is their impurity.
#DafYomi #Taanit 27: R’ Yakov b Aḥa / R’ Asi: Were it not for the non-priestly (Israel) watches, heaven & earth wouldn’t continue to exist.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 15:5 Intent for sacrificial purposes can disqualify sacrificial animals, but for ordinary purposes doesn’t.
#HalachaYomi OC 188:9 Eating on Shabat, Shabat ended, say Retze in Birkat Hamazon; follow start of meal. Same for Rosh Hodesh/Purim/Hanuka.
#TanyaYomiM 5Tevet: God created 1 item vs other. 10 holy Sfirot vs 10 crowns of impurity. If think/talk/act on unclean things, ruins spirit.
#EmunaYomi 276: A doctor must avoid saddening or encouraging despair. One of his most important tasks is encouraging a patient.


Wednesday, December 8, 2021 / 4 Tevet 5782
#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 #Yadayim 4:4 Amon & Moab still in their territory? Sanheriv, King of Assyria, has long since come up & mingled all the nations.
#DafYomi #Taanit 26: Early prophets set 24 watches of Kohens & Levis (who went to Jerusalem) & Israels in their towns who read Creation act.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 14:5 Sacrificial parts that can’t be eaten, but go on Altar’s pyre: blood, Eimorim, Olah meat, Minha handful.
#HalachaYomi OC 188:5 On Shabat add Retze Vehachalitzenu. On Rosh Chodesh & holidays add Yaale Veyavo. If they fall on Shabat, say both.
#TanyaYomiM 4Tevet: When comprehend Torah part, intellect grasps, encompasses it, in turn clothed in it, wisdom, will of God, unity w/ Him.
#EmunaYomi 275: R’ Nachman emphasizes that sickness and disease are the result of a breakdown of happiness (Likutei Moharan II:24).


Tuesday, December 7, 2021 / 3 Tevet 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 3: Joseph consoles brothers for selling him. Sends them to Canaan to inform Jacob that alive & bring family to Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #Yadayim 4:1 On that day votes counted, decided footbath holding from 2 logs to 9 Kavs which was cracked could get Tumat Midras.
#DafYomi #Taanit 25: R’ Eliezer prayed for rain, unanswered; R’ Akiva prayed, answered. BatKol: not that R’ Akiva greater, but is forgiving.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 13:1 3 improper intents disqualify sacrifices: for different purpose, improper place or improper time.
#HalachaYomi OC 188:3 Have to remember David’s monarchy in that 3rd blessing, but careful not to compare earthly monarchy to a heavenly one.
#TanyaYomiM 3Tevet: Can only apprehend God when clothed in Torah & Mitzvot, 1 & the same. Like embracing a king in his robes; king in robe.
#EmunaYomi 274: R’ Nachman stressed the importance of maintaining happiness and avoiding sadness and depression at all costs.


Monday, December 6, 2021 / 2 Tevet 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 2: Judah offers to be a slave in Benjamin’s place. Joseph overcome with emotion reveals himself as their lost brother.
#MishnaYomi #Yadayim 3:5 Whole world isn’t as worthy as day ShirHashirim given; all the Ktuvim are holy but ShirHashirim is holy of holies.
#DafYomi #Taanit 24: R’ Yehuda saw 2 people wasting bread, treating it lightly. Said: must be plenty in world; cast angry eyes; famine hit.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 12:7 Offered sacrifice for purpose other than for which it was consecrated, accompanying offerings go w/ it.
#HalachaYomi OC 187:3-4 Didn’t say Brit & Torah in blessing of Haaretz, or David’s monarchy in blessing of Jerusalem, go back & repeat.
#TanyaYomiM 2Tevet: Torah like water. Flows from higher to lower levels, hidden stages, until corporeal items of this world.
#EmunaYomi 273: Medical research shows that optimism & a happy attitude play an important role in healing, recovery & resistance to disease.


Sunday, December 5, 2021 / 1 Tevet 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayigash 1: Judah confronts Joseph. Recounts recent history & how Benjamin’s absence will kill father Jacob.
#MishnaYomi #Yadayim 3:2 Torah laws can’t be argued from scribe laws, nor vice versa, nor can scribe laws be argued from other scribe laws.
#DafYomi #Taanit 23: Honi Hame’agel didn’t understand idea that 70 yrs could be like a dream. Slept for 70 yrs. When awoke was unrecognized.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 11:3 If while taking handful of meal-offering lifted up pebble, salt grain, or frankincense, disqualified.
#HalachaYomi OC 186:1 Women obligated in Birkat Hamazon. Not sure if biblically or rabinically & if can exempt men or only other women.
#TanyaYomiM 1Tevet: 3 garments deriving from Torah & commandments infinitely higher & greater quality than Nefesh/Ruach/Neshama themselves.
#EmunaYomi 272: Physicians are granted a Divine license to heal, not to dishearten patients. Terrible mistake to say how long has to live.


Shabbat, December 4, 2021 / 30 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 7: Joseph frames Benjamin as thief. Brothers brought back to Joseph in Egypt where Benjamin sentenced to slavery.
#MishnaYomi #Yadayim 3:1 Sages: Whatever is defiled by AvHatumah, conveys uncleanness to hands, but if defiled by VladHatumah it doesn’t.
#DafYomi #Taanit 22: Jew prison guard, dressed as non-Jew. Kept men & women separate, protected women, informed Sages of decrees to annul.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 10:5 Sin-offerings (Chatat) that are offered because of a doubt, should not be eaten, but are burnt.
#HalachaYomi OC 185:4 Even if one was so drunk that they had difficulty speaking, they can still recite Birkat Hamazon.
#TanyaYomiM 30Kislev: Faculties of CHaBaD in soul clothed in our Torah. Love: root of 248 positive Mitzvot. Fear: root of 365 prohibitions.
#EmunaYomi 271: Medical professionals should also plead to God and ask for patience, understanding, and a sensitivity of their patients.


Friday, December 3, 2021 / 29 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 6: Brothers bring Benjamin to Egypt to Joseph. Joseph throws feasts for the brothers.
#MishnaYomi #Yadayim 2:3 Can pour water for 4-5 people w/ hands side by side or over each other if loose & water flows between their hands.
#DafYomi #Taanit 21: Fire in city, but not in R’ Huna’s area. People assumed in his merit, but was merit of woman who lent oven to needy.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 9:1 Dove from unspecified group flies away, or to doves to be offered, or dies, 2nd dove taken for its pair.
#HalachaYomi OC 185:1-2 Birkat Hamazon can be said in any language. Must hear what lips say. If didn’t hear ok, as long as came out of lips.
#TanyaYomiM 29Kislev: Each divine soul (Nefesh Elokit) has 3 garments: thought, speech, action, that can be expressed in 613 Torah commands.
#EmunaYomi 270: Doctor’s slightest misjudgment can have tragic, fatal results. Should plead for Divine assistance in everything they do.


Thursday, December 2, 2021 / 28 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 5: Unrecognized Joseph accuses brothers of spying. Only way to prove themselves is to bring Benjamin down to Egypt.
#MishnaYomi #Yadayim 2:1 If he poured water over one of his hands with a single rinsing his hand becomes clean.
#DafYomi #Taanit 20: Nakdimon borrowed water for festival pilgrims from non-Jew, miraculous dramatic story of rain and sun to pay on time.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 8:8 2 people buy 2 doves jointly or give $ for them to Kohen, he offers whichever wants as Chatat & as Olah.
#HalachaYomi OC 184:4 Person ate & doesn’t recall if blessed Birkat Hamazon or not, needs to bless out of doubt, as it’s a biblical command.
#TanyaYomiM 28Kislev: Even wise & understand greatness of the Infinite, unless binds knowledge & fixes thought, won’t have true love & fear.
#EmunaYomi 269: Physicians, pray daily before work that God should help you be a worthy emissary. Should be agent of healing & not death.


Wednesday, December 1, 2021 / 27 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 1: 2 yrs pass. Dreams trouble Pharaoh. No one successfully interprets. Wine steward suggests Joseph. Summoned from jail.
#MishnaYomi #Yadayim 1:3 Water which had become so unfit that it couldn’t be drunk by a beast: If was in vessel, invalid; in ground, valid.
 #DafYomi #Taanit 19: Honi Hame’agel: Drought; asked to pray; drew circle in ground; told God won’t leave circle ’til rains; rained heavily.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 7:10 When a bird Chatat is brought because of doubt, it should be offered as required; not eaten, but burnt.
#HalachaYomi OC 184:1 Ate in one location, needs to bless before leaves that location. Left & didn’t bless, should return to spot & bless.
#TanyaYomiM 27Kislev: Soul gradations correspond 10 Sefirot: 3 “mothers”: Chohma(wisdom), Bina(understanding), Daat(knowledge) + 7multiples.
#EmunaYomi 268: Doctors usually compassionate. Must avoid arrogance. Remember only messengers of healing. God decides who lives & dies.


Tuesday, November 30, 2021 / 26 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 3: Joseph appointed Viceroy. In charge of all Egypt. Gathers “uncountable” amount of grain. Married and 2 sons born.
#MishnaYomi #Yadayim 1:1 A minimum of a quarter of a Log of water must be poured over the hands for one person and even for two.
 #DafYomi #Taanit 18: Rome decreed against Jews that can’t study Torah, can’t circumcise sons, must desecrate Shabat. Eventually repealed.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 6:2 Sacrificial animals got mixed up w/ forbidden ones. Go to pasture until blemished, sell, use $ for new.
#HalachaYomi OC 183:9 Need to say Birkat Hamazon seated, even if ate standing or walking, so can better focus on the prayer w/ seriousness.
#TanyaYomiM 26Kislev: Infinite gradations of soul, include Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama. Descend thru worlds of Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzira, Asiya.
#EmunaYomi 267: R’ Nachman: Certain illnesses from lack of Emuna. Can’t be cured physically. Need prayer, repentance & strengthening Emuna.


Monday, November 29, 2021 / 25 Kislev 5782
#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 #TvulYom 4:6 If Ashkelon grappling-irons were broken but their hooks remained, they remain susceptible to impurity.
 #DafYomi #Taanit 17: A king cuts his hair every day, a Kohen Gadol cuts his hair every Friday, and a regular Kohen once every thirty days.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 5:5 Set aside 2 $ piles as surety to purchase Chatat, get atonement with 1, 2nd use for freewill offerings.
#HalachaYomi OC 183:6 Once blesser gets cup, he shouldn’t speak. Others at the table can’t speak once blesser starts to say Birkat Hamazon.
#TanyaYomiM 25Kislev: Evil traits from 4 elements, Kelipa, SitraAhra: Fire|anger, pride; Water|pleasure-seeking; Air|frivolity; Earth|sloth.
#EmunaYomi 266: If sick, should pray for Emuna that everything for best & ability to thank God. When start thanking God, life gets better.


Sunday, November 28, 2021 / 24 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Miketz 1: 2 yrs pass. Dreams trouble Pharaoh. No one successfully interprets. Wine steward suggests Joseph. Summoned from jail.
#MishnaYomi #TvulYom 4:5 At 1st, man taken to execution, could say “Write Gett for my wife” they would write & give. Later, even for voyage.
#DafYomi #Taanit 16: Hazan for fast: kids to support but not means, has to toil in field, house empty, will pray for rain w/ great devotion.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 4:6 Set aside pregnant animal as Chatat, gave birth, it & offspring considered as 2 animals set aside for it.
#HalachaYomi OC 183:4 Receive cup of blessing w/ 2 hands. When bless hold in right hand w/o assistance of left. Raise 1 Tefah above table.
#TanyaYomiM 24Kislev: 5 types: Tzadik prospers/suffers, wicked prospers/suffers & Beinoni. Beinoni is motivated by both good & evil nature.
#EmunaYomi 265: Gratitude to God is apex of Emuna & conducive to good health. Opposite true, lack of Emuna is often root cause of disease.


Shabbat, November 27, 2021 / 23 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 7: Pharaoh’s wine steward & baker thrown in jail with Joseph. He interprets their dreams. They come true. 
#MishnaYomi #TvulYom 4:2 TvulYom woman can knead dough, cut off Hala & set apart; should arrange on tray, bring near & call by name Hala.
#DafYomi #Taanit 15: End of special fast blessings: who answered Abraham; fathers @ Red Sea; Joshua; Samuel; Elijah; Jonah; David & Solomon.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 3:4 If took animal up to top of altar alive, should bring down. Not yet fit to be consumed by altar’s pyre.
#HalachaYomi OC 183:1 A cup of blessing needs its inside cleaned & outside rinsed. However, if it’s already clean, not necessary.
#TanyaYomiM 23Kislev: Noble men made personal & $ effort to have Kuntresim book published clear of chaff, errors & thoroughly checked.
#EmunaYomi 264: Thanking God for apparent calamity such as sickness is highest expression of Emuna. Recognizes that all from God & for best.


Friday, November 26, 2021 / 22 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 6: Potiphar’s wife tries to seduce Joseph. He rejects her. She claims he raped her. He’s thrown in jail. 
#MishnaYomi #TvulYom 4:1 TvulYom or unwashed hands touched B’chiYutan tithed food, 3rd degree Tumah; still ok to separate Truma from Hulin.
#DafYomi #Taanit 14: Braitot:1: pregnant/nursing fast 1st fasts, not last; 2: fast last not 1st. 3: don’t fast 1st or last. R’ Ashi: middle.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 2:7 Kohen sprinkling sacrifice blood on altar, hand cut off b4 blood reached space above altar, not accepted.
#HalachaYomi OC 182:6 Drank a bit from wine cup, Pagum, defective to bless from, but can be corrected by adding a bit of wine or even water.
#TanyaYomiM 22Kislev: Responsa to many questions of faithful seeking moral guidance in service of God. Will find counsel on every matter.
#EmunaYomi 263: God makes ailing person sick for their own benefit & welfare. This awareness allows person to thank God. Faster recovery.


Thursday, November 25, 2021 / 21 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 5: Joseph, extremely successful and good looking slave in Egypt to Potiphar, who puts him in charge of entire estate.
#MishnaYomi #TvulYom 3:4 Debate if dough that was mixed w/ Truma dough or leavened with Truma yeast is disqualified by TvulYom’s touch.
#DafYomi #Taanit 13: Mourning/9Av strictures, forbidden in hot/cold water; prohibitions of pleasure, like fasts, forbidden in hot, ok cold.
#RambamYomi #PsuleiHamukdashim 1:3 If slaughtering sacrificial animals, w/o intent to slaughter, but merely busying himself, disqualified.
#HalachaYomi OC 182:1 Some say Birkat Hamazon needs a blessing over a cup (of wine), even if eating alone. Some say never needs. But better.
#TanyaYomiM 21Kislev: Listening to moral advice is not the same as reading it. Everyone’s mind is different, absorb lessons differently.
#EmunaYomi 262: Going to the doctor without prior spiritual effort shows lack of Emuna. Seek good health from He who grants life – God.


Wednesday, November 24, 2021 / 20 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 4: Tamar, widow of Judah’s son, dresses as prostitute, has relations with Judah and bears twin boys, Peretz & Zerach.
#MishnaYomi #TvulYom 3:3 TvulYom touched egg streak congealed on side of pan: if it’s within rim serves as a connective; outside rim, not.
#DafYomi #Taanit 12: Dozing: asleep but not fully asleep, awake but not fully awake. If call him, answers, but can’t give coherent reason.
#RambamYomi #TemidinUmusafim 10:6 Each day of Sukot, water libation poured on altar, as separate libation together w/ morning wine libation.
#HalachaYomi OC 181:10 Some have custom not to do Mayim Acharonim, but if queasy & used to washing hands after meal, then needs to wash.
#TanyaYomiM 20Kislev: Excommunication will be decreed upon any who reprint this book without permission within 5 years of its publication.
#EmunaYomi 261: Talmud: before disease & suffering hit person, sworn to leave certain day, hour, by certain person & certain medical agent.


Tuesday, November 23, 2021 / 19 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 3: Brothers decide to sell Joseph as slave. Mislead father Jacob to believe Joseph dead.
#MishnaYomi #TvulYom 3:1 Handles to food which count as connectives if touched by AvHatumah also count as connectives if touched by TvulYom.
#DafYomi #Taanit 11: Jews in distress, 1 separates himself from them, his 2 angels put hands on his head, say won’t see their consolation.
#RambamYomi #TemidinUmusafim 9:12 Sacrifices that get precedence regarding being offered also receive precedence with regard to being eaten.
#HalachaYomi OC 181:4-5 Only need to wash until second knuckle. Need to incline fingers downwards so that the contamination can go down.
#TanyaYomiM 19Kislev: Book of Beinonim. R’ Meshulam Zusil of Anipoli: This book printed to correct mistakes of Kuntresim that have gone out.
#EmunaYomi 260: God is the cause of all causes, the reason of all reasons. Must believe in God only, not in any intermediary or other cause.


Monday, November 22, 2021 / 18 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 2: Joseph’s brothers plan to kill him. Thanks to Reuben’s intercession they throw him into a pit.
#MishnaYomi #TvulYom 2:7 Poured liquid from 1 vessel to 2nd, TvulYom touched stream and there’s item in vessel, can be neutralized in 101x.
#DafYomi #Taanit 10: God waters Israel personally, rest of world thru intermediaries: “gives rain upon the land & sends water upon fields.”
#RambamYomi #TemidinUmusafim 8:7 Shavuot’s 2 loaves dough made & shaped outside Temple, but baked inside Courtyard like all meal-offerings.
#HalachaYomi OC 181:1-2 Mayim Acharonim (washing fingers after meal) is mandatory. Must be over utensil, not ground, because of evil spirit.
#TanyaYomi 18Kislev: Choose men to lead prayer word by word, moderately, out loud, neither overly prolonging nor racing intemperately.
#EmunaYomi 259: Many are ensnared in the trap of the intermediary: believe in God, but also that the intermediary determines their fate.


Sunday, November 21, 2021 / 17 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayeshev 1: 17 yr-old Joseph has dreams foretelling leadership. It sets his brothers against him.
#MishnaYomi #TvulYom 2:4 Porridge & batter-cake Hulin, Truma oil floating above them, TvulYom touched oil, he disqualifies only the oil.
#DafYomi #Taanit 9: Forbidden to test God in any way, except in case of tithes. If give tithe guaranteed to get wealth.
#RambamYomi #TemidinUmusafim 7:23 Forgot, didn’t count Omer at night, count during day. Count when standing; but if did sitting, fulfilled.
#HalachaYomi OC 180:5 Custom to cover knife during Birkat Hamazon, but also custom not to cover knife for Shabat or Yom Tov Birkat Hamazon.
#TanyaYomi 17Kislev: Deeply grieved that God’s people preventing him who yearns for life & longevity of our brethren from leading prayers.
#EmunaYomi 258: Though health defies nature, must make every effort to care for our health, proper diet, exercise, avoid tobacco, alcohol.


Shabbat, November 20, 2021 / 16 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 7: Seir the Horite’s sons: Lotan, Shoval, Zivon, Ana, Dishon, Ezer, Dishan. Chieftains, descendants of Edom/Esau.
#MishnaYomi #TvulYom 2:2 TvulYom touched pot of liquid: If Truma, liquid disqualified, pot is clean; if liquid non-sacred (Hulin) all clean.
#DafYomi #Taanit 8: Man vowed in front of pit & weasel that would marry this girl. Didn’t. His kids died from pit & weasel. Realized error.
#RambamYomi #TemidinUmusafim 6:10 If RoshHodesh falls on Shabat, RoshHodesh song has priority over Shabat one, to publicize that RoshHodesh.
#HalachaYomi OC 180:2 If doesn’t leave bread on table until after Birkat Hamazon will never see blessings, but shouldn’t bring whole loaf.
#TanyaYomi 16Kislev: Infinite Light and His Unity will be revealed in heart by calling forth the river Eitan, radiance of supernal wisdom.
#EmunaYomi 257: If God decrees that a person will recuperate – despite all medical logic – then that person will get well immediately.


Friday, November 19, 2021 / 15 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 6: Jacob arrives at BetEl. Rachel dies giving birth to Benjamin; buried in BetLehem. Isaac dies. Esau’s descendants.
#MishnaYomi #TvulYom 2:1 Liquids that come out of a TvulYom are like those which he has touched: neither of them causes defilement (Tumah).
#DafYomi #Taanit 7: I’ve learned much from my teachers, and even more from my friends, but from my students I’ve learned more than from all.
#RambamYomi #TemidinUmusafim 5:1 Positive commandment to arrange the showbread (Lechem Hapanim) on the golden table before God in Sanctuary.
#HalachaYomi OC 179:5 Invited to host’s house to eat various fruit, they bring out 1 after other, only need to say Bore Pri Haetz on 1st.
#TanyaYomi 15Kislev: Internal aspect of the depth, which is inner aspect of Torah, is totally united w/ Infinite Light clothed within Torah.
#EmunaYomi 256: If God decrees that person should be sick for a week, no treatment in the world will help him get well any faster.


Thursday, November 18, 2021 / 14 Kislev 5782
#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 #TvulYom 1:3 R’ Yosi: Back of loaf, small globule of salt, burnt crust, whatever eaten w/ loaf gets Tumah if touched by TvulYom.
#DafYomi #Taanit 6: Rain that fell on one part of a country and not another isn’t fulfillment of verse: “And He will close up the heavens.”
#RambamYomi #TemidinUmusafim 4:4 Kohens count by fingers they stuck out, not by people. Forbidden to count Jews except via something else.
#HalachaYomi OC 179:1 If finished the meal and washed hands (Mayim Acharonim), can’t eat or drink anything else until says Birkat Hamazon.
#TanyaYomi 14Kislev: All worlds, the exalted and the lowly, are dependent on the precise and meticulous performance of a single Mitzva.
#EmunaYomi 255: Doctors can’t take into consideration patient’s spiritual debits & merits, his efforts to atone & improve, and so forth.


Wednesday, November 17, 2021 / 13 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 4: Jacob insists Esau take gift. Esau offers joint travel. Jacob declines. Gets to Shehem, buys field, builds altar.
#MishnaYomi #TvulYom 1:1 Gathered hallah portions w/ intent to keep separate, but didn’t: B’ Shamai: connected for TvulYom. B’ Hilel: not.
#DafYomi #Taanit 5: Bless parent: just as tree with sweet fruit, pleasant shade, water flowing, bless that saplings be like it; so to kids.
#RambamYomi #TemidinUmusafim 3:2 If altar was removed, incense should still be offered at spot. If incense flies off altar, don’t return it.
#HalachaYomi OC 178:7 Person fell asleep during a meal, not considered an interruption, doesn’t have to bless Hamotzi again when wakes up.
#TanyaYomi 13Kislev: Through the study of Torah laws in speech & in thought, the Klipot become separated and distinct from the sacred.
#EmunaYomi 254: God runs world based on our actions. If people upright, world has harmony. Injustice, immorality & cruelty bring calamity.


Tuesday, November 16, 2021 / 12 Kislev 5782
#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 #Zavim 5:11 Had seminal emission, like one who touched dead Sheretz. Had relations w/ menstruant, like one who got Tumat Met.
#DafYomi #Taanit 4: 3 people entreated God precariously: 2 (Eliezer & Saul) got favorable responses; 1 (Yiftah) got unfavorable response.
#RambamYomi #TemidinUmusafim 2:15 To remove ashes from Temple Mount not “service,” but Kohen with disqualifying blemishes shouldn’t do.
#HalachaYomi OC 178:4 Person ate bread in one place, then went and ate in second place, only need to say Birkat Hamazon in second place.
#TanyaYomi 12Kislev: When man studies Torah, Mishna, Talmud, draws forth Infinite Light into This World, included, nullified in His Light.
#EmunaYomi 253: When person transgresses particular sin, God arouses person to repent by afflicting corresponding appendage or tendon.


Monday, November 15, 2021 / 11 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 2: Account of gift sent. Jacob crossed Yabok River at night. Alone, wrestled angel until dawn, renames him Israel.
#MishnaYomi #Zavim 5:9 He who ate Nevelah of a clean bird, and it still is in his gullet: Metameh at 2 removes, Posel Truma at 1 more.
#DafYomi #Taanit 3: Wind & clouds after rain as beneficial to the earth as rain itself. Sunlight after rain as beneficial as two rainfalls.
#RambamYomi #TemidinUmusafim 1:1 Commandment to offer two lambs as offerings daily. Called Temidin. 1 in the morning & 1 in the afternoon.
#HalachaYomi OC 177:4 Even if the fruits (dessert) weren’t in front of him when he blessed the bread, they still don’t need a new blessing.
#TanyaYomi 11Kislev: The aim of the Chochmah is the rectification of the visages of Atzilut, upon whom depend the rationales of the Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 252: Each of a person’s appendages corresponds to one of positive Mitzvot & each tendon corresponds to one of negative Mitzvot.


Sunday, November 14, 2021 / 10 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayishlach 1: Jacob sends Esau gift-laden messengers. Divides camp in 2. Prays to God that Esau shouldn’t kill him & family.
#MishnaYomi #Zavim 5:7 Touched Zav’s discharge, spittle, semen, urine, or menstruant’s blood: Metameh at 2 removes, Posel Truma at 1 more.
#DafYomi #Taanit 2: “To love the Lord your God & to serve Him with all your heart.” What’s service of God that’s performed in heart? Prayer.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 19:1 Offers sacrifice outside Temple on stone or rock, exempt. “Sacrifice” applies on altar, intended for God.
#HalachaYomi OC 177:2 Historically used to clear bread from meal & eat dessert, needed blessing before & after dessert. Today doesn’t apply.
#TanyaYomi 10Kislev: There is a common characteristic that all intellectual fear & love of the angels are considered created ex nihilo.
#EmunaYomi 251: The body resembles the Torah. Body: 613 parts: 248 appendages, 365 tendons. Torah: 613 Mitzvot: 248 positive, 365 negative.


Shabbat, November 13, 2021 / 9 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 7: Lavan/Jacob make covenant, not to harm each other & Jacob won’t take other wives. Place stones: YegarSahaduta/GalEd.
#MishnaYomi #Zavim 5:5 If loaf of Truma was placed on object fit to lie upon that was Tameh & there was paper in between, it remains Tahor.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 35: People in synagogue standing behind Kohens during Birkat Kohanim, not facing them, not included in blessing.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 18:5 Slaughters sacrificial animal outside Temple & offers it there, liable 2x: for slaughtering & offering.
#HalachaYomi OC 176:1 Blessed on bread, exempts Parperet (breadcrumbs bound by soup or honey). Blessed on Parperet, doesn’t exempt bread.
#TanyaYomi 9Kislev: Seed stimulates power of growth within soil, God’s command. So too, parchment, Etrog arouse unto loftiest heights.
#EmunaYomi 250: What good is money, diamonds & jewels to a person w/ an ulcer, diabetes, and a cardiac condition, who can’t enjoy a meal?


Friday, November 12, 2021 / 8 Kislev 5782
#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 #Zavim 5:3 Whatever carries or is carried by objects on which one sits or lies upon remain clean, except for a person.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 34: “Sound the Shofar at New Moon, at Keseh for our feast day” What Festival is moon covered (Keseh)? Rosh HaShana.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 17:2 Vowed Mincha of flat frying-pan but brings 1 baked in deep pan, accepted, but didn’t fulfill obligation.
#HalachaYomi OC 175:4 Hatov Vehametiv is only recited if someone else is present, as it means ‘good’ for reciter & ‘benefit’ to listener.
#TanyaYomi 8Kislev: Eliciting from above downward is a necessity thru Mitzvot of performance to draw Light into the vessels.
#EmunaYomi 249: No test of faith is as difficult as sickness or injury. Job’s steadfast faith was shaken once his entire body was afflicted.


Thursday, November 11, 2021 / 7 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 5: Jacob asks to leave Lavan. Discuss wages. Deal w/ future ringed, spotted & speckled flock. God tells Jacob, go home.
#MishnaYomi #Zavim 5:1 Touches, touched by, move, moved by Zav, defiles by contact food, liquids & rinseable vessels, but not by carrying.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 33: Can pour water or wine into Shofar on Rosh HaShana to make sound clear; not urine, have to show respect to Shofar.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 16:2 Vowed to bring black colored animal, brought white; vowed white, brought black; didn’t fulfill obligation.
#HalachaYomi OC 175:1 Different wine was served during the meal, don’t say Boreh Pri Hagafen rather bless Hatov Vehametiv (Good & benefits).
#TanyaYomi 7Kislev: Thought is a reflection, an extension of the essence of intellect of soul. Intellect is radiance & garment for the soul.
#EmunaYomi 248: Few are able to ignore something that directly affects their own bodies, such as sickness or severe negative emotions.


Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 6 Kislev 5782
#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 #Zavim 4:6 If a Zav sat in one scale of the balance, while food and liquids were in the other scale, the latter become unclean.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 32: 10 Malchut verses on RH parallel 10 praises of David in Psalms, 10 Commandments, or 10 utterances created world.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 15:2 If designated an animal’s heart as Olah, then whole animal is an Olah, since life dependent on that organ.
#HalachaYomi OC 174:4 Drank wine before meal, doesn’t need to bless again during meal. Wine of Kidush exempts blessing on wine during meal.
#TanyaYomi 6Kislev: Comprehending the existence state is not intrinsically as worthy as study of Mitzvot & grasping their essential nature.
#EmunaYomi 247: Pains and afflictions of the body are God’s prime tools in arousing people to correct what they need to correct.


Tuesday, November 9, 2021 / 5 Kislev 5782
#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 #Zavim 4:4 Zav who lays across 5 benches, or 5 money-belts: If lengthwise, he makes them Tameh; But breadthwise, they are Tahor.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 31: Rav Ketina said: The world will exist for six thousand years, and for one thousand years it will be destroyed.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 14:3 If he set aside a Mincha for merit of his 2 sons but he died before bringing it, they may both bring it.
#HalachaYomi OC 174:1 Wine drunk during a meal requires separate blessing of “Bore Pri Hagafen.” Blessing of “Hamotzi” doesn’t cover wine.
#TanyaYomi 5Kislev: By seizing Etrog & waving it as per Halacha, seizing life-force clothed in Nukva of Atzilut, united w/ Infinite Light.
#EmunaYomi 246: Divine Providence plays a greater role in a person’s health than in any other area of a person’s life.


