Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mitzva Review - 23

Parshas Teruma has 3 Mitzvos -

95- We have a Mitzva to build a Holy Dwelling Place for Hashem which serves as the central place to serve Hashem.

96- Never remove the poles of the Aron from their place. This reminds us to always support Torah & always have Torah with us.

97- Always do the Mitzva of having special Food on the shulchan in the Bais Hamigdosh. Thus Hashem will always bless our food supply.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Mitzva Review - 22

88- Every Holiday we should come closer to serving Hashem & bring Him offerings.

89- When we bring the offerings to come closer , we cannot be holding on the negative at the same time.

90- Do not leave the portions that are to be offered up , do not leave them over to become disqualified. They are to be brought up in a timely fashion.

91- One is to bring from his first fruits of the 7 species to the Beis Hamigdosh for the Kohanim. This reminds us that everything is from Hashem.
92- Never cook or use meat & milk together. Hashem gives us all & He instructs us on how to utilize it best.

93- Do not make a peace pact with vicious terrorists.

94- And don't allow them to live by you unless they agree to abide by the 7 basic laws of human decency.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Mitzva Review - 21

84- Every Seventh year , leave ones fields open to all & trust in Hashem who runs the world.
85- Rest from all work on every Seventh day its Shabos
86 -
- Never even mention the names of idols.
87- One who persaudes a city to worship idols is stoned to death.

Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Mitzva Review - 20

80 - We have a Mitzva to help people unload to save animals & people from suffering. If the owner refuses to participate when he is able to , one is exempt.

81- We do not judge unfairly a person who is wicked in certain areas.
82- Never judge cases on assumptions that may be false , only on clear cut evidence such as witnesses.

83- All forms of bribes are forbidden.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mitzva Reveiw - 19

77- A judge who voted in favor of saving a person may not change to the negative side until we are sure that it is his own opinion.

78- We follow the majority vote of Sanhedrin. If life is at stake we require a majority of at least 2 , if its not a life issue or to save a life , one over is sufficient.
79- A judge may not favor a poor person just to have mercy on him when he should be liable.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Mitzva Review -18

72- One should follow the proper sequence for separating Teruma & Miser. When one follows an organized system they avoid errors.
This is a source for always striving to be organized.

73 - One may not eat of an animal or bird that was injured & became a treifa.
74 - A judge may not listen to one litigate when the other party is not present. This includes many forms of Loshon Horah that one may not speak or listen to.
75- We do not accept the testimony of a wicked person , nor may participate with such a person.

76- We do not follow a majority to the negative if it is topped by only one to decide on a death penalty.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

30 day Mitzva Reveiw -17

66- There is a Mitzva to provide loans to those who need them.

67- One may not request payment when he knows the borrower cannot do so now. You may not even walk by that person at this time so as not to embarrass him.
68 - One may not assist in any way if the loan includes a charge of interest.

69- One may not curse a Judge.

70- One may never curse Hashems name.
71- One may not curse any leader.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

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30 day Mitzva Review - 16.

61 - If someone persuaded a woman to lay with him , he is obligated to marry her. If her father refuses to allow it , he pays a fine.

62- One who is involved in witchcraft is stoned to death.
Hashem wants us to follow the natural routines which He created.

63- There is a special prohibition not to tease or antagonize a convert with words. We are obligated to be nice to all people.

64- There is also a special Mitzva not to deceive him in monetary dealings.

65- One may not press a widow or orphan. We need to always treat them with kindness , gentleness , & respect.
These 5 all teach us to beware harming or taking advantage of others.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

30 day Mitzva Review- 15

57 - An unpaid watchman is only responsible if he was negligent. He is exempt if the item was stolen.

58- One who admits to part of a claim has to pay for that amount & swear that it was not more.

59- A paid watchman is responsible even for theft or loss.

60- One who borrowed an item is even responsible to pay if an accident occurred. He is only exempt if the item was ruined due to its being used in a regular manner.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Monday, May 23, 2011

30 day Mitzva Review- 14

51- If ones animal or bird causes death , the animal is put to death & the owner needs to pay for damages. A person needs to watch his animals.

52- The animal that is to be put to death may not be used in any way.
This teaches that one who caused others harm is to be despised & they need to repent.
53 - It is forbidden to leave a pit open or to cause any type of stumbling block to people or to animals.
54- If one stole an item , he has to pay back double.
If he stole a sheep - he pays back 4 of them.
If he stole an ox - he pays back 5 times.
55 - If his animal caused damage while walking or doing regular behavior but it was in someones private area - the animal owner is held responsible.

56 - If he left his fire go out of control & cause damage , he also needs to pay for damages.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

30 day Mitzva Review - 13.

47 - One who hits his Father or Mother after being warned by 2 witnesses causing a wound , he is liable to a death penalty by choking.

48- The usual method the Sanhedrin of 23 would use to put to death was choking.

49- If one person injures another he has to pay 5 forms of payment :
For the harm ,
For pain ,
For healing ,
For missing his work &
For shame.

50- Sometimes Beis Din puts to death by a sword - for a murderer & people who tried to persuade a city to worship idols.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

30 day Mitzva Review - 12

Parshas Mishpotim contains 53 Mitzvos. :
42- How to be kind to ones employees.

43- To enable employees to get married & raise families.

44 - To enable them to gain better positions as they develop.

45 - To be compassionate , not to make it difficult for workers.

46 - To see that they have adequate food , clothing & dwelling.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

30 day Mitzva Review - 11

39- One may not make or buy a statue of a person , or of the sun , moon or stars , or a replica of something from the holy temple.

40- The stones of the Mizbeach may not cut with metal. The Mizbeach was used to atone for a merit to merit longevity.

41- No steps may be used for the Mizbeach , only a ramp.
Rashi explains that this reminds us to avoid all forms of exposing oneself which can lead to immorality.

These 3 teach us to keep far away from
Idol worship
Murder &
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.