Hertz, Joseph Herman

(1872-1946)
   British rabbi. He was born in Slovakia and in 1884 was taken to New York. He served as a rabbi in Syracuse, New York, and Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1911 he returned to the US and became rabbi of Congregation Orah Hayyim in New York. In 1913 he was appointed chief rabbi of Great Britain. He was critical of Russian anti-Jewish policies and liberal Judaism. He supported Zionism and later struggled against Nazism. His writings include the Book of Jewish Thoughts and commentaries on the Pentateuch and the Prayer Book.

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