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Funeral of 1. Zangwill Attended by Thousands; Rabbi Wise Officiates

August 6, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Dr. Stephen S-Wise, Rabbi of the Free Synagogue in New York City, officiated at the funeral services of Israel Zangwill, noted Anglo-Jewish author, which took place here today.

Noted personages in British life, representatives of various organizations, delegations from numerous clubs and societies, and thousands of Londoners congregated around Golder’s grim Crematorium, where the services were held, accompanying the funeral procession to the Liberal Jewish Cemetery, where Zangwill’s ashes were buried.

Dr. Wise, in his eulogy, paid a glowing tribute to Zangwill, declaring that he was “the greatest Jewish writer and champion of Jewish and all other great causes.”

Dr. Wise made particular reference to the influence of American life on the literary career of Israel Zangwill. “Though not an American, Zangwill received his first encouragement from American Jewry. It was the Jewish Publication Society of America which published his first novel, ‘Children of the Ghetto,’ which brought him the world’s recognition,” Dr. Wise declared.

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