Hermann Adler

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Hermann Adler (30 May, 183918 July, 1911) was the Chief Rabbi of the British Empire from 1891 to 1911.


Quoted in Joseph H. Hertz, The Pentateuch and Haftorahs (One-volume edition)

  • The object of education is not merely to enable our children to gain their daily bread and to acquire pleasant means of recreation, but that they should know God and serve Him with earnestness and devotion.
    • p.78-9
  • No amount of money given in charity, nothing but the abandonment of this hateful trade, can atone for this great sin against God, Israel and Humanity.
    • Condemning usury. p.849
  • Among Jews, there is an absence of drunkenness, always a fruitful source of domestic strife and misconduct.
    • p.933

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