YISROEL MEYER (September 27, 1885-June 24, 1945)
He was born in Sanok, Galicia. He was prominent among Sadigura Hassidim and worked on behalf of settling the land of Israel. In 1926/1927 he made aliya to Israel, became a leader among the non-partisan religious Jews, and established several charity organizations. He contributed to: Der yud (The Jew), Yudishes tageblat (Jewish daily newspaper), Baderekh (On the road), Maḥazike hadat (Strengthening the faith), and to the Israeli Kol yisrael (Voice of Israel), published by Agudat Yisrael. He died in Jerusalem.
Source: D. Tidhar, in Entsiklopedyah leḥalutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the pioneers and builders of the yishuv), vol. 5 (Tel Aviv, 1952), pp. 2287-88.
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