Rabbi Isaac Herzog (1888-1959)

Rabbi Isaac Herzog was chief rabbi of Israel. Born in Lomza, Poland, he came to Leeds, England as a child with his family. After achieving the highest standards in rabbinic scholarship, Herzog received a doctorate from London University for his thesis on "The Dyeing of Purple in Ancient Israel." He succeeded Rabbi Kook chief rabbi. Herzog was an ardent Zionist and founder of the Mizrachi Federation of Great Britain and Ireland.