The Fear of Growing Old

“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. “

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*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.)