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Day 18
1) Similar to other clothing , when putting on shoes, the right should be put on before the left.

2) When tying shoes the left comes before the right. This is because tefillin are tied on the left arm indicating that for tying the left takes precedence. Since a lefty wears tefillin on the right arm, they would tie the right shoe first.  R’ Shlomo Zalman Auerbach z”tl ruled that being that women do not wear tefillin, they should also tie the right shoe first.

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Day 18 1) Similar to other clothing , when putting on shoes, the right should be put on before the left. 2) When tying shoes the left comes before the right. …

Day 17
1)One should be careful that clothing is not put on inside out. The Mishna Berura explains that wearing clothing inside out will cause one to be degraded in the eyes of others.

2) When getting dressed one should put the right side on before the left. Harav Chaim Kanievsky writes that regarding this matter a lefty would do the same as a righty.

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Day 17 1)One should be careful that clothing is not put on inside out. The Mishna Berura explains that wearing clothing inside out will cause one to be degraded in the eyes …

Day 16
1) The Mishna Berura continues and mentions another few items that are “koshe lishikcha”- that cause one to forget their learning. One who puts on two garments at one time is koshe lishikcha.

2) One who reads the writing on a grave is also koshe lishikcha. Many poskim write that if the writing is engraved into the stone it would not be an issue. Furthermore, the custom of placing a stone on a grave when visiting it, also helps regarding this matter. Certainly if both factors are present, the writing is engraved and one leaves a stone it would not be an issue to read the inscription.

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Day 16 1) The Mishna Berura continues and mentions another few items that are “koshe lishikcha”- that cause one to forget their learning. One who puts on two garments at one …

Day 15
1) The Mishna Berura in discussing clothing and getting dresses mentions that one should use  an article of clothing as a pillow to sleep on and doing so causes one to forget their learning.

2) The Mishna continues that if an item is in between one’s head and the article of clothing that should be ok. An example would be if one put a sweatshirt under a pillow to raise it up.

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Day 15 1) The Mishna Berura in discussing clothing and getting dresses mentions that one should use  an article of clothing as a pillow to sleep on and doing so …

Day 14
1) One should attempt when getting dressed and undressed to do so in a manner that is the least revealing. Even if no other person is present, one is always in the presence of HKB”H.

2) Places that one needs to be exposed by the very nature of what these rooms are used for (i.e. a bathroom with a shower) would not be a concern.

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Day 14 1) One should attempt when getting dressed and undressed to do so in a manner that is the least revealing. Even if no other person is present, one …

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1) Another item the Shulchan Aruch writes that it is proper to say every day is the parsha of the Mon. (It can be found in most si
ddurim after davening) The goal is to remind us that all of our parnassah comes with hashgacha pratis and just as with the mon, every person received an exact amount and doing extra effort would not result in a greater amount, so too with parnassah. The Mishna Berura writes (quoting a Yerushalmi) that one who recites the parsha of the mon, is guaranteed that his parnassah won’t be minimized.

2) The Mishna Berura explains that saying the parsha of the mon does not merely meaning saying the words. It refers to saying it and focusing on what is being said and as a result recognizing the wonders that HKB”H does for us in this area.

Todays Halachos are being sponsored in memory of Yitzchak ben Yisroel Yosef

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1) Another item the Shulchan Aruch writes that it is proper to say every day is the parsha of the Mon. (It can be found in most si ddurim after …

Day 11
1) One should set aside a time to learn mussar each day even if it’s only a short time. The Mishna Berura explains that the higher level one is on, his yetzer horo is that much stronger as well, and the greatest antidote is mussar.

2) The Shulchan Aruch writes there are a number of items that are tov (proper) to recite daily. The first is the parsha of Akeidas Yitzchok. Doing so arouses the merit of the akeidah and encourages one to think about pushing themselves beyond their natural limits similar to Avrohom and Yitzchak.

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Day 11 1) One should set aside a time to learn mussar each day even if it’s only a short time. The Mishna Berura explains that the higher level one …

1)The Shulchan Aruch writes that it is proper for all those who are yorei shomayim (possess a fear of heaven) to feel pain and worry over the destruction of the Bais Hamikdash. One of the ways that this was accomplished was by saying Tikkun Chatzos although practically this  is difficult as it needs to be recited at midnight.

2) One of the other ways of accomplishing this, is the recital of Al Naharos Bavel before Birchas Hamazon. The Mishan Berura rules that this is not said on Shabbos or Yom Tov or any day that tachanun is
not recited and is replaced with Shir Hama’alos instead.

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1)The Shulchan Aruch writes that it is proper for all those who are yorei shomayim (possess a fear of heaven) to feel pain and worry over the destruction of the Bais Hamikdash. One of the …

Day 9

1) As Modeh Ani does not include the name of Hashem, it can be recited even before washing of ones hands.

