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Chinese Christian Asks Rabbi to Officiate at Budhist’s Funeral

October 5, 1923
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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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