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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.

  • Rav Anan made a small mistake withy big consequences. The prophet Elijah ceased visiting him, and co-writing their book. Rav Anan made an atonement, and ELijah came back, but it was different than before… How does this connect to Cain …

  • Chag Sameach! Happy Hoshana Rabba! 🛎 AT Daily is on hiatus while I’m directing our new movie, but I’ll try to share a brief teaching whenever possible, and here’s a great one for this day in particular from Rabbi Shimon …

  • LAST CLASS BEFORE THE HIATUS WHILE SAL DIRECTS THE NEW MOVIE HE AND NINA WROTE! WE’LL MISS YOU AND LOOK FORWARD TO RESUMING THE CLASS AROUND JANUARY. Topics covered: Sponsored by Wanda Peretz in memory of Babet bat Yoel Chapter …

  • Topics covered: Sponsored by Susan Rose Golbin in honor of Cantor Paul Dorman and in memory of Babet bat Yoel Chapter 10, Mishna 5 How do we disentangle a circular lien on the a field sold by a husband to …

  • Sponsored by Rebecca Cohen in memory of Rachel Hufford Chapter 10, Mishna 4 How do we dispose of land or assets that have been sold or gifted to different people on the same day? Do they just split it, or …

  • Topics covered: Sponsored by Betsy Hoover for the healing of Debbie S. of Katy, TX Chapter 10, Mishna 2, 3, 4 How do we divide assets when multiple widows have claims on the same husband, with ketubos written on the …

  • Topics covered: Sponsored by Mickey Stein in memory of Samuel ben Mordechai haLevy Chapter 9, Mishna 8, Chapter 10, Mishna 1 How do we divide assets/inheritance when a husband leaves two widows simultaneously? Also in memory of Babet bat Yoel, …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 9, Mishna 6, 7 How does a court ensure that widow or divorcee does not collect her ketuba payment twice? In memory of Babet bat Yoel, may her neshama have a great aliyah! #ketubah #dowry #husband #wife …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 9, Mishna 5 The difference between oaths by Torah law and oaths by rabbinic decree is profound. When can a divorcee or widow be made to take an oath? Why would a husband recharacterize a partial ketuba …

Key Dafs

  • Topics covered: Chapter 5, Mishna 2 A spectacular page! Apropos a verse about the end of days which explain why men and women celebrated separately during Sukkot in the Holy Temple, we enter an extended digression on the nature of …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 4, Mishna 2 Why do we say bless God for commanding us to perform a commandment that was actually instituted by the Sages, and which does not appear anywhere in the Torah? Which blessings do we say …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 3, Mishna 4 The fine linen garments of the High Priest on Yom Kippur were fine indeed! Apropos the wealth of one High Priest who was also a Sage, Rabbi Elazar ben Harsum, we learn that one …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 1, Mishna 6 People crowded on the Temple Mount for Festivals, yet they all had room to bow and confess privately. This leads to an AMAZING discussion of the ongoing miracles in the Holy Temple, especially the …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 6, Mishna 1 What was the Ark of the Covenant? What was in it besides the Tablets of the Ten Commandments? Was the original Torah Scroll inside it too? Was there a second Ark that was carried …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 1, Mishna 5 What is tumah, ritual impurity? How does to relate to tahara, ritual purity, and kedusha, holiness? How is tumah a acquired? How is it transmitted? What are its degrees? What are the consequences of …

  •   Topics covered: Chapter 6, Mishna 1 The first commandment is “Be fruitful and multiply.” If it only meant “Reproduce,” then “be fruitful” would be redundant. Be fruitful is the secret to life: bearing fruit is what we souls were …

  •   Topics covered: Chapter 3, Mishna 6, 7 KEY DAF! Putting our page in context. What have learned so far in our Talmud journey? Why does the concept of eruv matter? Because we transform space by creating an edifice in …

  •   Topics covered: Chapter 1, Mishna 2 Beis Shammai and Beis Hillel disagree on how to correct an alleyway so carrying is permitted there on Shabbos. A certain student gives his own interpretation of the dispute. Who is this student? …

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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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