Limud yomi, 11th Teves, 5773

Learning
Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Victor Brindatch

  • Dafyomi Bavli: Shabbos 82
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  • Dafyomi Yerushalmi: Sotah 47
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  • Yerushalmi for Bavli schedule: Shabbos Halachah 7 until Daf 57b Is Masnisa
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  • Mishnah Yomis: Gitin 3:4-5
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  • Halachah Yomis(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim): 168:5-7
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  • Mishnah Berurah (Mifal Shonei Halachos): Vol. 1 p.142b
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  • Chafetz Chayim: Hilchos Rechilus Kelal 7 1
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  • Rambam (1 Perek/day): Ma’achalos Asuros 16
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  • Nevi’im (Chok l’Yisrael): [yearly cycle] Melachim I 1-5
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  • Kesuvim (Chok l’Yisrael): Tehilim 119-135
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  • Week of Parashas Vayechi 5773 / Dec. 23 – Dec. 29 ’12

SOURCE:
DAFYOMI
D.A.F.’s “Yomi” Page

Limud yomi, 10th Teves, 5773

Learning
Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Victor Brindatch

  • Dafyomi Bavli: Shabbos 81
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  • Dafyomi Yerushalmi: Sotah 46
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  • Yerushalmi for Bavli schedule: Shabbos Halachah 6 until Daf 56b Halachah 7
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  • Mishnah Yomis: Gitin 3:2-3
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  • Halachah Yomis(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim): 168:2-4
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  • Mishnah Berurah (Mifal Shonei Halachos): Vol. 1 p.142a
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  • Chafetz Chayim: Hilchos Rechilus Kelal 6 8-10
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  • Rambam (1 Perek/day): Ma’achalos Asuros 15
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  • Nevi’im (Chok l’Yisrael): [yearly cycle] Melachim I 1-5
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  • Kesuvim (Chok l’Yisrael): Tehilim 119-135
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  • Week of Parashas Vayechi 5773 / Dec. 23 – Dec. 29 ’12

SOURCE:
DAFYOMI
D.A.F.’s “Yomi” Page

Have a wonderful Shabbat! – 9th Teves, 5773

The Holy One, blessed be He,

said to Moses,

“I have a precious gift

in My treasure house,

called the Sabbath,

and desire to give it to Israel;

go and inform them.”
(Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Shabbath, 10b)

Have a Wonderful Shabbat!
Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Victor Brindatch

Have a wonderful Shabbat!

Limud yomi, for Shabbos 9th Teves, 5773

Learning
Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Victor Brindatch

  • Dafyomi Bavli: Shabbos 80
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  • Dafyomi Yerushalmi: Sotah 45
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  • Yerushalmi for Bavli schedule: Shabbos yesterday’s Daf until Daf 56b Halachah 6
  •  

  • Mishnah Yomis: Gitin 2:7-3:1
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  • Halachah Yomis(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim): 167:19 – 168:1
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  • Mishnah Berurah (Mifal Shonei Halachos): Vol. 1 p.141b
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  • Chafetz Chayim: Hilchos Rechilus Kelal 6 5-7
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  • Rambam (1 Perek/day): Ma’achalos Asuros 14
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  • Nevi’im (Chok l’Yisrael): [yearly cycle] Shmuel II 18-31
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  • Kesuvim (Chok l’Yisrael): Tehilim 106-118
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  • Week of Parashas Vayigash 5773 / Dec. 16 – Dec. 22 ’12

SOURCE:
DAFYOMI
D.A.F.’s “Yomi” Page

Limud yomi, 8th Teves, 5773

Learning
Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Victor Brindatch

  • Dafyomi Bavli: Shabbos 79
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  • Dafyomi Yerushalmi: Sotah 44
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  • Yerushalmi for Bavli schedule: Shabbos Halachah 3 until Daf 55b Deyo Hotzi Deyo
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  • Mishnah Yomis: Gitin 2:5-6
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  • Halachah Yomis(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim): 167:16-18
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  • Mishnah Berurah (Mifal Shonei Halachos): Vol. 1 p.141a
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  • Chafetz Chayim: Hilchos Rechilus Kelal 6 3-4
  •  

