Joseph H. Hertz, fully Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz

Joseph H.
Hertz, fully Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz
1872
1946

Hungarian-born Rabbi and Bible Scholar, Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom

Author Quotes

Life is a frail and transitory thing, but it has been given a higher purpose and dignity through the revelation of God's Teaching to Israel, and the resulting dedication of an entire people to God's service.

Prayer is a universal phenomenon in the soul-life of man. It is the soul's reaction to the terrors and joys, the uncertainties and dreams of life.

The immemorial ingratitude of rulers and commonwealths is proverbial. Especially common is ingratitude to Israel — the People that has achieved so much of eternal worth, but has rarely succeeded in winning gratitude.

Divine punishment is at once followed by Divine pity.

Man's most sacred privilege is freedom of will, the ability to obey or disobey his Maker.

Man must be a co-worker with God in making this earth a garden.

Everything in the Universe was as the Creator willed it — nothing superfluous, nothing lacking — a harmony.

Because man is endowed with Reason, he can subdue his impulses in the service of moral and religious ideals, and is born to bear rule over Nature.

Whereas in Greek the idea of justice was akin to harmony, in Hebrew it is akin to holiness.

Author Picture
First Name
Joseph H.
Last Name
Hertz, fully Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz
Birth Date
1872
Death Date
1946
Bio

Hungarian-born Rabbi and Bible Scholar, Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom