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Sir Immanuel Jakobovits

Sir Immanuel Jakobovits

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Death 31 Oct 1999 (aged 78)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel
Memorial ID 7399 · View Source
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British Peer. Born Immanuel Jakobovits in Königsberg, East Prussia, the son of Paula Wrescher and Rabbi Julius Jakobovits. He fled to Britain as a teenager to escape Nazi persecution, and completed his education at London University, and at Jews' College, London. He was graduated from Yeshivah Etz Chaim, London in 1944. He married Amélie Munk in 1949, and with her had six children. He held the office of Chief Rabbi of Ireland between 1949 and 1958. He served as Rabbi at the 5th Avenue Synagogue, New York City between 1958 and 1967. He was appointed Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth Nations, serving from 1967 until 1991 during which time he was invested as a Knight Bachelor in 1981 and created Baron Jakobovits of Regent's Park in Greater London in February 1988. He authored a number of works including 'Jewish Medical Ethics' published in 1959, 'Jewish Law Faces Modern Problems' published in 1965, 'Journal of a Rabbi,' and 'The Timely and the Timeless' published in 1977. In 1991, he was awarded the Templeton Prize for his contribution to religion. He succumbed to a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 78 and was interred at the Mount of Olives in Israel.

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  • Added: 1 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7399
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Immanuel Jakobovits (8 Feb 1921–31 Oct 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7399, citing Mount of Olives Cemetery, Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel ; Maintained by Find A Grave .