Tuesday, 5 April 2016


            He was born in Kosove, near Shedlets (Siedlce).  From 1909 he was living in Israel where he worked in various colonies.  In 1920 he was chosen to be in the labor union office of the right Labor Zionists—together with Yitskhok Zar, Berl Loker, and Zalmen Rubashov (Shazar).  On assignment from Aḥdut haavoda (Union of labor), he visited Italy, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and other countries and arranged aliya at those sites for pioneers.  He also participated in Zionist Congresses and was a leading comrade in Histadrut Haovdim (Federation of Labor).  He was a member of the foundational meeting of the state of Israel as a delegate of Mapai (Mifleget poale erets yisrael, or Workers’ party of the land of Israel).  He wrote articles about aliya and agrarian issues for: Haaḥdut (Unity), Ben-hazmanim (Between times), Kuntres (Pamphlet), Davar (Word), and Hapoel hatsair (Young worker).  In Yiddish, he published in Dos arbetende erets yisroel (Laboring Israel) (Berlin, 1921-1922).

Source: D. Tidhar, in Entsiklopedyah leḥalutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the pioneers and builders of the yishuv), vol. 3 (Tel Aviv, 1949), pp. 1122-23.

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