The Stoic Jew

B’Shem Hashem El Olam: Only God “Has Time” (Aurelius – Meditations 2:4)

November 08, 2022 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 10 Episode 7
The Stoic Jew
B’Shem Hashem El Olam: Only God “Has Time” (Aurelius – Meditations 2:4)
Show Notes

Synopsis: Since I’m recording this during the week of Parashas Vayeira, which contains what the Rambam chose as the “crowning pasuk” for every book he ever wrote, I thought it would be appropriate to share my musings on that pasuk as it relates to Stoicism, especially since this happens to be a major theme in the book I’m currently reading: Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals, by Oliver Burkeman. Spoiler alert: if you think you have time, then I hope this episode convinces you that you really don’t.

Related Rabbi Schneeweiss Content:
 - You Can’t Be Present Yesterday (previous episode, which is relevant)

 - Aurelius, Meditations 2:14
- Oliver Burkeman, Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals, pp.117,59
- Ibn Ezra, Koheles 3:11
- Rambam, Moreh ha’Nevuchim 2:13
- Sforno and Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch, Bereishis 21:39
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