  • Rambam (1 Perek/day): Ma’achalos Asuros 13
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  • Nevi’im (Chok l’Yisrael): [yearly cycle] Shmuel II 18-31
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  • Kesuvim (Chok l’Yisrael): Tehilim 106-118
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  • Week of Parashas Vayigash 5773 / Dec. 16 – Dec. 22 ’12

SOURCE:
DAFYOMI
D.A.F.’s “Yomi” Page

Limud yomi, 7th Teves, 5773

Learning
Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Victor Brindatch

  • Dafyomi Bavli: Shabbos 78
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  • Dafyomi Yerushalmi: Sotah 43
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  • Yerushalmi for Bavli schedule: Shabbos yesterday’s Daf until Daf 55b Halachah 3
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  • Mishnah Yomis: Gitin 2:3-4
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  • Halachah Yomis(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim): 167:13-15
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  • Mishnah Berurah (Mifal Shonei Halachos): Vol. 1 p.140b
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  • Chafetz Chayim: Hilchos Rechilus Kelal 6 1-2
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  • Rambam (1 Perek/day): Ma’achalos Asuros 12
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  • Nevi’im (Chok l’Yisrael): [yearly cycle] Shmuel II 18-31
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  • Kesuvim (Chok l’Yisrael): Tehilim 106-118
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  • Week of Parashas Vayigash 5773 / Dec. 16 – Dec. 22 ’12

SOURCE:
DAFYOMI
D.A.F.’s “Yomi” Page

Limud yomi, 6th Teves, 5773

Learning
Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Victor Brindatch

  • Dafyomi Bavli: Shabbos 77
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  • Dafyomi Yerushalmi: Sotah 42
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  • Yerushalmi for Bavli schedule: Shabbos Perek 8 Halachah 1 until Daf 55a Mayim Kedei
  •  

  • Mishnah Yomis: Gitin 2:1-2
  •  

  • Halachah Yomis(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim): 167:10-12
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  • Mishnah Berurah (Mifal Shonei Halachos): Vol. 1 p.140a
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  • Chafetz Chayim: Hilchos Rechilus Kelal 5 6-7
  •  

  • Rambam (1 Perek/day): Ma’achalos Asuros 11
  •  

  • Nevi’im (Chok l’Yisrael): [yearly cycle] Shmuel II 18-31
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  • Kesuvim (Chok l’Yisrael): Tehilim 106-118
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  • Week of Parashas Vayigash 5773 / Dec. 16 – Dec. 22 ’12

SOURCE:
D.A.F.’s “Yomi” Page
AZAMRA WEEKLY DIARY

Limud yomi, 5th Teves, 5773

Learning
Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Victor Brindatch

  • Dafyomi Bavli: Shabbos 76
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  • Dafyomi Yerushalmi: Sotah 41
  •  

  • Yerushalmi for Bavli schedule: Shabbos yesterday’s Daf until Daf 53b the end of the Perek
  •  

  • Mishnah Yomis: Gitin 1:5-6
  •  

  • Halachah Yomis(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim): 167:7-9
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  • Mishnah Berurah (Mifal Shonei Halachos): Vol. 1 p.139b
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  • Chafetz Chayim: Hilchos Rechilus Kelal 5 5
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  • Rambam (1 Perek/day): Ma’achalos Asuros 10
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  • Nevi’im (Chok l’Yisrael): [yearly cycle] Shmuel II 18-31
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  • Kesuvim (Chok l’Yisrael): Tehilim 106-118
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  • Week of Parashas Vayigash 5773 / Dec. 16 – Dec. 22 ’12

SOURCE:
D.A.F.’s “Yomi” Page
AZAMRA WEEKLY DIARY

Limud yomi, 4th Teves, 5773

Learning
Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Victor Brindatch

  • Dafyomi Bavli: Shabbos 75
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  • Dafyomi Yerushalmi: Sotah 40
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  • Yerushalmi for Bavli schedule: Shabbos yesterday’s Daf until Daf 52b veha’Soser u’Vilvad
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  • Mishnah Yomis: Gitin 1:3-4
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  • Halachah Yomis(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim): 167:4-6
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  • Mishnah Berurah (Mifal Shonei Halachos): Vol. 1 p.139a
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  • Chafetz Chayim: Hilchos Rechilus Kelal 5 3-4
  •  

