Dr Yosef Burg (1909-1999)

Israeli politician

 

Born in Dresden., Germany, 1908.

Married to Rivka née Slonim (born in Hevron, the eighth generation in Eretz Israel, scion of Lubavitch).

One daughter, one son, ten grandchildren.

Passed away October 17, 1999


Education

1928
Graduated from Gymnasium, Dresden
1928-31
The Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin
University of Berlin
1931-34
University of Leipzig
1933
Received Doctorate in philosophy, Dissertation about Logistic Neo-positivism
1935-38
Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin
1938
Ordained as Rabbi
1939
Immigrated to Palestine as Research Fellow at Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Degrees

Rabbi
Doctor of Philosophy -University of Leipzig
Staatsexam für das Höhere Lehramt, Leipzig
Doctor Honoris Causa - Yeshiva University in New York
Doctor Honoris Causa - Hebrew Jewish University of Chicago
Doctor Honoris Causa - University of Bar-Ilan
Doctor Honoris Causa - Touro College, New York
Doctor Honoris Causa - University of the Negev, Beer Sheva
Fellow - Jerusalem Institute of Technology


Positions

Europe

1933-35
Teacher, Secondary School in Leipzig
1936
Executive Mizrachi, Germany
1937
Executive Zionist Movement, Germany
1937-51
Member of Zionist Actions Committees
1939-40
Active in Emigration from Europe

Israel

1941-46
Teacher at the Herzlia College and Beit Tzeirot Mizrachi, Tel Aviv; Director of Institute for Adult Education in Tel Aviv.
1946-49
Director of Religious Rescue Projects in Europe (Paris)
1949-88
Member of Knesset (Israeli Parliament)
1949-51
Deputy Speaker of Knesset
1951-52
Minister of Health
1952-58
Minister of Posts
1959-70
Minister of Welfare
1970-77
Minister of the Interior
1977-84
Minister of the Interior and Police
1984-86
Minister of Religious Affairs

Chairman of Cabinet Committees for the Autonomy Negotiations with Egypt and USA
Member of Cabinet Committees for: Defense and Security, Finance, Economics, Interior, Services, and Environment Coordination Committee between the Government and the Jewish Agency.
Chairman of Ministerial Committees on : Jerusalem, Development of Galilee, Crime Prevention, Cabinet Procedures
Official Representative and visits on behalf of the Israeli Government to: Belgium, Bolivia, Columbia, Denmark, France, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Madagascar, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Upper Volta.

1977
President, World Mizrachi Movement
1987
Member of Zionist Actions Committee
1992
Member of the Presidium of Zionist Actions Committee
Broadcasts weekly lectures on the Bible
Commentator on Current Affairs on Israeli and foreign radio
Lecturer on Israel and Judaism on all continents
Chairman - International Bible Quiz

Affiliations

National Religious Party - Member of Central Institutions

Mizrachi - Member of World Executive, World President

"Yad Vashem" - Chairman of International Committee

Bar-Ilan University - Member of Board of Governors

Leo Baeck Institute - Member of Board of Governors

Languages

Hebrew, French, English, Yiddish, German, Spanish, Latin, Greek

 
 
 

 

 

 

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