What Shall Men Praise?

“What is there to which every living thing can join in one resounding chorus of Hallelujah?”

Rabbi Olan’s March 4, 1964 radio sermon explored a deep theological question about the role of God in mid-century American life. What need do “modern” people have for God?

Rejecting popular nihilism, Olan named three specific factors that should evoke universal praise. He then wove them together into a theological affirmation that he hoped his listenteners would find to be meaningful.

Curious about the three factors? Read on, listen in, or watch the video through the links provided below.

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