Video: Succot teaches us the wisdom of paradox

Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo touches on two classics, German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, and Greek philosopher Epicurus.

September 29, 2010 12:57
Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo

Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo 311. (photo credit: Leadel.NET)

Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo shows us how the tradition of Succot teaches us the wisdom of paradox. 

In this exclusive video, Rabbi Cardozo he touches upon the paradox of two classic philosophers by embracing opposite perceptions of this world.

Arthur Schopenhauer, a German philosopher known for his ultimate pessimism and Greek philosopher Epicurus, who’s purpose of philosophy was to attain the happy, tranquil life characterized by freedom from fear.

It is here that we received one of the most famous aphorisms, Carpe Diem, Latin for “Pluck this life” or more commonly translated to "Seize the Day."

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