  • Rambam (1 Perek/day): Ma’achalos Asuros 9
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  • Nevi’im (Chok l’Yisrael): [yearly cycle] Shmuel II 18-31
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  • Kesuvim (Chok l’Yisrael): Tehilim 106-118
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  • Week of Parashas Vayigash 5773 / Dec. 16 – Dec. 22 ’12

SOURCE:
D.A.F.’s “Yomi” Page
AZAMRA WEEKLY DIARY

Limud yomi, 3rd Teves, 5773

Learning
Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Victor Brindatch

  • Dafyomi Bavli: Shabbos 74
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  • Dafyomi Yerushalmi: Sotah 39
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  • Yerushalmi for Bavli schedule: Shabbos yesterday’s Daf until Daf 51a ha’Tzov’o Mah Tzevi’ah
  •  

  • Mishnah Yomis: Gitin 1:1-2
  •  

  • Halachah Yomis(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim): 167:1-3
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  • Mishnah Berurah (Mifal Shonei Halachos): Vol. 1 p.138b
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  • Chafetz Chayim: Hilchos Rechilus Kelal 5 1-2
  •  

  • Rambam (1 Perek/day): Ma’achalos Asuros 8
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  • Nevi’im (Chok l’Yisrael): [yearly cycle] Shmuel II 18-31
  •  

  • Kesuvim (Chok l’Yisrael): Tehilim 106-118
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  • Week of Parashas Vayigash 5773 / Dec. 16 – Dec. 22 ’12

SOURCE:
D.A.F.’s “Yomi” Page
AZAMRA WEEKLY DIARY

Have a wonderful Shabbat! – 2nd Teves, 5773

The Holy One, blessed be He,

said to Moses,

“I have a precious gift

in My treasure house,

called the Sabbath,

and desire to give it to Israel;

go and inform them.”
(Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Shabbath, 10b)

Have a Wonderful Shabbat!
Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Victor Brindatch

Have a wonderful Shabbat!

Limud yomi, for Shabbos 2nd Teves, 5773


Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Elena Flerova

  • Dafyomi Bavli: Shabbos 73
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  • Dafyomi Yerushalmi: Sotah 38
  •  

  • Yerushalmi for Bavli schedule: Shabbos yesterday’s Daf until Daf 49b veha’Borer Amar
  •  

  • Mishnah Yomis: Sotah 9:14-15
  •  

  • Halachah Yomis(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim): 165:1 – 166:1
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  • Mishnah Berurah (Mifal Shonei Halachos): Vol. 1 p.p.138a
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  • Chafetz Chayim: Hilchos Rechilus Kelal 4 1-3
  •  

  • Rambam (1 Perek/day): Ma’achalos Asuros 7
  •  

  • Nevi’im (Chok l’Yisrael): [yearly cycle] Shmuel II 7-17
  •  

  • Kesuvim (Chok l’Yisrael): Tehilim 90-105
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  • Week of Parashas Miketz 5773 / Dec. 9 – Dec. 15 ’12

SOURCE:
D.A.F.’s “Yomi” Page
AZAMRA WEEKLY DIARY

Limud yomi, 1st Teves, 5773


Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Elena Flerova

  • Dafyomi Bavli: Shabbos 72
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  • Dafyomi Yerushalmi: Sotah 37
  •  

  • Yerushalmi for Bavli schedule: Shabbos yesterday’s Daf until Daf 48a Kol Davar
  •  

  • Mishnah Yomis: Sotah 9:12-13
  •  

  • Halachah Yomis(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim): 163:2 – 164:2
  •  

  • Mishnah Berurah (Mifal Shonei Halachos): Vol. 1 p.137b
  •  

  • Chafetz Chayim: Hilchos Rechilus Kelal 3 2-4
  •  

  • Rambam (1 Perek/day): Ma’achalos Asuros 6
  •  

  • Nevi’im (Chok l’Yisrael): [yearly cycle] Shmuel II 7-17
  •  

  • Kesuvim (Chok l’Yisrael): Tehilim 90-105
  •  

  • Week of Parashas Miketz 5773 / Dec. 9 – Dec. 15 ’12

Blessing the coming month of Tevet: Following the Torah reading we bless the coming month of Tevet. Rosh Chodesh will be on Thursday night-Friday 13-14 December. The Molad will be on Wednesday December 13, 2012 at 4:09 and 11 chalakim p.m.

