• Author: conscienceofthecity

  • Welcome!


    The mission of this blog is to stimulate interest in the deeply perceptive and still-relevant teachings of Levi A. Olan (1903-1984) by sharing from the Levi A. Olan Sermons and Images at Bridwell Library Digital Collection. The title "Conscience of the City" was applied to Rabbi Olan by a Fortune magazine reporter in 1964. Although Olan's city was Dallas, his thought transcends locality. Our goal is to...

  • We are born

    “We are born as part of a great and wonderful universe which is working out a dramatic story in which we may play a role. We are born to ask the question, “what is my task? What is my duty?”

    -Rabbi Levi A. Olan. From “The Book of Lamentations – The Unyielding Believer,” broadcast February 17, 1963.