The Stoic Jew

A Stoic Approach to the Aseres Ymei Teshuvah (Aurelius - Meditations 5:11)

September 13, 2023 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 13 Episode 5
The Stoic Jew
A Stoic Approach to the Aseres Ymei Teshuvah (Aurelius - Meditations 5:11)
Show Notes

Length: 18 minutes 28 seconds
Synopsis: My morning reading of Marcus Aurelius's Meditations, combined with my review of the Rambam's Hilchos Teshuvah and my reading of the most recent issue of The Imperfectionist (by Oliver Burkeman, author of my current favorite non-fiction book: Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals), led me to a more effective way to approach the Aseres Ymei Teshuvah than in years past.   

Related Content:
- Don't Believe in Yourself (given at Lomdeha)
- Don't Believe in Yourself (article version)
- Nitzavim: What Would Teshuvah Look Like If It Were Easy?

Sources:
- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 5:11
- Rambam: Mishneh Torah, Sefer ha'Mada, Hilchos Teshuvah 3:3-4
- Oliver Burkeman, The Imperfectionist: Doing things is what counts (9/7/23)  
- Avos 2:4
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