Dr. Wise to Address Memorial Services for Brandeis

Special memorial services for the late Justice Louis D. Brandeis will be conducted on Sunday by Dr. Stephen S. Wise at the Free Synagogue in Carnegio Hall. Dr. Wise will tell of little known chapters in the relations of Justice Brandeis to American Presidents, particularly President Wilson and President Roosevelt.

The Union of American Hebrew Congregations in a message of condolence to the widow of the late Justice stated: “The great inspiration with which your beloved husband endowed Jewish life in America and in the world will remain indelibly imprinted as an incentive toward the highest type of service to the cause of all Jewry.” The message was signed by Adolph Rosenberg, chairman of the Board and by Edward L. Israel, executive director.

The Emergency Committee for Zionist Affairs, in a tribute to Brandeis said: “His devotion to the idea of the reestablishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine derived from the same forces which fashioned his whole life. For above, all, he loved with a passionate devotion, the ideal of justice – justice between man and man, class and class, nation and nation. Brandeis had about him more than a little of the prophet. His unique distinction of mind and spirit, his wisdom and his warm-hearted sincerity combined to make him, even to millions who never knew him, the most revered and beloved figure in American Jewry. We shall not know his like again.”

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