• Author: conscienceofthecity

  • No man or group

    “No man or group of men have the moral right to deny a man an equal chance with all other men. It is a violation of the spirit of our founding fathers and it is blasphemy against God.”

    – Rabbi Levi A. Olan. From “Civil Rights and Civil Disobedience,” broadcast February 19, 1967.

  • An ancient teacher

    “An ancient teacher [Hillel] counselled: ‘If I am not for myself, who will be for me?’ He was not advocating selfishness as a way of life. If you cannot love yourself, you will never be able to love anyone else.”

    – Rabbi Levi A. Olan. From “Some Things Are Not For Sale,” broadcast October 17, 1967.

  • The business of living

    “The business of living is to master our weaknesses and advance our virtues. It is hard to do it alone- there is a God ever present who will help.”

    – Rabbi Levi A. Olan. From “You Can Do Better,” broadcast October 4, 1964.

  • Walls that divide

    “Men will tear down the walls that divide them only when they come to the grand realization that as there is but one God in heaven, there is but one human-kind on earth.”

    – Rabbi Levi A. Olan. From “Walls That Divide,” broadcast March 25, 1962.

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  • How easy it is

    “How easy it is to recite reverently and piously God’s command, ‘Thou shalt love they neighbor as thyself.’ But to obey God is very hard.”

    – Rabbi Levi A. Olan. From “On These Foundations,” broadcast January 9, 1966.