The Stoic Jew

TSJ Milestone: 200 Episodes and the Value of Talking About Virtue (Aurelius – Meditations 10:16)

October 11, 2021 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 6 Episode 4
The Stoic Jew
TSJ Milestone: 200 Episodes and the Value of Talking About Virtue (Aurelius – Meditations 10:16)
Show Notes

Synopsis: Today’s focus is on a one-liner from Marcus Aurelius: “Stop talking about what the good man is like, and just be one.” We use this as a springboard to reflect on our 200th episode, and whether we have fallen into this trap through this podcast, or whether the Torah’s values offer a different perspective on the Stoic Emperor’s self-rebuke. 

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Related Rabbi Schneeweiss Content:
- TSJ Milestone - Reflections on Our 100th Episode (!) and Epictetus on Becoming a Good Stoic Jew 

Sources:
- Aurelius, Meditations 10:16
- Epictetus, Discourses 2:9
- Rambam: Hilchos Krias Shema 1:2
- Rambam: Hilchos Yesodei ha’Torah 2:2
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