The Stoic Jew

The Sacred Pause as Applied to Mezuzah (Aurelius – Meditations 5:23)

June 07, 2021 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 4 Episode 37
The Stoic Jew
The Sacred Pause as Applied to Mezuzah (Aurelius – Meditations 5:23)
Show Notes

Synopsis: Today’s episode is about a two-week experiment I’m in the midst of conducting: What will happen if I utilize Tara Brach’s “sacred pause” technique in order to more fully attend to the mezuzah and its ideational content? To my mind this is a good example of how there are things to learn from non-Jewish sources and practices which can allow us to better access the good of the Torah without corrupting or distorting it – which, let’s face it, is the premise of this entire podcast.

Related Episodes:
- “The Sacred Pause” in Light of Stoicism and Judaism (Epictetus – Discourses 2:18)

- Aurelius, Meditations 5:23
- Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance
- Rambam: Mishneh Torah, Hakdamah
- Rambam: Mishneh Torah, Sefer Ahavah, Hilchos Tefilin, u’Mezuzah, v’Sefer Torah 6:13
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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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