Daily Torah Study for The WatchMen from Israel in Jerusalem Wednesday, 7 Tammuz 5779 / July 10, 2019

Daily Torah Study for The WatchMen from Israel in Jerusalem Wednesday, 7 Tammuz 5779 / July 10, 2019


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Mic 4:1-2 And in the latter days it shall be that the mountain of the House of יהוה is established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills. And peoples shall flow to it.
2 And many nations shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of יהוה, to the House of the Elohim of Yaʽaqoḇ, and let Him teach us His ways, and let us walk in His paths. For out of Tsiyon comes forth the Torah, and the word of יהוה from Yerushalayim.”

Isa 55:6-8 Seek יהוה while He is to be found, call on Him while He is near.
7 Let the wrong forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts. Let him return to יהוה, who has compassion on him, and to our Elohim, for He pardons much.
8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares יהוה.

Daily Halachah

Wednesday, 7 Tammuz 5769


When the shearings of the wool from a firstborn animal, even one that was blemished, become intermingled with the shearings of ordinary animals - even one with several thousand - they are all forbidden. The rationale is that the shearings are a significant entity and even the slightest amount causes the entire mixture to be considered as consecrated.

הלכה יומית

יום רביעי, ז' בתמוז ה'תשע"ט

גיזת בכור אפילו בעל מום שנתערבה בגיזי חולין אפילו אחת בכמה אלפים הכל אסורים הרי הוא דבר חשוב ומקדש בכל שהוא האורג מלא הסיט מצמר הבכור בבגד ידלק מצמר המוקדשין מקדש בכל שהוא:


Today's Laws & Customs

• Sanctification of the Moon

Once a month, as the moon waxes in the sky, we recite a special blessing called Kiddush Levanah, "the sanctification of the moon," praising the Creator for His wondrous work we call astronomy.

Kiddush Levanah is recited after nightfall, usually on Saturday night. The blessing is concluded with songs and dancing, because our nation is likened to the moon—as it waxes and wanes, so have we throughout history. When we bless the moon, we renew our trust that very soon, the light of G‑d's presence will fill all the earth and our people will be redeemed from exile.

Though Kiddush Levanah can be recited as early as three days after the moon's rebirth, the kabbalah tells us it is best to wait a full week, till the seventh of the month. Once 15 days have passed, the moon begins to wane once more and the season for saying the blessing has passed.


Kiddush Levana: Sanctification of the Moon
Brief Guide to Kiddush Levanah: Thank G‑d for the Moon!

Today in Jewish History

• Passing of Rabbi Pinchas Horowitz  (1805)

Rabbi Pinchas HaLevi Horowitz of Nikelsburg (1730-1805) was the rabbi of Frankfurt and the author of Sefer Hafla'ah and Sefer HaMikneh -- commentaries on the Talmud -- and Panim Yafot, an exegesis on the Torah. Rabbi Pinchas and his brother Rabbi Shmuel Shmelke were students of the Mezritcher Maggid. They were amongst the first adherents to the Chassidic movement to hold rabbinic posts in Germany. The famed Rabbi Moshe Sofer, known as the Chatam Sofer, considered Rabbi Pinchas to be one of his main teachers.

Link: The Rabbi and the Ox

• Purim Ostroh (1792)

The Jewish community of Ostroh (in what is now western Ukraine) was miraculously spared when a Russian army led by General Suvorov attempted to breach its walls, claiming Polish insurgents were present inside. To commemorate the miracle, the day of 7 Tammuz was established as a local day of rejoicing, and a special scrollin which the story was inscribed was read each year on this date.

According to legend, two cannons that struck the great Maharsha synagogue caused no harm. The two cannons were thereupon displayed in the synagogue for all to see. (Yalkut Volhynia,issues 2–3)

Link: Other Purims




Jewish Books

Texts & Writings


The Complete Tanakh (Tanach) - Hebrew Bible

The Jewish Bible with a Modern English Translation and Rashi's Commentary

English translation of the entire Tanakh (Tanach) with Rashi's commentary. This Hebrew Bible was edited by esteemed translator and scholar, Rabbi A.J. Rosenberg. Click:

The Complete Jewish Bible with Rashi Commentary




The Daf today: Arakhin Daf 24

The Sefaria Library