Aaron Hart (rabbi)

For the businessman, see Aaron Hart (businessman). For the Canadian lawyer, see Aaron Ezekiel Hart.
Chief Rabbi Aaron Hart
Rabbi of the Great Synagogue

Mezzotint by James Macardell, 1751
Position Chief Rabbi
Synagogue Great Synagogue of London
Began 1704
Ended 1756
Predecessor Position established
Successor Hart Lyon
Personal details
Birth name Aaron Uri Phoebus Hart
Born 1670
Breslau, Silesia, Holy Roman Empire
Died 1756 (aged 8586)
London, United Kingdom

Chief Rabbi Aaron Uri Phoebus Hart (Hebrew: רבי אהרן אורי פײבוש הרט; 1670 – 1756) was the first chief rabbi of the United Kingdom and the rabbi of the Great Synagogue of London from 1704 until his death.

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 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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Jewish titles
Preceded by
New creation
Rabbi of the Great Synagogue
Succeeded by
Hart Lyon

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