Monday, November 8, 2021 / 4 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayetze 2: Well, 3 flocks waiting, Rachel comes w/ sheep, Jacob takes rock off well, waters Rachel’s flock, kisses her, cries.
#MishnaYomi #Zavim 4:3 Zav knocked against a door, doorbolt, lock, oar, mill basket, weak tree, unsecured bridge or beam, they become Tameh.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 30: Court only accepts New Month RH testimony if enough time to bring all sacrifices of day & recite song w/o mistake.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 13:2-4 Isaron loaves: divide in 12, bake & fry lightly. Divide loaf in 2, for AM & PM offering w/ frankincense.
#HalachaYomi OC 173:2 Between eating meat & fish must wash hands as dangerous otherwise. Rabbis: no longer so, but eat & drink between them.
#TanyaYomi 4Kislev: To perform Mitzva that can’t be delegated to another, forego Torah study & prayer, state of intellectual love & awe.
#EmunaYomi 245: Each day changes: income problems, kid issues, health crisis. God sending individual messages to stimulate soul correction.


Sunday, November 7, 2021 / 3 Kislev 5782
#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 #Zavim 3:3 Tahor person hit Tameh, still Tahor; Tameh hit Tahor, becomes Tameh, for if Tahor drew back, Tameh would’ve fallen.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 29: R’ Yohanan b Zakai: don’t refute a ruling after action has already been taken. (Shofar on Shabat RH with court).
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 12:21 Baked meal-offerings, mix w/ lukewarm water, watched so don’t leaven. Kohens are fast, prevent leavening.
#HalachaYomi OC 172:2 If put food in mouth & forgot to bless: if not gross, remove, bless, eat; if gross, keep on side of mouth, bless, eat.
#TanyaYomi 3Kislev: All Mitzvot are designed to “repair” the 248 organs of the Minor Visage thru drawing Infinite Light into the Intellect.
#EmunaYomi 244: Physical treatments, medication can’t cure ailing soul. Body & soul connected. Their health depend on more than natural law.


Shabbat, November 6, 2021 / 2 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 7: Esau saw Isaac blessed Jacob, sent away, told not to marry Canaanite girl. Esau marries Mahalat, Ishmael’s daughter.
#MishnaYomi #Zavim 3:1 Zav & Tahor sat together in boat, raft, or rode together on animal, even though clothing didn’t touch, Tumat Midras.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 28: If vowed not to benefit from a spring, can immerse in it for Mitzva during rainy season, but not in the summer.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 11:2 Liable if ate olive-sized portion of Olah, which can include combination of fat, meat, flour, oil, wine.
#HalachaYomi OC 171:4 Wine poured through tubes in front of a groom & bride if utensil receives at end. Can throw nuts for them in summer.
#TanyaYomi 2Kislev: Prayer calls forth the blessed Infinite Light itself to modify the state of creatures; ill, cured; vegetation sprouts.
#EmunaYomi 243: Sickness severe test of Emuna. God sends it. Don’t attribute to natural causes; for ultimate benefit; self-evaluate, repent.


Friday, November 5, 2021 / 1 Kislev 5782
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 6: Isaac blesses Jacob. Esau vows murder. Rebeca tells Jacob to leave. Isaac orders Jacob to marry Lavan’s daughter.
#MishnaYomi #Zavim 2:4 5 ways Zav defiles things that lay or sit on, defile people & garments: standing, sitting, lying, hanging, leaning.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 27: If the sound of the Shofar is high or deep or dry, it is fit for blowing; all sounds coming from a Shofar are fit.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 10:18 Kohen Gadol may partake of any sacrifice w/o division having been made; he may take whatever he desires.
#HalachaYomi OC 171:1 Careful handling bread, not to do anything that will ruin it. Don’t throw bread or any other food that can be ruined.
#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 242: Many former inmates testify jail term was turning point in lives; completed emotionally, spiritually stronger & healthier.


Thursday, November 4, 2021 / 29 Heshvan 5782
#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 #Zavim 2:1 All persons become Tameh through Zivah: even converts; slaves whether freed or not; deaf-mute; Shoteh; minor; eunuch.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 26: KohenGadol can’t enter Holy of Holies YomKipur w/ Golden (reminds of Calf) garments. Prosecutor can’t be advocate.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 9:15 If 2 people bring a peace-offering in partnership, one should perform Tenufah with the other’s permission.
#HalachaYomi OC 170:20 “Clean of mind” wouldn’t go to meal until knew who else will sit w/ them. Bad for scholar to share meal w/ ignoramus.
#TanyaYomi 29 (w30)Heshvan: Can correct, raise prayer if prays w/ proper intent even 1 full prayer gathered piecemeal from throughout year.
#EmunaYomi 241: Most inmates have plenty of time at their disposal; God gives them conditions conducive for introspection & repentance.


Wednesday, November 3, 2021 / 28 Heshvan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 4: Isaac goes to BerSheva. God blesses will have much progeny. Builds altar. Avimeleh, Pihol seek peace treaty w/ Isaac.
#MishnaYomi #Zavim 1:5 If saw 1 issue which was as copious as 3, lasting as long as time it takes to bathe, dry 2x, he becomes a full Zav.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 25: R’ Gamliel: dad’s family tradition: new moon can be seen soon after waning moon, can come by long or short path.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 8:19 If Chatat blood gets on garment & taken out of Courtyard, should be returned to Courtyard & washed there.
#HalachaYomi OC 170:16 One shouldn’t drink from the cup and then offer it to his companion, for fear of danger to life.
#TanyaYomi 28Heshvan: No “turning of face to face” (Panim) except thru Mitzvot that require action. Mere thought accomplishes nothing.
#EmunaYomi 240: Imprisonment frequently substitute for much more serious punishment. Person should actually thank God for being in jail.


Tuesday, November 2, 2021 / 27 Heshvan 5782
#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 #Zavim 1:3 If saw 1 issue on 1 day & 2 on 2nd day, or 2 on 1st day & 1 on 2nd day, or 3 on 3 days or 3 nights, he’s a full Zav.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 24: If witnesses only saw moon reflected in water, in glass lantern, or thru thin clouds, invalid for testimony.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 7:7 Must squeeze out blood of bird Chatat. Only blood goes on altar, rest eaten by Kohens like animal offering.
#HalachaYomi OC 170:12 Two that eat together at the table, the senior one takes food first & whoever takes before the senior is a glutton.
#TanyaYomi 27Heshvan: Uttered Torah speech “pierces atmospheres.” To elevate from below upward, proper thought is imperative.
#EmunaYomi 239: If Josef would’ve lacked Emuna, complained, depressed, God’s presence departs, might’ve rotted in jail, suffer living death.


Monday, November 1, 2021 / 26 Heshvan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 2: Isaac goes to Grar. Men ask about wife, says sister, fears will kill him for her. Avimeleh discovers, warns locals.
#MishnaYomi #Zavim 1:1 Man has 1 issue of Zov: B’ Shamai: as woman who observes day for each day. B’ Hilel: as man who had seminal emission.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 23: R’ Yohanan: distance between each mountain top where fire-signaled New Moon, 8 parsang, 32 parsang total (~130km).
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 6:2 Wool, hair, bones, sinews, horns, hoofs offered on altar if connected to animal. Separated, don’t offer.
#HalachaYomi OC 170:9 Shouldn’t eat garlic or onions from their head, but rather from their leaves, and if did eat, considered a glutton.
#TanyaYomi 26Heshvan: Charity, kindness that Jews perform w/ generosity of pure hearts, alive, exist in physical world until TchiyatHametim.
#EmunaYomi 238: Josef kept cheery disposition in prison. Led to being in charge there. Suddenly released, became powerful, 2nd to Pharaoh.


Sunday, October 31, 2021 / 25 Heshvan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Toldot 1: Rebeca conceives, prophecy 2 nations, Esau sells 1stbornship to Jacob. Famine, God to Isaac: don’t leave land, bless.
#MishnaYomi #Makhshirin 6:8 A woman’s milk renders unclean whether flow desired or not; cattle milk renders unclean only if flow desired.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 22: Baytusim sought to sabotage testimony of New Moon. Paid false witnesses. One of ours infiltrated & revealed plot.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 5:2 Slaughter & sprinkle blood of sacred offerings north of altar; less sacred offerings throughout Courtyard.
#HalachaYomi OC 170:8 Shouldn’t finish cup in one gulp (glutton), 2 gulps is proper, 3 gulps is arrogant (but truly depends on size of cup).
#TanyaYomi 25Heshvan: Metaphorically, souls of Israel = limbs of Shechinah. 2nd Temple destroyed; Israel in exile, suffering, Shechinah too.
#EmunaYomi 237: Facing hard & taxing test of faith, muster Emuna & inner strength to accept w/ love, entire situation can turn for better.


Shabbat, October 30, 2021 / 24 Heshvan 5782
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 7: Ishmael 137yrs, 12 princes: Nevayot, Kedar, Adbe’el, Mivsam, Mishma, Duma, Masa, Hada, Tema, Yetur, Nafish, Kedma.
#MishnaYomi #Makhshirin 6:5 Water derivatives: liquids that come from eye, ear, nose, mouth, urine, of adults or children, conscious or not.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 21: “Observe the month of spring”: see to it that the spring of the season (spring equinox) is in 1st half of Nisan.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 4:6 General rule: Mitzva intended for daytime can do all day; for night can do all night. Should still hasten.
#HalachaYomi OC 170:5 A guest who enters a house, must follow all the instructions of the host.
#TanyaYomi 24Heshvan: Comes to synagogue regularly & doesn’t 1 day, God asks about him. God does same with all Mitzvot, especially charity.
#EmunaYomi 236: Pray God protect from negative friends/influence, send good messengers to help correct life. Prayers in own language better.


Friday, October 29, 2021 / 23 Heshvan 5782
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 6: Abraham marries Ketura, kids: Zimran, Yokshan, Medan, Midian, Yishbak, Shuah. Sent east w/gifts. Abraham dies 175.
#MishnaYomi #Makhshirin 6:4 There are seven liquids (that have law of B’chi Yutan): dew, water, wine, oil, blood, milk and bees’ honey.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 20: If Molad occurred before midday, moon will be visible close to sunset. If didn’t occur before midday, won’t be.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 3:13 Semicha must be done with all his power, placing both hands on animal’s head, not on neck or side of face.
#HalachaYomi OC 170:1 Don’t talk while eating, lest food go down the windpipe instead of esophagus. Can’t even say “Bless you” for sneeze.
#TanyaYomi 23Heshvan: The Supreme Will vested in Written Torah’s 613 Mitzvot, manifest only in Oral Torah. Repeat Halachot, get Olam Haba.
#EmunaYomi 235: To merit true & complete repentance, must pray constantly for God’s assistance & guidance, and ask to be lead on right path.


Thursday, October 28, 2021 / 22 Heshvan 5782
#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 #Makhshirin 6:2 If took up to roof bundles of vegetables or cakes of figs or garlic so as to keep them fresh, not B’chi Yutan.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 19: Torah laws don’t need reinforcement, rabbinic laws do. (Can’t fast before & after festive days of Megilat Taanit).
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 2:2 Only animal Olot (burnt-offering) or Shlamim (peace-offering) need accompanying offerings of wine & flour.
#HalachaYomi OC 169:1 Whatever is being served that has a good smell & man desires needs to be given from it to the one serving immediately.
#TanyaYomi 22Heshvan: Garments of Lower Garden of Eden for good deeds; of upper Garden are of love & devotion of heart to Torah & prayer.
#EmunaYomi 234: Confessing to God vital to spiritual & emotional welfare, repentance, remorse for sin & deciding to improve from now on.


Wednesday, October 27, 2021 / 21 Heshvan 5782
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 4: Rebeca’s bro, Lavan, greets servant, brings home, servant tells mission, Lavan & Betuel agree from God & marriage.
#MishnaYomi #Makhshirin 5:11 If a woman whose hands were unclean stirred a clean pot and her hands perspired the pot becomes unclean.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 18: Raba, Abaye of Bet Eli, were cursed that die b4 adult. Raba learned Torah, lived to 40. Abaye: Torah & Chesed, 60.
#RambamYomi #MaaseHakorbanot 1:15 Communal offerings: male animals. Chataot: goats/cattle, never sheep. Olot: sheep/cattle, never goats.
#HalachaYomi OC 168:16 Dough baked on skewer, glazed with oil or egg, or dough not baked in oven but in the sun, recite blessing of Mezonot.
#TanyaYomi 21Heshvan: Mitzvot were only given to physical man in this world, because he has the choice to turn his heart to good.
#EmunaYomi 233: Prisoner’s daily routine should involve repentance, prayer & charitable deeds. Ask for strength, guidance & quick release.


Tuesday, October 26, 2021 / 20 Heshvan 5782
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 3: Servant goes to AramNaharaim, prays for girl, condition that waters camels, Rebeca does it. Servant kneels to God.
#MishnaYomi #Makhshirin 5:8 Water on the covering of tables or on the matting of bricks are not B’chi Yutan; but if they were shaken, are.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 17: God wrapped Himself in Talit, showed Moses 13 Attributes of Mercy Prayer: whenever Jews recite, I’ll forgive them.
#RambamYomi #IsureMizbeah 7:1 Even if technically not unacceptable for sacrifices (i.e. low quality) must give God highest possible quality.
#HalachaYomi OC 168:11 Some say that breadcrumbs placed in water that cause the water to whiten, only say Mezonot, & Al Hamechia afterwards.
#TanyaYomi 20Heshvan: Person conceives wondrous new insight, at that moment, wondrous delight born in mind. Surpasses intellect & wisdom.
#EmunaYomi 232: Innocent of charge but convicted by court, may be guilty of something else that led to Heavenly verdict of imprisonment.


Monday, October 25, 2021 / 19 Heshvan 5782
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 2: Abraham got field & cave, buried Sarah. Abraham orders servant to get wife for Isaac from hometown. Servant vows.
#MishnaYomi #Makhshirin 5:7 The water that comes up into a ship or into the bilge or on the oars does not come under the law of B’chi Yutan.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 16: R’ Avin: If pass case for judgement against other to God causes one’s own deeds to be examined, is punished first.
#RambamYomi #IsureMizbeah 6:15 Meal+wine offerings can be from produce out of Israel; previous year’s grain ok; except for Omer, 2 loaves.
#HalachaYomi OC 168:9 If eating less than a Kazayit (< “olive” worth) of bread, still needs to say Hamotzi, but no blessing afterwards.
#TanyaYomi 19Heshvan: Every Jew needs to be reincarnated many times, until he has fulfilled all 613 Mitzvot in thought, speech & action.
#EmunaYomi 231: Incarceration is an extreme test of faith. Can’t blame anyone for the situation. God puts people in jail to atone for sins.


Sunday, October 24, 2021 / 18 Heshvan 5782
#ParshaYomi #ChayeSara 1: Sara dies @ 127yrs in Hebron. Abraham eulogizes, cries; buys Mahpela cave+field from Efron for 400 silver shekel.
#MishnaYomi #Makhshirin 5:5 If put hand, foot or reed into cistern to check if had water, doesn’t come under B’chi Yutan; to measure, does.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 15: There’s nothing that is subject to tithes unless it both grew & was picked at time of obligation in tithes.
#RambamYomi #IsureMizbeah 5:11 Must salt offering meat thoroughly, like salting meat before roasting, but even 1 grain is acceptable.
#HalachaYomi OC 168:6 “Pat Haba B’chisnin” say bracha of Mezonot & Al Hamechiya after. If eat meal-worth say Hamotzi & Birkat Hamazon after.
#TanyaYomi 18Heshvan: Man’s effort, which his soul toiled in life, above in hidden state. Revealed, radiates from above downward at passing.
#EmunaYomi 230: When they put their trust in their lawyers, their lawyers frequently become the reason of their failure in court.


Shabbat, October 23, 2021 / 17 Heshvan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 7: God to Abraham: sacrifice Isaac. Travels 3 days, binds Isaac, angel stops him, passed test, blessed. Rebecca born.
#MishnaYomi #Makhshirin 5:2 One who swam in water, the water that splashed out does not come under the law of B’chi Yutan.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 14: If follows leniencies of both B’ Shamai & B’ Hilel: wicked. Stringencies of both: fool. Just follow rulings of 1.
#RambamYomi #IsureMizbeah 4:3 Animal trained to gore until it killed a person, ok as an offering. Considered compelled against its will.
#HalachaYomi OC 168:2 Has 2 whole loaves of same type, blesses over the larger one. Has 2 halves & no whole, attaches them so seem whole.
#TanyaYomi 17Heshvan: Letter to Berdichever consoling son’s death: Miriam’s death in Torah next to Red Heifer; purified highest impurity.
#EmunaYomi 229: People that lack Emuna think that flesh-and-blood judges, juries, attorneys, and witnesses dictate the outcome of a case.


Friday, October 22, 2021 / 16 Heshvan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 6: Avimeleh & Fihol treaty w/ Abraham. Abraham claims well that dug, set aside 7 lambs, swears. Place called Ber Sheva.
#MishnaYomi #Makhshirin 4:10 If Tameh liquids fell on wood, then rained on it & rain water exceeded the liquids in quantity, they’re clean.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 13: Sages measurements precise: Kortov from 40 Seah Mikva; Sesame seed/K’beitza; 1 hair/cloth 3×3 Tefah: disqualified.
#RambamYomi #IsureMizbeah 3:6 Animal set aside for pagan purposes, or was worshiped, not permitted as offering. If kosher, can be eaten.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:19 Not eating bread: can’t say Hamotzi for someone else. For children can say Hamotzi to teach them, even if not eating.
#TanyaYomi 16Heshvan: Chakal Tapuhin Kadishin: orchard of holy apples: radiates over disciples, instills thoughts of repentance, good deeds.
#EmunaYomi 228: Nothing brings person closer to God than passing difficult tests of faith in this lowly & often confusing material world.


Thursday, October 21, 2021 / 15 Heshvan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 5: Abraham 100 when Isaac born. Big party when weaned. Sarah has Abraham exile Hagar & son. Got lost, angel saves them.
#MishnaYomi #Makhshirin 4:8 If a pot full of water was placed in a Mikveh, and an Av Hatumah put his hand into the pot, it becomes unclean.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 12: Jewish Sages count years from Creation & Flood like R’ Eliezer (Tishrei); sun, moon cycles as R’ Yehoshua (Nisan).
#RambamYomi #IsureMizbeah 2:5 Unfit for sacrifice: 5 or 3 legged animal; hoof like donkey; unsplit hoof; hoof & fibers shriveled up.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:18 Botzea, who blessed the bread, gives in front of each person, but doesn’t put in their hand. Mourners get in hand.
#TanyaYomi 15Heshvan: After Tzadik’s death, disciples can receive their part of his faith, awe, love; not just “rays” of his physical body.
#EmunaYomi 227: Above fruits are immediate rewards in this world. Dividends of repentance & Emuna assure eternal bliss in the next world.


Wednesday, October 20, 2021 / 14 Heshvan 5782
#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 #Makhshirin 4:6 A basket full of lupines placed in a Mikveh, may put out his hand and take lupines from it & they remain clean.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 11: Moses: “Today my days & years are exactly filled & completed.” God fills years of the righteous (die on birthday).
#RambamYomi #IsureMizbeah 1:4 Consecrates, slaughters, pours blood or burns blemished animal for offering, liable for lashes.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:15 The one saying Hamotzi eats before the others, unless have their own bread in front of them. On Shabat need 2 loaves.
#TanyaYomi 14Heshvan: Tzadik’s life isn’t physical but spiritual; consists of faith, awe, love. These 3 attributes prevalent in every world.
#EmunaYomi 226: Repentance: spared from harsh judgments; get closer to God; avoid slander, anger, frustration, bitterness & earn happiness.


Tuesday, October 19, 2021 / 13 Heshvan 5782
#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 #Makhshirin 4:5 Tub into which leak from roof fell, water which splashed out or ran over doesn’t come under law of B’chi Yutan.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 10: R’ Meir: When Egel (calf) stated in Torah, 1 yr old; Ben Bakar (young ox) 2 yr old; Par (bullock) 3 yr old cow.
#RambamYomi #BiatHamikdash 9:2 Non-Kohen liable to death in Temple if: sprinkles; lights altar; pours water on Sukot; pours wine on altar.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:11 2 or > sitting together, 1 says Hamotzi for all. Only if eating meal together. If didn’t establish meal together, no.
#TanyaYomi 13Heshvan: When a Tzadik departs, he’s found in all worlds more than during his lifetime; even in this world of action.
#EmunaYomi 225: Task at hand is to accept (Heavenly & earthly) court’s decision lovingly & w/ Emuna & increase repentance efforts & prayer.


Monday, October 18, 2021 / 12 Heshvan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 2: Guests depart to Sodom, Abraham escorts out. God reveals will destroy Sodom, Abraham bargains to save ’em, ends @ 10.
#MishnaYomi #Makhshirin 4:2 If rain came down upon a person, even if he was unclean with Av Hatumah, it doesn’t come under B’chi Yutan.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 9: Dror means free: like man who dwells [medayer] in any dwelling [dayara], can live, do business wherever he wants.
#RambamYomi #BiatHamikdash 8:16 One who’s deaf, intellectually or emotionally unstable, epileptic, depressed, disqualified from priesthood.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:7 Ruben washing hands, Jacob said Hamotzi in mind for Ruben, if then Ruben dries hands & says Netilat Yadaim, still ok.
#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 224: Our Emuna undergoes a special test in face of negative outcomes or judgement. This is the time to summon power of Emuna.


Sunday, October 17, 2021 / 11 Heshvan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Vayera 1: Abraham gets 3 visitors, prepares feast, they say Sarah will have son, she laughs, God asks Abraham why she laughs.
#MishnaYomi #Makhshirin 3:8 If lowered wheels, gear of oxen into water at time of hot east wind so they might become tightened, B’chi Yutan.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 8: Yovel: slaves ate, drank, rejoiced RoshHashana. Blow Shofar YomKipur, released, fields returned to original owners.
#RambamYomi #BiatHamikdash 7:13 Kohen w/ bad body odor or breath, desecrates his service like one who has any other physical bodily blemish.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:4 Place 10 fingers on bread when bless “Hamotzi.” 10 fingers = 10 Mitzvot dependent on bread; 10 words in blessing, etc.
#TanyaYomi 11Heshvan: When Shechinah emerges from KlipatNoga, sparks extracted, evil dispersed, all will be by means of Pnimiyut of Torah.
#EmunaYomi 223: Be prepared for unwanted outcomes. Efforts at repentance don’t always suffice to clean the entire list of Heavenly debts.


Shabbat, October 16, 2021 / 10 Heshvan 5782
#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 #Makhshirin 3:6 Olives on roof, rained on them, was glad, B’chi Yutan. R’ Yehuda: only if plugged gutter or shook water on them.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 7: 1 Nisan is New Year for counting months of the year, for leap years & for collection of Shekels for Temple service.
#RambamYomi #BiatHamikdash 6:3 Physical blemishes from birth or acquired, whether will heal or won’t, disqualify Kohen’s service until heal.
#HalachaYomi OC 167:2 Blessing on bread: Hamotzi Lechem Min Haaretz (Who takes out bread from the ground). Pause between words Lechem & Min.
#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 222: Once Heavenly court reaches verdict, God instills “upstairs” verdict in heart of judge/jury in the “downstairs” courtroom.


Friday, October 15, 2021 / 9 Heshvan 5782
#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 #Makhshirin 3:4 If sprinkled floor of house with water and put wheat there and it became moist, it gets status of B’chi Yutan.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 6: “Neder”: said, incumbent upon me to bring an Olah. “Nedava”: said, I undertake to bring THIS animal as an Olah.
#RambamYomi #BiatHamikdash 5:11 Immersed hands, feet in Mikveh or spring, not considered sanctification. One must wash them from a utensil.
#HalachaYomi OC 165:1 Used toilet & wants to eat bread, wash 2x. If washed x1, say Asher Yatzar, then dry hands while say Netilat Yadaim.
#TanyaYomi 9Heshvan: It is amazing what happens in Heaven because of our deliberation & elucidation of Halacha from Gemara & Rishonim.
#EmunaYomi 221: A person in a real world court case is judged at same time in Heavenly court, checking person’s spiritual credits & debits.


Thursday, October 14, 2021 / 8 Heshvan 5782
#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 #Makhshirin 3:2  Put jar of produce into liquid, or jar of liquid into produce, produce which absorbed liquid is B’chi Yutan.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 5: Mitzva to count 50 days as well as 7 weeks from Pesah to Shavuot; teaches that bring Shavuot Shlamim entire week.
#RambamYomi #BiatHamikdash 4:10 Communal sacrifices have a fixed time when must be offered; supersedes Shabat observance & corpse impurity.
#HalachaYomi OC 163:2 If feeding others, don’t need Netilat Yadaim, but if being fed, do need, even if not touching bread w/ hands.
#TanyaYomi 8Heshvan: Main study mode: deliberate & argue laws of Asur, Mutar, impure, pure, to disencumber Mutar & pure from Asur & impure.
#EmunaYomi 220: If lack of charity reason stopped by policeman, then pledge of charity can tip scales of harsh judgement the other way.


Wednesday, October 13, 2021 / 7 Heshvan 5782
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 4: Battle of 4 vs 5 kings. 4 kings win, take captives including Lot. Abram fights, wins, returns captives, blessed.
#MishnaYomi #Makhshirin 3:1 Put sack of produce by riverside or cavern steps, if produce absorbed water gets status of B’chi Yutan.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 4: Gives charity in order that children may live, or that may merit life in World-to-Come, still considered a Tzadik.
#RambamYomi #BiatHamikdash 3:4 Impure because of contact with human corpse, & even a corpse itself, permitted to enter the Temple Mount.
#HalachaYomi OC 162:10 Has wound w/bandage on hand, do Netilat Yadaim on uncovered areas, or pour > Reviit of water over entire hand.
#TanyaYomi 7Heshvan: Mikra/Mishna/Talmud/Kabala in Atzilut. Mikra vests itself as far as Asiyah; Mishna, as far as Yetzirah; Talmud, Beriah.
#EmunaYomi 219: Satisfaction of donating to poor, sick & for advancement of Torah, better than losing $ on medical bills, repairs & taxes.


Tuesday, October 12, 2021 / 6 Heshvan 5782
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 3: Abram & Lot herdsmen quarrel. Lot goes to Jordan plain by Sodom (evil people). God promises Abram land & kids.
#MishnaYomi #Makhshirin 2:9 Found meat, follow majority of the butchers. If was cooked meat, follow majority of those who eat cooked meat.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 3: R’ Ḥisda: years of a Jewish king’s rule are counted from 1 Nisan, for gentile kings from 1 Tishrei.
#RambamYomi #BiatHamikdash 2:1 Kohen Gadol enters Kodesh Kodashim each year only on Yom Kipur. Kohen enters Sanctuary for service every day.
#HalachaYomi OC 162:8 If pour Reviit water in 1 shot on hand, hand pure & avoids pitfalls of pouring < Reviit where hands remain impure.
#TanyaYomi 6Heshvan: Asur = forbidden = bound, can’t rise up. Mutar = permitted = unbound, can be raised. On Shabat, KlipatNoga raised.
#EmunaYomi 218: Without charity person is a triple loser: loses money against will; suffers pain of money loss; loses benefits of charity.


Monday, October 11, 2021 / 5 Heshvan 5782
#ParshaYomi #LechLecha 2: Pharaoh takes Sarai, Abram benefits, God plagues Pharaoh & house, Pharaoh confronts Abram, sends them away.
#MishnaYomi #Makhshirin 2:7 Found abandoned kid: If majority of residents non-Jews, considered non-Jew; majority Jewish, considered Jewish.
#DafYomi #RoshHashana 2: 4 New Years: 1 Nisan, kings & Regalim; 1 Elul, animal tithe; 1 Tishrei, counting years; 15 Shvat, trees (B’ Hilel).
#RambamYomi #BiatHamikdash 1:9 Kohen let hair grow long, doesn’t disqualify service. Even though obligated to die, their service is valid.
#HalachaYomi OC 162:5 Can wash 2 hands @ same time (someone else pours). Many hands together, next to, or on top can be washed. Like 1 hand.
#TanyaYomi 5Heshvan: 2nd Temple scholars had fields, vineyards, yet studied Torah laws, raised thousands of disciples. Secret Kabala study.
#EmunaYomi 217: Heavenly accounting exacting to the penny. When give charity, prevent anguish of losing money in negative circumstances.


Sunday, October 10, 2021 / 4 Heshvan 5782
#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 #Makhshirin 2:6 Vegetables sold in city on Shabat: if majority of residents Jews, wait after Shabat time takes to bring to city.
#DafYomi #Beitza 40: Chag guests from outside Shabat limit can’t take back portions given as gifts unless transferred ownership before Chag.
#RambamYomi #KleiHamikdash 10:5 Kohen lacking garments is liable to die & invalidates service he performs; so too, if wears extra garments.
#HalachaYomi OC 161:4 Netilat Yadaim water must be poured on hand until wrist. Some say until joint of fingers to palm. Follow 1st opinion.
#TanyaYomi 4Heshvan: “Wise shall shine as splendor of firmament.” = Zohar = Tree of Life. Israel, thru Zohar will leave exile with mercy.
#EmunaYomi 216: Income & losses preordained on Rosh Hashana. $ to charity takes place of $ losses (taxes, fines, med bills, repairs, etc.).


Shabbat, October 9, 2021 / 3 Heshvan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Noah 7: Tower of Babel. Generations, years from Shem until Abram. Abram marries Sarai. Sarai barren. Leave Ur, settle in Haran.
#MishnaYomi #Makhshirin 2:3 Two pools, the one clean and the other unclean: The sweat that’s at equal distance from both pools is unclean.
#DafYomi #Beitza 39: If takes coal from private to public domain on Shabbat, liable for labor of carrying, but if takes out a flame, exempt.
#RambamYomi #KleiHamikdash 9:2 Letters of Tzitz projected outward. Craftsmen engraved letters on plate back while it was pressed to beeswax.
#HalachaYomi OC 161:1 Netilat Yadaim: Can’t have anything between skin & water: dirt or dough under fingernails, on skin, dried mud, etc.
#TanyaYomi 3Heshvan: “Do I, then, not fill the heavens & the earth, says God.” Infinitely beyond intellect to comprehend what that means.
#EmunaYomi 215: Charity prevents penalties. Many penalties and other forms of financial loss occur when a person gives insufficient charity.


