Mourners Pay Homage to Jabotinsky; Funeral Procession Set for Today
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Mourners Pay Homage to Jabotinsky; Funeral Procession Set for Today

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Leaders of the American Zionist movement and delegates from all major American Jewish organizations will gather here to pay homage tomorrow to the memory of the late Zionist-Revisionist leader, Vladimir Jabotinsky. The remains of Mr. Jabotinsky and his wife, Yohanna were exhumed from their graves in Farming-dale, L.I., this weekend and brought to the Riverside Memorial Chapel on upper broad-prior to reinterment in Israel later this week.

Late this afternoon, many mourners gathered at the chapel to file past the coffins of Mr. Jabotinsky and his wife, paying their respects to the Revisionist leader.

In a call to the membership of the Zionist Organization of America, Dr. Max Nussbaum, ZCA president and a co-chairman of the National Committee for the Jabotinsky Memorial headed by Philip M. Klutznick, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and Israel Ambassador Avraham Harman, emphasized the historic significance of the order issued last March by Premier Levi Eshkol for the reinterment of the remains of Mr. Jabotinsky on Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem.

Several hundred delegates from abroad will also participate in the funeral procession tomorrow, when the remains will be transferred from the chapel to the Kennedy International Airport and flown to Paris where Premier Levi Eshkol, now visiting the French capital, will meet the plane. Included among the foreign representatives here are leaders of the Mexican Jewish community, led by Chief Rabbi M. Raphalin, as well as delegates from the Jewish communities of Argentina, Colombia, Toronto and Montreal.

Tomorrow’s procession is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p. m., at which time the coffins will be conveyed to the Young Israel Synagogue here where a special memorial service will be held. Dr. Eri Jabotinsky, the son of the late Zionist leader, will recite the Kaddish. Special prayers will be rendered by a choir of the Cantors’ Association of New York, The Government of Israel will be represented by Ambassador Harman, The funeral cortege will then proceed from the Young Israel Synagogue by cars and chartered buses to the airport.

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