November 17, 1968
In November 1968, at the age of 65, Rabbi Olan addressed the generation gap and the younger generation’s call to never trust anyone over 30. As usual, he saw both sides of the issue.
On the one hand, “We should lend our ears attentively to their criticism of our dull, routine, conforming lives.”
On the other hand, “The pathetic part of today’s youthful rebellion is that it is ready to throw out the hard earned wisdom of the past.”
How did Rabbi Olan propose to resolve this dilemma?
*Written by Joshua F. Hirsch*