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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 3, Mishna 1 Examining when one incurs capital punishment and liability for a finaincial fine simulatenously, which penalty applies. What if one steals a cow and slaughters it on Shabbat, or if the cow is set to …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 3, Mishna 1 When one becomes liable to lashes and monetary damages simultaneously, the lashes are usually waived. What are the exceptions to this rule, and how do they relate to a man who rapes or seduces …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 3, Mishna 1 When one becomes liable to capital punishment and monetary damages simultaneously, the damages are usually waived. What are the exceptions to this rule, and how do they relate to a man who rapesor seduces …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 3, Mishna 1 The Torah rules that a rapist or seducer must marry the girl if she wants, and he may never divorce her, and he pays a fine. What is the difference if she’s a minor, …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 2, Mishna 9, 10 A husband may not give testimony about his wife because she is considered the same person as him. If a couple divorced, she leaves the house unless she owned it before they were …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 2, Mishna 7, 8 If a city is besieged by foreign soldiers, do we create a legal presumption that all the women in the city were raped, which would lead them to be prohibited to their husbands …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 2, Mishna 6, 7 Sometimes we establish the legal status of a kohen, a priest, by surprising means, e.g. that he receives the Levite’s tithe. Can we establish a legal matter by the testimony of two witnesses …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 2, Mishna 6 Do we establish that a man is a kohen – a priest – and fit to marry as a priest, because we saw that he stood up to bless the congregation alongside other priests? …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 2, Mishna 6 Do we believe a man to testify about himself that he is a priest? Do we believe two men testifying about each other that they are priests? When do we say there is a …

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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