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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 24, Mishna 3, 4 “Shatit” dip may be mixed on Shabbos, but its method of prep should be altered. Related teachings brought down from the notebooks of Zeiri and Levi, who learned before Rabbi Chiyya and …

  •   Topics covered: Chapter 23, Mishna 6, Chapter 24, Mishna 1 R’ Abbahu says the souls of the righteous shuttle back and forth between this world and the World of Souls for a year after death. Rav says that if …

  •   Topics Covered: Shevut ecompasses Rabbinic decrees designed either to protect us from committing Biblical transgressions or to enhance the sanctity, spirituality and beauty of Shabbos. The first Mishnah of Chapter 18 teaches that we may move some of our …

  •   Topics covered: How the sages honored Shabbos! This page has too many great, classic teachings in one place, so it’s really worth reviewing and studying. Welcoming the Shabbat bride – source for the 16th century song Lecha Dodi which …

  •   Topics covered: To be liable for writing on Shabbos, one must write two letters that endure, which generally means they spell a word. One example is Shem, a name made from the first two letters the longer name Shimon. …

  •   Topics covered: To be liable for carrying or throwing on Shabbos, one must first make a valid taking and finish with a valid placing of the object. If one draws water from water, or pours water into water, one …

  •   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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