An Answer to War

“History is the record of threatening crises.”


When Rabbi Olan delivered his radio address, “An Answer to War,” on November 18, 1962, the United States and Soviet Union had just weeks before brokered a deal for the Soviet Union to remove their nuclear warheads from Cuba. The possibility of atomic war was still very much top of mind.

In his address, Rabbi Olan discusses the history of threatening crises such as this one — from Caesar to modern day, from bullies to idealists, from the rule of chaos to the need for abiding a higher law.

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