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Ya'acov Herzog

Dr. Ya'acov David HERZOGAge: 50 years19211972

Dr. Ya'acov David HERZOG
Name prefix
Given names
Ya'acov David
יעקב הרצוג
Birth March 21, 1921 (Adar II 11, 5681) 32 23
Dublin, Ireland - דבלין, אירלנד

Death of a maternal grandfatherRav Shmuel Yitzchak HILLMAN
June 11, 1953 (Sivan 28, 5713) (Age 32 years)
Jerusalem, Israel - ירושלים, ישראל

Death of a maternal grandmotherChaya Sheina POKEMPNER
1957 (5717) (Age 35 years)
Death of a fatherRav Yitzhak HaLevi “Isaac” HERZOG
July 25, 1959 (Tamuz 19, 5719) (Age 38 years)
Jerusalem, Israel - ירושלים, ישראל


Employer: State of Israel
Note: Yaakov Herzog (Hebrew: יעקב הרצוג, 21 March 1921 – 9 March 1972).
Death March 9, 1972 (Adar 23, 5732) (Age 50 years)
Jerusalem, Israel - ירושלים, ישראל

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elder brother
Chaim HerzogChaim Hyman “Vivian” HERZOG
חיים הרצוג
Birth: September 17, 1918 (Tishrei 11, 5679) 29 20Belfast, Northern Ireland
Death: April 17, 1997 (Nissan 10, 5757)Tel Aviv, Israel
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Ya'acov HerzogDr. Ya'acov David HERZOG
יעקב הרצוג
Birth: March 21, 1921 (Adar II 11, 5681) 32 23Dublin, Ireland
Death: March 9, 1972 (Adar 23, 5732)Jerusalem, Israel

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Shimon Lebowitz on April 26, 2008
Yaakov Herzog (Hebrew: יעקב הרצוג, 21 March 1921 – 9 March 1972). Yaakov Herzog was born in Dublin, Ireland. His father was Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog, the second Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, and his brother, Chaim Herzog, became the sixth President of Israel. The family immigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1937. After he was ordained as a rabbi in the Harry Fischel Seminary in Jerusalem, Herzog studied law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and London University. He earned a doctorate in international law from McGill University in Montreal. Herzog served in Shai in the Haganah. After the founding of the State of Israel, Herzog worked for the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1948 to 1954 he counseled on issues relating to Jerusalem. From 1954 to 1957 he was the chief of the United States division. He advised Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion on policy from 1956 to 1957. From 1957 to 1960 Herzog was the minister at the Israeli embassy in Washington D. C., and from 1960 to 1963 he was the Israeli ambassador to Canada. Herzog helped improve relations with the Vatican after the Six-Day War, and led diplomatic communications with King Hussein of Jordan. He held secret talks with Hussein in a London clinic that opened the way to peace between Jordan and Israel, established secret contacts with Lebanese Christians, helped the Imam of Yemen against his enemies, and became a personal friend to President Kennedy, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, Ireland’s leader Éamon de Valera and other world figures. From 1965 until his death in 1972, he served as the director-general of the Prime Minister of Israel's office under the administrations of Levi Eshkol and Golda Meir. In January 1961, when he was ambassador in Canada, he engaged in a famous public debate with the British historian Arnold J. Toynbee, who called the Jewish people a "fossil" and compared Israel's actions in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War to the actions of the Nazis against the Jews in the Holocaust. Isaiah Berlin described him as "one of the best and wisest, most attractive and morally most impressive human beings I have ever known.” Many educational institutions, especially in the Religious Zionism sector, perpetuate his memory: Kiryat Yaakov Herzog high school in Kfar Saba, Yaakov Herzog Jewish Studies College in Ein Tzurim, Herzog College for training of teachers in Alon Shvut, the Maalot Yaakov Yeshiva, and the law faculty at Bar-Ilan University, are all named for him. Published works A translation of Berakhot, Pe'ah and Demai was first printed in 1947 and reprinted in 1980. About Israel and its land: an argument with Professor Arnold Toynbee. Jerusalem: Office of Education and Culture, 5735 (1974-1975). A nation that lives alone. Tel Aviv: Maariv books, 1975. The Anderson Mission