Religion: Wise

Nothing gratifies a successful man so much as the knowledge that his son will follow in his footsteps; to have what one has clone copied by a new generation is the last, the decisive caret of success. Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, marching nervously from wall to wall of his Manhattan study, was talking to some reporters; his intelligent face reflected more emotion than the topic, casually considered, seemed to be worth:

"It would be idle to deny that I had devoutly hoped my son (James Waterman Wise] would give his life to the Jewish...

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