SOURCE:
D.A.F.’s “Yomi” Page
AZAMRA WEEKLY DIARY

Limud yomi, 29th Kislev, 5773


Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Elena Flerova

  • Dafyomi Bavli: Shabbos 71
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  • Dafyomi Yerushalmi: Sotah 36
  •  

  • Yerushalmi for Bavli schedule: Shabbos yesterday’s Daf until Daf 46b Kelal b’Aseh
  •  

  • Mishnah Yomis: Sotah 9:10-11
  •  

  • Halachah Yomis(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim): 162:9 – 163:1
  •  

  • Mishnah Berurah (Mifal Shonei Halachos): Vol. 1 p.137a
  •  

  • Chafetz Chayim: Hilchos Rechilus Kelal 2:3 – Kelal 3:1
  •  

  • Rambam (1 Perek/day): Ma’achalos Asuros 5
  •  

  • Nevi’im (Chok l’Yisrael): [yearly cycle] Shmuel II 7-17
  •  

  • Kesuvim (Chok l’Yisrael): Tehilim 90-105
  •  

  • Week of Parashas Miketz 5773 / Dec. 9 – Dec. 15 ’12

Blessing the coming month of Tevet: Following the Torah reading we bless the coming month of Tevet. Rosh Chodesh will be on Thursday night-Friday 13-14 December. The Molad will be on Wednesday December 13, 2012 at 4:09 and 11 chalakim p.m.

SOURCE:
D.A.F.’s “Yomi” Page
AZAMRA WEEKLY DIARY

Limud yomi, 28th Kislev, 5773


Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Elena Flerova

  • Dafyomi Bavli: Shabbos 70
  •  

  • Dafyomi Yerushalmi: Sotah 35
  •  

  • Yerushalmi for Bavli schedule: Shabbos yesterday’s Daf until Daf 44b Rebbi Ba
  •  

  • Mishnah Yomis: Sotah 9:8-9
  •  

  • Halachah Yomis(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim): 162:6-8
  •  

  • Mishnah Berurah (Mifal Shonei Halachos): Vol. 1 p.136b
  •  

  • Chafetz Chayim: Hilchos Rechilus Kelal 2 1-2
  •  

  • Rambam (1 Perek/day): Ma’achalos Asuros 4
  •  

  • Nevi’im (Chok l’Yisrael): [yearly cycle] Shmuel II 7-17
  •  

  • Week of Parashas Miketz 5773 / Dec. 9 – Dec. 15 ’12

Blessing the coming month of Tevet: Following the Torah reading we bless the coming month of Tevet. Rosh Chodesh will be on Thursday night-Friday 13-14 December. The Molad will be on Wednesday December 13, 2012 at 4:09 and 11 chalakim p.m.

SOURCE:
D.A.F.’s “Yomi” Page
AZAMRA WEEKLY DIARY

Limud yomi, 27th Kislev, 5773


Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Elena Flerova

  • Dafyomi Bavli: Shabbos 69
  •  

  • Dafyomi Yerushalmi: Sotah 34
  •  

  • Yerushalmi for Bavli schedule: Shabbos yesterday’s Daf until Daf 43a Rebbi Yirmeyah
  •  

  • Mishnah Yomis: Sotah 9:6-7
  •  

  • Halachah Yomis(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim): 162:3-5
  •  

  • Mishnah Berurah (Mifal Shonei Halachos): Vol. 1 p.136a
  •  

  • Chafetz Chayim: Hilchos Rechilus Kelal 1 10-11
  •  

  • Rambam (1 Perek/day): Ma’achalos Asuros 3
  •  

  • Nevi’im (Chok l’Yisrael): [yearly cycle] Shmuel II 7-17
  •  

  • Week of Parashas Miketz 5773 / Dec. 9 – Dec. 15 ’12

Thursday 6 December / 22 Kislev
Some have the custom of preparing the Chanukah candalabrum three days before the festival.
Since Chanukah this year begins on Saturday night, one should prepare the Chanukah lamp on Friday afternoon 7 December before the beginning of Shabbat, even though it will be lit only after the conclusion of the Shabbat on Saturday night 8 December. This is because the lamp may not be prepared on the Shabbat itself since this is a forbidden labor, yet the lights should be kindled as soon as possible after the conclusion of the Shabbat.