Friday, October 8, 2021 / 2 Heshvan 5782
#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 #Makhshirin 2:1 The sweat of houses, of cisterns, of ditches and caverns does not cause susceptibility to uncleanness.
#DafYomi #Beitza 38: Meat of slaughtered animal (Shchuta) not nullified by a carcass (Nevela) as possible for Nevela to get Shchuta status.
#RambamYomi #KleiHamikdash 8:1 3 types of priestly garments: ordinary Kohen’s garments & Kohen Gadol’s golden garments & white garments.
#HalachaYomi OC 160:14 Netilat Yadaim utensil must hold > Reviit (~3 oz.) in 1 place. If washed 2x w/ utensil w/ 1/2 that volume, no good.
#TanyaYomi 2Heshvan: Heathen speaking & disturbing prayer; from God. Need to concentrate more on prayer until point where doesn’t hear.
#EmunaYomi 214: If harm others have to make arduous efforts in begging forgiveness of all victims. Otherwise, God won’t listen to prayers.


Thursday, October 7, 2021 / 1 Heshvan 5782
#ParshaYomi #Noah 5: God to Noah: Covenant with you, descendants & all creatures on earth. I’ll never flood world again. Rainbow my sign.
#MishnaYomi #Makhshirin 1:6 If one hid his fruit in water from thieves, it does not come under the law of ‘if water be put’ (B’chi Yutan).
#DafYomi #Beitza 37: On Shabat can’t sanctify, take valuation vow, or consecrate objects for Kohens or Temple. Decree because like commerce.
#RambamYomi #KleiHamikdash 7:7 The appointed over the cymbal would arrange all the musicians who would help Levites w/ their instruments.
#HalachaYomi OC 160:11 Water that used for Netilat Yadaim & unclear if was previously used, or if sufficient, or if impure; hands are pure.
#TanyaYomi 1Heshvan: Heathens get life from Achorayim of holiness. From numerous contractions get materiality, its pleasures; wealth; honor.
#EmunaYomi 213: As long as sins between man & fellow man go uncorrected, severe judgement hovers like an ax over the transgressor’s neck.


Wednesday, October 6, 2021 / 30 Tishrei 5782
#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 #Makhshirin 1:3 Aba Yosi Holikofri: Be surprised if liquid that according to Torah enables Tumah except if was put w/ intent.
#DafYomi #Beitza 36: Can spread mat over beehive on Shabbat to protect it from the elements, as long as doesn’t intend to trap the bees.
#RambamYomi #KleiHamikdash 6:10 Gave wood for Altar, can’t have eulogies, fast or do Melacha that day (like w/ sacrifice: private festival).
#HalachaYomi OC 160:9 Salty, smelly or bitter water that dog wouldn’t drink from, can’t use for Netilat Yadaim, even though good for Mikva.
#TanyaYomi 30Tishre: Man’s soul compounded of 10 Sefirot. Soul’s attributes analogous to Sefirot. When speak words of Torah unifies Shehina.
#EmunaYomi 212: Without Emuna, people easily insult, harbor ill will, harm, or take revenge upon those who conceivably caused them damage.


Tuesday, October 5, 2021 / 29 Tishrei 5782
#ParshaYomi #Noah 3: Floodwaters raised ark. Water covered all tall mountains. All creatures perished. Only Noah & those in ark survived.
#MishnaYomi #Makhshirin 1:1 Unclean liquids that fall on other items render them unclean whether the action is desired or is not desired.
#DafYomi #Beitza 35: A transaction with produce is only established with regard to an item whose work is completed (She’nigmera Melachto).
#RambamYomi #KleiHamikdash 5:1 Kohen Gadol should surpass his priestly brethren in beauty, power, wealth, wisdom, and appearance.
#HalachaYomi OC 160:4 Water that chickens drank from or that dogs lapped. Some say can’t use for Netilat Yadaim, but not correct. Can use.
#TanyaYomi 29Tishre: “God is One & His name is One.” Life from His breath divides into 4 levels, worlds: Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzirah, Asiyah.
#EmunaYomi 211: Spiritual law: when trust in anyone other than God, fall into hands of object of trust. Nobody has God’s mercy, compassion.


Monday, October 4, 2021 / 28 Tishrei 5782
#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 #Nida 10:7 Beit Shammai concede to Beit Hillel that a woman observing the days of purity partakes of second-tithe produce.
#DafYomi #Beitza 34: 1st brings fire, 2nd wood, 3rd puts on pot, 4th adds water, 5th adds spices, 6th stirs pot; all liable for cooking.
#RambamYomi #KleiHamikdash 4:2 Must show Kohens honor, priority for all holy matters: read Torah, say blessings & get desirable portion 1st.
#HalachaYomi OC 160:1 Water: appearance changed: on its own, or something fell in, or due to location; disqualified for Netilat Yadaim.
#TanyaYomi 28Tishre: In heathen countries, vivification is by way of investment of the extraneous patron-angels appointed over 70 nations.
#EmunaYomi 210: Talk to God before policeman comes: “God, don’t punish me with police. Help me identify & correct reason deserve punishment.


Sunday, October 3, 2021 / 27 Tishrei 5782
#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 #Nida 10:5 Woman after her death 1/4-log of blood emerged from her body, it transmits ritual impurity by touching and carrying.
#DafYomi #Beitza 33: On Shabat can break barrel (previously patched w/ pitch) to eat dried figs from it, if doesn’t intend to make a vessel.
#RambamYomi #KleiHamikdash 3:11 When Levi performs Kohen’s service or assists in task that’s not his, liable to death at the hand of heaven.
#HalachaYomi OC 159:18 Did Netilat Yadaim by pouring water over 1 hand & immersing 2nd hand (in proper place), hands are ritually pure.
#TanyaYomi 27Tishre: Those adept in Kabala know that God’s word = Shechinah = Ima Tataa & Matrunita (in Zohar) = Malchut.
#EmunaYomi 209: I.e. pulled over ‘cuz of traffic violation, “natural” circumstance merely vehicle of Divine justice designed to arouse us.


Shabbat, October 2, 2021 / 26 Tishrei 5782
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 7: Metusela 969; Lameh 777; Noah has Shem,Ham,Yafet. Lives won’t be long. Nefilim. Man’s evil great. God regrets man.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 10:4 Gentile transmits impurity like a Zav when alive; once he dies he is ritually pure, doesn’t transmit impurity.
#DafYomi #Beitza 32: Anyone who has compassion for God’s creatures, known that he’s Abraham’s descendant; if not compassionate, not.
#RambamYomi #KleiHamikdash 2:12 When Ark transported, shouldn’t be on animal or wagon. Mitzva for it to be carried on one’s shoulders.
#HalachaYomi OC 159:17 When doing Netilat Yadaim by river, don’t scoop with 1 hand and pour over other, as it’s neither Netila or immersion.
#TanyaYomi 26Tishre: God’s “word & breath” not only created universe, but sustains continually. Type of soul even in stones, dust & water.
#EmunaYomi 208: Troubles are God’s catalyst to start process of soul-searching & repentance for what we may have inadvertently done wrong.


Friday, October 1, 2021 / 25 Tishrei 5782
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 6: Descendants/ages: Adam 930; Seth 912; Enosh 905; Kenan 910; Mahalalel 895; Yered 962; Hanoch 365, walked w/God.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 10:2 Woman checked on day 7 of menstruation that eligible to immerse, but didn’t check at twilight, presumptively pure.
#DafYomi #Beitza 31: Shmuel: cellar or cave door closures attached to the ground can be untied, but its rope can’t be unraveled or cut.
#RambamYomi #KleiHamikdash 1:1 Positive Mitzva to prepare anointing oil so that it’ll be ready to use for articles that require anointing.
#HalachaYomi OC 159:13 When performing Netilat Yadayim, must have intention that the washing of hands is in preparation for eating.
#TanyaYomi 25Tishre: “Whoever is angry, is as if he worships idols.” When angry, faith departs. If believed was from God, wouldn’t be angry.
#EmunaYomi 207: Believe that everything in life has a reason and a purpose, and that there are no tribulations without transgression.


Thursday, September 30, 2021 / 24 Tishrei 5782
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 5: Lemech’s 2 wives: Ada had Yaval, 1st shepherds; Yuval, 1st musicians. Zila had TuvalCain, blacksmith; sis Naama.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 9:11 Woman who experiences bleeding is able to give birth; if doesn’t bleed, she’s like a dry vine, unable to give birth.
#DafYomi #Beitza 30: Leave the Jews alone; it is better that they be unwitting sinners and not be intentional sinners.
#RambamYomi #BetHabehira 8:1 Positive Mitzva to guard Temple. Applies even if no fear of enemies or thieves; expression of respect.
#HalachaYomi OC 159:11 All are eligible to pour water on hands for Netilat Yadaim: deaf, fool, minor, idol-worshiper & menstruating woman.
#TanyaYomi 24Tishre: If stand in front of King but doesn’t care to see Him & instead busies self w/ his own needs: inferior, fool & simple.
#EmunaYomi 206: Believe that what’s happening to us now is for our own ultimate good. Cast aside thoughts that what’s happening isn’t good.


Wednesday, September 29, 2021 / 23 Tishrei 5782
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 4: Man exiled from Garden; knew Eve, had Cain, Abel. Cain kills Abel. God curses Cain, goes east of Eden, has kids.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 9:8 Fixed menstrual cycles with sensations: yawn, sneeze, pain near stomach or lower abdomen, blood discharge, Tzmarmorot.
#DafYomi #Beitza 29: Stole, doesn’t know from who, use $ for public needs, repaying all; finance digging cisterns for water for travelers.
#RambamYomi #BetHabehira 7:1 Mitzva to hold the Temple in awe. It isn’t the physical building which must be held in awe, but rather, God.
#HalachaYomi OC 159:8 Netilat Yadaim: Put hands in utensil w/ water connected to the ground, doesn’t work; disconnected, some say, maybe.
#TanyaYomi 23Tishre: Study weekdays between Minha/Maariv in groups of 10: Torah Pnimiyut, Ain Yakov Agada; most Torah secrets hidden in it.
#EmunaYomi 205: Believe that our current predicament is from God & exactly what He wants. No need to blame self or harbor malice to others.


Tuesday, September 28, 2021 / 22 Tishrei 5782 
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 3: God makes Woman from Man’s rib. Snake convinces Woman to eat forbidden fruit, Woman gives to Man, all cursed.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 9:6 Use 7 substances to check if blood or dye: tasteless saliva, split bean liquid, urine, Natron, Borit, Kamonya, potash.
#DafYomi #Beitza 28: Expert butcher forbidden to weigh meat on Chag even by hand; can calculate exact weight, so forbidden like using scale.
#RambamYomi #BetHabehira 6:16 Temple & Jerusalem sanctified for eternity, comes from Shechina. Rest of Israel sanctified by Jewish conquest.
#HalachaYomi OC 159:5 A utensil that can’t contain liquid without fingers covering holes can still be used for washing hands.
#TanyaYomi 22Tishre: If seat of scoffers is formed by 10 over which Shechina dwells, no greater insult & shaming of the Shechina than that.
#EmunaYomi 204: This world is a classroom of Emuna. Since purpose of life on earth to learn Emuna, all that happens to us is test of Emuna.


Monday, September 27, 2021 / 21 Tishrei 5782   
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 2: Man in Garden of Eden, 4 rivers, God: don’t eat from Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil, will die. Man named animals.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 9:4 A case of 3 women sleeping in one bed and blood was discovered beneath one of them, all of them are ritually impure.
#DafYomi #Beitza 27: 2 cases w/ R’ Tarfon on Chag: animal died; separated Chalah & became Tamei; can’t move either from their place on Chag.
#RambamYomi #BetHabehira 5:2 5 gates led to Temple Mount: west 1; east 1; north 1; south 2. Each gate 10 Amot wide, 20 Amot high, w/ doors.
#HalachaYomi OC 159:1 Washing hands for bread must be done w/ utensil that holds at least Reviit of water. If utensil has orifice, invalid.
#TanyaYomi 21Tishre: Hashraah: causing God’s indwelling vs reward. Reward: God irradiates soul that seeks Him with light of Torah.
#EmunaYomi 203: Whenever we strengthen ourselves in Emuna, prayer, and the fear of God, we make life so much easier.


Sunday / 26-Sep-21 / 20 Tishrei 5782                                  #1744
#ParshaYomi #Bereshit 1: In beginning God created heavens & earth. Light; separate waters; land; sun/moon; birds/fish; animals, man; rest.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 9:3 Woman lent her garment to gentile or to menstruating Jewish woman, then discovered a blood stain, attributes to them.
#DafYomi #Beitza 26: Hillel raised a dilemma before Rava: Is there a prohibition of Muktze for half of Shabbat or isn’t there?
#RambamYomi #BetHabehira 4:13 Temple’s upper story had 2 beams to climb to roof. Posts differentiated between Kodesh & KodeshKedoshim roof.
#HalachaYomi OC 158:12 Must dry hands well after washing & before eating bread, for whoever eats w/o drying is as if eating impure bread.
#TanyaYomi 20Tishre: 10 that sit, learn Torah, God dwells among them: Man’s descent into this world for purpose of this ascent; none higher.
#EmunaYomi 202: If unwilling to invest effort in correcting soul life, will ultimately suffer a worse collection of trials & tribulations.


Shabbat / 25-Sep-21 / 19 Tishrei 5782                                  #1743
#MishnaYomi #Nida 8:4 Found blood on examination cloth under pillow, if the stain is round the woman is ritually pure; if elongated, impure.
#DafYomi #Beitza 25: Jews are like fire: if Torah hadn’t been given, whose study, observance restrains them, no nation could withstand them.
#RambamYomi #BetHabehira 3:5 The Menora should never be made of fragments of broken vessels, whether it was made of gold or of other metals.
#HalachaYomi OC 158:9 Be careful to wash hands for bread. Those who disparage it merit exclusion, come to poverty & are uprooted from world.
#TanyaYomi 19Tishre: Everyone is to believe with absolute faithfulness in the precept “be humble of spirit before every person.”
#EmunaYomi 201: True gratification and success, both in material and in spiritual endeavors, come from Emuna.


Friday / 24-Sep-21 / 18 Tishrei 5782                                  #1742
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 6: Moshe goes up Mt Nevo, sees land, dies, God buries him. 120yrs old. Israel mourned 30 days. Nobody like Moshe.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 8:3 R’ Akiva: the Sages didn’t state the matter of the impurity of blood stains be stringent; rather, to be lenient.
#DafYomi #Beitza 24: Rav said: A person should never prevent himself from attending the study hall (Bet Midrash) for even one moment.
#RambamYomi #BetHabehira 2:2 Universally accepted that where David & Solomon built Altar is where Abraham built altar to sacrifice Isaac.
#HalachaYomi OC 158:5 If wash hands (that aren’t dirty) to eat fruit, considered arrogant. Same for grilled meat & dishes cooked from wheat.
#TanyaYomi 18Tishre: Should have simple will & spirit of voluntary offering in every one whose heart prompts him to serve “a whole service.”
#EmunaYomi 200: Can’t sit on sidelines in this world; pick up ball of life’s challenges & run with it toward our goal. W/ Emuna, win game.


Thursday / 23-Sep-21 / 17 Tishrei 5782                                  #1741
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 5: Dan young lion streams from Bashan. Naftali full of God’s blessing, has sea & south. Asher: oil, iron, copper.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 8:1 Woman saw blood stain on her robe, if was from belt & below she’s ritually impure; from belt & above, ritually pure.
#DafYomi #Beitza 23: Can’t trap fish from their ponds on Chag even with intent to eat them, hunting forbidden on Chag; nor can feed them.
#RambamYomi #BetHabehira 1:1 Positive Mitzva to build House for God, prepared for sacrifices to be offered within. Celebrate there 3x/year.
#HalachaYomi OC 158:1 When eats bread that bless Hamotzi must wash hands, even if doesn’t know them to be impure & says Al Netilat Yadaim.
#TanyaYomi 17Tishre: There will be an arousal of love in everyone’s heart who understands precious nature of God’s love for nether beings.
#EmunaYomi 199: Sages warn that any difficulties in this life are preferable to an additional reincarnation.


Wednesday / 22-Sep-21 / 16 Tishrei 5782                                  #1740
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 4: Rejoice Zevulun in your departures, Isahar in tents, will nourish from abundance of sea. Gad dwells like lion.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 7:3 The blood stains on garments that come from among the gentiles are ritually pure.
#DafYomi #Beitza 22: For non-life-threatening illness on Shabat, says to gentile to perform forbidden act & gentile performs act for him.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 13:6 Don’t destroy home to make it into a garden, nor should plant a garden in his ruin, lest one destroy Israel.
#HalachaYomi OC 156:1 After Torah study, go work. Any Torah study w/o work will be nullified & cause sin. But work shouldn’t be primary.
#TanyaYomi 16Tishre: “Love upsets the natural order of conduct,” for it is a covering of the eyes, not to see the truth.
#EmunaYomi 198: God doesn’t give up. He knows what we need to correct; the soul-correction we need to do in this life or in reincarnation.


Tuesday / 21-Sep-21 / 15 Tishrei 5782                                  #1739
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 3: Josef: Land will be blessed w/ water, abundance of all. Horns of Reem. Ephraim’s myriads, Menase’s thousands.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 7:2 The carcass of a creeping animal that was found in an alleyway renders pure items impure retroactively.
#DafYomi #Beitza 21: Can have gentile for Shabat meal (won’t be cooking for him), but not to Chag meal lest cook more for him; forbidden.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 12:1 Sold house in walled city, may redeem it for 12 months from day sold. All $ returned, doesn’t deduct anything.
#HalachaYomi OC 155:1 After synagogue, go to study hall, set fixed time to learn & don’t move it, even if think will gain much $ if does.
#TanyaYomi 15Tishre: Toshiya (salvation) refers to matters of Torah. Etzah (counsel) are those who intercalcate years and determine months.
#EmunaYomi 197: Only by trials & tribulations build Emuna, achieve tranquility of soul. Running from difficulties makes more unbearable.


Monday / 20-Sep-21 / 14 Tishrei 5782                                  #1738
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 2: Levi: kept covenant, will teach Israel Tora, serve on altar. Benjamin: God’s beloved, will dwell on shoulders.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 6:14 Woman w/ blood emission twilight 11th day when can be Zava observes 7 days impurity like start & end of menstruation.
#DafYomi #Beitza 20: If didn’t bring Chag offering 1st day of Sukot may bring it throughout entire Festival, including last day of Sukot.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 11:2 Sold field for 60 years, not returned on Yovel. Only returned on Yovel if sold w/o qualification or in perpetuity.
#HalachaYomi OC 154:11 Wax candles of idolaters that were extinguished & given or sold to Jews are prohibited to be lit in the synagogue.
#TanyaYomi 14Tishre: Charity has a wondrous advantage without parallel. Should perform numerous times, frequently; praiseworthy if do so.
#EmunaYomi 196: Desire to live in “peace” is request not to repent or correct soul. Can’t strengthen without being tested from time to time.


Sunday / 19-Sep-21 / 13 Tishrei 5782                                  #1737
#ParshaYomi #VezotHabracha 1: Moshe blesses Israel before his death. Moshe commanded Torah, legacy for Jacob. Ruben live. Juda beat enemies.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 6:11 A young girl who reached the age of puberty and grew two pubic hairs has the halachic status of an adult.
#DafYomi #Beitza 19: One can’t bring a thanks-offering (Korban Todah) on Pesah due to the leavened bread (Hametz) included with it.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 10:16 The Jubilee year (Yovel) releases land at its beginning, while Shmita does not release debts until its conclusion.
#HalachaYomi OC 154:8 The Ark of the Torah & other articles used for the Torah, can be used for other things if condition made beforehand.
#TanyaYomi 13Tishre: Contribute $ to Land of Israel every week, or at least every month. Strive to be 1st w/ Mitzva, especially Tzedaka.
#EmunaYomi 195: Thinking not strong enough to handle trouble shows lack of belief in self. God doesn’t give us troubles we can’t withstand.


Shabbat / 18-Sep-21 / 12 Tishrei 5782                                  #1736
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 7: Moshe: Pay attention. Not an empty thing. It’s your life & will lengthen your days. God: Go up mount, see land, die.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 6:9 Fish that has scales has fins; but there’s fish w/ fins & no scales. Animal that has horns has hooves; not viceversa.
#DafYomi #Beitza 18: Getting Tumah on Chag when all are Tahor is uncommon. Principle: if uncommon, Sages don’t issue preventative decree.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 9:1 Positive Mitzva to nullify debts on Shmita. If demands payment of debt after Shmita passed, violates prohibition.
#HalachaYomi OC 154:5 A Torah scroll that has worn out is placed in a clay utensil & buried in the grave of a Torah scholar.
#TanyaYomi 12Tishre: Merkava angels, Face of Oxen & of Eagle, nurtured, content by spirit of cattle & fowl of ascending altar sacrifices.
#EmunaYomi 194: Accept tribulations w/ love & a subjugated heart. Invokes Divine compassion. Often, as soon as reconcile, trouble vanishes.


Friday / 17-Sep-21 / 11 Tishrei 5782                                  #1735
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 6: I will bring vengeance on My enemies, repay those who hate Me. Will avenge blood of servants & appease land, people.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 6:7 Animal (sheep & rams) from which give 1st shearing of its wool to Kohen, also give Kohen gifts (foreleg, jaw, maw).
#DafYomi #Beitza 17: Can fill oven with bread on Chag, although doesn’t intend to use it all that day, ‘cuz bread bakes well when oven full.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 8:20 Permitted to borrow Shmita produce from the poor. They should be repaid with produce in the 8th year.
#HalachaYomi OC 154:3 Items that service holy objects must be put in Geniza: case for scroll/Torah/mezuza; tfilin straps; ark curtain.
#TanyaYomi 11Tishre: Immense manifestation of God in power of earth to constantly bring forth something out of nothing, Yesh Meayin.
#EmunaYomi 193: If after prayers trouble doesn’t go away & still don’t understand reason, believe that for best AND for a specific purpose.


Thursday / 16-Sep-21 / 10 Tishrei 5782                                  #1734
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 5: How can 1 chase 1,000, 2 chase 10,000? Only if God has given them over. I cause death, grant life, I Strike & heal.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 6:5 Food from which has to tithe becomes impure with ritual impurity of food; other food gets impurity though not tithed.
#DafYomi #Beitza 16: God allocates income for year between Rosh Hashana & Yom Kipur, except what spend for Shabat, Chag & kid’s Torah study.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 7:18 Poor permitted to enter orchards up until the 8th year, until the 2nd rains, to gather Shmita fruits.
#HalachaYomi OC 154:1 Houses or courtyards that are used occasionally for prayer (not regularly) don’t have any holiness attached to them.
#TanyaYomi 10Tishre: All created by light of Neshama within them. Neshama is Divinity of the Kelim of 10 Sefirot of Malchut of Atzilut.
#EmunaYomi 192: If don’t understand reason for troubles, must resort on Emuna & remember that God does everything for a purpose.


Wednesday / 15-Sep-21 / 9 Tishrei 5782                                  #1733
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 4: God angry. Will hide face. Made Me jealous w/ non-God, will anger them w/ non-nation. Fire, arrows, famine, sword +.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 6:4 Person who is fit to adjudicate cases of capital law is fit to adjudicate cases of monetary law, but not viceversa.
#DafYomi #Beitza 15: R’ Yehoshua: on YomTov no need for dichotomy; divide it: Half to God, Torah study; half to yourselves, eat & drink.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 6:8 Transfer holiness of Shmita produce only thru sale. If transferred: can transfer again thru sale or oral assignment.
#HalachaYomi OC 153:20 A Torah scroll that is established to be of the ancestors of a certain person, the community can’t take hold of it.
#TanyaYomi 9Tishre: The Yesh is an entity distinct from Divinity so God can be King over all separate entities by them fulfilling Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 191: “God, help me understand what I did wrong. Have mercy on me & explain my suffering. I want to get close to you. Help me.” 


Tuesday / 14-Sep-21 / 8 Tishrei 5782                                  #1732
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 3: Rode Israel on high places, gave them delights of the world. Became fat & rebelled. Alien worship. Forgot God.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 6:2 Hole enables exit of liquids from earthenware vessels but don’t enable entry from outside vessel, it remains a vessel.
#DafYomi #Beitza 14: Even if 10 mattresses placed one on top of other & cloth of Kilayim underneath them, forbidden to sleep on them.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 5:18 Can’t cut off underdeveloped date clusters on Shmita; spoils dates. If won’t produce dates, just buds, ok to cut.
#HalachaYomi OC 153:15 Can’t prohibit anyone from his part of the synagogue or of the books, & if he does, it’s meaningless.
#TanyaYomi 8Tishre: Multitude of creatures created by God from multitude of letters that issue from Malchut, “breath of His mouth.”
#EmunaYomi 190: Nobody wants trouble, but if comes, good sign. Shows that God cares about us very much & calling us to get closer to Him.


Monday / 13-Sep-21 / 7 Tishrei 5782                                  #1731
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 2: Remember days of old. God set up nations’ boundaries as the number of Israel. Protected Israel like eye’s pupil.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 5:9 20yr old woman never grew 2 pubic hairs or classified as Naara, brings proof that 20 yrs old, gets status of Ailonit.
#DafYomi #Beitza 13: Just as Truma Gdola is separated by estimation and it is enough to separate it by thought, so too, with Trumat Maaser.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 4:29 Gentile buys land in Israel, sows it in Shmita, produce permitted to Jew; gentile not commanded to observe Shmita.
#HalachaYomi OC 153:13 Money raised for building a synagogue, even if already bought material, can be used to redeem captives.
#TanyaYomi 7Tishre: Soul of angels & man, before descending, aren’t level of substantiality (Yesh), but of Divinity in immense contraction.
#EmunaYomi 189: Most people not evil or righteous. Have trouble, figure out what did wrong, confess to God, remorse, apologize, improve.


Sunday / 12-Sep-21 / 6 Tishrei 5782                                  #1730
#ParshaYomi #Haazinu 1: Listen heaven/earth. My lessons like rain on grass. When I call God’s Name, give Him greatness. He’s perfect & just.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 5:6 12yrs + 1 day for girl, 13 yrs + 1 day for boy: even if they said didn’t realize what doing, their vow is a valid vow.
#DafYomi #Beitza 12: B’ Hillel: carrying out on Chag permitted for food preparation, so also if not for food. Same w/ kindling fire on Chag.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 3:1 Law conveyed to Moshe at Sinai that forbidden to work land last 30 days of 6th year, just before Sabbatical year.
#HalachaYomi OC 153:9 If people of a village sell synagogue, buyer can use property as wishes except as bathhouse, tannery or toilet.
#TanyaYomi 6Tishre: Kelim of 10 Sefirot of Beriah, Yetzirah & Asiyah, & also the Orot, are 1st stage & beginning of substantiality (Yesh).
#EmunaYomi 188: When suffering, self-evaluate & repent. If didn’t do anything wrong, was lax in Torah study; not lax, tribulations of love.


Shabbat / 11-Sep-21 / 5 Tishrei 5782                                  #1729
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 7: Moses: you’ll be corrupt after my death & deviate from commands; therefore evil will befall you at end of days.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 5:5 9 yr + 1 day old boy had forbidden intercourse: women are executed because adults, he’s exempt because still a minor.
#DafYomi #Beitza 11: In a case involving an individual (yachid) and the many (rabim), the Law (halakha) is in accordance with the many.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 2:14 Can’t build wall between his field & neighbor’s field during Shmita. Can build between his field & public domain.
#HalachaYomi OC 153:6 A synagogue & other holy items, even a Torah, can be sold in order to support Torah scholars or to marry off orphans.
#TanyaYomi 5Tishre: Creation is as naught before Him, in relation to the force and the light that emanates from the vessels of 10 Sefirot.
#EmunaYomi 187: Tribulations of love are an additional type of suffering designed especially for the righteous and the pious.


Friday / 10-Sep-21 / 4 Tishrei 5782                                  #1728
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 6: God: I’ll bring them to land I swore to fathers, flowing w/ milk & honey. They’ll be satisfied, turn to other Gods.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 5:2 Zav or seminal emission impart impurity in any amount, even like the size of a mustard seed or even smaller than that.
#DafYomi #Beitza 10: Unclear item identity: if majority of items support 1 ruling but item closer to source that shows 2nd, follow majority.
#RambamYomi #Shmita 1:1 It’s a positive Mitzva to rest from performing agricultural work or work with trees in the Sabbatical year (Shmita).
#HalachaYomi OC 153:3 If raised money to build a synagogue or a study hall can only change use of money to something of greater holiness.
#TanyaYomi 4Tishre: God is One with His causations, His vessels. They are Divinity with respect to creating something out of nothing.
#EmunaYomi 186: Berahot 5a: God sends suffering to those he loves, for soul-correction. Doesn’t bother with those who are steeped in evil.


Thursday / 9-Sep-21 / 3 Tishrei 5782                                  #1727
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 5: God: Jews will forsake Me & violate My covenant; My fury will rage against them; I’ll abandon them & hide My face.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 4:7 If time of her menstrual cycle arrived, when she’s required to examine herself, & she didn’t, she’s ritually impure.
#DafYomi #Beitza 9: Wherever Sages forbade act due to Mareet Ayin, even if does in innermost chamber, where no one will see, forbidden.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 12:15 Can’t buy or sell donkey fetus to or from gentile. If did so, exempt from redeeming firstborn & not penalized.
#HalachaYomi OC 152:1 A synagogue can’t be demolished until its replacement has been built. If structure bad, demolish & build new one fast.
#TanyaYomi 3Tishre: Letters revealed to us are in Action, Speech & Thought; of Action, forms of letters in Assyrian script of Torah scroll.
#EmunaYomi 185: Wife is mirror of husband. Sees through her his traits. Marital difficulties can indicate lack of faith, arrogant, or lewd.


