Haim Boger

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Haim Boger
Chaim Boger Bugrashov.jpg
Date of birth 1876
Place of birth Russian Empire
Year of aliyah 1906
Date of death 8 June 1963
Knessets 2
Party represented in Knesset
1951–1955 General Zionists

Haim Boger (Hebrew: חיים בוגר‎, born Haim Bograshov; 1876 – 8 June 1963) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the General Zionists between 1951 and 1955.

Biography[edit]

Born in Crimea in the Russian Empire (today in Ukraine), Boger took Jewish Studies at a Gymnasium in Russia, before earning a PhD at the University of Bern. He worked as a teacher in Hebrew schools in Russia.

He was amongst the leaders of the Zionists for Zion organisation, which opposed the British Uganda Programme, a plan to give part of East Africa for a Jewish homeland. He attended several Zionist Congresses, and in 1906 made aliyah to Ottoman-controlled Palestine. He helped establish the Herzliya Hebrew High School, where he was one of the first teachers and later principal, working at the school from 1919 until 1951.

After World War I he established the Nordia neighbourhood in Tel Aviv for homeless people. From 1921 until 1930 he was a member of the Assembly of Representatives and Tel Aviv City Council.

One of the leaders of HaGush HaMizrachi, he was a member of The Union of General Zionists' directorate. He was elected to the Knesset on the General Zionists list in 1951, but lost his seat in the 1955 elections. He died in 1963.

Legacy[edit]

Bograshov Street in Tel Aviv is named after Haim Bograshov.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Encyclopaedia Judaica, Second Edition, Volume 4, ed. by Fred Skolnik

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