Friday night-Saturday 7-8 December / 24 Kislev
Shabbat VAYEISHEV
SHABBAT MEVARCHIN & EVE OF CHANUKAH

Torah reading: Gen. 37:1-40:23. Haftara: Amos 2:63:8.

Blessing the coming month of Tevet: Following the Torah reading we bless the coming month of Tevet. Rosh Chodesh will be on Thursday night-Friday 13-14 December. The Molad will be on Wednesday December 13, 2012 at 4:09 and 11 chalakim p.m.

Saturday night 8 December-Sunday night December 16
25 Kislev-3 Tevet
CHANUKAH: FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Chanukah is a festival of thanksgiving for G-d’s miracles. The special prayer of thanksgiving for the Chanukah miracles (‘Al Hanissim) is added daily to each Amidah prayer and Birchat HaMazon (Grace after Meals). On each of the days of Chanukah, after the morning (shacharit) Amidah prayer, full Hallel (Psalms 113-118) is recited.
Special Chanukah Torah readings: On each of the days of Chanukah there is a special Torah reading selected from the account of the sacrifices offered by the Princes of the Twelve Tribes in celebration of the inauguration of the wilderness Sanctuary (Numbers 7:1-8:4).

The days of Chanukah are days of joy. It is forbidden to fast and it is customary to hold feasts and to eat some fried foods (such as doughnuts — no need for excess!!!) in memory of the miracle of the oil, and a milk or cheese dish in memory of the heroism of Judith, who fed the Greek general Holfurnos until he was drowsy and then cut off his head.
For detailed laws and customs of the festival, click HERE or HERE.

Saturday night 8 December / 25 Kislev
KINDLING THE FIRST LIGHT OF CHANUKAH
On Saturday night the Chanukah lights may be kindled only following the departure of the Shabbat after nightfall (marked by the appearance of three medium-size stars). Some have the custom of lighting the Chanukah candles before reciting Havdalah, but the prevailing custom is to light the Chanukah candles in the home after Havdalah.

Saturday night-Sunday 8-9 December / 25 Kislev
FIRST DAY OF CHANUKAH
The first day of Chanukah is the anniversary of the completion of the Sanctuary in the Wilderness (though it was not inaugurated until the following Nissan) — and when Moses saw that the work was complete, he blessed the people “that the Shechinah should rest on the work of your hands… ‘And let the pleasantness of HaShem our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us…’ (Psalms 90:17).
In the time of the Second Temple on this day the Altar was reconsecrated by the Hasmonean priests, who miraculously found one intact flask of undefiled oil for kindling the Temple Menorah (candelabrum). Although according to the laws of nature the quantity of oil was sufficient for only one day, the oil miraculously sufficed for eight days until new ritually-pure oil could be produced.

SOURCE:
D.A.F.’s “Yomi” Page
AZAMRA WEEKLY DIARY

Limud yomi, 26th Kislev, 5773


Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Elena Flerova

  • Dafyomi Bavli: Shabbos 68
  •  

  • Dafyomi Yerushalmi: Sotah 33
  •  

  • Yerushalmi for Bavli schedule: Shabbos Perek 7 Halachah 1 until Daf 41a Taman Taninan
  •  

  • Mishnah Yomis: Sotah 9:4-5
  •  

  • Halachah Yomis(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim): 161:4 – 162:2
  •  

