Wednesday, May 25, 2022

First I would like to commend The Link on the articles in memory of Rabbi Alvin Marcus, z”l (“A Tribute to Rabbi Alvin Marcus, zt”l”; “Rabbi Alvin Marcus, zt”l”; “Remembering Rabbi Marcus, zt”l” January 13, 2022). Each one brought out aspects of his personality, persona and dedication to Klal Yisrael as well as his “menschlichkeit.”

I was honored to have been asked to submit something for this collage of a wonderful, professional and dedicated rabbi (“A Tribute to Rabbi Alvin Marcus, zt”l” January 13, 2022).

I would just like to add one phrase to my own remarks. I said that Rabbi Marcus maintained his own integrity as an Orthodox rabbi, which he did. I would like to add these words following those: “…maintained his integrity as an Orthodox rabbi while allowing others to maintain theirs.” For me that phrase is an important addition to Rabbi Marcus’ contribution to Klal Yisrael.

Cecille Allman Asekoff
West Orange
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