The Stoic Jew

A Review of Stoic Values (Aurelius - Meditations 4:39)

August 13, 2021 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 5 Episode 17
The Stoic Jew
A Review of Stoic Values (Aurelius - Meditations 4:39)
Show Notes

Synopsis: The chapter we focus on in today’s episode is a review of some fundamental concepts that we’ve discussed in past episodes, such as how to be impervious to harm, what good and evil are – ya know, some basic stuff! 

This week's Torah content has been sponsored by Joey and Estee Lichter in honor of the marriage of Isaac and Aviva.

Related Rabbi Schneeweiss Content:
- Shooting Yourself With the Second Arrow
- Aurelius - Meditations 4:8: The Stoic Definition of Harm
- Aurelius - Meditations 4:7: The Secret to Not Getting Hurt

Sources:
- Aurelius, Meditations 4:39 and 4:8
- Sforno on Bereishis 1:26
- the statement I erroneously said was in Sanhedrin is actually in Bereishis Rabbah, and is cited by the Rambam in the introduction to Perek Chelek in Sanhedrin; I can’t seem to track down the original source
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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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