Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog

First Chief Rabbi of Ireland and Israel (1888–1959)

Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog (3 December 188825 July 1959), also known as "Isaac Herzog", was the first Chief Rabbi of Ireland, his term lasting from 1921 to 1936. From 1937 until his death in 1959, he was Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of the British Mandate of Palestine and of Israel after its independence in 1948. His son was Chaim Herzog.


  • Jews will move increasingly to vegetarianism out of their own deepening knowledge of what their tradition commands as they understand it in this age.
    • Quoted in James V. Parker, Animal Minds, Animal Souls, Animal Rights, University Press of America, 2010, p. 98.
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