The high esteem in which the Jews of New York held Morris Rosenfeld, famous Yiddish poet, editor and playwright, was evidenced yesterday when more than 10,000 persons turned out to pay tribute to him at the funeral services held in the auditorium of the Jewish Forward Building, 175 East Broadway.
From 7 o’clock in the morning until 11:15, when the services bega, thousands filed past the bier, which lay in state in the center of the auditorium.
The ceremonies began with chanting of Psalms of the Jewish burial rites by Cantor Hercshman, after which there were addresses of eulogy by many of the best known Jewish writers and editors in New York, all members of the Jewish Writers’ Club, under whose auspices the services were held.
Among these were H. Rogoff, president of the Club, Morris Winshefsky, Jewish poet; K. Marmour, Leo Kobrin, Alexander Harkavy, A. Sachs, Menachem the poet, Reuben Brainin and others.
Following the services the body was escorted through East Broadway to Clinton Street and north to the Williamsburgh Bridge and then to Mount Carmel Cemetery, where interment was in the Jewish Writers’ Plot.
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