|Rabbi Isaac Herzog addressing a graduation ceremony at a flying school|
at Lydda (Lod) airport in 1939 (Library of Congress)
Many observers of Israeli politics know that he is the son of the late President of Israel, Chaim Herzog, and Aura Herzog, the sister of Suzy, Abba Eban's widow.
Buji Herzog's lineage is also documented in these pictures from the Library of Congress' archives. His grandfather, Rabbi Isaac Herzog, was the Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Ireland and Palestine (and after 1948, the Chief Rabbi of Israel). Rabbi Herzog succeeded Rabbi Avraham I. Kook. Today's new Labor Party leader was born a year after grandfather died and was given his name.
|Rabbanit Herzog in the dark suit, between Rachel Yanait Ben-Zvi (r) |
and Ita Yellin (Library of Congress, 1939)
See an earlier posting on "The Rabbanit's" 1939 demonstration here.