2) However one cannot learn or say any brochos before washing their hands.

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Day 9 1) As Modeh Ani does not include the name of Hashem, it can be recited even before washing of ones hands. 2) However one cannot learn or say …

1) Immediately upon arising once should recite “Modeh Ani Lifanecha Melech Chai Vikayam Shehechazarti Bi Nishmusi Bichemla Raba Emunasecha- I give thanks to you living and everlasting King for you have restored my soul with mercy, great is your faithfulness.

2) In order for the words to reflect the translation above, one should pause after the word Bichemla, and the words Raba Emunasecha should be said without any pause between those two words.

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1) Immediately upon arising once should recite “Modeh Ani Lifanecha Melech Chai Vikayam Shehechazarti Bi Nishmusi Bichemla Raba Emunasecha- I give thanks to you living and everlasting King for you have restored my …

We learned last time that one should not be embarrassed to do what is correct, even if others are making fun. The Mishna Berura adds that similarly, if one is in the presence of others who are greater than him, he should not be embarrassed to do something positive (even though they are not). However in this case if it can be done privately, that would be proper.

2) However, if it is a person who would learn from your actions, then it would be appropriate to do it in front of them, but certainly one’s intentions should be for this reason and not to appear superior

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We learned last time that one should not be embarrassed to do what is correct, even if others are making fun. The Mishna Berura adds that similarly, if one is in the presence of …

Day 6

The Shulchan Aruch continues- One should not be embarrassed to do what is correct even if  others may degrade or make fun of what he is doing.

2) The Mishna Berura adds, that one should not fight or respond to such people, even if one has good intentions, as it is unwise to get in the habit of arguing or being confrontational. The Biur Halacha adds, that this only applies to a private situation. However, if people want to institute public practice which is against the Torah and one tries peacefully and is unsuccessful, he must use all means to stop such ideas from being implemented.

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Day 6 The Shulchan Aruch continues- One should not be embarrassed to do what is correct even if  others may degrade or make fun of what he is doing. 2) The …

Day 5

1) Upon awakening in the morning, one should wash their hands as soon as possible (the reasons for this washing as well as the details of it, will be discussed in the future).

2) Although it is meritorious to wash immediately, before even getting off the bed, the accepted practice allows one to wash at the closest available sink.

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Day 5 1) Upon awakening in the morning, one should wash their hands as soon as possible (the reasons for this washing as well as the details of it, will …

Day 4- I apologize for the delay.
1) The 5th mitzva t’midi is the mitzva of Yiras Hashem- to fear HKB”H as a deterrent to doing acting improperly . This is particularly relevant when the possibility of doing something wrong crosses ones mind, to at that moment think that HKB”H is watching and sees sees all my actions.

2) The 6th and final mitzva t’midi is not to be drawn after one’s thoughts and what one sees. This refers to thoughts that are against the Torah and any desires that are not for the sake of enhancing one’s service of Hashem.

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Day 4- I apologize for the delay. 1) The 5th mitzva t’midi is the mitzva of Yiras Hashem- to fear HKB”H as a deterrent to doing acting improperly . This is particularly relevant …

Day 3-
The next mitzva t’midi, that one can accomplish every moment, is Yichud Hashem-focusing on the oneness of Hashem. This means that there are no partnerships and HKB”H is the only power.

2) The 4th mitzva t’midi is Ahavas Hashem-Love of HKB”H. This is accomplished through delving into the Torah, which allows one to see the greatness of HKB”H and as a result build a relationship of love. One should realize that all of the other things we love, including our children and material possessions, pales in comparison to the love one should feel towards HKB”H. One who establishes a focus on material items for their own pleasure in essence is negating this mitzvah.

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Day 3- The next mitzva t’midi, that one can accomplish every moment, is Yichud Hashem-focusing on the oneness of Hashem. This means that there are no partnerships and HKB”H is the …

Day 2

The Biur Halacha (one of the commenteries written by the Chofetz Chaim on the Shulchan Aruch) writes that the ultimate fulfillment of the concept of Shivisi Hashem which we referred to yesterday is through the 6 constant mitzvos. There are 6 mitzvos that a person has the ability to fulfill at every moment and should strive to do so. Each time one does so, they fulfill a mitzvah dorayasa (from the Torah). We will discuss the first two today. The first is Emunah (Belief) in Hashem that he created and is controlling everything that was, is and will be, including taking us out of Mitzrayim and giving us the Torah.

2) The second is -Not to believe in any other G-ds. This includes that even if one believes that Hashem is ruling everything but gave power to anything or anyone else that can act independently of HKB”H.

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Day 2 The Biur Halacha (one of the commenteries written by the Chofetz Chaim on the Shulchan Aruch) writes that the ultimate fulfillment of the concept of Shivisi Hashem which we referred to …

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