What is regarded as a curious mixture of faiths occurred here yesterday when Miss Ella Cheek, Chinese and a member of the Congressionalist Church, requested Rabbi Steiner of this city to officiate at the funeral service of Wah Cheek, a Buddhist.
The daughter explained that she wanted a minister of “universal religion” to perform the rites and she regarded the Rabbi as belonging to such a religion.
Rabbi Steiner quoted from Malachi: “Have we not all one Father? Has not one God made us all?”
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