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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 2, Mishna 4, 5May we write a get on the leaf of a plant in a perforated pot? If a perforated pot sits inside Israel, but its branches grow over the border and produce fruit there, what law …

  • Topics covered:Chapter 2, Mishna 3, 4What if wife doesn’t want to accept the get? How is slave different than real property? When is it valid to place bill of divorce in courtyard? Once you accept a gift, can you change …

  • Topics covered:Chapter 2, Mishna 3What if scribe of Torah scroll makes a spelling mistake and writes YHVH without proper intention? Can scribe write over mistaken letter in get? Are most bills of divorce in the world invalid (per Rav Hisda)? …

  • Topics covered:Chapter 2, Mishna 3With what, and on what, may we write a get? What if the ink subsequently disappears? What if the get is destroyed after the wife receives it, but before she reads it? What if the husband …

  • Topics covered:Chapter 2, Mishna 2Can a get with imprecise date be considered valid? How much specificity does date require? When does get from overseas take effect? From when does one begin counting 3 months after divorce that woman can remarry? …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 2, Mishna 1, 2 Can hands be ritually pure if washed in halves? Can two people immerse in mikvah at same time and be ritually pure? Does pouring/immersing drawn water make you ritually impure? Can sick person …

  • Topics covered:Chapter 1, Mishna 6, Chapter 2, Mishna 1What is status of gift before it reaches recipient? Is saying “deliver” the same as “acquire” in this context? If both sender and recipient died before gift acquired, who gets the money? …

  • Topics covered:Chapter 1, Mishna 6How does one take possession of movable property? How are requirements different for deathbed request? Can owed money be transferred to another person? What about one who says give bill of divorce/manumission on deathbed? If deathbed …

  • Topics covered:Chapter 1, Mishna 5What are differences between certificate of manumission and certificate of divorce? Can agent acquire something on one’s behalf even without being appointed by him? Can one seize property on behalf of a creditor? Can a non-poor …

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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