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Thousands Attend Last Rites of Dr. Krauskpf

June 15, 1923
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In accordance with the will of Dr. Krauskopf, whose funeral was held today from the Temple Keneseth Israel, that “there be no signs of sorrow” the ceremony at the obsequies was markedly brief.

The temple was crowed and hundreds of friends and admirers of the noted rabbi unable to obtain seats, stood outside. Only a brief eulogy was delivered. No flowers or draperies adorned the temple.

Dr. Krauskopf’s widow, ill at tlantic City was unable to be present. Among those who attended the obsequies were Mayor Moore of Philadelphia and the representatives of the clergy of virtually all denominations.

Following the rendering of the funeral march, an “ethical will” composed by Rabbi Krauskopf five years ago in which he bade a final farewell to his friends was read.

In the “ethical will” Dr. Krauskopf pleaded for cooperative effort for the wellfare of all. He commended especially to their best efforts of his friends the National Farm School, which he founded and which he considered his greatest work. At his express request also Dr. Krauskopf’s body was cremated.

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