Wednesday / 8-Sep-21 / 2 Tishrei 5782                                  #1726
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 4: Hakhel: At end of every 7th year on Sukot, gather your men, women, kids, strangers, together to hear this Torah.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 4:5 Rabbi Yosi and Rabbi Shimon say: Labor pains do not occur more than two weeks before birth.
#DafYomi #Beitza 8: Yom Tov is Mitzvat Aseh of rest and Lo Ta’aseh of doing Melacha. An Aseh by itself, doesn’t override a Lo Ta’aseh & Aseh.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 11:1 It is a positive Mitzva for every Jewish man to redeem his son who is the firstborn of his Jewish mother.
#HalachaYomi OC 151:10 A synagogue retains holiness even after destruction & must be treated with respect. People should try to rebuild it.
#TanyaYomi 2Tishre: There are five ranks in man’s soul, one lower than the other: intellect, emotion, thought, speech and action.
#EmunaYomi 184: Son disobedient, parent likely disobeys God. Insolent children from insolent parents. Children treat us as we treat parents.


Tuesday / 7-Sep-21 / 1 Tishrei 5782                                  #1725
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 3: Moshe to Joshua: Be strong & courageous. Moshe wrote this Torah, gave to Kohens who carried Ark and to all Elders.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 4:3 B’ Hilel: status of blood of gentile woman is like that of her saliva & urine, which impart impurity only while moist.
#DafYomi #Beitza 7: A species whose intercourse occurs only during the day is born only by day; if only during night, born only by night.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 10:8 When sets aside first shearings & they’re lost, responsible to make restitution until he gives them to the Kohen.
#HalachaYomi OC 151:8 If have mud on shoes, appropriate to clean it off before enter synagogue. Shouldn’t have any dirt on clothing either.
#TanyaYomi 1Tishre: Moshe & other prophets received actual revelation of God. Kabalists, R’ Shimon b Yohai, Ari, received wisdom, knowledge.
#EmunaYomi 183: Baal Shev Tov: Trouble with children=neshama=thoughts, wife=ruach=speech, money=nefesh=deeds. Hint what needs to correct.


Monday / 6-Sep-21 / 29 Elul 5781                                  #1724
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 2: God will destroy nations like did Sihon & Og. Be strong & courageous; God is w/ you, won’t fail you or forsake you.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 4:1 Samaritan girls considered menstruating from cradle. Samaritan men impart impurity, intercourse w/ menstruating women.
#DafYomi #Beitza 6: From Ezra onward month of Elul was not full; Sages used methods to make sure there wouldn’t be need to add a 30th day.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 9:1 Mitzva if slaughter Kosher domesticated animal to give Kohen foreleg, jaw & maw. Applies at all times & places.
#HalachaYomi OC 151:4 For the needs of the synagogue, it’s permitted to eat or sleep inside. Reason some sleep there night of Yom Kipur.
#TanyaYomi 29Elul: God says to Moshe: “you’ll see My back, but not My face.” Surprising that the Ari understood concepts of “God’s back.”
#EmunaYomi 182: Jacob was away from parents 22 years, caused them anguish. Josef missing, thought dead 22 years, caused Jacob great anguish.


Sunday / 5-Sep-21 / 28 Elul 5781                                  #1723
#ParshaYomi #Vayelech 1: Moses: I’m 120 today. God said I can’t cross Jordan; He’ll destroy nations there so can possess. Joshua will lead.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 3:7 Sages: With regard to both the formation of the male & of the female, both conclude on the 41st day after conception.
#DafYomi #Beitza 5: Don’t redeem fruit of Jerusalem environs; owners bring it to Jerusalem to adorn the markets of Jerusalem with fruit.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 8:4 Dough obligated in Chalah when flour, water kneaded, rolled into 1 mass. Spelt like wheat; oat & rye like barley.
#HalachaYomi OC 151:1 In synagogue or house of study: no levity, joking, gossip, eating, drinking, financial calculations, or walking about.
#TanyaYomi 28Elul: Get yearning love of God by expelling spirit of folly from body, thoughts, speech, action in brain, tongue & 248 organs.
#EmunaYomi 181: Rashi: Josef suffered measure for measure: told father 3 negative tales about brothers, his suffering related to each tale.


Shabbat / 4-Sep-21 / 27 Elul 5781                                  #1722
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 7: Choice: life & good or death & evil. Do Mitzvot, blessed. Don’t do Mitzvot, will perish. Heaven & earth witnesses.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 3:4 If there’s an afterbirth in the house, house is ritually impure, because there’s no afterbirth without an offspring.
#DafYomi #Beitza 4: Egg laid on Shabbat or Yom Tov, can’t move it, neither to cover a vessel with it nor to support legs of a bed with it.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 7:12 Dough from which Chalah hasn’t been separated is like ordinary produce, not like Chalah, for ritual purity laws.
#HalachaYomi OC 150:5 Synagogue entry must face Ark & direction congregation prays. Ram”a: table for reading Torah in middle, so all hear.
#TanyaYomi 27Elul: Can’t get to state of love of God w/ delights, via human effort. Need immense exertion in awe of God, then comes on own.
#EmunaYomi 180: Brahot 5b: R’ Huna had issue w/ field tenant; 400 wine casks soured; repented  & accepted decree; price of vinegar shot up.


Friday / 3-Sep-21 / 26 Elul 5781                                  #1721
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 6: Mitzvot aren’t hidden or far. Not in heaven or across sea. Very close, in mouth & heart, that you can fulfill it.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 3:3 Woman who discharges gestational sac full of fluid, blood or different colors need not worry that it was an offspring.
#DafYomi #Beitza 3: Any object whose prohibition is temporary is not nullified, even by a thousand permitted items.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 6:9 Gentile & Jew partners in dough; if Jew’s portion large enough to be liable for Chalah, it’s liable for Chalah.
#HalachaYomi OC 150:1 Residents of a city can force one another to build a synagogue, to buy a Torah scroll & scroll of Prophets & Writings.
#TanyaYomi 26Elul: Torah scholars have no rest in Garden of Eden; they constantly rise from level to level. Will rest after resurrection.
#EmunaYomi 179: Diphtheria, stomach disease then blocks throat, punishment for slander. Negative “gut” feeling lead to slander. Shabat 33a.


Thursday / 2-Sep-21 / 25 Elul 5781                                  #1720
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 5: When obey God, follow all commandments with all heart & soul, God will bless work, womb, livestock, fruit; rejoice.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 3:1 Woman who discharges an amorphous piece of tissue, if blood emerges with it, impure w/ impurity of menstruating woman.
#DafYomi #Beitza 2: The lenient opinion is stronger. (It’s easier to be strict).
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 5:13 Chalah called Truma. Therefore must separate from dough in same location. Can’t separate pure from impure dough.
#HalachaYomi OC 147:7 Person who reads the Haftara (from Prophets after Torah reading) must wait until the Torah has been rolled closed.
#TanyaYomi 25Elul: Holy is a rank of being separated; not apprehended; transcends rank of wisdom & knowledge which is in the Garden of Eden.
#EmunaYomi 178: God judges measure for measure. Samson pursued desire of eyes, eyes taken out. Absalom haughty about hair, hung by hair.


Wednesday / 1-Sep-21 / 24 Elul 5781                                  #1719
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 4: After curses, you’ll return to God. God will bring you back from furthest exile, to your land, make numerous.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 2:5 The inner room = uterus; the corridor [perozdor] leading to the inner room = vaginal canal; the upper story = bladder.
#DafYomi #Suka 56: Miriam of Bilga, apostatized, married Greek soldier, kicked & denigrated Altar. Bilga’s watch barred from Kohen service.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 4:10 Brought Bikurim & they became impure in Temple Courtyard, spill out basket there; doesn’t make the declaration.
#HalachaYomi OC 147:4 One who raises the Torah scroll (Gelila), the writing faces away from him. Ram”a: For us, writing faces lifter.
#TanyaYomi 24Elul: At resurrection of dead, souls of all Tzadikim that now in upper GanEden will be in bodies & get pleasure from Shechinah.
#EmunaYomi 177: Arrogant can’t get close to God. “Arrogant & I can’t dwell in same world.” When God removes His presence, suffering sets in.


Tuesday / 31-Aug-21 / 23 Elul 5781                                  #1718
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 3: If will say “I can do what I want,” unleashes all God’s fury & curses on self. Nations will say ‘cuz abandoned God.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 2:4 Presume women have purity status for their husbands; he doesn’t have to confirm wife ritually pure before intercourse.
#DafYomi #Suka 55: 70 bulls sacrificed 7 days of Sukot correspond to world’s 70 nations; to atone for their sins & to hasten world peace.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 3:8 Bikurim in metal container, Kohen takes it, returns container; in reed or grass basket, Bikurim & basket to Kohen.
#HalachaYomi OC 147:1 Forbidden to hold a “naked” Torah scroll, i.e. w/o a kerchief. Customary to sell honor of rolling & covering of Torah.
#TanyaYomi 23Elul: He who hardens his heart and suppresses his compassion, causes the same to happen to himself from above, Heaven forbid.
#EmunaYomi 176: God often uses suffering to deflate inflated egos. Proverbs: “Pride precedes destruction & arrogance comes before failure.”


Monday / 30-Aug-21 / 22 Elul 5781                                  #1717
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 2: God not only making covenant and oath with those standing here today, but also with those who aren’t here today.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 2:1 Woman that is diligent to examine bodily emissions to ascertain ritual impurity is praiseworthy.
#DafYomi #Suka 54: Between Rosh HaShana one year and the next, there is a difference of only 4 days of the week; if it was a leap year, 5.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 2:1 Positive Mitzva to bring first fruits to the Temple. Applies only while the Temple is standing, and only in Israel.
#HalachaYomi OC 146:2 During reading of the Torah, prohibited to talk, even words of Torah. Some allow quietly learning Torah at that time.
#TanyaYomi 22Elul: Food, clothing & heat for destitute have precedence over fine clothes, feasts, meat, fish, delicacies for self & family.
#EmunaYomi 175: Tribulations can also indicate that either doing actions forbidden by Torah, or not fulfilling Torah’s obligatory actions.


Sunday / 29-Aug-21 / 21 Elul 5781                                  #1716
#ParshaYomi #Nitzavim 1: Every single one of you are standing in front of God today, to enter into His covenant & His oath with Him, today.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 1:6 Women that Dayaan Sheatan w/ 1st blood sighting, 2nd, they’re like any other woman, transmit impurity 24hrs pre-exam.
#DafYomi #Suka 53: Death angel tricked Shlomo: “sad that need to kill these 2.” Shlomo sent them to Luz. Angel could only kill them in Luz.
#RambamYomi #Bikurim 1:1 24 presents for Kohens. Covenant w/ Aaron for all of them. If Kohen doesn’t admit, not part of Kohens or presents.
#HalachaYomi OC 145:3 Today we no longer translate the Torah to Aramaic while reading it, as Aramaic is no longer understood.
#TanyaYomi 21Elul: Source & root of all attributes from ChaBaD: Chochma apprehends God; Bina, contemplating, understanding; Daat, bonding.
#EmunaYomi 174: As long as one’s injustices against a fellow human go uncorrected, severe judgments linger.


Shabbat / 28-Aug-21 / 20 Elul 5781                                  #1715
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 7: Moshe lists miracles: Until today, God hasn’t given you ability to understand. Keep Covenant & you’ll succeed in all.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 1:5 Who’s an elderly woman in this context? Close to old age, 3 menstrual cycles of 30 days passed and didn’t see blood.
#DafYomi #Suka 52: R’ Asi: when evil inclination begins to entice, it’s like a spider’s web strand; ultimately it’s like thick wagon ropes.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 11:1 Positive Mitzva to declare before God after all presents from agricultural products taken. Called Vidui Maaser.
#HalachaYomi OC 144:3 Don’t roll the Torah scroll in front of the congregation (must prepare it before); honor them (so don’t have to wait).
#TanyaYomi 20Elul: The rational soul is the lower one in man; it derives from Klipat Noga. The higher, divine soul, is part of God above.
#EmunaYomi 173: Prolonged anguish often result of sins against other. Caused pain to other, can’t clear own sins until forgiven by victim.


Friday / 27-Aug-21 / 19 Elul 5781                                  #1714
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 6: God will bless Israel w/ incredible success. If don’t listen to Him, will inflict long list of horrible punishments.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 1:3 Virgin, pregnant, nursing or elderly woman: if see menstrual blood, Dayaan Sheatan, transmit impurity from that time.
#DafYomi #Suka 51: Initially, women in Women’s Courtyard, men outside, but comingled. Switched places, still mingling. Put women above.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 10:1 Neta Revai applies to all plants to which Orlah prohibition applies. If exempt from Orlah then also Neta Revai.
#HalachaYomi OC 144:1 When read the Prophets in synagogue we can skip from 1 section to another, but when read the Torah, we don’t skip.
#TanyaYomi 19Elul: Without bond of love and willingness, a son won’t learn as well from his father, even if hears same words from father.
#EmunaYomi 172: Disgruntlement w/ lot in life is main cause of own suffering; goes hand in hand w/ ungratefulness to God & lack of Emuna.


Thursday / 26-Aug-21 / 18 Elul 5781                                  #1713
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 5: Mt Gerizim/Bless: Simon, Levi, Juda, Isahar, Josef, Benjamin. Mt Eval/Curse: Ruben, Gad, Asher Zevulun, Dan, Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Nida 1:1 Discussion if ritual impurity is conveyed once woman sees menstrual bleeding or from time of previous check or day.
#DafYomi #Suka 50: R’ Nahman: Mitzva of the drawing of the water is a significant Mitzva and it originated from the six days of Creation.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 9:1 Produce of 4th year (Neta Revai) is holy. Must be eaten in Jerusalem by its owners in the same way as 2nd tithe.
#HalachaYomi OC 143:4 If found error in the text of the Torah during reading, take different Torah & read from place that found the error.
#TanyaYomi 18Elul: Abraham loved God with so great and sublime a love that he became a “chariot”, a vehicle for Divinity on earth.
#EmunaYomi 171: Express unhappiness, Heaven examines closely & always discovers that really deserve more troubles & triggers new troubles.


Wednesday / 25-Aug-21 / 17 Elul 5781                                  #1712
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 4: When enter land, set up big stones on Mt Eval, plaster w/ lime, write Torah’s on them; build altar of uncut stones.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 10:6 A vessel full of liquids which one immersed, it is as if it has not been immersed.
#DafYomi #Suka 49: Acts of kindness superior to charity 3 ways: Charity w/ $, to poor, living. Kindness w/ $, body; poor, rich; live, dead.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 8:10 Has ordinary produce in Jerusalem & 2nd tithe $ outside Jerusalem, can switch holiness to the produce & eat there.
#HalachaYomi OC 142:1 If the reader erred in the pronunciation of even one letter, we force him to go back and read it again properly.
#TanyaYomi 17Elul: Man is able to understand somewhat of the supernal Sefirot, for they all radiate in his soul, which is comprised of them.
#EmunaYomi 170: By taking their blessings for granted & focusing on their difficulties, sad people make their lives even more insufferable.


Tuesday / 24-Aug-21 / 16 Elul 5781                                  #1711
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 3: Today God commands you to follow commands with heart & soul. You’ve accepted. God has chosen you as treasured people.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 10:4 Immersed clothes that have just been washed, keep immersed until they bubble up; if dry, until cease bubbling.
#DafYomi #Suka 48: Kohen pouring water into basin warned to raise hands. Tzadoki Kohen once poured on his feet, people pelted him w/ Etrogs.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 7:3 Use $ from 2nd tithe only to buy food for humans that grows from the earth or grows from the products of the earth.
#HalachaYomi OC 141:7 Go up for Aliyah by shortest path & descend from other path that longer. If same length, go up on right, down left.
#TanyaYomi 16Elul: On Rosh Hashana eve, past year’s divine light withdraws; after completion of Shofar blasts, new sublime light descends.
#EmunaYomi 169: Sadness: 1st & most common cause of suffering. Nothing invokes severe judgments as complaints & dissatisfaction w/ life.


Monday / 23-Aug-21 / 15 Elul 5781                                  #1710
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 2: After gave tithe 3rd yr, declare: God, I gave to Levite, stranger, orphan, widow as commanded; look down & bless us.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 10:2 General rule: any article the filling of which is not usually taken out and put in may be immersed unopened.
#DafYomi #Suka 47: Just as 7 days of Sukkot need Korban, song sung by Levites, unique blessing & Mitzva to sleep in Jerusalem, so too 8th.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 6:9 Found coins in Jerusalem, considered ordinary $; except on pilgrimage festivals, then considered from 2nd tithe.
#HalachaYomi OC 141:5 Congregation can’t say Amen until blessing complete. Reader can’t read Torah until congregation finished saying Amen.
#TanyaYomi 15Elul: Strange verse “God’s eyes on (the land) from start of year until its end.” Should say forever. Means each year new light.
#EmunaYomi 168: If fail to account for actions, never repent, fall deeper into spiritual slumber and becomes far removed from God.


Sunday / 22-Aug-21 / 14 Elul 5781                                  #1709
#ParshaYomi #KiTavo 1: 1st fruit to Temple & declaration: “Came to Promised Land. My father served Aramean, went to Egypt,” & rest of story.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 10:1 If a vessel was immersed with its mouth downwards, it is as though it had not been immersed.
#DafYomi #Suka 46: Don’t tell child you’ll give him item & then not give. Teaches child to lie if don’t demonstrate that honors commitments.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 5:6 When redeeming produce from 2nd tithe for more than its worth, additional value not considered as $ from 2nd tithe.
#HalachaYomi OC 141:2 Should hear only 1 voice reading the Torah. Called for the Aliyah, should read quietly to himself along w/ the Reader.
#TanyaYomi 14Elul: Left: “Those that fear You”; contraction. Right: “Those that trust in You”; expansion. Both get infinite goodness.
#EmunaYomi 167: If attribute life’s difficulties to anything or anyone other than own transgressions, light-years away from minimal Emuna.


Shabbat / 21-Aug-21 / 13 Elul 5781                                  #1708
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 7: Pay timely wages. Poor harvest leftovers. 40 lashes. Don’t muzzle threshing ox. Levirate marriage. True weights.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 9:5 In the case of vessels the following block: pitch & myrrh; In the case of glass vessels, whether inside or outside.
#DafYomi #Suka 45: Abaye: The world has no fewer than 36 righteous people in each generation who greet the Divine Presence every day.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 4:1 Can redeem produce from the 2nd tithe, according to their worth. Say: “These coins are in place of this produce.”
#HalachaYomi OC 139:11 When reading from the Torah scroll, needs to hold onto the Torah when reciting the blessing.
#TanyaYomi 13Elul: Every Jew needs left & right traits. B’ Shamai were left, stringent; B’ Hilel, right, lenient; both also had other trait.
#EmunaYomi 166: If person remains in spiritual slumber & acts like a boss & not a servant, life’s difficulties become even more unbearable.


Friday / 20-Aug-21 / 12 Elul 5781                                  #1707
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 6: Man, don’t go to army 1st yr marriage. Don’t take millstone as collateral. Kidnap, death sentence. Remember Miriam.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 9:3 R’ Eliezer: something which one finds annoying, it blocks; doesn’t find annoying, it does not interpose.
#DafYomi #Suka 44: Lulav, explicit in Torah, still perform 7 days in commemoration of Temple. Willow branch ceremony, not explicit, don’t.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 3:11 2nd tithe spoiled to point that inedible (moldy bread, rancid oil), don’t have to eat. Its holiness has departed.
#HalachaYomi OC 139:10 Closing blessing for Aliya: “Who gave us the Torah of truth” = Written Torah, “& everlasting life.” = Oral Torah.
#TanyaYomi 12Elul: 2 degrees, levels of God’s servants: right-Chesed; left-Gvura. Left: Tzimtzum, concealment. Right: unconcealed expansion.
#EmunaYomi 165: Entrance-level Emuna begins with the belief in reward and punishment: Whatever happens in life, good or bad, comes from God.


Thursday / 19-Aug-21 / 11 Elul 5781                                  #1706
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 5: Unhappy w/ wife, gave bill of divorce; she marries 2nd man, he dies or divorces her; she can’t ever return to 1st.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 9:2 Can’t immerse oneself with dust still on one’s feet. Can’t immerse a kettle with soot on it unless he scraped it.
#DafYomi #Suka 43: Every day of Sukot people circled altar one time; on that day (7th day), seven times. With willow branch? No, with Lulav.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 2:1 2nd tithe eaten within walls of Jerusalem. Observed whether Temple standing or not, but only partake if standing.
#HalachaYomi OC 139:5 Between each Aliyah the Torah is covered w/ a cloth. Ram”a: in our countries, we roll it closed between each Aliyah.
#TanyaYomi 11Elul: After prayer, possible that evil will easily reawaken & intermingle with good. With charity, doesn’t reawaken as easily.
#EmunaYomi 164: Entrance-level servant knows that he or she will be rewarded for good conduct and punished for laziness and negligence.


Wednesday / 18-Aug-21 / 10 Elul 5781                                  #1705
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 4: Don’t despise Edomite, Egyptian. Privy outside camp, carry spade to cover, God in camp, keep holy. No prostitutes.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 8:4 Man had a seminal emission, immersed himself but didn’t first pass urine, becomes unclean again when passes urine.
#DafYomi #Suka 42: In Temple, giving out of Lulav devolved to chaos & people getting hurt. Court instituted perform Mitzva of Lulav at home.
#RambamYomi #Maaser2 1:1 After separate 1st tithe yearly, separate 2nd. Yr 3 & 6 of 7 yr cycle separate tithe for poor instead of 2nd tithe.
#HalachaYomi OC 139:3 Prohibited to read even one letter from the Torah that is not from the writing in front (i.e. can’t do by heart).
#TanyaYomi 10Elul: Jews by nature compassionate,  kind. Their souls issued from attribute of Chesed which prevails over attribute of Din.
#EmunaYomi 163: W/ even minimal fear of punishment, we fear results of sin & therefore make a daily accounting, confess to God & ask pardon.


Tuesday / 17-Aug-21 / 9 Elul 5781                                  #1704
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 3: Guardrails. Don’t mix species. Adulterers killed. Men who can’t marry Jews: damaged organ, Mamzer, Amonite, Moabite.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 8:3 If one had sexual dreams in the night and arose and found his flesh heated, he is unclean.
#DafYomi #Suka 41: Doesn’t fulfill obligation 1st day of Chag with Lulav of another unless the other gave it to him as a full-fledged gift.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 14:9 Ground loaf of bread into crumbs or ground dried figs & made into a cake, separate tithes for entire quantity.
#HalachaYomi OC 138:1 Ram”a: Should always attempt to start the Torah reading with a good matter & end the Torah reading with a good matter.
#TanyaYomi 9Elul: There will be no peace in the world until the time of the end, when good shall be disencumbered from evil.
#EmunaYomi 162: By lacking the fear of punishment, the boss doesn’t even reach the spiritual plateau of the least commendable servant.


Monday / 16-Aug-21 / 8 Elul 5781                                  #1703
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 2: Hang executed body ’til eve. Return lost property. Help w/ load. No cross-dress. Send mom away b4 take eggs, chicks.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 7:7 Immersed bed in Mikveh, even though its legs sink into mud, still becomes clean; water touched them before the mud.
#DafYomi #Suka 40: If engage in commerce w/ Shmita produce ultimately punished w/ loss of wealth to point that forced to sell all his stuff.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 13:10 When Sages issued decree of Demai, decree didn’t apply to produce from the Diaspora that was brought into Israel.
#HalachaYomi OC 137:3 If skipped reading a verse of the Torah on Shabat, need to return & read it, even if after put the Torah away.
#TanyaYomi 8Elul: The angel Michael is the prince of water & the angel Gabriel is the prince of fire, yet they don’t extinguish one another.
#EmunaYomi 161: Since the “boss” thinks he can do whatever he wants whenever he wants, he doesn’t feel there’s anybody around to punish him.


Sunday / 15-Aug-21 / 7 Elul 5781                                  #1702
#ParshaYomi #KiTetze 1: War captive girl, shave hair, weeps for parents month, then can have her. If don’t want her, set free. Rebel son.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 7:5 Kortov of wine fell into 3 logs of water, color became like that of wine, water then fell into Mikveh, not invalid.
#DafYomi #Suka 39: R’ Yehuda in name of Shmuel: With regard to all the Mitzvot, one recites a blessing over them prior to their performance.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 12:11 Sells produce in Syria, says it’s from Israel, required to tithe it. Says it was tithed, his word is accepted.
#HalachaYomi OC 136:1 For the Torah reading of Shabat & holidays, we give the 3rd Aliya to a Torah Scholar who is appointed over the public.
#TanyaYomi 7Elul: Must be happy always. If grieved or sad, considered like a heretic. The faithful are not indisposed by any afflictions.
#EmunaYomi 160: Love and devotion motivates the most laudable servant. Fear of punishment motivates the less commendable servant.


Shabbat / 14-Aug-21 / 6 Elul 5781                                  #1701
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 7: War: offer peace. Accept, tributary. If not, siege; God will deliver; kill all men, take spoils. Destroy 7 nations.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 7:3 If he rinsed in the Mikveh baskets of olives or baskets of grapes and they changed its color, it remains valid.
#DafYomi #Suka 38: R’ Aḥa b Yakov as moved Lulav: This is an arrow in Satan’s eye, as despite his best efforts, Jews fulfill mitzvot w/ joy.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 11:1 Can’t sell or send as present Demai to commoner; assists him in partaking of forbidden food. Can to Torah scholar.
#HalachaYomi OC 135:14 A Sefer Torah is not brought to prisoners so they can hear the Torah reading, even for Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur.
#TanyaYomi 6Elul: “There’s no place void of God.” God is creating existence constantly and every moment. We can’t perceive; have to believe.
#EmunaYomi 159: A devout person does daily soul-searching & confesses own misdeeds to God. If don’t soul-search, think you’re your own boss.


Friday / 13-Aug-21 / 5 Elul 5781                                  #1700
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 6: Don’t move fences. 1 witness not enough. False witnesses punished as planned for victim. Laws of war: fear, go home.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 7:1 Snow, hail, frosted dew, ice, salt, and thin mud raise up required quantity of Mikveh & don’t make it invalid.
#DafYomi #Suka 37: Lulav bound w/ other 2 species in right hand, Etrog in left. These species constitute 3 Mitzvot, Etrog is only 1 Mitzva.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 10:5 Man trustworthy, wife not: accept produce, not hospitality. Wife trustworthy, not him: hospitality, not produce.
#HalachaYomi OC 135:9 A Levi shouldn’t be called up to the Torah after another Levi, lest people say that one of them is blemished.
#TanyaYomi 5Elul: Unlimited kindness is called the Chesed of God. Though all of Israel are compassionate & perform kindness, still limited.
#EmunaYomi 158: By viewing our difficulties in life as growth opportunities; we attain true and complete Emuna.


Thursday / 12-Aug-21 / 4 Elul 5781                                  #1699
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 5: God will send prophet like Moshe. Separate 3 cities of refuge for inadvertent murderers; expand borders, +3 more.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 6:10 R’ Meir: if bath-basin outlet is in the center, it’s an invalid Mikveh; if at side, valid, like adjoining Mikveh.
#DafYomi #Suka 36: Any inference that you infer initially to be stringent, but ultimately is lenient, is not a legitimate inference.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 9:4 Don’t say blessing when separate TerumatMaaser & MaaserSheni from Demai; obligation was instituted out of doubt.
#HalachaYomi OC 135:6 If there isn’t a Kohen in the synagogue to call up to the Torah an Yisrael is called. A Levi shouldn’t then go 2nd.
#TanyaYomi 4Elul: Tshuva is in the heart. To elicit God’s light need action; limitless charity, kindness; then God radiates limitless light.
#EmunaYomi 157: Belief that no tribulations without transgressions brings us happiness when seize opportunity as trigger for soul-searching.


Wednesday / 11-Aug-21 / 3 Elul 5781                                  #1698
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 4: Don’t do like locals: pass children in fire, soothsayers, diviners, sorcerers, charmers, necromancers. Be faithful.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 6:9 If a wall between two Mikvaot had a perpendicular crack, their waters may be reckoned together.
#DafYomi #Suka 35: Eretz Yisrael lacks nothing, as stated: “A land where you shall eat bread without scarceness, you shall lack nothing.”
#RambamYomi #Maaser 8:9 Allocated 1 barrel from 100 as tithes, doesn’t know which 1; take wine from 100 barrels, mix, give 1 barrel-worth.
#HalachaYomi OC 135:3 A Kohen is 1st to be called up for an Aliyah for the reading of the Torah, followed by a Levi 2nd & Yisrael 3rd.
#TanyaYomi 3Elul: If didn’t fulfill Mitzvot can only rectify thru God’s infinite light. Hence, in place where penitents stand, Tzadik can’t.
#EmunaYomi 156: God sends us tribulations that can cleanse our souls. Life’s difficulties aren’t punishments, they’re soul corrections.


Tuesday / 10-Aug-21 / 2 Elul 5781                                  #1697
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 3: Levites: no land; get sacrifices. Kohen: gets foreleg, jaws, maw; 1st of grain, wine, oil, fleece; chosen to serve.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 6:7 Mikvaot can be joined if connection as big as tube of water-skin in width & space, 2 fingers fully turned round.
#DafYomi #Suka 34: Aba Shaul: “Willows” in plural teaches that 2 Mitzvot use willow branch: for Lulav & to circle Altar in Temple on Sukot.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 7:2 Says tithes are at barrel bottom, can’t drink from top; at top, can’t drink from bottom (liquids mix); solids don’t.
#HalachaYomi OC 134:2 Days when Torah is read lift & show text of Torah to entire congregation. Turn it around so all men & women can see.
#TanyaYomi 2Elul: Because the world is finite and measurable, so too are Mitzvot of charity, kindness and the other Mitzvot of the Torah.
#EmunaYomi 155: Our blemished souls diminish ability to get God’s divine light & prevent us from reaching optimal place in world to come.


