Thousands Mourn As Services for Revel Held at Yeshiva
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Thousands Mourn As Services for Revel Held at Yeshiva

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Several thousand persons thronged the Yeshiva College auditorium and nearby streets as funeral services were held this morning for Dr. Bernard Revel, president of the institution for the past 25 years, who died early Monday at the age of 55.

It was revealed during the services that Dr. Revel had suffered a “painful attack” during his last lecture, but had refused to halt until it was finished. Speakers included Rabbi Joseph Lookstein, Rabbi Aaron D. Burack, Dr. Pinchos Churgin, Samuel Levy, president of the Yeshiva board of directors, and Herschel Revel, Dr. Revel’s youngest son.

A group of students served as pallbearers. At Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Queens, eulogies were delivered by Rabbis Simcha Levy, Samuel K. Mirsky and Herbert S. Goldstein and Nahum Finkel, nephew of Dr. Revel, speaking as faculty representative, and Samuel Fox, a student representative.

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