Walls That Divide

“These tense and doom laden days through which we are now passing may justly be symbolized by the walls which have been built.”

Thus begins Rabbi Olan’s sermon “Walls That Divide.” It may now be a cliche to observe how timely his sermons are, but how can one respond to these words in any other way? He discusses the Berlin Wall and the old City Line in Jerusalem, now things of the past. But walls dividing humanity from itself — both actual and proposed — are if anything bigger and more numerous than ever.

Follow this link to read the sermon.

**Written by guest blogger Joshua Hirsch.

(In his March 25, 1962 message, #RabbiOlan quoted John Hershey, Abba Hillel Silver, and William Shakespeare.)