Monday / 9-Aug-21 / 1 Elul 5781                                  #1696
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 2: King: Jew, not too many horses, wives, money; write 2 copies of Torah for self; read & follow always; prolong reign.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 6:4 If a sponge or a bucket containing three logs of water fell into a Mikveh, they do not make it invalid.
#DafYomi #Suka 33: Mitzva to bind 4 species together: “This is my God and I will glorify Him (ve’anvehu)” Sages interpret to mean: Beautify.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 6:6 Can’t send gifts of Tevel, even one Torah scholar to another. Might rely on the other and cause Tevel to be eaten.
#HalachaYomi OC 132:2 Don’t leave synagogue before Kadish of Uva Lezion. Ram”a (Ashkenazim): Can’t leave before end entire prayer service.
#TanyaYomi 1Elul: Radiation of God’s light to upper & lower worlds effected by man who fulfills 248 positive Mitzvot, “Organs of the King.”
#EmunaYomi 154: If believe in Divine Providence, must believe that any sorrow, trouble, difficulty, and deficiency in life comes from God.


Sunday / 8-Aug-21 / 30 Av 5781                                  #1695
#ParshaYomi #Shoftim 1: Establish judges, officers. No bribes. Justice. Kill idolaters. Minimum 2 witnesses to kill someone. Seek judgement.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 6:2 If a bucket was full of utensils and they were immersed, they become clean.
#DafYomi #Suka 32: Smoke rises from between 2 date palms in Ben Hinom valley, source of fit Iron Mountain Lulavs and entrance of Gehinom.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 5:14 Cooks, boils or pickles produce; creates obligation to tithe. Smokes produce until can eat; doubt if has to tithe.
#HalachaYomi OC 131:8 A great man can’t do Nefilat Apayim in public, unless he is certain that he will be answered like Yehoshua bin Nun.
#TanyaYomi 30Av: In these times, with advent of Messiah, principal service of God thru charity. “Israel will be redeemed only thru charity.”
#EmunaYomi 153: If think that tribulations are the result of fate, chance, or natural course, contrary to Emuna.


Shabbat / 7-Aug-21 / 29 Av 5781                                  #1694
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 7: Sanctify 1stborn of cattle & flock, don’t work or shear it; eat it in front of God. Recap of Pesah, Shavuot, Sukot.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 5:6 If a wave was separated from the sea and was forty Seahs, and it fell on a man or on vessels, they become clean.
#DafYomi #Suka 31: Used other’s Suka w/o permission, improper, but fulfills obligation. Land can’t be stolen and Suka considered borrowed.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 4:15 Fig tree in courtyard; may eat figs 1 by 1 while exempt from tithing. Gathered figs together; obligated to tithe.
#HalachaYomi OC 131:4 Don’t say Nefilat Apayim: in house of mourning or groom; if there is a Brit Mila or a groom present in the synagogue.
#TanyaYomi 29Av: Beloved brethren & friends: I come to remind & awaken those who sleep slumber of vanities of vanities.
#EmunaYomi 152: One who believes that God torments His creations for nothing consequently has a warped notion of Emuna.


Friday / 6-Aug-21 / 28 Av 5781                                  #1693
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 6: Shmita year: annul debt. Lend to needy, don’t worry, God will bless you. Free servants 7th year, give them provisions.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 5:4 All seas are like a Mikveh, for it is said, “And the gathering (ule’mikveh) of the waters He called the seas.”
#DafYomi #Suka 30: R’ Ami: dry Lulav is unfit, doesn’t meet criterion of beauty; stolen Lulav is unfit, Mitzva that comes by means of sin.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 3:4 Finished work on produce, but didn’t bring home, can snack on it b4 tithed. Once it’s home, can’t eat until tithed.
#HalachaYomi OC 131:1 Nefilat Apaim (falling of face) Prayer after Amida: rest forehead on left arm, unless wearing Tefilin on that arm.
#TanyaYomi 28Av: When “sow” in Holy Land, immediately absorbed in upper world, without obstacles. Nothing interrupts. It’s Heaven’s gate.
#EmunaYomi 151: Nachmanides: A person doesn’t earn a share in the Torah until he believes that every thing or event in life is a miracle.


Thursday / 5-Aug-21 / 27 Av 5781                                  #1692
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 5: Maaser Sheni: tithe of grain, wine & oil, 1st born of cattle & sheep (or their cash equivalent) eaten in Jerusalem.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 5:3 Spring water that flows into many channels increased in quantity, so flows in abundance: remains as it was before.
#DafYomi #Suka 29: Eating in Suka, rain fell, left Suka to eat in home, doesn’t have to return to Suka once rain stops ’til after ends meal.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 2:5 Phase of tithing: When the produce will reach stage that it produces seed that could grow, each species at own time.
#HalachaYomi OC 130:1 Person had a dream & doesn’t know what he saw, he should come hear Kohens during Birkat Kohanim & say Dream Prayer.
#TanyaYomi 27Av: Tree that comes from seed, isn’t like seed at all. Seed gone. Vegetative property of soil united with seed to grow tree.
#EmunaYomi 150: If neither observes nor connects self to Divine wisdom of a particular creation or event resembles Esau, scorned birthright.


Wednesday / 4-Aug-21 / 26 Av 5781                                  #1691
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 4: Kosher animals: split hoof, chews cud. No pig, camel, hyrax, hare. Non-kosher birds list. No carcass. No meat w/ milk.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 5:1 Water from a spring which is made to pass over into a trough becomes invalid.
#DafYomi #Suka 28: Yonatan b Uziel, Hilel’s greatest student. When learned Torah, sanctity generated so intense incinerated birds overhead.
#RambamYomi #Maaser 1:1 After separating Truma Gdola, separate one tenth of the remaining produce, called Maaser Rishon. Given to Levites.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:43 During 7 days of mourning for immediate family member, Kohen doesn’t do Birkat Kohanim. Exits synagogue at that time.
#TanyaYomi 26Av: If man conducts himself with kindness, arouses the same above. “With the measure a man metes, it shall be measured to him.”
#EmunaYomi 149: When we connect, the Divine wisdom of a particular creation/event illuminates our brains & souls, drawing us closer to God.


Tuesday / 3-Aug-21 / 25 Av 5781                                  #1690
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 3: Don’t follow other gods. Don’t add or subtract commandments. Kill false prophet, enticers to idolatry, idolatrous city.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 4:4 Drawn and rain water mixed together in courtyard, cavity or cave steps: If greater part valid, the whole is valid.
#DafYomi #Suka 27: Pesah 1st night must eat Matza, rest don’t have to; so too Sukot, 1st night must have Meal in Suka, rest don’t need Meal.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 15:5 When an egg is flavored with spices that are Truma, even its yolk is forbidden, because it absorbs the spices.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:40 Kohen married divorcee can’t do Birkat Kohanim or get 1st Aliyah, even if divorced her, unless swears off from it.
#TanyaYomi 25Av: “R’ Eliezer gave coin to poor, then prayed.” God is revealed in prayer through act of charity.
#EmunaYomi 148: Must all make an ongoing effort to observe the Divine wisdom in everything, & to connect to the Divine wisdom in everything.


Monday / 2-Aug-21 / 24 Av 5781                                  #1689
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 2: Only sacrifice where God tells you. Can eat meat. Don’t eat blood. Must eat tithe where God says. Take care of Levite.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 4:1 Put vessels under water-spout, whether large, small vessels or even dung, stone or earthen vessels, Mikve invalid.
#DafYomi #Suka 26: City guardians who guard city during day, exempt from Suka during day & obligated at night. Vice-versa for night guards.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 14:16 2 grain containers, 1 ritually pure, 1 impure, Truma fell in, don’t know into which, assume it fell into impure 1.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:38 Kohen who drank a Reviit (~3 oz.) of wine can’t do Birkat Kohanim until the effects of the wine have passed.
#TanyaYomi 24Av: Soul’s status depends when & where reincarnated. Every soul of Israel needs to be reincarnated to fulfill all 613 Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 147: IMPLEMENTATION: Need to correct bad habit, atone for sin, strengthen service of God, awaken from spiritual slumber, etc.


Sunday / 1-Aug-21 / 23 Av 5781                                  #1688
#ParshaYomi #Reeh 1: Blessing if listen to God, curses if don’t. Future public event when enter: blessing on Mt Gerizim & curses on Mt Eval.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 3:3 Cistern of drawn water, channel leads in & out, still invalid until know that 3 Logs of drawn water don’t remain.
#DafYomi #Suka 25: Impure men Pesah #1 in desert? Bearers of Yosef’s coffin, carriers of Nadav & Avihu’s bodies, no. Dealing w/ Meit Mitzva.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 13:2 Seah of Truma fell into less than 100 Seah of ordinary produce, entire mixture becomes like Truma. Sell to Kohen.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:35 Kohen who killed, even unintentionally & even repented, can’t do Birkat Kohanim. Ram”a (Ashkenazim): Can if repented.
#TanyaYomi 23Av: After Jacob, God’s light shines openly in all the upright of heart who occupy themselves with Torah and Mitzvot.
#EmunaYomi 146: INTERPRETATION: I should do my best to relate God’s message to something in my life that needs reinforcement or improvement.


Shabbat / 31-Jul-21 / 22 Av 5781                                  #1687
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 7: If keep commands, God will drive out greater & stronger nations from land. Wherever you walk on land, will be yours.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 3:1 R’ Yosi: 2 mikvehs, neither has 40 seah, 1.5 log of drawn water fell into each, got mixed together, remain valid.
#DafYomi #Suka 24: Partition that stands by “air” (lifeforce), not a partition. Or, partition not established by person isn’t a partition.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 12:14 If kneaded dough w/ water that was left uncovered (could be unsafe), it should be burnt even though it’s Truma.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:33 If Kohen doesn’t know how to enunciate letters, pronounces Alef as Ayin or Ayin as Alef, shouldn’t do Birkat Kohanim.
#TanyaYomi 22Av: Every single Mitzva subdivides into infinite details. Adam’s soul divisible into innumerable sparks, souls of all Israel.
#EmunaYomi 145: OBSERVATION: God exposes me to a certain event or experience in order to convey a message or teach me something.


Friday / 30-Jul-21 / 21 Av 5781                                  #1686
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 6: Land about to get is mountains & valleys, water from rain. God’s eyes constantly on this land, start until end of year.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 2:9 Put wine-jars in cistern, got filled with water, even though cistern water was all soaked up, they may be broken.
#DafYomi #Suka 23: If tree were removed & Suka could remain standing in and of itself, ok & may use on Yom Tov since not primary support.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 11:4 Don’t boil Truma wine; it reduces quantity. Don’t pickle Truma onions in Truma vinegar; it spoils the vinegar.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:30 Kohen w/ visible deformity or blemish can’t do Birkat Kohanim, unless well known by community & doesn’t bother them.
#TanyaYomi 21Av: Metaphorically, God animates upper & lower worlds & radiates His light from His Name, for He & His Name are One.
#EmunaYomi 144: Moreover, upper-level Emuna teaches that God sends us incessant stimuli that call us to strengthen our connection with Him.


Thursday / 29-Jul-21 / 20 Av 5781                                  #1685
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 5: What does God want from you? Just to fear Him, walk in all His ways, love Him & serve Him with all your heart & soul.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 2:8 R’ Eliezer: plasterer forgot tub in cistern, got filled w/ water, if flowed over, can break them, otherwise not.
#DafYomi #Suka 22: Built Suka on top of wagon or ship, ok & can use on Yom Tov. Built on top of tree or camel, ok but can’t use on Yom Tov.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 10:14 Truma fell into 1 of 2 containers, 1 Truma, 1 ordinary produce (Hulin) & don’t know which, assume fell into Truma.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:25 Synagogue w/ only 10 Kohens & nobody else, all do Birkat Kohanim. Who are they blessing? Their brothers in the field.
#TanyaYomi 20Av: 2 types of awes & loves of God. 1st type comes from contemplating God’s greatness. 2nd type is a gift from God.
#EmunaYomi 143: Upper level Emuna belief that God does everything for specific purpose & conveys messages to help us perform our task.


Wednesday / 28-Jul-21 / 19 Av 5781                                  #1684
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 4: God to Moshe: Hew 2 stone tablets; I’ll inscribe 10 commandments to replace ones you broke. Tribe of Levi separated.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 2:5 3 cavities in Mikveh w/ 1 log drawn water each: if 40 Seah valid water fell in before reaching 3rd cavity, valid.
#DafYomi #Suka 21: Jerusalem courtyard built over rock to separate from grave of depths. Kids born & raised there to help with Red Heifer.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 9:5 Kohen frees servant, servant forbidden in Truma w/ transfer of emancipation bill; also, if obligated to be freed.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:23 During Birkat Kohanim should have eyes down, facing Kohens. Don’t look at hands of the Kohens (but don’t turn away).
#TanyaYomi 19Av: Differences in temporal dimensions of past, present, future & all events, come from variations in letter combinations.
#EmunaYomi 142: Silver lining in cloud of tribulation is that stimulates us to seek God. Our purpose in life is to seek & get to know Him.


Tuesday / 27-Jul-21 / 18 Av 5781                                  #1683
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 3: God didn’t give you land ‘cuz you were good; previous dwellers were evil. You’re a rebellious & stiff-necked people.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 2:4 Sages: drawn water of 3 Logs or more, both at the beginning or at end of filling the Mikveh, invalidate the Mikveh.
#DafYomi #Suka 20: Israel Jews forgot some Torah laws: Ezra came from Bavel, reestablished what forgotten; same w/ Hillel; R’ Hiya & sons.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 8:12 Women who can’t have Biblical Truma, can’t have Rabbinic Truma either. Decree lest they eat of Biblical Truma.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:20 If Hazan is a Kohen, shouldn’t do Birkat Kohanim unless sure can continue Amida prayer without getting confused.
#TanyaYomi 18Av: 2 soul types in Israel: Torah scholars & those occupied w/ Tzedaka & kindness. Scholars not enough to bring God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 141: If don’t use events of our lives as opportunities for growth, & constant introspection, maintaining hold on Emuna is tricky.


Monday / 26-Jul-21 / 17 Av 5781                                  #1682
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 2: Don’t forget God when wealthy & say “strength of my hand built this.” If forget God & follow other gods, will perish.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 2:2 Mikveh measured, found lacking, whatever purified in it, whether in private or public domain, retroactively Tamei.
#DafYomi #Suka 19: Large reed mat made for lying on it, gets Tumah, can’t use as Suka roof. If made for roofing, doesn’t get Tumah, can use.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 7:15 Deaf-mute, Shoteh or minor Kohen, bought servants; they can’t partake of Truma. Court or guardian bought them, can.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:16 Kohens, after blessing, can’t turn, curl fingers or move until Hazan starts blessing of “Sim Shalom” (Peace).
#TanyaYomi 17Av: Immensely great contraction (Tzimtzum) when “Heavens made by God’s word & all their hosts w/ mouth’s breath,” at creation.
#EmunaYomi 140: R’ Nachman of Breslev: happiness & freedom from worry lead to liberty of the brain that facilitates true mental composure.


Sunday / 25-Jul-21 / 16 Av 5781                                  #1681
#ParshaYomi #Ekev 1: Follow God, blessed. Will get land of wheat, barley, vines, figs, pomegranates, olive oil, honey. Stones iron, copper.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 1:7 Next level of Mikvaot is Mikveh containing 40 Seah of water; people may immerse themselves and other things in it.
#DafYomi #Suka 18: Portico, roof w/ no walls in a field: Rav: Can move object through entire portico, say edge of roof descends and seals.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 6:3 Israelite woman betrothed to Kohen may partake of Truma & other offerings. Sages decreed can only have after Chupa.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:14 Blessing of the Kohens (Birkat Kohanim) can only be done in Hebrew, standing, with outstretched palms & a loud voice.
#TanyaYomi 16Av: This world created by letter Heh. Multitude of infinite worlds from infinite combinations of 22 letters of God’s word.
#EmunaYomi 139: We therefore need intermediate-level Emuna in order to avoid erroneous conclusions in discerning God’s messages.


Shabbat / 24-Jul-21 / 15 Av 5781                                  #1680
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 7: God will drive Canaanites out. Don’t intermarry. Chose you, least of all nations; keeping promise to Forefathers.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 1:6 Next level of Mikvaot is water of rain flows which haven’t stopped. Good for Truma and for washing of the hands.
#DafYomi #Suka 17: If one distanced the roofing from the walls of the Suka at a distance of three handbreadths the Suka is unfit.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 5:2 Can use whole onion for Truma even small, can’t give 1/2 onion even if large. Can’t use 1 kind of produce for 2nd.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:12 Kohens when bless congregation stretch out hands, palms face down, separate fingers, make 5 spaces between 2 hands.
#TanyaYomi 15Av: Upper Heh has “length & width”; indicates faculty of Bina, expansion of concealed intellect to manifestation/apprehension.
#EmunaYomi 138: Truth comes from a free and clear mind, and that comes from the happiness in knowing that God does everything for the best.


Friday / 23-Jul-21 / 14 Av 5781                                  #1679
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 6: Shma Israel, God is our God, 1. Love Him w/ all heart, soul, means. Words on heart, teach sons, in house, on way.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 1:4 Pools; cisterns; ditches; caverns; stopped rain flow; Mikvehs < 40 Seah. They’re all clean during the time of rain.
#DafYomi #Suka 16: Small cloths that don’t have an area of 3×3 fingerbreadths, are not suited for use either by the poor or by the wealthy.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 4:4 5 don’t do Truma; valid if do: Deaf, Mute, Naked, can’t hear or say Bracha; Drunk, Blind, can’t choose best portion.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:7 Kohen that recited blessing of Netilat Yadayim in the morning, doesn’t repeat when washes for Kohen blessing of Amida.
#TanyaYomi 14Av: Soul’s Will is “form” of change in pronunciation. Their “externality” = breath from heart; makes simple sounds from throat.
#EmunaYomi 137: Without believing that God does everything for the best, a person can’t possibly reach a truthful conclusion.


Thursday / 22-Jul-21 / 13 Av 5781                                  #1678
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 5: Israel scared will die from God’s voice. Ask Moshe to be intermediary. God: ok. Gives details of Torah to Moshe.
#MishnaYomi #Mikvaot 1:1 6 degrees of Mikvaot, each superior to next. Pool < 40 seah water: if Tamei drank of it, then Tahor person, Tamei.
#DafYomi #Suka 15: If one roofed a Suka with convex arrow shafts, the Suka is fit; with concave arrow shafts (receptacle), Suka is unfit.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 3:10 Don’t separate Trumat Maaser by estimation. Must be precise in its measure, as it’s explicitly stated in the Torah.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:6 Levites pour water on the hands of the Kohens before they ascend to bless the congregation.
#TanyaYomi 13Av: Ability to pronounce letters & vowels transcends apprehended & comprehended intellect; it’s from hidden intellect in soul.
#EmunaYomi 136: Devoid of a good hold on intermediate-level Emuna, one shouldn’t attempt to understand God’s messages.


Wednesday / 21-Jul-21 / 12 Av 5781                                  #1677
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 4: 10 commands: God; no others; don’t take in vain; Sabbath; parents; don’t: murder; adultery; steal; false; covet.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 10:7 If emptying out cistern into jars & dead Sheretz was found in 1st jar that filled, all other jars deemed unclean.
#DafYomi #Suka 14: Prayers of righteous like pitchfork: overturns grain from place to place; overturn God’s mind from cruelty to mercy.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 2:3 Seeds that aren’t eaten, e.g., radish & onion seeds, exempt from Truma, tithes, because not for human consumption.
#HalachaYomi OC 128:2 A Kohen who can, but doesn’t go up to bless the congregation when called, violates 3 positive commandments.
#TanyaYomi 12Av: Supernal Panim only radiates downward thru arousal from below, thru charity, called peace; especially to land of Israel.
#EmunaYomi 135: At mid-level Emuna should be accepting life’s challenges w/ happiness. Then ready to understand message in each challenge.


Tuesday / 20-Jul-21 / 11 Av 5781                                  #1676
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 3: Moshe set apart 3 cities of refuge: Bezer in desert of Ruben, Ramot in Gilad of Gad, Golan in Bashan of Menashe.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 10:5 Ate grapes from basket or from what spread out on ground, even if burst, dripped into winepress, winepress clean.
#DafYomi #Suka 13: If roofs Suka with vegetables, unfit. They dry and crumble, so even while fresh it is as if they were not there at all.
#RambamYomi #Trumot 1:6 For land Mitzvot, world divided in 3: Israel; Syria; Diaspora. Israel divided in 2: settled from Babel; from Egypt.
#HalachaYomi OC 127:1 When the Hazan reaches the blessing of Modim (“Thanks”), the congregation recites Modim Derabanan (“Rabbi’s Thanks”).
#TanyaYomi 11Av: If gives Tzedaka from depths of heart, disburses fruit of his toil & gives to God w/ joy, redeems his soul from the pit.
#EmunaYomi 134: Understanding God’s messages, spiritually awakening & learning how to correct ourselves, are products of upper-level Emuna.


Monday / 19-Jul-21 / 10 Av 5781                                  #1675
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 2: Nations will hear your Law & say what a smart & wise people; God close. 10 commandments intro. Beware idolatry.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 10:4 Grapes taken from grape-pot or from what was spread out on leaves must be put in w/ clean hands, if not, unclean.
#DafYomi #Suka 12: Tied bundles of straw, wood or leaves can’t be used for the Suka roof. If they are unbundled they’re fine.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 10:4 When giving charity, if does so unpleasantly, destroys merit, regardless of amount. Should give pleasantly.
#HalachaYomi OC 126:2 Hazan that erred in repeat of Amida & doesn’t know to return to where should, replaced, & new Hazan continues.
#TanyaYomi 10Av: Mesiah, emergence of Shechina from exile, captivity, will come when unexpected by Israel, during depths of heart’s service.
#EmunaYomi 133: We must evaluate ourselves and ask, “Am I putting my Emuna to practice in all phases of my daily routine?”


Sunday / 18-Jul-21 / 9 Av 5781                                  #1674
#ParshaYomi #Vaetchanan 1: Moshe: God, let me into land. God: No. See from mount. Joshua will lead them. Don’t add or subtract commandments.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 10:2 Unclean liquid in olive-press: if enough room between it & olives for workers to dry feet on ground they’re Tahor.
#DafYomi #Suka 11: Anything that can receive ritual impurity and doesn’t grow from the ground can’t be used for the Suka roof.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 9:10 Charity trustee was owed $ & paid back in market, don’t put $ in pocket; put in charity wallet. Can take at home.
#HalachaYomi OC 124:12 Whoever answers “Amen” should make sure not to respond louder than the person making the blessing.
#TanyaYomi 9Av: “Seek the Pnimiyut of the heart.” Depth of the heart transcends knowledge & reason that heart can contemplate. Spark of God.
#EmunaYomi 132: To attain genuine Emuna: spend one hour a day of introspection, confessing our wrongdoings to God and assessing our Emuna.


Shabbat / 17-Jul-21 / 8 Av 5781                                  #1673
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 7: Moshe to Joshua: What God did to 2 kings, He will do same for all kings you fight. Don’t fear, God fighting for you.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 9:8 Dead sheretz found in milling stones, only place that touched becomes Tamei. If moisture was running, all Tamei.
#DafYomi #Suka 10: A space one handbreadth in volume is sufficient to encapsulate and transmit ritual impurity to any connected space.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 8:3 Took vow to give charity, forgot how much vowed to give, gives until he says “I didn’t intend to give this much.”
#HalachaYomi OC 124:10 If forgot to add “Ya’ale Veyavo” prayer in Amida, focus on entire Amida repetition of Hazan as if personally praying.
#TanyaYomi 8Av: “He who sows Tzedakot (charities), brings forth Yeshuot (salvations),” as the wish of he who seeks it.
#EmunaYomi 131: R’ Recanati, 1300s, prayed all life to study Torah, was merchant until age 80, then in 2 yrs wrote 40 texts of Torah/Kabala.


Friday / 16-Jul-21 / 7 Av 5781                                  #1672
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 6: Sihon & Og’s lands conquered. Og last of Refaim (giant). Moshe gave land to Ruben, Gad & .5 Menase. Mt Hermon names.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 9:6 Put his olives on a roof to dry, even if piled up to height of a cubit, they do not become susceptible to Tumah.
#DafYomi #Suka 9: A Suka that is built under a tree is disqualified. So is a Suka built under another Suka.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 7:2 If sees poor person & doesn’t give charity, sins. It says: “Don’t close your hand against your brother, the poor.”
#HalachaYomi OC 124:7 Don’t speak during repetition of Amida. Whoever speaks, sins, and his sin will be more than he will be able to bear.
#TanyaYomi 7Av: Just as w/ chain mail each scale adds up to form large mail = w/ charity; each coin adds up. Fills gaps. Protects vs arrows.
#EmunaYomi 130: Accepting interim situation happily, prepares us as suitable spiritual vessels to receive Divine light of spiritual success.


Thursday / 15-Jul-21 / 6 Av 5781                                  #1671
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 5: Don’t provoke people of Esau, Moab, Amon, they’re afraid of you, but land belongs to them, conquered from giants.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 9:5 Put olives in basket so will soften, to be easier to press, they become susceptible to Tumah.
#DafYomi #Suka 8: 2 artisan Sukas: If one is in front of the other, the inner Suka is disqualified, the outer is kosher.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 6:9 Many poor, not enough produce to give each one appropriate amount, place all before them & divide among themselves.
#HalachaYomi OC 124:4 Must answer “Amen” to blessings of Hazan repeating Amida. If at least 9 don’t answer Amen then blessings are in vain.
#TanyaYomi 6Av: Closer gets to God, humbler needs to be. To followers: don’t be haughty in relation to brethren. Speak softly.
#EmunaYomi 129: God often delays success to encourage us to make a 2nd, more concerted effort. Delayed spiritual success is a test of Emuna.


Wednesday / 14-Jul-21 / 5 Av 5781                                  #1670
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 4: Decree to wander. Ignore & attempt to conquer land. Failed. Stayed in Kadesh then desert by Red Sea, circled Mt Seir.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 9:2 If unclean liquid fell upon the olives, only where it touched them Tamei. Any liquid that comes out of them Tahor.
#DafYomi #Suka 7: If there is more sun than shade from the roof of the Suka, the Suka is disqualified.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 5:5 Wind blew sheaves to other’s field, forgot sheaf there, not Shiheha; it scattered sheaves in own field, forgot, is.
#HalachaYomi OC 124:1 After personal Amida, Chazan repeats it for unlettered. Must listen closely to entire Amida without speaking.
#TanyaYomi 5Av: Request to followers: businessmen shouldn’t lead weekday prayers; lead Shabat prayers when can extend heart’s devotion.
#EmunaYomi 128: God delays spiritual success until we can properly learn to nullify our egos, so that the success won’t lead to arrogance.


Tuesday / 13-Jul-21 / 4 Av 5781                                  #1669
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 3: People had asked Moshe, send scouts ahead. He chose 1/tribe. Feared. Faithless. All punished except Caleb & Joshua.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 8:9 A flow from one vessel to another or a slope of dripping moisture doesn’t connect either for Tumah or Tahara.
#DafYomi #Suka 6: At least 2 complete walls and the beginning of a 3rd are required for a kosher Suka.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 4:12 Doesn’t allow poor to collect Leket; allows 1 but not another; gives 1 advantage over 2nd: stealing from the poor.
#HalachaYomi OC 123:3 When end Amida, take 3 steps back, starting with left foot. Step should be at least toe behind heel (but not more).
#TanyaYomi 4Av: Halacha study gives power to faculty of loins to support faculty of head & arms; time to do so is at Shacharit prayer.
#EmunaYomi 127: God delays granting spiritual success if we aren’t strong enough to receive the enhanced Divine light of the higher plateau.


Monday / 12-Jul-21 / 3 Av 5781                                  #1668
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 2: Moshe: I couldn’t handle the burden of leading you myself. Appointed leaders/judges of 1000, 100, 50, 10 & officers.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 8:8 Kneading trough slopes down, dough in higher part, moisture in lower part, 3 pieces K’beitza can’t be combined.
#DafYomi #Suka 5: R’ Eliezer b R’ Yosi: I saw Tzitz in emperor’s treasury in Rome, and on it was written: “Sacred to the Lord,” on one line.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 3:22 All olive trees on 1 side of city are considered as if they’re 1 field & 1 portion of Peah should be left for all.
#HalachaYomi OC 122:3 Merits & receives “face of God” if used to saying: “Do for Your Name, right hand, Torah, Holiness.” (Aseh Lemaan).
#TanyaYomi 3Av: Blessed followers’ Talmud completion: There’s no good but Torah; God’s Torah is whole. May mankind know Oral Torah’s might.
#EmunaYomi 126: Lack of spiritual success, despite best efforts, atones for period in our lives when we put much less effort in serving God.


Sunday / 11-Jul-21 / 2 Av 5781                                  #1667
#ParshaYomi #Dvarim 1: Yr 40, month 12, day 1, after smote Kings Sihon & Og, Moshe retells: God said leave Horeb (Mt Sinai) & go to Canaan.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 8:5 Am Haaretz’s wife entered Haver’s house to take child or cattle, house remains Tahor, since entered w/o permission.
#DafYomi #Suka 4: A tree stump may be considered as a two-sided corner of a Suka with walls of one handbreadth each.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 2:20 Field owner left Peah for poor man in front of him, 2nd poor man comes from behind him, takes it; 2nd acquires it.
#HalachaYomi OC 122:1 Finished 18 blessings of Amida & said “Yiheyu Leratzon” phrase, can answer Kadish & Kedusha, but not before. 
#TanyaYomi 2Av: 70yrs of Job’s pain incomparable to even brief pain of soul in Gehinom. Mild pain in this world saves from severe in next.
#EmunaYomi 125: Talk to God daily, ask Him help to fulfill aspirations; try best at what doing; accept current situation happily & w/ love.


