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The Stoic Jew

Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss

My name is Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss. I am, first and foremost, an Orthodox Jew. I am also a student of the Stoic masters: Epictetus, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius. This podcast is dedicated to exploring the relationship between  Judaism and Stoicism - where they overlap, where they differ, and how they complement each other. I also use this podcast to think out loud about how to apply the principles of Judaism and Stoicism to my own life, with all its ups and downs.

Episodes
Be Bees, My Friend (Seneca - Letter #84: On Gathering Ideas)May 31, 2024
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Epictetus's Baths, Seinfeld's Equilibrium, and How to Say Baruch Dayan ha'Emes with Joy (Epictetus - Enchiridion 4)May 20, 2024
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Bees, Epictetus, Tehilim 118, Israel's War, and Yom haShoah (Epictetus - Enchiridion 1:5; Discourses 2:18)May 07, 2024
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1000 Days of Gratitude (Haggadah)April 14, 2024
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Does Insomnia Even Matter? (Aurelius - Meditations 6:1-2; 2:14)December 18, 2023
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Deathbed Moments of U.S. Presidents, Japanese Monks, Chazal, Victims of the October 7th Massacre, and My Rebbi zt"lNovember 21, 2023
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God of Time or Dog Eating Its Own Vomit? (a "Rabbi Schneeweiss Substack" Crossover Episode)November 17, 2023
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Matt Schneeweiss, the God of Time (Seneca - On the Shortness of Life)November 05, 2023
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A Stoic Approach to the Aseres Ymei Teshuvah (Aurelius - Meditations 5:11)September 13, 2023
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Aurelius and Rav Soloveitchik on the Problem with Vidui (Aurelius - Meditations 10.30)September 10, 2023
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How My First Week Went, Thanks in Part to Epictetus (Enchiridion 1, 7, 17, 21)September 03, 2023
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Stoic Jew Thoughts on the First Day at a New SchoolAugust 28, 2023
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Two MAJOR Professional/Life Updates for the 2023-2024 Academic YearAugust 23, 2023
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A Judean Ransacking of Roman StoicismAugust 16, 2023
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How to Take a Gratitude BathAugust 14, 2023
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The Burning of Lahaina, Lyons, and Yerushalayim (Seneca - Letter #91: On the Lesson to be Drawn From the Burning of Lyons)August 11, 2023
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Know Thy (Sick) Self: Three Lessons from Recent Sick DaysAugust 10, 2023
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Two Years (Plus) of Gratitude, 300 (Plus) Episodes, and Smashing Through Podcaster's Block (Plus)August 09, 2023
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Freddie Mercury, Shadal, and the Crisis of Human FinitudeJuly 12, 2023
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TSJ Interlude: “Where Have You Been?” Secret Episode, Instagram, and More!May 15, 2023
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Vows to Hashem for Salvation and Gratitude (Seneca - Letters #73, 31)April 11, 2023
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Pesach During the Holocaust (Aurelius – Meditations 4:49,8)April 05, 2023
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Recap and Update on My Relation to Meditation (Epictetus – Enchiridion 20; Aurelius – Meditations 4:3; Seneca – Letter #2)March 22, 2023
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Blaming My Insomnia on Satan (Aurelius - Meditations 5:20)March 16, 2023
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My Eulogy for PopoMarch 13, 2023
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