The Stoic Jew

Heraclitus, Koheles, and Mufasa (Aurelius - Meditations 4:46)

October 04, 2021 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 6 Episode 1
The Stoic Jew
Heraclitus, Koheles, and Mufasa (Aurelius - Meditations 4:46)
Show Notes

Synopsis: In today’s episode we attempt to wrest meaning from Marcus Aurelius’s list of “Top Heraclitus Hits.” Our meditations on his meditation lead us to Koheles, Rambam, and Mufasa. Did we succeed in gaining something of value from Aurelius’s cryptic chapter? You tell me!

This week's Torah content has been sponsored by an anonymous donor, in memory of her grandmother, Golda Henya bat Devora a"h.

Sources:
- Aurelius, Meditations 4:46 with Farquharson’s commentary
- Koheles 1:4-7 with Ibn Ezra’s commentary
- Rambam: Mishneh Torah, Sefer ha’Mada, Hilchos Yesodei ha’Torah 4:3-5
- Rambam, Moreh ha’Nevuchim 3:10
- Mufasa’s Circle of Life Speech
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