Shabbat / 10-Jul-21 / 1 Av 5781                                  #1666
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 7: Inadvertent murderer laws. Menashe men worried if Bnot Zlofhad marry out of tribe. God: need to marry in tribe.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 8:3 Lost item in day, find same day: Tahor. Lost in day, find night; lost night, find day; lost 1 day, find 2nd: Tamei.
#DafYomi #Suka 3: A Suka must be large enough to contain his head, most of his body and his table.
#RambamYomi #Aniyim 1:7 4 gifts left to the poor in vineyard: individual grapes that fell; underdeveloped clusters; Peah; forgotten grapes.
#HalachaYomi OC 121:2 Whoever says during the blessing of “Thanks” (Modim), “Modim, Modim,” we shut him up, (i.e. can’t repeat the word).
#TanyaYomi 1Av: Remembering previous sins shouldn’t make one sad; should be happy, but not haughty. Be humble.
#EmunaYomi 124: Once we spend an hour a day pouring out our hearts to God, we are able to spend the remainder of the day in happiness.


Friday / 9-Jul-21 / 29 Tamuz 5781                                  #1665
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 6: List of new tribe leaders that will inherit the land. Levite cities & Cities of Refuge for inadvertent murderers.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 8:1 Lives in same courtyard as Am Haaretz, forgot vessels there, even jars w/ tight lids, oven w/ tight cover, Tamei.
#DafYomi #Suka 2: A Suka taller than 20 cubits, or that doesn’t have three sides or that has more sun than shade, is invalid.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 10:12 Can make, sell mixed fabrics; forbidden to wear/cover with them. If not wearing, i.e., a tent, can sit under it.
#HalachaYomi OC 119:2 Some say that if adding a blessing for an individual, shouldn’t make the blessing overly long.
#TanyaYomi 29Tamuz: God unlike man. God generously & constantly pardons sin, even if man returns & sins multiple times; as long as repents.
#EmunaYomi 123: We should express all our aspirations in prayer, & devote a special timeslot to telling God about our aspirations & desires.


Thursday / 8-Jul-21 / 28 Tamuz 5781                                  #1664
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 5: God: evict Canaan, destroy idolatry. If not, they’ll harass you & I’ll punish you. Borders. 2.5 tribes get land.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 7:9 Women are gluttonous and each may be suspected of uncovering her neighbor’s cooking pot to see what she’s cooking.
#DafYomi #Yoma 88: A menstruating woman and a new mother, who immerse at night, immerse in their usual manner on the night of Yom Kippur.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 9:9 Liable for riding in wagon drawn by different species or for leading them. Even 100 people leading, all liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 119:1 Can add personal request in relevant blessing: i.e. health, income. Or any request in blessing of “Hears our prayers.”
#TanyaYomi 28Tamuz: The Heart harbors contrary emotions simultaneously: humility, the state Tshuva Tata’a, as well as gladness.
#EmunaYomi 122: When can’t change situation, we should accept God’s will happily, & know that current situation is for our ultimate benefit.


Wednesday / 7-Jul-21 / 27 Tamuz 5781                                  #1663
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 4: Moshe makes deal. Ruben & Gad build cities for kids, pens for animals, will lead army, return when conquer land.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 7:6 If thieves entered a house, only that part in which the feet of the thieves have stepped is unclean.
#DafYomi #Yoma 87: Rav’s attempt to appease butcher only worsened matters. Butcher insulted Rav and immediately had a fatal accident.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 8:13 Separating vines, grain/veggies in Israel only. Diaspora: can’t sow 2 types of veggies/grain, grape seeds in hand.
#HalachaYomi OC 117:2 Individuals or even entire countries (outside of Israel) can’t ask for rain in blessing of Years during summer months.
#TanyaYomi 27Tamuz: Lower Return/Tshuva Tata’a must precede Prayer/Tfila state of Higher Return/Tshuva Ila’a to arouse divine compassion.
#EmunaYomi 121: When we desire a change in our life, yet can’t, it’s a sign that God wants us to continue in our current situation for now.


Tuesday / 6-Jul-21 / 26 Tamuz 5781                                  #1662
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 3: Tribes of Ruben & Gad want land east of River. Moshe unhappy. They offer to lead conquest of Canaan, then return.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 7:4 Haver wife left Am Haaretz wife grinding grain in her house, if the handmill stopped turning, the house is unclean.
#DafYomi #Yoma 86: Hilul Hashem (desecration of God’s Name): studies Torah, dishonest in business, rude; people say woe that studied Torah.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 7:5 Row of vines close to neighbor’s row, count as vineyard if < 8 cubits apart, even if path passes between them.
#HalachaYomi OC 115:1 Between man & animals is discernment, brains. Theme of 1st middle blessing, because without discernment can’t pray.
#TanyaYomi 26Tamuz: Superior form of Tshuva, cleaving of spirit to spirit thru intellectual Torah study, physically perform kind acts.
#EmunaYomi 120: By being happy with whatever we’re doing right now and with our current circumstance, we repel depression and confusion.


Monday / 5-Jul-21 / 25 Tamuz 5781                                  #1661
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 2: Moshe upset w/ officers for sparing women. Has women killed. Soldiers & articles purified. Count & split plunder.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 7:3 R’ Meir: if left craftsmen in house, house Tamei. Sages: only Tamei what they can stretch out their hand and touch.
#DafYomi #Yoma 85: Even if upper ones are dead in collapsed building, keep searching for lower ones. Case occurred where found them alive.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 6:1 Sow, maintain vegetables or grain in vineyard, grow 1/200th, all vines & produce in 16 Amah radius become hallowed.
#HalachaYomi OC 114:8 If unsure that said “He makes the wind blow…”, 1st 30 days assume didn’t say it. After 30 days assume did say it.
#TanyaYomi 25Tamuz: Violate covenant thru wasteful emission causes mind-blemish. Rectification to occupy self w/ Torah, derives from Wisdom.
#EmunaYomi 119: If fail to make initial choice of being happy w/ our lot, we can’t possibly weigh our options w/ clarity of thought & mind.


Sunday / 4-Jul-21 / 24 Tamuz 5781                                  #1660
#ParshaYomi #MatotMasai 1: Oath laws for men & women. War vs. Midian. 1000 men/tribe attack & win. Kill 5 kings & Bilaam. A lot of plunder.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 7:1 Potter who left his pots and went down to drink: the innermost pots remain clean but the outer ones are unclean.
#DafYomi #Yoma 84: One engages in saving a life on Shabat; if quick, praiseworthy. Don’t ask permission from court, just hurry & act on own.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 5:7 Can’t sow vegetables or grain next to vines. Hallowed. Can’t benefit from any of it, even straw or vine wood. Burn.
#HalachaYomi OC 114:4 If mistakenly said “He makes the wind blow…” in the summer months, has to return to beginning of blessing & repeat.
#TanyaYomi 24Tamuz: After cleansing spirit passes over & purifies sinners, their souls are enabled to return to God Himself & cleave to Him.
#EmunaYomi 118: In actuality, choices begin with something very basic; namely, choosing whether we’ll be happy with our lot in life or not.


Shabbat / 3-Jul-21 / 23 Tamuz 5781                                  #1659
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 7: Sacrifices: month 7, day 15 (Sukot) 13 bulls, 2 rams, 14 lambs, 1 goat. Each day/7 days:1 bull less. 8th: 1,1,7,1.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 6:8 A basilica: is a private domain in respect of Shabbat laws but public domain in respect of those of uncleanness.
#DafYomi #Yoma 83: Difficult to ascertain severity of internal pain; uncertainty concerning a life-threatening situation overrides Shabbat.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 4:1 Can plant 2 rows of zucchini next to 2 of squash next to 2 of beans if trench between species, but not 1 row.
#HalachaYomi OC 114:1 In 2nd blessing we state: “He makes the wind blow & the rain descend.” from last day of Sukot until 1st day of Pesach.
#TanyaYomi 23Tamuz: Due to lofty origins of God’s Attributes of Compassion, can correct all person’s defects, cleansing them of their sins.
#EmunaYomi 117: Emotional/spiritual burns lead to arguments, anger, worry, tension, stress, jealousy, sadness, revenge, despair, depression.


Friday / 2-Jul-21 / 22 Tamuz 5781                                  #1658
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 6: Order of sacrifices for Pesah + week of, 1st fruits (Shavuot), 7th month: 1st day (Rosh Hashana), 10th (Yom Kipur).
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 6:6 A condition of doubt in a private domain is unclean unless he says, “I did not touch the unclean thing.”
#DafYomi #Yoma 82: No Halakha stands in the way of saving a life except for idol worship, forbidden sexual relationships, and bloodshed.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 3:15 Cistern, fallow field, fence, path, trench, low-hanging tree, big rock, separate between 2 different species.
#HalachaYomi OC 113:9 In 1st blessing, don’t add to listed traits of God (great, mighty, awesome, supreme…), but in pleas or requests, can.
#TanyaYomi 22Tamuz: Many small sins, even 1 many times can be as damaging or more than 1 of more serious sins. Obscure & block God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 116: W/o Emuna, person is bitter, broken in spirit, disgruntled & virtually defeated. Bitterness & dark moods draw more troubles.


Thursday / 1-Jul-21 / 21 Tamuz 5781                                  #1657
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 5: Daily burnt offering of 1 yr lambs, morning & evening; Shabat, + 2 lambs; Rosh Hodesh, + 2 bulls, 1 ram, 7 lambs.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 6:5 Entered valley in rainy season, had field w/ Tumah, unsure if entered field: R’ Elazar: he’s Tahor. Sages: Tamei.
#DafYomi #Yoma 81: “Afflict on 9th”: If eat, drink 9 Tishrei & fasts on 10th, verse gives credit as though he fasted on both the 9th & 10th.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 2:16 At 1st, court agents uprooted mixed species. Field owners happy ‘cuz cleared. Court made such fields ownerless.
#HalachaYomi OC 113:5 Should not bow more than level of mouth reaching height of belt. If old or sick & hurts to bow, enough to tilt head.
#TanyaYomi 21Tamuz: Break SitraAchra w/ broken heart by becoming “master of accounting,” concentrate intellect deeply for a time every day.
#EmunaYomi 115: Accept life’s trying times with Emuna. Such a positive outlook assures that the tough situation will soon reverse itself.


Wednesday / 30-Jun-21 / 20 Tamuz 5781                                  #1656
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 4: God: Zlofhad’s girls inherit. Inheritance laws. Moshe, go up mountain & die. Moshe: appoint new leader. God: Joshua.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 6:3 If there was a Tamei shop and a Tahor shop, and a man entered one of them but unsure which, considered Tamei.
#DafYomi #Yoma 80: “Tafasta Meruba, Lo Tafasta” If you grasped many, you did not grasp anything; if you grasped few, you grasped something.
#RambamYomi #Kilayim 1:5 Grafting mix of trees included in prohibition of mixing species. Also, vegetable to tree or tree to vegetable.
#HalachaYomi OC 113:1 During the Amida prayer we bow down 4 times: at the beginning & end of: the 1st blessing (Avot) & of Modim blessing.
#TanyaYomi 20Tamuz: Auspicious time for arousal of divine mercies is Tikun Chatzot, midnight prayer. Evil is crushed through a broken heart.
#EmunaYomi 114: Against our will & for no clear reason, we often face grueling physical, emotional, interpersonal & financial challenges.


Tuesday / 29-Jun-21 / 19 Tamuz 5781                                  #1655
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 3: Detail future tribal lots. Levite census. Zelofhad’s daughters, Mahla, Noa, Hogla, Milca, Tirtza ask for inheritance.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 5:9 If one witness says, “You have become unclean,” but he says, “I have not become unclean,” he is regarded as clean.
#DafYomi #Yoma 79: Ate fruit as if a casual meal, which may be eaten outside the Suka, meaning eating fruit is always considered a snack.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 8:1 Adar 15 court checks needs of community. Make sure consecrated property collected, redeemed to maintain God’s House.
#HalachaYomi OC 111:3 Only reached Shma, Hazan at Amida, say Shma & then continue with Amida. Redemption should be followed by Prayer.
#TanyaYomi 19Tamuz: When sinner repents, removes SitraAchra’s life-force & returns flow issuing from God to its proper place.
#EmunaYomi 113: Life’s difficulties are steppingstones; lead us to the destination God predetermined for the ultimate benefit of each of us.


Monday / 28-Jun-21 / 18 Tamuz 5781                                  #1654
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 2: Census of 20+ yr old men including details: Datan/Aviram, Korah (son’s didn’t die), Zelofhad’s girls, Serah: 601,730.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 5:7 R’ Meir: Slept in the public domain, when he rises his clothes have Midras uncleanness. Sages: they are clean.
#DafYomi #Yoma 78: Shmuel: He who desires a taste of death should put on shoes and go to sleep.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 7:1 Can’t redeem consecrated items w/ land, servants or promissory notes. Needs to be silver or other movable property.
#HalachaYomi OC 110:8 When enter Study Hall pray: May God protect me from erring in the Law…When leave pray: Thanks that my portion is here.
#TanyaYomi 18Tamuz: Good & vitality that man gets when commits evil comes from SitraAchra. Can choose to get from there or from holiness.
#EmunaYomi 112: Observant person’s lack of Emuna shows their fulfillment of Mitzvot is mechanical. Proper intent connects person w/ Emuna.


Sunday / 27-Jun-21 / 17 Tamuz 5781                                  #1653
#ParshaYomi #Pinhas 1: God praises Pinhas for killing Zimri & Kosbi. Says to attack Midian for plot. Orders Moshe & Elazar take new census.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 5:5 Tahor & Tamei paths, 2 people walked on 1 path each. R’ Yehuda: asked individual ruling, Tahor; together, Tamei.
#DafYomi #Yoma 77: Forbidden to bathe part of body just as whole body on Yom Kippur. But if dirty from mud or excrement, can clean it off.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 6:2 Can dedicate to Temple: cattle, sheep, Canaanite servants, ancestral fields; don’t dedicate everything that owns.
#HalachaYomi OC 110:5 Only need to say Wayfarer’s Prayer once a day, even if making several planned journeys that day. 
#TanyaYomi 17Tamuz: Jacob compared to rope w/ upper & lower end. Sin separates & cuts from 613 strands connecting flow of God to man.
#EmunaYomi 111: God has no joy from the Torah and Mitzvot of a person with a sour attitude. They are incomplete without Emuna.


Shabbat / 26-Jun-21 / 16 Tamuz 5781                                  #1652
#ParshaYomi #Balak 7: Bilaam: more on Israel & others. Israeli men sleep w/ Moabites. God furious. Pinhas kills leader. Plague kills 24,000.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 5:4 Sheretz & frog in public, touched 1, made, ate clean food, immersed, touched 2nd, made clean food, latter clean.
#DafYomi #Yoma 76: King gave son allowance 1x/year, son greeted father 1x/year. When king granted him food every day, son visited him daily.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 5:1 Consecrated ancestral field to Temple, Mitzva for owner to redeem it; gets priority. If doesn’t want, don’t force.
#HalachaYomi OC 110:4 Traveler must says Wayfarer’s Prayer. Uses plural form. Better to stop if can, but if riding don’t have to.
#TanyaYomi 16Tamuz: Man’s soul also 4 stages: hidden concept; intelligence; emotions lead to service of God, Torah, Mitzvot w/ speech, deed.
#EmunaYomi 110: Complete & simple Emuna of person that tries best to fulfill the Torah’s laws will lead to a life of gratifying sweetness.


Friday / 25-Jun-21 / 15 Tamuz 5781                                  #1651
#ParshaYomi #Balak 6: Same rite & result 3rd time @ Peak of Peor. Balak furious, says: get lost! Bilaam: told u can only say what God says.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 5:2 Touched object but don’t know if was clean or not, or don’t know which touched: R’ Akiva: unclean. Sages: clean.
#DafYomi #Yoma 75: There was dew above and dew below, with the manna in between. The manna appeared as if it were placed in a box of dew.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 4:27 When field evaluated for Temple treasury to be sold for its worth, announce sale for 60 days, morning & evening.
#HalachaYomi OC 109:2 Started prayer with Hazan’s repitition, make sure to say Kedusha, blessings of Kadosh, Shomea Tfila & Modim together.
#TanyaYomi 15Tamuz: Tetragrammaton: Yud, God’s wisdom; Heh, extension, flow to concealed worlds; Vav, God’s Attributes; Heh, Dominion.
#EmunaYomi 109: Simple and pure Emuna neutralizes severe judgments, just like an alkaline neutralizes an acid.


Thursday / 24-Jun-21 / 14 Tamuz 5781                                  #1650
#ParshaYomi #Balak 5: Balak takes Bilaam to 2nd place to curse, Field of Seers. Again builds altars & brings sacrifices. Blessings come out.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 4:12 Doubt if firstborn, whether human, cattle, clean or unclean beast: one trying to extract bears burden of proof.
#DafYomi #Yoma 74: Koy is its own species: uncertainty isn’t only if it’s a wild or domestic animal, but also if it fits either category.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 3:14 Temple treasurers can seize collateral for Arahim or pledges of worth. Take & sell possessions, collect what vowed.
#HalachaYomi OC 109:1 Crowd in the middle of prayer, if can catch up before Kedusha or Kadish, start. If not, wait and then start after.
#TanyaYomi 14Tamuz: Big difference breath when speak vs forceful blowing. When speak, tiny bit of lifeforce; when blow, from deep within.
#EmunaYomi 108: R’ Natan: If would always believe in God & that all for best & give thanks & praise to Him for good & bad – get redemption.


Wednesday / 23-Jun-21 / 13 Tamuz 5781                                  #1649
#ParshaYomi #Balak 4: Bilaam has Balak build 7 altars on Bamot Baal & sacrifice 7 bulls & 7 rams. Bilaam utters blessings instead of curses.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 4:10 R’ Yosi: a condition of doubt in the case of liquids is deemed Tamei in respect of food, Tahor for vessels.
#DafYomi #Yoma 73: Kohen anointed for war doesn’t dress like KohenGadol due to animosity may cause between them if both wore same garments.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 2:3 Pledged worth of hand, see how much worth with hand, without hand, and then gives the difference to Temple treasury.
#HalachaYomi OC 108:9 Erred & missed weekday prayer of Friday afternoon, says amida prayer of Sabbath 2x on Friday night. 
#TanyaYomi 13Tamuz: Sinner liable to punishment of Karet dies by 50; death at hands of Heaven by 60, though we see many guilty live longer.
#EmunaYomi 107: With Emuna we rejoice rather than succumb to despair/depression. When we’re happy, our brains operate much more efficiently.


Tuesday / 22-Jun-21 / 12 Tamuz 5781                                  #1648
#ParshaYomi #Balak 3: Bilaam rides. Angel blocks way 3 times; donkey sees, Bilaam doesn’t. Donkey talks. Bilaam sees angel, allowed to go.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 4:8 A doubt concerning an object of Tumah that floated upon water: It’s clean whether water was in vessels or ground.
#DafYomi #Yoma 72: 3 crowns: Altar: Aaron took for Kohens; Table: David took for self & descendants. Ark (Torah): whoever wants can take it.
#RambamYomi #Arahim 1:3 Arah values: 30days-5yrs, M=5shekel,F=3; 6-20yrs,M=20shekel,F=10; 21-60yrs,M=50shekel,F=30. 61-death,M=15,F=10.
#HalachaYomi OC 108:5 Can only make up previous prayer, not 2 previous. Can say added voluntary prayer, but doesn’t fulfill that obligation.
#TanyaYomi 12Tamuz: Should complete once during lifespan # of fasts for grave sins. Can do during shorter winter days & until past noon.
#EmunaYomi 106: When brain no longer understands how God is doing everything for best, Emuna begins. Emuna kicks in when brain kicks out.


Monday / 21-Jun-21 / 11 Tamuz 5781                                  #1647
#ParshaYomi #Balak 2: Bilaam to Balak’s men: can’t come. Balak calls again. God to Bilaam: go, but will only be able to say what I tell you.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 4:6 Truma held in suspense if touched by one who touched possible Tamei or definite Tahor spittle in private area.
#DafYomi #Yoma 71: Guy sent goat, sees KohenGadol post-YomKipur in market: My Master, we did your mission; in his house: did God’s mission.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 10:1 Can’t do 1 shaving to fulfill completion of Nazir vow as well as obligation of emergence from impurity of Tzaraat.
#HalachaYomi OC 108:2 Missed afternoon prayer, recites the amida prayer 2x during the nighttime prayer. 1st for the night, 2nd to make up.
#TanyaYomi 11Tamuz: Nowadays, when get weakened by multiple fasts, prohibited to take upon self fasts for sins. Give charity instead.
#EmunaYomi 105: Understanding situation for the best isn’t Emuna that all is for the best. Spiritually, comprehension is lower than Emuna.


Sunday / 20-Jun-21 / 10 Tamuz 5781                                  #1646
#ParshaYomi #Balak 1: Moab’s King Balak scared of Israel. Sends messengers to sorcerer Bilaam to curse Israel. God tells Bilaam can’t curse.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 4:4 Corpse Kzayit in raven’s mouth, doubt if overshadowed person or vessel in private area: person Tamei, vessel Tahor.
#DafYomi #Yoma 70: R’ Yitzhak Napaha: If Rosh Chodesh Tevet occurs on Shabat read from 3 Sifrei Torah: Parshat Shavua, Chodesh & Hanuka.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 9:1 Set aside $ for Nazir sacrifices, brought sacrifices, $ left over; use the rest for sacrifices of other Nazirs.
#HalachaYomi OC 108:1 If involuntarily missed one of the prayers, should say a 2nd (amida) prayer at the following scheduled prayer.
#TanyaYomi 10Tamuz: Debate as to how many fasts if sinned same sin multiple times. Decision: 3x requisite # of fasts.
#EmunaYomi 104: Belief that EVERYTHING is for the best doesn’t mean ALMOST everything. Can’t say “everything is for the best, except this.”


Shabbat / 19-Jun-21 / 9 Tamuz 5781                                  #1645
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 7: Israel asks Amorite Sihon, to pass thru country; Sihon attacks Israel; Israel wins. Also vs. Og of Bashan. Get land.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 4:2 Dead Sheretz in weasel’s mouth, passed over Truma loaves, but doubt if Sheretz touched it, loaves remain Tahor.
#DafYomi #Yoma 69: Woe evil inclination of idolatry: destroyed Temple, murdered righteous, caused exile, still dances w/ us. Don’t want it.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 8:1 Nazir shaving when completes vow in purity: sacrifices male lamb, Olah; ewe, Chatat; ram, Shlamim; 20 Matza loaves.
#HalachaYomi OC 106:2 Women are exempt from Shma but obligated in prayer, because it is a positive command not bound by time.
#TanyaYomi 9Tamuz: The Ari: Kabala principle of # of fasts for sins: Anger=151; Rabbinic prohibitions=73; not doing Rabbinic enactment=61.
#EmunaYomi 103: Requirement: Shulchan Aruch (Code of Jewish Law) Orach Chaim 230:5: Each of us must believe that all God does is for best.


Friday / 18-Jun-21 / 8 Tamuz 5781                                  #1644
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 6: Journeys: Ovoth; Iyey Haavarim; Nahal Zered; opposite Arnon (Amorite/Moab border); Beera (well), where sing of well.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 4:1 Threw Tamei object from place to place: i.e. a loaf among keys or key among loaves, what was Tahor remains Tahor.
#DafYomi #Yoma 68: One who sees KohenGadol reading Torah YomKipur doesn’t see bull & goat being burned; allowed, but far & done same time.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 7:1 If Nazir has contact w/ impurity that isn’t from actual corpse substance, doesn’t invalidate count of prior days.
#HalachaYomi OC 106:1 Exempt from Shma, exempt prayer. Obligated in Shma, obligated in prayer. If at funeral, obligated Shma, exempt prayer.
#TanyaYomi 8Tamuz: No mention to fast in Mitzva of Tshuva by Rambam, SM”G; even sins that get Karet, death. Mention Vidui, ask forgiveness.
#EmunaYomi 102: Intermediate-level Emuna not separate from basic-level Emuna. Stronger cognizance that EVERYTHING comes from God & for best.


Thursday / 17-Jun-21 / 7 Tamuz 5781                                  #1643
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 5: Aaron dies. Arad attacks, takes captive, Israel destroys them. Snakes attack Israel. Copper snake on staff heals.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 3:7 Kid next to graveyard w/ lilies in hand that only grew there, he’s Tahor; someone else could have given it to him.
#DafYomi #Yoma 67: Satan & nations challenge Mitzvot w/ unknown reason: pork; Shatnez; Halitza; purification of Metzora; and the scapegoat.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 6:18 “Tumat Hatehom” impurity of the depths. Human corpse no one knows about, died naturally. If killed, killer knows.
#HalachaYomi OC 104:7 Don’t interrupt your (amida) prayer for Kadish or Kedusha; remain silent, focus on Hazan’s words & as if answered.
#TanyaYomi 7Tamuz: By violating a prohibition, evil cleaves to soul, impairs root & origin in garbs of 10 Sefirot of Asiyah.
#EmunaYomi 101: Our faith, our Emuna, gives us the strength to cope and to function at our best under any situation.


Wednesday / 16-Jun-21 / 6 Tamuz 5781                                  #1642
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 4: Moshe asks Edom to pass through their land, stay on highway, pay for water. Edom doesn’t let, sends army to prevent.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 3:5 Tumah determined according to appearance at time found: If Tamei, they’re assumed to have been Tamei all the time.
#DafYomi #Yoma 66: Levites & Golden Calf: “father” means Israelite mom’s dad; “brother” Israelite half-bro; “son” Israelite daughter’s son.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 5:13 If Nazir shaves head, liable for 1 set of lashes. If was warned about each hair, “Don’t shave,” liable for each 1.
#HalachaYomi OC 104:3 A (non-dangerous) snake is wrapped around ankle, don’t stop prayer. For a scorpion, do stop, as more likely to hurt.
#TanyaYomi 6Tamuz: Creation of stone, dust, from substitutions of substitutions, transpositions of transpositions of God’s letters, words.
#EmunaYomi 100: In midst of difficult tribulation, can’t SEE how predicament for our own good, but with Emuna can BELIEVE that for own good.


Tuesday / 15-Jun-21 / 5 Tamuz 5781                                  #1641
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 3: God to Moshe: take staff, people, Aaron, talk to rock, get water. Moshe hits rock, punished, won’t enter land.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 3:2 R’ Meir: oil always remains unclean in the first degree. Sages: honey also. R’ Shimon Shezuri: also wine.
#DafYomi #Yoma 65: Sent $ to Temple w/ messenger, stolen or lost; if funds weren’t yet collected, messenger takes oath, people donate again.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 4:1 Vowed will be Nazir day Mashiach comes: said on weekday, Nazir immediately; Shabat or YomTov, Nazir right after.
#HalachaYomi OC 104:1 Don’t interrupt your prayer. If a Jewish king greets you, don’t respond. Non-Jewish king, respond if no other choice.
#TanyaYomi 5Tamuz: Each being in 7 heavens created, lives by life-force of combination/substitution/transposition of letters of God’s words.
#EmunaYomi 99: Only God knows optimum tailored path that’s perfect for each of us. At times we see purpose of suffering, other times, don’t.


Monday / 14-Jun-21 / 4 Tamuz 5781                                  #1640
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 2: Zin desert, 1st month (40th yr), Miriam dies, no water, people complain, Moshe & Aaron fall on face, God appears.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 3:1 Sauce, bean-mash & milk, when in condition of fluidity, unclean in 1st degree; if they turned solid, 2nd degree.
#DafYomi #Yoma 64: Pushing it off cliff, which is the manner in which the scapegoat is supposed to be killed, is considered its slaughter.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 3:13 Samson wasn’t complete Nazir; never took vow; forbidden to drink wine, cut hair; but could have contact w/ dead.
#HalachaYomi OC 102:4 Can’t walk within 4 cubits in front of someone that is praying, but okay to pass by their side.
#TanyaYomi 4Tamuz: 22 kinds of effluences of life-forces & powers by which all higher & lower worlds & all creatures created = 22 letters.
#EmunaYomi 98: At other times, we never become privy to God’s considerations for putting us through a certain trying & rigorous situation.


Sunday / 13-Jun-21 / 3 Tamuz 5781                                  #1639
#ParshaYomi #Chukat 1: Red cow: kill outside camp; burn w/ cedar, hyssop, wool; mix ashes in water; sprinkle on impure from death; purifies.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 2:6 2nd degree uncleanness in common food conveys uncleanness to unconsecrated liquids & causes Truma food invalidity.
#DafYomi #Yoma 63: Any animal fit to be sacrificed within the entrance to the Temple, one is liable for slaughtering it outside the Temple.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 2:20 Nazir applies Temple times & after, but must bring sacrifice; so if vows nowadays, needs to be Nazir entire life.
#HalachaYomi OC 102:1 Can’t stand within 4 cubits of someone praying unless you’re also praying. Some say if you’re learning Torah, it’s ok.
#TanyaYomi 3Tamuz: When God’s attributes reach revelation of action in lower worlds, called “utterances” & combination of “letters”.
#EmunaYomi 97: Mortals can’t see all variables God takes into account. Often, we see in retrospect how a bad situation turned out for best.


Shabbat / 12-Jun-21 / 2 Tamuz 5781                                  #1638
#ParshaYomi #Korach 7: Levites get all tithes in exchange for their work of Ohel Moed, but get no land. Children of Israel can’t approach.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 2:5 4th degree Tumah is Pasul & causes no Tumah; 5th degree of uncleanness may be eaten in a dish containing holy food.
#DafYomi #Yoma 62: Mitzva of 2 Yom Kippur goats, 1 to God, 1 sent to Azazel, bought as a pair, should be identical in color, height, value.
#RambamYomi #Nezirut 1:1 Nazirite vow: lets hair grow, can’t cut hair, get corpse impurity or have anything from grapes while Nazir.
#HalachaYomi OC 101:2 Should not pray only in heart. Lips should form the words you say quietly. But make sure voice doesn’t disturb others.
#TanyaYomi 2Tamuz: 1st day Creation, made light w/ attribute of Kindness w/ some Might; made it material. 2nd day firmament w/ Might, etc.
#EmunaYomi 96: Intermediate-level Emuna is the belief that everything God does is for the very best, even though it may appear otherwise.


