Memorial Addresses IN HONOUR OF PAST PRESIDENTS

There was profound insight in the old Jewish custom whereby memorial addresses on a departed scholar were delivered, not only during the week following the death, but also at the close of the thirty days of mourning. By then, the first anguish has passed, and the address, instead of being one of lamentation on the loss, can be one of appraisal of the life of the departed. We are still in the month of Nisan, when no Hesped should mar the festival spirit. But it is right, nevertheless, that the Jewish Historical Society should come together to honour the memory, and to hear an appreciation of the career, of those distinguished leaders of Anglo-Jewish intellec? tual life, who shed lustre upon us by their collaboration and who have been gathered to the Academy on High in such tragically rapid suc? cession during the past few months.

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