Former Member of Knesset Avraham Verdiger passed away at the age of 92. He served in the Knesset from 1965 and 1996 and was Deputy Minister of Jerusalem Affairs. He was a leader of the Poalei Agudat Yisrael party which represented religious workers. In subsequent years he represented later incarnations and mergers of the party such as the Religious Torah Front, Morasha, Agudat Yisrael and finally, United Torah Judaism.
Verdiger was born in Lodz, Poland. He escaped to Israel in 1947, served in the Israel Defense Forces, and spoke Hebrew, English, French, Russian, Yiddish, and Polish. He also wrote numerous articles about Rabbinic literature and edited several books on Jewish prayer. He served on such committees as the Immigration and Absorption Committee, the Internal Affairs and Environment Committee and others.