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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 8, Mishna 1 Still searching for that elusive proof that an uncircumcised man may not eat food consecrated as second tithe. Texts unders consideration now include the “animal tithe” brought by shepherds. Also the amazing story of …

  • Chapter 8, Mishna 1 Working through the connections between teruma, second tithe produce, Passover lamb and first fruits with regard to stringencies like the prohibition to eat/benefit while ritually impure, uncircumcised, past deadline, etc. The Torah does not list all …

  • Chapter 8, Mishna 1 How is it possible that the Jewish males born in the wilderness during the 40 years of wandering were not circumcised? During times of danger in later Jewish history, adult males would “draw the skin forward” …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 8, Mishna 1 What is the connection between an uncircumcised priest, who may not eat teruma, and an apostate or uncircumcised Jew, who may not eat Passover lamb? May a father who neglects to circumcise his son …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 7, Mishna 3, 4, Chapter 8, Mishna 1 What are the collateral consequences (with respect to eating consecrated food) when people have extra-marital affairs, whether proven or rumored, whether resulting in a mamzer child or not? How …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 7, Mishna 3 How does a woman become disqualified from marrying a priest or eating teruma, food consecrated for the exclusive use of priests?   #Judaism #halacha #Torah #family #God #Talmud #wife #widow #mitzvah #marriage #peace   …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 7, Mishna 1, 2, 3 Which people and relationships enable others to partake of terumah – holy food consecrated for the benefit of priests and their households? And which do not? Pregnancy, betrothal, levirate bond, divorce, and …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 7, Mishna 1 Examining a wife’s property rights before, during and after her marriage, to an Israelite or to a kohen (a priest), and how such rights are affected if the marriage is prohibited but they did …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 6, Mishna 8, 9 If a couple doesn’t have children for ten years, may either husband or wife demand a divorce? May a Jewish husband have two wives? Why are men obligated to be fruitful and multiply, …

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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