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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.

  • Chapter 9, Mishna 12Topics covered:Can collateral be taken without being established at time of borrowing?When/where can collateral be seized by creditor?Can creditor enter debtor’s house to take collateral? Can an agent of the court?What can and can’t be taken as …

  • Chapter 9, Mishna 11Topics covered:When does an employer become liable for violating the prohibition on delaying a worker’s wages?Does it matter if the worker has claim d his wages or not?Is the fee owed to a craftsman different from the …

  • Chapter 9, Mishna 10, 11Topics covered:When must an hourly worker be paid?How can one be in violation of all five prohibitions of withholding wages?What are different types of oppression?When does law of wage oppression apply?What if one hires gentile noahide …

  • Chapter 9, Mishna 9, 10Topics covered:What do we edo when creditor has rights to produce of an orchard, but the trees die?If a wive inherits an orchard, and the trees die, what does the husband get?When creditor and debtor dispute …

  • Chapter 9, Mishna 8, 9Topics covered:What is law of selling a field that borders neighbor?Does he need something more formal than a verbal promise?Is it necessary to perform formal act of acquisition with neighbor?What if owner is selling piece of …

  • Chapter 9, Mishna 8Topics covered:If farmer/tenant says he’s going to plant wheat can he plant legumes?Can person eat fruit from neighbor’s tree branch that hangs over his property?What is problem with buying land near a town?What is relevance of the …

  • Chapter 9, Mishna 6, 7, 8Topics covered:What if owner owns multiple lands and all of them get wind-blasted, how does this effect rent owed by tenant?What if only fields of tenant farmer were windblasted?What if it’s Jubilee or Sabbatical year?How …

  • Chapter 9, Mishna 4, 5, 6Topics covered:What is tenant farmer’s responsibility to owner re: weeds?How unproductive does field have to be before tenant farmer can walk away?How much produce is enough to form a pile?What is law of winnowing shovel?What …

  • Chapter 9, Mishna 2, 3 Topics covered: If one rents an irrigated field and th spring dries up, does he still owe the full rent? If a sharecropper takes on a field, but doesn’t actually farm it as he agreed …

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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