The Stoic Jew

Stoic Anxiety vs. Torah Anxiety (Epictetus – Enchiridion 50)

May 02, 2022 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 8 Episode 1
The Stoic Jew
Stoic Anxiety vs. Torah Anxiety (Epictetus – Enchiridion 50)
Show Notes

Synopsis: In today’s episode I attempt to express my thoughts about the type of daagah (anxiety/stress/worry) that can be generated by the attempt to live by Stoic principles as if they were laws, and how the Torah is structured in a manner which aims to sidestep this problem.
- Epictetus, Enchiridion (The Handbook) Chapter 50
- Michael Schur, How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question, Ch8 pp.146-150
- Ralbag, Introduction to Torah
- Rabbeinu Yonah on Avos 2:7
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