  • Mishnah Berurah (Mifal Shonei Halachos): Vol. 1 p.135b
  •  

  • Chafetz Chayim: Hilchos Rechilus Kelal 1 8-9
  •  

  • Rambam (1 Perek/day): Ma’achalos Asuros 2
  •  

  • Nevi’im (Chok l’Yisrael): [yearly cycle] Shmuel II 7-17
  •  

  • Week of Parashas Miketz 5773 / Dec. 9 – Dec. 15 ’12

Thursday 6 December / 22 Kislev
Some have the custom of preparing the Chanukah candalabrum three days before the festival.
Since Chanukah this year begins on Saturday night, one should prepare the Chanukah lamp on Friday afternoon 7 December before the beginning of Shabbat, even though it will be lit only after the conclusion of the Shabbat on Saturday night 8 December. This is because the lamp may not be prepared on the Shabbat itself since this is a forbidden labor, yet the lights should be kindled as soon as possible after the conclusion of the Shabbat.

Friday night-Saturday 7-8 December / 24 Kislev
Shabbat VAYEISHEV
SHABBAT MEVARCHIN & EVE OF CHANUKAH

Torah reading: Gen. 37:1-40:23. Haftara: Amos 2:63:8.

Blessing the coming month of Tevet: Following the Torah reading we bless the coming month of Tevet. Rosh Chodesh will be on Thursday night-Friday 13-14 December. The Molad will be on Wednesday December 13, 2012 at 4:09 and 11 chalakim p.m.

Saturday night 8 December-Sunday night December 16
25 Kislev-3 Tevet
CHANUKAH: FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Chanukah is a festival of thanksgiving for G-d’s miracles. The special prayer of thanksgiving for the Chanukah miracles (‘Al Hanissim) is added daily to each Amidah prayer and Birchat HaMazon (Grace after Meals). On each of the days of Chanukah, after the morning (shacharit) Amidah prayer, full Hallel (Psalms 113-118) is recited.
Special Chanukah Torah readings: On each of the days of Chanukah there is a special Torah reading selected from the account of the sacrifices offered by the Princes of the Twelve Tribes in celebration of the inauguration of the wilderness Sanctuary (Numbers 7:1-8:4).

The days of Chanukah are days of joy. It is forbidden to fast and it is customary to hold feasts and to eat some fried foods (such as doughnuts — no need for excess!!!) in memory of the miracle of the oil, and a milk or cheese dish in memory of the heroism of Judith, who fed the Greek general Holfurnos until he was drowsy and then cut off his head.
For detailed laws and customs of the festival, click HERE or HERE.

Saturday night 8 December / 25 Kislev
KINDLING THE FIRST LIGHT OF CHANUKAH
On Saturday night the Chanukah lights may be kindled only following the departure of the Shabbat after nightfall (marked by the appearance of three medium-size stars). Some have the custom of lighting the Chanukah candles before reciting Havdalah, but the prevailing custom is to light the Chanukah candles in the home after Havdalah.

Saturday night-Sunday 8-9 December / 25 Kislev
FIRST DAY OF CHANUKAH
The first day of Chanukah is the anniversary of the completion of the Sanctuary in the Wilderness (though it was not inaugurated until the following Nissan) — and when Moses saw that the work was complete, he blessed the people “that the Shechinah should rest on the work of your hands… ‘And let the pleasantness of HaShem our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us…’ (Psalms 90:17).
In the time of the Second Temple on this day the Altar was reconsecrated by the Hasmonean priests, who miraculously found one intact flask of undefiled oil for kindling the Temple Menorah (candelabrum). Although according to the laws of nature the quantity of oil was sufficient for only one day, the oil miraculously sufficed for eight days until new ritually-pure oil could be produced.

