The Stoic Jew

Freddie Mercury, Shadal, and the Crisis of Human Finitude

July 12, 2023 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 11 Episode 10
The Stoic Jew
Freddie Mercury, Shadal, and the Crisis of Human Finitude
Show Notes

I don't usually do this, but since my latest article on fits so perfectly into The Stoic Jew podcast, I decided to cross-post the audio version here. Speaking of which, I'm genuinely curious as to how many listeners of TSJ are even aware that I have a substack.

Synopsis: This is the audio version of the 4-page article I published on on 7/12/23, entitled: Freddie Mercury, Shadal, and the Crisis of Human Finitude. What do Freddie Mercury and Shadal have in common? And what does this have to do with us? More than one might imagine. I'm certainly speaking for myself, but I hope I'm speaking for all of us.
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