Dr. Krauskopf’s life-long and distinguished services for his people “will prove his noblest and lasting monument” , Dr. Henry Berkowitz declared in a message to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, paying tribute to his colleague who died at Atlantic City Tuesday.
Dr. Berkowitz wired today: “Your request for a tribute to Dr. Joseph Krauskopf stirs memories of nearly half a century. In February 1876, when I entered the pioneer class of Rabbinical students at the Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, we became comrades and roommates. Through eight years we continued as schoolmates. We were ordained together by Dr. Isaac M. Wise in July, 1883, being among the first to receive the Rabbinical degree in America. Dr. Wise also solemnized the double marriage, which made us brothers-in-law, in October of that year. As co-workers in the Jewish ministry and in public life during the past thirty years in Philadelphia our careers have been closely blended. We have shared so intimately in each other’s sorrows and joys, struggles and achievements, that I am unable to consider objectively the tremendous tasks his fertile mind conceived, and his dauntless courage and boundless energy achieved. The services he rendered his people as head of one of our greatest congregations as founder of the National Farm School and as their representative and spokesman in important civic and national movements will prove his noblest and lasting monument”.
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