The Stoic Jew

When Life Gives You Insomnia, Bake a Cake and Rejoice in Yisurin (Aurelius - Meditations 5:20)

October 26, 2022 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 10 Episode 6
The Stoic Jew
When Life Gives You Insomnia, Bake a Cake and Rejoice in Yisurin (Aurelius - Meditations 5:20)
Show Notes

Synopsis: Today’s episode has been brought to you by my insomnia. That’s right: ANOTHER episode of TSJ about my struggles with insomnia. I believe you’ll find that this one is far happier and more optimistic than the other three (which are linked in the show notes) – in part because it involves cake and an idea about kaparah (atonement). 

Related Rabbi Schneeweiss Content:
 - A Stoic Cure for Insomnia ... I Hope
- Applying Epictetus to My Insomnia
- Post-Insomnia Stoic Jew Self-Talk
- Shemini Atzeres 5781: The Festival of Holding On
- Kaparah u'Teshuvah: (Part of) a Shiur from The Kuntress 

- Aurelius, Meditations 5:20
- Plutarch, On Virtue and Vice 4 (101d-e)
- Bava Basra 16a
- Rashi on Vayikra 23:36
- La’Mekadeach u’le’Machroz, Kaparah u’Teshuvah + Shofar Shel Issur Hanaah
- Ramban on Bereishis 9:13; 31:42
- Koheles 7:20
- Oliver Burkeman, Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals pp.65-68
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