SOURCE:
D.A.F.’s “Yomi” Page
AZAMRA WEEKLY DIARY

Limud yomi, 25th Kislev, 5773


Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Elena Flerova

  • Dafyomi Bavli: Shabbos 67
  •  

  • Dafyomi Yerushalmi: Sotah 32
  •  

  • Yerushalmi for Bavli schedule: Shabbos yesterday’s Daf until Daf 39b the end of the Perek
  •  

  • Mishnah Yomis: Sotah 9:2-3
  •  

  • Halachah Yomis(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim): 161:1-3
  •  

  • Mishnah Berurah (Mifal Shonei Halachos): Vol. 1 p.135a
  •  

  • Chafetz Chayim: Hilchos Rechilus Kelal 1 6-7
  •  

  • Rambam (1 Perek/day): Ma’achalos Asuros 1
  •  

  • Nevi’im (Chok l’Yisrael): [yearly cycle] Shmuel II 7-17
  •  

  • Week of Parashas Miketz 5773 / Dec. 9 – Dec. 15 ’12

Thursday 6 December / 22 Kislev
Some have the custom of preparing the Chanukah candalabrum three days before the festival.
Since Chanukah this year begins on Saturday night, one should prepare the Chanukah lamp on Friday afternoon 7 December before the beginning of Shabbat, even though it will be lit only after the conclusion of the Shabbat on Saturday night 8 December. This is because the lamp may not be prepared on the Shabbat itself since this is a forbidden labor, yet the lights should be kindled as soon as possible after the conclusion of the Shabbat.

Friday night-Saturday 7-8 December / 24 Kislev
Shabbat VAYEISHEV
SHABBAT MEVARCHIN & EVE OF CHANUKAH

Torah reading: Gen. 37:1-40:23. Haftara: Amos 2:63:8.

Blessing the coming month of Tevet: Following the Torah reading we bless the coming month of Tevet. Rosh Chodesh will be on Thursday night-Friday 13-14 December. The Molad will be on Wednesday December 13, 2012 at 4:09 and 11 chalakim p.m.

Saturday night 8 December-Sunday night December 16
25 Kislev-3 Tevet
CHANUKAH: FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Chanukah is a festival of thanksgiving for G-d’s miracles. The special prayer of thanksgiving for the Chanukah miracles (‘Al Hanissim) is added daily to each Amidah prayer and Birchat HaMazon (Grace after Meals). On each of the days of Chanukah, after the morning (shacharit) Amidah prayer, full Hallel (Psalms 113-118) is recited.
Special Chanukah Torah readings: On each of the days of Chanukah there is a special Torah reading selected from the account of the sacrifices offered by the Princes of the Twelve Tribes in celebration of the inauguration of the wilderness Sanctuary (Numbers 7:1-8:4).

The days of Chanukah are days of joy. It is forbidden to fast and it is customary to hold feasts and to eat some fried foods (such as doughnuts — no need for excess!!!) in memory of the miracle of the oil, and a milk or cheese dish in memory of the heroism of Judith, who fed the Greek general Holfurnos until he was drowsy and then cut off his head.
For detailed laws and customs of the festival, click HERE or HERE.

Saturday night 8 December / 25 Kislev
KINDLING THE FIRST LIGHT OF CHANUKAH
On Saturday night the Chanukah lights may be kindled only following the departure of the Shabbat after nightfall (marked by the appearance of three medium-size stars). Some have the custom of lighting the Chanukah candles before reciting Havdalah, but the prevailing custom is to light the Chanukah candles in the home after Havdalah.

Saturday night-Sunday 8-9 December / 25 Kislev
FIRST DAY OF CHANUKAH
The first day of Chanukah is the anniversary of the completion of the Sanctuary in the Wilderness (though it was not inaugurated until the following Nissan) — and when Moses saw that the work was complete, he blessed the people “that the Shechinah should rest on the work of your hands… ‘And let the pleasantness of HaShem our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us…’ (Psalms 90:17).
In the time of the Second Temple on this day the Altar was reconsecrated by the Hasmonean priests, who miraculously found one intact flask of undefiled oil for kindling the Temple Menorah (candelabrum). Although according to the laws of nature the quantity of oil was sufficient for only one day, the oil miraculously sufficed for eight days until new ritually-pure oil could be produced.

