Hertz, Joseph Herman

   Chief rabbi of the British Empire. Born in Slovakia and educated in the United States, Hertz officiated in South Africa between 1898 and 1911 but was expelled during the Boer War because of his pro-British attitude. In 1913 he was appointed chief rabbi in London. His Book of Jewish Thoughts (1917) ran to over twenty editions; other major works include commentaries on the Pentateuch and the Daily Prayer Book, and a collection of sermons and essays. Hertz supported the efforts to obtain the Balfour Declaration of 1917 in spite of the counter-pressure by Anglo- Jewish notables. He consistently took a Zionist position during the Palestine Mandate.

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