On Being Given Another Chance

“If we could live our lives all over again, what changes would we make?  How differently would we do things from what we did in the past?”

December 28, 1969 found Rabbi Olan in a contemplative mood, inviting the listener to look back on the past year – and indeed, their whole past life – and to wonder, “What do I wish I had done differently?”  

“As we set out to study our yesterdays and ask ourselves what we would retain for tomorrow, we may act like the sieve and retain that which is important.”  He invites us to screen out “those so-called values which seemed so important to us but turned out to be so much tinsel and froth.”

In the end, he really asks us to consider a very simple question: what makes a good life?

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*Written by Joshua F. Hirsch*