SOURCE:
D.A.F.’s “Yomi” Page
AZAMRA WEEKLY DIARY

Have a wonderful Shabbat Mevarchim! – 24th Kislev, 5773

The Holy One, blessed be He,

said to Moses,

“I have a precious gift

in My treasure house,

called the Sabbath,

and desire to give it to Israel;

go and inform them.”
(Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Shabbath, 10b)

Welcoming_the_shabbat III
Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Elena Flerova

Have a wonderful Shabbat! Mevarchim

Limud yomi, for Shabbos 24th Kislev, 5773


Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Elena Flerova

  • Dafyomi Bavli: Shabbos 66
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  • Dafyomi Yerushalmi: Sotah 31
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  • Yerushalmi for Bavli schedule: Shabbos Halachah 8 until Daf 38b Yotz’in b’Veitzas
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  • Mishnah Yomis: Sotah 8:7-9:1
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  • Halachah Yomis(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim): 160:13-15
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  • Mishnah Berurah (Mifal Shonei Halachos): Vol. 1 p.134b
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  • Chafetz Chayim: Hilchos Rechilus Kelal 1 ‘ 4-5
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  • Rambam (1 Perek/day): Isurei Bi’ah 22

Thursday 6 December / 22 Kislev
Some have the custom of preparing the Chanukah candalabrum three days before the festival.
Since Chanukah this year begins on Saturday night, one should prepare the Chanukah lamp on Friday afternoon 7 December before the beginning of Shabbat, even though it will be lit only after the conclusion of the Shabbat on Saturday night 8 December. This is because the lamp may not be prepared on the Shabbat itself since this is a forbidden labor, yet the lights should be kindled as soon as possible after the conclusion of the Shabbat.

Friday night-Saturday 7-8 December / 24 Kislev
Shabbat VAYEISHEV
SHABBAT MEVARCHIN & EVE OF CHANUKAH

Torah reading: Gen. 37:1-40:23. Haftara: Amos 2:63:8.

Blessing the coming month of Tevet: Following the Torah reading we bless the coming month of Tevet. Rosh Chodesh will be on Thursday night-Friday 13-14 December. The Molad will be on Wednesday December 13, 2012 at 4:09 and 11 chalakim p.m.

Saturday night 8 December-Sunday night December 16
25 Kislev-3 Tevet
CHANUKAH: FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Chanukah is a festival of thanksgiving for G-d’s miracles. The special prayer of thanksgiving for the Chanukah miracles (‘Al Hanissim) is added daily to each Amidah prayer and Birchat HaMazon (Grace after Meals). On each of the days of Chanukah, after the morning (shacharit) Amidah prayer, full Hallel (Psalms 113-118) is recited.
Special Chanukah Torah readings: On each of the days of Chanukah there is a special Torah reading selected from the account of the sacrifices offered by the Princes of the Twelve Tribes in celebration of the inauguration of the wilderness Sanctuary (Numbers 7:1-8:4).

The days of Chanukah are days of joy. It is forbidden to fast and it is customary to hold feasts and to eat some fried foods (such as doughnuts — no need for excess!!!) in memory of the miracle of the oil, and a milk or cheese dish in memory of the heroism of Judith, who fed the Greek general Holfurnos until he was drowsy and then cut off his head.
For detailed laws and customs of the festival, click HERE or HERE.

Saturday night 8 December / 25 Kislev
KINDLING THE FIRST LIGHT OF CHANUKAH
On Saturday night the Chanukah lights may be kindled only following the departure of the Shabbat after nightfall (marked by the appearance of three medium-size stars). Some have the custom of lighting the Chanukah candles before reciting Havdalah, but the prevailing custom is to light the Chanukah candles in the home after Havdalah.

Saturday night-Sunday 8-9 December / 25 Kislev
FIRST DAY OF CHANUKAH
The first day of Chanukah is the anniversary of the completion of the Sanctuary in the Wilderness (though it was not inaugurated until the following Nissan) — and when Moses saw that the work was complete, he blessed the people “that the Shechinah should rest on the work of your hands… ‘And let the pleasantness of HaShem our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us…’ (Psalms 90:17).
In the time of the Second Temple on this day the Altar was reconsecrated by the Hasmonean priests, who miraculously found one intact flask of undefiled oil for kindling the Temple Menorah (candelabrum). Although according to the laws of nature the quantity of oil was sufficient for only one day, the oil miraculously sufficed for eight days until new ritually-pure oil could be produced.

SOURCE:
D.A.F.’s “Yomi” Page
AZAMRA WEEKLY DIARY