Friday / 11-Jun-21 / 1 Tamuz 5781                                  #1637
#ParshaYomi #Korach 6: God: Aaron, family in charge of Temple, Levites help. Non-Kohen gets close, die. You get part of offerings; no land.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 2:2 Rabbi Eliezer says: he who eats food with first degree uncleanness contracts first decree uncleanness.
#DafYomi #Yoma 61: Ulla: If the Yom Kipur goat was slaughtered before presentation of the blood of the bull, it is as though he did nothing.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 13:23 Vows to improve traits & conduct are good. If glutton vows off meat for a time; drunkard vows off wine; etc.
#HalachaYomi OC 99:3 If one is drunk he must wait until he feels that the drunkenness has passed before he can pray.
#TanyaYomi 1Tamuz: Scholars of Truth granted permission to speak allegorically of Sefirot as “light”; ex. sun spreads light from one source.
#EmunaYomi 95: “God is good to all, merciful.” Can’t say that believe in God while complaining about lot in life; contradiction in terms.


Thursday / 10-Jun-21 / 30 Sivan 5781                                  #1636
#ParshaYomi #Korach 5: God to Moshe to calm complaints: take staff of each tribe prince + Aaron’s, put in Ohel Moed. Aaron’s blooms almonds.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 1:9 Holy loaves in whose hollows there was holy water, if one contracted Tumah from a Sheretz, they all become unclean.
#DafYomi #Yoma 60: YomKipur service actions stated in Torah listed in order. If KohenGadol did 1 of actions before other, he’s done nothing.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 12:1 Dad nullifies any vow, oath daughter makes on day he hears it. Husband nullifies if afflicts her, or affects him.
#HalachaYomi OC 98:5 Shouldn’t think that God will answer request because focused on prayers, but rather that God will fulfill out of mercy.
#TanyaYomi 30Sivan: Unity of God’s attributes beyond comprehension, Sefirot called “secret of faith,” faith that transcends intellect.
#EmunaYomi 94: Failure is a true test of Emuna. Have to acknowledge that our mistakes, bad decisions or any other setbacks are God’s will.


Wednesday / 9-Jun-21 / 29 Sivan 5781                                  #1635
#ParshaYomi #Korach 4: God furious. Moshe: Aaron, take incense into crowd, because plague started. Aaron runs. Stops plague. 14,000 died.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 1:7 Pieces of dough or loaves stuck to each other, if one defiled from a Sheretz, they all become Tameh in 1st degree.
#DafYomi #Yoma 59: Kohen sprinkled corners from 1 spot, all from below up, except for 1 directly in front, above down, so won’t get dirty.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 11:1 Boy @ 12yrs+1day; girl @ 11yrs+1day, took oath or vow, see if know for Whose sake took vow, check that whole year.
#HalachaYomi OC 98:4 Prayer is in place of sacrifices. Need to focus like with sacrifices, which become invalidated with foreign thoughts.
#TanyaYomi 29Sivan: When speaking of God, His level of Wisdom is considered exactly the same as His level of action.
#EmunaYomi 93: If don’t accept setbacks lovingly, as arrogant as those who take pride in their successes. Attribute fate to themselves.


Tuesday / 8-Jun-21 / 28 Sivan 5781                                  #1634
#ParshaYomi #Korach 3: Earth swallows up Korach’s people, their families & belongings. 250 incense-men burned by God. Censers used on Altar.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 1:6 Kzayit of food with 2nd degree Tumah & kzayit with 3rd decree mixed together regarded as having 2nd degree Tumah.
#DafYomi #Yoma 58: Shlomo’s basin built on (metal) oxen, 3 facing north, 3 W, 3 S, 3 E; learn from this all turns should be to right & east.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 10:1 Vowed “won’t taste food today,” forbidden until nightfall. Vowed “won’t taste food for 1 day,” forbidden 24 hours.
#HalachaYomi OC 98:1 Focus on words when pray. If careful speaking in front of a king, even more so in front of King of Kings.
#TanyaYomi 28Sivan: Wisdom 5 levels above quality of life-force in action: action; speech; thought; emotional attributes; intellect.
#EmunaYomi 92: God knows what is best for us. We should accept our failures lovingly and with Emuna, just as we accept our successes.


Monday / 7-Jun-21 / 27 Sivan 5781                                  #1633
#ParshaYomi #Korach 2: Datan/Aviram: You didn’t bring us to land of milk & honey. Korach group of 250 bring censers w/ incense to Mishkan.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 1:4 Hide, meat juice, sediment, dried meat, bones, sinews, horns, hooves join for minimum to convey food-uncleanness.
#DafYomi #Yoma 57: Don’t sprinkle on curtain but opposite it. R’ Elazar: I saw the curtain in Rome w/ blood drops of YomKipur bull & goat.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 9:1 Follow intent of words used by people in that place, language & time vow or oath taken. Follow local terminology.
#HalachaYomi OC 97:1 Shouldn’t burp or yawn during prayer. If yawn involuntarily, must cover mouth.
#TanyaYomi 27Sivan: Highest quality & rank of creatures is Wisdom. Understanding, Knowledge & all attributes of rational soul flow from it.
#EmunaYomi 91: Our successes are a result of God’s intervention in our lives, & likewise our failures are the result of God’s intervention.


Sunday / 6-Jun-21 / 26 Sivan 5781                                  #1632
#ParshaYomi #Korach 1: Korach & co. challenge Moshe/Aaron authority. Moshe: bring incense tomorrow & God will decide. Datan/Aviram nasty.
#MishnaYomi #Tahorot 1:1 There are thirteen rulings that govern the carrion of a clean (Tahor) bird.
#DafYomi #Yoma 56: Just as in innermost sanctum sprinkles 1x upward & 7x downward from blood of bull & of goat, so sprinkles in Sanctuary.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 8:8 Person’s intent determines vow. Carrying wool, suffering, vows won’t have wool on again; can wear but not carry.
#HalachaYomi OC 96:1-2 One should not hold anything in his hands during prayer except for the prayer book.
#TanyaYomi 26Sivan: As per Rambam, God’s Essence, Being & Knowledge are 1, perfect unity, not composite at all, same w/ all His attributes.
#EmunaYomi 90: Before making a mistake, a person has free choice not to make a mistake. But after the fact, must believe that God willed it.


Shabbat / 5-Jun-21 / 25 Sivan 5781                                  #1631
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 7: Blasphemy gets divine Karet punishment. Man found gathering wood on Shabat, God orders stone him to death. Tzitzit.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 12:11 Dipped, sprinkled hyssop during day, valid. Dipped day, sprinkled night; dipped night, sprinkled next day, invalid.
#DafYomi #Yoma 55: Sprinkles 1x upward, turns hand so that back faces down, then sprinkles up. Sprinkles 7x down, turns hand so back is up.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 7:2 2 took vow or oath not to benefit from each other, can’t use items owned by city: market, bath, synagogue, books.
#HalachaYomi OC 95:2 In prayer should incline head slightly, eyes down, imagine that standing in The Temple & heart focused on Heaven above.
#TanyaYomi 25Sivan: God could have created worlds in infinite quantity & quality & given them life forever & not created this world at all.
#EmunaYomi 89: Complete Emuna enhances a person’s chances to be saved from any peril. A breach in Emuna is the gravest danger of all.


Friday / 4-Jun-21 / 24 Sivan 5781                                  #1630
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 6: When reach land, separate 1st part of dough as gift to God. If the nation sins inadvertently Kohen brings sacrifice.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 12:8 Hatat waters flask whose outer part became Tamei, inner part also becomes Tamei, & conveys Tumah to other flasks.
#DafYomi #Yoma 54: Jews ascended for Festivals, Kohens rolled up curtain, showed cherubs clinging to one another: See how God loves you.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 6:1 Vows off “benefit that leads to food” of friend, can’t borrow sifter, strainer, hand mill, oven, any food utensil.
#HalachaYomi OC 94:7 A person among non-Jews who is worried they will interrupt him, may pray sitting down.
#TanyaYomi 24Sivan: God’s Thoughts & Knowledge encompass all created beings & is life-force that brings it into existence from nothingness.
#EmunaYomi 88: R’ Nathan of Breslov explains that God designed the universe in such a way that prayer can effect a change in nature. 


Thursday / 3-Jun-21 / 23 Sivan 5781                                  #1629
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 5: If bring bull as Olah, Zevah or Shlamim w/ 3/10 fine flour + 1/2 Hin oil, 1/2 Hin wine. Same if ox, ram, sheep, goat.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 12:6 Sprinkled w/ unclean hyssop: if was size of egg, water & sprinkling invalid; less than egg, just sprinkling invalid.
#DafYomi #Yoma 53: R’ Alexandri/R’ Yehoshua b Levi: Must take 3 steps backward when finish his prayer (Amida) and then recite: Peace (bow).
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 5:3 Ruben tells Simon, Levi’s produce forbidden to you; nonsense. Can’t forbid what’s not his, unless other says Amen.
#HalachaYomi OC 94:4 While traveling, can pray in direction of travel, even if not facing Jerusalem, and can even remain seated.
#TanyaYomi 23Sivan: Error to think doctrine of Tzimtzum means God removed self from world & only guides from above w/ individual Providence.
#EmunaYomi 87: The intellect tries to grasp “rationale” straws that lead to sorrow, anger & frustration, which cause depression & despair.


Wednesday / 2-Jun-21 / 22 Sivan 5781                                  #1628
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 4: Men > 20 yrs old will die in desert. Nation to wander 40 yrs. 10 spies die of plague. Rebels fail to enter Canaan.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 12:5 A clean person may hold in the corner of his garment an unclean axe and sprinkle upon it; he remains clean.
#DafYomi #Yoma 52: King Josiah buried Ark under Temple: “Put the sacred Ark in the house that Solomon, son of David, king of Israel, built.”
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 4:3 Seller vowed won’t sell for less than 4, buyer vowed won’t buy for more than 2, agreed on 3, ok. Just negotiating.
#HalachaYomi OC 94:1 Out of Israel, pray facing Israel; in Israel, face Jerusalem; in Jerusalem, face Temple; Temple, face Holy of Holies.
#TanyaYomi 22Sivan: God is unchanging. Alone pre-creation & alone post-creation. No difference between God’s Knowledge & God’s Self.
#EmunaYomi 86: Law of spirituality: Any situation of tension, stress, or sorrow is none other than a test of faith. Need Emuna to overcome.


Tuesday / 1-Jun-21 / 21 Sivan 5781                                  #1627
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 3: Mob threatens Caleb/Joshua, God appears, set to destroy Israel, set up new nation from Moshe. Moshe has Him relent.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 12:2 If sprinkled & doubtful if water came from the thread or the spindle-reed or the buds, the sprinkling is invalid.
#DafYomi #Yoma 51: Torah wanted chance for Tamei to perform Pesah while Tahor, but if didn’t merit, bring 2nd Pesah even if Tamei.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 3:7 Oath (Shvua) doesn’t effect Mitzva; forbids self from entity. Vow (Neder) effects Mitzva; forbids entity on self.
#HalachaYomi OC 93:2 Should pray with awe & submission. Not from laughter & frivolity, nor worthless matters, but from happiness.
#TanyaYomi 21Sivan: God’s attribute of Malchut, Tzimtzum, allows time & space to exist. Otherwise, all would be nullified by God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 85: God is on the scene, the cause behind all events, to create certain situations – personal messages for our ultimate benefit.


Monday / 31-May-21 / 20 Sivan 5781                                  #1626
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 2: Spied land 40 days, saw giants, brought back giant grapes & other fruit, said can’t conquer, Caleb & Joshua say can.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 11:9 The Mitzvah of the hyssop: it should have three stalks bearing three buds.
#DafYomi #Yoma 50: Sacrifice w/ fixed time overrides Shabat & Tumah, even if individual offering; no fixed time, doesn’t, even if communal.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 2:1 Laws of vows apply whether took vow of own volition or if other stated vow for him & he answered Amen or the like.
#HalachaYomi OC 92:9 It is good to give charity before praying.
#TanyaYomi 20Sivan: “World” relates to space & time, not to God’s attributes. Only attribute of Malchut relates to God’s infinite presence.
#EmunaYomi 84: Anyone or anything that influences our lives, for better or for worse, is merely God’s messenger & an agent of Divine will.


Sunday / 30-May-21 / 19 Sivan 5781                                  #1625
#ParshaYomi #Shlach 1: God to Moshe: send men to tour Canaan, 1/tribe. From Paran desert to Negev & up mountain. Reconnoiter. Grape season.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 11:7 Hyssop w/ added name invalid. “This” hyssop, valid. Ezovyon hyssop, blue hyssop, Roman hyssop, wild hyssop, invalid.
#DafYomi #Yoma 49: If non-Kohen, Onen, drunk or blemished Kohen performed receiving, carrying, or sprinkling blood, rite is disqualified.
#RambamYomi #Nedarim 1:16 There are places where people are inarticulate and mispronounce words. When they vow, we follow the local meaning.
#HalachaYomi OC 92:7 Can’t touch covered skin, especially sweaty areas, during prayer or Torah study, or pick nose or ears.
#TanyaYomi 19Sivan: “There’s no king without a nation (Am).” Word “Am” (nation) from word Omemut (concealed). Separate & distant from King.
#EmunaYomi 83: Rule of thumb to apply in daily life: anytime something happens that upsets us, we should let Emuna precede our intellect.


Shabbat / 29-May-21 / 18 Sivan 5781                                  #1624
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 7: Graves of Craving: ate quail, God kills. Miriam & Aaron speak of Moshe’s Cushite wife. Miriam gets Tzaraat.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 11:6 All who need immersion in water as per Torah or sages, defile Hatat waters & ashes & one who sprinkles them.
#DafYomi #Yoma 48: Sacrificial animal blood spilled on floor instead of collected in vessel, Kohen put it from floor into vessel, Pasul.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 12:1 Took false oath or oath in vain, only receives atonement after gets retribution for desecration of God’s name.
#HalachaYomi OC 92:4 Need to wash hands before prayer. If traveling, and remembered, has to go back as much as a mile to wash hands.
#TanyaYomi 18Sivan: Thru God’s attribute of Gvura & Tzimtzum, heaven, earth & all their host appear as independently existing entities.
#EmunaYomi 82: Everything that happens to us spiritually, materially, accidental, intended, no matter who or what the catalyst, is from God.


Friday / 28-May-21 / 17 Sivan 5781                                  #1623
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 6: Ark. People: complain, fire, crying, Moshe prays, fire stops, want meat, Moshe suicidal, 70 elders, bird feast.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 11:4 All who need immersion in water as per Torah ruling defile consecrated things, Truma, unconsecrated food, 2nd tithe.
#DafYomi #Yoma 47: Kimhit’s 7 sons all served as KohenGadols. What merit? Beams of house never saw braids of her hair (extremely modest).
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 11:2 Forbidden to take oath on any other matter w/ God’s name. Whoever does so will be uprooted from this world.
#HalachaYomi OC 92:1 Considered disgusting to start to pray if need to use bathroom. Important to determine before prayer if need to use.
#TanyaYomi 17Sivan: “In the heavens above & on earth below ‘En Od’ there’s nothing else but God.” All else as nothing compared to God.
#EmunaYomi 81: 3 levels of Emuna: Basic, belief that all is from God; Intermediate, everything is for best; Upper, for specific purpose.


Thursday / 27-May-21 / 16 Sivan 5781                                  #1622
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 5: Year 2, Month 2, Day 12: Cloud leads Israel from Sinai to Paran. Order of march. Moshe asks Hovav to accompany.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 11:1 A flask that one has left uncovered and on returning found it to be covered, is invalid.
#DafYomi #Yoma 46: Extinguished fire of coals that are taken w/ coal pan for YomKipur incense or to light Menora: Abaye: liable. Rava: not.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 10:1 If plaintiff’s witnesses unacceptable, relative, disqualified or king: denied knowledge, took oath: not liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 91:3 Should cover head when saying God’s name and shouldn’t enter synagogue with head uncovered.
#TanyaYomi 16Sivan: Name “Elokim” attribute of Gvura & Tzimtzum; numerical = “hateva” (nature); conceals God’s light; all seems “natural.”
#EmunaYomi 80: Each of us must search for tzadik (righteous) of true spiritual stature to help find way to apply Torah to our daily lives.


Wednesday / 26-May-21 / 15 Sivan 5781                                  #1621
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 4: Constant cloud over Mishkan & fire at night. When cloud moved, signal for camp to follow. Made silver trumpets.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 10:6 Jar of Hatat waters touched jar of consecrated food or Truma: Hatat waters Tamei; consecrated food or Truma, Tahor.
#DafYomi #Yoma 45: On YomKipur KohenGadol goes up & down middle of ramp because of his eminence; he shouldn’t walk on side but in middle.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 9:1 Plaintiff demands witnesses testify to moveable property claim that only they know, they swear don’t know, liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 91:1-2 The heart needs to be covered during prayer & there needs to be a separation between upper & lower body (belt).
#TanyaYomi 15Sivan: Only Tzadikim in GanEden given reward of understanding life-force & light which come from attributes of Chesed & Gvura.
#EmunaYomi 79: Unbroken chain of righteous extends from Moses until today. They help us understand Torah, commandments, individual purpose.


Tuesday / 25-May-21 / 14 Sivan 5781                                  #1620
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 3: Yr 2, Month 1, God: bring Pesach sacrifice. Ritually unclean can’t. Got chance to bring sacrifice next month.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 10:3 A jar of Hatat waters that touched a dead sheretz, remains clean.
#DafYomi #Yoma 44: R’ Hisda: 7 types of gold: Gold; good gold; gold of Ophir; glistering gold; shahut gold; closed gold; and parvayim gold.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 8:3 Accused of act w/ financial penalty & swears that didn’t, liable for oath of deposit, owes principal, but not fine.
#HalachaYomi OC 90:26 Laws of prayer like Shma. Can’t pray by feces, urine, putrid smell, corpse or nudity.
#TanyaYomi 14Sivan: Tzimtzum & concealing of God’s life force are called Kelim (vessels). God’s life force itself is called God’s Light.
#EmunaYomi 78: Instead of turning to God for all needs, they put their hopes in futile man, become easily worried, upset, quarrel w/ others.


Monday / 24-May-21 / 13 Sivan 5781                                  #1619
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 2: Levites cleansed and “waved” as part of consecration to serve in Temple; instead of firstborns; from age 25-50.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 10:1 Any object that can get Tumat Midras, for Hatat waters deemed to have Tumat Madaf, whether it was Tamei or not.
#DafYomi #Yoma 43: Better that innocent should seek atonement for guilty; guilty shouldn’t come to seek atonement for other guilty person.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 7:1 Denied claim after plaintiff administered oath, even if didn’t say Amen, is like said Amen in this case & is liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 90:23 Don’t pray in front of brightly painted clothes or wall. If can’t be avoided, avert eyes.
#TanyaYomi 13Sivan: Just as can’t comprehend God, can’t understand His ability to create something from nothing and give it life.
#EmunaYomi 77: Unfortunately, if a person learns Torah without striving for Emuna, then the power of Torah becomes lethal and damaging.


Sunday / 23-May-21 / 12 Sivan 5781                                  #1618
#ParshaYomi #Behaalotcha 1: Menora: candelabrum, 1 piece of hammered gold, 7 branches. Levites: separation & consecration to Temple service.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 9:8 Hatat waters that have been invalidated still defile one who is clean for Truma by contact with his hands or body.
#DafYomi #Yoma 42: “And he shall take it (Red Heifer) out.” Use of word “it” implies only it should be taken out, not other heifer with it.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 6:3 Can’t release self from own oath. Can’t release other of oath or vow if wiser person in area. Need teacher’s ok.
#HalachaYomi OC 90:18 A study hall (bet midrash) is more sacred than a synagogue (bet kneset) & greater mitzva to pray in the study hall.
#TanyaYomi 12Sivan: Name “Hava’ye” mean that which brings everything into existence ex nihilo. Prefix Yud indicates present & continuous.
#EmunaYomi 76: True Torah observers deal honestly, help others, rejoice when they’re happy; live worthy fulfilled lives, make world better.


Shabbat / 22-May-21 / 11 Sivan 5781                                  #1617
#ParshaYomi #Naso 7: Total: 12 silver bowls, basins, gold spoons w/ incense, bulls, rams, lambs, goats, + 24 oxen, + 60 rams, goats, lambs.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 9:6 Hatat waters & ashes, can’t carry them across river on ship, float them on water, or throw them across water.
#DafYomi #Yoma 41: KohenGadol goes to bull 2nd time, confesses: I’ve sinned, done wrong, rebelled, I and my family and children of Aaron.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 5:1 Took oath that other will or won’t do act, not liable for false oath. Not in his power to keep or nullify. Lashed.
#HalachaYomi OC 90:16 If travelling & stop at city but there is a minyan (synagogue) 4 miles ahead or 1 mile behind, need to go to minyan.
#TanyaYomi 11Sivan: Sun example of inability to see God’s “Activating Force.” Can see sun’s light outside of sun, but as nothing within it.
#EmunaYomi 75: Torah: God’s manual for welfare of our body & spirit, shows us how to be happy, respect our fellow man & raise our children.


Friday / 21-May-21 / 10 Sivan 5781                                  #1616
#ParshaYomi #Naso 6: More sacrifices, all identical, on successive days: Princes of Gad, Efraim, Menase, Benjamin, Dan, Asher, Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 9:5 Hatat water that became invalid, it may not be mixed into the mud since it might become a snare for others.
#DafYomi #Yoma 40: The lottery makes the goat a sin-offering; verbally designating the goat w/ status of a sin-offering doesn’t make it so.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 4:1 Took oath won’t eat, ate less than olive-size, exempt. Took oath won’t eat this, ate it, even mustard seed, liable.
#HalachaYomi OC 90:14 A man should rise early to pray in synagogue, so that he may be counted amongst the first ten to arrive.
#TanyaYomi 10Sivan: Can’t see God’s “Activating Force” & “Breath of His mouth.” Would nullify material reality that we see.
#EmunaYomi 74: A life of Torah is like a smooth ride in a new car when the owner fulfills all the manufacturer’s instructions.


Thursday / 20-May-21 / 9 Sivan 5781                                  #1615
#ParshaYomi #Naso 5: Mishkan complete. Princes give wagons & oxen for transport. Prince sacrifices: Judah, Isachar, Zebulun, Ruben, Simon.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 9:3 If domesticated beast or wild animal drank from it, it becomes invalid. All birds cause invalidity, except the dove.
#DafYomi #Yoma 39: Sin stupefies heart of a person who commits it. Don’t read “impurified” [venitmetem]; read, “stupefied” [venitamtem].
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 3:1 Compelled to take 1 of these 4 types of oaths, exempt. Can take oath if threatened by robber, murderer or taxman.
#HalachaYomi OC 90:9 Should always pray in synagogue, but if can’t make it, should pray at same time.
#TanyaYomi 9Sivan: Foolish to compare God’s Creation to man’s creations. Man’s creations remain independent of man.
#EmunaYomi 73: Without Torah, the world is a heartless hothouse of strife, hatred, slander, theft, revenge, cruelty, adultery & injustice.


Wednesday / 19-May-21 / 8 Sivan 5781                                  #1614
#ParshaYomi #Naso 4: Sotah: suspected adulteress, bitter water ritual checks if guilty. Nazir: no grape products, cut hair, contact w/ dead.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 8:11 Ahab’s well & pool in Banias cave are fit. Water that changed color and the change arose from itself, remains fit.
#DafYomi #Yoma 38: No person is able to touch what’s prepared for another by God. One reign doesn’t overlap with another even a hairbreadth.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 2:1 Responds Amen to oath or uses any similar language of affirmation to an oath, as if made oath himself & responsible.
#HalachaYomi OC 90:6 One shouldn’t pray in a ruined building, because of fear, collapses and harmful entities.
#TanyaYomi 8Sivan: Created things formed by descent of unique combination of 231 Gates of Hebrew letters from 10 Utterances of Creation.
#EmunaYomi 72: Life is a labyrinth of utter chaos in the absence of Torah, where confused people live lives of folly and fantasy.


Tuesday / 18-May-21 / 7 Sivan 5781                                  #1613
#ParshaYomi #Naso 3: Banished from camp those ritually unclean from: tzaraat, male discharge, contact w/ dead. Was treacherous, pays +1/5.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 8:10 The waters of Karmiyon & Pugah are unfit, marsh waters. The waters of the Jordan & Yarmuk are unfit, mixed waters.
#DafYomi #Yoma 37: One who walks next to his teacher is boor; behind, arrogant. Don’t walk right beside him but slightly to side & behind.
#RambamYomi #Shvuot 1:1 There are 4 types of oaths: futile oaths; false oaths; oaths about a deposit; oaths of testimony.
#HalachaYomi OC 90:4 Need to open doorways or windows facing Jerusalem, to pray opposite them. Recommended for synagogue to have 12 windows.
#TanyaYomi 7Sivan: If letters of God’s 10 utterances at Creation would depart, all would return to nothingness as before 6 days of Creation.
#EmunaYomi 71: Can’t achieve & internalize genuine Emuna w/o Torah. Humans, swayed by own interests & appetites will decide warped “truth”.


Monday / 17-May-21 / 6 Sivan 5781                                  #1612
#ParshaYomi #Naso 2: Sons of Merari (Levi tribe) job: carry planks, bars, pillars, sockets, pegs, ropes & implements of Ohel Moed & Mishkan.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 8:8 All seas are equivalent to a Mikveh, for it’s said, “And the gathering (ulemikveh) of the waters He called the seas.”
#DafYomi #Yoma 36: Kohen Gadol confesses as follows: I’ve sinned, I’ve done wrong, and I’ve rebelled before You, I and my household.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 14:1 Positive Mitzva to cover blood of kosher wild beast or of fowl that slaughtered. Say blessing before covering.
#HalachaYomi OC 90:1 Can’t pray standing on bed, chair, bench, or high place, except if old or sick & can’t descend, or if serving as Hazan.
#TanyaYomi 6Sivan: “Tzadik falls 7x & rises up again.” Before Tzadik can reach higher level, in state of decline from the previous level.
#EmunaYomi 70: We have holy Torah & commandments, & righteous sages & spiritual leaders of every generation that lead us on path of truth.


Sunday / 16-May-21 / 5 Sivan 5781                                  #1611
#ParshaYomi #Naso 1: Sons of Gershon of tribe of Levi work: carry curtains of Mishkan, of Ohel Moed, coverings, screens, hangings, ropes.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 8:5 Any derived uncleanness doesn’t defile vessels, but does defile a liquid. If liquid became unclean it defiles them.
#DafYomi #Yoma 35: Elder Hilel extremely poor, yet went to great lengths and expense to learn Torah. Almost died on snowy day to hear Shiur.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 13:8 Mitzva to send away mother bird applies only to non-domesticated kosher fowl; doves in dovecote, birds in wild.
#HalachaYomi OC 89:7 Can get haircut, enter bathhouse close to Shacharit time; decree against doing so close to Mincha time which is common.
#TanyaYomi 5Sivan: Reward of Tzadikim to savor of the nature of the World to Come in this world.
#EmunaYomi 69: God gave mankind, and the Jewish people in particular, clear instructions as to one’s purpose in life.


Shabbat / 15-May-21 / 4 Sivan 5781                                  #1610
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 7: When camp travels, Kohens take down Parochet & cover Ark; Show Table, Menora, Altar, vessels. Sons of Kehat carry.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 8:3 One who burns red cow or bulls or leads away scapegoat, defile garments. Red cow, bulls & scapegoat themselves don’t.
#DafYomi #Yoma 34: KohenGadol old, delicate: would heat iron blocks Yom Kippur eve, cast them into cold water of Mikva to temper its chill.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 12:14 Sukot, Pesah, Shavuot, RH: Animal seller must inform buyer if sold mom or daughter so don’t slaughter same day.
#HalachaYomi OC 89:3 Can’t eat or drink before morning prayer, but one may drink water; foods or drinks for medicinal purpose is allowed.
#TanyaYomi 4Sivan: “Educate child according to *his* way, even when old won’t depart from it.” Means it’s not path of the perfect truth.
#EmunaYomi 68: Emuna, our unshakable belief & trust in God, fills in the missing pieces that our limited vision sometimes creates.


Friday / 14-May-21 / 3 Sivan 5781                                  #1609
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 6: 22,273 1stborns of Israel, “swapped” for 22,000 Levis. Extra 273 redeemed for 5 shekel each to Kohen, 1365 shekel. 
#MishnaYomi #Parah 8:2 Hatat water fell on his sandal, “says” to sandal: “That which defiled you did not defile me, but you did defile me.”
#DafYomi #Yoma 33: Abaye arranged sequence of daily services in Temple based on tradition and in accordance with the opinion of Abba Shaul.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 11:15 Some rule if lungs have Sirchot, can’t eat. Incorrect. Never custom in France, Spain, West; causes great loss.
#HalachaYomi OC 88:1 If ritually impure can read from Torah, say Shma, Amida. Ezra ruled that can’t if had emission, but was later annulled.
#TanyaYomi 3Sivan: God’s light rests on divine soul by destroying animal soul’s Garments of thought/speech/action; turn from dark to light.
#EmunaYomi 67: Lack of even one small but critical detail makes God’s lovingkindness seem like cruelty. Entire picture seems flawed.


Thursday / 13-May-21 / 2 Sivan 5781                                  #1608
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 5: Levi family count: Gershon: Libni, Shimi. Kehat: Amram, Itzhar, Hebron, Uziel. Merari: Mahli, Mushi. 22,000 total.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 7:11 2 men draw water for Hatat, 1 assisted 2nd to raise it or pulled out thorn for 2nd: for 1 mixture, valid; not for 2.
#DafYomi #Yoma 32: KohenGadol 5 immersions, 10 sanctifications: if move from inner service (KodeshKodashim) to outer & back, need immersion.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 10:13 Even if seems animal will live, if has 1 of conditions that Sages listed as making it Trefe, remains forbidden.
#HalachaYomi OC 86:1 Foul water or steeping water in which one steeps flax or hemp: need to distance oneself from them as from excrement.
#TanyaYomi 2Sivan: 2nd Temple had no Ark. God’s light descended by degrees. Since Temple destroyed, God only has “4 cubits of Halacha.”
#EmunaYomi 66: Sometimes, soul makes brief visit to earth. Soul of R’ Yosef Karo returned as baby & died right after his circumcision.


