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