“What does one do to prepare against the loneliness and the emptiness which becomes intense as we grow older?”
Here Rabbi Olan addresses a profoundly personal problem with uncharacteristic concreteness. More characteristic is his search for answers through millennia of history and literature, both religious and secular.
“What can old age mean to a generation which has everything but faith by which to live. “
*Written by guest blogger Joshua Hirsch.
(Rabbi Olan quotes Ecclesiastes 12:1-7, Psalm 23:1, Job 13:15, Ecclesiastes 1:2, and Oliver Wendell Holmes.)