Wednesday / 12-May-21 / 1 Sivan 5781                                  #1607
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 4: Sons of Aaron: Nadav & Avihu (died), Elazar & Itamar. Tribe of Levi instead of 1stborns to serve Kohens in Temple.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 7:9 Carrying water: ruled on law, directed others, killed snake, scorpion, or picked up food to store it, water invalid.
#DafYomi #Yoma 31: Leper puts thumbs into Temple: partial entry. Leper immerses, stands at Nicanor Gate, immerses before even partial entry.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 9:1 Psuka: if skin around marrow of spinal cord severed, Trefe. If skin split lengthwise or perforated, Kosher.
#HalachaYomi OC 85:2 Can speak of secular matters in holy tongue (Hebrew) in the bathroom, but forbidden to mention name of God there.
#TanyaYomi 1Sivan: 1st Temple: Ark w/Luchot, revealed aspect of God’s light. Didn’t descend by degree, “God’s work & writing” supernatural.
#EmunaYomi 65: The more we’re hampered by the Yetzer Hara, the evil inclination, the more we have to accomplish on earth.


Tuesday / 11-May-21 / 29 Iyar 5781                                  #1606
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 3: 12 Tribes encampment: E: Juda Isachar Zevulun. S: Ruben Simon Gad. W: Efraim Menase Benjamin. N: Dan Asher Naftali.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 7:8 Put jar away so won’t break or inverted it to dry it, if so can draw more water with it, already drawn water valid.
#DafYomi #Yoma 30: Man can’t go out with drops of urine on legs; people will think has severed penis & spread rumors that kids Mamzerim.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 8:9 Animal terrified to extent that lung shriveled up: if result of natural phenomena, Kosher; if man-induced, Trefe.
#HalachaYomi OC 83:4 Ram”a: Forbidden to think about matters of Torah in bathroom, and all the more so to say Shma (Hagahot Maimoni).
#TanyaYomi 29Iyar: Halachic reasons, interpretations clothed, hidden in Halacha; not revealed. Revealed elements reflect God’s attributes.
#EmunaYomi 64: Arizal: Encounter most resistance in area of our mission on earth. Evil inclination doesn’t want us to complete successfully.


Monday / 10-May-21 / 28 Iyar 5781                                  #1605
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 2: Ruben 46k Simon 59 Gad 46 Juda 75 Isahar 54 Zebulun 57 Efraim 40 Menase 32 Benjamin 35 Dan 63 Asher 41 Naftali 53.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 7:6 If carries the rope in his hand, in his usual manner, the mixture is valid; not in his usual manner, it is invalid.
#DafYomi #Yoma 29: Just as hind, as grows its antlers continue to branch out; so too, as righteous engage more in prayer their prayer heard.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 7:7 Inflate lungs, if makes sound, place item on it; if flutters, Trefe. Can’t find, put in water, if bubbles, Trefe.
#HalachaYomi OC 83:1 Can’t say Shma facing toilet, if not partitioned. If partitioned can, as long as there’s no smell coming from it.
#TanyaYomi 28Iyar: Shrine of Holy of Holies contained in each world. Also source of Talmud’s wisdom. Halacha derived from God’s attributes.
#EmunaYomi 63: Don’t be surprised if hear of young, upright people that die suddenly. They’ve completed their soul correction & mission.


Sunday / 9-May-21 / 27 Iyar 5781                                  #1604
#ParshaYomi #Bamidbar 1: Army census > 20 yrs old of all tribes (- Levi). Princes of each tribe named. 1st day, 2nd month, 2nd yr in desert.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 7:3 Prepared mixture w/ 1 hand, did other work w/ 2nd, mixture invalid if prepared for self; prepared for other, valid.
#DafYomi #Yoma 28: Abraham fulfilled entire Torah b4 given: heard My voice, kept My charge, Mitzvot, statutes, Torahs; including Oral Torah.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 6:1 Nekuva: if puncture of any size reaches inner cavity of 11 organs, Trefe, can’t eat the animal.
#HalachaYomi OC 82:1 Dry excrement, if throws it & crumbles apart, it’s like dust; can say Shma in front of it, if doesn’t have bad smell.
#TanyaYomi 27Iyar: Worlds can’t endure, receive God’s light w/o Garments to screen, conceal light, so not entirely nullified, lose identity.
#EmunaYomi 62: Mind-boggling set of Divine considerations influences a person’s life & longevity: deeds, former lives, public edicts & more.


Shabbat / 8-May-21 / 26 Iyar 5781                                  #1603
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 7: Calculate sale of fields according to time until Jubilee year. Laws of consecrating to Temple & redeeming.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 7:2 Filled water w/ 1 hand did other work w/ 2nd hand; filled for self & other; filled 2 jars @ same time: water invalid.
#DafYomi #Yoma 27: If Kohen washed hands at night for removal of ashes next day, doesn’t have to wash again, sanctified at start of service.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 5:2 8 maladies that if affect animal, Trefe & can’t eat: Drusa; Nekuva; Haseira; Netula; Psuka; Kerua; Nefula; Shbura.
#HalachaYomi OC 79:8 It is forbidden to recite the Recitation of the Shma in front of a dunghill that has a bad smell.
#TanyaYomi 26Iyar: Part of God’s light illuminates worlds in “revealed” manner. Extends to each item vitality suitable for it, animating it.
#EmunaYomi 61: The knowledge that God does everything for our eternal benefit should be engraved on our hearts and minds.


Friday / 7-May-21 / 25 Iyar 5781                                  #1602
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 6: Vow person’s “value”: Ages: 1 mnth-5yrs; 5-20yrs; 20-60yrs; >60yrs = Men: 5;20;50;15 shkl. Women: 3;10;30;10.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 6:5 Diverts a spring into a wine vat or into pools, the water is invalid for Zavim and Metzoraim. And for Chatat water.
#DafYomi #Yoma 26: No Kohen assigned incense service > 1x in his life: brings wealth to one who performs it so given to as many as possible.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 4:2 Jew doesn’t know 5 factors that disqualify & laws of Shechita, even if slaughters correctly, forbidden to eat it.
#HalachaYomi OC 79:7 Excrement of roosters that go in the house is like that of domesticated animal, wild beast & bird (can say Shma).
#TanyaYomi 25Iyar: God fills all worlds & animates them. In higher & lower worlds, hidden & concealed. No thought apprehends Him.
#EmunaYomi 60: Our powers of cognizance are enhanced when we realize our lives began long before we’re born & continue long after we die.


Thursday / 6-May-21 / 24 Iyar 5781                                  #1601
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 5: If don’t listen to God, horrible punishments: disease, depression, hunger, war, exile, desolation. Ends well.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 6:3 Mixed the water in a trough while a bucket was in it, even though its neck was narrow, the waters in it are prepared.
#DafYomi #Yoma 25: Lottery not held for each individual service; Kohen who won + 12 Kohens next to him do the other acts of daily offering.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 3:1 5 factors disqualify slaughter; Shechita fundamental to guard against: Shehiya; Drisa; Halada; Hagrama; Ikur.
#HalachaYomi OC 79:4 To say Shma, no need to distance from animal excrement if doesn’t smell bad. If smells bad, law like human excrement.
#TanyaYomi 24Iyar: Principal dwelling place, flow of life from soul in brain; diffused to all other organs according to their character.
#EmunaYomi 59: We can surmise that there must be a continuation of spiritual life far beyond physical demise.


Wednesday / 5-May-21 / 23 Iyar 5781                                  #1600
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 4: Jewish servants: don’t treat harshly; how freed. Family should redeem. If follow God’s laws, will be blessed.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 6:1 About to mix the ashes with water, ashes fell on his hand or side of trough, then into trough, mixture is invalid.
#DafYomi #Yoma 24: Reason for multiple daily lotteries for assigning Kohen tasks is to stir up commotion & excitement in Temple services.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 2:13 Attached knife to water-wheel, correctly cut animal’s neck: if man caused water to flow, kosher only 1st turn.
#HalachaYomi OC 79:1 If human excrement behind one, needs to distance oneself 4 amot from the place where the smell ceases b4 saying Shma.
#TanyaYomi 23Iyar: Soul is single, simple spiritual entity; has no corporeal shape, no dimensions of space, size or physical limitations.
#EmunaYomi 58: God gave humans fabulous intellectual potential, physical capabilities & spiritual power for a definitive purpose.


Tuesday / 4-May-21 / 22 Iyar 5781                                  #1599
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 3: House in walled city can be sold forever. Not in unwalled city. Mitzva to lend to Jew. Can’t charge interest.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 5:7 A trough that’s set in stone: can’t collect water for Chatat in it, prepare the mixture, nor sprinkle from it.
#DafYomi #Yoma 23: Rava: whoever forgoes his reckonings with others for injustices done to him, heaven forgoes punishment for all his sins.
#RambamYomi #Shechita 1:23 Shochet must check knife tip, sides before slaughter. Pass back & forth on finger & nail. Can’t have any blemish.
#HalachaYomi OC 76:8 If read Shma in place where proper to be doubtful about excrement, found afterwards, must say it again somewhere else.
#TanyaYomi 22Iyar: Craving of soul grows exceedingly enraptured that soul consumed w/ desire to pour itself into God’s embrace & leave body.
#EmunaYomi 57: Every mineral, plant, animal, and human has an important task to perform in the overall scheme of creation.


Monday / 3-May-21 / 21 Iyar 5781                                  #1598
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 2: Keep Sabbatical yr, will receive blessing in 6th yr of 3 yrs crop. Land not sold permanently. Belongs to God.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 5:5 Can make mixture of Chatat waters in all kinds of vessels, even in vessels made of cattle dung, of stone or earth.
#DafYomi #Yoma 22: Appoint community leader if has some inappropriate ancestry; if becomes haughty remind him of humble roots. David v Saul.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 17:31 Forbidden to delay relieving oneself; makes soul detestable, besides bringing on self severe illnesses.
#HalachaYomi OC 76:5 If there’s excrement on the person’s anus, even if it is covered, it is forbidden to recite Shma according to everyone.
#TanyaYomi 21Iyar: Divine fire in soul, leads to thirst & then rapture of soul for God. Levites w/ song & music show intense love of God.
#EmunaYomi 56: If a human does things for a purpose only, then rest assured that God does nothing without a specific and very good purpose.


Sunday / 2-May-21 / 20 Iyar 5781                                  #1597
#ParshaYomi #BeharBehukotai 1: Shmita, Sabbatical yr, don’t work land, produce ownerless. Yovel, Jubilee yr, land returns to original owner.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 5:3 If pumpkin shell was immersed in water that wasn’t fit for mixing, can mix in it ashes w/ the water if not defiled.
#DafYomi #Yoma 21: R’ Levi: tradition from our ancestors: place of Ark of Covenant has no measurement (takes up no space) in Holy of Holies.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 16:1 Ratios to nullify forbidden food depends. If leaven, spice or important, slightest amount forbids whole mixture.
#HalachaYomi OC 76:3 If excrement passes in front of a person, can’t say Shma. Mouth of a pig is like excrement, even if comes from river.
#TanyaYomi 20Iyar: Intelligent person thinks deeply on these matters: soul will be kindled, clothed in benevolent spirit, to cleave to God.
#EmunaYomi 55: The Zohar explains that entrance-level Emuna is the cognizance of a world to come, far beyond the limited material world.


Shabbat / 1-May-21 / 19 Iyar 5781                                  #1596
#ParshaYomi #Emor 7: Laws of olive oil for lighting Menora; loaves for table of Showbread. Story of Blasphemer, God decrees stone to death.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 5:1 He who brings the earthen vessel for the Chatat must immerse, and spend the night by the furnace.
#DafYomi #Yoma 20: 3 sounds travel from end of world to other end: sound of sphere of sun; bustle of crowds of Rome; soul when leaves body.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 15:5 Cases where a forbidden food mixed w/ permitted food is nullified may need ratio of 60:1, 100:1 or 200:1.
#HalachaYomi OC 75:4 Forbidden to say Shma in front of “nakedness”, even that of a non-Jew and so too of the “nakedness” of a minor.
#TanyaYomi 19Iyar: Purpose of saying the 2 blessings before reciting Shma is to renounce everything, life & sustenance for the love of God.
#EmunaYomi 54: Each prayer has its power, & each request requires a certain amount of prayer or spiritual power to bring it about.


Friday / 30-Apr-21 / 18 Iyar 5781                                  #1595
#ParshaYomi #Emor 6: More Holy Days: Sukot: sit in Booths, take 4 species: Etrog, Lulav, Hadas, Arava. No work day 1 & 8, Shmini Atzeret.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 4:3 If he burned (the Chatat cow) without wood, or with any kind of wood, even if only with straw or stubble, it’s valid.
#DafYomi #Yoma 19: R’ Hiya: Saducee KohenGadol purposely did YomKipur service incorrectly, struck dead by angel when exited KodeshKodashim.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 14:13 When eat from forbidden food because of desire or hungry, liable. If lost in desert & nothing else to eat, ok.
#HalachaYomi OC 75:1 Forbidden to say Shma in front of woman if handbreadth of her body that should be covered is uncovered, even if wife.
#TanyaYomi 18Iyar: Tzimtzum’s purpose: creation of humans, subjugate SitraAchra, for light to supplant darkness when person elevates soul.
#EmunaYomi 53: Don’t ever forget that God listens to, sees, and personally provides for the lowest and simplest creatures in the universe.


Thursday / 29-Apr-21 / 17 Iyar 5781                                  #1594
#ParshaYomi #Emor 5: More Holy Days: Rosh Hashana, remembrance of Shofar; Yom Kipur, day of atonement, afflict selves – if didn’t, cut off.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 4:1 If the (Chatat cow) service was performed by one whose hands or feet were unwashed, it is invalid.
#DafYomi #Yoma 18: Marta bat Baitos gave 1/2 se’ah of dinars to King Yannai for appointment of Yehoshua ben Gamla as Kohen Gadol.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 13:8 Can give wine to non-Jew to safekeep in closed container, if has 2 distinguishing marks, “seal within a seal.”
#HalachaYomi OC 74:4 An authority says women can bless & pray when they’re wearing shirt, even though it doesn’t separate from below heart.
#TanyaYomi 17Iyar: God’s knowledge includes all of earth’s globe. Wouldn’t have come into existence w/o many contractions of God’s light.
#EmunaYomi 52: With true Emuna, any person, w/ simple personal prayer & dialog w/ God can transcend any natural limitation & work wonders.


Wednesday / 28-Apr-21 / 16 Iyar 5781                                  #1593
#ParshaYomi #Emor 4: List of Holy Days: Shabat; Pesah, sacrifices, 1st & 7th day, don’t work; Ritual of Omer; count to Shavuot, sacrifices.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 3:11 Wrapped cedar wood, hyssop & scarlet wool together with remains of the strip of wool and cast them into the fire.
#DafYomi #Yoma 17: Didn’t say all turns that turn should be only to right? Why turning left? Only have to turn right doing Temple service.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 12:17 Jew left non-Jew in store, if Jew comes & goes, wine kosher. If tells non-Jew will travel, wine forbidden.
#HalachaYomi OC 74:1 If was sleeping naked w/ cloth, has to press cloth to heart, then can say Shma; when one’s heart sees nakedness, can’t.
#TanyaYomi 16Iyar: Hidden World encircles, is on Higher plane than Revealed World. Like getting mind around something; encompass w/ thought.
#EmunaYomi 51: Doubts: that God’s power & mercy are limitless & has abilities to help us in any situation, even when we don’t deserve it.


Tuesday / 27-Apr-21 / 15 Iyar 5781                                  #1592
#ParshaYomi #Emor 3: List of blemishes that disqualify animals from being sacrifices in Temple. Includes permanent & temporary blemishes.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 3:8 Different kinds of wood were set to burn Red Cow: cedar, pine, spruce & fig. Made shape of tower w/ air holes in it.
#DafYomi #Yoma 16: Women’s courtyard 4 Chambers: SE Nazirites, NE Woodshed (Kohens dewormed wood); NW Lepers (immersed); SW House of Oils.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 11:8 If non-Jew touched wine, Jew prohibited to drink it. If was idolatrous non-Jew, can’t even benefit from it.
#HalachaYomi OC 73:2 Sleeping w/ spouse: may say Shma by turning away to side. An authority forbids this, correct to heed his words.
#TanyaYomi 15Iyar: Tzimtzum, contraction of God’s light to world: what reaches us virtually 0. 1 part of infinity, no number relative to it.
#EmunaYomi 50: Doubts: that God listens to us, heeds our prayers & those of every creation; loves each of us & desires to help us.


Monday / 26-Apr-21 / 14 Iyar 5781                                  #1591
#ParshaYomi #Emor 2: Kohen: w/ physical defect can’t serve in Temple. Needs to be ritually pure. Non-Kohen can’t eat from Temple offerings.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 3:6 Made a ramp from Temple Mount to Mt of Olives, arches above arches, as a protection against a grave in the depths.
#DafYomi #Yoma 15: Kohen sprinkles 1st on NE altar corner, then SW: Since Master said: All turns that you turn should be only to the right.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 10:2 Hadash (new grain): Can’t eat of 5 grains before Nisan 16. Applies in Israel & Diaspora, w/ or w/o Temple.
#HalachaYomi OC 72:5 Standing in line to comfort the mourner: inner ones that see mourner’s face exempt from Shma; outer ones obligated.
#TanyaYomi 14Iyar: Even great Tzadik & angel souls limited to Divine light that can enjoy. Can’t absorb infinite light w/o being nullified.
#EmunaYomi 49: Doubts: that have power & privilege to speak to God in our own language & words, whenever we wish.


Sunday / 25-Apr-21 / 13 Iyar 5781                                  #1590
#ParshaYomi #Emor 1: Kohen: no contact w/ dead except immediate family. Don’t cut beard (w/ razor). Limits of who Kohen Gadol can marry.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 3:5 Moses prepared 1st Red Cow ashes; Ezra 2nd; Shimon Hatzadik 3,4; Yohanan 5,6; Elihoenai 7; Hanamel 8; BenPiabi 9.
#DafYomi #Yoma 14: The impure becomes purified by the water with the ashes of the red heifer. The pure become impure by it.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 9:1 Forbidden to cook meat & milk together, eat it, or benefit from it. Must bury it. Even its ashes are forbidden.
#HalachaYomi OC 72:2 Don’t bring out body close to time of saying Shma, as not enough time to bring it out & bury before Shma time arrives.
#TanyaYomi 13Iyar: “Every generation & day person must regard self as if that day left Egypt.” Release of soul from body’s confinement.
#EmunaYomi 48: Emuna isn’t activated in its entirety until a person begins a daily dialog with God, namely through prayer.


Shabbat / 24-Apr-21 / 12 Iyar 5781                                  #1589
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 7: Death sentence: cursing parents, forbidden sex relations, bestiality. Don’t eat unclean animals or birds.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 3:2 Courtyards were built in Jerusalem over rock, beneath them was hollow, served as protection against grave in depths.
#DafYomi #Yoma 13: For an individual to contract ritual impurity is common. To die is uncommon.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 8:11 9 kosher butchers, 1 not, doesn’t know from which got, can’t eat. Meat found on street & most stores kosher, ok.
#HalachaYomi OC 71:7 Forbidden to recite Shma within 4 cubits of the deceased or in a cemetery. If recited, didn’t fulfill obligation.
#TanyaYomi 12Iyar: “Yet I’m continually with Thee.” Corporeality of body doesn’t prevent union of soul w/ God’s light, Who fills all worlds.
#EmunaYomi 47: We tap our cogent resources of Emuna once we begin speaking with God and asking for all our needs.


Friday / 23-Apr-21 / 11 Iyar 5781                                  #1588
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 6: Love the stranger. Keep true weights & measures. Don’t sacrifice children to Molech or turn to Ov or Yidoni.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 3:1 7 days before burning Red Cow Kohen who would burn it separated from home to Stone Chamber, facing Birah’s NE corner.
#DafYomi #Yoma 12: In matters of sanctity, we always attempt to increase the level of sanctity and never decrease it.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 7:5 3 types of forbidden fat, liable for Karet if eat: fat on digestive organs; on kidneys; on flanks. Tail-fat ok.
#HalachaYomi OC 71:3 The one who watches the deceased, even if it is not one’s own deceased is exempt from reciting the Shma.
#TanyaYomi 11Iyar: “Who has sanctified us by His commandments.” Like union of groom & bride; raised to heights of holiness, by God Himself.
#EmunaYomi 46: Everyone has Emuna, but most people fail to “live” it. They don’t know how to apply the concept of Emuna to daily practice.


Thursday / 22-Apr-21 / 10 Iyar 5781                                  #1587
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 5: Judge honestly; rebuke; love neighbor as self. Don’t: gossip; hate; take revenge; bear grudge; crossbreed.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 2:3 Rode Red Cow, leaned on it, hung on tail, crossed river by its help, doubled up its rope, put cloak on it, invalid.
#DafYomi #Yoma 11: Structures that are not used for human habitation do not require a Mezuza.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 6:10 Meat doesn’t release all its blood unless salted & washed thoroughly. Wash, salt, wash until exit water clean.
#HalachaYomi OC 70:4 If occupied with communal needs & time for saying Shma arrived, don’t pause, but rather finish affairs & recite after.
#TanyaYomi 10Iyar: Can’t comprehend God’s greatness. Has infinite worlds, countless angels in each. Innumerable troops as nothing to Him.
#EmunaYomi 45: King Hezekia: Tradition from King David: Even if a sharp sword is at throat, don’t lose hope in Divine mercy. Berahot 10a.


Wednesday / 21-Apr-21 / 9 Iyar 5781                                  #1586
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 4: Be holy. Fear parents. Keep Shabat. No idols. Leave field corner to poor, dropped produce. Don’t steal, lie.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 2:1 All sacrifices, communal or individual, can bring from Israel & outside, new produce & old; except Omer & 2 loaves.
#DafYomi #Yoma 10: Whatever house is not fit for both winter and summer is not considered a house.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 5:14 Did Shchita, found living fetus in animal, doesn’t need Shchita (can kill other way), unless steps on ground.
#HalachaYomi OC 70:1 Women, slaves, exempt from saying Shma, positive time-dependent Mitzva. Proper to teach them to accept yoke of Heaven.
#TanyaYomi 9Iyar: Also kindles love of God if surrender soul, body, possessions w/ all heart, soul, might to God. Especially when say Shma.
#EmunaYomi 44: Emotional breakdowns & despair all result from a lack of Emuna. Life is unbearable when one loses hope.


Tuesday / 20-Apr-21 / 8 Iyar 5781                                  #1585
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 3: Don’t offer sacrifices outside Temple. Don’t consume blood. Punishment of Karet. List of illicit relations.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 1:3 Sacrificial lambs no more than 1 yr old, rams no more than 2 yrs. And all these years are reckoned from day to day.
#DafYomi #Yoma 9: Baseless hatred is the equivalent of idol worship, illicit relations, and murder.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 4:8 Can’t eat animal (after proper slaughter) if was dead (Nevela) or about to die (Trefa) no matter what the cause.
#HalachaYomi OC 69:2 Blind even though never saw lights, may Poreis al Shma & say Yotzer Hameorot, enjoys lights that others see when help.
#TanyaYomi 8Iyar: “Jacob kissed Rachel & lifted up his voice & wept.” Rachel=Kneset Israel; Jacob=attribute of Mercy; awakens compassion.
#EmunaYomi 43: Emuna girds us with phenomenal inner strength & enables us to successfully weather life’s difficult tests & challenges.


Monday / 19-Apr-21 / 7 Iyar 5781                                  #1584
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 2: More laws of Yom Kipur. Day of affliction. Atonement. No labor. Can’t offer sacrifices outside Temple.
#MishnaYomi #Parah 1:1 R’ Eliezer: heifer isn’t > 1 yr old, cow not > 2 yrs old. Sages: heifer can be 2, cow even 3 or 4. R’ Meir: even 5.
#DafYomi #Yoma 8: A person with God’s name inscribed on his body should not wash himself, anoint himself or stand in a disgusting place.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 3:5 Can nurse infant ’til age 4 or 5. If weaned 3+ days & healthy, don’t nurse if over 24 months; less, nurses again.
#HalachaYomi OC 66:9 Shouldn’t respond to Kadish or Kedusha between Redemption & Amidah. Wait at words Shira Chadasha in order to respond.
#TanyaYomi 7Iyar: Another direct road open to man: to occupy self w/ Torah & commandments for their own sake. Patriarch Jacob’s Attribute.
#EmunaYomi 42: Truth prevents conflict & mass destruction. Can obtain truth only via Emuna. Emuna needed for world’s continued existence.


Sunday / 18-Apr-21 / 6 Iyar 5781                                  #1583
#ParshaYomi #AchareiKedoshim 1: Kohen Gadol’s Yom Kipur Temple procedure. Sacrifices, bathing, change of garb, scapegoat killed in desert.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 14:12 If a poor Metzora brings rich man level sacrifice, fulfills duty; rich Metzora brings poor man sacrifice, didn’t.
#DafYomi #Yoma 7: When there is a problem that one becomes aware of, but no solution, at times it is better to “be smart & stay quiet.”
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 2:1 Camel, pig, rabbit, hare, chew cud or split hoofs; can’t eat them & certainly not any animal w/ no kosher sign.
#HalachaYomi OC 66:8 One needs to adjoin the Blessing of Redemption to the Amidah, and one may not interrupt after they said Ga’al Yisrael.
#TanyaYomi 6Iyar: Whole man & reason for being is to know God’s glory, majestic splendor of His greatness; each to limit of their capacity.
#EmunaYomi 41: Emuna restrains & refines a person, by teaching them to be satisfied with their lot & not to covet what God gives neighbor.


Shabbat / 17-Apr-21 / 5 Iyar 5781                                  #1582
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 7: Laws of ritual purity for man after seminal emission & menstruating woman. Guidelines & purification process.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 14:10 Kohen then put on Metzora oil on same spots where placed blood (right earlobe, thumb, big toe).
#DafYomi #Yoma 6: A man who cohabits with a menstruating woman becomes ritually impure as one who touched a dead body.
#RambamYomi #Maachalot 1:2 Chews cud, no teeth on upper jaw. Chews cud, has split hoofs, except camel. Split hoofs, chews cud, except pig.
#HalachaYomi OC 66:3 One can respond to Kaddish, K’dushah, and Bar’khu, in the middle of saying the Shma or its blessings.
#TanyaYomi 5Iyar: Revelation comes thru powerful fixation of mind, intense concentration touching heart’s depth, how God is our very life.
#EmunaYomi 40: Where there’s no Emuna, there’s corruption and anarchy. Injustice becomes the norm and humans become heartless.


Friday / 16-Apr-21 / 4 Iyar 5781                                  #1581
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 6: Laws of Tzaraat of house: clear, inspect, close, take stones, demolish or cleanse w/ sacrifice. Laws of Zav.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 14:8-9 After immersion, Metzora stood by Nikanor gate, Kohen put sacrifice blood on his right earlobe; thumb; big toe.
#DafYomi #Yoma 5: Both in the commandment and in the act, Aaron precedes his sons in donning the priestly garments.
#RambamYomi #Biah 22:1 Man forbidden to be secluded w/ any woman that’s prohibited to him. Only exceptions are mom w/ son; dad w/ daughter.
#HalachaYomi OC 66:1 Can’t interrupt in verse of “Shma Yisrael” and “Barukh Shem” at all unless out of fear that will be killed if doesn’t.
#TanyaYomi 4Iyar: “A good thought is united by God to a deed,” providing the “wings” to soar upwards.
#EmunaYomi 39: Only the fear of getting caught & punished deters unbelieving person from theft, embezzlement, murder & adultery.


Thursday / 15-Apr-21 / 3 Iyar 5781                                  #1580
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 5: If recovered from Tzaraat & poor, brings less expensive sacrifice: lamb, flour, oil, 2 birds & same procedure.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 14:7 On 8th day Metzora brings 3 beasts: sin-offering (Chatat), guilt-offering (Asham), whole burnt-offering (Olah).
#DafYomi #Yoma 4: Moses ascended Mt. Sinai in a cloud, was covered by a cloud & was sanctified by a cloud to receive the Torah in sanctity.
#RambamYomi #Biah 21:2 Man is forbidden to motion w/ hands, feet, eyes, joke, smell perfume or gaze at a woman that’s prohibited to him.
#HalachaYomi OC 65:2 Said Shma on own, entered synagogue where saying Shma, say 1st verse w/ them so won’t seem not accepting Heaven’s yoke.
#TanyaYomi 3Iyar: An emanation from Moshe, the Faithful Shepherd, is present in every generation, to illumine us.
#EmunaYomi 38: R’ Nahman: As knowledge of God increases, there will be no more damage & cruelty. Mercy & compassion will spread.


Wednesday / 14-Apr-21 / 2 Iyar 5781                                  #1579
#ParshaYomi #TazriaMetzora 4: Tzaraat on clothing: burn. Ritual after person w/ Tzaraat clean: sacrifices, sprinkle blood, shave hair, bath.
#MishnaYomi #Negaim 14:4 There are 3 who must shave their hair & their shaving of it is a Mitzva: the Nazirite, the Metzora, & the Levites.
#DafYomi #Yoma 3: Whoever didn’t bring the holiday sacrifice the 1st day of Sukot has the entire 7-day festival to bring it.
#RambamYomi #Biah 20:2 Kohen w/ established lineage: 2 witnesses state he’s Kohen of unbroken descent of Kohen who served at Temple Altar.
#HalachaYomi OC 64:2 Read whole section of Shma but skipped 1 verse in middle, returns to beginning of that verse and finishes the section.
#TanyaYomi 2Iyar: Grades of love of God subdivided into many shades & gradations without limit, each person according to their capacity.
#EmunaYomi 37: Just as a carpenter doesn’t compete with a butcher, the nations of the world would cooperate in peace, rather than fight.


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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