Isaac Cohen

Born Jul 26, 1914

Isaac Cohen, was a distinguished Talmudic scholar and Chief Rabbi of Ireland for 20 years.

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1914 Birth Born on July 26, 1914.


1928 13 Years Old Born in Llanelli, Wales to immigrants from Lithuania, he won a scholarship in 1928 to Aria College in Portsmouth, a boarding school which combined Jewish study with a place at Portsmouth Grammar School.
1931 16 Years Old In 1931 he enrolled at Jews College and University College London and gained a Bachelor of Arts in Semitics in 1935.


1935 20 Years Old His first post was at Harrow and Kenton Synagogue in Middlesex in 1935.
1939 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1939 he married Fanny Weisfogel of London and they settled in Leeds. … Read More


1947 32 Years Old In 1947 he succeeded Dr Salis Daiches as rabbi of the Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation.


1956 41 Years Old In 1956 he succeeded Rabbi Dr Immanuel Jakobovits as the Dublin-based Chief Rabbi of Ireland. … Read More


1979 64 Years Old He ended up remaining in Dublin until retiring in 1979 and eventually settled in Jerusalem, Israel. … Read More
2007 93 Years Old Died on November 30, 2007.
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