The Stoic Jew

Deathbed Moments of U.S. Presidents, Japanese Monks, Chazal, Victims of the October 7th Massacre, and My Rebbi zt"l

November 21, 2023 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 13 Episode 8
The Stoic Jew
Deathbed Moments of U.S. Presidents, Japanese Monks, Chazal, Victims of the October 7th Massacre, and My Rebbi zt"l
Show Notes

Length: 34 minutes 10 seconds
Synopsis: What will you do or say in your last moments, when (God willing) you are on your deathbed? In this episode I reflect on the final words of U.S. presidents, the death poems of Zen monks and Japanese haiku poets, the statements and attitudes of the Sages of the Talmud about the particular circumstances in which we die, the final moments of the Jews massacred on October 7th (may Hashem avenge their blood), and the final day of my beloved rebbi, Rabbi Morton Moskowitz zt"l. 

Sources:
- The Last Words of 38 Presidents
Japanese Death Poems: Written by Zen Monks and Haiku Poets on the Verge of Death, compiled by Yoel Hoffmann
- Kesubos 103b
- R' Yitzchak ben Moshe Arama, Akeidas Yitzchak: Chayei Sarah, Shaar 22
- R' Chayim ben Dovid ha'Levi, Shu"t Aseh Lecha Rav 2:9
- WhatsApp correspondence with Mrs. Moskowitz (11/20/23)

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