The Stoic Jew

Holding a Dying Man in My Arms: a True Memento Mori (Aurelius – Meditations 2:11)

July 25, 2021 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 5 Episode 7
The Stoic Jew
Holding a Dying Man in My Arms: a True Memento Mori (Aurelius – Meditations 2:11)
Show Notes

Synopsis: Last night I held a dying old man in my arms. This episode is about that experience. 

Today’s episode of The Stoic Jew Podcast is dedicated to the joyous occasion of the marriage of Isaac Lichter and Aviva Rubenstein. Isaac is my talmid chaver: my dear friend, my fellow student of Torah and chochmah, and a talmid who attended ALL of my shiurim this past year, morning, afternoon, and night. Aviva is also a student of mine, whom I taught for four years in Shalhevet and who attended my Lomdeha shiurim last year. Words cannot express how happy I am about their upcoming marriage, and I am grateful to Hashem that we are in each other’s lives. May they flourish together in this next chapter of their journey.

Related Rabbi Schneeweiss Content:
- The Obstacle is the Way Back to New York

Sources:
- Aurelius, Meditations 2:11 (medallion available for purchase at The Daily Stoic store)
- Philippe de Champaigne, Still Life With a Skull
- Koheles 7:2
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