The Stoic Jew

“A few is enough for me; so is one; and so is none” (Seneca – Letter #7: On Crowds)

March 02, 2022 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 7 Episode 9
The Stoic Jew
“A few is enough for me; so is one; and so is none” (Seneca – Letter #7: On Crowds)
Show Notes

Synopsis: Lately the numbers of attendees in my shiurim have been fluctuating, and that fluctuation has given rise to … feelings. In this episode I put those feelings into perspective by reflecting on why I teach, drawing upon one of my favorite Seneca quotations, a halacha in the Rambam, and a mishnah in Pirkei Avos.

- Seneca, Letter #7: On Crowds
- Rambam: Mishneh Torah, Sefer ha’Mada, Hilchos Talmud Torah 5:13
- Avos 3:6
- Ralbag on Shemos 20:21
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