Simple Rights Mark Funeral of Judge Mack in New York

Leaders in all walks of Jewish life gathered at the Free Synagogue here today at funeral services for the late Judge Julian W. Mack, prominent jurist and Zionist leader who died here on Sunday.

Rabbi Stephen S. Wise officiated at simple ceremonies. Standing beside the coffin, Rabbi Wise spoke briefly of Judge Mack’s contribution to American Jewish life and to the Zionist cause. The Zionist Organization of America was represented at the funeral by Rabbi Wise, Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, Dr. Solomon Goldman, Judge Morris Rothenberg, Dr. Israel Goldstein, Robert Szold and Judge Louis E. Levinthal.

Judge Levinthal, president of the Z.O.A., issued a statement declaring that “the passing of Judge Mack has brought to a close a chapter in American Jewish history from which the present Jewish leadership has drawn valuable experience and guidance.” He announced that special memorial services for Judge Mack will be held at the opening session of the 46th annual convention of the Zionist Organization of America which opens on Saturday evening in Columbus, Ohio.

The New York Herald-Tribune, in an editorial on the passing of Judge Mack said: “When Judge Julian William Mack retired two years ago, from the United States Circuit Court he brought to a close a distinguished career on the bench, which had begun thirty years before with his appointment by President Taft. However, fully as important as his judicial career was his participation in Jewish affairs. He was the first president of the American Jewish Congress and a leader in more than a half dozen other organizations. Jews the world over had cause to be grateful for his wisdom, his forthrightness and his unflagging zeal. He was a man of sound scholarship, unquestioned probity and a many-sidedness that demonstrated itself in his whole-hearted interest in the life of his community.”

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