Burg, Yosef


Burg, Yosef
(1909-99)
   Born in Dresden, Germany, from 1928 to 1931 he completed his rabbinical studies at the seminary in Berlin and studied in the faculty of humanities at Berlin University. In 1933, he received a Ph.D. from the University of Leipzig. In 1938, he immigrated (see ALIYA) to Palestine, and from 1939 to 1951, he served as a member of the World Zionist Council. Between 1946 and 1949, he carried out a number of missions in Europe to rescue Holocaust survivors. Initially elected on behalf of the National Religious Party to the first Knesset in January 1949, Dr. Burg was reelected to subsequent Knessets. He served as deputy speaker in the first Knesset, minister of health from 1951 to 1952, minister of posts from 1952 to 1958, minister of social welfare from 1959 to 1970, and minister of the interior from 1970 to 1984. On 5 August 1981, in addition to his post as minister of the interior and as chairman of the Ministerial Committee on Negotiations for Autonomy for the Arab Residents of Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza District, Dr. Burg assumed the post of minister of religious affairs. In the Government of National Unity, he served as minister of religion from 1984 until his resignation from the post in 1986. He later served as world chairman of the Mizrachi Movement. He died in Jerusalem.
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