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🛎️AT Daily! is Sal’s live show (Facebook and YouTube at Accidental Talmudist) based on the Daf Yomi cycle of Talmud study. The cycle began on January 5, 2020 and with God’s help, Sal will elucidate every page of the Talmud (2,711pp) over the next seven and a half years!

Sal generally goes live on Facebook and YouTube at 6pm Sunday-Thursday, 12pm Friday and about an hour after Shabbat ends every Saturday. For Jewish holidays, same schedule as Shabbat. All times Pacific.

The Talmud is a vast reservoir of Jewish wisdom based on the oral tradition which stretches back to the Revelation at Mount Sinai, when God appeared to two million Jews and transmitted the Ten Commandments, the Written Torah and the Oral Torah.

  • Topics covered:Chapter 10, Mishna 6, 7Is robber responsible for reimbursing owner if thugs were about to steal everything anyway? Is one who intermingles terumah with another person’s non-sacred produce liable to pay fine? Are liabilities ever incurred simultaneously? Is Jew …

  • Topics covered:Chapter 10, Mishna 5, 6How to separate terumah if all of produce is impure? What if you buy produce but you’re not sure if it was tithed? Can you give impure oil to a priest? Why is there more …

  • Topics covered:Chapter 10, Mishna 4, 5What if someone recognizes his stolen items in possession of someone who purchased it? Can we force current owner to give/sell back to him? Is a rumor considered evidence? Can we take property from someone …

  • Topics covered:Chapter 10, Mishna 3When is witness excommunicated? When is Jewish land owner excommunicated for who he sells to? Can a Jew sell land to non-Jew if there is risk to his Jewish neighbor? Is Jewish land owner responsible for …

  • Topics covered:Chapter 10, Mishna 2Can you violate shaatnetz prohibition to avoid paying corrupt customs agent? Is it permitted to deceive a gentile? Can you ever lie to a gentile? Are we required to return a lost object to a gentile …

  • Topics covered:Chapter 10, Mishna 1Does robber have to return same item he robbed? Are minors responsible for paying? Can minors litigate in court? What happens if there’s an absentee defendant? Can defendant appeal to a higher court? How is document …

  • Topics covered:Chapter 9, Mishna 7, Chapter 10, Mishna 1If robber dies before completing his atonement, can heirs take back money from priests? What is considered a mistaken transaction? Can an animal be de-sacralized? What is order of restitution/guilt offering? What …

  • Topics covered:Chapter 9, Mishna 6, 7Who does priest share offerings with? Can a priest sacrifice his offerings whenever he wants, or does he have to wait for his priestly watch to be in service? What is the difference between priest …

  • Topics covered:Chapter 9, Mishna 6What is penalty for son who robs father? What if son who robbed father, father died, and he doesn’t have enough money to pay other heirs? Can father swear oath that son can never benefit from …

Key Dafs

  • Topics covered: Chapter 6, Mishna 7 It is good to find a good spouse – many wisdom teachings today about creating and sustaining a good marriage! Also, on the importance to raising children with good values.   #Judaism #halacha #Torah …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 3, Mishna 6, 7 The lamentation of women is so powerful that it must be limited when a funeral occurs during a festival. Colorful stories of Sages who confronted the Angel of Death. Some of them reported …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 1, Mishna 13 Where 48 prophets and seven prophetesses failed, the Jew-hater Haman succeeded. Why?! The seven prophetesses of Israel: Sarah, Miriam, Devorah, Hannah, Avigail, Huldah and Esther. Help us build the A.T. App in Memory of …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 1, Mishna 3, 4, 5 How did the Book of Esther get incorporated into the Bible? Is it as sacred as other books in the Bible? How do we know that it was Divinely inspired? How does …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 3, Mishna 1 A story for the ages, literally! Honi the Circle-maker was a saintly miracle worker who nagged God on behalf of others. All his life he was puzzled by a verse from Psalms that compares …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 3, Mishna 1 The memorable Tale of Rabbi Elazar and The Ugly Man. “Go to Uman.” Don’t stand under a shaky wall, i.e. don’t place yourself in danger where you might need a life-saving miracle, and the …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 1, Mishna 2 Rainfall is equivalent to the resurrection of the dead. Torah scholars sharpen each other. Rabbi Chanina said, I have learned much from my teachers and more from my friends, but I have learned the …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 1, Mishna 2 Another Key Daf! We’ll be divided into three groups on the Day of Judgment. God tips the scales for most people in their favor because He is merciful, but there will be an accounting …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 1, Mishna 2 Key Daf! Four times a year we’re judged for different purposes. Some say every day, some say every hour. How does Rosh Hashana connect to Yom Kippur? Which actions will cause us to be judged …

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The Talmud’s core is the Mishnah, written around 200 CE during a Roman persecution so intense that our sage Rabbi Yehuda the Prince feared the Oral Torah would be lost if not set down. The Mishnah is terse and coded, and thus requires interpretation and elucidation in order to be understood. The next layer of commentary was the Gemara, added around 500 CE in the Jewish community of Babylonia, where the centers of learning moved to escape Roman persecution. The Mishnah plus the Gemara equals the Talmud, but the oral tradition never stopped moving forward, with commentaries added in ever century since.

Now Salvador Litvak will attempt to add his own commentary via 40-60 minute live show every day for seven and half years. Sal generally goes live on Facebook and YouTube at 6pm Sunday-Thursday, 12pm Friday and about an hour after Shabbat ends every Saturday. For Jewish holidays, same schedule as Shabbat. All times Pacific.

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