The Stoic Jew

What Won't Last (Aurelius - Meditations 5:23)

May 23, 2022 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 8 Episode 7
The Stoic Jew
What Won't Last (Aurelius - Meditations 5:23)
Show Notes

Synopsis: Today’s episode is an example of how a familiar idea can be imbued with a new level of insight if one finds a new way of engaging it. In this case, the old idea was the opening thesis of Koheles and the Rambam’s explanation of mezuzah, and the new way of engaging it was a writing exercise suggested by Natalie Goldberg.

Related Rabbi Schneeweiss Content:
- The Sacred Pause as Applied to Mezuzah 

Sources:
- Aurelius, Meditations 5:23
- Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones Deck, Card #3
- Koheles 1:2
- Rambam: Mishneh Torah, Sefer Ahavah, Hilchos Tefilin, u’Mezuzah, v’Sefer Torah 6:13
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