The Stoic Jew

Their Cars Were Totaled and They Didn’t Even Know (Epictetus – Enchiridion 1)

August 02, 2021 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 5 Episode 10
The Stoic Jew
Their Cars Were Totaled and They Didn’t Even Know (Epictetus – Enchiridion 1)
Show Notes

Synopsis: In today’s episode I reflect on a real-world example that I’ve passed by on my walk to yeshiva every day involving two totaled cars; from there we extend the insight to our reputations, in light of an excerpt from Awareness, by Anthony de Mello.

Today’s Torah content is dedicated to the joyous occasion of the marriage of Jon Deutsch and Avigayil Lev. Jon has "graduated" from student, to coworker, to chavrusa and friend. Avigayil, another former student and fellow Slytherin, remains a daily presence in my virtual beis midrash. I am happy for them and I'm excited to see where their life leads them. 

Related Rabbi Schneeweiss Content:
- My Stoic Injury and TSJ Summer Update
- Aurelius - Meditations 4:22: That's a Jacket, Not a Bad Cat!
- TSJ Interlude - I Got Got By An Impression!

Sources:
- Epictetus, Enchiridion (The Handbook) Chapter 1
- Anthony de Mello, Awareness: the Perils and Opportunities of Reality
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Stoic texts:
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
Letters from a Stoic Master (Seneca)
The Discourses of Epictetus
The Enchiridion (Handbook) of Epictetus
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