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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 6, Mishna 2, 3 What if the one who didn’t join in a courtyard eruv dies on Shabbos before renouncing his rights – may his heir renounce them? Rav Nachman says yes. Multiple challenges are brought …

  •   Topics covered: Chapter 6, Mishna 2 We’ve learned that one who did not join a courtyard eruv before Shabbos began may renounce his rights in the courtyard so that he won’t restrict the others from carrying there. How exactly …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 6, Mishna 1 Who were the Sadducees and Boethusians? Why did Rabban Gamliel’s father tell his Jewish neighbors to hurry up and use their alleyway on Shabbos before the Sadducee used it and took back the rights …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 6, Mishna 1 Why is it that in the neighborhood where two Sages as great as Rabba and Abaye lived, no eruv had been established?! And why did Rava not hold like Shmuel on the question of …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 6, Mishna 1 Three situations brought for clarification with respect to Shabbos and the law of eruv: 1) two houses separated by a public domain are enclosed in a new private domain by partitions erected by a …

  •   Topics covered: Chapter 6, Mishna 1 On Shabbos, may we “rent” the rights in a shared courtyard of a Gentile so the Jews can carry there on Shabbos? Rabbi Yochanan says yes. Shmuel does not allow this under certain …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 6, Mishna 1 A series of beautiful wisdom teachings on the intersection of alcohol, good sense, intoxication, fatigue, the evil inclination, good inclination, anger, prayer, Torah study, character and our relationships with God & each other. Finally …

  •   Topics covered: Chapter 6, Mishna 1 Rava, Abaye, Rav Huna bar Rav Yehoshua and others figure out how to handle a situation in which a non-Jew will not “rent” out his rights in a shared alleyway, thus restricting all …

  •   Topics covered: Chapter 6, Mishna 1 Yesterday we learned that Rabbi Eliezer ben Yaakov’s view prevails over R’ Meir’s in our Mishna. Several Sages agree with this conclusion, but for different reasons. Abaye says to his teacher Rav Yosef, …

Key Dafs

  •   Topics covered: Why can we make up a missed Amidah but not a Shema? Rabba’s insight could uproot mountains, Rav Yosef’s knowledge encompassed the entire tradition since Sinai. Which takes precedence? Torah scholars increase peace in the world 🌎 …

  •   Topics covered: Three matters lengthen our years, three shorten, three things come only through great blessing: a good king, a good year, a good dream. A dream not interpreted is like a letter not read. Which dreams are fulfilled? …

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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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