Posts Tagged ‘Zionist Congress’

Joseph Sprinzak, a man in a suit with a mustache, sits at a table playing with his hands and staring off into the distance.

Joseph Sprinzak Is Born

December 8, 1885 From the Center for Israel Education Joseph Sprinzak, who would serve as the first Speaker of the Knesset and twice as Interim President, is born in Moscow, Russia.   His family was forced to leave Moscow, when Jews were expelled in 1891, eventually settling in Warsaw.  Sprinzak’s father was an active Zionist and…

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Rabbi Zerach Warhaftig

Rabbi Zerach Warhaftig Passes Away

September 26, 2002 Rabbi Zerach Warhaftig, a founder of Israel’s National Religious Party and a signer of the Declaration of Independence passed away at the age of 96 in Jerusalem. Born in Belorussia, Warhaftig became involved in the religious Zionist Mizrahi movement in his teens in Poland, serving as a delegate to the Zionist Congress…

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Aryeh Halivni, Toldot Yisrael executive director, interviews Ernie Goldberger of Los Angeles about his service in the Palmach.

Aiding Israel

Video archive documents those who helped create the Jewish state. Jews throughout the diaspora were excited and inspired when the State of Israel was declared in 1948. Hundreds set aside their regular jobs or school activities to help the fledgling state as it faced attack from its Arab neighbors and prepared to welcome thousands of…

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