Burg, Yosef Salomon

Burg, Yosef Salomon
▪ 2000

      German-born Jewish rabbi and Israeli politician who emigrated from Germany to Palestine in 1939 and became the longest serving member of the Israeli Knesset (parliament), holding his seat from the Knesset's first election in 1949 until his retirement in 1986; he was also a founding member (1956) of the moderate Zionist National Religious Party (Mafdal) and a Cabinet minister under eight prime ministers over some 35 years (1951–86) (b. Jan. 31, 1909, Dresden, Ger.—d. Oct. 15, 1999, Jerusalem, Israel).

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