Chief Rabbi Hertz: The Wars of the Lord by Derek Taylor

Chief Rabbi Hertz: The Wars of the Lord by Derek Taylor

Jonathan Sacks (Introduction)

Chief Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz (1872-1946), perhaps Britain’s greatest Chief Rabbi, led his community through two World Wars and was instrumental in the rescue of Jewish refugees from Nazism. He published many books and edited the seminal Hertz Chumash. Rabbi Hertz was a founder of the Council of Christians and Jews. As well, he was the first Jew to be made a “Companion of Honour” and was the first Chief Rabbi to make a radio broadcast. Now available in paperback, this book recounts Rabbi Hertz’s battles to maintain the Orthodox affiliation of his community and the authority of the Chief Rabbinate in Britain, against the powerful opposition of his own Honorary Officers at the United Synagogue.

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