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Body of Revel, Dead at 55, Lies in State at Yeshiva

December 3, 1940
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The body of Dr. Bernard Revel, president of Yeshiva College, who died early this morning at the age of 55 in Mt. Sinai Hospital after a week’s illness, lay in state today in the Yeshiva synagogue, where students will hold prayers all night until the services at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

The services will be held in the Yeshiva auditorium with eulogies delivered by Rabbi Joseph Konvitz, of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis, of which Dr. Revel was honorary president; Rabbi Aaron D. Burack for the Yeshiva faculty, Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein for the alumni, Dr. Pinchos Churgin, president of the Yeshiva Teachers’ Institute, and Samuel Levy, president of the Yeshiva board of directors.

Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Cypress Hills, L.I., where eulogies will be delivered at the grave by Rabbi Leo Jung of The Jewish Center, Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, Rabbi Samuel Marcus of the Teachers’ Institute faculty and a student representative.

Numerous messages of tribute and condolence were received by the Yeshiva today from Jewish leaders and organizations.

Dr. Revel’s completion of 25 years as president of the orthodox rabbinical seminary was to have been celebrated at the annual Yeshiva dinner on Dec. 15.

Dr. Revel had lived in the United States for 33 years and was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, New York University and Dropsie College. Previously he has studied at the Kovno Yeshiva in his native city, which is now Kaunas, Lithuania. He was the son of Rabbi Nahum Shraga Revel.

In 1916 Dr. Revel founded the Yeshiva in New York. He was vice-president of the Jewish Acadany of Arts and Sciences, associate editor of “Ozar Israel,” the Hebrew encyclopedia, and author of many articles on religious subjects. His widow, the former Sarah Rabinowitz of Marietta, Ohic, and two sons survive him.

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