The Stoic Jew

Aurelius and Rav Soloveitchik on the Problem with Vidui (Aurelius - Meditations 10.30)

September 10, 2023 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 13 Episode 4
The Stoic Jew
Aurelius and Rav Soloveitchik on the Problem with Vidui (Aurelius - Meditations 10.30)
Show Notes

Length: 16 minutes 9 seconds
Synopsis: This morning I read a passage in Meditations which answered a question I've had about the formulation of vidui (confession) for many years. This answer is similar to answer I happened to reread from the Rav (Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik) this morning. In this episode I compare and contrast these two answers, which complement each other quite nicely.

Sources
- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 10:30)
- Rambam: Mishneh Torah, Sefer ha'Mada, Hilchos Teshuvah 1:1-2
- Machzor Mesorat Harav l'Yom Kippur: with commentary adapted from the teachings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, p.111
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