Rev. Dr. Hermann Adler

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Hermann Adler

Birthplace: Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Death: July 18, 1911 (72)
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Willesden Jewish Burial Ground, Willesden, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Chief Rabbi Dr. Nathan Marcus Adler and Henrietta Rachel Hitzel Adler
Husband of Rachael Adler
Father of Henrietta Adler; Ruth Eichholz and Rev Solomon Alfred Adler
Brother of Sarah Solomon; Jeanette Stern; Minna Israel and Marcus Nathan Adler
Half brother of Ida Rebecca Schaap-Sharp; Elkan Nathan Adler and Rebecca Judith Heilbut

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About Rev. Dr. Hermann Adler

Rabbi Dr. Hermann Adler CVO (30 May 1839 – 18 July 1911) was the Chief Rabbi of the British Empire from 1891 to 1911. The son (and successor as Chief Rabbi) of Nathan Marcus Adler, the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica writes that he "raised the position [of Chief Rabbi] to one of much dignity and importance."

Born in Hanover, like his father, he had both a rabbinical education and a university education in Germany, and like him he subscribed to a modernised Orthodoxy. He attended University College School in London from 1852-54. He graduated at Leipzig; he later received honorary degrees from Scottish and English universities, including Oxford.

He was head of a congregation in Bayswater during his father's lifetime, and his father's assistant from the time his father's health began to deteriorate in 1879, before succeeding him on his death in 1891.

In 1909 he was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

Once he was having a lunch with British Catholic cardinal Herbert Vaughan. Cardinal asked the rabbi "Now, Dr. Adler, when may I have the pleasure of helping you to some ham?" The rabbi responded: "At Your Eminence's wedding".

Adler wrote extensively on topics of Anglo-Jewish History and published two volumes of sermons. He was a vigorous defender of his co-religionists and their faith, as well as their sacred Scriptures.

He is buried in the Willesden United Synagogue Cemetery, Beaconsfield Road NW10, London.

Source: Wikipedia

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Rev. Dr. Hermann Adler's Timeline

May 30, 1839
Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
July 14, 1870
Age 31
Age 32
Age 36
July 18, 1911
Age 72
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Willesden Jewish Burial Ground, Willesden, Middlesex, England