Binyamin Mintz

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Binyamin Mintz
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Date of birth 12 January 1903
Place of birth Łódź, Russian Empire
Year of aliyah 1925
Date of death 30 May 1961(1961-05-30) (aged 58)
Knessets 1, 2, 3, 4
Party represented in Knesset
1949–1951 United Religious Front
1951–1955 Poalei Agudat Yisrael
1955–1960 Religious Torah Front
1960–1961 Poalei Agudat Yisrael
Ministerial roles
1960–1961 Minister of Postal Services

Binyamin Mintz (Hebrew: בנימין מינץ‎, born 12 January 1903, died 30 May 1961) was an Israeli politician who served briefly as Minister of Postal Services from July 1960 until his death.

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Born in Łódź in the Russian Empire (today in Poland), Mintz studied in a hasidic Ger school and was a member of Young Agudat Yisrael. He made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine in 1925, and worked in construction and as a printer.

In 1933 he joined Poalei Agudat Yisrael, and was later a member of the Provisional State Council. In 1949 he was elected to the first Knesset on the list of the United Religious Front (an alliance of the four main religious parties). Re-elected in 1951, 1955 and 1959, he was appointed Minister of Postal Services by David Ben-Gurion on 17 July 1960, serving until his death the following May.

The village of Yad Binyamin, established in 1962, was named in his honour.

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