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Hermann Adler (1839-1911), Chief Rabbi

Sitter in 2 portraits
Hermann Adler, who succeeded his father as chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations in 1891, was an inspirational preacher; but adoption of Anglican vestments and styling himself as 'the Very Reverend' made him unpopular with many Jews newly arrived from Europe.

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Hermann Adler

by Hayman Seleg Mendelssohn
albumen cabinet card, 1886-1889
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x15


Hermann Adler

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
NPG Ax15984