Aaron Hart (rabbi)
Chief Rabbi Aaron Uri Phoebus Hart (Hebrew: רבי אהרן אורי פײבוש הרט; 1670 – 1756) was the first chief rabbi of Great Britain and the rabbi of the Great Synagogue of London from 1704 until his death.
|Title||Rabbi of the Great Synagogue|
Aaron Uri Phoebus Hart
|Died||1756 (aged 85–86)|
|Synagogue||Great Synagogue of London|
He was son of Naphtali Hertz of Hamburg (Hartwig Moses Hart), a prosperous Jewish resident of that city. After studying at a yeshiva in Poland, he married the daughter of R. Samuel ben Phoebus of Fürth, author of the Beit Shmuel, a commentary on Eben ha'Ezer. He was appointed rabbi of the first Ashkenazic synagogue in London in 1692.
In 1707 he published Urim ve-Tummim, the first book in Hebrew printed in London.
A portrait of Rabbi Hart hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in London.
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| Rabbi of the Great Synagogue