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  10/14/2012, Tishrei 28, 5773

Yosef Burg Street in Jerusalem to be Dedicated Monday


A street in memory of former minister Yosef Burg is scheduled to be dedicated on Monday at the Supreme Court-end of the street in Jerusalem, to mark the 13th anniversary of his passing. Addressing the ceremony will be Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, as well as Burg's daughter, Ada Ben-Sasson, and granddaughter Hadas Paschur.

A native of Dresden, Burg received a PhD from the University of Leipzig, followed by rabbinical ordination, before he immigrated to the land of Israel in 1939. He was a deputy speaker in the first Knesset and served in the parliament almost continuously from 1949 until 1988 as a member of the United Religious Front, Po'el Mizrachi, Mizrachi and the National Religious Party, which he headed between 1970 and 1986. He also served as President of World Mizrachi, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council and Chairman of the Judges at the World Bible Quiz. His son Avraham was Knesset Speaker.