Thousands Crowd New York Streets Around Temple Emanu-el for Nathan Straus Funeral
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Thousands Crowd New York Streets Around Temple Emanu-el for Nathan Straus Funeral

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The streets for miles around the Temple Emanu-El, which little more than a year ago had witnessed similar scenes for the funeral of Louis Marshall, of whom Nathan Straus had said at the time that he was “indescribably grieved over the death of this noble man”, were made impassable to-day by thousands of people who had gathered there to pay their last respects to Nathan Straus himself.

Many prominent personages, Jews and non-Jews, were present in the synagogue, and after Rabbi Dr. Stephen S. Wise, who Jewish Congress, in the Zionist Organisation of America in the days of the Brandeis Administration and afterwards in the United Palestine Appeal (Nathan Straus came to the defence of Rabbi Wise at the time of the controversy-aroused by his sermon on a “Jew’s View of Jesus”, making a special large contribution to the United Palestine Appeal as a sign of his confidence in him when demands were being made for his resignation from its Chairman-ship), and Rabbi Nathan Krass, one of the Ministers of the Temple, had delivered the funeral addresses, Professor Phelps, a non-Jewish friend, spoke with emotion of the nobility of Mr. Straus’s life, declaring that his work for pastaurised milk and his activities in Palestine were his greatest achievements, by which he would live.

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