Thousands Pay Last Tribute to Reuben Brainin at Montreal Rites
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Thousands Pay Last Tribute to Reuben Brainin at Montreal Rites

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The Jewish community of Montreal, thousands strong, paid final tribute to the memory of Reuben Brainin, noted Hebraist, author and Zionist pioneer, who died in New York last Thursday at the age of 77.

From ten a.m. to one p.m., his body lay in state at the Hebrew Educational Institute. The Jewish Peoples Library, which Brainin founded, supplied the guard of honor.

The funeral service was conducted by Rabbi Herman Abramowitz, of the Shaar Hashomayim Congregation, and funeral orations were delivered by Michael Garber, I. Rabinowitch, editor of the Canadian Jewish Eagle, a post once held by Brainin, and Dr. Samuel Margoshes, editor of the New York Jewish Day, who spoke in the name of the Zionist Organization of America. Burial took place in the Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery.

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