The Stoic Jew

How to Convince Mom That You’re Invulnerable (Seneca – Consolation of Helvia)

May 11, 2021 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 4 Episode 22
The Stoic Jew
How to Convince Mom That You’re Invulnerable (Seneca – Consolation of Helvia)
Show Notes

Today’s episode is l’zeicher nishmas Eliezer ben Hendel. 

 Synopsis: Today we continue reading from Seneca’s letter of consolation to his mother, Helvia. This excerpt touches upon a number of themes without any common thread that I perceived. Some of these ideas we’ve never discussed and others are fundamental but expressed with Seneca’s unparalleled eloquence. 

 For my article on the abbreviation of ת"ח as תלמיד חכמים, click here.

 Sources:
- Seneca: Consolation of Helvia, #3-5
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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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