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Chief Rabbi Hertz: The Wars of the Lord Derek Taylor

Chief Rabbi Hertz: The Wars of the Lord

Derek Taylor

Published April 28th 2014
ISBN : 9780853039181
Hardcover
297 pages
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 About the Book 

Chief Rabbi Joseph Herman hertz can fairly lay claim to having been Britains greatest Chief Rabbi. He led the community through two world wars and was instrumental in the rescue of Jewish Refugees from Nazism. He published more than any of hisMoreChief Rabbi Joseph Herman hertz can fairly lay claim to having been Britains greatest Chief Rabbi. He led the community through two world wars and was instrumental in the rescue of Jewish Refugees from Nazism. He published more than any of his predecessors, including the editing of the seminal Hertz Chumash and the enormously influential Book of Jewish Thoughts. He was a founder of the Council of Christians and Jews and the first Chief Rabbi to broadcast on the radio. He was so highly regarded in the general community that he was the first to be made a Companion of Honour. Brought up in New York, throughout his ministries in America, South Africa ad Britain, he fought to maintain the Orthodox affiliation of his community. He succeeded where the American experience of absorbing Eastern European refugees saw them turning away. The book also charts the battles Hertz waged to maintain the authority of the Chief Rabbinate in Britain,